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Driver Brandished Machete During Road Rage Incident In Whitehall: Police Driver Brandished Machete During Road Rage Incident In Whitehall: Police
Driver Brandished Machete During Road Rage Incident In Whitehall: Police An Allentown man is accused of threatening others with a machete after a car accident on Saturday evening, May 18, according to state police.  Authorities said Robert Reyes was involved in a crash on Route 22 in Whitehall before he and the other driver pulled into the Home Depot at 1350 MacArthur Road.  Reyes "produced a machete and put the eyewitnesses and other occupants in fear of harm or injury," troopers said.  PSP was called to the scene and placed him under arrest, according to the release.  Reyes, 51, was charged with simple assault and reckless endangerme…
Downed Pole Causes Power Outage, Detours Traffic In Allentown: Police Downed Pole Causes Power Outage, Detours Traffic In Allentown: Police
Downed Pole Causes Power Outage, Detours Traffic In Allentown: Police A utility pole is down at North 15th and Utica streets in Allentown, police said Friday morning, May 17.  Authorities said it happened around 6 a.m. A power outage is affecting residents of several blocks nearby and PPL is on the scene, police said. Drivers are being asked to avoid the intersection until further notice.  Police said they will issue an update when the intersection is clear. 
Northampton Man Charged With Armed Robbery In Allentown: Officials Northampton Man Charged With Armed Robbery In Allentown: Officials
Northampton Man Charged With Armed Robbery In Allentown: Officials A suspect is in custody for the gunpoint robbery of an Allentown convenience store on Friday, May 10, according to police.  Authorities said a masked gunman robbed the Corner Mart at 2441 West Emaus Avenue around 6 p.m.  Paul Steiner, 39, was identified as a suspect and arrested on Saturday afternoon, May 11, officials said in a release.  He's charged with robbery and firearms offenses, APD said. Steiner is being held on a $75,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 17, court records show. 
Suspect Punched Victim In Face, Fled The Scene In Allentown: Police Suspect Punched Victim In Face, Fled The Scene In Allentown: Police
Suspect Punched Victim In Face, Fled The Scene In Allentown: Police State troopers are looking for a suspect in an Allentown assault.  Authorities said the pictured man walked by the victim, punched him one time in the face, and walked away.  It happened near the Sherwin Williams at 1900 Catasauqua Road on April 27, state police said. The suspect was wearing black pants and a green sweatshirt with white lettering on the front and back. Anyone with information is asked to call PSP Bethlehem at 610-861-2026 or submit a tip online. 
Driver Pleads Guilty To Homicide By Vehicle In Deadly Lehigh County Crash: DA Driver Pleads Guilty To Homicide By Vehicle In Deadly Lehigh County Crash: DA
Driver Pleads Guilty To Homicide By Vehicle In Deadly Lehigh County Crash: DA A Breinigsville man was convicted for the 2021 crash that killed Benjamin Bleiler in Upper Macungie, said the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office.  John Frederick Fifield, 21, pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and related offenses, the DA's Office said.  Authorities say Fifield was going 80 mph in a 55 mph zone at the time of the crash on Dec. 19, 2021.  His westbound Jeep Grand Cherokee struck Blieler's southbound SUV at the corner of Hickory Lane and Snowdrift Road, according to investigators.  Bleiler, 47, of Alle…
Bank Robbed In Allentown While Police Respond To 'Hoax' Threat At Muhlenberg College: APD Bank Robbed In Allentown While Police Respond To 'Hoax' Threat At Muhlenberg College: APD
Bank Robbed In Allentown While Police Respond To 'Hoax' Threat At Muhlenberg College: APD An Allentown bank was robbed just after police were called about an armed suspect at Muhlenberg College midday Monday, May 6, according to authorities.  Allentown police said they were dispatched to the West Chew Street campus around 12:15 p.m. following an anonymous call. Campus police ordered students and community members to shelter in place.  Officers eventually "determined that the call was a hoax," APD said.  While police were still on the scene, dispatchers were called about an armed robbery at the 120 College Drive Wells Fargo, authorities said. Police said they "secured the scene"…
Coroner Identifies Husband And Wife Killed In Allentown Crash Coroner Identifies Husband And Wife Killed In Allentown Crash
