Cash, checks stolen from VFW post safe


More than $4,100 was taken from the safe at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8806 in Union Bridge Sunday, said post quartermaster Bob Trimmer.

Mr. Trimmer said the cash was taken between 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. while the post was open for business.

Also taken were customers' checks accepted for purchases, but they were stamped for deposit only and the thief should not be able to cash them, officials said. Employees' payroll checks were also missing, Mr. Trimmer said.

The club's officer said there was no forced entry to the building in the 200 block of Penrose St. and the door to the office had been closed but not locked.

Mr. Trimmer said anyone walking in from the street to take the money would have had to walk through the bar area to get to the office and the safe.

State police said they have no suspects.

Police question juvenile about stolen property

State police are questioning a New Windsor juvenile after a trooper "purchased" a videocassette recorder stolen from a Union Bridge home in which a pet dog was stabbed in the neck Feb. 7.

Police said Tfc. Frank Quisay received information Friday that a youth was interested in selling a VCR. The officer, working in an undercover capacity, contacted the juvenile and bought the VCR.

Upon checking the recorder with items reported stolen, police discovered it was taken along with a large television, a compact disc player and six CD's and another VCR from the Union Bridge home during a burglary.

On Saturday, investigators, armed with a search warrant, returned to the juvenile's home and recovered several additional pieces of electronic equipment, including a large television and two VCR's.

Juvenile petitions are pending, police said.


* Taneytown: Taneytown assisted Frederick County for a house fire in the 10000 block of Keysville Road at 9:10 a.m. yesterday. Units were out for 37 minutes.

* Union Bridge: Union Bridge assisted Frederick County for a house fire in the 10600 block of Clemsonville Road at 7:28 p.m. Friday. Units were out for 28 minutes.

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