Friday, May 17, 2013
Kristen Fiorot, 28, of Front Street, Hellertown, has been charged with retail theft, according to court records.
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Friday, May 17
A Hellertown woman was charged with two counts of retail theft and sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail after allegedly admitting to police that she stole and resold baby formula in order to buy heroin, according to court records cited by the Express-Times in an article published Wednesday. Kristen Fiorot, 28, of the 200 block of Front Street, allegedly admitted to police that she stole hundreds of dollars worth of baby formula from a Bethlehem Township Walmart over the past several months to help finance a drug addiction.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Corey C. Merwarth, 34, of East Depot Street, Hellertown, allegedly sold stolen metal, netting more than $35,000.
A Hellertown man made more than $35,000 in less than 10 months by selling scrap metal he—with some help—had stolen from railroad cars parked in South Bethlehem and decommissioned electrical transmission towers on South Mountain, Bethlehem police said. On Friday, Corey C. Merwarth, 34, of 13 E. Depot St., was arrested and charged with multiple felony theft and conspiracy counts and sent to prison in lieu of $20,000 bail. The investigation that led to Merwarth’s arrest began in September when Bethlehem policereceived a report from Lehigh Valley Rail Management that more than 700 copper valves had been stolen from railroad grain cars—also known as hoppers, police said. Each of the valves also had red brass caps, which had also been stolen. In…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say Carl F. Kemmerer II, of the 3800 block of Beeline Drive, has been cited for theft by unlawful taking.
A Lower Saucon Township man has been cited for theft by unlawful taking, after police say he stole 13 bags of aluminum cans from a neighbor. In a news release, police said Carl F. Kemmerer II, of the 3800 block of Beeline Drive, took and sold the cans at H. Blinderman and Son in Hellertown, where he received $31.90 for them. Blinderman's is a scrap metal recycling business. Police said the cans—which weighed a total of 58 pounds—were taken April 29.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say a homeowner in the 1800 block of Reading Drive recently discovered copper pipe valued at about $100 stolen from his basement ceiling.
Lower Saucon Township Police say they are investigating the theft of 40 feet of one-inch copper pipe from the basement of a home in the 1800 block of Reading Drive. In a news release, police said the homeowner whose basement was burgled reported the theft on the morning of May 2. Police said the copper pipe, which weighs 40-50 pounds, is valued at approximately $100. The theft is believed to have occurred sometime within the past six months, authorities added. Anyone with information about the missing copper should contact township police at 610-317-6110.
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.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Baron Chase, of Hellertown, was charged with trespassing and other offenses after he took down the U.S. flag at the borough's American Legion Post 397 in February.
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Monday, April 29
Charges against a Hellertown man who said he removed an American Legion flag from its pole in February because it wasn't appropriately illuminated in the night have been dropped, according to an article published by the Express-Times. Barred from coming onto local Legion property, Baron Chase had been charged with trespassing and other offenses, but the newspaper reported that District Judge David Tidd ruled Hellertown's Edward H. Ackerman American Legion Post 397 failed to prove it had properly notified Chase that his membership had ended before the incident occurred. The Hellertown Legion post reopened in February, after a closure of nearly 5 years.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say a 16-year-old Hellertown girl was referred to Juvenile Probation authorities after she allegedly admitted to stealing a Saucon Valley High School teacher's iPhone.
A 16-year-old girl from Hellertown was referred to Northampton County Juvenile Probation authorities, after Lower Saucon Township Police say she admitted to stealing a Saucon Valley High School teacher's iPhone valued at $500. In a news release, police said the girl "became a suspect with (the) use of video (from) within SVHS." The incident occurred April 16 in Room 417, police said.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Nurse's aide Lisa Sikes, of Lower Saucon Township, has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property, according to court records.
A visiting nurse's aide has been charged with stealing $408 from a patient’s home on Weyhill Circle in Lower Saucon Township, according to court papers. Lisa Sikes, 46, of the 1300 block of Pleasant View Road, Lower Saucon Township, is accused of stealing six white envelopes—each containing $68—during a visit to the patient’s home in early January, according to an arrest affidavit filed by Cpl. Christopher Leidy of the Lower Saucon Township Police Department. The envelopes were kept in a desk drawer to pay the cleaning lady, who has been visiting the home for seven years and with whom "there has never been a problem or a question of...character," the affidavit says. The affidavit also says: Sikes was charged with theft and receiving stolen…
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.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say a Coleman generator valued at $700 was stolen from the 3700 block of Old Philadelphia Pike.
A black and red Coleman generator valued at $700 was reported stolen from a property in the 3700 block of Old Philadelphia Pike March 30, Lower Saucon Township Police said in a news release. Police said the generator was stolen from the south side of a residence sometime after 1pm on March 29. Anyone with information about the theft or the missing generator is asked to call the Lower Saucon Township Police Department at 610-317-6110.