WESTERNPORT - A series of early-morning raids in Westernport Thursday has resulted in the arrest of nine persons as the result of a multi-state investigation.

WESTERNPORT - A series of early-morning raids in Westernport Thursday has resulted in the arrest of nine persons as the result of a multi-state investigation.
According to the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, during the early morning hours of Dec. 20, deputies, with the assistance of numerous allied agencies, executed search and seizure warrants at three separate locations in Westernport. The search warrants were a result of a multi- state investigation into burglaries and thefts in the George’s Creek area.
Throughout the month of December, deputies with the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police took numerous reports of burglaries and thefts that led to a multi- state, multi- jurisdictional investigation.
Through the investigation, numerous suspects were identified and arrest warrants were obtained. Beyond obtaining those arrest warrants, deputies continued the investigation and gathered information leading to four separate search and seizure warrants being issued.
The first search and seizure warrant was executed on Dec. 10 at a residence on Burke Hill Road in the McCoole area. Deputies were assisted in the execution of the warrant by the Cumberland City Police Department CERT Team.
During the execution, deputies recovered several stolen items, including firearms, tools, and electronics totaling approximately $20,000. An amount of methamphetamines was also recovered.
Deputies were able to obtain additional information pertaining to the burglaries and thefts in the area, and that led to the execution of a search warrant in Keyser. The warrant was executed by the Joint Criminal Investigation Division of the West Virginia State Police, and Keyser Police Department.
The continued investigation led to Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where the Pottstown Police Department was able to locate firearms stolen from Allegany County, Maryland.
The investigation continued as deputies working with allied agencies in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania obtained additional information leading to three additional search warrants being issued. Shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday, those search warrants were executed at three separate locations in Westernport. Deputies were assisted in that incident by the Cumberland City Police Department CERT Team, Maryland State Police Special Tactical Assault Team Element S.T.A.T.E Team and the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team.
During the execution of the search and seizure warrants in Westernport, additional stolen property was recovered as well as controlled dangerous substances and paraphernalia.
As a result of the investigation, deputies charged the following individuals:
 - Michael Deniker, 50 - Burglary in the first, third and fourth degree, theft, possession of CDS not marijuana.
 - Michael Anthony Miller, 34 - Burglary in the first, third and fourth degree, conspiracy to commit burglary, and other charges.
 - Meredith Grimm, 18 - Possession of Methamphetamines
 - Jason Allen Shingler, no age given - Burglary in the first, third and fourth degree, conspiracy to commit burglary and other charges. Currently being held in Mineral County.
 - Kristin Washington, 23 - Obstructing and hindering.
 - Quentin Coffman, 19 - Burglary in the first, third and fourth degree, conspiracy to commit burglary, and other charges.
 - Selena R Amoruso, 30 - Possession of CDS paraphernalia.
 - Johnie Lynn Haines, 37 - Failure to appear. Currently being held in Mineral County.
 - Melvin Roe Jr, 38 - Theft of a motor vehicle, theft over $1,000, and theft less than $00.
Additional arrests were in the State of West Virginia as a result of this investigation.
During the course of the investigation, the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the following allied agencies:
Maryland State Police, S.T.A.T.E Team
Maryland State Police Barrack C, Patrol
Maryland State Police G.A.N.G Unit
Cumberland City Police. C.E.R.T Team
Garrett County Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T Team
Cumberland City Police, Patrol
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Hagerstown City Police
C3I Narcotics
Mineral County Sheriff's Office
West Virginia State Police
Department of Public Safety, Special Operations Division
Keyser City Police
Pottstown Police, Pennsylvania
The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests in the matter are forthcoming. The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of  the allied agencies involved.