April 2, 2013
A Hagerstown man was charged with pointing a shotgun out of the window of a car at a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 early Tuesday in what Maryland State Police are describing as a road rage incident. Brandon Scott Castle, 20, of Hagerstown, was charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment in the incident. He was a passenger in a car driven by Alan Vincent Saunders, 21, of Hagerstown, state police said in a press release. Saunders was not charged. The driver of the tractor trailer told officers he was traveling north on I-81 south of U.S. 40 when the car pulled up next to him in the fast lane, the front passenger window was rolled down, and a shotgun pointed at the window on the driver's side of the tractor, state police said.
April 1, 2013
A Washington, D.C., man has been charged with second-degree murder and related charges following a fatal stabbing of a Hagerstown teenager Friday night, Hagerstown Police said in a news release Saturday morning. Police responded to the stabbing in the first block of West Franklin Street at 10:55 p.m., according to the release. Officers found a 17-year-old male lying on the sidewalk with a stab wound to his chest. The victim was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, where he died from his injuries, police said.
March 20, 2013
Police looking for missing teen Police are looking for a 15-year-old girl who walked off from the Sylvan Learning center on Northern Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. Hannah McKenzie Elizabeth Gossard was taken to the center at 4 p.m. for a tutoring session, said Deputy First Class Marc Albowicz of the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Hagerstown Police Department officers, police from Hancock and a bloodhound team from the Maryland State Police helped the sheriff's office in the search for Gossard, Albowicz said.
March 15, 2013
A Hagerstown man has been arrested and charged in connection to a recent armed robbery of a store on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Hagerstown Police Department said Friday. Police on Wednesday identified and later arrested Alfred Conrad Teabout Jr., 47, of 428 Jonathan St., as the man responsible for the March 9 robbery of Family Dollar at 921 Pennsylvania Ave., according to a news release. Teabout is charged with armed robbery, robbery, reckless endangerment and theft, police said.
March 13, 2013
A Hagerstown man has been charged with using a handgun to rob Brothers Pizza Express at 1732 Dual Highway on Tuesday, the Hagerstown Police Department said. Timothy Blaine Ennis, 30, of 2052 Day Road in Hagerstown, was charged with one count each of armed robbery, robbery, theft, reckless endangerment and firearm used in a felony, according to a police department news release. Police said they were called at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday for a report of an armed robbery at the pizza shop.
March 10, 2013
A man robbed the Family Dollar Store, at 921 Pennsylvania Ave., of an undisclosed amount of money after showing a store clerk a large kitchen knife, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department. The incident occurred at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday, police said. The man fled north on foot, but a K-9 track ended after a few blocks with no results, police said. Anyone with information about the incident may contact the police department's Criminal Investigation Division.
March 5, 2013
A female was stabbed and raped in the 900 block of Security Road on Tuesday morning, the second stabbing of a female in the area in less than a week, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. City police responded to the 900 block of Security Road at 6 a.m. and found a female who had suffered several wounds that appeared to be caused by a knife, according to a news release. The female said she had been raped after a male broke into her home, police said. The female was taken to Meritus Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries, police said.
March 4, 2013
Three Hagerstown men have been charged in warrants in connection with the stabbing of a man early Sunday at a downtown restaurant, the Hagerstown Police Department said. Christopher Dorm, 23, Antwann Jackson, 26, and Justin Lawrence, 25, were charged with one count each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, according to a police department news release. Officers were called at 12:41 a.m. Sunday for a report of a stabbing at El Palenque Cantina Restaurant at 204 E. Franklin St., the release said.
March 4, 2013
An armed bank robber remained on the loose Monday evening after a police search of a Virginia Avenue residence in Hagerstown did not turn up a suspect. Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies - looking for a white male armed with a handgun who robbed the Bulldog Federal Credit Union bank branch at 17555 York Road - surrounded two buildings between 17620 and 17628 Virginia Ave., shortly after the 3:05 p.m. robbery, according to Det. Dave Sanders of the sheriff's office. Sanders said the man, who was wearing dark clothing and a ski mask, got away with an undisclosed amount of money and fled on Piper Lane toward St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.
March 3, 2013
A man was taken to Meritus Medical Center on Sunday morning with a stab wound to his lower back, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department. The injury was not life-threatening, the release states. At 12:41 a.m. Sunday, Hagerstown Police responded to El Palenque Cantina Restaurant, at 204 E. Franklin St., for a reported stabbing, the release states. Police found the wounded man in the restaurant, the release states. The person believed to have stabbed the victim fled before police arrived, the release states.