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City of Allentown

ONE PERSON SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CENTER CITY SHOOTING

September 11, 2013 at 6:31PM

ONE PERSON SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CENTER CITY SHOOTING

Allentown, Pa. - Allentown EMS and Police were summoned to 8th and Turner Streets around 15:00 hours Wednesday afternoon for a shooting. Police found the victim closer to Chew Street on 8th and was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

Police closed off North 8th Street between Turner and Chew Streets while they investigated.

This street closing along with Tilghman Street at 5th caused a rush hour nightmare for commuters looking to leave the city.

Tags:   Allentown    Police   Shooting  


City of Allentown

FEMALE KILLED AS ICE CREAM DELIVERY TRUCK STRIKES HER AT THE DOLLAR GENERAL

September 05, 2013 at 9:59PM

FEMALE KILLED AS ICE CREAM DELIVERY TRUCK STRIKES HER AT THE DOLLAR GENERAL

Approximately 16:10 hours Thursday afternoon, a 42 year-old women was struck by a Jack & Jill Ice Cream delivery truck.

The truck was making a delivery at the Dollar General at 18th and Tilghman Streets. When the delivery was finished the truck was leaving when it struck the lady.

Tilghman Street was closed while investigators searched for clues on what happened.

Photos by Mike Nester.

Tags:   Accident   Allentown    Police  


Lehigh County

S.W.A.T. ACTIVATED ON NORTH 8TH STREET FOR YOUNG MAN WITH GUNS THREATENING SUICIDE

September 01, 2013 at 1:29PM

S.W.A.T. ACTIVATED ON NORTH 8TH STREET FOR YOUNG MAN WITH GUNS THREATENING SUICIDE

Coplay, Pa. - Approximately 12:00 Sunday afternoon, police responded to a suicide threat in the 100 block of N. 8th Street. They found a young man inside with weapons and wouldn't talk to the officers.

The S.W.A.T. was activated and team members from around Lehigh County responded into the scene. Fire Police closed off 8th Street north of Chestnut Street for about two hours.

As the team was forming at the scene near Balliet Field, the young man surrendered and walked out the back door of the duplex. He was placed in the awaiting Cetronia ambulance without incident.

Afterwards, the S.W.A.T. members entered the home to do a search and clear the home for the Coplay Police. Members found weapons in the attic.

When the house was cleared by S.W.A.T. it was turned back over to the Coplay Police Department.

No injuries were reported. All police officers went home safe. And the young man will get the treatment that he needs.

Tags:   Lehigh County   Police   SWAT  


City of Allentown

TEENAGER SHOT IN EAST ALLENTOWN

September 01, 2013 at 1:43AM

TEENAGER SHOT IN EAST ALLENTOWN

Allentown, Pa. - Saturday night around 23:55, Police and EMS are sent to 1136 East Livingston Street (between Kiowa & Lacrosse) for a report of a shooting.

Crews arrived and found a teenager with at least one gunshot wound to the Body, he was transported to a Local Trauma Center for Treatment.

Allentown Police close off the area and search for clues and attempt to find witnesses to what occurred.

Anyone with information should contact Allentown Police at 610-437-7751.

Photos by Mike Nester.

Tags:   Allentown    Police   Shooting  


City of Allentown

BANK ROBBED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM ARENA PROJECT IN CENTER CITY

August 08, 2013 at 7:58PM

BANK ROBBED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM ARENA PROJECT IN CENTER CITY

Alentown, Pa. - Late Thursday morning, A white male robbed the Wells Fargo bank at 702 Hamilton Street at 7th and Hamilton directly across the street from the new Hockey Arena.

Police are looking for a white male, 200 pounds, wearing a white shirt and brown pants, black sunglasses. He had short spiked hair. He has a duffel bag full of money.

No weapon was seen. He passed a note to the teller. Photos by Mike Nester.

Tags:   Allentown    Police  


City of Allentown

HOMICIDE:  BOY GUNNED DOWN AND KILLED IN CENTER CITY.  POLICE INVESTIGATE BLOODY SCENE

August 06, 2013 at 1:27AM

HOMICIDE:  BOY GUNNED DOWN AND KILLED IN CENTER CITY.  POLICE INVESTIGATE BLOODY SCENE

Allentown, Pa. - Police and EMS responded to a report of a shooting around 23:50 Monday night on Oak Street in the area of North 10th Street.

