On Wednesday, March 26, at about 1:30 a.m., Antonietta Zuber was awakened by the sound of a motor vehicle outside the home she shares with her husband, Peter Zuber. “It was a large, white vehicle, extremely noisy,” she told the Town Crier, “perhaps a diesel.” It was pulling what appeared to be an empty utility trailer, she further reported.
She said she next heard a noise of metal on metal coming from the vicinity of their Swiss Fondue House restaurant next door. She turned on the outside light to their home, and heard a man’s voice saying something. A man then went by her window back toward his vehicle and drove off.
Antonietta described the man as being about 5-foot, 7-inches tall, older with longish gray hair. She said he was wearing a blue and gray jacket that was open at the front, with a gray sweater underneath.
“I think I’ve seen him before,” she said.
The Zubers reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Department. The next morning, Peter photographed the locked latch on the chain link gate. (See photo.) The latch had been forced despite being padlocked.
The Zubers have an alarm system, but it had not yet been activated — a matter they will take care of immediately, Antonietta indicated, likely including a surveillance camera.
Fortunately, the Zubers lost nothing in the incident, but the fact that the vehicle was pulling a trailer suggests that the intruders were planning a large haul.
The Swiss Fondue House remains open for business as usual without interruption by this incident.