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Burglary, theft incidents probed

Published January 03. 2012 05:01PM

State police at Lehighton reported investigating a burglary and several theft incidents in recent days.

The break-in occurred at the home of Helen Mackes, of 414 Kunkletown Road, in Eldred Township, Monroe County. Entry was gained through a rear door. Once inside the criminals removed various jewelry and change. The incident occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30.

The following theft incidents were probed.

Troopers said an unknown person attempted to remove fuel from the Palmerton Lumber property in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, about 11:05 p.m. on Dec. 27. The person was confronted by employees and he fled on foot, running across Fireline Road and into a wooded area. The listed victim is Andrew Pisulak of Lehighton.

Troopers said the 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse and 1999 Ford Taurus of Jason G. Burke, 38, of 15 Stoney Ridge Road, Palmerton, Lower Towamensing Township, were entered while parked near the residence. Removed was a Garmin Nuvi 1300LM GPS navigation unit from one vehicle and a Garmin Nuvi 200LM from another vehicle. The incident occurred sometime between 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 27 and 10 a.m. on Dec. 28.

Tammy Theresa Held, 48, of 1304 Beech Lane, Polk Township, Monroe County, reported her vehicle was entered while parked near her home and a purse was taken from it. The theft occurred sometime between 10 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, Dec. 31.

The driver's side window on the vehicle of Anthony Parascando, 44, of 727 Center Road, in Dueblers Trailer Park, in Gilbert, Polk Township, was smashed. Removed from the vehicle was several tools. The criminals were confronted by a neighbor at which time the tools were dropped and the suspects fled on foot. The criminals did manage to keep a Dewalt table saw and a compound Ryobi saw. The incident occurred about 11 p.m. on Dec. 29.

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

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