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May 13, 1997
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer The Hagerstown City Council approved a $73 million budget Tuesday after rearranging thousands of dollars to pay for nine new public safety personnel without raising taxes. The vote was 4-1, with Councilman Mark Jameson voting no. Jameson said he didn't think hiring six more police officers would be an effective way to battle drug-related crime. The six officers will form a crime impact team, whose duties will include reducing the city's growing problem with drugs and related violence.
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By ERIN JULIUS | February 27, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Investigators on Friday were looking for a man who on Monday identified himself as a police officer, forced a woman into his vehicle and sexually assaulted her, Sgt. Paul Kifer said Friday afternoon in a news release. Police were not releasing details of the assault, Kifer said Friday in a telephone interview. The woman, whose name is not being released, was examined at Washington County Hospital after the attack, he said. At 4 a.m. Monday, the victim was driving south on North Potomac Street when a dark blue SUV driven by a man pulled up next to her vehicle at a traffic light, investigators said.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | August 1, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police Chief Michael DeFrank said he is concerned about the department's morale and reputation because of actions by Mayor Tom Newcomer since he took office in January. DeFrank outlined several incidents he said have undermined his authority and the morale of the department in a letter he sent to Newcomer and the 10-member Chambersburg Borough Council last week. The tension between the police and the mayor surfaced earlier this month when the police department's union filed an unfair labor charge against the borough, alleging Newcomer used profanity and intimidated officers after the union said it would seek binding arbitration in contract negotiations.
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by KAREN HANNA | July 4, 2005
BOONSBORO karenh@herald-mail.com The Town of Boonsboro's new police chief grew up in the area, bicycled its streets and graduated from Boonsboro High School in 1977. Now that the town police force is back in action, Jeff Hewett is hoping to become even more familiar to area residents. "That's a big thing for me. I want to be a community-oriented police officer. That means getting out and walking the streets and talking to the people, talking to the business owners - just being accessible," Hewett said.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | June 22, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Late in the school year, Jake Nalley was driving in Myersville, Md., when his car was struck by a dump truck, destroying his vehicle and severely injuring his friend. Jake, who recently graduated from Washington County Technical High School, said his car was at an auto shop at the school, where he and other students enrolled in the school's auto repair program were working to remove the useable parts. "We're trying to pull the engine out and the transmission," Jake said in late May. Many students enrolled in the auto repair program at the technical high school said they were planning to look for jobs in local repair shops after graduation.
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August 27, 2003
Spoiler stolen from car; trunk damaged A spoiler was stolen from a 1992 Pontiac Grand Am GT and the car's trunk was damaged , according to a report to the Washington County Sheriff's Department Monday afternoon. Damage to the trunk was estimated at $200 and the spoiler was valued at $200, police said. The car was in the 13200 block of Independence Road west of Hagerstown, police said. Man charged in chase to stand trial A 70-year-old man waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Washington County District Court Tuesday on charges connected to a three-state police chase on July 29, court records say. The case against Julian Basil Foster Sr., of 155 Main Street in Dimock, Pa., will go to Washington County Circuit Court.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 17, 2004
andrews@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A 10 with a smiley face meant approval. A frowning face was a jeer. In a jovial mood, the "Official Un-Judges" were generous with 10s and frugal with frowns at Saturday's 25th annual Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival parade in Martinsburg. The unsanctioned, frivolous, sideline "reviewing stand" has been a tradition for about 20 years, said Vic Vesper, who borrowed the idea from the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Va. The Un-Judges set up court Saturday on a high lawn lined with a concrete wall, looking down on the 800 block of West King Street.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | December 9, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com The 71-year-old man who crashed into two Maryland State Police troopers and struck another officer after police disabled his van in a July 29 chase on Interstate 81 was ordered Monday to give up his driver's license and pay nearly $7,000 for the damage he caused to the police vehicles. Julian Basil Foster Sr., of Harleysville, Pa., was found guilty Monday in a Washington County Circuit Court trial of second-degree assault and attempting to elude a police officer in connection with the incident.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | March 26, 2012
Police responding to a report of shots fired early Monday found a gravely wounded man on a bed in a Linwood Road home, Hagerstown Police Department officers said. Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith said the man, Alfarad A. Evans, 35, of 1002 Linwood Road, was pronounced dead at Meritus Medical Center about an hour after the 5:30 a.m. shooting. Smith said a woman who was in the house at the time of the shooting was uninjured. “They could have harmed her if they wanted to,” Smith said.
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By ERIN JULIUS | August 2, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A Hagerstown man was charged with first-degree assault and other crimes Wednesday after police pursued him in a high-speed chase through Washington County and Franklin County, Pa. Anthony David Medeiros, 32, of 137 Fairground Ave., was taken into custody on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania near the Marion exit about half an hour after police responded to a call for shots fired on Pope Avenue, Sgt. Dave Long of the Hagerstown Police Department...
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