Catasauqua Press

Saturday, July 22, 2017

CATASAUQUA POLICE

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 13

A report of loud music brought officers to the 200 block of Second Street.

Police responded to a report of a window broken at Jillian’s Salon, 523 Front St.

Officers responded to a family dispute in the 700 block of Front Street.

A theft from a vehicle brought police to the 300 block of Howertown Road.

MARCH 14

A report of a custody issue brought officers to the unit block of North 17th Street.

Allentown man charged in 2016 bank robbery

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced March 28 that an Allentown man has been charged in relation to a bank robbery that occurred in Whitehall in May 2016.

According to the news release from the DA’s office, John Cruz, 41, of 209 N. Fourth St., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of robbery/threat of serious bodily Injury, a felony of the first degree, and robbery/making a demand of an employee of a financial institution, a felony of the second degree.

N. CATASAUQUA POLICE

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 26

A report of a hit-and-run accident brought officers to the 1100 block of Howertown Road.

Officers assisted Catasauqua Police Department in the 700 block of Third Street.

MARCH 27

Police responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle in the 1200 block of Second Street.

A report of a found dog brought officers to the 600 block of Pennsylvania Street.

MARCH 28

Officers checked on the welfare of an individual in the 1100 block of Second Street.

Allentown man charged in 2016 Whitehall bank robbery

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced March 28 that an Allentown man has been charged in relation to a bank robbery that occurred in Whitehall in May 2016.

According to the news release from the DA’s office, John Cruz, 41, of 209 N. Fourth St., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of robbery/threat of serious bodily Injury, a felony of the first degree, and robbery/making a demand of an employee of a financial institution, a felony of the second degree.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 6

An attempted theft from a vehicle occurred in the 400 block of Pine Street.

In the 500 block of Second Street, a dispute between a mother and son occurred, police said.

MARCH 7

Suspicious activity in the 600 block of South 14th Street was reported to police. The case was forwarded to the auto theft task force.

In the 600 block of Third Street, police investigated a theft report.

Police sought vehicle repossession information in the 300 block of Walnut Street.

NORTHAMPTON POLICE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 17

A report of a large group of individuals trespassing brought officers to West 10th Street.

Police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian in the 1200 block of Newport Avenue.

MARCH 18

Officers were called to the 1000 block of Main Street to investigate a report of a man causing a disturbance.

MARCH 20

A report of a suspicious man brought police to the 1500 block of Newport Avenue.

N.Y. man charged with rape of young girl in Hanover Twp.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Police Log

A 33-year-old man has been accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in hotels in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

According to a Pennsylvania State Police report, Sandro Gustavo Zhinin, of Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., has been charged with five felony offenses: the rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, unlawful contract with a minor, corruption of minors and criminal use of a communication facility.

The report said Zhinin and the minor met through the Internet. Zhinin then traveled from New York to Pennsylvania to meet the girl.

WHITEHALL POLICE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 3

A report of suspicious activity summoned police to Dewey Street.

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance on MacArthur Road.

Police investigated a report of a reckless driver on Fifth Street.

A report of a parking complaint brought officers to Mickley Road.

Police were called to MacArthur Road for a report of retail theft.

A sounding alarm summoned officers to Grape Street.

MARCH 4

A report of an unwanted guest brought police to Redbud Drive West.

COPLAY POLICE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 20

A report of a traffic stop brought officers to the unit block of South Second Street.

Officers responded to a report of a theft of a planter in the unit block of North Fifth Street.

Police were called to Giant Food Stores, 202 Chestnut St., to investigate a report of retail theft.

A parking complaint brought officers to the unit block of North Third Street.

Officers assisted the Northampton Borough Police Department in the unit block of South Fourth Street.

MARCH 21

NORTH CATASAUQUA POLICE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 19

A report of criminal mischief brought officers to the 700 block of Grove Street.

Police were called to the 500 block of Green Street to assist the fire department.

An alarm summoned officers to Fourth and Chapel streets.

MARCH 20

Police conducted a traffic stop at Front and Second streets.

A report of identify theft brought officers to the 1200 block of Fourth Street.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Fourth Street to investigate a general complaint.