Police Blotter

Press Release

FEBRUARY 20, 2017

 

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE:  Justin Fenstermacher, 30 of Bethlehem was arrested on 1/11/17 in the 300 block of Main Street for Driving Under the Influence after driving into a parked vehicle.  He was transported to Lehigh County DUI Center for processing. Complaint filed at District Court 31-2-3.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA:  Joshwynn Garcia, 20 of Emmaus was arrested on 1/25/17 for Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana in the 700 block of Walnut Street.

HARASSMENT:  Michael Renninger, 48 of Emmaus was arresting on 1/25/17 for Harassment in the unit block of Harrison Street after being involved in an argument.  A Citation was filed with the Magistrate’s Office.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF:  reported on 1/27/17 in the 600 block of Ridge Street. Damage was done to a metal fence and gate.  Total damage $1,000

HARASSMENT:  Miranda Yarnale, 25 of Emmaus was arrested for Harassment on 1/28/17 in the 100 block of Colonial Court after a domestic dispute.  A Citation was filed with the Magistrate’s Office.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA:  Tyler Roth, 19 of Emmaus was arrested for Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana, Drug Paraphilia and Underage Drinking in the 1400 block of Chestnut Street on 1/22/17.

HARASSMENT:  Phillip Charles, 41 of Emmaus was arrested for Harassment on 2/11/17 in the 100 block of N 5th Street after he made threats to a neighbor following a noise complaint.  A Citation was filed at the Magistrate’s Office

HIT & RUN:  reported on 2/14/17 in the parking lot of Weis Markets, 1220 Chestnut Street.  Unknown vehicle struck and damaged the driver’s side door of victim’s gray Chevy Malibu.

HIT & RUN:  reported on 2/14/17 in the intersection of Cedar Crest Blvd and Chestnut Street.  A white male driver struck the back of victim’s vehicle and left the location.

PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS – Mark Charles, 41, No Known Address, was arrested for Public Drunkenness in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street on 2/14/17. A Citation was filed at the Magistrate’s Office.

Theft:  reported 2/17/17 in the 500 block of Ridge St. Victim reported actor(s) siphoned $9 worth of gasoline from his vehicle.

Arrested: 2/20/17 Daniel Harrison, 37, of Pottstown and Christopher Ziegler, 38, of Lancaster. Both are charged with Attempted Theft, Possession of Instruments of Crime and  Trespassing after being caught attempting to remove wheels and rims from vehicles on the Kelly Automotive lot at 437 E Main St.  Both men were arraigned and remanded to the Lehigh County Prison on $20,000 bail. 

 

 

February 15, 2017

     At 9:20 am this morning, a male entered the Key Bank located at 731 Chestnut St and demanded money while displaying a handgun. The male left with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a vehicle which was spotted by Emmaus Police on Lehigh St near 33rd St SW. When Police attempted to stop the vehicle, it fled north on Lehigh St then onto I-78 eastbound and 309 southbound. The pursuit ended in Upper Saucon Township after a State Police Trooper used an intervention technique with his State Police vehicle. Taken into custody was John Cruz, 41, of Allentown. Cruz is facing the following charges: 1 count of Armed Robbery, 3 counts of Simple Assault, 3 counts of Terroristic Threats and 1 count of Theft and Receiving Stolen Property. The getaway vehicle driven by Cruz was found to be stolen from Fountain Hill earlier this morning. Additional charges related to the stolen vehicle are pending investigation by the Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force.   

 

February 14, 2017

 

1/30/17: Stephen Seip, 34, of Emmaus, was arrested and charged with DUI, Careless Driving and Texting while Driving in the 100 block of N. 5th St. after driving his vehicle in to 2 parked vehicles. Seip was processed at the LC- DUI Center and released. Complaint filed at District Court 31-2-3.

 

2/2/17: Jennifer Anne Koller, 41, of Emmaus, was arrested and charged with DUI in the 500 block of State Ave. Koller was processed at the LC-DUI Center and released. Complaint filed at District Court 31-2-3.

