Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Hellertown Police say they are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened in the 1300 block of Easton Road.
Hellertown Police say they are investigating damage to a car's driver's side mirror as a hit-and-run accident. In a press release, police said the mirror was damaged when a car that was parked facing south in the 1300 block of Easton Road was struck by a passing vehicle early on the morning of April 28. Police are asking anyone with information about the accident to call them at 610-838-7040.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Major mprovements are currently being made in and around Hellertown Borough Hall. They include the construction of pedestrian areas and walkways, new signage, a 'green' bus shelter, and the installation of bicycle racks and lighting.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say Kevin Mathew Sobol, of the 3600 block of Drifting Drive, was intoxicated when he allegedly refused to leave the back porch of an Easton Road home.
When a man who police say was intoxicated allegedly refused to leave a resident's back yard, Lower Saucon Township Police say they were called to an Easton Road home in response. In a news release, police said Kevin Mathew Sobol, of the 3600 block of Drifting Drive, Lower Saucon Township, didn't know the people whose yard he entered on the evening of March 16. Police said that after Sobol rang a doorbell and yelled he was asked to leave, but refused. At that point, police say Sobol sat down on a back porch, which was where officers allegedly found him when they responded to the homeowner's 911 call. Police said Sobol was determined to be "highly intoxicated" and "at first refused to get up and get off the porch when police asked." Officers…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The downtown streetscape improvement project is focused on the area surrounding Borough Hall, which is at Main Street, Easton Road and Water Street.
A project that is supposed to improve both the aesthetics and functionality of pedestrian areas around Hellertown Borough Hall is now under way, according to Borough Manager Cathy Kichline. The project is the Borough Hall Streetscape Project, which is being funded by a Pennsylvania Communities Transportation Initiative grant. Kichline said in an email Tuesday that "improvements to the area will include a 'road diet'–decreasing the asphalt and creating a larger green space on the north side of Borough Hall, (and) reduction of the width of the pedestrian crosswalk from Borough Hall to the fountain from 102 feet to 24 feet." Other planned improvements include: An orange sign posted last week at the entrance to Easton Road--next to Borough …
Friday, February 1, 2013
In separate incidents, Lower Saucon Township Police say they arrested two motorists for DUI in late December.
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Friday, February 1
In separate news releases last week, Lower Saucon Township Police announced their arrest of two motorists for DUI just before the Christmas holiday. On Dec. 22 at 2:18am, police say they stopped Todd Desmond, of the first block of Durham Street, Hellertown, for traffic violations on Easton Road. Desmond, whose blood alcohol content (BAC) was allegedly .13 percent, was arrested and has been charged with DUI, police said. On Dec. 23 at 12:08am, police say they stopped Maria Fritts, of the first block of Bachman Street, Hellertown, for multiple traffic violations on Friedensville Road. Police said Fritts was determined to have a BAC of .20 percent. She has been charged with DUI, authorities added.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Hellertown Police say the drug was discovered during a vehicle stop made in the 800 block of Easton Road in August 2012.
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Tuesday, January 29
In a press release issued last week, Hellertown Police said they have charged a Lower Saucon Township man with possession of heroin as a result of an incident that allegedly occurred last summer. Police said Ryan Joseph Young, 18, of the 2000 block of Glen View Drive, was stopped in the 800 block of Easton Road, Hellertown, for a vehicle equipment violation at 1am on Aug. 12, 2012. At that time, "officers spotted in plain view a packet of heroin in the vehicle's ashtray," police said. Police said Young was arrested for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, and added that his case is pending court action.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Lower Saucon Township Police say Ursula Merriman, of the 3900 block of Lower Saucon Road, was cited for a dog law violation after her German Shepherd allegedly ran toward a neighbor in an aggressive manner.
A Lower Saucon Township woman was cited for a dog law violation Nov. 26, after police say her German Shepherd dog left her property and ran toward a neighbor in an aggressive manner. In a press release issued Saturday, police said the dog owned by Ursula Merriman, of the 3900 block of Lower Saucon Road, ran toward Michael Estojack, who was outside on his property at about 1:20pm. The dog "started barking aggressively and appeared as if (it) was going to bite him," police said. Estojack got into his truck and stayed there until the dog ran back to Merriman, they added. Merriman was cited for "confinement of animals" because this was not the first incident involving her dog, police said.
Saturday, December 1, 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.
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Saturday, December 1, 2012
Man Charged for Allegedly Failing to Register Alarm System Police say Jose Santiesteban, of the 1800 block of Viola Lane, was recently charged with failure to register an alarm system at his home, which is a violation of a township code. In a press release police said officers have responded to incidents involving the alarm's activation at Santiesteban's home. Police said they also sent him letters warning him to register the alarm, to which he allegedly failed to respond. Police Respond to Accident at Quarter Mile, Bingen Roads On Nov. 15 at 4:37pm police say they responded to a multiple vehicle accident at the intersection of Quarter Mile and Bingen roads. Police said in a press release that the accident involved a total of four vehicles…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Oh deer! A Patch reader says deer roaming borough streets could hurt themselves or residents.
Have you ever seen a deer in Hellertown? If you have, did it concern you? Patch reader Robin Hudak Kelchner says she has seen deer in town, and she shared her concerns in an Oct. 24 post on Hellertown Patch's Facebook page. "(I) took my 7 month old son and boxer for a walk...and 4 deer were standing on Miller street, right off Easton Road. Last week my husband and I saw them on Third Avenue," Kelchner said. "Quite a shock when you're out on a stroll and you come upon them here in town." She said the animals are finding their way into town via the rail trail and through Silver Creek Country Club. "(I) hope for the safety of the deer and residents that no one gets hurt!" she added. Do you think deer in the borough are a public safety issue? …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Lower Saucon Township Police say old coins and other items were stolen from a home in the 2700 block of Easton Road Oct. 26.
Old coins, class rings, cash and costume jewelry were among the items stolen from a home in the 2700 block of Easton Road on Oct. 26, Lower Saucon Township Police announced in a press release last week. Police said the burglary occurred sometime between 1 and 4:42pm, when it was reported. Anyone with information pertaining to the burglary is asked to call the Lower Saucon Township Police Department at 610-317-6110.