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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.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | August 12, 2004
City honors DoJan, veteran police K-9 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A police K-9 that has been with the Martinsburg Police Department for nearly nine years received two plaques Wednesday night. DoJan, who has worked with K-9 officer Ronald Scott Sheets since December 1995, retired on July 16. DoJan was just as valued as any human officer and deserves the same debt of gratitude for his service, Police Chief Ted Anderson said during a City Council meeting Wednesday night. The dog often had to respond to situations a human would not, Anderson said.
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.
NEWS
September 13, 2007
Police seized almost 30 pounds of suspected marijuana Wednesday night following a traffic stop on Interstate 81 south near Interstate 70, the Maryland State Police said. Troopers stopped a GMC Envoy driven by a New York man for traffic and equipment violations. A state police K-9 unit alerted to the possible presence of drugs inside the vehicle and officers who searched found a large bale of marijuana, troopers alleged in a news release. Reginald Vaughn Bly, of Bronx, N.Y., was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and importing marijuana into the state, troopers 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.
NEWS
October 12, 1999
By BRENDAN KIRBY and KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writers photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer Two men were being held on $200,000 bond each Tuesday night after a routine traffic stop led to a 90-minute manhunt involving more than 18 police officers, a helicopter and a K-9 unit. [cont. from front page ] Maryland State Police trooper Jeff Kissner of the criminal interdiction unit made the traffic stop at 10:30 a.m., pulling over a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina for speeding on southbound Interstate 81 south of Md. 144. In the car were driver Anthony Smith, 29, of Roxboro, S.C., and passenger Davon Anderson Wellington, 27, of Nashua, N.H. Kissner said he placed Smith in the cruiser and was given consent to search the Lumina, which was a rental with North Carolina registration.
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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | August 5, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A West Virginia State Police K-9 officer assisted in the capture of a Hedgesville, W.Va., man who led a sheriff's deputy on a car and foot chase early Wednesday, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. Daniel Lee Raney, 18, of P.O. Box 1203, was apprehended in the woods near the Broadview Trailer Park in Marlowe, W.Va., following a high-speed chase on U.S. 11 north that ended at the trailer park, said Sgt. K.C. Bohrer. The chase started around 1 a.m. on Mid-Atlantic Parkway, just outside Martinsburg, after Deputy G.B. Harmison saw a white 1990 Pontiac Firebird hit another vehicle and drive away, Bohrer said.
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BY KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | May 6, 2002
kimy@herald-mail.com Hagerstown City Det. Wayne Shank said he decided to become a police officer while in high school, and after 25 years on the force he has never regretted it. "It gets in your blood," said Shank, 45, who will retire this year. During his career, Shank has walked a beat with uniform patrol, handled a dog in the K-9 unit and became a polygraph examiner and a member of the criminal investigation unit. "He's a good man, and we're sorry to see him go," said Hagerstown City Police Chief Arthur Smith.
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