 

2/4/17: Damage reported to a 2002 Ford truck parked to the rear of victim’s residence in the 200 block of N 6th St. On 2/8/17 the same victim reported additional damage to the same vehicle.

 

2/6/17: (6) reported Thefts from Vehicles which occurred overnight. Thefts occurred in the residential area of the 700 blocks of Donald Dr. and Spruce St, the 900 block of Franklin St and the 1000 block of Harris Dr. All of the thefts involved unlocked vehicles being rummaged. One victim reported the loss of a cell-phone, cash and computer tablet. Another victim reported the loss of a pair of boots. Other losses included loose change.   The Emmaus Police Department would like to remind everyone to remove their valuables from their vehicles and to lock their vehicles doors. 

 

2/13/17: A hit and run to a parked vehicle was reported in the parking lot of Weis Market, 1220 Chestnut St.    

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE – 1/23/17

 

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF:  reported on 1/18/17 in the 600 block of Chestnut Street. Actor threw a rock at the windshield of victim’s Ford truck causing a large crack.  Estimated damage $300

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE:  Nada Rifai, 34 of Allentown was arrested on 1/21/17 in the 300 block of Main Street. She was transported to Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

 

PRESS RELEASE – JANUARY 16, 2017

 

THEFT:  reported on 1/9/17 in the 500 block of State Road.  2 actors removed 4 tires totaling $100

HIT & RUN:  reported on 1/11/17 in the unit block of N 2nd Street.  Unknown vehicle struck the driver’s side of victim’s Chevy Impala causing $3,000 damage.

DEFIANT TRESPASS:  Anneliese Miraglia, 30 of Emmaus was arrested on 1/14/17 for Defiant Trespass and Criminal Mischief after being involved in a domestic dispute in the 300 block of S 16th Street.

THEFT:  a black Mongoose bicycle was stolen from the unit block of S Cherry Street on 1/15/17. The bicycle was valued at $300.

 

    

 Emmaus Police Department’s K9 Ronny has received body armor

Emmaus Police Department’s K9 Ronny has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Ronny’s vest is sponsored by The Landis Family Foundation and embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted with gratitude - The Landis Family Foundation”.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,200 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

PRESS RELEASE – JANUARY 9, 2017

 

Theft from Motor Vehicle:  reported 12/23/16 in the 900 block of Little Lehigh Drive.  Actor entered vehicle and removed headphones and a GPS totaling $130.

Theft from Motor Vehicle:  reported 12/23/16 in the 800 block of Lawrence Drive.  Actor entered unlocked vehicle and remove a purse and cash totaling $190.

Theft:  reported on 12/23/16 in the unit block of E Berger Street. Actor removed a Star Shower Projector and extension cord valued at $50.

Theft of a Motor Vehicle:  a 2000 Maroon Pontiac Grand Prix was stolen on 12/23/16 from the 700 block of Lawrence Dr.  Vehicle was recovered by Allentown Police Department on 12/26/16

Burglary:  reported at David’s Electric, 314 Main Street on 12/28/16.  Actor pulled out a basement window and entered the basement.

Burglary:  reported on 12/31/16 in the 500 block of Liberty Street.  Actor entered an unlocked garage, causing $200 in damage.  Nothing reported stolen.

Simple Assault:  Paris Anderson, 31 of Emmaus was arrested for Simple Assault and Harassment.  Nahtarsha Cherry, 43 of Emmaus was arrested for Harassment in the 600 block of Alpine Street on 12/31/16 after a domestic dispute.

Theft:  reported on 1/2/17 in the 200 block of N 5th Street.  Actor removed a Schwinn Cross Tour bicycle valued at $250.

Theft:  reported on 1/3/17 in the 500 block on N 3rd Street.  Actor removed 7 tires and rims from victim’s vehicle totaling $800.

