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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | September 8, 2005
Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies were unable to find a man they say robbed a Prime Outlets Hagerstown store Wednesday evening, according to deputies. The man robbed Little Me, a children's clothing store, using a weapon shortly before 7 p.m. and took cash from the store, deputies said. Deputies would not say how much money was taken and had only a vague description of the assailant. They declined to say what type of weapon was used. A Maryland State Police helicopter and K-9 units were called to the scene to assist with the search, deputies said.
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August 3, 1998
An armed man robbed the AC&T Fuel Center on Virginia Avenue north of Williamsport on Saturday night, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Police responded to find the suspect had fled on foot. Police, including K-9 units from the Maryland State Police and the sheriff's department, conducted a search of the area, but could not locate the robber. He is described as a white male in his mid-20s, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a stocky build and short, light brown or blond hair.
NEWS
October 20, 2009
Officials said 11 grams of heroin were brought to Roxbury Correctional Institution on Monday, and because of the amount, it is believed the heroin was going to be distributed, according to court records. A Gywnn Oak, Md., woman admitted to bringing the contraband into the facility along Sharpsburg Pike south of Hagerstown in hopes of passing it to an inmate, Washington County District Court records show. Carla Renee Davis, 49, of 3800 Sylvan Drive, was charged with possession of contraband in a place of confinement and other charges, according to court records.
NEWS
March 8, 2011
Pennsylvania State Police on Tuesday continued  looking for a man who swam across a creek after leading them on a car chase Sunday through Guilford Township, Pa. State police identified the man as Jaime Hernandez Velaquez, 25, address unavailable. Police said they started chasing a vehicle, which they alleged was driven by Velaquez, at about 3:25 a.m. as it was driven through Chambersburg, Pa. The pursuit continued south on U.S. 11, where the vehicle turned onto side streets and eventually crashed on Feaster Road.
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By ERIN JULIUS | November 30, 2007
CHARLES TOWN W.Va. ? Police responded Thursday night to a home invasion/robbery in the Washington Village apartments area. The victim said two men forced their way into her home after knocking on the doors. The burglars forced the woman to the couch and taped her hands and eyes, police said in a news release. They demanded money and took a safe from one of the bedrooms, police said. The safe was described as black or dark gray with a keypad on the front. No one was injured.
NEWS
December 16, 2009
MIDDLETOWN, Md. -- An 84-year-old Middletown woman suffering from dementia who was reported missing from her home Tuesday night was found Wednesday morning, Maryland State Police said. Florence Lorraine Leatherman, of 8408 Myersville Road, was found at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, police said. Leatherman had been reported missing by her son at 10:46 p.m., Maryland State Police said in a news release. It was not known when she left the residence, police said. Friends and family members searched the nearby area before contacting police, the release said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | December 27, 2010
Berkeley County sheriff's deputies seized 101 pain-relief pills from a vehicle that was driven by a Hagerstown man who was stopped early Sunday just outside the city of Martinsburg, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Cornell Lee Keyes, of 443 N. Prospect St., was arraigned by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (hydrocodone) and one count of transporting drugs into the state, according to court records.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2011
He's a big dog. That's the first thing you notice as Samson enters the room - all 130 pounds of a solidly built black Labrador retriever. But everything about him demands attention, from his sleek fur to his curiosity and energy. It's his nose, however, that makes Samson special. He's a K-9 explosives dog. And if ever there were a man's best friend, it's Samson. His job is to sniff out bombs, zeroing in on even the slightest trace of a scent. Although K-9 units aren't unusual, Samson has a special distinction.
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by MARLO BARNHART | September 14, 2006
HANCOCK - T.J. Buskirk was well on his way to becoming a pharmacist when he decided that career just wasn't for him. "I had always wanted to be a police officer," Buskirk said. So he went for it. Now Buskirk is Hancock police chief, having taken over in May when former chief Steven McCarty was unable to juggle that position and his new responsibilities as an Episcopal deacon. McCarty is now employed as a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Buskirk and his brother, Scott, went through the Western Maryland Police Academy together in 2002.
NEWS
February 15, 1999
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro file photo MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Larry Thomas, Mercersburg police chief for the last 20 years, decided to go to the big city recently to see if cops there do things any differently. [cont. from news page ] He found out by riding the Friday night - 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. - shift with Patrolman Roger Defibaugh, a 25-year veteran of the Montgomery County, Md., Police Department. Defibaugh lives in Mercersburg and serves on the Town Council.
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