Thursday, May 9, 2013
Motor vehicle accident took place at intersection of Routes 33 and 191 in Stockertown Wednesday afternoon.
Two people suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Stockertown Wednesday afternoon, state police said. State Police at Belfast reported that two people were injured when their vehicles collided at 5:09 p.m. on Route 191 where it intersects with Route 33. State Police Investigator Nathan Branosky said that Veronica M. Skidmore, 61, of Saylorsburg was driving a 2011 Suburban Forester when she went through a stop sign on Route 33 and onto Route 191. That's when she struck a 2012 Ford Fusion driven by James A. West, 50, of Nazareth that was southbound on Route 191. West's vehicle was struck on the passenger side, causing Skidmore to travel through the intersection and come to a final rest on the northbound lane of Route 191 while West…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
25-year-old Pen Argyl resident died when motorcycle hits pole on Main Street.
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Sunday, May 5
A Pen Argyl man was killed Saturday evening in a motorcycle crash in Stockertown, according to the Northampton County Coroner. Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said 25-year old Darren Stringer of Pen Argyl was killed when his motorcyle hit a pole. The crash happened just after 7 p.m. on Route 191 near Route 33, Lysek said. Stockertown police were not immediately available for comment Sunday morning.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Mayors for Tatamy, Stockertown and Bath -- as well as more than 750 U.S. mayors -- sent a letter to President Obama urging him to "make it harder for dangerous people to possess guns, and easier for police and prosecutors to crack down on them."
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a letter sent Wednesday to the White House from the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Among the mayors signing were Sherman Metzgar of Stockertown, Luke Duignam of Tatamy and Donald L. Wunderler of Bath. This letter is in response to a different gun crime: the school shooting last week in Newtown, Conn. Dear President Obama, On Friday, Dec. 14, the entire nation watched as parents stood outside the Sandy Hook Elementary School and waited, desperately hoping to be reunited with their children. That moment will never end for the families of the 20 children and six adults who were murdered that day at the school. As mayors, we are charged with keeping our communities safe. But too many of us have sat with …
Friday, December 21, 2012
While working behind the register at the Valero in Stockertown, Stephanie Ann Lix, 19, allegedly sold about 0.5 grams of marijuana to undercover officers.
A Stockertown convenience store employee rang up the sale in early August -- two Phillies Blunt cigars and a baggie of marijuana. The marijuana was something she threw in for $10, and what she didn’t know was that her two customers were undercover state police troopers, court records say. The undercover troopers visited the Valero Fuel Station, 307 Main St., after learning the employee, Stephanie Ann Lix, 19, was selling marijuana at the cash register during her normal working hours. A criminal complaint says the troopers went to the store around 12:35 p.m. Aug. 7. They saw Lix working at the register, wearing a Valero work shirt. They asked for two Phillies Blunts that she had to retrieve from behind the register area. As she started to …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Michael Koble, 19, is facing charges after Stockertown police discover his alleged illegal living situation.
A 19-year-old man tried to convince a Stockertown police officer he does not live in a tent the officer found pitched on private property, insisting he stays with his friend in neighboring Tatamy. That explanation came up short, however, when police found the so-called friend, who said he never heard of the other man. Court records say Michael Koble, with no known address, was charged with defiant trespass, false swearing - mislead public servant, and disorderly conduct. Stockertown officer Alex Soloe said in a criminal complaint that he was on routine patrol around 7 p.m. Sept. 24 behind the borough sewer plant on property owned by Pennsylvania Lines LLC -- also known as Norfolk Southern Railway. He found a tent with blankets and other …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Forks Township Fire Department handled 36 fire calls in July, up from 28 in June.
The Forks Township Fire Department responded to 36 fire calls during July, up from 28 in June, according to Fire Chief Charles Chapman's monthly report. The calls took 252 manpower hours over 30 hours of time and involved the use of 62 units, the report states. The calls included: Forks also handled an activated alarm and a Hazmat spill in Stockertown and a downed tree in Tatamy. For the year to date, the Forks Township Fire Department has spent nearly 187 incident hours handling 173 calls in Forks, 17 in Stockertown, eight in Palmer, four in Tatamy, two in Plainfield and one each in Wind Gap, Upper Nazareth and Lower Nazareth.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
While holding a knife against his roommate's left upper lip area, Christopher David Neve, of Stockertown, allegedly said, “I’m going to make your smile bigger.”
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Just 15 minutes after Christmas Day, a Stockertown man shot his female apartment mate four times in the legs with a pellet gun and at one point, as she sat on the toilet, cut her on the right knee with a steel hunting knife, according to court records. Before cutting the woman, the suspect, Christopher David Neve, pressed the knife, which is 10 to 12 inches long, against her left upper lip area and told her, “I’m going to make your smile bigger,” the records say. The records give the following account: At about 12:15 a.m. on Dec. 26, the woman let Neve, 23, into the apartment at 101-103 Main St., Apt. 4, because he didn’t have a key. She went back to the bedroom to go to sleep. He entered the bedroom and shot her twice in the right leg …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Forks Township woman identified as driver of minivan that hit Stockertown man in April.
A probe into a fatal crash in April involving a motorcycle and a minivan outside Palmer Park Mall has concluded the cyclist who died was speeding and the driver of the van did nothing wrong and will not be charged, police said. The investigation, which took a little more than a month to complete, has concluded that 24-year-old Terry Wegfahrt of Stockertown was “driving in excess of the 35-mile-per-hour speed limit posted on Park Avenue,” according to reports issued yesterday. Wegfahrt’s motorcycle was struck around 12:45 p.m. April 25 by a 2004 Nissan Quest attempting to turn into the mall. The name of the minivan's driver was withheld pending possible charges and the completion of the investigation, but her name has now been released. …
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Report of a possible "dirty bomb" on Main Street first came in just after 2 a.m. Sunday.
7:56 a.m. UPDATE: Main Street in Stockertown has been reopened to traffic following a bomb scare early this morning. Police have not yet released details of the incident. A possible "dirty bomb" has been found on Main Street in Stockertown, according to police radio reports. Reports say multiple law enforcement agencies are responding to a "serious incident" and homes are being evacuated as of 6 a.m. Sunday. Traffic is being allowed to exit Route 33 at Stockertown and is being rerouted back to the Route 33 Belfast exit. A suspect began aiming a large-caliber gun with a radiological symbol on it at cars around 4 a.m. Reports of a possible bomb on the scene first came in at 3 a.m. It is believed that the suspect may have "prior operative …