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 …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Help is needed to cover vet expenses for a cockapoo nearly killed in a vicious pit bull attack
A fund has been established to help cover $3,000 in emergency veterinary care needed to save a cockapoo named Oreo attacked by a pit bull in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County. Oreo underwent four hours of surgery to repair a torn throat, broken jaw and puncture wounds. Donations can be made at Wells Fargo Bank, Mountainville Financial Center, 1901 S. Fourth Street, Allentown, Pa., 18103. Make checks payable to Tammie Jesberger/Oreo. The pit bull was shot dead by police after the Feb. 4 attack. The dog's owner, an Allentown man, has been charged with allowing his dog to run at large. Oreo's owner, Tammie Jesberger, recalled how an "Animal Planet" episode about wrangling alligators inspired her to try to thwart the pit bull. She grabbed a …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Salisbury Township Police Chief vows to follow every lead to find the person who killed an unknown woman found suffocated and burned Dec. 27 on Chestnut Hill Road.
Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen Stiles vowed the department will find the killer after an exhausting day combing through evidence where a woman's body was found burning on a frigid morning last week. The victim -- as yet unidentified -- was discovered along a remote wooded road on South Mountain by a passing motorist. "We will follow every lead we can to find out who committed this crime," Stiles told the Salisbury Board of Commissioners last week. Who was she? Can you help identify the victim? The woman, whom investigators refer to as Jane Doe, died from suffocation and burns on Dec. 27, according to the Lehigh County coroner. She is believed to be a white or light-skinned Hispanic woman between 20 and 40 years old and about 5 feet …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The following information was supplied by Salisbury police. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Two men were arrested on charges they stole polo shirts from the Bon-Ton at South Mall, and two Salisbury police officers who responded to the call Thursday were injured in the incident, police said. King David III, 28, of 557 Ontario St., Bethlehem, and Nathan A. Markham, 26, of 947 Fernwood St., Emmaus, have each been charged with retail theft, criminal conspiracy, criminal mischief and receiving stolen property. David is also charged with persistent disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The names of the two Salisbury Township Police Officers injured were not disclosed. One of the officers received treatment at the Lehigh Valley Health Network-Cedar Crest. David also was treated at the hospital and released back into police …
Friday, June 15, 2012
A Berks County woman came to Lehigh Valley Hospital complaining of skin irritation and brought in a suspected hazardous substance for testing.
Editor's note: This report was updated at 1 p.m. Saturday to include the latest information from police. Salisbury Township Police confirmed Friday that a suspicious substance brought to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest by an emergency room patient yesterday was not hazardous. Salisbury Police Det. Kevin Kress said the FBI tested the substance, described as a white powder, but did not release information on what it was. Investigators said it was not the result of a terrorist attack, he said. A Berks County woman found the substance in her mailbox Thursday and accidentally rubbed some of it on her face, Kress said. She suffered a skin irritation and drove to LVH with the substance in the trunk of her car, he said. Kress said the substance…