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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Bill Would Require Make, Model and Year of Vehicle on Registration

Bill Would Require Make, Model and Year of Vehicle on Registration

The legislation was suggested by an Easton police officer.
No Danger to Public in Hellertown Standoff

No Danger to Public in Hellertown Standoff

The entire neighborhood around the 400 block of Locust Lane was evacuated for some seven hours on Saturday.
Suburban Philly Drug Ring Linked to Lafayette College

Suburban Philly Drug Ring Linked to Lafayette College

The sub-dealers, including two Lafayette College students, were to meet the quota of selling 1 pound of marijuana per week, authorities said.
Allentown Man Admits Role in Interstate Prostitution Ring

Allentown Man Admits Role in Interstate Prostitution Ring

Francisco Torrellas agreed to a 10-year sentence as part of the plea deal.
Cops: Mom Left Baby in Van, Drank in Bar for 5 Hours

Cops: Mom Left Baby in Van, Drank in Bar for 5 Hours

The baby had to be hospitalized after being out in the cold for so long.
Allentown Man Charged with Running Prostitution Ring from Jail

Allentown Man Charged with Running Prostitution Ring from Jail

Proceeds were deposited into his commissary account at the correctional facility, the indictment alleges.
Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest in 18-Year-Old Murder Case

Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest in 18-Year-Old Murder Case

Joslyn Bailey was wanted for murder in Massachusetts.
Police: Teen Attacked Saucon Valley High Principal with Knives

Police: Teen Attacked Saucon Valley High Principal with Knives

The girl, a Hellertown resident, faces assault charges.
NJ Police Seek Help in Identfying Remains Found in Camden in December

NJ Police Seek Help in Identfying Remains Found in Camden in December

The man's body was found off I-676 near Morgan Boulevard.
Cops: Hellertown Woman Allowed Meth Lab in Her Home

Cops: Hellertown Woman Allowed Meth Lab in Her Home

Joan A. Hummer was sentenced Friday to eight to 23 months in prison.
Tainted Heroin Blamed for Rise in Overdose Deaths in Pa.

Tainted Heroin Blamed for Rise in Overdose Deaths in Pa.

At least 22 people have died in the past two weeks.
'Suspicious' Powder Delivered to MetLife-Area Hotels Likely Cornstarch

'Suspicious' Powder Delivered to MetLife-Area Hotels Likely Cornstarch

New Jersey State Police issued a warning Friday afternoon that they are investigating 'several' locations that received suspicious letters and substances.
Cops: N.J. Man Wrecks Car in Naked Pa. Crash

Cops: N.J. Man Wrecks Car in Naked Pa. Crash

Vincent Wade wrecked his car at a Crown Fried Chicken down in Philadelphia.
Grand Jury to Probe Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka's Girlfriend's Death

Grand Jury to Probe Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka's Girlfriend's Death

A Lehigh County grand jury will investigate the 1983 death of Nancy L. Argentino in Whitehall.
Hellertown Man Drove Too Fast, Crashed on Apples Church Road, Police Say

Hellertown Man Drove Too Fast, Crashed on Apples Church Road, Police Say

Lower Saucon Township police say a Hellertown man was charged with driving too fast for conditions Jan. 15 after he allegedly crashed his car in the front yard of a home in the 3200 block of
Hellertown Woman Hurt When Car Hits I-78 Center Barrier, Guardrail

Hellertown Woman Hurt When Car Hits I-78 Center Barrier, Guardrail

A Hellertown woman was taken to the hospital after a Sunday night crash near the Lehigh Street exit on I-78, state police said.
OMG PD: Man Uses Feces to Apologize

OMG PD: Man Uses Feces to Apologize

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Boy Caused $1,400 in Damage to Car by Doing Pushup on It, Police Say

Boy Caused $1,400 in Damage to Car by Doing Pushup on It, Police Say

Lower Saucon Township police say a Saucon Valley High School student was recently charged with criminal mischief for allegedly damaging a car by trying to perform a pushup on it in November.
Driver Drifted Across Center Line, Sideswiped Other Car, Police Say

Driver Drifted Across Center Line, Sideswiped Other Car, Police Say

Lower Saucon Township police say a Bethlehem man was issued a citation for allegedly failing to obey traffic control devices after he was involved in an accident in the 1300 block of Seiders
Driver Fell Asleep, Caused Deadly I-78 Crash, Police Say

Driver Fell Asleep, Caused Deadly I-78 Crash, Police Say

State police charge Allentown truck driver with homicide by vehicle in Interstate 78 accident.