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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | October 23, 2003
shappell@herald-mail.com Hagerstown City Police said they believed a woman's allegations that she was the victim of a Monday carjacking and kidnapping were false. As a result, authorities on Wednesday dropped charges relating to the incident that had been lodged against Harold R. Bean Jr. Police alleged that further investigation by City Police Detective Patricia Moulton revealed statements made by the woman were untrue. Police said the woman told investigators that a man held her at knifepoint in her car Monday afternoon, forced her to drive to a supermarket for the purpose of cashing a personal check and stole the money from the cashed check.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | October 22, 2003
shappell@herald-mail.com Police on Tuesday arrested a Hagerstown man in connection with the carjacking and kidnapping of a woman Monday. Hagerstown City Police arrested Harold R. Bean Jr. at a residence in the 400 block of North Prospect Street at approximately 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police allege Bean forced his way into a woman's vehicle at approximately 2 p.m. Monday in a Dual Highway parking lot. The woman told police a man held her at knife point, forced her to drive to a supermarket for the purpose of cashing a personal check and stole the money from the check, police said.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 2, 2003
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A 19-year-old Ranson, W.Va., man was charged with first-degree robbery and grand larceny in connection with a carjacking in the Avon Bend subdivision Tuesday morning, Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies said. Edward Jackson Houchins, of 208 E. 2nd Ave., was apprehended in Winchester, Va., deputies said. The incident began about 8 a.m. Tuesday when 911 dispatchers received a call about a man whose vehicle had been carjacked, Chief Deputy Jesse Jones said.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | October 22, 2002
pepperb@herald-mail.com A Washington County District Court judge raised the bond Monday for a Hagerstown man charged with carjacking after he allegedly impersonated a police officer near an ice cream store Saturday. Judge Noel Spence raised the bond for Daniel Nicholas Smith, 25, from $100,000 to $125,000 at the conclusion of the bond hearing. Smith, of 416 Guilford Ave., remains in the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of bond. Smith is charged with carjacking, robbery, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, second-degree assault, impersonation of a police officer, rogue and vagabond and driving on a revoked driver's license, Hagerstown City Police said.
NEWS
March 8, 2002
A Hagerstown man was charged with waving a gun at motorists and attempting to carjack a cab Thursday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Jeremy Todd Bricker, 24, of Westwood Street, was charged with attempted armed robbery, attempted armed carjacking and five counts of first-degree assault and second-degree assault. He was being held Thursday night on $60,000 bond. Police said a sheriff's deputy was driving west on Dual Highway when he was flagged down by four women in a 2002 Chevrolet sedan at 1:17 a.m. The women told the deputy that they saw a man with a gun enter an Antietam Cab Association vehicle, and it headed north on Cleveland Avenue.
NEWS
December 1, 2000
Men carjack taxi to NYC By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer Quick thinking kept a Turner Transportation driver from being abandoned in a dark neighborhood of New York City after two men forced her to take them there from Hagerstown at knifepoint Thursday. When Lisa Reigh turned off her van and put the ignition key in her pocket, the men demanded the key. Reigh said she reached in another pocket and gave them a set of keys to another van before they left her. After the men fled, Reigh called her boyfriend for directions and drove herself home.
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September 8, 2000
Rhode Island man charged in Hagerstown carjacking A Rhode Island man identified as a suspect in an attempted kidnapping and an armed carjacking near Hagerstown Thursday night has been arrested by Glocester, R.I. police Thomas V. Dansereau, 29, of 715 Snakehill Road, Glendale, R.I., was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. Hagerstown police said Dansereau is a suspect in an attempted carjacking that occurred in the parking lot of the Super Wal-Mart west of Hagerstown at 9:43 p.m. Thursday.
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By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | March 30, 2000
CLEARWATER, Fla. - An inmate who escaped from the Maryland Correctional Training Center earlier this month was wounded by sheriff's deputies in Florida as he tried to carjack a vehicle being driven by an 83-year-old man Tuesday, according to Marianne Pasha, spokeswoman for the North Pinellas County Sheriff's Department. cont. from front page George Malcolm Brown, 34, was listed in fair condition Thursday evening at the Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., Pasha said.
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