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On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 03:30 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department arrested Jose Morais Gomes Jr, age 26, Cumberland, MD on a bench warrant. The warrant stems from Gomes failing to appear for court which was scheduled on July 28, 2014. Gomes 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 July 25, 2014 at approximately 7:18 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 600 block of Centre Street in reference to a breaking and entering / assault complaint. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with the male victim who stated that his ex-girlfriend, Antoinette Washington had entered his residence uninvited through the unlocked front door. The male victim was in the bathroom at the time and when he exited the bathroom he observed Washington standing in the hallway. The victim stated that Washington then slapped him in the face and struck him in the back of the head as he was trying to get away from her. During the assault Washington broke two glass mirrors in the hallway that belonged to the victim. The victim stated that Washington also stole his cell phone prior to leaving the residence. The victim stated that he did call Washington and advised her to return the cell phone or he was calling the police. The victim stated that Washington returned to the area and threw the cell phone from a moving vehicle which she was in causing the phone to break. Charges were applied for against Washington due to her leaving the area prior to the officer’s arrival. A criminal summons was then issued for Washington. On July 28, 2014 Washington was contacted and served with the Summons. Washington was released pending her trial at District Court at a later date.

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On Monday, July 28, 2014 at approximately 11:41 p.m., uniformed officers were conducting foot patrols of Jane Frazier Village due to recent disturbances taking place throughout this housing complex. As the officers were conducting their foot patrol Shane Lee York was observed on the property of Jane Frazier Village. Several other subjects observed that officers were in the area and one of the subjects walked toward York and advised him. Officers were aware that York is currently on the “no trespassing list” for this property. As officers began to approach York he started to run once he turned the corner. Officers caught up to York and placed him under arrest. York was charged with one count of trespassing on private property. York was transported to Police Headquarters for processing and later taken to District Court for his initial appearance and he was held on a temporary commitment at the Allegany County Detention Center.

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On Monday, July 28, 2014 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a reported hit and run accident which took place in the 400 block of N. Centre Street. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with the victim who stated that she just came out to move her vehicle when she noticed damage to the passenger side rear wheel and axle, both the rear and front fenders, and the running board along the passenger side of the vehicle. The victim stated that she parked her vehicle on the street the previous night at 11:00 p.m. so the hit and run happened sometime after that. No suspect vehicle information is available at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Cumberland Police Department at 301-777-1600 .

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On July 26, 2014 the Cumberland City Police served a Criminal Summons on Jeremy S. Combs, Age 30, of Cumberland, MD. The Criminal Summons stemmed from a July 24, 2014 incident when officers responded to a residence for a Domestic Assault complaint. When officers arrived they spoke with the victim who explained that she was assaulted by Combs. Officers observed minor injuries to the victim but were unable to locate Combs. An Application for Charges was submitted to District Court by the Cumberland Police, and a Criminal Summons was issued charging Combs with 2nd Degree Assault. Combs was served with the Summons and released pending trial in District Court.

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On July 26, 2014 at 2:30 P.M., officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the 100 block of Seymour Street for a burglary complaint. When officers arrived they spoke with the victim and began investigating the incident. Officers learned that Timothy Winkler had walked into victim’s residence through an unlocked door uninvited. Once inside the residence, Winkler assaulted the victim and then fled the area. Officers also learned that there was a Protective Order in place which prohibited Winkler from being at the residence or contacting the victim. Officers interviewed other witnesses to the incident and also observed minor injuries to the victim. An officer on patrol later located Winkler and placed him under arrest. A search incident to arrest of Winkler revealed a small amount prescription drugs, and drug paraphernalia. Winkler was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where he was charged and processed. He was later taken to District Court for his Initial Appearance, and remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center pending a hearing

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On July 25, 2014, Officers from the Cumberland City Police Department served an Arrest Warrant and Criminal Summons on Brian Allen. The Criminal Summons stemmed from a July 5th incident where the victim filed for charges in District Court. The victim alleged that Allen stole his property from a residence in which they both resided. Charges were issued by District Court for Theft less than $1000. Allen was served with the Criminal Summons and released pending trial.

The Arrest Warrant stemmed from an incident where Allen was charged for failing to Furnish Required Identification at Bodily Injury/ Attended Property Accident. Charges were filed, and Allen Failed to Appear in District Court. The Arrest Warrant for Failing to Appear was served on Allen and he was taken to District Court for his Initial Appearance. Allen was released from District Court on his Own Recognizance.

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On July 25, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the 700 block of Maryland Ave. for a domestic assault complaint. When officers arrived they made contact with the victim who advised that Jason Dillon assaulted her and a juvenile. Officers spoke to Dillon who was yelling and causing a disturbance. They advised him to keep the peace or he would be arrest. Officer’s investigating the incident did not observe injuries at this time, and referred the victim to District Court for charges. Officers were again called to the residence at 8:56 p.m. do to Dillon damaging property. When officers arrived they found that Dillon had thrown and broken items all through the residence. Officers also found that Dillon had mortally wounded a domestic animal. Officers contacted Dillon and he continued to yell and cause a disturbance. At this time Dillon was placed under arrest. Dillon was then transported to the Cumberland Police Department where he was charged. Dillon was later taken to District Court for his Initial Appearance and held $3000 Bond.

