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.
May 11, 2008
Home Builders Association of Washington County Dennis Swope, president of the Home Builders Association of Washington County, presented a $5,000 check to Teresa Thorn, program director of Safe Place Child Advocacy Center, at the association's March 27 general membership meeting. The check represents the net proceeds from the benefit concert and auction the association held in conjunction with its annual Home Show. To date, the association has presented Safe Place with more than $18,000 from the annual benefits, and publicity from the event has resulted in other donations being made to the center.
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.
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.
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.
May 17, 2009
Maryland Francis Murphy 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Bingo - Monday and Thursday, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Bring a guest to lunch - Tuesday, 10:45 a.m. Share wartime memories and stories - Wednesday, 10:45 a.m. Volunteer appreciation day - Friday, 10:45 a.m. Hancock 126-128 High St., Hancock 301-678-7163 Quilting - Monday, 9:30 a.m. Needlework - Tuesday, 9:30...