Friday, March 8, 2013
State troopers investigate the incident as criminal mischief.
An Upper Milford Township woman returned to her vehicle recently to see that someone used it for target practice. The unnamed 46-year-old from the 3400 block of Bleiler Road was parked at the Vera Cruz Hotel at 3883 Main Road W. on March 5, according to state police at Fogelsville. When she returned to her vehicle about 10 p.m., she found that the vehicle had been shot at by a BB gun. Police did not say how many pellets struck the vehicle, what was damaged or an estimated damage figure. The incident is being investigated as criminal mischief, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The following information regarding Upper Milford Township incidents was released by state police at Fogelsville.
Theft: Reported by Isaiah Slonaker of 7125 Carls Hill Road; wood removed from in front of his home between Feb. 11 and 13, police said. Criminal mischief: Reported by Adam Samuel Thomson of the 6900 block of Tollgate Road; several holes cut in one vehicle tire between 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 and 8:15 a.m. Jan. 31 at the address, police said; $50 estimated loss. Attempted burglary: Reported by Benjamin Steager at 4359 S. Fifth St.; home entered between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 13, police said; nothing known to be taken.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Owner finds two holes stabbed in the hood, a smashed windshield and a word he wouldn't want to repeat to his mother scratched in the door, troopers report.
A vandal with a sharp pitchfork and equally sharp tongue recently made a statement on an Upper Milford Township man's vehicle, according to police. A wooden pitchfork was used to stab two holes in the hood of a vehicle owned by Michael Adam Gery in the 4000 block of Chestnut Street, according to state police at Fogelsville. His windshield was smashed. And a profanity was scraped into the paint of the front passenger door. It didn't spell ee-i-ee-i-o. The damage was done between 8 p.m. Jan. 12 and 9 a.m. Jan. 13, police said. Damage was estimated at $500. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Juveniles will face disorderly conduct charges for apparent joyride in Lower Macungie Township, police say.
Three Macungie-area teens recently were charged by police for making applesauce. Of course, there is no such criminal charge, but that was the essence of their actions as they tossed apples at objects from a moving motor vehicle in Lower Macungie Township Nov. 9, according to state police at Fogelsville. Officially, the charge was disorderly conduct, according to the report. The three juveniles, ages 15-17, drove through the area of Tuscany Drive about 8 p.m., police said. They threw apples from the windows of the vehicle at unspecified objects. Police did not say whether anything was struck or how much damage was done. Charges are pending in district court before District Judge Michael Faulkner of Upper Macungie Township.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Driver 'turfs' grass at Victory Valley Camp in criminal mischief act, troopers report.
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- Tad Miller
Thursday, November 8, 2012
It's unknown what purpose a driver had in mind recently when entering the grounds of an Upper Milford Township church camp, but he left having committed an ungodly act. According to state police at Fogelsville, a vehicle damaged the grounds at Salem Bible Church's Victory Valley Camp between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. A vehicle entered the camp at 7472 Sigmund Road and drove in circles, ripping up the grass, police said. The lawn would have been especially soft because of rain from Hurricane Sandy. Police noted a delay in the caretaker noticing and reporting the incident because of the bad weather conditions. No damage estimate was provided. Anyone with information about the criminal mischief activity is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Marbles catapulted by slingshot shatter window on vehicle and home in area, troopers say.
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- Tad Miller
Thursday, October 25, 2012
When was the last time you saw a kid with a slingshot? While your answer may be, "Not in years," if you saw anyone with a slingshot in the overnight hours of Oct. 20 along Lower Macungie Road, state police would like to know. While the weapon of choice of mischievous juveniles such as Dennis the Menace is out of style, someone pulled one of these little trouble-makers from the back of a closet and shot some marbles with it, according to state police at Fogelsville. It isn't known how many marbles were fired, but two found windows in the 4900 block of Lower Macungie Road in Lower Macungie Township. Police said that one shattered the window of a residence, and another took out a car window at the same address. The criminal mischief incident …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Criminal mischief at PennDOT yard in Upper Milford also includes a broken latch on a locked shed, troopers say.
Any act of criminal mischief, by its very nature, causes an unnecessary mess. However, there seem to be different levels of senselessness and required cleanup. Between Oct. 12 and 19, someone entered the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation storage property at 5255 Church View Road in Upper Milford Township and helped themselves to use of a portable toilet, according to state police at Fogelsville. The person for some reason proceeded to smear feces inside the portable toilet, police said. For good measure, the person also broke a latch on a nearby locked shed, although police did not report anything missing. Anyone who might have seen suspicious activity on the PennDOT property is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.
Monday, October 8, 2012
The following information about Upper Milford police incidents was supplied by troopers at the barracks in Fogelsville. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Theft from motor vehicle: Reported by Michael Kotch at 4229 Salem Drive; about $200 removed from the center console of his unlocked vehicle between 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and 3 p.m. Sept. 17, police said. Criminal mischief: Reported at Indian Creek Golf Club, 1449 Chestnut St.; grease-type substance poured on front patio, sidewalk and one golf cart between midnight and 8 a.m. Sept. 29, police said; no damage estimate provided. Charged: Unnamed 24-year-old woman from the 600 block of W. Gordon Street, Allentown, with criminal mischief at 6301 Vera Cruz Road S.; at 4:25 p.m. Oct. 5 for punching the victim's door and breaking a glass window, police said. Hit and Run: Unknown tractor-trailer struck and broke a utility pole in two at 10:49 p.m. …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by state police at Fogelsville. It does not indicate a conviction.
Charged: Diana Lin Lecessi, 47, of Emmaus and a 15-year-old girl; Sept. 20 with retail theft at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road; the two attempted to leave the store without paying for $415.07 in merchandise, police said, processed at Lehigh County Central Booking Center. Burglary: Reported in the 5900 block of Wayside Drive; front door forcibly entered between 3:45 and 10 p.m. and several unspecified items taken from the home, police said; no loss value provided. Charged: 17-year-old boy with punching a 12-year-old boy in the head three times on Sept. 19 at 5022 Meadow Lane, police said; harassment charge filed through Magisterial District Judge Michael Faulkner of Upper Macungie Township. Charged: Debbie D. Kontir, 43, of Alburtis; Sept. …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Eleven vehicles are hit within three blocks, police say.
It must have been great fun for a time. Lobbing eggs at vehicles only to have them splatter like bursting fireworks. In fact, it must have been so much fun, that throwing eggs at just one car wouldn't do. In all, yolk ran from 11 vehicles in the early hours of July 3 in the 2900 through 3200 blocks of Sequoia Drive in Lower Macungie Township, according to state police at Fogelsville. But the fun stopped for three young men accused of throwing the eggs. Police have charged two underage boys and Braden Lawrence Rikli, 18, of Emmaus with disorderly conduct associated with tossed eggs. The incidents weren't much fun for the victims, either, although police reported that there was no permanent damage to any of the vehicles. The above arrest …