Lower Saucon Township Police Blotter: March 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.

Man Allegedly Drove Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance

On March 3 at 1:19m police say John Forsyth IV, of the 1200 block of Maumee Avenue, Salisbury Township, was stopped on Countryside Lane for traffic violations. Police said in a press release that when an officer approached Forsyth's vehicle "a strong odor of marijuana was detected." Forsyth was then removed from his vehicle "and admitted to having marijuana on his person and smoking marijuana in his car," police added. Police said Forsyth will be charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Man Arrested for DAI at Meadows Road and Brad Lane

On March 13 at 2:50pm police say Frank John Danyi III, of the 1600 block of Jonathan Lane, Upper Saucon Township, was observed stopped on Meadows Road with his car blocking a lane of travel. Police said in a press release that Danyi appeared to be "aggressively attempting to get his manual shift vehicle to move." After an officer made contact with Danyi, police said the odor of alcohol was detected, along with signs of intoxication. Danyi failed field sobriety tests, according to authorities, and was arrested for DAI. His blood alcohol content (BAC) was determined to be .13 percent, they added.

Hellertown Man--Allegedly DUI--Crashed into Bridge, Police Say

On March 13 at 9:52pm police say officers were dispatched to a single vehicle accident at a bridge on Black River Road east of Alice Drive. Police identified the driver involved in the accident as Jonathan Rasich, 28, of the 100 block of East Saucon Street, Hellertown, and said that during an investigation of the accident it was discovered that Rasich was under the influence of alcohol. Rasich's blood alcohol content (BAC) was determined to be .19 percent, police said, and he has been charged with DUI and failure to drive at a safe speed. According to a police department press release about the incident, Rasich told police that "he tried to avoid a deer in the roadway, resulting in his vehicle striking the bridge."

Woman Drove Wrong Way on Leithsville Road, Police Say

On March 17 at 1:32am police say Laura Thompson, of the 3800 block of Lower Saucon Road, Lower Saucon Township,was observed driving north in the southbound lane of Leithsville Road (Route 412). Police said Thompson was stopped at Leithsville and Herbert Avenue, and was subsequently arrested for DUI. Following testing at the Bethlehem DUI Center she was determined to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .16 percent, they added.

Borough Man Allegedly Drove 70mph on Easton Road, Possessed Synthetic Drug

On March 17 at 5:28pm police stopped Jack Rivera, of the 1200 block of Main Street, Hellertown, after he was allegedly observed traveling at a high rate of speed on Easton Road. Police said in a press release that visual observation and a speedometer were used to estimate that Rivera was traveling at 70mph in a posted 45mph zone. When an officer spoke to Rivera after stopping him, the odor of alcohol was allegedly detected, and Rivera's blood alcohol content (BAC) was determined to be .09 percent, police said. The synthetic marijuana drug known as "Green Dragon" was also found in his possession and his vehicle's registration had expired in July 2011, authorities added.

Bethlehem Man Was Speeding, DUI on Route 378, Police Say

On March 19 at 1:33am police say Pedro Bolivar, 30, of the 1800 block of West North Street, Bethlehem, was stopped for allegedly traveling at 54mph in a 30mph zone on Route 378. Police said in a press release that it was subsequently determined that Bolivar was driving under the influence of alcohol and that he had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .11 percent. Bolivar was also found to be in possession of a small wooden box containing a small metal pipe and marijuana residue, police said. He has been charged with DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia, they added.

Man Intentionally Drove Construction Equipment Across Private Property, Police Say

On March 20 at 1:17pm police say Scott Rivera, of the 2800 block of County Line Road, Lower Saucon Township, intentionally trespassed with construction equipment on the neighboring property of Terrance Smith, causing property damage. Police said in a press release that trees on Smith's property were removed as a result of the incident, and added that Rivera would be charged for the destruction caused, as well as cited for trespassing.

Man Rode Dirt Bike Illegally, Police Say

On March 22 at 5:19pm police say Jonathan Remmey, of the 3200 block of Bingen Road, Lower Saucon Township, violated the township's ATV and off-road vehicle ordinance by operating a dirt bike less than 100 feet from property lines and rights-of-way. Police said Remmey was riding his dirt bike in the area of Bingen and Apples Church roads. "Remmey was advised of this ordinance on two prior encounters with (the) Lower Saucon Police Department," police said in a press release.

Couple Engaged in Sexual Activity in , Police Say

On March 22 at 10:15pm police say Oniver Samir, 18, of the 500 block of West Washington Street, Allentown, and Yaliza A. Puello Santana, 19, of the 500 block of North Seventh Street, Allentown, were cited for disorderly conduct after they were allegedly found engaging in sexual activity in the parking lot of South Mountain Park.

Police Investigating Damage to Susan Lane Security Camera

On the afternoon of March 23 police say Keith Kozlowski, of the 2000 block of Susan Lane, reported damage to a security camera that was attached to a fence on his property. Police said the incident is under investigation and that the damage to the camera is estimated at $250. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110.

Police: Man Banged on Car Window, Yelled at Driver

On March 23 police say Dirk E. Hillegas, 41, of the first block of Berks Court, Quakertown, was charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly banged on the driver's side window of another vehicle and yelled at the driver. Police said the incident occurred on Rt. 378 at Seidersville Road after Hillegas stopped his vehicle.

Teen Cited for Underage Drinking at Hilltop Road Residence

On March 25 at 2:07am police say they were called to a home in the 2000 block of Hilltop Road, Lower Saucon Township, after City of Bethlehem police asked for their assistance in locating a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian. Police said the vehicle was located at the residence. In a press release, police said a teen who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the accident was displaying signs of intoxication during their investigation. Devin Drayton, 19, of the 2000 block of Hilltop Road, was subsequently cited for underage drinking, police said. Several beer cans were found inside his vehicle, they added.

Woman to Be Cited for Alleged Dog Law Violation

On March 25 at 3:15pm police say a tan pit bull belonging to Wendy Babb, of the 3500 block of Petran Lane, Lower Saucon Township, was found wandering in traffic in the 2300 block of Wassergass Road. "The dog eventually made its way home," police said in a press release. Babb will be cited for failing to keep her dog confined to her property, they added.


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