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February 24, 2008
Hagerstown Citizens on Patrol logged 143 patrol hours and drove 525 miles on the streets of Hagerstown in January while assisting the Hagerstown Police Department in the suppression of crime. Lt. Tim Wolford, liaison for the group, said during the patrols, citizens identified 10 traffic offenses, three criminal offenses, two nuisance calls, two suspicious persons, three suspicious vehicles and four disturbances, and made seven special checks on businesses and residences. Anyone interested in joining Hagerstown Citizens on Patrol may call Wolford at 301-790-3700, ext. 456.
NEWS
April 21, 2007
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department investigated a bomb threat Friday morning at Hedgesville High School, according to a 911 dispatcher. The dispatcher said the call about the bomb threat came in at 11:12 a.m. Deputies were at the school until 12:47 p.m., according to the sheriff's department. School officials and investigating officers were unavailable Friday night. On Thursday morning, James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, Pa., was evacuated after a bomb threat was found written in lipstick on a bathroom wall.
NEWS
April 20, 2000
Maryland State Police on Wednesday were continuing to investigate a Tuesday accident on Interstate 70 in which a man was killed while changing a tire on his pickup truck. Glen Howard Cline Jr., 64, of Bay City, Mich., was standing or kneeling in the traveled portion of the road when he was struck at 9:51 p.m., police said. Cline was hit by a 1993 Honda Civic driven by John James Christy, 32, of 8672 Downsville Pike, Williamsport, police said. Christy's car first struck Cline's 1993 Ford F-150 in the left rear end and then hit Cline, police said.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | March 3, 2004
SMITHSBURG - The three officers from the Smithsburg Police Department were sworn in as special deputies to the Washington County Sheriff's Department Tuesday evening. Chief Michael Potter and officers Michael Neuland and James "J.R. " Bowers now will have the power to make arrests or issue charges in some instances when the sheriff's department requests help, the chief said. The arrangement is similar to one the sheriff's department made with the Town of Hancock in September, Washington County Sheriff Charles Mades said.
NEWS
August 27, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Eight new police officers might be on the beat in Washington County as the result of a $545,000 grant from the federal Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) program. The COPS Universal Hiring Program provides funding for 75 percent of the total salary and benefits for each officer for three years, up to a maximum of $75,000 per officer. The county has to come up with the other 25 percent, plus the cost of uniforms, cruisers, bullets, bulletproof vests and other supplies, said Sheriff Charles F. Mades.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART and LISA GRAYBEALs | March 12, 1998
Cops say stabbing caused woman's death Homicide has been ruled the cause of death of a woman whose body was found Monday in the 900 block of Burhans Boulevard. It has not been determined whether the badly decomposed body could be that of Clara Elizabeth Miller, who has been missing since November and is wanted in connection with the death of a Greencastle, Pa., man last August, authorities said. Hagerstown City Police Sgt. Rick Johnson said Wednesday an autopsy performed Tuesday in Baltimore revealed the woman died as a result of a stab wound or wounds.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | October 10, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. -- Brenda Donner flew in from Seattle for the 25-mile hike. It was her first time. She did it in honor of her father, Clifton Miller, a city police officer in a small Ohio town. Miller, 30 at the time, was killed in the line of duty on May 14, 1966, during a high-speed pursuit. Donner was 8 years old at the time, the oldest of five children. Her mother was pregnant with her sixth child when her husband was killed. "She raised us on Social Security and dad's police pension," Donner said.
NEWS
January 31, 2002
Cops say man fell in road before being hit BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - A 45-year-old man who was struck by a car and killed outside the Ace of Clubs bar near Bunker Hill Tuesday night was identified Wednesday as John F. Gladden of Gerrardstown, police said. Police said they believe Gladden was crossing U.S. 11 and fell in the roadway before he was struck by a car being driven by Lauren Nicole Poisal of Martinsburg. "He was basically laying in the roadway, which shows she really didn't hit him," said Kenny Lemaster, chief deputy of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.
NEWS
December 28, 1997
More cops on the lookout for drunk drivers From staff reports More police will be on the prowl for drunk drivers through the New Year in the Tri-State area, according to state police in Maryland and West Virginia. Sgt. J. A. Humphrey of the West Virginia State Police said more troopers will be on hand this week, especially after midnight Wednesday, on New Year's Day. "The emphasis will be on looking out for DUIs," he said. State Police in Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., also said they'd have extra troopers on patrol in an effort to deter and catch drunk drivers.
