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By DAN DEARTH | November 4, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Washington County Board of Education member W. Edward Forrest was sentenced Wednesday to serve a year of probation for driving under the influence of alcohol in August. Forrest was sentenced in Pennsylvania by Franklin County Central Court Judge Richard J. Walsh. Walsh said the charges against Forrest would be dropped if he successfully completes the probation. The Franklin County District Attorney's Office agreed to give Forrest accelerated rehabilitative disposition -- a type of probation in Pennsylvania that commonly is granted to first-time offenders who commit minor crimes.
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December 24, 1997
Woman given probation in beating case The Hagerstown woman charged with beating her father on Nov. 30 received probation before judgment Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Gladys Irene Dawson, 54, of 479 Mitchell Ave., pleaded guilty to second-degree assault. That plea was stricken by Judge Ralph France and the probation imposed, according to court records. Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Arthur Rozes said Dawson was put on supervised probation for 18 months and fined $425.
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November 17, 2005
Two men accused of egging several vehicles were sentenced to probation Wednesday after being granted probation before judgment, according to Washington County District Court documents. Zachary Bo Green, 19, of 2704 Rohersville Road in Knoxville, Md., was charged in May with nine counts of malicious destruction of property, documents state. All but one of the counts were dismissed in court Wednesday. Another man, Joshua Daniel Wood, 18, of 21614 Black Rock Road in Hagerstown, was charged in the same incident with several counts of malicious destruction of property.
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March 12, 1998
Man sentenced for violation of probation A man who first came to the attention of Hagerstown City Police in 1995 for a knife-wielding incident was back in Washington County Circuit Court Tuesday for violation of probation. Nicholas Brent Santarelli, 36, of Hagerstown, was sentenced to the Washington County Detention Center for six months. He was given credit for the time served since he was picked up in January. The probation violation related to new offenses including a September conviction for assault and resisting arrest and a drunken driving conviction.
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August 25, 2006
A Montgomery County, Md., man charged with threatening some Hagerstown residents with a gun will serve 18 months probation. According to Washington County District Court records, Hoa Hiep Diep pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit first-degree assault. Charges of possession of a firearm, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and accessory after the statute were dropped. Diep, 20, of Germantown, Md., was accused of driving through a West Side Avenue neighborhood March 13, while a passenger pointed a long gun at residents, according to a charging document.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | May 17, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - A cheerleading coach sentenced in August 2004 for stealing money from Hagerstown Heat All-Stars did not violate her probation by resurrecting the group and having others handle the finances, Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone III ruled Monday. Anna Lois Miles, 32, who was sentenced to serve six months in August 2004 after she pleaded guilty to writing $24,000 in bad checks drawn on the Hagerstown Heat All-Stars cheerleading group's account in late 2003 and early 2004, was in Circuit Court Monday on a charge she violated probation.
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July 14, 1999
A 14-year-old Boonsboro High freshman who made a bomb threat and spoke of forming a "raincoat mafia" at his school last May was placed on indefinite supervised probation Wednesday. The teenager, who admitted to a charge of willfully disrupting activities at school, has been at the child and adolescent unit at the Thomas B. Finan Center in Cumberland for evaluation. Judge Frederick Wright, sitting as Washington County Juvenile Court judge, ordered that the boy maintain good behavior at home and in school when it resumes.
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February 22, 2000
A 19-year-old Hagerstown resident who tried to purchase liquor last December with an altered Maryland driver's license got probation before judgment Tuesday in Washington County District Court. Joseph Dill, of 11916 Phylane Drive, pleaded guilty to being a minor in possession of a fraudulent identification - a charge with a maximum penalty of a $500 fine. Judge Ralph France granted Dill probation and ordered him to perform 60 hours of community service while on probation for eight months.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | December 7, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - A man who pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty last month has been charged with violating his probation by moving back in with his ex-girlfriend and five cats, court documents state. Robert Lynn Tomlin, 22, was arrested Tuesday on a charge that he violated probation ordered at his Nov. 13 sentencing hearing, according to court records. Tomlin was accused of striking Kelli Green and throwing four of her kittens into a fire pit July 2 in Smithsburg, court documents state.
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May 9, 2001
Ex-Thomas Johnson principal receives probation By MARLO BARNHART marlob@herald-mail.com The former principal of Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Md., was granted probation before judgment Tuesday on a charge of soliciting prostitution. William Louis Van Hall, 45, of 2820 Grandview Drive in Middletown, Md., was charged with one count of solicitation for prostitution, according to Hagerstown City Police. He was accused of agreeing to pay an undercover policewoman $30 for sex at about 8:50 p.m. on Feb. 28 in downtown Hagerstown.
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