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January 27, 1998
Meat thief preys while family prays By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer CEARFOSS - Mike Eby returned home from church on Sunday to find his house had been broken into and his freezer cleaned out. The theft came exactly two weeks after a similar misfortune befell his cousin, who lives a couple of miles away. "That is really weird," Eby said Monday. Eby lost 75 to 100 packages of hamburger and other meat that he recently had butchered, according to Maryland State Police.
NEWS
January 28, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherdstown Police Chief Cecil Arnold said a rear door has been reinforced and he is looking into installing a burglar alarm after a thief broke into the police department and the mayor's office earlier this month. About 8 a.m. on Jan. 9, Arnold arrived at the office and discovered the rear door had been pried open by a crowbar or similar type of tool "It kind of makes your day start off on the wrong foot," Arnold said.
NEWS
July 20, 2002
Business thefts may be related Two thefts from businesses on Friday may be connected to two thefts three weeks ago, Hagerstown Police said. At 4:49 p.m. Friday, someone walked into Liberty Gas Station/Wayne's Country Store at 1020 W. Washington St. and asked for an item, police said. The clerk was waiting on another customer and had the cash drawer open. The person who asked for the item reached into the drawer, stole money and ran east on West Washington Street.
NEWS
December 21, 1998
The Washington County Sheriff's Department is investigating several thefts from cars recently. Sometime Thursday evening, a thief broke into three cars parked at the Heritage Academy, 12215 Walnut Point Rd., Damage to the cars was estimated at $100 each. An unknown amount of money was taken, deputies said. And on Sunday between 2 a.m. and 2 p.m., a Midland Power Max CB radio was taken from a 1989 Truck parked 10514 Honeyfield Rd., Williamsport. The radio was valued at $75.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 27, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Days after a break-in at Berkeley County Magistrate Court, the county's main courthouse and adjacent annex building were broken into Monday night or Tuesday morning, police said. Berkeley County Sheriff Randy Smith said the Tax Department tellers' cash drawers and small safes in the annex were broken into. He declined to say how much cash was taken because he said he did not know the exact figure. The thief tried unsuccessfully to break into the building's larger bank vault, Smith said.
NEWS
August 27, 2003
Week of Aug. 24, 1953 The local polio chapter was enriched by three dollars this week through the efforts of Judy Funkhouser, 13, and Francina Diehl, 11, both of East Irvin Avenue. The girls staged a fair last week which was attended by most of the neighborhood youngsters and some parents. The net "take" after expenses was the three dollar donation. Bayard W. Goslin of Boonsboro bought a walnut blanket chest recently at auction here and discovered a secret drawer which apparently had not been opened for nearly 100 years.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | July 28, 2004
After calling him a "thief," a Washington County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday sentenced a man to serve one year in jail for illegally cashing checks taken from a Hagerstown synagogue. Lewis Andrew Brown, 22, whose last known address was 35 Manor Drive, apartment 1, in Hagerstown, pleaded guilty to felony theft and was sentenced by Circuit Judge John H. McDowell to serve five years in state prison, but four years of the sentence were suspended. Brown was ordered to serve the remaining year at the Washington County Detention Center.
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By BOB GARVER | Special to The Herald-Mail | February 11, 2013
After its first act, "Identity Thief" becomes a predictable, mildly amusing road trip comedy. This is actually a really good creative decision because the film is effectively cutting its losses after realizing that it can't keep milking laughs from identity theft. I can accept that it's supposed to be funny to see Melissa McCarthy's con artist "Diana" paint the town red with ill-gotten funds. But I simply cannot buy into the humor involving Jason Bateman's hapless victim Sandy Patterson.
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By DON AINES | October 11, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - It was an informal affair, the bride wearing a pale green tank top and blue jeans, and the groom dressed in a bright yellow jumpsuit, slippers and handcuffs. "Will you have this woman to be your wedded wife and live together after you get out of jail?" Franklin County Judge John R. Walker asked Joseph Stephens Jr., who got married Wednesday, the day he was sentenced for stealing an alligator . "I will," Stephens answered during the brief wedding ceremony to Crystal Ann Newman.