Coroner Identifies Husband And Wife Killed In Allentown Crash Authorities are investigating after a married couple were fatally struck by a car in Allentown on Friday night, May 3, according to officials.  Police said the victims were hit near North Main Street and West Chew Street around 8:30 p.m. They were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest and succumbed to their injuries, authorities said.  The Lehigh County Coroner's Office said they were 83-year-old Frank R. Wyant and 80-year-old Marcella A. Wyant of Allentown. Both died from multiple blunt force trauma and their manners of death were accidental, officials said.  "Mr. and…
Driver Who Died In Allentown Crash Was Temple Grad And Software Engineer, Family Says Driver Who Died In Allentown Crash Was Temple Grad And Software Engineer, Family Says
Driver Who Died In Allentown Crash Was Temple Grad And Software Engineer, Family Says Abeil Adilow, a Philadelphia man and Temple University alumnus, died in a crash in Allentown on Tuesday, April 30, authorities have said. He was 27.  Police said Adilow crashed on the 1900 block of Lehigh Street just after 1 a.m. He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he later succumbed to his injuries.  In a GoFundMe set up by family members to assist with his funeral costs, loved ones said Adilow was a Philadelphia native and a member of Central High School’s 273rd graduating class. He went on to receive a degree from Temple and was most recentl…
Red Cross Offers Support After Allentown Rowhome Blaze Red Cross Offers Support After Allentown Rowhome Blaze
Red Cross Offers Support After Allentown Rowhome Blaze The American Red Cross has set up a shelter for those displaced by the multi-home fire in Allentown on Tuesday, April 30.  The blaze on the 700 block of North 7th Street spread to three homes and left some three dozen people displaced, according to the Red Cross and WFMZ. Daily Voice has reached out to Allentown fire officials for additional details.  Posted by Allentown Fire Department - Engine 6 & Truck 2 on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 The Red Cross emergency shelter at the Allentown YMCA, 425 S. 15th St., is offering food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional suppo…
Coroner Names Driver Killed In Early Morning Allentown Crash Coroner Names Driver Killed In Early Morning Allentown Crash
Coroner Names Driver Killed In Early Morning Allentown Crash A Philadelphia man died after crashing in Allentown on Tuesday, April 30, according to city police and the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  Authorities said they discovered the wreck on the 1900 block of Lehigh Street just after 1 a.m.  Twenty-seven-year-old Abeil Adilow was found seriously injured and taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he succumbed to his injuries, officials said.  Coroner Daniel A. Buglio said he died from multiple traumatic injuries around 2 a.m. The manner of death was accidental.  Investigators believe Adilow was headed north o…
'Large-Scale' Burglary Ring Targeted Homes In Lehigh Valley And Beyond, DA Says 'Large-Scale' Burglary Ring Targeted Homes In Lehigh Valley And Beyond, DA Says
'Large-Scale' Burglary Ring Targeted Homes In Lehigh Valley And Beyond, DA Says Half a dozen people are charged in connection with a "large-scale" home burglary scheme, according to the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office.  At a press conference on Friday, April 26, prosecutors and law enforcement said an organized ring of thieves stole more than $160,000 in goods from homes in Lehigh, Berks and Northampton counties.  They also targeted at least one home in Warren Township, New Jersey, authorities said.  Beginning in 2019, a team of state and local police agencies began investigating burglaries and attempted burglaries in Allentown, Bethl…
30-Year-Old Man Sentenced Up To 14 Years For Shooting At PA Bar: AG 30-Year-Old Man Sentenced Up To 14 Years For Shooting At PA Bar: AG
30-Year-Old Man Sentenced Up To 14 Years For Shooting At PA Bar: AG A Lehigh County man was convicted for attempted homicide after authorities said he fired a gun into an Allentown bar last January.  Paul Kerr, 30, was sentenced to seven to 14 years in prison on Wednesday, April 24, according to the state Attorney General's Office.  Authorities said Kerr walked into Pagan's Place bar on Jan. 7, 2023 and was asked to leave by the owner. Kerr "refused and proceeded to argue with Pagan" before exiting the bar, prosecutors said.  When he got across the street, officials said Kerr turned around and fired five shots at the building, one of which w…
Car Sought For Hit-Run Of Allentown Bicyclist: Authorities Car Sought For Hit-Run Of Allentown Bicyclist: Authorities
Car Sought For Hit-Run Of Allentown Bicyclist: Authorities Allentown police are looking for the suspect vehicle in a hit-and-run on Sunday, April 14.  The pictured car struck a bicyclist around 11:30 p.m. at the corner of Tilghman and 11th streets, authorities said.  Investigators believe the car now has front-end damage.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Traffic Safety Unit at 610-437-7732. 
