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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | February 1, 2005
shappell@herald-mail.com HALFWAY - A bank in Halfway was robbed Monday afternoon a few yards from the scene of another armed robbery less than three weeks ago. A Washington County Sheriff's Department investigator said a robbery was reported at about noon at Fidelity Bank at Halfway Boulevard and Virginia Avenue. Sheriff's department investigator Greg Alton said the robber showed a handgun to two female clerks, demanded money and left with cash. He said the sole customer on the bank's property at the time did not provide information useful to the investigation.
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October 7, 2005
The Washington County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help to find a Hagerstown couple wanted on several counts of felony and misdemeanor theft charges in connection with allegedly shoplifting from several county stores, Investigator Greg Alton said. Mark Dwayne Rice, 38, and Sandra Lee Rice, 44, who share a last known address of 428 Park Place, have been charged through arrest warrants in connection with the alleged thefts from between 15 and 20 stores dating to Sept.
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By ERIN JULIUS | November 30, 1999
WASHINGTON COUNTY ? A 19-year-old man has been charged with theft in the February disappearance of a 500-pound Texas Longhorn calf from a property on Greensburg Road near Smithsburg, Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Greg Alton said Tuesday afternoon. The calf was valued at about $1,500. Deputies have an arrest warrant that charges Brandon Christopher Graybill with theft over $500 and fourth-degree burglary-theft, Alton said. Investigators believe the calf was shot, hauled away and butchered, Alton said.
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By DANIEL J. SERNOVITZ | December 24, 2005
daniels@herald-mail.com Two people wanted on outstanding warrants from Maryland and Pennsylvania were apprehended Friday afternoon by Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies following a brief car chase that ended on Old Forge Road when the driver of the fleeing car crashed into an oncoming Sheriff's Department cruiser. James Anthony Reese, 26, of no fixed address, the driver of the gray Buick LeSabre involved in the chase, was wanted on three outstanding Washington County warrants dating back to April 2004, including felony theft, attempted felony theft and fourth-degree burglary, according to Greg Alton, an investigator with the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
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September 28, 2006
Investigator Greg Alton, with the Washington County Sheriff's Department, recommended that people going on vacation for any length of time, including snowbirds, make their local police department aware of their departure. An officer can drive by the home to check on it, he said. Alton recommended people let the police know the following before leaving: · Who to contact in the event of an emergency. · The makes and models of any cars that could legitimately be at the home.
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September 30, 2007
The Washington County Sheriff's Department has released more information about a box of baseball memorabilia it recovered in hopes of finding its owner. Detective Greg Alton said the box, which includes Cal Ripken Jr. and Derek Jeter memorabilia, is labeled in magic marker with the words "Candi's baseball stuff. " The box includes 35 mm photographs of Ripken talking to a New York Yankees player dated July 2000, Alton said. Also in the box is a ticket from a September 1998 game.
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By ERIN JULIUS | June 23, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Washington County Sheriff's Department investigators found several videos last week when they executed a search warrant at the home of a man charged in connection with the kidnapping and rape of an 11-year-old girl in May, Investigator Greg Alton said. Police now are searching for four different women who appear in what Alton describes as "peeping Tom-type" videos. Officers found the videos on June 14 when they executed a search warrant at 238 Hager St., where James Ellis Hackey Jr., 39, has lived with his brother for the past two years, Alton said.
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By ERIN JULIUS | June 22, 2007
Washington County Sheriff's Department investigators found several videos last week when they executed a search warrant at the home of a man charged in connection with the kidnapping and rape of an 11-year-old girl in May, Investigator Greg Alton said. Police now are searching for four different women who appear in what Alton describes as "peeping Tom-type" videos. Officers found the videos on June 14 when they executed a search warrant at 238 Hager St., where James Ellis Hackey Jr., 39, has lived with his brother for the past two years, Alton said.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | January 13, 2006
Washington County Sheriff's deputies charged a second man Thursday with robbing Hagerstown Trust on Jan 6. Gregory Allen Rice, 35, of 926 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown, was charged with armed robbery, robbery, felony theft, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit felony theft, Investigator Greg Alton said. Alton said police received information that a second man was involved in the robbery of Hagerstown Trust at 17803 Virginia Ave. in Hagerstown.
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July 2, 2008
A Hagerstown man and two boys were charged recently in connection with vandalism in the area of Glenside Avenue that was reported in early May, Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Greg Alton said Tuesday. Kyle Andrew Mullenix, 19, of 1525 Sherman Ave., a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were charged, Alton said. The three were charged with 15 counts of malicious destruction of property less than $500; four counts of malicious destruction of property more than $500; and one count of malicious destruction of property scheme more than $500, Alton said.
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