Tuesday, April 2, 2013
65-year-old New Jersey man is extradited and arraigned in Northampton County on multiple charges, including attempted criminal homicide.
A New Jersey man accused of firing a gun into a Bethlehem woman’s car as they both drove along Interstate 78 was brought to Pennsylvania on Tuesday to face charges. Lee Edwin Kish, 65, of Fanwood, was finally arraigned in Pennsylvania on multiple counts including attempted criminal homicide for the March 13 incident along eastbound I-78 in Lower Saucon Township. Kish was committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail following his arraignment before District Judge Joseph Barner of Lower Nazareth Township on Tuesday afternoon. Kish had been held in Union County Prison in New Jersey since his March 22 arrest. According to the arrest affidavit, Kish shot through his own driver’s side view mirror when he fired a bullet, …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Girl at her Orefield-area school is charged after saying she would have schoolmate shot, troopers report.
An Emmaus girl was the victim of a recent shooting threat at the Orefield-area school that she attends, according to police. The 17-year-old and a 16-year-old girl from Allentown argued at the Lehigh Learning and Adjustment School at 2936 Corporate Court in Weisenberg Township, according to state police at Fogelsville. The Allentown girl about 11:45 a.m. Feb. 12 threatened to have the Emmaus girl shot as a result. The victim and teachers reported the incident to police, troopers said. The Allentown girl was charged with terroristic threats and harassment, police said.
Monday, September 24, 2012
DNA collection, usually done with a cotton swab, could be added to Pennsylvania’s booking process for individuals charged with felonies and certain misdemeanors.
Monday, September 24, 2012
By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent HARRISBURG — Collecting DNA from people who are arrested may seem like a panacea for crime. Police can build and tap into an expanding database to find out if a person has committed a previous offense, which he has eluded, and increase conviction rates. But Pennsylvania State Police say such a proposal would increase the state’s DNA lab’s caseload nearly five times over. And then there are the groups who say pre-conviction DNA collection could violate people’s Fourth Amendment rights. The state House this fall could take up a Senate Bill 775 that would require DNA samples from individuals upon arrest for certain crimes. The bill is tentatively scheduled for a hearing on Sept. 25, according to House …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
William Bickford, 19, of Orefield was killed in a rollover crash in Lower Macungie on Friday night
An Orefield teen was killed late Friday when he was partially ejected from his car, the car rolled over and he was pinned beneath, according to police. William David Bickford, 19, was driving southbound on Route 309 at 10:59 p.m. when he lost control of his car on a left-hand curve, according to state police at Fogelsville. His 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt went onto the shoulder and struck a concrete barrier of the Interstate 78 overpass. The car continued for about 100 feet before rolling and partially ejecting Bickford. Police said he was not wearing a seat belt. The Lehigh County coroner's office was called, police said. Area roadways were wet because of daylong rain, but police did not say whether that contributed to the accident. Emergency …
Fatal accident closes SB Route 309, according to scanner report.
A fatal motor vehicle accident occurred late Friday on Route 309 in Lower Macungie Township according to emergency scanner transmissions. The accident was reported around 11 p.m. as an overturned vehicle with an unresponsive victim trapped underneath. State Police arrived and reported the victim was potentially deceased. The accident occurred on SB Rt. 309 under I-78 in the vicinity of where Lower Macungie, South Whitehall, Upper Macungie and Salisbury township come together. Southbound Route 309 was closed, and traffic was diverted at Tilghman Street. The accident was initially reported as being located on I-78 at Hamilton Boulevard in South Whitehall Township.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The following information was provided by the Pennsylvania State Police.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
An Alburtis man was injured in an accident involving two cars early Monday on Interstate 78 in Salisbury Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police at Fogelsville. The crash occurred at about 2:50 a.m. when Victor S. Torres Texidor, 32, of Allentown, who was driving eastbound at about 65 mph in the middle lane near mile marker 55.3, changed lanes without clearance into the right lane, police said. Torres Texidor's car crashed into the front end of a car driven by Nevin D. Beson, 34, of Alburtis, who was traveling at about 55 mph in the right lane, police said. Beson's car, which had an empty trailer attached to it, traveled about 105 feet across the I-78 eastbound off-ramp to Cedar Crest Boulevard southbound, and struck a concrete …