State police at Fern Ridge are investigating an attempted burglary.

The attempted break-in occured at the home of Erica Gower, 1170 Brian Lane, Effort, Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. Entry was attempted by forcing rear door while Gower was in her liviing room. The attempt failed and the criminal fled the scene. The incident occurred on July 29 about 5:55 p.m.