Police Seek Suspects in Stabbing
Cumberland City Police are looking for two people in connection with a stabbing that occurred early yesterday morning in the 300-block of Davidson Street. A 45-year old man called 911 around 3:40 a.m., to report he had been stabbed by the two, who had visited his residence. An argument ensued and moved out into the street, where the stabbing happened. Police are looking for two suspects, on white male and one black male, who were both reportedly wearing baseball caps. The C3I unit, along with the Cumberland City Police and the Maryland State Police Crime Lab investigated the incident.
State Police Looking for Oldtown Resident
The Maryland State Police are requesting your assistance with locating Michael Malaska of Oldtown. Mr. Malaska is in violation of pre-trial release conditions, and is currently wanted for witness intimidation and harassment. Mr. Malaska was last seen on Friday morning, leaving Packhorse Road in Oldtown Maryland with an unknown associate. If anyone has information about Michael Malaska’s current whereabouts, please contact the MD State Police Cumberland Barrack at 301-729-2101.
Two Arrested for Truck theft
Two Cumberland women were arrested in Frostburg, both accused of stealing a pickup truck from a Frostburg resident. Twenty-three year old Jessica Maureen Geisler and 28-year old Jessica Lynn Miller of Cumberland are accused of taking the truck. Both tried to flee when they were spotted by law enforcement officers. They are facing numerous charges, including theft of a motor vehicle and fleeing uniformed police officers. Additional suspects were identified and will be charged in the near future.
Route 219 Bids Sought Next Year
Contracts, permits, and other documentation will be finalized late this year or early next year, for the completion of Route 219 from Meyersdale to Somerset. The four-lane road is expected to cost over $300 million, with the earthwork portion costing $160 million alone. The cost will be paid in full by the federal government, because of the recently signed transportation bill. State Senator George Edwards says Maryland has $98 million in reserve for the segment, from the Pennsylvania border to Interstate 68. If the Governor does not commit to building it in the next two years, that money could be lost to another project.
First Day of School For Allegany County Students
Today is the first day of school for Allegany County students. Motorists are encouraged to be on the lookout for students, and are reminded to stop for school buses, displaying flashing lights. Several Allegany County Schools have conducted their “Back to School” nights, and some have been scheduled after the school year begins.
Commissioners Attend MACO Conference
The Allegany County Commissioners recently participated in the Maryland Association of Counties Annual Summer Conference. It was held at the Roland Powell Convention Center, with the theme of “Breaking Through, Working Together for Maryland’s Counties.” The conference focused on the importance of collaboration in increasing governmental efficiency and developing partnerships.
Cumberland Man Arrested for Burglary
Cumberland resident Dajon Lopez is charged with fourth degree burglary and two counts of second degree assault, in connection with an incident on Winmer Street on August 17th. Eighteen year old Lopez is accused of entering a residence, and getting into an altercation with the victim. He jumped out of a bathroom window, onto the roof and fled the area.
Somerset Man Found Guilty in Drug Case
Somerset resident Alon Whitehead was recently found guilty in Somerset County of dealing crack cocaine out of his car and two locations, including the Giant Eagle parking lot along North Center Avenue in Somerset. Whitehead was found not guilty of two counts of conspiracy. The incident involved two controlled buys. Whitehead is scheduled to be sentenced on October 3rd.
Great Allegheny Passage Listed in National Geographic
The Great Allegheny Passage has been chosen by editors of National Geographic magazine as one of the 10 best places to get away this fall. The hiking and biking trail is in the company of such international destinations as Milford Sound in New Zealand and Devil’s Pool, a natural rock formation on the edge of Victoria Falls in Zambia, Africa. According to the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, about 800,000 people visit the trail each year, and that number is growing.