April 10, 2013
A teenage boy was struck with a handgun during an armed robbery near the Hager House in City Park on Wednesday afternoon, according to a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman. Sgt. John Lehman of the Criminal Investigation Division said the robbery was not a random act. Lehman said the victim and at least two teenage boys involved knew each other. The victim was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, where he was treated and released, Lehman said. An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the victim, Lehman said.
April 9, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is looking for two teenage sisters who were last seen at their cousin's house at 414 McDowell Ave., in Hagerstown at 6 a.m. Tuesday. The sheriff's office was called to 14109 Shelby Circle in Hagerstown because of the missing sisters, identified as Shauntika Unique Chandler, 17, and Tyasia Neekolor Chandler, 15, according to a news release. Anyone with information about the girls can contact the sheriff's office 240-313-2172.
February 17, 2013
A Hagerstown man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a weekend stabbing of a teenager on North Jonathan Street, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department. Jenerette Bartholomew Dixon, 38, of 340 Jonathan St., was charged with attempted murder, assault and possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, and reckless endangerment, the news release states. Dixon was being held without bond Sunday at the Washington County Detention Center.
January 15, 2013
In a report that left two Washington County Board of Education members feeling “shocked” and “depressed,” a team of local health care providers and other officials told the board Tuesday afternoon that there have been 34 teenage pregnancies this school year and that in some cases children in the community are becoming sexually active as young as 8 years old. There were 44 teenage pregnancies last school year, and if this school year's trend...
December 26, 2012
Three juveniles were arrested Wednesday morning in connection with a burglary at a vacant house in the 16000 block of Virginia Avenue, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The teenagers were in the house and were involved in illegal drug activity, police said. The teenagers were arrested at about 10:30 a.m. after they fled the house and were apprehended near Virginia Avenue and Interstate 81, police said. The teenagers were expected to be charged with fourth degree burglary and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia, police said.
August 9, 2012
Angalena K. Robinson was the kind of teenager who made her parents proud. The 16-year-old split her time between cheerleading and volunteering with homeless animals and youths with special needs. She was a favorite among customers at the McDonald's where she worked, and she helped a girl being bullied on the school bus. “She was very giving, very friendly and never shy,” said her father, Dwayne Robinson. The girl knew how to speak her mind, he said. “She was so full of life,” said her mother, Tammy Lushbaugh.
July 11, 2012
Two Fulton County, Pa., teenagers were killed and two others suffered major injuries Tuesday morning when the car in which they were riding went off the roadway and struck several trees on Pa. 915 in Wells Township, Pennsylvania State Police said. Bryant Andrew White, 18, of 4275 N. Valley Road in Wells Tannery, and Cody Gracey, 17, of Hustontown, Pa., were killed in the crash, according to Fulton County Coroner Berley Souders and state police. Cheyenne Nicole Hege, 18, of 4917 Cito Road in McConnellsburg, Pa., and William Joseph Hess, 19, of 32132 Great Cove Road in Fort Littleton, Pa., were flown to Altoona Regional Health System in Altoona, Pa., to be treated for major injuries, state police said in a news release.
May 30, 2012
Four teenagers were rescued Wednesday night from a rock in the area where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers meet, according to a Washington County 911 dispatcher. The teenagers were apparently tube riding in the water when they became stranded, the dispatcher said. The teenagers were being checked out by rescue crews, who were wrapping up their work at the scene at about 9:40 p.m., the dispatcher said.
May 11, 2012
Leah Ellis, 13, has been selected to represent Chesapeake State at the 2012 Miss American Junior Teen Pageant. Leah, the daughter of Charles and Sheryl Ellis of Hagerstown, is an eighth-grade student at Smithsburg Middle School. In addition to the being crowned, the Miss Chesapeake Junior Teen, she also received awards for her volunteer service, academic achievement and best interview. As the Chesapeake State Junior Teen, Leah will attend the national pageant for her age group in Florida and Disney World during the week of Thanksgiving.
January 8, 2012
Two Boonsboro teenagers were arrested Sunday and charged with possession of marijuana after a vehicle was stopped for speeding on U.S. 40 at Ridge Road, according to Maryland State Police. The vehicle was stopped at 3:29 a.m., police said. The juveniles also were charged with possession of paraphernalia, police said. The individuals were released to the custody of their parents, police said.