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By DAN DEARTH | | 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.
December 4, 1996
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Charges against a Waynesboro, Pa., man who was shot in the leg while allegedly trying to run down a police officer with his vehicle Nov. 10 will be tried in Washington County Circuit Court. Richard A. Sheffler was ordered held on $200,000 bond by Washington County District Court Judge Ralph France who Tuesday found probable cause to uphold the charges during a preliminary hearing. Sheffler, 29, displayed no signs of his injury at the court appearance Tuesday.
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.
December 21, 2000
Man arrested after chase in Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man wanted on multiple charges in New Jersey was picked up in Chambersburg Wednesday after officers identified him as the man who led them on a high-speed chase through the borough last week, police reported Thursday. Christian Foster, whose address was not available, was charged with possession with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana, police said. The investigation is continuing. Chambersburg Police became involved in the case at 2 a.m. Friday when a man known as "Jamaican Chris" was seen driving a black Chevrolet Blazer at Catherine and Main streets.
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | July 14, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police on Tuesday were still piecing together what happened Monday night when a Martinsburg Police Department cruiser and a car collided at the intersection of South Queen and West South streets. Patrolman Jeffery Pepple, 27, of Martinsburg, was heading north on South Queen Street to back up another officer who was involved in a foot chase when the accident occurred at about 9 p.m., according to Martinsburg Police Sgt. John McMillen. Malissa Neice, 32, of Martinsburg, was driving a dark red Plymouth Duster in which two children were riding at the time of the accident, according to McMillen.
By DAN DEARTH | | 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.
February 1, 2001
Pa. State Police investigate W.Va.deputy's fatal accident By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania State Police investigation into an accident on Interstate 81 in Franklin County, Pa., that claimed the life of a Berkeley County, W.Va., deputy sheriff continued Thursday. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. Wednesday north of Exit 3 in Greencastle, Pa., as a car traveling north in the southbound lanes of the interstate smashed head-on into the car in which Burkett and Auxiliary Berkeley County Deputy Joseph L. Miller were transporting a prisoner to West Virginia.
By DAN DEARTH | | 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.
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.
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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