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Man twisted toddler’s arm so hard it broke, cops say

City police said Angel Nieves was alone with with boy last June when the injury occurred.

An Allentown man is accused of twisting a toddler’s arm so hard he broke it.
City p…

2 injured, driver cited in Allentown mini market crash

A person walking outside the store was injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said.

Two people were injured Wednesday morning after a driver crashed into an …

Got a crime tip? Allentown police have an app for that

The new app will also include crime alerts and police information, in addition to the ability to submit anonymous tips to the department.

The Allentown Police Department is …

Witness on phone with police followed alleged gas station robbers

The witness helped Allentown police catch the alleged robbers mere minutes after the armed hold-up.

Allentown police say a witness who called 911 about a gas station robbery ende…

2 men charged in Allentown armed robbery

They were picked up in a vehicle stop, police said.

Allentown police, responding to an armed robbery call early Tuesday afternoon, arrested two people and charged them with the c…

SUV crashes through front door of mini market

The driver and a person in the store suffered minor injuries, authorities said.

A BMW SUV crashed through the front door of a gas station’s mini market about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday …

Man wakes up in car, drives off and crashes, police say

An officer was checking on the man when he took off, police say.

An unconscious man who police checked on in a car Thursday morning in Allentown woke up, took off and crashe…

Nail salon worker get max for showing lewd picture to girl

The man showed the 11-year-old girl the photo of his genitals on his cellphone.

A man is headed to state prison for showing a picture of his genitals to a girl getting a manicure…

Cops: Dealer stashed meth in freezer, heroin in bag of rice

Officers said they also found a bag of crack in a kitchen drawer, and 2 firearms.

Allentown police said officers found a drug-dealing operation in a city home, with the drug…

Dollar General robbed at gunpoint in Allentown

The robber ran with an undetermined amount of cash, police said.

Allentown police are searching for a masked man they said robbed a city Dollar General and ran.
(File photo)…

Drunk man assaults woman, spits on 2 officers, police say

The man reportedly told police they should ‘wish that I don’t see you outside this building. Otherwise I will take care of you.’

An Allentown man is facing felony charges after allegedly scuffling and spitting on city police officers.

Allen Brown, of the 300 block of East Howe Street in the city, is charged with two counts of aggravated harassment by a prisoner, as well as simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Brown, 33, was free after posting $15,000 bail on Sunday.

MORE: Handcuffed suspect bolts from troopers, is caught after he falls

Police said Saturday night, Brown and a woman were kicked out of the bar of Top Diner, off Union Boulevard. The couple started arguing in the parking lot, and a caller reported the woman was on the ground crying and Brown was hiding behind a car, police said.

Brown smelled like he had been drinking, police said, and scuffled with an officer trying to handcuff him. When the officer tried to put Brown in a police cruiser, Brown pushed off of the vehicle, and both he and the arresting officer fell to the ground, police said.

At police headquarters, Brown reportedly told police they should “wish that I don’t see you outside this building. Otherwise I will take care of you.” Brown then allegedly spit on two office in the face.

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Good Samaritans disarm knife-wielding attacker at stoplight (PHOTOS)

Two ambulance workers and an off-duty Allentown police officer jumped into action as a man allegedly stabbed women in a car.

Two ambulance workers and an off-duty police officer …

2 shot in Allentown are expected to survive, police say

The incident happened about 3 a.m.

Two men were shot early Wednesday morning in Allentown, police report.
The victims — ages 19 and 21 — were transported to area hospitals…

Car wash worker upset with boss allegedly burglarizes business

Officers found the cash after they said they stopped the man for driving a motorized bike without proper lights.

An employee at an Allentown car wash reportedly admitted bur…

Attempted murder suspect shot in Allentown; 3 officers hurt

The suspect struck two officers with a car, and a third officer was injured in the pursuit, police said.

A man wanted for a New York City shooting fled as officers tried to …