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by CANDICE BOSELY | November 27, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three convenience stores were robbed within 36 hours in Berkeley County, the first by a man wearing a mask similar to those in the horror movie "Scream," and the most recent two by a man wielding a crowbar or tire iron. Nobody was injured in any of the robberies, said Lt. K.C. Bohrer of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. The first robbery was at around 1 a.m. Monday at the 7-Eleven on W.Va. 9 outside Hedgesville.
NEWS
August 2, 2008
Man charged in attempted stabbing MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man attempted to stab a Berkeley County deputy reserve with a screwdriver Friday afternoon at the corner of Wilson Street and Winchester Avenue in Martinsburg, according to a Berkeley County Sheriff's Department press release. Bradley Dewayne Bonnet was charged with attempted malicious wounding and failure to be fingerprinted, police said. He was taken to Eastern Regional Jail. Bonnet allegedly walked up to the reserve deputy and said, "I've got something for you," before he stabbed at the officer with the screwdriver, police said.
NEWS
January 7, 2009
Three masked men forced their way into a Sav-A-Lot store at 1161 Maryland Ave. in Hagerstown as it was closing Wednesday night and stole cash, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. The men forced their way into the store as employees were closing it, said police, who responded at 8:15 p.m. The men then forced the workers into an office and stole money from cash registers, according to Sgt. Jim Robinson. One of the assailants was possibly carrying a baseball bat and one was possibly holding a tire iron, Robinson said.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | February 21, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police released photographs Thursday of two men wanted in connection with separate robberies, one at a health food store and the other at a newsstand, both in Martinsburg. Detective Sgt. George Swartwood, of the Martinsburg Police Department, said he believes both men fled the area. Warrants were obtained charging Cornelius "Neal" Alexander, 36, with aggravated robbery. Police allege Alexander robbed Pepper's Newsstand, just a few doors down from the police department, on Monday, taking $183.
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from staff reports | March 25, 2004
Police in Chambersburg, Pa., Tuesday picked up a Waynesboro, Pa., man wanted for robbery and vehicle theft in Hagerstown, Md., then charged him with the January holdup of a borough gas station. Thomas E. Munn, 41, of 33 E. Main St., was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. in Chambersburg when he was spotted near 280 Linden Ave. by officers on patrol. Police said Munn, who was wanted by Maryland State Police in Hagerstown, was taken into custody without incident and they recovered a Ford F-250 pickup truck reported stolen earlier in the day. Munn was held on the Maryland warrant and charged with receiving stolen property.
BREAKINGNEWS
March 21, 2012
City police officers responded to the area of Bester Elementary School on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown Wednesday afternoon for a report of two men involved in a dispute. Police were told that one of the men had a tire iron and the other  a knife, Hagerstown police Sgt. Rebecca Fetchu said. However, “neither one of them had anything on them,” Fetchu said. The dispute stemmed from an issue involving one of the men's children. It first emerged about two years ago, but apparently resurfaced Wednesday, Fetchu said.
NEWS
by KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | July 6, 2002
kimy@herald-mail.com One of two brothers charged with killing a Huyetts Lane man during a robbery told a confidant the victim came at him with a knife so he beat him with a tire iron and stabbed him, Maryland State Police said. Police said in charging documents that John Roy Ward, 87, was stabbed multiple times in the back and had head wounds. He died of severe trauma, police said. Robert Steven Robinson, 42, and Otho Wayne Robinson, 47, of 12463 Gateway Ave., are charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, robbery and theft of more than $500.
NEWS
August 23, 2000
Man charged in Pa. gun case WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 24-year-old Quincy Township man was being held in Franklin County Prison Wednesday on charges of shooting a handgun into the air following a verbal argument with another man on West Main Street around 1:30 a.m., according to records in the office of District Justice Larry Pentz. Donald P. Socks of 7180 Slabtown Road, was charged with carrying a handgun without a license, discharging a firearm within borough limits and disorderly conduct, court records said.
NEWS
by STACEY DANZUSO | August 30, 2002
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man involved in the assault of a convenience store clerk was sentenced Wednesday to serve a minimum of 16 months in state prison on three charges. Shawn Carbaugh, 22, of 7665 Nyesville Road, had previously pleaded no contest to two counts of simple assault and one count of theft, according to court records. Under a no contest plea, a defendant does not admit guilt, but offers no defense. Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Douglas Herman sentenced him to serve nine to 24 months in a state prison on one count of simple assault, one to 12 months for theft and six to 24 months on a second simple assault charge.
