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April 10, 2012
A Bunker Hill, W.Va. man faces charges in connection with a Sunday night incident in which police allege a man entered a Martinsburg house and fired a gun into the floor. Justin W. Willingham, 20, was charged with six counts of wanton endangerment, burglary, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, and obstructing an officer, the Martinsburg Police Department said in a press release. At about 9:26 p.m., police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1400 block of New York Avenue, the release said.
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May 29, 2012
A Waynesboro man faces several criminal charges after an incident that apparently started at Break-Away Sports Lounge and ended when he ran his vehicle off the road early Sunday. Andrew Costlow, of 425 Seventh St., was charged with disorderly conduct, harassment, aggravated assault, fleeing and eluding police, and driving under the influence, Waynesboro police said in a news release. Costlow was “picking fights at the bar” on South Potomac Street, police said. He left in a vehicle, re-entered the parking lot and crashed, and left again, police said.
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September 2, 2012
A Rohrersville man turned himself in to police Sunday after he fired a weapon and threatened suicide the morning before near his home on Locust Grove Road, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Kirk Kline, 31, of 20326 Locust Grove Road, notified authorities that he wanted to turn himself in Sunday morning after police conducted a daylong search. He was taken into custody without incident, deputies said in a news release. Kline was charged with one count of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, one count of malicious destruction of property and five counts of reckless endangerment, police said.
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February 27, 2013
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said it was investigating a Wednesday incident that involved a soda-bottle bomb being detonated in the driveway of a home on Broadfording Road near Hagerstown. The incident happened at about 3 a.m. Wednesday when someone threw fireworks then detonated the soda-bottle bomb in the driveway of a home at 17620 Broadfording Road, according to a Fire Marshal's Office news release. The Fire Marshal's Office said an investigator was at the scene for two hours.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 16, 2013
A reported road-rage incident early Friday morning led to the arrest of a Hedgesville, W.Va., man whose vehicle crashed into the Hedgesville Elementary School playground, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Kenneth P. Yeakley Jr., 46, of Turquoise Drive was later arraigned on single counts of driving under the influence with injury, reckless driving and destruction of property, court records said. Trooper M.C. Morgan of the West Virginia State Police said in a complaint filed against Yeakley that the defendant's vehicle, a Ford F-150 truck, was found resting against a wrecked swing set in the school's playground after he responded to investigate the incident about 4:30 a.m. A guardrail and a fire hydrant were broken, and a fence was also damaged, Morgan said in the complaint.
NEWS
September 9, 2012
Police said they are looking for an individual who stabbed a male near the Hedgesville Food Lion store Sunday night. The victim told police that he was approached by a teenager asking for money, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, which was notified at about 6:37 p.m. The victim said that as he got closer to the teenager, the teenager stabbed him in the stomach, police said. When the victim was bent over, he was hit in the head with a bottle, police said.
NEWS
October 16, 2012
A 23-year-old man who was struck and apparently killed by a train in Jefferson County on Sunday night had been walking on the railroad tracks with his girlfriend to a friend's house in Ranson just before the incident happened, police said Tuesday. Michael William Johnson, of Ranson, was struck by a Norfolk Southern train in the vicinity of Universal Forest Products off 16th Avenue near Ranson at about 11:50 p.m. Sunday, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. Johnson's body was dragged about 350 feet after he was struck by the train, according to the sheriff's department.
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January 8, 2006
INWOOD, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police said an armed robbery occurred at the Hot Spot Cafe in Inwood on Saturday about 12:10 a.m. Trooper J.S. Chumley said no one was injured in the incident and the robber or robbers remain at large. No further information about the incident was available.
NEWS
October 4, 2012
Vandalism reported to Washington Co. Sheriff's Office The following incident was reported Wednesday by the Washington County Sheriff's Office: • Vandalism was reported in the 4000 block of Younker Lane.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 9, 2013
A Rockville, Md., man is being held on $750,000 bond after being charged with the attempted murder of his estranged wife Saturday morning in Hagerstown, according to Washington County District Court records. Samir Lababidi, 49, of Hungerford Drive was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, first- and fourth-degree burglary, confinement of an unattended child, false imprisonment, reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property, the court records said.
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NEWS
September 6, 2013
The Hagerstown Police Department has reported the following incidents: Thursday At 3:36 p.m., a theft was reported in the 300 block of Jefferson Street. At 3:44 p.m., a theft was reported in the 100 block of Pangborn Boulevard. At 5:16 p.m., a theft from a motor vehicle was reported in the 900 block of South Potomac Street. At 6:05 p.m., a theft was reported in the 1100 block of Beechwood Drive. At 6:15 p.m., a traffic accident was reported at Franklin Street and West Cleveland Avenue.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2013
A West Virginia man who pointed a shotgun at a tractor-trailer driver during a road rage incident earlier this year was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to 18 months in jail after pleading guilty to second-degree assault. “I can't think of another case where this kind of assault presented as much risk” to other people, Washington County Circuit Judge Dana Moylan Wright told Brandon Scott Castle.   Wright sentenced the 20-year-old Falling Waters, W.Va., man to eight years in state prison, suspending all but the 18 months, which he will serve in the Washington County Detention Center.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 30, 2013
A man charged in the shooting a man and a girl during Fourth of July festivities at a Martinsburg park last year is on schedule to be tried on remaining charges in the case next week.  Daniel Lee Herbert, 29, was indicted in October 2012 on two counts of attempted murder, three counts of malicious assault, five counts of wanton endangerment, and single counts of felon in possession of a firearm and fleeing on foot from a law enforcement officer.  ...
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 16, 2013
A reported road-rage incident early Friday morning led to the arrest of a Hedgesville, W.Va., man whose vehicle crashed into the Hedgesville Elementary School playground, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Kenneth P. Yeakley Jr., 46, of Turquoise Drive was later arraigned on single counts of driving under the influence with injury, reckless driving and destruction of property, court records said. Trooper M.C. Morgan of the West Virginia State Police said in a complaint filed against Yeakley that the defendant's vehicle, a Ford F-150 truck, was found resting against a wrecked swing set in the school's playground after he responded to investigate the incident about 4:30 a.m. A guardrail and a fire hydrant were broken, and a fence was also damaged, Morgan said in the complaint.
NEWS
August 9, 2013
A 46-year-old man was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with the robbery of Wayne's Country Store and an attempted robbery at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Hagerstown earlier this week, city police said. Paul Stanley Henley of no fixed address was detained by police at a residence in the 200 block of Summit Avenue without incident about 4:30 p.m., Hagerstown police Sgt. John Lehman said. Henley is charged with robbery, assault and theft in the Wayne's Country Store incident on Thursday, and attempted robbery, assault and attempted theft in the KFC case, police said.
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