The Lehigh Township Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred on Tuesday, November 12th, at approximately 2:30pm. The suspects gained entry into the home while distracting the homeowner by posing as roofing contractors and offering to do work. When the homeowner was outside speaking with one person, a second person burglarized the home.
The victim described the man she spoke to as a white male approximately 5' 8" to 5' 10" wearing a tan colored jacket and black pants. The suspect left in a red 4 door Dodge Ram, possibly 2 wheel drive model, with a loud aftermarket exhaust system. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Matthew Enstrom, Lehigh Township Police Department at (610)760-8800, extension 115 or email email@example.com.
FACT: School buses are the safest mode of transporation for getting children back and forth to school. (Source: U.S. Department of Transportation)
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Lehigh Township Police Supports Operations SafeStorp. On October 23rd, Lehigh Township Police will be concentrating additional resources to monitor school bus stops. The goal is to provide the safeest environment for all children at the bus stop and while riding the bus. REMEMBER, WATCH FOR THE YELLOW & RED LIGHTS AND STOP PADDLE ACTIVATED ON THE BUS! If you violate the school bus Statute, you may lose your driver's license.
-Chief Scott M. Fogel-
Thank you to those in our community who came out to Lehigh Township's Drug Take-back initiative. With your help and the cooperation of the Drug Enforcement Agency, we properly disposed of 40 pounds of old or unwanted perscription medications.
-Chief Scott Fogel-
Lehigh Township Police Department now has a permanent MedReturn Drug Collection Unit.
Lehigh Township, PA - Citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop off location at the Lehigh Township Police Department.
Bechtel's Pharmacy has partnered with Lehigh Township Police Department to establish a permanent MedReturn drug collection program in order to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults.
Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone's responsibility as a matter of public safety. More than 70 percent of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet. Now Lehigh Township citizens won't have to wait for a specific take-back day to clean out their medicine cabinets.
The collection site is opened Monday - Friday; 8am - 3:30pm. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.
Lehigh Township Police Department thanks
Bechtel's Pharmacy for their generous contributions to this effort!
PA Yellow Dot Program
Are You Registered?
Pennsylvania's Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens in the "golden hour" of emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. Placing a yellow dot in your vehicle's rear window alerts firest respnders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention you need.
The Lehigh Township Police Department has been investigating several burglaries that occurred between 03/14/13 and 04/15/13. On 04/15/13 a burglary occurred in the 4100 block of Wood Drive while the homeowner was present. The homeowner confronted the actor after he entered the home by breaking open a door. The actor is described as a white male, 5' 8" to 5' 10" weighing between 140-160 lbs. The actor is between the ages of 18-25 and was wearing a black wool coat, dark colored pants, and dark colored sneakers. It is believed that the actor is responsible for several burglaries in Lehigh Township. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lehigh Township Police Department at 610.760.8800.
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Address: 1043 Municipal Rd Walnutport, PA 18088
Office Phone: (610) 760-8800
Fax: (610) 760-2221
Non-emergency dispatch: (610) 317-0808
Department Secretary: Debra Miltenberger
General E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The office is open Monday through Friday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
It is the mission of the Lehigh Township Police Department to provide, as much as possible, a safe and peaceful community for the residents of and the visitors to
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The Lehigh Township Police Department was organized in 1947 by Roland Wieand, who served as its first chief. In the early 1950s the department began providing 24 hour police protection. Roland's son, Harold, and his grandson John Klutzaritz, were subsequent chiefs. The department currently has 12 officers and one civilian employee.
September 10, 2013
LEHIGH TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:
The following is a summary of the activities performed by the Police Department during the month of August 2013.
9,176 Miles were traveled.
785 Callls were logged.
8 Reportable accidents were investigated.
3 Non-reportable accidents were investigated.
55 Summary traffic violations were issued.
7 Summary non-traffic violations were issued.
3 Equipment Repair Orders were issued.
1 Warning of violation was issued.
1 Parking ticket was issued.
1 Persons were arrested for Simple Assault-Domestic Violence and Harassment.
1 Person were arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alchol.
2 Persons were arrested for Retail Theft.
1 Person was arrested for Unauthorized Use of an Automobile.
1 Person was arrested for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition, and Retail Theft.
1 Person was arrested for Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition.
The total number of man hours spent to perform these duties was 2,135 hours.
Scott M. Fogel, Chief of Police
School Bus Safety Tips for Parents and Students
Please take a moment to review the following safety tips to help ensure our children arrive to and from school safely each day:
Junior Driver Passenger Restrictions
Act 81 places increased restrictions on the number and age of pasengers which a junior driver license holder may transport. Current law limits drivers under the age of 18 to transporting no more passengers than the number of seat belts in the vehicle.
For the first six months after receiving their junior driver's license, a driver is not permitted to have more than one passenger under age 18 who is not an immediate family member (brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister of the junior driver and adopted or foster children living in the same household as the junior driver) in their vehicle unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If they have not been convicted of a driving violation or been partially or fully responsible for a reportable crash after six months, they may have up to three passengers under age 18 who are not immediate family members without a parent or legal guardian present. If they have any convictions or are partially or fully responsible for a reportable crash while a junior driver, they are once again restricted to one passenger.
Seat Belt Requirements
Drivers and occupants in a vehicle who are under the age of 18 must wear a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt, and children under the age of eight must be securely fastened in a child restraint system. Failure to comply with the new law's seat belt provisions is a primary offense, meaning that a driver can be pulled over and cited solely for that violation.
There are many helpful law enforcement related links that are available to the public. These sites are valuable tools to provide information on crime prevention, safety tips and other sites of importance. The Lehigh Township Police encourage you to view these sites with the belief that knowledge is the best tool in maintaining a safe and healthy Community.
-Chief Scott Fogel-
Northampton County 9-1-1 center: http://nc911.org/
Child Safety Information:
PA Megan's Law Sex Offender Registry: http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/
Child Passenger Safety: http://www.saferidenews.com/srndnn/
Bicycle Safety: http://www.be-safe.org/lesson/bicycle.html
Drug Abuse Resistance Education: http://www.dare.com/
Motor Vehicle Information:
Lehigh Township Regional DUI Taskforce: http://www.ltpdduitaskforce.org/
PennDOT points: http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms/fact_sheets/pub472.pdf
Motor Vehicle Digest of Laws: http://www.drivinglaws.aaa.com/
PA Department of Transportation: http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/
Identity Theft: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft//
Do Not Call List: http://nocallplease.com/
Office of Attorney General: http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/index.aspx
Lehigh TWP Fire Department: http://www.lehightownshipfire.com/