January 28, 2002
Criminal homicide case to proceed By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer Based on a preliminary hearing Friday, District Justice Larry Pentz ruled that there was enough evidence for the criminal homicide case against Antonio Barcenas to be heard in the Court of Common Pleas. Barcenas, 20, of 20 W. Washington St., is charged with the stabbing death of J. Javier Brena-Lugo, 30, during a New Year's Day incident at the home of the victim's brother, Joaquin Brena-Lugo at 38 W. Queen St. Joaquin Brena-Lugo was a key witness for the prosecution in the hearing before District Justice Larry Pentz.
February 25, 1998
Firefighters were on the scene of a garage fire in the rear of 48 East Avenue at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to fire and rescue officials. A call came in about 10 p.m., reporting heavy smoke coming from a garage, officials said. The fire was under control by 10:25 p.m., they said. No other details were available at press time. FAIRPLAY - A Fairplay, Md., man was being held in Washington County Detention Center Tuesday night after a woman told Washington County Sheriff's deputies she was threatened with a knife.
March 14, 1998
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer BOONSBORO - Two Boonsboro Middle School students were suspended for three days this week for allegedly bringing knives to school, officials said. The two incidents bring the total number of weapons confiscated in Washington County schools this year to 29, said Joe Millward, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel at the Washington County Board of Education. The two knives were found March 6, said Principal Janice Gearhart. A three-inch kitchen knife, was found while school officials were looking into the theft of $100 and six compact discs from a student's locker, Gearhart said.
November 26, 2003
Bail set for man charged with assault Washington County District Judge Noel Spence set bail for a city man charged in connection with an assault at $30,000 Monday, court records say. Ryan E. Strasburg, 21, of 20235 Beaver Creek Rd., was charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in connection with an incident Sunday at approximately 9:43 p.m., court records say. Police allege in court records that...
October 1, 2000
Police log for Oct. 2 City man listed in fair condition A Hagerstown man was in fair condition Sunday after receiving a stab wound to his chest during a fight Saturday evening, a nursing supervisor at Washington County Hospital said. Chandler B. Jenkins, 31, of 160 W. Washington St., Apt. 5, was taken into custody shortly after the 7 p.m. incident at his apartment, police said. Jenkins was charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault, Hagerstown City Police said.
December 17, 2010
Sentenced to state prison in September for a second-degree assault conviction, a Smithsburg man was back in Washington County Circuit Court Thursday to plead guilty to first-degree assault for slashing a man with a knife in May. Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. sentenced Robert B. Heare, 28, of 7B N. Main St., to 20 years in state prison with 10 years suspended. That will run concurrent with the 10-year sentence, with five years suspended, that he received when sentenced in September. "It's clear you have committed a number of violent crimes," Long told Heare after Assistant State's Attorney Brett Wilson read off the defendant's criminal history, which included an eight-year state prison sentence in 2000 for another first-degree assault conviction.
January 14, 2005
Husband stabbed following argument A husband and wife were charged in connection with an incident in their mobile home Thursday night that left the man with a stab wound, the Hagerstown Police Department said. Police said the incident was reported at 280 S. Prospect St., Trailer 2, just after 9:30 p.m. Police said Glen O. Ford, 54, and Linda I. Ford, 57, became involved in an argument. Glen Ford struck his wife with his hands several times, police allege. Linda Ford retaliated by stabbing her husband in the abdomen with a small kitchen knife, police allege.
June 23, 2007
Thumbs up to West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, for an $83,000 grant that will make it possible to place sidewalks near Shepherdstown Elementary and Middle schools, so children can walk to class safely. Perhaps officials at Lincolnshire Elementary School in Washington County, where some students have to walk in the street, could ask Gov. Martin O'Malley for the same kind of help. Thumbs up to the late Tammy Day, who put up a valiant fight against cancer for two years, so that she could see her daughter Megan graduate from Chambersburg (Pa.)
April 22, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland father who shot his wife and three children to death and then killed himself struggled with depression, had $450,000 in debt and nearly decapitated his kids after they had died, Frederick County Sheriff Charles Jenkins said Tuesday. In six notes left behind, Christopher Wood, 34, discussed his family's severe financial problems and remorse for what he had done. Then, he committed suicide. A relative found the family Saturday in their Middletown home in northwest Maryland.