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'Long-Lost Supermarket,' Alleged DNA Link in Mischief Case Top Local News

Stories about a 'water department' scam warning, a burglary on Apple Tree Lane in Lower Saucon Township and the closure of the restaurant Pacifico at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley were also among the most-read this week.

DNA from Cigarette Connects Hellertown Man to 2011 Mischief, Police Say
Lower Saucon Township police say DNA collected from a piece of crime scene evidence—a discarded Newport cigarette—has connected a Hellertown man to a July 2011 criminal mischief case.

Lower Saucon's Long-Lost Supermarket: Readers Share Ideas for Redeveloping the Old SuperFresh Store
The March 2011 closure of the Lower Saucon Pathmark store—which first opened in the late 1990s as a SuperFresh, and was unsuccessfully rebranded after about a decade of operation—has left a void for many township residents.

Chief Warns of 'Water Department' Scam
Hellertown Police Chief Robert Shupp is warning residents about a scam involving thieves claiming to be 'Water Department' employees. Anyone who observes suspicious activity should call either the Borough Authority or the police department.

'Large Amount of Jewelry' Stolen from Apple Tree Lane Home, Lower Saucon Police Say
Jewelry has been a target of thieves involved in other recent burglaries in Lower Saucon Township.

Pacifico Closes at Promenade Shops
Pacifico had been involved in a lawsuit that stemmed from a dispute over rent payments to The Promenade Shops, but the center's general manager Dean Shauger said that suit had been resolved, The Express-Times reported Monday.

Lower Saucon Man Was Stoned When He Caused Shimersville Road, Police Say
Eric P. Mason, 27, of 1451 Clauser Drive was charged with driving under the influence of marijuana and other offenses for allegedly causing a Sept. 4 wreck on Shimersville Road. The accident left another driver in critical condition.

Man Stole Gun from Dad's Home Last Summer, Police Say
In a news release issued last weekend, police said an arrest warrant will be issued for John Antonelli III, of the 200 block of W. Sixth St., Berwick, Pa.

Man Stole Mother and Stepfather's Car, Police Say
A Salisbury Township man has been charged with auto theft, receiving stolen property and burglary after Lower Saucon Township police say he stole a car from his mother and stepfather's garage.

1 Person Killed in Crash, Tractor-Trailer Fire on I-78 in Williams Township
A fatal crash and tractor-trailer fire on I-78 westbound near the toll plaza in Williams Township caused traffic to back up on Monday.

Photo: The Saucon Square shopping center on Rt. 378 in Lower Saucon Township

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