On Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 10:45 PM Allentown Police Vice & Intelligence Officers were conducting a drug investigation in the area of Ridge & Tilghman Street. Officer Evan Weaver stopped a vehicle that vice officers observed engaged in drug activity. As Officer Weaver approached the vehicle, the vehicle accelerated striking the officer and then dragging for several feet.
A vehicle chase occurred and the occupants abandoned the vehicle in the area of Spruce & Liberty Streets.
The passenger of the vehicle was apprehended after a short foot chase, the driver is still at large.
Officer Weaver was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and released.
The driver has been identified as Michael Louis Serrano, Address Unknown. H/M/23. He is on wanted on the following charges:
Criminal Attempt at Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Fleeing or attempting to elude, Recklessly Endangering, Possession of Small Amount of Controlled Substance, Reckless Driving and Disorderly Conduct.
If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Mr. Serrano, please contact the Allentown Police Department Communications Center at 610-437-7751, Criminal Investigations Unit at 610-437-7721, or the Crime Tip Line at 610-439-5911.
As in every criminal case the fact that an arrest has occurred or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation; and the defendant, Michael Serrano is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.