Europe briefs: Reward offered for info on shoppette burglary
HEIDELBERG, Germany — Last month’s late-night burglary of the Campbell Barracks shoppette that netted some $12,000 in cash and $325,000 worth of gas coupon books remains unsolved.
No one has been arrested in the case, the Heidelberg garrison’s Provost Marshal’s Office said.
Offers of a $10,000 reward for information on the case are still being aired on the radio.
The case, being investigated by the Army Criminal Investigation Command, started Nov. 20, when it was discovered that sometime over the previous night the shoppette had been burgled and the gas coupon books and cash taken.
Entry to the shoppette was gained by someone smashing wooden doors leading into the food court.
Chris Grey, CID spokesman, declined to discuss any aspects of the case.
“Our investigation continues,” he wrote in an e-mail response to questions from Stars and Stripes.
Airman pleads guilty to drug abuse chargesAVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — An airman assigned to the 31st Munitions Squadron pleaded guilty in a special court-martial Wednesday to charges of using marijuana, cocaine and psilocybin.
Airman Basic Adam Montgomery was sentenced to six months in prison and a bad-conduct discharge, according to information provided by the 31st Fighter Wing public affairs office.
Psilocybin is a hallucinogen found in some mushrooms.
Italy-based GI pleads guilty to drug chargeVICENZA, Italy — A soldier assigned to the 509th Signal Battalion pleaded guilty in a general court-martial Wednesday to charges of using Ecstasy and LSD and attempting to distribute LSD on base.
Pfc. Wayne Giles was sentenced to four years in prison, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to E-1 and a bad-conduct discharge, according to information provided by the Southern European Task Force (Airborne) public affairs office.
Giles also pleaded guilty to charges of importing both drugs from the States.