Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Work on the extension of the Saucon Rail Trail is ongoing in Upper Saucon Township. Pictured below are photos taken at the trail's crossing at Flint Hill Road, near Passer Road. The extension is closed while it is under construction.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say Gerald Kunsman, of Bucks County, told them he rear-ended another car because he was blinded by sun glare. A woman was injured in the crash.
A Springtown, Bucks County man blamed sun glare for an accident police say he caused at the intersection of Flint Hill and Leithsville roads. In a news release, police said Gerald Kunsman, of the 3200 block of Main Street, rear-ended a vehicle driven by Denese Tiedeman, of the 1600 block of Molly Lane, Lower Saucon, at 8:06 a.m. April 9. Tiedeman was taken to St. Luke's University Hospital by Dewey EMS, they added. "(Kunsman) said he did not see (Tiedeman) stopped in the roadway attempting to turn left because of the sun glare," police said. Authorities added that Kunsman was cited for a violation of the vehicle code, "Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed," following the accident.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say Lloyd Anthony Ohl, of the 6100 block of Limeport Pike, Upper Saucon Township, was speeding when he struck a parked vehicle in the 3200 block of Flint Hill Road.
An Upper Saucon Township man will be cited for leaving the scene of an accident after Lower Saucon Township Police say he struck a parked vehicle in the 3200 block of Flint Hill Road and fled. The crash happened near the intersection of Flint Hill Road and Transue Lane in the village of Leithsville. In a news release, police said Lloyd Anthony Ohl, of the 6100 block of Limeport Pike, was speeding north in a "borrowed vehicle" when he crossed to the opposite side of Flint Hill Road and struck the parked vehicle. He also will be cited for other alleged vehicle code violations, Driving at Safe Speed and Driving on the Right Side of the Roadway. Police said Ohl "then fled the scene on foot." Police said the accident happened March 24 at about …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police have announced that there "is no evidence of criminal liability" in the May 24, 2012 accident that destroyed the Leithsville Fire Station.
Lower Saucon Township Police announced Thursday that criminal charges will not be filed in the accident that resulted in the destruction of the Leithsville Fire Station on May 24, 2012. Killed in the accident was John Muzyka, 56, of Springtown, Springfield Township, who was driving on Leithsville Road (Route 412) in front of the fire station when a dump truck operated by Michael Thomas struck him. That accident occurred after Thomas failed to stop at the stop sign at Leithsville and Flint Hill roads. After it was struck Muzyka's vehicle was pushed into the fire station building, where a large fire erupted, destroying fire company vehicles and equipment. Thomas survived the accident, but reportedly suffered serious burns. In addition to …
Monday, October 8, 2012
PennDOT has announced the following scheduled road work in the Saucon Valley area.
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Monday, October 8, 2012
Tuesday, Oct. 9 PennDOT maintenance forces will be patching potholes on Flint Hill Road between Leithsville Road and the Bucks County line, in Lower Saucon Township. There will be lane restrictions from 9am to 3pm. Wednesday, Oct. 10 - Friday, Oct. 12 PennDOT maintenance forces will be paving Main Street in Freemansburg. There will be lane restrictions from 9am to 3pm. Thursday, Oct. 11 PennDOT bridge inspection forces will conduct inspections between Rt. 309 (Exit 60) and Rt. 412 (Exit 67) on westbound I-78 in Lower Saucon Township. There will be a westbound lane restriction for the work between 9am and 3pm. Friday, Oct. 12 PennDOT maintenance forces will be sealing cracks on Black River Road between Bingen Road and Route 378 in Lower …
Monday, October 1, 2012
PennDOT has announced the following scheduled road work in Lower Saucon Township.
Monday, Oct. 1 - Saturday, Oct. 6 There will be various eastbound and westbound lane restrictions as work is performed by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission on I-78 between Rt. 611 and the New Jersey state line. Restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day. Tuesday, Oct. 2 PennDOT maintenance forces will be patching potholes from 9am to 3pm on Durham Road, Williams Township, between Raubsville Road and the Bucks County line. There will be lane restrictions with flagging. Wednesday, Oct. 3 PennDOT maintenance forces will be patching potholes from 9am to 3pm on Flint Hill Road, Lower Saucon Township, between Leithsville Road and the Bucks County line. There will be lane restrictions with flagging. Thursday, Oct. 4 PennDOT …
Friday, August 10, 2012
There are a number of reasons for local police to cut Lower Saucon Township cow owner Christine Hess a break.
Patch recently reported that a local cow owner, Christine Hess, of 1987 Waldheim Road, Lower Saucon Township, had received two citations from our crime-fighting Lower Saucon Police, for allowing her cows to trek along Flint Hill Road. While I don’t think I have ever met Ms. Hess, we should take her word that something created a short circuit which knocked out the electric fence that imprisoned her cows. The cows, who are not really the dummies that most people think they are, took the opportunity to free themselves by struggling through the fence or jumping over it onto the road. It is hard to believe that Ms. Hess deliberately took the chance of losing a cow. Those cows don’t grow on trees, you know. Besides, cows are our heritage. …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Lower Saucon Township Police say cows owned by Christine Hess, of 1987 Waldheim Road, again wandered into Flint Hill Road, "causing a traffic hazard" on Aug. 4.
A local cattle owner who received a citation late last month after her cows allegedly left their pasture and obstructed traffic on Flint Hill Road says electrical shorts in the fencing around the pasture are to blame for the loose bovines, according to a story published by the Morning Call. Christine Hess, of 1987 Waldheim Road, Lower Saucon Township, has since received another citation for failure to confine her animals, township police reported in a press release Monday. Police said officers responded to the area of the pasture--which is near Flint Hill and Waldheim roads--at 9:08am Saturday, Aug. 4. They say Hess has been warned repeatedly about the confinement of her animals in the past. Officers most recently responded to the area of …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Lower Saucon Township Police say seven cows owned by Christine Hess, of the 1900 block of Waldheim Road, were found on Flint Hill and Waldheim roads July 31.
UPDATE: According to a press release issued Thursday morning by the Lower Saucon Township Police Department, prior to being cited, Hess was the recipient of several prior warnings for loose cattle. A cattle owner will be cited for a township ordinance violation because seven of her cows were found on Flint Hill and Waldheim roads early on the morning of July 31, Lower Saucon Township Police announced in a press release Wednesday. Police said they responded to the property at 1987 Waldheim Road for a report of cows in the road at 3:30am. Officers subsequently discovered the seven cows in the public thoroughfares, according to the press release. Owner Christine Hess "failed to keep (the cows) confined to her property, due to the lack of …