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Lower Saucon Township Police Blotter: April 27, 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.

Man Charged with Cocaine Possession

On March 6 at approximately 2am police say they stopped Anthony Jose Moina, of the 600 block of East Cumberland Street, Allentown, for allegedly failing to operate his car within a single lane of travel on Mountain Drive North. Police said in a press release that "upon stopping the vehicle (they) learned of other vehicle violations." They said an officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle, and--after permission was given to search the car--observed a beer can and an ice-filled glass in plain view. Along with Moina, police said it was determined that the passengers in the vehicle were intoxicated. In their search of the car, police said that "small plastic bags were found containing the narcotic cocaine." Moina has been charged with possession of a narcotic, they said.

Laptop, iPod Accessories Stolen from Unlocked Car on Woodfield Drive

On the morning of April 16 police say they received a report of a theft from a vehicle in the 1600 block of Woodfield Drive. Police said in a press release that a Dell Inspiron laptop computer and iPod accessories were taken from a vehicle belonging to John Paul Debard, which was parked outside his residence. According to police, the items were taken sometime between 10pm and 7am. "As the vehicle was left unlocked, access was easily available for the items to be easily taken," police said. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110.

Two Crashes Occur at Same Intersection Within an Hour, Police Say

Early on April 17 police say they responded to two car accidents at the busy intersection of Black River Road and Route 378. The first accident occurred at 8:17am and was caused by driver error, police said. Police did not assign blame for the accident in a press release, but said the drivers involved were Susan Cooper, of the 3200 block of Flint Hill Road, Upper Saucon Township, and Alyssa Mosser, of the 3100 block of Muirfield Road, Upper Saucon Township. There were no injuries, and one vehicle had to be towed from the scene, police said. About a half hour later, police say another accident involving three cars occurred at the same intersection. In this accident, two vehicles were slowing to a stop at the light "when the third vehicle...failed to stop in time, thus colliding and pushing the second vehicle...into the first vehicle," police said. Police identified the driver of the third vehicle as Sharell Aponte, of the 2500 block of Saucon Drive, Upper Saucon Township, and said that she and her passengers were taken to St. Luke's Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Two vehicles had to be towed from the scene following the second accident, police said.

Police Investigating Keying of Car, Possibly at High School Parking Lot

On April 17 at 1:20pm police say they learned that a red 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix had been keyed, possibly at the parking lot. Police said the car's trunk lid and passenger side were damaged in the incident. Anyone with information regarding the mischief is asked to call the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110.

Allentown Woman Scattered Rubbish in Steel City, Police Say

On April 25 at 4:47am police say they located trash discarded on the side of the roadway at Saucon Avenue and Riverside Drive in the Steel City section of the township. Police said in a press release that several items located among the trash contained the name of Shelley Rentzheimer, of the 1200 block of West Cumberland Street, Allentown. Rentzheimer will receive a citation for scattering rubbish, police said.

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