Police briefs

April 27, 2007

Six men accused of baiting wild turkeys

Four Washington County men and two Pennsylvania men were charged with hunting turkey with the aid of bait on private property, according to a Maryland Natural Resources Police press release.

April 18 was the opening day of the spring bearded turkey season, according to the release.

Samuel Earl Bowers, 55, of Williamsport; David Allen Mason, 48, of Clear Spring; Reed Elsworth Flowers, 82, of Hancock; Mark Anthony Vidas, 34, of Hagerstown; Ronald Eugene McIntyre, 60, of Greencastle, Pa.; and Randy Eugene Martin, 55, of Chambersburg, Pa., were charged, according to the release.

Conviction of hunting wild turkeys by baiting, or luring animals with feed, carries a penalty of $1,500 for a first-time offender, according to the release.

Smithsburg couple faces theft charges

A Smithsburg couple is charged with stealing after a Washington County Sheriff's Department investigator's routine check of pawn sheets revealed suspicious transactions involving fans and dehumidifiers, according to a sheriff's department press release.


Police are asking victims of thefts who used carpet-cleaning or pest-control services to call because thefts that happened at the time of the service could be related to one of the suspects, according to the release.

Gene Edward Wolfe Jr., 40, who is accused of taking equipment worth $4,125 from his employer and pawning it at local pawn shops, is charged with four counts of theft of $500 or more, five counts of theft of less than $500, one count of theft of less than $100 and two counts of theft scheme involving $500 or more, according to the release.

Gene Edward Wolfe's wife, Lisa Lynn Wolfe, 34, who is accused of pawning two fans worth $625 from her husband's employer, is charged with one count of theft of $500 or more and one count of theft of less than $500, according to the release.

Gene Edward Wolfe also worked at carpet-cleaning and pest-control businesses, and he has an extensive pawn history, according to the release.

The sheriff's department is asking people who were victims of thefts and used the services of those kind of businesses at the time of the thefts to call Investigator Greg Alton at 240-313-2185.

One person hurt in Jefferson Co. crash

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - One person was flown by helicopter to a hospital following an accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle Thursday afternoon, according to a Jefferson County 911 dispatcher.

The accident happened at 5:25 p.m. on Domer Square off Border Road, the dispatcher said. The Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department and Jefferson County Sheriff's Department went to the scene, he said.

Pa. police seek info on missing teenager

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Police were searching for a missing Franklin County teenager, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

Natasha Lernerdiaz, 16, last was seen Tuesday about 6:30 p.m. at Chambersburg Mall, according to the release.

Lernerdiaz, of Guilford Township, Pa., was described as about 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing about 120 pounds, with silver hoop earrings in each ear and possibly wearing a tan shirt.

Anyone with information may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

Sheriff's Department investigates thefts

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following incidents on Wednesday, according to Lt. Mark Knight.

· At noon, a theft was reported in the 15800 block of Clear Spring Road. Stereo equipment was stolen from a vehicle parked at a home.

· At 6:30 p.m., a theft was reported in the 2300 block of Kaetzel Road. Three Stihl chain saws and a saw, with a total value of about $1,250, were stolen.

Hagerstown police respond to incidents

The Hagerstown Police Department recently responded to the following incidents.


· At 10:30 a.m., a trespassing incident was reported at South Hagerstown High School.

· At 12:30 p.m., a second-degree assault was reported at South Hagerstown High School.

· At 1 p.m., graffiti was reported on a building in the first block of North Jonathan Street.

· At 10:35 p.m., first- and second-degree assaults were reported in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.


· At 11:58 a.m., an unattended death was reported in the 17700 block of Garland Groh Boulevard.


· At 10:26 a.m., a burglary and theft of video-game systems were reported in the 400 block of West Washington Street.

· At 1:10 p.m., scratches were reported to a motor vehicle in the first block of West Oak Ridge Avenue.

· At 1:57 p.m., a controlled-dangerous substance violation was reported in the first block of West Franklin Street.

· At 2:38 p.m., the theft of a white 1997 Plymouth Voyager was reported in the 200 block of Frederick Street.

· At 3:16 p.m., a sex offense was reported in the 500 block of West Franklin Street.

· At 3:30 p.m., a theft of cash was reported in the 700 block of Summit Avenue.

· At 7:39 p.m., a theft of a Huffy Rocket bicycle was reported in the 1000 block of Moller Avenue.

Man accused of using stolen credit card

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