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July 25, 1999
SMITHSBURG - A Rockville, Md., man was killed after losing control of his motorcycle while traveling east on Md. 77 Sunday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police. Kevin Ruchirek, 24, of 801 Leverton Road, was riding his 1996 Suzuki Katana on Md. 77 east of Hippan Hill Lane at high speed when he slid off the road and hit a guardrail at 1:18 p.m., police said. Ruchirek died at the scene. Police are continuing their investigation.
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NEWS
May 29, 2008
Interstate 70 westbound has been reopened after an accident near the 35-mile marker was cleared, Maryland State Police said. The crash, which officials said involved a construction vehicle and a passenger car, closed one westbound lane and stopped traffic in both lanes on South Mountain for more than an hour. The accident was reported shortly after 8 a.m. and the road reopened just after 9:30 a.m.
NEWS
June 27, 1998
FREDERICK, Md. - Two Frederick County men on Friday were charged with indecent exposure in separate incidents at the Interstate 270 scenic overlook. Maryland State Police were conducting an undercover operation there. A police report said the men were identified as Russell C. Parker, 44, of Walkersville, and David L. Wolfe, 56, of Keymar. They were taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, where they were awaiting a bond hearing, the report said.
NEWS
January 19, 2009
Westbound lanes at the scene of a 50-vehicle pileup on westbound Interstate 70 near the Frederick and Washington counties line reopened at 11 p.m., Tuesday, according to Maryland State Police. The notification process involving two people killed in the accident is under way, state police said. Traffic was backed up to Ridge Road in Frederick County, state police said.
NEWS
January 9, 2012
Maryland State Police were investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a pickup truck Monday in eastern Washington County. The body was discovered by a local resident at about noon, Sgt. T.M. Gregory said. The truck was parked off U.S. 40, west of the Frederick County, Md., line. “It appears to be a suicide,” Gregory said. “There's no indication of foul play.”
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | October 21, 2004
Maryland State Police closed a portion of Interstate 81 for about 10 minutes Wednesday afternoon so a car suspected of carrying guns could be pulled over at gunpoint by about 10 troopers and checked, Cpl. Wayne Wachsmuth said. Maryland State Police received a tip at about 3:30 p.m. that the occupants of a purple or blue Chevrolet Lumina had guns and were traveling on the highway around Chambersburg, Pa., Wachsmuth said. Pennsylvania State Police were told to watch for the car, but they did not spot it, Wachsmuth said.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | April 3, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Troopers on Wednesday were investigating a burglary that turned into an assault at a home in the 10000 block of Sharpsburg Pike, Maryland State Police said. Several burglars forced their way into the home and were taking electronic equipment when a 16-year-old friend of the family arrived at the home, troopers said in a news release. The burglars assaulted and robbed the boy, who was not injured, troopers said Wednesday afternoon. According to police, the burglars drove away, traveling north on Md. 65. They took several firearms and other property from the home, troopers said.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | January 15, 2011
A Hagerstown man faces a murder charge after a shooting outside a Martinsburg night club early Saturday, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The 3:14 a.m. shooting at Club Zero, at 1774 Winchester Ave., was followed by a police chase that ended after the suspects’ vehicle crashed on U.S. 40 near Clear Spring, police said. Damon McCarroll Scott was shot in the chest, police said. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department obtained a warrant for murder against Brock Jerome Smith, who was being held Saturday by Maryland State Police, the release said.
NEWS
March 9, 2000
ROHRERSVILLE - Maryland State Police were looking Wednesday for the driver of a red 1994 or later Pontiac Grand Prix that may have been involved in a Feb. 29 hit-and-run accident in the 4000 block of Trego Road. Police recently learned that wreckage left at the scene may have come from a Pontiac. The vehicle would have front and rear damage and is missing a piece of side moulding, police said. The driver crossed the center line of northbound Trego Road and ran off the side of the road, police said.
NEWS
April 5, 2008
One of four suspects in a burglary Wednesday at a Sharpsburg Pike home was arrested and charged Friday, according to Maryland State Police. Destiny Richele Danner, 18, of 20037 Mill Point Road in Boonsboro, was arrested at her home Friday, police said. She was charged with 20 criminal counts, including armed robbery, robbery, burglary, felony theft, use of a handgun in commission of a felony, first- and second-degree assault, false imprisonment and conspiracy, according to a state police press release.
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