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Police log

August 21, 2003

Police looking for man on drug charges


Hagerstown City Police are asking the public to help them find a man wanted on drug and weapons charges.

Police described William Thomas Berry III, 19, as being black, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and weighing 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was 1036H Noland Village Drive in Hagerstown, police said.

Berry is wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants. One was issued in Washington County District Court after he failed to appear April 1 for trial on a charge of marijuana possession. Police obtained the second warrant, charging Berry with one count of concealing a deadly weapon.

Police ask that anyone with information about Berry's whereabouts call investigators at 301-790-3700, ext. 234, or Washington County Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141.

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Clothes, firefighter's helmet reported stolen


The Washington County Sheriff's Office received the following crime reports Tuesday:

  • A caller came home to the 14600 block of Mercersburg Road at 4:30 p.m. to find the basement door open and several items missing. A laptop computer, PlayStation video game console and a paintball gun, with an estimated value of $7,000, were taken.

  • Twelve workout suits were stolen from the Eddie Bauer store at 500 Prime Outlet Blvd., between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday. Value of the items was estimated at $800.

  • A firefighter's helmet, valued at $525, was reported stolen from the Maugansville Fire Co., 13730 Maugansville Road.

  • A house window was shot out with a paintball at 12610 National Pike, causing $60 in damage. Police believe the shooter drove away.

  • A Dell "Inspiron 8200" model laptop, valued at $3,200, was reported stolen from MacCaferri Inc., 10303 Governor Lane Blvd.





Juveniles charged in Dumpster fire


SMITHSBURG Md. - The Smithsburg Police Department charged two juveniles Tuesday in connection with a Dumpster fire earlier this month.

The charges, which were forwarded to juvenile justice authorities, came as a result of a joint investigation between police and the Office of the State Fire Marshal, according to a release from the office.

The release alleged that two boys, ages 14 and 15, used legal and illegal fireworks on Aug. 7 to ignite trash inside a Dumpster at Smithsburg Middle School. The fire did not spread outside the Dumpster, according to the release.




Deputies looking for men in meat heist


The Washington County Sheriff's Department said approximately $1,400 in meat was taken from the Food Lion grocery store at 17718 Virginia Avenue.

Sheriff's deputies said two men removed the meat from a counter area Tuesday at about 5:23 p.m. and left the store.

Deputies described the first man as a dark-haired white male, possibly Hispanic, in his 30s, wearing a white T-shirt and shorts with a dark-colored back pocket.

Deputies described the second man as white, between 30 and 40 years old, with a shaved head and wearing a gray shirt and shorts. He is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs between 180 and 200 pounds, deputies said.

Deputies ask anyone with information on the theft to contact the department at 240-313-2100, ext. 1.




Women charged in thefts of car, alcohol


FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Sheriff's deputies arrested two women in connection with the theft of alcohol and a car.

Deputies charged Adreianne Linell, 25, of 5860 Thunderhill Road in Columbia, Md., and Khisha B. Parks, 27, of 2101 Riverbend Court in Laurel, Md., with motor vehicle theft and theft over $500.

Linell and Parks were charged with taking alcoholic beverages from Country Side Liquors in the New Market Shopping Center and unidentified merchandise from a Frederick Hecht's department store, according to deputies.

Deputies alleged that the woman were found Wednesday at 12:21 p.m. inside a Monte Carlo that was reported stolen from Prince William County, Va., in the Kohl's Department Store parking lot on Guilford Drive in Frederick. Three small children were present when the women were arrested, deputies said.

Deputies alleged that they found crack cocaine and stolen property from the liquor store, department store and the Mt. Airy Rite Aid, inside the Monte Carlo.

Deputies also charged Webb with possession of crack cocaine and Parks with driving under the influence.

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