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On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Crystal Dawn Frame, age 31, Cumberland, MD on a bench warrant. The warrant stems from Frame failing to appear for court on 10/16/2014. Frame was served with the warrant then taken to District Court and she was released on her personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department arrested James Raymond Harry Searles, age 20, Cumberland, MD. Searles was issued the court order approximately one hour earlier on this date but failed to comply and contacted the female victim who obtained the order. The order instructs Searles not to have any contact with the victim. Searles failed to comply and contacted the victim which was observed by a Cumberland police Officer. Searles was placed under arrest and charged with one count of violating the peace order. Searles was later 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 Tuesday, October 21, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served an arrest warrant on Grant Lee Robert, age 31, Cumberland, MD. The warrant charges Lee with two counts of theft, burglary second degree and burglary fourth degree. Lee was 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 Tuesday, October 21, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Christopher Douglas Balderson on an arrest warrant. The Warrant stems from an assault which took place on September 19, 2014 at an establishment located in the 200 block of Virginia Avenue. On that date officers responded to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center and made contact with two victims. The first victim stated that he was approached by Balderson from behind and Balderson struck him several times with a closed fist knocking him to the ground. The second victim stepped in to stop the assault and then Balderson sliced the second victims arm with a pocket knife. The second victim was then rushed to WMRMC for treatment of his injuries. The first victim did not require medical treatment.

Balderson was served with the warrant and taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Balderson posted $35,000.00 bond and was released pending his trial.

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On Monday, October 20, 2014 at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Cumberland police Department responded to a residence located in the 300 block of Caroline Street in reference to a breaking and entering. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with the victim who stated that someone entered her residence and stole a Pit Bull / Boxer mix puppy. The victim explained that she left her residence at approximately 10:00 p.m. and when she returned she found that the puppy was missing. The victim stated that the puppy is kept in a kennel in the living room of her residence. The victim stated that she did leave the back door of her residence unlocked when she left. The puppy is an 8 month old Pit Bull / Boxer mix that is brindle in color. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Cumberland Police Department at 301-777-1600. Anonymous callers can also call Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300.
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On Monday, October 20, 2014 at approximately 11:46 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 900 block of Yale Street in reference to a breaking and entering. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with the resident who stated that he left his residence on this date at 9:00 a.m., and returned just before noon. The victim stated that when he arrived back home he noticed that his rear door of the residence was broken in and ajar. Officers entered the residence and observed the home to be ransacked with all drawers pulled out and furniture moved. Several thousands of dollars along with several pieces of jewelry were stolen from the residence. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Cumberland Police Department at 301-777-1600. Anonymous callers can also call Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300.
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On Monday, October 20, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served criminal summonses on the following subjects;

Zelda Louise Younger – age 47 – Cumberland, MD. Criminal summons charging her with Theft.

Helen Willene Bonner – age 47 – Cumberland, MD. Criminal summons charging her with failing to send her child to school.

Gary Lee Smith – age 35 – Cumberland, MD. Criminal summons charging him with breaking and entering.

Heidi Lee Hamilton – age 33 – Cumberland, MD. Criminal summons charging her with two counts of disturbing the peace and one count of disorderly conduct.

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On 10/19/14, 11:22 P.M., Officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to 400 block Maryland Ave. for theft of services. Upon arrival Officers contacted the victim who informed officers that two subjects were in his cab and unable to pay the fare. The victim further advised that one of the subjects had fled the area after advising he was going to get money to pay the fare. The victim further stated that the subject that fled never returned. Officers then contacted Byron Morrison who was the other passenger in the cab. Morrison informed officers that didn’t have any money so he couldn’t pay the fare. At this time officers placed Morrison under arrest. Morrison was then transported to the Cumberland Police Department where he was processed and issued a Criminal Citation. Morrison was then released awaiting trial in District Court. The Cumberland City Police were able to identify the other suspect and charges are pending.
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While on patrol an officer observed a vehicle being operated on Oldtown Rd. and observed the operator throw a lit cigarette out the window. The vehicle was stopped and the operator Brittany Ann Twigg was contacted. A check of her driver’s license status revealed that her privilege to drive in the state of Maryland was currently suspended. She was issued a citation and released pending trial in District Court.
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While on patrol an officer observed a vehicle being operated without any lights illuminated. The vehicle was stopped and the operator Bruce Satterfield Jr. was contacted. During the time that the officer was talking with Satterfield he could detect the odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. Police K-9 Barney then performed a scan on the vehicle with a positive alert for illegal narcotics in the vehicle. Satterfield was then searched and a small baggie of marijuana of marijuana was located in his front pocket. Satterfield advised the officer that he had another bag hidden in his buttocks area. The officer had Satterfield retrieve the baggie of marijuana. A large amount of money was also located on Satterfield. He was placed under arrest and transported to PH where he was charged and processed.Bruce Satterfield Jr. Age: 34 Belmont Ave., Baltimore, MD.

Charge: Possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Possession of marijuana paraphernalia

Satterfield was taken for a Bond Hearing and held without Bond at the ACDC.

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Two additional arrests have been made in connection with the assault which occurred on Maryland Avenue in Cumberland on Thursday evening, 10/09/2014. As a result of continued investigation into the incident, Investigators with the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) obtained arrest warrants for 22 year old Charles Ace Casey, of Cumberland, and 25 year old Garrett Michael Ketterman, also of Cumberland, who were arrested on 10/17/20014, and charged for their part in the incident.The Cumberland Police, with the assistance of allied agencies, including the Maryland State Police and the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, responded to calls of a large fight on Maryland Avenue involving persons using knives, bats, and metal pipes. When Officers arrived they discovered one victim, who had to be transported to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for emergency treatment, suffering from stab wounds. At that time 19 year old Jonthan Edward Harriss, of Cumberland, was arrested and charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, and related charges.

