March 7, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Workers have repaired a section of new turf at Shepherd University's Ram Stadium after it was cut from the field by vandals, a school spokeswoman said Thursday. Workers were applying the number "50" to the field Thursday where the section was removed, said Valerie Owens. Owens said a police investigation into the vandalism was continuing. It is possible that the entire turf project could be completed by next week, Owens said. Shepherd officials decided to put an artificial surface on the field after dealing with water drainage problems at the 5,000-seat stadium.
March 5, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University Campus Police on Tuesday were trying to find those who vandalized the newly installed FieldTurf at Ram Stadium. According to the report posted on Shepherd's Web site, an approximately 4-foot by 8-foot section of turf was cut out and removed. The section contained "50" in large white numbers against a bright green background. Sgt. David Kelvington, with the campus police, said the incident was reported Monday at about 9:30 a.m. by someone on the campus' facilities staff.
July 15, 1997
Vandals rampage in City Park Vandals ravaged Hagerstown City Park late Sunday or early Monday causing more than $1,000 damage, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. The damage - estimated at around $1,175 - was discovered Monday morning, police said. Vandals broke off a spotlight in front of the museum, ripped up shrubbery from the west side of the park and threw it in the lake, damaged two picnic tables, throwing one of them in the lake, and snapped the bases of two 8-foot walnut trees in the northwest side of the park, police said.
May 25, 2005
Vandalism occurs at 'Marty' Snook Park Washington County is assessing recent damage from vandals at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway, Public Works Director Gary Rohrer told the County Commissioners Tuesday. Rohrer said the vandals trashed a concession stand, threw items in the pool and left other "deposits" in the park. Rohrer said the county will consider installing security cameras at the park. The Washington County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident and looking for fingerprints, Rohrer said.
October 12, 2011
Vandals break windows at three Hagerstown businesses The Hagerstown Police Department reported that vandals broke windows at three businesses over the course of the last several days. Police Chief Arthur Smith said officers have no leads because there were no witnesses. Smith said the most costly incident was reported at Eddie's Upholstery at 779 S. Potomac St., where a vandal or vandals caused an estimated $750 worth of damage. “It just looks like someone picked up a rock and threw it at his window,” Smith said.
November 17, 2000
Building burned in Chambersburg By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A fire believed to have been set by vandals caused an estimated $100,000 in damage at the South Hamilton Community Association building in Chambersburg, said James Buhrman, president of the association. Officials said vandals broke into the concession stand and storage areas of the building early Thursday morning, made off with food and soda and set the place on fire. The fire destroyed most of the building and the equipment of the association's 13 youth league baseball and softball teams.
February 4, 2012
Thumbs up to Clear Spring and Williamsport elementary schools, Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance Inc., The Arc of Washington County Inc. and Recycled Crochet, winners of the 2011 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Awards, presented Tuesday by the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Thumbs down to vandals who this week caused an estimated $60,000 in damage to a community mosque under construction in Chantilly, Va., breaking the building's first-floor windows with rocks.
October 22, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Whoever ruined a newly refinished section of The Maryland Theatre's roof might be walking around purple-handed. Ken Saur of Eco Construction, which installed the roof, said vandals emptied a bucket of glue over the roof membrane, which needs to removed and replaced. The membrane is attached to a layer of insulation, which will have to be replaced, too. Vandals also spread PVC primer, which stains skin purple and can't be washed off, Saur said. "Whoever did this is going to be walking around with purple hands for quite some time," he said.