Three charged with theft

February 16, 2000|By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI

Three men were charged Wednesday in connection with the theft of property from numerous vehicles in Hagerstown, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The arrests came after deputies were called to a Ronnie Drive home at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday for a report of malicious destruction of property.

Neighbors provided descriptions of two men they said were in the area acting suspiciously. Deputies arrested them at Yingling Golf Center after connecting receipts found in their vehicle to stolen property.

Assorted stereo equipment and receipts were seen in and around the vehicle, and a knife had been dropped in the snow, deputies said.


One of the receipts listed the address of a man living on Jefferson Street. Deputies contacted him and was told stereos had been stolen from two vehicles at his home.

As they continued to investigate, deputies allleged they found evidence indicating more than one incident. Deputies said there have been numerous thefts from vehicles on Ronnie Drive, King's Crest Boulevard, Sherwood Drive, the Woodbridge neighborhood, Robinwood Drive and Jefferson Boulevard.

Deputies recovered a large amount of property including stereo equipment, rings and tools. Some of it is unclaimed.

Anyone who had items taken from vehicles in those areas may call the sheriff's department at 301-791-3020 to determine if their property was recovered.

Charged with theft were Kenneth Glenn Jones, 18, of 9604 Wandering Lane, Hagerstown; Jerry Lee Strouth, 18, of 13349 Greensburg Road, Smithsburg; and Mark Anthony Geisinger, 18, of 13360 Greensburg Road, Smithsburg.

Jones was being held on $2,500 bond Monday evening. Bond information on Strouth and Geisinger was unavailable.

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