Saturday, May 11, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say a brown dog was found walking along the road on Saturday afternoon.
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Saturday, May 11
Lower Saucon Township Police reported in an email that a dog was found walking along Redington Road in the Steel City area of the township around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The dog had a black collar with no tags, police said. Anyone with information about the dog's identity should contact Lower Saucon Police via the Northampton County non-emergency number: 610-759-2200.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are investigating the theft of a battery from a car parked inside a Steel City garage.
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are investigating the theft of a car battery. Sometime between April 20 and April 27, the battery—which is valued at $100—was removed from a 1998 Chrysler Sebring that was parked in a garage in the 2500 block of Riverside Drive, Steel City, police said in a news release. Police said an estimated $250 in damage was done to the vehicle to get the battery out of it. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Lower Saucon Township Police at 610-317-6110.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are investigating a burglary in the 2000 block of Johnston Avenue, which is in Steel City.
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are investigating a break-in that occurred in the 2000 block of Johnston Avenue, in the Steel City section of the township. In a news release, police said the burglary happened sometime between 2pm on March 27 and 8am on March 28. "The suspect broke into the garage and then gained entry into the home," police said. However, no items are believed to have been taken, they added. Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to call the Lower Saucon Township Police Department at 610-317-6110.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are investigating an incident in which a vehicle windshield in Steel City was damaged by a BB.
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are investigating damage to a car's windshield that occurred in the 2000 block of Schwab Avenue, Steel City, as a case of criminal mischief. In a press release, police said the windshield was cracked by a BB fired sometime between Friday, March 15 and Friday, March 22. "A person was seen during this time span, at night, wearing all black, on the victim's property," police said. Anyone with information about the unknown person is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110. In the press release, police reminded residents to "report any suspicious activity" to them promptly.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
After recent confrontations between trespassers and members of the Bushkill Motor Club, which owns the property colloquially known as the Steel City "Hill Climb," Lower Saucon Township Police say discarded roofing nails have been found.
Lower Saucon Township Police announced Thursday that they are investigating recent problems at the Steel City "Hill Climb" that may stem from several confrontations between hunters trespassing on the property and members of the Bushkill Motor Club, which owns it. In a press release, police said they were most recently dispatched to the club at 2248 Riverside Drive on Jan. 29, for a report of criminal mischief. However, reports of problems with trespassers date back at least two months, to Dec. 1, when "a hunter was confronted" about trespassing at the Hill Climb, police said. Police explained that two weeks after that confrontation occurred, "a number of roofing nails were found on the property." They described the hunter involved in the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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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Wednesday, January 30
Woman Arrested for DUI at Route 378 and Black River Road On Dec. 22 at 11:08pm police say Michelle Bond, of the 1500 block of Coronado Street, Allentown, was southbound on Route 378 when she failed to stop at a red traffic light at Black River Road and rear-ended another vehicle. Police said in a press release that Bond was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol, and that she was found to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .27 percent. Bond was arrested for DUI and traffic violations, police added. Man Arrested for DUI at Route 378 and Walter Street On Dec. 23 at 3:04am police say Elliott Reiss, 31, of the 300 block of Stouts Valley Road, Williams Township, was stopped at Route 378 and Walter Street for speeding. Police…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Lower Saucon Township Police say Scott Hubinsky, of Edgewood Avenue, Steel City, slashed the tires on two vehicles when he was refused money for beer and food Nov. 15.
A Lower Saucon Township man was arrested Nov. 15 after police say he slashed all four tires on two vehicles in Steel City. Police said in a press release that Scott Hubinsky, of the 2300 block of Edgewood Avenue, Steel City, slashed the tires after he knocked on a resident's door to ask for money for food and beer. When the resident refused to give him money, police said Hubinsky slashed the tires on the resident's vehicles. The night before this incident allegedly took place, police said Hubinsky was drinking and shooting off fireworks in the woods near the Steel City Fire Company. The following morning, about an hour before he allegedly slashed the tires, police say Hubinsky fought with another man at a Riverside Drive apartment in Steel…
Monday, October 1, 2012
The 5-1 decision to oppose a request by IESI Bethlehem Landfill to rezone property it owns near its Applebutter Road facility came at a Sept. 27 meeting of the Lower Saucon Township Planning Commission.
Correction: An earlier published version of this article indicated that the planning commission vote to oppose the rezoning of land near IESI Bethlehem Landfill was 5-1 against the rezoning. This article has been updated and corrected to reflect the fact that the vote was actually 6-1. A decision by the Lower Saucon Township Planning Commission to oppose IESI Bethlehem Landfill's rezoning request for property it owns near its Applebutter Road facility was met Thursday with loud applause from residents who've rallied against any rezoning and the expansion of the landfill it would make possible. The 6-1 vote came after more than an hour of emotional testimony by many residents of Steel City, who have repeatedly told both council and the …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The double-sided mailer from local landfill owner IESI recently arrived in the mailboxes of many Steel City, Lower Saucon Township residents, some of whom have voiced opposition to the landfill's proposed expansion.
The owners of IESI Bethlehem Landfill in Lower Saucon Township have fired another shot across the bow in their disagreement with local residents who oppose an expansion of the Applebutter Road garbage facility, and any rezoning that would allow it. According to Steel City resident and township landfill committee member Donna Louder, an informational mailer from IESI was recently delivered to homes such as hers. Steel City is Lower Saucon Township's most densely populated section, and is located near the landfill, on the other side of a forested ridge. The mailer assures residents that even with an expansion, the landfill will never expand beyond the ridgeline, which the company calls "a natural buffer between our business and Steel City." …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Lower Saucon Township Police announced Thursday that they are investigating a forced entry burglary at Kelley Auto Body, 2238 Riverside Drive.
A Lower Saucon Township business was the scene of a forced entry burglary during the overnight hours of Aug. 15, township police announced Thursday. In a press release, police said that the burglary occurred at Kelley Auto Body, 2238 Riverside Drive, Steel City. Police identified the victim of the burglary as John Kelley, of the same address. Some items were reportedly taken from inside the business, but authorities did not identify what they were. "The offender(s) have not been identified as of yet," police also said. Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to contact the Lower Saucon Police Department at 610-317-6110.