Driving Under the Influence:  Rey Perez, 24 of Allentown was arrested for Driving Under the Influence on 11/25/16 in the 300 block of Green Street.  Perez was transported to Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

Found Item:  A Rhino Outreach Mountain bicycle was found in the unit block of S 2nd Street.  Bicycle is stored at police headquarters.

Theft from Motor Vehicle:  reported on 1/4/17 in the 200 block of N 7th Street.  Actor removed driver’s side tires and rims totaling $450.

Burglary:  reported on 1/5/17 in the 300 block of N 5th Street.  Actor broke a garage window and removed a Power Washer and Snow Thrower valued at $898.

Found Item:  a Raleigh Pursuit Bicycle was found on 1/5/17 in the unit block of S 2nd Street.  Bicycle is stored at police headquarters.

Simple Assault:  Janet Vazquez, 38 of Emmaus was arrested on 1/7/17 in the 1000 block of Cold Stream Circle for Simple Assault, Harassment and Possession of an Instrument of Crime after a domestic disturbance.  Vazquez was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center  and processed.

 

 

  Press Release - 12/26/2016

 

Theft from Motor Vehicle:  reported on 12/15/2016 in the 100 block of Pine Street.  Actor entered unlocked vehicle and removed $3.00 in change.

Theft from Motor Vehicle:  reported on 12/15/2016 in the 600 block of State Rd.  Actor removed change, a dog tag and a wedding band totaling $204.00.

Hit & Run:  reported on 12/19/2016 in the 100 block of Harrison Street.  Unkown vehicle struck and damaged the driver's side mirror of the victim's GMC truck whitle it was parked.  Estimated damage $200.00.

Driving Under the Influence:  Albert Miller, 61 of Emmaus was arrested on 12/10/2016 for Driving Under the Influence, speeding and lack of insurance.  He was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center and processed and released.

 

 Press Release  12/19/16

Criminal Mischief:  reported on 12/8/16 in the 200 block of Ridge Street. Unknown actor damaged the passenger side mirror of victim’s vehicle causing $350 damage.

Criminal Mischief:  reported on 12/10/16 in the 1400 block of Chestnut Street. Unknown actor shot a garage bay window out with a BB gun causing $300 damage.

Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana:  Mustafa Qureshi, 19 of Trexlertown was arrested on 12/9/16 for Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana on Cedar Crest Blvd.

Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana:  Samantha Roman, 18 of Allentown was arrested on 12/10/16 in the 300 block of Alpine Street for Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana.

Driving Under the Influence:  Marc Dewalt, 49 of Bethlehem was arrested on 12/9/16 for Driving Under the Influence after being involved in an accident in the 400 block of Dalton Street. Dewalt was transported to Lehigh County DUI Center for processing.

Driving Under the Influence:  Alan Rozich, 62 of Exton was arrested on 12/9/16 for Driving Under the Influence & Restriction on Alcoholic Beverages in the 1400 block of Chestnut Street. He was transported to Lehigh County DUI Center for processing.

Simple Assault:  Kenneth Echevarria-Rodriguez, 30 of Emmaus was arrested for Simple Assault and Harassment on 9/13/16 after being involved in an domestic dispute in the 300 block of Minor Street.  He was processed at Lehigh County Central Booking.

Harassment:  Gabriel Cerda, 30 of Allentown was arrested on 12/13/16 for Harassment in the 100 block of Crestway after a fight ensued at that location.  A citation was filed at the Magistrate’s Office.

 

DECEMBER 12, 2016

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF:  reported on 12/5/16 in the 500 block of Seem Street.  Victim’s front door window was damaged by bb pellets.  Estimated cost $200.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF:  reported on 12/5/16 in the unit block of S 4th Street.  Actor broke the driver’s side window of victim’s parked vehicle causing $500 damage.

