Cumberland Times-News

Local News

February 13, 2013

Ridgeley fire dept. embezzlement case investigated by state police

Money reportedly missing from 2005 to 2010

RIDGELEY, W.Va. — Robbie Pollock, president of the Ridgeley Volunteer Fire Department, announced at Tuesday’s town council meeting that the department is under investigation by the Keyser detachment of the West Virginia State Police for money missing from 2005 to 2010, according to Councilwoman Tanya Ryan.

Ryan said Pollock made the announcement because of residents’ questions.

Sgt. J.M. Droppleman of the West Virginia State Police confirmed that Senior Trooper T.A. Hutchenson is investigating the matter and  compiling information to pass along to Mineral County Prosecuting Attorney Jay Courrier.

Droppleman couldn’t provide any further information, but said Hutchenson has been working on the investigation for awhile and that he would be giving the information to Courrier in the next couple of weeks.

Courrier also confirmed that there is an investigation and said there is a lot of paperwork involved in embezzlement cases.   

The fire department was established in 1925, with its active membership not to exceed 64 members, according to its website.

Repeated attempts to contact someone from the fire department were unsuccessful.

Contact Elaine Blaisdell at eblaisdell@times-news.com.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Kona Ice owners dole out treats, give back to the community Kona Ice owners dole out treats, give back to the community

    CUMBERLAND — In addition to serving tasty treats and putting a smile on patrons’ faces, Oakland residents Wheeler Stewart and Jeff Orr, owners/operators of Kona Ice Mountain Maryland, do their part to give back to Allegany and Garrett counties. The number one theme of Kona Ice is that if you give it back, it’s going to come back to you, said Stewart.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2.jpg New 'very eclectic' business opens in Cumberland

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • Advocates call for expansion of summer lunch program

    CUMBERLAND — It’s the first year that St. John’s Lutheran Church on Arch Street has participated in the summer lunch program for children. The Rev. Tormod Svensson, the pastor at the church, said that while the church has offered food programs before, this is the first time they’ve been officially part of the Summer Food Service Program.

    July 23, 2014

  • Two face additional charges in child’s death

    MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — West Virginia State Police have served arrest warrants on Joseph A. Christy and Summer L. McDaniel in the case of their 26-day-old infant’s death.

    July 23, 2014

  • Helping others Helping others

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Commissioners set to vote on plan

    CUMBERLAND — Allegany County commissioners are scheduled Thursday to vote on the 266-page, 2014 Allegany County Comprehensive Plan. The portion of the plan that has stirred some controversy is the inclusion of the Terrapin Run Development. If commissioners approve the plan, the development will be an official part of the county’s land use development plan for the future.

    July 23, 2014

  • Iron Rail Street fire Faulty electrical outlet sparks Mount Savage fire

    MOUNT SAVAGE — Tuesday’s fire that caused an estimated $30,000 property loss in a residence on Iron Rail Street has been determined to be accidental, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • In Brief - 07/24

    July 23, 2014

  • Frostburg to use ARC grant for Braddock Road improvements

    FROSTBURG — The city of Frostburg will use a $1.275 million federal grant to improve access to a 25-plus acre site that is available for commercial and industrial development, according to an announcement by U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski.

    July 23, 2014

  • Shooting suspects arrested at Altoona mall

    July 23, 2014