Sheriff's Department Responds to Keyser High
The Mineral County Sheriff's Department was recently called to Keyser High School, to break up a fight between two students. One student was pepper-sprayed, handcuffed and taken from the school. In another recent incident, an unloaded gun was recovered from a students' car in the parking lot of the school. There was ammunition in the glove compartment of the car. Mineral County School Superintendent Rob Woy commented that authorities had the situation under control.
Intoxicated Teen Charged
Cumberland City Police took an intoxicated teen into custody at Wednesday night's annual South Cumberland Halloween parade. Officers located the 16-year old, after receiving complaints for several citizens. The teen later admitted to drinking, after an officer detected the odor of alcohol on his breath. He was charged with disorderly conduct and underage possession of alcohol. After being processed, he was released to the custody of his mother, pending trial in Juvenile Court.
W.Va. Department of Natural Resources Investigates Accident
A hunter was injured, after falling from a tree stand on Nathaniel Mountain around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. The victim, 50-year old David Collie was transported to the hospital by Air Care Unit #4, from West Virginia was called in; Trooper 5 from Maryland was initially called to transport the injured hunter. Crews cleared the scene around 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Collie was listed in good condition, as of yesterday.
Garrett Man Jailed After Assault
Mountain Lake Park resident Clifford Frank Elliott was charged with second-degree assault, following an incident early yesterday morning. A female victim was found lying at the bottom of a set of stairs, complaining of shoulder pain. Elliott is accused of pulling her down the stairs during an argument. He was released from the Garrett County Detention Center after posting bond. The victim was treated at Garrett Memorial Hospital.
Rocky Gap Sets Veteran's Day Service
The 31st Annual Veteran's Day program will be held on Sunday, November 11th at the Rocky Gap Cemetery. This year, the guest speaker will be Francis Zumbrun. The public is invited to attend and is asked to bring lawn chairs for seating. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m.
Man Found Guilty for Transporting Heroin
A Pittsburgh man has been found guilty in Somerset County court for helping to transport $80,000 worth of heroin on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 2008. Khalid Ibn Abdullah Kareem, a Pittsburgh rap artist, was accused with three other men in the incident. Kareem, who is known as rapper "S. Money," is facing a minimum of four years in prison, because of his prior convictions. Sentencing is set for December 5th.
Police Searching for Missing Bunker Hill Woman
The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding a Bunker Hill woman, who has been missing since March of 2011. Mary Jean Olshefski-Beatty was last seen by her daughter, walking away from her home. She has two tattoos: a Pegasus on her right ankle and a butterfly on the left side of her chest. If you have any information on Ms. Olshefski-Beatty, you are asked to contact the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.
Woman Found Dead; Caretaker Charged
Seventy-year old Sally Jean Fultz, who was a resident of a Huntingdon, Pennsylvania-area nursing home, was found dead in a creek this week, and her caretaker has been charged in connection with the crime. Ms. Fultz, a resident of the Sleepy Hollow Personal Care Center, was blind and suffered from dimentia. Her caretaker, 62-year old Connie Ann Souders, has been arraigned on charges of neglect of care of a dependent person and involuntary manslaughter. She was jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond.
"Tobacco Tax" Expected to Cut Use
The Maryland Health Care for All Coalition" has released a study on the effects of tax increases on small cigars and smokeless tobacco products. The increase, at least, on the cigars, is expected to cut the use by those under 18, by 30 per cent the first year. The tax went into effect in July. Taxes went from 15 per cent of wholesale to 70 per cent under the law. Products that cost anywhere from $1 to $5 before the tax hike, now cost up to $8.00.