Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say they recently cited two residents for allegedly violating the township's burning ordinance.
Two Lower Saucon Township residents were recently cited for allegedly violating the township's burning ordinance, according to police news releases. On the morning of April 26, police say Tammy Lynn Hutterer, of the 2300 block of Wassergass Road, was conducting a controlled burn on her property when she "left the area with the fire not being completely out" and without a water source. Police said the fire—which was at the roadside—was observed by an officer on patrol. "Flames were visible in the grass and there were burned out areas around a small pine tree, which was also burned at the bottom," police said, adding that officers extinguished the blaze before speaking with Hutterer. On the evening of April 27, police say they were …
Monday, April 8, 2013
PennDOT says several township roadways will be impacted by road work scheduled for the week of April 8-12.
The following information was provided by PennDOT Engineering District 5: April 8-11 Daytime crack-sealing will be performed along Route 378 between Delaware Drive and the Lehigh County line, in the city of Bethlehem and Lower Saucon Township. Lane restrictions will be in place. April 9-10 Daytime drainage work will be performed along Applebutter Road between Ringhoffer and Lower Saucon roads in Lower Saucon Township. Lane restrictions with flagging will be in place. April 11 Daytime drainage work will be performed on Raubsville Road in Williams Township between Hexenkoph Road and South Delaware Drive (Route 611). Lane restrictions with flagging will be in place.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say copper ground cables were recently stolen from PPL transmission towers at a substation on Applebutter Road.
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are investigating the theft of copper ground cables from 46 transmission towers at a PPL substation at 2324 Applebutter Road. Police said in a news release that each cable is 4/0 braided, bare (no insulation), and about three feet long. Sometime between March 8 and March 15, "access (to the substation) was gained by cutting the security fence closest to Ringhoffer Road," police said. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the Lower Saucon Township Police Department at 610-317-6110.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say they found "baggies" containing marijuana following a Jan. 8 traffic stop on Applebutter Road.
According to Lower Saucon Township Police, a Jan. 8 vehicle stop on Applebutter Road led to the seizure of "multiple baggies of marijuana, (drug) paraphernalia and alcohol." In a press release, police said a vehicle driven by Olivia Caffrey, 18, of the 3100 block of Florian Street, Palmer Township, was stopped at 10:46pm for a traffic violation. "During the vehicle stop an officer detected an odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the car," according to authorities, who said Caffrey denied that there were any drugs in the car. Police said a search warrant was obtained and executed in order to search the vehicle, which allegedly led to the discovery of the marijuana and other items. In addition to Caffrey, police said two other individuals …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Lower Saucon Township Council will discuss the matter of rezoning property adjacent to IESI Bethlehem Landfill at tonight's council meeting at 7pm in Town Hall.
After hearing from landfill representatives, experts and critics at their last meeting, Lower Saucon Township Council members are once again scheduled to discuss the proposed rezoning of land near Applebutter Road at tonight's meeting. Rezoning the land would make it possible for the landfill to proceed with plans for its proposed western expansion, although a zoning change would not guarantee an expansion of the trash-dumping facility. Last month, the township's planning commission voted 6-1 against recommending a zoning change, following months of testimony from residents who say they fear the impact a larger landfill would have on their quality of life, their property values, their health and safety, and the environment. "I know people …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The 5-1 decision to oppose a request by IESI Bethlehem Landfill to rezone property it owns near its Applebutter Road facility came at a Sept. 27 meeting of the Lower Saucon Township Planning Commission.
Correction: An earlier published version of this article indicated that the planning commission vote to oppose the rezoning of land near IESI Bethlehem Landfill was 5-1 against the rezoning. This article has been updated and corrected to reflect the fact that the vote was actually 6-1. A decision by the Lower Saucon Township Planning Commission to oppose IESI Bethlehem Landfill's rezoning request for property it owns near its Applebutter Road facility was met Thursday with loud applause from residents who've rallied against any rezoning and the expansion of the landfill it would make possible. The 6-1 vote came after more than an hour of emotional testimony by many residents of Steel City, who have repeatedly told both council and the …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Lower Saucon Township Police say a unit at a storage facility on Applebutter Road was broken into. Numerous hand and power tools were reported stolen.
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are investigating a break-in at a storage unit on Applebutter Road. In a press release issued Thursday, police said the storage unit contained items belonging to Joshua Duke, of the 2200 block of Marlin Lane, Lower Saucon. Duke "reported that unknown actors removed a padlock from his storage facility and removed numerous hand and power tools," police said. "There were also several padlocks removed from other units within the storage facility," they added. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Lower Saucon Township Police said Tuesday that Brenda Lynn Anema of 4175 Countryside Lane has been charged in an Aug. 14 incident that allegedly occurred on Applebutter Road.
A woman from Lower Saucon Township was driving a Hummer H2 when she allegedly struck a bicyclist on Applebutter Road Aug. 14, township police said Tuesday. In a press release, police said Brenda Lynn Anema, of 4175 Countryside Lane, struck Gary Monacelli, of the 400 block of Gaffney Hill Road, Easton, at about 8:10pm and then "fled the scene without providing aid or notifying the closest police department of the accident." Monacelli, who reportedly suffered minor injuries, was struck from behind but was able to keep his balance and observe the color, make and model of the vehicle that hit him, according to authorities. Police said an officer dispatched to the scene of the accident subsequently observed Anema's Hummer near the intersection …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The double-sided mailer from local landfill owner IESI recently arrived in the mailboxes of many Steel City, Lower Saucon Township residents, some of whom have voiced opposition to the landfill's proposed expansion.
The owners of IESI Bethlehem Landfill in Lower Saucon Township have fired another shot across the bow in their disagreement with local residents who oppose an expansion of the Applebutter Road garbage facility, and any rezoning that would allow it. According to Steel City resident and township landfill committee member Donna Louder, an informational mailer from IESI was recently delivered to homes such as hers. Steel City is Lower Saucon Township's most densely populated section, and is located near the landfill, on the other side of a forested ridge. The mailer assures residents that even with an expansion, the landfill will never expand beyond the ridgeline, which the company calls "a natural buffer between our business and Steel City." …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Township police say a combination safe was stolen from a property in the 2400 block of Applebutter Road Aug. 2.
Lower Saucon Township Police announced Friday that a combination safe was stolen from 2470 Applebutter Road on Aug. 2 between 2pm and 4:45pm. Police said in a press release that "unknown actors" entered the property in order to steal the safe. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact police at 610-317-6110.