Police Charge Threewith Roadside Beating

Police beat

October 06, 1991

Three people, including a 17-year-old boy, have been charged with assaulting a man along Wheel Road.

David S. Nichols, 18, of Bel Air;Herbert E. Sentz, 19, of Baltimore; and the Bel Air juvenile were each charged with reckless endangerment, assault, assault with intent to maim and battery for the Sept. 23 incident.

Bel Air police said that the 18-year-old victim and three other people were traveling along Wheel Road in a Pontiac Firebird when theygot into an argument.

The driver pulled the car off the road, police said, and he and two other occupants of the car then repeatedly punched and kicked the victim until he became unconscious.

The three dragged the victim to the car and drove him to the Texaco station in the 100 block of Bond Street, police said, where they left him.

The victim was flown to the Shock Trauma Unit at University Medical Center in Baltimore. He was discharged on Sept. 26.


William R. McCutcheon, 71, of Bel Air, was killed Sept. 27 when his car struck a truck parked along the shoulder of Route 24, state police at Benson said.

McCutcheon was travelingsouth near the Ring Factory Road intersection when his 1978 CadillacFleetwood veered off the road and crashed into an unattended grain truck at 3:20 p.m., police said.

The truck's owner, Roland R. Parlett of Baltimore, had turned on the vehicle's hazard lights, police said.

McCutcheon was flown to University Medical Center's Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore, where he died that evening, police said.

McCutcheon is the 18th traffic fatality in Harford this year.

Crimes that county police agencies investigated last week include:


1100 block South Philadelphia Boulevard: A 1985 Mazda, worth $7,000, was stolen from Cook Motorcars Ltd. on Sept. 26, the county Sheriff's Office said. A pouch containing cash and checks, worth $682, were stolen from the dealership on Sept. 24, police said.

2400 block Carsins Run Road: Stereo equipment, cassette tapes and keys, worth $475, were stolen from a car on Sept. 24, the Sheriff's Office said.


2900 block Old Philadelphia Road: Money and food stamps, worth $300, were stolen from a house on Sept. 22, the Sheriff's Office said.

Bel Air

2400 block Churchville Road: Fifty crates ofmerchandise, worth $5,165, were stolen from a storage trailer at theThrift Drug store on Sept. 26, the Sheriff's Office said.

600 block Baltimore Pike: A riding lawn mower and two push mowers, worth $1,280, were stolen from the K mart department store at Tollgate Mall onSept. 26, town police said.

500 block Baltimore Pike: A $350 signwas stolen from the Young China restaurant at Bel Bel Air Plaza on Sept. 29, town police said.

1100 block Vanguard Way: A $600 stereo was stolen from a car on Sept. 21, the Sheriff's Office said.

1100block Vanguard Way: A $350 stereo was stolen from a car on Sept. 26,town police said.

2300 block Pennington Road: A television and stereo speakers, worth $1,130, were stolen from a house on Sept. 23, the Sheriff's Office said.

Forest Hill

Unit block Lockhart Circle: An oak chest containing silver, clothing, money and a camcorder, worth $8,600, was stolen from a house on Sept. 26, the Sheriff's Officesaid.

1700 block Landmark Drive: Sprinkler heads, wall plates andcushion plates, worth $1,860, were stolen from A.D. McDonald Fire Protection Inc. on Sept. 23, the Sheriff's Office said.

Havre de Grace

200 block Wilson Street: A $900 stereo was stolen from a house on Sept. 29, city police said.

600 block Ostego Street: A $450 bicycle was stolen from the back porch of a house Sept. 24, city police said.

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