Friday, April 26, 2013
Alyssa Csuk, of Bethlehem, was fired at as she drove east on I-78 in Lower Saucon Township in March, according to authorities. Lee Edwin Kish, of Fanwood, N.J., has been charged in the incident.
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Friday, April 26
Following testimony in Northampton County District Court in Lower Saucon Township Wednesday, District Judge David Tidd ruled that there is enough evidence against alleged I-78 road rage shooter Lee Edwin Kish, 65, of Fanwood, N.J., for the charges against him—which include attempted homicide—to be forwarded to county court, the Morning Call. The paper reported that at Kish's preliminary hearing, victim Alyssa Csuk, 39, of Bethlehem, testified about the events that preceded a shot being fired into her vehicle as she passed near the Route 33 interchange in Lower Saucon March 13. The Express-Times reported that Kish's attorney, Gary Asteak, unsuccessfully argued that there is insufficient evidence to support the charges against Kish, which …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The recovery of Steven P. Lockard's body from a pond in Grist Mill Park and a Hellertown diner owner who openly carries a firearm at the restaurant topped local headlines this week.
Missing Man's Body Pulled from Pond Hellertown Police and the Northampton County Coroner's Office confirmed Wednesday that the body pulled from one of the Grist Mill Park ponds is that of Steven P. Lockard, who went missing from that area March 28. Lockard's cause and manner of death were undetermined, pending an autopsy and investigation. Diner Owner Tells NPR Why He Openly Carries a Gun In a nationally aired segment about an Easton rally Thursday, Hellertown Diner owner Vasilios 'Bill' Christogiannis told NPR he openly carries a loaded Ruger semiautomatic pistol to show 'support...for protecting the right to own a firearm.' Cafeteria Changes Coming to Saucon Valley Schools The changes are mandated by new federal government rules and …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
65-year-old New Jersey man is extradited and arraigned in Northampton County on multiple charges, including attempted criminal homicide.
A New Jersey man accused of firing a gun into a Bethlehem woman’s car as they both drove along Interstate 78 in Lower Saucon Township was brought to Pennsylvania on Tuesday to face charges. Lee Edwin Kish, 65, of Fanwood, was arraigned on multiple counts including attempted criminal homicide for the March 13 incident along eastbound I-78, near the Route 33 interchange. Kish was committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail following his arraignment before District Judge James Barner of Lower Nazareth Township on Tuesday afternoon. Kish had been held in Union County Prison in New Jersey since his March 22 arrest. According to the arrest affidavit, Kish shot through his own driver’s side view mirror when he fired a bullet, …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast say Lee Edwin Kish, 65, of Fanwood, N.J., has been charged in connection with a Lower Saucon Township shooting.
A New Jersey man has been charged in connection with an alleged road rage shooting that occurred on Interstate 78 in Lower Saucon Township, Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast said. Lee Edwin Kish, 65, of Fanwood, N.J., was arrested Friday on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, firearms not to be carried without license, possessing instruments of crime, recklessly endangering another person and criminal mischief, according to police. Police said Kish is being detained in Union County Prison in New Jersey. Following the March 13 shooting, police requested help from the public in identifying the alleged shooter. In earlier news releases, troopers described the alleged road rage incident as follows: Shortly …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
An apparent road rage incident on I-78 in Lower Saucon and an alleged dispute between roommates that involved wood-chopping are among the top local headlines this week.
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Saturday, March 16
Shooting Reported on I-78 in Lower Saucon A woman driving on I-78 near the Route 33 interchange in Lower Saucon Township was shot at by another motorist, according to Pennsylvania State Police, who are investigating the incident. Wood-Chopping Sparked Roommate Ruckus, Police Say Lower Saucon Township Police say they responded to a disturbance involving two Connelly Avenue roommates that allegedly began because one was splitting wood. Lower Saucon Officers Receive Service Awards Lower Saucon Township police officers received commendations for their DUI enforcement efforts and overall performance at township council's March 6 meeting. Gracedale Worker on Way to Wawa Gets DUI: Police Lower Saucon Township Police say Tiffany Jacoby, 25, of …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police are seeking tips from the public as they investigate a reported road rage-related shooting on Interstate 78 in Lower Saucon Township Wednesday.
Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast are continuing to look for eyewitnesses to a road rage incident in which a gun was fired into a Bethlehem woman’s car along Interstate 78 East near the Route 33 interchange in Lower Saucon Township. The incident began further west along I-78 near Route 412 at a little before 4pm Wednesday, police said in a news release. According to troopers: The incident remains under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police, who ask that anyone who saw what happened or has information about the silver SUV call the Belfast barracks at 610-759-6106.
A woman driving on I-78 near the Route 33 interchange in Lower Saucon Township was shot at by another motorist, according to Pennsylvania State Police, who are investigating the incident.
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Thursday, March 14
A Bethlehem motorist who was eastbound on I-78 near the Route 33 interchange in Lower Saucon Township Wednesday told state police she was involved in road rage incident that apparently escalated into a drive-by shooting, the Express-Times reported. According to the newspaper report—which cites Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast—at about 3:45pm the woman was behind a slow-moving silver SUV in the left lane when she honked her horn and witnessed the SUV's driver make an obscene gesture. The SUV then reportedly sped up, slowed down, and moved over to the right lane, where the woman heard a loud bang as she passed it. The newspaper story says police found a single bullet hole in the passenger side rear door of the woman's vehicle. Anyone who…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Hellertown Police say they arrested Pedro Lu Freytes-Ferrer, of Hellertown, on Nov. 21. In a press release they said he was wanted in Upper Saucon Township for an alleged "road rage incident."
A borough man who was wanted by Upper Saucon Township Police was arrested near his home Nov. 21, Hellertown Police announced Wednesday in a press release. Pedro Lu Freytes-Ferrer, of 338 Northampton Street, was arrested after officers began to investigate a black Oldsmobile coupe that was wanted by Upper Saucon Township Police for an alleged road rage incident that had just occurred, police said. After the coupe was observed in the area of 338 Northampton Street, shortly after 5pm, police said it began to move. Freytes-Ferrer was subsequently stopped in the 300 block of Main Street, where police say he was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension. A BB pistol…
Friday, May 20, 2011
If you don't have something nice to say, just don't say it. Please.
This column may not be popular with everyone, but I write what’s on my heart. At this time, I feel this must be said. We teach this concept to our two little boys, but I think some adults have missed this lesson. As Thumper states in the classic Disney film “Bambi,” – “If you can’t say somethin’ nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.” Everyone knows the saying, so why is it so hard to follow? With online media such as Patch and other websites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and blogs, people seem to think it’s OK to log in under false names and attack others. In my opinion, things are starting to get a little out of hand. It’s one thing if there’s a true debate going on about a hot topic like government or education, but it’s a totally …