When police arrived, they found a person down in the middle of Oak Street just east of tenth. EMS placed a blanket over the bloody body. Police now say it was a 16 year-old boy who was murdered.

Lehigh County Coroners office and the District Attorneys office were also called to the scene.

A man and a women arrived later and the women was screaming she wanted to see her son.

Police placed a person of interest in the back of a police car. It is unknown what role this man played in the shooting.

Top two photos by Mike Nester of N.V.P.

Tags:   Allentown    Fatality   Police   Shooting  


City of Allentown

FEMALE SHOT IN LEG ON POPLAR STREET

July 26, 2013 at 12:11AM

10:00 PM Thursday night, Police and EMS were sent to Poplar and Allen Streets for a shooting. Police found a female at Poplar and Mary Streets with a gunshot wound to the lower leg. She was transported to an area hospital by Allentown EMS.

Police investigated the scene for a short time and called A.F.D. in to clean the sidewalk.

Tags:   Police   Shooting  


City of Allentown

MAN SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES ON 7TH STREET HALF BLOCK FROM NEW ICE ARENA CONSTRUCTION SITE

July 23, 2013 at 10:14PM

Allentown, Pa. - For the second time Tuesday, gunshots ring out in center city. This shooting, the second of the day, is a man shot just half a block from the new arena in the 100 block of North 7th Street.

The man was shot numerous times in the abdomen in the parking lot just north of the 7-Eleven store at 7th and Linden Streets. He then ran into the store seeking help.

Police taped off a large area from Linden, north around the parking lot and west to Hall Street, where the suspects fled north on Hall Street.

Police hand-cuffed and detained numerous people near the crime scene. One man was placed in back of a police car.

Evidence markers littered the 7-Eleven parking lot and the lot to the north.

The victim is in critical condition.

The first shooting was in the area of 14th and Chew Streets. Police and EMS found a man with a gunshot wound to the ass. Police were having trouble finding the actual crime scene.

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Tags:   Allentown    Police   Shooting  


Northampton County

FARMERS MARKET, BANK ROBBED WITHIN MINUTES OF EACH OTHER IN NORTHAMPTON COUNTY

July 19, 2013 at 4:38PM

FARMERS MARKET, BANK ROBBED WITHIN MINUTES OF EACH OTHER IN NORTHAMPTON COUNTY

Northampton, Pa. - Approximately 11:30 Friday morning a man robbed the Cihylik Farmers Market at 3960 Cherryville Road in Allen Township. Minutes later, around 11:45, the same man robbed the National Penn Bank at 1862 Main Street in Northampton Borough. No gun was seen in the robberies.

The subject is a white male, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, with short dark hair. He has a tattoo on his left arm. He was wearing a black shirt with the word "everything" on the front.

The businesses are approximately 2 miles apart. Lehigh Township Police assisted Northampton Borough Police at the bank robbery while State Police investigated the Robbery in Allen Township.

If you know this man or know his whereabouts, please contact State Police at 610-861-2026 or Northampton Borough Detective Squad at 610-317-0808.

Tags:   Northampton County   Police  


City of Allentown

2 SHOOTINGS LEAVES ONE PERSON SHOT IN CENTER CITY

June 20, 2013 at 9:12AM

2 SHOOTINGS LEAVES ONE PERSON SHOT IN CENTER CITY

Allentown, Pa. - Approximately 12:45 AM Police and EMS responded to the area of 10th and Turner Streets for a shooting. EMS units staged a block away while police investigated and secured the scene. EMS was then called to the front of 143 Turner Street for a person shot.

EMS transported the person to the Trauma Center at Cedar Crest and I-78 and requested Salisbury Police to stand-by at the Emergency Room. The person had a gunshot wound to the chest and is expected to survive.

While police investigated the shooting in the 100 block of Turner, another call of shots fired came in for the 700 block of Chew Street near the Central Fire Station. Police investigated that report and found no victims.

Police are investigating both scenes to see if they are related. This is the second shooting in the 10th Street area in three days.

Photos provided by our contributor Mike Nester.

Tags:   Allentown    Police   Shooting