Burglary, theft incidents probed
A burglary and theft incidents are being investigated by state police at Lehighton.
The break-in occurred at a residence at 482 Long Mountain Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County. The home was entered sometime between Dec. 20, 2011, and Feb. 4. Removed was a generator, lawn mower, canister vacuum, a Sony portable radio, and about 200 pounds of weights. Also, copper pipes were cut out of the basement area.
The home is owned by Dalong Guo, of Oakland Gardens, N.Y.
Two vehicles were entered and items removed. The incident occured in the 3500 block of High Hill Road, in Polk Township. Troopers said the 1998 Plymouth van of Tanya Collins and the 2008 Honda sedan of Jeffrey Russ, were entered sometime between midnight and 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Collins and Russ are neighbors.
Removed from the van was loose change and a Tom Tom GPS unit. Taken from the Honda was a wooden case containing a silverware set. Troopers noted both vehicles were unlocked.
Troopers said Phebe Ann Howard, 41, of 1550 Cane Lane, Effort, Polk Township, reported someone gained access to her bank card via the internet and made two purchases totaling $144.41. The incident occurred sometime between 5 and 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.