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by MARLO BARNHART | July 11, 2006
CLEAR SPRING - Kenneth Faith attended the town meeting Monday night in response to a letter sent to him by the town about activities occurring on his property adjacent to the county park. "I'm not in favor of it, but where do the kids go?" Faith said about the letter advising him that complaints are coming in about the noise and the dust created by four-wheelers being operated on the property. Faith said he walks through his property and he noticed that the kids were at least picking up their trash and putting it in a barrel.
NEWS
July 21, 1999
A Sharpsburg youth whose act of trespassing at Boonsboro High School on May 4 played a role in a bomb scare scenario that prompted the evacuation of more than 800 students pleaded guilty in Washington County District Court Wednesday. Ethan Wayne McCoy, 18, of Sharpsburg, was given probation before judgment for trespassing by Judge Noel Spence. He must perform 50 hours of community service. Acknowledging that he had received a no-trespass letter from the school earlier, McCoy said he wanted to see his girlfriend before school started that morning.
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By STEVEN T. DENNIS | January 29, 1998
Freeman's lawyers seek dismissal of trespassing case The lawyers for the Hagerstown man who was charged with trespassing on Dec. 23 while protesting the Washington County Commissioners on a bench outside the county administration building filed a motion Wednesday to dismiss the case. The motion argues that the public trespassing statute under which Lawrence H. Freeman was charged violates both the Fourth Amendment and the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. "Article 27, Section 577A, as enacted, is repugnant to the constitutional principles of the due process of law," the motion says.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | December 10, 1999
A Little League dad was convicted and fined $50 Thursday for trespassing at his son's baseball game in a city park. Ricky A. Hockensmith, 46, said he would appeal the verdict handed down in Washington County District Court. cont. from front page The former National Little League umpire and manager was charged June 18 with violating a written league order to stay off the league's leased property in Staley Park at 726 Frederick St. The defense presented Thursday by Greg Bannon, Hockensmith's attorney, was that Staley Park is now and was then public property owned by the City of Hagerstown, making the arrest improper.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | July 7, 2010
BOONSBORO, Md. -- New signs at Shafer Memorial Park will give the Boonsboro Police Department more leverage for enforcing trespassing laws, officials said. Recent loitering by juveniles and suspected related vandalism prompted police to post the signs on all six pavilions at the park, Chief Jeff Hewett said Tuesday at the regular meeting of the mayor and town council. The new signs read: "Shafer Park pavilions are for group use by lease only. Prior leasing arrangements must be made through town hall.
NEWS
July 20, 2006
W.Va. man charged with sexual assault CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Police charged a Jefferson County, W.Va., man in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred outside of Shepherdstown. On Thursday, police charged John Franklin Greene, 45, of Kearneysville, W.Va., with third-degree sexual assault, according to a press release from Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. Police also took out a search warrant for a DNA sample from Greene. Greene was arraigned on $50,000 bond, police said.
NEWS
March 3, 1997
Man charged with trespassing FREDERICK, Md. - A 56-year-old Leesburg, Va., man was charged with trespassing early Sunday morning after police found him sleeping in the parking lot of the Frederick Municipal Airport, according to the Frederick Police Department. At about 2:20 a.m., police responded to the airport to check out a trespassing complaint and discovered James Francis Andrews, of P.O. Box 2742, sleeping in his vehicle in the parking lot, police said. After determining Andrews had been served with a letter of "No Trespass" for the airport property by the City of Frederick, police arrested Andrews and charged him with trespassing, police said.
NEWS
May 21, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The results of an autopsy confirmed that a Chambersburg man whose body was pulled from an abandoned Franklin County limestone quarry Tuesday afternoon died from accidental drowning, Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday. Circumstances surrounding the death of Esvin Gramago, 19, were still vague, police said. "Nobody knows what happened," said Trooper Gary Carter, who investigated the incident. "He just went under. " Gramago was swimming with six friends in the quarry when he drowned.
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By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | May 5, 1999
BOONSBORO - A 14-year-old boy was charged by the Washington County Sheriff's Department after a bomb threat was made at Boonsboro High School on Wednesday. Around 9 a.m. during homeroom, a teacher overheard the student say he was going "to plant a bomb inside of the school and blow up the school," according to Boonsboro resident Deputy Jeffrey Cooper. The boy was charged with delinquent juvenile by reason of false statement of a destructive device and delinquent juvenile by reason of threat of arson.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | August 5, 1999
PEN MAR - The Washington County Sheriff's Department is cracking down on after-hours trespassing at High Rock in an effort to curtail drug and alcohol activity at the scenic overlook. [cont. from front page ] In the past, deputies have advised people they saw at High Rock after dusk that they were trespassing and checked to see if they were wanted on warrants, said Deputy Kirk Noaker. "We've been giving warnings for a number of years. At a certain point you have to back up what you say," Noaker said.
