Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The KidsPeace Family Center, at 1850 Broadway, is now housing immigrant refugee children until they can be placed. Township officials see no problem with the program.
Salisbury Township officials see no problems stemming from a KidsPeace Family Center program that houses immigrant refugee children from Central America and South America. At a recent meeting, Police Chief Allen Stiles expressed concerns about not being advised in advance about the program. "I don't see any problems," said Township Manager Randy Soriano in response to questions from a township resident. "ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) will take the appropriate action if something happens," Soriano said. "It's no burden on the police department. It's a worthwhile thing and [the children] are probably very happy to be there." Soriano said KidsPeace is increasing security staff at the location and that the staff and programs there …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Salisbury Police report another burglary and an attempted burglary; residents urged to watch for suspicious activity.
Police reported a burglary and an attempted burglary Wednesday. Two men distracted a woman at her Ritter Street home while a third person went inside and stole items and cash, according to a post on the Salisbury Township Police Facebook page. An attempted burglary on East Emmaus Avenue was interrupted by a neighbor. Police said three people were trying to force their way into a home. Police ask residents to stay alert for suspicious activity and call 911 or 610-437-5252. There's been a rash of burglaries in the township—14 during a 30-day period in March and April. Police arrested three people late Monday and charged them with burglary.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Salisbury Police arrest three people after a rash of residential burglaries.
Salisbury Township Police arrested three people late Monday for burglary and attempt to commit burglary. The arrests are related to burglaries in the area of Lindberg Avenue and may also be connected to crimes at homes on the east side of the township, police said. The township was hit with at least 14 burglaries in a 30-day period from March into April. Police arrested: The three were nabbed during a traffic stop in Lower Milford Township. Police said residents described the vehicle and license plate number of the alleged burglars, according to a Morning Call report. Police urged residents to watch for suspicious activity since burglars began kicking in doors of homes unoccupied during the day. Police posted on Facebook late Monday: The …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A young woman is in jail charged with stealing from her grandmother's jewelry box in Salisbury Township.
Stephanie Marie Wood, 18, of Forest Drive, Coopersburg, is jailed in Lehigh County Prison after being charged with stealing from her grandmother, who lives in Salisbury Township. Wood stole jewelry valued at $5,000 and sold it for $1,000 to buy drugs, according to a Morning Call report. Court records say Wood was arrested by Officer Bryan S. Losagio of Salisbury Township Police and was arraigned Friday before Magisterial District Judge Karen C. Devine in Allentown. Wood was unable to post bail. Next, she will face a preliminary hearing.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Lehigh County DA says national drug Take Back Day resulted in record-high collection.
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Wednesday, May 1
Lehigh County residents discarded a record 1,557.5 pounds of expired, unwanted and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications at 17 sites during the sixth National Take Back Day. That brings the total amount collected in Lehigh County during the last six events to 4,826 pounds. Salisbury Township Police collected 55 pounds of drugs at a drop-off point at South Mall. The event was coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office, Lehigh County police departments, Pennsylvania State Police and the Allentown Health Bureau. At the sites, residents discarded boxes of medications—everything from chemotherapy drugs for seriously ill family members to medications for children’s ear …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Salisbury Township Police will collect outdated and unwanted medications at South Mall on Saturday.
The sixth National Take Back Day drug collection will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 17 locations across Lehigh County. Salisbury Township Police will collect medications in the central court of South Mall. Allentown locations include: You can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications, and liquids. Syringes or Sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, as has been the case in the last five collections, and no questions will be asked. The amount of unwanted and expired drugs collected during the past Take Back Day events has been staggering. During the last five collection events in 2010, 2011 and 2012, a total of 3,269 pounds of drugs were collected in Lehigh County …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
If you see something suspicious, tell police so they can stop a rash of burglaries in Salisbury Township.
There are new details out on the rash of burglaries in the west end of Salisbury Township. Police say 14 homes have been hit in the last 30 days with hundreds to thousands of dollars in items taken, according to a 6ABC report. The burglars seem to know which homes will be vacant during daytime hours, police say. Burglars hit a home Monday on Lehigh Parkway North and a home in the 2500 block of Lindberg Avenue Tuesday morning, police said. Police posted on Facebook: We are asking that residents remain vigilant and observant when driving and walking their neighborhoods. We have increased patrols in the targeted areas but will heavily rely on the community's help with information as well. Please take note of people knocking on doors and …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Police warn residents to watch out for any suspicious activity as burglars kick in doors of homes during daytime hours.
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Wednesday, April 24
Monday, April 15, 2013
Authorities find 'suspicious' package posed no threat, Salisbury police said.
Updated 10:30 a.m. The Allentown Bomb Squad detonated and "rendered safe" what appeared to be a "suspicious" package found Sunday night in a Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest parking lot, Salisbury Township police said. There were no threats to staff or patients. The investigation determined the package contained personal belongings, not hazardous or suspicious contents, police said in a release Monday. Salisbury Police were initially called to the hospital at 8:15 p.m. to investigate a report of a "suspicious" person in parking lot K. During the police check, a "suspicious" bag was found between two vehicles inside the parking lot. Lehigh Valley Health Network was able to locate one of the vehicle's owners, who said the package did not …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
An Allentown man has been charged with receiving stolen property, Salisbury Township police said.
A 19-year-old man has been charged with receiving two I-beam statues stolen April 2 from a home in the 700 block of Weil Street in Salisbury Township, police said. John Lee Dawson Jr., whose last known address was in Allentown, faces a charge of receiving stolen property. According to police, two chrome-plated I-beam statues were stolen from a Weil Street home around 6:30 p.m. on April 2. Dawson was arrested and charged in connection with the case early on April 3. Salisbury Township police Det. Kevin Kress said police are investigating whether the case is connected to a recent wave of burglaries in the township. In those burglaries, money, jewelry and other items were taken. Dawson was arraigned before District Judge David Howells, who …