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July 8, 2010
A man was assaulted Wednesday afternoon during an armed robbery in an apartment complex on Edgewood Hill Circle in Hagerstown, a 911 dispatcher said Wednesday night. The assailants in the robbery included three males and one female, the dispatcher said. Guns were used in the robbery, which was reported shortly after 3 p.m., and the victim was taken to the hospital as a result of the assault, the dispatcher said. The assailants left in a vehicle, and police were searching for them Wednesday night, the dispatcher said.
NEWS
December 26, 2011
Police have charged two people in a strong-arm robbery that occurred Monday morning on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown, city police said. Michael Junior Rodriguez, 22, and Barbara Jean Rodriguez, 20, neither of whom have a fixed address, were each charged with robbery, second-degree assault and theft of less than $1,000, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department. The robbery was reported at 11:41 a.m. near 55 S. Potomac St., police said. The victim said she had been assaulted and robbed, and knew the people involved, police said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 7, 2012
A Hagerstown man charged with attempting to rob one business, then robbing another about five minutes later Saturday, had his bond doubled to $150,000 Monday at a bail review hearing in Washington County District Court. Mark Edward Ernst, 44, of 31 Madison Ave., is charged with robbery, attempted robbery, theft, two counts of first-degree assault and three counts of second-degree assault, court records show. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 30. “I don't think it's an insult to him to say he's a robber,” Deputy State's Attorney Joseph Michael told District Judge Mark D. Thomas.
NEWS
March 13, 2012
Police on Monday apprehended a Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man at his home in connection with a robbery last Friday at Jefferson Security Bank on Princess Street, police said. Mark David Swann, 49, who is charged with robbery, did not offer any resistance when police took him into custody, Patrolman Mike King of the Shepherdstown Police Department said Monday night. Shepherdstown police officers along with officers from the West Virginia State Police, the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, and the Harpers Ferry Police Department assisted in the apprehension, said Shepherdstown Police Chief David Ransom Jr. Swann's home was also searched, Ransom said.
NEWS
September 8, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Chambersburg man has been charged with robbing a Sheetz convenience store early Tuesday, the Chambersburg Police Department said. Gerald S. Preston, 29, whose last known residence was 666 Broad St., Apt. 4, Chambersburg, was taken into custody without incident Tuesday at 10:52 p.m., police said. He was charged with one count of robbery and was being held on $100,000 bond at Franklin County Jail on Wednesday, a jail spokeswoman said. The robbery happened at about 2:42 a.m. at the Sheetz convenience store at 1 Monticello Court, police said.
NEWS
February 20, 2013
Police have arrested at least one of two men identified as being involved in an armed robbery late Tuesday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Devon Lee Wallace of 425 Eagle School Road, Martinsburg was arraigned Wednesday by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on single counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and accessory to the crime, according to court documents. Police were told that one of the men struck a female in the face with a pistol and took $350 in cash from her at an apartment at 274 Joshua Drive, documents state.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | February 8, 2013
A Pennsylvania man was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail on Friday night following his apprehension in Berkeley County, W.Va., in connection with an armed robbery at the Shepherdstown Pharmacy on Thursday morning. Joshua Armolt, 30, whose address was not available, was taken into custody at an apartment building on Holiday Road in the Swan Pond area of Berkeley County. Members of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia State Police and U.S. Marshals were acting on a tip from Martinsburg Police when they spotted Armolt's black Pontiac Sunfire convertible parked in front of the apartment building, according to Lt. T.H. Hansen of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 17, 2012
The last of four Hagerstown men charged in a drug-related robbery in February entered guilty pleas and were sentenced to state prison Monday in Washington County Circuit Court. Guido Roche Jr., 24, of 1025 Georgia Ave., pleaded guilty to armed robbery and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery and was sentenced by Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. to 12 years in prison with seven  years suspended. Roche also pleaded guilty to a separate possession of marijuana charge. Robert Eugene Hackett, 20, of 219 N. Mulberry St., pleaded guilty to robbery and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery and was sentenced to 10 years in prison with all but three years suspended.
NEWS
January 22, 2013
A man suspected of a robbery at the Spring Mills Walmart pharmacy Tuesday afternoon was later arrested, West Virginia State Police said Tuesday night. Jesse Lee Gibson, 27, of Hedgesville, W.Va., was charged with robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle, State Police Sgt. M.A. Cole said. The vehicle was stolen in Pennsylvania, Cole said. Police were told the suspect went into the pharmacy and demanded Xanax, Cole said. He did not display a firearm, but threatened to use one, Cole said.
NEWS
May 16, 2013
A man suspected of robbing the Susquehanna Bank on Frederick Street in Hagerstown on May 10 has been arrested, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. Brandon Lee Rohrer, 23, of 20422 Mill Point Road in Boonsboro, faces charges of robbery, second-degree assault and theft from $1,000 to under $10,000. According to a report of the robbery in The Herald-Mail, the robber made off with an undisclosed amount of money May 10 after he handed a note to a teller demanding money. No weapons were displayed at the time of the robbery, according to police.
