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November 30, 1999
A woman is being credited with thwarting an attempted bank robbery Thursday morning in Martinsburg when she refused to step aside to let a would-be robber approach a bank teller. Read the full story in Friday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
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August 25, 2007
A man suspected of robbing Fidelity Bank at 17708 Virginia Ave. Friday afternoon was in custody Friday night, according to Sgt. Roy Harsh of the Washington County Sheriff's Department. The man was taken into custody without incident at Motel 6 near Valley Mall. Harsh said the man was not immediately charged. Some of the money was recovered, Harsh said. The bank was robbed about 1 p.m., Harsh said. No weapon was involved, and no one was injured. The man handed a note to a bank teller that said no one would get hurt if the employees cooperated, Harsh said.
NEWS
March 14, 2004
A Hagerstown man was charged Saturday in connection with the Thursday robbery of Fidelity Bank on Virginia Avenue in Halfway, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said. Jerry Lee Jenkins, 30, was charged with robbery, theft over $500, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, police said. Police went to 645 Oak Hill Ave. early Saturday to execute an arrest warrant on Jenkins, police said. Police said they found Jenkins trying to hide under a bed at the residence. Police said Jenkins used a note to demand money from a bank teller at Fidelity Bank at 17708 Virginia Ave. about 1 p.m. Thursday.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | January 8, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com The Hagerstown Police Department was searching for two men involved in two separate armed robberies Friday night in different ends of the city, one involving an older man who held up a bank in the West End and another involving an armed man who stole prescription medication from a pharmacy in the South End. In the first incident, reported about 5:46 p.m., a white man who appeared to be in his late 50s or early...
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
Charges have been dropped against a Boonsboro man whose attorney said a case of mistaken identity led to his client being wrongly accused of robbing a Hagerstown bank last month. During a hearing that lasted only a few minutes Thursday in Washington County District Court in Hagerstown, Judge R. Noel Spence dropped the charges against Brandon Lee Rohrer, 24, that had stemmed from the May 10 robbery of the Susquehanna Bank at 940 Frederick St. Rohrer had been charged with one count each of robbery, second-degree assault and theft of $1,000 to under $10,000.
NEWS
January 9, 2005
The Hagerstown Police Department still was searching Saturday for the man who robbed Hagerstown Trust at the corner of West Franklin Street and Westside Avenue in Hagerstown's West End Friday night and is seeking the public's help in finding him. Sgt. Paul Kifer said Friday that the man showed a gun about 5:46 p.m. Friday and demanded money from one of the bank's tellers and walked off with an undisclosed amount of money. Kifer said the bank teller said that the man appeared to have black shoe polish smeared on his forehead and around his eyes, appeared to be in his late 50s to early 60s, was between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighed about 150 pounds and was wearing a tan coat with a dark colored collar and a red or burgundy toboggan-type hat. He last was seen walking east toward Alexander Street.
NEWS
December 15, 2006
A man who robbed the Paramount branch of Susquehanna Bank might have been burned or gotten dye on his hands after a dye pack exploded as he fled the bank Thursday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said. The Sheriff's Department was searching for a man who showed a bank teller a handwritten note announcing a robbery at about 11:55 p.m. at the branch at 13418 Marsh Pike. The man, who did not show a weapon, fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money, the Sheriff's Department said.
NEWS
March 27, 2007
FREDERICK, Md. - A bank robber wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt and a black nylon stocking over his face left the scene in a blue sedan, the Frederick Police Department said. The male, who is between 6 feet tall and 6 feet 3 inches tall, demanded cash from a bank teller at Farmers & Mechanics Bank on East Patrick Street and Monocacy Boulevard, police said. The original call was received at 1:53 p.m. Monday. After the male left the bank with an undetermined amount of money, witnesses said, he crossed Patrick Street and left the area in a blue older model four-door sedan.
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By ERIN JULIUS | May 12, 2009
Investigators are searching for a man wanted in connection with a Tuesday morning bank robbery in Williamsport. The robbery at M&T Bank, 14 W. Potomac St., was reported at 9:30 a.m., Investigator Greg Alton of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured. The robber passed a note to a bank teller indicating he had a weapon, Alton said. No weapon was displayed, but the robber took an undisclosed amount of cash, he said. Two customers and four tellers were in the bank during the robbery, the investigator said.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
Charges have been dropped against a Boonsboro man whose attorney said a case of mistaken identity led to his client being wrongly accused of robbing a Hagerstown bank last month. During a hearing that lasted only a few minutes Thursday in Washington County District Court in Hagerstown, Judge R. Noel Spence dropped the charges against Brandon Lee Rohrer, 24, that had stemmed from the May 10 robbery of the Susquehanna Bank at 940 Frederick St. Rohrer had been charged with one count each of robbery, second-degree assault and theft of $1,000 to under $10,000.
