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Hellertown Police Blotter: Dec. 5, 2011

The following information was supplied by the Hellertown Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Man Arrested for DUI After Officers Dispatched to Diner for Disturbance

On Nov. 3 at 10:56am police say officers were dispatched to the Hellertown Diner on Main Street for a report of a disturbance. After he exited the diner, police say Shane M. Amey, 39, of the 2200 block of Yost Avenue, Lower Saucon Township, was approached by an officer who subsequently arrested him for driving under the influence (DUI). According to a Nov. 29 police department press release, Amey's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was determined to be .16 percent. Amey has been charged with DUI, police said.

Woman Arrested for Allegedly Operating Car Without Ignition Interlock Device

On Nov. 7 at 12:46am police say Patricia Jean Gross, 52, of the 9800 block of Davies Drive, Breinigsville, was stopped on Easton Road for an alleged traffic offense. Police say they subsequently determined that Gross was operating a vehicle that was not equipped with an ignition interlock device, which is a device that typically requires drivers to register a breath sample in order to drive. Charges related to the allegations have been filed, police said.

Monroe County Man Charged with Terroristic Threats and Harassment

On Nov. 8 at 5:20pm police say they began to investigate an incident allegedly involving Frederick C. Lance Jr., 23, of the 1300 block of Rena Drive, Effort, Monroe County. According to a police department press release, the alleged incident occurred in the 900 block of New York Avenue and was reported to them by a Hellertown resident. On Dec. 1, police said, Lance turned himself in to them on charges of terroristic threats and harassment. He was subsequently arraigned before District Judge David Tidd and released under $5,000 unsecured bail, police said.

Man Threatened Officers During Arrest, Police Say

On Nov. 12 at 11:14pm police say Robert H. Osmun, 43, of the 1800 block of Stony Garden Road, Kintnersville, was stopped in the 1000 block of Main Street for multiple alleged traffic offenses. According to a Nov. 29 police department press release, Osmun was subsequently determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol and was taken into custody. While he was being arrested, police said, Osmun “was yelling obscenities and stated that he was going to beat the officers up.” After being transported to the Bethlehem DUI Center, Osmun refused to submit to chemical testing, police said. He has been charged with DAI and disorderly conduct, they added.

Police: Borough Woman Stole $500 Bank Card

On Nov. 23 police say Amy Lynn Branco, 21, of the 1400 block of Main Street, Hellertown, stole a PNC bank card valued at $500 from another resident of the 1400 block of Main Street. Branco will receive summonses via mail for theft and receiving stolen property charges, police said.

Borough Man Arrested on Drug-Related Charges

On Nov. 26 at 8:32pm police say Jason G. Bauer, 31, of the 100 block of Main Street, Hellertown, was stopped in the 1300 block of Main Street for allegedly driving under suspension. Police said in a Nov. 29 press release that during a vehicle inventory prior to impoundment drug paraphernalia belonging to Bauer was found in the car. According to police, Bauer was subsequently arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and summary traffic violations that include driving under suspension and driving with a cracked windshield.

Motorist Failed to Yield, Struck Pedestrian in Crosswalk, Police Say

On Nov. 30 at 9:13am police say they responded to an accident involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian at the intersection of Main and East Saucon streets. According to a police department press release, Paulette Roberts, of the 1800 block of Clarence Drive, Lower Saucon Township, struck an elderly female pedestrian as she was crossing the street while in the crosswalk. The victim, who was not identified by police, was taken to St. Luke's Hospital for evaluation and further treatment, police said. Roberts was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, they added.

charles hampton December 05, 2011 at 12:56 PM
Failing to yield? Is that the most appropriate charge against the driver, who could well have killed someone?

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