Pa. man dies from injuries

JENNER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Somerset man died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a late-night car crash Tuesday.

William K. Pugh, Sr., 61, was a passenger in a 1990 Chevrolet C-1500 driven by his son, William K. Pugh, Jr., 41, also of Somerset. The vehicle was traveling south on state Route 601 about 11:33 p.m., near the 6300 block of Penn Avenue, when it left the roadway and struck a tree, police said, causing minor injuries to the younger Pugh.

The elder Pugh was injured severely, and taken to the intensive care unit at Conemaugh Hospital, where hospital authorities said he died Wednesday.

In addition to Somerset Emergency Medical Services and MedStar helicopter, Sipesville, Boswell and Acosta volunteer fire departments also responded to the scene.

An investigation into the incident will continue by the Pennsylvania State Police at Somerset.

Man jailed on various charges

CUMBERLAND - A Rawlings man was jailed on various charges after Maryland State Police served him with an arrest warrant Wednesday.

Jesse L. Vanmeter of McMullen Highway was charged with four counts of second-degree assault, malicious destruction of property, theft more than $500 and possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure.

Following a bond hearing, Vanmeter was jailed at the Allegany County Detention Center in lieu of $20,000 bond.

The arrest by Tfc. Michael Ross stemmed from investigation initiated at a McMullen Highway residence on Feb. 23, police said.

11-year-old to be charged

ROCKWOOD BOROUGH, Pa. - Charges are pending against an 11-year-old boy who used his BB gun to shoot at a passing train Tuesday evening.

Police said the boy damaged the right front window of the CSX locomotive when he shot through it about 6:15 p.m. Charges of criminal mischief will be filed through the juvenile probation system.

Frostburg man cited

FROSTBURG - An 18-year-old man escaped serious injuries when his vehicle traveled out of control on West Main Street and struck two utility poles shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Stephen Ryan Fazenbaker of Frostburg declined medical treatment at the scene and was cited by Frostburg Police Patrolman Richard Grimm for failure to drive right of center, failure to control speed to avoid a collision and speed greater than reasonable.

Police said Fazenbaker was operating a 2000 Nissan pickup truck westbound on West Main when he fell asleep, causing the vehicle to strike the curb, a street light and utility pole, snapping both at the base.

Mineral man jailed

CUMBERLAND - A Ridgeley, W.Va., man was arrested in connection with alleged theft and use of a credit card, Cumberland Police said.

Dale Howard Weimer II, 27, was charged with petty theft, fraud and use of a credit card before he was jailed on $3,500 bond.

Police said the credit card was stolen from a West Side residence Feb. 16.

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