State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of copper piping from a Monroe County home.

Troopers said the residence at 3044 Hemlock Drive, Jackson Township, was entered sometime between Jan. 1 and 17.

Entry was gained by forcing an interior door from the garage to the house. Once inside the criminals removed all of the copper pipes in the house.

The home is owned by George Frank Boyer, of Jackson, Wyo. troopers said.