Police briefs - Dec. 13

December 13, 2011

Electronics purchased with counterfeit $100 bills in Pa.

Pennsylvania State Police said they’re looking for the person who purchased two iPads, one iPod and various accessories with 23 counterfeit $100 bills.

The incident was reported shortly after midnight Tuesday at the Walmart at 1730 Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township, according to a state police news release.

Anyone with information may call state police at 717-264-5161.

Washington County Sheriff's Office report

The following incidents were reported by the Washington County Sheriff's Office:


  • At 1:01 p.m., a purse was stolen from a vehicle on Canal Road in Sharpsburg.
  • At 4:29 p.m., packages were stolen from a porch in the 300 block of Chaplin Street.
  • At 4:22 p.m., change was stolen from a vehicle in the 13000 block of Lance Circle.
  • At 8:49 p.m., a residence was burglarized in the 16800 block of Powell Road.  


  • At 10:12 a.m., a treestand and game cameras were stolen in the 16500 block of Fairview Road.
  • At 1:46 p.m., a tractor, blades and diesel fuel were stolen in the 600 block of Weverton Road.
  • At 6:08 p.m., cash was stolen from a residence in the 12500 block of Covenant Way.   


  • At 8:04 a.m., a burglary at a business in the 14200 block of Pennsylvania Ave.
  • At 11:04 a.m., two refrigerator compressors were stolen in the 19100 block of Keep Tryst Road.
  • At 12:25 p.m., items were stolen from a home in the 18300 block of Thornhill Court.
  • At 2:17 p.m., jewelry was stolen from a residence in the 13600 block of Woodland Heights Drive.
  • At 2:57 p.m., a burglary in the 18700 block of Diller Drive.
  • At 4:13 p.m., items were stolen from a vehicle at Cushwa Basin in Williamsport.
  • At 11:56 p.m., windows were broken out of a van in the 15900 block of Lockwood Road.                

Fire damage to canal restroom tops $1,100

SHARPSBURG — Fire damage discovered last week in a restroom at the Big Slackwater boat ramp along the Potomac River caused $1,128 in damages and melted a plastic toilet in the structure, a spokesman for the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park said Monday.

The fire also caused paint damage to the floor and walls, said Brad Clawson, chief ranger for the C&O Canal.

Park officials said previously that they noticed a fire had been set in the concrete building on Dec. 7.

There have been periodic incidents of portable toilets on the canal being burned, Clawson said.

"I'm not sure why that's a popular thing to do," Clawson said.

Anyone with information about the fire may call 1-866-667-6677.

Compressors stolen from Cindy Dee diner

SANDY HOOK — Two compressors for a walk-in cooler and freezer were reported stolen from the Cindy Dee diner on Keep Tryst Road on Friday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Lt. Mark Knight said Monday he was not sure if the compressors were inside or outside the restaurant.

Knight said there probably was copper in the compressors.

Copper and other valuable metals have become the target of thefts in the Tri-State area.

Jewelry stolen from North End residence

A large amount of jewelry was stolen when a home was broken into in the 13600 block of Woodland Heights Drive north of Hagerstown, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The burglary was reported at 2:17 p.m. Friday, police said.

Lt. Mark Knight declined Monday to say how much jewelry was taken because of an ongoing investigation.

Woodland Heights Drive is off Maugans Avenue.

Tractor, other items stolen from garage

WEVERTON — A Ford 1220 tractor, a snow blade and a mower attachment were reported stolen from a home in the 600 block of Weverton Road on Saturday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Diesel fuel also was stolen and all the items were valued at about $8,000, Lt. Mark Knight said.

The tractor was in a garage that had no doors, Knight said.

Weverton Road is off Md. 67 in southern Washington County.

— Dave McMillion

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