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Burglary, theft incidents probed

Published September 06. 2011 05:00PM

State police at Lehighton reported on a burglary, theft incidents and a criminal mischief probed by troopers.

The break-in occurred at the residence of Robert Gunther Sr., 60, of 168 Butternut St., in Kunkletown, Eldred Township, Monroe County. Troopers said unknown criminals broke a basement window to gain entry. Once inside they rummaged through numerous drawers and forcibly entered a small closet by prying open the door. Taken was a .22-caliber revolver. The incident occurred sometime between Aug. 31 and Sept. 2.

Troopers are probing an incident that occurred at the maintenance garage at the Palmerton Area High School in Lower Towmensing Township. Unknown criminals entered onto the property and cut the gas line on a 2009 Ford F550 truck and removed about 25 gallons of gasoline from the truck. The gas and damage to the gas hose was estimated at $100. The incident occurred sometime between 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 31 and 7 a.m. on Sept. 1.

Troopers said the vehicle of Christopher Charles Collier, 21, of Butcher Apartments, located along Old Route 115, in Saylorsburg, Ross Township, Monroe County, was entered sometime between 1 and 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3. Removed from it was a gaming system with games, an Ipod, Iphone, camera and miscellaneous change.

Troopers said someone broke the passenger side window on the car of David and Jessica Mills, Mount Airy, Md., while parked at St. Johns Church, 2915 Fireline Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, and removed a brown leather purse. The incident occurred sometime between 12:30 and 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4.

Lloyd A. Gillen, of 882 Molasses Valley Road, in Kunkletown, Eldred Township, reported someone broke the rear and passenger side windows on his 1995 Ford F350 truck while parked at his home. Damages were estimated at $500. The incident occurred sometime between 7 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 28.

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

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