Bonds raised on man and woman accused in Washington County burglaries

October 11, 2012|By DON AINES |
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A man and woman accused in a series of burglaries and thefts between June and October had bond hearings this week in Washington County District Court.

Ashley Brooke Beamer, 26, of Gerrardstown, W.Va., had her bond raised from $35,000 to $70,000 by District Judge Mark D. Thomas on Tuesday. Thomas raised the bond on Seth Allen Michael Gladhill, 24, no fixed address, from $75,000 to $125,000.

They both appeared before Thomas on closed circuit television from the county detention center.

Several burglary and theft charges, including first-degree burglary and theft scheme between $1,000 and $10,000, were filed against Beamer and Gladhill for the burglaries and subsequent sale of stolen merchandise, court records said.

The first was break-in at a Patrick Road, Hagerstown, home that occurred June 28-29, according to the statement of charges filed by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Various pieces of jewelry were stolen, the charging document said.

On June 30 a home on Sharspburg Pike, Boonsboro, was entered and several pieces of jewelry along with coins were missing, the charging documents said. A neighbor told one victim that he had seen Seth Gladhill on the property while she was gone, the documents said.

The victims in both of those cases had the same last name as Gladhill, charging documents said.

On Aug. 7 an apartment on St. Clair Street was broken into, according to the application for statement of charges filed by Hagerstown police. The resident told police that jewelry was stolen and that she suspected Gladhill and Beamer, friends of her son, were responsible.

On Sept. 24 a residence on Georgia Avenue was entered, possibly with a key, and jewelry was stolen, the charging documents said. The victim told police that Gladhill had played sports with her son, the document said.

On Oct. 5 city police went to a home on The Terrace in Hagerstown, where a woman said her home had been entered and several pieces of jewelry stolen, the charging documents said.

Three days later, some of the jewelry seized by police when Beamer and Gladhill were arrested was identified by the woman as being hers, the charging documents said.

Other pieces of jewelry were traced to area pawn shops, charging documents said.

“It was believed that Gladhill was actually breaking into the residences and then Beamer would sell the stolen merchandise at local pawn shops (and) gold retailers,” one charging document said.

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