WESTERNPORT - Three Westernport residents were arrested Thursday, Sept. 13, in connection with a disturbance on Maryland Avenue and a later altercation that resulted in an Allegany County deputy wrecking his cruiser.

WESTERNPORT - Three Westernport residents were arrested Thursday, Sept. 13, in connection with a disturbance on Maryland Avenue and a later altercation that resulted in an Allegany County deputy wrecking his cruiser.
According to the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the residential street in Westernport at approximately 1 a.m
While on scene, they located Vincent Mendez, 28, of Westernport, who they knew had an open felony arrest warrant stemming from an incident that occurred on Sept. 3, 2018, on Maryland Avenue. The arrest warrant charged Mendez with robbery, theft less than $100, and second degree assault.
Deputies say they had just secured Mendez in a patrol vehicle when a female, Diane Mendez, 52, also of Westernport, approached the deputies and attacked one of them. As the deputies placed her under arrest for the assault, she continued to resist arrest.
Diane Mendez was subsequently arrested and charged with second degree assault and resisting arrest.
As the deputies were attempting to conclude the initial disturbance call, they said Blake Cronk, 30,  of Westernport, began to act irate. Despite orders from the deputies, he continued to yell and act disorderly, drawing the attention of numerous neighbors in the area. The deputies attempted to arrest Cronk when he physically resisted being taken into custody. He was subsequently arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, being intoxicated disorderly, and resisting arrest.
While transporting the three subjects to the District Court of Allegany County, Vincent Mendez attempted to remove his restraints while in a moving patrol vehicle. He moved himself into the console area, causing the deputy to lose control of his vehicle while trying to maintain control of Mendez.
The deputy struck a curb in the area of Lonaconing, causing functional, but minor damage to the patrol vehicle.
Mendez was therefore additionally charged with attempted second degree escape and interfering with arrest.
Diane Mendez was released on her own recognizance.
Vincent Mendez was initially held without bond at the Allegany County Detention Center and later released on his own recognizance after a bail review.
Blake Cronk was ordered held at the Allegany County Detention Center on a $2,000.00 bond and also on the strength of a Mineral County warrant which was filed as a detainer.