On October 23, 2011, at 9:16 A.M., officers responded to E. Oldtown Rd at South St. for a motor vehicle into a residence. When officers arrived they began an investigation into the accident. The investigation revealed that the 1998 GMC van was traveling Southbound on Hill Top Drive. Once the vehicle reached the intersection with Oldtown Rd. the vehicle's braking system malfunctioned causing the brakes to fail. The vehicle then traveled across Oldtown Rd and into a residence. The Cumberland Fire Department assisted and no injuries were reported. The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed against the driver at this time.
Allegany County Sheriff:
Allegany County Sheriff's Office is investigating the break in of storage units located at 11555 McMullin Hwy in Cumberland. Someone entered several storage units and removed items. The theft occurred between 10/20/2011 and 10/21/2011. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office.
On Wednesday, 10/19/2011, members of the C3I Warrant/Fugitive Unit arrested 34 year old John Ervin Arnold, of Cumberland, after a warrant had been obtained for his arrest.
The charges against Arnold stem from an investigation by the Maryland State Police and the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) into allegations that Arnold had stolen a large sum of cash from his employer, Mountainview Healthcare. The victim first reported the incident to the Maryland State Police in early August after discovering that approximately $15,000.00 was missing from a business account and was unaccounted for. Arnold was working as the office manager at that time.
Arnold was charged with three counts of Theft ($1000.00 to under $10,000.00) and one count of Theft Scheme ($10,000.00 to under $100,000.00). He was taken before a District Court Commissioner for an initial appearance, and was ordered held on $20,000.00 bond. He has since posted bond, and is free pending his next court.