Investigators reviewed surveillance video and spoke with numerous witnesses, and were able to identify Casey and Ketterman as participants in the incident.

Casey was charged with 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, Carrying a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Injure, and several other related charges. He was taken before a District Court Commissioner for an initial appearance and is currently being held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $20,000.00 bond.

Ketterman was charged with 2nd Degree Assault, Carrying a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Injure, Illegal Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person, and several other related charges. He was also taken before a District Court Commissioner for an initial appearance and is currently being held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $15,000.00 bond.

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On 10-17-14 at approx. 8:06 P.M. officers were called to the parking lot of Martins to make contact with the victim of an armed robbery. Upon officers arrival they made contact with the victim who advised that the crime occurred behind the Post Office along the railroad tracks. He stated that he was walking in that area towards Williams St. when one of the subjects there approached him and pointed a handgun at him. The suspect at this time told the victim to give him all of his money. The victim advised that he turned his pockets inside out to show that he didn’t have any money on him and he then ran from the area. The victim gave a good description of the suspect. A short time later officers, observed a subject matching the description given near where the incident occurred. The suspect was identified at this time as Wayne Eugene King and detained. The victim was brought to the scene and positive identified King as the subject who robbed him. The area was searched extensively for the weapon with none being located. King was arrested and transported to PH where he was charged and processed.Wayne Eugene King Age: 42 Dakota Ave., Cumberland

Charges: Robbery, Armed Robbery, 1st and 2nd Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Possession of Handgun, Possession of Handgun in use of a crime of violence

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On Thursday October 16, 2014, at 2:46 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a business on Virginia Avenue in reference to a Theft. Investigation revealed that Nathan Renshaw, age 23 of Kingwood West Virginia, was allegedly observed by store personnel taking items from the shelves and placing them in the pockets of his clothing. Renshaw was criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On Thursday October 16, 2014, Cumberland City Police Officers were dispatched to a business on Industrial Boulevard in reference to a Theft. Investigation into this matter revealed that Shannon Grapes, age 28 of Cumberland, was allegedly observed taking store owned items from two different businesses. When approached by officers, Grapes was found to have stolen items in her possession. Grapes was placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where she processed, served. A bond hearing was held at Allegany County District Court Commissioners Office which resulted in Grapes being held on a $5000.00 bond at the Allegany County Detention Center.
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On October 15, 2014, Cumberland Police Department along with the Maryland State Police, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, Garrett County Sheriff’s Office and the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigations units; investigations and narcotics divisions, executed three separate search and seizure warrants in the 500 block of Maryland Avenue in Cumberland, Maryland. The search and seizure warrants were a direct result of numerous citizen complaints, tips (various local law enforcement Crime Tip Lines), and police calls for service for those residences. The search warrants were the product of a three month investigation into the sales/distribution of various narcotics to include heroin and crack cocaine being sold out of those residences. Entry was made into all three residences by utilizing the Cumberland Police Emergency Response Team (CERT), Garrett County Special Response Team (SRT), and the Maryland State Police “STATE” (SRT team). The 500 block of Maryland Avenue was shut down for a brief period of time as this operation was being conducted. The Allegany County Department of Social Services (Child Protective Services) also assisted on scene with the placement of three children all under the age of 6. This investigation is considered ongoing with additional arrests anticipated in the near future.The following individuals were arrested and charged with the various related criminal offenses:Thomas Shannon Stevens
W/M; DOB: 06/06/1973, 41YOA
521 Maryland Avenue
Cumberland, MD 21502
Charges: Possession W/Intent to Distribute Heroin/ Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin/ Possession of Heroin/ Possession of NON-Marihuana
Awaiting his initial appearance at District Court.

Amanda Lynn Lewis
W/F; DOB: 12/02/1985, 28YOA
521 Maryland Avenue
Cumberland, MD 21502
Charges: Possession W/Intent to Distribute Heroin/ Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin/ Possession of Heroin/ Possession of NON-Marihuana (3 counts)
Held on $50,000 bond.

Jon Pierre Lopez
B/M, DOB: 07/25/1965, 49YOA
532 Maryland Avenue, Apt #1
Cumberland, MD 21502
Charge: Possession of Controlled paraphernalia
Released on personal recognizance

Shannon Nicol Grapes
W/F, DOB: 02/18/1984, 30YOA
532 Maryland Avenue
Cumberland, MD 21502
Charge: Possession of Controlled paraphernalia
Released on personal recognizance

Robert Wayne Burkett
W/M, DOB: 09/28/1955, 59 YOA
532 Maryland Avenue
Cumberland, MD 21502
Charge: Possession of Controlled paraphernalia
Awaiting his initial appearance at District Court.

