Lower Saucon Township Police Blotter: June 29, 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.

Allentown Man Arrested on Marijuana Charge After Traffic Stop

On May 28 at 9:38pm police say a grey Mazda was stopped on Rt. 378 near Center Valley Parkway after it was observed failing to stay within a lane several times "and quickly gaining speed from the following cruiser." Police said that after stopping the car its driver was identified as Arun Singh, of the 6600 block of Lehigh Street, Allentown, and that he denied officers permission to search the vehicle. When officers advised Singh that his vehicle would be impounded, they say he admitted to having marijuana in the car's center console. Singh was subsequently arrested on marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia charges.

Man Who Performed 'Burn-Out' Following Hill Climb Was DUI, Police Say

On June 10 at about 5pm police say Michael Collins, of the 100 block of Beers Street, Phillipsburg, N.J., was observed by police performing a "burn-out" in front of bystanders in the 2000 block of Riverside Drive, Steel City. Police said in a press release that the stunt was performed following the Steel City Hill Climb, and that it caused a large cloud of smoke and roadway particles to fill the air. Collins was stopped by police and allegedly failed field sobriety tests. His blood alcohol content (BAC) was determined to be .15 percent, police said. Collins has been charged with DUI and careless driving.

Police: DUI Motorist Almost Struck Cement Bridge Wall on Easton Road

On June 19 at 12:23am police say John Placotaris, of the 2100 block of Apple Street, Lower Saucon Township, was observed traveling west on Easton Road. Police said in a press release that "it was observed that Placotaris was not keeping his vehicle within his own lane of travel on several occasions," and that he "almost (struck) a cement bridge wall." After Placotaris was stopped, police say the odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected and he was administered field sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed. Placotaris was arrested for DUI and was subsequently determined to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .27 percent, according to authorities.

Police Investigating June 21 Accident on Wassergass Road

On June 21 at about 1:28pm police say the unknown driver of a blue Volkswagen Jetta crossed the double yellow line near 2392 Wassergass Road, causing the driver of an approaching vehicle to swerve, lose control, strike a utility pole and roll over. Police said the driver of the Jetta was traveling "at a high rate of speed." The location of the accident was near the intersection of Wassergass Road and Peeke Lane. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the at 610-317-6110.

Two Men Cited for Alleged Township Firearms Ordinance Violation

On June 24 at 3:36pm police say Ryan Lindsey, of the 6500 block of Hunters Hill Road, New Tripoli, and William Underkoffler Jr., of the 200 block of Yankee Road, Richland Township, were discharging firearms in the 4200 block of Roberts Avenue. Police said in a press release that the two were doing so "without a proper backstop," and that they were thus in violation of safety zone regulations. Both were cited for a township firearms ordinance violation, police said.

Police Investigating Burglary on Rosalie Drive

On June 26 police say they received a report of a burglary in the 1600 block of Rosalie Drive. Police said in a press release that the home was broken into sometime between Saturday, June 23 and Tuesday, June 26. The home was also vandalized, police said. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department.

Wallet Stolen from Unlocked Car on Cambridge Court, Police Say

On June 27 police say they received a report of a wallet taken from an unlocked car that was parked overnight in a driveway in the 1600 block of Cambridge Court. Police identified the owner of the wallet as Ung Song Moniz, of Columbia Street, Whitehall. In a press release, police advised residents "to keep garage doors and vehicle doors secured at night and to not leave money, valuables and personal information in cars or in plain view."

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