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Monroe burglary, other incidents

Published June 10. 2010 05:00PM

A burglary at a Monroe County residence and several other incidents are being probed by state police at Lehighton.

The break-in occurred at the home of Richard Presco, 54, of 114 Ash Lane, Kunkletown, Polk Township. Unknown criminals entered the home sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 3. Removed from the home were two cordless drills, which had an estimated value of $50.

Two theft/fraud incidents are being probed.

Troopers said Andrea Lewis, 59, of Interchange Rd., Lehighton, Towamensing Township, received a package in the mail informing her to go to her local bank and cash two checks which were enclosed. The package information told her once she cashed the checks she was to send the money to an address in Turkey. The incident was reported on June 2.

The second incident was reported by Dale Samuel Stuck, 53, of 40 Sylvia Lane, Lehighton. He said he was contacted by Chase bank on June 1, which advised him that unknown persons had charged $3,000 to his account.

Troopers said William Alan Stauder, 48, of 430 Green St., Bowmanstown, reported someone dumped red, green and white paint into his 33-foot x 18-foot swimming pool. Troopers did not report when this occurred.

Scott E. Hahn, 48, of 8860 Interchange Rd., Lehighton, Towamensing Township, reported someone used yellow spray paint to vandalize the grill, headlights and front fender on his 1999 Kenworth truck tractor while parked near his home. The damages were estimated at $500. The incident occurred sometime between June 4 at 10 p.m. and June 5 at 6 a.m.

Sharon J. Budsge, 47, of Interchange Rd., Palmerton, Towamensing Township, reported two plastic mud flaps and two plastic window guards were removed from her 1998 Ford Windstar while parked near her home. The incident occurred sometime between May 28 and June 1.

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

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