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June 23, 2008

Police pull over van of illegal immigrants near Hagerstown



Federal immigration agents took custody of 10 illegal immigrants after a traffic stop Sunday on northbound Interstate 81 at Maugans Avenue, Maryland State Police said in a news release.

Maryland State Police stopped a 1999 Toyota minivan from California at about 3:35 p.m., police said. The driver of the vehicle, Jose Angel Dominguez of California, produced a fraudulent Mexican driver's license, police said. It was determined that all 10 occupants, including Dominguez, were illegal immigrants, and some had been in the country illegally for four years, police said.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agents took custody of the occupants for deportation proceedings, police said.




Hagerstown man wanted in W.Va. is arrested



FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - One of the "Eastern Panhandle's Most Wanted" fugitives was arrested at 2:40 a.m. Friday at a BP gas station, the United States Marshals Service announced in a news release.

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Dennis Earl Green, of 902 Hamilton Ave., Hagerstown, was wanted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office on charges of firearms and cocaine possession.

The news release stated that Green allegedly left behind more than 400 grams of cocaine when he fled from a traffic stop on March 8.

Green was placed on the Eastern Panhandle's Most Wanted list after initial attempts to catch him were unsuccessful.

The Eastern Panhandle's Most Wanted list can be viewed at martinsburgpd.org.

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