Afternoon police briefs

February 23, 2005

Women charged in theft of puppy

Two women have been charged in the theft of an 8-week-old golden retriever puppy reported stolen on Monday from Pugh's pet store, at 13338 Pennsylvania Avenue, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

Felicia Sheridan, 24, and Adel Torrez, 21, both of 418 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown, were each charged with felony theft, conspiracy to commit felony theft, misdemeanor theft and conspiracy to commit misdemeanor theft, police said.

Through an investigation into the reported theft, police found the women at their home with the stolen puppy, a $500 American Kennel Club registered golden retriever. police said.

The puppy was returned healthy to the pet store, police said.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls since Tuesday, Cpl. Roy Harsh said.


· At 6:03 a.m., the office of the Cindy-Dee Restaurant, on Keep Tryst Road, was reported broken into overnight. A list of stolen items was not provided.


On Tuesday:

· At 8:11 p.m., a house in the 14300 block of Edgemont Road was reported broken into. About $200 in damage was reported. A chess set, valued at $1,000, was reported stolen.

· At 1:37 p.m., a 1998 Chrysler Cirrus was reported broken into in the 100 block of Edgewood Drive. A JVC head unit, valued at $200, and Eclipse speakers, valued at $80, were reported stolen.

Man who robbed Pa. motel sought

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Borough police in Waynesboro said Tuesday they were looking for a white man who they said robbed a clerk at gunpoint at the Best Western Motel at 239 W. Main St. at around 8:20 p.m. Monday and made off on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No injuries were reported, police said.

According to the police report, the man, described as being about 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, entered the motel lobby and asked the desk clerk for change for a dollar.

When the clerk opened the cash drawer the man pulled a gun, went around to the back of the counter and took the cash from the register, police said.

Man injured in fall at construction site

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man was flown to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center Tuesday morning after he was injured at a construction site in Guilford Township, according to a paramedic with the Fayetteville (Pa.) Volunteer Fire Co.

Paramedic Garry Pinckney said the man was working on a house under construction on Kolpak Drive at 8:50 a.m. when he fell approximately 18 feet into the basement of the house.

Pinckney said he did not know the circumstances of the accident.

There were no stairs into the basement and firefighters from the Franklin Volunteer Fire Co. were called in to help lift the man from the basement using ropes and a Stokes basket, Pinckney said.

The man was conscious and speaking when Pinckney treated him. The man was flown by helicopter to Hershey, he said.

Pinckney said Tuesday night he had no other information about the man or his condition.

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