Most Wanted Arrested by Law Enforcement
A Falling Waters, West Virginia man was arrested by state and federal authorities for an incident that occurred in October of last year. Peter Stankiewicz had been charged with soliciting a minor for sex by the West Virginia State Police. Stakiewicz had been in the Maryland area, then returned to West Virginia. He was arrested late last week by members of the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force, which includes local Sheriff's Offices and the U.S. Marshal's Service.
Man Arrested in Assault Case
A Maryland Avenue man was arrested by Cumberland City Police, related to a domestic assault in the 700-block of Maryland Avenue. A man claims he was assaulted by Michael Kerren Swick during an argument over money. During the investigation, Samantha Elizabeth Swick began to yell and scream at another woman at the scene. She was ordered to lower her voice, but refused, and was also taken into custody.
Woman Fails to Show at Hearing
A Meyersdale woman has a warrant for her arrest, after she failed to show at a hearing last week. Nineteen-year old Faith Ann Robertson is accused of soliciting money for a headstone for murder victim Justine Jackson, formerly of the Cumberland area. At least five people called police, reporting that Ms. Robertson had approached them about raising money to purchase a headstone for Ms. Jackson. Twenty-four year old Jonathan William Beal has been charged with the murder. Justine Jackson's body was found along the Great Allegheny Passage in November.
No Football for BW in 2013
Bishop Walsh will not field a football team this fall, due to a lack of interest. Bishop Walsh Athletic Director Jim Zamagias noted that there 19 players lat year, and since then five have transferred to other schools and five others have decided not to play this fall. Bishop Walsh has had a football team, since the school opened in 1966; prior to that LaSalle had a football program, dating back to the 1920's.
Three Injured in Weekend Crash
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 68 Westbound near the 72 mile marker. A car, driven by 22 year old Great Cacapon, West Virginia resident Michele Haslacker, experienced mechanical problems and hit a guardrail along the edge of the center median and came back onto the roadway, coming to rest in the right lane. A truck, driven by Laurel resident John McKenzie, was unable to avoid the car and hit the rear of Ms. Hasalacker's vehicle. McKenzie, Ms. Haslacker and her infant daughter were taken to Meritus Medical Center by Hancock Rescue Squad ambulance. All three injuries were minimized because of the proper use of seatbelts by the adults and a child safety seat for Ms. Haslacker's infant daughter.
Hagerstown Police Investigate Murder, Suspect Arrested
Hagerstown Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of another man in a wooded area, behind West Antietam Street on Saturday. David Allen Miller is accused of severely beating another man at the rear of 339 West Antietam Street, while the two were consuming alcoholic beverages togther. Injuries caused by Miller are believed to have contributed to the unnamed victim's death. The victim was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore for an autopsy. Miller has been charged with first degree murder, along with first and second-degree assault.
More Jobs Coming to Jefferson County, West Virginia
The U.S. Coast Guard Operations Systems Center in Jefferson County, West Virginia is planning at $15 million expansion, and that will mean the addition of as many as 150 jobs. The Jefferson County Development Authority will lease 40,000 square feet in a business park there for the Coast Guard. The space will be used to consolidate a number of IT systems and will help relieve overcrowding at the current facility. The additional jobs will be added over the next several years, as consolidation operations are completed.