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Driver twice the legal limit nearly hits patrol vehicle, cops say

The driver traveled through a red traffic signal without stopping, police said.

A drunk driver found to be twice the legal limit nearly struck a patrol vehicle as he sped through…

Man tries to push girlfriend out of vehicle during fight, cops say

The attacker later ditched the victim near Easton Hospital, police said.

An Allentown man punched his girlfriend in the face and then tried to push her out of his vehicle, b…

Judge blasts Megan’s Law repeat offender with 20-year max

Glenn Evans Thursday was sentenced to a minimum of 10 years to a maximum of 20 years in state prison.

A Northampton County judge told a Megan’s Law offender who filmed two 6…

Shoplifting scheme yields 29 packets of heroin, cops say

Police said the alleged thief performed the same scheme in the same week.

An Easton man was found with heroin and cocaine following a shoplifting scheme at Wal-Mart, …

This shoplifter assaulted security and got away, police say

Colonial Regional police are asking for help identifying her.

Authorities are looking for a woman who allegedly stole clothes from a Lower Nazareth Township department store…

Woman sold morphine in supermarket parking lot, police say

An informant allegedly purchased the pills outside Weiss in Hanover Township.

An Allentown woman faces charges after allegedly selling a powerful painkiller to a police info…

Physician’s medical license suspended amid sex abuse allegations

An 11-year-old boy testified that the doctor from Bethlehem abused him over three years, a detective said.

An 11-year-old boy testified Wednesday morning that a Bethlehem ph…

Woman left young kids in car for 30 minutes, police say

The girls, ages 2 and 4, found playing with the vehicle’s windows in a medical office parking lot, according to Colonial Regional police.

An Allentown woman faces charges after allegedly leaving her two young daughters unattended in a car for half an hour.

Jamie Lee Velazquez-Laporte, no age given, is charged with endangering the welfare of children, leaving a child unattended in a vehicle and driving with a suspended license, according to a criminal complaint.

Colonial Regional Police DepartmentColonial Regional police have charged a woman who allegedly left her children, ages 2 and 4, in a parked car for 30 minutes. ( file photo) 

A caller reported the children, later determined to be ages 2 and 4, were inside a red Nissan parked about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday outside a medical office in the 5300 block of Northgate Drive in Hanover Township, Northampton County, according to an affidavit by Colonial Regional police. The children were not in car seats, the keys were in the ignition and one of the girls was operating the window, according to the affidavit and charges.

The caller confronted the Velazquez-Laporte as she came out of the office and she left before police arrived, the affidavit said. Allentown police reportedly helped identify the woman, of the 1100 block of Catasauqua Avenue.

Velazquez-Laporte allegedly told police she left the children in the vehicle for five minutes, but authorities say she was at the medical office for about 30 minutes, the affidavit says.

Velazquez-Laporte was arraigned Thursday before District Judge James Narlesky and was released on $5,000 unsecured bail. A phone number listed for her address was disconnected.

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3 jailed in Wal-Mart shoplifting scheme, police say

Pennsylvania State Police stopped the trio and found heroin and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, according to court records.

Three people are facing a slew of charges after a s…