Police log

September 09, 1997

Injured cyclist in good condition

A 44-year-old Mercersburg, Pa., man improved to good condition today at Washington County Hospital with injuries suffered when his bicycle was hit by a pickup truck Sunday on Big Spring Road.

Wayne Gilbert Larochelle, of 13836 Trailside Lane, was northbound on his bike when he was hit at 3:39 p.m., according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Edward Lee Kerkhoff, 30, of Mercersburg, Pa., was driving a pickup truck towing a large speedboat south on Big Spring Road when he approached a curve, saw the cyclist and skidded, deputies said.


Deputy First Class Tom Routzahn charged Kerkhoff with failure to reduce speed to avoid collision.

Stereo stolen from parked vehicle

A $500 stereo was stolen Monday from a vehicle parked at Paramount Baptist Church on the Leitersburg Pike, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Crack discovered in discarded paper

FREDERICK - Littering proved costly early today for a 26-year-old Frederick man.

Jonathon D. Radcliffe, of East Patrick Street, was seen in the 100 block of South Market Street at 12:10 a.m. this morning by Officer Thomas Tokarz of the Frederick City Police.

As Tokarz watched, he allegedly saw Radcliffe throw a piece of paper on the ground. When Tokarz told Radcliffe to pick up the paper, Radcliffe allegedly refused.

Tokarz then picked it up and found three small baggies of crack cocaine inside, police said.

Radcliffe was charged with possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, possession of a non-controlled substance...and littering.

Radcliffe was being held at the Frederick County Detention Center in lieu of $7,500 bond.

Tractor, haybine swiped from farm

FREDERICK - A John Deere tractor, model 2955, and a John Deere haybine, model 1360, were reported stolen Monday from the Franklin Gladhill farm in New Market.

The equipment, which was taken from a field on Baldwin Road, was missed at 9:30 a.m. Monday, according to Trooper Patrick Morris.

Anyone with information on the two items is asked to call Morris at 301-293-6234.

Pa. man charged with resisting arrest

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Chambersburg man was charged with resisting arrest after scuffling with police who tried to detain him for questioning during a fire investigation early Monday morning, according to Chambersburg Police.

Police said Andrew D. Crouse, unknown age, of 16 Ludwig Ave., was advised that he was going to be placed in a police cruiser until officers could talk to witnesses on the scene, police said.

Witnesses identified Crouse as being in the area of a fire at 22 W. Ludwig Ave. around 4 a.m., police said.

Crouse had to be subdued after he became irate, very vocal and physical, police said. During the scuffle, Crouse pushed an officer into the rear view mirror of the cruiser causing damage, police said.

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