Suspect Linked to Multi-State Robberies
It is believed the suspect who robbed the BB & T branch bank in Fort Ashby earlier this month is the same person who robbed banks in Cumberland on three occasions recently and a bank in Osterburg, Pennsylvania in December of 2010. A comparison of bank surveillance photos led law enforcement officials to that conclusion. The most recent robbery in Fort Ashby is under investigation by the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from C3I investigators in Cumberland and the Pennsylvania State Police at Bedford.
Myers, Kelly Clash Over School Attendance Bill
While Delegate LeRoy Myers urged the House Ways and Means Committee to pass his bill allowing some Allegany County students to attend school in Washington County, fellow Delegate Kevin Kelly argued against it. Delegate Myers’ bill is aimed at ending a dispute whether students attend school in another county if traveling to a school in their home county “is not feasible.” For his part, Delegate Kelly wants to honor the process that allows local decision-making.
Two Arrested in Hampshire County
Two people were arrested in Romney this week, and it was discovered one was a fugitive from justice in Allegany County. Twenty-two year old William Diehl and Ashley Twigg, both 22 years of age, were arrested and charged with possession of Salvia. Diehl is also a fugitive from justice in this county. Deputies arrested the suspects near the Romney Fire Hall, after they appeared to be under the influence. Both were taken to the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail.
Fugitive Arrested Following Chase
A 27-year old Augusta resident was arrested following a pursuit that led from Capon Bridge to Delray on Tuesday. David Mugridge was a suspect in a petit larceny case at the Family Dollar Store in Capon Bridge. When police tried to stop him, a chase ensued and ended at the intersection of Mystic Mountain Road and Route 29. Mugridge was also discovered to be a fugitive from justice in Virginia. The case remains under investigation and Mugridge remains in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail.
Bridge Flooded After Blasting
A road and bridge in Somerset County suddenly flooded after nearby blasting opened an old, unused, water-filled mine. Millions of gallons of water were released from the mine, after blasting along Shade Street off Route 403 east of Hooversville. Water rose five feet over the bridge that connects to a nearby neighborhood. Emergency crews are working to clean up the area and divert water.
Two Arrested in String of Burglaries
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries in Cambria and Somerset Counties. Chad Buchanan and Corey Snyder are accused of breaking into homes and stealing cash, jewelry, and other items in several daytime robberies. Some of the items were sold in eBay and they also tried to cash in other items at a local jewelry store. Police are expected to file more charges in the case; some of the suspects were supporting a drug habit through the thefts.
Allegiant Air Returns to Hagerstown
Allegiant Air, which previously provided air service out of Hagerstown Regional Airport will again be offering flights between Hagerstownand Orlando. The nonstop jet service between Hagerstown will begin May 25th and will operate twice weekly between Hagerstown and Sanford International Airport. The flights will generally be on Fridays and Mondays; initially, flights from Orlando to Hagerstown will cost $59.99.