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November 1, 2002
Deputies in Washington and Frederick counties were notified Thursday by Pine Bluff, Ark., police of the recovery of more than $30,000 in property including guns, jewelry, cameras and other items believed stolen recently from the Cascade area. Investigator Greg Alton of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said he was told five people had been apprehended after a chase. Lt. Larry Plunkett of the Pine Bluff, Ark., Police said his department got a tip about people in a car trying to sell guns.
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NEWS
January 30, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man accused of robbing the Waffle House at 1807 Edwin Miller Boulevard on Jan. 14 was arrested at a Hedgesville, W.Va., home, and Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Sgt. W. A. Johnson said police were looking for two men believed to be his accomplices. Garry L. Himes, 24, of Hedgesville, and Richard "Ricky" L. Ernst, 26, and Wayne R. Bates, 22, both of the Hedgesville area, are charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and armed robbery, Johnson said. Himes was arrested during a search warrant at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, a press release states.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | August 4, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A lawsuit has been filed against Wal-Mart, alleging that store clerks at the Martinsburg store last year wrongfully sold a gun to a man who used it the next day to kill his sister and himself. Also named in the suit is the Berkeley County Commission, based on allegations that deputies with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department allowed David Mendez, 23, to keep the gun even after he was acting strangely and was kicked out of a local sporting goods store.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 25, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com David Eugene Munday's defense attorneys asked witnesses Friday whether it is possible a fellow trooper or a woman who lived on Harper Lane accidentally shot Trooper R.J. "Bobby" Elswick on Oct. 10, 2002. Defense attorney Robert Barrat first asked Trooper John Droppleman, who was present during the shooting, whether it is possible someone other than Munday shot Elswick. "Absolutely not. I know what you're implying. Absolutely not," Droppleman said.
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by ASHLEY GORDON | January 21, 2003
ashleyg@herald-mail.com When 15-year-old Danielle Shives shot a five-point buck last November it was a feat, not because of her age but because she couldn't see her target. Danielle is blind. Danielle survived a brain tumor at the age of 2 but as a result of the tumor, she lost her sight. She and her family, father, Bruce "Andy" Shives, mother, Sherry Shives, and brother Ethan Shives, 13, live in Big Pool. A sophomore at Clear Spring High School, Danielle is a straight "A" student.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | August 8, 2008
CLEAR SPRING -- A frantic phone call from a mother in the Gruber Road area near Clear Spring Thursday led to a massive manhunt that ended peacefully less than an hour later. Debra McKee called the Washington County Sheriff's Department at about 11 a.m. to ask for help, saying she was involved in an altercation with her adult son at a home they share at 13242 Gruber Road, deputies said. Sheriff's Department Sgt. Daniel Faith said Debra McKee told him she was barricaded in her bedroom and her son, Adam James McKee, 28, was trying to break down the door.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | November 2, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man has been charged with the Monday night shooting of his brother-in-law following a dispute over rent, according to records in Berkeley County Magistrate Court. cont. from front page Joseph G. Hendrickson, 25, of 902 N. Third St., was charged with malicious wounding and released on $2,500 bond, police said. His brother-in-law, Christopher Custer, 28, of the same address, was listed in good condition at City Hospital on Tuesday after being shot in the chest, according to Martinsburg City Police and a hospital spokeswoman.
NEWS
October 11, 2009
Here are some of the things happening in Washington County Public Schools this week: Today Bester Elementary - Individual picture day Boonsboro Middle - Homecoming/Spirit Week Clear Spring Elementary - Green School Committee meeting E. Russell Hicks Middle - PTA meeting, 6 p.m. Greenbrier Elementary - PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m. North Hagerstown High - All County Chorus rehearsal, 6:30 p.m....
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BY KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | March 7, 2002
The parents of a 6-year-old girl who was accidentally shot to death by her 8-year-old brother last year pleaded guilty in Washington County District Court Wednesday to allowing their children access to firearms. Patricia Mae Yost, 26, and Alan Frederick Yost, 27, both of 12072 National Pike, faced the misdemeanor charge as a result of the Nov. 29, 2001, death of their daughter. Cassey Yost died when a shotgun held by her brother, Austin, discharged, striking her in the head at the family's home, Maryland State Police said.
NEWS
March 25, 1998
Police Log U.S. 15 closed after armed men spotted FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland State Police temporarily shut down U.S. 15 Tuesday afternoon while state troopers questioned two men walking south on the highway who were dressed in camouflage and reportedly carrying an M-16 rifle and a hand grenade, according to police. Police received about three cellular telephone calls around 12:30 p.m. made by drivers who had passed the men walking on the road, police said. Police found out the men are war veterans who had received permission from the Maryland State Highway Administration to walk from Pennsylvania to the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., police said.
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