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Police make arrests for prostitution

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Eleven people were arrested Aug. 22 and 23 for alleged involvement in a coordinated prostitution ring.

Members of the Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, the Allentown Police Department and the Lehigh County Drug Task Force focused their efforts on the Hanover Township area of Lehigh County. Prostitutes were also arrested in the City of Allentown and elsewhere in Lehigh County.

Northampton police

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUGUST 13

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1300 block of Laubach Avenue.

AUGUST 15

· Police responded to the theft of a tire and rim in the 1200 block of Franklin Street.

AUGUST 16

· A report of a burglary and damage to a vacant home brought officers to the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue.

· Police responded to the theft of a BMX bicycle in the area of Hampton Lanes.

· A domestic disturbance involving a man and three women brought officers to the 900 block of Main Street.

Whitehall police

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUGUST 14

· Police responded to a disturbance in the 1300 block of Juniper Circle.

· A motor vehicle crash brought officers to MacArthur Road.

· Officers were called to the 5000 block of Main Street to investigate a report of a woman who hit and punched a man.

· Police assisted EMS in the 3000 block of MacArthur Road.

AUGUST 15

· Officers responded to a hazardous condition in the 3200 block of Oak Street.

Northampton police

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUGUST 4

· Officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 1200 block of Main Street.

AUGUST 5

· Police were called to the 1200 block of Main Street to investigate a domestic call.

AUGUST 6

· A report of a disturbance brought officers to the 2100 block of Washington Avenue.

AUGUST 9

· Officers were called to the 100 block of Boro Vu Drive to investigate a report of vehicle damage.

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUGUST 5

· Officers responded to a parking complaint in the 1000 block of Second Street.

· A domestic disturbance brought police to the 1100 block of Railroad Street.

· Police were called to the 400 block of Buttonwood Street to investigate a theft.

· A report of harassment brought officers to the 1200 block of Second Street.

· Police responded to a report of assault in the 1100 block of Railroad Street.

AUGUST 6

Coplay police

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Cooking noodles sets off alarm

A four-year-old boy cooking noodles in a microwave oven brought Coplay Police and the borough's fire department to 11 North Front St. Friday. Police said they responded to a report of a fire alarm at 9:01 p.m. and on arrival, they determined the fire alarm was coming from an apartment at A6. The fire department handled the situation, police reported.

Damage reported to vehicle

Whitehall police

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 24

· A report of an abandoned vehicle brought police to Reliable Auto, 967 Sumner Ave.

· Officers responded to a report of an unknown person in the 5100 block of Front Street.

JULY 25

· A request for vigilance brought officers to the 4100 block of Reliance Street.

· Police were called to the 400 block of Virginia Avenue to investigate a report of a verbal argument between a man and woman.

Whitehall murder garners national attention

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS and MARK RECCEK in Police Log

Wedding day killing airs on Nancy Grace, appears in Time

The recent murder in Whitehall has made national and even international news.

Na Cola Darcel Franklin, 31, allegedly stabbed to death her fiance, Billy Brewster, 36, in their Whitehall apartment Saturday just hours before they were to be married.

News outlets across the country and even overseas picked up the story.

Fox News posted the story on its website Sunday, though the story included the incorrect dateline "Hokendauqua," located in the northern end of the township.

Catasauqua police

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUGUST 6

· Officers assisted EMS in the 700 block of Front Street.

· Police responded to a theft in the 800 block of Race Street.

· A report of suspicious activity brought officers to the 700 block of Second Street.

AUGUST 7

· Officers were called to the 200 block of Bridge Street to investigate a report of suspicious activity.

· A parking complaint brought police to the 500 block of American Street.

· Police responded to a report of harassment in the 700 block of Front Street.

Coplay police

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Car windshield damaged

A resident of Whitehall reported to borough police on Aug. 9 the windshield of her 2001 Buick Century was damaged.

She told police Andre Ehly-Young, no address given, had her cell phone and when she asked that he return the cell phone to her, he threw it against the car's windshield, causing it to crack, police said.

Ehly-Young was cited with criminal mischief, police said.

Damage to the windshield was estimated at $264.

GPS unit stolen