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NEWS
August 22, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg man was charged in connection with the theft of a video game system and other items Friday night from a home in the 100 block of Maple Avenue, according to a Martinsburg Police Department press release. John Andrew Jollon, 45, of Polo Green Drive, was charged with burglary, police said. In addition, Jorge Alberto Silva, 42, of Rubens Circle in Martinsburg, was charged with possession or transfer of stolen property and obstructing an officer after police determined he bought the video game system and a stolen mp3 player from Jollon, police said.
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NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | March 25, 2011
Maryland State Police charged a Cumberland, Md., man with theft Friday after he was found driving a stolen West Virginia vehicle following a brief chase. Christopher Lee Coleman Sr., 39, was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, rogue and vagabond, malicious destruction of property and numerous traffic charges, Sgt. Dave Keller said. Coleman was driving a 1992 green Jeep Cherokee containing alleged burglary tools when troopers stopped him in Frederick, Keller said. The vehicle, which had a valid West Virginia registration, had been last seen in Hancock before troopers located it driving east at Braddock Mountain at about 2:50 p.m., he said.
NEWS
May 5, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was charged with retail theft after allegedly stealing an alligator last month, Pennsylvania State Police said. Joseph Stephens Jr., 21, of 770 Bassett Drive, was charged Thursday with the April 7 theft of the American alligator from The Pet Store at 1710 Lincoln Way East. Police said store security videotapes showed a man removing the foot-long alligator from its tank about 11:45 a.m., police said. An employee of the store was able to identify Stephens, who is shown on the video hiding the alligator in his clothing and leaving the store, police said.
NEWS
May 27, 2005
LeMASTERS, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police have charged a Mercersburg, Pa., woman with theft by extortion after she allegedly stole another woman's dog and tried to get money from the victim. Police said Debra Double, 18, of 3599 Lemar Road, also was charged with theft of lost or mislaid property. The charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge David Hawbaker's office, and Double was released on her own recognizance. Police said Double was delivering newspapers Monday afternoon when she allegedly stole a Pomeranian belonging to Tammy Jamerson of 4786 Steele Ave. Jamerson posted fliers seeking information about the missing dog and was contacted by Double, who wanted $500 for the return of the dog, police said.
NEWS
by ERIN JULIUS | February 22, 2007
SMITHSBURG - Police are investigating the theft of a 500-pound Texas Longhorn calf taken Tuesday from property near Smithsburg, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Corey McCarthy said. Police believe the calf was shot early Tuesday, McCarthy said. Track marks and blood droppings in the snow show that the calf was dragged to a nearby lane, where it probably was loaded into a vehicle, he said. If the cow is found dead, animal cruelty charges and theft charges could apply, McCarthy said.
NEWS
February 4, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Falling Waters, W.Va., man was arraigned Friday on two counts of grand larceny and one count of conspiracy to commit grand larceny in the January 2006 theft of a tractor-trailer from a Berkeley County business, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. David Lee Monninger, 48, of P.O. Box 48 and 6 Nozzle Drive, was arraigned by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, who set a $30,000 bond for the case. According to a complaint filed by West Virginia State Police Trooper J.J. Bowman, Monninger was apprehended in Greencastle, Pa., by his counterparts there, and formerly had worked for the company from which the tractor-trailer had been taken on Jan. 21, 2006.
NEWS
by DON AINES | May 3, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The mother of a woman charged last week with stealing and using the credit card of a patient at Chambersburg Hospital now has been charged in the crime, according to borough police. Vonnie Stopyra, 65, of 815 S. Fifth St., has been charged with forgery, access device fraud and criminal conspiracy, police said. She was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Gary Carter on Friday and jailed on $25,000 bail, police said. Karen L. Beam, 48, of the same address, was charged on April 26, with burglary, theft, forgery, three counts of access device fraud and 11 counts of attempted access device fraud, police said.
NEWS
June 17, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro police followed a trail of blood to find a man they say burglarized several vehicles late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Matthew Calimer, no age given, of Philadelphia Avenue in Waynesboro, was charged with burglary, theft, theft from a motor vehicle, loitering and prowling at night, criminal mischief and two alcohol-related offenses, police said in a news release. Police said they were called to the 100 block of North Potomac Street at 5:21 a.m. Wednesday.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | November 29, 2012
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said their law-enforcement efforts have been undermined by Maryland District Court Commissioners who recently decided on two occasions to summarily release a Smithsburg man after he was arrested and charged with multiple counts of theft. On Thursday, the sheriff's office issued a statement saying it was stunned by the Court Commissioners' decision to release Bryan Lynn Fishack, 27, of 12729 Bradbury Ave. Fishack has been charged a total of five times with metal thefts since the beginning of September, sheriff's office spokeswoman Carly Hose said.
NEWS
April 27, 2011
Theft reported on Oak Ridge Road The following incident was reported Wednesday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office: • A theft in the 18100 block of Oak Ridge Road.
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