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by MARLO BARNHART | November 26, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Determined not to become crime statistics, about four dozen seniors learned how to protect themselves Monday afternoon during a SALT seminar at the Hagerstown AMVETS on Frederick Street. Sponsored by Seniors And Law Enforcement Together, the seminar was conducted by Deputy 1st Class James Holsinger. Holsinger discussed personal safety and financial security, sparking questions from the audience. "I want to know if I can carry pepper spray," said Violet Rice, a retired correctional officer.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | June 14, 2006
An inmate accused of assaulting a correctional officer with a homemade weapon was scheduled to appear in Washington County District Court on Tuesday, but he did not, according to court documents. Malcolm Kareem Torbit, 25, whose address is listed as Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, was charged in May with first-degree and second-degree assault on a correctional officer, concealing a deadly weapon and reckless endangerment, documents state. Correctional officers at Roxbury Correctional Institution allegedly saw Torbit and another inmate fighting May 6 and noticed that Torbit had a metallic weapon in his right hand, documents state.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | February 21, 2013
A woman accused of robbing the Hot Spot Cafe in Bunker Hill, W.Va., in August 2011, after spraying an employee and a patron there with pepper spray was ordered Thursday by a circuit court judge to serve four months of jail time. Wendy Viola Kirby, 40, of Winchester, Va., who was indicted in May 2012, pleaded guilty Thursday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to second-degree robbery and second-degree attempted robbery, according to court documents. A felony count of grand larceny was dismissed as a result of her guilty pleas to other charges, according to Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 27, 2012
A man charged with an attempted robbery at Boost Mobile on Aug. 23 has been charged with robbing the same store on Aug. 14, according to Washington County District Court records. Christopher Donovan Heiberger, 27, of 11206A Marbern Road, Hagerstown, was charged last week with attempted armed robbery, attempted robbery, second-degree assault and carrying pepper spray with intent to injure in the Aug. 23 incident at Boost Mobile, 1201 Dual Highway, court records said. In that incident, a man entered the store, demanded cash and tried to spray an employee with pepper spray, police said.
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April 21, 2009
A man fled the Magnolia Square Pharmacy on North Walnut Street Tuesday night with Oxycontin during an armed robbery, the Hagerstown Police Department said in a news release. The man walked into the pharmacy at 51 N. Walnut St. at 6 p.m. and produced a note saying he had a gun and demanding the drug Oxycontin, the release said. A clerk gave the man an undetermined amount of the drug and the assailant fled on foot across West Washington Street, the release said. An employee at the store was also hit with pepper spray and was treated at the scene, police said.
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January 3, 2002
Police log briefs 1/3 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man with a revolver robbed the E.C. Barnes gas station on Lincoln Way West in St. Thomas township Wednesday night, Pennsylvania State Police said. The man entered the gas station at 8632 Lincoln Way West at 7:20 p.m., police said. There were no injuries, police said. HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Money was stolen from a pizza delivery man Wednesday night after he was kicked in the ribs and his face was sprayed with pepper spray at the entrance to Cherry Run Village, West Virginia State Police said.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 10, 2012
A Hagerstown man charged with trying to hold up the same business twice in August armed with pepper spray was sentenced to five years in prison after entering guilty pleas Monday in Washington County Circuit Court to robbery and attempted robbery. Christopher Donovan Heiberger, 27, of 11206A Marbern Road, was charged with robbing BoostMobile, 1201 Dual Highway on Aug. 14, and then unsuccessfully trying to hold the store up on Aug. 23, court records said. On the evening of Aug. 14 a man came into the store with what appeared to be a T-shirt across his face and an object in his hand, charging document said.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | June 4, 1998
The parents of a Hagerstown professional wrestler have filed a $350 million federal lawsuit against Ocean City, Md., alleging police officers beat their son to death. The seven-count suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, alleges that police acted negligently when they used batons and pepper spray to subdue Neil Caricofe, who was wandering a hotel naked and confused in August 1996. Caricofe, 33, died after officers knelt on his back and handcuffed him outside the Fenwick Inn, according to the suit.
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By BOB PARTLOW | February 7, 2001
Special prosecutor sought by lawyer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An attorney whose grand jury testimony led to the indictment of three Berkeley County sheriff's deputies charged with beating a suspect has called for a special prosecutor to investigate what she believes to be a second, related incident of excessive police force. "We need a special prosecutor," Martinsburg attorney Laura Rose said this week. She called on Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely to appoint an outside investigator.
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August 24, 2012
Frederick man charged with possession   MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Frederick, Md., man was charged early Friday by Martinsburg police with having drugs in his car during a traffic stop, according to a Martinsburg Police Department news release. Martin C. Felder Jr., 33, of 4129 Tottenham St., was charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, police said. Felder was pulled over in the 600 block of Winchester Avenue at about 1:25 a.m. on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.
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