Below is a weekly LV police blotter compiled from police department Facebook pages. If I missed something, please provide a link. If you have a comment that contributes, please share. I remind you that this thread is no place for pious condemnations of either police or the persons charged.
Theft From Vehicle and Fraudulent Use of Credit Card. - On Tuesday October 9, 2018 at 1352hrs Lower Saucon Police took a report of a theft from a motor vehicle at Maxx Fitness in the Saucon Square Shopping Center on Rte#378. The victim reported an unknown actor(s) smashed the passenger window of her vehicle and removed a purse. The purse contained a driver license, debit card and a credit card.
The pictured male fraudulently used a credit card belonging to the victim at the Villa clothing store at 1 W 4th Street Bethlehem, Pa to purchase 2 pair of Nike Airmax and 1 pair of green Air Jordan sneakers valued at $459.96.
If anyone has information related to the theft from vehicle or can identify the pictured male who fraudulently used the credit card please contact the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110
Car break-ins in Hanover Tp. - Car break-ins again have been occurring over the last week in the township, primarily on Blair and Greenfield. All residents are urged to lock their car doors and make sure that their garage doors are down and secured. If anyone can identify the below persons, please contact Colonial Regional Police Department at 610-861-4820.
One surveillance photo reveals that two actors are involved.
Theft from vehicles reported in Brookfield Cir/Village Walk Dr area. - Macungie Police have received several calls about thefts from UNLOCKED vehicles in the Brookfield Circle and Village Walk Dr areas of the borough. The thefts occurred between Thursday, Oct 11 and early morning hours of Friday, Oct 12. Patrol units were dispatched to the area overnight but were unable to locate a suspect(s).
The reports we have taken all indicate the vehicles entered were UNLOCKED. The easiest way to prevent yourself from becoming a victim is to simply lock your car when not using it. Additionally it is a good idea to remove all valuables from in the cabin area.
If a resident has seen anything suspicious over night please contact Macungie Police at (610) 966-2222.
Crime in Emmaus.
Driving Under the Influence: Mario Balcazar, 32, of Allentown was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Speeding on 9/3/18 in the 100 block of Main Street. He was transported to the Leigh County DUI Center and processed.
Criminal Mischief: Two 13 year old males from Emmaus were charged with Criminal Mischief on 10/1/18 after they damaged tires totaling $1,180.92 on 3 vehicles. Charges filed with Lehigh County Juvenile Court. A 3rd 13 year old male will be admitted into a juvenile diversion program at the Impact Project for his involvement in the incidents.
Criminal Mischief: reported on 9/25/18 in the unit block of S 5th Street. Actor damaged the rear window of victim’s Chevy Equinox causing $300 damage.
Theft: reported on 9/26/18 in the unit block of N 6th Street. Actor removed a collectable action figure valued at $50 from the victim’s garage.
Harassment: Fatima Huaman Ataski, 25, of Allentown was arrested for Harassment on 9/27 following a dispute in the 1300 block of Chestnut Street. A citation was filed at the Magistrate’s office.
Theft: reported on 9/28/18. Actor removed light bars valued at $180 from 2 vehicles parked in the 100 block of North Street
Criminal Mischief: reported on 10/1/18 in the 200 block of S 7th Street. A window valued at $100 was damaged by a BB.
Criminal Mischief: reported on 10/1/18 in the 500 block of Chestnut Street. Unknown actor damaged the right front tire on victim’s Kia Sportage. Estimated loss of $110.
Criminal Mischief: reported on 10/2/18 in the 1200 block of W Jubilee Street. Unknown actor damaged tires on victim’s Ford F250 and a trailer valued at $650.
Criminal Mischief: reported on 10/2/18 in the 600 block of Walnut Street. A window was damaged by a BB.
Criminal Mischief: reported on 10/2/18 in the 500 block of N 6th Street. Unknown actor damaged a screen on victim’s home causing $30 damage.