Police log

June 28, 1999

A 29-year-old woman was charged Friday with biting her husband and threatening to cut him with scissors, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Deputy Mark E. Price went to Milestone Garden Apartments for a domestic assault complaint at about 7:35 p.m. When he arrived, he noticed bite marks on David Heidtke, 32. Yolanda Heidtke was charged with threatening her husband of four years, according to Price.

She was taken into custody and charged with second-degree assault as well as carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure.

A 9-year-old Hagerstown boy drove his bicycle into a vehicle Sunday evening, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The boy rode into the right side of a car at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church beside Randolph Avenue, police said. He was treated on the scene and did not require hospitalization, Sgt. Michael King said. The driver was not at fault, he said.


Maryland State Police are investigating a strong-arm robbery and assault at a Hagerstown grocery store Sunday morning.

At about 4:30 a.m., a man and woman walked into the Food Lion Market on Virginia Avenue and approached the cash register. The man asked for a pack of Newport cigarettes and the clerk asked for his identification. According to police, the man grabbed the cigarettes and tried to leave.

When the clerk confronted the man and woman, they struck her in the face, police said. The clerk was wearing an alarm around her neck, which the duo pulled off before fleeing. Police describe the man as Hispanic, 18 to 23 years old, 5-foot-9 and weighing 150 pounds. He had short black hair and was wearing denim shorts with a blue T-shirt, possibly striped.

The woman was black, 5-foot-2, weighed about 240 pounds and her hair was pulled back in a pony tail, police said. She wore dark shorts and a white T-shirt with an emblem or picture on the front. Anyone with information about the incident may call 301-739-2101.

A 50-year-old Clarksburg man riding a motorcycle on U.S. 40 struck a car and skidded out of control Saturday night, according to Maryland State Police.

The collision occurred west of Mapleville Road at 5:50 p.m. John Thomas Groghan was driving a 1987 Harley Davidson Softail east on U.S. 40, according to police. He accelerated over the crest of a hill and struck a Chevrolet S-10 truck as he tried to pass it, police said.

Groghan and the motorcycle skidded across the oncoming lane and shoulder and struck a guardrail. He was taken to Washington County Hospital for surgery to remove gravel and for treatment of serious skin scrapes and burns, police said. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

Patrick J. Lundrigan, a 34-year-old Boontown, N.J., resident, was returning to a camping area after getting supplies. He and his wife, Margaret Lundrigan, were not injured, according to police. Their truck received minor damage.

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