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Industrious Thief Works for Ill-gotten Goods

Locks are cut and trailers broken into to steal wire at Lower Macungie power substation, police say.

Say what you will about thieves, but at least one was willing to work for what he received. His morals? Well, those still might not be so enviable.

Someone recently broke into the PPL substation in the 5100 block of Jarrett Farm Road in Lower Macungie Township, according to . Entry required cutting locks on gates and forcibly entering three trailers to remove several hundred feet of copper and grounding cables.

The materials were owned by Matrix Service Industrial Inc. and were reported stolen Oct. 11, police said. No value was given on the loss.

In other recently released police incidents involving Lower Macungie:

Burglary: Reported Oct. 7 along Shepherd Hills Avenue; residence entered between 5:20 a.m. and 5 p.m. and laptop computer with power pack and mouse, and a digital camera were take, police said; no value given.

Theft: Reported Oct. 15 at 2135 Goldenrod Drive; sterling silver tea set taken from residence; set contained tea pot, creamer bowl, sugar bowl and tray engraved "JHC", police said; no value given.

Criminal mischief: Reported Oct. 12 by Mary Afflerbach of Orefield; rear vehicle window smashed with unknown object at Bieber bus terminal along Hamilton Boulevard, police said; no value given.

Charged: Christopher J. Lensgraf, 20, of Allentown; Oct. 13 with underage drinking following an automobile accident in which he was a passenger, police said.

Criminal mischief: Reported Oct. 14 by Jay Freid at 7093 Tuscany Drive; someone spray-painted "Hi" on the garage door, police said; no value given.

Criminal mischief: Reported Oct. 14 by Michael Mohr of 7002 Tuscany Drive; someone drew an obscene object on his garage door, police said; no value given.

Criminal mischief: Reported Oct. 16 in the 4700 block of Canterbury Drive; victim's garage door dented with unknown object, police said; no value given.

Criminal mischief: Reported Oct. 16 by Lori Ann Wisser of 1458 Fritch Drive; two glass lawn ornaments and glass covers stolen for seven solar garden lights, police said; no value given.

Theft from motor vehicle: Reported Oct. 14 by Karl Edmund Schulte of Breinigsville; several pieces of sports equipment taken through open window of vehicle parked at Wal-Mart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, police said; no value given.

Charged: Donna Marie Moyer, 48, of Allentown, with retail theft; observed stealing merchandise by loss prevention personnel at , 6900 Hamilton Blvd., police said; unstated value.

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