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NEWS
November 2, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer Audrey Mardon no longer keeps the front door of her Hagerstown home unlocked. "I didn't used to worry about it," Mardon, 54, said. "But I do now. I've had my car broken into. I've had furniture stolen off my front porch. A week ago someone broken into my daughter's car and stole her purse. "This used to be a nice neighborhood. You never had to worry about anything. You could leave your front door unlocked. Now all of a sudden nothing's sacred any more," Mardon said.
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NEWS
July 22, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police were still looking for suspects Monday in drive-by shootings the day before that wounded two Chambersburg men and struck a nearby house. The victims in the drive-by shooting were standing with a group of people on West South Street across from the Laurel Lodge IBPOE at about 2:08 a.m., police said. A vehicle with an undetermined number of occupants crossed over the railroad tracks heading east and began firing into the group, police said.
NEWS
January 9, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Contrary to complaints of poor police protection in the neighborhood that was the scene of a shootout Thursday night that left two men wounded, officers have been stepping up activity there all along, Chambersburg Police Chief Michael DeFrank said. Police released no new details on the shooting Friday, but identified the victims as Roy Morris, 27, of 411 Chateau Terrace, Shippensburg, and Lucas Ismond, 38, of 141 Greenmeadow Drive, Chambersburg.
NEWS
October 5, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The driver of the car involved in a drive-by shooting in Chambersburg on July 20 identified William C. Houser as one of two teenagers riding in the back seat who have been charged in the incident. The testimony came during a preliminary hearing Friday before District Justice Gary L. Carter. Carter said he found probable cause to send the case against Houser to the Court of Common Pleas for prosecution. Houser, 17, is being tried as an adult in the case.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | April 13, 2006
A young man was found dead on a walkway in the Jonathan Street area of Hagerstown this morning, the Hagerstown Police Department said. Sgt. Paul Kifer said the man is the victim of a homicide - not a natural death - but he would not release the cause of the man's death. Kifer said the man's body was found in the 300 block of Bethune Avenue at about 4:45 a.m. Bethune Avenue runs parallel between Henry Avenue and North Potomac Street, off Bethel Street, he said. At about 9:30 a.m. today, police were still trying to identify the man, whom Kifer could only describe as a black man in his early 20s to early 30s. He said police were not sure yet whether he was from the area or lived here.
NEWS
September 11, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A Clear Spring man was shot in the shoulder early Friday in a drive-by shooting behind a laundromat at the intersection of Linganore and Salem avenues, according to a Hagerstown Police Department press release. Christopher Clifford Kolb, 20, was being treated at Washington County Hospital for the gunshot wound, which was near his right collarbone, Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Paul Kifer said. The shooting happened about 4:30 a.m., Kifer said. Police have not identified who shot Kolb, but another man, Terry Wayne Conley Jr., 19, of 57 Wayside Ave. in Hagerstown, has been charged after police learned he fired a pistol earlier in the night, Kifer said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | April 28, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two Chambersburg men were sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court for unrelated shooting incidents that occurred at different times on the same street in Chambersburg. Carlos Rodriguez Johnson, 19, of 30 W. South St., was sentenced to serve five years and nine months to 20 years on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of unsworn falsifications. Johnson was one of several suspects in a drive-by shooting on July 20, 1997, in which two men were injured.
NEWS
March 15, 1998
Police log Patrols beefed up for St. Patrick's Day FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police plan additional highway patrols looking for drunken drivers on St. Patrick's Day. An additional seven deputies will be patroling Tuesday evening and 50 additional troopers will be patroling state roadways through Tuesday as part of Operation Shamrock. Motorists can dial #77 on their cellular phones to call police if they spot a drunken driver.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | April 14, 2006
A man who was found stabbed to death on the walkway of Bethel Gardens Apartments Thursday has been identified as 31-year-old Leo Anthony Morris, aka "Cash," Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Paul Kifer said. Morris was found in the 300 block of Bethune Avenue at about 4:45 a.m. Thursday. Kifer said Morris did not have a fixed address, but had family in Ranson, W.Va., and Tennessee. The motive for the stabbing is still under investigation, he said. Police had not named any suspects by this morning.
NEWS
By DON AINES | May 19, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Despite the efforts of seven attorneys, District Justice John P. Weyman Monday ordered the cases of six teenagers charged in a March 11 drive-by shooting bound over for Franklin County Court. Each is charged with aggravated and simple assault, criminal conspiracy, reckless endangerment, firearms violations, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, according to Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom. After listening to attorneys argue that many charges should be dropped for lack of evidence, Weyman said some of the lawyers acted as if the defendants had used "a water gun. " Patrick J. Redding, representing Timothy K. Messner, 17, of Chambersburg, objected, saying it was wrong "for this court to infer that we don't understand the seriousness of this charge.
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