Lower Saucon Township Police Blotter: April 21, 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.

Police Investigating Damage to Car Parked in Giant Parking Lot

On March 24 at 10am police say they received a report of a vehicle that had been damaged while parked in the lot at the , 1880 Leithsville Road. Police said the vehicle belongs to Thomas Mclaughlin, of Flint Hill Road, Lower Saucon Township, and was parked in a handicapped parking space at the south end of the lot when the damage occurred. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110.

Man Arrested for DUI Following Meadows Road Traffic Stop

On April 7 at 9:16pm police say they stopped Robert Kritzer, of the 2300 block of Silver Creek Road, Lower Saucon Township, on Meadows Road. Police said in a press release that Kritzer was stopped for an expired registration on his vehicle, and that upon speaking to him, "an odor of alcoholic beverage was detected." After Kritzer allegedly failed field sobriety tests, police say a small amount of marijuana was found in his possession. He will be charged with DUI, possession of a small amount of marijuana, driving with an expired registration, and driving with an expired inspection, police said.

Police: Drunk Woman Caused Accident at Black River Road and Rt. 378

On April 8 at 12:57am police say an officer was approaching the intersection of Rt. 378 and Black River Road when he noticed an SUV traveling north on 378 with a white bumper lodged underneath its chassis. Police said the vehicle stopped behind another car in the northbound shoulder along 378. It was subsequently learned that the two vehicles had just been involved in an accident with a third vehicle, and that the SUV was operated by Jennifer Sommer, of the 200 block of West 29th Street, Northampton, police said. According to a police department press release, Sommer was approaching a red light at the intersection of Black River and Rt. 378 and "driving at unsafe speed" when she was unable to stop in time, "thus striking and pushing a white Nissan Sentra into a Cadillac sedan." Police said Sommer exhibited signs of intoxication following the accident, and was determined to be under the influence. She was arrested for DUI and processed at the Bethlehem DUI Center, they said. The driver of the third vehicle that was involved in the accident "fled from the scene" after it occurred, police said, and the car was later located on Nantucket Circle in Salisbury Township. When police located the Nissan Sentra, a passenger was still inside it but its driver had panicked and fled on foot toward Susquehanna Street in Allentown, police explained. The driver, whom they identified as Torri Perez, approximately 28 years old, of the Bronx, N.Y., "has not yet come forward," they added. Anyone with information about Perez's location is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110. No one was injured in the accident, according to police.

Man Whose License is Suspended for DUI Arrested for DUI on Route 378

On April 8 at 9:17pm police say they stopped Walker Parsons, of the 300 block of South New Street, Bethlehem, at Route 378 and Seidersville Road, after he was observed driving a dark truck with faulty rear lighting. Police said that Parsons then told an officer that he did not have his license and that it was "learned that Mr. Parsons was under suspension for DUI related purposes." Subsequently, police say they determined that Parsons was intoxicated and he was arrested for DUI, before being processed at the Bethlehem DUI Center.

Motorist Had .27 Percent Blood Alcohol Content, Police Say

On April 10 at 3:20pm police say Paul C. Cordova, of the 9500 block of Old Easton Road, Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, was stopped at the Creekside Marketplace shopping center, 1880 Leithsville Road, for allegedly operating a vehicle with an expired registration. Police said in a press release that Cordova was found to be under the influence of alcohol and driving a vehicle while under suspension. Cordova's blood alcohol content (BAC) was determined to be .27 percent, they added. The legal BAC limit for most motorists in Pennsylvania is .08 percent. A summons for charges of DUI and driving while under suspension has been filed with , police said.

Police Investigating Hit-and-Run Accident at Shopping Center Parking Lot

On April 13 at 3:52pm police say Matthew Citrola, of the 2000 block of Fieldstone Drive, Lower Saucon Township, reported that his vehicle had been rear-ended by a gold Toyota Camry while he was leaving the parking lot of the Creekside Marketplace shopping center, 1880 Leithsville Road. Citrola reported that the Camry was operated by a female driver who continued north on Leithsville Road toward Hellertown, police said. Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department.

Man Cited for Littering After Allegedly Flicking Cigarette During Traffic Stop

On April 15 at 1:50am police say they stopped Andrew E. Keller, of the 1300 block of Seidersville Road, Lower Saucon Township, at Old Philadelphia Pike and Black River Road. Police said in a press release that Keller was stopped because he was driving after dark without the use of taillights/marker lights. Keller, who was determined by police to be under the influence with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .09 percent, "also flicked a lit cigarette out the window after being stopped," authorities said. He was arrested for DUI, littering and driving without lights, they added.

Police Investigating Mailbox Damage on Fieldstone Drive

On April 15 police say a resident of the 2100 block of Fieldstone Drive reported that someone had snapped a plastic flag off a mailbox. The mailbox was damaged during the overnight hours, police said. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department.


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