Police briefs

July 14, 2006

Stolen vehicle found in Smithsburg

SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg Police Department is seeking information in its investigation of a stolen vehicle it recovered Thursday.

According to police, the 1994 Acura was parked in a lot in the 100 block of Sentry Ridge for more than a month. The ignition had been broken out, and the radiator and other engine parts were removed.

The vehicle was reported stolen from Anne Arundel County, Md., on April 7, police said.

Anyone who saw anyone near the vehicle or who has information about the vehicle may call police at 301-824-3500.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls since Wednesday, Sgt. Roy Harsh said:


· At 7:22 a.m., a 2006 Suzuki Quad250 four-wheeler was reported stolen in the 17900 block of Garden Lane.


· At 3:57 p.m., shingles, roofing materials and nails were reported stolen from a job site in the 13300 block of Fountain Head Road. There were 129 bundles of shingles reported missing. The value of the items was reported at more than $500.


· At 4:25 p.m., a car was reported broken into at Target, 17213 Cole Road. A shirt, earrings, a four-pack of wine and a cell phone were reported stolen.

· At 7:36 p.m., a new car was reportedly scratched in the parking lot of First Data Services, 1 Western Maryland Parkway.

· At 8:43 p.m., two 30-foot ladders and five crates of copper were reported stolen in the 20800 block of Mt. Aetna Road. The copper was valued at $300 and the ladders were valued at $300 each.

· At 9:07 a.m., cash was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 18800 block of Preston Road. The caller said there was $365 in the vehicle.

· At 10:06 a.m., a driver's license and $2 was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 17800 block of Broadfording Road.

· At 2:23 p.m., plants were reported stolen from a yard in the 11200 block of Greenmount Avenue. There was no value listed.

· At 2:46 p.m., cash was reported stolen from Hagerstown Ford, 1714 Massey Boulevard. The theft of $1,000 occurred June 27.

Driver charged with drug crimes

FREDERICK, Md. - Suspected cocaine, suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found when police searched a vehicle during a traffic stop at 1:19 a.m. Monday, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

Debra L. Ferrell, 43, of Point of Rocks, Md., was charged with driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. She also was cited for speeding, police said.

W.Va. man charged after traffic stop

FREDERICK, Md. - A Martinsburg, W.Va., motorist stopped by police for not displaying a rear license plate lied when he gave his name to police, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

Mario B. Gillespie, 28, was charged with theft, driving on a suspended out-of-state license, giving a false name to uniformed police, failure to attach registration plates and displaying the registration of another vehicle.

During the traffic stop at 11:49 p.m. Sunday at U.S. 340 and Interstate 70, police discovered the registration plate Gillespie displayed was stolen. A second registration plate also was found inside the vehicle, police said.

Gillespie also was wanted on two Washington County warrants, police said.

Instruments reported stolen from home

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Musical instruments were taken from the home of a 51-year-old Waynesboro, Pa., man, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg reported.

The theft occurred sometime Monday on the 14000 block of Wingerton Road in Antrim Township in Franklin County, police said.

Police investigate restaurant break-in

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Nothing was reported missing after someone entered Chris's Country Kitchen in Chambersburg, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

Someone entered the business through an air conditioning vent at about 4 a.m. Wednesday and then fled when a motion sensor alarm went off, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 717-264-5161.

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