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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 8, 2013
The Hagerstown Police Department is working with the Hagerstown Suns minor league baseball team in an effort to capture the culprits who have been vandalizing Municipal Stadium since May. Lt. Tom Langston said police had no suspects as of Monday. “We have some cameras up ... We're stepping up patrols near the stadium,” Langston said of some of the methods police were using in an attempt to catch the vandals. Suns Interim General Manager Robert E. Bruchey II said he estimated that damages amounted to about $10,000 over the course of four break-ins at the stadium on May 19, June 29, July 1 and Saturday.
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January 18, 2002
Vandals break windows in vehicles MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City police and Berkeley County sheriff's deputies are investigating a rash of vandalism in which windows were shot or smashed out of a slew of vehicles sometime during the night Wednesday, police said Thursday. The Martinsburg Police Department is investigating incidents involving 17 vehicles that were parked on North and South Queen Street, West King and West Burke streets, Williamsport Avenue, East Addition Street and Winchester Avenue.
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August 13, 2000
Vandals break school's windows By Kimberly Yakowski / Staff Writer BOONSBORO - With just two weeks to go before the start of the school year, staff at Boonsboro High School will have to add window repairs to their list of preparations. Washington County Sheriff's deputies said vandals smashed 14 windows at the school building at 10 Campus Avenue, sometime late Friday evening. A press release from the sheriff's department did not indicate what section of the building was targeted.
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January 18, 2001
Armed vandals strike downtown By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer Budget Printing Center co-owner Brenda Rafter stares out of her store's window at 59 Cannon Ave. in Hagerstown. The windows and front door of her business were shot Wednesday night. photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER staff photographer Vandals armed with BB or pellet guns targeted windows in Hagerstown's downtown, shattering or leaving dime-size holes in the windows of at least seven businesses.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | December 10, 2006
Whoever is doing it definitely is on the naughty list. Someone is going around at night and slashing inflatable lawn ornaments, with police investigating about 25 such cases of vandalism in about the last week. Many have been in the north end of Hagerstown, said Lt. Mark Knight, an investigator with the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Police don't have any suspects in these "attempted murders," and investigators don't know whether one or two people are responsible or whether some might be copycat crimes, Knight said.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 25, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Vandals entered Mercersburg Elementary School last Thursday evening and caused an estimated $25,000 damage, Schools Superintendent Thomas Stapleford said Tuesday. Mercersburg Police have identified two juveniles, a 16-year old and a 14-year old, in the case, Stapleford said. He said other youths are believed to be involved, including one who "got scared" and left the building. "We know there were more than two," he said.
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November 23, 1998
By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer TILGHMANTON - Parishioners at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church near Tilghmanton and Fairplay were surprised and upset Sunday morning to find that the exterior of their church had been defaced with graffiti. The church, which was built in 1854, was covered with spray-painted messages on three walls. Only the front of the church was free of the graffiti, which was mostly sexual and satanic in nature.
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by KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | September 9, 2002
kimy@herald-mail.com SHARPSBURG - Rangers at Antietam National Battlefield are asking for the public's help in finding the thieves and vandals who have stolen and damaged Civil War plaques in Washington and Frederick counties. The plaques were cast in the 1890s and historians consulted Civil War veterans in creating the text and deciding their locations to mark the battle lines for the Battle of Antietam. "We could recast but it's another little piece of history that has disappeared," Antietam Superintendent John Howard said.
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April 30, 2012
The Washington County Sheriff's Office was searching Monday for the vandals who painted swastikas and other graffiti on the girls softball scoreboard at Williamsport High School. Deputy 1st Class James Clay said an initial investigation appears to show that the graffiti was painted by juveniles, possibly students from Boonsboro High School. In addition to three small swastikas, vandals painted “Warriors” on the scoreboard and “BHS” on a nearby storage trailer, Clay said.
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July 9, 2013
For the fifth time in less than two months, vandals broke into Municipal Stadium on Monday night, a Hagerstown Suns official said. Interim General Manager Robert E. Bruchey II said Tuesday that the vandals broke through metal roll-down windows and ransacked concession areas. They also damaged screens, he said. “It's just a nightmare,” Bruchey said. Vandals also struck the stadium May 19, June 29, July 1 and Saturday. During those incidents, Bruchey said the intruders destroyed several cash registers, and stole beer, a 32-inch flat-screen television and a laptop computer.