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NEWS
September 14, 2012
A Chambersburg, Pa., man faces charges after a bank robbery Friday afternoon at M&T Bank at 13409 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. Charles Benjamin McNeal, 27, is charged with two counts of robbery, one count of burglary, one count of theft and two counts of second-degree assault. At 4:44 p.m, the Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a call for a robbery at the bank. A man entered the bank and passed a note to the bank teller demanding money, police said in a news release.
OBITUARIES
March 19, 2012
Linda Jean Sheppard, 68, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Jan. 16, 1944, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of Betty Skidmore Gray and the late Ralph E. Gray. She was a 1962 graduate of Wheaton High School. Linda was employed with F&M Bank for 35 years as a bank teller. She was a member of Valley Assembly of God Christian Life Center. Linda loved to crochet and gardening. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 50 years, Samuel M. Sheppard Sr.; daughter, Tamarah Hose and husband, Kenneth; son, Samuel M. Sheppard Jr. and wife, Victoria; sister, Jayne Huskey; brother, Ralph Gray Jr.; grandchildren, Jeremy and wife, Jacalyn, and Andrew.
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July 2, 2010
JULY 22, 1948-JULY 1, 2010 WILLIAMSPORT - Fonda Sue Newkirk, 61, of 14102 Clear Spring Road, Williamsport, Md., went to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 1, 2010. Born July 22, 1948, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Marshall C. Kretzer and Vera V. Rowland Kretzer. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ of Clear Spring, where she was the Sunday school treasurer for many years. She was an avid golfer and a graduate of Clear Spring High School, class of 1966.
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By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087 | May 25, 2009
o Read more Cheryl Weaver columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Seniors honored Two award assemblies were held recently in Washington County for outstanding seniors. Senior Honor Night was May 14 at Robinwood Medical Center. Students received recognition for having more than double the amount of service hours required for graduation. Ninety-six students were honored, including seven from Clear Spring. They are: Kyle Downs, Jeremy Gardner, Robert Hockenbury, Lori Porter, Elliott Reid, Joe Repp and Malea Snyder.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | May 19, 2009
Washington County Sheriff's Department investigators were searching Tuesday for a man who robbed the Susquehanna Bank at 13418 Marsh Pike earlier in the day. The robber asked a bank teller for money but did not display a weapon or threaten violence, according to Investigator Dave Sanders, who said the man got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Four employees were inside the bank during the robbery, which was reported at 11:39 a.m., but there were no customers inside.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | May 12, 2009
Investigators are searching for a man wanted in connection with a Tuesday morning bank robbery in Williamsport. The robbery at M&T Bank, 14 W. Potomac St., was reported at 9:30 a.m., Investigator Greg Alton of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured. The robber passed a note to a bank teller indicating he had a weapon, Alton said. No weapon was displayed, but the robber took an undisclosed amount of cash, he said. Two customers and four tellers were in the bank during the robbery, the investigator said.
NEWS
August 26, 2007
A man was charged with robbery and other crimes in connection with a robbery Friday afternoon at Fidelity Bank at 17708 Virginia Ave., according to a Washington County Sheriff's Department press release. Chay Francis Jackson, 32, no known address, was charged with robbery, felony theft and second-degree assault, deputies said. Jackson was taken into custody Friday night at Motel 6 on Massey Boulevard, Sgt. Roy Harsh said Friday night. Some of the money taken in the robbery was recovered, he said.
NEWS
August 25, 2007
A man suspected of robbing Fidelity Bank at 17708 Virginia Ave. Friday afternoon was in custody Friday night, according to Sgt. Roy Harsh of the Washington County Sheriff's Department. The man was taken into custody without incident at Motel 6 near Valley Mall. Harsh said the man was not immediately charged. Some of the money was recovered, Harsh said. The bank was robbed about 1 p.m., Harsh said. No weapon was involved, and no one was injured. The man handed a note to a bank teller that said no one would get hurt if the employees cooperated, Harsh said.
NEWS
August 24, 2007
Police are looking for a man who robbed Fidelity Bank at 17708 Virginia Avenue today about 12:53 p.m. Washington County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Roy Harsh said no weapon was involved, and no one was injured. The man handed a note to a bank teller that said no one would get hurt if the employees cooperated, Harsh said. The man left the bank on foot with an unknown amount of money, and last was seen at Food Lion near the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Halfway Boulevard.
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