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On Thursday July 24, 2014, at 11:04 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to the 300 block of Arch Street in reference a vehicle and its occupants being involved in suspected drug activity. Upon arrival to the area officers observed a vehicle parked partially on the roadway. It was learned that the driver had fled. A K9 Officer responded to and conducted a free air sniff of the vehicle and a positive alert was indicated by K9 “TIMO”. A search of the vehicle was conducted and found in the passenger seat was a smoking device containing suspected crack cocaine. The passenger of the vehicle was identified as Charles Wicker, age 45 of Cumberland. Wicker was placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where he was processed and criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On Thursday July 24, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a Criminal Summons on Trevor Scott, age 35 of Cumberland. Application was applied for by a private citizen who alleged that July 14, 2014, Scott went to her place of work and proceeded to cause a disturbance by yelling and acting in a disruptive manner. Scott was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On Wednesday July 23, 2014, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a business on Virginia Avenue for a reported Theft. Investigation into this matter revealed that Mark Shyrock, age 55 of Oldtown Maryland, was allegedly observed by store personnel exiting the business in possession of store owned items that he failed to pay for. Officers arrived and made contact with Shryrock who was criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On Wednesday July 23, 2014, at 2:11 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a private residence on Boone Street for a reported disturbance. Upon arrival officers observed a group of individuals outside arguing and being disruptive. The individuals involved were warned about their behavior and would be subject to arrest if officers would have to return. Officers cleared the scene and at approximately 2:27 pm, Officers were again dispatched to Boone Street where they observed the same individuals arguing and preparing to engage in a fight. As a result, Victoria Quick, age 24, Crystal Frame, age 31 and Floyd Ferguson, age 41 were placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. All three individuals were criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On Wednesday July 23, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a Criminal Summons on Nathan Herrell, age 32 of Cumberland. Application was made as a result of a July 19, 2014 Assault complaint on Park Street. On said date, a concerned citizen observed Herrell yelling at a twelve year old juvenile as they were walking in the 400 block of Park Street. Herrell was then observed allegedly pushing the juvenile victim against a wall. The concerned citizen intervened and called the police. Herrell was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court. The victim was not injured and did not require medical attention.

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On 07/22/14 at 8;14pm an Officer on patrol with the Cumberland Police Department observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit. The officer subsequently stopped the vehicle for the traffic violation and made contact with the operator. Upon speaking with the operator the Officer detected an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search was then conducted with the Officer locating a small quantity of marijuana. As a result, 44 year olf Eric Leatherman of Cumberland was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Department where he was issued a Criminal Citation for possession of marijuana under 10 grams and released pending trial in District Court.

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On 07/22/14 the Cumberland Police Dept took a report of a hit and run that occurred in the 600 block of Kelly Rd. The victim advised that an unknown vehicle struck the driver side rear of their vehicle, a 2013 Nissan Truck. 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 07/22/14 the Cumberland Police Department served a Bench Warrant on 22 year old Nicholas Kneisley of Cumberland. The Arrest Warrant stems from Kneisley Violating conditions of Probation on an original charge of malicious burning. Kneisley was taken for an Initial Appearance at District Court where he was held on a $7,500 bail. Kneisley was then transported to the Allegany County Detention Center pending his next court appearance.

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On 07/22/14 Officers with the Cumberland Police Department responded to a business located in the 700blk of Park St in reference to a theft complaint. Upon arrival Officer’s contacted store employees who advised that they observed a male subject take several items and attempt to exit the store without paying for the items. The subject was contacted and identified as 25 year old Chris Diehl of Cumberland. Diehl was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing and charges. Diehl was charged with one count of Theft and released on a Criminal Citation pending trial in District Court.

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On 07/21/14 the Cumberland Police Dept took a report of a hit and run that occurred in the 700blk of Park St. The victim advised that an unknown vehicle struck the passenger side rear bedside of his vehicle, a 2011 Chevy. 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 07/21/14 the Cumberland Police Dept served a bench warrant on 33 year old Jordan Bishop of Cumberland. The warrant stems from Bishop Violating conditions of Probation on an original charge of theft.

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On 07/21/14 Officers with the Cumberland Police Department responded to a business located in the 700blk of Park St in reference to a theft complaint. Upon arrival Officer’s contacted store employees who advised that they observed a female subject open several items and attempt to exit the store without paying for the items. The subject was contacted and identified as 24 year old Ashley Twigg of Cumberland. Twigg was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing and charges. Twigg was charged with one count of Theft under $100 and released on a criminal citation pending trial in District Court.

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On Sunday July 20, 2014, at 2:19 am, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a private residence in the 200 block of Union Street for a disturbance. Upon arrival officers observed James Welsh, age 34, acting in a belligerent manner towards family members and officers outside the residence. Welsh was repeatedly warned to cease his actions but failed to comply with the officer’s request. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. He was criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On Saturday July 19, 2014, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to an Assault complaint in the 200 block of Mechanic Street. Officers made contact with the victim who advised that she was assaulted by Julie Porter, age 32 of Cumberland. As a result of field interviews and injuries to the victim, Porter was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing and later to the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office for a bond hearing where she was released on her personal recognizance pending trial. The victim did not require medical attention.

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On Saturday July 19, 2014, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a Ex-Parte violation complaint at a private residence in the 600 block of Shriver Avenue. Upon arrival, officers learned that Gennifer Frost, age 19 of Cumberland was found to be in violation of a court ordered protective order as she was found on the premises which she was ordered by a Allegany County District Court Judge not to be on. Frost was placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where she was processed and served. After a bond hearing at the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office, Frost was released on her personal recognizance pending trial.

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On Saturday July 19, 2014, at 8:17 am, Cumberland City Police Officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on eastbound interstate 68 near the Johnson Street exit. It was learned that spilled diesel fuel from an unknown vehicle was the partial cause of the accident along with wet road conditions. A tow service removed one of the vehicles involved from the interstate. As one of the officers cleared the scene, his vehicle came upon spilled diesel fuel causing the officer to lose operational control of his police vehicle and subsequently struck the center median wall. The officer was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Center where he was treated for minor injuries. Members of the Maryland State Highway Administration responded to treat the diesel spill. The interstate was closed for approximately two hours.

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On 07/18/2014 a Cumberland City Police officer on routine patrol conducted a traffic stop in the area of Park Street resulting in the arrest of Thomas Franklin Beacon, 42 of Cumberland. Officers stopped Beacon after observing a traffic violation. Upon contacting Beacon, the officer found that Beacon’s driver’s license is currently suspended in the state of Maryland. Officers also found that Beacon was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear for trial on a previous driving while suspended charge. As a result of this stop Beacon was arrested and charged with the following:

Bench Warrant – Failure to Appear on suspended license charge.

Driving Motor Vehicle on Highway on Suspended License and Privilege – 1 count.

Beacon was subsequently taken before a District Court commissioner for a bond hearing and released on his own recognizance pending trial.

