Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 23

A drug investigation brought officers to Sixth Street.

Police investigated a report of a runaway in the 500 block of Second Street.

Thefts from vehicles occurred on Eisenhower Circle, Columbia and North Second avenues and Broad, West Tyler and Columbia streets.

The department responded to disturbances on MacArthur Road, Grape Street and Schadt Avenue.

Officers investigated the theft of a motor vehicle in the 5500 block of Main Street.

Police continue to seek suspect

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

THIRD ST. SHOOTING

Whitehall Township Police Department continues to investigate a shooting Oct. 5 in the 900 block of Third Street.

According to the report, the incident occurred just after 8 p.m. inside Goodfellas barber shop, 927 Third St. One victim was transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

The suspect is described as a male, possibly in his 20s, standing about 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds. He was wearing dark clothes with a hood.

Stiles: Homecoming game is Oct. 12

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Whitehall Zephyrs varsity football team will host the Nazareth Blue Eagles Oct. 12 at Zephyr Stadium. Kickoff is 7 p.m. This is also the Homecoming game for 2018.

Come on out and support the Zephyrs!

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Please do not forget that you can enjoy being entertained and scared by taking a ride through the haunted woods this Halloween season. The Haunted Parkway hayride, sponsored by the Whitehall Township Bureau of Fire, takes place 7-11 p.m. each Friday and Saturday in October. The hayrides leave from the Whitehall Parkway on South Church Street.

Helen M. Bushspies

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

CWV Post 454 ladies auxiliary member

Helen M. Bushspies, 92, of Catasauqua, died Oct. 5, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Harold Bushspies.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Alois and Agnes (Potzman) Busits.

She was a 1945 graduate of Central Catholic High School.

She was a supervisor for Cross Country Clothes for 20 years.

She was a member of Catholic War Veterans Post 454 ladies auxiliary and was its president for 30 years.

Joseph H. Wetzel

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Station 36 volunteer firefighter

Joseph H. Wetzel, 82, died Sept. 26, 2018, at his daughter’s Whitehall home. He was the husband of Dawn M. (Bortz) Wetzel.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harvey J. and Anna E. (Palmer) Wetzel.

He worked in the building maintenance department of the Whitehall-Coplay School District. After retiring, he delivered parts for ABS Auto Parts. He worked previously in construction with Roth and Ellis Inc.

Bryan D. Buss

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Bryan D. Buss, 58, of Whitehall, died Oct. 7, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of Fern (Wieder) and the late Larry Buss.

He attended the Pennsylvania Governor’s School and was a graduate of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.

He was a data processor for Ossur.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by a sister, Jill S. Buss.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 30

Police performed a security check in the 400 block of Birch Street.

A dog was found in the 1200 block of Fourth Street.

Officers assisted the fire department in the 1000 block of Crave Street.

OCT. 1

The department addressed a reported sinkhole in the 1000 block of Second Street.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic issue in the 200 block of Poplar Street.

Police investigated a reckless driver in the 1100 block of Third Street.

Northampton police

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 1

The department investigated a report of a domestic dispute between a male and female in the 2200 block of Washington Avenue.

A theft from a vehicle in the 500 block of Washington Avenue was reported. An unlocked vehicle was entered; a wallet and backpack were taken.

In the 700 block of Washington Avenue, two unlocked vehicles were entered; $800 in cash was taken out of one vehicle, and a book bag with a wallet and work clothes was taken out of the other vehicle.

OCT. 3