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September 15, 2005
Younger Toyota will host Operation Kidsafe Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1935 Dual Highway in Hagerstown. The program gives free digital fingerprints and photographs of children to parents. More than 3,000 children are reported missing each day in the United States. Most are found within minutes or hours, but police say time is critical in finding missing children. Current photographs, fingerprints and statistical information provide critical help to police.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | August 30, 2007
Name: Edith Sweigert Age: 85 Resides in: Hagerstown Where do you volunteer and what do you do there?: Edith fingerprints civilians at the Washington County Sheriff's Department, 500 Western Maryland Parkway. Those being fingerprinted include people who need their fingerprints taken for jobs or to volunteer with certain agencies. What prompted you to begin volunteering?: "I saw an article in the newspaper about home safety through the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
NEWS
December 12, 2000
Man guilty in robbery of 7-Eleven Thomas Jefferson Gordon III pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court Tuesday to an armed robbery of the Dual Highway 7-Eleven in July. Gordon, 19, of Annapolis, was jailed without bond by Judge John H. McDowell pending completion of a pre-sentence investigation. At 3:39 a.m. July 24, a store clerk was outside having a cigarette when he noticed a man using the pay telephone, court records said. The man hung up and walked into the convenience store, picked up a pack of gum and walked to the register, where the clerk was behind the counter, court records said.
NEWS
September 16, 2005
Younger Toyota, 1935 Dual Highway, is hosting Operation KidSafe sessions designed to offer protection for young children. Operation KidSafe takes a child's picture using a digital video capture device that interacts with custom software. The software also captures the child's fingerprints, using a digital fingerprint capture device, and includes them as part of the child's file. Parents are provided with an 8 1/2-by-11-inch printout containing the photo and fingerprints. Parents can use the copy they receive to turn over to law enforcement anywhere in the world to aid in a missing child investigation.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | April 24, 2011
Fingerprints of people booked into the Washington County Detention Center will be checked automatically against federal immigration law enforcement records under a new system implemented this month by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The program, known as “Secure Communities,” will automate checks that Washington County previously ran manually, Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said. Washington County is among 21 jurisdictions in Maryland and 1,188 jurisdictions in 41 states nationwide using the capability, ICE said in a press release.
NEWS
January 3, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer A Hagerstown man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to the armed robbery of the South End Tavern in March. Dana Joseph Schaff, 31, of the 200 block of West Howard Street, could face up to 20 years in prison for the crime. Sentencing was postponed and Schaff was returned to jail. Assistant State's Attorney Duane Gigeous said the incident occurred at 11:45 p.m. on March 11 when Schaff entered the bar on South Potomac Street and ordered a drink.
NEWS
June 5, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A series of letters from Mark Johnson to his co-defendant filled with explicit sexual details and reminders not to cooperate with police were introduced Wednesday in his kidnapping and attempted first-degree murder trial. "Baby, only two people can bury us. Only you and myself. His word isn't enough to convict," Johnson wrote in one letter last October. "Baby, we have to stick with our story," he wrote in another.
NEWS
May 18, 2001
Martinsburg man being held in Eastern Regional Jail CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town Police responded to the 400 block of South West Street Wednesday night for a call of a stabbing, said Charles Town Police Chief Mike Aldridge. When officers arrived at the scene at about 5:56 p.m., they found a man who had been cut in the groin area, Aldridge said. The man denied being stabbed and said he cut himself when he fell on a rock while playing football, Aldridge said.
NEWS
December 4, 1997
Blood, prints focus of testimony By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The blood of Jennifer Folmar and Eric M. Turner were mingled on the same coat and Turner's fingerprint was found on the door of her car, according to evidence presented by the prosecution Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Turner and Pernell J. Sellers, both of Hagerstown, are charged with the murder of Folmar in a five-count federal indictment that alleges the killing was committed in furtherance of a continuing criminal enterprise involving a crack cocaine ring.
