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April 14, 2006
Sheriff's deputies looking for woman The Washington County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in finding a woman wanted on a Circuit Court warrant that alleges she failed to appear for court on drug charges, according to a written release. Taria Michelle King, 20, has a last known address of Fairground Avenue in Hagerstown, Sheriff's Department Jim Cooper said in a written release. Cooper asks anyone with information on King's whereabouts to call the department's warrant unit at 240-313-2190.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | March 30, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY Tasers are used by some trained Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies and some trained Hagerstown Police Department officers in rare instances where they see the need to use "less lethal" force, officials with those departments said Wednesday. Last year, Sheriff's Department deputies used the pistol-shaped electrical weapons during seven of the 3,458 arrests they made, Col. Doug Mullendore said. "We're no cowboys out there. We're doing what we're trained to do," Sheriff Charles Mades said.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | March 30, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY A Taser was used to subdue a man who died after a struggle with Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies Friday night, but whether the pistol-shaped electrical weapon was used improperly or whether its use contributed to the man's death was still under investigation, Sheriff Charles Mades said Wednesday. "We have nothing to show it (the Taser) was recklessly misused," Lt. Mark Knight, supervisor of the department's criminal investigations division and its senior Taser instructor, said Wednesday.
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By ROBERT SNYDER | March 11, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. A grab bag of new law enforcement equipment soon will be making its way to law enforcement in Berkeley County following a check presentation Friday by U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito. Capito, R-W.Va., presented Sheriff Randy Smith and Chief Deputy Kenneth Lemaster with a Department of Justice equipment grant award for $148,500 that will be used to purchase laptop computers and new firearms for the office's 45 law enforcement officers. The money will be used to purchase 50 new handguns to replace the department's 10-year old cache of firearms and provide the office with 45 new laptop computers, Smith said.
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by DON AINES | August 26, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A group of approximately 40 people gathered outside the Shepherdstown Police Department headquarters Thursday morning to protest the treatment of a woman taken into custody Tuesday night at the Jefferson County Fair. "She was obviously very severely beaten," Katherine Bragg-Stella, one of the protesters, said of Lissa Brown Janssen, 41, of Shepherdstown. "An officer definitely struck her. " Bragg-Stella said she saw Brown Janssen after her release, but did not witness the arrest at the county fairgrounds during a demolition derby.
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By Pepper Ballard | August 21, 2005
An excerpt from a video depicting an Ohio State Police trooper arresting a drunk driver with a taser was played as a prank over the Maryland State Police radio channel Friday afternoon, causing local troopers some concern, said Sgt. S. Jussila of the Hagerstown barrack. "Someone thought it would be funny to play a taser video over our radio channel. We don't know who it was. It probably wasn't even a trooper," Jussila said. But she said if it is discovered who pulled the prank, the barrack will take serious action against them.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | July 29, 2005
HAGERSTOWN pepperb@herald-mail.com Wayne's Country Store clerk Peggy Moats was fed up with robbers by the time Bernard Leonard Cole walked into the west Hagerstown store in March and demanded all of her money. The West Washington Street business has been robbed six times in more than four years, she told Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell Thursday after Cole pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in connection with the March 8 incident. So, at about 7:50 p.m., after Cole told Moats "I want all your money or I'll shoot you," and tried to get into the store's cash register - hitting Moats four times in the process - Moats "grabbed the keys to the store, fled the store and locked him inside," said Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Gina Cirincion.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 19, 2005
HAGERSTOWN andrews@herald-mail.com A Washington County Sheriff's Department deputy shot an alleged shoplifter with a Taser device Monday after he tried to run from police, an investigator said. Investigator Greg Alton said police went to 20 Snyder Ave., off Virginia Avenue, on Monday to find Timothy Lee Kegarise, 25. Alton said a security officer at Hecht's at Valley Mall called him at about 1 p.m. to say they caught a man on videotape stealing a $400 kitchen mixer.
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by DAVE McMILLION | January 6, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - At least four police officers struggled with a man in Jefferson County Magistrate Court Wednesday afternoon before a fifth officer entered the courtroom and used a Taser to subdue the man, police said. The man also head-butted an elevator door as he was being taken out of the court complex on George Street and head-butted a window and a cage inside a police cruiser, Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy V. Tiong said. Michael Joseph Wimer, 20, of 2260 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, W.Va.
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