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Police log 10/2

October 03, 2002

Police looking for couple accused of fraud



Maryland State Police are looking for a couple accused of defrauding local businesses and residents.

Police have issued warrants for Crystal Dawn Devore, 27, and her boyfriend, Roger Seal, 53.

Sgt. Steve Ganley said the couple does not have a fixed address now, but both are originally from the Boonsboro area.

Ganley said that last month Seal worked for a home-improvement company that painted the outside of a 71-year-old Washington County woman's house. Seal allegedly told the woman to make a $900 check out to him so he could pay the other workers.

Then, the woman allegedly gave him a $250 check as a down payment for interior painting, plus a blank check to purchase paint. He filled the check out for $1,450 and cashed it, Ganley said.

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Seal does not have a contractor's license, Ganley said.

Devore allegedly took a set of checks that a man ordered through the mail. She cashed the checks - a few hundred dollars at a time - throughout the Tri-State area, according to Ganley.

Police said Seal has not been seen since Sept. 23. He was driving a stolen tan 1996 extended-cab Chevy pickup truck and has been seen with Devore, police said.

Anyone who has seen Seal or Devore is asked to call Maryland State Police at 301-739-2101.




Two injured in collision on U.S. 11



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two people sustained minor injuries after their cars collided at a Guilford Township intersection Wednesday morning, Pennsylvania State Police said.

A vehicle driven by Evan Kelly, 17, of Chambersburg, Pa., stopped for a stop sign at Kriner Road and U.S. 11, and then proceeded onto U.S. 11, police said.

At the same time, Susan Michael, 35, of Marion, Pa., was northbound on U.S. 11 in a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer and was unable to stop. She struck Kelly's 1986 Chevrolet truck, police said.

The impact caused Michael's vehicle to roll onto the passenger side.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and refused medical treatment. They were later taken to Chambersburg Hospital by family members and treated, police said.

Police issued Kelly a citation for violating stop sign laws.




Deputies looking for help in station burglary



HANCOCK - The Washington County Sheriff's Department is looking for assistance in solving a burglary Wednesday morning at a BP Station.

A man broke the glass door to the 260 E. Main St. station around 4:30 a.m. and took an undisclosed amount of cash, Investigator Chris Weaver said.

The man also tried to break into an ATM, but had no luck, Weaver said. An employee in the store saw the man rocking the machine back and forth.

The man did not see the employee, who was getting ready to open the store, Weaver said.

Blood was found in the store so the man may have cut himself coming or going, Weaver said.

The store was closed, but it is near a 24-hour gas station and a truck stop, Weaver said. Anyone who saw anything suspicious or knows something about the crime may call Weaver at 301-791-3020.

The man was described as 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slim to medium build, Weaver said. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt pulled up around his face so the employee could not tell the man's race, Weaver said.




Deputies investigating thefts of scales, ATVs



Two sets of high-priced scales, a pair of ATVs, jewelry and a motorcycle were among the items reported stolen Tuesday to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

  • Two sets of digital scales, valued at $4,000 each, were reported stolen at 9:45 a.m. from Garden State Tanning.

  • Two red Honda ATVs, valued at $400 each, were reported stolen at 10:30 a.m. from the 23900 block of Warner Hollow Road.

  • Cash, jewelry and other personal items were reported stolen at 5:45 p.m. from the 13900 block of Blue Mountain Drive in Maugansville.

  • A 2001 black Ultra motorcycle, worth $27,000, was reported stolen at 6 p.m. from the 17800 block of Bakersville Road. The motorcycle, with Maryland tags 703D70, was taken from a locked garage.






Police:No foul play in death of woman



An autopsy has determined there was no foul play in the death of a 29-year-old woman whose body was found in her West End house Tuesday, Hagerstown City Police said.

Further tests are needed to determine the exact cause of death, police said Wednesday.

The woman, whose name was not released, was found lying on the living room floor of her one-story house at 54 Madison Ave., police said.




Motorists asked to avoid Reichs Ford Road



FREDERICK, Md. - Motorists are being told to avoid Reichs Ford Road, part of which will be closed while CSX makes repairs to its rail crossing today, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.

Alternate routes are Ijamsville Road and Bartonsville Road, police said.

The repairs may take as long as two days, according to Robin Santangelo, spokeswoman for the Frederick County government.




Men charged in Maugansville thefts



Two Washington County men have been charged in connection with a recent series of thefts in the Maugansville area, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

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