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On July 18, 2014 two Cumberland residents and a Ridgeley WV man were charged with alcohol violations by the Cumberland City Police. Officers on routine patrol in the area of Union Street and Queen City Pavement observed a group of subjects who appeared to be in possession of open containers of alcohol and consuming alcohol in a public place. As a result officers contacted the subjects who were identified as follows:

Michael Grant Walker, 56 of Cumberland

Wesley Eugene Baker, 36 of Cumberland

Kelly Brian Swick, 46 of Ridgeley WV.

As a result of this investigation, all three men were charged with 1 count each of open containers of alcohol. Each was issued a criminal citation at the scene and released pending trial.

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On July 17, 2014, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the Greene Street Parklet/Gazebo for a report of several subjects drinking alcohol and trespassing on posted property. Upon the officers arrival they located four subjects sitting in the gazebo. The subjects were identified as, Darrell Eugene Irvin, Kevin Allen Piper, Richard David Speck and Jeffrey Wayne Youngblood. Once the officers contacted the subjects they observed that all four individuals were intoxicated. The officers found, Darrell Irvin and Jeffrey Youngblood in possession of open containers of alcohol. The officers advised all four subjects that they were trespassing in the gazebo do to it being closed for construction. The property had been clearly posted against trespassing at the time of this incident. All four subjects were issued criminal citations for trespassing on posted property. Mr. Irvin and Mr. Youngblood were also issued civil citations for possessing open containers of alcohol. They were all released from the scene pending their trial date in District Court.

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On July 17, 2014, Cumberland City Police Department served an arrest warrant on Michael Robert Caswell Jr., age 27 of Wiley Ford, West Virginia. The warrant charges Caswell with second degree assault. The warrant was issued after the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center on July 11, 2014 for an assault complaint. An investigation into the matter revealed that Caswell spit in the face of a female victim while he was a patient at the hospital. Caswell was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner for his initial appearance. Caswell was held in the Allegany County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.

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On July 17, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to Martin’s Market located at 739 Park Street for a shoplifting complaint. During an investigation into the matter officers were advised that Misty Dawn Bucy was observed by Martin’s staff concealing merchandise inside boxes of cereal and creamer. After concealing the items inside the boxes, Bucy went through the checkout line without paying for the items. Bucy was detained by a store employee and the items were recovered. Bucy was placed under arrest at the scene and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Bucy was served with a criminal citation and released pending her trial in District Court.

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On July 16, 2014, officer from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to 572 Cromwell Terrace regarding a breaking and entering complaint. Upon the officers arrival they were able to make contact with the homeowner. During an investigation into the matter officers learned that between the hours of 7:00Am and 3:38pm, unknown suspect or suspects entered the Cromwell Terrace residence by kicking in the rear door. After the suspect or suspects entered the residence an Apple IPAD and a significant amount of jewelry were taken. At this time the Cumberland City Police are asking for the assistance from the public on any possible leads in this investigation. The total amount of property taken in this incident is approximately $10,000. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Cumberland City Police Department at 301-777-1600 .

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On Tuesday July 15, 2014, at 4:13 pm, a Cumberland City Police Officer observed an individual walking in the 400 block of Maryland Avenue with an open container of alcohol. The officer exited his vehicle and made contact with John Appold Jr., age 55 of Cumberland. The officer observed Appold attempt to hand what was later found to be a baggie of marihuana to another individual whom he was with. The officer intervened and placed Appold under arrest. He was 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 Tuesday July 15, 2014, at 10:39 am, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to the 400 block of Park Street for a disturbance. Upon arrival they observed Joseph Ansel, age 41, acting in a disruptive manner on a public street. Ansel was warned by officers to cease his actions but he failed to comply. Ansel was placed under arrest and was 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 Monday July 14, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a Criminal Summons on John Mishow, age 47 of Cumberland. On July 10, 2014, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Charles Street in reference to a assault involving Mishow. Investigation revealed that Mishow allegedly threw a brick at the leg of the first victim and punched a second victim in the face. Mishow was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court. The victims did not require medical attention.

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On Monday July 14, 2014, a Cumberland City Police Officer was on patrol on Park Street when he was flagged down by a concerned citizen who advised that two individuals were arguing in the area of Queen City Pavement. The officer made contact with Leo Durocher, age 54 of Cumberland who was identified as one of the individuals involved. Further investigation revealed that Durocher was in possession of suspected marijuana and prescription medication. Durocher was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. He was taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioners Office for a bond hearing and was released on his personal recognizance pending trial.

Leo Durocher Sr., age 54. Cumberland, Maryland.

CHARGES: Possession of Marijuana-less than 10 grams, Possession not Marijuana 2 counts, Prescription/Remove label.

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On July 13, 2014 an officer from the Cumberland City Police Department was contacted in the Police Department lobby by a female who had been assaulted. During an investigation into the matter the officer learned that the female victim was assaulted at the Ramada Inn on George Street. The suspect was identified as Wesley Eugene Baker 2nd. According to the victim, she and Baker spent the past two days and nights staying at the Ramada Inn. On today’s date, they began to argue after Baker accused the victim of being unfaithful. The victim said that during the course of the argument she was on the bed when Baker began choking her with what she believed to be both hands. The victim was able to kick and push Baker away before leaving the Ramada Inn. The victim in this matter sustained several injuries during the altercation. The investigating officer observed a red mark along the right side of the victim’s neck. There were several visible marks and abrasions on the victim’s wrist and knees. The victim was treated at the Cumberland City Police Department by the Cumberland Fire Department and later released. Mr. Baker was later located and arrested at the Ramada Inn. Baker was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Baker was taken before the District Court Commissioner for his initial appearance. Baker was held in the Allegany County Detention Center on $3,500 bond.

