Thursday, May 23, 2013
Lehigh County coroner said a 45-year-old man was killed when his vehicle hit a tree Tuesday night in Plainfield Township.
A 45-year-old Nazareth man has been killed in a Plainfield Township crash, Lehigh County's coroner has announced. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said the unidentified man died of multiple blunt force trauma and ruled the death an accident. Grim did not identify the victim because next of kin need to be notified. The crash took place at 7:08 p.m. Tuesday on Sullivan Trail when the man's vehicle struck a tree, authorities said. The victim was taken to St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill where he was pronounced dead at 8:36 p.m., the coroner reported.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
PennDOT is planning utility work on Route 33 around Bushkill and Plainfield Townships Wednesday. Work is now put off until Friday.
ROAD NAME: PA 33 BETWEEN: PA 512 (Wind Gap) AND Belfast (Belfast Road)
Monday, March 11, 2013
Reginald Derrick Braddy, 29, of Moreno Valley, Calif., is charged with criminal trespass for allegedly entering the J.F.R. Salvage yard without permission.
A California man who had $31,900 in a rental car and may be living much closer to the Lehigh Valley—perhaps Monroe or Northampton counties—was found with another man Sunday afternoon inside a Plainfield Township salvage yard, according to court records. Police called a Northampton County assistant district attorney about Reginald Derrick Braddy, 29, who recommended that Braddy be charged with criminal trespass, a level-three felony, the records say. Braddy, whose address is listed as Moreno Valley, Calif., about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, was committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail. The other man was identified by the owner of J.F.R. Salvage as a former employee who was not authorized to be on the property. A …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Tyler J. Leighton, 19, of Plainfield Township, is charged with stalking and harassment after allegedly sending his ex-girlfriend 500 text massages within 24 hours.
A Plainfield Township man spent the 24 hours after breaking up with his girlfriend sending her about 500 text messages and was still texting her from the back of an ambulance, court records say. Police said they went to the house of Tyler J. Leighton, 19, after the ex-girlfriend and her mother said he was “suicidal” and had texted them that “he took pills and/or he was going to shoot himself,” the records say. Leighton, whose visit to his ex-girlfriend’s house prompted her to call 911, told police he never made the suicide comment and never took pills but that he was “pissed” because the ex-girlfriend—listed in the records as a juvenile—had “cheated” on him. Police described Leighton as being “very angry and upset.” He agreed with a police…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Philip R. Achenbach, 25, of Plainfield Township is charged with selling jewelry that had allegedly been stolen in a New Jersey burglary on Oct. 18.
A Plainfield Township man has been charged with selling stolen jewelry to a coin and collectibles shop in Bangor, according to court papers. Philip R. Achenbach, 25, of the 500 block of Belfast Road, allegedly was in possession of jewelry that had been stolen in a New Jersey burglary on Oct. 18, according to an arrest warrant filed by Bangor borough police. New Jersey State Police had determined that the stolen jewelry had been sold to Bangor Coin & Collectibles and that Achenbach had been the person to make that sale, the affidavit of probable cause said. Achenbach was arrested and charged Saturday with receiving stolen property, a third-class felony. He was arraigned by on-duty District Judge Nancy Matos-Gonzalez of Bethlehem and …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Pennsylvania American Water will replace existing eight-inch cast iron water mains with new 16-inch ductile iron pipe along Sullivan Trail between Route 512 and Sexton Road.
Thursday, January 10
Pennsylvania American Water announced Tuesday the start of construction to replace more than 13,000 feet of aging water main in Plainfield Township to improve service reliability for customers and increase water flows for firefighting. The cost of the system improvements, which replace water main dating back to the 1920s, is approximately $2.3 million. Starting this week, the company will replace existing eight-inch cast iron water mains with new 16-inch ductile iron pipe along Sullivan Trail between Route 512 and Sexton Road. Pennsylvania American Water also plans to install a new pressure-reducing station as part of the project, as well as relocate 13 existing fire hydrants. For reference, Sexton Road sits between Jeff's Cars and Royal …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The installation of a water main along Sullivan Trail in Plainfield Township will take four months to complete.
The installation of a water main along Sullivan Trail in Plainfield Township will create delays beginning today, Jan. 8. The project is expected to be completed by May 31, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. According to PennDOT, there will be lane restrictions with flagging between Routes 512 and 191. The work is being done by a contractor hired by Pennsylvania American Water Company.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Matthew Bernard Yinger, 36, an employee of Ed's Auto in Plainfield Township, is accused of falsifying receipts and collecting more than $18,000.
For more than eight months, a body shop employee at a Plainfield Township auto garage collected more than $18,000 for work he did but kept the money for himself, court records say. In fact, the owner of Ed’s Auto on Route 512 told police he didn’t discover the alleged actions of Matthew Bernard Yinger, 36, until customers told the owner they had body work done at his garage. The customers showed the owner, Eduard Klymenko, handwritten receipts signed by Yinger. The problem for Klymenko was that these receipts did not match his business receipts, the records say. Plainfield Officer Christopher Ryan said in a criminal complaint that he spoke to several customers whose vehicles were worked on by Yinger. The customers said the same thing -- …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Nazareth has curbside collection, while Upper Nazareth, Lower Nazareth and Bushkill townships offer dropoff locations.
Christmas trees will be collected at curbside on: All tinsel, garland and ornaments must be removed from the trees. Christmas tree dropoff will begin Wednesday, Dec. 26 and will run through the end of January. There are two dropoff locations: Trees will be accepted at 4600 Newburg Road from Jan. 2 to Jan. 12. Christmas Tree Recycling Program hours are: All persons participating in the program will be required to provide identification at the time of disposal. Appointments: There will be no dropoff in the event of a snow or ice storm. Lower Nazareth residents may also dispose of their Christmas trees at the First Regional Compost Authority facility at 6701 Weaversville Road, Allen Township. For more information, visit www.frcaweb.org. …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Kirk Hillman, identified by multiple media outlets as the brother of the homeless man who was photographed being given a pair of boots by a NYC police officer, lives in Plainfield Township and works at an Easton church.
The family of Jeffrey Hillman, the homeless man who was photographed being given a pair of boots by a New York City police officer, is connected to the Lehigh Valley, according to multiple media reports. Kirk Hillman, who has been identified as Jeffrey’s brother by the New York Post and Yahoo!, lives in Plainfield Township with his wife, Tish. They both work at the Greater Shiloh Church in Easton, according to Kirk Hillman's LinkedIn page and the church's website. Kirk Hillman told the New York Post that he hasn’t talked to his younger sibling in about a year. “Jeffrey has his own life, and he has chosen that life, but he knows that our hearts and home are always open to him,” Alegra Hall, Kirk Hillman’s daughter, told the New York Post. …