Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsCrime Scene
IN THE NEWS

Crime Scene

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2013
Blankets and pillows that concealed the body of Vickie Clem did little to cover up evidence of a violent struggle that resulted in the Falling Waters, W.Va., woman's death. In the trial that began Wednesday for one of two men charged with Clem's murder, Trooper J.D. See of the West Virginia State Police testified that the walls and the ceiling of the master bedroom where Clem, 57, was found on May 27, 2011, were splattered with blood. Images of the bloody crime scene at 81 Vinca Lane, accompanied by See's description of them, were shown to a jury of seven men and five women who were sworn in the morning for the trial of Roy L. Wisotzkey of Hagerstown.
NEWS
By KAREN HANNA | April 15, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY For a case manager at Roxbury Correctional Institution, participating in a citizens police academy meant the chance to see what happens to criminals before they're locked up. "I see the end results. I'd like to see how it's all initiated," said Robert Moats, who on Tuesday was one of more than 20 people taking part in a session of the Washington County Sheriff's Department's Law Enforcement Awareness Program. Deputy 1st Class Dan Watson said 37 people were accepted into the 11-week program, which features once-a-week talks on such topics as gangs, drugs and traffic enforcement.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | April 16, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - For a case manager at Roxbury Correctional Institution, participating in a citizens police academy meant the chance to see what happens to criminals before they're locked up. "I see the end results. I'd like to see how it's all initiated," said Robert Moats, who on Tuesday was one of more than 20 people taking part in a session of the Washington County Sheriff's Department's Law Enforcement Awareness Program. Deputy 1st Class Dan Watson said 37 people were accepted into the 11-week program, which features once-a-week talks on such topics as gangs, drugs and traffic enforcement.
NEWS
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | November 28, 2000
Two dead in Noland Village shooting A 22-year-old mother of two was shot to death by her boyfriend, who then turned the gun on himself at her Noland Village apartment Monday morning, according to authorities. continued Twyna Lee Katherine Stubbs and Craig Allen Hess, 23, of 300 Garden Drive in West Virginia, were found dead in an upstairs rear bedroom of her 1000-E Noland Village apartment around 11:40 a.m. Monday, Hagerstown City Police Chief Arthur Smith said.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | January 30, 2008
Within four minutes of an armed robbery Tuesday night at Freddie's Sub Shop, Hagerstown Police arrested a man seen running from the scene, Sgt. Johnny L. Murray said. Michael Charles Harbaugh, 40, of Lynnehaven Drive in Hagerstown, was charged with armed robbery, theft and two counts of second-degree assault, Murray said. No one was injured in the 5:37 p.m. robbery at the restaurant at 520 Park Lane, Murray said. There were two employees, but no customers, in the shop when a man entered, showed a gun and demanded cash, Murray said.
NEWS
October 25, 1999
INWOOD, W.Va. - A Berkeley County man was being held Monday night in connection with the death of a Berkeley County woman, according to West Virginia State Police. Sgt. Rob Blair said the man went to City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., around 7:30 p.m. and told hospital officials he had killed someone. Police found the body of a white woman in an orchard in the Arden area, Blair said. Her identity wasn't being released. Police were still trying to reach the next of kin. Blair would not say how the woman died.
NEWS
HEATHER KEELS | January 29, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Within four minutes of an armed robbery Tuesday night at Freddie's Sub Shop, Hagerstown Police arrested a man seen running from the scene, Sgt. Johnny L. Murray said. Michael Charles Harbaugh, 40, of Lynnehaven Drive in Hagerstown, was charged with armed robbery, theft and two counts of second-degree assault, Murray said. No one was injured in the 5:37 p.m. robbery at the restaurant at 520 Park Lane, Murray said. There were two employees, but no customers, in the shop when a man entered, showed a gun and demanded cash, Murray said.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | June 15, 2007
MONT ALTO, Pa. - Twenty-eight teenagers will be turning off "Grey's Anatomy" and "CSI" next week in favor of the show's real-life counterparts through Med Camp. In its second year, the day camp will offer trips to Waynesboro (Pa.) and Chambersburg (Pa.) hospitals, Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center and Quincy Village Retirement Community. Lessons will be taught in labs, emergency rooms and Penn State Mont Alto classrooms. The goal for the eighth- and ninth-graders is to "whet their taste buds and think about all the job opportunities in health care," said Kathy Donzella, a school liaison for Summit Health.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | January 9, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - About eight hours after a Hagerstown man was shot once in the neck, Richard L. Pannell Jr. told police that he was just "playing around" and that the shooting was an accident, according to a videotaped statement Pannell gave police. The 40-minute statement was played in court Wednesday evening during Pannell's preliminary hearing. Police have charged Pannell, 24, with murder and kidnapping. At the end of the hearing, Magistrate Joan Bragg found probable cause to forward the charges to Circuit Court, for possible grand jury indictment and trial.
NEWS
BY KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | May 14, 2002
kimy@herald-mail.com A defense attorney for a man scheduled to stand trial a second time in the stabbing deaths of a Hagerstown couple asked during a motion hearing Monday that DNA evidence protocol used by FBI experts be released. Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick Wright said he would send a letter to the FBI if defense attorney Michele Nethercott would submit a draft of her request. "The DNA is absolutely critical to both sides of this case," Wright said. Russell Wayne Wagner, 49, was tried six years ago in the 1994 stabbing deaths of Daniel and Wilda Davis in their West Wilson Boulevard home but a Garrett County jury failed to reach a unanimous decision.
