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November 14, 1997
W.Va. man charged in crash MAUGANSVILLE - The driver of a van turned left in front of a car Wednesday afternoon, causing an accident that damaged another van and a garage door at the Maugansville Auto Center, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said. Emil Evanescu, 40, of Falling Waters, W.Va., was turning from Maugansville Road into the auto shop when his van collided with an oncoming Trans Am about 3:40 p.m., police said. The van hit a parked van, owned by Robert Shafer of Maugansville, which had just been repaired, police said.
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By ERIN JULIUS | November 30, 1999
WASHINGTON COUNTY ? A Cascade man was charged with attempted second-degree murder Sunday in connection with a Saturday incident during which his girlfriend was struck by a pickup truck, throwing her body against a garage door so hard the door broke, Maryland State Police said. John William Spahr, 33, also was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and kidnapping in the incident, troopers said in a news release. During the incident, Anna Marie Batko was pinned against the garage door at the couple's residence, troopers said in a news release.
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February 7, 2012
Safe, TV reported stolen WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A safe, television, food, a coffee pot and prescription medication were stolen from an apartment at 236 W. Main St., Waynesboro police said in a news release Tuesday. Police said the resident left at 5 p.m. Monday and returned at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday when he discovered the items were taken. Someone entered the apartment through its front door, police said. Anyone with information can call police at 717-762-2132.
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January 30, 2002
Police log 1/27 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa . - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of a safe from a Guilford Township store. Police said someone cut open a garage door at Quality Farm and Country Store on U.S. 30 between 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Once inside, they stole a safe with various items and fled, police said. Anyone with information on the burglary may contact Pennsylvania State Police at 1-717-264-5161.
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December 26, 2010
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving a burglary that occurred last week in the 19000 block of Portsmouth Drive off Marsh Pike that resulted in the theft of two motorcycles. Police said a 2009 Kawasaki dirt bike and a 2003 Kawasaki KX100 dirt bike were stolen after a garage door was kicked in at the scene. The burglary occurred between 4 p.m. Thursday and 2:45 p.m. Friday, according to the sheriff’s office. Anyone with information about the theft can call Deputy Bryan Teets at 240-313-2878, ext. 6179.
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May 18, 2011
Three men suffered third-degree burns when trapped in a garage during a fire Tuesday evening at 4246 Chambersburg Road in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania State Police said. The men were working on automobiles in the garage when the fire started at about 6:30 p.m., police said in a news release. With the garage door closed, they had trouble escaping the flames until they broke some windows. William Eugene Rexroth, 45, of Gettysburg, Pa., was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital, as was Jerry Edward Shultz, 54, of Biglerville.
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October 4, 2005
Towpath to close temporarily for repairs Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park will temporarily close the towpath from mile 88.1 to 89.6 in Williamsport to repair portions of the stone walls above McMahons Mill. The closures will be Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through early November. Visitors are asked to obey posted detour signs and use caution. For more information, visit the C&O Canal Web site at www.nps.gov/choh. Fire company gets $66,215 in funds BOONSBORO - The First Hose Co. of Boonsboro was awarded more than $66,000 in federal funding last week, Sens.
NEWS
December 6, 2002
Moped reported stolen, garage door damaged The following crimes were reported Wednesday to the Washington County Sheriff's Department: A Safari moped worth $250 was reported stolen at 10:30 a.m. from a home in the 13600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The moped was black with white lettering and had gray duct tape on the seat. A garage door in the 19800 block of Scott Hill Drive was reported damaged at 8:30 a.m. Damage was estimated at $1,500. Two face drug charges after traffic stop FREDERICK, Md. - Moments after hearing the description of a car involved in an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a Frederick City Police officer spotted the vehicle and pulled it over Thursday morning.
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September 18, 2012
Suspect sought in attempted kidnapping SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were searching Tuesday for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a woman Monday evening on Roxbury Road in Southampton Township, Pa. The incident occurred in the 400 block of Roxbury Road at about 6:45 p.m., when a man stopped his vehicle and asked a 20-year-old woman if she wanted a ride, according to a news release from state police. Troopers said the woman declined the ride. The man drove a short distance, got out of the vehicle and started to chase her. The man tried to drag the woman into the vehicle, police said, but after a brief struggle, he released the woman and drove away.
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July 17, 2012
A New York man charged with armed robbery was ordered by a Washington County District Court judge to be held without bond Tuesday, a day after police said he tried to escape while being taken in handcuffs to a patrol car. District Judge Dana Moylan Wright set no bond for Kristopher Shawn Lawrence, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y., who appeared for the hearing on a live television feed between District Court and the Washington County Detention Center....
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 26, 2011
The real estate agent marketing a foreclosed house on Northern Avenue just outside Hagerstown said he would arrange to quickly remove a swastika and racist graffiti that were painted on at least two of the exterior walls. John Orem, owner of John Orem & Associates LLC in Martinsburg, W.Va., said Thursday that he would contact the owner of the house at 640 Northern Ave. to fix the problem. The owner is listed as OWB REO LLC, according to the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation's website.
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May 18, 2011
Three men suffered third-degree burns when trapped in a garage during a fire Tuesday evening at 4246 Chambersburg Road in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania State Police said. The men were working on automobiles in the garage when the fire started at about 6:30 p.m., police said in a news release. With the garage door closed, they had trouble escaping the flames until they broke some windows. William Eugene Rexroth, 45, of Gettysburg, Pa., was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital, as was Jerry Edward Shultz, 54, of Biglerville.
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December 26, 2010
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving a burglary that occurred last week in the 19000 block of Portsmouth Drive off Marsh Pike that resulted in the theft of two motorcycles. Police said a 2009 Kawasaki dirt bike and a 2003 Kawasaki KX100 dirt bike were stolen after a garage door was kicked in at the scene. The burglary occurred between 4 p.m. Thursday and 2:45 p.m. Friday, according to the sheriff’s office. Anyone with information about the theft can call Deputy Bryan Teets at 240-313-2878, ext. 6179.
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By TRISH RUDDER | July 28, 2010
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- The family swimming pool was too inviting to pass up for one of two black bears that wandered into a residential subdivision in Berkeley County on Tuesday afternoon. Anke Linton and her daughter, Emily, were taken by surprise when two bears came into their yard at Crossings on the Potomac, a subdivision off W.Va. 901 near Hedgesville. Anke Linton said she had opened the garage door to put a bike on the rack and left the door open. Soon after, she heard a noise in the garage from the kitchen, but thought the noise was her husband, she said.
NEWS
July 30, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Letterkenny Army Depot's public affairs office released information Thursday about problems area residents might experience with their garage door openers. People living around some military bases have reported their garage door openers have malfunctioned or stopped working, according to a press release from the Federal Communications Commission. Garage door openers operate on frequencies reserved for the federal government since World War II, according to the release.
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