Friday, December 7, 2012
Upper Macungie named its new police officers, most from the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police force. The officers will be sworn in Dec. 28.
When the members of Upper Macungie Township's new police force are sworn in Dec. 28, all but five of the 28 will be from the current Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department, township officials said. Under the leadership of Chief Edgardo A. Colon, the new department will roll out beginning 6 p.m. Dec. 31 with new uniforms and silver patrol cars. At Thursday's township supervisors meeting, Colon said arrangements were progressing well. "We've had the support of the community and the board," Colon said. "It will be a work in progress but at the end of the day our goal is to serve the community the best we can." Township Supervisor Chairman Edward Earley said the future department is well-prepared, thanks to Colon. "Chief Colon has been …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Six Ford Interceptors will be purchased for Upper Macungie's new municipal police department
Upper Macungie is making progress towards launching its new municipal police department. Borough officials announced they will buy six new police cars - Ford Interceptors - for use by the new force. “It’s important that they have a good number of cars,” said Sam Ashmar, vice chairman of the township supervisors. On Aug. 17, Edgar A. Colon will retire from his job as lieutanant with Pennsylvania State Police and, three days later, he’ll take over as police chief of the new Upper Macungie Township Police Department. The Upper Macungie force will replace the Berks-Lehigh Police in the township. Township officials decided to leave the regional Berks-Lehigh force because of inequities between costs and service. Berks-Lehigh Police will …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Upper Macungie supervisors choose Edgardo A. Colón, station commander at Troop M Fogelsville, to lead a new police department that hasn't been created yet.
When Edgardo A. Colón retires from the Pennsylvania State Police on Aug. 17 to take a new job, he will extend his commute by about 50 feet. Colon, who is station commander at Troop M in Foglesville, works next door to the Upper Macungie Township building, where he signed on Thursday night to become police chief of the township's own department. Upper Macungie doesn't have it's own force yet, but has voted to leave the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police. The township plans to have a new police department in place by Jan. 1, 2013. Starting Aug. 20, Colon, 45, of Bethlehem will work as a consultant with the township as it makes the transition from being part of the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department to developing its own force. He will …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Berks-Lehigh Regional Police report that seven cars were broken into last night with thieves making away with jewelery and GPS devices.
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Friday, March 9, 2012
UPDATE: March 10, 6:06 p.m.: Additional thefts from vehicles have been reported in Autumn Park, as well as in the Whitfield Estates Crime Watch zone (Windmill and Silo Hill). UPDATE: March 9, 4:43 p.m.: Berks-Lehigh Regional Police now report a total of nine thefts from vehicles in the Coldwater Crossings Crime Watch, near the velodrome. The crimes occurred on Thursday. Multiple reported thefts from unlocked vehicles were reported in the Highgate Crime Watch area, just off Route 100, across from the Bob Rodale Park. These thefts included four from King Way and one from Kingston Way, according to Berks-Lehigh Police. Jewelry, Bluetooth devices, a GPS device, sunglasses, a wallet, and an iPod were reported taken. Police said they believe the…