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Sheriff's deputies investigate auto thefts

June 29, 2007|By ERIN JULIUS

WASHINGTON COUNTY - Sheriff's deputies on Thursday were investigating a string of auto thefts and thefts from vehicles in the Smithsburg and Hagerstown areas, Investigator Christopher D. Weaver said.

Seven vehicles, mostly Hondas, have been stolen or broken into since June 23, according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Three vehicles were still missing Thursday afternoon.

All of the thefts happened late at night or early in the morning, deputies said.

A 1996 Honda Accord was reported stolen June 23 from the 100 block of Sherris Way in Smithsburg and was recovered Wednesday in Smithsburg, stripped of its rims, tires and other parts, deputies said.

A 1994 Honda Civic was reported stolen Wednesday from the 18000 block of Bloomfield Court in Hagerstown and also was recovered Wednesday in Smithsburg, about half a mile from the other recovered vehicle. It also was stripped of its rims and tires.

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Three other vehicles - a 1994 Honda Civic DelSol, a 1992 Honda Civic and a 1995 Acura - were reported stolen Wednesday from three different areas in Hagerstown.

The 1994 silver DelSol has a Maryland vanity tag of F9TUNED, the Green 1995 Acura has the Maryland tag number HZA 535 and the 1992 burnt orange Honda Civic has Pennsylvania tag number GFD 4902. None of those vehicles have been found, deputies said.

The stereo was reported stolen from a 1995 Honda Civic Wednesday while it was parked in front of a home in the Holiday Acres subdivision in Smithsburg, deputies said.

A 1997 Honda Accord parked in the 1900 block of Maplewood Drive was reported tampered with Wednesday.

The Hagerstown City Police and Smithsburg Police Department also are involved in the investigation.

Anyone with information may call Weaver at 240-313-2186.

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