Saturday, April 6, 2013
Ramy Ahmed of Allentown allegedly tried to arrange an encounter via Craigslist from his Lower Macungie office.
A man who set up a meeting from a computer in a Lower Macungie car dealership for what he thought was a sexual encounter with an 8-year-old girl was arrested in Cherry Hill, N.J., Tuesday, according to federal authorities. Ramy Ahmed, 30, of the 2000 block of West Pennsylvania Street, Allentown, made the 70-mile drive expecting to meet with the girl’s father, but had actually been communicating for nearly two months with an undercover officer with the Department of Homeland Security, leading to charges of using a means of interstate commerce to attempt to coerce and entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, according to a court affidavit filed in his case. He will be held in federal custody until his trial, U.S. District Court Judge …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Man successfully fled Lower Macungie Walmart, but was caught when he returned for the car he left in the parking lot, troopers report.
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Sunday, January 13
Looking to save a few bucks? Skip the expense of the action movies and video games once in a while and keep your eyes open at Walmart in Lower Macungie Township. Those in the parking lot about 10:50 p.m. Jan. 6 certainly got their money's worth. Trouble began when Joseph Sterling Williams, 19, of Northampton fled the 1091 Mill Creek Road store without paying for a $98 soundbar, according to state police at Fogelsville. He was stopped outside by security and taken to a store office. Eventually, police said, he successfully fled the store by elbowing a security official in the stomach and running toward Lower Macungie Road. Williams might have gotten away, but he returned to get his car from the parking lot, police said. He drove away …
Friday, December 14, 2012
State police report two racist incidents in Lower Macungie but have not said the crimes are related
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Friday, December 14, 2012
State police are investigating racist grafitti and a report of ethnic intimidation targeting a Jewish resident. More than 190,000 such hate incidents and crimes occur each year in the United States, according to a 2005 report. KKK Sprayed on Garage A Lower Macungie Township woman -- Chermay Michelle Bullock, 31 -- told police that someone sprayed "KKK" on the door of her garage on Sequoia Drive, according to state police at Fogelsville. The act has been classified criminal mischief and occurred between 10:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7:30 a.m. Dec. 7, police said. Jewish Teen Targeted Earlier this month, an ethnic-related message sent to a Lower Macungie Township teen on a social media site is being investigated as a criminal offense, according to…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Lehigh Valley animal lovers are pledging thousands of dollars for tips in the case of 11 small animals found dead and skinned in a rural park.
The Lehigh Valley Pitbull Awareness Club is offering a reward for information about 11 small animals -- likely foxes -- found skinned and dead near Quarry Park in Lower Macungie Township last Friday. The animals were originally thought to be puppies. One was shot and the others appear to have been trapped. They looked to be about 6 months old, according to a Lehigh County Humane Society official. The club posted a notice of a $100 reward for information in the case on its Facebook page and donations have now swelled to $8,000, which includes a $1,000 pledged by Humane Society President Bruce Fritch. The club posted this update on Facebook Wednesday: We want to clarify two things. First, if the police, with help from the humane society and …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Bed bug problems have been reported in libraries from Connecticut to California and the Lehigh Valley is no exception
Bed bug alerts are nothing new for hotel guests -- but libraries are now looking out for the insidious pests. A bed bug-sniffing dog was brought to the Lower Macungie Public Library recently after bed bugs were found in DVDs returned through the library's book drop. Library staff tightly bagged and discarded the DVDs and the pieces of rug that lined the bookdrop. The library was then closed until an inspection by an Ehrlich exterminator. Director Kathee Rhodes wanted to go even further to ensure the library was pest free, so she called in Dino, the bed bug-sniffing beagle from Good Night, Sleep Tight to give the final word. Dino was very interested in one sofa and -- though an inspection revealed no bugs in it -- the sofa was removed, …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
11 small skinned animals found near a Lower Macungie park in Lehigh County on Friday were foxes not dogs, according to a Lehigh County Humane Society officer
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
11 small animals found dead near a Lower Macungie park on Friday have been identified as foxes, not dogs.
Eleven small animals found dead and skinned near Lower Macungie's Quarry Park Friday have been tentatively identified as foxes because of their teeth, according to Christine Wiggins of the Lehigh County Humane Society. Further testing is needed to be sure, Bruce Fritch of the humane society told The Morning Call. A press release from state police originally indicated the animals were puppies, sparking outrage among local animal lovers. An Upper Macungie woman who was walking her dogs on Friday afternoon near the park made the gruesome discovery and called state police. She did not want to disclose exactly what she saw for fear of jeopardizing the investigation. The woman told Patch, "It's very upsetting. And I worry what kind of person …
Police are investigating the discovery of 11 dead puppies that were also skinned in Lehigh County.
Update Nov. 27: The 11 small animals found dead and skinned near Lower Macungie's Quarry Park have now been tentatively identified as foxes because of their teeth. Further testing is needed to be sure. 2:30 p.m. Monday Update: New information indicates the puppies were skinned, not shaved as originally reported. Original report: An atrocious discovery near a Lower Macungie park marks the latest of animal cruelty cases in the Lehigh Valley this year. Eleven puppies were found dead with some partially inside a plastic bag off Quarry Road near Quarry Park around 4 p.m. Friday, according to state police. Police are investigating and ask anyone with information to call 610-395-1438. The puppy case may be connected to another disturbing incident…
Anyone with information about animal abuse or neglect can call the PSPCA's toll-free 24-hour hotline
It's likely that more than one person knows how 11 puppies ended up dead, skinned and dumped along a rural road in Lehigh County last Friday. "These things don't usually happen in isolation. There might be witnesses. They might be reluctant to come forward because of retaliation. It's really disturbing that someone could do something like that to helpless animals," said Wendy A. Marano, public relations specialist for the Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA). Marano urges anyone with information about animal cruelty or neglect to call the PSPCA 24-hour toll-free hotline at 1-866-601-SPCA. State police and the Lehigh County Humane Society are investigating the puppy case. Anyone with information is urged to call Christine Wiggins at the Humane …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Lehigh Valley Hospital Network is opening a physical therapy center in Lower Macungie this month and a walk-in medical clinic there in October.
Lehigh Valley Health Network is starting a physical therapy center on Village Lane in Lower Macungie Township this month and a walk-in primary care clinic in October. Jennifer Chambers, director of Health Center Planning and Operations for LVHN, said the health network is leasing 6,500 square feet of a building at the intersection of Village and Willow Lanes near Route 100 for the two operations. The remainder of the 10,680-square-foot building still is vacant. Village Lane Primary Care, a walk-in service for minor illnesses, will open on Oct. 15, Chambers said. The walk-in clinic will be staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants. The clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a…