Police log for 8/6

August 06, 2002

Va. man charged with stealing, selling Brunswick's lawn mower

BRUNSWICK, Md. - A resident who discovered the commercial lawn mower he bought on July 1 had been stolen from the Town of Brunswick has been cooperating with police in their theft investigation.

As a result, two felony theft criminal summonses were issued last Friday for Dannie C. Southers, 28, of Middleburg, Va., said Officer Douglas Potter of Brunswick City Police.

Potter said the city-owned mower valued at $1,200 was stolen from the Brunswick Family Campground on July 1. That same day, Southers sold the mower to the resident in exchange for $2,150 in assorted mechanic's tools, police alleged.

The resident has returned the mower to Brunswick town officials, police said. The criminal investigation was continuing while Southers was being sought.


Sheriff's Department probes burglaries, thefts, vandalisms

The Washington County Sheriff's Department took the following reports of burglaries, thefts and vandalisms over the weekend:

  • A purse and backpack valued at $250 was reported stolen Friday from an unlocked Ford Windstar van parked at 10622 Hershey Drive.

  • A West Virginia license plate was reported stolen Friday morning from a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am parked near the Bon-Ton at Valley Mall. The tag number is 7DL904.

  • Youngsters throwing water balloons from a third-story window reportedly broke the window of a car on Conococheague Street in Williamsport on Friday. Deputies could not find the culprits.

  • Someone pried open the basement door of a home at 11006 Ashton Road, causing $500 in damage. Nothing was taken. The incident was reported Friday afternoon.

  • A jewelry box and costume jewelry worth $500 was reported stolen Friday from 96 N. Main St. in Keedysville.

  • A $3,000 laptop computer was reported stolen Saturday from a vehicle parked in front of Wolfe's On the Square in Williamsport.

  • A Maryland license plate was reported stolen Saturday from a vehicle parked at 13217 Independence Road. The tag number is M081560.

  • Someone used a key to do $1,000 damage to a 1995 Mustang at 1211 Corbett St. in Hagerstown. The incident was reported Sunday.

  • A bullet hole caused $300 damage to the siding of a house at 14243 Cearfoss Pike. The incident was reported Sunday.

Frederick man is still critical after being struck by car

FREDERICK, Md. - Two days after being struck by a car as he attempted to cross the westbound lanes of U.S. 40, a Frederick man remained in critical condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Frederick City Police said Monday.

The 36-year-old man's out-of-town relatives still haven't been located and notified of the Saturday night accident, police said Monday. Without that notification, police will not release the man's name.

The driver of the 1991 Toyota Camry that hit the man just west of Hoke Place was a 76-year-old Frederick woman, police said.

Man arrested after allegedly taking money during drug sting

FREDERICK, Md. - An undercover drug operation Saturday night took a different turn when a man police believed was a drug dealer grabbed money from an undercover police officer posing as a buyer and ran, Frederick City Police alleged.

Craig Patrick Marsh, 20, of the 5000 block of Camelback Lane, was charged with one count of misdemeanor theft, police said.

The theft occurred before the drug transaction was completed, police said.

Frederick mobile home fire causes $10,000 damage

FREDERICK, Md. - No one was hurt in a Saturday afternoon fire that caused $10,000 damage to a Frederick mobile home, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said.

Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the fire, which started in the bedroom of the mobile home at 4897 White Spruce Lane occupied by Deborah Perkins. The fire was reported at 4:20 p.m.

Police catch four juveniles trying to break into business

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick City Police said officers caught four juveniles trying to break into a business early Monday.

Officers had set up surveillance in the area of Thomas Johnson Drive in response to several previous burglaries when they saw the boys, who were dressed in dark clothing, ski masks and rubber gloves, police said.

After interviewing the boys, police said they recovered property stolen from other recent burglaries.

Vision Quest teenager escapes on second attempt to steal car

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - When his attempt to steal one car failed, a Vision Quest teenager escaped the camp for troubled youth by stealing a different car, Pennsylvania State Police alleged.

The incident was reported about 10 a.m. Sunday, police said.

The juvenile broke into a car at Vision Quest owned by James Neidig, 44, of Chambersburg, Pa., damaging the door and ignition, and taking two knives, police alleged.

He then stole a car owned by Patricia Rosenberry, 58, of Chambersburg, which was parked at South Mountain Restoration Center, police said.

Anyone with information may contact state police at 717-264-5161.

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