Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Coplay police

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police respond

to break-in

Coplay Police began an active investigation into the break-in of the United States Post Office on Chestnut Street.

The break-in took place 6:04 a.m. Oct. 3. Police on Monday indicated nothing appears to be missing.

Police said those involved gained entry by smashing a side window.

Possible leak reported at Giant

A report of a possible gas leak Friday evening in the warehouse area of the Giant Food Store at Chestnut and Cherry streets brought borough police, the fire department and UGI to the scene.

The investigation determined there was no gas leak.

The investigation revealed filters from the gas pumps were changed earlier in the day and placed into garbage bags. Instead of being placed into a dumpster, the bags were stored in the warehouse, emitting a strong order of gas, police said.

Two employees complained of dizziness, police said. They were treated at the scene by Cetronia Ambulance personnel dispatched to the store. The workers refused transport to a hospital.

Mother reports theft by son

A resident of the 100 block of Coplay Street told police Oct. 4 her son allegedly stole $350 from her purse and then left with her 1998 Toyota Corolla without permission.

The woman's 42-year-old son will be charged with theft, receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a vehicle, police said.

Break-in reported

Borough police were summoned on Oct. 3 to Highlander Laundromat, 1004 Chestnut St.

Police said sometime overnight, someone smashed a glass door on the side of the building. Once inside, those involved broke the change machine and fled with an undetermined amount of change, police said.