Hancock briefs

May 09, 2002|BY SCOTT BUTKI

New police officer sworn in Wednesday

HANCOCK - Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy swore in the town's new police officer, T.J. Buskirk, during Wednesday's Hancock Town Council meeting.

Buskirk is attending the Western Maryland Police Academy, which will hold graduation June 24.

Police Chief Donald Gossage said he has been told Buskirk is one of the better students at the academy.

Buskirk is going to be a good officer, Gossage said.

He is the town's fourth officer.

Buskirk, who was hired in December, is scheduled to start working full-time for the town in June.

Hancock town meeting scheduled for June 19

HANCOCK - The town of Hancock's June meeting will be June 19, Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said.

The town usually holds its council meetings on the second Wednesday of the month but in June that date conflicts with school graduation ceremonies, he said.

85 calls to police include four criminal cases

HANCOCK - The Hancock Police Department had 85 calls for service in April 2002, Police Chief Donald Gossage said.

There were 4 criminal cases: one assault, one burglary and two thefts, he said.

There were 37 citations: 24 moving violations and 13 warnings, he said.

Police issued 131 parking citations, Gossage said.

There were 10 arrests: two adults and eight juveniles, he said.

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