A Macungie man was taken into custody overnight March 22 after allegedly fleeing from police following a car chase and crash, according to Pennsylvania State Police Reading.
A felony warrant had been issued for Rodney McDonald, 36, of the 100 block of Hunter Forge Road, for allegedly fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and related charges.
An Allentown youth is dead after a shooting in Lower Macungie Township April 8.
Chris Perez, 17, of the 400 block of N. 15th Street, was identified in a media release from the County of Lehigh Office of the Coroner and Forensics Center. Perez was pronounced dead 4:37 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest campus, Salisbury Township. An autopsy was scheduled April 10 to determine the cause and manner of death.
Corinna Lynn Stump, 48, of Mertztown, was taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence after a traffic stop on Sauerkraut Lane at Willow Lane, Lower Macungie Township, 1:43 a.m. March 11. Charges were filed, according to court documents.
Charles Franklin Dilliard III, 34, of Emmaus, was taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol after a traffic stop on Buckeye Road at Tank Farm Road, Upper Milford Township, 1:44 a.m. March 12. Charges were filed, according to court documents.
Gerald R. Keating, 45, of Emmaus, was arrested for simple assault, resisting arrest and harassment March 21 after allegedly being involved in a dispute in the 300 block of Minor Street. He was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center and processed. Charges were filed, according to court records.
Two actors forced entry into Zionsville Antique Mall, Upper Milford Township, 3:27 a.m. March 21 through the front glass door using an axe. The actors removed an unknown amount of jewelry, silver coins and antique silverware. The actors utilized totes to carry the items out of the business. The actors are believed to have fled southbound on State Route 29. Anyone with information about this incident may contact Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville at 610-395-1438.
Matthew Gehringer- Koehler, 28, of Macungie, was arrested March 12 for allegedly driving under the influence after striking a utility pole at the intersection of Wenner and Harrison streets. He was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center and processed.
Harry Holzer, 47, of Emmaus, was arrested for alleged disorderly conduct March 9 in the 300 block of Broad Street during a noise complaint. A citation was filed, according to court records.
A 24-year-old male was fatally injured March 25 when his motorcycle struck a concrete barrier on State Route 309 at the Interstate 78 east overpass in Lower Macungie Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.
Baher Raafat Eskander, of the 800 block of Sherman St., Allentown, was identified by police as the man who died.
Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Jackie Seidman pronounced Eskander dead at the scene, according to a media release.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, at approximately 8:35 a.m. March 7, a handwritten note was found in a bathroom at Brandywine Heights High School, 103 Old Topton Road, Longswamp Township, Berks County. The note indicated a bomb was going to go off at a specific time in the school. A juvenile male student was identified and admitted to writing the note. He will be charged through the juvenile court system with terroristic threats and causing or risking catastrophe, both felonies, according to a media release from Pennsylvania State Police.
A female entered Pizza Hut, 1002 Chestnut St. at 7:50 p.m. March 3, displayed a handgun and demanded money. She left on foot with an unknown amount of cash, according to police.
Michael Hertzog, 27, of Allentown, was arrested Feb. 16 for allegedly driving under the influence and failure to drive within his lane in the unit block of East Main Street. He was transported to Lehigh County DUI Center and processed. Charges were filed, according to court documents.
Macungie Police Department and Macungie Ambulance Corps will host a standardized field sobriety testing practitioner course 1 p.m. March 15.