Hellertown Police Blotter: June 19, 2012

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

Man Drove Drunk, Struck UGI Equipment Box, Police Say

On June 1 at 1:32am police say Robert Shetrompf, of the 800 block of Wyandotte Street, Bethlehem, was observed by police after coming to a complete stop in the northbound traffic lane of Main Street near . Police said in a press release that after being stopped in the roadway for approximately two minutes, Shetrompf "proceeded across the southbound lane and parked in the southbound lane in front of JCL Automotive in the unit block of Main Street." An officer then activated his emergency audio and visual devices and attempted to pull Shetrompf over. At that time, police say Shetrompf "attempted to back up on Main Street and proceeded forward onto the sidewalk," where he "impacted a UGI equipment box mounted at the curb area." He then pulled into the parking lot of JCL Automotive, police added. Shetrompf allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was determined to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .18 percent. He has been charged with DUI and careless driving, police said.

Woman Arrested for DUI Upon Leaving Main Street Bar, Police Say

On June 5 at 11:36pm police say Lori J. Buddock, 45, of the 3800 block of Beeline Drive, Lower Saucon Township, struck a parked vehicle in the parking lot of , 1214 Main St., as she attempted to leave the establishment. Police said in a press release that "witnesses at the scene alerted police, who arrived on scene and took...Buddock into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol." Buddock's blood alcohol content (BAC) was determined to be .20 percent, police said.

Men Cited for Soliciting Without a Permit

On June 7 at 10:14am police say they were dispatched to Detweiler Avenue for a report of "two males going door to door attempting to sell waterproofing for your house." Police said the men were located and identified as James Reese, 64, and John Reese, 33, both of the 6600 block of Hauser Road, Lower Macungie Township. Police said both men were issued non-traffic citations for disorderly conduct.

17-Year-Old Boy Cited for Underage Drinking

On June 8 at 11:30pm police say they stopped a vehicle for a code violation in the 1500 block of Main Street. Subsequently, police say they determined that a passenger in the vehicle was drinking and under the legal age for consumption of alcohol. The 17-year-old boy was cited for underage drinking and released to his parents, police said.

Police Investigating Car Accident in Shopping Center Parking Lot

On June 10 police say they received a report of a hit-and-run accident that occurred in the Shoppes at Hellertown parking lot, in front of , between 2 and 5:30pm. Police are asking anyone with information about the accident to contact them at 610-838-7040.

17-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Used Vehicle Without Permission

On June 11 at 9:17pm police say a 17-year-old girl was stopped at Main and Chestnut streets for traffic violations. Police say they subsequently discovered that the girl had taken the car she was driving without permission from its owner. The teen was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and the owner of the car retrieved it, police said in a press release.

Police Investigating Magnolia Road Hit-and-Run Accident

On June 12, between approximately 7 and 9pm, police say a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Magnolia Road was struck by another vehicle. "The offending vehicle should have damage to the passenger side," police said in a press release about the incident. Police added that they do not know the make, model and color of the offending vehicle at this time. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact the Hellertown Police Department.


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