Police log 2/2

February 01, 2001

Police log 2/2

City homeowner thwarts theft of dog

An alert homeowner prevented a would-be thief from taking a purebred golden retriever out of her yard Monday in Hagerstown's North End.

Ernest Lee Thomas, 48, of 183 Berkson Ave., has been charged with felony theft and misdemeanor theft. He was being held in the Washington County Detention Center Thursday on $20,000 bond.

The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Monday as the homeowner was looking out her window and saw a man go into her yard and pick up her dog, police reports said.

The homeowner went outside and approached the man who had begun to walk away with the dog. At one point, the man put the dog down and tried to leave.


Police arrived a short time later and took the man into custody. The dog was returned to its owner.

Bond was initially set at $1,000 but Washington County District Court Judge Noel Spence raised it to $20,000, court records said.

Shoppers asked to help solve crime

Washington County Sheriff's deputies are asking for help from shoppers who were in Martin's Food Market at 13206 Fountain Head Plaza around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A 6-foot 2-inch, 200-pound white male went through the store taking items and leaving without paying, deputies said.

The man, who was wearing blue jeans, a black coat and a red kerchief around his head, left the shopping center in a teal Mazda Protege.

Anyone with information may call 301-791-3300.

Money bag stolen from business

BOONSBORO - Two men who went into The Potting Shed at 7648 Old National Pike around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday are believed to have stolen a money bag that was under the counter, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

One man talked to the attendant while the other was elsewhere, deputies said. After they left, the bag was found to be missing.

The bag only contained a small amount of money, deputies said.

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