Saturday, April 27, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say David Wolf, 36, of Route 212, Springfield Township, lied when he told officers his ex-wife punched him in the back during a child custody exchange at Giant.
A Springfield Township man lied when he told officers that his ex-wife had punched him in the back during a child custody exchange, according to Lower Saucon Township Police. In a news release, police said officers were dispatched after David Wolf, 36, of the 1700 block of Route 212, reported an assault at Giant, 1880 Leithsville Road, on the afternoon of April 17. Police said a review of the store's video surveillance "determined that there was no physical contact and (that David Wolf) made a fictitious report." Police said Wolf has been charged with making False Reports to Law Enforcement.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say a borough woman's purse was taken after she forgot it in a shopping cart at the Leithsville Road supermarket.
Lower Saucon Township Police are hoping to identify a man they say stole a Hellertown woman's purse after she forgot it in a shopping cart at the Giant Food Store, 1880 Leithsville Road. In a news release police said the woman forgot her purse when she returned her buggy after shopping. Police said the purse was then stolen by "an unknown man" who fled the shopping center in a dark sedan after removing cash from the purse and dumping it near Dollar Tree. "The (man) in the dark sedan was observed on video sitting in the parking lot for over an hour," police said in the news release. Anyone with information about the man's identity is asked to call the Lower Saucon Township Police Department at 610-317-6110.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Brandon Meyers, of Sycamore Street, Hellertown, stole 178 games and movies from a Redbox rental kiosk over several months, Lower Saucon Township Police say.
A Hellertown man has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property after allegedly stealing 178 games and Blu-Ray movies from the Redbox rental kiosk in the Giant Food Store, 1880 Leithsville Road, Lower Saucon Township Police say. In a press release, police identified the man as Brandon Meyers, of the first block of Sycamore Street, and said the value of the stolen items was $11,301. The thefts occurred over several months, with Meyers "returning empty Redbox cases and keeping the games and movies," police said. Earlier this year, a Hellertown Patch reader warned others to beware of someone who'd apparently stolen a movie he had attempted to rent from the Giant Redbox. In a letter to the editor, George Kramer of Lower Saucon said …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Lower Saucon resident George Kramer says he was the victim of a scam when he withdrew a DVD from the Redbox rental kiosk at the Giant supermarket in the township.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, January 14
To the editor: An interesting mode of fraud happened to me Friday night (Jan. 11, 2013) at the Giant in Hellertown. I got a movie at the Redbox to watch after dinner. A few hours later, we were ready to watch the movie. I opened the case, and the only thing there was a PHOTOCOPY of the DVD, with the scan pattern placed in the correct position, enabling the person who previously rented it to return the empty box with the piece of paper instead of the disc. I called Redbox, who of course have the credit card number of the person who had just rented it. That person had only had it out for a few minutes before returning it (just enough time to photocopy the disc with the copier at Giant and return it). So, Redbox knows the identity of that …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The supermarket chain says it has removed several varieties of smoked salmon from its stores, following a recall by Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC due to possible listeria contamination.
Monday, January 7
Giant Food Stores, LLC and Martin's Food Markets announced Monday that they have removed from sale several varieties of smoked salmon due to possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes. The announcement followed a recall by products sold by Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC. The following products are included in the recall: • Nathan’s Nova Salmon, 3 oz., UPC 7303080368, all sell by dates • Nathan’s Nova Salmon, 8 oz., UPC 7303080369, all sell by dates • Lascco Smoked Salmon, 3 oz., UPC 7284001703, all sell by dates Giant said in a press release that it has received no reports of illnesses to date. Customers who have purchased recalled products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT stores for a full …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Lower Saucon Township Police say they want to identify the man who allegedly committed more than $400 in credit card fraud at the Giant Food Store Nov. 9.
A man whose identity is unknown used stolen credit card information to purchase $434.52 in Visa gift cards and other merchandise from the Giant Food Store, 1880 Leithsville Road, on Nov. 9, Lower Saucon Township Police announced Monday. In a press release, police said the man was driving a black or dark gray Mazda or Nissan sedan when he entered the store's parking lot shortly after 2pm. Police described the man as being black, in his late 20s or 30s, clean-shaven, and with a medium build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a button-down khaki shirt and possibly khaki pants, along with a "black winter cap," police said. Anyone with information about the man's identity is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Township Police Department…
Friday, November 30, 2012
The grocery chain says "Veggie Patch" brand meatless burgers may contain listeria.
Giant Food Stores is pulling a brand of veggie burgers from its shelves due to a possible bacterial contamination. The grocery chain said Friday it was recalling packages of its Veggie Patch Ultimate Meatless Burger to possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes. Eating food infected with this organism can lead to listeria, which causes fevers, severe headaches, neck stiffness and nausea. It can be fatal in some cases. The recall affects nine ounce packages Veggie Patch Ultimate Meatless Burger, with the UPC code 61012900211 and January 12, 2013 sell-by date. So far, no illnesses have been reported from the burgers. Customers seeking more information can call 1-888-698-3444 or 1-888-814-4268, or visit www.giantfoodstores.com or www.…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
If you need a new recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, give one of these non-traditional twists a try.
There are many ways to cook everyone’s favorite holiday bird. Each family has its own special technique for cooking a turkey, whether it's using an old family recipe, adding a secret ingredient or shopping at a certain store in town that helps make the turkey taste all the better. Locally, Frey's Better Foods is known for its selection of organic turkeys. Saylor's & Co. and Giant are other Saucon Valley outlets you might want to consider as you ponder your 2012 turkey selection. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you can try any of the recipes below to add a new kick to your feast. If you're attending someone else’s dinner, hopefully their turkey will taste as good as one of these! Just the name of this recipe makes my mouth water. …
Wednesday, November 14, 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.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Editor's Note (Dec. 19, 2012): This article has been updated. Man Charged With DUI on Route 412 On Oct. 17 at 11:06pm police say Dale Mahoney, of the 5900 block of Hawk Road, Springfield Township, was stopped on Route 412 for speeding and erratic driving. Police said in a press release that Mahoney was found to be under the influence of marijuana. He was charged with DUI and careless driving, they added. Police Investigating Attempted Burglary on Apple Street On Nov. 2 police say a homeowner in the 2300 block of Apple Street reported an attempted burglary. Police said in a press release that the homeowner discovered a hole in his back door, along with broken glass. "A room in the house was rummaged through, but it is unknown if anything …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Saucon Valley Middle School will close as a storm shelter Sunday night at 9pm.
Saucon Valley School District superintendent Dr. Sandra Fellin announced Sunday morning that the middle school shelter that opened Thursday will close Sunday evening at 9pm. The school first opened last week as a warming center and a place for local residents to take hot showers and charge electronics. As the power outages caused by Superstorm Sandy stretched beyond Thursday, and temperatures dropped, the school was opened on a 24-hour basis so residents without heat could have a warm place to sleep. Today, "everyone is welcome for one last hot shower or to power up their devices," Fellin said Sunday. She also issued a "heartfelt thank you" to the volunteers who helped staff the shelter on a 24-hour basis, including teachers, custodians …