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Grand jury to delve into home invasion case

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Police Log

A Lehigh County grand jury has been convened in a case of a robbery/home invasion that occurred in Whitehall Township in March.

The identities of the victims – a man and woman – have not been released and the case remains under investigation by the township's detective division. Both individuals were severely beaten, according to police.

A report by Police Chief Linda Kulp states the county grand jury is hearing evidence gathered during the investigation by township police relative to the suspects. The grand jury was impaneled by Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin.

Whitehall police

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCTOBER 21

· An alarm summoned officers to the 100 block of Cornerstone Place.

· A report of a burglary brought police to the Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley, 1988 Schadt Ave.

· The theft of $125.70 worth of merchandise brought officers to Walmart, 2601 MacArthur Road.

· A report of harassment brought police to the 400 block of Sixth Street.

· Police responded to a report of possible drug activity in the 4200 block of Spruce Street.

OCTOBER 22

National Take Back Day

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Unused medications to be collected Oct. 26

The seventh National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Catasauqua and Whitehall Township residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to the Catasauqua Police Department, 118 Bridge St. and Whitehall Township Police Department, 3731 Lehigh St.

The Lehigh Township Fire Company also will host a drug take back the same day and time at the fire station on Route 248 in Cherryville.

Whitehall police

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Crime Watch to meet

The Whitehall Township Crime Watch will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Whitehall Township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Captain Mark Bilder of the Whitehall Township Fire Department will speak on holiday safety and emergency fire prevention and responses for inside the home.

Also, the Whitehall Fire Association will present "Whitehall Safety Home."

For more information, contact Officer Paul Davis at 610-437-3042, ext. 223.

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

October 14

Catasauqua police

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCTOBER 14

· A report of a side vehicle window broken brought officers to the 600 block of Race Street.

· Police responded to a report of a motorist who struck a fence with a vehicle in the 700 block of Bethlehem Road.

· A report of a disturbance brought officers to the 900 block of Race Street.

OCTOBER 15

· Officers assisted EMS on Race Street.

· Police responded to a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash in the 300 block of Bridge Street.

Weight team inspecting commercial vehicles

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Police Log

Two commercial vehicles were placed out of service last month in Whitehall because of brake issues.

A crushed car carrier also was taken out of service because of inadequate tie-downs, said Lt. Ribello Bertoni, Whitehall police patrol division commander in a report to Police Chief Linda Kulp, Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. and the township commissioners.

Five unannounced days are reserved this month for the township police weight team to inspect triaxle and 18-wheel trucks.

Coplay police

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Theft reported

Coplay police responded to a report of a retail theft Oct. 15 at the Giant Food Market, Cherry and Chestnut streets.

The store's loss prevention officer told borough police a 31-year-old Catasauqua woman concealed items on her person without paying for them, police said.

The woman was issued a nontraffic citation and released pending further investigation, police said.

Burglary reported

Borough police are investigating an Oct. 15 burglary at an apartment in the 600 block of Schreiber Avenue.

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCTOBER 6

· An alarm summoned officers to the 1200 block of Eighth Street.

· Officers responded to a motor vehicle collision in the 800 block of Front Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1300 block of Third Street.

OCTOBER 7

· A report of a theft brought police to the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

· Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on Howertown Road and Pine Street.

OCTOBER 8

Catasauqua police

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCTOBER 7

· A report of an unwanted person brought officers to the 100 block of Front Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 200 block of Wood Street.

· A report of a vehicle owner taking possession of the automobile without paying for services brought police to the 200 block of Lehigh Street.

· Officers responded to a report of a resident receiving suspicious calls in the unit block of Stonewood Place.

OCTOBER 8

· A report of a DUI brought police to American Street.