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Hellertown Police Blotter: Nov. 23, 2011

The following information was obtained from the Hellertown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Man Accused of Driving Under the Influence

On Oct. 29 at 3:40am police say they observed a blue Ford SUV turn right from Main Street onto West Water Street. As the car turned, police say it struck the curb and appeared to be operated in "a reckless manner." An officer, who was waiting for the traffic light at Main and Water to change, subsequently followed and stopped the SUV on West Water Street. At that point, police say it was discovered that driver Alexander N. Malacoff, 19, of the 1900 block of Carriage Knoll Drive, Bethlehem, was intoxicated and under 21 years of age. A passenger, identified as Scott Hooven, 20, of the first block of South John Street, Hummelstown, Pa., was also found to be underage and intoxicated, police said. Malacoff was arrested for DUI, underage drinking, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. Hooven was arrested for underage drinking, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, they added.

Police: Woman Driving Under Suspension Possessed Marijuana Pipe

On Nov. 8 police say Kristen Kornberger, 34, of the 900 block of Juniper Road, Hellertown, was stopped for allegedly driving her car while her operator's status was suspended. Kornberger, who was stopped on Main Street at 9:49am, was found to have a marijuana smoking pipe in her vehicle, police said. Kornberger has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension, they added.

Handgun Stolen in Main Street Burglary, Police Say

On Nov. 14 police say they received a report of a burglary in the 1100 block of Main Street in which a black handgun was reportedly taken. The burglary is believed to have occurred between Nov. 11 and Nov. 14. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Hellertown Police Department at 610-759-2200.

Police Investigating Laubach Street Break-In

On Nov. 15 police say they investigated a break-in in the 200 block of Laubach Street. According to police, the break-in is believed to have occurred between 11pm Nov. 14 and 9am Nov. 15. Nothing is believed to have been taken from the residence, police said. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Hellertown Police Department at 610-759-2200.

Police: Man Arrested for DUI Had BAC More Than Three Times the Legal Limit

On Nov. 17 at 2:01am police say they stopped Michael G. Allamon, 25, of the 200 block of Main Street, Hellertown, at Main Street and Thomas Avenue. After an investigation, police say it was determined that Allamon was driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .26 percent. Allamon was arrested for DUI, police said.

For information about this blotter, contact josh.popichak@patch.com.

Bob Linney November 23, 2011 at 02:07 PM
I would like to see the monthly crime statistics published. These were given at the Hellertown Block Watch meetings and often included explanatory comments such as,"There have lately been numerous thefts from unlicked cars in the Mountview area."
GrowUpSaucon November 23, 2011 at 05:07 PM
I would like to see the police report about the child that was under Saucon Valley's care that simply left the building and nobody saw him. This child's poor family! Thank goodness this small child was ok.
Josh Popichak (Editor) November 23, 2011 at 05:22 PM
If an incident such as the one described by GrowUpSaucon were to occur at Saucon Valley schools--and I am not aware of any such incident involving a small child--its investigation would fall under the jurisdiction of the Lower Saucon Township Police Department. With regard to Mr. Linney's question, I have in the past requested monthly crime statistics from the Hellertown Police Department, however it is at their discretion to release them. I would certainly be happy to publish them on Patch and I think it would be helpful to have them in the public record when the department makes its case for grants in front of the Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority.
GrowUpSaucon November 23, 2011 at 05:57 PM
Josh It is true. I spoke to the grandmother myself. The child was to stay for karate and ended up leaving the building. He crossed Main Street twice. His poor grandmother . Now the school has put "special protections" in play during the parent pick-up time. I also spoke to the principal and a gym teacher and they both said what I am telling you. Josh, If you asked the district and they told you this did not happen , they ARE without a doubt not telling the truth.
GrowUpSaucon November 25, 2011 at 08:56 AM
I invite ANYONE , who attends SV to use the "parent pick up" at Saucon Valley . Please ask ANY parent standing waiting to pick up their child. Ask several. I spoke with Ms. Frey {principal} concerning the issue and she verified it. Perhaps, "John" wants to call HER a liar also. Hey John, remember to vote HB1971 !!!!
GrowUpSaucon November 25, 2011 at 09:01 AM
"John 118" . Thank you for calling me a "Stupid dope" . I am educated. I actually went to college for education. I finished. I just decided that MY CHILDREN were more important to me and opted to stay home with them.
Janice Bowman November 26, 2011 at 01:46 AM
I would like to answer "John 118". First I want to thank the Lord we have the 1st amendment (Freedom of Speech) and constitutional right to debate any issue we disagree on. Even the "JOHN 118" trying to shut down DEBATE BY FOLLOWING "RULES of Sal Alinsky, to intimidate, blame and shame to SHUT SOMEONE UP!! What I am amazed at is that "MEGAN'S LAW" is there for schools to be aware of any sex offenders in their area to PROTECT THE CHILDREN AND EVEN INFORM PARENTS if needed! According to her own words in the paper it took them 4 years to know that??? At Allentown School District, when the rapes of the children happened in the bathroom of Central Elementary, it took several differant incidents to get it reported!!" Now Saucon Valley has the BUS STOP incident!! Both times it was supposedly the PARENTS RESPONSIBLITY TOTALLY. I agree parents do have to be partially responsible in some incidnts, but I was always under the impression, the school and parents work as a team!!" I think your answer will be in the near future, we need ALL CHARTER SCHOOLS like NEW ORLEANS (which has a 90% increase in the higher quality of education! ) If you don't believe, check it out!! Charter school cost us much less, they are smaller and seem to be more concerned with the children. Most of them work better with the parents! So, I guess it is alot easier to call you names because you truly care about all the children at that stop and in your sight! Thank you, very much!
GrowUpSaucon November 26, 2011 at 02:05 AM
The parents and the school do not work as a team. This is my experience with Saucon Valley School District. The district acts like it is their way or the highway. What a fantastic way to run a school district! Parents are fed up. We are not going to take this any longer!! These are OUR children. SV does not protecting our children, so we need to! They sneak and hide things and try to BULLY the parents. Get over yourselves SV school district. SV admits THEY FEEL the SAFEST spot for OUR children in in arms reach of a convicted violent child ra*ist. Yes, this man was charged with violating a minor. He is a registered lifetime offender. His charges are horrifying BUT SV FEELS this is the SAFEST SPOT..... Remember vote HB1971!!!!!

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