Pagers to help contact court's officer
By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer
The public will soon have 24-hour access to Washington County District Court commissioners.
The commissioners have traditionally kept weekday hours for services such as posting bail and issuing criminal charging documents.
On weekends and after hours, the public has relied on already overburdened police agencies, said court spokesman Todd Silver.
Under a new system, a commissioner will be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The commissioner can be reached at the new Boublitz District Courthouse, 36 W. Antietam St., Hagerstown. The phone number is 240-420-4650.
After-hours callers will be greeted by a message that identifies which one of three pagers is in service and its number.