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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
August 16, 2013
A 44-year-old man is accused of entering Shipwrecked Bar & Grill in Martinsburg where he worked and stealing two bank bags of cash early Thursday morning, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Mark Wayne Carter of Centre Street, Martinsburg, was arraigned Thursday evening on one felony count of burglary without breaking, court records said. Surveillance video footage documented the burglary at 94 McMillan Court about 3 a.m. Thursday. The business owner told police she was “100 percent sure” the man in the footage was the defendant, the records said.
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NEWS
August 22, 2013
A Hagerstown pharmacist who previously pleaded guilty to fraudulently selling powerful pain killers and billing Medicare and Medicaid for nearly $200,000 was sentenced in federal court on Thursday to more than two years in prison. David Russo, 62, of Hagerstown was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. Russo was also ordered to pay a $50,000 fine, restitution of $200,146 and forfeit $39,000 in cash seized during a search of his pharmacy in 2010, Rosenstein said in the release.
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NEWS
August 16, 2013
A 44-year-old man is accused of entering Shipwrecked Bar & Grill in Martinsburg where he worked and stealing two bank bags of cash early Thursday morning, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Mark Wayne Carter of Centre Street, Martinsburg, was arraigned Thursday evening on one felony count of burglary without breaking, court records said. Surveillance video footage documented the burglary at 94 McMillan Court about 3 a.m. Thursday. The business owner told police she was “100 percent sure” the man in the footage was the defendant, the records said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2013
A Waynesboro, Pa., man was being held in Eastern Regional Jail Thursday night on a $100,000 cash-only bond after being arraigned on heroin distribution charges, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court and jail records. Rahaneen Omar Gordon, 34, of 823 W. Main St. was arraigned on two counts of distribution of heroin by Magistrate Harry L. Snow, according to court records. Gordon is accused of distributing 125 grams of heroin to a confidential informant in two separate meetings, the court records said.
NEWS
May 17, 2013
An 18-year-old woman is accused of embezzling more than $1,000 in cash and merchandise from the Bon-Ton store at Martinsburg Mall, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Samantha Bowie, of 107 Autumn Leaf Drive in Martinsburg, was arraigned Friday on one felony count of embezzlement by Magistrate Betty Jo Hersh, according to court documents. Martinsburg Police Patrol officer C.M. Richmond said in a complaint that Bowie provided a written statement admitting she took $600 in cash and $435.12 in merchandise, according to court documents.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | May 15, 2013
Wednesday might have been Trish Riley's lucky day. “On a whim,” Riley, 47, made an atypical afternoon stop at Central City Liquors in Hagerstown to buy lottery tickets - a luxury she allows herself only three times a year. But when she does play the odds, Riley said she usually wins. Little did the Hagerstown resident know, she turned up in the store's lottery lounge for her tri-annual trip the day of the third-largest Powerball jackpot ever and the seventh-largest prize award of any lottery, according to the Associated Press.
NEWS
May 10, 2013
A reported stabbing early Friday led Martinsburg police to a West Race Street apartment where they found 113 grams of crack cocaine and about $11,300, the police department announced. The investigation ultimately led to the discovery of a stolen AK-47 semi-automatic rifle and a stolen shotgun, and ammunition found in the storage unit in Berkeley County, police said. The name of a man who was treated at City Hospital in Martinsburg for a knife wound on his neck was not released by police, pending further investigation.
NEWS
May 4, 2013
It was a school of fisherman - not fish - that huddled in one area of Conococheague Creek at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., on Saturday. Those anglers, like all of the others standing in the water, were after one thing - the elusive tagged fish that come with prize money. Every year, thousands of fishermen from the Tri-State area come to Chambersburg for the annual Noontime Lions Trout Derby. This is the 16th year for the event, which offered nearly $50,000 in cash and prizes this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | March 13, 2013
Lincolnshire Elementary School in Halfway will receive nearly $900 in May for collecting nearly 9,000 box tops coupons from the end of December through March 1 to send to the Box Tops for Education program. Gail Vaughn, the program's fundraising coordinator for the school, said this makes the school's total for the year $2,188 after collecting box tops through mid-October as well. “Our school alone since we started collecting them in 2004 has raised $19,570,” she said. Teachers collect the box tops, clipped from qualifying products, and twice a year send them to Vaughn, who submits them to the program.
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