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Five locals among 19 arrested in drug ring

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Five local residents were among 23 people arrested and charged with drug offenses after a 15-month investigation by state narcotics agents.

Michael Gaspar, 37, of Bath; Mark Balas, 38, of Whitehall; Michael Lehrman, 45, of Danielsville; Shane Wechsler, 38, of Walnutport; and Steven Keeler, 37, of Walnutport, are among those arrested, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Narcotics agents broke up a $7 million crystal methamphetamine ring stretching from Mexico to the Lehigh Valley, said Kane's office.

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 21

· Police responded to a report of an expired and suspended vehicle registration tag in the 1000 block of Third Street.

· A parking complaint brought officers to the 200 block of Eugene Street.

APRIL 22

· Police were called to the 1000 block of Front Street to investigate a report of a suspicious person.

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

APRIL 23

· A motor vehicle crash brought police to the 1000 block of Front Street.

State police

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Vehicle damaged

State police on April 1 were called to Willowbrook Road, Allen Township, to investigate a report of a vehicle damaged.

Police said the driver's side door of a green Volkswagen Jetta was kicked in.

Attack reported

Johnny Junior Quinones, 39, and Tesha Simone, 38, both of Bethlehem, were arrested for allegedly attacking a 61-year-old Northampton resident April 7.

According to police, the incident occurred at 1028 Hogan Way, Allen Township.

Diamond ring reported stolen

Coplay police

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Vehicles collide

Coplay police were dispatched April 27 to Second and Keefer streets for a report of a motor vehicle accident.

Police said the crash took place when a 2005 Ford Freestar operated by Mbalu Conteh, 37, of 175 Shiloh Court, Whitehall, was struck by a 2005 Toyota Camry driven by Carol Makovsky, 59, of 4321 Jay St., Whitehall.

Dumping of tires

Borough police on patrol Aril 22 observed someone dumping 15 tires.

Northampton police

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 8

· Officers responded to a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle in the 400 block of McKeever Lane.

APRIL 9

· Police were called to the 2200 block of Siegfried Avenue to investigate a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash.

APRIL 11

· A report of a man operating a lawn mower, playing a radio loudly and shouting obscenities into the late evening hours brought police to the 2100 block of Siegfried Avenue.

APRIL 14

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 14

· Police responded to a report of a suspicious activity in the 1000 block of Second Street.

· Officers assisted the Catasauqua Police Department in the 100 block of Mulberry Street.

· A report of a theft brought police to the 1200 block of Third Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 700 block of Willow Drive.

APRIL 15

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

State police

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Youth wanted for camp

State Police Troop M Bethlehem will be conducting its 29th Camp Cadet June 16-21 at Camp Fowler, Orefield.

This year 90 Cadets will be selected to have a first-hand opportunity to experience what it takes to become a law enforcement officer.

To be eligible for Camp Cadet, a boy and girl must be at least 12 years old but not older than 14 by May 1, be a resident of either Lehigh or Northampton counties and in good physical condition.

Coplay police

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Police respond to harassment

Police were called Friday afternoon to a residence in the 1100 block of Center Street.

The resident told police two individuals he knows from Northampton drove by his house and threw a bottle on his lawn, police said.

The offender left the area before police arrived.

Police said the issue is an ongoing problem and advised the Coplay resident of his legal options.

Carbon monoxide detector goes off

Whitehall police

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 16

· A report of harassment brought officers to the 3000 block of North Fourth Street.

· Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on South Church Street.

· Officers were called to Rite Aid, 2108 MacArthur Road, to investigate a report of an overdose.

· A domestic call brought police to the 700 block of Woodbury Lane.

APRIL 17

· Officers assisted EMS in the 3000 block of Coplay Lane.

· Police responded to a disturbance on Fullerton Avenue.

State police

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Bathroom defaced

State police on March 19 were called to Denny's Restaurant, 1871 Catasauqua Road, Hanover Township, Lehigh County, to investigate a report of damage done to the men's bathroom.

Police said an unknown person used a black permanent marker to write graffiti on the bathroom stall and changing table.

Theft reported

The theft of a teacher's cell phone brought state police to Catasauqua High School, 2500 West Bullshead Road, East Allen Township, April 8.