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Burglary at Urbana Dunkin Donuts

Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly broke into the Dunkin’ Donuts on Fingerboard Road on July 15, tried to force open the cash registers and left with nothing.

The Frederick County Bureau of Investigation is investigating a burglary that occurred between 2 and 2:15 a.m. at the Dunkin’ Donuts located on Fingerboard Road. Police said the pair of suspects broke a window to get inside and spent about five minutes inside the store attempting to force open the cash registers. 

Police said the two then left; one in a white SUV, and the other on foot. 

The damage to the store window is estimated at $500. 

Police described the first suspect as a white male wearing a grey t-shirt and jeans. The second subject was wearing a long sleeve grey and black North Face jacket, and jeans. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Frederick County Tips line at 301.600.4133.

Food Lion Burglary

The Frederick County Bureau of Investigation is investigating a burglary that occurred on July 5 at the Food Lion, located in the 11,800 block of Old National Pike in New Market.

At about 1:43 a.m. police said two suspects broke into the store through a rear door.  The suspects allegedly stole the store safe and an undisclosed amount of cash. Investigators believe there may have been a third suspect outside the store.

Police described the suspects as follows:

Suspect #1 — Black male wearing all black clothing, approximately 5-foot-6, medium build, using a walkie-talkie to communicate with an accomplice outside the store.

Suspect #2 — White male wearing a white t-shirt over his head with holes cut out for eye holes, approximately 6-foot, slender build. He has tattoos on his right forearm and elbow. The right elbow tattoo appears to be a star or cross.

Anyone with information about the crime or who can identify the suspects should contact Det. Joseph McCallion at 301.600.1022.

Police Report Garage and Vehicle Thefts in the Area

Police reported following areas have recently been reported victims of vehicle and garage thefts: Wellington Trace, Meadows of Ballenger Creek, Villages of Urbana, Crestwood Village/Foxcroft, Middletown (Glenbrook).

Reported items stolen in these areas from unlocked cars and garages were were: GPS systems, cell phones, radio equipment, cash and bicycles.

Thurmont Man Charged with Stealing Farm Equipment

The Frederick County Bureau of Investigation (FCBI) has charged a Thurmont man in connection to numerous thefts of farm and construction equipment. 

On June 21, FCBI charged Jan H. Lawyer, 52, with three counts of theft over $10,000 and two counts of theft over $1,000. 

Since 2004, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has investigated several cases involving the thefts of large construction and farm equipment from the Frederick County area but have been unable to find a suspect. 

FCBI assigned an investigator to the case this spring after seeing an increase in the number of construction and farm equipment thefts in the county. The investigation revealed that some of the stolen equipment was possibly being stored on a farm owned by Lawyer in northern Frederick County.

By June 2011, enough evidence was compiled to obtain two search warrants for two of Lawyer’s farms located on Creagerstown Road. During the execution of the search warrants the following stolen items were seized: a Caterpillar backhoe, valued at $50,000, stolen from the Baltimore, Md., area in 2004; a Bobcat Mini Excavator, valued at $9,000, stolen from the Walkersville, Md., area in 2006; a Bobcat Skid Loader Bucket, valued at $2,000 and a Bobcat Skid Loader, valued at $23,000, stolen from the Damascus, Md., area in 2003; a New Holland LX885 Turbo Skid Loader, valued at $20,000, stolen from the Frederick, Md., area in 2005; and a Bobcat Auger, valued at $2,500, stolen from the Frederick, Md., area in 2006.

FCBI investigators continue to investigate other suspects/accomplices in the case.  Anyone with information should contact the primary investigator, Det. Chris Smith, at 301.600.1872. 

Frederick Man Arrested for Trespassing

On July 14 at about 4:30 p.m. Frederick County Sheriff Dfc. Marck Destefano arrested Michael Mayberry, 29, of Frederick for allegedly trespassing at the Giant Food Store in Frederick, Md.

Mayberry was charged with second-degree, trespassing and resisting arrest.

Destefano responded to the Giant Food Store, located on Sugarloaf Pkwy in Frederick, for a report of trespassing.  Investigation on the scene indicated that Mayberry, who had been recently ordered to stay off the property was on the property in front of the store.

When deputies contacted Mayberry and attempted to place him into handcuffs, police said he resisted and attempted to punch Destefano. Mayberry was arrested and transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention.


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