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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. (Lehighvalleylive.com 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…

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…

Soy milk, sneakers add up to felony charge for Easton woman

Easton woman pleaded guilty to shoplifting in three separate incidents within the past two years, Colonial Regional police say.

An Easton woman is facing felony theft charge…

Disgruntled Dunkin’ Donuts worker shattered door, cops say

The employee was angry over his pay when he kicked the door Friday, Colonial Regional police said.

A disgruntled Dunkin’ Donuts employee has been cited with criminal mischief aft…

Driver hurt in L. Nazareth Twp. crash that takes out utility pole

The female driver lost control of her car around 7:30 a.m. Sunday in Lower Nazareth Township.

A female driver was transported to the hospital after crashing into a utility pole a…

Stalker threatened cop will get a ‘bullet in his head,’ police say

Eddie Stuettgen, of Bath, was arrested Thursday and charged with stalking, making terroristic threats and harassment.

A man is accused of stalking a Colonial Regional police offi…

Pot leaf air freshener allegedly leads police to drugs

A marijuana bud and scales were allegedly in plain view inside the vehicle.

A 20-year-old Pen Argyl man faces a drug charge after a distinctly shaped air freshener drew the …

Tips stream in on hit-and-run car that killed 9-year-old

The silver Honda involved in Friday evening’s pedestrian fatal on Schoenersville Road had yet to be found.

UPDATE: Vehicle found in hit-and-run that left 9-year-old dead


Colonial Regional police are getting five to 10 calls a day about the car that fatally struck a 9-year-old on Friday evening in Hanover Township, Northampton County, Chief Roy Seiple said.

“We are following up on each,” he said Monday afternoon. “… I have all my detectives on the road today following up leads.”

About mid-morning Monday, Bushkill Township police were dispatched to a silver Subaru with front-end driver’s-side damage sitting on a front lawn. Township police couldn’t immediately be reached for more details. But an hour after the call, the car was still there and police were gone. A Northampton County emergency dispatch supervisor said the call was closed.

The vehicle for which Colonial Regional police are looking is a silver or gray four-door Honda with blue-ish high-definition Xenon headlights, a rear spoiler raised 10 to 12 inches off the car and a loud exhaust system.

It likely has front-end damage due to the collision.

RELATED: Have you seen this car? Police release description of vehicle in fatal hit-and-run

Darius Condash, of the 2700 block of Suzanne Way in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, was fatally injured about 6:30 p.m. Friday crossing Schoenersville Road, about a half mile from his home. The boy died about an hour later in a hospital.

The Honda fled north on Schoenersville Road, police said.

Those with information or who witnessed the crash are urged to call Colonial Regional police at 610-861-4820 or Northampton County 911 Dispatch at 610-759-2200. All calls remain confidential and callers can remain anonymous.

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Tips stream in on hit-and-run car that killed 9-year-old

The silver Honda involved in Friday evening’s pedestrian fatal on Schoenersville Road had yet to be found.

UPDATE: Vehicle found in hit-and-run that left 9-year-old dead


Colonial Regional police are getting five to 10 calls a day about the car that fatally struck a 9-year-old on Friday evening in Hanover Township, Northampton County, Chief Roy Seiple said.

“We are following up on each,” he said Monday afternoon. “… I have all my detectives on the road today following up leads.”

About mid-morning Monday, Bushkill Township police were dispatched to a silver Subaru with front-end driver’s-side damage sitting on a front lawn. Township police couldn’t immediately be reached for more details. But an hour after the call, the car was still there and police were gone. A Northampton County emergency dispatch supervisor said the call was closed.

The vehicle for which Colonial Regional police are looking is a silver or gray four-door Honda with blue-ish high-definition Xenon headlights, a rear spoiler raised 10 to 12 inches off the car and a loud exhaust system.

It likely has front-end damage due to the collision.

RELATED: Have you seen this car? Police release description of vehicle in fatal hit-and-run

Darius Condash, of the 2700 block of Suzanne Way in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, was fatally injured about 6:30 p.m. Friday crossing Schoenersville Road, about a half mile from his home. The boy died about an hour later in a hospital.

The Honda fled north on Schoenersville Road, police said.

Those with information or who witnessed the crash are urged to call Colonial Regional police at 610-861-4820 or Northampton County 911 Dispatch at 610-759-2200. All calls remain confidential and callers can remain anonymous.

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