Salisbury Press

Friday, August 18, 2017

LEHIGH COUNTY REGIONAL DUI TASK FORCE

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

DUI checkpoint held on Broadway

Several dozen law enforcement officers from communities throughout Lehigh County gathered at a Lehigh County DUI Task Force command trailer late on the evening of Aug. 4 along Broadway, for a combination citizen education and drunk driving enforcement detail that coincides every year with the first night of Musikfest activities in Bethlehem.

The message was simple. Enjoy the festival. Have fun. But don’t get behind the wheel if you are impaired.

SALISBURY POLICE DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Residents come together for first annual National Night Out

Despite dark clouds, a distant bolt of lightning and a few raindrops as Salisbury Township’s first annual National Night Out community gathering began 6 p.m. Aug. 1, community residents numbering in the hundreds came to Salisbury High School to meet their community’s police officers, first responders and neighbors.

Event organizer Salisbury Police Department Cpl. Chris Casey said he was thrilled with the turnout.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Residents and cops meet at Starbucks

Several dozen Salisbury youngsters and adult residents of the township had an opportunity to have close police encounters of the pleasant kind July 25 at a Salisbury Township Police Department “Coffee with Cops” community outreach event at the South Mall Starbucks.

Event organizer Cpl. Christopher Casey was positive about the get-together at the coffee shop.

Emergency crews kept busy after severe thunderstorm July 1

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Utility crews, Salisbury firefighters and township public works crews were kept scrambling after a severe thunderstorm passed though the area late afternoon July 1.

Particularly hard hit were neighborhoods bordering the South Cedar Crest Boulevard corridor, with the Meadowbrook and Lindberg Park area experiencing severe damage from downed trees and limbs that took out power in some areas into July 2.

LEHIGH VALLEY DUI/HIGHWAY SAFETY TASK FORCE

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Police officers recognized for DUI/traffic enforcement

Eight Lehigh Valley law enforcement officers were recognized June 29 for their efforts to make area roads and highways safer for drivers and passengers in the region.

Recognition awards were given by the Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Safety Task Force to the officers from cities, boroughs and townships in the Lehigh Valley, as well as troopers from the Fogelsville and Belfast barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Lehigh County fire departments welcome certified volunteers

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Fourteen area volunteer fire departments added 31 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion June 8 at a ceremony held at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

This was the seventh annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held twice a week January to May at the Allentown Fire Academy, at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station, 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Police Log

One in 12 vehicles have seat belt violation

Salisbury Township police recently completed a wave of traffic enforcement stops in an effort to encourage drivers living or passing through the community to drive in a safe manner.

The Buckle Up Pennsylvania enforcement detail netted a variety of motor vehicle code violations, Salisbury Police Department Cpl. Bryan Losagio, the police department’s traffic safety officer, said.