NEWS
July 17, 1997
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department has been awarded $150,000 from the federal government to add two deputies to its staff, according to U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller. The sheriff's department currently has 26 deputies. The money was part of $653,847 distributed to four communities across the state to increase the size of police departments, Rockefeller said in a news release. The money was awarded through the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services, also referred to as COPS.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 19, 2013
Cops turned into cowboys Wednesday afternoon as Maryland state troopers and Washington County sheriff's deputies tried to corral an elusive herd of bovine escapees along Interstate 81 north of Hagerstown. Five beef cattle escaped through a break in a fence and wandered north and then south along the shoulder of the interstate, frequently disappearing into the dense brush and woods bordering the highway. The incident started at 2:07 p.m. with a 911 call from a motorist who told a dispatcher that a man was running up and down the highway warning drivers to slow down because of the renegade cattle, said Cpl. James Grinnan of the Maryland State Police.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | January 23, 2013
A Hagerstown man who admitted he was trying to “commit suicide by cop” during a May standoff with police was sentenced Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court to serve 17 years in prison. Neil Shawn LaPine, 50, formerly of 12962 Little Hayden Circle, sat silently as Judge Donald E. Beachley read the sentence. “I think it's a tragic situation ... but this is just unacceptable from society's standpoint,” Beachley said. LaPine had been found guilty by a jury in October on three counts each of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, two counts of discharging a firearm within city limits and one count of use of a handgun in a crime of violence.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 29, 2012
Retiring Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith was honored for his service to the city during a Hagerstown City Council meeting Tuesday night. Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II, who read a proclamation honoring Smith, talked about when Smith was interviewed for the job. Bruchey said “hands down,” it was obvious Smith was the best person for the job. Describing Smith as a “cop's cop,” Bruchey reviewed Smith's accomplishments, like his work...
NEWS
July 2, 2012
After a thorough review, the actions of police in the June 23 shooting death of a New York man were ruled appropriate, and the man's death was deemed to be “suicide by cop,” according to Franklin County District Attorney Matt Fogal. Adam L. Schillinger, 27, of Saugerties, N.Y., was fatally shot after he pointed what was later determined to be a BB gun at Pennsylvania State Police troopers in the early morning hours at a St. Thomas Township, Pa., home, Fogal said in a news release Monday.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 21, 2012
A Hagerstown man involved in a standoff with police Friday told negotiators he was going to “commit suicide by cop,” according to the application for statement of charges filed by Hagerstown police. Neil Shawn LaPine, 49, of 12962 Little Hayden Circle, appeared in Washington County District Court by closed- circuit television from the county detention center Monday for a bond review. Judge Mark D. Thomas kept LaPine's bail at $750,000. LaPine was taken into custody shortly after 3 p.m. Friday after an incident that began about three hours earlier.
NEWS
May 17, 2010
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Former New York City police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, who was proclaimed a hero after the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, reported to federal prison Monday to begin a four-year sentence for tax fraud, lying to the White House and other felonies. He went behind bars as inmate No. 84888-054 at the Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md., said Felicia Ponce, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Prisons. She said Kerik, 54, reported at about 1:45 p.m., 15 minutes ahead of his deadline.
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By DON AINES | April 21, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- A jury deliberated for more than six hours Wednesday in the case of a Frederick, Md., man charged with rape and impersonating a police officer before a mistrial was declared in Washington County Circuit Court. Michael Allen Barnwell, 37, who is serving a prison sentence on another conviction, was being tried on charges of second-degree rape, second-degree sexual offense, fourth-degree sexual offense, robbery, second-degree assault, theft less than $500, false imprisonment and impersonating an officer, according to court records.
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By BRIDGET DiCOSMO | December 11, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Santa isn't the only one getting free cookies this holiday season. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Maryland has launched its Cookies for Cops campaign for the fourth straight year. That means officers at the Washington County Sheriff's Department, the Hagerstown Police Department and the Hagerstown barracks of the Maryland State Police will be receiving their share of thousands of cookies being distributed to law enforcement agencies throughout the state, program director Caroline Cash said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | October 10, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. -- Brenda Donner flew in from Seattle for the 25-mile hike. It was her first time. She did it in honor of her father, Clifton Miller, a city police officer in a small Ohio town. Miller, 30 at the time, was killed in the line of duty on May 14, 1966, during a high-speed pursuit. Donner was 8 years old at the time, the oldest of five children. Her mother was pregnant with her sixth child when her husband was killed. "She raised us on Social Security and dad's police pension," Donner said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | July 30, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The mayors of Chambersburg, Greencastle and Waynesboro had different reactions about their police departments losing bids for stimulus money, but none of them were surprised. "With the way everything is, there's no way I thought we'd be on the receiving end of that particular grant," Waynesboro Mayor Richard Starliper said. Nineteen applicants from Pennsylvania received $20.2 million from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program this week.
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