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On Wednesday October 15, 2014, Cumberland City Police Officers were dispatched to the area of South and Second Street for a disturbance. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with Tracy Rae, age 26 of Cumberland. A check for wanted was conducted and it was learned that Rae had an outstanding warrant for her arrest in Allegany County for Theft related charges. A search incident to arrest was conducted as Rae produced to officers a crack cocaine smoking device, a syringe, one baggie of suspected Heroin and two baggies of suspect crack cocaine. Rae was processed, served and taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioners Office for a bond hearing.
Tracy Rae, age 26. Cumberland, Maryland.
CHARGES: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Paraphernalia (2 counts). Rae’s bond was set at $7,500.00 for the CDS charges. Her bond for the Theft charges was set at $10,000.00. Rae was transported to the Allegany County Detention Center.
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While on patrol on Virginia Ave. an officer observed a subject operating their vehicle while reading/looking at his cell phone and also talk on it without a hands free device. The vehicle was stopped and the operator Warren Linn was contacted. Linn advised that he wasn’t texting just reading his phone. His driving status was checked by dispatch and it was discovered that his privilege to drive in the state of Maryland was currently suspended. He was issued a citation for Driving Suspended and released pending trial in District Court.
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On October 13, 2014, at 8:49pm, an officer from the Cumberland City Police Department conducted a traffic stop on I-6/8 eastbound for numerous traffic violations. Upon contacting the occupants the officer detected a strong odor of CDS. A probable cause search was conducted on the vehicle and occupants. During the search officers discovered illegally obtained prescription medication and paraphernalia. Both subjects in the vehicle Kenneth Wilson III, and Ronald Brown were placed under arrest. They were both then transported the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Once at the Cumberland Police Department Browning was issued a Criminal Citation and released pending trial. Wilson was charged and later taken to District Court for his Initial Appearance and released on his Own Recognizance.
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On October 13, 2014, the Cumberland City Police Served a Circuit Court Arrest Warrant on Maxwell Redman, age 52, of Cumberland. Redman was transported to the Allegany County Detention Center awaiting a hearing in Circuit Court.
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On Sunday October 12, 2014, at 2:10 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a business on Virginia Avenue for a reported theft. Investigation into this matter revealed that Richard McCloud, age 32 of Cumberland, was observed taking stored owned items and exiting the premises without paying for them. McCloud was criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On Sunday October 12, 2014, at 11:41 am, a Cumberland City Police Officer initiated a traffic stop on Virginia Avenue for a moving violation.Contact was made with the occupants and they were identified as Robert Hess age 32 and Stephanie Barb, age 25, both from Cumberland.A check for wanted status was conducted and it was revealed that both individuals had outstanding bench warrants for failing to appear for trial on October 2, 2014 for a previous possession of marihuana arrest.Hess and Barb were processed and served and taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioners Office for a bond hearing. They were released on the personal recognizance pending trial.

Robert Hess, age 32. Cumberland, Md.
CHARGES: Bench Warrant (x2) Possession of Marihuana, Possession of Paraphernalia.

Stephanie Barb, age 25. Cumberland, Md.
CHARGES: Bench Warrant (x2) Possession of Marihuana, Possession of Paraphernalia.

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On Saturday October 11, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Ronald Diggs, age 62 of Cumberland. The summons was issued as a result of a September 21, 2014 incident where officers responded to the parking lot area of the Cumberland City Police Department. Upon arrival officers observed Diggs being verbally disruptive and acting in a unusual manner. As officers approached Diggs, he ran onto the garage door, bounced off and then towards the officers and assaulted one of them before being placed into custody. Diggs was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On 10/10/2014, Cumberland City Police officers charged a Capon Bridge WV man with theft related charges which were the result of a private citizen complaint filed at District Court. According to court documents suspect Calvin Wesley Shirley Jr., 38, allegedly took tools valued at over $1000.00 from an Oldtown Maryland address without the victim’s permission. The complaint alleges that the theft occurred between October 4th and October 5th, 2014. The victim in this case filed for charges and as a result Shirley was charged with the following:Theft: $1000.00 to Under $10,000.00 – 1 countShirley was processed for the charge and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On 10/10/2014, Cumberland City Police officers charged a Cumberland woman with theft related charges which resulted from an investigation initiated by the Cumberland City Police on 10/03/2014. The victim in this case reported that a laptop computer had been taken from a Frederick Street residence while they slept. The victim was able to identify a possible suspect in this case, and officers were able to confirm the suspect’s identity by records recovered during the investigation. As a result Bridget Brianne Michael, 30, of Cumberland was charged with the following:Theft Less than $1000.00 value – 1 count.Michael was processed for the charge and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On October 9, 2014 Cumberland City Police served a Violation of Probation warrant on Amanda Yvonne Tallman, age 20 of Cumberland, Maryland. Tallman was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner. Tallman was later transported to the Allegany County Detention Center where she was being held on $2,500 bond.
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On October 9, 2014 Cumberland City Police served an arrest warrant on Theresa Marie Williams, age 47 of Oldtown, Maryland. The warrant charges Williams with two counts of second degree assault. Williams was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner. Williams was later transported to the Allegany County Detention Center where she was being held on $3,000 bond.
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On Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:15 P.M., members of the Cumberland City Police Department were dispatched to the 500 Block of Maryland Avenue, Cumberland, Maryland for a report of a large fight in the street. Members of the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department and Maryland State Police also responded to the scene.When Officers arrived, they encountered a large crowd on the street. Officers learned that there had been an altercation and that a 22 year old male victim had been stabbed in the chest. The victim was located at private residence located on the 400 Block of Ascension Street, Cumberland, Maryland. After the victim was stabbed on Maryland Avenue, he went to the Ascension Street residence until Officers arrived on the scene. Members of the Cumberland Fire Department responded to the scene and treated the victim prior to transporting him to the Western Maryland Health Systems for further treatment of his injuries.Investigators with the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) responded to assist in the investigation. Officers and Investigators interviewed a number of witnesses at the scene. Video surveillance footage of the altercation was also obtained. The altercation had initially begun in a parking lot of a business located on the 500 block of Maryland Avenue. Four individuals were initially involved in the physical altercation. The individuals continued to fight as they were traveling on foot on the 500 block of Maryland Avenue. During the altercation, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the 22 year old victim in the chest.As a result of statements from the victim and witnesses, 19 year old Jonthan Edward Harriss of Cumberland, Maryland was arrested at the scene. Review of the video footage also revealed that Jonthan Harriss stabbed the 22 year old victim with a knife. During altercation, Jonathan Harriss also punched a 24 year old male victim in the face..Harriss has been criminally charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, two (2) counts of 2nd Degree Assault, Affray and Reckless Endangerment. Upon complete of processing, Harriss will be taken before a District Court Commissioner for a bond hearing.

