Officer Injured in Assault
An 18-year old resident of the Backbone Mountain Youth Center was charged with second-degree assault, after he allegedly attacked a Maryland State Police trooper Tuesday night. Khalil Edison was charged, after the officer and others responded to a fight, with a large number of the youths involved. The officer was from the McHenry barrack, and did not require medical treatment. The incident occurred around 9:21 p.m.
Police Seek Driver Involved in Hit and Run
Cumberland City Police are looking for the driver of a silver-colored Ford pickup truck that hit another vehicle and fled. The incident happened around 10 a.m. yesterday on the Canal Parkway, near West Elder Street. The truck, whose driver was operating it in a reckless manner, passed several vehicles in a no-passing zone. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries. No registration information was obtained by the victim or witnesses, and police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect's vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumberland City Police at (301)-777-1600.
Meth Lab Busted in Meyersdale
Two men were arrested early Tuesday morning, and were charged with running a reported methamphetamine lab on Mason-Dixon Highway in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Police and Meyersdale Borough police, executing a search warrant, took Jordan O'Donnell and Matthew Bowman into custody. O'Donnell's bail was set at $75,000, while Bowman was held on $125,000 bond. The search warrant was issued as authorities were investigating a theft and forgery incident. Evidence about the reported meth lab was developed during that investigation.
Woman Charged with Assault
A Grand Avenue woman was charged with second-degree assault, following an incident Tuesday evening in the area of Virginia Avenue and First Street. Tara Nicole Williams is alleged to have struck her boyfriend during an argument. The injuries to the victim were consistent to the account he gave police. Following a bond hearing, Ms. Williams was taken to the Allegany County Detention Center and held on $4,000 bail.
Theft at Garrett County Residence
Both rifles and shotguns were removed from a home in the 13,000-block of National Pike in Grantsville, and the McHenry barrack of the Maryland State Police is investigating. Guns, from manufacturers such as Westernfield, Marlin, and Remington were taken some time between February 20th, and April 30th. Anyone with information is asked to contact the barrack at (301)-387-1101.
Airport Manager Given Full Authority
During an executive session last week, it was learned that the airport manager would be given full authority to operate the facility as he sees fit. Initially, the motion was to give Ryan Shaffer-the current manager-the authority; however, when that motion died for a lack of a second, it was revised to include the language "the airport manager," rather than Ryan specifically.
Group Decides To Sell Building
A group dedicated to promote development and spur job creation in Westernport has decided to sell the building that once house the town's only physician, Dr. Norman Wood. Despite signing a long-term lease, Dr. Wood announced in March that he would be leaving the area to take a job with the Veteran's Administration in Washington State. The Westernport Revitalization Corporation has decided to sell the building, in the hopes it may attract a doctor or another professional.