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On 09/16/14 at 5:23pm an Officer with the Cumberland Police Department was patrolling in the area of Virginia Ave when he observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. The Officer then contacted the operator who was identified as John Stanford Rickenberg of Cumberland. The Officer observed Rickenberg to be acting in a nervous manner and summonsed a K-9 Officer to respond. A free air sniff was conducted on the vehicle yielding a positive alert for illegal narcotics. During a search of the vehicle officers located a small amount of suspected marijuana and prescription pills. A check of Rickenberg’s driving status in the State of Maryland was performed which revealed that he was currently suspended and did not possess a valid driver’s license. At this time Rickenberg was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing. Rickenberg was charged with Possession of Marijuana under 10grams, Possession not marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and several traffic related offenses. Rickenberg was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a $4,000 bail Rickenberg was released to the Allegany County Detention Center.
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On 09/15/2014 during the early morning hours, Cumberland City Police officers served two arrest warrants on Michael Paul Wigfield, 36, and Roger Russell Miller, 48, both of Cumberland. The arrest warrants were issued based on a private citizen complaint in which the victim alleges that on August 18, 2014 Wigfield and Miller assaulted them resulting in severe facial and head injuries requiring treatment. As a result both Wigfield and Miller were placed under arrest and served with the warrants charging them with the following:WIGFIELD: Assault 2nd Degree – 2 counts

MILLER: Assault 2nd Degree – 2 counts

Both Wigfield and Miller were processed for the warrants and taken for a bond hearing at the Allegany County District Court. Both subjects were released on $10,000.00 unsecured bonds.

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On 09/14/14 during the early evening hours, Cumberland City Police officers were dispatched to a Grand Avenue residence in reference to a report of suspects armed with knives attempting a burglary and assault on the residents. Officers encountered one suspect behind the residence when they arrived and observed that the suspect was wearing a knife. Officers disarmed and detained suspect Shane Christopher Combs, 27, of Cumberland and initiated an investigation.When interviewed, the residents and several witnesses reported that Combs and a second suspect initially were chasing the victim into the residence. Combs was reportedly armed with a crowbar and the second suspect with a knife. Once inside, the second suspect armed with a knife began waving it at the residents, making threats, and demanding property. At that time the resident advised the suspects that they were calling the police. Both suspects appeared to be going to leave the scene but then turned back and began forcing the door open by kicking it and using the crowbar that Combs had in his possession. The residents collectively were able to push the door closed until police arrived. Weapons used in this crime were recovered and as a result of this investigation Combs was arrested and charged with the following:

Burglary 1st Degree – 1 count

Burglary 3rd Degree – 1 count

Burglary 4th Degree – 1 count

Possession of burglary tools – 1 count

Assault 2nd Degree – 2 counts

Malicious Destruction of Property – 1 count

Disorderly Conduct – 1 count

Combs was processed for the charges and transported to the Allegany County District Court for a bond hearing. He was held on a $25,000 bond.

The second suspect in this case fled the area prior to the police arriving on the scene. A search conducted by the city police and MSP Trooper Five failed to locate the second suspect. During the investigation the second suspect was positively identified and similar charges are pending at District Court at the time of this press release.

