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Lower Saucon Township Police Blotter: March 14, 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.

Editor's Note: Several incidents have recently been reported in the 1800 block of Viola Lane, and police say they are investigating whether they are related to one another.

Teen Rode Tractor on Posted Private Property, Police Say

On March 5 at 4:58pm police say a 15-year-old boy drove a tractor across posted private property in the 2500 block of Wassergass Road. Police said in a press release that the boy--who was accompanied by other juveniles--ran the tractor over a "No Trespassing" sign, "causing damage." The trespassing was witnessed by neighbors, according to police, who added that they "located the juveniles on the tractor down the road" after responding to the scene. The 15-year-old boy will receive a citation for criminal mischief, they said.

Police Investigating Burglary on Viola Lane

Sometime on March 6 or March 7, police say a residence in the 1800 block of Viola Lane was unlawfully entered and items were removed from a vehicle parked in its garage. Township police did not specify what items were taken, but asked that anyone with information regarding this incident contact them at 610-317-6110.

Criminal Mischief Reported on Green Pine Lane

Sometime between 10:30pm March 6 and 4pm March 7, police say someone attempted to enter a home in the 2100 block of Green Pine Lane, apparently without success. Police said in a press release that the screen on a bedroom window was cut with a sharp instrument, but added that "no sign of entry was detected" in the home. Police said they processed the scene for evidence, and asked anyone with information about the incident to contact the department at 610-317-6110.

Car Window Smashed on Viola Lane, Police Say

On March 7 at 7:38am police say they were called to the 1800 block of Viola Lane to investigate a smashed car window. Police said in a March 13 press release that the driver's side window is thought to have been broken between midnight and 12:30am on March 7. "The...window (was) smashed out of the vehicle and appeared to be broken with a large rock on the ground near (the) car," police said, adding that the car's doors were still locked and nothing appeared to have been taken from inside it. This incident of criminal mischief may be related to another that was recently reported in the same area, authorities said, and anyone with information is asked to call the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110.

Man Possessed Small Amount of Marijuana, Police Say

On March 8 at 2:55pm police say they stopped Joseph Tyler Perez, of the 2200 block of Hackett Avenue, Palmer Township, for allegedly speeding on Easton Road. Police said that when an officer approached Perez's vehicle, the odor of marijuana was detected. Perez "admitted to having the marijuana in several roaches in his center console" and will be charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, police said in a press release. 

Man to Be Cited for Trespassing, Police Say

On March 10 at 4:22pm police say they were dispatched to the 3500 block of Reservoir Road for a report of trespassing. Police said in a press release that it was determined that Robert Hero, of the 1900 block of Fairway Road, Lower Saucon, rode his bike across the property of Kevin Luybli. "Hero...reportedly rides his bike (across Luybli's property) as a short cut to get from Silver Creek Road to Reservoir Road," police said, adding that he has been "warned previously not to ride his bike on Luybli's property." Hero will be cited for trespassing via mail, authorities stated.

Police Investigating Attempted Theft from Vehicle on Viola Lane

On March 10 at 10:02pm police say a resident of the 1800 block of Viola Lane reported a possible theft from a vehicle parked at her address. Police said it was subsequently confirmed that nothing was taken from the car, but stated in a press release that the vehicle was entered and interior contents were scattered. Police observed that this incident was "one of several recent vehicle break-ins reported in the development." Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110.

Motorist Crashes into Brick Wall at Black River and Bingen Roads, Police Say

On March 11 at 8:06pm police say Jinhan Zhu, of the first block of Duh Drive, Bethlehem, crashed into a brick wall in the 3400 block of Bingen Road when she failed to stop at a stop sign at Bingen and Black River roads. "(Zhu) stated she did not see the stop sign until the last minute and, attempting to take the turn at the last minute, after not stopping for the stop sign, at an unsafe speed, the driver did not make the turn and collided with (the) brick wall," police said in a press release. Due to the speed at which the vehicle was traveling, it rolled onto its roof after striking the wall, police added. However, Zhu reportedly sustained only minor injuries, for which she was taken to St. Luke's Hospital for treatment. Police did not indicate whether Zhu may be cited for causing the accident.

Theft Reported in 3600 Block of Old Philadelphia Pike

Sometime between March 8 and March 12, police say several items were taken from a residence in the 3600 block of Old Philadelphia Pike. In a March 13 press release, police did not detail what items were taken, but said "no forced entry was made into the residence." Police said the incident is currently under investigation.

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