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March 14, 2012
Beginning April 1, the Washington County Sheriff's Office will no longer offer fingerprinting for employment purposes due to changes in the fingerprint submission process, according to an agency news release. People who need fingerprinting for employment purposes can visit http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/publicservs/fingerprint.shtml for a list of businesses and locations offering civilian fingerprinting, the release said. Maryland State Police will temporarily stop providing fingerprinting services to residents who need them for jobs or background checks, according to the Associated Press.
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | April 24, 2011
Fingerprints of people booked into the Washington County Detention Center will be checked automatically against federal immigration law enforcement records under a new system implemented this month by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The program, known as “Secure Communities,” will automate checks that Washington County previously ran manually, Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said. Washington County is among 21 jurisdictions in Maryland and 1,188 jurisdictions in 41 states nationwide using the capability, ICE said in a press release.
NEWS
July 17, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Young Lawyers Division of the Franklin County Bar Association (FCBA) will offer a free fingerprinting and photo ID clinic during Old Market Day on Saturday in downtown Chambersburg. The FCBA booth will be located in the first block of North Main Street, in the parking lot on the west side of the street being designated as the children's area for Old Market Day. The IDs will provide parents with the kind of identifying information about their children that might be needed in an emergency, all in a pocket-sized, readily accessible folder.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | August 30, 2007
Name: Edith Sweigert Age: 85 Resides in: Hagerstown Where do you volunteer and what do you do there?: Edith fingerprints civilians at the Washington County Sheriff's Department, 500 Western Maryland Parkway. Those being fingerprinted include people who need their fingerprints taken for jobs or to volunteer with certain agencies. What prompted you to begin volunteering?: "I saw an article in the newspaper about home safety through the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
NEWS
October 21, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Fingerprinting services now are available at the Martinsburg detachment of the West Virginia State Police, Sgt. Scott E. Davis announced Friday. The public service will be available Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those interested in the service should contact the detachment in advance, Davis said. For information, contact the Martinsburg detachment at 304-267-0001.
NEWS
September 16, 2005
Younger Toyota, 1935 Dual Highway, is hosting Operation KidSafe sessions designed to offer protection for young children. Operation KidSafe takes a child's picture using a digital video capture device that interacts with custom software. The software also captures the child's fingerprints, using a digital fingerprint capture device, and includes them as part of the child's file. Parents are provided with an 8 1/2-by-11-inch printout containing the photo and fingerprints. Parents can use the copy they receive to turn over to law enforcement anywhere in the world to aid in a missing child investigation.
NEWS
September 15, 2005
Younger Toyota will host Operation Kidsafe Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1935 Dual Highway in Hagerstown. The program gives free digital fingerprints and photographs of children to parents. More than 3,000 children are reported missing each day in the United States. Most are found within minutes or hours, but police say time is critical in finding missing children. Current photographs, fingerprints and statistical information provide critical help to police.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | June 8, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Marissa Moore, 6, of Funkstown, was quick to choose the best part of the 12th annual Kids Alive Fest. It was the dogs, she said. At the Children's Village of Washington County Inc. event at its property on Mt. Aetna Road, the Washington County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit demonstrated what its dogs could do. A deputy pretended to hide some marijuana and a dog sniffed out the situation and pointed out the illegal drugs, Children's Village Development Director Rochelle Morrell said.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | October 9, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a high-resolution fingerprint system that will enable the Hagerstown Regional Airport to conduct background checks on potential employees and aid the Sheriff's Department in investigations. Airport Operations Manager Ed Rakowski said the airport will be able to perform criminal background checks on job candidates with the device, called the Cross Match ID 1000 Live Scan Fingerprint System. Cross Match Technologies Inc. is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Rakowski said it also will allow the Sheriff's Department to do forensic examinations of fingerprints for law enforcement matters.
NEWS
May 18, 2001
Martinsburg man being held in Eastern Regional Jail CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town Police responded to the 400 block of South West Street Wednesday night for a call of a stabbing, said Charles Town Police Chief Mike Aldridge. When officers arrived at the scene at about 5:56 p.m., they found a man who had been cut in the groin area, Aldridge said. The man denied being stabbed and said he cut himself when he fell on a rock while playing football, Aldridge said.
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