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On 09/16/14 at 0030hrs Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a residence located in the first Blk of S. Waverly Terrace in reference to an assault. Upon Officers arrival they contacted the victim who they observed to be bleeding from the head. The victim stated that they were hit with a baseball bat by 29 year old Chad Izat. Izat then threw a vacuum cleaner striking a juvenile in the shoulder area. Izat was located a short distance away from the residence and was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing. Izat was charged with one count of First Degree Assault, two counts of Second Degree Assault, and Reckless Endangerment. The victim was transported by the Cumberland Fire Dept to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for non life threatening injuries. The juvenile victim did not require medical attention. Izat was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a $45,000 bond.
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On 09/15/14 at 2045hrs Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a residence located in the 500blk of Warren St in reference to an assault. Upon arrival Officers contacted the victim who stated that 24 year old Daniel Penrod woke her up while sleeping. An argument ensued and the victim attempted to get away. Penrod then grabbed the victim by the neck and began to choke her. The victim sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention. Penrod was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing. Penrod was charged with one count of Second Degree Assault. Penrod was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was released on his personal recognizance pending trial in District Court.
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On 09/15/14 at 1004am The Cumberland Police Department responded to a business located in the 700blk of Park St in reference to a shoplifting complaint. Upon arrival Officers contacted store employees who advised that they observed a male subject take several items without paying for them. Officers then contacted 32 year old Daniel Miller of Lonaconing and subsequently placed him under arrest. Miller was transported to the Cumberland Police Dept where he was issued a Maryland Criminal Citation for Theft Under $100.00 and Trespassing. Miller was released pending trial in District Court.
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On Saturday September 13, 2014, at 8:29 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded a check on well being in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. It was reported that Shelva Shipley, age 52 of Cumberland, was going door to door of different homes for reasons unknown. Officers located Shipley and upon conducting a check for wanted status, Shipley was found to have an active bench warrant for her arrest. A search incident to arrest was conducted and as a result a quantity of suspected Oxycodone narcotic pills were found on Shipley’s person. Shipley was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where she was processed and served. Shipley is currently at the Police Department until a bond hearing can be conducted.
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On Saturday September 13, 2014, at 12:56 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a private residence in the 100 block of Wills Creek Avenue in reference to a trespass complaint. Contact was made with the suspect who was identified as Jeff Ward, age 32 of Cumberland. Officers noticed a marihuana smoking device in the immediate area where Ward was found and subsequently determined to be his. Ward was placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where he was criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On September 13, 2014 at approximately 1:41am, Cumberland Police Officers responded to a business on North Mechanic Street in Cumberland for a reported stabbing.When officers arrived they found a victim with several stab
wounds to his back. He was transported to the Western Maryland Health System in serious condition.lnvestigation revealed a physical altercation had taken place
resulting in the stabbing of the victim. During the altercation the suspect, later identified as Jakeenan Corderay Jennings, of Cumberland, produced a weapon and stabbed the victim several times in the back. Prior to police arrival the suspect had departed the area.lnformation was gathered on his whereabouts and officers were able to locate the suspect, Jennings, walking on Henderson Avenue where he was taken into custody after being positively identified. The
alleged weapon in the incident was discovered and placed into evidence.

Officers responded to a residence on Bond Street after information was developed that further evidence pertaining to the crime was inside. When officers arrived they could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the residence. They made contact with an individual at the front door. Upon attempting to secure the scene the individual, later identified as Devin Griffin of Baltimore, Maryland, interfered and obstructed the officers. He was placed under arrest and transported to the police station for processing. The investigation is continuing by the Allegany County Combined lnvestigation Unit.

Allegany County Sheriffs Office and Maryland State Police also assisted in the case.

Arrested:

Jakeenan Corderay Jennings, Age: 23, Memorial Avenue,
Cumberland, Maryland
Charges: Attempted Murder Second Degree, 1st & 2 Degree Assault,
Reckless Endangerment
Jennings was taken for initial hearing at District Court and held without bond.

Devin Montem Griffin, Age:25, Baltimore, Maryland
Charges: Obstucting and Hindering
Griffin was taken for an initial hearing at District Court and was released on his personal recognizance.

