Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Arlene E. Wetzel died Monday, May 20, 2013.
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Arlene E. Wetzel, 84, of Hellertown died Monday, May 20, 2013 at St. Luke's University Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late Raymond E. Wetzel. She was born in Fountain Hill on Oct. 22, 1928 to the late Ira and Emily (Zeiner) Sloyer. She worked at the former Lehigh Dress Co., Fountain Hill as a seamstress for 29 years until retiring. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Hellertown, and a 1946 graduate of Hellertown High School. SURVIVORS Siblings: Meryle S. Person of Allentown and Stanley D. Sloyer of Hellertown. She was predeceased by a daughter: Renee. SERVICE Family and friends are invited to call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Christ Lutheran Church, 69 Main St., Hellertown. The calling hour …
Lower Saucon Township Police say a woman contacted them after allegedly finding marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her 15-year-old son's room.
Lower Saucon Township Police say a 15-year-old boy will be referred to the Northampton County Juvenile Court system after marijuana and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found in his room. In a news release, police said the boy's mother contacted them after finding the items May 17 in her home in the 1800 block of Overlook Drive. The boy faces charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
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Lower Saucon Township Police say Eneida Resto, of Fairmount Street, Bethlehem, became stranded when one of her car tires blew out on Flint Hill Road.
A Bethlehem woman has been charged with DUI, after Lower Saucon Township Police say she drove off Flint Hill Road, flattening a tire and disabling her vehicle in the process. In a news release, police said Eneida Resto, of the 1300 block of Fairmount Street, was found to be intoxicated when officers responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on Flint Hill at 6:19 a.m. May 12. Police said Resto had also "urinated in the street." Resto refused a blood test at St. Luke's University Hospital, according to authorities. In addition to DUI, she has been charged with public drunkenness, careless driving and driving without a license.
Registration is open for the Saucon to Boston 5K Run/Walk for the One Fund, which will be held on the Saucon Rail Trail on Sunday, June 9.
A local resident is organizing a 5K run/walk on the Saucon Rail Trail, to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Jerry Steward presented an overview of his plan for the Saucon to Boston 5K Run/Walk for the One Fund to Hellertown Borough Council May 6, explaining that the event had already been approved by the Saucon Rail Trail Oversight Commission. Council unanimously approved a motion to allow the event to take place on the borough's portion of the rail trail. The run—which is scheduled for Sunday, June 9 starting at Grist Mill Park—will head south into Lower Saucon Township, where Steward said volunteers will be stationed at the Meadows and Old Mill Road trail crossings. Pre-race registration will start at 7:30 a.m…
Susan A. Morley died Monday, May 20, 2013.
Susan A. Morley, 74, of Upper Saucon Township, died Monday, May 20, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of John E. Morley. She was born in Allentown on Sept. 12, 1938 to the late Edward and Helen (Bilger) Gehringer. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Coopersburg, where she served on its choir and Altar and Rosary Society. She was a 1956 graduate of Quakertown High School. SURVIVORS In addition to her loving husband of 50 years; children: Jennifer J. Morley and her husband Derek W. Hopler of Milton, Del., Rebecca M. and her husband Mark A. Vogeler of Coopersburg; grandchildren: Allen E. and Isaac W. Hopler, Kyle A. and Noah G. Vogeler. She was predeceased by siblings: William, Cynthia Graybill…
Relay for Life of Saucon Valley draws hundreds to Hellertown's Dimmick Park to raise awareness—and funding—on behalf of the American Cancer Society. This year's relay was held Saturday and raised more than $50,000 for the ACS.
For additional photos and updates about this year's event, visit and like the Facebook page for Relay for Life of Saucon Valley.
The Saucon Valley Farmers' Market's annual Chili Festival will be held Sunday, June 2.
Love chili? Then mark your calendars for the Saucon Valley Farmers' Market's annual Chili Festival, which will be held this year on Sunday, June 2 at the market in Water Street Park, Hellertown. To register to compete in the festival, call organizer George Sauerwine at 610-360-4105. The chili contest is free to enter, but space is limited. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. There will be an entrance fee to taste and vote on the chili submissions. The farmers' market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Sunday from May through November.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Hellertown Police say Timothy Louis Stepp, 47, of Wilson, admitted making obscene phone calls to borough women 'at random' while he was under the influence of drugs.
A Wilson man who allegedly made obscene phone calls to several borough women targeted at random has been charged with harassment by communication and disorderly conduct, Hellertown Police announced in a press release. Police said an investigation revealed that Timothy Louis Stepp, 47, of the 600 block of South 22nd Street, made the phone calls during the early morning hours of April 1 and April 2. According police, phone records from one of the victims were used to tie Stepp to the calls, which he allegedly admitted to making. Police said Stepp told them he made the calls while he was under the influence of drugs.
Lower Saucon Township Police say a boy was cited for trespassing for allegedly being on Norfolk Southern property in the 2000 block of Riverside Drive.
Lower Saucon Township Police issued a reminder to local residents in a news release about a recent citation for trespassing: stay off railroad property. In the release, police said a boy was cited for trespassing the evening of May 7, after he was allegedly observed picking up railroad bolts and spikes from along the train tracks in the 2000 block of Riverside Drive. That is in the Steel City section of the township. The tracks are Norfolk Southern property, and the metal pieces were returned to the Norfolk Southern Corporation, police said.