State police at Lehighton are investigating a burglary at a Carbon County residence in which over $27,000 in items were taken.

Troopers said the home of John W. Herrring, 41, of 75 Buttercup Way, Kunkletown, was entered sometime between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Entry was made through a side door attached to a two car garage.

Once inside the criminals removed several items including a John Deere LX280 lawn tractor, various garage tools, electronic devices, fishing equipment, and personal items. Total estimated value of the missing items was set at $27,070.

Troopers also investigated a break-in at the residence at 2107 Pohopoco North Drive, in Kunkletown, Polk Township, Monroe County. Troopers said entry was gained through a rear door leading to the kitchen area. Once inside the criminals removed some copper wiring, valued at about $100, and a silver colored three light chandelier, valued at $70. The listed victim is Don Thomas Amoruso, 66, of 55 Bear Run Lane, Kunkletown.

Troopers are investigating the theft of a Xbox 360 and five games for the X-box. Donald Lee Rehrig, 54, of 7250 Interchange Rd., Lehighton, reported the items were removed from 402 White St., Weissport, sometime on Jan. 5.

Anyone with information concerning any of these incidents is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.