Saturday, May 25, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say Ann Brixius, of the 3500 block of Old Philadelphia Pike, was distracted and driving too fast when she struck a vehicle in front of her at Rt. 378 and Old Philadelphia Pike.
A Lower Saucon woman who was distracted by officers assisting a disabled motorist was driving too fast to stop for traffic in front of her and caused a three-car accident, township police said in a press release. According to police, Ann Brixius, of the 3500 block of Old Philadelphia Pike, caused the accident at Old Philadelphia Pike and Route 378 at 5:10 p.m. May 17. Police said Brixius rear-ended the vehicle in front of her, which was pushed into a third vehicle. The vehicle Brixius struck sustained "light damage" to its front end when it was pushed into a trailer hitch on the vehicle in front of it, according to police. Brixius was charged with a violation of the traffic code, Driving at Safe Speeds, police said.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say an Ohio truck driver will receive a $16,557 fine for violating a 10-ton weight limit on Ringhoffer Road, where he allegedly caused an accident.
A Freightliner truck that crashed into a guide rail and bridge on Ringhoffer Road was too heavy to be traveling on the road, Lower Saucon Township Police said in a news release. According to police, the May 17 accident closed the intersection of Easton and Ringhoffer roads for about two-and-a-half hours, and was caused when the driver of the truck "took the wrong route" and couldn't make the turn from Ringhoffer onto Easton, breaking an axle when he crashed. Police identified the Freightliner driver as Lyle Fillmore, 60, of the 400 block of Canal Street, Antwerp, Ohio. Ringhoffer Road is closed to trucks that weigh more than 10 tons, but police said Fillmore's vehicle weighed a total of 76,720 pounds, meaning it was allegedly 56,000 …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say a woman contacted them after allegedly finding marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her 15-year-old son's room.
Lower Saucon Township Police say a 15-year-old boy will be referred to the Northampton County Juvenile Court system after marijuana and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found in his room. In a news release, police said the boy's mother contacted them after finding the items May 17 in her home in the 1800 block of Overlook Drive. The boy faces charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
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.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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.
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.
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
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 …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say an 11-year-old student at Saucon Valley Middle School was cited for disorderly conduct and harassment.
Lower Saucon Township Police said an 11-year-old boy was cited for harassment and disorderly conduct, after he allegedly struck another 11-year-old student in the face at Saucon Valley Middle School May 8. In a news release, police said the boy who struck his classmate was released to a parent after being cited.