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The Morning Call
Allentown police chase, arrest alleged supermarket robberAllentown police chased and arrested a man now charged with a late Friday night
Allentown police chase, arrest alleged supermarket robber
The Morning Call / Posted 9 hours ago
Allentown police chased and arrested a man now charged with a late Friday night armed-robbery at a city supermarket. Jose Rodriguez, 45, of Allentown, allegedly stormed into the Redner's Warehouse Market at 2323 Lehigh St. at 10:43 p.m. brandishing... Read more
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The Express-Times
Allentown man hospitalized in shootinginformation." Police did not identify the victim but said he was taken to Lehi
Allentown man hospitalized in shooting
The Express-Times / Posted 10 hours ago
information." Police did not identify the victim but said he was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township for treatment. Police urge anyone with information to call the Allentown Police Department detectives' bureau at 610-43... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown man shot behind Gordon Street homea gunshot wound to the hand shortly after midnight. He was taken to Lehigh Vall
Allentown man shot behind Gordon Street home
The Morning Call / Posted 10 hours ago
a gunshot wound to the hand shortly after midnight. He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest for treatment, Allentown police Assistant Chief Gail Struss said. "The only information he would give us was that it was a young Hispanic... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
One person shot in the hand in AllentownAllentown Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morn
One person shot in the hand in Allentown
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 11 hours ago
Allentown Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morning. A 28-year-old male was walking in the 100 block of Gordon Street just after midnight when he was shot in the hand. He was transported to Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest... Read more
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The Morning Call
'What's me being naked have to do with him stabbing me in the head?' victim asks court"No." "What's me being naked have to do with him stabbing me in the head," Mor
'What's me being naked have to do with him stabbing me in the head?' victim asks court
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
"No." "What's me being naked have to do with him stabbing me in the head," Morague blurted out as he left the stand. Allentown police Officer Christopher Hendricks, a trained paramedic, testified that when police arrived, Morague was kneeling... Read more
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The Express-Times
With trained shooters aiming at police, equipment, training are key, captain saysCasterline said earlier this week. "It's why we always asked for equipment." T
With trained shooters aiming at police, equipment, training are key, captain says
The Express-Times / Posted yesterday
Casterline said earlier this week. "It's why we always asked for equipment." The equipment is protective, he said. And as Allentown police Capt. Bill Lake points out, his department is not buying from the Army. "The gear that we have here is not... Read more
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The Morning Call
Cars collide, one flips on Allentown street; no serious injurieswoman's car flew up and over and the whole vehicle landed upside down in front
Cars collide, one flips on Allentown street; no serious injuries
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
woman's car flew up and over and the whole vehicle landed upside down in front of Dubbs Memorial United Church of Christ. Allentown police were investigating the unusual collision. One officer gave the woman a field sobriety test in the street,... Read more
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The Morning Call
July 22, 2016Allentown Police Officer Haldaman,center, receives free hugs from youth at The
July 22, 2016
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
Allentown Police Officer Haldaman,center, receives free hugs from youth at The Caring Place Thursday afternoon. The Caring Place youth wanted to give back to the police officers and community members to let them know they care, by giving out free... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown woman gets prison for straw purchases of gunsbusinesses in May 2015. Two others were found in the hands of suspects charged
Allentown woman gets prison for straw purchases of guns
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
businesses in May 2015. Two others were found in the hands of suspects charged with unrelated crimes in New York City. Allentown police were watching a home on North Law Street that the robbers used as a stash house and in June 2015 they... Read more
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The Morning Call
After shots fired call in Allentown, man arrested with loaded shotgun, police sayoffensive weapon. He was arraigned by District Judge Ron Manescu and sent to Le
After shots fired call in Allentown, man arrested with loaded shotgun, police say
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
offensive weapon. He was arraigned by District Judge Ron Manescu and sent to Lehigh County Jail under $25,000 bail. Allentown police were dispatched at 1:51 a.m. Wednesday to North 13th Street and Court Street to investigate a report of... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police make prostitution bust at Rodeway InnAllentown police said they busted a prostitution operation in which the women a