Photo: On September 13, 2014 at approximately 1:41am, Cumberland Police Officers responded to a business on North Mechanic Street in Cumberland for a reported stabbing. </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>When officers arrived they found a victim with several stab<br /><br /><br /><br />
wounds to his back. He was transported to the Western Maryland Health System in serious condition. </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>lnvestigation revealed a physical altercation had taken place<br /><br /><br /><br />
resulting in the stabbing of the victim. During the altercation the suspect, later identified as Jakeenan Corderay Jennings, of Cumberland, produced a weapon and stabbed the victim several times in the back. Prior to police arrival the suspect had departed the area. </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>lnformation was gathered on his whereabouts and officers were able to locate the suspect, Jennings, walking on Henderson Avenue where he was taken into custody after being positively identified. The<br /><br /><br /><br />
alleged weapon in the incident was discovered and placed into evidence. </p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Officers responded to a residence on Bond Street after information was developed that further evidence pertaining to the crime was inside. When officers arrived they could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the residence. They made contact with an individual at the front door. Upon attempting to secure the scene the individual, later identified as Devin Griffin of Baltimore, Maryland, interfered and obstructed the officers. He was placed under arrest and transported to the police station for processing. The investigation is continuing by the Allegany County Combined lnvestigation Unit.</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Allegany County Sheriffs Office and Maryland State Police also assisted in the case.</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Arrested:</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Jakeenan Corderay Jennings, Age: 23, Memorial Avenue,<br /><br /><br /><br />
Cumberland, Maryland<br /><br /><br /><br />
Charges: Attempted Murder Second Degree, 1st & 2 Degree Assault,<br /><br /><br /><br />
Reckless Endangerment<br /><br /><br /><br />
Jennings was taken for initial hearing at District Court and held without bond.</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Devin Montem Griffin, Age:25, Baltimore, Maryland<br /><br /><br /><br />
Charges: Obstucting and Hindering<br /><br /><br /><br />
Griffin was taken for an initial hearing at District Court and was released on his personal recognizance.
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On September 12, 2014 Cumberland City Police officers served an outstanding arrest warrant on a Cumberland woman for violation of probation charges. Norma Lee Younger, 63 of Cumberland was arrested and transported to the Cumberland Police headquarters where she was processed for the warrant. Younger was subsequently transported to the Allegany County Detention Center where she was held without bail pending an appearance in the Allegany County Circuit Court.
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On September 12, 2014 during the early evening hours, Cumberland City Police officers were dispatched to a Lamont Street residence in reference to a reported domestic assault in progress. Officers arrived on the scene and began their investigation. The victim in this case was interviewed and alleged that the suspect who was later identified as Andrew Steven Spencer Sr., 26 of Cumberland had choked them and destroyed a cell phone during an altercation. Officers observed evidence consistent with the victim’s account of the incident and as a result Spencer was arrested and charged with the following:Assault 2nd Degree – 1countMalicious Destruction of Property under $1,000.00 – 1 countSpencer was processed and transported to the Allegany County District Court for a bond hearing. He was released on his own recognizance by a commissioner.

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On September 12, 2014 during the early evening hours, a Cumberland City Police officer on routine patrol in the area of Fayette Street observed a subject wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for previous theft charges. The officer confirmed the warrant, and as a result, Joshua Aaron Pifer, 28 of Corriganville was placed under arrest. Upon searching Pifer incident to the warrant arrest the officer located large quantities of prescription medications in unlabeled bottles on Pifer’s person. Along with the prescriptions, the officers also located suspected Heroin, needles, and assorted drug paraphernalia. Pifer was transported to Cumberland Police Headquarters where he was processed for the warrant and additionally charged with the following:Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute – 2 countsPossession of a controlled dangerous substance – 4 countsPossession of CDS paraphernalia – 2 counts

Unlawfully removing prescription labels – 3 counts

Arrest Warrant charges: Theft $1,000 to under $10,000 – 2 counts

Pifer was processed and transported to the Allegany County District Court for a bond hearing. Pifer was held on a $10,000.00 bond for the CDS related charges and $5000.00 bond for the warrant. Pifer was transported to the Allegany County Detention Center to await a bond review.

