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State police

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Police to conduct DUI checkpoint

The Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint during the Independence Day holiday weekend.

A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint where Pennsylvania State Troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, police said.

The goal of a sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related fatal and serious crashes, and to reduce the number of DUI drivers on Pennsylvania's highways, police said.

Whitehall police

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 17

· A report of two women yelling at one another brought officers to the unit block of Overlook Road.

· Police conducted a drug investigation in the 800 block of Sixth Street.

· Officers responded to a report of harassment in the 3100 block of Terrace Circle.

· A report of an alarm brought police to the 5100 block of Third Street.

· Police were called to Walmart, 2601 MacArthur Road, to investigate a report of fraud.

JUNE 18

Coplay police

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Automobile

accident

A report of a motor vehicle accident brought police to Chestnut Street and Cemetery Alley June 17 at 4 p.m.

A 2002 Chevrolet operated by William Stewart of the 1000 block of Oak Street, Coplay, was traveling west on Chestnut Street, police said.

Steven Rosko of the 5000 block of Chapmans Road, Allentown, was operating a 2006 Mercury and was behind Stewart's vehicle. Rosko, police said, thought Stewart was turning left into a driveway across the street and was navigating around the vehicle driven by Stewart when the vehicles then collided.

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 16

· Officers assisted EMS in the 600 block of Palomino Drive.

· A report of loud noise brought police to the 1100 block of Fourth Street.

· Police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of American Street.

JUNE 17

· A report of a motor vehicle crash brought officers to Sixth and Chapel Street.

· Police were called to the 1000 block of Howertown Road to investigate a suspicious vehicle.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1400 block of Main Street.

Coplay police

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Alarm set off

Coplay Police June 16 assisted the Whitehall Police Department at a residence in the 3700 block of 3600 Lehigh Street in responding ton alarm.

Officers arrived to find the basement window open, police said.

The house was checked by police and a short time later the owners arrived, police said.

Odor reported

An odor of natural gas brought borough police on Friday to 55 S. Second St.

Coplay Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene and determined the odor originated from an upstairs apartment, police said.

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 9

· Officers assisted the Coplay Police Department in the 200 block of Chestnut Street.

JUNE 10

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

JUNE 11

· Police were called to the 1400 block of Main Street to investigate an attempted burglary.

· Officers responded to a suspicious activity in the 1100 block of Railroad Street.

· A report of a suspicious person brought officers to the 1400 block of Main Street.

JUNE 12

Tri-Boro treasurer charged

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The treasurer of a youth soccer club in Whitehall Township has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 from the club over more than six years.

Brian Farley, 54, of 4648 Lehigh Drive, Lehigh Township, has been charged with one count each of theft and receiveing stolen property, both third-degree felonies, says a news release from the Lehigh County District Attorney's office.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Whitehall Township police:

In March, the president of the Tri-Boro Youth Soccer Club in the township filed a theft report with police.

Catasauqua police

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 10

· Police responded to a domestic call in the 100 block of Front Street.

· A disagreement between a mother and daughter brought officers to the unit block of Second Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 600 block of South 14th Street.

· Police responded to a house fire on Mulberry Street.

· Officers were called to the 800 block of Race Street to investigate a disturbance.

JUNE 11

· Police conducted a drug investigation in the 200 block of Lehigh Street.

State police

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Lawn decorations stolen

State police on June 8 responded to a report of lawn decorations stolen from the unit block of Oak Lane, Allen Township.

The 69-year-old resident told police unknown individuals removed the decorations from her lawn, police said.

DUI reported

A report of a DUI brought police May 27 to Airport Road, Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

According to police, an argument ensued between William Torres and his wife. Upon arriving, police determined Torres was operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Whitehall police

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Youth drowns

A 17-year-old Allentown resident drowned in a private Whitehall pool, according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.

Abel De Luna, 17, of 803 Saul St., Allentown, was pronounced dead Saturday at 4:11 p.m. in the emergency department at Sacred Heart Hospital.

An autopsy undertaken Monday determined the cause of death to be drowning and manner of death an accident, says a news release from the coroner's office.