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.
December 23, 2011
A Hagerstown teenager wanted in the Oct. 17 shooting of another teenager downtown was found Friday afternoon hiding in a closet of a house in the city's West End. "He came back to town one time too many," Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith said of Dennis S. Marshall Jr., who was taken in handcuffs from the town house at 57 Avalon Ave. Marshall, 17, whose last listed address in court records was 228 Taylor Ave., was wanted in the shooting of...
December 23, 2011
A Keedysville teenager has been charged with first-degree assault and other offenses after a Boonsboro couple was shot with paintball guns on Dec. 12. Rockey Weston Rutherford, 18, of 5407 Porterstown Road, was charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment and one count each of malicious destruction of property and disturbing the peace, Boonsboro police said. An arrest warrant was served on Rutherford on Tuesday by the Washington County Warrant Task Force, police said.
December 5, 2011
A Hagerstown teenager charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder in a Saturday night stabbing, continued to be held without bail following a bond review hearing Monday in Washington County District Court. Matthew David Smith, 17, of 321 N. Locust St., is accused of stabbing Nelson N. Fuentes, 23, a resident of an Arc of Washington County home in the 1000 block of Marshall Street, according to a Hagerstown police news release and the statement of probable cause. Fuentes was stabbed 19 times in the back and abdomen, the charging document said.
August 10, 2011
Three area young men celebrated the achievement of their Eagle Scout ranks in a joint Court of Honor ceremony on Aug. 6 at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town. Boy Scouts Brendan Barry, Brian Reboulet and Zachary Ward are members of Troop 82, based at St. James, where they have worked and progressed together since they entered the Scout unit at its founding in 2004. The youths will continue to progress together as they all head off to freshman year at Shepherd University later this month.
June 26, 2011
A 17-year-old female who fell about 30 feet down a mountain hiking trail was taken to Meritus Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries Sunday morning after crews used a rope system to rescue her, Potomac Valley Fire Chief Eric Gray said. The teenager was attending a weekend retreat at Camp Manidokan, which is off Harpers Ferry Road, Gray said. Rescuers used Back Road to get close to the area, which is near the Potomac River. The retreat organizers were renting space at Camp Manidokan, which has about 300 acres bordered by the Potomac River and C&O Canal, according to its website at www.bwccampsandretreats.com/Manidokan.html . She was hiking a trail along a steep incline around 10 a.m. Sunday when she slipped and fell about 30 feet, Gray said.
June 7, 2011
A former West Virginia State Police trooper accused of soliciting two 16-year-old girls for sexual relations and nude photos waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Berkeley County Magistrate Court. The waiver was filed Monday on behalf of John Anthony Donohue, 24, who was due to appear before Magistrate Joan V. Bragg Tuesday for a preliminary hearing on one felony count of soliciting a minor, according to court documents. Donohue is being represented by defense attorney B. Craig Manford.
February 10, 2011
Everybody remembers their first love. But behind every warm memory, there was a worried Mom or Dad dealing with the fallout — teenage breakups, makeups and making out. Teen dating can be a squeamish topic for parents, a reminder that Daddy's little girl or Mommy's little guy isn't so little any more. But how your teen handles relationships now will have consequences for the rest of their lives. So parents, you've got to talk about dating. Look past the eye rolling and the annoyed sighs.
September 28, 2010
CLEAR SPRING -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office was looking for three teenagers who walked away from the Oak Hill House School at 12806 Independence Road last week. The three teenagers, Jonathan Ballinger and Jody D. Laprade, both 18, and 17-year-old Roy Thomas Adams, left the facility at about 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, deputies said. Adams is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 152 pounds with shoulder-length dreadlocks. Laprade is 6 feet tall and 165 pounds with brown hair and eyes and shoulder-length dreadlocks.