New York Murder Suspect Arrested in Cumberland
A 17-year old Brooklyn, New York man, wanted on a fugitive from justice warrant on a murder charge, was arrested on Baltimore Avenue in Cumberland Sunday. Seventeen year old Akbar Junior Johns gave officers a false name. Further investigation revealed he was in possession of marijuana and was placed under arrest. He was held in the Allegany County Detention Center, until detectives from New York City arrived to question him. He remains in the detention center, held without bond, awaiting extradition back to New York.
Two Face Numerous Charges
Two Cumberland women face numerous charges in connection with an incident on August 23rd at a residence in the 400-block of Grand Avenue. Jermail Cassandra Young and Keren Michael Maistros were arrested Sunday. During the incident both women attempted to kidnap a five-year old child from his residence. They argued with the guardian of the juvenile over the lack of supervision. When the police were called, the two let the child out of their vehicle and fled. Ms. Maistros was actually charged with attempting to abduct the child, while they both face various charges in connection with the incident. Ms. Young was held on $29,000 bond and Ms. Maistros’ bail was set at $25,000.
Domestic Assault Prompts Arrest
Thirty-one year old Cumberland resident Timothy Hairston was charged with second-degree assault, following an incident Sunday evening in the 100-block of Grand Avenue. He allegedly assaulted his girlfriend, by striking her in the face several times and pulling her hair. He was taken to police headquarters, then to District Court. His bond was set at $5,000, following a hearing in District Court, and he is being held in the Allegany County Detention Center.
Man Charged Following Washington County Stabbing
A nineteen year old Boonsboro man is accused of injuring two people, following a dispute in Boonsboro Saturday night. Tyler Michael Szarvas is accused of stabbing a 20-year old man, who was taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore for treatment. A female who was injured, was treated and released at Hagerstown’s Meritus Medical Center. The incident occurred just before 3 p.m. Saturday in the 100-block of Orchard Manor Drive.
Weekend Flooding Reported in Morgan County
A weekend storm in Morgan County dropped about four to six inches of rain, with one of the hardest hit areas being Berkeley Springs. Much of the downtown area was under several feet of water shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday. Visitors to the area said they had never seen flooding as extensive as it was Saturday. The last time the flooding in Berkeley Springs was as extensive was in 1996, but even then it was still 9 or 10 inches lower than Saturday’s flooding.
Gas Prices May Decline Soon
With record high prices for this time of year, Triple “A” Mid-Atlantic says they should be declining soon. Gas prices are 29-cents higher than last Labor Day. One of the major factors in the higher prices is Hurricane Isaac; however, there are no major reports of damage to oil rigs in the gulf, and production may resume rather quickly. Coupled with that, the busy driving season ends this month, which triggers a lower demand for gas.
“9/11” Commemoration to be held Next Tuesday
The 11th anniversary of the 911 attacks will be observed next Tuesday in Shanksville,Pennsylvania. The Flight 93 National Memorial will honor the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93, which crashed in Somerset County. While there will be four actual days set aside for the observance, the September 11th program will begin at 9:45 p.m. At the Memorial Plaza. At 10:03 a.m., the moment Flight 93crashed, the names of the passengers and crew members will be read and Bells of Remembrance will be run by members of the Families of Flight 93 and community members who assisted in the aftermath of the crash.