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On July 12, 2014, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to 500 Memorial Avenue (Memorial Hospital) for trespassing complaint. Information was received that approximately four subjects were observed entering the property. When the first officer arrived at the location, he observed two females and two males standing inside the fenced off area that was posted against trespassing. As the officer approached the four subjects the two males fled the area on foot. The officer was able to make contact with two juvenile females. While he was speaking with the females a second officer checked the area for the males that fled the area. While traveling past the Johnson Heights Medical Building on Kent Avenue, the officer observed the suspects walking through the parking lot. The officer contacted a juvenile male and a second subject identified as Seth Andrew Thomas. While speaking with the two males the officer detected the odor of burnt marijuana. During a search of Thomas the officer located a wooden marijuana smoking device. Thomas was arrested at the scene and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. The three juveniles in this matter were released with charges being forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Services. Thomas was processed and served with two criminal citations. Thomas was later released pending his trial date in District Court.

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On July 13, 2014, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to 201 Washington Street for a breaking and entering complaint. Upon the officers arrival they made contact with the victim who is a tenant in a lower level apartment below the law offices of Rozas, Friend and Kelly. Officers were informed by the victim that he was awoken to the sound of glass breaking. Before calling the police, the victim observed his kitchen window was busted out and the screen window had been removed. The suspect or suspects did not gain entry and fled the area. Officers checked the remaining portion of the building and found two additional windows that were busted out in the rear of the law office. It appeared as if the suspect or suspects busted both windows out using a brick but did not gain entry. Anyone with information into this matter is urged to contact the Cumberland City Police at 301-777-1600 .

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On July 12, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to 300 Arch Street in reference to a disturbance. Upon the officer’s arrival, a male subject, identified as Dez’Mond Deon Holmes exited the building. It was determined that Holmes had been arguing with his girlfriend, which prompted the disturbance call. While officers were speaking with Holmes he turned away from the officers and started to walk away. Holmes was ordered by the officers several times to not walk away. Once Holmes returned, the officers observed him to be speaking in a highly unusual manner; as if he was concealing something inside his mouth. Mr. Holmes was questioned about the officer’s suspicion and asked to open his mouth. Mr. Holmes opened his mouth and the officers observed an object protruding under his tongue. Officers immediately attempted to contain Holmes and ordered him to spit out the object, but he refused. After a brief struggle, officers were able to secure the object Mr. Holmes had been concealing inside his mouth. Officers observed the object to be a clear plastic baggie that contained an amount of suspected marijuana. Officers then began to place Holmes under arrest but he was able to free himself from the officers and began to run from the area. Holmes was eventually taken into custody after a brief struggle with officers. Holmes was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Holmes was taken before the District Court Commissioner for his initial appearance and held in the Allegany County Detention Center on $2,000 bond.

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On July 11, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to 26 Pennsylvania Avenue in reference to a violation of a protective order. Officers were informed that, Taryn Denise Hartley George was inside the residence in violation of the protective order. Upon the officer’s arrival, contact was made with Ms. George and she was informed of the complaint. Ms. George stated to the officers that she was aware she was not to be at the residence. This order was confirmed through dispatch and Ms. George was placed under arrest. Ms. George was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Ms. George was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner. Ms. George was later released on her own personal recognizance.

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On July 11, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a bench warrant on David Wayne Michaels, age 36 of Ridgeley, West Virginia. The bench warrant was issued after Michaels failed to appear in court on October 28, 2013. Michaels was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner. Michaels was later released on his own personal recognizance.

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On July 11, 2014, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to 635 East First Street, Jane Frazier Village regarding a trespassing complaint. Information was received that Michael Anthony Butler was trespassing on the property after he had been served with a no trespassing letter on January 1, 2006. Upon the officers arrival they located Butler outside apartment 13G. Butler was arrested at the scene and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Butler was also served with an arrest warrant from a separate incident that was handled by the Cumberland City Police Department on May 28, 2014. During that incident, Butler allegedly stole property from Martin’s Market on Park Street. After stealing items from the store, Butler fled the scene on foot. After being processed and served, Butler was taken before the District Court Commissioner and released on his own personal recognizance.

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On 07/10/14 at approximately 8:38 PM Cumberland Police Officers were called to the 200 block of Charles Street for a Disturbance. Once on the scene Officers observed John Mishow standing in the middle of Charles Street, yelling loudly. Mishow was yelling at two people and there were other citizens disturbed by Mishow yelling. Mishow was advised to cease the disturbance but he continued to yell. It should be noted approximately 20 minutes earlier Officers had been called to Frederick Street for a Disturbance involving John Mishow and the same subjects. Mishow left the scene on Frederick Street prior to the Officers’ arrival. John Mishow was then placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct and transported to the Cumberland Police Department. He issued a criminal citation for Disorderly Conduct. An investigation was also conducted regarding Mishow allegedly assaulting individuals in the area. Charges are pending in this investigation.

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On Wednesday, July 09, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Joseph Edward Cody Jr, age 51, Cumberland, MD. Officers contacted Cody due to him possessing an open container of an alcohol in the area of Park Street. While talking with Cody it was learned that two warrants were currently active for his arrest. One warrant charged Cody with failing to appear for court back in 2010 and the other charges Cody with second degree assault, fraud and identity theft related to stolen a credit card. This warrant was issued after a private citizen applied for charges on July 02, 2014. Cody was served with the warrants then taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Cody was then held at the Allegany County Detention Center on a total of $8,000.00.

Cody was also issued a municipal citation charging him with possessing an open alcoholic beverage in a public place.

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On Wednesday, July 09, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Nathan Ray Frye, age 30, Cumberland, MD. One warrant stems from an investigation of a breaking and entering which was reported to the Cumberland Police Department on June 19, 2014. On that date officers responded to a residence located in the 400 block of Arch Street where the breaking and entering took place. Officers made contact with the female victim who advised that Nathan Frye kicked the door in and then took off running. The victim stated that Frye did enter her residence but did not steal anything. Once Frye saw the victim he took off running. Charges were applied for against Frye which resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for him. This warrant charges Frye with fourth degree burglary.

The second warrant charges Frye with failing to following conditions of his probation. Frye was served with both warrants and then taken to District Court for his initial appearance and was held without bond at the Allegany County Detention Center.

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On July 9, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a Bench Warrant on Tyler Matthew Zalewski, age 22 of Cumberland, Maryland. The warrant was issued after Zalewski failed to follow his conditions of probation. Zalewski was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner. Zalewski was held in the Allegany County Detention Center on $100.00.

