April 19, 2013
The 32nd annual Texaco Country Showdown is coming to Hagerstown. WAYZ 104.7 FM will host the country music talent search and radio promotion. About $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded nationwide including the Grand Prize of $100,000 cash to the National Winner, presented at the National Final televised special. The contest is open to vocal and instrumental performers as well as groups with no more than seven members. Acts also must not have performed on a record charted in the top 100 country format of Billboard within 18 months preceding local competition.
November 7, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police said about $2,500 in cash and three guns were stolen Sunday from a home on Molly Pitcher Highway. The home in the 14000 block was entered between 9:10 a.m. and 1:20 p.m., state police said. Guns stolen in the burglary included a Smith & Wesson .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun with black grips and a stainless frame, a .44-magnum Ruger Red Hawk with a 6 1/2-inch barrel and scope and a .22 caliber Ruger semi-automatic handgun with a wood grip and a stainless slide, state police said.
March 13, 2013
Cash and a jacket were stolen from an individual in a robbery on West Franklin Street on Wednesday afternoon, according to a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman. Lt. Chad Woodring said three males approached victim at 117 W. Franklin St., at 2:47 p.m. and assaulted the individual. A handgun was also displayed, Woodring said. The assailants fled the area, Woodring said. The victim was taken to Meritus Medical Center and released, Woodring said.
March 26, 2012
Three men robbed a female at knifepoint Sunday night in the 19500 block of Longmeadow Road, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said The female told police that three males took her purse and cash shortly before midnight, according to a sheriff's office news release. Lt. Mark Knight of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said Monday afternoon that further details were unavailable.
August 17, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police said they are investigating the theft of more than $55,000 from a Hamilton Township business' payroll account. The incident was reported Aug. 7, when authorities were told by employees of Alpha Space Control at 1580 Garber Road that someone accessed a computer and stole $56,952 from the payroll account, according to a state police news release. Alpha Space Control is a pavement-marking company, according to the business' website. Anyone with information may call state police at 717-264-5161.
August 12, 2011
Two men were being held on multimillion dollar bonds Friday after the Washington County Narcotics Task Force seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana and nearly $300,000 in cash Thursday afternoon at a home on Sherman Avenue in Hagerstown. Sean Clark Andrews, 31, of 1116 Sherman Ave., Hagerstown, and John Richard Titus, 26, of 6404 Dam 4 Road, Williamsport, face numerous drug charges following the drug bust at the home of Andrews. The arrests came after an eight-week investigation, authorities said.
January 26, 2012
Police seized five baggies of marijuana and $3,050 in cash in a traffic stop early Wednesday on Interstate 81 near Exit 12, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Michael Nicholas Calder of 36 Globe St., Martinsburg, and Delano A. Butler of Inkster, Mich., were arraigned by Berkeley County Magistrate Sandra L. Miller on one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and one felony count of conspiracy, according to court records. Calder, 25, also was charged with driving under the influence, the court records said.
May 31, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police said they are searching for the person or people who stole about $3,000 in cash and property from a home on Spring Road in Bethel Township. The incident occurred between Saturday and Wednesday in a home at 314 Spring Road, according to a state police news release. Troopers said damages to an exterior lock and a bedroom door were estimated at $100. The loss of cash and stolen property was estimated at $2,900.
May 21, 2012
The Hagerstown Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a woman who recently tried to cash in a stolen lottery ticket. The scratch-off ticket was stolen in a recent burglary, police said. The woman tried to cash the ticket at the Liberty gas station on Frederick Street, police said. The woman is white with a thin build and straight blond hair, police said. She was wearing a hooded jacket with yellow sleeves and what appeared to be a black front and gray back, police said.
May 5, 2011
Cocaine, marijuana, a loaded handgun and more than $3,000 in cash were seized Wednesday from a residence on Blanchard Avenue, Pennsylvania State Police said. The items were found when a state police vice unit, a Chambersburg Police Department K-9 officer and other officers searched the residence at 929 Blanchard Avenue, according to a news release. Scott Darnell Dirkson, 25, of Chambersburg, was taken into custody without incident and was charged with three counts of delivery of controlled substances, three counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and one count of criminal use of a communication facility, the release said.