Saturday, February 16, 2013
The arrest of a retail shop assistant manager for theft and a discussion about hiring an armed officer to patrol Saucon Valley schools also made the headlines this week.
Lower Saucon Township Police announced that Brandon Meyers of Hellertown was charged with theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing 178 games and Blu-Ray movies from the Redbox rental kiosk in the Giant Food Store, 1880 Leithsville Road. Nina Maria Magan, 22, of the 2100 block of Schwab Avenue in the Steel City section of Lower Saucon Township, was charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing more than $2,300 from the Under Armour store in The Shoppes at Sands in Bethlehem. In a letter to the editor, Hellertown resident Dennis Scholl said he opposes a Saucon Valley School District proposal to spend more than $125,000 on hiring an armed officer as a school security measure. Lower …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Brandon Meyers, of Sycamore Street, Hellertown, stole 178 games and movies from a Redbox rental kiosk over several months, Lower Saucon Township Police say.
A Hellertown man has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property after allegedly stealing 178 games and Blu-Ray movies from the Redbox rental kiosk in the Giant Food Store, 1880 Leithsville Road, Lower Saucon Township Police say. In a press release, police identified the man as Brandon Meyers, of the first block of Sycamore Street, and said the value of the stolen items was $11,301. The thefts occurred over several months, with Meyers "returning empty Redbox cases and keeping the games and movies," police said. Earlier this year, a Hellertown Patch reader warned others to beware of someone who'd apparently stolen a movie he had attempted to rent from the Giant Redbox. In a letter to the editor, George Kramer of Lower Saucon said …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Lower Saucon resident George Kramer says he was the victim of a scam when he withdrew a DVD from the Redbox rental kiosk at the Giant supermarket in the township.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, January 14
To the editor: An interesting mode of fraud happened to me Friday night (Jan. 11, 2013) at the Giant in Hellertown. I got a movie at the Redbox to watch after dinner. A few hours later, we were ready to watch the movie. I opened the case, and the only thing there was a PHOTOCOPY of the DVD, with the scan pattern placed in the correct position, enabling the person who previously rented it to return the empty box with the piece of paper instead of the disc. I called Redbox, who of course have the credit card number of the person who had just rented it. That person had only had it out for a few minutes before returning it (just enough time to photocopy the disc with the copier at Giant and return it). So, Redbox knows the identity of that …