Break-ins, theft incidents probed
State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating two burglaries and theft incidents.
A break-in occurred at the residence of Henry A. Shinn, 52, of 526 W. Grand Ave., Porter Township, sometime beetween Oct. 22 and Friday, Nov. 2. Entry was gained through a side window. The criminals then went to an upstairs bedroom and removed a large jug of loose change totaling about $1,000.
The second entry occurred at the residence of Corey T. Umberger, 23, of 1745 Madison Ave., Porter Township, in which the intruder was found in the home.
Troopers said the homeowner returned home and saw someone inside. He entered the home and a white male was observed fleeing the house, running out the front door into the street. Umberger gave chase but the suspect got away.
The suspect is described as being about 19 years of age, with black hair, five-feet, 10-inches tall, husky build, and has a beard.
Troopers are also probing the theft of a two-person, 15-foot tree stand that was located in a wooded area near the village of Muir, in Porter Township. The criminals cut a chain that had the stand attached to a tree. The theft occurred sometime between Oct. 27 and Friday, Nov. 2. Value of the stand was set at $99.
A theft at a construction site is being porbed. The site is at the intersection of Eagel Hill Road and Caroline Avenue, in East Norwegian Township. Unknown criminals arrived at the scene and went to a Caterpilla 320C excavator and proceeded to remove about 100 gallons of diesel fuel from it. The equipment is owned by Berner Construction Company, of Gap, of Lancaster County.
Anyone with information concerning any of these incidents is asked to call troopers at (570)-593-2000.