Man Detained in Bank Robbery Case
A man turned himself in to the Frostburg Police Department on Wednesday, and he is being detained in connection with the robbery of First People's Credit Union in West Virginia last Friday. Thirty-four year old Jeremiah Seib was arrested by Maryland authorities. Frostburg Police say Seib briefly escaped during the ride to Allegany County District Court. Seib resided at 32 Linden Street; a large sum of money was found at his home. Mineral County Sheriff Jeremy Taylor has interviewed Seib, and the state of Maryland continues to hold him as a fugitive from justice. The C3I unit is in charge of the Maryland portion of the investigation, according to the Cumberland Times-News.
Bedford Loan To Develop Business Park
A low-interest loan has been approved for the development of a planned business park in Bedford. The $2.7 million, low-interest loan is part of over $29 million in new loans statewide, and Bedford's share will go toward the excavation at the 143-acre Bedford Township site. The park, near the Bedford County airport needs the funding to be "pad-ready" or open for construction. Acquisition, excavating and grading, engineering and the like could create up to 200 jobs.
Accident Sends Three to Ruby Memorial
A single-vehicle accident sent three people to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown early yesterday morning. The 1997 Geo Tracker, driven by 61-year old Ida Mae Thomas of West Union, Pennsylvania, drifted into the median, striking a ditch, filled with "softball-sized" rocks. It overturned several times, coming to rest, facing north in the median. One passenger was ejected from the vehicle. There were two other people in the car, including 20-year old Hollie Mae Childers, and a third unidentified passenger. The investigation is continuing, and there are no further details at this time.
Hampstead to Buy Old Towne Manor
The Hampstead Companies of San Diego, California which owns both the Cumberland Arms and Mountain View Apartments, is now hoping to buy and renovate the Old Towne Manor apartments. The building has 138 apartments with a traditional occupancy rate of 95 per cent. Plans include remodeling of the kitchens, baths, and other improvements, at a rate of $35,000 per unit. If closing happens in March of next year, work could begin within 30 days, and be finished by the end of next year.
Berlin Home Searched
The home of a Berlin man, who told police he was a drug addict and a dealer, was searched by Berlin Borough police. Twenty-five year old Matthew Davis also told police he intentionally overdosed in a suicide attempt. Davis was taken to the hospital after overdosing on heroin, Ativan, and Suboxone earlier in the month. His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for mid-November.
Cumberland Arrested for Breaking and Entering
Cumberland resident Jason Crabtree was cited earlier in the week, and charged with the breaking and entering of an East Elder Street residence. He had been seen by the property owner taking various items out of the house and loading them into a vehicle. Forcible entry was made to the residence, as police found damage to the door. He was charged with first-degree burglary, Theft and other counts. He was served with a criminal summons and released pending trial in Allegany County District Court.
Equipment Housed at Keyser High School
Machinist equipment, donated to Mineral County by the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Rocket Center is being housed at Keyser High School. Mineral Fabrication was credited with helping to move the equipment to Keyser earlier in the week. The machinist program has been discontinued at RCBI, and over 20 pieces of equipment has been donated to Mineral County.
Committee Addressing Prison Issues
Maryland State Senator George Edwards serves on a committee, addressing several problems in the prisons and jails across the state of Maryland. One of the issues is the safety of correctional officers. Senator Edwards says the committee's work is in the very preliminary stages, but one issue that has been targeted is how to implement cellphone blocking technology.Senator Edwards says recent problems at WCI and NBCI are being addressed, as well as issues at jails and prisons across the board in Maryland.
PennDOT to Lower Weight Limit on Three Bedford County Bridges
PennDOT is lowering the weight limit on three bridges in Bedford County, beginning today. The move is being made to slow down their deterioration and preserve safety, while funding for their repairs remains uncertain. The bridges are located on Imlertown Road, a bridge scanning Sweet Root Creek in Monroe Township, and a third is on the Cumberland Road. The current District bridge posting information is available on the PennDOT District 9 website.
Community Action Committee Slates Food Distribution
The Garrett County Action Committee will be holding a Commodity Food Distribution on October 3rd, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and on October 4th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No commodity cards will be sent in the mail; eligible families can receive their commodity foods by picking them up at the Food Resources Warehouse on Liberty Street in Oakland. Recipients are required to bring proof of identification. If there are any further questions, call (301)-334-9431, extension 137.