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BREAKINGNEWS
March 21, 2012
City police officers responded to the area of Bester Elementary School on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown Wednesday afternoon for a report of two men involved in a dispute. Police were told that one of the men had a tire iron and the other  a knife, Hagerstown police Sgt. Rebecca Fetchu said. However, “neither one of them had anything on them,” Fetchu said. The dispute stemmed from an issue involving one of the men's children. It first emerged about two years ago, but apparently resurfaced Wednesday, Fetchu said.
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NEWS
January 7, 2009
Three masked men forced their way into a Sav-A-Lot store at 1161 Maryland Ave. in Hagerstown as it was closing Wednesday night and stole cash, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. The men forced their way into the store as employees were closing it, said police, who responded at 8:15 p.m. The men then forced the workers into an office and stole money from cash registers, according to Sgt. Jim Robinson. One of the assailants was possibly carrying a baseball bat and one was possibly holding a tire iron, Robinson said.
NEWS
August 2, 2008
Man charged in attempted stabbing MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man attempted to stab a Berkeley County deputy reserve with a screwdriver Friday afternoon at the corner of Wilson Street and Winchester Avenue in Martinsburg, according to a Berkeley County Sheriff's Department press release. Bradley Dewayne Bonnet was charged with attempted malicious wounding and failure to be fingerprinted, police said. He was taken to Eastern Regional Jail. Bonnet allegedly walked up to the reserve deputy and said, "I've got something for you," before he stabbed at the officer with the screwdriver, police said.
NEWS
July 23, 2008
"In regard to the telephone books: I never got the old one or the new one, but I did receive the envelope and voucher to fill out to send back the old one. It has to be mailed back by July 30. What a waste of money. It's being mailed back to Texas. Why not have a drop-off place in Hagerstown?" - Hagerstown "I don't know who was responsible for the fireworks in Smithsburg Saturday night, but I thank you. I got to watch a nice show from my own backyard. " - Cavetown "Our government is considering raising the gas tax to 18.4 (cents)
NEWS
February 19, 2007
YORK, Pa. (AP) - When Liz McArdle saw a pregnant woman on the side of the road in a rainstorm, she knew she had to help. "She was standing there holding the tire iron looking confused," McArdle said. As soon as the 18-year-old pulled over to help, the woman asked, "Oh thank God, can I get in my car?" McArdle would never be satisfied letting someone else change her car tire. She is of the mind-set that women can do anything that men can do, sometimes even better. She attends the York County School of Technology, where she is one of five girls in a group of nearly 300 guys learning auto mechanics, welding and collision repair.
NEWS
June 13, 2005
Fire damages trailer in Knoxville KNOXVILLE - A Sunday morning fire caused about $15,000 in structural damage to a trailer in Knoxville, according to a Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office news release. Fire marshals said the fire reportedly occurred overnight in the 2000 block of Hoffmaster Road but was not reported until about 9 a.m. The trailer, owned by Charles Thompson and occupied by John and Renee Ashbaugh, and its contents were destroyed, fire marshals said. Fire marshals said the Ashbaughs were not home at the time of the fire, and the cause of it was under investigation Sunday.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | June 23, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Two attorneys each held up a yellow portable car ramp in court Tuesday afternoon, with one arguing it was used to beat Misty Dawn Hyson on July 9, 2002, and the other arguing that such a beating could not possibly have happened. The statements were given during the first day of a trial for Brandon Green, 22, of Martinsburg, who is charged with kidnapping, malicious wounding, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, conspiracy to commit malicious wounding and conspiracy to commit grand larceny.
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from staff reports | March 25, 2004
Police in Chambersburg, Pa., Tuesday picked up a Waynesboro, Pa., man wanted for robbery and vehicle theft in Hagerstown, Md., then charged him with the January holdup of a borough gas station. Thomas E. Munn, 41, of 33 E. Main St., was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. in Chambersburg when he was spotted near 280 Linden Ave. by officers on patrol. Police said Munn, who was wanted by Maryland State Police in Hagerstown, was taken into custody without incident and they recovered a Ford F-250 pickup truck reported stolen earlier in the day. Munn was held on the Maryland warrant and charged with receiving stolen property.
NEWS
March 24, 2004
Man with tire iron robs 7-Eleven store A robber carrying a tire iron stole money drawers and cigarettes from the Leitersburg Pike 7-Eleven early Tuesday, Maryland State Police said in a release. Police said the robber tapped a 7-Eleven store clerk on the shoulder at 12:40 a.m. and demanded the money drawers and cigarettes. After getting what he asked for, the robber ran out the back of the store and drove away, police said. The car, its left tires flat, was found a short distance away on Marsh Pike at Donnybrook Drive.
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