The Salisbury Township Police Department has received a grant from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office as part of the Act 44 Grant Program for Project Lifesaver. The grant has been approved for $1,800.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of fugitive Shawn Christy, who is considered armed and dangerous.
Christy, of McAdoo, Schuylkill County, was indicted by a federal grand jury July 10 for threatening to harm Donald J. Trump and law enforcement officers, according to a media information release from the Philadelphia division of the FBI.
Acting Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick announced recently the department has deployed its first body-worn cameras in three troops as part of a pilot program.
Select patrol troopers in Troop B, Uniontown; Troop J, Avondale; and Troop T, Somerset have received the appropriate training and will wear the cameras while on duty through the end of 2018.
Ian Ernest Ortega-Otero, 25, of Bethlehem, is suspected of possession of a small amount of marijuana after a traffic stop on Interstate 78 at mile marker 56.7, Salisbury Township, 11:44 a.m. July 4, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin recently announced 20,294 pounds of medications have been collected since 2014 at the permanent medication collection sites located in Lehigh County.
In December 2013, permanent medication collection boxes were installed in 10 police departments.
Two other departments were added later and additional boxes have been installed at three Lehigh Valley Hospital locations.
Police responded to the 1600 block of Cardinal Drive 4:43 a.m. July 9 for the report of fireworks.
Police responded to a fire alarm 3:15 a.m. July 5 in the 3000 block of Imperial Drive.
Police responded to a burglar alarm 9:21 p.m. July 5 in the 2900 block of Greenbriar Lane.
Police responded to a burglar alarm 9 a.m. July 9 in the 600 block of State Road.
Police responded to a burglar alarm 7:33 a.m. July 10 in the 400 block of East Lynnwood Street.
A resident in the 2000 block of South Bradford Street reported firework residue all over a vehicle 7:45 p.m. July 5.
Cynthia Long, 61, of Allentown, was charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property following multiple transactions at AT&T Wireless, 3384 Lehigh St., 1:16 p.m. July 6. Police were called to a fraud in progress where Long was allegedly buying phones with false credit cards and false information. She was taken to Central Booking for processing.
District Attorney Jim Martin announced July 11 an Allentown man has been charged in relation to a fatal crash.
Corey Sickler, 26, of 315 Linden St., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, a felony of the second degree; as well as homicide by vehicle and accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed, both felonies of the third degree.
A resident in the 1000 block of Graham Street reported receiving an email requesting six $50 iTune gift cards. The resident believed the email to be from a friend. The resident purchased the cards and called the number to give the information and then realized it was a fraud.
Salisbury police escorted a wanted man with a warrant out of Hazleton from Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest to Central Booking 11 p.m. June 29.
Kalman Christopher Sadi, 41, of Catasauqua, was taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence after a traffic stop on South Cedar Crest Boulevard at the Interstate 78 West on-ramp, Salisbury Township, 11:52 p.m. June 16, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.