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NEWS
May 13, 2013
Police responded to a panic alarm at City Hall, at 1 E. Franklin St. The alarm was set off accidentally on Monday afternoon, according to a patrol clerk for the Hagerstown Police Department. Police responded to the alarm at 2:58 p.m.
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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.
NEWS
May 10, 2013
Police are searching for a man who made off with an undisclosed amount of money in a robbery Friday afternoon at a Susquehanna Bank on Frederick Street in Hagerstown, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department. The robbery at 940 Frederick St. occurred at 3:58 p.m., the release stated. According to police, upon entering the bank, the man handed a teller a note that demanded money. The man then fled the scene.  The suspect is being described as a white male approximately 6-foot to 6-foot 2-inches in height, with a thin build, the release stated.
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.
NEWS
April 16, 2013
A Hagerstown man has been charged with reckless endangerment and other counts in connection with a shooting in which a man was wounded Monday evening in the 200 block of Jonathan Street, Hagerstown police said Tuesday. John Anthony Leonard IV, 18, of 133 Bethel St., also was charged with wearing and carrying a firearm, and possession of a firearm under 21, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release. Officers said they were called Monday at 6:57 p.m. for a report of shots being fired to the rear of 225 Jonathan St. Responding officers found a man in the 100 block of Bethel Street who had a gunshot wound to his right leg. The man was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, where medical personnel determined his wound was nonlife-threatening, police said.
NEWS
April 9, 2013
A Hagerstown man is facing multiple criminal charges, including attempted criminal homicide and rape, after allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend in the Borough of Waynesboro home March 16. Charmar Desmond Drake, 23, of 425 Summit Ave., remains incarcerated in the Franklin County (Pa.) Jail, according to online court records. Waynesboro police allege Drake punched and strangled the woman, then threw nail polish remover on her face, hair and clothes while flicking a lighter and saying he was going to burn her. Drake forced the woman to have sexual intercourse, police wrote in an affidavit of probable cause.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | April 7, 2013
In his former job as a probation officer, Daniel Monn helped parolees rejoin society. Now, the 28-year-old is training at the Hagerstown Community College Police Academy to take criminals off the streets. “The role has kind of switched, and now you're opening the door to the criminal justice system,” he said. Monn and 19 other recruits became part of the academy's inaugural class when courses started March 18. If Monn successfully completes the six-month program, he will be sworn in as a Hagerstown police officer.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | April 5, 2013
Hagerstown's police chief said officers did not suspect foul play in the death of a 7-year-old boy who apparently drowned Thursday evening in the bathtub of his family's home at 425 Summit Ave. Police said Friday morning that the death of Nicodemus Kemp was being investigated by the Hagerstown Police Department, Washington County State's Attorney's Office and Washington County Child Advocacy Center. “There was nothing apparent at the scene that made it look like a suspicious death, but we're conducting a full investigation,” Police Chief Mark Holtzman said.
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.
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