Police briefs

October 05, 2006

Help sought to identify stolen items

The Washington County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help identifying property - including photographs and lawn care equipment - recovered from a stolen vehicle.

Investigator Greg Alton said police would like the owners of the following items found in a stolen vehicle Sept. 23 to reclaim their property:

· A Homelite weed trimmer

· A Weed Eater blower vac

· A sterling silver ring with a Boy Scout insignia

· A couple pieces of costume jewelry

· A promise ring

· A photograph of a baby that has "Little Eric" written on the back, dated 6/10/06

· A photograph of a man and woman holding a young girl that has, "Sean, Gabby & Stacey" written on the back, dated 6/10/06


· A photograph of two girls playing with dolls that has "Aubree and Kallee" written on the back, also dated 6/10/06

Alton asks anyone with information on the property to call him at 240-313-2185 or 301-573-0893.

Pa. picnic grounds are vandalized

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a burglary that occurred Monday night or Tuesday morning at the American Legion picnic grounds on Charlestown Road.

Police said a shed was broken into between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. and several bottles of liquor were stolen.

Charges racked up on stolen credit card

FREDERICK, Md. - Electronics, clothes and gift cards were among the items purchased by a credit-card thief who racked up more than $4,500 in charges in Frederick, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

According to a press release, the victim reported credit cards were stolen from her pocketbook Sept. 12. Witnesses have said the suspected thief was wearing several pieces of Chanel jewelry.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Daniel Romeril at 301-360-3996.

Pa. man faces rubbish charge

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A 26-year-old McConnellsburg man has been charged with allowing his household trash to spread to his neighbor's property, Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said.

Michael A. Pilli Jr., 39, of 3254 Breezy Point Road, was charged with scattering rubbish after the incident Oct. 1, police said.

Check stolen from mailbox, cashed

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg, Pa., are seeking information about a person who forged and cashed a check at Greencastle First National Bank after stealing it from a mailbox.

According to police, the check was stolen between Sept. 15 and 18. Anyone with information about the incident may call police at 717-264-5161.

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