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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
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
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
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
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
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
January 7, 2002
Nonfatal shootings cut in half in 2001 By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI kimy@herald-mail.com Nonfatal shootings in the city were down by half in 2001 from a year earlier but it's too soon to tell if the drop will continue, according to Hagerstown City Police Chief Arthur Smith. "We have to see how things play out over a period of time, but in general, things are moving in the right direction," said Smith. Hagerstown City Police investigated 10 nonfatal shootings in the city in 2000, seven of which were in the HotSpots area, said Smith.
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 DON AINES | June 2, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Proclaiming he acted in self-defense, Bryant K. Jefferson was sentenced Wednesday to serve from seven to 20 years in state prison for the 1997 shooting death of a borough man. "I am totally innocent. ... That young man pulled that semiautomatic on me," Jefferson, 39, of Harrisburg, Pa., told Franklin County Judge William H. Kaye after he had been sentenced for voluntary manslaughter in the Oct. 6, 1997, shooting of Charles Green. "I went immediately to the authorities," Jefferson said.
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