The scene was processed by members of the Maryland State Police Crime Lab.

Investigation is continuing.

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On October 8, 2014, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to 916 East Gate Court for a domestic assault complaint. Upon the officers arrival they made contact with Kamal Datta and a female victim inside the residence. During an investigation into the matter officers learned that an argument between Mr. Datta and his wife took place that led to an assault. According to the victim, she said that she was having an argument with Mr. Datta when he came at her. Mr. Datta eventually slapped the victim in the face and struck her in the back of the head. After fighting with Mr. Datta, the victim was able to get to a phone and contact the police. Officers on the scene also noted visible injuries to the victim that did not require medical treatment. As a result of this incident, officers determined Mr. Datta to be the primary aggressor in this matter and placed him under arrest. Datta was taken to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Datta was later taken before the District Court Commissioner and later released on his own personal recognizance.
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On Monday October 6, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a bench warrant on Amy Martin, age 32 of Cumberland. The warrant was issued as a result of Martin failing to appear for trial on October 3, 2014 for a previous arrest for the charge of Assault 2nd Degree. Martin was processed, served and taken to the Allegany County Detention Center where she was held without bail.
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On Monday October 6, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Richard Sachetti, age 50 of Cumberland. On October 2, 2014, Officers responded to a private residence on Milten Street for a reported assault. Investigation into this matter revealed that Sachetti and his wife were engaged in an argument which led to him assaulting her. A family friend came over to intervene and Sachetti proceeded to assault him as well. Officers observed visible injuries to both victims. Sachetti was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court. Neither of the victims required medical attention.
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On Monday October 6, 2014, Cumberland City Police served two criminal summonses on Destiny Tilson, age 19 of Cumberland. On September 19, 2014, Officers responded to the area of Spring Street in reference to an assault. Upon arrival officers observed Tilson acting in a disorderly manner. Investigation revealed that Tilson assaulted another female by pulling her hair and pushing her to the ground. Tilson left the area prior to the officers arrival. The victim did not require medical attention. The second summons served was as a result of a September 17, 2014 assault complaint that occurred on Williams Street. Investigation revealed that Tilson and two other co-assailants allegedly approached the victim and destroyed his clothing, broke a jewelry item and kicked him repeatedly to the ground. After the assault, Tilson left the area. The victim was transported to the Western Maryland Regional Center for treatment to his face and ribs. The second suspect has been charged and one additional arrest is pending. Tilson was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On Sunday, October 5th, 2014, Cumberland City Police responded to 1 Bennett Lane, The Cumberland Flea Market, for a breaking and entering complaint. When officers arrived they found a broken window to the establishment. After speaking with several of the flea market vendor’s, officers were able to determine that approximately $3,600 worth of merchandise was missing from the close of the previous business day. Evidence and witness testimony developed at the scene lead to the identification of a 17 year old juvenile and 26 year old adult of Cumberland, as the primary suspects in the breaking and entering. The two suspects were later located by officers and based on the developments of the investigation, they were both place under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Station for processing. Officers were also able to recover much of the stolen merchandise from the flea market which was returned to the owners. The 17 year old juvenile was later released to family on house arrest by the order of the Department of Juvenile Service and 26 year old adult was taken before the District Court Commissioner. He was remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond pending trial.
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On October 4, 2014, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to Martin’s Market located at 739 Park Street for a suspicious person complaint. Upon the officers arrival they made contact with the store manager. Officers were advised by management that a white male was sleeping inside the café. Officers learned that the male subject had obtained two containers of food from the buffet/salad bar area and had eaten it in the café without paying. Officers made contact with the male and identified him as Gary Lee Smith. While speaking with Smith the officers observed Smith to be intoxicated. Smith told the officers that he had already paid for the food, but he had no receipts of payment. After speaking with Smith, he stated that he did not pay for the food and did not have the money to pay. As a result of this incident, Smith was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Smith was issued a criminal citation and released pending his trial date in District Court.
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On October 3, 2014, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the area of Baltimore Street near M&T bank in reference to a male subject yelling for help. Once the officers arrived they made contact with a male victim. Officers were advised by the victim that he was seated on the step by the Brunswick with a second male subject. The victim indicated that he reached into his pocket for a cigarette and a ten dollar bill fell to the ground. The male subject who was seated by the victim picked the ten dollar bill up and acted as if he was going to keep it. A short time later the victim advised officers that the male subject who was seated beside him reached into his pocket and removed a large sum of currency. According to the victim he had over $500 taken from his pocket. The victim informed the officers that the suspect took off with the currency and was last seen in the area of Roses Plaza heading toward Frederick Street. Officers were able to locate a possible suspect who was stopped in front of the Family Dollar. The victim was brought to the location where he positively identified the subject as the person who stole his money. The suspect was identified as, Tyrone David Lavender. Lavender was placed under arrest and searched. A search of Lavender’s person was conducted by the officers and they were able to locate $588.00 inside his pocket and wallet. Lavender was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Lavender was taken before the District Court Commissioner and later held in the Allegany County Detention Center on a temporary commitment.
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On 10/2/14 at approximately 1:15 PM Cumberland Police Officers responded to a Virginia Avenue business for a report of the theft. An employee stated they observed a white female conceal an item and leave the store without paying for the item. The female was stopped and returned to the store. The Officer then made contact with the suspect, Brianna Marie Dillon, who admitted to taking the item without paying. Dillon was issued a criminal citation for theft and released pending trial at District Court.