Allentown police make prostitution bust at Rodeway Inn
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
Allentown police said they busted a prostitution operation in which the women allege they weren’t allowed to leave the hotel and were controlled with heroin. Authorities arrested David A. Campanioni III Wednesday at the Rodeway Inn on drug and... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police make prostitution bust at Roadway InnAllentown police said they busted a prostitution operation in which the women a
Allentown police make prostitution bust at Roadway Inn
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
Allentown police said they busted a prostitution operation in which the women allege they weren’t allowed to leave the hotel and were controlled with heroin. Authorities arrested David A. Campanioni III Wednesday at the Roadway Inn on drug and... Read more
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The Morning Call
Broken glass: Allentown police not sure of teen's claim he was stabbedAllentown police are investigating whether a 19-year-old city man who claims to
Broken glass: Allentown police not sure of teen's claim he was stabbed
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
Allentown police are investigating whether a 19-year-old city man who claims to have been stabbed Tuesday afternoon instead caused the cuts himself by smashing his fist through a glass door. Police and paramedics were dispatched to the 100 block of... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Police pick up man on California warrant, find pot plantson drug charges and on an arrest warrant out of Oakland, Calif. Authorities arr
Police pick up man on California warrant, find pot plants
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
on drug charges and on an arrest warrant out of Oakland, Calif. Authorities arrested the 47-year-old Monday afternoon. Allentown police were called to the apartment in the 1100 block of Allen Street to assist probation and parole officers. As... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police nab suspect after he drops walletAllentown police arrested a man suspected of trying to rob people in Center Cit
Allentown police nab suspect after he drops wallet
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
Allentown police arrested a man suspected of trying to rob people in Center City after he dropped his gun and wallet during a foot chase. Robert S. Peterson, of the 600 block of Liberty Street, faces a pair of firearms charges, following his arrest... Read more
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The Morning Call
Pedestrian injured in Allentown accident involving LANTA bus A pedestrian was injured in an accident involving a LANTA bus at Linden and F
Pedestrian injured in Allentown accident involving LANTA bus
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
A pedestrian was injured in an accident involving a LANTA bus at Linden and Fourth streets in Allentown. Police are investigating. A pedestrian was injured in an accident involving a... Read more
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The Morning Call
Woman injured in accident involving LANTA bus in AllentownALLENTOWN — A woman was seriously injured Tuesday in an accident involving a LA
Woman injured in accident involving LANTA bus in Allentown
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
ALLENTOWN — A woman was seriously injured Tuesday in an accident involving a LANTA bus at Fourth and Linden streets in Allentown. Police closed West Linden Street between Fifth and American Parkway while they investigated the accident. Blood and a... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Pedestrian struck by bus in Allentownwas seriously injured Tuesday afternoon, when she was struck by a bus at Fourth
Pedestrian struck by bus in Allentown
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon, when she was struck by a bus at Fourth and Linden streets in Allentown. Allentown police said a woman was struck by a bus at the intersection of Fourth and Linden streets. She was taken to the... Read more
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The Morning Call
Church surveillance camera captured Allentown shooting, detective testifiesporches of their homes in the 1300 block of Chew Street. Residents said they he
Church surveillance camera captured Allentown shooting, detective testifies
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
porches of their homes in the 1300 block of Chew Street. Residents said they heard a loud argument before shots rang out. Allentown police said the incident started in one of the boarding rooms at the West End Hotel, which is above the Jabber Jaws... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown man shot near 8th and Allen streetsstreets. That's when he heard gunshots and realized he had been hit, according
Allentown man shot near 8th and Allen streets
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
streets. That's when he heard gunshots and realized he had been hit, according to investigators. The man told police a good Samaritan gave him a ride to the hospital. Anyone with information is asked to contact Allentown Police at 610-43... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown man shot, dropped off at hospital11:13 p.m. and the hospital notified police of the shooting. Police said they f
