State Police blotter
Pennsylvania State Police troopers were dispatched to Eyer Middle School, 5616 Buckeye Road, Lower Macungie Township, after a .22 caliber bullet was found in the school Nov. 9, according to a media release. A 12-year-old female student at the school was determined to be in possession of the bullet. No firearm was involved in the incident and it was determined there was no credible threat to the school. Troopers and school officials are working jointly in the continuing investigation.
Samira Kalimah Mack, 29, of Wescosville, was taken into custody for allegedly threatening a 24-year-old person at a residence in the 5800 block of Shepherd Hills Avenue, Lower Macungie Township, 11 a.m. Oct. 29, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. Mack allegedly knocked a television and other items from a dresser before getting a knife from the kitchen of the residence and allegedly pointing the knife at the other person while close to him. Mack also allegedly punctured two tires with the knife before returning it to the kitchen. Charges include alleged terroristic threats, simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief, according to state police. The tires were valued at $300.
A 20-year-old female, of Breinigsville, allegedly scratched and spread mustard on a vehicle parked at a location on Lower Macungie Road, Lower Macungie Township, Oct. 17, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.
A pop-up canopy tent was destroyed outside Trendz Salon, 5248 Hamilton Blvd., Lower Macungie Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The damage was reported Aug. 18 and likely happened the previous night.
A vehicle was keyed while parked at a location along Driver Place, Lower Macungie Township, between 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The incident was reported Sept. 15.
An explosive device was detonated inside a mailbox at a residence on Acorn Drive, Upper Milford Township, between midnight and 2 a.m. Aug. 6, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The mailbox is valued at $150 and a newspaper box, also damaged, was valued at $20.
A woman’s wallet was stolen from a purse while she was shopping at Marshalls department store, 6900 Hamilton Blvd., Lower Macungie Township, Oct. 8, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. A fraudulent transaction for $800 was attempted but unsuccessful using the woman’s credit card at retailer Target, 791 N. Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township. Another fraudulent transaction was attempted at Kohl’s department store, 2010 Whitehall Mall, Whitehall Township, for $1,197.80 and was successful. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville at 610-395-1438.
Used cooking oil was removed from Taste of China restaurant, 5531 Hamilton Blvd., Lower Macungie Township, between August 2020 and September, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. An employee of Buffalo Biodiesel, Tonawanda, N.Y., reported the theft Sept. 29. The cooking oil was valued at $4 a gallon.
A resident of Creek View Court, Lower Macungie Township, discovered $9,600 was fraudulently removed from a banking account between June 18 and 21, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.
An East Greenville motorist escaped serious injury when his pickup truck caught fire after the truck struck a tree and brush along Kings Highway South, Lower Milford Township, 10:30 p.m. Nov. 7, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The motorist was traveling south and uphill approaching a slight curve in the 8500 block of Kings Highway South when the pickup went off the right shoulder of the road and struck a grass embankment and the tree. The truck caught fire due to strain on the engine and was towed from the scene, according to state police. Macungie EMS, Limeport Fire Company and Detwiler’s Towing also responded.
A motorist was badly hurt when his motorcycle skidded into a pickup truck at the intersection of Gable Drive and Beverly Hills Road, Lower Milford Township, 4:49 p.m. Aug. 26, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The motorcyclist was eastbound on Beverly Hills Road when the pickup truck entered the intersection to turn left onto Beverly Hills Road. The motorcycle hit the driver’s side door of the truck. The motorcycle toppled onto its right side in the collision. The motorcyclist fell into the grassy area on the eastbound shoulder of the intersection. The motorcyclist was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest campus, by ambulance. The driver of the pickup truck declined transportation by medical personnel. Upper Saucon Ambulance Corps, Macungie Ambulance Corps, Lower Milford Fire Department and fire police also responded.
A pedestrian was slightly hurt when he was struck by a motorist in a parking lot of Wawa convenience store and gas station, state Route 100, Lower Macungie Township, 10:49 a.m. Sept. 29, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The person was walking through the lot when he was struck by the driver side mirror of a 2017 Ford Transit van. The pedestrian refused medical treatment for minor injuries to his right hand and shoulder.
A Macungie motorist was hurt when her sport utility vehicle toppled onto its left side along Sweetwood Drive, Upper Milford Township, around 3:44 p.m. Sept. 23, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The vehicle went off the road and struck an embankment before overturning. The driver refused transportation to a hospital. Emmaus Ambulance Corps also responded.
A driver was charged with allegedly texting while driving after his vehicle rear-ended another vehicle in heavy traffic on U.S. Route 222, Lower Macungie Township, 3:32 p.m. Nov. 4, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The vehicles were northbound when the first vehicle slowed to a stop in the left lane due to traffic delays. The driver of the next vehicle was distracted by using a cellphone and struck the rear of the stopped vehicle. According to police, the driver’s eyes were not on the road at the time of the crash. Both drivers and a passenger were not hurt in the accident. One vehicle was towed from the accident. Yocum’s Towing and Recovery also responded.