Pennsylvania State Police Investigate Burglaries
The Bedford barrack of the Pennsylvania State Police is investigating two burglaries in which thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and electronic items were taken. Both occurred in Napier Township. Televisions, a laptop computer, an iPod and several pieces of jewelry were stolen from the two homes. Police believe the burglars escaped in a black Oldsmobile Alero with a rear spoiler and one working headlight. They don't know if the two are related, but anyone with information is asked to contact the Bedford barrack at (814)-623-6133.
Marijuana, Paraphernalia Seized from Vehicle
A Chesapeake, Virginia man was arrested, following a traffic stop Friday evening in Interstate 68 in Garrett County. A car was stopped for a speed violation, and a search of the vehicle revealed a prescription pill bottle, containing suspected marijuana, a metal grinder, and an electric vaporizer, used to prepare marijuana. Nineteen year old Sean Michael Frazier, the passenger in the car, was taken into custody. He was taken to the McHenry barrack for processing, and later taken to District Court.
Destruction of Property Incidents Investigated
The Cumberland City Police Department is investigating several malicious destruction of property complaints that happened early Saturday morning. The incidents occurred throughout the city, and resulted in several thousands of dollars worth of damage. The suspect or suspects threw or used some type of blunt object to break windows out of vehicles, and to break the side view mirrors from them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumberland City Police at (301)-777-1600.
Woman Arrested on Active Warrant
Laurel Ridge Road resident Tiffany Marie Price was arrested on Henderson Avenue Saturday evening. An officer saw that her car was being driven without two functional headlights. She was stopped and told the officer she didn't have a driver's license and was possible wanted. It was later confirmed that her privilege to drive in Maryland was suspended, and that there was an active warrant for her arrest. She was charged and posted a pre-set bond of $150. She was released pending trial in District Court.
Garrett County Van Theft Investigated
The McHenry Barrack of the Maryland State Police is investigating the theft of a van from the Black Bear Tavern. The theft happened early yesterday morning. The white Ford F-250 Econoline van was eventually located, parked and unattended at the Liberty Station in Accident. Little information on the suspect has been developed, but anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper First Class Falcone at the McHenry barrack. The phone numbers are (301)-895-1101 or (301)-387-1101.
Mineral Superintendent Contract Up for Renewal
When the Mineral County Board of Education meets on April 16th, they will be considering the renewal of Superintendent Rick Woy's contract. The contract is up for renewal on June 30th, and Woy is currently in his second year as superintendent. No action was taken last week, as board members met in executive session to discuss his performance and contract.
All County Band Festival Set for this Week
The annual Allegany County All Band Festival will be held Wednesday and Thursday evenings in the auditorium at Fort Hill High School. The event gets underway at 7 p.m. each evening. All concerts are free and open to the public. The fifth and sixth grade All County Bands will be performing on Wednesday, while the junior and senior high school students will be featured on Thursday.
Allocations Announced for Lock, Lockhouse Renovations
The state has set aside $100,000 for renovations and repairs to Lock 44, Lockhouse 44 and the Western Maryland Railroad Lift Bridge in Washington County. An original request of $175,000 was made by State Senator George Edwards. The National Park Service is expected to match the amount. This is the second time Senator Edwards had requested funding for the C & O Canal in Williamsport; last year, he introduced a bond bill, asking for $320,000 in renovations, but only $175,000 was allocated.
PennDOT Begins Work in Bedford County
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin work today on the Milligan's Cove Road Sulphur Springs bridge replacement that crosses a tributary to Sulphur Springs Creek and the replacement of the Route 4009 structure that crosses a tributary to Shober's Run. Overall work will consist of the replacement of the two structures with pre-cast, reinforced concrete box culverts, a new guiderail and minor approach work to both structures. Detour will be in place while the work is being done.