Local News From Lehigh Valley August 17-18 2010

Here’s some local news items that I found interesting for one reason or another. All of them are from the Lehigh Valley’s local newspaper The Morning Call and took place approximately around August 17 and 18th 2010. So, in no particular order:

Emmaus Man Steals Almost $400,000 From His Company Over the Course of 9 years

“A 57-year-old Emmaus man has been charged with stealing nearly $400,000 from his employer to support a cocaine habit, borough police said.” Full Story

Normally, I would applaud such a thing…unfortunately, I can’t cosign the fact that all of those thousands supposedly went to the man’s cocaine addiction. Damn shame. That white bitch‘ll getcha everytime.

Kutztown Professor Shoots Wife…and Then Himself

“…apparently distraught his wife had left him a few days earlier, arranged to meet her at a relative’s Reading home, where he shot her several times and himself once in the head at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, police said.” Full Story

…eh…this is an old story. However, there’s another layer here that made it interesting to me. Not only was this something of a May/December relationship, it seems the wife’s previous marriage ended on a pretty sour note as well:

“After she left her first husband…in the early 1990s, he found her in 1998 and shot her boyfriend, Osmond Dacosta Walker, to death in Reading. Philmore was convicted of the crime in 1999 and is in a state prison in Fayette County.” Full Story

Man Shoots People He Thought Was Laughing at Him…Gets 30 Years

“An Allentown man who shot and seriously injured two men outside a Bethlehem apartment complex last year because he thought they were laughing at him will spend up to three decades behind bars.” Full Story

Now, this one pretty much speaks for itself. It’s one of those things that the Boondocks would describe as  “a nigga moment” :)) Just one more example of how dumb shit can happen anytime, anywhere and for any reason. Be careful.

Man Chokes Wife Until She Passes Out in Front of Daughter

“A 41-year-old Allentown man allegedly threatened to kill his wife in front of their 3-year-old daughter and then choked her until she passed out, according to court documents.” Full Story

Well now…that seemed rather rude.

Bethlehem Stabbing Caught on Street Camera…Both the Assailant and the Victim are Arrested

“Bethlehem police said a man trying to break up a street-corner fight between two women Monday night was stabbed in the arm after he shoved one woman to the ground.”

“Police said the fight around 10 p.m. Monday outside Heffelfinger’s home was recorded by a camera at the comer of Hill and Mechanic streets.” Full Story

It seems that the dude that got stabbed had a warrant out for weapons and harassment charges...go figure.

Sam’s Club Employee Found Guilty of Swiping Your Cards to Put Money in His Pocket

“A Sam’s Club employee in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, has been charged with using about 15 customers’ account cards to steal cash from them.” Full Story

I’m sure it was a cool plan while it lasted. Wish I would’ve thought of doing something like that the last time I worked behind a register.

Yea, there’s much more…but I grow tired of it :)) Somebody that DOES keep up with all the good news in the Lehigh Valley can be found here: http://lehighvalleywithlove.com/

What Do You Think? Let me know with a comment