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Lower Macungie, PA

Troopers Respond To 'Suspicious Package' In Lower Macungie (UPDATED) Troopers Respond To 'Suspicious Package' In Lower Macungie (UPDATED)
Troopers Respond To 'Suspicious Package' In Lower Macungie (Updated) Update: PSP has identified an Oklahoma resident as a suspect, Trooper Nathan Branosky said Tuesday afternoon, March 26.  Pennsylvania State Police responded to a report of a "suspicious package" received at a business in Lower Macungie on Monday afternoon, March 25, authorities said in a release.  Troopers were called to  Ryder Logistics, 8620 Congdon Hill Drive, after a mailroom employee opened a package that contained "writing and threats" around 1:15 p.m., police said.  The business was evacuated until troopers "determined the suspicious package did not pose a t…
MD/PA Bank Robber Indicted In 2nd Robbery Spree Months After Release: USDOJ MD/PA Bank Robber Indicted In 2nd Robbery Spree Months After Release: USDOJ
MD/PA Bank Robber Indicted In 2nd Robbery Spree Months After Release: Usdoj A man who recently completed his sentence following a plea deal with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for six armed robberies  — was indicted on March 20 following a second robbery spree of five more businesses, Palmyra police announced on Monday, March 25, 2024.  Mark Shane Herrick, now 47, of Hanover, was first arrested by the FBI in 2009 for robbing the following businesses while armed with a tire iron or crowbar: June 6, 2008 - Fulton Bank, Harrisburg, PA. June 7, 2008 - M&T Bank, Harrisburg, PA. June 13, 2008 - PNC Bank, Lower Macungie, PA. June 16, 2008 - PNC Bank, H…
Troopers Seek Serial Wallet Thief In Lehigh County Troopers Seek Serial Wallet Thief In Lehigh County
Troopers Seek Serial Wallet Thief In Lehigh County Pennsylvania State Police are looking for the suspect in a series of wallet thefts at Lower Macungie stores.  The pictured man is accused of taking the wallet from a Costco shopper's purse on Friday, Feb. 23. Authorities believe he went to the nearby Target at 749 North Krocks Road and used the victim's credit card to buy $2,500 of American Express and MasterCard gift cards.  He's also a suspect in three similar incidents at Lower Macungie retail stores, including:  At Costco on Sept. 8, 2023 At Walmart on Feb. 3 At Walmart on Feb. 16  Anyone who can identify…
91-Year-Old ID'd After Deadly Rt. 222 Crash In Lower Macungie (UPDATED) 91-Year-Old ID'd After Deadly Rt. 222 Crash In Lower Macungie (UPDATED)
91-Year-Old ID'd After Deadly Rt. 222 Crash In Lower Macungie (Updated) Officials have named the 91-year-old man killed in a Lower Macungie crash on Monday afternoon, Jan. 22.  John H. Milliman was a passenger in a BMW headed north on Route 222 around 10:40 a.m., according to state police. The BMW was struck by a tractor-trailer when it turned left onto Kressler Road, rotating 90 degrees and coming to rest near the center median, troopers said.  Milliman, of North Whitehall, was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he died from multiple blunt force injuries a few hours later, the Coroner's Office said. His manner of death was ruled a…
Bomb Squad Called To Scene Of Lehigh County Blaze: Authorities Bomb Squad Called To Scene Of Lehigh County Blaze: Authorities
Bomb Squad Called To Scene Of Lehigh County Blaze: Authorities Several residents were displaced and one first responder was injured after a Salisbury Township home caught fire Wednesday evening, Jan. 4, according to authorities.  Firefighters were called to a house on the 2900 block of Meadowbrook Circle around 4:30 p.m. to find smoke and flames coming from the basement, officers said in a release.   Police officers used fire extinguishers to keep the blaze contained while firefighters arrived and suppressed the flames, they wrote.  The Allentown Bomb Squad was called to the scene after one resident said there "may be" fireworks, b…
Pedestrian Struck Dead In Lehigh County: Coroner Pedestrian Struck Dead In Lehigh County: Coroner
Pedestrian Struck Dead In Lehigh County: Coroner A pedestrian succumbed to his injuries Monday night, Dec. 4 after he was struck by a car in Upper Macungie, said the Lehigh County Coroner's Office. Sixty-nine-year-old Bruce C. Foley was on the 5600 block of West Tilghman Street when he was hit around 7:15 p.m., according to Coroner Daniel Buglio.  Foley, of Lower Macungie, was rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he died from multiple traumatic injuries before 8 p.m., officials said. The manner of death was ruled accidental.  Upper Macungie police and the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office continue…
Lehigh Valley Man, 60, Killed In Two-Car Crash: Coroner Lehigh Valley Man, 60, Killed In Two-Car Crash: Coroner
Lehigh Valley Man, 60, Killed In Two-Car Crash: Coroner A Lower Macungie resident was killed in a two-car crash in the township on Sunday, Nov. 19, according to authorities.  Eric J. Cressman, 60, died from multiple blunt force injuries by manner of accident, Lehigh County Coroner Daniel A. Buglio's Office said.  Cressman was involved in a crash at the corner of Lower Macungie and Brookside roads around 7:15 a.m., officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene within an hour.  In addition to the Coroner's Office, the PSP Fogelsville station is also investigating. 
