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March 6, 1998
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NEWS
November 9, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer A 30-year-old Hagerstown man was being held on $50,000 bond Saturday, charged with two of three armed robberies that occurred in Washington County late Friday and early Saturday. Mark Edward Ernst, of 31 Madison Ave., was apprehended early Saturday after a chase with a Maryland State Police trooper that ended when Ernst's white Ford Bronco broke down on westbound Interstate 70 after ramming an MSP cruiser during that 3:30 a.m. chase. "Ernst was found to be the driver of that vehicle," said Maryland State Police Sgt. G.R. Turano.
NEWS
February 6, 1998
by Kevin G. Gilbert / staff photographer click below for larger version From staff reports CLEAR SPRING - A Washington County sheriff's deputy was injured when his cruiser flipped north of Huyetts Crossroads as officers were pursuing a car Thursday morning. The car being chased was stopped on Interstate 70 about three miles east of Clear Spring. Deputy Jeff Cooper was taken to Washington County Hospital, where he was treated an released.
NEWS
December 21, 1997
Hagerstown to receive five new cruisers Hagerstown City Police will get five new police cars, including one to replace a cruiser that ended up in the C&O Canal on Oct. 4. City Council members on Tuesday night unanimously approved buying five 1998 Ford Crown Victorias from Norris Ford of Baltimore for $103,077. Three of the cars will be black-and-white cruisers, officials said. The other two will be unmarked cars used for prisoner transfers, traffic detail and administrative purposes, officials said.
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By DAN DEARTH | April 28, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown City Council voted 5-0 during its meeting Tuesday to purchase six new police cruisers for $123,408. Police Chief Arthur Smith said before the meeting that the city will purchase 2009 Dodge Chargers because they get better gas mileage than Ford Crown Victorias and have a more durable suspension than Chevrolet Impalas. The Chargers also have superior safety features, he said. The Hagerstown Police Department experienced mechanical problems with Dodge Chargers the city purchased in 2007, Smith said, but Chrysler sent representatives to resolve the issues for free.
NEWS
August 8, 2010
The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the U.S. Navy Cruisers as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Concert Series on Sunday, Aug. 15, at 4:30 p.m., at HCC's Alumni Amphitheater. The group is an eight-member contemporary music ensemble under the direction of drummer musician 1st Class Leon Alexander. The Cruisers take their name from the Navy's multi-mission ship, the Cruiser, and perform a variety of music including classic rock, rhythm and blues, oldies from the 1950s and 1960s, Motown favorites, as well as today's Top 40 hits.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 22, 2002
andrews@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith is considering a North Carolina company's offer to supply a fleet of police cruisers for $1 - if they carry paid advertisements on them. The company, Government Acquisitions Inc., bills the idea as a way for police departments nationwide to get new patrol cars without busting their budgets. Fire departments, rescue squads and some nongovernment agencies are eligible to participate, too. Government Acquisitions President Ken Allison said in a phone interview from his Charlotte, N.C., office Thursday that he and his associates were inspired by President George W. Bush's call to support "homeland security.
NEWS
December 4, 2008
A Washington County Sheriff's Department cruiser on Monday night "lunged" through the window at AC&T, 21411 Jefferson Boulevard in Smithsburg, Maj. Bob Leatherman said. Deputy Jeremey Kuhnke, who was operating the cruiser, probably forgot to put the car into park, Leatherman said. As Kuhnke was getting back into the vehicle, he probably hit the gas, causing the vehicle to jump the curb and hit the storefront, Leatherman said. No one was injured in the accident. The vehicle caused about $3,000 in damage to two windows, and the sheriff's department is working with its insurance provider to cover the damage, Leatherman said.
NEWS
BY TARA REILLY | May 24, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com A third police officer eventually will be patrolling the town of Smithsburg. The officer, along with a new cruiser, is included in the town's fiscal year 2003 budget, which the Smithsburg Town Council approved in a special meeting Thursday night. The Town Council voted 4-1 to approve the budget. Councilman Mike Rohrer voted against it. The general fund budget lists revenues at $672,331 and expenditures at $666,468, leaving a surplus of $9,863.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | October 28, 2003
A Washington County Sheriff's Department deputy's cruiser rear-ended a station wagon on Md. 64 Sunday, causing extensive damage to the cruiser and two other vehicles, the sheriff's office said. No one was seriously hurt, police said. Deputy Greg Woelfel was westbound at about 11:25 a.m. when his 1998 Crown Victoria hit the back of a station wagon driven by Deborah Florian of Smithsburg, who was waiting to turn left onto Crystal Falls Drive, police said. The impact of the crash sent the station wagon into the eastbound lanes of Md. 64, where it struck a 1987 Dodge Dakota driven by Melissa Shroeder of Martinsburg, W.Va.
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