Allentown man shot, dropped off at hospital
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
11:13 p.m. and the hospital notified police of the shooting. Police said they found no evidence at the scene and they have not located any witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call Allentown police detectives at 610-437-7721. Matt Cough... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man arrested in Allentown on Calfornia and local drug chargesAllentown police on Monday afternoon arrested a man wanted for a month on drug
Man arrested in Allentown on Calfornia and local drug charges
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
Allentown police on Monday afternoon arrested a man wanted for a month on drug and firearms violations in California, authorities said. And when they took Gregory Eason, 47, into custody at a home in the 1100 block of West Allen Street, police found... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown robbery suspect yells for mom after he's arrested, police sayALLENTOWN — A 36-year-old man yelled at the top of his lungs for his mother Fri
Allentown robbery suspect yells for mom after he's arrested, police say
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
ALLENTOWN — A 36-year-old man yelled at the top of his lungs for his mother Friday night after Allentown police arrested him on robbery charges, according to court records. Jose A. Marrero-Rivera, of the 700 block of West Turner Street in Allentown,... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man charged with taxi cab driver robbery in Allentownand theft. He was arraigned by District Judge Patricia Engler and sent to Lehig
Man charged with taxi cab driver robbery in Allentown
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
and theft. He was arraigned by District Judge Patricia Engler and sent to Lehigh County Jail under $150,000 bail. Allentown police say Cook and an unidentified juvenile robbed the cab driver on June 1 in the 900 block of College Street.... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man dropped gun during foot chase in Allentown, police sayALLENTOWN — A man previously convicted of robbery was arrested after running fr
Man dropped gun during foot chase in Allentown, police say
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
ALLENTOWN — A man previously convicted of robbery was arrested after running from Allentown police early Monday morning as they investigated a report of a robbery on Liberty Street, according to court records. Robert Shakim Peterson, 27, of the 600... Read more
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The Morning Call
Clerk robbed walking home from Allentown gas station, police sayPolice said the masked men pushed the clerk to the ground and took a gold neckl
Clerk robbed walking home from Allentown gas station, police say
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
Police said the masked men pushed the clerk to the ground and took a gold necklace and $160 cash. The victim suffered minor injuries, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Allentown police detectives at 610-437-7721. Matt Co... Read more
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The Morning Call
Gunman robs Allentown mini mart202 E. Hamilton St. with a mask over his face and pulled a handgun. He fled wit
Gunman robs Allentown mini mart
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
202 E. Hamilton St. with a mask over his face and pulled a handgun. He fled with about $500 cash and three packs of Newport cigarettes, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Allentown police detectives at 610-437-7721. Matt Coug... Read more
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The Brown and White
Would-be robber drops gun after running into pole, cops sayA would-be robber who fled from officers dropped his wallet and then his gun af
Would-be robber drops gun after running into pole, cops say
The Brown and White / Posted 5 days ago
A would-be robber who fled from officers dropped his wallet and then his gun after running into a pole during his escape, Allentown police said. Robert Peterson was eventually caught Monday morning at his home in the 600 block of Liberty Street,... Read more
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The Morning Call
Recently freed after dropped case, Allentown pair again face robbery chargesCounty Jail under $100,000 bail each. According to a criminal complaint: The
Recently freed after dropped case, Allentown pair again face robbery charges
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
County Jail under $100,000 bail each. According to a criminal complaint: The victims arrived at 7 p.m. Thursday to the Allentown police station on 10th and Hamilton streets to report the armed robbery. They told police they had been chatting on... Read more
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The Express-Times
None in custody following Chew Street shooting, cops sayThe man was shot around 4 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of West Chew Street, a
None in custody following Chew Street shooting, cops say
The Express-Times / Posted 6 days ago
The man was shot around 4 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of West Chew Street, according to Allentown police Captain Bill Lake. Lake declined to provide specifics on where the victim was shot. When officers arrived at the scene, the victim had left... Read more
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The Morning Call
