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Press Release



PRESS RELEASE – August 4, 2022


Criminal Trespass:  Kevin Peifer 65 of Pottstown was arrested on 7/13/22 for Criminal Trespass and Retail Theft at Topstar, 14 E Main Street. He was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center and processed.

Theft:  reported on 7/18/22 at Kelly Mitsubishi, 536 State Road.  Actor removed 3 catalytic converters totaling $3000 from vehicles parked on the lot.

Criminal Mischief:  reported on 7/19/22.  Actor punctured 2 tires on the victim’s Lexus GX460 causing $700 damage in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street.

Theft:  reported on 7/21/22.  Actor removed a mountain bicycle valued at $100 from the 1100 block of Coldstream Court.

Criminal Mischief:  reported on 7/22/22.  Actor keyed the victim’s Hyundai while parked in the 1300 block of Chestnut Street.

Driving Under the Influence:  Melquiades De La Luz 34 of Allentown was arrested on 7/22/22 for Driving Under the Influence, Restrictions on Alcoholic Beverages, Driving Without a License and Driving Over the Yellow line in the 300 block of Main Street.  He was transported to Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

Driving Under the Influence:  Gil Viera-Reyes 32 of Coplay was arrested on 7/24/22 for Driving Under the Influence, False Reports to Law Enforcement, Accident Involving Damage to an Unattended Vehicle and Careless Driving at 201 Cedar Crest Blvd.  He was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center and processed.

Retail Theft:  Nick Rutigliano 75 of Macungie was arrested on 7/27/22 for Retail Theft after removing items from Weis Market, 1220 Chestnut St.  A citation was filed at the Magistrate’s office.



*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 is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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