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NEWS
July 4, 2013
Hagerstown Police were investigating a home invasion early Thursday in which two assailants allegedly tied up two victims and stole cash. Officers were called to the 600 block of Forest Drive in the northern part of the city at about 1:16 a.m. Thursday. One of the suspects fired a handgun during the robbery, which occurred after two men wearing masks and gloves entered the home, police said in a news release. The gun was fired inside the house and the round was recovered from a wall, according to Sgt. John Lehman of the Criminal Investigation Division.
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NEWS
June 27, 2013
A Hedgesville, W.Va., man charged with robbing the Walgreens store in Martinsburg on June 22 was arraigned Thursday on additional charges related to his alleged attempt to flee from police after the incident. Jesse Lee Gibson, 27, was arraigned by Berkeley County Magistrate Betty Jo Hersh on single felony counts of fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference, attempted malicious wounding and fleeing in a vehicle causing injury, according to magistrate court documents. Gibson also was arraigned on misdemeanor counts of driving while revoked for driving under the influence, obstructing, fleeing on foot, failure to obey traffic signal, no proof of insurance and fleeing in a vehicle causing damage, the court documents said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | June 26, 2013
A Hedgesville, W.Va., man has been charged in five pharmacy robbery cases in Berkeley and Washington counties in the last six months, according to court documents. Jesse Lee Gibson, 27, was arraigned Wednesday by Berkeley County Magistrate Harry L. Snow on one count of robbery in connection with the June 18 holdup at Moore's Pharmacy in Old Courthouse Square shopping plaza in Martinsburg. Snow set a $100,000 cash-only bond for Gibson, who was being held Wednesday night in Eastern Regional Jail, according to court and jail records.
NEWS
June 22, 2013
A Hedgesville, W.Va., man who allegedly tried to rob a Martinsburg, W.Va., drug store with an explosive device Saturday morning was captured after he led police on a chase that ended on Interstate 81 when he crashed into a concrete barrier, according to the Martinsburg Police Department. Jesse Lee Gibson, 27, of Oak Grove School Road, was charged with attempted robbery, police said in a news release. Police said a man entered the Walgreens drug store on Edwin Miller Boulevard at about 7 a.m. Saturday and tried to get narcotics by telling employees he had an explosive device that he could detonate with a cellphone.
NEWS
June 21, 2013
Two men have been charged in connection with a robbery of a Winchester Avenue convenience store early Friday morning, according to the Martinsburg Police Department. Robert Matthew Johnson and David A. Whittington, both 24, were taken into custody after the robbery of the 7-Eleven at 201 Winchester Ave., where Johnson brandished a knife and told a store employee to “give him all the money and all the cartons of cigarettes” just before 4 a.m., police Detective J.D. Luciano said in a news release.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 19, 2013
A judge on Tuesday denied a motion to suppress an eyewitness identification and DNA evidence against an accused bank robber following a hearing in Washington County Circuit Court. Charles Benjamin McNeal, 28, of Chambersburg, Pa., was in court for a suppression hearing in April, but asked for a judge from outside the county to hear his case. Assistant State's Attorney Christopher McCormack said at that hearing that McNeal had been apprehended on the property of Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. in the Fountain Head area of Hagerstown.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
Charges have been dropped against a Boonsboro man whose attorney said a case of mistaken identity led to his client being wrongly accused of robbing a Hagerstown bank last month. During a hearing that lasted only a few minutes Thursday in Washington County District Court in Hagerstown, Judge R. Noel Spence dropped the charges against Brandon Lee Rohrer, 24, that had stemmed from the May 10 robbery of the Susquehanna Bank at 940 Frederick St. Rohrer had been charged with one count each of robbery, second-degree assault and theft of $1,000 to under $10,000.
NEWS
May 28, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported armed robbery Monday night at a Williamsport gas station and convenience store. The robbery at Williamsport Exxon, 314 E. Potomac St., was reported at 10:17 p.m., according to a sheriff's office news release. An employee told deputies he was approached outside the business by a male who told him he had a weapon and demanded that the employee go back inside the business. After stealing an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register, the robber fled on foot, the release said.
NEWS
May 25, 2013
The Hagerstown Police Department is investigating a Saturday morning robbery at Susquehanna Bank at 940 Frederick St. A male robbed the bank at 9:22 a.m., Hagerstown Police Sgt. John Lehman said in a news release. The male demanded money from one of the tellers and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, Lehman said. No weapon was displayed and no one was injured, he said. The man is described as white and between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall with a thin build, Lehman 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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