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January 17, 2013
Washington County Sheriff's Office reports incidents The Washington County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday: A burglary was reported in the 20800 block of Lehmans Mill Road near Hagerstown. A theft was reported in the 17300 block of Valley Mall Road in Halfway.
NEWS
March 26, 2012
Three men robbed a female at knifepoint Sunday night in the 19500 block of Longmeadow Road, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said The female told police that three males took her purse and cash shortly before midnight, according to a sheriff's office news release. Lt. Mark Knight of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said Monday afternoon that further details were unavailable.
NEWS
May 24, 2012
The Washington County Sheriff's Office plans to conduct sobriety checkpoints during the evening hours in coming weeks, officials said. The checkpoints, which will be conducted at unspecified locations, are designed to reduce drunken and drugged drivers in the county, according to a sheriff's office news release. The sheriff's office will conduct additional sobriety checkpoints throughout the year, the release said.
NEWS
September 30, 2012
TRIAD of Washington County, SALT Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) will meet Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Washington County Sheriff's Office, 500 Maryland Parkway in Hagerstown The group plans and develops programs to improve the quality of life for senior citizens. The meeting is open to guests and potential new volunteers. For more information, call Kathy Rylander at 301-331-6155.
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NEWS
March 21, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding an electric guitar that was stolen during a burglary that occurred in the Clear Spring area on Dec. 31. A guitar matching the stolen black Fender Squier Strat was sold to Washington Street Pawn Brokers and the shop sold the guitar to an unknown individual on Jan. 11, according to the sheriff's department. The sheriff's department would like to talk to the person who bought the guitar to determine if it is the instrument that was stolen in the burglary, the sheriff's office said.
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NEWS
March 20, 2013
Police looking for missing teen Police are looking for a 15-year-old girl who walked off from the Sylvan Learning center on Northern Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. Hannah McKenzie Elizabeth Gossard was taken to the center at 4 p.m. for a tutoring session, said Deputy First Class Marc Albowicz of the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Hagerstown Police Department officers, police from Hancock and a bloodhound team from the Maryland State Police helped the sheriff's office in the search for Gossard, Albowicz said.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | March 13, 2013
A bill that would require individuals who owe child support and are part of a home detention, work release or a pretrial release program run by the Washington County Sheriff's Office to pay child support is advancing in the Maryland General Assembly, and passed a second reading in the Senate on Wednesday. The bill has been filed in the House of Delegates by the Washington County delegation and in the Senate by Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington. “I was discussing the issue of child support and victims rights with some people over the summer and they pointed out to me that Washington County was one of the few counties that didn't already have the ability to ensure that people who are on work release did have to pay child support.
NEWS
February 13, 2013
Jewelry, coins, cash, electronics and guns have been stolen in a series of daytime burglaries that have occurred since December, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the burglaries with the Morgan County, W.Va., Sheriff's Department. Morgan County officials have obtained a warrant for a Hagerstown man in connection with a burglary that occurred in Morgan County on Jan. 18, according to a news release. The man is currently being held in the Washington County Detention Center on unrelated charges, the release said.
NEWS
February 13, 2013
Police are looking for a missing 16-year-old boy who was last seen in the Mt. Aetna Road area Monday night, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Tyler Michael New was last seen in the 21000 block area of Mt. Aetna Road at about midnight Monday, according to the sheriff's office. It is believed New is traveling in a black 1995 Nissan Maxima with a Maryland registration of BSX-720, according to the sheriff's office. Anyone with information regarding New's whereabouts call the sheriff's office at 240-313-2172.
NEWS
February 8, 2013
A 15-year-old boy reported missing has been found, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said Friday afternoon. Robert J. Hendricks had last been seen at about 6:50 p.m. Thursday in the area of Youngstoun Drive, according to a sheriff's office news release. He was found in downtown Hagerstown at about 12:50 p.m. Friday, the sheriff's office said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | January 19, 2013
Hagerstown Community College and local law enforcement officials have been talking about starting a police academy on the HCC campus for four years. Those talks will come to fruition March 18, when the first class is scheduled to begin. John King, a 30-year-veteran of law enforcement who has served with police departments in Baltimore City and Montgomery County, and most recently as chief of the Gaithersburg Police Department, has been tapped as the instructor for the six-month course.
NEWS
January 18, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a number of mail thefts that were reported Thursday near the east end of Hagerstown. Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, sheriff's office spokeswoman, said deputies were called at about 5 p.m. for reports of mail being stolen on Security Road, Jefferson Boulevard and numerous side streets in that area. She said deputies searched the area and continued to find discarded mail on the streets until 7 p.m. Deputies believe the person or people who took the mail discarded mail that wasn't of value and kept everything else, Hose said.
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