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On 10/2/14 at approximately 2:55 PM Cumberland Police Officers responded to a Virginia Avenue business for a report of the theft. An employee stated they observed a white female place an item inside of her purse and leave the store without paying for the item. The female was stopped and returned to the store. The Officer then made contact with the suspect, Melissa Sue Raines, who admitted to taking the item without paying. Raines was issued a criminal citation for theft. While speaking to Raines the Officer was advised she was also wanted on a Bench Warrant for a Violation of Probation. Raines was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Department where she was processed and taken for a hearing at District Court. She was released after posting bond in the amount of $57.50.
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On Wednesday, October 01, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Curtis Tyrell McAllister, age 35, Philadelphia, PA on two bench warrants. The warrants stem from McAllister failing to appear for two separate court dates. McAllister was served with the warrants and taken to District Court for his initial appearance. McAllister was then released on his personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On September 30, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to Sheetz Store located at 429 Virginia Avenue for a reported theft. Upon the officers arrival they were informed by a witness that they observed, Chasity Lynn Kesner, pick up two items from the store shelf and place those items inside her purse. Kesner was stopped before exiting the store and awaited the arrival of police. Kesner was placed under arrest at the scene and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Kesner was issued a criminal citation and released pending her trial date in District Court.
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On September 30, 2014 Cumberland City Police served an arrest warrant on Cheryl Lynn Jenkins, age 55 of Cumberland, Maryland. The warrant was issued after officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the area of Frederick Street near the Pit and Go on September 2, 2014, to check on the well being of a small child. When officers arrived in the area they were approached by two subjects who called about the child being left alone on the city sidewalk. During an investigation into the matter, officers learned that the child was seen standing alone on the sidewalk with no supervision. The child was stopped by one of the witnesses as she attempted to walk into the travel portion of the roadway. Officers eventually located a female subject who claimed to be the child’s aunt. Officers identified the female as, Cheryl Lynn Jenkins. While officers were speaking with Jenkins they noticed her to be extremely intoxicated and having trouble keeping her balance. Officers on the scene determined that Jenkins was not able to care for the child and requested the assistance of Child Protective Services. Proper placement was made for the child and Jenkins was charged as a result of the incident. Jenkins was processed and served at the Cumberland City Police Department and taken before the District Court Commissioner. Jenkins was held in the Allegany County Detention Center on $2,600 bond.
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On September 29, 2014 an officer from the Cumberland City Police Department was on patrol in the 500 block of Maryland Avenue when he observed a white male consuming an alcoholic beverage on the sidewalk. As the officer proceeded by the subject, he observed the male placing the beverage on the front porch. The officer turned around and once again observed the male consuming the beverage on the sidewalk. The officer made contact with the subject identified as, William Wesley Blacker Jr. Blacker was informed by the officer that he was in violation of the city’s open container law. While the officer was speaking with Blacker he conducted pat down of his person for weapons. Blacker was also asked by the officer if he would empty his pockets. Blacker emptied his pockets for the officer and produced a silver pipe used to smoke marijuana. Blacker was placed under arrest and transported the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Blacker was released after being issued a criminal citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, and a civil citation for possession of an open container of alcohol on public property.
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On Sunday, September 28, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Tyler Dewain Nimmons, age 24, Cumberland, MD on an arrest warrant. The warrant charges Nimmons with violating the conditions of his probation. Nimmons was served with the warrant and taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Nimmons was held on $1,000.00 at the Allegany County Detention Center.
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On Sunday, September 28, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrest Javon Nafaise Murphy, age 26, Cumberland, MD. The warrant stems from a private citizen applying for charges against Murphy at District Court. Murphy was served with the warrant and taken to District Court for his initial appearance and was held at the Allegany County Detention Center without bond.Charges:-Two counts of violating a protection order
-Harassment
-Obstruct justice
-Solicit / Intimidate juror
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On Sunday, September 28, 2014 at approximately 12:25 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 7-11 stole located on Maryland Avenue in reference to a theft complaint. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with a store employee who advised that a female subject stole items from the store. Officers reviewed video surveillance and were able to identify the suspect as Kristin Marie Thomas, age 26, Cumberland, MD. Thomas was located and charged with one count of theft. Thomas was issued a criminal citation and released pending further action at District Court.
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On 09/28/14 at approximately 3:00 AM Cumberland Police Officers were called to a Pennsylvania Avenue address for the violation of a protective order. Upon the Officers’ arrival they located Dominique Wilson standing outside of the residence. Upon speaking with Wilson he stated he was aware there was an active Protective Order on him at this residence. He stated he filed to have it dropped but was aware it was still active. It was determined Wilson had attempted to contact the victim several times by telephone and in person. After reviewing the protective order it was determined Wilson had violated the Court Order. Wilson was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters. He was awaiting a bond hearing for the Offense.
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On 09/27/14 Markel D. Whitfield was located and arrested on a Criminal Warrant for a Violation of Probation on the original charge of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol. The Warrant was served on Whitfield and he was taken to the District Court Commissioner’s Office. After his hearing, Whitfield was remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center on $2,500.
