Sunday, May 19, 2013
Hellertown Police say two men who allegedly fought in an alley behind Main Street were cited for disorderly conduct.
Two borough men who allegedly fought in an alley behind the 1500 block of Main Street were cited for disorderly conduct, Hellertown Police said in a news release. According to police, officers were called to Morris Alley for a report of a fight at about 6 p.m. May 9. At the scene, police said it was determined that Joseph D. Gerstenberg, 46, of the 1500 block of Main Street, and Jason Joseph Britland, 37, of the 1500 block of Burkhardt Street, Hellertown, had fought because of a "dispute involving the children of both men."
Here's a round-up of unusual police news from the Lehigh Valley.
$2,500 ransom demanded from woman, police say: Upper Macungie Police said a woman received a phone call Monday stating that her father was being held captive. The caller demanded a $2,500 ransom. However, the woman later found out her father was safe. Bethlehem man charged with bigamy: A woman with a marriage certificate from New York complained to police that her husband married another woman in Northampton County, according to court records. Man exposed self to cops, threatened judge, police say: An Easton man was charged with disorderly conduct Wednesday morning after he allegedly exposed himself and cursed at police officers, urinated on police paperwork, and threatened a district judge. Police officer breaks toe chasing man at Palmer …
Lower Saucon Township Police say the lower limbs of four trees near Saucon Valley Elementary School were mysteriously pruned and left on the sidewalk. The case is being investigated as criminal mischief.
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are investigating a case of criminal mischief involving the cutting of tree limbs near Saucon Valley Elementary School. In a news release, police said the lower limbs of four trees along the sidewalk near the elementary school playground were cut off sometime between 5 and 8 p.m. May 15. The limbs "were clean cut with a pruning tool and left on the sidewalk," police said. The pruning was unauthorized by the school district, authorities confirmed. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110.
Hellertown Police say a car window was recently damaged in what is being investigated as a case of criminal mischief.
Hellertown Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person or persons responsible for damage to a car window. Police said the car that was damaged was parked in the 700 block of Magnolia Road on the afternoon of May 12, when the damage was discovered shortly before 5 p.m. The incident is being investigated as a case of criminal mischief, according to police. Anyone with information about it can contact borough police at 610-838-7040.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say a dog owned by Stephen Kiefer, of Bethlehem Township, bit a bicyclist on Wassergass Road.
A Bethlehem Township man was cited for a violation of the Lower Saucon Township dog confinement law, after police say his dog bit a bicyclist in the 2200 block of Wassergass Road. According to a police news release, the dog owned by Stephen Kiefer, of the 1800 block of Third Street, walked into the roadway and bit a township woman in the calf. The bite to the bicyclist caused "minor puncture wounds and swelling of the skin," police said, adding that the woman was treated by EMS personnel. The alleged incident occurred May 10 at about 5:30 p.m.
Lower Saucon Township Police say a 17-year-old boy from Bethlehem threatened a 15-year-old girl and her mother on Facebook.
A 17-year-old boy from Bethlehem has been cited for disorderly conduct, after Lower Saucon Township Police say he used Facebook to threaten a 15-year-old girl from Steel City and her mother. Police said the girl and her mother also reported that the boy used obscene language. The alleged incident occurred May 7, according to police.
Kristen Fiorot, 28, of Front Street, Hellertown, has been charged with retail theft, according to court records.
A Hellertown woman was charged with two counts of retail theft and sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail after allegedly admitting to police that she stole and resold baby formula in order to buy heroin, according to court records cited by the Express-Times in an article published Wednesday. Kristen Fiorot, 28, of the 200 block of Front Street, allegedly admitted to police that she stole hundreds of dollars worth of baby formula from a Bethlehem Township Walmart over the past several months to help finance a drug addiction.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say Sarah Hart, of the 3500 block of North Drive, ordered a garbage man to pick up her trash with his teeth before pulling him from his truck and hitting him.
A Lower Saucon Township woman has been charged with assaulting a garbage man, according to township police, who also said that she attempted to humiliate the man. In a news release, police said Sarah Hart, of the 3500 block of North Drive, struck the man hard enough to break off a piece of one of his molars. The alleged incident occurred after the garbage truck the man was riding in initially passed Hart's residence, police said. Police said Hart didn't have her garbage out when the truck operated by Riess Bros. Hauling passed by on Wednesday afternoon, and that Hart called out for the truck to return to pick it up. According to authorities, Hart then brought her garbage to the end of her driveway, where she allegedly threw it on the …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Hellertown Police say Randy Bond, of Bingen Road, Lower Saucon Township,
A Lower Saucon Township man has been charged with public drunkenness, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, after borough police say he was in possession of those items while intoxicated on the Saucon Rail Trail. In a news release, police said Randy Bond, 44, of the 3200 block of Bingen Road, was stopped by an officer on foot patrol on May 6 shortly after 6:30 p.m. Police said Bond was stopped on the trail in between Water and Walnut streets for alleged public drunkenness. At that time, he was found to be in possession of a small amount of heroin and paraphernalia, police added.
Lower Saucon Township Police say Brenda Anema, of the 4100 block of Countryside Lane, drove 'straight into' a yard when she mistook a private driveway for Buttermilk Road.
A Lower Saucon Township woman was arrested for DUI, after police said she mistook a private driveway in the 4300 block of Lower Saucon Road for the turnoff to Buttermilk Road and drove "straight into the yard." In a news release, township police said Brenda Anema, of the 4100 block of Countryside Lane, was first observed driving "all over the road" by an officer on patrol near the I-78 overpass on Applebutter Road. As the officer followed her, police said he observed Anema fail to stop at a stop sign at Applebutter and Lower Saucon roads. The officer was following Anema to a location where it would be safe to pull her over when she allegedly mistook the driveway on Lower Saucon Road for Buttermilk, according to the news release, which …