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Burglary charges are dismissed

September 15, 2005|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Burglary charges against a Hagerstown woman who allegedly helped steal several items from an ex-boyfriend were dismissed Tuesday in Washington County District Court, documents state.

Karen Jane Meyers, 28, of 607 W. Church St., faces two remaining misdemeanor charges - conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit theft, documents state. Attorneys chose not to prosecute Meyers on the felony burglary charge.

Meyers was charged with the crimes in June, when officers said she allegedly helped another man steal firearms, bows, camera equipment and cash from her ex-boyfriend's home in the 600 block of West Church Street. The total value of the theft was $2,000, documents state.

Meyers' ex-boyfriend told officers he left his home for a few days, and when he came back, the items were gone. Meyers lived there at the time, but the couple was having problems, and she did not have permission to be inside the house, documents state. The homeowner told police Meyers had been removed from the house, documents state.

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During an interview with police, Meyers said she did go into the house with another person while the homeowner was gone, documents state. She told officers she brought with her a man who took the homeowner's guns and other items, documents state.

According to documents, the man traded the homeowner's digital camera to another man for $40 worth of crack cocaine, documents state. Police later recovered the guns at the man's home.

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