SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
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.