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NEWS
May 11, 2013
The Hagerstown Police Department accepted four guns Saturday as part of Attorney General Doug Gansler's first statewide Gun Turn-In Day. Patrolman Kevin Brashears said residents turned in two handguns, a rifle and a pellet gun during the event, which was held locally from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hagerstown Police Department. Brashears said the guns would be stored in gun lockers at police headquarters for the time being. The Maryland Attorney General's Office sponsored the event to give people a chance to safely dispose of any unwanted firearms.
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NEWS
May 27, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown Police Department will continue searching Thursday for a young black bear that was spotted in the city's North End on Wednesday, Police Chief Arthur Smith said. Authorities said the animal was seen Wednesday near North Hagerstown High School and The Potomac Center off Marshall Street. Officials from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland State Police, the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Hagerstown Police Department monitored those areas for much of the day to ensure the bear didn't get too close to humans.
NEWS
August 20, 2011
A person was stabbed Friday night in the parking lot of Sheetz at 700 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release. Hagerstown police officers were dispatched to Meritus Medical Center at 11:36 p.m., where the victim was taken shortly after the stabbing, Sgt. John Lehman said. The victim, whose name wasn't released, was in stable condition, Lehman said. Police are looking for a black male in connection with the stabbing, Lehman said.
NEWS
June 25, 2012
One person was taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon at the intersection of East Antietam and South Mulberry streets, Officer Thomas Cox of the Hagerstown Police Department said. The driver of a Hyundai Accent heading southbound on South Mulberry Street ran a red light and the Huyndai collided with a Honda Civic heading eastbound on East Antietam Street, Cox said. The driver of the Accent was taken to Meritus Medical Center, Cox said. Neither of the two people in the  Civic was injured, Cox said.
NEWS
October 2, 2011
A man was found with a stab wound to the stomach at Ava's Lounge at 28 S. Potomac St. Saturday night, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. The man was transported to Meritus Medical Center but police did not give information about his condition in a news release. Starting Saturday, hospital officials said they would no longer release conditions of patients to the media. “Persons of interest” have been identified in the stabbing, and the case is still being investigated, according to police, who responded to the lounge at 11:26 p.m. Anyone with information about the stabbing may call the Hagerstown Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 301-790-3700.
NEWS
May 12, 2011
A female pedestrian was struck by a sport-utility vehicle on South Potomac Street at Locust Point in Hagerstown, Washington County Emergency Services reported Thursday afternoon. The Hagerstown Police Department was notified of the incident at 12:55 p.m. and arrived on the scene at 12:57. Officer Kelley of the Hagerstown Police Department said that the driver of the SUV was on South Potomac Street and turned left at Locust Point toward Locust Street when the pedestrian was struck.
NEWS
April 4, 2013
Hagerstown Police Department investigators are seeking the public's help in gathering information about two burglaries and an assault that occurred in March at the Washington Gardens apartment complex on Security Road, according to a police department news release. The crimes occurred March 5 just before 6:30 a.m., police said. A suspect is described as being a black male between 20 and 35 years old and having a slim or athletic build, police said. A substantial reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the crimes, police said.
NEWS
January 13, 2013
A reported fight escalated into an assault early Sunday on Little Elliott Drive in Hagerstown, sending several victims to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. Police responded to 12931 Little Elliott Drive at about 1:35 a.m. Reports indicated that a fight started outside an apartment and moved inside, where several individuals were struck with a bat and “other objects,” Lt. Tom Langston said in a news release. The victims were taken to Meritus Medical Center, from which they were released after being treated, he said.
NEWS
September 11, 2007
Police responded to Northern Middle School on Monday at 9:41 a.m. for an undisclosed threat, the Hagerstown Police Department said. The threat was false, and officers identified someone who they believe made the threat, police said in a news release. A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with making the threat, police said. No further information was available since the person charged was a juvenile.
NEWS
May 1, 2009
A woman was struck Friday morning while crossing the street in downtown Hagerstown, the Hagerstown Police Department said. The woman was crossing Washington Street about 11:51 a.m. when an SUV pulling a trailer turned onto Washington Street from Mulberry Street and the trailer struck the woman and rolled over her, police said. The woman was taken to Washington County Hospital, police said.
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