A burglar recently took a shine to copper piping inside two Emmaus residences and removed a total of about $5,000 worth, according to borough police.
The theft was reported June 4 from two unoccupied homes at 17 and 21 Main St., police said. Copper and other scrap metals have been particular targets of thieves who look to turn a quick buck through resale at scrapyards.
In other recent incidents reported by :
Charged: Christopher Jacob, 37, of 824 Eagle Drive June 17 with simple assault and harassment after a domestic disturbance at the residence, police said; a victim displayed minor injuries and was treated at a hospital and released; committed to Lehigh County Prison.
Charged: 16-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl June 14 with making false reports to law enforcement; both gave false names to police in the area of S. Fourth and Jubilee streets, police said; both were sought by state police at Fogelsville as runaways; the boy was charged through Lehigh County Juvenile Probation, and the girl was enrolled in the borough's Impact Project for First Time Offenders.