Three-Car Crash Detours Traffic In Lehigh County Three-Car Crash Detours Traffic In Lehigh County
Three-Car Crash Detours Traffic In Lehigh County State police are responding to the scene of a three-vehicle wreck in Lower Macungie on Tuesday morning, Nov. 7.  It happened at the intersection of Lower Macungie Road and Cedar Crest Boulevard, troopers said in a statement around 8:20 a.m. Fire and EMS units also responded to the scene.  Traffic was briefly detoured to Riverbend Road while crews worked the scene, and the road was cleared by 9:45 a.m., authorities said.  Police have not said if anyone was hurt in the crash.  This is a developing story. Check back later for more. 
Husband Dies Days After Wife In Lehigh County Crash: Coroner Husband Dies Days After Wife In Lehigh County Crash: Coroner
Husband Dies Days After Wife In Lehigh County Crash: Coroner Another person has died following the two-car wreck in Lower Macungie last week, according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  Bruce C. Schuessler, 73, died from blunt-force head trauma on Sunday, Nov. 5, officials said. His manner of death was ruled accidental.  Schuessler and his wife Kathy Ann Schuessler were in a Honda CRV that pulled into oncoming traffic on Mill Creek Road on Monday afternoon, Oct. 30, Daily Voice reported.  Both Schuesslers were rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where 67-year-old Kathy Ann died hours later, authorities said pr…
Coroner Identifies Victim In Deadly Lehigh County Wreck Coroner Identifies Victim In Deadly Lehigh County Wreck
Coroner Identifies Victim In Deadly Lehigh County Wreck Authorities have named the passenger who died after two cars collided in Lower Macungie on Monday afternoon, Oct. 30.  Kathy Ann Schuessler, 67, died from multiple blunt force injuries, the Lehigh County Coroner's Office said in a release. Her manner of death was ruled accidental.  The accident happened on the 900 block of Mill Creek Road just before 1 p.m., officials said.  Schuessler, of Lower Macungie, was rushed to the emergency department at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where she died from her wounds hours later, according to the coroner.  State police and t…
'Large Feline' Spotted In Lower Macungie, Authorities Say 'Large Feline' Spotted In Lower Macungie, Authorities Say
'Large Feline' Spotted In Lower Macungie, Authorities Say A "large feline" — "possibly a mountain lion" — was seen roaming in a residential area of Lower Macungie on Sunday morning, Oct. 15, according to state police.  A resident spotted the creature in the fields behind Hanover Drive and snapped a photo, said troopers.  Anyone who sees the cat should call the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 610-926-3136 or call PSP in Fogelsville at 610-395-1438. 
