The Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office is investigating:
• A wallet with $300 in it was reported missing from a shopping cart at 1169 Shopping Center Rd. in Chester on Jan. 11. Debora J. Holsey of Grasonville said she left her wallet in the grocery cart when she stepped away from it, the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office said. When she returned, the Black Coach brand wallet was missing, according to police. The investigation is continuing.
• A 7,000-watt Coleman Generator and a Sears battery charger were stolen on Jan. 10. Catherine A. Johnson of the 100 block of Joseph Boyles Road near Queenstown said unknown persons had entered her barn and taken the items, police said. The missing items are valued at $580.
• A television was reported stolen from a Queenstown-area home on Jan. 10, the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office said. Richard L. Keene Sr. of the 800 block of Arrington Road told investigators that when he returned home he found footprints leading into his house and his 32-inch television was missing. The television was valued at $375, police said. The investigation is continuing.
• A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a 2010 Dodge Ram truck belonging to the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Chester on Jan. 10. Employees discovered that part of the exhaust system was missing and further inspection showed that someone had cut the catalytic converter out of the system, the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office said. The investigation is continuing.
• A coat was stolen from a parked car early in January. Amy J. Allen of the 1700 block of Marion Quimby Drive said her white Calvin Klein winter coat, valued at $250, was missing from her Honda Civic, police said. The theft is believed to have occurred around Jan. 8, according to police.
• A Queenstown woman told investigators with the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office that $150 was stolen from her purse while she was at her place of employment in the Thompson Creek Mall on Dec. 30. Sarah Kelly said the purse was stored at an unlocked "cubby hole" accessible only to employees, police said. Kelly told police several co-workers saw her with the cash. Investigators said several possible prints were obtained from items in the purse and the investigation continues.
• Robert Perrelli of the 1800 block of Harbor Drive told deputies that someone took his Maui Jim sunglasses, a white iPod Nano and his Tom Tom GPS from his unlocked Honda Accord during the night of Dec. 27, police said. The stolen items were valued at $700, according to police.
Vandalism and break-in reports
• TA mailbox and mailbox post were damaged on Dec. 30. Police said Michael Balduzzi of the 1000 block of Thompson Creek Road told them the incident occurred overnight and that the damage was estimated at about $200.
• A Queenstown-area man reported on Dec. 23 that someone apparently tried to break into his garage. Robert North of the 100 block of River Road told investigators from the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office that he found several fresh pry marks on his garage door. He said the building had not been entered. The investigation is continuing.
Drug and alcohol charges
• Two 17-year-old girls were issued civil citations for underage possession of alcohol by the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office on Dec. 31. Police said the owners of a home in the 100 block of Monroe Manor Road found underage persons with alcohol in their living room, several of whom were intoxicated. The homeowners said their child was allowed to have several people over to watch television while they watched a movie in the room, police said. Around 10:30 p.m. the adults said they discovered the living room full of youngsters, some of whom fled when they saw the adults, according to police. The homeowners' child said that only a few friends had been invited but more showed up, some of them with alcohol, police said. The remaining youths were released to their parents.
• A 15-year-old Grasonville girl was charged with possessing alcohol when deputies from the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office responded Dec. 20 to a report of trespassing at Langenfelder Marine on Pier Avenue in Stevensville. Police said the girl had a bottle of rum in her possession but that none of the seven juveniles found and detained at that location had been drinking, reportedly because deputies had arrived so quickly. One of the juveniles was also reported to have started a bonfire at that location, according to police. All the juveniles were released to their parents at the scene, police said.