December 12, 2004
A man was treated at Washington County Hospital and later released after being shot in the leg late Friday in a housing complex on Security Road, the Hagerstown Police Department said. Police said they were called to 508 Lynnhaven Drive for a report of shots being fired. When they arrived, they found a male who had been shot in the right leg, police said. Police determined that the shooting had taken place in Washington Gardens Apartments, police said. Police have not released the name or any information about the victim, and they said a suspect was unknown.
September 10, 2011
A man was stabbed three times early Saturday outside the Elks Lodge at 326 Jonathan St. in Hagerstown, the Hagerstown Police Department said in a news release. That stabbing happened around 2 a.m. as the man was standing outside the lodge, police said. After being stabbed, the man hailed a cab and went to Meritus Medical Center for treatment. "His injuries were serious, but he appears to be stable at this time," police said in a press release issued Saturday at 7 a.m. The name of the victim was not released.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.