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April 19, 2011
An armed security guard lost his gun when he stopped to use the restroom April 14 at the Sheetz convenience store at 215 W. Baltimore St. in Greencastle, the Greencastle Police Department said. The man, an armed courier for Dunbar Armored Security, told police that he took off the gun to use the restroom and returned to work without it, according to a police department press release. The gun, a Springfield semi-automatic pistol, was gone when he returned to get it. Anyone with information may call the police department at 717-597-9506.
NEWS
March 11, 2011
A security guard at Potomac Towers in Hagerstown jumped or fell to his death from the roof of the building at about 2 p.m. Friday, city authorities said. Police wouldn't release the man's name Friday afternoon because the family had not been notified, and the matter still is under investigation, Hagerstown police Detective Sgt. Jim Hurd said. Detective Tammy Jurado said police believe the man might have committed suicide. She said the incident occurred on the east side of the building.
NEWS
By DON AINES | November 29, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A former Franklin County security guard charged with indecent assault involving a 3-year-old boy was placed on the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program Wednesday in Franklin County Court. Raymond E. Rotz, 68, of Chambersburg, was placed on the ARD program for 18 months by Judge Carol Van Horn, who also ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation and any treatment deemed necessary. Rotz will be under the supervision of the Probation Department's sexual offenders officer and can have no contact with either the victim or unsupervised contact with any minor, Van Horn said.
NEWS
May 15, 2001
Man found dead in creek is identified By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI kimy@herald-mail.com Hagerstown City Police said Monday they had identified the body of a man found lying in Antietam Creek a day earlier, but still don't know how he came to be in the water. Police Chief Arthur Smith said the body had been identified as that of David George Grams, 33, of no fixed address by checking his fingerprints on a police computer. "It looks to me like he drowned," Medical Examiner Dr. Edward Ditto III, said.
OBITUARIES
March 21, 2011
Lauren S. Blickenstaff, 82, of Smithsburg, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 2, 1928, in Wolfsville, and was the son of the late Samuel H. and Virgie Shuff Blickenstaff. Lauren was raised by his grandmother, Linnie Shuff. Lauren was a life member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Wolfsville. He served with the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1950. For many years, he worked as a security guard at Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown; was a carpenter with Morgan-Keller Builders; and retired as a security guard with Top Flight, Hagerstown.
NEWS
June 22, 2000
An armored truck security guard accused of helping himself to $10,000 destined for delivery at a Hagerstown bank was being held at the Washington County Detention Center Thursday, Maryland State Police said. Marco Antonio Taffo, 26, of 1020 Paul Drive, Rockville, Md., was charged with felony theft more than $300. said Tfc. Michael Potter of the state police criminal investigation unit. Taffo was employed as a security guard by Dunbar Armored, Inc., which provides armored truck delivery services to the Washington County area.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | October 5, 1999
Assault charges filed by a striking Redland Brick Inc. worker and a security guard against each other were dismissed Tuesday and the worker is back on the job, officials said. [cont. from front page ] The dismissal of charges by the Washington County State's Attorney's office was "good news for everybody," said attorney Bill Proctor of Myers & Proctor. Proctor represented Teamsters Local No. 992 in the matter. The dismissal was a condition of an agreement that resulted in the return to work of Harold Wesley Shipley Jr., Proctor said.
NEWS
July 29, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal grand jury has indicted the white supremacist accused of fatally shooting a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Hate crimes charges have been added to the case against James von Brunn, who has been in a hospital since the shooting last month. Officials say the 89-year-old shot and killed museum guard Stephen T. Johns. Von Brunn was shot in the face by other guards. A seven-count indictment was handed up Wednesday in U.S. District Court, charging von Brunn with first-degree murder, killing in a federal building -- both charges already lodged against von Brunn -- and bias-motivated crime.
NEWS
BY ANDREW SCHOTZ | February 27, 2005
A fire broke out in an apartment at the Dagmar Hotel on Summit Avenue around 10:40 p.m., evacuating the building. Five people were taken to the hospital, Hagerstown Fire Chief Gary Hawbaker said. Daniel Barnhouse, who lives in apartment 508 on the sixth floor, said the fire was in the apartment next to his. He said he was talking to his girlfriend on the phone when he heard some banging on the wall. He went downstairs to get a security guard. When he came back upstairs, residents already were leaving because of the fire, he said.
NEWS
March 31, 2009
A 30-year-old woman who worked at a Hagerstown restaurant died early Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla., when she fell from a motel balcony, according to an obituary and published reports. Heather Renee Crawford, 30, was standing on a chair or sitting on a railing when she fell, the Associated Press and the Orlando Sentinel reported. A security guard at the motel investigated and found Crawford's body, the newspaper reported. Crawford had a Frostburg, Md., and a Hagerstown address, according to the newspaper and her obituary.
