An Allentown male was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and associated paraphernalia in a traffic stop along South Cedar Crest Boulevard at Lincoln Avenue, Salisbury Township, 2:18 a.m. Jan. 10.
The man, who was not named by authorities, also was found to have an active arrest warrant from the U.S. Marshal Service.
The man was processed for extradition for the warrant, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.
An 11-year-old student at Arts Academy Charter Middle School, 1610 E. Emmaus Ave., brought a pocket knife into school 9:29 a.m. Jan. 17. The student will be disciplined by the school and will be referred to the community justice panel for juveniles.
Embassy Bank, 1142 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., reported 3 p.m. Jan. 17, a man made a fraudulent deposit in the amount of $2,388 and returned the following day and withdrew $2,300. This is currently under investigation.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Jan. 4 that a Coopersburg man has been charged in a bank robbery committed Dec. 19, 2018.
Richard Simmers, 54, of the 100 block of East Station Avenue, has been charged with one count of robbery, a felony of the first degree, according to a media release from the district attorney’s office.
Simmers was taken into custody at his residence without incident and was arraigned through central booking.
An unknown person entered a home in Waldheim Park in the 10 block of Third Avenue, which was reported 11:50 a.m. Jan. 11. It is unknown if anything was taken.
A 23-year-old male, of Whitehall, was charged with suspicion of driving while under the influence, 3 a.m. Jan. 12, following a traffic stop. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.
A 26-year-old male, of Bethlehem, was charged with suspicion of driving while under the influence, 2:15 a.m. Jan. 13, following a traffic stop along Seidersville Road. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.
A Coach wallet was removed from the center console of a vehicle parked in the 600 block of East Lexington Street. Credit cards and a gift card were also removed from the wallet and used at various stores. The theft was reported 8:35 a.m. Jan. 3.
A 37-year-old man, of Allentown, was charged with suspicion of driving while under the influence following a traffic stop 8:38 p.m. Jan. 4 in the 2900 block of South Pike Avenue. He allegedly had a suspended registration. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.
Pennsylvania State Police troopers arrested 330 people for driving under the influence during the four-day Christmas holiday spanning Dec. 22 through 25, 2018.
The total represents an increase from the 243 DUI arrests made during the 2017 Christmas holiday driving period, which spanned three days.
State police investigated 622 crashes over the holiday weekend, including 54 collisions involving alcohol. Six people were killed in five fatal crashes investigated by state police.
Hopefully you were able to spend the holidays with friends, family and guests.
Sami Sayegh, 45, of Allentown, was charged with theft following two separate transactions at Staples — one in Whitehall and one at the South Mall. Sayegh allegedly purchased two computer hard drives at Staples in Whitehall valued at $208. He then allegedly returned the hard drives and received the money back. Personnel examined the boxes and the hard drives had been replaced with metal washers and tissues. Sayegh then went to the Staples at the South Mall 4:38 p.m. Dec. 11 and allegedly made the same transaction. Police were called and Sayegh was taken to Central Booking for processing.
A resident responded to a person on Twitter who offered a Domino’s pizza deal — give the person $10 and receive $50 worth of pizza using a cash app. The resident made the transfer of cash, placed an order at Dominos, 695 State Road, Emmaus and received the order valued at $50. A representative of Domino’s determined the person who paid $50 for the order used a credit card belonging to a woman in Texas and alerted police 3:09 p.m. Dec. 6. Police are investigating.
A 20-year-old female, of Bethlehem, was charged with simple assault and harassment after an alleged incident 4:18 p.m. Nov. 28 in the 1700 block of Acker Street. She was taken to Central Booking for processing.
Pascal Laureys, 54, of Salisbury, was charged with simple assault and harassment following an alleged incident 8:27 p.m. Dec. 3 in the 1700 block of South Albert Street. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.