Truck takes out traffic light
Borough police at 7:22 a.m. Jan. 17 received a report of traffic lights and poles down at the southeast corner of the intersection of Second and Chestnut streets.
Pierre Voisine of Lang Saint Basile in New Brunswick, Canada, was driving a tractor trailer when he cut the turn too close, knocking down the lights, poles and a business sign and pole for Raadical Restaurant. He pulled over following the incident, police said.
There was little or no damage to the truck, which is registered to Rossignol Transport, Edmunston, New Brunswick, Canada, police said.
Voisine said he had a delivery for a business in Catasauqua, but could not cross the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge because it is closed for construction. He followed the detour sign from Hokendauqua north on Front Street to Second Street in Coplay and was turning right onto Chestnut Street when the crash occurred, police said.
No injuries were reported, police said.
Man charged with retail theft
Coplay Police cited a 41-year-old resident of East 11th Street, Northampton, with retail theft.
The man allegedly walked out of the Giant Food store, Cherry and Chestnut streets, Friday with a shopping cart full of groceries without paying for the items, police said. The groceries totaled $102.66, police said.
Carol Henninger of Main Street, Whitehall, on Saturday afternoon reported her vehicle was struck by another vehicle while it was parked in the Giant Food parking lot.
Henninger reported her daughter had the vehicle and upon returning to the car she found a note on the windshield written by another Giant patron. The note stated the vehicle had been struck by a vehicle whose operator drove off, police said.
A resident of the unit block of South Front Street reported to borough police at 10:45 a.m. Saturday that she was assaulted while at a friend's house in the 100 block of South Front Street.
The woman said the incident took place Jan. 7 when she was slapped across the face by another woman at the residence, police said.
Police reported they are investigating the incident.
A resident of Washington Avenue, Northampton, told police on Friday she was visiting her boyfriend in the 100 block of South Front Street and parked her 2003 Saturn outside the residence.
When she returned to her vehicle, a word was scratched on the rear passenger door and eggs had been tossed at the car, police said. The victim told police she is having problems with a woman who lives nearby where the incident took place and the woman is a friend of her boyfriend.
Police said a witness did get the license plate number and description of the driver of the offending vehicle. Police are continuing to investigate.