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February 9, 2011
A man who took a drawer out of a cash register Wednesday morning at the CVS pharmacy on North Cannon Avenue in Hagerstown made off with a small amount of money, city Police Chief Arthur Smith said. "There wasn't much money in there," Smith said. "There were a few bucks but not much. " Smith said police got a good description of the man from a surveillance camera and still were looking for him as of Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured during the incident, which occurred at about 10:30 a.m., Smith said.
NEWS
April 18, 2001
Pa. police seek bank robber By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg Pennsylvania State Police Wednesday asked for help in identifying a robber who held up a Scotland, Pa., bank Monday. The robber entered Citizen's National Bank in the Chambersburg Mall at 12:25 p.m. Monday and demanded money from a teller. He pulled up his shirt and displayed a semi-automatic gun in his waistband, said Tpr. Ed Asbury, a State Police spokesman. "He was very brazen about how he did it," said Tpr. Matt Gordon, who is investigating the robbery.
NEWS
By DON AINES | December 5, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man has been charged with setting up a surveillance camera in the bathroom of a business, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Andrew Edward Gahagan, 33, of 515 Montgomery Ave., is charged with four second-degree misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy. He waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court, according to the District Attorney's Office. The affidavit of probable cause stated that a woman employed in the same office as Gahagan noticed a silver alarm clock on the back of a toilet and moved it to another room.
NEWS
July 30, 1997
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department has issued an arrest warrant for a 31-year-old man accused of abducting and assaulting his ex-girlfriend early Sunday morning, police said. John David Lynn, address unknown, was still at large Tuesday, police said. He is facing abduction and battery charges for allegedly forcing Betty J. Cunningham, 26, of Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson County, into his car shortly after 4 a.m. at the 7-Eleven store in Baker Heights, police said.
NEWS
August 21, 2008
Hagerstown Police look for missing teen Hagerstown City Police on Wednesday were looking for a missing 17-year-old. Jasmine Shim was last seen at a home in Hagerstown at about 10 p.m. on Aug. 11, police said in a news release. Officers said Shim has a medical problem and has been off her medication since she disappeared. Her family has not heard from her, police said. Anyone with information can call police at 301-790-3700. Trailer gets stuck at crossing, is struck by train ADAMSTOWN, Md. - A train struck a flatbed trailer that became stuck over the tracks at a railroad crossing near Adamstown, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | December 17, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Hagerstown Police on Wednesday were searching for an 18-year-old man wanted in connection with a shooting Tuesday night that left two men injured in the first block of Murph Avenue, Hagerstown Sgt. Paul Kifer said Wednesday night. Kifer said police had obtained a warrant for the arrest of Jermaine Nelson, address unknown, but Kifer was unable to provide the specific charges against Nelson, who had not been found as of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A Washington County District Court Commissioner, when asked about charges against Nelson, said any information related to a warrant or charges was confidential.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 8, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Kearneysville, W.Va., man who was detained Tuesday in Jefferson County might be charged in connection with a reported armed robbery of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Berkeley County hours earlier, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. The robber entered the store at Nadenbousch Lane and U.S. 11 shortly after 5 a.m., demanded money and passed a note to the clerk saying he had a gun, according to Sheriff's Department Sgt. W.A. Johnson. The clerk opened the cash drawer and laid it on the counter, and the robber removed the cash and walked out of the store, leaving the employee unharmed, Johnson said.
NEWS
September 5, 2012
Officials remember former council member SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg town officials remembered former Smithsburg Town Council member Milton D. Lawyer during a town council meeting Tuesday night. Lawyer, 94, died Aug. 28. In addition to serving on the town council from 1974 to 1994, Lawyer also started Smithsburg Auto Body Shop, Towing, Auto Parts & Auto Sales. “He was an interesting council person,” Mayor Mildred “Mickey” Myers said. Lawyer also was recognized for his lifelong membership to the Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co. Second camera discussed for surveillance at Veterans Park SMITHSBURG - During a town council meeting Tuesday night, Smithsburg town officials discussed adding a surveillance camera to a second pavilion in Veterans Park on West Water Street.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | December 3, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Police have released a photograph of the man who robbed another man at gunpoint Wednesday and drove the man to a bank, where he used the victim's ATM card to withdraw money, Martinsburg Police Department Detective Sgt. George Swartwood said. The photograph was taken by a surveillance camera on the bank's ATM, Swartwood said. He would not say exactly how much money was withdrawn from the machine, but described it as a "minimal" amount.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | September 5, 2002
julieg@herald-mail.com Walnut Towers residents and witnesses to Wednesday morning's stabbing and robberies at the public housing complex said there should be more security. "You got to be afraid to walk out in the hall," said resident Ralph Dick, 61. Dick said efforts were being made to start a Neighborhood Watch in the building, but he said most residents aren't healthy enough to run to save their lives. "We've been telling them that something has to be done," said resident Kathy Blickenstaff, 57. Resident Bill Burton, 55, said he doesn't fault Hagerstown Housing Authority security for Wednesday's stabbing and robberies.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 22, 2013
A surveillance system operated by the Hagerstown Police Department will have “smart-camera” technology featuring motion-activated capabilities and will allow officers to view the department's more than 100 cameras on laptop computers in their cruisers, Hagerstown Police Chief Mark Holtzman said Tuesday. The enhancements were made possible after Hagerstown City Council members Tuesday night approved a $162,043 expenditure for the new system. The money comes from a $900,000 COPS Tech grant that previously was awarded to the police department.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 3, 2012
A Sharpsburg man charged last week with illegal possession of firearms is a "doomsday prepper" who told an undercover Maryland State Police trooper about an underground bunker and surveillance cameras on his property, according to a charging document filed in Washington County District Court. Terry Allen Porter, 46, of 4433 Mills Road, Sharpsburg, was charged Friday with seven counts each of being a convicted felon in possession of a rifle or shotgun and possession of firearms after being convicted of a disqualifying offense, court records said.
