POTTSTOWN PA – Nine people were arrested Thursday (Dec. 20, 2018) in northern Maryland and charged with burglaries, thefts, and related crimes resulting from a multi-state investigation in which the Pottstown Police Department reportedly played a role.
The arrests occurred during a series of early-morning raids conducted in and around Westernport MD by teams of deputies from the Allegany County MD Sheriff’s Office, according to a story published in the Mineral Daily News-Tribune newspaper in nearby Keyser WV. None of those arrested were identified in the newspaper account as Pennsylvania residents.
Westernport is a rural community located about 120 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
In the story, the sheriff credited the Pottstown department with having located and identified firearms stolen from Allegany County. Other stolen property, involving investigations by 13 other law enforcement agencies in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, included tools, electronics, methamphetamines, other controlled dangerous substances, paraphernalia, and a motor vehicle, according to the article.
The value of the stolen property was listed as more than $20,000.
The investigation is continuing. The sheriff’s office said it extended “a heartfelt thank you” to Pottstown police and other agencies involved in the case.
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