Allentown Driver Charged For Crash That Killed 77-Year-Old Pedestrian: DA Allentown Driver Charged For Crash That Killed 77-Year-Old Pedestrian: DA
Allentown Driver Charged For Crash That Killed 77-Year-Old Pedestrian: DA An Allentown man is charged with homicide by vehicle while DUI in connection with a deadly 2022 crash, authorities say.  Shaba Xavier Hill, 24, is also charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and related counts, said the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office.  Investigators said Hill struck 77-year-old John C. Nick on Oct. 30, 2022. Nick was found lying near the pedestrian crosswalk at Springhouse Road and Springwood Drive while Hill's Subaru Outback was found idling nearby, according to the DA's Office.  Police at the scene said Hill "had the odor o…
Bright Green Fireball Blazes Across NJ, PA Skies Bright Green Fireball Blazes Across NJ, PA Skies
Bright Green Fireball Blazes Across NJ, PA Skies An earthquake, a total solar eclipse and now a fireball. What a week for weather in the Northeast. Dozens of residents across the region reported seeing a bright green fireball blaze across the sky on before dawn on Wednesday, April 10. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Daily Voice NJ (@dailyvoicenewjersey) Linda Price-Heine captured a fireball in the sky Wednesday, April 10. Daily Voice Linda Price-Heine got a text from her neighbor, Joan Piney, in Wall Township this morning telling her to check her camera, she said…
Allentown Teen Pedestrian Struck Dead In Whitehall ID'd By Coroner (UPDATED) Allentown Teen Pedestrian Struck Dead In Whitehall ID'd By Coroner (UPDATED)
Allentown Teen Pedestrian Struck Dead In Whitehall ID'd By Coroner (Updated) A teenager has died after being hit by a car in Whitehall Township on Monday, April 8, according to officials.  Emmanuel Gboyah, 15, of Allentown, was struck on the 1100 block of MacArthur Road around 8:30 p.m., the Lehigh County Coroner's Office said in a release.  He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he was pronounced dead, officials said. His cause of death was blunt force injuries and the manner of death was accidental, Coroner Daniel A. Buglio said following an autopsy on Wednesday, April 10.  "As we grieve this tragic loss together, my deepest …
Allentown Man Charged After Toddler Shot Self With Unattended Gun: DA Allentown Man Charged After Toddler Shot Self With Unattended Gun: DA
Allentown Man Charged After Toddler Shot Self With Unattended Gun: DA Three-year-old Elijah Abreu Borgen accidentally shot himself with a gun that an Allentown man had stashed under the couch, according to the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office.  Jose Hilario Abreu, 28, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, prosecutors said in a release Friday.  Borgen was shot on the 900 block of East Hamilton Street on March 28 and rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he succumbed to his injuries, city police said previously. On Friday, the DA's Office said Abreu had placed a loaded handgun under a sofa where Borgen and a 2-year-old w…
PA Mom Who Died After Crash Was '5-Foot Woman With Giant Personality,' Daughter Says PA Mom Who Died After Crash Was '5-Foot Woman With Giant Personality,' Daughter Says
PA Mom Who Died After Crash Was '5-Foot Woman With Giant Personality,' Daughter Says Iris Crystal Mercado, an Allentown mother, and New Jersey native, died from injuries sustained in a car crash on Sunday, March 31, authorities said. She was 37.  Mercado, called Crystal by friends and loved ones, was hospitalized after a wreck on Route 22 in South Whitehall on Feb. 3, state police have said.  Her daughter Ciara Rodriguez said Mercado was "a 5-foot woman with the personality of a giant." "My mother loved being around friends and family and just enjoying being outside," Rodriguez told Daily Voice.  "She was great at whatever she learned and put her mind …
Parkgoers Can Ride Dorney Park's 'Iron Menace' Before Opening Day Parkgoers Can Ride Dorney Park's 'Iron Menace' Before Opening Day