THEFT FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE: reported on 12/5/16 in the 800 block of Walnut Street.  Actor removed 2 doors from victim’s Jeep Wrangler.  Estimated value $400.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT:  (1) One 16 and (1) one 17 year old females were arrested for Disorderly Conduct on 12/2/16 after being involved in a disturbance at the Emmaus High School.  Citations were issued at the Magistrate’s Office.

USE OF TOBACCO IN SCHOOLS:  a 16 year old male was arrested on 12/2/16 for Use of Tobacco in Schools at the Emmaus High School.  A citation was filed at the Magistrate’s Office.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA:  Jaime Angstadt, 33 of Quakertown was arrested on 11/29/16 in the 500 block of State Rd for Possession of Marijuana, Careless Driving and Expired Inspection after a traffic stop.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: a 16 year old male was arrested for Disorderly Conduct on 11/9/16 after an altercation with another student at the Emmaus High School.  A citation was filed with the Magistrate’s Office.

BURGLARY:  William Lutsko, 50 of Quakertown was arrested on 10/17/16 for Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Theft and Driving Under the Influence after entering a home in the unit block of Harrison Street and removing items after being informed that he was not permitted at the location.  He was transported to Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE:  Andrew Flood, 24 of Emmaus was arrested for Driving Under the Influence on 10/14/16 on N 10th Street.  He was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center and processed.

  Press Release

December 6th, 2016

 

     At 9:45 this morning a male entered the BB&T Bank located at 1130 Chestnut St. and demanded money while displaying a handgun.  The male left with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a vehicle that was recovered several blocks from the Bank. The vehicle had been previously reported stolen from a business in Upper Macungie Township.  Anyone with information may contact Emmaus Police Detectives at (610) 967-3113.  

 

PRESS RELEASE

December 5, 2016

Criminal Mischief:  reported on 11/22/16 in the 700 blk of Lawrence Drive.  Actor threw a glass bottle at victim’s shed causing a crack. Estimated damage $100

Identity Theft:  reported on 11/23/16.  Unknown actor attempted to open a checking account using victim’s information.

Possession of Marijuana:  Brian Zielinski, 18 of Allentown was arrested on 11/24/16 for Possession of Marijuana,    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Alcohol by a Minor and a Red Light Violation in the 100 blk of Main Street. 

Hit and Run:  reported on 11/26/16 in the 100 blk of E Main Street.  Unknown vehicle struck victim’s red Mazda causing damage to driver’s side front corner.

Simple Assault:  Vaugh Robinson, 33 of Emmaus was arrested for Simple Assault and two (2) counts of Disorderly Conduct on 11/27/16 after being involved in a domestic dispute in the 500 blk of Broad Street. Robinson was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center and processed.

Simple Assault:  John Cramsey, 20 of Wescosville and Darrian Brubacher, 21 of Emmaus were arrested on 11/22/16 for Simple Assault, Harassment and Conspiracy to Commit Assault in the 0 blk of N 6th Street after physically assaulting the victim, causing bruising and cuts.

Driving Under the Influence:  Sheila Saeger, 55 of Emmaus was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and a Red Light Violation on E Main Street.  She was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center and processed.

Driving Under the Influence:  Brian Case, 51 of Barto was arrested on 11/15/16 for Driving Under the Influence, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and Leaving the Scene of an Accident after being involved in a hit and run accident in the 600 blk of Broad Street.  He was transported to Lehigh County Book Center and processed.

 

Hit & Run:  reported on 11/20/16 in the 500 blk of Furnace Street.  Unknown vehicle struck victim’s blue Honda Civic damaging the driver’s side mirror and rear panel. Estimated damage $2,000.

Theft:  reported on 11/20/16 in the 500 blk of North Street.  Actor entered a trailer parked on victim’s property and removed an aluminum jack and a Honda generator totaling $1,750.

Theft from a Motor Vehicle:  reported on 11/21/16 in the 400 blk of E Harrison Street.  Actor entered victim’s unlocked vehicle and removed $8 cash

 

 

 

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