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December 27, 2012
Mercersburg police are looking to the public to obtain information about a recent theft from a local machine and equipment company. Sometime between Friday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 22, two men entered D.L. Martin Inc., at 25 D.L. Martin Drive, and stole a barrel of carbide inserts valued at $2,000, police said. Police are describing the thieves as an older male and a younger male, and they were driving a silver crew cab pickup truck with a cap. Anyone with information may contact the Mercersburg Police Department at 717-328-2221, or Franklin County Crime Solvers at 717-264-3000.
NEWS
January 2, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday: Vandalism was reported in the 17200 block of Carty Lane. A theft was reported in the 13600 block of Crayton Boulevard.
NEWS
August 2, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Police were looking for two men who stole cash and cigarettes from a Rutters convenience store Tuesday in Guilford Township. Two men entered the Rutters at 4030 Lincoln Way East at 3:18 a.m. as an employee was opening the store, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. One of the men was armed and the other restrained the clerk as they entered the store and moved toward the safe, police said in the release. The men removed cash from the safe and took several packs of Newport cigarettes before fleeing the store in an unknown direction, police said.
NEWS
November 21, 2012
Washington County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for a woman who tried to steal $579 worth of merchandise from the Sears store on Nov. 11. The woman loaded a shopping cart with the merchandise and attempted to leave the store at 17301 Valley Mall Road, according to a news release. The woman fled the area when she was confronted by store employees, the release said. Anyone with information about the theft can contact the sheriff's office at 240-313-2170.
NEWS
October 12, 2012
A Greencastle, Pa., man has been charged with stealing almost $5,000 worth of merchandise from a jewelry store at Chambersburg Mall, Pennsylvania State Police said. Jeffrey Lynn Smith, 20, was charged with theft for allegedly stealing $4,747 worth of jewelry from Kay Jewelers, according to a state police news release. Troopers said Smith stole the jewelry from June 1 to July 31 while he was an employee at the store.
NEWS
February 6, 2013
A Hagerstown man has been arrested and charged with several counts of burglary and theft following numerous thefts from vehicles in the north end of Hagerstown last month, a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman said Wednesday night. David Joseph Teays II, 28, 832 Potomac Ave., Apt. 2N, was being held in the county's central booking facility Wednesday night waiting to see Washington District Court Commissioner, a spokesman there said. The Hagerstown Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Office joined to investigate numerous burglaries and thefts from vehicles in the north end of the city last month, said Sgt. John Lehman.
NEWS
October 9, 2012
The Martinsburg Police Department is investigating a grand larceny that occurred Friday at Kay Jewelers in the Martinsburg Mall.  After being called to the store, officers were told that a black male wearing a hat and glasses entered the business and tried on a gold necklace, according to a news release sent Tuesday. He ran out of the store into J.C. Penney and eventually left the mall in an unknown direction, police said. Police said they believe the man got into a gold car with a Maryland registration.
NEWS
February 16, 2012
A Boonsboro woman has been charged with theft in connection with an estimated $137,000 that was withdrawn from a homeowners association's bank accounts, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. Nancy B. Walker, 62, was charged Thursday on a criminal summons with one count of theft scheme over $100,000, one count of theft over $10,000, under $100,000 and 40 counts of theft over $1,000, according to a news release. On Jan. 27, board members from the Ballenger Creek Meadows Home Owner's Association reported that unauthorized withdrawals were made from the organization's bank accounts, the release said.
NEWS
August 17, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police said they are investigating the theft of more than $55,000 from a Hamilton Township business' payroll account. The incident was reported Aug. 7, when authorities were told by employees of Alpha Space Control at 1580 Garber Road that someone accessed a computer and stole $56,952 from the payroll account, according to a state police news release. Alpha Space Control is a pavement-marking company, according to the business' website. Anyone with information may call state police at 717-264-5161.
NEWS
July 22, 2013
A West Virginia State Police trooper's investigation of a reported weedeater theft last month led to the officer's discovery of five marijuana plants at an Inwood, W.Va., woman's residence, according to court records. Barbara B. Sanders, 63, of 62 Carter Lane, was arraigned Monday by Berkeley County Magistrate JoAnn Overington on single counts of cultivation of marijuana and battery, according to magistrate court documents. State Police Cpl. J.B. Flanigan said in a criminal complaint that the marijuana plants in her vegetable garden were between one and two feet tall.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
Attorney and former Hagerstown City Councilwoman Kelly S. Cromer has been indicted by a Washington County grand jury on three counts of felony theft and two counts of perjury, according to court records obtained Tuesday. Cromer was indicted on three counts of theft between $10,000 and $100,000, the court records said. The money was allegedly taken from the estate of a woman who died in 2011 and from two of her grandchildren, according to the indictment. The indictment alleges that $6,376 was stolen from each of the woman's two adult grandchildren between December 2011 and Sept.
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NEWS
September 6, 2013
Tri-State area authorities are seeking the public's assistance in locating a man who has been charged in warrants with theft, distribution of heroin and other counts, according to the Hancock Police Department. Michael John Burton, 37, whose last known address was Berkeley Springs, W.Va., is wanted in Maryland for theft under $10,000 and numerous traffic warrants, a Hancock police news release said. Burton also is charged with distribution of heroin in Pennsylvania, and a parole violation in West Virginia for cutting off his monitoring bracelet and fleeing the state, police said.
NEWS
September 6, 2013
The Hagerstown Police Department has reported the following incidents: Thursday At 3:36 p.m., a theft was reported in the 300 block of Jefferson Street. At 3:44 p.m., a theft was reported in the 100 block of Pangborn Boulevard. At 5:16 p.m., a theft from a motor vehicle was reported in the 900 block of South Potomac Street. At 6:05 p.m., a theft was reported in the 1100 block of Beechwood Drive. At 6:15 p.m., a traffic accident was reported at Franklin Street and West Cleveland Avenue.
NEWS
September 5, 2013
Hagerstown police respond to incidents The Hagerstown Police Department reported the following incidents: Wednesday At 2:12 p.m., an emergency commitment was reported in the 100 block of Eastern Boulevard North. At 3:02 p.m., lost/found property was reported in the 800 block of Woodland Way. At 3:07 p.m., a theft was reported in the 900 block of Oak Hill Avenue. At 3:59 p.m., a burglary was reported in the 100 block of East First Street. At 5:05 p.m., a traffic accident was reported at Guilford and Surrey avenues.
NEWS
August 23, 2013
Two Hagerstown men who entered guilty pleas earlier this year in a series of burglaries and thefts that occurred in December 2012 were sentenced to state prison terms Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court. Washington County Circuit Judge Dana Moylan Wright sentenced William Koreem Becton Hardison, 22, to 40 years in prison, with 20 years suspended, according to court records. Hardison pleaded guilty in May to four counts of first-degree burglary, the court records said.
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