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By DON AINES | October 4, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. A Chambersburg woman who violated probation for convictions that included stealing from an unconscious hospital patient and the theft of holiday packages was in Franklin County Court on Wednesday to be resentenced for violating probation. Karen Beam was facing a state prison sentence, but instead was sent by Judge John R. Walker to the state prison in Muncy, Pa., to be evaluated for a two-year drug treatment program know as State Intermediate Punishment (SIP).
NEWS
August 29, 2007
Car flips on I-70 today A car that was clipped by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 this morning spun around and flipped over, police said. The call was dispatched as a Priority 1, meaning the injury was thought to be the most serious, according to a 911 dispatcher. However, the driver of the car - Barbara Jean Vaughn, 61, of Smithsburg - was alert and appeared OK as she was having X-rays at the hospital, Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class David Ward said.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | April 9, 2007
HAGERSTOWN A man arrested on burglary charges in December 2006 after a Dagmar Hotel security guard noticed him carrying a cash register to his apartment was in Washington County Circuit Court on Monday for a suppression hearing. Maurice Raymond Frock Jr., 52, was arrested in connection with a downtown burglary at Bentley's Bagels, 96 W. Washington St., on Dec. 24, 2006. The shop's front door was damaged and the burglar took the cash register and cash, police said. At about the same time, a security guard at the Dagmar Hotel on Summit Avenue, a block away, saw a resident carrying a cash register, witnesses said in court Monday.
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by ALAN SOKOL | January 2, 2007
Have you ever stolen anything from a friend before? Could be a little thing of no importance, or something that your friend would get very angry about if he knew you stole it. Now, would it be any less wrong if you stole something from an anonymous person? Of course not. Stealing anything from anyone is wrong. But some people don't realize it's wrong, and they just do it for fun. Anyway, what's fun about stealing? You're making another person miserable, and that misery can fall onto them like a piano dropped from a skyscraper.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | October 27, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Days after a break-in at Berkeley County Magistrate Court, the county's main courthouse and adjacent annex building were broken into Monday night or Tuesday morning, police said. Berkeley County Sheriff Randy Smith said the Tax Department tellers' cash drawers and small safes in the annex were broken into. He declined to say how much cash was taken because he said he did not know the exact figure. The thief tried unsuccessfully to break into the building's larger bank vault, Smith said.
NEWS
October 16, 2004
Sign theft backfires To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to say a big "thank you" to the individual(s) who took it upon themselves to steal the Kerry/Edwards sign from my front yard. You've done me and the Kerry campaign a huge favor. Since I just had to buy new signs to replace the ones you stole, Kerry now has more cash to use for his campaign. Also, instead of spending every Sunday from now until election day on the couch watching a football game, I'll be out registering voters in the key swing states and canvassing door to door for my candidate.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | September 24, 2004
pepperb@herald-mail.com A Frederick, Md., man who admitted in July that he broke into a pregnant woman's house in March and stole three pairs of her panties was ordered Thursday to serve 18 months of supervised probation. Steven Lee Myers, 29, whose last known address was 5903 Quinn Road in Frederick, pleaded guilty on July 27 to fourth-degree burglary. Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell on Thursday sentenced Myers to three years in state prison, but suspended that sentence and ordered him to spend 18 months on supervised probation.
NEWS
August 5, 2004
"I am almost 80 years old and I live close to the hospital. A friend took me to the store last Thursday for my groceries. We put my groceries on my front porch. I took them in and put my perishables away. I forgot my 12-pack of Pepsi. When I went back out to get it, it was gone. Someone took it when they walked by. It was on my front porch. It was my property and my soda so you are a thief. Once a thief, always a thief. " "To the person who said they had lichen planis skin disease and wanted some help on knowing about it. There is a lot of information on the Internet.
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