On Feb. 4, police were dispatched to the 1400 block of Pearl Avenue Feb. 4 to investigate a 911 call for a female screaming for help. Upon arrival, patrol officers found a female who was attacked, bitten and knocked to the ground by an aggressive pit bull in her front yard. The dog was running at large in the neighborhood along with another pit bull not acting aggressively. Animal control and the Lehigh County Humane Society were called for assistance as well as the Fountain Hill Police Department. While on the scene, officers were alerted to a second attack on a 73-year-old male who was walking his dog in the same area. Both victims were in need of medical asistance and a small dog was critically injured with broken bones and internal injuries in the attack. The injured dog was transported to an animal hospistal for emergency surgery while police secured the scene to protect other citizens. According to police, the pit bull returned and started to aggressively approach two officers. The stray pit bull was shot and killed by police on the scene. The Salisbury Township Police Department, Salisbury Animal Control and the Lehigh County Humane Society continued to investigate the incident. The owner of the two pit bulls has been charged with violating Salisbury Township Ordinance 2-102 relating to animals running at large and has cooperated with officials. The owner said both Pit Bulls were current with their shots and vaccinations and had wandered away from home when they came in contact with the victims and their dog.
Residents in the 3600 block of Country Club Road, 1900 block of Earls Court, 2000 block of Wells Court and 1900 block of Wenner Street reported vandalism to their car windows in the early morning hours of Feb. 2 possibly being shot at with a bb gun. Anyone with information should contact the police at 610-797-1447.
A 24-year-old female from Quakertown was observed 11:55 a.m. Feb. 3 entering BonTon, 3300 Lehigh St., Allentown, with an empty bag, entering the changing room with three pairs of pants and three shirts on hangers and allegedly exiting the store without paying for the clothing. The investigation continues. The total loss is $345.
David Rainey, 24, of Allentown, was observed allegedly concealing a sweatshirt and a winter hat worth $140 at BonTon, 3300 Lehigh St., Allentown 4:44 p.m. Feb. 5. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.
Theft from vehicle
A resident in the 1500 block of Hausman Avenue reported 11 a.m. Feb. 5 an unknown actor entered an unlocked vehicle and stole $2 in change.
A resident in the 1600 block of Church Road reported 2:55 p.m. Feb. 5 an unknown actor entered a locked vehicle, broke the door handle and stole an iPod worth $100.
A resident in the 2700 block of Pike Avenue reported 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7 an unknown actor removed $10 in change from an unlocked vehicle. There was no other damage.
A resident in the 3100 block of Capital Street reported 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 an unknown actor entered an open garage door and an unlocked vehicle removing $500 in cash.