June 5, 2009
The City of Hagerstown experienced with its phone system, the Hagerstown Police Department said Friday morning. The normal nonemergency line of 301-790-3700 was not functioning. The police department requested that the public and outside agencies call 301-739-6000 for nonemergency police issues. The 911 system is still working and should be used for emergency purposes only. The nonemergency line was working normally by 10:15 a.m.
July 18, 2007
Twigg Cycles was burglarized Tuesday, July 10, and police were searching for the burglar, the Hagerstown Police Department said in a news release today. Eleven generators were taken from the store, off Edgewood Drive in Hagers-town, police said in the news release. The burglar shattered a store window to get inside and was driving a white cargo van, police said. Anyone with information can call police at 301-791-2610.
February 11, 2007
Police ask that anyone with information on any of their cold cases 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 Maryland State Police's Cold Case Unit at 410-290-0050.
January 11, 2011
Members of New Joy Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist Church gave a basket of fruit and healthful snacks to officers at the main branch of the Hagerstown Police Department on Christmas Day. The gifts were presented for the police department's service to the community throughout the year. Dr. William Royster, and his daughter, Alyssa, delivered the gift, including a hand-lettered card.
January 3, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A man who fled from Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin County, Pa., drove the wrong way down a one-way street Saturday morning and struck four parked vehicles, according to a Hagerstown Police Department press release. After the Washington County Sheriff's Department and Hagerstown Police Department joined the chase, police caught the driver -- Kevin R. Reese, 35, of 1765 White Pine Drive in Chambersburg, Pa. -- in the 300 block of Summit Avenue, police said. The Hagerstown Police Department said that Pennsylvania State Police pursued Reese on U.S. 11 on felony and traffic charges.
April 12, 2012
An 18-year-old Smithsburg High School senior has succumbed to injuries he suffered in an accident while working for the Hagerstown Suns at Municipal Stadium on Tuesday. Mitchell Ronald Akers, of 109 Rachels Court in Smithsburg, died Wednesday night, according to Smithsburg High and Suns officials. Smithsburg High Athletic Director Teresa Bachtell said school officials read a statement to students Thursday morning informing them that Akers had died Wednesday night. She said grief counselors were called to the school to help students deal with the tragedy.
September 16, 2011
Two people were in custody Friday morning following the stabbing of four people Thursday night in an apparent fight at Court 3 of Noland Village, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release. Norman Eugene Lyles Jr., 25, of 21405 Ruble Road, Boonsboro, was charged with attempted homicide, three counts of first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, according to the release. Alexandria Patrice Spencer, 29, also of 21405 Ruble Road, Boonsboro, was charged with one count of first-degree assault, the release said.
October 4, 2004
A man told police he was attacked from behind and robbed on the first block of West Church Street early Sunday, the Hagerstown Police Department said. Police said the victim, whose name and age were not released, was struck on the head from behind at about 1 a.m. Police said the victim reported that cash was stolen from him while he was unconscious. Police said the victim sustained a minor head injury. Police ask that anyone with additional information call 301-790-3700.
November 30, 1999
A man was stabbed in the arm this morning off Elgin Boulevard, the Hagerstown Police Department said in a written release. Police said the man was stabbed in the right arm by another man at about 3 a.m. to the rear of 29 Elgin Blvd. The assailant was described by police as a black man, about 20 years old, who is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. The victim was transported to Washington County Hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call them at 301-790-3700.
April 17, 2008
Hagerstown Citizens on Patrol logged 224 patrol hours and drove 1,041 miles on the streets of Hagerstown last month, the group said in a press release. During that time, Citizens on Patrol members identified 17 traffic offenses, three criminal offenses, six nuisance calls, four suspicious persons, one suspicious vehicle and four disturbances, and made 15 special checks of businesses and residences, according to the release. The group is recruiting new members and asks that anyone interested call Lt. Tim Wolford of the Hagerstown Police Department at 301-790-3700, ext. 248.