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By DAVE McMILLION | May 14, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A Hagerstown man who was found guilty in March of an animal cruelty charge avoided jail time Wednesday when he was sentenced in Washington County District Court. David Carl Sharrah, 52, of 424 N. Locust St., Apt. 5, was ordered by Judge Frederick Bower to serve 40 days in prison, which he suspended, to serve one year of unsupervised probation and to pay $57.50 in court costs, according to court records. Bower, sitting in Washington County District Court, also said Sharrah is not to possess any animals.
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March 17, 2009
FUNKSTOWN -- Four families were displaced by a Monday night fire at an apartment building on Funkstown's main street, said Dave Fraley, fire chief for the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. No one was injured in the fire at 27 W. Baltimore St., but nine people and two pets were displaced, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. The fire, which was reported at 11:37 p.m., damaged one apartment in the wood-frame building and two other apartments were damaged by smoke, Fraley said.
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By DAN DEARTH | December 29, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A local developer is threatening to sue the City of Hagerstown over an issue that has jeopardized the completion of a multimillion-dollar construction project in the first block of South Potomac Street. Donald M. Bowman, a partner with The Bowman Development Group, said the problem involves energy-efficient windows that he installed at the former Walker House at 32-36 S. Potomac St. He is converting the structure, which has been standing since about 1865, into an apartment building with five to 10 units.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 23, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A vacant apartment building on West Antietam Street in Hagerstown was damaged Sunday in a fire that was intentionally set, according to Hagerstown Fire Marshal Douglas DeHaven. Firefighters were called to 140 W. Antietam St. at about 9:40 a.m., and arrived to find smoke coming from the first floor and fire coming from the first-floor window, said Hagerstown Fire Department Capt. Russell Grim. He said the source of the fire and the extent of the damage was unknown.
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By BRIGITTE GREWE / Pulse Correspondent | November 11, 2008
"Quarantine" promised a great horror flick, but what director John Erick Dowdle delivered was an unoriginal and unpredictable bloody mess. Young television reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her trusty cameraman Scott (Steve Harns) are filming a television special on local fireman in Los Angeles. While shooting the fireman during their nightshift, the crew gets a distress call from a nearby apartment building. Angela and Scott continue to follow the fireman. Once they go on that call -- everything goes downhill from there.
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October 7, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A Frederick city police officer shot and killed a suspect who pointed a gun at him after wounding another man, the department said Tuesday. Officer Daniel Sullivan, a four-year veteran, has been placed on administrative leave until officials finish an internal investigation into the death, police said. Sullivan shot Frederick resident Bradley J. Bailey, 46, outside his apartment building shortly after Bailey shot another man in the left shoulder inside the apartment, police said in a news release.
NEWS
September 25, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two men were arraigned on counts of attempted burglary Wednesday after a reported break-in at the Martins Landing apartments several hours earlier, according to Martinsburg Police Department and Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Xavier Juan Roberts, 19, of 25 Halsey Court, Martinsburg, and Jamill Jovan Guidotti, 19, of 1602 Chelsey Paige Drive, Ashburn, Va., were arraigned by Magistrate JoAnn Overington, who set a $5,000 bond for both defendants. At 12:52 a.m., a resident of an apartment at 2500 Martins Landing Circle called 911, saying that three men were kicking in his door, according to a news release from the police department.
NEWS
September 24, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Two men were taken into custody early today after an attempted burglary was reported at the Martins Landing apartments, Martinsburg Police said in a news release. At about 12:52 a.m., a resident of an apartment at 2500 Martins Landing Circle called 911, saying that three men were kicking in his door, according to the release. The resident tried to brace the door by placing his feet against the door and his back against an interior wall, but the door was kicked with such force that the resident was pushed through the drywall, the release said.
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July 22, 2008
A 19-year-old Hagerstown man was charged with arson after fire officials said he set his girlfriend's clothing on fire behind an apartment building Monday morning, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office said in a news release. Kenneth Allen Platt Jr. was charged with first-degree arson, second-degree malicious burning, malicious destruction of property and possession of a concealed dangerous weapon, Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Jason Mowbray said in the release. Firefighters responded to a report of smoke to the rear of 503 W. Washington St. at about 10:37 a.m. and found a pile of debris burning behind the four-unit apartment building, Mowbray said.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 18, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A confessed arsonist was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison, with all but seven years suspended, for setting a fire at a Hagerstown apartment complex in 2007. Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. also sentenced Jason Todd Burkett, 26, of Middletown, Md., to four years of supervised probation. Burkett also is required to pay $3,500 in restitution to Washington Gardens Apartments for damage caused by the fire that spread to four apartments on Oct. 6, 2007.
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