A police officer found himself to be a crime victim.
Joseph Schatz, who recently was named chief of police in Jim Thorpe, had his home burglarized in early December. Taken were guns and jewelry.
The suspect is his brother-in-law.
A hearing was scheduled yesterday for Ashton Fuller Jr., 34, of South Ninth Street, Lehighton, on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property.
Fuller opted to waive the charges to Carbon County Court. The hearing was to have been held before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe.
Schatz, at the time of the burglary, was residing on South Street in Lehighton.
Patrolman Michael J. Svetik of the Lehighton Police Department, the investigating officer, said in the affidavit that more than $2,000 was stolen as well as three guns: a 30/30 lever action rifle, a Stevens 20 gauge double barrel shotgun, and an unknown make .22 caliber bolt action rifle.
The report says a pear-shaped, diamond ring, which Schatz's wife, Lisa, identified as hers, was recovered.
The affidavit says Fuller admitted to Svetik that "he entered his sister's house through the back door when they weren't home." Fuller told the police officer, according to the affidavit, that he took