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On September 12, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to 124 Polk Street for a report of a domestic assault. Officers responding to the area were advised that the male suspect had left the area, and that he may have been armed with a butcher knife. Upon the officers arrival they observed a male subject later identified as Bernard Ferguson exit 130 Polk Street. While speaking with Ferguson they observed that he had a cut to his face on his left cheek. Ferguson informed the officers that he called the police due to an argument with his wife. During an investigation into the alleged assault complaint, Ferguson began to argue with the officers about them entering his residence. Officers attempted to calm Ferguson, but he became even more argumentative and angry about them entering the residence. Ferguson entered the house yelling at a second officer who was speaking with the female resident. Ferguson was told several times to back away and allow the officer to speak with the female resident. Ferguson refused to do so. He began to yell and curse at the officers. Ferguson then took off his shirt and approached the officers in a hostile manner. After approaching the first officer, Ferguson bumped his chest into the officer’s chest. Ferguson was eventually arrested by the officers after a brief struggle. Ferguson was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. After arriving back at the police station, officers learned that Ferguson had an active arrest warrant for indecent exposure. The warrant was issued after Ferguson allegedly exposed himself to a female at 215 Park Street on September 7, 2014. Ferguson was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner. Ferguson was held in the Allegany County Detention Center on two separate bonds. The first bond was $5,000 while the second bond was $3,000.
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On September 10, 2014 Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Joseph Lee Wolfe, age 43 of Cumberland, Maryland. The summons was issued after officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the Department of Social Services located at 1 Frederick Street for a theft report. During an investigation into the matter officers learned that Wolfe stole a cell phone belonging to a female. The phone was recovered at the scene and returned to the owner. Charges were filed against Wolfe resulting in a summons being issued.
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On September 10, 2014 at approximately 4:51 PM the Cumberland Police were handling a call on Gulf War Memorial Drive. While handling the unrelated incident, a vehicle was observed trying to maneuver around the parked police cruiser and struck the police car, causing minor damage. The operator of the vehicle ignored commands by the police officer to stop and fled from the scene. The police officer was able to stop the vehicle and contacted the driver, Dario Thornton. Thornton was arrested for hit and run and searched incident to arrest. The search resulted in locating a clear plastic baggie containing two individually baggies of heroin. Also located inside the baggie were two individual baggies of crack cocaine. Due to the amount and type of packaging, it was determined Thornton possessed the heroin and crack cocaine to be in sufficient quantity to distribute for resale purposes.During the traffic stop, a passenger, Megan Bone, was also contacted. After a search was conducted, Bone was found to be in possession of heroin and heroin paraphernalia. Bone was arrested and transported to Cumberland Police for paperwork and processing.Thornton and Bone were taken before a District Court Commissioner for a bond hearing. Thornton was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $10,000 bond and Bone was released on her personal recognizance. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.
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On Tuesday September 9, 2014, at 2:02 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a residence on West Oldtown Road for an assault. Investigation into this incident revealed that Javon Murphy, age 26, allegedly grabbed and temporarily choked the victim as he had her pinned against a wall. A friend of the victims intervened and was able to break Murphy away from the victim. Visible injuries were observed on the victim around her neck and shoulder area. Murphy was placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where he was processed and served. He was taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioners Office for a bond hearing and was held on a $20,000.00 dollar bond at the Allegany County Detention Center. The victim did not require medical attention.
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On Tuesday September 9, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a bench warrant on James Whitacre, age 33 of Cumberland. The warrant was issued as a result of Whitacre failing to appear for court on September 8, 2014 for a previous arrest for traffic related charges. Whitacre was processed, served and taken to the Allegany County Commissioners Office where was held released on his personal recognizance pending trial.
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On September 6, 2014 the Cumberland Police served a criminal summons on Tammy Lynn Porter for Harassment, Telephone Misuse, and Electronic Mail Harassment. The charges stemmed from an incident on Virginia Avenue on September 3, 2014. Porter was served with the criminal summons and released pending a trial date.
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On Monday September 8, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Cody Feaster, age 24 of Cumberland. The charges in this matter were filed as a result of a theft investigation that occurred at a business on Park Street on August 15, 2014. Investigation revealed that Feaster allegedly stole a quantity of store owned merchandise and left the business without paying for the items. Feaster was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On Monday September 8, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a bench warrant on Demetrius Taylor, age 21 of Cumberland. The warrant was issued as a result of Taylor failing to appear for court on August 28, 2014 for a previous CDS arrest. Taylor was processed, served and taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office for a bond review. He was released on his personal recognizance pending trial.
