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Safe Streets Warrant Initiative Announced

The "October Safe Streets Warrant Initiative" is being conducted this week, through Friday. The Cumberland Police Department is asking citizens and residents of surrounding communities to assist in the apprehension of several individuals, wanted for various crimes. The Safe Streets Operation is looking for 16 individuals on open arrest warrants, ranging from charges of CDS violations, theft, violation of probation, failure to appear, assault and violation of a protective order.

Man Arrested in Dozens of Break-Ins

The Pennsylvania State Police at Somerset have arrested a man they say is responsible for dozens of break-ins at area businesses in the past several months. Roy Penrose III is not only facing burglary charges, but dozens of other counts, which will be filed against him in the next several days. Police received an anonymous tip, and search Penrose's home. They found about $500 cash, 115 packets of heroin, a gun and most of the items that were reported stolen from businesses across the county. He has admitted to the burglaries, and remains in jail on $75,000 bond.

Charges Pending Against Man in Accident

Charges are pending against 18-year old Trantin Hendrickson, following a two-vehicle accident on National Highway near Clarysville early Friday morning. Police are also saying alcohol was a factor and charges are pending against him. Hendrickson was traveling at a high rate of speed, eastbound, and tried to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone. He crossed over and hit a car, operated by 51-year old Virginia Lattea, who was traveling westbound. Both were taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Mount Savage Man Arrested on White Oaks Avenue

Twenty-three year old Christopher James Tabler was arrested early Saturday morning on White Oaks Avenue. He was originally stopped for an equipment violation, but police discovered a baggie of marijuana, containing four individually wrapped packages, they say were intended for sale. It was also discovered that Tabler had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear. He was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond onthe drug charges, and released on his own recognizance for the failure to appear count.

Stolen Vehicle Burned in State Park

A 2008 Jeep Liberty, which had been stolen from Pennsylvania, was found burned in the Savage River State Park by a Natural Resources Police Officer. The vehicle, whose owner was Tammy Ayeres, sustained $5,000 damage. The cause is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office. Anyone with information is asked to call them at (301)-766-3888.

Burglary at Garrett County Business

Two men have been arrested and two others are being sought in connection with the burglary of the Outdoor Element Store at the Wisp. Four black males broke into the store and stole approximately $2200 in clothing and store merchandise. While Kavon C'Andre Rowley and Brandon Niamke Bishop were arrested, police are still looking for Jusu Jalarue and Marck Levi Washington. The Criminal Enforcement Division of the Maryland State Police executed several search warrants in Garrett County and recovered various clothing and store merchandise. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jalarue and Washington is asked to contact State Police at (301)-387-1101.

Mineral Enrollment Drops for Current Year

Mineral County has 42 fewer students than last year. A total of 4,253 were reported for the 2013-2014 school year. The second-month figures are used by county school systems to qualify for state aid, and are more reliable than first-month figures. Also, the Mineral County Head Start Program is undergoing its federal review this week. The review is done every three years to help determine whether the program is adequately serving the children of Mineral County.

Reminder of Water Project Meeting

The Allegany County Commissioners are holding a meeting tomorrow, on proposed water projects for the Rawlings/Route 220 area. The meeting takes place at the Rawlings United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Community members and interested individuals are invited and encouraged to attend. County Public Works Engineers will be on hand at the meeting, which will address the initiation of water service for the area, and the connection to the public water system.

Nearly 2400 State Residents Buy Health Insurance

Nearly 2400 Maryland residents have bought health insurance in the first 17 days, according to new data, released by Maryland Health Connection. There had been some delays and technical problems with the website, but officials say the issues are being addressed. There have been more than 261,000 visitors to the website and more than 25,000 calls to the Maryland Health Connection Centers. The state is reporting that more than 23,100 will receive subsidies to buy health insurance.

West Virginia Considering "Epi-Pens"

West Virginia's Department of Education is considering allowing teachers to give emergency injections of epinephrine to any student having a severe allergic reaction. Teachers, secretaries and other aides could receive training from nurses to administer the so-called "EpiPens" in public schools. Current policy prohibits a student from receiving an injection if he or she doesn't have a prescription or prior diagnosis.

Five Killed in Motorcycle, SUV Collision

Five people, including four motorcyclists and a passenger in an SUV, were killed Saturday afternoon in an accident in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The identities are being withheld, pending notification of next of kin. The accident happened as two motorcycles collided head-on with the SUV, on Route 16 in Blue Ridge Summit. The road was closed for about five hours. One person was taken to Meritus Medical Center, east of Hagerstown.

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