August 29, 2003
email@example.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Tempers were tested at the Berkeley County Commission meeting Thursday afternoon, when the sheriff and the commission president argued over budgets and answering phone calls. In what turned into nearly a two-hour argument, Sheriff Randy Smith and Commission President Howard Strauss raised their voices and each was unwilling to back down. Strauss and Commissioner John Wright also exchanged curt words. Wright told Strauss that he seems to get picky at certain times of the day. "I just saw you work the sheriff there.
August 8, 2003
W.Va. man charged with child abuse RANSON, W.Va. - A Ranson man was arrested Thursday after his 8-year-old son was struck on a leg with a horse whip, according to court records. The man is not being identified to protect the identity of the boy. The 43-year-old man was charged with child abuse resulting in injury, which carries a possible jail sentence of one to five years, Jefferson County Magistrate Court records said. The father was free on $50,000 bond Thursday night.
September 24, 2002
firstname.lastname@example.org MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Four bags of dried marijuana and a truckload of possible stolen property was unloaded at the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Monday afternoon, and one man was arrested. As a jail trustee and deputies unloaded the items into a large storage trailer behind the county sheriff's department at 110 W. King St., Garland Clem Jr., 37, of Rutherford Lane in Bunker Hill, W.Va., was inside the department being processed. Lt. K.C. Bohrer said Clem would face charges of grand larceny, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
November 27, 2001
Police log in November 27 Morning Herald Woman charged with refusing to keep car radio volume down A Waynesboro, Pa., woman was charged after police asked her three times to turn down the volume of her car radio Monday afternoon. Hagerstown City Police said Wintry S. Irvin, 38, of 22 W. 6th St., was charged with disobeying a noise ordinance after police heard music blaring from her car stereo. Each time police asked her to turn down the music she did, only to turn it back up a short time later, police alleged.
September 20, 2000
Police log for Sept. 20 Police report city woman assaulted at underpass site A 46-year-old Hagerstown woman was sexually assaulted Monday night under the Burhans Boulevard underpass south of County Market, according to Hagerstown City Police. The woman had gone to the Union Rescue Mission on North Prospect Street for food for her family and accepted an offer from a man to carry her groceries home, police said. The two ended up drinking and went under the underpass, where the woman was sexually assaulted around 9 p.m., police said.