Lower Saucon Township Police Blotter: Feb. 8, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Lower Saucon Township Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Men Charged with Possession of Marijuana Following Buttermilk Road Traffic Stop
On Dec. 27, 2011 at 12:12am police say a vehicle without a registration plate was observed "impeding traffic" on Buttermilk Road. Police said in a Feb. 2 press release that the "vehicle smelled like marijuana," that an investigation "produced marijuana from the car," and that after talking to its four occupants "all admitted to smoking marijuana." Police identified the four occupants of the vehicle as: Robert Heater, 20, of the 100 block of Bushkill Drive, Easton; Ryan Peterson, 20, of the 2700 block of Swanson Street, Palmer Township; Jarrell Swick, 20, of the 1300 block of Jeffrey Lane, Palmer Township; and Thomas Prodes, 18, of the 2800 block of Green Pond Road, Palmer Township. Police said all four were charged with possession of marijuana, which is a Title 35 violation.
Juvenile Charged with Making a False Report to Police
On Jan. 22 at 8:46pm police say a 17-year-old male juvenile filed a false report with the police department about "a road rage incident in which another male pulled a knife." Police said in a Feb. 2 press release that "an investigation determined (the 17-year-old) filed a false report." Police identified the location of the alleged incident as Leithsville Road, and said the juvenile will receive a summons by mail.
Township Man Arrested for DUI Had BAC of .27 Percent, Police Say
On Jan. 25 at 11:31pm police say David Polak, of the 1500 block of West Raders Lane, Lower Saucon Township, was stopped on Mountain Drive South for allegedly driving in a careless manner. Police said Polak was subsequently determined to be under the influence of an alcohol beverage. Later, at the Bethlehem DUI Center, he was found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .27 percent, they added. The legal BAC limit for most Pennsylvania motorists is .08 percent. Summonses for DUI and traffic violations have been filed with District Judge David Tidd, police said.
Flag Marker Reportedly Stolen from Silver Creek Country Club
On Jan. 28 at approximately 2:30pm police say a flag marker was taken from Hole 18 on the golf course at Silver Creek Country Club. Police said in a press release that a second flag marker at the course's first hole was also broken, and added that "a range cart was taken and then abandoned in a nearby ditch, causing damage." Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110.
Bangor Man Has Repeatedly Harassed Township Woman, Police Say
On Jan. 30 police say Frederick C. Lance Jr., of the first block of Broadway, Bangor, called Kasandra Drake, of the 1800 block of Leithsville Road, Lower Saucon Township, more than 80 times. Police said Lance is the father of Drake's baby. "During some of their conversations Lance used profanity and (he) continued to call continuously for hours," police said in a press release. Lance was later arrested for harassment, police said. In a subsequent press release dated Feb. 7, police reported that Lance "continues to harass (Drake) by calling and sending text messages, when he was advised to stop having contact." Police said in that press release that a non-traffic citation for harassment will be filed against Lance with the office of District Judge David Tidd.
Police Investigating Vehicle Vandalism on Viola Lane
On Jan. 31 and Feb. 3 police say company vehicles belonging to Britech Inc., of 775 Roble Road, Hanover Township, Lehigh County, were spray-painted with flat black paint while parked in the 1800 block of Viola Lane. Police said in a Feb. 6 press release that the driver's sides of the vehicles were vandalized and that the mischief occurred between 7pm and 7:45pm. They added that two reindeer lawn ornaments were stolen from the same area around the same time. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Township Police Department at 610-317-6110.
Man Arrested Behind Strip Mall Allegedly Possessed Scale With Cocaine Residue On It
On Feb. 2 at 12:37pm police say they were called to the rear of Black River Plaza at Route 378 and Black River Road after receiving a report of a domestic problem occurring inside a vehicle. Police said that after they arrived, inside the car they located a digital scale with a powdery residue on it that field-tested positive for cocaine. Police have since charged William Allen Ratushny, 20, of the 4100 block of Brandeis Avenue, Bethlehem Township, with possession of drug paraphernalia, they announced in a Feb. 6 press release.
Woman Arrested for Marijuana Possession at Easton and Ringhoffer Roads
On Feb. 4 at 2:19pm police say Annie E. Marczyk, of the 200 block of Durham Road, Ottsville, was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped at Easton and Ringhoffer roads for an expired registration. Police said in a press release that a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were subsequently discovered in Marczyk's possession, and that she was charged with the same by summons.
Police Investigating Vehicle Vandalism on Camac Drive
On Feb. 6 at noon police say they were called to a residence in the 2100 block of Camac Drive for a report of vehicle vandalism. According to police, Richard F. Lane reported that sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning his car's hood, fenders, roof and trunk were scratched while the car was parked at his residence. Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact them at 610-317-6110.