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On July 8, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the area of the Western Maryland Train Station for three subjects attempting to sell alcohol to juveniles. During a check of the area, officers located two subjects sitting near the railroad crossing consuming alcohol. Officers made contact with a male subject and a female subject identified as, Cassandra Kay Porter. As the officer tried to obtain identification from Porter, she informed the officer she was not in possession of one. The officer asked Porter is he could check her purse for her identification and Porter declined. Porter later informed the officer that she had an aluminum marijuana pipe inside her purse. The marijuana pipe was later recovered from Porter and she was placed under arrest. Porter was transported the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Porter was issued a criminal citation and later released pending her trial date in District Court.

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On July 7, 2014 the Cumberland Police served a criminal summons on Michael Dennis McKnew, Sr. on 2nd Degree Assault and Disorderly Conduct charges. The charges stem from an incident on Boone Street on July 6, 2014. McKnew, Sr. was issued the criminal summons and released pending a trial date.

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On Sunday, July 06, 2014 at approximately 1:00 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department arrested Lori Ann Twyman, age 43, Cumberland, MD. Officers responded to Martin’s Market located in the 700 block of Park Street in reference to a shoplifting complaint. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with a store employee who advised that Twyman stole several miscellaneous items totaling $34.94. Twyman was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Department for processing. Twyman was then issued a criminal citation charging her with theft less than $100.00 and was released pending trial at District Court at a later date.

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On Saturday, July 5, 2014 at approximately 4:45 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a business located in the 300 block of Frederick Street in reference to a theft complaint. Upon the officers arrival to the scene contact was made with a store representative who advised that a subject later identified as Danny James Moore, age 43, Cumberland, MD attempted to purchase two items with his debit card but he continued to enter the wrong PIN number so the card became disabled. Moore became agitated with the store clerk and began blaming the clerk for the debit card not working. Moore then threw down two quarters on the counter, took the two items and walked out of the store. The value of the two items was $2.00. Officers located Moore a short distance away from the store and arrested him for theft. Moore was transported to Police Headquarters, issued a criminal citation charging him with theft less than $100.00 and released pending trial at District Court at a later date.

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On Saturday, July 5, 2014 at approximately 1:15 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 800 block of Bedford Street in reference to an assault in progress. Upon the officers arrival to the scene two subjects were on the ground. The officer separated the two and began to investigate the incident. Investigation revealed that both subjects began to argue about an earlier incident which was previously reported to the police. During the argument David Ronald Lion Christifer, age 48, Cumberland, MD attempted to assault the other adult male with a broken piece of 4×4 lumber. The piece of wood was broken which made the piece of lumber very sharp and could cause serious bodily injury if used to assault someone with. Christifer was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Christifer was charged with attempted first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. Christifer was then taken to District Court for his initial appearance and held on $8,500.00 at the Allegany County Detention Center.

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In the very early morning hours of Saturday, July 05, 2014 at approximately 12:11 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 700 block of Washington Street in reference to a breaking and entering. Upon the officers arrival to the scene they observed that the glass portion of a rear door had been broken out. The residence was searched utilizing a police K-9 with negative results for any suspect. A Detective with C3I responded as well as a Maryland State Police Crime Lab Technician. Evidence was collected at the scene and will be sent to the Maryland State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Cumberland Police Department at 301-777-1600 ; anonymous callers may call Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300 .

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On Friday, July 04, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Rogelio Herrera Hernandez for possession of Marijuana. A patrol officer contacted Hernandez in the area of the Fairfield Inn after observing him acting in a suspicious manner near the wooded area. A consent search was conducted which revealed a small amount of Marijuana in his back pants pocket. Hernandez was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Hernandez was charged with possession of less than ten grams of Marijuana on a criminal citation and released pending trail at District Court at a later date.

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On Friday, July 04, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested David Bryon Wolford, age 46, Wiley Ford, WV on a Circuit Court bench warrant for failing to appear for a court date. While officers were conducting a search of Wolford they located a small amount of Marijuana in his front pants pocket. Wolford was transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Wolford was then issued a criminal citation for the possession of less than 10 grams of Marijuana and then taken to the Allegany County Detention Center where he was held without bond until his next appearance at Circuit Court.

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Officers responded to a residence on Grand Ave. for a report of a disturbance. Upon their arrival they made contact with Joseph Wolfe who advised that he had gotten into an argument with his wife. He also advised that she had punched him in the face a few times. The officers did observe some scratch marks to his face. The wife was contacted and she advised that they had gotten into an argumentover money. She stated that it then turned physical when Joseph grabbed her by the neck and punched her in the side of the face. A witness also advised of the same facts to the incident and stated that she attempted to stop the assault when she was also punched by Joseph in her chest area. Injuries were observed on both victims and Joseph was placed under arrest. He was transported to PH where he was processed and charged.

Joseph Lee Wolfe Age: 43 Grand Ave., Cumberland

Charges: 2 counts of Assault 2nd Degree

Wolfe was taken for a Bond Hearing and held in the ACDC on a $3000 Bond.

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On July 2, 2014, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the 100 block of Blackingston Ave. for a hit and run complaint. Officers were given a description of the suspect vehicle by the Emergency Operations Center while they were enroute. An officer responding to the scene located the suspect vehicle on Maryland Ave. and conducted a traffic stop. Officers contacted theoperator Michael Saunders and detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. After a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Test, Saunders was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Saunders was then transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where he was charged with DUI and failing to stop for unattended property damage accident. Saunders was released pending trail in District Court.

Arrested: Michael Saunders Age: 59 Cumberland, MD

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On Tuesday, July 01, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested John Edward Blowe, age 38, Cumberland, MD on an out of state warrant. The warrant stems from Mineral County, West Virginia. Blowe was served with the warrant, taken to District Court for his initial appearance and held without bail at the Allegany County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Mineral County, West Virginia.

