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December 5, 2012

Woman arrested on two warrants - 12/06

CUMBERLAND — Two separate assault incidents within three weeks led to the arrest of a Cumberland woman Tuesday.

Crystal Rymer, 21, was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment before being jailed at the Allegany County Detention Center on $55,000 bond set by a district court commissioner.

Police said a complaint Nov. 14 at a Linden Street residence involved the alleged assault of a man by Rymer, who reportedly struck the victim with the broken wooden leg of a table. The victim suffered significant eye damage and was treated at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, police said.

On Monday, officers responded to a reported fight on Linden Street where an argument escalated into an alleged assault. Police said Rymer repeatedly assaulted the victim, who required medical treatment. The victim and Rymer were both treated at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Piedmont woman to serve sentence

PIEDMONT, W.Va. — Crystal Star Metz, 40, of Piedmont was sentenced in U.S District Court in Martinsburg to 120 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release.

Metz has a prior drug conviction in the Northern District of West Virginia and pleaded guilty in September to distribution of crack cocaine on June 18 in Mineral County.

She was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals pending designation to a federal institution.

AG warns of text message scam

BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorney General Doug Gansler is warning residents about a text message scam that falsely suggests recipients have won a gift card to a store.

The text messages tell recipients that they have won a gift card at a well-known store worth several hundred dollars. They recipients are instructed to go to a website and provide personal information, including credit card or bank account numbers.

Another form of the scam asks consumers to reply to the text with identifying information.

Anyone who thinks they have been solicited with this scam or any other suspicious scheme can file a complaint with the Consumer Protection Division at http://www.oag.state.md.us/Consumer/complaint.htm or contact the consumer hotline at 410-528-8662 or 1-888-743-0023 for more information.

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