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On Saturday, September 27, 2014 at approximately 12:36 a.m., a Cumberland Police Officer on patrol observed two subjects yelling at each other in the street on Virginia Avenue at Third Street. The officer stopped and began to investigate as to what the problem was. While doing so Shauntae Renee MacDonald-Hill began to intervene and would not let the officer speak to one of the subjects. The officer ordered MacDonald-Hill to leave the area and warned her against creating a disturbance. MacDonald-Hill failed to listen to the officer’s order and she continued her actions. MacDonald-Hill was then placed under arrest and charged with one count of failing to obey a lawful order. MacDonald-Hill was released pending further action in District Court.
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On Friday, September 26, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Michael Anthony Butler Jr, age 26, Frostburg, MD. All three warrants stem from Butler failing to appear for three separate court dates. Butler was served with all three warrants and then taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Butler was then taken to the Allegany County Detention Center where he was held until legal representation is available.
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On Friday, September 26, 2014 at approximately 12:14 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to the Sheetz Store located on Virginia Avenue in reference to a theft. Store employees observed a male subject steal items while inside the store. A store employee advised the subject has exited the store and was last seen walking on Virginia Avenue. A description of the suspect was provided and responding officers located the suspect on Virginia Avenue. The suspect was identified as Douglas Wayne Black, age 47, Cumberland, MD. Black was positively identified as the person who stole the items from Sheetz.Black was searched incident to arrest and several controlled prescription pills and drug paraphernalia were located on Black. It was also discovered that Black was wanted on a warrant out of Howard County, Maryland.Black was transported to Police Headquarters for processing and was charged with theft, possession of CDS, and possession of drug paraphernalia.Black was taken to District Court for his initial appearance and was held at the Allegany County Detention Center awaiting to be transported to Howard County, Maryland for the service of the warrant.
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On Friday, September 26, 2014 at approximately 2:43 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in reference to a domestic assault. Upon the officer’s arrival James William Hendershot, age 22, Cumberland, MD and Kelsey Dawn Jenkins, age 20, Cumberland, MD were contacted and separated. Officers observed minor injuries to both Hendershot and Jenkins.Jenkins advised officers that she and Hendershot have been arguing over civil issues all day and it just turned physical. Jenkins stated that Hendershot struck her in her face with his fist and began to choke her. Jenkins was able to get away from Hendershot and run to a neighbor’s residence to have the police called.Hendershot advised that he and Jenkins were arguing and then it turned physical. Hendershot stated that Jenkins began to assault him by scratching and hitting him with her fists. Hendershot stated that he then grabbed Jenkins in a hugging motion in an attempt to restrain her to keep her from assaulting him further. Hendershot stated that Jenkins slipped his grasp by biting him. Hendershot stated that Jenkins then assaulted him further by striking him with her fists.Both subjects were placed under arrest for assaulting each other. Neither subject’s required medical treatment. Both were charged with one count each of second degree assault. Hendershot and Jenkins were both taken to District Court for their individual initial appearances’. Hendershot and Jenkins were both released on their personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On 09/25/14 the Cumberland Police Dept served a criminal summons on Christopher Johnston 29 years of age of Cumberland. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on August 9th, 2014 in the 400blk of N Centre St when Officers were dispatched for a report of a destruction of property. Witnesses stated that they observed a male subject later identified as Johnston break a flower pot and light fixture. Officers attempted to locate Johnston with negative results. The Officer then filed for charges through the District Court resulting in the summons being issued. Johnston was served the summons charging him with one count of Destruction of Property and released pending trial in District Court.
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On 09/25/14 Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to the 400blk of Race St in reference to a tampering with a motor vehicle complaint. Upon arrival Officers contacted the victim who stated that sometime overnight person(s) unknown attempted to gain entry into her vehicle. Officers observed damage to the passenger side window of the vehicle. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Dept at 301-777-1600.
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On 09/25/14 Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in reference to a disorderly subject. Upon arrival Officers contacted the subject and ordered him to leave and not return at the facilities request. The subject left at that time without incident. A short time later Officers were again dispatched back to the area in reference to the subject returning and creating a disturbance. Officers contacted 27 year old George Farmer of Ellicott City and placed him under arrest. Farmer was transported to the Cumberland Police Department for processing and was issued a Maryland Criminal Citation for trespassing and released pending trial in District Court.
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On 09/25/14 at 1:26am Officers with the Cumberland Police Department were dispatched to the 100blk of Park St in reference to a destruction of property to a vehicle. Upon arrival officers contacted the victim who stated that while he was traveling on Park St an unknown subject threw a rock striking his windshield causing damage. A short time later a second complaint was dispatched advising of an unknown subject throwing a rock through a window of an apartment on Queen City Pavement. Officers later were dispatched to a disturbance in the first block of Ascension St. Upon arrival Officers observed one of the subjects to match the description as given by witnesses as the subject who threw the rocks causing the damage to the vehicle and building. Officers were also able to view video of the incident and were able to confirm that this subject identified as Patrick Kneisley, 23 years of age of Cumberland was responsible for the damage. Kneisley was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing. Kneisley was charged on a Maryland Criminal Citation with two counts of Destruction of Property under $1,000 and released pending trial in District Court.
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On 09/25/14 the Cumberland Police Department served a bench warrant on 22 year old Nicholas Kneisley of Cumberland. The warrant stems from Kneisley failing to follow conditions of probation of an original charge of Malicious burning. Kneisley was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a $10,000 bail.
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On 09/24/14 at 12:07pm Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a business located in the 400blk of Virginia Ave in reference to a theft complaint. Upon arrival Officers contacted store employees who stated that they observed a male subject conceal an item on his person and leave the store without paying for it. Officers then contacted 30 year old John Sinclair of Rawlings and were able to recover the stolen item. Sinclair was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Department where he was issued a Maryland Criminal Citation for Theft under $100.00 and released pending trial in District Court.
