Michael Parham, 51, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on State Route 222 northbound in the area of Interstate 78, Lower Macungie Township, 2:31 a.m. Nov. 21. Parham allegedly had a blood alcohol level of .10 percent at the time of the stop.
Thomas Winters, 55, of Wescosville, was arrested for DUI on Hamilton Boulevard at Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 12:47 a.m. Dec. 8. Winters was stopped for a summary traffic violation and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Salisbury Township's police dog Fonzie assisted in the search of two individuals dressed in black in the 1800 block of Box Elder Road 3:45 a.m. Nov. 25 after they were observed in the vicinity of recent car theft activity. A resident heard a loud bang and observed the two individuals by the vehicles.
A 15-year-old juvenile from Allentown was allegedly found with a small amount of marijuana while attending the KidsPeace after school program. The juvenile was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Motorists traveling on Salisbury Township roadways may notice a blinking sign providing a digital readout of the speed they are traveling.
Purchased by a $4,000 grant from Lehigh County using Casino Gaming Corridor funds, the radar signpost is the township police department's latest tool for traffic surveys to determine where speed enforcement details are needed.
In its largest effort to date, Salisbury Police Department officers enforced posted speed limits along South Cedar Crest Boulevard Dec. 4 on what has been described as the most dangerous roadway in the township.
The Interstate 78/Route 309 intersection with Cedar Crest Boulevard, and southward at the Cedar Crest Boulevard intersection with Fish Hatchery Road, police have recorded a higher rate of crashes than at any other area in the township.
Then, southbound from Fish Hatchery Road, Cedar Crest Boulevard becomes the most notorious speeding roadway in the township.
Lauren Ickes, 22, of Alburtis, was arrested for DUI on Mountain Road northeast of Lorene Drive, Lower Macungie Township, 1:57 a.m. Nov. 3. Ickes was involved in a single-vehicle accident and allegedly drove off the road while attempting to negotiate a right hand curve. Ickes said she was distracted by the radio and was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence.
Joseph Beck, 44, of Macungie and Allentown, was charged with wire fraud in connection with an alleged investment and loan scam Nov. 26.
According to the office of the U.S. Attorney, Beck and others, both known and unknown to the grand jury, allegedly devised a scheme for inducing people to purchase corporations which had never engaged in business and were only legitimate on paper. Victims were told owning these "shelf corporations" would convince borrowers to grant them higher limits on private loans and credit cards.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners appears headed toward filling a year-long vacancy in the township police department and seems willing to raise taxes to do so.
The consensus among commissioners following a two-hour budget discussion during a four-hour Nov. 29 township meeting indicates they are willing to raise taxes incrementally to bring the public safety department back to full force.
"I still think we need one officer just to get them back to 17 in the next year," Board of Commissioners President James Brown said.
Roads blocked - 19.
Trees down - 45.
Police calls answered - 83.
Overtime hours for police - 113.
Those are some of the statistics measuring the impact of Superstorm Sandy in Salisbury Township.
The information was contained in Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles' report to the township Board of Commissioners at the Nov. 15 meeting.
"Thank God, no one was injured," Stiles said.
Stiles said the township Emergency Operations Center was set up Oct. 28.
Adrian Minaya Gomez, 19, of Allentown, was charged with retail theft at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 5:29 p.m. Nov. 20. Minaya Gomez allegedly attempted to steal three Playstation games and one computer software program with a total value of $134.87.
Kristen Fiorot, 28, of Bethlehem, was charged with retail theft at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 4:45 p.m. Nov. 22. Fiorot allegedly attempted to conceal several bottles of baby formula while leaving the store.