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Police charge women in daytime burglaries

December 31, 2004

Two Leesburg, Va., women were charged in connection with a series of daytime burglaries in Washington County that date to November, Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Greg Alton said.

Katherine Elizabeth Dobilzek, 22, of 807K Edwards Ferry Road, Apt. 201, in Leesburg, was charged Wednesday with two counts of theft less than $100 and one count of accessory after the fact (first-degree burglary), Alton said.

Joanie Marie Sullivan, 20, of the same address, was charged Thursday with two counts of theft less than $100 and one count of accessory after the fact (first-degree burglary).

Alton alleged that they disposed of stolen property and destroyed evidence related to the string of burglaries. They were both found with stolen property from burglaries in Washington County, Alton alleged.

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Jerry Wayne Wilt Jr., 27, and Bradley Allen Wilt, 23, of Kearneysville, W.Va., were charged last week with breaking into a Hancock home, Alton has said.

Sullivan is Bradley Wilt's girlfriend and Dobilzek is Jerry Wilt's girlfriend, Alton said.

Pennsylvania State Police last week filed six burglary counts against Wade Holmes, 18, of Ridge Road, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.; Harvey Wilt, 24, of Kearneysville; and Stephen Holmes, 18, of Putter Drive, near Hagerstown in connection with the burglaries.

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Eric Guyer has said Wade Holmes, Stephen Holmes and Harvey Wilt were charged with burglarizing six homes in the Roxbury area in northern Franklin County.

Alton said the investigation was ongoing.

County police, Maryland State Police, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office and various agencies in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia were continuing to investigate the burglaries, which police believe date to November.

Estimating the number of cases possibly linked in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia in the last several weeks, Alton has said, "Fifty burglaries is not stretching it."

Police were trying to identify property recovered during searches, Alton said.

The property includes: two camcorders, one of which has a video of a Christmas play or program titled, "Jay's Christmas Program." The second camcorder has a video of an October hunting trip in Colorado that features five males identified as Eric, Charles, Matt, Paul and Gary, Alton said.

Alton said police also were trying to find the owner of a GPX AM/ FM flashlight/radio with a clock and siren, which was recovered.

He asked that anyone with information on the property call him at 240-313-2185.

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