Police briefs - June 21

June 20, 2011

Franklin County Emergency Services report

The following incident was reported Tuesday by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services:

• At 5:08 a.m., a residential fire alarm in the 100 block of Walnut Dale Road in Cumberland County.

Man charged with breaking into strip club

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A 22-year-old Romney, W.Va., man arrested over the weekend is accused of attempting to break into the Paradise City strip club in Bunker Hill, W.Va., and also breaking into a nearby business and stealing fireworks, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

Joseph Walter Hock was incarcerated at Potomac Highlands Regional Jail on charges of breaking and entering, attempted breaking and entering and grand larceny, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.

After initially investing an attempted break-in at Paradise City on Sunday, police said they investigated a breaking and entering at Bunker Hill Fireworks, which is near the strip club, according to a news release.


Police allege Hock admitted to both crimes and police recovered more than $600 in fireworks at his residence. In the course of the investigation, police said they were able to use security video to link the suspect to a female who not only worked at the strip club but also resided with Hock, according to the news release.

At the residence in Romney, police also found several pieces of lawn equipment that were reported stolen in Hampshire County, as well as a stolen license plate, according to the news release.


Police: Women use fake $20 bills at Pa. yard sale

SCOTLAND, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police are looking for help locating two women who used two fraudulent $20 bills at a yard sale on Rocky Springs Road on June 16.

It is believed that the women also passed fraudulent $20 bills at other locations, state police said.

Both women were described as being in their mid- to late-20s, being about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and they were possibly riding in a black Ford pickup, police said.

One of the women had blond hair and the second female had dark brown or black hair, police said.

Anyone with information about the incidents can call state police at 717-264-5161.

Man burned when motorcycle catches fire

BOONSBORO — A man sustained first- and second-degree burns when his motorcycle caught fire Saturday afternoon in the first block of Lakin Avenue in Boonsboro, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office said.

The fire broke out at about 4:25 p.m., when a fire started in the rear engine compartment of a 1980 Honda Trike that was being operated by Carl C. Fowler, according to a fire marshal’s office press release.

The fire, which was ruled accidental, took 10 firefighters about two minutes to bring under control, the fire marshal’s office said.

Damages were estimated at $500, the release said.


Incidents reported to sheriff’s department

The following incidents were reported Friday through Monday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

  •  A Craftsman leaf blower, a set of pruning tools and a chain saw case stolen from the 15400 block of Clear Spring Road.
  •  DeWalt power tools and other items stolen from a shed in the 15300 block of Clear Spring Road.
  •  A burglary in the 11000 block of Kemps Mill Road.
  •  A theft in the 17800 block of Virginia Avenue.
  •  A theft from a vehicle in the 100 block of Hump Road.
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