Parkgoers Can Ride Dorney Park's 'Iron Menace' Before Opening Day Visitors to Allentown's hometown theme park can test out its latest offering before the official start of the 2024 season, management says. Guests can ride the Iron Menace on "Preseason Preview Days" on the weekends of April 27 and 28 and May 4 and 5.  The Iron Menace.  Dorney Park According to the park website, the Iron Menace will whisk riders through the "decrepit shell, rusty relics and wild tales" of a defunct 19th-century steel mill. The 2,169-foot track will take riders up to 64 miles per hour through four inversions, including the "world’s first tilted loop on …
Coroner Names 3-Year-Old Killed By Gunfire In Allentown Coroner Names 3-Year-Old Killed By Gunfire In Allentown
Coroner Names 3-Year-Old Killed By Gunfire In Allentown The toddler who died from a gunshot wound in Allentown on Thursday, March 28 was 3-year-old Elijah Abreu Borgen, according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  Borgen's cause of death was a gunshot wound to the body, but the manner of death is pending investigation, said Coroner Daniel Buglio after an autopsy on Friday, March 29.  Police said he was shot around noon on the 900 block of East Hamilton Street. Responding officers rendered first aid and took him to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he succumbed to his injuries around 12:45 p.m., authorities have said.  …
4-Year-Old Girl Shot In Philadelphia: Police 4-Year-Old Girl Shot In Philadelphia: Police
4-Year-Old Girl Shot In Philadelphia: Police A 4-year-old girl was hospitalized with a gunshot wound in Philadelphia on Thursday evening, March 28, city police say.  Authorities said it happened just after 7 p.m. on the 2400 block of 79th Avenue. The victim was struck once in the abdomen in a bathroom at a residence, police said.  She was taken to Einstein Hospital where her condition is said to be stable.  Police said the weapon had not been recovered and no arrests had been made as of Thursday night.  The shooting comes just hours after a 3-year-old was fatally shot in Allentown. 
3-Year-Old Dies From Gunshot Wound In Allentown: Authorities (UPDATED) 3-Year-Old Dies From Gunshot Wound In Allentown: Authorities (UPDATED)
3-Year-Old Dies From Gunshot Wound In Allentown: Authorities (Updated) A toddler has died after being shot in Allentown on Thursday afternoon, March 28, according to Allentown police and the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  Police said the 3-year-old victim was shot around noon on the 900 block of East Hamilton Street. Responding officers rendered first aid and took him to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he succumbed to his injuries around 12:45 p.m., authorities said.  His manner of death is pending an autopsy scheduled for Friday, March 29 at 8 a.m., Coroner Daniel Buglio said.  "My heart breaks for everyone involved in this tragic i…
64 Grams Of Meth Seized During Allentown Arrest, Police Say 64 Grams Of Meth Seized During Allentown Arrest, Police Say
64 Grams Of Meth Seized During Allentown Arrest, Police Say A routine police patrol in Allentown on Wednesday, March 27 ended in one arrest and the seizure of 64 grams of methamphetamine, according to authorities.  APD said patrol officers were on the 1400 block of Martin Luther King Drive around 3 p.m. when they stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle and a person "loitering in the area."  Rafael Jose Heredia, 30, was arrested and charged with drug possession with intent to deliver and related counts, police said.  He's being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond and has a preliminary hearing on April 5, court records show 
'Masked Male' Sought For Knifepoint Robbery In Allentown, Detectives Say 'Masked Male' Sought For Knifepoint Robbery In Allentown, Detectives Say
'Masked Male' Sought For Knifepoint Robbery In Allentown, Detectives Say Allentown police are investigating an armed robbery on Tuesday, March 26.  The masked robber walked into Royal Fuels at 301 N. Cedar Crest Boulevard around 12:30 p.m., APD said in a release. He was brandishing a "cutting instrument" and demanded money before fleeing in an unknown direction on the boulevard, according to police.  No one was injured, authorities said.  Anyone with information is being asked to call Allentown police at 610-437-7721. 