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On 09/24/14 Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept served two bench warrants on 23 year old Nicholas Moreland of Cumberland. The first bench warrant stems from Moreland failing to follow conditions of probation on an original charge of Assault 2nd degree. The second warrant stems from Moreland failing to follow conditions of probation on an original charge of Violation of an Exparte Order. Moreland was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a total of $20,000 bail.
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On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served a criminal summons on Sue Ellen Lilly. The summons stems from a breaking and entering complaint which was reported on September 18, 2014. On that date officers responded to a residence located in the 400 block of Independence Street in reference to a breaking and entering in progress. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with Lilly who was outside of the residence. The officer asked Lilly if she was inside the residence and she stated that she was. Lilly stated that she has permission from the owner to enter the residence. Lilly stated that she came to this residence to retrieve some pain medication. Contact was made with the witness who actually called the police. The witness advised that she is familiar with Lilly due to her stealing from the owner of the property and knows that she is not allowed to be in the residence. Several prescription pills were located on Lilly. The owner of the residence was not home and was later contacted and it was verified that Lilly did not have permission to enter the residence. Charges were applied for at District Court which resulted in the criminal summons being issued. Lilly will be required to appear in District Court at a later date.
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On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Kathryn Ann Colon on an arrest warrant. The arrest warrant stems from a domestic assault investigation which took place on September 20, 2014 at approximately 8:00 p.m. in the 400 block of Grand Avenue. Investigation revealed that Colon had an argument with her boyfriend which escalated. Colon got in her vehicle and her boyfriend got in his own vehicle and they began to crash the vehicles together in an attempt to injure each other. Colon then exited her vehicle to confront her boyfriend and she was then struck by her boyfriend’s driver side door as he opened it to intentionally strike her as he drove past. Colon was transported to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. Charges against Colon were applied for due to her actions in attempting to assault her boyfriend with her vehicle.While officers were on the scene Colon’s boyfriend returned and was placed under arrest.Colon was served with the warrant then taken to District Court for her initial appearance and was held on $3,000.00 at the Allegany County Detention Center.
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U.S. MARSHALS TASK FORCE ARRESTS KEYSER HOMICIDE FUGITIVEMartinsburg, WV. – On September 23, 2014, a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Louis Harris Jr aka Louie 39, on the 100 block of South Allegany Street, Cumberland, Maryland..The Marshals Service’s Mountain State Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF) was referred a warrant for Louis Harris Jr. charging him with Attempted Murderby the West Virginia State Police for apprehension.The charges stemmed from a bar fight at My Place in Ridgley, West Virginia on December 14, 2013 where Harris Jr. and Dominique Weeden chased the victim out of the bar. Louis Harris Jr. was captured on the bars video surveillance system stabbing the victim multiple times.Task Force officers set up surveillance on an address located on South Allegany Street related to Louis Harris Jr. Harris was observed by officers leaving the residence and was taken into custody in the front yard without incident.
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On Monday, September 22, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Michael Harris on a Parole Retake Warrant. The warrant stems from Harris violation conditions of his parole. Harris was served with the warrant than taken directly to the Department of Corrections, Western Correctional Institution.
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On Monday, September 22, 2014 at approximately 11:33 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to the Sheetz Store located on Virginia Avenue in reference to a shoplifter. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with a store employee who stated that they observed a male subject steal items while inside the store. Contact was made with the subject who was identified as Zachary Hunter McMillan. McMillan was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. McMillan was then issued a criminal citation charging him with theft and was released from Police Headquarters.
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Officers responded to a residence on Emily St. for a report of subjects that had broken into a vacant house. Upon their arrival they contacted the complainants who advised that they observed several subjects inside of the vacant residence and could hear loud noise coming from inside. The officers then made entry into the residence and located Carla Gilmore inside of the living room area. She was placed under arrest at this time and stated that nobody else was inside the residence at this time. The rest of the residence was searched by K-9 Barney with nobody else located. Officers observed damage to the back door consistent with a burglary. The property owner was contacted and advised that the damage was new and that nobody should be nor did they have permission to be in the residence. Gilmore did advise that there were two other subjects in the residence with her but left prior to the officer’s arrival. James Moore was identified and located a short distance away. He was placed under arrest. Both subjects were transported to PH where they were charged and processed.James Anthony Moore Age: 36 Queen City Dr., City
Charges: Burglary 4th Degree, DOPCarla Marie Gilmore Age: 36 Queen City Dr, City
Charges: Burglary 4th degree, DOPBoth subjects were taken for a Bond Hearing and released on their personal recognizance.
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On 09/20/14 at 7:53pm Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept were dispatched to the 400blk of Grand Ave in reference to a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. Upon arrival Officers began interviewing witnesses where it was learned that a male and female subject got into a verbal argument. The subjects then got into separate vehicles and began running them into each other. The female subject exited her vehicle and approached the vehicle the male was operating when the door opened while the vehicle was pulling forward. The female subject was struck by the door throwing her to the ground. The male subject then fled the area. The female was transported to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center by the Cumberland Fire Dept for treatment of non life threatening injuries. While still on the scene, the male subject who was identified as Michael Ford, 37 years of age of Cumberland returned and was placed under arrest without incident. Ford was charged with one count of First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and traffic related offenses. Ford was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a $3,000 bail. The investigation is continuing and further charges are pending.
