East Penn Press

Monday, September 24, 2018

STATE POLICE

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

Jerome William Callaway, 49, of Allentown, allegedly pushed, kicked and punched an individual at a location on South Seventh Street, Upper Milford Township, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 22, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Martin Thomas Vranicar, 62, of Allentown, was taken into custody after he allegedly attempted to remove merchandise valued at $180.73 from Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 10:01 p.m. Aug. 27, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

EMMAUS POLICE

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Retail theft

A 15-year-old male, of Emmaus, was arrested Aug. 16 for retail theft after he removed a pack of cigarettes from Turkey Hill Minit Market, 602 Chestnut St. A citation was filed, according to police.

An 18-year-old female, of Topton, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the unit block of East Main Street Aug. 30. Charges were filed with Lehigh County Court, according to police.

An unknown individual removed a trailer hitch valued at $200 from a driveway in the 300 block of Pine Street. The theft was reported Aug. 20 according to police.

MACUNGIE POLICE

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Stolen vehicle

An 18-year-old male, of Sunbury, was taken into custody for stealing a vehicle after a traffic stop on Cedar Street at Race Street Aug. 24.

Police were dispatched after a vehicle reported stolen from a hospital in Bern Township was reported to be in the area, according to Macungie Police. The cellphone of the owner of the vehicle was in the vehicle and the owner tracked the phone and car to the Macungie area.

Police investigation revealed the driver took the vehicle from the hospital lot and was on his way to a drug transaction when stopped by police.

STATE POLICE

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

A 46-year-old female, of Macungie, was taken into custody for driving under the influence after a traffic stop on Lower Macungie Road, west of Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township, 12:59 a.m. Aug. 12, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Israel Soto Cuevas, 40, of Emmaus, was found to be allegedly driving under the influence of a controlled substance and allegedly in possession of marijuana after a traffic stop was conducted at Lower Macungie Road at Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township, 1:27 a.m. July 15, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

EMMAUS POLICE

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Fatal accident

A 69-year-old woman, of Allentown, died Aug. 20 after the vehicle in which she was a passenger was in a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of Harrison and Dalton streets, according to law enforcement authorities.

According to a media release from the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center, Mary Kocher died at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Kocher was pronounced dead at 4:52 p.m. The cause of death is attributed to multiple blunt force trauma and was ruled an accident, according to the coroner’s office.

EMMAUS POLICE

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

Gerald Earl Moyer Jr., 49, of Emmaus was arrested July 6 at Sixth and Elm streets for allegedly driving under the influence, driving while under suspension and careless driving after he allegedly struck a parked car, according to Emmaus police. Moyer was transported to Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

Daniel Barry Bortz, 56, of Emmaus, was arrested Aug. 3 for alleged sale or transfer of a firearm and unsworn falsifications after he allegedly attempted to purchase a firearm and falsified documents to obtain the firearm, according to Emmaus police.

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released additional information concerning alleged fugitive Shawn Christy, including photos of his distinctive tattoo.

In media information furnished by FBI authorities in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, a man believed to be Christy is seen in surveillance video taken at a Sheetz convenience store at 910 and I79 in Wexford, Allegheny County, at approximately 4:50 a.m. July 30.

Christy is considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him or knows where he may be should contact 911 immediately.

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Marshals Service are asking the public to remain vigilant and report any sightings of fugitive Shawn Christy, who may be in possession of several stolen handguns and is considered armed and dangerous, according to a media information release from the Philadelphia division of the FBI.

Christy may now be traveling in a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan, silver or gray in color, displaying the Pennsylvania tag SV21749.