Burglar finds residents

BERLIN TWP. - An unknown man broke into a house on Perkins Pond Road, Berlin Township, Thursday, June 6, only to find the residents still at home.

The actor got away but not without a description left behind for the residents to report to the authorities.

According to State Police, Honesdale, the incident occurred between 11 and 11:15 a.m. when the actor kicked in a rear basement door and a kitchen door. He gained entry into the kitchen but fled the scene when he realized people were at home.

He was described as a white non-Hispanic male in his early 20's, approximately 5'10" to 6'0" in height, thin build, short blone hair, and wore a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers. His vehicle is described as a red, boxy, older style Jeep Cherokee SUV.

Nothing was taken from the residence. The home is 2.6 miles east of Route 652.

Trooper T. L. Walker asked that anyone with information to contact the State Police at (570)253-7126.

Pole saw stolen

BERLIN TWP. - A gas powered pruner pole saw was stolen from a PennDOT maintenance crew while trimming trees along the roadway in Berlin Township, Wednesday June 5.

State Police, Honesdale, said the theft occurred along Butternut Flats Road between 9 and 10 a.m. They were near the intersection with Slish Road. While workers were clearing cut limbs from the roadway the pole saw was taken from the back of the foreman's work truck.

The power pruner is described as orange in color.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Michael Jazercak at 253-7126.