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.
Scott Michael Parkinson, 24, of Bethlehem, was arrested for alleged possession of a small amount of marijuana Feb. 6 in the 300 block of Alpine Street after he was seen in a borough park after hours.
Christopher Michael Weston, 24, of Bethlehem, was arrested Feb. 25 for alleged simple assault, harassment, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after engaging in a fight with another male in the 200 block of Main Street. Weston was transported to the Lehigh County Booking Center for processing, according to police. Charges were filed, according to court records.
Reported by a resident in the 7100 block of McFettridge Lane, Lower Milford Township, unknown actors forced entry into a residence through a side porch window. Nothing of value was taken. Anyone with information about this incident may contact Pennsylvania State Police at 610-395-1438.
Reported by a resident in the 3400 block of McKeever Road, Lower Macungie Township, unknown actors broke a rear window to enter the residence sometime between 7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 2:23 p.m. Feb. 11. Anyone with information about this incident may contact Pennsylvania State Police at 610-395-1438.
Evan Kohl Bittenbender, 26, of Zionsville, was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence after a traffic stop along Walnut Street for alleged vehicle violations 11:23 p.m. Feb. 6. Bittenbender was taken to Lehigh Central Booking Center for processing. Charges were filed, according to court records.
A Lower Macungie Township man was fatally injured when his vehicle struck a tree on Kings Highway South, near Janes Lane, in Lower Milford Township, Feb. 21.
Byron Lee Shoemaker, 65, of the 3700 block of Devonshire Road was pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Salisbury Township, at approximately 4:30 p.m., according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville and the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office. Shoemaker was transported to the hospital by Macungie EMS following the crash.
An autopsy was scheduled Feb. 22 to determine an exact cause of death.
Emmaus Police Chief Charles Palmer has requested anyone with residential or commercial video cameras connected to the Internet should check their security settings to make sure the cameras are not streaming live video from the home or business to unauthorized persons or websites.
The Emmaus Police Department has been made aware of websites which list live video feeds from homes and businesses. Some people may choose to publicly stream the live video feed, while others are not aware of this activity.
Please exercise caution and research your cameras for security settings.
A vehicle was struck while parked in the lot at Weis Markets, 1220 Chestnut St., Feb. 13.
Stephen Seip, 34, of Emmaus, was arrested and charged with suspicion of driving under the influence, careless driving and texting while driving in the 100 block of North Fifth Street, after allegedly driving his vehicle into two parked vehicles Jan. 30. Seip was processed at the Lehigh County DUI Center and released. Charges were filed, according to court documents.
David James Santmyer Jr., 47, of Wescosville, was taken into custody and charged with suspicion of driving under the influence and alleged simple assault after an argument escalated in the 900 block of South Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Road, 11:30 p.m. Feb. 10. According to police, Santmyer struck another person with a baking sheet pan and a stove top grate during an argument at a residence in the 900 block of South Krocks Road.