Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A ninth-grade student has been charged with making terroristic threats in relation to a December 2012 bomb hoax at Emmaus High School, police say.
An Emmaus High School ninth-grader has been charged with making terroristic threats—a third-degree felony—for a Dec. 20, 2012 bomb hoax at the high school, according to Emmaus Police. Charges will be referred to Lehigh County Juvenile Court, according to a press release from the Emmaus Police Department. The high school has been the target of three bomb hoaxes in the last three months. Investigation into the other incidents continues, police say. The most recent hoax at Emmaus High School happened last week. The Dec. 20 incident happened a week after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Threats and pranks disrupted classes at schools in several states that week and at least two students were charged in other …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Police closed intersections and surrounded Sovereign Bank in Emmaus Friday but it was apparently a false alarm.
State and local police with guns drawn surrounded Sovereign Bank at 1215 Chestnut St. in Emmaus around 1 p.m. Friday. Customers at the East Penn Plaza strip mall next to the bank say they saw police shut down all four intersections there and draw weapons outside the bank until a bank employee motioned to them, apparently indicating that everything was OK. Police then left the scene and activity at the bank returned to normal. There's no indication yet as to what prompted the response. The same Sovereign Bank was robbed at least twice in recent years. Police dogs and a state police helicopter were deployed for a manhunt after a July 2011 robbery. The bank was robbed previously on July 2, 2010.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Flint Andrew Staton, of Montgomery County, was arrested in Emmaus after a police officer saw him following his estranged wife to work, according to court documents.
A 30-year-old Montgomery County man stalked his estranged wife while driving a car filled with weapons including three large knives, brass knuckles, a stun gun baton—and a Valentine's card, according to court records. He was wearing body armor under his clothes when he was arrested by Emmaus Police, and a handgun was later found in the car, the court records say. Flint Andrew Staton, of 221 Fulmer Road, Perkiomenville, was arrested last week after a police officer saw him following his estranged wife, Anne Staton, to work. Staton had an outstanding arrest warrant against him stemming from a Jan. 31 incident, court records say. According to the criminal complaint, Staton had sent his estranged wife numerous texts and emails at "unreasonable…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
An Emmaus man has been charged as the 'Bicycling Bandit' who allegedly robbed stores in four Lehigh County towns, including Coopersburg.
A 31-year-old Emmaus man is facing charges as the "Bicycling Bandit" who allegedly robbed six convenience stores and beer distributors in October and November, according to the Lehigh County District Attorney's office. The alleged robber is Steven Felton of 617 1/2 Walnut St., Emmaus. One of his targets, authorities say, was a Coopersburg gas station. Police from Emmaus, Allentown and Whitehall, along with members of the Lehigh County Drug Task Force, arrested Felton at his Emmaus address Friday. He was arraigned Friday night by District Judge Michael Pochron of Salisbury Township and committed to Lehigh County Prison. His bail was set at $300,000. According to court documents, Felton is charged in the following robberies: According to …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Potts hails from New Jersey and Manhattan but loves his life in the Lehigh Valley.
Name: Jeff Potts Where do you live? "I currently live in Emmaus. I grew up in a small North Jersey town where HBO did a lot of filming for its 'Sopranos' TV series. I worked in Manhattan for 10 years prior to my transfer here." What is your occupation? "I am a general manager for Compass Group North America. I run on-site corporate dining services for corporations. I also have been working for the Borough of Emmaus for the past three years as an auxiliary police officer and up until recently have been a firefighter for Emmaus for the past five years." What is your training? "I went to the Ohio State University and North Hampton for Hotel Restaurant Management. I also have over a dozen various certifications from the Pennsylvanian State …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Several items are taken in burglary, police say.
A burglar recently made off with $5,000 worth of jewelry from an Emmaus home, according to borough police Sgt. Charles Palmer. The thief entered a residence June 12 in the 700 block of Spruce Street and took several items of jewelry, Palmer said. Other recent Emmaus police incidents have included: Theft: Reported by a student at Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Ave.; iPod taken June 1, police said. Theft: Reported by a contractor June 4; power tools taken from a construction site at 1458 Chestnut St., police said; no value given because all items have not been inventoried.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Emmaus Police say that no charges will be filed in puppy-dragging incident in Strayer section of Emmaus.
The Emmaus Police Department released the following statement by email regarding the puppy-dragging incident reported on by Emmaus Patch this morning: “Follow-up is complete. After contacting the Lehigh County DA's Office and the State Department of Agriculture (State Dog Warden) there will be no charges filed, due to the accidental nature of the incident. The dog has been released back to the owner, whose identity is not being released at this time.”
Motorist witnesses, stops to help yellow Labrador that was pulled about 100 yards by pickup truck, police say.
Emmaus police are investigating the circumstances by which a puppy was injured Sunday after being dragged by a pickup truck. Police responded to Dalton and Eagle streets at 1:42 p.m. March 4 to meet a motorist who said he saw a small yellow Labrador puppy being dragged from the truck by its collar and leash for about 100 yards. Police were told the puppy slipped its collar and rolled to the roadside. Police said the puppy had injuries to its paws and legs. It was taken for treatment by Emmaus Animal Control to Quakertown Veterinary Clinic in Milford Township. Borough police also noted that Salisbury Township police were contacted about 4:30 p.m. that day by a pickup truck owner. He told them he went to Laubach Park and noticed that his 3-…
Monday, January 30, 2012
A false alarm sent police to the scene of a bank robbery at Susquehanna Patriot Bank this morning, according to Lehigh County 911.
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Monday, January 30, 2012
A bank robbery was reported at 10:47 this morning at Susquehanna Patriot Bank, 1130 Chestnut St., according to emergency scanner reports. But Lehigh County 911 said it was a false alarm. There is no activity at the scene.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The following incidents have been reported by Emmaus police. They do not indicate conviction.
The following recent incidents were released by the Emmaus Police Department: Theft: Reported Jan. 1. Credit cards taken from a vehicle in the 00 block of Berger Street, police said. Theft: Reported Jan. 1. Music CD’s and a GPS unit taken from a vehicle in the 200 block of N 4th Street. Theft: Reported Jan. 1. Music CD’s and a GPS unit taken from a vehicle in the 500 block of Chestnut Street. Theft: Reported Jan. 5. Four rims and tires taken at Kelly Mitsubishi; $3800 value. Arrested: Victor Torres, 25, of 2830 Fernor St, Allentown, Jan. 7 for DUI in the 600 block of State Avenue. Processed at the Lehigh County DUI Center and released. Theft: Reported Jan. 13. A purse taken from a vehicle while parked on lot at Emmaus High School. Theft: …