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Police log for 8/20

August 20, 2002

Sharpsburg woman faces new charges after alleged car theft



A Sharpsburg woman whom deputies say gave her sister's name Aug. 12 when charged with stealing a Keedysville man's vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol has been charged with making a false statement to police and driving while revoked to her list of charges.

Lisa Lyn Tregoning, 30, of 105 E. Chapline St., was taken into custody at her home Aug. 15 after Washington County Sheriff's Deputy 1st Class Jeff Hewett cleared up the identity problem.

Tregoning, who was being held on $10,000 bond Monday at the Washington County Detention Center, told deputies on Aug. 12 that she was Kelly Lyn Banzhoff, 24, of 613 Himes Ave. in Frederick, Md.

Under the Banzhoff name, she was charged with motor vehicle theft and an alcohol-related driving offense, deputies said. She was released from jail after posting $3,500 bond on Aug. 13.

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Bonnard J. Morgan, 66, of 3812 Chestnut Grove Road, reported his vehicle was stolen from the Sharpsburg Amoco at 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 12. Seeing a woman in the vehicle, Morgan followed her east on Md. 34 toward Boonsboro.

Once in Boonsboro, Morgan followed the woman into a parking lot and stayed with her and his vehicle while a friend called 911, deputies said.

When deputies arrived about one minute later, the woman took off running and was caught inside a liquor store, deputies said.




Police pick up man wanted on theft and robbery charges



A citizen told Hagerstown City Police Sunday night that a man believed responsible for two robberies and several recent thefts in Hagerstown was sitting on a porch in the West End.

Moments later, Leroy Venson Martin was taken into custody at 33 Avalon Ave. without incident at 7:30 p.m., Detective Shane Blankenship said.

Martin, 38, formerly of Howard County, Md., was served with warrants charging him with two counts each of second-degree assault and robbery and five counts of misdemeanor theft, police said.

The assault charges stem from a June 28 incident at Spickler's Market, 17 E. Franklin St., at 4:48 p.m. where a male employee was grabbed while he was getting money from the register, and a July 19 incident at Wayne's Country Store at 4:49 p.m. in which the female clerk was pushed, Blankenship said.

The robbery and the attempted robbery charges also pertain to Wayne's and Spickler's Market, police said.

Originally held without bond at the Washington County Detention Center, Martin's bond was set at $85,000 Monday afternoon at a bond review before a Washington County District Court judge.




Stereo, baseball cards, tools among items stolen from home



MAUGANSVILLE - More than $8,000 worth of items and cash were stolen from a home and vehicle in the 17900 block of Garden View Road, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The breaking and entering of the home was reported at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. A window to the house was broken, causing $100 in damage.

Stolen was a $3,000 stereo system, $2,000 worth of baseball cards, eight eagle statues worth $800, 40 compact discs worth $500, a Dewalt cordless saw and cordless drill worth $400, four tires and rims worth $300, a television worth $175 and a Sony VCR worth $150, police said.

Police said $800 in cash and change was stolen from the home.

A car stereo worth $150 was stolen from a vehicle, police said.




Deputies investigating stolen items, acts of vandalism



Several instances of theft and destruction of property were reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department in recent days.

  • Twenty compact discs worth $400 were reported stolen Friday afternoon from a Dodge Daytona at Williamsport High School at 5 Clifton Drive.

  • A Black & Decker drill worth $140 and a Shopvac worth $80 were reported stolen Saturday morning from a garage in the 3800 block of Chestnut Grove Road in southern Washington County.

  • A brick was thrown into a 2000 Saab in the 17900 block of Oak Ridge Drive, causing $150 in damage to the door and window, according to a report that came in at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

  • Youngsters threw a rock or rocks at a 2002 Volkswagen Passat in front of Maugansville Elementary School on Saturday night, breaking the windshield and causing $300 in damage.






Four-wheeler recovered before owner notices it's missing



A 1991 Honda four-wheeler and a 1990 Yamaha motorcycle were reported stolen Saturday, the day after the Honda was recovered by the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The owner apparently didn't notice the vehicles were missing from his yard in the 22300 block of Pondsville Road southwest of Smithsburg until the four-wheeler was found, police said.

The red and black four-wheeler was found abandoned on Waltz Road in Chewsville, police said. The blue and white Yamaha was still missing, police said.




City man charged with physically abusing his girlfriend's children



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