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NEWS
October 4, 2012
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said people should lock their vehicle doors to avoid falling victim to whomever is responsible for a number of thefts from cars and trucks. Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose said the most recent incident was reported Tuesday in the Funkstown area. Hose said there has been an increase in thefts from unlocked vehicles across Washington County. The easiest way to prevent becoming a victim, she said, is to lock your vehicle doors. Anyone with information may call the sheriff's office at 240-313-2170.
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NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | April 30, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Whether it is an e-mail informing you of lottery earnings in a far-off country or a person who calls asking for account numbers to verify bank information, Washington County Sheriff's Department Deputy 1st Class Dan Watson says to be wary. "If you really need something, you initiate contact with the credit card company or the car (dealership) or the bank, and if you initiate contact, it's fine," Watson said. Otherwise, hit the delete button or hang up, Watson said.
NEWS
April 6, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four "shoppers" took more than $11,000 in merchandise Saturday evening from the Wal-Mart on Lincoln Way East, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Two men and two women entered the store, put storage totes into a shopping basket and began loading up the totes with Blu-Ray DVD players, razors, electronic toothbrushes and DVDs, among other items, police said. The time of the incident was 8:40 p.m., police said. One woman left the store and drove a silver Chrysler Sebring convertible to the fire exit on the east side of the building.
NEWS
September 5, 2004
Even the Federal Trade Commission concedes that people probably can't entirely prevent identity theft. But risk can be reduced if personal information is carefully managed. · Order a copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus and make sure it's accurate and contains only activities authorized by you. · Place passwords on your credit card, bank and phone accounts, avoiding easily available information such as your mother's maiden name, your birth date, the last four digits of your Social Security number or your phone number, or a series of consecutive numbers.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | November 5, 1999
PIKESIDE, W.Va. - Someone already tried to break into Steven Martin's car wash business two times this year, but he was a little overwhelmed when he saw the latest attempt Friday. When Martin arrived at work Friday morning, he noticed a wall leading into a block building was smashed in, allowing burglars to gain access to a money changer. A heavy door on the back of the bill changer was pried open and money inside was taken, Martin said. Martin believes whomever broke in must have used a heavy piece of machinery to plow through the block building.
OPINION
March 21, 2012
The criminal mind is a fascinating thing, not so much for its ingenuity, but for the fact that if it were employed in honest pursuits, there is no end to the number of world problems it could solve. Like if the guys involved in “Oceans 11” had put that much thought into cancer research, melanoma would be a thing of the past. But I would give an extra gold star to the fellow who figured out that laundry detergent could be a high-profit target for organized crime sprees.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 10, 2013
The disruption of Internet service for thousands of Frontier Communications customers in the Eastern Panhandle was apparently caused by copper thieves, according to a company spokesman. “They thought it was copper and found that it wasn't,” Frontier spokesman Dan Page said, minutes after service began to be restored Wednesday afternoon to about 20,000 customers in Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan and Hampshire counties. The fiber optic cable cut occurred about 16 miles from Martinsburg in a remote area, Page said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 1, 2011
A Hagerstown man walked into his vacant Brown Avenue home Tuesday afternoon and found a water line had been cut in the basement by copper thieves. Like other copper thefts that have occurred in the city recently, water had surged into the home because the water was not turned off before the pipes were cut, said the homeowner, frustrated at the malicious nature of the act. "Water was up to the first step in the basement, so I knew I had a...
NEWS
By DON AINES | April 29, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The latest trend in thefts from vehicles had nothing to do with what was inside the car. The thieves instead sought something under them - the catalytic converter and the small quantities of precious metals in each. "In the last two weeks, we've investigated about 10 episodes of catalytic converters being stolen," Trooper Edward S. Asbury of the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Chambersburg said Monday. At this point, police have no evidence the cases are linked, but they suspect the stolen pollution-control devices are being processed for the metals or being sold to salvage yards.
NEWS
by KATE COLEMAN | September 5, 2004
katec@herald-mail.com Winter is slow in Ron Vitkun's line of work. Although he said he doesn't do a lot of buying over the Internet, the co-owner of Yogi Bear Jellystone Resort in Williamsport admitted to spending too much time at an online auction site in the off-season. Last year his was the winning bid for a flat-screen computer monitor he had his eye on. He gave his credit-card number and sealed the deal. He sent questions via e-mail, asking for shipping information, but he didn't get a response.
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