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By ROBERT SNYDER | February 17, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. martinsburg@herald-mail.com A man died Thursday after he was struck by a Waste Management Inc. pickup truck in Berkeley County. The man, whose name is not being released pending notification of relatives, was driving a moped when he failed to yield the right-of-way to a pickup truck after turning onto Apple Harvest Drive at New York Avenue south of Martinsburg, Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy T.E. Boyles said. The driver of the moped was declared dead at the scene, according to a news release.
NEWS
By Andrew Schotz | September 4, 2005
Authorities believe a moped kept in the basement of a West Washington Street building is connected to a fire there Friday morning. The moped is not connected to Hagerstown Reproductive Health Services, an abortion clinic that also uses the building at 154-160 W. Washington St., Hagerstown Assistant Fire Marshal Richard L. Miller said in a news release Saturday. Miller said the fire was in a basement storage room used by tenants of apartments in the building. The damage was estimated at more than $50,000.
NEWS
July 23, 2010
Moped stolen in Hagerstown Police on Thursday night were looking for two males who jumped off a moped which had been stolen in Hagerstown, a 911 dispatcher said. The moped was reported stolen from the 400 block of Mitchell Avenue, the dispatcher said. An officer with the Washington County Sheriff's Office later spotted the moped and the two youths jumped off the moped on Vermont Avenue shortly after 9 p.m., the dispatcher said. Franklin County emergency calls The following incidents were reported by Franklin County (Pa.)
NEWS
April 10, 2011
Man crashes moped in downtown Hagerstown A man crashed a moped at the intersection of Washington and Potomac streets Sunday afternoon, police said. The man was riding the moped down Washington Street and attempted to make a right turn onto Potomac Street when he struck a curb at the intersection at about 4:30 p.m., said Sgt. Jim Robison of the Hagerstown Police Department. It appears the man did not suffer any life-threatening injuries, Robison said. Tools, electronics stolen from Pa. shed SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — A Shippensburg-area man reported tools and electronics stolen from his shed and tires slashed on two of his vehicles Wednesday, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release.
NEWS
July 1, 1999
Three Washington County residents were charged Wednesday morning with breaking into about a dozen cars, according to the Maryland State Police. Police got a description of a car from witnesses and spotted a similar vehicle on Falling Waters Road near Md. 63 at about 3:30 a.m. The car's occupants were throwing items out of the window, Trooper 1st Class T.J. McKenrick said. McKenrick questioned three people in the car and then arrested them. He said police spent much of the morning sorting out where the stolen items came from.
NEWS
December 6, 2002
Moped reported stolen, garage door damaged The following crimes were reported Wednesday to the Washington County Sheriff's Department: A Safari moped worth $250 was reported stolen at 10:30 a.m. from a home in the 13600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The moped was black with white lettering and had gray duct tape on the seat. A garage door in the 19800 block of Scott Hill Drive was reported damaged at 8:30 a.m. Damage was estimated at $1,500. Two face drug charges after traffic stop FREDERICK, Md. - Moments after hearing the description of a car involved in an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a Frederick City Police officer spotted the vehicle and pulled it over Thursday morning.
NEWS
August 27, 1997
Pa. woman injured in 1-car accident ROXBURY, Pa. - An Orrstown, Pa., woman remains in serious condition at York Hospital after a one-vehicle accident at 6:27 p.m. Tuesday, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Susanne Marie Batzel, 28, was driving a 1983 Chevrolet Celebrity west on Pa. 641 near Roxbury when a witness said the vehicle crossed the center line into the eastbound lane, according to police. The car then hit a wooden guard rail with the left front end and began to flip, police said.
NEWS
August 30, 1999
Buddy was well cared for To the editor: I would like to thank Dr. Franklin and his staff for the compassion and care they showed to me in the death of my family pet, Buddy. It isn't easy finding people who care so much these days. I got to enjoy Buddy's company for nine years and was not prepared to say good-bye. He became very sick suddenly and Dr. Franklin fit Buddy into his schedule immediately. Sadly, Buddy died that evening from a terrible illness. Dr. Franklin and his staff showed total compassion and caring in this sad moment.
NEWS
July 8, 2008
"Since 2002 my property taxes have increased $200 to $400 each year. This year it increased almost $500. What are people supposed to do when their incomes do not increase anything like that. " - Washington County "The fireworks at the Fairgrounds stank. We were one of many who left soon after they began (a hour late I might add). Thanks for nothing again, City of Hagerstown. " - Waynesboro, Pa. "We went to the fireworks at the Fairgrounds and I just wanted to say that they were terrible.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | October 4, 2012
The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration south of Hagerstown was kept busy by moped and scooter riders who were observing a new state law that took effect Monday. MVA Manager Rebecca Snyder said 26 moped and scooter riders visited the office on that day to purchase a registration decal for their vehicles. The new law requires people who buy a moped or scooter to register their vehicles, show proof of insurance, and wear a helmet and eye protection. “So far, it's going pretty smooth,” Snyder said.
