February 16, 2011
A Berkeley County Circuit Court grand jury impaneled this week indicted a Martinsburg-area couple on charges of starving two young children in their custody and locking them in an unfinished basement. Karen S. Boback, 44, and Jesse A. Lafferty, 33, both were indicted on two counts of child abuse causing serious bodily injury, two counts of child abuse causing bodily injury, two counts of gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury or death and one count of conspiracy, according to the indictments.
August 27, 2010
The following incidents were reported by the Hagerstown Police Department: Friday o DWI arrest in the 100 block of Nottingham Road. o Hit and run reported in the 500 block of Pangborn Boulevard. Thursday o Verbal dispute in the first block of West Side Avenue. o Arrest warrant served at Church and Walnut streets. o Drug arrest in the 200 block of Jonathan Street. o Fugitive warrant in the 400 block of Jonathan Street. o Accident reported at Washington Street and Burhans Boulevard.
January 8, 2004
Truck crashes hauling radioactive waste FREDERICK, Md. - A Baltimore man escaped injury and the Frederick County area was spared a potentially dangerous situation Wednesday when a pickup truck hauling radioactive medical waste crashed on Interstate 70, Maryland State Police in Frederick said. Police said the driver, Herbert Oliver Graham, 53, of the 5500 block of Gist Avenue in Baltimore, was not injured when the 2002 Ford Ranger overturned when it left I-70 west of Md. 75 just before 9:30 a.m. Police said the waste containers did not leak following the crash.
April 26, 2007
Trusting others came naturally to Wayne Taylor when he was a youngster, but the retired fraud investigator has grown wary of unfamiliar faces. The 74-year-old man encourages people his age to be less trusting, too. As president of Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council - which is part of the Triad organization in Washington County - Taylor works with about 20 senior citizens and a police adviser to schedule seminars on various crime-related topics and coordinate outreach programs aimed at benefiting seniors.
February 11, 2013
After its first act, "Identity Thief" becomes a predictable, mildly amusing road trip comedy. This is actually a really good creative decision because the film is effectively cutting its losses after realizing that it can't keep milking laughs from identity theft. I can accept that it's supposed to be funny to see Melissa McCarthy's con artist "Diana" paint the town red with ill-gotten funds. But I simply cannot buy into the humor involving Jason Bateman's hapless victim Sandy Patterson.
April 14, 2009
Washington County sheriff's deputies respond to incidents The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following incidents, according to department spokesman Roy Harsh: Thursday: o At 7:35 a.m., theft of a socket set and drill from a vehicle, 219 Otho Holland Drive, Williamsport. o At 9:30 a.m., theft of Gravely 260Z lawn tractor, 12660 McDade Road. o At 10:47 a.m., theft of tractor from Kmart parking lot, 1713 Massey Blvd. o At 12:03 p.m., car theft, San Mar Children's Home, 8504 Mapleville Road.