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October 21, 2011
A Washington County District Court judge Friday increased the bail tenfold for a man who allegedly told a court commissioner earlier this month that he had a gun and had "just shot a cop. " District Court Dana Moylan Wright increased Kevin Michael Drew's bail from $20,000 to $200,000 on charges of making a false statement to a state official and trespassing. But, by that time, Drew, who is awaiting another mental health evaluation, had walked away from the closed-circuit television hookup from the detention linking him to his bond-review hearing.
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By DON AINES | d | March 30, 2011
A Keedysville man ordered not to wear police equipment following a 2010 conviction for carrying a concealed dangerous weapon was back in Washington County Circuit Court this week, denying he violated probation by wearing a bullet-resistant vest, handcuffs and other gear. Documents filed by the Maryland Division of Parole and Probation allege that Forrest Jordan Gunter, 21, of 5034 Churchey Road, was in violation of conditions of probation on Dec. 5, 2010.   When Hagerstown police responded to a report of a man wearing police gear inside Buffalo Wild Wings, 230 Railway Lane, on that date, “Mr.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 16, 2011
A man accused of killing his 70-year-old mother entered not guilty pleas Wednesday to five criminal charges, including first-degree murder and second-degree murder. Marcus Wallace, 40, entered the pleas during a half-hour mandatory arraignment before Judge Richard Walsh in Franklin County (Pa.) Court. In addition to the murder charges, Wallace faces counts of burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief. Consuella Wallace suffered a depressed skull fracture after someone made forcible entry in a window of her Hamilton Township, Pa., home on Dec. 10, 2009, and attacked her. She died in February 2010.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 1, 2011
Following an hourlong preliminary hearing Tuesday, Magisterial District Judge Gary Carter ruled that there was enough evidence against Marcus Wallace for him to stand trial in the murder of his mother. A mandatory arraignment for Wallace is scheduled for March 16 at 1 p.m. in Franklin County (Pa.) Court. He is expected to enter a plea at that time. Wallace, 39, is charged in the Dec. 10, 2009, beating of his mother at her Hamilton Township, Pa., home, causing multiple skull fractures that investigators say led to her death on Feb. 9, 2010.
NEWS
January 27, 2011
A Prince George's County man charged with plinking City Park ducks with a paintball gun last summer pleaded guilty this week to cruelty to animals, according to Washington County District Court records. Nathaniel Herring, 19, of Capitol Heights, Md., was sentenced to probation before judgment Tuesday and ordered to pay $57.50 in court costs and fees.  Charges of inflicting unnecessary suffering or pain on an animal and trespassing were dismissed, according to court records. Defendants who receive probation before judgment can have their criminal records expunged if they successfully complete probation.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | July 7, 2010
BOONSBORO, Md. -- New signs at Shafer Memorial Park will give the Boonsboro Police Department more leverage for enforcing trespassing laws, officials said. Recent loitering by juveniles and suspected related vandalism prompted police to post the signs on all six pavilions at the park, Chief Jeff Hewett said Tuesday at the regular meeting of the mayor and town council. The new signs read: "Shafer Park pavilions are for group use by lease only. Prior leasing arrangements must be made through town hall.
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By DON AINES | June 3, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- Pennsylvania State Police on Monday filed a long list of new charges against Scott Nathan North, a Franklin County Jail inmate charged last month with criminal homicide in the 2006 death of Carl Ryder. North, 26, of Chambersburg, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Central Court, but Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom said it was rescheduled for June 19 at 9:30 a.m. before Senior Magisterial District Judge Brenda Knepper in Courtroom 1. The new charges filed with Knepper included escape; two counts each of burglary, criminal trespass, forgery and access device fraud; several theft counts; and one count each of false identification to law enforcement and fleeing and eluding police.
NEWS
May 20, 2008
"Supposedly, the upcoming election in November is not going to fall back on race and/or gender. People are saying it's going to be won by the people who are holding onto their pocketbooks and their wallets and so on. If that's the case, I would say John McCain would be a shoo-in, because all anybody has to do is look at the Democratic state of Maryland and see how the Maryland citizens have been taxed to death in the last couple of years. " - Hagerstown "Don't the City Council members know that a yearly amount is deducted from the employee's check if they take the work truck home?
NEWS
August 19, 2006
Man wanted by FBI arrested in city A man wanted by the FBI and Ohio and West Virginia police was found Friday morning hiding in a bedroom closet of a Hagerstown home by police, according to a Hagerstown Police Department press release. James Ernest Williams, 23, of 708 Vine St. in Martins Ferry, Ohio, was charged with fugitive from justice, according to the release. Williams is wanted by deputies in Belmont County, Ohio, on an identity fraud charge, and by the FBI and police in Wheeling, W.Va.
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