North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a disturbance brought police to the 600 block of Walnut Street.
· Officers responded to a theft in the 1100 block of Second Street.
· Police were called to Fourth and Buttonwood streets to investigate a report of a lost motorist.
· Officers assisted the Coplay Police Department in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street.
· A solicitation complaint brought police to the 400 block of Buttonwood Street.
John Strasser, 89, of Northampton, died May 11, 2013, at the VNA Hospice at St. Luke's, Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of Gertrude (Hutterer) Strasser for 66 years.
Born in Allen Township, he was a son of the late Mathias and Mary (Bishop) Strasser.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He achieved the rank of aviation radioman 3/c.
He was a supervisor/manager for Tama Manufacturing, Northampton, for 35 years until he retired in 1982.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has commended the Coplay Police Department for consistently filing timely police reports to the Victims Compensation Assistance Program.
Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin wrote a letter to Coplay police saying it was one of only 269 departments in the state to be commended.
Mary A. Coleman, 80, of Northampton died May 12, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Johanna (Miko) Mills.
She was a cutter at Cross Country Clothes, Northampton and Greif Garments, Allentown.
She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church.
She was a member of the Young at Heart group.
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a suspicious person brought police to the Lehigh Valley Mall.
· Police were called to Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road, to investigate a report of a student who made threatening gestures toward a teacher.
· Officers responded to a report that the inside of a vehicle had sprayed with shaving cream in the 2300 block of North Lehigh Avenue.
· Police were called to Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road, to investigate a report of a runaway teenager.
Michael "Mickey" A. Uherick, 73, of Northampton died May 11, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of Maryann Uherick for 44 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Michael and Erma S. (Kuchera) Uherick.
He was a Seabee in the U.S. Navy.
He worked at Bridesburg Foundry, Whitehall, and retired in 2002 after 35 years of employment.
Police responded to a burglary May 1 in the 3700 block of Cherryville Road, Allen Township, Northampton County.
Unknown individuals broke into the residence and stole a .22 caliber long rifle, Coleman generator, Dewalt Sawzall and binoculars, police said.
Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $2,000 for any information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the murder of Jamar McLean, 21.
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· Closing meeting of the Catasauqua Woman's Club – 6 p.m., Jednota Club, North Catasauqua.
· A Night of the Arts presented by Good Shepherd Catholic School – 7 p.m., in the school gymnasium, 1300 Newport Ave, Northampton. Information: 610-262-9171.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach, 610-965-2598.
· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.
To the Editor:
Have we gotten to the point where the opposition has to resort to stealing campaign signs in order to sway the vote?
I am an outsider; I came to visit Coplay from Florida in the midst of this campaign. I know what political mud-slinging is all about. I worked the democratic Presidential campaign as well as local campaigns so I know what can happen when it comes down to the wire!