Police briefs

March 24, 2007

Tractor-trailer tires stolen from shop

Numerous tractor-trailer tires and a hydraulic air jack were stolen earlier this month from Resley Tire at 16611 National Pike near Hagerstown, according to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The tires are new Bridgestone 295/75R 22.5-inch 195 series tires or new Bridgestone 11R 22.5-inch 850 series tires, according to the release.

A 25-ton OTC hydraulic air jack also was stolen, according to the release.

The theft occurred on March 5 or 6, according to the release.

Police aren't releasing the value of the stolen tires, but said it was "very substantial," according to the release.

Resley Tire is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who stole the property, according to the release.

Anyone with information about the theft may call Sgt. Roy Harsh of the sheriff department's Criminal Investigation Unit at 240-313-2183. Callers may remain anonymous.


Hagerstown woman faces drug charges

A search of a home in the 100 block of Ross Street in Hagerstown yielded about one-half pound of marijuana, 17 smoking pipes, a marijuana grinder, metal scales, $790 and a grow lamp, the Washington County Narcotics Task Force said.

Amber Lee Metzger, 20, of Hagerstown, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of controlled-dangerous substances paraphernalia after the raid on Wednesday, police said.

Thurmont man faces drug-related charges

THURMONT, Md. - A Thurmont man who allegedly drove past a Frederick County Sheriff's Office deputy at a high rate of speed early Wednesday is accused of having cocaine in his vehicle, police said.

Karl J. Reinsfelder III, 27, was charged with possession of cocaine and driving while impaired by a drug after a traffic stop by the sheriff's office, with assistance from the Thurmont Police Department, the sheriff's office said.

Frederick cops check suspicious calls

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department, which was investigating an alleged fraud scheme that involved unsolicited phone call requests for money, has determined that Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 91 originally had engaged a marketing firm that subcontracted businesses calls.

The investigation into the practices of the solicitors still is under investigation, police said.

The Frederick Police Department does not engage in fundraising activities.

Charitable organizations and professional fundraisers must register with the State of Maryland.

Additional information and assistance may be obtained by contacting the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2100 or the Secretary of State at 410-974-5534.

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