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By MARLO BARNHART | June 11, 1998
A Pennsylvania man faces charges that he and others abducted a Hagerstown man last week, cut his throat and left him for dead in North Carolina. Matthew Ross Himelright, 20, of Stroudsburg, Pa., was in jail in Pennsylvania on Thursday, according to Investigator Chris Weaver of the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Local warrants charge Himelright with attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, carjacking, felony theft, kidnapping and reckless endangerment, Weaver said.
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By MARLO BARNHART | July 10, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Former Hagerstown psychiatrist and convicted child molester Alan J. Horowitz was deported Sunday morning from India to the United States, where he faces charges that he violated the terms of his parole in New York. "We met the plane at the Newark, N.J., airport at 4 a.m. Sunday and made the arrest at the gate," U.S. Marshal Gary Mattison said. "Horowitz was accompanied by representatives of the U.S. State Department and the FBI. " Horowitz was found May 22 in a seaside resort in southern India and has been jailed since, awaiting deportation to the United States for traveling under a false British passport, Mattison said.
NEWS
February 9, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A man who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in the burning deaths of four kittens on July 2, 2006, was in jail Thursday after Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell found him in violation of parole. Robert Lynn Tomlin moved in with Kelli Ann Green, owner of the dead kittens, which was a violation of his parole, McDowell said. Tomlin, formerly of Smithsburg, was ordered to serve 18 months in prison at his sentencing in November. At that time, McDowell suspended that sentence except for the 134 days Tomlin had served since his arrest.
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By MARLO BARNHART | June 3, 1998
Hagerstown City Police were working with authorities in North Carolina, Tuesday, trying to learn more about a Hagerstown man's claim he was abducted here Sunday and left for dead nearly 450 miles away. Phillip James Bean, 23, was treated for injuries in Asheville, N.C., and released Monday, according to Buncombe County sheriff's deputies. Bean was found near the town of Arden around 10 a.m. Monday, bound with bungee cord, a shirt over his head and bleeding from his neck, according to Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford.
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April 13, 2012
Woman, two children taken to hospital after Pa. crash FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A woman and two children were taken to Chambersburg Hospital on Wednesday after a crash on Lincoln Way East in Franklin County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. The crash happened Wednesday at 8:19 p.m. near 7882 Lincoln Way East, police said. The driver of a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina was entering Lincoln Way East from a private drive to the south without first yielding to a 1995 Ford Escort approaching from the west, police said.
NEWS
April 6, 2005
A man convicted in 2002 of a sex offense in Prince George's County, Md., failed to notify the Sex Offender Registry Unit of a recent change of address in Hagerstown and was arrested Monday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said in a prepared release. David Howard Shapiro, 39, whose last known address is 140 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown, was convicted in October 2002 of third-degree sex offense related to a victim younger than 15 years old in Prince George's County and was ordered to register as a child sexual offender, police said.
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July 13, 2000
Robbery, kidnapping charges filed By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City police charged a Martinsburg man on Thursday with one count of armed robbery and three counts of kidnapping in connection with the armed robbery of a fast-food restaurant this spring. continued Police charged Charles Lesane Jr., 33, of 214 Shenandoah Village, Apt. 3, with taking $1,500 from the restaurant at gunpoint on March 20. Police also alleged that he and three accomplices forced three employees into a freezer.
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By LAURA ERNDE | April 13, 1999
ANNAPOLIS - Gov. Parris Glendening on Tuesday signed a bill giving Washington County the authority to borrow $50 million over the next four years. The county plans to use the money to finance construction of schools, a landfill and other long-term building projects. The law goes into effect June 1. The county always has to get permission from the Maryland General Assembly to borrow money. Over the last four years, the county used $28 million of its $40 million borrowing authority.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | October 2, 2012
The case of a man charged with pulling a knife on another resident at a drug and alcohol treatment facility in Hagerstown was forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Washington County District Judge Ralph H. France II found at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing that there was enough evidence to send the trial of Darrin Jones to Circuit Court. Jones, 43, is accused of pulling a knife on another man on Aug. 26 as they were living at the Wells House at 124 E. Baltimore St. Hagerstown Police Lt. Tom Langston said after the hearing that Jones was charged with one count each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
NEWS
June 24, 1998
by JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer enlargement By SHEILA HOTCHKIN / Staff Writer Steven Hayden Brown was not himself this spring. At least, that's what Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration and its Pennsylvania counterpart told him. According to the two agencies, the 40-year-old Hagerstown man was actually a Pennsylvania resident with a history of drunken driving, a substance abuse counselor, a parole officer - and no chance of getting his license reissued.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | October 2, 2012
The case of a man charged with pulling a knife on another resident at a drug and alcohol treatment facility in Hagerstown was forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Washington County District Judge Ralph H. France II found at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing that there was enough evidence to send the trial of Darrin Jones to Circuit Court. Jones, 43, is accused of pulling a knife on another man on Aug. 26 as they were living at the Wells House at 124 E. Baltimore St. Hagerstown Police Lt. Tom Langston said after the hearing that Jones was charged with one count each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
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April 13, 2012
Woman, two children taken to hospital after Pa. crash FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A woman and two children were taken to Chambersburg Hospital on Wednesday after a crash on Lincoln Way East in Franklin County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. The crash happened Wednesday at 8:19 p.m. near 7882 Lincoln Way East, police said. The driver of a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina was entering Lincoln Way East from a private drive to the south without first yielding to a 1995 Ford Escort approaching from the west, police said.
