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Break-ins, theft incident probed

Published October 31. 2011 05:03PM

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two burglaries and a theft incident occurring in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said a residence and two detached garages at 205-207 Dietrich Ave., Porter Township, were entered and removed was about 100 feet of half-inch and one-inch copper pipe, about 75 gallons of home heating oil, and a 10,000 BTU Emerson air conditioner from inside the home. Also removed was a Green Thumb string trimmer, a Homelite leaf-blower and six by three-foot wooden workbench from the garages.

Troopers said the property is owned by Susquehanna Bank of Williamsport, and is unoccupied as it currently is in foreclosure. The incident occurred sometime between Sept. 20 and Oct. 27.

The second break-in occurred at Blue Mountain Lakes, Wayne Township. A rear window was broken to gain entry and once inside the criminals forced their way into a locked office and removed a safe. The incident occurred sometime between 1 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28.

The theft incident occurred at the residence of Robin Keating, 46, of 47 Chestnut St., Cressona. Troopers said a black plastic four-inch by six-inch light up vampire Halloween decoration was taken. The electrical cord to the decoration was cut in the theft. The incident occurred sometime between 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 9:20 a.m. on Oct. 28.

Anyone with information concerning any of these incidents is asked to call troopers at (570) 593-2000.

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