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by TARA REILLY | March 4, 2004
tarar@herald-mail.com A man threatening to jump off a West Washington Street overpass onto Interstate 81 Wednesday night caused police to shut down the highway in both directions as they tried to talk the person down, police and police dispatchers said. A Washington County Sheriff's Department dispatcher said police got the call of a person threatening to jump at about 8:45 p.m. At 11:10 p.m., a dispatcher said police were able to talk the man down from the overpass, just west of the intersection of West Washington Street and Western Maryland Parkway.
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by TARA REILLY | October 21, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com In a move that surprised police, spectators rushed to cruisers participating in the Grand Feature Parade in Martinsburg, W.Va., on Saturday to donate money for a West Virginia State Police trooper shot last week, Capt. Kenneth Lemaster of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said. Lemaster said the department collected more than $2,000 for the Trooper Elswick Fund in a spontaneous show of support. Sheriff's Department cruisers drove through the parade with posters announcing the fund taped to car windows, but Lemaster said police had no idea people would stop the parade to donate.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | August 28, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com SHARPSBURG - Two people were taken into custody Friday after police seized more than 200 marijuana plants from a home near Sharpsburg, according to police. Robert Bowers, 50, and Sharon Bowers, 46, both of 16913 Sprecher Road, each were charged with one count of manufacturing a controlled substance, one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, one count of possession of marijuana, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of creating a common nuisance.
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February 4, 1998
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Washington County Commissioners candidate and retired postmaster John C. Munson favors cutting spending to pay off the $55 million water and sewer debt and opposes the county tip jar law. "Stop spending everything that isn't necessary to get rid of this sewer problem," Munson said in an interview. Munson, 57, of Maugansville, filed as a Republican Tuesday. A cousin of state Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington, he spent 30 years working for the U.S. Postal Service, including stints as postmaster in Cascade and in Middletown, Md. He served three years in the U.S. Army.
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February 5, 2001
Man shot to death at county apartment complex By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer An unidentified man was shot to death Sunday evening at a Washington County apartment complex. continued The man died from a single gunshot wound in an upstairs unit at Robinwood Court off Robinwood Boulevard, said Lt. Douglas W. Mullendore of the Washington County Sheriff's Department. The shooting occurred in an apartment in building 20209, which houses units 201 through 212. The man, who did not live at that apartment, died at the scene, Mullendore said.
NEWS
September 8, 2000
Kid cruisers, the return of the crows and Wal-Mart's wall Mayor Bob Bruchey announced this week that he'll seek an ordinance to ban cruising in Hagerstown, the mostly harmless but somewhat annoying habit young drivers have of orbiting Dual Highway and the city's main drags of Franklin, Potomac and Washington streets. It's easy to sympathize with the intent. Traffic gets terribly tied up at night, something that doesn't particularly bother cruisers, but is a frustration of people actually trying to get someplace.
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March 9, 1998
"In reference to Sheriff Mades wanting more cruisers and the people of Hagerstown putting their items in Mail Call. If they would get their facts together it would be very great. The deputies do not take their cars and haul their families around and go to ball games, go to soccer practice or to the mall or whatever. It is not allowed! Now the Maryland State Police, yes. Learn the difference between the deputies cruisers and the State Police cars. Wise up Hagerstown. " "I love it, I love it. Tim Rowland only gets better.
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by DON AINES | August 4, 2006
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said the search for suspected killer Curtis Eugene Burkett was expanding to other states and that the truck he was last seen in might have been repainted. At least three unmarked police cruisers were stationed near or patrolling the roads by the Montgomery Brethren in Christ Church where a memorial service was held Thursday afternoon for Cathy Burkett, 39, who was shot several times last Friday at her home on Garnes Road in Montgomery Township.
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by MARLO BARNHART | May 3, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - After 30 years working for Maryland State Police, Arlene Hammond said she usually can recognize most troopers' voices over the radio console she operates at the Hagerstown barrack. "First, I listen for the voice and then I look up the car number," Hammond said as she juggled several cruisers and troopers on a recent afternoon on the job. Last month, Hammond was given a plaque for her 30 years of service. Now a police communications operator II, Hammond accepted the honor and promptly got back to work.
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By DON AINES | June 10, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A New York man said he and a friend feared for their safety last month when police in Pennsylvania stopped their car and held them at gunpoint after an unfounded 911 call in West Virginia. [cont. from news page ] Dennis Ede, 46, of Endicott, N.Y., said he and Rick Miller, 51, of Union, N.Y., were surrounded by more than a dozen police officers with guns drawn in the May 27 incident on Interstate 81. "They had two suspects before they had a crime," Ede said last week about the 1:30 p.m. traffic stop near Exit 6 in Chambersburg.
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