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By MARLO BARNHART | July 10, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Former Hagerstown psychiatrist and convicted child molester Alan J. Horowitz was deported Sunday morning from India to the United States, where he faces charges that he violated the terms of his parole in New York. "We met the plane at the Newark, N.J., airport at 4 a.m. Sunday and made the arrest at the gate," U.S. Marshal Gary Mattison said. "Horowitz was accompanied by representatives of the U.S. State Department and the FBI. " Horowitz was found May 22 in a seaside resort in southern India and has been jailed since, awaiting deportation to the United States for traveling under a false British passport, Mattison said.
NEWS
April 21, 2007
Thumbs up to Pete Dougherty, for his many years of service to the citizens of Jefferson County, W.Va., and to the nation's veterans. He has served as a parole officer, a Jefferson County magistrate and a member of the Jefferson County Board of Education. In addition to all that, Dougherty was active in the Shenandoah Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which recently honored him as Distinguished Citizen of the Year for 2007. Thumbs up to Rev. Clark Carr of Grace United Methodist Church in Hagerstown, for his willingness to act as chaplain to soldiers in Iraq as part of the Maryland Army National Guard.
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by DAVE McMILLION | April 16, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Growing up, Pete Dougherty remembered that he "could have gone either way" in life. Dougherty said he was raised in a poor household but he was thankful he had positive influences from great teachers and adult mentors that set him on his path. Dougherty has worked as a parole officer in the Eastern Panhandle, as a Jefferson County magistrate, served for more than 10 years in former West Virginia Congressman Harley Staggers' office and has been a longtime member of the Jefferson County Board of Education.
NEWS
February 9, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A man who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in the burning deaths of four kittens on July 2, 2006, was in jail Thursday after Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell found him in violation of parole. Robert Lynn Tomlin moved in with Kelli Ann Green, owner of the dead kittens, which was a violation of his parole, McDowell said. Tomlin, formerly of Smithsburg, was ordered to serve 18 months in prison at his sentencing in November. At that time, McDowell suspended that sentence except for the 134 days Tomlin had served since his arrest.
NEWS
April 6, 2005
A man convicted in 2002 of a sex offense in Prince George's County, Md., failed to notify the Sex Offender Registry Unit of a recent change of address in Hagerstown and was arrested Monday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said in a prepared release. David Howard Shapiro, 39, whose last known address is 140 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown, was convicted in October 2002 of third-degree sex offense related to a victim younger than 15 years old in Prince George's County and was ordered to register as a child sexual offender, police said.
NEWS
September 4, 2000
Robots begin to run world If you're looking for another reason to abolish high school science class, this is it: A computer program that creates life. I thought Dolly was a sinister sheep when she made her appearance a couple years back, but compared to this latest scientific revelation she's a lamb without the wolf's clothing in a sheep-like - hmm. I was going somewhere with this, but it all kind of fell apart. Sorry. According to The Washington Post, the computer system "automatically creates, evolves, improves and finally builds a variety of simple mobile creatures without any significant human intervention.
NEWS
July 13, 2000
Robbery, kidnapping charges filed By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City police charged a Martinsburg man on Thursday with one count of armed robbery and three counts of kidnapping in connection with the armed robbery of a fast-food restaurant this spring. continued Police charged Charles Lesane Jr., 33, of 214 Shenandoah Village, Apt. 3, with taking $1,500 from the restaurant at gunpoint on March 20. Police also alleged that he and three accomplices forced three employees into a freezer.
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By LAURA ERNDE | April 13, 1999
ANNAPOLIS - Gov. Parris Glendening on Tuesday signed a bill giving Washington County the authority to borrow $50 million over the next four years. The county plans to use the money to finance construction of schools, a landfill and other long-term building projects. The law goes into effect June 1. The county always has to get permission from the Maryland General Assembly to borrow money. Over the last four years, the county used $28 million of its $40 million borrowing authority.
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