Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsPepper Spray
IN THE NEWS

Pepper Spray

NEWS
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.
Advertisement
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|