ARTICLES BY DATE
OPINION
By MARK HOLTZMAN | September 7, 2013
Have you ever heard of arresting people before they commited a crime? Yes, but only in science-fiction movies.  The American criminal justice system does not work that way. Therefore, much of police work is reactive.  But what about the other side of law enforcement? What do we do to reduce and suppress criminal activity? Specifically, what do we do about gangs in our city? The answer - especially when confronting potentially violent criminal gangs - is we do everything allowable by law. Take for example the April 2013 violence near Bethel Street.  The Hagerstown Police Department (HPD)
Advertisement
NEWS
August 1, 2013
Two people sustained life-threatening gunshot wounds Thursday morning at an exotic dance club near Martinsburg, according to a news release from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. The shooting was reported at 3:11 a.m. at Legz Club, 84 Aero St., the  release said. The scene was “very chaotic” when deputies arrived, and they requested support from West Virginia State Police and Martinsburg City Police to control the crowd and preserve the crime scene, the sheriff's office said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2013
Blankets and pillows that concealed the body of Vickie Clem did little to cover up evidence of a violent struggle that resulted in the Falling Waters, W.Va., woman's death. In the trial that began Wednesday for one of two men charged with Clem's murder, Trooper J.D. See of the West Virginia State Police testified that the walls and the ceiling of the master bedroom where Clem, 57, was found on May 27, 2011, were splattered with blood. Images of the bloody crime scene at 81 Vinca Lane, accompanied by See's description of them, were shown to a jury of seven men and five women who were sworn in the morning for the trial of Roy L. Wisotzkey of Hagerstown.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2013
Authorities responding to a report of a deceased person in Conococheague Creek Thursday afternoon found the body of a 25-year-old Hagerstown man in the stream off Fairview Road in the Fairview area, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. The body was identified as Corey Adam Clopein, who lived in the nearby area, according to Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.  Clopein's body was found near a bridge that carries Fairview Road across the creek at the intersection of Wishard Road northwest of Maugansville, about a half mile upstream from the span along Wishard Road on the east side of the creek, Hose said.
NEWS
May 16, 2013
Hagerstown Police Department detectives would be allowed to drive their unmarked police vehicles home under a proposal Chief Mark Holtzman made during a Tuesday work session of the City Council. Each of the department's six detectives get called in while off duty an average of 21 times a year, Holtzman told the council. Allowing them to drive the unmarked vehicles home would mean they could respond to a crime scene without first having to switch their personal vehicles for a police car at headquarters, he said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | March 27, 2013
Maryland State Police have released the name of an inmate who died after a correctional officer discovered him bleeding Tuesday night at Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown. Deavel M. Johnson, 22, was noticed standing near a bunk bed with blood on him at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday during a head count in a dormitory unit at the prison, according to a state police news release. Troopers said correctional officers gave Johnson first aid after he collapsed and took him to the MCI-H dispensary.
NEWS
July 24, 2012
A man charged in the shooting last month of a Martinsburg resident was picked up Tuesday in Delaware, police said. Desmond Lamont Davis, 23, no fixed address, was arrested Tuesday at 2 p.m. by police in New Castle, Del., according to a news release from the Martinsburg Police Department. Davis, aka Desi and Desert Eagle, is charged in warrants with malicious wonding and wanton endandagerment in the June 16 shooting of Zebudia Pitters in the 300 block of Chestnut Street in Martinsburg, police said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 15, 2012
Crime-scene photographs of Carol Brown's body and other forensic evidence were shown to the jury Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court in the second day of trial for a Hagerstown man accused of killing her nearly four years ago. Darrol Chris Sands, 44, is serving a 15-year state prison sentence on a 2011 drug-trafficking conviction. He was indicted in 2010 with the April 19, 2008, murder of Brown, a 22-year-old mother of two found dead in the bathtub of her Mitchell Avenue apartment in Hagerstown.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | January 30, 2008
Within four minutes of an armed robbery Tuesday night at Freddie's Sub Shop, Hagerstown Police arrested a man seen running from the scene, Sgt. Johnny L. Murray said. Michael Charles Harbaugh, 40, of Lynnehaven Drive in Hagerstown, was charged with armed robbery, theft and two counts of second-degree assault, Murray said. No one was injured in the 5:37 p.m. robbery at the restaurant at 520 Park Lane, Murray said. There were two employees, but no customers, in the shop when a man entered, showed a gun and demanded cash, Murray said.
NEWS
HEATHER KEELS | January 29, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Within four minutes of an armed robbery Tuesday night at Freddie's Sub Shop, Hagerstown Police arrested a man seen running from the scene, Sgt. Johnny L. Murray said. Michael Charles Harbaugh, 40, of Lynnehaven Drive in Hagerstown, was charged with armed robbery, theft and two counts of second-degree assault, Murray said. No one was injured in the 5:37 p.m. robbery at the restaurant at 520 Park Lane, Murray said. There were two employees, but no customers, in the shop when a man entered, showed a gun and demanded cash, Murray said.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|