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August 25, 2005
Package causes building's evacuation FREDERICK, Md. - A suspicious package caused the Frederick County Health Department building to be evacuated for about two hours Wednesday, but the package turned out to be safe, police said. The Frederick County Sheriff's Department said someone saw the package in the foyer of a public side entrance to the building at 350 Montevue Lane, off Rosemont Avenue. At about 1 p.m., the sheriff's department responded. The Department of Fire and Rescue Services and the State Fire Marshal's Office were called to help.
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By BOB PARTLOW | February 8, 2001
Martinsburg City Council puts tasers on stun MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City Council members received a shocking demonstration at their monthly meeting Thursday night, after which they voted to add a new weapon to the city police arsenal. Two members of the police department demonstrated the use of the "taser" gun, which throws two electronic wires 21 feet, temporarily shocking into submission any person at whom they are aimed. Police Chief Ted Anderson described the device as a "less than lethal weapon" that would help in potential suicides or in situations in which officers might confront someone with a weapon like a knife and refuse to put it down.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | May 13, 1999
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Ranson, W.Va., man filed suit against the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Thursday, alleging his civil rights were violated by three deputies during a May 14, 1997, traffic stop. Winstead L. Viands, who is seeking $225,000, alleges in the suit filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court that one of the deputies kicked him in the back after the traffic stop. Following a car chase, Viands stopped his car and got out without being asked, the suit says.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ and BRIAN SHAPPELL | October 6, 2004
Police responded to a call of a person with a weapon inside a house in Hagerstown's North End on Tuesday evening, according to a Washington County emergency dispatcher. Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Fred Wolford said officers set up a perimeter around a residence in the 1300 block of Cedarwood Drive for several hours. Wolford said the owner of the home said he received a threatening phone call from a man who was inside his house at about 6:30 p.m. Wolford said officers used pepper spray and entered the house before 10 p.m., only to find that no one was inside.
NEWS
December 20, 2005
A Hagerstown man who allegedly gave false information to police officers Friday was charged with several offenses. Jovan David Williams, 21, of 673 Oak Hill Ave., was charged with concealing a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, failing to obey a lawful order and giving false statements to officers, according to Washington County District Court documents. Maryland State Police saw expired tags on a vehicle on West Washington Street in which Williams was a passenger, documents state.
NEWS
January 14, 1998
Inmate sentenced in fight A prison inmate received a six-month sentence Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court for a March fight with a correctional officer at the Maryland Correctional Training Center. Reginald Randolph, 21, who pleaded guilty to second-degree assault, will serve that sentence in addition to the time he has left on a three-year sentence for assault. The March 28 incident began at 11:45 a.m. on Unit 3, B Tier, when Randolph left his cell to go to his classes, according to court records.
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by KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | June 6, 2002
kimy@herald-mail.com A Hagerstown teenager flipped a table across the courtroom and struggled with deputies during a disposition hearing Wednesday after a judge refused to send him home. Washington County Circuit Judge Donald Beachley, sitting in juvenile court, found the 16-year-old male to be delinquent on May 22 for escaping from the Potomac Ridge treatment center. The youth was sent to the treatment center after he slammed a 6-year-old against a Dumpster in 2000, according to Assistant Washington County State's Attorney Michelle Flores.
NEWS
August 18, 2008
Police say a Washington, D.C., woman punched and attempted to bite a trooper who tried to remove her from her car after she was charged with causing a four-vehicle pileup on Interstate 70 near Hagerstown Sunday. Joyce Ann Mosby, 48, of 400 21st Street, Apt. 2, was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer and failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order of a law enforcement officer, court records show. She was also cited for failure to control her speed to avoid a collision, according to court records.
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