Dorney Park Shows Off Latest Coaster In New Test Video Dorney Park Shows Off Latest Coaster In New Test Video
Dorney Park Shows Off Latest Coaster In New Test Video Visitors to Allentown's hometown theme park can expect a brand-new coaster this year.  Dorney Park says the Iron Menace will be up and running for the 2024 season, featuring a "beyond-vertical," 95-degree drop from 160 feet in the air.  While the coaster is still under testing, park management posted new POV footage from the front-row seats on its social media pages over the weekend. 🎥 DROP into your week with Iron Menace's FIRST *on ride* video 🔧 We're still testing but…. WOW 🤩 😁 Ready for the front row? Get a SEASON PASS! https://bit.ly/3x9l0xw Posted by Dorney Park &…
Coroner Seeks Family Of Late Allentown Man Coroner Seeks Family Of Late Allentown Man
Coroner Seeks Family Of Late Allentown Man The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is asking for the public's help to locate a 68-year-old's next of kin.  Scott D. Torrence of Allentown died from natural causes at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown campus, on Monday, March 11, said Coroner Daniel Buglio in a release.  Anyone who can contact his loved ones is asked to call 610-782-3426 or email danielbuglio@lehighcounty.org. 
Women Wanted For Car Break-Ins, Fraud In Northampton County: Police Women Wanted For Car Break-Ins, Fraud In Northampton County: Police
Women Wanted For Car Break-Ins, Fraud In Northampton County: Police Two women are accused of burglarizing cars in Forks Township, police said in a release.  Investigators said the pictured suspects broke into two parked cars at 3601 Sullivan Trail during the early morning hours on Wednesday, March 6.  Police believe they took a purse containing credit cards and an ID, then tried to use them to cash a check at Embassy Bank in Allentown.  Anyone who can identify them is asked to call Officer Nelson of Forks Township Police at 610-252-0377 ext. 512 or email snelson@forkstownship.org. 
Suspect Crashed Into Two Cars During Allentown Police Chase, Authorities Say Suspect Crashed Into Two Cars During Allentown Police Chase, Authorities Say
Suspect Crashed Into Two Cars During Allentown Police Chase, Authorities Say A police pursuit in Allentown on Wednesday, March 13 ended in two accidents and an arrest, city police said in a release.  Johnathan Pacheco, 32, is charged with multiple offenses including criminal trespassing, fleeing police, and assault, authorities said.  Officers were called to the 800 block of Greenleaf Street around 10:30 a.m. for a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. Pacheco fled when they arrived and police gave chase, according to the release.  Authorities said Pacheco crashed into a police vehicle and then struck a bystander's car. He was arrested after fleeing …
Arrest Made In Allentown Man's 2023 Murder Arrest Made In Allentown Man's 2023 Murder
Arrest Made In Allentown Man's 2023 Murder A suspect is in custody for the murder of Alexander M. Price, the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office said on Thursday, March 14.  John Albert Garner, 25, is charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault and is being held without bail, prosecutors wrote in a release.  Price, 29, was found dead at his 314 N. 16th Street home last July 9, Daily Voice reported. The Coroner's Office called his death a homicide and said he died from blunt-force head injuries.  On Thursday, prosecutors said Price was discovered by someone who had not heard from him in several day…
13 PA Residents Arrested In 'Elaborate' Cockfighting Ring Busted In New Jersey 13 PA Residents Arrested In 'Elaborate' Cockfighting Ring Busted In New Jersey
13 PA Residents Arrested In 'Elaborate' Cockfighting Ring Busted In New Jersey More than 50 people were arrested after police broke up a large cockfighting ring in Atlantic County, authorities said. Galloway Township police executed a search warrant at a home on the 300 block of South Bremen Avenue on Saturday, Mar. 9, the department said in a news release. When officers arrived, a large group of people were there and many tried to run away before they were detained. Investigators found an "elaborate cockfighting operation" that included a fighting ring, seating for spectators, and several cockfighting kits. About 50 roosters were found in "various degrees of health" …
Coroner IDs Body Found In Bethlehem Parking Lot Coroner IDs Body Found In Bethlehem Parking Lot
Coroner IDs Body Found In Bethlehem Parking Lot Authorities have named the man whose body was found near a Bethlehem Burger King on Saturday, Feb. 24.  Sergio Barajas of Allentown, 31, was found in the parking lot at 2141 Stefko Boulevard, said the Northampton County Coroner's Office in a release.  His autopsy was completed on Monday, Feb. 26 but his cause and manner of death are pending further testing, Coroner Zachary Lysek said.  According to his obituary from Judd-Beville Funeral Home, Barajas leaves behind a wife.