Police log

February 28, 2004

Police probe robbery at gas station in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man displaying a gun robbed RG's Amoco on Doron Drive in Greene Township, Pa., of an undisclosed amount of cash Thursday, according to the Chambersburg barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said the robber is a black man, approximately 6 feet tall. He was wearing jeans, a blue jean jacket and work boots.

He entered the station at about 9 p.m., demanded money from the cashier and fled to an unknown location. Police said there were no injuries in the incident, which still is under investigation.

Anyone with information may contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161.

New Market man faces assault counts

NEW MARKET, Md. - Frederick County Sheriff's deputies charged a 19-year-old New Market man Thursday with several counts of assault following an incident in the 10000 block of Forrest Edge Drive.


Arthur J. Geroux was charged with four counts of first-degree assault, six counts of second-degree assault, four counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of resisting arrest, four counts of malicious destruction of property less than $500 and disturbing the peace.

Geroux allegedly threw a table against a wall at the residence, destroying the table and damaging the wall, attacked four people at the home and displayed a knife while threatening, according to a sheriff's department release.

When two deputies dispatched to the scene apprehended him, Geroux allegedly struck one with his fist and spat on the other. Geroux was treated at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital and later released following treatment of scrapes acquired while he struggled with deputies, the release said.

Frederick man faces drug-related charges

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man faces several charges after a Frederick County Sheriff's deputy found several bags of suspected marijuana and $75,000 in cash after a traffic incident Thursday, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

Juan Ramon Diaz, 23, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, fleeing and eluding, driving on a revoked license and exceeding the posted speed limit.

Police said Diaz failed to stop on U.S. 40 near Hollow Road when a deputy attempted to pull him over for a speeding violation. Diaz then accelerated and turned onto Pacific Court, then suddenly stopped and fled the car on foot. He was apprehended after a short foot chase, police said.

Sixteen plastic bags of suspected marijuana were found at the scene and seized as evidence, police said.

Police investigate theft of bowling bag

Maryland State Police are investigating the theft of a bowling bag from a 70-year-old man Thursday night at Turner's Dual Lanes bowling alley in Hagerstown.

Police said at about 9 p.m. Thursday someone took a pair of tenpin bowling balls in a carrying bag at the Dual Highway bowling alley's lower entrance doors after the bag's owner left it unattended.

One green and one burgundy bowling ball, both engraved with "Buddy," were in the blue Ebonite bag, along with other bowling equipment, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information on the theft to call 301-739-2101.

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