A teller at the Bank of America on Chesapeake Beach Road in Owings called police on June 29 for an attempted theft in progress involving a fraudulent check. Dfc. John M. (Marty) McCarroll responded and found that Christopher A. Gasch, 25, of Owings, was in possession of a check belonging to another customer of the bank. Gasch was trying to cash the check but was recognized by the teller as not being the account owner. McCarroll applied for charges and subsequently served Gasch on July 25 with a criminal summons for theft and uttering. His initial court appearance is scheduled for August 7, 2006.
Theft from Vehicle
A victim advised Dep. David P. Canning on July 17 that between the hours of 9:00 that morning and noon while parked at the Cypress Swamp State Park on Grays Road in Prince Frederick, someone had broken out the drivers side front window in her vehicle and stolen her purse, estimated at $50.00 in value, from within. The damage is estimated at $300.00.
Damaged Street Signs
On July 18 Dfc. Marty McCarroll responded to Adams Church Road in Owings for a report of destruction of property. The victim reported that sometime overnight an unknown suspect(s) pulled and knocked over seven street signs along the Adams Church Road and Mt. Harmony Road area. Damage is estimated at $400.00.
Abners Crabhouse in Chesapeake Beach was burglarized on July 19 between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. One hundred dollars worth of food/beverage items were stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Timothy L. Buckmaster at 410-535-2800.
Two victims on Gray Inn Court in Prince Frederick reported to Dfc. Todd A. Smith on July 22 that sometime overnight three of their vehicles were damaged. The victims discovered scratches in the paint on the sides of all three vehicles and estimated the damage at $900.00. Smith will continue to investigate.