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By MARLO BARNHART | January 17, 2008
Charges were brought Wednesday against two Hagerstown residents in connection with a Dec. 13 burglary and theft of firearms in Keedysville, according to Investigator Greg Alton of the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Michael Wayne Rippeon Jr., 24, was jailed without bond on one count each of first- and fourth-degree burglary, felony theft and destruction of property under $500. Rippeon's last known address is 41 W. Bethel St., Alton said. Jodie Ann Grimes, 26, of the same address, was served with a criminal summons Wednesday on one count of felony theft, one count of theft less than $100 and two counts of theft under $500, Alton said.
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October 7, 2005
The Washington County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help to find a Hagerstown couple wanted on several counts of felony and misdemeanor theft charges in connection with allegedly shoplifting from several county stores, Investigator Greg Alton said. Mark Dwayne Rice, 38, and Sandra Lee Rice, 44, who share a last known address of 428 Park Place, have been charged through arrest warrants in connection with the alleged thefts from between 15 and 20 stores dating to Sept.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | February 1, 2005
shappell@herald-mail.com HALFWAY - A bank in Halfway was robbed Monday afternoon a few yards from the scene of another armed robbery less than three weeks ago. A Washington County Sheriff's Department investigator said a robbery was reported at about noon at Fidelity Bank at Halfway Boulevard and Virginia Avenue. Sheriff's department investigator Greg Alton said the robber showed a handgun to two female clerks, demanded money and left with cash. He said the sole customer on the bank's property at the time did not provide information useful to the investigation.
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By ERIN JULIUS | November 30, 1999
WASHINGTON COUNTY ? A 19-year-old man has been charged with theft in the February disappearance of a 500-pound Texas Longhorn calf from a property on Greensburg Road near Smithsburg, Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Greg Alton said Tuesday afternoon. The calf was valued at about $1,500. Deputies have an arrest warrant that charges Brandon Christopher Graybill with theft over $500 and fourth-degree burglary-theft, Alton said. Investigators believe the calf was shot, hauled away and butchered, Alton said.
NEWS
January 16, 2008
Charges were brought Wednesday against two Hagerstown residents in a Dec. 13 burglary and theft of firearms in Keedysville, according to Investigator Greg Alton of the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Michael Wayne Rippeon Jr., 24, was jailed without bond on one count each of first- and fourth-degree burglary, felony theft and destruction of property under $500. Rippeon's last known address is 41 W. Bethel St., Alton said. Jodie Ann Grimes, 26, of the same address, was served with a criminal summons Wednesday on one count of felony theft, one count of theft less than $100 and two counts of theft under $500, Alton said.
NEWS
By DANIEL J. SERNOVITZ | December 24, 2005
daniels@herald-mail.com Two people wanted on outstanding warrants from Maryland and Pennsylvania were apprehended Friday afternoon by Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies following a brief car chase that ended on Old Forge Road when the driver of the fleeing car crashed into an oncoming Sheriff's Department cruiser. James Anthony Reese, 26, of no fixed address, the driver of the gray Buick LeSabre involved in the chase, was wanted on three outstanding Washington County warrants dating back to April 2004, including felony theft, attempted felony theft and fourth-degree burglary, according to Greg Alton, an investigator with the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
NEWS
September 28, 2006
Investigator Greg Alton, with the Washington County Sheriff's Department, recommended that people going on vacation for any length of time, including snowbirds, make their local police department aware of their departure. An officer can drive by the home to check on it, he said. Alton recommended people let the police know the following before leaving: · Who to contact in the event of an emergency. · The makes and models of any cars that could legitimately be at the home.
NEWS
September 30, 2007
The Washington County Sheriff's Department has released more information about a box of baseball memorabilia it recovered in hopes of finding its owner. Detective Greg Alton said the box, which includes Cal Ripken Jr. and Derek Jeter memorabilia, is labeled in magic marker with the words "Candi's baseball stuff. " The box includes 35 mm photographs of Ripken talking to a New York Yankees player dated July 2000, Alton said. Also in the box is a ticket from a September 1998 game.
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By ERIN JULIUS | June 23, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Washington County Sheriff's Department investigators found several videos last week when they executed a search warrant at the home of a man charged in connection with the kidnapping and rape of an 11-year-old girl in May, Investigator Greg Alton said. Police now are searching for four different women who appear in what Alton describes as "peeping Tom-type" videos. Officers found the videos on June 14 when they executed a search warrant at 238 Hager St., where James Ellis Hackey Jr., 39, has lived with his brother for the past two years, Alton said.
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