Teen Charged In Lehigh Valley Food Tampering Investigation, Troopers Say Teen Charged In Lehigh Valley Food Tampering Investigation, Troopers Say
Teen Charged In Lehigh Valley Food Tampering Investigation, Troopers Say Less than a week after state police accused a Lehigh Valley grocery store employee of putting needles in food items, charges have been filed and more potentially contaminated products have been identified.  Troopers said last Thursday, April 20 that a "juvenile" worker at the Lower Macungie Giant, 7150 Hamilton Boulevard, had placed sewing needles in bagged vegetables and "individual Tastykake packaging." Now, authorities say 11 needles in total were slipped into food packaging and products. Customers who purchased King Hawaiian Bread Rolls and large StarKist Light …
Major Crash Closes All Lanes On I-476 Major Crash Closes All Lanes On I-476
Major Crash Closes All Lanes On I-476 Major delays were reported due to a crash on I-476 in Lehigh County early Wednesday, April 19. Thirteen people were injured in the Lower Macungie crash that involved a passenger van carrying 10 people, an SUV, two tractor trailers, and several other vehicles, according to 6abc. UPDATE: Crash on I-476 southbound between Exit 9 - PA 3 and Exit 9 - PA 3. All lanes closed. — 511PA Statewide (@511PAStatewide) April 19, 2023 Heavy delays reported as of 7:20 a.m.  This is a developing story. Check back for more.
Suspect Who Assaulted Lehigh Shoppers Had Child Porn On Phone: State Police Suspect Who Assaulted Lehigh Shoppers Had Child Porn On Phone: State Police
Suspect Who Assaulted Lehigh Shoppers Had Child Porn On Phone: State Police A suspect has been arrested in connection with a string of indecent assaults on shoppers at Lehigh County stores, state police say.  Ogonna Chuwudaalu Ofoma, 30, of Allentown, was arrested Thursday, March 30 and charged with multiple assaults, troopers wrote in a release. He is also accused of having "sexually explicit photographs and videos of suspected child pornography" on his cell phone, authorities added.  State police previously warned Lehigh Valley residents that a single suspect was behind a number of incidents at Lower Macungie shopping centers, including a Dec. 7 in…
Suspect Sought In String Of Lehigh Assaults, Troopers Say Suspect Sought In String Of Lehigh Assaults, Troopers Say
Suspect Sought In String Of Lehigh Assaults, Troopers Say State police are asking Lehigh Valley residents to help identify a man suspected of indecent assault.  Authorities believe the man is responsible for two indecent assault incidents at retail shopping centers in Lower Macungie, Trooper Nathan Branosky said in a release.  The first alleged assault occurred last year on Dec. 7 at the Wal-Mart at 1091 Mill Creek Road, state police said. The second incident happened on Thursday, Feb. 23 at around 7:20 p.m. at the 749 North Krocks Road Target, they continued.  State police say the suspect drove this grey or green Honda sedan. Pennsylvania St…
Eagles Fan Ripped Off In Phony Ticket Scam, State Police Say Eagles Fan Ripped Off In Phony Ticket Scam, State Police Say
Eagles Fan Ripped Off In Phony Ticket Scam, State Police Say The Philadelphia Eagles won big over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, but one Birds fan wasn't able to attend.  A 39-year-old Lower Macungie man told state police he'd arranged to buy tickets to the game at Lincoln Financial Field from a fellow Facebook user for only $350 on Monday, Jan 23, troopers said in a statement.  But when the victim sent the money, the other user immediately deleted their account, police said.  The matter is being investigated as theft by deception, and anyone with information can call Pennsylvania State Police's Troop M Barracks at 610-861-2026.&n…
Coroner Identifies Man Killed In I-78 Crash In Lehigh County Coroner Identifies Man Killed In I-78 Crash In Lehigh County
Coroner Identifies Man Killed In I-78 Crash In Lehigh County A 51-year-old man has been identified as the person who died in a single-car crash on I-78 in Lehigh County on Wednesday, Aug. 31, authorities said. Gary J. Navitsky died at the scene of the crash in the eastbound lanes of the highway at milepost 60.4 in Upper Saucon Township around 10:40 a.m., Lehigh County Coroner Daniel A. Buglio said. The Lower Macungie man was behind the wheel of a car that veered off the road, and struck a bridge support column, causing the vehicle to flip onto its roof, the coroner said. He died of multiple blunt force injuries and his death was ruled an a…
PA's Second Wawa Drive-Thru Coming To Lehigh Valley PA's Second Wawa Drive-Thru Coming To Lehigh Valley
PA's Second Wawa Drive-Thru Coming To Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania's second drive-thru-only Wawa convenience store is coming to the Lehigh Valley, WFMZ reports. The Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners approved the 2,030-square-foot development on Thursday, July 21, the news outlet says. It will be built at the Trexler Business Center. The drive-thru will hold about 18 cars and will not have gas pumps or a mini-mart, according to the outlet. Its opening date is not yet known. This announcement follows the January 2021 opening of the state's first Wawa drive-thru in Falls Township (Bucks County). Click here for more from WFMZ.