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On Monday September 8, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a bench warrant on Kerrie Bohrer, age 41 of Cumberland. The warrant was issued as a result of Bohrer failing to appear for court on September 4, 2014 for a previous theft arrest. Bohrer was processed, served and taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office for a bond review. She was released on her personal recognizance pending trial.
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On September 7, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the Cumberland Outdoor Club located at 31 Thomas Street for a report of a subject causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the property. Upon the officers arrival they contacted William Allen Cage Sr. and staff. Officers were advised that Cage was arguing with staff members inside the bar and refused to leave. While officers were speaking with staff, Cage was being loud and belligerent towards the staff. Cage was instructed by the officers several times to lower his voice and that he had to leave the property. Cage failed to obey the officer’s orders and continued to argue with the staff and officers. Cage was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Cage was issued a criminal citation and released pending his trial date in District Court.
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On September 6, 2014 Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Allen LeGrande, age 44 of Cumberland. The summons charges LeGrande with one count of 2nd Degree Assault and Theft. Charges were filed by a private citizen at District Court.
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On September 5, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to Martin’s Market located at 739 Park Street for a shoplifting complaint. Upon the officers arrival they made contact with the loss prevention officer. Officers were advised by Loss Prevention that she observed a subject identified as Timothy Dale Ryan Jr. attempt to steal two clusters of crab legs. Ryan was observed walking past all points of sale without paying for the items. Ryan was contacted by staff and detained until officers arrived. Ryan was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Ryan was issued a criminal citation and released pending his trial date in District Court.
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On Thursday, September 04, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Leonard Lewis Livengood on a bench warrant. The warrant stems from Livengood failing to appear for a court date on previous charge of possession of CDS. Livengood was served with the warrant then taken to District Court for his initial appearance and was released on his personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On Thursday, September 04, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested James William Murphy Jr on a bench warrant. The warrant stems from Murphy failing to follow the conditions of his probation. Murphy was served with the warrant then taken to District Court for his initial appearance and he was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $500.00.
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On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served criminal summonses on the following subjects:Nicole Marie Busch – age 30 – Cumberland, MD. The summons charges Busch with disorderly conduct and harassment.Amber Lynn James – age 31 – Cumberland, MD. The summons charges James with possession of CDS.
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On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested the following subjects on bench warrants:Michael Thomas Sharon – age 32 – Cumberland, MD. Bench warrant for failing to appear.Bruce NMN Richardson – age 55 – Cumberland, MD. Bench warrant for failure to appear.
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On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at approximately 8:25 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in reference to a disturbance. Upon officers arrival to the scene contact was made with several individuals involved in a neighborhood disturbance. One subject advised that Perry Nelson Hamilton Jr threw a beer at her causing the liquid to get all on her. Hamilton was contacted and he admitted to throwing the beer, but he stated that he threw it toward the street. Hamilton was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Hamilton was later issued a criminal citation and released pending trial at District Court at a later date.
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On September 2, 2014 Cumberland City Police served an arrest warrant on Jarrett Antonio McBurroughs, age 23 of Baltimore, Maryland. The arrest warrant was issued by the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City. The warrant charges McBurroughs with one count of second degree assault and dangerous weapon intent to injure. McBurroughs was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner. McBurroughs was held in the Allegany County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.
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On September 2, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to Martin’s Market located at 739 Park Street for a shoplifting complaint. When officers arrived at the location contact was made with the store manager. Officers were advised by the manager that there was an intoxicated female inside the store filling up a shopping cart with food. The manager said she overheard the female telling another subject that she didn’t have any money. Once officers entered the store they observed a female later identified as, Jennifer Lynne Embert staggering around the store pushing a cart with several food items. Officers observed one of the items to be opened and partially eaten. Embert went toward the cash register and attempted to pay for her items but did not have any money to pay for the items. Once Embert was denied the sale, officers observed the partially eaten item inside Embert’s purse. Embert was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Embert was issued a criminal citation and released pending her trial date in District Court.
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