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Police briefs - April 6

April 05, 2012

Police warn residents about sport motorcycle thefts

FREDERICK, Md. — Frederick police Wednesday warned residents about a string of thefts of sport motorcycles that could be linked to others across the state.

The stolen motorcycles in Frederick were all 600cc Kawasaki Ninjas, according to a news release from the Frederick Police Department.

The thefts from across the state involved many models of sport motorcycles, the release said.

Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith said Thursday that he did not know of any theft of sport motorcycles in Hagerstown recently.

City police usually have problems with theft of mopeds, and there has been one or two of those recently, Smith said.

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To protect against theft, police encouraged motorcycle owners to:

  • Park inside a secure garage.
  • Use security devices such as wheel-locks, clamps, cables, alarms and vehicle locators.
  • Park in well-lighted areas.
  • Place identifying marks on hidden locations on motorcycles.

Anyone who notices suspicious behavior involving motorcycles can call the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2101. Anonymous tips can be reported by calling 301-600-TIPS.

Hagerstown Police respond to incidents

The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following incidents, according to spokeswoman Barbara Pickett:

Tuesday

  • A theft was reported at Weis Market on Shank Farm Way.
  • A shoplifting incident was reported at Martin’s at 1650 Wesel Blvd. A juvenile was arrested.
  • An assault was reported in the 900 block of Security Road.
  • A theft of a bicycle was reported in the 600 block of Mulberry Street.
  • A fraud complaint was made at the police station.


Monday

  • A 10-speed mountain bicycle was stolen in the 1000 block of Florida Avenue.
  • An identity theft was reported in the 100 block of Manor Drive.
  • Two burglaries were reported in the 1000 block of Noland Drive.
  • An assault was reported in the 600 block of North Mulberry Street.
  • A purse was reported stolen at Hagerstown Laundry at 521 W. Washington St.


Sunday

  • An assault was reported at Cancun Cantina on Dual Highway.
  • A red Tomos Bullet moped was found in the 400 block of West Franklin Street.
  • A hit-and-run crash was reported in the 100 block of North Locust Street.
  • Medication was reported stolen at the CVS store on North Cannon Avenue.


March 31

  • A disorderly conduct incident was reported at Cancun Cantina on Dual Highway. An arrest was made.
  • Money was reported stolen from the Corner Grill at 503 Jefferson St.
  • A breaking and entering was reported in the 20 block of Elgin Boulevard.


March 30

  • A silver GMC “stretch van” was stolen in the 600 block of Highland Way. The van had the Maryland tag number of 6AP105.
  • Controlled dangerous substance violations were reported at North Hagerstown High School.


March 29

  • A person refused to leave the Super 8 motel at 1220 Dual Highway. An arrest was made.
  • Unattended children were reported an apartment in the 100 block of East Antietam Street.
  • A snowball machine was reported stolen in the 200 block of North Locust Street.
  • A cellphone was reported stolen at Martins at 1650 Wesel Blvd.


March 27

  • Controlled dangerous substance violations were reported in the 200 block of South Potomac Street. An arrest was made.
  • Controlled dangerous substance violations were reported at East Washington and Mulberry streets. An arrest was made.
  • A theft and fraud incident was reported in the 900 block of St. Clair Street.
  • A burglary was reported in the 200 block of East Avenue.
  • Controlled dangerous substance violations were reported in the 400 block of East Franklin Street. An arrest was made.
  • An unattended death was reported at Walnut Towers. Police said there was nothing to indicate the death was suspicious.


March 26

  • A violation of a protective order was reported in the 300 block of South Cannon Avenue. An arrest was made.
  • A theft of a Tomos moped was reported in the 100 block of Summit Avenue.
  • A domestic violence incident was reported in the 400 block of Mitchell Avenue.
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