Wednesday, May 22, 2013
William and Nancy Tonkin, former South Whitehall Township employees, face felony charges for allegedly stealing $850,000 from the township.
William J. Tonkin, a former South Whitehall Township police officer who along with his wife is accused of stealing $850,000 from South Whitehall over 13 years, was arraigned Wednesday by District Judge David Howells of Allentown. Tonkin's bail was set at $100,000, according to his attorney Gavin Hollihan. Tonkin, 69, of Emmaus, turned himself in to the Lehigh County District Attorney's office Wednesday morning. Tonkin and his wife, Nancy, 66, the former utility supervisor for South Whitehall, face felony charges. Nancy Tonkin, who was was arrested and charged Tuesday, is in Lehigh County Prison in lieu of $200,000 bail, according to court records. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 29.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Rick Orloski, whose law office on Cedar Crest Boulevard was twice torched by arsonists, is offering a $10,000 reward.
Rick Orloski, whose law office at 111 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. was twice set on fire in March, is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of the arsonist. South Whitehall Township Police have been investigating the fires, which were reported March 10 and March 18. Orloski placed an ad announcing the reward in The Easton Express-Times, which says tipsters must supply information within 30 days to claim the reward.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Volunteers are planning to counter Westboro Baptist's anti-gay message of hate in the Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
Friday 9 a.m. Update: Lehigh Valley Live reports that an attorney for Westboro Baptist has confirmed the group will protest in the Lehigh Valley on Sunday. Original Story: Counter-protests are in the works in response to a Westboro Baptist press release stating the Kansas-based anti-gay group is coming to the Lehigh Valley on Sunday. It's not known if Westboro members will actually show up at the four local churches they say are "masquerading as whorehouses." Westboro failed to show up as threatened at the wake for Sandy Hook school principal Dawn Hochsprung in Connecticut last month. A volunteer biker brigade was there to shield mourners in case Westboro members protested the solemn event. South Whitehall police are planning extra patrols…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Watch out if you're planning to steal an IPhone because there's an app that can find you.
South Whitehall Police were called to LA Fitness on Dec. 17 by David Orinski, who said his iPhone had been stolen. After using the Find my iPhone app, Orinski said it led him to a home at 1160 Overlook Rd. The phone was then shut down remotely. Police report Danielle Gehringer, 31, lives at 1160 Overlook Rd., is a member of LA Fitness and was present at the gym when the phone was taken on Dec. 16 between 2:20 and 2:45 p.m. Police said Gehringer admitted to taking possession of the phone and had it in her bedroom. The phone was recovered and returned to Orinski. A summons was sent for her to appear before Magisterial District Judge Jacob Hammond. A summons does not indicate a conviction.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
More than 250 years of historic fixtures and memorabilia from inside the King George Inn will be auctioned on Dec. 17.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Kist Auction Company has advertised a Dec. 17 auction of all items -- down to the bare walls -- at the landmark King George Inn in South Whitehall Township. Doors open at 10 a.m. for preview and the auction starts at 3 p.m. The ad reads: After 256 years the doors are closed forever! Antiques - including two bars; Collectibles - old stained glass windows, promotional posters, photographs including but not limited to sports (some autographed), political, movie, UK Royal Family; Lots and lots of memories like menus, plates and promotional pieces. See pictures of items for sale here. The King George Inn is at 3141 Hamilton Blvd. Closed in August, it was a historic landmark and favorite destination for fine dining in South Whitehall. For…