Police log 6/9

June 09, 2000

Parked car vandalized

A car was vandalized while parked in the 1000 block of Valley Brook Road Wednesday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.

Police said the vandal threw a rock at the car.

Yamaha driver faces traffic charges

FREDERICK, Md. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man who lead Maryland State Police on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph was charged with traffic offenses Thursday morning, according to Maryland State Police in Frederick.

Police said Trooper Cedric Steffans was patrolling Interstate 70 eastbound near U.S. 340 on a marked Maryland State Police Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he attempted to pull over a man riding a 2000 Yamaha for a traffic violation at 7:10 a.m.


The driver of the Yamaha fled, exiting I-70 onto U.S. 340 west, making a U-turn at Mount Zion Road and continuing east on U.S. 340, police said.

The Yamaha attempted to get back onto I-70 but was stopped by other troopers and Frederick County Sheriff's deputies who had formed a roadblock.

The chase covered 13 miles at speeds topping 100 mph.

Police charged Kenneth Bouch, 25, of Waynesboro, Pa., with traffic violations including speeding, fleeing and eluding and driving on a suspended license.

Bouch told officers at the scene he was not going to let someone on a Harley-Davidson pass him, police alleged.

He was unaware that a trooper was riding the Harley Davidson, police said.


Hagerstown girl reported missing

A Hagerstown teen last seen Saturday at the South Side Bowling Alley on Virginia Avenue, remained missing Thursday, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

Melissa Marie Taylor, 16, of 17856 Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown was with her sister at 6:45 p.m. at the bowling alley Saturday.

Taylor is described as being white with reddish brown shoulder-length hair and brown eyes.

She was wearing blue jeans, a yellow tank top, blue fleece pullover, white Reebok sneakers and small wire frame glasses.

She had on wire hoop earrings with dangling flowers, multiple rings and necklaces, police said.

Anyone with information may call the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

Man injured when pinned by truck

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A man was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital Thursday morning after he became trapped between a truck and a tree, said Independent Fire Co. Chief Ed Smith.

The accident occurred about 9:10 a.m. when the man's truck started drifting and pinned him against a tree, said Smith.

The man, who Smith was unable to identify, suffered serious injuries to his torso area, Smith said.

He was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital. Although the man's condition was not available, he was expected to survive, Smith said.

Smith said he is not sure what the man was doing when the truck started drifting.

The accident occurred on John Rissler Road, which runs along the Shenandoah River near Bloomery.

Man injured while avoiding deer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A McConnellsburg, Pa., man was injured when he swerved his car to avoid a deer and hitting a guardrail on Buchanan Trail East Thursday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

Police said Cody James Richards, of 4041/2 Lincoln Way East, oversteered to avoid the deer and traveled off the south side of the road. His car hit the guardrail and came to rest 10 feet from the road facing east at 6:10 a.m.

Mustang vandalized in owner's yard

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 1992 Ford Mustang was vandalized with an object that may have been a pipe while parked in the owner's front yard recently, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

Police said the Mustang, owned by Jerry E. Smith, 22, of Greencastle, Pa. was sitting in the front yard with a "for sale" sign on it.

The vandal smashed the hood, fenders, roof and doors between 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday.

Damage was estimated at $1,000.

Man charged with domestic battery

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police on Wednesday charged a 74-year-old man with domestic battery.

Stewart G. Mayse, of 2040 Rumsey Terrace, Hedgesville, W.Va., was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Thursday on $567 bail.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Trooper W.M. Lemon, a woman alleged that she was struck in the stomach with a fist and her face slapped with an open hand.

Police went to the apartment at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a call.

Safe found in creek

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A medium-sized, gray safe was found in a creek one mile south of Lemar Road in Peters Township at 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

Police said the safe had the serial number Z-509542 on its side.

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