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BREAKINGNEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | February 17, 2011
A Baltimore man who led authorities on a high-speed chase through West Virginia and Maryland Thursday morning was apprehended near Williamsport when the car he was driving crashed into a police car and ended up in a wooded area near the C&O Canal, according to Maryland State Police. Gary Silas Wingate Jr., 23, was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, theft, malicious destruction of property and false statement to a police officer, according to a spokesman for the Washington County Detention Center, where Wingate was being held Thursday night.
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NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | June 10, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The man convicted of crashing his sport utility vehicle into an off-duty state trooper's car more than a year ago was sentenced Monday to serve time in prison. Aaron Curtis Lewis, 19, was sentenced to serve one to five years in prison for a felony charge of fleeing from an officer in a vehicle resulting in injury. Lewis also was ordered to serve one year in prison for driving without insurance and one year for leaving the scene of an accident causing injury.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 15, 2009
ROUZERVILLE, Pa. -- Some classic-car buffs who like the old "Dukes of Hazzard" TV show have a replica of Bo and Luke Duke's orange Dodge Charger. Josh Delauter of Greencastle, Pa., took a different angle as a fan. He found a Plymouth Fury and made it look like the police car driven by the Duke boys' nemesis, Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane. The white car says "Hazzard County Sheriff" on the side. While showing it off Saturday at Red Run Park during Rouzerfest '09, Delauter said he gave the car to his son, Benjamin, for his fourth birthday.
NEWS
May 10, 2010
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story listed an incorrect age for Danielle R. Paikin. That age was provided by the Maryland State Police. The Herald-Mail apologizes for the error. HAGERSTOWN --The medical conditions have improved for two of three Washington County residents who were injured in a fatal car accident Thursday on Md. 65 near the entrance to Antietam National Battlefield. William J. Turner, 20, of Sharpsburg, was released Saturday from Washington County Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 13, 2011
Friday the 13th turned out to be an unlucky day for the Hagerstown Police Department’s kickball team. The city’s finest were dispatched in another way during a Friday afternoon match against the half-pints from Winter Street Elementary School. Fourth-grader Kaytie Banzhoff acknowledged that the officers took it easy on the students, but said: “We handled them.” Second-grade teacher Jen Hardy, who also serves as coordinator of the school’s Positive Behavior Intervention Support program, said five students were chosen from each of the school’s 15 classes to play in the game.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 22, 2011
Hagerstown Police Department officials say they hope the city’s recent purchase of three off-road motorcycles will help beef up patrols in back alleys and other areas that are too small for police cars to maneuver. Capt. Mark Holtzman said the motorcycles will allow the officers to more effectively patrol alleys, railroad property and several city parks. “It allows the officers to reach areas of the city that don’t get patrolled on a regular basis,” he said. Holtzman said the police department used confiscated drug money to purchase three Suzuki 400s for about $6,000 each from Twigg Cycles on Edgewood Drive.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | May 8, 2010
Three Washington County residents remained hospitalized Friday, a day after they were injured in a three-car crash that claimed the life of a Delaware woman near the entrance to Antietam National Battlefield on Sharpsburg Pike. Lauran Dwyer, 21, and Joseph Dwyer, 25, both of Clear Spring, were listed in serious but stable condition Friday night at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokeswoman said. William J. Turner, 20, of Sharpsburg, was listed in good condition at Washington County Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday afternoon.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | January 27, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A federal prosecutor argued Thursday that witnesses could be endangered if two people charged with being members of an Eastern Panhandle drug ring were allowed to remain out of jail until their trials. cont. from front page U.S. District Judge W. Craig Broadwater ordered Kirk Leon Grantham, who was indicted on drug charges by a grand jury last week, held without bond. Broadwater delayed ruling on whether Casey Michelle Holt should be held until prosecutors give her attorney a copy of a police officer's grand jury testimony and other relevant information that may be contained in his notes.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | March 13, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Jurors deliberated for 2 1/2 hours Wednesday night before finding 19-year-old Aaron Lewis guilty of crashing a Nissan Pathfinder into an off-duty state trooper's car last spring, permanently injuring the officer. Lewis, 19, showed no visible reaction as Circuit Judge David Sanders pronounced him guilty of fleeing from an officer creating injury, driving left of center, reckless driving, driving without insurance, leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries, driving on a learner's permit without an unimpaired adult in the car, failure to render aid and failure to immediately report an accident.
NEWS
October 4, 2004
Police: Driver shows gun during street race Maryland State Police believe two cars were involved in a street race early Sunday when one of the drivers displayed a large handgun, according to police. Police said the incident was reported about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Police said a red Corvette and a black Honda Accord were driving side by side on westbound Interstate 70, between Md. 66 and U.S. 40, when one driver brandished the gun. Police allege a gun was found in one of the vehicles, which was stopped on Acme Road near Virginia Avenue, during a subsequent traffic stop.
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