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Three charged in vehicle break-ins

November 08, 2008|By JOSHUA BOWMAN

WASHINGTON COUNTY - Police have charged three people in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins throughout the county, according to a release Friday from the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

In addition, the sheriff's department has executed four search warrants since Oct. 21 and seized a wide variety of items thought to have been stolen from vehicles, Sgt. Roy Harsh said.

"We're making progress here," Harsh said.

Korey Lynn Dowler, 18, of 13519 Sovereign Terrace in Hagerstown; Jean Lawrence Colas, 19, of 19030 Longmeadow Road in Hagerstown; and Zachary Kegan Gleim, 19, of 45 Wakefield Road in Hagerstown all face theft charges, according to the release.

Dowler and Gleim also were charged with marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession, police said.

Harsh said the arrests and property seizures are connected to a series of vehicle break-ins reported last month in Saint James Village, Northbrook Estates, Foxleigh Meadows, Maugansville, Walnut Point Heights, Elmwood Farms, the Longmeadow Road area and Williamsport.

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The property includes cameras, radios, jewelry, music players, cell phones, computers, a GPS device, radar detectors, amplifiers, subwoofers, watches and an emergency road kit, the release states.

Harsh said some of the property has been identified as stolen from Frederick, the General Branch area of Sharpsburg and Pennsylvania Avenue north of Hagerstown.

Anyone who has had property stolen from their vehicles in the last several months may call Harsh at 240-313-2183, police said.

In order to claim property, people will have to show proof of ownership or other verification, the release states.

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