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, September 26, 2011
On Sept. 19, Hellertown Police Chief Robert Shupp told Borough Council the man taking cans out of recycling bins on Detweiler Avenue had been arrested on narcotics and theft charges earlier that day.
The man whose can-taking has annoyed residents up and down Detweiler Avenue probably won't be bothering them again anytime soon, Hellertown Police Chief Robert Shupp announced at Borough Council's Sept. 19 meeting. Shupp said the man, who has been taking cans out of residents' recycling bins without their permission, was arrested Sept. 19 on narcotics charges "and the theft of the aluminum cans." A borough ordinance prohibits individuals from taking cans out of recycling containers placed curb-side for pick-up. Shupp explained that a resident of Detweiler Avenue alerted police when the man appeared in the morning. At that point, he said, a bicycle officer went in and arrested the man. "It worked out pretty well," he said of the operation, …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
On Sept. 6 Detweiler Avenue resident Pia Doklan told Hellertown Borough Council members that a man has been taking cans out of her family's recycling bin without permission.
An unidentified middle-aged man with wavy hair has been taking metal cans out of her recycling bin whenever it's placed alley-side for pickup, Detweiler Avenue resident Pia Doklan told Hellertown Borough Council Sept. 6. Doklan, who addressed council during its courtesies of the floor portion of the meeting, said the man has been taking the recyclables without her permission. She said he is not a borough employee, and explained that "he goes from house to house in the alleyway," rummaging through recycling containers in order to collect cans. She wanted clarification on whether or not the man is allowed to take the cans, and said she had already spoken to the Hellertown Police Department about the situation. Borough Manager Cathy Kichline …