Burglary and theft incidents probed
State police at Lehighton reported on investigating a burglary, attempted break-in and theft incidents.
The burglary occurred at 150 Mountain Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County. A window was smashed to gain entry and power and phone lines were cut. Once inside the criminals removed two televisoins and a pressure tank. In the garage area they removed $6,000 worth of copper piping that was cut from the ceiling. Troopers declined to identify the homeowner. The incident occurred sometime between 2 and 3 p.m. on July 15.
Troopers said someone attempted to break into the home of Anne Liese Donadt, 82, of 75 Rueben Circle, Palmerton, by using a flat instrument to the door frame of the back door. They were unsuccessful. The incident occurred sometime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, July 26.
Troopers said unknown criminals damaged the 1991 Toyota Celica of Jazmin Lee Schaefer, 19, of Palmerton, while parked at Rock Hill Rails & Trails lot in Parryville. The criminals shatted the passenger side window and damaged the passenger side door lock mechanism. Damages were estimated at $450. They also took the victim's purse from inside the car. The incident occurred sometime between 5 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27.
Henry Schlagel, 76, of 395 Kunkletown Rd., in Eldred Township, Monroe County, reported someone removed a 2006 Carter go-cart valued at $450 from his yard. The incident occurred sometime between 1 and 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28.
Jessica Leonard, 29, of Kunkletown, Polk Township, Monroe County, reported someone removed a power washer and table saw from behind a shed on her property located at the intersection of Wier Mountain and Doney roads. The incident occurred sometime between July 1 and 28.
Lorraine Agnes Everett, 82, of 4716 Correll Rd., in Kunkletown, Eldred Township, reported someone removed a black metal safe from her residence. The safe has "Godfrey Greenzweig" printed on it. The incident occurred sometime between June 29 and Thursday, July 29.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.