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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 31, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The man accused of robbing the Citizens National Bank in Martinsburg earlier this week was taken into custody Wednesday, and is being held in the Eastern Regional Jail. Jerry Vandevender II, 33, of Dunnview Drive in Martinsburg, was charged with one felony count of aggravated robbery in connection with the 10:45 a.m. robbery Monday. The robber made off with around $8,700, but they have recovered a little more than half of that cash, said Lt. K.C. Bohrer of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.
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BREAKINGNEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | February 6, 2013
A man wearing a mask and carrying what turned out to be a rifle-style BB gun was arrested near Winter Street Elementary School on Wednesday morning, the Hagerstown Police Department said. Officers took Santez Merrell Thomas, 18, of 67 Elizabeth St. in Hagerstown, into custody without a struggle shortly after the call came in at about 11:50 a.m., according to Lt. Paul Kifer. Thomas was charged with having a prescription with a removed label and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Washington County District Court records.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | January 12, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two purse snatchings in two days in Martinsburg - including one in which the victim was hit by the suspect's car and thrown onto its hood - are not related, since the suspects' descriptions do not match, a Martinsburg Police Department official said. Sgt. Brian Yost said the first purse snatching happened at around 4:20 p.m. Monday in the Food Lion parking lot at Old Courthouse Square off Edwin Miller Boulevard. The next one happened at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of Papa John's Pizza on Foxcroft Avenue, Yost said.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | April 2, 2010
WAYNESBORO, PA. - Authorities were searching Friday for a man who robbed Antietam Pharmacy in Waynesboro that morning and got away with drugs, according to the Waynesboro Police Department. A man dressed in a multicolored coat, gloves and a ski mask entered Antietam Pharmacy at 11:43 a.m., showed a handgun and demanded the staff turn over drugs, Police Department Sgt. Mike Bock said. No one was hurt in the robbery, Bock said. Little was known of the robber other than his clothing and approximate height.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | October 24, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The Washington County Sheriff's deputy who relinquished his service weapon to one of two masked robbers Monday has worked for the department's patrol unit for about a year, Sheriff Douglas Mullendore said Tuesday afternoon. Deputy Scott Beckley was the first officer on the scene of Monday afternoon's robbery at the M&T Bank branch at 930 Dual Highway. When Beckley confronted the masked robber, the man pointed a shotgun at the deputy and told him to give up his gun, investigators said.
NEWS
April 3, 2002
Cops looking for man in connection with robbery Hagerstown City Police have an arrest warrant for Jason Stalbyn Bell, also known as Nova, in connection with a March 7 armed robbery in the stairwell of 58 E. Antietam St. Criminal charges include armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, theft, and two handgun offenses. Bell, 19, is described as a black man, with black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was 24 Madison Ave. Bell's whereabouts are unknown and police are asking for help from the community in locating him. Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.
NEWS
January 4, 2005
Pa. women charged in package thefts CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A mother, daughter and another woman have been charged by Chambersburg police with allegedly picking up dozens of packages after they were delivered to homes. Vonnie Stopyra, 65, and daughter Karen L. Beam, 48, both of 815 Fifth St., and Cindy L. Hykes, 32, of 402 Martina Drive, all were charged with multiple counts of theft, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property, police said. During November and December, the women allegedly followed Federal Express, UPS and U.S. Postal Service trucks as they were making deliveries in the borough and picked up the packages as they were left on doorsteps, police said.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | April 15, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Staring at the wrong end of an 8-inch blade, Leonard W. Cooper fought off an intruder Wednesday by picking him up and throwing him through a glass door. Cooper, who has worked at Just Us Hair Styles, a barbershop at 206 N. Jonathan St., for 22 years, said he was reading the Bible when a man walked in demanding money at about 11:30 a.m. The man, who was wearing a hood, raised a knife and pointed it toward Leonard, 69, who was alone in the shop at the time. "I had the Bible in my hands (when the man came in)
NEWS
By BRIDGET DiCOSMO | December 17, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Jurors in the second trial of a man charged in the Jan. 27 shooting of another man during an armed robbery in Smithsburg were unable to reach a verdict Thursday after deliberating for about 90 minutes in Washington County Circuit Court. The jury will reconvene Friday at 9 a.m. Anthony Caldwell, 26, formerly of 27 E. Lee St. in Hagerstown, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, armed robbery, using a handgun in a felony violent crime, theft $500 plus, robbery, second-degree assault and wearing, carrying or transporting a handgun upon person.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | September 9, 1998
A Martinsburg, W.Va., man who allegedly had threatened to kill a Washington County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with stalking and burglary, according to charging documents filed Tuesday in Washington County District Court. James Maxwell Hammond, 70, of 126 S. Raleigh St., was charged with stalking, trespassing, harassment and third- and fourth-degree burglary, deputies said. According to the charging documents, Hammond showed up unannounced at Deputy Valerie Weaver's office, followed her to her patrol car and, on Monday, entered her home in Halfway.
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