Saturday, May 4, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say an Allentown woman was drunk when she allegedly drove at 65 mph on Seidersville Road.
An Allentown woman has been charged with DUI, after Lower Saucon Township Police say she drove at speeds of up to 65 mph in a posted 35 mph zone while intoxicated. In a news release, police said Emily L. Miller, of the 400 block of South 26th Street, was followed after she didn't stop at a stop sign at Seidersville Road and Old Philadelphia Pike April 15. Police said Miller then sped up and reached speeds of 60 to 65 mph as she drove west on Seidersville Road, before she was stopped in the area of Gottwald Drive, which is across the county line in Salisbury Township. According to police, Miller was arrested after she failed field sobriety tests. She was determined to have a blood alcohol content of .17 percent, authorities added.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say two men in a red Chevy pickup truck stole scrap aluminum from a home in the 1200 block of Seidersville Road.
Lower Saucon Township Police are seeking the public's help in identifying two men they say stole scrap metal from a home in the 1200 block of Seidersville Road April 12. In a news release, police said the men were in red Chevy pickup truck when they stopped and stole aluminum rain spouting the homeowner had planned to cash in as scrap metal. The driver of the truck was described as an "older white male," while the passenger—who police said got out of the truck and took the spouting—was a younger white male, police said. Anyone with information about the men should contact Lower Saucon Township Police at 610-317-6110.
Lower Saucon Township Police say a girl's cell phone fell off a car roof on Sunday.
Lower Saucon Township Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing cell phone. In a news release, police said the phone was reported missing Sunday at about 10:30 p.m. Police said a township woman told them the phone fell off her car roof somewhere between the intersection of Koehler Drive and Route 378 and the intersection of Seidersville and Hickory Hill roads. The phone is described as a "blue LG phone with a hairband around it" and belongs to the woman's daughter, police said. Anyone with knowledge of the phone is asked to call Lower Saucon Police at 610-317-6110.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say Jeffrey Guerriero of New Providence, N.J. had taken his eyes off the road to look at a GPS device when he ran a red light at Route 378 and Seidersville Road and struck another vehicle.
A motorist who took his eyes off the road to look at a GPS device ran a red light as a result, Lower Saucon Township Police said in a press release. Police said Jeffrey Guerriero, of the first block of Brook Road, New Providence, N.J., was southbound on Route 378 on March 8 at 11:17am when he looked at the GPS as he was approaching the intersection with Seidersville Road. Police said Guerriero struck a vehicle operated by Aaron Voyden, of the 1700 block of South Fourth Street, Allentown, as he traveled through the intersection. Voyden was eastbound on Seidersville Road at the time, police added. Guerriero was issued a citation for "Traffic Control Signals," according to authorities.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Police say a man in a dark-colored pickup truck attempted to steal a Lincoln arc welder from a property in the 1200 block of Seidersville Road.
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are seeking information about the identity of a man who attempted to steal a Lincoln arc welder from a property in the 1200 block of Seidersville Road on the afternoon of Dec. 3, 2012. In a press release issued more than two months after the attempted theft, police said the man suspected of trying to steal the welder was driving a dark-colored pickup truck when he made his attempt. "While pulling the large yellow welder off of the property with a chain, the wheel fell off of the welding machine's trailer," police said, adding that the suspect "then fled the scene without the welder." Several days later, police issued a press release in which they stated the welder had been found "abandoned" on …
Monday, January 7, 2013
PennDOT has announced the following scheduled road projects in the Saucon Valley area this week.
Jan. 8 According to a PennDOT news release, there will be a traffic stoppage on I-78 between the Route 611 and Route 33 exits in Williams Township so blasting can be performed by a contractor working on a property owned by Chrin Brothers Inc. The traffic stoppage is expected to last about 15 minutes and will take place between 1 and 2pm, weather permitting. "There may also be delays for PA 33 south traffic at the interchange with Interstate 78," PennDOT said. Jan. 9-10 PennDOT maintenance forces will perform shoulder work/widening along Seidersville Road/Hickory Hill Road between Route 378 and Mountain Drive. The work will be performed between 9am and 3pm, weather permitting, and there will be lane restrictions with flagging in the work …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are seeking information about the owner of a yellow Lincoln Arc Welder that was found in the 1200 block of Seidersville Road Dec. 3.
On the morning of Dec. 3, a yellow Lincoln Arc Welder was apparently being towed when it lost a trailer wheel and became detached from the vehicle that was towing it on Seidersville Road, Lower Saucon Township Police announced Tuesday. In a press release, police said the welder was recovered in the 1200 block of Seidersville Road, where it struck a PPL pole and "a historic county line marker." Police said officers arrived to find the piece of machinery "abandoned in the roadway." The section of Seidersville Road where the welder was found is in between Hickory Hill Road and Mountain Drive North. Anyone with information about the owner of the equipment is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Township Police Department at 610-317-6110.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
PennDOT says crews will be cutting brush along Seidersville Road and paving Black River Road between Bingen Road and Route 378.
Saucon Valley motorists should expect daytime lane restrictions on two busy thoroughfares this week. PennDOT officials announced Friday that road maintenance crews will be milling, paving and collecting litter along Black River Road between Route 378 and Bingen Road in Lower Saucon Township Sept. 6 and 7. Crews will also be cutting brush along Seidersville Road between the Lehigh County line (near Fire Lane) and Route 378 from Tuesday through Friday. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through active work zones.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Hellertown officials recently told a local business owner they don't know when the closed High Street Bridge will be replaced.
A 102-year-old bridge near Hellertown that has been closed since June 2011 is scheduled for replacement, but when that will happen is not known, borough officials told a business owner Aug. 6. Bob Hero approached Hellertown Borough Council to ask about the status of the timber, one-lane High Street Bridge; a span that closed to traffic not long after a state report detailed its structural deficiencies. The bridge--which spans a railroad right-of-way--is located entirely within the City of Bethlehem, although the eastern end of it borders the borough line. For that reason it is now up to the city to replace the bridge. Borough officials signed off on a required maintenance agreement for the bridge months ago, councilman Tom Rieger told Hero…
Tuesday, July 24, 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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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Man Arrested for DUI Following Black River Road Accident On July 3 at 6:43am police say they responded to a report of a car off the road on Black River Road. Police said they arrived at the scene of the accident to find that Colin Strawn, 19, of the 400 block of West Hamilton Street, Allentown, had gone off the road and struck a tree. "(The) officer spoke with the driver, who advised that he was travelling too fast while rounding the curve in the roadway," police said in a press release. A blood test determined Strawn's blood alcohol content (BAC) to be .11 percent, they added. Strawn has been charged with DUI, underage drinking and careless driving. Woman to Be Cited for Friedensville Road Accident On July 5 at 5:12pm, police say …