Police log for 2/24

February 24, 2003

Byers robbery is focus of Crime Solvers case

The armed robbery of Byers Market in Williamsport in mid-January is the topic of this week's Crime Solvers case in Washington County.

At 6:45 p.m. Jan. 11, a man entered the store at 18 N. Conococheague St., displayed a handgun and demanded money from the store clerks, Cpl. Roy Harsh of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

The man fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Witnesses told deputies that the man was white, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 145 to 150 pounds. He was wearing a light brown jacket with a half zipper, a dark gray ski mask, blue jeans and light-colored sneakers.

Call Crime Solvers at 1-301-733-4141. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day.

Callers need not give their names, only the information. If the information leads to the arrest and indictment of the persons responsible for the Crime of the Week, a reward of up to $1,000 will be paid.


Stolen property found in Hagerstown home

The Washington County Sheriff's Department Criminal Investigation Unit recovered a large amount of stolen property from a Hagerstown residence on Thursday, police said.

The property was found after the sheriff's department searched a residence at 26 Belview Ave.

Police have a suspect in the case whom they are linking to at least 12 burglaries being investigated by the sheriff's department, police said.

The suspect has also been linked to numerous burglaries in Pennsylvania and other Maryland jurisdictions, police said.

The suspect was also charged with receiving stolen property on Feb. 12 by the Carroll Valley Police Department, Officer Clifford Weikert said Saturday night.

Among the items recovered at the Belview Avenue residence were jewelry, old coins and military medals.

Washington County Investigator Greg Alton said the burglaries happened between January 2001 and this month.

Alton said among the items found were a Grove Worldwide years of service commemorative piece, a 145 Support Battalion button and three pocket watches with distinctive markings on them.

Alton is asking that anyone who can describe the items call him at 240-313-2185. He also requested calls from anyone who was a victim of a burglary between January 2001 and this month.

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