NEWS
September 5, 2012
Officials remember former council member SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg town officials remembered former Smithsburg Town Council member Milton D. Lawyer during a town council meeting Tuesday night. Lawyer, 94, died Aug. 28. In addition to serving on the town council from 1974 to 1994, Lawyer also started Smithsburg Auto Body Shop, Towing, Auto Parts & Auto Sales. “He was an interesting council person,” Mayor Mildred “Mickey” Myers said. Lawyer also was recognized for his lifelong membership to the Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co. Second camera discussed for surveillance at Veterans Park SMITHSBURG - During a town council meeting Tuesday night, Smithsburg town officials discussed adding a surveillance camera to a second pavilion in Veterans Park on West Water Street.
NEWS
February 9, 2011
A man who took a drawer out of a cash register Wednesday morning at the CVS pharmacy on North Cannon Avenue in Hagerstown made off with a small amount of money, city Police Chief Arthur Smith said. "There wasn't much money in there," Smith said. "There were a few bucks but not much. " Smith said police got a good description of the man from a surveillance camera and still were looking for him as of Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured during the incident, which occurred at about 10:30 a.m., Smith said.
NEWS
July 6, 2009
Changes needed to stop civil liberties violations To the editor: We expect our law enforcement to protect and serve, not eavesdrop and commit acts of voyeurism. But that is exactly what two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are accused of doing at Middletown Mall in Fairmont, W.Va. The nonprofit organization Hospice International hosted an event to provide inexpensive prom dresses to West Virginia teenage girls. Two FBI agents, Gary Sutton Jr. of New Milton, W.Va.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | December 17, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Hagerstown Police on Wednesday were searching for an 18-year-old man wanted in connection with a shooting Tuesday night that left two men injured in the first block of Murph Avenue, Hagerstown Sgt. Paul Kifer said Wednesday night. Kifer said police had obtained a warrant for the arrest of Jermaine Nelson, address unknown, but Kifer was unable to provide the specific charges against Nelson, who had not been found as of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A Washington County District Court Commissioner, when asked about charges against Nelson, said any information related to a warrant or charges was confidential.
NEWS
November 22, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown Police Department is hoping to learn more about a Nov. 13 shooting and subsequent traffic accident on Jonathan Street through a series of pictures taken by surveillance cameras. On Nov. 13 at 8:21 p.m., officers from the police department responded to the area of Jonathan Street and Murph Avenue to find a red Jeep that had crashed into a light pole at the intersection, Sgt. Paul J. Kifer said. It then was learned that shots were fired to the rear of residences in the 300 block of North Jonathan Street near Blooms Avenue, Kifer said.
NEWS
August 21, 2008
Hagerstown Police look for missing teen Hagerstown City Police on Wednesday were looking for a missing 17-year-old. Jasmine Shim was last seen at a home in Hagerstown at about 10 p.m. on Aug. 11, police said in a news release. Officers said Shim has a medical problem and has been off her medication since she disappeared. Her family has not heard from her, police said. Anyone with information can call police at 301-790-3700. Trailer gets stuck at crossing, is struck by train ADAMSTOWN, Md. - A train struck a flatbed trailer that became stuck over the tracks at a railroad crossing near Adamstown, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
NEWS
By DON AINES | December 5, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man has been charged with setting up a surveillance camera in the bathroom of a business, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Andrew Edward Gahagan, 33, of 515 Montgomery Ave., is charged with four second-degree misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy. He waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court, according to the District Attorney's Office. The affidavit of probable cause stated that a woman employed in the same office as Gahagan noticed a silver alarm clock on the back of a toilet and moved it to another room.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 8, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Kearneysville, W.Va., man who was detained Tuesday in Jefferson County might be charged in connection with a reported armed robbery of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Berkeley County hours earlier, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. The robber entered the store at Nadenbousch Lane and U.S. 11 shortly after 5 a.m., demanded money and passed a note to the clerk saying he had a gun, according to Sheriff's Department Sgt. W.A. Johnson. The clerk opened the cash drawer and laid it on the counter, and the robber removed the cash and walked out of the store, leaving the employee unharmed, Johnson said.
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