Handlers, their K-9 partners and spectators gathered Sept. 23 at Salisbury High School, for the 2012 Police K-9 Trials hosted by the Salisbury Township Police Department.
The day was dedicated to the memory of Berks County Deputy Sheriff Kyle Pagerly, who was shot and killed in the line of duty June 29, 2011 in Albany Township; Officer Brad Fox, K-9 handler killed Sept. 13 in the line of duty in Plymouth Township; and Robert Lasso, killed Aug. 11, 2011 in the line of duty in Freemansburg.
Bonita Beckwith, of Wescosville, was arrested for DUI at 6900 Hamilton Blvd., Lower Macungie Township, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Police responded to a two-vehicle collision involving Beckwith and allegedly found her to be under the influence of alcohol.
Maximo Tomlinson, 40, of Allentown, was arrested 5:20 p.m. Sept. 17 for an incident at Bon-Ton, 3300 Lehigh St. Tomlinson allegedly entered the store with an empty Susan B. Komen bag which was later found with six Guess purses in it valued at $58 each. Tomlinson was found in his car driving around the South Mall parking lot. As this was his seventh arrest, he was taken to Central Booking for processing.
A chain-reaction accident along Cedar Crest Boulevard, just south of Fish Hatchery Road brought down utility poles on both sides of the highway, leaving wires dangling and closing a portion of the roadway for several hours the morning of Sept. 26.
Fire crews from Western Salisbury Fire Department, along with fire police from Eastern Salisbury Fire Department as well as EMS from Cetronia Ambulance responded to the call.
With a special grant from PennDOT, Salisbury Police recently completed a wave of details targeting aggressive drivers along the Cedar Crest Boulevard corridor from Interstate 78/Route 309 south to Minesite Road from mid-April to early September.
Area businesses thank Salisbury police for their service.
The Salisbury Township Police Department would like to alert residents of several vehicles entered over this past weekend.
The police received a total of nine instances where vehicles were entered and items removed.
The reports received were from the areas of Tupelo Street, Buttonwood Street and South Pike Avenue in the township. All but one of the vehicles were reported to have been left unlocked at the time of the incidents. There were no damages reported to any of the vehicles.
Police received a report of a sick fox in the 900 block of Emmaus Avenue 8:55 a.m. Aug. 31. The animal was not found.
An older, brown dachshund was found at Laubach Park 11:55 a.m. Sept. 6. The dog was injured and had trouble walking. There were no tags. The officer took the dog to the Lehigh County Humane Society.
A dead fox was found in the garden of a home in the 1700 block of Ritter Street 7:10 a.m. Sept. 6.
Police were dispatched to Laubach Park 7:52 p.m. Sept. 9 for a fight with injuries. Upon arrival, officers found one injured female with a puncture wound to her face. While on the scene, officers found a juvenile male who was unconscious in the woods from an unrelated medical issue. Both parties were taken to St. Luke's Hospital - Fountain Hill for medical care. This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-797-1447.
Rebekah Wakeman, 24, of Bethlehem, was arrested for DUI on Brookside Road at Hamilton Boulevard, Lower Macungie Township, 2:34 a.m. Aug. 25. Wakeman was stopped for traffic violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Robert Henry, 31, of Lower Macungie, was arrested for DUI on Schoeneck Road at Alburtis Road, Lower Macungie Township, 3:03 a.m. Aug. 26. Henry was stopped for traffic violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.