April 11, 2013
Two men were arrested, and marijuana, guns, ammunition and $4,000 in cash were seized Monday by the Washington County Narcotics Task Force during a search of a Papa Court house, according to Washington County District Court records. Anthony Morrisey, 36, of Asbury Park, N.J., was charged with possession of a large amount of marijuana, being a convicted felon in possession of firearms, possession of a firearm in a drug-related offense and false statements to police, court records said.
January 15, 2012
Hendershot's Sporting Goods Hendershot's Sporting Goods is moving its store to 19828 National Pike in Hagerstown this spring. It currently is at 110 W. Main St. in Hancock. Hendershot's is a family-owned business that has served the Tri-State area for more than 50 years. It will be doubling its current amount of retail space in the new, modern building, and will have an extensive selection of rifles, handguns and accessories including brands such as Dakota, Cooper, H-S Precision, Ed Brown, Glock, Smith & Wesson, Sig Sauer, Ruger, Wilson Combat, Rock River, Remington, Winchester and Henry.
September 11, 2011
A Boonsboro man faces weapons charges after Maryland State Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a “shots fired” call in the area of North Main Street around 5:35 a.m. Sunday, police said. Robert Broadbent, 28, of 50 Saint Paul St. in Boonsboro, was being held Sunday afternoon in the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 bond, authorities said. A second call to 911 reported a man in camouflage, carrying a shotgun on Saint Paul Street in Boonsboro on Sunday morning, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
May 4, 2011
A man who allegedly told police that he "should have just shot it out" with the arresting officers after he was found with a loaded gun was sentenced this week to 18 months in jail. "Sometimes we are at our stupidest when we are young," Washington County Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer told Trevin Tyray Harris, of 608 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown, on Monday before sentencing him to three years in prison for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a minor. Dwyer suspended half the sentence and ordered that Harris serve his time in the Washington County Detention Center.
August 26, 2010
A Hagerstown man was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore after he was burned Tuesday while burning trash that contained live ammunition, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. Larry Wolfe, 31, of 806 Lanvale St., was listed in good condition Thursday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said. The incident, which was ruled an accident, occurred Tuesday at about 8:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Beaver Creek Road near Funkstown, according to a press release from the State Fire Marshal's Office.
November 27, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Firefighters responding to a mobile home fire Thursday morning in Morgan County arrived to a sound similar to fireworks exploding and soon learned that 5,000 rounds of ammunition were inside. Because of the ammunition and a propane tank, firefighters moved back to a safe distance and poured water on the outside of the double-wide trailer at 1416 Jim West Road. The mobile home, which was a total loss, was owned by Charles Cain. "He'd left to go hunting.
July 19, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - It still has to be approved by the Senate, voted on by the House and signed by President Bush, but the Senate Appropriations Committee has requested $22.4 million for military construction at Letterkenny Army Depot for the 2009 fiscal year. The markup of the appropriations bill for military construction was completed Thursday, according to a joint announcement from Pennsylvania's U.S. Sens. Arlen Specter and Bob Casey. At the requests of Specter, a Republican, and Casey, a Democrat, the committee included $7.5 million for modifications to ammunition igloos at the Letterkenny Munitions Center.
May 21, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Several boxes of ammunition and a large quantity of suspected crack cocaine were found in a vehicle during a traffic stop Monday on Washington Street, police said. Sgt. George Manning of the Charles Town Police Department said he was on patrol when he saw a blue Suzuki in the 200 block of West Washington Street with no inspection sticker. The Suzuki was stopped and Manning said he noticed a female passenger acting suspiciously. Manning searched the vehicle and found a plastic bag under the gear shift that contained more than 10 grams of suspected crack cocaine, according to a criminal complaint filed in Jefferson County Magistrate Court.