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Trucker shows handgun at Route 100 traffic signal, cops say

Police are searching for the driver and said the victim was a 62-year-old male from Allentown.

A truck driver brandished a handgun while stopped in traffic along Route 100 and In…

Cops bust teen accused of Lehigh Valley car break-ins

The teen stole from multiple vehicles in the township, police said.

Upper Macungie Township police have nabbed a teen they say broke into several cars throughout the townshi…

Cops: Allentown man steals nearly $1K of newspapers for black market

The alleged thief gave the newspapers to another person who sells bulk coupons, police said.

An Allentown man is accused of stealing nearly $1,000 worth of newspapers and re…

Man bites police officer during alleged burglary, cops say

Bethlehem man bit a police officer when he attempted to burglarize a home in the first block of Kraft Drive, Upper Macungie Township police say.

An Upper Macungie Township p…

Driver blames crash on car controls, sun glare, cops say

Upper Macungie Township police said the new owner of a car didn’t know how to use all its controls and couldn’t see the Jeep in front of him when he struck it.

A man who recently bought a new car said he was unfamiliar with its controls and couldn’t see out the foggy windshield just before he struck another vehicle from behind, police said.

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Police said Robert Luciani, 66, of Upper Macungie Township, shortly after 8 a.m. Monday was driving a 2013 Dodge Journey along Tighman Street at Werley Road in Upper Macungie Township.

Luciani told police he recently bought the car and wasn’t familiar with all of its controls, including the defroster, police said. He reported his windshield became foggy and the sun was shining directly on it, according to police.

When the red traffic signal turned green, police said Luciani stepped on the gas thinking the driver in front of him had moved forward but had not. He struck a Jeep Wrangler driven by Brandi Moyer, 23, of Upper Macungie Township, police said.

Luciani and Moyer both were wearing seat belts and weren’t injured, police said. Luciani was cited for careless driving.

The Dodge had heavy damage and was towed. The Jeep had moderate damage and Moyer was able to drive it after the crash, police said.

Pamela Sroka-Holzmann may be reached at pholzmann@lehighvalleylive.com. Follow her on Twitter @pamholzmann. Find lehighvalleylive.com on Facebook.

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Upper Macungie police investigating various thefts reported by residents

Police are urging the public to lock their homes and vehicles.

Upper Macungie Township police are investigating various thefts that have occurred in the township in recent w…

Three arrested following reported fight outside Upper Macungie restaurant

Three men face charges following an April fight outside Florence Italian Bar and Grill in Upper Macungie Township.

Upper Macungie Township police have arrested three men fol…

Easton man slammed door on girl’s head, injuring her, police report

Agapito Nieves was sent to Northampton County Prison after failing to post $15,000 bail.

An Easton man faces charges after his car was stopped by Upper Macungie Township pol…

Upper Macungie woman victim of ‘cloned credit card’ theft, police say

Upper Macungie Township police say the suspect had used the “cloned card” on May 8 to make purchases at Giant Supermarket in Allentown.

An Upper Macungie Township woman has been the victim of credit card theft after an unknown suspect was able to duplicate the card, police say.

Township police say the suspect had used the “cloned card” on May 8 to make purchases at Giant Supermarket in Allentown. Credit card “cloning” is when a suspect obtains credit card details, copies it onto a bogus card and then uses the card.

The victim is a 43-year-old woman, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Upper Macungie Township police at 484-661-5911.

Pamela Sroka-Holzmann may be reached at pholzmann@express-times.com. Follow her on Twitter @pamholzmann. Find Nazareth area news on Facebook.

Upper Macungie boy, 11, struck in hit-and-run walking home from bus stop, police say

An Upper Macungie Township boy suffered minor injuries when he was struck by a vehicle while walking home from a bus stop and the vehicle left the scene, police said.

An Upper Ma…