Prostitution arrests praised
Citizen complaints contributed to the decision to stage a prostitution sting last weekend, Hagerstown Police Chief Dale Jones said Tuesday.
Speaking at a City Council work session, Jones said the department moved up plans to conduct the sting by about a month. Ten people were arrested Friday night and Saturday morning.
Parents at St. Mary's School complained at an August council meeting the prostitutes were brazenly plying their trade.
Councilman Wally McClure praised the police action.
"I think that's good because I think it shows the populace that we are responsive," he said.
Jones also credited city officials, who installed brighter lights in the area.
Surveys coming in at steady clip
Hagerstown officials are receiving surveys at a steady pace asking residents to detail their top concerns, a city official said Tuesday.