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.
Salisbury Township Police Department Chief Allen W. Stiles has provided tips to prevent package theft as we enter the biggest shopping season of the year.
“Unfortunately, this is also prime season for package thieves,” Stiles said.
“As you are making online purchases over the next few weeks, follow these tips to avoid becoming the victim of package theft,” Stiles said.
•Sign up for delivery alerts so you know when your delivery is scheduled and when the package has been delivered.
A 25-year-old female, of Frederick, Md., was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of marijuana after a traffic stop along Interstate 78 at Summit Lawn, Salisbury Township, 12:48 p.m. Oct. 16, according to Pennsylvania State Police, Fogelsville.
A 32-year-old male, of Kutztown, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia following a call at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest 9:56 a.m. Nov. 15. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.
A New Jersey man is sought by federal law enforcement officials for his alleged involvement in the murder of a woman and her dog in a Newark, N. J., apartment, on Oct. 17, 2014, according to a media release from the Philadelphia division of the FBI.
On Nov. 3, 2014, Lamont Stephenson was charged with homicide by the state of New Jersey in Essex County, N.J., according to the FBI media release.
Troopers from Pennsylvania State Police Troop M will install car seats 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township.
Troop M includes barracks in Belfast, Bethlehem, Dublin, Fogelsville and Trevose.
The car seat installation locations coincide with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign running Nov. 19 to Dec. 4.
The troopers installing the seats are NHTSA Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Troopers, according to police.
A student at Harry S Truman Elementary School made an inappropriate comment to another student while on a field trip 2:10 p.m. Nov. 8. The school is handling disciplinary action.
A 22-year-old female, of Bethlehem, was charged with suspicion of driving while under the influence following a traffic stop in the 1700 block of Broadway 1:35 a.m. Nov. 9. She allegedly was driving her vehicle with two flat tires. She was taken to Central Booking for processing.