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NEWS
February 27, 2001
Nearly 700 vehicles stopped at Martinsburg checkpoints MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Nearly 700 vehicles were stopped in a series of checkpoints that the Martinsburg Police Department set up earlier this week, Police Chief T.C. Anderson said in a prepared release. Police issued 38 citations and eight warning tickets during the checkpoint operation, Anderson said. Six arrests were made at the checkpoints, he said. Participating officers checked 651 vehicles. The Sunday checkpoints were in the 600 block of Baltimore Street, the 200/300 block of East Burke Street, the 600 block of State Circle and Tavern Road near the entrance to Martin's Landing apartment complex, Anderson said.
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NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 9, 2006
HANCOCK - Hancock Police hope to double the number of vehicles they recently stopped while on patrol, Chief Steven McCarty said Wednesday. A written report distributed at Wednesday's town council meeting says the town's police department stopped 40 vehicles in January. "A traffic stop always leads to something else," McCarty said after the meeting. He told the mayor and town council that police know drugs are brought into the town in vehicles. McCarty also said police are working with the Department of Social Services and Child Protective Services to remove children from homes if their parents are using drugs.
NEWS
September 22, 2006
One of three men facing charges of stealing and wrecking vehicles from a Hagerstown dealership waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday, according to Washington County District Court records. Marc Anore Given Jr., 20, of 1401 Haven Road, Apt. C12 in Hagerstown, faces 38 charges, including counts of theft, burglary and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, according to a charging document. Given and two other men allegedly totaled or damaged six used vehicles and two new trucks belonging to Sharrett Inc. at 10312 Auto Place in Hagerstown, according to the document.
NEWS
November 28, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Letterkenny Army Depot recently celebrated the completed production of more than 280 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles for the Army and Marine Corps. The so-called RG33 vehicles were part of a 22-month production schedule with BAE Systems, according to a news release. The final RG33 vehicle off the assembly line will be delivered to the government next week, the release stated. Col. Steven Shapiro, depot commander, recently returned from Kuwait.
NEWS
September 21, 2006
Debris falling from vehicles headed to the Washington County landfill has prompted the Sheriff's Department to begin an education program for motorists dropping off garbage. According to a press release, deputies will be at the entrance of the landfill periodically beginning next week to hand out leaflets addressing state laws on transporting loose and covered loads. The department will follow up with enforcement of the laws, if necessary, after the public education period is over.
NEWS
November 4, 2008
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said they were investigating a Sunday night incident in which shots were fired at passing vehicles in the 10000 block of Garnes Road. No one was injured in the incident, which was reported about 9 p.m., police said. Two of the victims were identified as Brandon Divelbliss, 19, and Benjamin Brewer, 18, both of Mercersburg. A third unidentified motorist was also fired at, police said. Pennsylvania State Police were asking that anyone with information call them at 717-264-5161.
NEWS
by ROBERT SNYDER | March 31, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County officials gathered around like salesmen in a showroom during a brief ceremony Thursday in Martinsburg to show off several new police vehicles recently placed in service by the county's Sheriff's Department. The eleven new vehicles - six police cruisers and five four-wheel drive sport utility Dodge Durangos - which were presented by the Berkeley County commissioners and by representatives from the Sheriff's department, were purchased as part of the commission's five-year funding plan that will see a regular replacement of the county's fleet, said commissioner Ron Collins.
NEWS
By Brian Shappell | May 26, 2005
Three vehicles caught fire late Tuesday in the 700 block of Washington Avenue after a car struck two parked vehicles and its driver allegedly fled the scene, the Hagerstown Police Department said Wednesday in a written release. Just after 11:30 p.m., police discovered that two parked vehicles had been struck by a blue Monte Carlo. The car's gas tank ruptured and exploded, setting the vehicles on fire, the Hagerstown Police Department said. Police allege the driver of the Monte Carlo, as well as a passenger, ran from the scene.
NEWS
November 28, 2007
The Washington County chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting donations of vehicles. People who donate a vehicle before the end of the year will benefit from tax breaks, according to a Red Cross press release. To donate a vehicle, call 1-800-737-0265.
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