Saturday, May 4, 2013
A bomb scare on Main Street in downtown Hellertown and a shooting at a large Lower Saucon Township house party topped the local headlines this week.
'Suspicious Device' Was Speaker, Hellertown Police Confirm Hellertown Police say the 'suspicious device' that caused a bomb scare and prompted the closure of Main Street as well as evacuations Wednesday night was actually an external speaker with an LED light. Man Shot at Lower Saucon House Party, Police Say Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast say they are investigating a shooting that occurred at a house party at 4018 Sherry Hill Road, Lower Saucon Township, as a case of attempted homicide. 6 DUI Arrests Made in Borough in 3 Months Officer Tim Piotrowski of the Hellertown Police Department provided borough Block Watch attendees with a breakdown of crime statistics. Man Who Allegedly Peed on 7-Eleven Wall Waives Hearing Hellertown Police …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The second most-read story on Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch in April was about the gun-carrying owner of a local diner. Additional top stories for the month are listed below.
Missing Man's Body Pulled from Pond Hellertown Police and the Northampton County Coroner's Office confirmed April 3 that a body pulled from one of the Grist Mill Park ponds was that of Steven P. Lockard, who went missing from the area March 28. Diner Owner Tells NPR Why He Openly Carries a Gun In a nationally aired segment about an Easton rally in late March, 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.' Monkey Sighting Reported on Rail Trail According to the Morning Call, a borough woman told police April 23 that she saw a monkey while walking her dogs on the Saucon Rail Trail in Hellertown. Man Shot at …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast say they are investigating a shooting that occurred at a house party at 4018 Sherry Hill Road, Lower Saucon Township, as a case of attempted homicide.
What police are describing as a house party at 4018 Sherry Hill Road, Lower Saucon Township, turned violent early Sunday, according to authorities. In a news release, Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast said a 23-year-old man from Allentown who was at the party was assaulted by multiple people and shot by another man. The shooting occured at 1:21 a.m., according to the news release. According to the Lehigh Valley breaking news website Newsworking, which posted an article and photos from the incident, the victim of the shooting suffered multiple gunshots and was flown from the scene in critical condition by a medical helicopter. Newsworking described the gathering as a "large party" that was attended by more than 100 people, and published …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police also announced recently that a Sherry Hill Road resident was cited for a dog law violation.
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Thursday, February 21
Man Found in Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana, Police Say Following a Feb. 9 traffic stop by police on Buttermilk Road, Matthew Leidy, of the 2100 block of Freemansburg Avenue, Wilson, was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia, Lower Saucon Township police say. Police indicated in a press release that Leidy was arrested on charges of possession. Woman Cited for Dog Law Violation, Police Say Allison Marie Sterner, of the 4000 block of Sherry Hill Road, was cited for a dog law violation Feb. 13, after police say her dog was found roaming in the 3900 block of Sherry Hill Road at 12:41 p.m. Police said the citation was for "Confinement of Dogs." Woman Arrested for DUI on Route 378 Janel …