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Salisbury Police

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police assist

South Fourth Street was closed for close to two hours Sept. 28 for Salisbury police to assist the Allentown Police Department with traffic control due to a bicycle accident. The bicyclist was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Theft from vehicle

A township owned vehicle, parked in the 1100 block of Loxley Lane, was discovered with the back doors open 6:30 a.m. Sept. 28 with close to $11,000 worth of equipment removed.

A resident in the 2800 block of Green Acres Drive reported 6:27 a.m. Oct. 4 an unknown person entered an unlocked box truck overnight and removed power tools for a loss of between $500 and $600.


A relative reported 5 p.m. Sept. 29 the removal of her mother's necklace from a home in the 1200 block of Cedar Crest Boulevard. The diamond gold necklace is worth $5,000.

A resident in the 1700 block of Broadway reported 7:15 a.m. Oct. 1 the removal of children's riding toys from the yard valued at $330.

Items were removed from an Atlantic Energy dumpster at Western Salisbury Elementary School 9:25 a.m. Oct. 1. Approximately $500 to $600 worth of recycling items were removed.


A nurse at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest reported 9:30 p.m. Sept. 29 being assaulted by Jessica Avery, 28, of Limeport. Avery allegedly slapped and bit the nurse. Avery will be charged with simple assault.


A resident in the 900 block E. Susquehanna Street reported 9:37 p.m. Sept. 30 the removal of a laptop from the home. The resident left the home around 6 p.m. and returned to find the laptop missing. The resident theorizes the intruder entered the home through a window.


Joel Hochstrasser, 28, of Allentown, was observed by police 7:58 p.m. Oct. 1 along Lehigh Street going through a red light and allegedly making a left turn into South Mall. Hochstrasser allegedly failed a field sobriety test and was transferred to Central Booking.

Francisco Velez, 56, of Bethlehem, was involved in an accident on Seidersville Road 9:31 p.m. Oct. 4. When police arrived, they found Velez in his overturned car and injured. Charges are pending for alleged DUI.

Attemped burglary

A homeowner in the 300 block of East Rock Road reported an unknown person drilled into the locks on the doors in the front and side 1:18 p.m. Oct. 3.

Police noted four or five smash marks on the glass at the Shell station, 1132 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard 8 p.m. Oct. 4. Employees said those marks happened approximately three months ago.

Identity theft

An 18-year-old resident in the 1600 block of Sterner Lane reported 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 someone made fraudulent charges on his QNB debit card for a pornography site. The total losss is $98.