Friday, June 22, 2012
Two Allentown teens were arrested and face attempted homicide and other charges in Salisbury and Emmaus.
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Friday, June 22, 2012
Two Allentown teens face homicide charges after allegedly beating a man over the head with a brick and robbing him as he waited for a bus outside Lehigh Safety Shoe, 1105 E. Susquehanna St., Tuesday morning in Salisbury Township, according to court records and news reports. Darrell Pippinger, 18, of 630 N. Fourth St., was arrested and charged with attempted homicide, simple assault, aggravated assault, robbery and other offenses, according to court records. His alleged accomplice, Giancarlo Saldana, 15, of 133 Tilghman St., was also arrested and charged with attempted homicide and numerous other offenses and will be charged as an adult according to The Morning Call. Pippinger and Saldana fled in a stolen Toyota Rav4, which they abandoned …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Like many bank robberies, last Thursday's crime at First Niagara happened between 9 and 11 a.m.
The latest Emmaus bank robbery - the seventh in less than two years - fits at least one of the statistics compiled by the FBI. Like many bank heists, the robbery at a First Niagara branch on Lehigh Street last Thursday happened between 9 and 11 a.m. Friday is actually the most popular day for bank robberies, the FBI says. The FBI's most recent bank robbery report says the crime dropped compared to the same quarter in the previous year. There were 1,094 bank robberies and similar crimes between July 1 and September 30, 2011 - down from 1,325 during the same time in 2010. Those robberies included: Emmaus police are investigating the crime. They have not said whether the robber got away with any money and they have not yet issued a …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Emmaus Police say puppy was dragged by accident and no charges will be filed.
The Emmaus Police Department released the following statement by email regarding the puppy-dragging incident reported earlier today. “Follow-up is complete. After contacting the Lehigh County DA's Office and the State Department of Agriculture (State Dog Warden) there will be no charges filed, due to the accidental nature of the incident. The dog has been released back to the owner, whose identity is not being released at this time.”
Motorist stops to help yellow Labrador puppy who was pulled 100 yards by pickup truck, police say.
Police are investigating a report of a puppy who was injured Sunday after being dragged by a pickup truck. Emmaus police responded to Dalton and Eagle streets at 1:42 p.m. March 4 to meet a motorist who said he saw a small yellow Labrador puppy being dragged from the truck by its collar and leash for about 100 yards. Police were told the puppy slipped its collar and rolled to the roadside. Police said the puppy had injuries to its paws and legs. It was taken for treatment by Emmaus Animal Control to Quakertown Veterinary Clinic in Milford Township. Borough police also noted that Salisbury Township police were contacted about 4:30 p.m. that day by a pickup truck owner. He told them he went to Laubach Park and noticed that his 3-month-old …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Nude pictures of Emmaus teens wound up on porn site.
An Emmaus High School sexting scandal started with boys sharing photos of ex-girlfriends, multiple sources have told Patch. Some of the students involved did not show up for school on Monday, sources also said. Police are investigating how nude photos of students wound up on an international porn Web site. Students say they've known about the Web site for weeks and that the site is still active. One student tweeted about how uncomfortable it is to walk around school knowing classmates have seen her naked. WFMZ reports that some students are bragging about being on the site while others are distraught. That's why East Penn School District Superintendent Thomas L. Seidenberger wants parents and students to know that cyberspace is a dangerous…