Hagerstown police respond to calls

June 23, 2005

The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following calls for service Monday, according to information released by the department.


  • At 2:46 a.m., an assault was reported in the 100 block of Holburn Avenue.

  • At 5:43 a.m., broken windows were reported in the first block of East Memorial Boulevard.

  • At 8:45 a.m., a burglary and theft of tools and cash were reported in the 600 block of Jefferson Street.

  • At 3:58 p.m., an attempted burglary was reported in the first block of South Prospect Street.

  • At 7 p.m., an assault was reported in the 900 block of Lanvale Street.

  • At 7:14 p.m., an assault was reported in the 300 block of Cameo Drive.

Air conditioners stolen from house

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four air conditioners, a hot water tank and an oven/stove were stolen sometime over the weekend from an unoccupied house owned by the Letterkenny Industrial Developmental Authority, police said.

The burglary happened at 5121 Coffey Ave. in Greene Township sometime between 8 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Monday, according to a press release from the Pennsylvania State Police.


The total value of the items stolen was $12,300, police said.

In another robbery, a cash register worth $400 was taken when someone broke into Lurgan Greenhouse at 8126 Oakdale Road in Lurgan Township, police said.

The cash register did not contain any money or valuables, police said.

W.Va. man indicted by grand jury

By The Associated Press

ELKINS, W.Va. - A Jefferson County man accused of illegally possessing secret U.S. government documents was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Elkins.

The one-count indictment alleges that Lawrence A. Franklin, 58, willfully retained classified documents at his Kearneysville, W.Va., home.

A search of the home last June turned up 83 such documents from the Pentagon, where Franklin works as an analyst.

His lawyer has said Franklin had the documents in his home because he was preparing to interview for a government position.

The FBI contends that Franklin, who has been a member of the Department of Defense since 1979, was authorized to carry classified documents in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., but not in West Virginia.

If convicted, Franklin faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

He has also been indicted in federal court in Alexandria, Va., on six charges that he leaked classified military information to employees of a pro-Israel lobbying organization and an Israeli official.

Franklin has pleaded not guilty to those charges and faces trial Sept. 6.

The Air Force Reserve colonel holds a doctorate in Asian studies. He taught history courses at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va., for the past five years.

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