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Break-in, theft incidents probed

Published October 17. 2012 05:02PM

State police at Lehighton reported investigating burglaries and theft incidents.

A break-in occurred at the residence of Alan David Harrison, 72, of 2141 Lakeview Drive, in Saylorsburg, Ross Township, Monroe County. Entrance was made by breaking the locks on the front door. Once inside the criminals removed a 40-inch flat screen television and two .22-caliber long guns. Entry was made sometime between Oct. 7 and Friday, Oct. 12.

The residence at 256 Bird Lane, Pleasant Valley Estates, Kunkletown, Polk Township, Monroe County, was entered sometime between June 5 and Saturday, Oct. 13. Nothing was apparently taken but there were damages to the property. The home is owned by Darcy Lynn Kane, 58, of Edison, N.J., troopers said.

The residence at 910 Ash Lane, Kunkletown, Polk Township, was entered sometime between Sept. 1 and Oct. 1. Taken was a stuffed mountain Lion, and two antique firearms, which are not functional, troopers said. The property is owned by Paul Michael Montemuro, 51, of 1412 Bayberry Rd., in Jim Thorpe.

Troopers reported on the following thefts.

Adam Thomas Derrick, 359 Forge St., Bowmanstown, Carbon County, reported someone smashed the passenger side front window on his parked Honda Civic and removed several items. The incident occurred sometime between Oct. 9 at 9:30 p.m. and Oct. 10 at 11:15 a.m.

A Gorilla tree stand was removed from an area of Behrens Road near Bear Creek Drive, in Bear Creek Lake Estates, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County. The incident occurred sometime between Oct. 6 and 8. The incident was reported a 62-year-old male.

Agnes Bernice Montemuro, 82, of 831 Cricket Rd., Secane, Delaware County, reported someone took four solar lights, valued at $50, and a Mickey Mouse statue, valued at $70, from her property at 261 Bird Lane, Pleasant Valley Estates, in Polk Township. The theft occurred sometime between Sept. 29 and Oct. 6.

Two criminal mischief incidents were also reported.

Bonnie Lee Fader, 50, of 1586 Primrose Rd., Kunkletown, Polk Township, reported someone burnt a plastic bottle her porch step. The incident was reported on Oct. 7.

Stephen Dieter, of 619 Ore St., Bowmanstown, reported someone smashed the passenger side rear window on his parked Ford Focus. The incident occurred sometime between 4 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 10.

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

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