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Lower Saucon Township Police Blotter: March 12, 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 Respond to Feb. 26 Accident at Leithsville Road and Reading Drive

On Feb. 26 at 11:10am police say they responded to a car accident at Leithsville Road (Route 412) and Reading Drive. According to a police department press release, Mary Beth Filiciotto, of the 2800 block of Bodder Road, Springfield Township, was northbound on Route 412 and approaching Reading Drive when she struck the rear of a stopped vehicle. Police said the stopped vehicle was then pushed into another stopped vehicle "that was waiting to make a left turn (onto Reading Drive)." Police said Filiciotto will be cited for "driving at safe speeds."

Police Investigating Stereo Equipment Theft from Vehicle

On Feb. 28 between 7:30am and 2:30pm police say stereo equipment--including two 12-inch DXI "subs" and an amp--was stolen from a vehicle belonging to Tyler Trethaway while it was parked at Lehigh Valley Paving, 4131 Lower Saucon Road, Lower Saucon Township. Police said in a press release that Trethaway is an employee of Lehigh Valley Paving.

Police Respond to Feb. 29 Accident at Leithsville and Flint Hill Roads

On Feb. 29 at 3:57pm police say they responded to a car accident at Flint Hill and Leithsville (Route 412) roads. According to a police department press release, the accident occurred when Kay Michael, of the 1800 block of Meadows Road, Lower Saucon Township, pulled out of Flint Hill Road, turning north onto Leithsville Road as she did so. Police said a vehicle operated by Elizabeth Wampole, of the first block of East Jugtown Hill Road, Upper Black Eddy, was southbound on Leithsville Road when Michael pulled out, and that she (Wampole) "could not avoid" striking Michael's vehicle. According to police, following the accident Wampole was taken to St. Luke's Hospital by for treatment, with Michael refusing medical transport. Michael will be cited for careless driving, police added.

Police Investigating Beer Keg Theft

Sometime between 7pm Feb. 29 and the afternoon of March 2 police say an empty Yuengling Lager aluminum beer keg valued at approximately $30 was stolen from the banquet hall, 3621 Old Philadelphia Pike. Anyone with information regarding its whereabouts is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department.

Police Investigating Illegal Dumping on Riverside Drive

On the morning of March 1, police say a number of trash bugs were dumped at the entrance gate to a home in the 2500 block of Riverside Drive. "The bags were filled with general trash, household goods, and old carpet," police said in a press release. Anyone with information regarding the dumping is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department.

Man Arrested for DAI on Friedensville Road

On March 3 at 2:59am police say they stopped Michael Kozlowski, of the 900 bock of Birch Road, Hellertown, for failing to drive his vehicle at a safe speed on Friedensville Road near Meadows Road. Police said in a press release that an officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage as well as "other signs of impairment" after making contact with Kozlowski. According to police, Kozlowski failed all field sobriety tests and was arrested for DAI. He was determined to have a blood alcohol content of .18 percent, they added.

Man Stopped on Countryside Lane, Arrested for Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana

On March 3 at 1:19pm police say they stopped Joseph Davis, of the 3100 block of Ironwood Lane, Salisbury Township, on Countryside Lane for traffic violations. In a press release, police said that when an officer approached Davis' vehicle "a strong odor of marijuana was detected." Davis was "removed from the vehicle and admitted to being in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia," police added. Davis has been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, according to police.

Driver Lost Control of Car, Crashed into Fence, Police Say

On March 4 at 12:10am police say Spencer Kilgour, of the 300 block of Liberty Street, Bethlehem, was driving a Ford van west on Springtown Hill Road when he lost control of it and skidded into a fence at 2022 Springtown Hill Road. In a press release, police said that prior to the accident, Kilgour "failed to slow his vehicle and failed to stop at (a) stop sign." They added that the fence, which is owned by Donna Bristol, was damaged. Kilgour will be charged with "driving vehicle at a safe speed," police said.

Police Seeking Owner of Clothing, Small Amount of Cash Found on Clarence Drive

On March 6 at 8:08am police say clothing items that contained a small amount of cash was found in the 1800 block of Clarence Drive. "At this time it is unknown who owns the property," police said in a press release. Anyone who believes the found property to be his is asked to contact at 610-317-6110 to identify the items.

Police Investigating Theft of Insurance, Registration Cards from Vehicle

On March 7 police say they received a report of a theft from a vehicle that was in progress in the 1800 block of Clarence Drive. Police said in a press release that "an actor in a hoodie fled on foot when police arrived." The vehicle was subsequently checked and insurance and registration cards were determined to be missing, police said. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110.

Police Seeking Owner of Coat and Gloves Found at Clarence and Victor

On March 9 at 3:05am police say a black coat with the words "Chrysler Jeep" in white letters on its front was found in the grass at the corner of Clarence Drive and Victor Road. Police said in a press release that a pair of red leather gloves (possibly ladies') was found inside the jacket. Police are seeking the owner of the jacket and gloves. Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact Lower Saucon Township police officer James Connell at 610-317-6110.

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