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On Tuesday, July 01, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Mark Feodor Smith Sr, age 47, Cumberland, MD. The Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 500 block of Maryland Avenue in reference to a domestic assault. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with the female victim who stated that she was arguing with Smith and then he “head butted her” causing her to fall to the floor. The victim stated that Smith then put his hands over her face and nose and tried to suffocate her. The victim was able to get away from Smith and call for help.

Officers observed injuries to the victim which did not require medical attention. Smith was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Smith was then taken to District Court for his initial appearance and held on $2,500.00 at the Allegany County Detention Center.

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On 06/29/14 an Officer on patrol with the Cumberland Police Dept was in the area of Park St at Emily St utilizing the License Plate Recognition Device when it alerted on a possible stolen motor vehicle. The Officer then checked the vehicle through the Allegany County Emergency Operations Center where it was confirmed that the vehicle, a red in color Chrysler 300 was stolen out of Baltimore County. The vehicle was unoccupied and no suspects were developed. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Dept at 301-777-1600 .

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On 06/29/14 Officer’s with the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 300blk of Bedford St for a report of subjects possibly using CDS within a vehicle. Upon the Officer’s arrival he observed the vehicle in question with several male subjects inside. The Officer contacted the occupants and gained consent to search the vehicle. The officer then located several CDS and related items within the vehicle. As a result, 25 year old Jared Anderson of Bedford PA and 24 year old Daniel Markle of Keyser WV were placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing and charging. Markle was charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and released on a criminal citation pending trial in District Court. Anderson was charged with one count CDS Possession not marijuana and CDS Possession of paraphernalia. Anderson was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was released on his personal recognizance pending his next court appearance.

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On 06/29/14 Officers with the Cumberland Police Department responded to a business located in the 700blk of Park St in reference to a theft complaint. Upon arrival Officer’s contacted store employees who advised that they observed a female subject place a large amount of items into a shopping cart and attempt to exit the store without paying for the items. The subject was contacted and identified as 49 year old Mary Safford of Ridgeley WV. Safford was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing and charges. Safford was charged with one count of Theft under $1,000 and taken for an initial appearance at District Court where she was released on her personal recognizance pending trial.

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On June 29, 2014, at 2:25 am, Cumberland City Police responded to a business on Virginia Ave. for a disturbance. When officers arrived they found a large group in the parking lot yelling and screaming. Officers contacted the subjects and attempted deescalate the situation. At this time Lee Phillip began walking across the parking lot toward another individual screaming. Officers stopped Phillip and advised him to back up and stop causing a disturbance. Phillip continued to cause a disturbance at the business and refused to comply. He was then placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct. Phillip was then transported to the Cumberland Police Department where he was charged and released pending trial in District Court.

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On 06/27/14 the Cumberland Police Department served a criminal summons on 40 year old Kerri Bohrer of Cumberland. The charges stem from an investigation initiated by the Cumberland Police Dept on 6/6/14 when Officer’s responded to a business located in the 400blk of Virginia Ave for a shoplifting complaint. The suspect had left the store at that time and video surveillance was used in identifying Bohrer as the suspect. As a result the Officer applied for charges through the District Court of Maryland resulting in the summons being issued. Boher was served the summons charging her with one count of Theft under $100 and released pending trial in District Court.

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On 06/27/14 the Cumberland Police Department served a criminal summons on 28 year old Ina Porter of Cumberland. The charges stem from an investigation initiated on 06/19/14 in the 300blk of Columbia St when Officers responded to a residence in reference to an assault. The victim stated that they were pushed by Porter. There were no injuries as a result of the incident. Officers applied for charged through the District Court of Maryland resulting in the summons being issued. Porter was served the summons charging her with one count of Second Degree Assault and released pending trial in District Court.

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On June 27, 2014 at approximately 2:53 a.m., the Cumberland Police were dispatched to Jane Frazier Village for a large disturbance involving fifteen or more subjects. Once on the scene, officers observed a large crowd gathered around two male subjects engaged in a fight. One of the subjects was identified as Christopher Platter and the other was a juvenile male. As officers attempted to break up the fight, Platter fled into one of the nearby apartments. Officers pursued Platter into the apartment at which time Platter barricaded himself in an upstairs room and attempted to escape from a window. Officers were able to gain access into the room and were immediately assaulted by Platter. Officers were able to subdue Platter after a Taser deployment. Once handcuffed, Platter continued to resist and cause a disturbance in an attempt to incite the crowd. Platter was provided medical attention by Western Maryland Health System and released to the custody of the Cumberland Police Department. He was later taken for a bond hearing and held on $5,000 bond.

As a result of this same incident, Elizabeth M. Price was arrested and charged, as well. She was later released on citations.

Christopher A. Platter, 29 YOA, Maryland Avenue, Cumberland

Charges: Assault 2nd Degree, Affray, Assault on Police, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Trespassing, Obstructing and Hindering,

Elizabeth M. Price, 31 YOA, Jane Frazier Village, Cumberland, MD

Charges: Fail to Obey a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct

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On 06/26/2014 Cumberland City Police officers were dispatched to an Arch Street residence in reference to a harassment complaint. Upon arrival to the scene, officers observed that the complainant and suspects in this case were involved in a disturbance. All parties were separated and while officers were investigating the complaint, suspect Pamela Eileen Wigfield, 31, of Cumberland attacked a complainant in this incident. Wigfield punched the victim in the presence of the officers and was placed under arrest. Wigfield was transported to Cumberland Police Headquarters where she was charged with the following:

Assault 2nd Degree – 1 count

Disorderly Conduct – 1 count

Wigfield was processed and taken for a bond hearing at District Court. Wigfield was released on her personal recognizance

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On 6/26/2014 Cumberland City Police officers were dispatched to a Park Street business in reference to a reported shoplifting complaint. Upon arrival to the scene, officers contacted store employees who identified Stephanie Nicole Yutzy, 30, of Frostburg as the subject taking merchandise, placing the items into her purse and leaving the store without paying. As a result, Yutzy was placed under arrest and transported to Cumberland Police Headquarters for processing. Yutzy was charged with the following:

Theft Under $100.00 – 1 count.

