A neighbor called police 2:11 p.m. April 26 to report two black men outside of a home in the 1800 block of East Susquehanna Street. The men were looking at a motorcycle. When police arrive, they determined the front door had been forcibly opened. No one was in the house at the time. The homeowner will provide police with a list of missing items.
Police were called to the 1700 block of South Albert Street for the report of eight shots fired 9:47 p.m. April 28. Police were unable to locate anyone shooting.
Mark Lawrence Julian, 57, of Harrisburg, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence after a traffic stop along Interstate 78 at mile marker 56.0, Salisbury Township, 12:05 a.m. March 26. Julian was later released, according to police. Charges were filed, according to court documents.
Police were called to a doctor’s office in the 1200 block of South Cedar Crest Boulevard 11:15 a.m. April 20 for the report of a patient throwing a clipboard at a victim.
Tanisha Benitez, 23, of Bethlehem, was given a summary citation for alleged disorderly conduct following a traffic stop 4:50 p.m. April 20 in the 800 block of East Emmaus Avenue.
Taylor Schappell, 24, of Allentown, was given a summary citation following an alleged incident at Franko Farm Park, 1301 Black River Road 10:12 p.m. April 22.
Sean O’Connor, 48, of Bethlehem, was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence following a traffic stop along Emmaus Avenue 4:34 p.m. April 1. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.
A 17-year-old female of Salisbury, was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence following a traffic stop in Dodson Park 9:07 p.m. April 1. Police allegedly smelled marijuana and found the substance in the car. Six juveniles were in the car parked at Dodson Park after dark. The female was taken to Central Booking for processing.
A recently passed ordinance for Salisbury residents on outdoor fires is in effect.
Do not open burn; use approved burn containers constructed of masonry, metal or other non-combustible rigid material. Approved containers include UL- approved outdoor fireplaces, such as outdoor stoves, portable fire pits and chimineas.
Permitted burnable materials include newsprint, cardboard and unpainted/untreated wood. Plastics, rubber, oils, oil absorbent materials, animal or human waste, grasses and leaves are examples of non-burnable items.
Police were called to Victoria’s Secret, 3300 Lehigh St., 4:24 p.m. April 2 for the report of a retail theft. Staff reported three black women walked into the store and started shoving approximately 100 items into bags. When staff approached one of the women, she said, “Back off or you’re gonna get maced.” The women left the store, ran past Schuylkill Valley Sports and the AT&T store, jumped into a waiting getaway car driven by another black female and drove south toward Wendy’s. The female also threatened Schuylkill Valley Sports personnel with mace.
Salisbury Township Police and Allentown City Police teamed up March 30 to work an aggressive driving speed detail under the Aggressive Driving Grant. The detail was held 3 to 7 p.m. in the area of township and city borderline on East Texas Road near Flexer Avenue.
Officers issued a total of 37 citations, mainly for excessive speeding. “The fastest vehicle timed in this posted 25 mph speed zone was traveling at 68 mph. Several other vehicles timed were traveling at about double the legal speed limit,” Salisbury Township Police Department Cpl. Bryan Losagio said.
A 16-year-old male and 17-year-old male were involved in a physical altercation at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., 10:20 a.m. March 24. Both were issued citations.
Brenda Ortiz, 21, of Allentown, was issued a citation for alleged disorderly conduct following a traffic stop in the South Mall parking lot, 3300 Lehigh St. 12:23 a.m. March 26.
Montaser Hassan Hanbali, 28, of Allentown, was charged with suspicion of possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop along South Cedar Crest Boulevard at Fish Hatchery Road, Salisbury Township, 11:59 p.m. March 27. According to police, Hanbali allegedly was in possession of Clonazepam and Xanax for which he did not have a valid prescription. Charges were filed, according to court documents.