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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Police Chief Stiles releases six-month department report

July was a particular busy month for the Salisbury Township Police Department, based on a report issued at the recent Board of Commissioners' meeting and a recently-concluded murder investigation.

The new six-month police department report was issued by Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles.

"We brought our homicide case to a successful conclusion after a long investigation," Stiles said.

Jonathan Nunez, 20, of Allentown, was charged Aug. 2 in the death of Kimberly Cardona, 20, of Whitehall, in a wooded area off Interstate 78 in Salisbury Township. The woman's body was found July 5.

"We spent a lot of time and work on this case," Stiles said.

According to Stiles, Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin loaned the township a detective to work on the Salisbury investigation.

Stiles said the case led to New Jersey, New York City and the Dominican Republic.

"It was a long and extensive investigation," Stiles said in his report to commissioners at the Aug. 23 meeting.

Stiles said a lot of information obtained during the investigation is to be disclosed during an expected upcoming trial.

Here are the statistics for the township police department for January through July:

Dispatched Calls - 4,080

Incident Reports - 3,388

Crash Investigations - 173

Ambulance Calls - 545

Fire Calls - 107

Traffic Citations - 513

Parking Tickets - 4

Non-Traffic Citations - 255

Adult Arrests - 174

Juvenile Arrests - 70

Burglary - 21

Theft - 108

Auto Theft - 13

Robbery - 0

Assault - 18

Sexual Assault - 4

Criminal Mischief - 36

Drug Investigation - 6

DUI arrests - 16

Homicide - 1

Alarm Response - 345

Cruiser miles totaled 115,594.

Funds collected by the township police department January through July totaled $11,523.62.

By category, these were:

Parking Tickets - $30

Lehigh Valley Hospital Parking Tickets - $3,730

Police Reports - $2,738.75

County Fines - $4,269.87

Alarm Ordinance - $675

Fingerprint Fee - $80

In addition, Traffic Fines revenue January through July was $15,035.80.

Total funds collected by the township police department January through July was $26,559.42.