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Police apprehend two wanted for offenses including armed robbery

May 06, 2010|By DAVE McMILLION

HAGERSTOWN -- More than a dozen officers descended on Frederick Street Thursday afternoon as police apprehended two men for whom they had warrants, according to Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith.

Sonny Stine, co-owner of Diamond Motor Cars at the intersection of Baltimore and Frederick Streets, said he was washing cars on his lot when he saw a maroon Honda Civic being pursued by an unmarked police car.

As the Civic traveled along Mulberry Street next to his business, Stine said he sprayed water toward the vehicle.

"I thought maybe I'd get their attention a little bit, but it didn't slow them down," Stine said.

Smith said a Maryland State Police apprehension team was helping the city police look for the suspects, and the state police unit apparently caught up to them.

The state police unit tried to pull over the car and the driver crashed, Smith said.

The wanted men jumped out of the car and fled, Smith said.

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The men were found in separate houses, Smith said.

Police were seen going into a house on Frederick Street not far from its intersection with Baltimore Street. Officers came out of the house with a man a short time later.

A dark-colored car rested against a parked vehicle along Frederick Street.

One man was apprehended at 2:15 p.m. and the other was apprehended at 2:33 p.m., according to a 911 dispatcher.

The men were wanted for offenses including armed robbery, Smith said.

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