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Police log 11/26

November 26, 1999

Police investigate wheel thefts

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Two incidents of wheel thefts early Wednesday were being investigated by the Maryland State Police.

Responding to Georgetown Road, the resident troopers were aware of an incident where a homeowner awoke at 1:30 p.m. and saw two teenage boys removing a wheel from his Nissan Sentra in his driveway.

When the homeowner turned on his lights, the boys fled, leaving their jack and lug wrench behind, police said.

At 7 a.m. Wednesday, another call came in for a similar incident in Colony Village and police believe that incident occurred first.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents may call 1-301-663-3101 or Walkersville Town Hall at 1-301-845-4500.

Truck reported stolen

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A pickup truck was reported stolen sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning from a Southampton Township service station, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

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The report said the light blue Chevy 4x4 truck belongs to Timothy Rife of Chambersburg, Pa., and was stolen from Melvin's Exxon and Auto Repair Inc., 9822 Molly Pitcher Highway. The truck was taken between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. and police said the keys were in the vehicle.

The truck has a ladder rack and two tool boxes in the bed, police said. The Pennsylvania license plate number is ZP-62755.

Troopers target speeders over holiday

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Troopers will be looking for speeders and drunken drivers over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to State Police Commander Col. Paul Evanko.

State police will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E., or Combined Accident Reduction Effort, and Operation ABC, or America Buckles up Children, Evanko said in a statement.

During the five-day Thanksgiving holiday last year in Pennsylvania 12 people were killed in accidents investigated by state police, Evanko said. Ten of those were not wearing seatbelts and five of the people killed were in alcohol-related accidents.

Troopers charged 333 motorists with driving under the influence, 160 with not wearing seatbelts and 45 with not having children in child safety seats.

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