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Police briefs - Feb. 23

February 23, 2011

Sheriff's Office warns residents to lock vehicles

The Washington County Sheriff's Office has investigated numerous thefts from vehicles throughout the county and is asking people to keep their vehicles locked at all times.

The sheriff's office also asks that vehicle owners keep tool bins locked.

Items stolen recently include tools, drills, screwdrivers, nail guns and saws, a news release said.

Anyone with information about the thefts can call the sheriff's office at 240-313-2172 or 301-791-3020

Washington County deputies investigate incidents

The following incidents were reported Tuesday and Wednesday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

  • A burglary in the 100 block of North Edgewood Drive.
  • A BB or pellet damaged a building in the 13800 block of Maugansville Road.
  • A theft in the 500 block of Bentley Court.
  • Twenty shirts were stolen in the 200 block of Premium Outlets Boulevard.

Accidents, fires reported in Franklin County, Pa.  

The following incidents were reported Monday by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services:

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  • At 6:02 p.m., an auto accident on Interstate 81 in Southampton Township.
  • At 6:15 p.m., an automatic fire alarm in the 2000 block of Scotland Road in Greene Township.
  • At 6:38 p.m., an automatic fire alarm in the first block of North Fayette Street in Mercersburg.
  • At 7:03 p.m., an auto accident in the 600 block of North Franklin Street in Chambersburg.
  • At 7:50 p.m., a house fire in the 12200 block of Loop Road in Guilford Township.
  • At 7:52 p.m., an auto accident in the 14100 block of Greencastle Pike in Washington County.
  • At 8:05 p.m., a house fire in the 24010 block of Foxville Road in Washington County.
  • At 8:34 p.m., an auto accident in the 1400 block of Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township.
  • At 8:39 p.m., an auto accident on Interstate 81 in Southampton Township.
  • At 8:55 p.m., an auto accident at Interstate 81 and Black Gap Road in Greene Township.
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