One man injured in Chew Street shooting, police report— City police are probing a Saturday afternoon shooting that landed one man in
One man injured in Chew Street shooting, police report
The Morning Call / Posted 6 days ago
— City police are probing a Saturday afternoon shooting that landed one man in the hospital, according to authorities. Allentown police Capt. Bill Lake said police were called just before 4 p.m. to the 900 block of Chew Street for reports of... Read more
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The Morning Call
Police investigate Chew Street shootingAllentown police were investigating a reported shooting on the 900 block of Che
Police investigate Chew Street shooting
The Morning Call / Posted 7 days ago
Allentown police were investigating a reported shooting on the 900 block of Chew Street Saturday afternoon. Police were called to the scene about 3:40 p.m. Half an hour later, about nine police cars were still on the scene and officers could be... Read more
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The Brown and White
Allentown police investigate shooting on Chew StreetAt least one man was shot about 4 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of West Chew S
Allentown police investigate shooting on Chew Street
The Brown and White / Posted 7 days ago
At least one man was shot about 4 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of West Chew Street, according to Allentown police Captain Bill Lake. Lake said the victim transported himself to a hospital. His injuries were not life threatening, Lake said. Police... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man slashed, won't cooperate with investigationafter being slashed on the left side of his neck and his right arm isn't cooper
Man slashed, won't cooperate with investigation
The Morning Call / Posted 7 days ago
after being slashed on the left side of his neck and his right arm isn't cooperating with investigators, according to Allentown police. The 25-year-old man initially gave a false name when he was interviewed at Lehigh Valley Hospital's campus... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
2 men arrested for armed robbery in Allentownrecovered the motorcycle and say it was also stolen from outside of Allentown.
2 men arrested for armed robbery in Allentown
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 7 days ago
recovered the motorcycle and say it was also stolen from outside of Allentown. Police are still searching for the third suspect and the firearms. Anyone with information should call the Allentown Police Detective Bureau... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown police working to improve community relationsdepartment has developed a committee that includes several members of the commu
Allentown police working to improve community relations
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
department has developed a committee that includes several members of the community to have input on the hiring of Allentown police officers. The Rev. Larry Pickens with the Lehigh Valley Conference of Churches is on the committee. He... Read more
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The Morning Call
Dedicated dozen join Allentown police forcecity and walking the streets. This is where I always wanted to be." Oquendo wa
Dedicated dozen join Allentown police force
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
city and walking the streets. This is where I always wanted to be." Oquendo was one of a dozen new officers sworn into the Allentown police department on Friday, lifting the department's total to 219, just three shy of a full budgeted police force.... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lehigh Valley is no stranger to road ragemiles away on Route 22 near the Route 33 exit, according to police. •In 2015,
Lehigh Valley is no stranger to road rage
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
miles away on Route 22 near the Route 33 exit, according to police. •In 2015, Christopher Fitzgerald, the son of then-Allentown police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, was found not guilty of simple assault and reckless endangerment after a road rage... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown looking to outsource school crossing guardsSaying it is struggling to provide adequate coverage, the Allentown Police Depa
Allentown looking to outsource school crossing guards
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 9 days ago
Saying it is struggling to provide adequate coverage, the Allentown Police Department is looking to hire a company to manage school crossing guards. On Wednesday night, the city council's committee of the whole authorized a contract with All City... Read more
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The Morning Call
Family mourns barbershop owner gunned down in Allentownto come to terms with Wagner's death. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Wa
Family mourns barbershop owner gunned down in Allentown
The Morning Call / Posted 10 days ago
to come to terms with Wagner's death. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Wagner died from multiple gunshot wounds. Allentown police declined to release details Wednesday morning of their investigation, other than saying they are working... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Drugs allegedly smuggled into prison inside prisonerinside a resealable bag inside a knotted plastic sandwich bag inside Bennicoff.