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August 29, 2013
A 20-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday on charges stemming from vandalism at the Opequon Motors car dealership in Martinsburg last week, city police said Wednesday. Devin T. Hite of Yarrow Circle in Martinsburg was arraigned by Berkeley County Magistrate Betty Jo Hersh on felony counts of destruction of property and fourth-degree arson, Detective J.D. Luciano of the Martinsburg Police Department said in a news release. Hite turned himself in to police Wednesday, Luciano said.
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July 9, 2013
For the fifth time in less than two months, vandals broke into Municipal Stadium on Monday night, a Hagerstown Suns official said. Interim General Manager Robert E. Bruchey II said Tuesday that the vandals broke through metal roll-down windows and ransacked concession areas. They also damaged screens, he said. “It's just a nightmare,” Bruchey said. Vandals also struck the stadium May 19, June 29, July 1 and Saturday. During those incidents, Bruchey said the intruders destroyed several cash registers, and stole beer, a 32-inch flat-screen television and a laptop computer.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 8, 2013
The Hagerstown Police Department is working with the Hagerstown Suns minor league baseball team in an effort to capture the culprits who have been vandalizing Municipal Stadium since May. Lt. Tom Langston said police had no suspects as of Monday. “We have some cameras up ... We're stepping up patrols near the stadium,” Langston said of some of the methods police were using in an attempt to catch the vandals. Suns Interim General Manager Robert E. Bruchey II said he estimated that damages amounted to about $10,000 over the course of four break-ins at the stadium on May 19, June 29, July 1 and Saturday.
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June 13, 2013
Trash was found strewn around Funkstown Community Park Thursday morning and the restrooms were flooded after the newer section of the park was vandalized, according to a town official. A Washington County Sheriff's deputy discovered the damage while patrolling the park Thursday morning, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said. The town's maintenance supervisor arrived shortly afterward while making his rounds and was spending the morning cleaning it up, Haynes said. As a result of the vandalism, the restrooms will be closed until Saturday, when the pavilions are booked, she said.
NEWS
March 9, 2013
Four men were charged Friday with damaging property and vehicles along Bakersville, Fairplay and Tommytown roads in the Boonsboro area, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Office news release. Dustin Keith Clipp, 18, of 17112 Snyders Landing Road in Sharpsburg; Dylan Matthew Martz, 19, of 6533 Gilardi Road in Boonsboro; Nathan Jered Meyers, 18, of 5528 Sharpsburg Pike in Sharpsburg; and Christopher Allen Feigley, 18, of 119 Robelei Drive in Ranson, W.Va., were charged in the incidents, which occurred Friday morning, deputies said.
NEWS
January 2, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday: Vandalism was reported in the 17200 block of Carty Lane. A theft was reported in the 13600 block of Crayton Boulevard.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | October 4, 2012
A Washington County Circuit Court judge gave a Williamsport man 24 hours of unsupervised probation for grabbing one of four boys who he alleged was vandalizing his home. Vincent Allen Strewsewski, 45, entered an Alford plea to second-degree assault, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years. An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt, but an acknowledgment that the state has enough evidence to gain a conviction. Judge Daniel P. Dwyer accepted the plea and gave Strewsewski probation before judgment and one day on probation.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | October 3, 2012
The tombstones of an infant and a few World War II veterans were among about a dozen grave markers that were vandalized recently at the cemetery neighboring the Manor Church of the Brethren near Boonsboro. Pastor Joy Zepp said she received a call on Monday morning notifying her that vandals had pushed over the headstones. “I'm disgusted,” she said. “I don't understand why people have to destroy other people's property.” Roughly 12 tombstones, including those marking the graves of World War II veterans and an infant who died in 1918, were lying on the rain-soaked ground Tuesday.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 27, 2012
A Hagerstown man charged earlier this month with breaking into and vandalizing his former apartment was back in Washington County District Court Monday, accused this time of raping a preteen girl. Ryan Lee Kleckner, 30, of 10806 Rosewood Drive, was being held without bond on charges of first- and second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense, indecent exposure and indecent assault. District Judge Ralph H. France II ordered Kleckner to remain in jail without bond following a bail-review hearing Monday.
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April 30, 2012
The Washington County Sheriff's Office was searching Monday for the vandals who painted swastikas and other graffiti on the girls softball scoreboard at Williamsport High School. Deputy 1st Class James Clay said an initial investigation appears to show that the graffiti was painted by juveniles, possibly students from Boonsboro High School. In addition to three small swastikas, vandals painted “Warriors” on the scoreboard and “BHS” on a nearby storage trailer, Clay said.
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