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Police charge woman with burglary, theft

November 22, 2000

Police charge woman with burglary, theft



A Hagerstown woman was charged with burglary, destruction of property and theft after she was found stepping through a broken showcase window in front of the Radio Shack warehouse with her arms full of merchandise, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Cindy Lea Maddux, 36, of 1533 Violet Drive, was served with a criminal summons Nov. 17.

Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Price said in a report contained in court records that he responded to the Radio Shack warehouse at 100 Tandy Drive on Nov. 16 at 8:37 p.m. and saw a green vehicle backed up to the front of the store.

As he approached, Price saw a woman coming out of a broken 3-foot-by-8-foot showroom window with a box in her hands, court records said.

Drawing his weapon, Price ordered the woman to drop the box, but she stood there. He again told her to get on the ground and again got no response.

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When Price approached the woman to handcuff her he saw a computer box on the trunk of the vehicle and a laptop computer in the passenger compartment, court records say.

Also found in the car were a desk telephone and an antenna, court records said.

A search turned up five cellular telephones, an electronic game and a wireless thermometer in the woman's coat pockets, court records said. A monster truck was in the box the woman had in her hands when Price arrived.

The total value of the property was $2,784, according to Price. The value of the window was $300.

- Marlo Barnhart

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