The business was able recover the property at the scene after Yutzy’s arrest. Yutzy was processed and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On 06/25/2014 Cumberland City Police officers served an arrest warrant on Joseph Adam Haines, 23, of Cumberland for the charge of Failure to Appear for trial. An arrest warrant had been issued for Haines on 06/12/2014 after he allegedly failed to appear for trial on traffic related charges. As a result Haines was arrested by the Cumberland Police, processed, and subsequently taken for a bond hearing at District Court. Haines was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on a $4000.00 bond.

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On 06/25/2014 Cumberland City Police officers served a criminal summons on a Cumberland man for theft related charges. The charges stem from an investigation conducted by the city police on 06/12/2014 which involved a theft from a Virginia Avenue business. Cumberland City Police were able to interview store employees who advised that suspect Ralph Richard Faith Jr., 25, of Cumberland had been observed stealing items from the store. Store surveillance was also obtained during this investigation which resulted in Faith Jr. being charged with the following:

Theft Less than $100.00 – 1 count

Faith was served with the summons and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On 06/25/2014 Cumberland City Police officers served a criminal summons on a Brandon Louis Livengood, 34, of Cumberland for an alleged assault related incident. The charges stem from a June 14, 2014 incident in which a private citizen filed for charges at District Court. The victim in this case alleges that Livengood was outside of a Columbia Street business yelling at them while they were seated in their parked vehicle. As the victim attempted to exit their vehicle, Livengood allegedly pushed their car door closed striking them. The victim filed for charges and as a result, Livengood was charged with the following:

Assault 2nd Degree – 1 count

Livengood was served with the charges and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On 06/24/14 Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a business located on Queen City Drive in reference to a shoplifting complaint. Upon arrival contact was made with store employees who stated that they observed a white female place several items into her purse and attempt to leave the store without paying for them. The female was identified as 27 year old Angela Phillips of Cumberland. Phillips was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept where she was processed and issued a Criminal Citation for Theft under $100 and released pending trial in District Court.

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On 06/24/14 Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to the 1300blk of Virginia Ave in reference to a Destruction of Property complaint. Upon arrival Officers made contact with construction workers who had just poured a sidewalk in the area. According to the foreman, a white male subject had exited a residence and proceeded to spray paint and engrave the concrete causing damage. The suspect was identified as 25 year old Andrew Roman of Cumberland. Roman was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept where he was processed and issued two MD criminal citations charging him with Destruction of Property and Disorderly Conduct. Roman was released pending trial in District Court.

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On 06/24/14 Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a business located in the 700blk of Park St in reference to a shoplifting complaint. Upon arrival Officers contacted store employees who stated that they observed a White male place several items into a shopping cart and leave the store without paying for the items. Video of the incident was captured by store cameras which led to the identification of the suspect as 44 year old Arthur Brennan of Cumberland. Brennan was issued a criminal citation for Theft under $100 and released pending trial in District Court.

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On 06/23/14 at 9:40am Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to Allegany College located on Willowbrook Rd in reference to a theft. Upon arrival Officers contacted Campus Security who advised that an unknown male had removed a golf cart from the campus without permission. A short time later Officers located the golf cart parked in the Allegany County Health Dept parking lot. The suspect was also located and identified as 20 year old Tariq Purnell of Cumberland. Purnell was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing. Purnell was charged with one count of Theft over $1000 to under $10,000. Purnell was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was released on his personal recognizance pending trial.

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On 06/23/14 the Cumberland Police Dept served a bench warrant on 25 year old Christopher Peter Butler of Cumberland. The warrant stems from Butler failing to follow conditions of probation. Butler was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a $500 bail pending his next court appearance.

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On 06/23/14 at 4:34am Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a residence in the 700blk of Baker St in reference to a breaking and entering that had just occurred. Upon arrival Officer’s interviewed the victim who stated that a male subject who they were familiar with as Demond Scott, 27yoa of Cumberland had forced entry into the residence by breaking glass in a rear door and then reaching inside to unlock the door. Once inside Scott began arguing with the resident and fled on foot. The victim also alleged that Scott removed property from the residence. Officer’s issued a description of Scott and he was located in a vehicle nearby. Scott was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing. Scott was charged with Burglary 1st degree, Burglary 4th degree, Theft less than $1000, and Destruction of Property. Scott was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a $50,000 bail. Scott was transported and remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center pending his next court appearance.

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On Sunday 06/22/2014 during the early morning hours, Cumberland City Police officers were dispatched to the area of Jane Frazier Village for a report of 10-15 people outside causing a disturbance, also possibly displaying a firearm. Officers arrived in the area and located the crowd as the complainant had described. As officers approached, one subject standing on a sidewalk was observed throwing an open container of liquor into a neighboring yard.

Officers identified Dominique Dante Weedon, 24 of Hagerstown Maryland who was placed under arrest for the littering and alcohol violations. When Weedon was advised that he was under arrest he resisted officers, but was taken into custody. Once in custody, Weedon continued to resist the arrest by refusing to be seated in the rear of a transport vehicle. As a result of this incident Weedon was charged with the following:

Littering – 1 count
Open Container of Alcohol – 1 count
Resisting/Interfere Lawful Arrest – 1 count

Weedon was subsequently taken before a District Court commissioner for a bond hearing and held on a $2,500.00 bond.

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On Saturday June 21, 2014 at 10:48 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a disturbance at the Canal Place Amphitheater. Upon arrival officers observed Zachary Gentzler, age 27 of Fort Ashby West Virginia acting in a disruptive manner as his behavior and actions was disturbing the peace and safety of other patrons. Gentzler was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Gentzler was criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On Saturday June 21, 2014, at 8:10 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to the area of East Second Street for a trespassing complaint. Investigation into this matter revealed Bianca Murphy, age 23 of Cumberland and was found to be on property that she was previously notified not to be on. Murphy was placed under arrest and was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. She was criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On Saturday June 21, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a bench warrant on Aubrey Woosley, age 20 of Rawlings Maryland. The warrant was issued as a result of Woosley failing to appear for trial on June 6, 2014 for a previous a criminal arrest for the charge of Possession of Marihuana less than 10 grams. Woosley was processed, served and taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioners Office for a bond hearing. Woosley was held on a $3,000.00 dollar bond at the Allegany County Detention Center.

