Police: New Jersey Man Held Knife to Ex-Girlfriend's Throat
Lower Saucon authorities also report arrests for marijuana possession, seek information about incidents involving criminal mischief
The following incidents occurred in Lower Saucon Township according to the Lower Saucon Township Police Department:
- Reckless Endangerment, Simple Assault - On Nov. 15, police say Paul A. Taylor, 24, of 112 Pulaski Ave., Carteret, N.J., punched, kicked and held a knife to his ex-girlfriend's throat after she attempted to break up with him. On Nov. 22, police say the woman--who did not wish to be identified--again attempted to end her relationship with Taylor, who responded by allegedly punching her in the head three times, hitting her in the head with a phone several times and biting her face. Police received reports of the incidents at 1444 E. University Ave. on the afternoon of Nov. 24 and said they plan to obtain a warrant for Taylor's arrest.
- Possession of Illegal Substance - On Dec. 7, police say Lucas Hernandez Jr., of 66 N. Oak St., Easton, was found to be in possession of a controlled substance in his workplace, which was identified as Giant Food Store, 1880 Leithsville Road, Lower Saucon Township. Hernandez was subsequently discharged from his employment with Giant and has been charged by police with possession of a small amount of marijuana.
- Criminal Mischief - On the night of Dec. 6 police say unknown parties damaged a landscaping trailer at 2521 Ringhoffer Road. The incident was reported to police on the morning of Dec. 9. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Lower Saucon police at 610-317-6110.
- Possession of Marijuana/Title 35 - On Dec. 10, police stopped Taryn Pratzner, 26, of 3021 Klein St., #2413, Allentown, for an alleged traffic violation on Easton Road. Police say they subsequently found green/brown vegetable matter which field tested positive for marijuana in Pratzner's possession. A multi-colored glass smoking device was also seized from Pratzner, against whom charges are pending.
- Criminal Mischief - Sometime between 12:30am and 10:35am on Dec. 12 police say unknown actors damaged a mailbox at 2715 Woodland Road. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Lower Saucon police at 610-317-6110.