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August 3, 2011
Two Eastern Panhandle, W.Va., men have been charged in connection with three burglaries that occurred in Washington County on July 24, a Washington County Sheriff's Office spokesman said Wednesday night. Ryan Jennings Woolum, 26, of Inwood and Peter Nicolas Zimmerman IV, 34, of Bunker Hill, were each initially charged with the burglary of a Kent Avenue house, according to Cpl. Greg Alton. The men were arrested after witnesses saw two men breaking into the house off Sharpsburg Pike near the St. James area, Alton said.
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by MARLO BARNHART | January 28, 2003
WILLIAMSPORT - The body of a North Carolina man found along the railroad tracks Monday afternoon near the W.D. Byron Tannery has been sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore to determine the cause of death. There were no obvious signs of foul play, said Cpl. Roy Harsh of the Washington County Sheriff's Department. The body was discovered at 12:15 p.m. near Bottom Road. Investigator Greg Alton said scuff marks on the ground near where the man was found indicate he may have come off a passing train.
NEWS
December 31, 2004
Two Leesburg, Va., women were charged in connection with a series of daytime burglaries in Washington County that date to November, Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Greg Alton said. Katherine Elizabeth Dobilzek, 22, of 807K Edwards Ferry Road, Apt. 201, in Leesburg, was charged Wednesday with two counts of theft less than $100 and one count of accessory after the fact (first-degree burglary), Alton said. Joanie Marie Sullivan, 20, of the same address, was charged Thursday with two counts of theft less than $100 and one count of accessory after the fact (first-degree burglary)
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 7, 2011
A Hagerstown man was charged Wednesday in a July 2 home invasion robbery on Interval Road in which four people were ordered at gunpoint to lie on the floor of a home, a spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. Clarence Dewayne Ferguson, 37, of 222 W. Franklin St., Apt. 2E,  was charged after police searched his apartment about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and found a sawed-off shotgun, marijuana and property stolen in the robbery, according to Cpl. Greg Alton.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
A loaded handgun was discovered in a 15-year-old Clear Spring High School student's jeans pocket Friday by school administrators after he was restrained from starting a fight after school, Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Greg Alton said. The loaded Glock 9 mm semiautomatic handgun and another magazine were found by school administrators after they took the boy to the school office, Alton said. See Saturday's Herald-Mail for the full story.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | January 6, 2006
Police recovered several alleged stolen CDs, CD carrying cases and checks during the execution of two search warrants Wednesday, Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Greg Alton said. Alton is asking anyone who might have had such property stolen over the past year to contact him. Alton said the search warrants were executed as part of an investigation into alleged thefts from motor vehicles reported since January 2005 in the county. The search warrants were executed by county police Wednesday at an apartment in the 200 block of Summer Street in Hagerstown and by West Virginia State Police, based on county police information, at an apartment in the 100 block of Eclipse Court in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
WILLIAMSPORT ? The Washington County Sheriff's Department was looking for an woman who robbed the Waffle House on East Potomac Street Saturday afternoon. The woman entered the restaurant shortly after 1 p.m. and demanded money from an employee, Sheriff's Department Investigator Greg Alton said. She left with an undisclosed amount of cash and got into a waiting pickup truck driven by a man, he said. Alton said the woman was armed, but did not disclose what kind of weapon she carried.
NEWS
by DON AINES | September 24, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT - The Washington County Sheriff's Department was looking for a woman who robbed the Waffle House on East Potomac Street on Saturday afternoon. The woman entered the restaurant shortly after 1 p.m. and demanded money from an employee, Sheriff's Department Investigator Greg Alton said. She left with an undisclosed amount of cash and got into a waiting pickup truck driven by a man, he said. Alton said the woman was armed, but did not disclose what kind of weapon she carried.
NEWS
November 5, 2008
In light of a recent spike in thefts of GPS units, the Washington County Sheriff's Department is recommending several steps to keep the devices secure, investigator Greg Alton said. First, GPS owners should write down the serial numbers of their devices, Alton said. That makes it easier to trace the GPS unit if it is stolen and helps police track down the owners of recovered units. In addition, Alton recommends locking the GPS unit in the glove compartment or trunk, especially while the car is in a public place.
NEWS
August 21, 2005
Some stolen property recovered after three teens were charged Wednesday with a Williamsport-area burglary spree last week remains unclaimed at the Washington County Sheriff's Department, Investigator Greg Alton said. "We recovered a lot of stolen property, but now we have property that's unclaimed that we need to find owners for," Alton said. The spree, in which more than $10,000 worth of items were stolen this month from a reported 16 unlocked vehicles, has more than 20 victims, he said.
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