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On 09/19/14 the Cumberland Police Dept responded to the 600blk of Columbia Ave in reference to a theft complaint. Upon arrival Officers contacted the victim who stated that person(s) unknown removed a motor scooter from the front porch. The scooter was described as having Spider Man and Monster Energy stickers on the front of the bike and white tape on the sides. There are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Dept at 301-777-1600.
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On 09/19/14 the Cumberland Police Dept responded to the area of Liberty St in reference to a hit and run. Upon arrival officers learned that a parked vehicle had been struck by a vehicle backing out of a parking space. The vehicle then left the area without providing any insurance or contact information. A witness advised that he observed a mint green Subaru Outback operated by a white female strike the vehicle and not stop. The victim vehicle sustained a small dent to the passenger side rear door. Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Dept at 301-777-1600
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On 09/19/14 an Officer with the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 700blk of Arundel St in reference to a theft from a vehicle. Upon arrival Officer’s contacted the victim who stated that a large amount of his property was removed from a vehicle. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Dept at 301-777-1600
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On September 19, 2014 Cumberland City Police officers charged a Cumberland woman for CDS related charges after a routine traffic stop. Officers stopped a vehicle for a equipment violation on Lamont Street and contacted the operator. During the stop a K-9 scan was conducted on the vehicle which resulted in a positive alert for the presence of CDS. A search of the vehicle was conducted and CDS paraphernalia was located inside. As a result, Britney Jeanette Robey, 19, of Cumberland was charged with the following:Possession of CDS Paraphernalia – 1 countRobey was issued a criminal citation at the scene and released pending trial at District Court.
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On September 18, 2014 Cumberland City Police officers were dispatched to a Park Street business in reference to a reported theft. Officers arrived on the scene, contacted loss prevention officers inside the business, and started an investigation. During the investigation, officers learned that suspect Kelly Lynn Carey, 31, of Cumberland was seen concealing store property in shopping bags and leaving the store without paying. Officers collected evidence at the scene and as a result Carey was placed under arrest. Carey was transported to Cumberland City Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with the following:Theft Less than $1,000.00 – 1 count.Carey was subsequently released on her personal recognizance pending trial at District Court.
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On September 18, 2014 Cumberland City Police officers served an arrest warrant on a Cumberland man in the area of Arch Street. The charges stem from a private citizen complaint in which the victim alleges that Ronald Wayne Wigfield, 37, of Cumberland and two other suspects assaulted them on August 19, 2014. The victim in this case suffered severe facial injuries requiring treatment. As a result of this complaint, Wigfield was arrested and transported to Cumberland Police Headquarters for processing. Wigfield is charged with the following:Assault 2nd Degree – 2 countsWigfield was transported to the Allegany County District Court for a bond hearing. He was subsequently released on a $10,000.00 unsecured bond. The two other suspects in this case have already been arrested and charged on similar warrants.
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On 09/17/14 during the early evening hours, Cumberland City Police officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Arch Street when a citizen reported that a suspicious vehicle was in the area possibly involved in a CDS transaction. Officers arrived on the scene and located the identified vehicle and spoke with 4 occupants. During the investigation officers discovered that there were problems with the registration on the vehicle. Officers interviewed the person responsible for the vehicle who was identified as Antonio Rodney, 32, of Hagerstown Maryland. The investigation led to a search of the vehicle and Rodney’s person, and as a result, suspected crack cocaine and a pipe used to smoke crack cocaine were recovered. As a result Rodney was placed under arrest and charged with the following:Possession of CDS not Marijuana – 1 countPossession of CDS paraphernalia – 1 countRodney was taken for a bond hearing at District Court and held on a $2,500.00 bond. Rodney was transported to the Allegany County Detention Center to await a bond review.
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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 countsMILLER: Assault 2nd Degree – 2 countsBoth 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 countBurglary 3rd Degree – 1 countBurglary 4th Degree – 1 countPossession of burglary tools – 1 countAssault 2nd Degree – 2 countsMalicious Destruction of Property – 1 countDisorderly Conduct – 1 countCombs 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 /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>When officers arrived they found a victim with several stab<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
wounds to his back. He was transported to the Western Maryland Health System in serious condition. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>lnvestigation revealed a physical altercation had taken place<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><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 /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><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 /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
alleged weapon in the incident was discovered and placed into evidence. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><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 /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Allegany County Sheriffs Office and Maryland State Police also assisted in the case.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Arrested:</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Jakeenan Corderay Jennings, Age: 23, Memorial Avenue,<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Cumberland, Maryland<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Charges: Attempted Murder Second Degree, 1st & 2 Degree Assault,<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Reckless Endangerment<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Jennings was taken for initial hearing at District Court and held without bond.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Devin Montem Griffin, Age:25, Baltimore, Maryland<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Charges: Obstucting and Hindering<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><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 countsUnlawfully removing prescription labels – 3 countsArrest Warrant charges: Theft $1,000 to under $10,000 – 2 countsPifer 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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