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April 26, 2012
George Richard Bargmann, 58, of Smithsburg, Md., passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the Meritus Medical Center. Born Wednesday, June 17, 1953, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Louis Herman Bargmann and Elizabeth Jane (Lee) Bargmann. He was employed as a security guard with U.S. Security, where he worked at the Toys R Us store in Frederick, Md. George was a history lover and enjoyed spending time learning all things about history. He is survived by his son, Brian L. Bargmann of Chambersburg, Pa.; daughter, Louise M. Frey and husband, David, of Smithsburg; sisters, Betty Lou Hickerson of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Margaret S. Fitzgerald of Jessup, Md.; brother, Louis H. Bargmann Jr. of Damascus, Md.; and grandsons, Gibson Frey and Oliver Frey.
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OBITUARIES
February 27, 2012
James Francis "Mad Dog" Durst, 72, of Greencastle, formerly of Hagerstown, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Manor Care in Chambersburg. Born Feb. 21, 1940, in Keyser, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lester Francis and Bessie Lee (Houdersheldt) Durst. Mr. Durst retired as a corrections officer from MCTC, Hagerstown, and later worked as a security guard for White Stone Group, Emmitsburg, Md. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Dawn (Mangus)
OBITUARIES
October 31, 2011
Robert Russell Carbaugh, 73, of 3 Leroy St., Hagerstown, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at his residence. Born Dec. 3, 1937, in Hagerstown, he was a son of the late Omar Russell and Violet Mable Troupe Carbaugh. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Helen Louise Knox Carbaugh. Bob retired from the U.S. Navy after serving for more than 20 years, having done three tours of duty in Vietnam and served aboard the USS McKinley. After leaving the service, he worked as a security guard with several companies.
NEWS
April 19, 2011
An armed security guard lost his gun when he stopped to use the restroom April 14 at the Sheetz convenience store at 215 W. Baltimore St. in Greencastle, the Greencastle Police Department said. The man, an armed courier for Dunbar Armored Security, told police that he took off the gun to use the restroom and returned to work without it, according to a police department press release. The gun, a Springfield semi-automatic pistol, was gone when he returned to get it. Anyone with information may call the police department at 717-597-9506.
OBITUARIES
March 21, 2011
Lauren S. Blickenstaff, 82, of Smithsburg, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 2, 1928, in Wolfsville, and was the son of the late Samuel H. and Virgie Shuff Blickenstaff. Lauren was raised by his grandmother, Linnie Shuff. Lauren was a life member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Wolfsville. He served with the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1950. For many years, he worked as a security guard at Fairchild Aircraft, Hagerstown; was a carpenter with Morgan-Keller Builders; and retired as a security guard with Top Flight, Hagerstown.
NEWS
March 11, 2011
A security guard at Potomac Towers in Hagerstown jumped or fell to his death from the roof of the building at about 2 p.m. Friday, city authorities said. Police wouldn't release the man's name Friday afternoon because the family had not been notified, and the matter still is under investigation, Hagerstown police Detective Sgt. Jim Hurd said. Detective Tammy Jurado said police believe the man might have committed suicide. She said the incident occurred on the east side of the building.
NEWS
By The Herald-Mail staff | December 16, 2010
Following a nationally reported shooting Tuesday during a school board meeting in Panama City, Fla., school system officials across the Tri-State area weighed in Thursday on whether they feel security needs to be improved for public meetings. In e-mails to The Herald-Mail, Washington County Public Schools System spokesman Richard Wright said staff members reviewed the Florida shooting and discussed current security protocol. No changes were being discussed at this time, he said.
NEWS
September 2, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An 89-year-old white supremacist charged with killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was ordered to remain in jail Wednesday after prosecutors said the frail man was still dangerous because he had "no true friends" and "nothing to lose. " A judge also ordered James von Brunn to undergo a competency evaluation despite objections from the wheelchair-bound suspect. He was otherwise nonchalant and even smiled when a prosecutor said he wanted to kill as many people as possible in the June 10 attack.
NEWS
July 29, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal grand jury has indicted the white supremacist accused of fatally shooting a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Hate crimes charges have been added to the case against James von Brunn, who has been in a hospital since the shooting last month. Officials say the 89-year-old shot and killed museum guard Stephen T. Johns. Von Brunn was shot in the face by other guards. A seven-count indictment was handed up Wednesday in U.S. District Court, charging von Brunn with first-degree murder, killing in a federal building -- both charges already lodged against von Brunn -- and bias-motivated crime.
NEWS
July 21, 2009
Oct. 24, 1920-July 18, 2009 John Nelson Barrus Sr., 88, of 1012 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Saturday, July 18, 2009, at the Golden Living Nursing Home, Hagerstown. Born Sunday, Oct. 24, 1920, in Medina, N.Y., he was the son of the late Nelson B. Barrus and the late Blanche Isabel Raymond Barrus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Ellen Barrus in 1999. He was employed with Reynolds & Reynolds Printing Co., retiring in 1987 after 16 years of service.
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