PA's Michael Horvath Found Guilty In Murder Of Holly Grim PA's Michael Horvath Found Guilty In Murder Of Holly Grim
PA's Michael Horvath Found Guilty In Murder Of Holly Grim Pennsylvania's Michael Horvath on Friday, June 17 was found guilty in the 2013 murder of his co-worker, Holly Grim. Michael Horvath, 55, was convicted on charges of homicide, kidnapping, tampering with evidence, and abuse of a corpse, but was acquitted of obstructing law enforcement. The announcement was made two weeks after the Monroe County trial had ended. Grim and Horvath worked together at the Allen Organ Company in Macungie.  Grim had last been seen on Nov. 22, 2013, in the driveway of her Red Maples Mobile Home Park around 6:35 a.m in Lower Macungie, after droppi…
Woman Critically Injured In Lehigh Valley Attempted Murder: Police Woman Critically Injured In Lehigh Valley Attempted Murder: Police
Woman Critically Injured In Lehigh Valley Attempted Murder: Police A woman was critically injured in the Lehigh Valley on Thursday, April 28, authorities said. Pennsylvania State Police responded to a home on the 1500 block of South Krocks Road in Lower Macungie, where they came across a woman stumbling out the front door with "numerous injuries," they said in a Tuesday, May 3 press release.  The unidentified woman, who had also called 911, was taken to Saint Luke's Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition, police said. Her injuries were not specified. Troopers arrested Stephen Lee Malarchik, 53, of Lower Macungie, as he tried to fle…
Girl Brought Bullet To Middle School In Lehigh County, State Police Say Girl Brought Bullet To Middle School In Lehigh County, State Police Say
Girl Brought Bullet To Middle School In Lehigh County, State Police Say An investigation is underway after a young girl brought a bullet to a middle school in Lehigh County, authorities said. Troopers were called to Eyer Middle School in Lower Macungie on Tuesday after a .22 caliber bullet was discovered in the school, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Investigators learned a 12-year-old female student possessed the bullet. There was no gun involved and there was no credible threat to the school, state police said. Troopers and school officials collaborated on the investigation.
Lehigh Woman Dies Days After Being Struck By Car In Macungie Lehigh Woman Dies Days After Being Struck By Car In Macungie
Lehigh Woman Dies Days After Being Struck By Car In Macungie An 88-year-old Lehigh County woman died days after being struck by a car in Macungie, authorities said. Sonia D. Bowyer, of Lower Macungie, was crossing the street near Donegal Drive and Village Lane when she was struck by the car around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office. Bowyer died of multiple traumatic injuries on Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, the coroner's office said. The manner of death was ruled an accident. In addition to Lehigh County Coroner's Office, the death is being investigated by the Pennsylvania S…
Historic Lehigh Valley Barn Could Soon Be Converted Into Craft Brewery, Report Says Historic Lehigh Valley Barn Could Soon Be Converted Into Craft Brewery, Report Says
Historic Lehigh Valley Barn Could Soon Be Converted Into Craft Brewery, Report Says A historic barn in the Lehigh Valley is set to become a craft brewery, according to a new report. Lower Macungie's Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved an application for the adaptive mixed-use of Willows Barn on Willow Lane, WFMZ reports. The plan was submitted by the East Texas Barn Co. LLC, which is seeking to convert the 114-year-old barn into a distillery, brewery and taproom complete with a back deck, fire pits, a playground and more -- all overlooking the Little Lehigh River, according to a proposal obtained by Daily Voice (see attachment at the bottom of this story). The pro…