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Police briefs

February 13, 2005

Two men face theft and burglary charges


SMITHSBURG - Two men face theft and burglary charges following a Saturday morning break-in at Rocky's Pizza, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said.

Robert Russell Sprecher, 26, of 210 Alexander St. in Hagers- town, and Norman T. Daywalt, 27, of 817 E. Potomac St. in Brunswick, Md., each were charged with second-degree burglary, theft of more than $500, theft of less than $500 and theft-scheme of more than $500, according to a press release from Maryland State Police.

The incident occurred around 5:30 a.m., police said.

According to police, Adrian Curca, owner of the restaurant at 22320 Jefferson Blvd., told police that he began to notice money missing in mid-November. He told police he believed the incidents were occurring overnight during nonbusiness hours. He said he also believed the incidents involved employees or former employees, police said.

Curca reported that more than $3,400 was missing, police said.

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The arrests were made following a surveillance of the restaurant, police said.




Gas station robbery being investigated


FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is investigating the armed robbery early Saturday of an Exxon gas station on Mill Batten Road in which a man displayed a knife and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber is described as being in his 20s, about 6 feet tall with a thin to medium build, and unshaven, police said.

The incident occurred Saturday around 1 a.m., police said.

There were no injuries.

Anyone with information on the robbery may call the Frederick County Sheriff's Office at 301-694-1046.




Accident leaves woman seriously hurt


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman was in serious condition Saturday at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center following a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 30 in Greene Township, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.

Stephanie E. Snyder, 18, was eastbound in a 1993 Jeep Cherokee when her vehicle struck a westbound tractor-trailer driven by Shaji-Re Muhammad, 34, of Dallas.

An investigation into the accident is continuing.




Tractor-trailer driver faces DUI charge


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A tractor-trailer driver faces two charges following a traffic stop Friday on Interstate 81 in Guilford Township, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg .

Kevin Ray McGrew, 37, of Oklahoma, was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana, police said.

McGrew was driving a 2004 Peterbilt tractor towing a full-size Great Dane trailer, police said.

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