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by EDWARD MARSHALL | July 1, 2002
edwardm@herald-mail.com After 28 years of service with the Hagerstown Police Department, Officer Ernie Stoner will soon be moving on to other things. Married and a father of two, Stoner will officially retire this month. Stoner, who will welcome his first grandchild in December, said that some things will be difficult for him to leave behind. "It's been a remarkable education, stuff you would never learn at any other job," said Stoner, 51. "By and large I've enjoyed it. I'll miss it. I'll miss the people I work with.
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November 27, 2008
A man was treated for life-threatening injuries Thursday morning after he was stabbed in an alley behind the Washington County Hospital parking deck, according to a Hagerstown Police Department press release. Christopher Lynn Pepple, 38, was taken to surgery and his condition had stabilized as of Thursday at 7 a.m., police said. The stabbing was reported about 12:37 a.m. in the alley that runs from South Locust Street to South Cannon Avenue, police said. Pepple was found in the alley by some people who then drove him to the hospital, police said.
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by TARA REILLY | September 14, 2005
The Washington County Sheriff's Department and the Hagerstown Police Department will split a $39,568 crime control grant. Each department will receive $19,784 through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. The Hagerstown Police Department will use the JAG money to pay for overtime for law enforcement efforts in CSAFE areas of Hagerstown, according to information provided by the county. The Sheriff's Department will use the money to support traffic enforcement initiatives, crime prevention patrols (in response to specific crimes, threats or holiday events)
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December 12, 2004
The Hagerstown Police Department is searching for a man who robbed a Hagerstown dollar store Saturday night. The armed robbery occurred at 7:30 p.m. at Family Dollar at 911 Pennsylvania Ave. The man reportedly displayed a gun, police said. The man was described as white, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt, sweat pants and a tan jacket. Witnesses told police he left the store and headed south on foot. No one was injured, police said. It wasn't known if the robber took any money.
NEWS
October 15, 2009
During September, the Hagerstown Citizens on Patrol logged 56 patrol hours and drove 260 miles on the streets of Hagerstown, assisting the Hagerstown Police Department, according to a news release about the program. During patrols, the citizens identified two traffic offenses, three suspicious people, four suspicious vehicles, three disturbances, two criminal offenses and one nuisance offense. They made eight special checks of businesses and residences, the release states. Hagerstown Citizens on Patrol is recruiting new members.
NEWS
May 4, 2010
Power went out in parts of Hagerstown shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, including at the Hagerstown Police Department, where officers were depending on a generator for power. "Everything went pitch black," Hagerstown Police Department spokesman Ronnie Trumpower said. Trumpower said he was swamped with calls from people reporting that their power had been interrupted in the North End, the West End and the Salem Avenue area. Trumpower said he did not know what caused the power outage.
NEWS
May 23, 2004
Police ask anyone with information on any of their cold cases to call them at the following numbers: - For the Washington County Sheriff's Department's cold case, call 240-313-2100. - For the Hagerstown Police Department's cold cases, call 301-739-8577, ext. 234. - For Maryland State Police in Hagerstown's cold cases, call 301-739-2101.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
Some of the victims of the threatening phone calls allegedly made and hate mail allegedly sent by Jeffrey Scott Shifler, a former Hagerstown Police Department officer who was arrested Thursday, speak out about the emotional toll the letters and mail had on them. See Sunday's Herald-Mail for the full story.
NEWS
October 26, 2008
A man who showed a handgun robbed Freddie's Subs at 520 Park Lane on Saturday night, according to a Hagerstown Police Department dispatcher. At 8 p.m., about an hour and 20 minutes after the robbery, police still were looking for the man with the gun, the dispatcher said.
NEWS
May 2, 2013
An armed robbery was reported at Universal Spirits at 33 E. Franklin St., Thursday night, according to a Washington County 911 spokesman. The robbery was reported at 10:36 p.m. and Hagerstown Police Department officers were investigating the incident, the spokesman said.
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