Gary Lee Gorsuch, 19, of Great Cacapon was sentenced to a year in jail for petit larceny and possession of a small quantity of marijuana. Six months of the jail term were suspended and he will be placed on a year's probation. Gorsuch was also ordered to pay $379 court costs and fees.
Rachel Renee Pipes, 32, of Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, was given a suspended sentence of 10 days in jail for petit larceny. In lieu of the jail time, she must work 60 hours of community service in addition to paying $190 court costs.
Morgan County Sheriff Vince Shambaugh said his department has been dealing with a rash of burglaries in recent weeks, reflecting both a turning economy and some people's quest to support their drug habits.
Two of the burglary calls came in Sunday, January 18. A home on Congress Street was burgled, and a purse, medications and some jewelry were stolen from the residence.
Kook Hi Yoon of Alexandria, Va., was fined $100 by Judge Daniel Staggers for "nuisance on private property" Wednesday, January 21 in Bath Town Court. Yoon appeared in court and was fined after pleading guilty to a citation issued by Officer Tony Link.