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NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | September 9, 2012
Hagerstown resident David Benton started riding a scooter four months ago when his motorcycle broke down. He said he doesn't have insurance for the scooter, but supports a new Maryland law that will make having it a requirement after Oct. 1. “I believe there should be insurance,” Benton said. “Where's the liability if someone runs into somebody ... Who's going to pay for my hospital bills?” The law was passed by the Maryland General Assembly during the legislative session earlier this year.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 19, 2011
Two top Washington County law enforcement officers  and several area lawmakers say they would support tougher safety laws for mo-peds and motor scooters. Their comments follow two area accidents, one in which a rider was killed and another in which the rider was critically injured, over a 10-day period. Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore and Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith said they would back stricter laws that at the very least would require riders to wear helmets to increase their chances of survival.
OPINION
May 14, 2011
We seldom look favorably on new regulations, but two recent tragedies — including one fatality — involving motorbikes leave us little choice but to suggest that the state needs to treat these modes of transportation with a heavier hand. Mo-peds or motor scooters are often the transportation of last resort for those who cannot afford cars or motorcycles, and the ever more-expensive vehicle registrations and tags that they require. We understand that for some, these motorbikes are the only way to get to a job or to the store.
NEWS
May 10, 2011
A Hagerstown man whose moped collided with a car on Friday at the intersection of Locust and Washington streets has died, Police Chief Arthur Smith said Tuesday. Adam Lee Kelley, 28, died Saturday at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Kelley's vehicle struck the side of a Ford sedan as it passed through the intersection at about 2:35 a.m. Friday, Smith said. No charges have been filed. Kelley, who was the son of Hagerstown residents Gary Lee and Janelle Wipf Kelley, was a 2002 graduate of Polestar High School in Atlanta, Ga. He was employed as a sales associate with CrossMark.
NEWS
May 8, 2011
A Hagerstown man who was injured when his moped collided with a car Friday at about 2:35 a.m. is no longer a patient at Meritus Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday. Adam Lee Kelley, 28, was taken to the hospital after the moped he was riding collided with a Ford sedan at the intersection of Locust and Washington streets, Police Chief Arthur Smith said. “He hit the rear passenger fender of the Ford right about where the rear wheel would be,” Smith said. The accident is still under investigation to determine who was at fault, Smith said.
NEWS
May 5, 2011
Hagerstown Police respond to incidents The Hagerstown Police Department responded to the following incidents, according to spokeswoman Barbara Pickett: April 27 A marker was used to damage the outside of a vehicle in the 300 block of West Howard Street. A purse was reported found in the 30 block of North Cleveland Avenue. A marker was used to damage the exterior of a vehicle in the 700 block of Summit Avenue. Bad checks were reported at the CVS store at 34 N. Cannon Ave. A diaper bag containing a camera was reported stolen from the 100 block of North Cannon Avenue.
NEWS
April 10, 2011
Man crashes moped in downtown Hagerstown A man crashed a moped at the intersection of Washington and Potomac streets Sunday afternoon, police said. The man was riding the moped down Washington Street and attempted to make a right turn onto Potomac Street when he struck a curb at the intersection at about 4:30 p.m., said Sgt. Jim Robison of the Hagerstown Police Department. It appears the man did not suffer any life-threatening injuries, Robison said. Tools, electronics stolen from Pa. shed SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — A Shippensburg-area man reported tools and electronics stolen from his shed and tires slashed on two of his vehicles Wednesday, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release.
OPINION
February 1, 2011
Road respect is a two-way street To the editor: Ed Canfield (Jan. 27) makes some very good points that are from the cyclist's viewpoint; however, there are those cyclists who take every advantage of the automobile traffic and promote the "alone on the road" attitude shown by some drivers. Both the novice and professional cyclist — those in cycling attire and a bicycle that costs more than I bring home in a week — run through red lights and stop signs as if they weren't there.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | September 29, 2010
A Hagerstown man has been charged in connection with the theft of a mo-ped but police said it was unclear if the incident was related to other thefts of scooters in the city. Todd Matthew McDonald II, 21, of 11 N. Mulberry St., was charged with theft less than $1,000 value after Hagerstown Police officer Wayne L. Hose said he was sent to North Mulberry Street for people possibly dismantling a reported stolen mo-ped, according to Washington County District Court records. Hose said he was contacted by an individual about a 2009 Tomos mo-ped that was reported stolen Tuesday.
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