Drugs allegedly smuggled into prison inside prisoner
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 10 days ago
inside a resealable bag inside a knotted plastic sandwich bag inside Bennicoff. Prison authorities turned the drugs over to Allentown police. District Judge Michael D’Amore arraigned Bennicoff Tuesday night, setting bail at $1,000. He failed to... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown man charged for firing gun out car windowblock of North 10th Street, remains free ahead of preliminary hearing scheduled
Allentown man charged for firing gun out car window
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 10 days ago
block of North 10th Street, remains free ahead of preliminary hearing scheduled for Aug. 18 after posting bail Tuesday. Allentown police responded to North 13th Street and Sumner Avenue about 9:45 a.m. for a report of a man firing a handgun from... Read more
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The Express-Times
Bethlehem man killed in Allentown shooting, coroner saysSalisbury Township, where he was pronounced dead at 4:54 p.m., Grim said. The
Bethlehem man killed in Allentown shooting, coroner says
The Express-Times / Posted 10 days ago
Salisbury Township, where he was pronounced dead at 4:54 p.m., Grim said. The coroner ruled the death a homicide. Allentown police and the coroner's office continued Tuesday night to investigate the killing, with assistance from the Lehigh... Read more
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Bethlehem man killed in Allentown shootinganother neighbor, Isabelle DeJesus. Officers were seen blocking off streets in
Bethlehem man killed in Allentown shooting
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 10 days ago
another neighbor, Isabelle DeJesus. Officers were seen blocking off streets in the area and investigating the location of multiple bullets and shell casings. As of Tuesday night, Allentown police had not released any information about a s... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown police probe shooting, at least one person is injuredALLENTOWN — Allentown police said Tuesday afternoon they are investigating a sh
Allentown police probe shooting, at least one person is injured
The Morning Call / Posted 11 days ago
ALLENTOWN — Allentown police said Tuesday afternoon they are investigating a shooting on South Eighth Street that left at least one person wounded. Police Capt. Tony Alsleben said officers had just arrived around 4:40 p.m. and could provide few... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man despondent over break up punches officer in the face, police sayALLENTOWN — Allentown police said a man who was drinking and upset that his gir
Man despondent over break up punches officer in the face, police say
The Morning Call / Posted 11 days ago
ALLENTOWN — Allentown police said a man who was drinking and upset that his girlfriend had broken up with him is charged with assaulting an officer. Luis A. Mella-Lizardo, 27, of the 600 block of Park Street in Allentown was charged Sunday with... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man burglarized Allentown home, raped woman and then stalked her, police sayin the basement of the woman's home, records show. Police say he knew the victi
Man burglarized Allentown home, raped woman and then stalked her, police say
The Morning Call / Posted 11 days ago
in the basement of the woman's home, records show. Police say he knew the victim. According to a criminal complaint: Allentown police were dispatched at 11:39 a.m. on July 4 to take a sexual assault report. The victim told police she was in... Read more
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The Brown and White
Driver fires gun from car in Allentown, police saysimple assault, and disorderly conduct. He was released from county jail on Tue
Driver fires gun from car in Allentown, police say
The Brown and White / Posted 11 days ago
simple assault, and disorderly conduct. He was released from county jail on Tuesday after posting $25,000 bail. Allentown police said the victim called police at 9:42 a.m. to report a man shooting out of the driver's side of a... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
1 warrant leads to 5 drug arrests in Allentownman turned into five arrests and led police to more than 200 baggies of heroin,
1 warrant leads to 5 drug arrests in Allentown
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 11 days ago
man turned into five arrests and led police to more than 200 baggies of heroin, marijuana, cocaine and a stolen handgun. Allentown police on Friday executed a search warrant just before 5:30 p.m. for a home in the 600 block of Park Street.... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Residents, community leaders gather in Allentown to call for unitypolarization that has engulfed our nation that one must be pro police or pro pe
Residents, community leaders gather in Allentown to call for unity
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 11 days ago
polarization that has engulfed our nation that one must be pro police or pro people of color. We believe you can be both." Allentown police chief Keith Morris says the department is working to bring more diversity awareness. He said, "We do a lot... Read more
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