WOMAN DIES IN BEDFORD COUNTY CRASH
A New Paris woman died in a two-vehicle accident at Allegheny Road and Milligan's Cove Road in Bedford County. Charlene Martin, a passenger in a car driven by Adam Gonsman of New Paris, died of her injuries. The crash occurred as Gonsman's vehicle was hit by one, driven by Donald Rose of Schellsburg, as Rose was crossing Allegheny Road from Watson Road, and had attempted to continue onto Milligan's Cove Road.
TWO CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH FATAL ACCIDENT
Two Garrett County residents have been charged, for allegedly buying alcohol for a person under the age of 21. Fifty-three year old Terry Wayne Sharpless of Swanton and Oakland resident John Ronald Large were charged with obtaining and purchasing alcohol for an underage person. Charles Allen Frazee was killed in a single vehicle accident on June 1st of this year, after attending a campsite graduation party. Sharpless and Large allegedly purchased the alcohol at several establishments and then furnished to family members who were less than 21 years old.
MAN ARRESTED FOR CARRYING GUN AT WAL MART
A Pennsylvania man, 36-year old Angelo Cavallero, was arrested at Wal Mart in the Country Club Mall Friday evening, after he was seen walking into the store wearing a handgun holster on his hip. Police found two handguns on him, and he told authorities that he was on a road trip, and didn't realize he was in Maryland. He does have a gun permit from Pennsylvania. Additionally, State Police said he was in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
LARGE MARIJUANA CROP FOUND IN LITTLE ORLEANS
The C3I Narcotics Unit, Maryland State Police Eradication Unit and the Maryland Army National Guard have discovered a large marijuana growing operation in Little Orleans. The discovery yielded a large number of "mature" marijuana plants, which could have yielded over 20 pounds of marijuana with a street value of over $20,000. The suspects in the operation have been identified as being from the Baltimore area. Several arrests are anticipated in the near future, and the investigation is continuing.
FATHER ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH ASSAULT
Harold Ivan Morris of the 500-block of Fayette Street, was arrested and charged with first and second-degree assault, along with reckless endangerment, following a weekend incident. Morris allegedly pointed a handgun at his son, and later grabbed him by the wrist. Police discovered a loaded handgun in the house, and it was seized as evidence. Morris was held at the Allegany County Detention Center, until he can be represented by his attorney.
JUVENILE ARRESTED ON NUMEROUS CHARGES
A 16-year old was arrested on Saturday afternoon, for setting fire to a cross tie on the tracks of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad bridge. He ran from the scene, but was stopped a short distance away. The tie was actually burning when the train, which was occupied by five employees, traveled on the track. The youth was charged with-among other counts-first degree malicious burning, arson, and disorderly conduct-and later released to the custody of Juvenile Services.
PARTY DISTURBANCE COMPLAINT RESULTS IN TWO ARRESTS
A party early yesterday morning in the 100-block of Grand Avenue, resulted in drug arrests for two men. Eighteen year old Matthew Ryan Thomas was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and was given a civil citation for possession of alcohol under 21. Grantsville resident Adam James Beitzel was charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Both were released, pending further action in District Court.
VALENTINE JOINS MACo BOARD OF DIRECTORS
First term Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine has joined the MACo Board of Directors, replacing Garrett County Commissioner Gregan Crawford, who resigned his seat on August 1st. The MACo Board of Directors officially filled the vacancy during its August meeting. Valentine was first elected as a County Commissioner in 2010, and had previously served on the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as well as a number of other committees.
FRANCHOT ADVOCATING POST-LABOR DAY SCHOOL START
Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot is advocating the start of school after the Labor Day holiday. Franchot believes it makes good economic sense, in that Maryland showed a zero percent Gross Domestic Product in 2013; he says the economy is not doing "what we are accustomed to have it do." Beginning school after Labor Day would simply have a good economic impact on the state. A commission, authorized by the Maryland Legislature, has voted 11 to 4 to propose the start of school after Labor Day. The next step, according to Comptroller Franchot, is to send the recommendation to the legislature in January of next year.
MDOT TERMINATES CSX AGREEMENT
The Maryland Department of Transportation has terminated its agreement with CSX, and has pulled the funding for a proposed location of the Baltimore Rail Intermodal Facility at Morrell Park in Baltimore. MDOT's commitment of $30 million in capital funding and the remaining $1.45 million will not be included in the draft six-year budget, which is expected to be released tomorrow. For two years, residential and business communities had voiced concerns over the potential impacts the project would have on their community. CSX was unable to address the concerns to the satisfaction of the community, MDOT, and the city of Baltimore.
MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO NATIONAL TIME-SHARE SCHEME
Charleston, West Virginia resident David Andrew Glynn has pleaded guilty in federal court on charges of conspiring to defraud time-share owners throughout the country, and will be sentenced on November 24th. Glynn admitted to setting up a company, called Mountain State Resales, LLC; time-share owners were told the company had buyers for their properties and were asked to send fees and expenses necessary to complete the sales. In all, Glynn admitted to receiving more than $86,000 from the scheme.
WOMAN DIES IN BEDFORD COUNTY CRASH