Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka dies just 12 days after dismissal of case

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Police Log

Lehigh Co. judge declared former pro wrestler incompetent to stand trial for 1983 murder

Various local and national media outlets have reported former professional wrestler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka died Sunday in Florida. He was 73.

Snuka was reportedly battling both stomach cancer and dementia.

Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Kelly Banach Jan. 3 dismissed a case against Snuka, declaring him incompetent to stand trial in the May 1983 death of his then-23-year-old girlfriend Nancy Argentino, of Brooklyn, N.Y., in a Whitehall Township motel.

Lehigh Twp. man killed in crash

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by JARRAD HEDES in Police Log

A Lehigh Township man was killed early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash near his home on South Cottonwood Road.

Allen Warner, 63, of 1018 South Cottonwood Road, was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s University Hospital, according to Lehigh Township police.

Warner was driving a Ford pickup truck that crashed into a tree 12:18 a.m. near 977 S. Cottonwood Road.

Lehigh County Chief Deputy Coroner Andrew Kehm ruled Warner’s death an accident.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Icy road conditions were identified as a contributing factor.

State police: Dept. conducts sobriety check

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Pennsylvania State Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Race Street, in the area of Cascade Drive, Hanover Township, Lehigh County, between Dec. 30 and Dec. 31, 2016.

In a report to The Press, state police said the checkpoint resulted in 298 motorist contacts, seven DUI arrests, 12 summary traffic citations and one warning.

The goal of a sobriety checkpoint, the department said, is to reduce the number of alcohol- and drug-related fatal and serious crashes and to reduce the number of DUI drivers on the state’s highways.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 19

Suspicious activity at Pantry 1 Food Market, 822 Race St., was reported to police.

In the 900 block of Lenape Circle, a vehicle was towed, the department said.

Harassing text messages received in the 300 block of School Street were reported to police.

Police responded to a landlord/tenant dispute in the 100 block of Bridge Street.

A female juvenile was reported missing from the 800 block of Church Street.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 25

Officers assisted Whitehall police for an incident on MacArthur Road.

In the 400 block of Prospect Street, police assisted Catasauqua officers.

DEC. 26

An alarm sounded in the 200 block of Eugene Street.

A civil matter occurred in the 400 block of Birch Street, police said.

DEC. 27

Members of the department assisted a citizen who fell in the 1100 block of Howertown Road.

An abandoned vehicle in the 1000 block of Third Street was reported to police.

Northampton police

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 16

Money stolen from an apartment in the 1800 block of Main Street was reported to police.

An unwanted male in the 100 block of King Street was reported to the department.

A hit-and-run accident occurred in the 1200 block of Main Street. The report said the mirror on a legally parked car was struck.

DEC. 17

A reportable accident at Main and 22nd streets, involving one vehicle, brought out police.

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 26

A motor vehicle accident occurred in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street.

DEC. 27

A residential alarm sounded in the 100 block of South Second Street.

Police responded to a business alarm in the 200 block of North Second Street.

A disturbance in the 1100 block of Poplar Drive was reported to the department.

Officers assisted a citizen with missing delivered packages in the 100 block of North Ninth Street.

A 911 hang-up call was made from Giant, 202 Chestnut St.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 20

A report of a theft brought police to Lehigh Valley Mall, 250 Lehigh Valley Mall.

Officers were called to MacArthur Road for a report of a disabled vehicle.

Police responded to a report of a disturbance at Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road.

A report of found property summoned officers to the 900 block of Mickley Road.

Police conducted a drug investigation in the 2300 block of MacArthur Road.

DEC. 21

Allentown man charged in Fullerton, area bank robberies

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An Allentown man charged with robbing banks in Whitehall, Allentown, Emmaus and Upper Macungie Township allegedly had an accomplice in two of the four robberies.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said Anthony Eugene Tillman, 46, no street address given, was taken into custody Dec. 16 by Allentown police and charged with four counts of robbery, a felony of the first degree.

Drug arrest made in Coplay Borough

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Dec. 14 an investigation by the district attorney’s Drug Task Force has led to a significant arrest in Coplay.

Michael Louis Frasier, 27, of 136 Front St., Coplay, has been charged with six counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony; seven counts of possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Along with the drug charges, Frasier has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, a felony of the second degree.