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Police log

January 19, 2004

Waynesboro man faces charges


A Waynesboro, Pa., man was charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree assault Saturday after he allegedly hit a deputy U.S. Marshal who caught the man urinating outside of a Sheetz store.

Justin Trei, 24, of 4219 Clayhill Road, is in custody on $5,000 bail.

Maryland State Police Trooper R. Coccodrilli began an investigation after U.S. Marshal Charles Rowland, from Milwaukee, called for assistance at around 2:34 a.m. Saturday.

Rowland told police that he spotted Trei urinating in front of the Sheetz store at Maugans Avenue and U.S. 11 North. When Rowland approached Trei and identified himself as a law enforcement officer, Trei charged toward the officer and hit him in the face, according to a State Police press release.

Rowland put Trei in the back of his unmarked cruiser until Coccodrilli arrived, police said.

Woman wanted in scheme at store


GUILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Troopers with the Pennsylvania State Police are trying to find a woman who confused a cashier by exchanging small bills for large ones and was able to obtain $400.

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Trooper Randy B. Kane, who is investigating the case, said the theft occurred at around 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Dunhams Sporting Goods in Guilford Township.

Kane said after the woman and a boy walked into the store, the boy asked a manager for a hat while the woman made a purchase from a cashier. The woman then began confusing the cashier by exchanging small bills for larger ones, pocketing the larger bills as the "money scam" went on, Kane said.

The woman and the boy were last seen heading toward Wal-Mart, Kane said.

The woman is described as black, in her late 30s or 40s, 5 feet 7 inches tall and who weighed around 160 pounds. She had black hair just below her ears and was wearing a black jacket.

The boy, who also was black, was described as being 12 to 15 years old.

Boy, 17, charged in theft of DVDs


GUILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A 17-year-old boy was charged with theft Saturday after he allegedly stole DVDs and an MP3 player, totaling $349 Saturday from Wal-Mart on Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township.

The name of the boy, who was from Greencastle, was not provided by police. Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Mark Dean investigated the case.

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