Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills

WEST COUNTY --

October 05, 1992

Laurel man struck crossing Route 198

A 21-year-old man was seriously injured Friday night when he was hit by car while crossing Route 198 in Laurel.

Michael Lewayne Lee, of the 3300 block of Fort Meade Road in Laurel, was flown by State Police MedEvac helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in serious but stable condition yesterday.

Police said Mr. Lee was arguing with his girlfriend about 11:30 p.m. near Welch's Court when he ran out into the roadway and nearly was hit by a car traveling west on Route 198.

The man continued to run and was hit by a car driven by John Robert Martincic, 23, of the 500 block of Tranquil Court in Odenton.

Police said Mr. Lee suffered head injuries and a broken leg. Mr. Martincic was not charged.

Painter injured in fall from scaffold

A 33-year-old Baltimore painter was injured Saturday when he fell from a makeshift scaffold while working on a bridge at the Route 32 construction site in Odenton.

Kenneth Roger Mincher, of the 300 block of Macon St., was taken by ambulance to North Arundel Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition Saturday.

Police said Mr. Mincher, who is employed by A.C. Painting Contractors, was working about 9:30 a.m. on a bridge that crosses an Amtrak right of way about 9:30 a.m.

Authorities said he climbed onto a platform that was extended over the bridge by a boom mounted on the flatbed of a truck. The truck was parked on the top of the bridge and was supposed to be stabilized by outriggers.

But police said only one outrigger -- the one on the same side of the platform extension -- was in place. When the platform was extended over the bridge, the outrigger failed and the truck overturned.

Police said Mr. Mincher, who remained in the platform, struck a rock-covered incline below the bridge, about 20 feet down. He suffered leg and head injuries.

Crofton man charged with indecent exposure

A Crofton man has been charged with two counts of indecent exposure after a mail carrier identified him as the man who exposed himself to her twice in August.

Police reported the female carrier, looking at a photo line-up, identified Mark Allen Frank, 26, of the 1600 block of New Windsor Court, as the man who exposed himself to her on Aug. 10 and Aug. 27.

Crofton police get clerical help

The president of the Crofton Civic Association has appointed Judy Kelly to help out its local police force by providing clerical support.

Ms. Kelly, a past member of the civic association, will volunteer several days a week and help the five-member department computerize its records, set up community meetings and answer letters.

"She has a great sense of community," said Town Manager Jordan Harding. "It will give [Chief Deborah Bogush] more flexibility to handle street matters."

Crofton cops learn about harassment

Members of the five-member Crofton police force will be joining their county colleagues in sexual-harassment seminars.

Town Manager Jordan Harding said he believes it is important for the community's employees -- especially police officers -- to participate in the program.

"I think it's necessary," Mr. Harding said. "It should be part of the regular training module."

Academy's dairy farm open to visitors

The Naval Academy Dairy Farm and the Anne Arundel County Cooperative Extension Service are sponsoring a Farm Visitation Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the farm in Gambrills.

Visitors can tour the calf barn, see the feeding and milking areas and take a hay ride through the fields.

The 856-acre farm provides fresh milk and juice to the Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Information: 222-6759.

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