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Police news from around The Lehigh Valley provided by The Morning Call.



Published: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:48:44 GMT

Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:48:44 GMT

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Car flips over on South Jefferson Street in Allentown

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:44:00 GMT

ALLENTOWN — A car flipped over on South Jefferson Street near South Lehigh Parkway at 10:47 a.m. Friday.

A silver Nissan sedan was flipped over onto a sidewalk in the 1400 block of South Jefferson Street and came to rest near a red car parked in a driveway. A turn signal on the flipped car was...




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Attempted robbery of hoverboard led to shootings, Allentown police say

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:04:00 GMT

ALLENTOWN — One of two men shot during the attempted robbery of a hoverboard Thursday night in Allentown has been charged while the other remains hospitalized and is expected to survive, police said.

Tai-Jon Darrell Edwards, 18, of Allentown was charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery...




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Easton man arrested on drug charges

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:47:30 GMT

EASTON — An Easton man was arrested on drug charges Thursday at the culmination of a drug investigation, police said.

Jeremy Ortiz, 23, of 37 S. 14th St., was stopped Thursday afternoon while driving along the 1400 block of Northampton Street. Police had a warrant for Ortiz's arrest on drug charges...




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Easton police raid Jackson Street house

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:47:25 GMT

EASTON — Easton police raided a home on Jackson Street Friday morning, arrested one man and seized 74 bags of heroin, a handgun and a car.

Police said Bayshon Hamilton, 26, of 1237 Jackson St. was the target of a drug investigation. About 6 a.m. Friday the Easton vice and special response units...




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East Allentown kitchen fire displaces 9 people and a dog

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 02:52:37 GMT

Nine people and a dog were displaced from an east Allentown apartment house Thursday afternoon when a stove fire burned a kitchen and damaged the rest of the building, officials said.

A pot of oil left unattended on a stove of the second-floor kitchen burst into flames about 4:35 p.m. at the rear...




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East Stroudsburg woman pulls hair, slugs fellow Monroe prisoner, police say

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 02:00:39 GMT

An East Stroudsburg woman in Monroe County Prison grabbed a fellow inmate by her hair and punched her on Sunday evening, Monroe County authorities said.

Kelly A. Gannon, 29, who had recently pleaded guilty in a retail theft case, attacked Stephanie Veley, the other inmate, at 6:58 p.m. in the women's...




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Pair of robberies reported on Union Street in Allentown

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:24:08 GMT

ALLENTOWN — Police are investigating a pair of robberies Wednesday night on Union Street in Allentown.

In the first incident, about 7:38 p.m., a 13-year-old boy was walking on the 1400 block of Union Street when a man in all black clothing pulled a handgun and took the boy's backpack. The backpack...




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Suspect in Bethlehem Township robbery arrested in Puerto Rico

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:23:49 GMT

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP — A woman wanted in connection with a 2012 robbery in Bethlehem Township was arrested in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, police said.

Marianne Padilla Diaz, 22, was found in Guayama and is scheduled for an extradition hearing April 28. An arrest warrant was filed March 29 by Bethlehem...




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DA: We need new approaches to heroin crisis

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:21:37 GMT

EASTON — In a political campaign-style event on the state's heroin epidemic, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli on Thursday offered a potpourri of proposals to fight growing overdose deaths — from empowering sheriff's departments to investigate drug crime, to expanding access...




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Woman who shoplifted with child pleads guilty to 6 t h retail theft conviction

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:20:05 GMT

EASTON — Maria Esther Rodriguez claims she is too disabled to work, but — as a Northampton County judge pointed out Thursday — she's not too disabled to steal.

The 41-year-old Allentown woman was in court pleading guilty to shoplifting with her 7-year-old child in tow, then assaulting the Colonial...




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Convicted sex offender admits enticing two girls to pose naked

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:19:42 GMT

EASTON — When Colonial Regional police forced open the door of the Northampton County hotel room, they found a convicted sex offender passed out naked on the floor, and two 6-year-old girls in the bed.

There were beer cans and sexual lubricant in the room at the Hampton Inn in Hanover Township....




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Diana Ross hurt when SUV hits limo in Bethlehem, police say

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:17:35 GMT

BETHLEHEM — Bethlehem police said a woman who ran a stop sign Wednesday afternoon crashed her sport utility vehicle into a limo shuttling Diana Ross to the Sands casino where she was scheduled to perform that evening.

The crash happened just before 5 p.m. in the 100 block of East Third Street, police...




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Easton man charged with dealing heroin; 3 accused of having paraphernalia

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 22:07:47 GMT

An Easton man was arrested Thursday and charged with dealing heroin for his role last week in selling the drug in the city's West Ward, police said.

Jeremy Ortiz, 23, of South 14th Street was involved in an April 5 heroin sale that was monitored by city vice officers, police said.

Ortiz was taken...




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Allentown stabbing victim not cooperating, police say

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:58:00 GMT

ALLENTOWN — An Allentown man told police several different stories after he was stabbed early Thursday morning on the 700 block of Ninth Street.

Police said the 20-year-old man was stabbed in the neck about 12:25 a.m. A woman called in the stabbing after seeing the bleeding man. He was taken to...




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One killed in crash on Route 209 in Monroe

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:53:58 GMT

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — State police are investigating a fatal one-vehicle crash that happened shortly before midnight Wednesday in Hamilton Township.

Troopers said the car was northbound on Route 209 north of Lesh Road going around a left curve at 11:56 p.m. when the driver, whose name has not been...




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Sharon's Day Care ordered closed after 'gross negligence' in baby's death

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:52:00 GMT

LEHIGH TOWNSHIP — Sharon's Day Care in Lehigh Township, where 3-month-old McKenna R. Felmly was found dying April 1, has been closed by the state for "evidence of gross incompetence, negligence and misconduct," officials said.

The Department of Human Services ordered the day care center on Third...




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Man charged with hiding gun in Allentown killing to face trial

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:42:00 GMT

ALLENTOWN — A man charged with hiding a gun from Allentown police investigating a homicide will face trial in Lehigh County Court after a brief hearing Thursday.

Jose D. Morales, 29, of the 700 block of South Carldon Street, waived a preliminary hearing on charges of tampering with or fabricating...




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Car crashes into Allen Township barn, smashes wall and pickup inside

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 02:13:24 GMT

ALLEN TOWNSHIP — A car crashed into a barn in Allen Township early Wednesday, knocking out part of a wall and damaging a pickup truck and trailer inside, according to officials and the barn owner.

The car was northbound about 12:10 a.m. when it crossed the left lane and hit the barn at 3431 Howertown...




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Man arrested in connection with December stabbing in Bethlehem

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:38:11 GMT

BETHLEHEM — An Allentown man is charged with attacking another man with a box cutter last year in Bethlehem.

Kareem Johnakin, 44, of Vine Street was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct in a warrant filed Dec. 4. Court records indicate he was arrested...




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Man rammed car into Allentown police unmarked vehicle during arrest, police say

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:38:02 GMT

ALLENTOWN — A 36-year-old Allentown man is charged with aggravated assault after slamming his car into an unmarked police car, according to court records.

Steven Jimenez, of 513 N. 21st St., Allentown, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, recklessly endangerment...




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