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September 10, 2013
Homeowners were awoken by two men who broke into a residence early Tuesday in the 7500 block of Sharpsburg Pike near Boonsboro, Maryland State Police said. The incident happened at about 1 a.m., when the men entered the master bedroom of the home and demanded money, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the men fled after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash. One of the men was described as 5-feet, 5-inches to 5-feet, 9-inches tall. He weighed about 140 pounds.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
A man who robbed a Chambersburg (Pa.) bank on Monday before leading  police on a high-speed chase and wounding two state troopers in a running shootout died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Cumberland County district attorney. Dakin Burgess, 37, of Pittsburgh shot himself on Roxbury Road in Upper Mifflin Township after a three-hour pursuit through two Pennsylvania counties, District Attorney David Freed said during a Tuesday morning news conference at the Cumberland County Courthouse.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2013
Two armed men robbed the manager of the Denny's restaurant on Dual Highway Tuesday morning as she was on her way to make a cash deposit at a nearby bank, Hagerstown police said. Lt. Tom Langston said officers were still searching for the robbers as of Tuesday afternoon. “The robbery did not occur in the store,” Langston said. “No one was injured.” The robbery was reported at about 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot of the restaurant at 1630 Dual Highway, Langston said. He said the manager was walking across the parking lot with an undisclosed amount of cash when two men with guns stopped her, took the money and a cellphone.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 29, 2013
Police in Berkeley County are investigating two home invasions reported on Wednesday, one of which resulted in a victim being taken to the hospital for treatment. At Sperry Avenue near Martinsburg, three males entered the residence and used a blunt instrument to strike a man several times in the face and torso about 6:40 p.m., the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Deputies said the victim was taken to Berkeley Medical Center to be treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.
NEWS
August 27, 2013
Two Martinsburg men accused of a home-invasion style robbery Tuesday afternoon were arrested shortly after the incident was reported, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office announced. Roger Carter Doleman, 27, and Raheim Raphael Doleman, 26, each were charged with single counts of robbery, burglary, assault during the commission of a felony and obstructing and two counts of conspiracy, police said in a news release. Raheim Doleman also was charged with driving suspended and fleeing on foot, police said.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2013
A Washington County Circuit Court jury this week acquitted a Hagerstown man of attempted murder and robbery charges in a November 2012 home invasion, but found him guilty on lesser counts of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. Xavier Tates, 25, whose last known address was South Locust Street, was found guilty Tuesday on two counts each of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, according to court records. It was the second time Tates had been charged with attempted first-degree murder, with the first occurring in 2005 in Baltimore, court records said.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 12, 2013
A man charged with shoving cashiers aside during robbery incidents at two businesses in Hagerstown last week was ordered held on $80,000 bond during a bail-review hearing Monday in Washington County District Court.   Visiting Judge Janice Rodnick Ambrose retained the total bond for Paul Stanley Henley, 46, of no fixed address at $80,000. Bond had been set at $40,000 in each case. Henley was arrested Friday and charged with attempting to rob the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Dual Highway, and robbing Wayne's Country Store on West Washington Street, Hagerstown Police Lt. Tom Langston said.
NEWS
August 9, 2013
A 46-year-old man was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with the robbery of Wayne's Country Store and an attempted robbery at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Hagerstown earlier this week, city police said. Paul Stanley Henley of no fixed address was detained by police at a residence in the 200 block of Summit Avenue without incident about 4:30 p.m., Hagerstown police Sgt. John Lehman said. Henley is charged with robbery, assault and theft in the Wayne's Country Store incident on Thursday, and attempted robbery, assault and attempted theft in the KFC case, police said.
NEWS
August 9, 2013
Martinsburg police on Friday released an image of a individual who is believed to be a suspect in the Aug. 2 robbery of the Pizza Hut in Old Courthouse Square shopping plaza. The white male suspect, described as 6 feet 3 inches tall and in his late 30s, took about $223 from the restaurant after demanding money and telling a clerk he had a pistol, city police said. The suspect entered the Pizza Hut just before 11 p.m. and left the business on foot, police said. He was wearing a red baseball cap and had a scruffy beard, police said.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 8, 2013
A man who jumped over the counter and robbed Wayne's Country Store in Hagerstown on Thursday afternoon might be the same person who tried to rob a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Dual Highway earlier this week, according to city police. The most recent robbery occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m., when a man jumped over the counter of the store, pushed the clerk aside and grabbed cash from the register, said Lt. Tom Langston of the Hagerstown Police Department. The man, who did not show a weapon, fled east on West Washington Street with an undetermined amount of money, Langston said.
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