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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 18, 2005
WILLIAMSPORT andrews@herald-mail.com A Williamsport-area burglary spree, in which more than $10,000 worth of items were stolen this month from unlocked vehicles, has been cracked, the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Three teenagers - two boys and a girl - have been charged, Investigator Greg Alton said Wednesday. Alton said two laptop computers, worth about $3,000 combined, were among the stolen items. Police also recovered stolen car stereo equipment, purses and wallets, DVD players, walkie-talkie radios and sunglasses.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | January 13, 2006
The Washington County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in finding a couple charged with burglarizing a Fairplay home Jan. 4, Investigator Greg Alton said Thursday. Police also are trying to connect allegedly stolen CDs and other items with their owners, Alton said. Travis Kyle Jordan, 23, and Shanna Lee Tederick, 24, who share a last known address of 126 Eclipse Court, Apt. 3, in Martinsburg, W.Va., each are charged through arrest warrants with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, felony theft and malicious destruction of property worth more than $500, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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