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On Friday June 20, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Justina Gilman, age 34 of Cumberland. The summons was filed by a Park Street business as a result of Gilman unlawfully and knowingly obtaining store provided goods by issuing a bad check with insufficient funds on March 25, 2014. Gilman was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On Friday June 20, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on William Servis, age 36 of Cumberland. The summons was filed by a private citizen who alleged that on June 6, 2014, Servis unlawfully withdrew a quantity of currency from the victims ATM card at a local bank and spent the withdrawn funds. Servis was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On June 19, 2014 Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Eric Allen Rodenberg, age 40 of Cumberland, Maryland. The summons stems from an assault investigation that was reported to the Cumberland City Police on June 15, 2014. As a result of the investigation charges were applied for at District Court. Rodenberg was served with the summons and released pending his trial date in District Court.

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On June 18, 2014 Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Robert Paul Simpson, age 48 of Cumberland, Maryland. The summons stems from a theft investigation that was reported to the Cumberland City Police on May 1, 2014. As a result of the investigation charges were applied for at District Court. Simpson was served with the summons and released pending his trial date in District Court.

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A 16 year old Cumberland youth faces numerous charges after being involved in a M/V crash involving two vehicles and an off road use dirt bike. At approximately 9:45 p.m. on 06/16/2014 the Allegany County Emergency Operations Center received a complaint of a subject driving recklessly in the area of Broadway Street in Cumberland on a dirt bike. 

Shortly after this complaint, Cumberland Police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Putman Street for a personal injury accident involving a motorcycle and two vehicles. Upon further investigation officers found that the juvenile was operating the dirt bike southbound on Maryland Avenue approaching Putman Street. The bike had no lights or required safety equipment for road use. As a result, the operator struck the front of a vehicle traveling from Maryland Avenue to Putman Street . The operator of the dirt bike was ejected and landed under a second vehicle already stopped at the stop sign at the top of Putman Street.

The juvenile suffered unknown injuries and was transported to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for treatment. Charges are pending against the juvenile for various traffic and criminal violations and will be forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Services for disposition.

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On 06/16/2014 Cumberland City Police officers served a criminal summons on Melinda Sue Basilio, 44, of Cumberland for an incident allegedly occurring on 06/13/2014 at a W. Second Street residence in Cumberland. The charges stem from a private citizen complaint in which the victim alleges that Basilio came to their residence and destroyed decorations, plants, and clothing. The victim in this case filed charges at District Court and as a result Basilio was charged with the following:

Malicious Destruction of Property less than $1000.00 – 1 count

Trespassing – Posted Property – 1 count.

Basilio was served with the charges and was released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On 06/16/2014 Cumberland City Police officers served a criminal summons on Jerry Dale Nixon Jr., 49, of Cumberland for an incident that allegedly occurred on 06/12/2014 at a Virginia Avenue business. The charges stem from a private citizen complaint in which the victim alleges that they were assaulted and harassed by Nixon while inside the business. According to the victim, Nixon continued to harass them by phone and electronic mail after leaving the business for the night. The victim filed for charges at District Court and as a result Nixon was charged with the following:

Assault 2nd Degree – 1 count

Harassment – 1 count

Electronic Mail Harassment – 1 count

Disorderly Conduct – 1 count

Telephone Misuse – 1 count

Nixon was served with the above charges and was released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On June 15, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to 227 Springdale Street Apartment 301 for domestic assault. When officers arrived at the residence they made contact with a female victim. Officers were advised that the victim was arguing with Nichole Irene Whetstone over a pack of cigarettes. During the argument Whetstone tried to punch the victim and accidentally struck her 8 month old child in the face. Whetstone also struck the female victim in the arm causing minor injuries. The child who was struck in this incident was not injured. Whetstone was placed under arrest at the scene and transported the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Whetstone was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner for a bond hearing. Whetstone was held in the Allegany County Detention Center on $3,000 bond.

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On June 15, 2014 an officer from the Cumberland City Police Department was on patrol in the area of Maryland Avenue when he stopped a vehicle for a registration violation. The officer made contact with the operator and the front seat passenger, Justin Lee Fagan Jr. While the officer was speaking with the occupants he noticed the driver to be very nervous. After the officer returned to his patrol unit, he requested the assistance of a K-9 officer. When the K-9 officer responded to the stop, he made contact with the occupants and informed them that he was going to conduct an exterior scan of the vehicle. Before the officer conducted the scan, Mr. Fagan informed the K-9 officer that he had marijuana in his possession. Fagan retrieved the baggie of marijuana from his person and handed it to the officer. After Fagan exited the vehicle the officer conducted a search of his person and located seven additional baggies of marijuana. Fagan was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Fagan was processed, served and transported the District Court Commissioner Office for a bond hearing. Fagan was later released on his own personal recognizance.

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On June 15, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to Fourth Street and Grand Avenue for a large disturbance in the street. When officers arrived they made contact with a female who informed them that she had been assaulted. While officers were trying to obtain information about the assault, Keya Marie Fluker approached the officers and started yelling and cursing about the assault complaint. Fluker was ordered by the officers to lower her voice and step away. Fluker failed to obey the officer’s orders and continued to interrupt their investigation by yelling and cursing. Fluker was placed under arrest and later transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Officers on the scene also arrested Shakari Braniek White after she started yelling and screaming. White was taken into custody after multiple warnings by the officers. White was also transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Fluker and White were issued citations and the police station and released pending their trial date in District Court.

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On June 15, 2014 at 1:12 AM while the Cumberland Police were in the area of Mechanic Street a disturbance was observed at a local business. During the disturbance officers observed two male subjects, later identified as Leonard Alexander Britton and Franklin Antione Hitch, involved in a physical altercation where they were assaulting each other. Officers intervened and attempted to place Britton and Hitch under arrest; however, they resisted and failed to comply with officers orders. Officers were able to control the situation and placed Britton and Hitch under arrest. Each were charged with 2nd Degree Assault, Affray, Disorderly Conduct, Fail to Obey a Reasonable/Lawful Order, and Resist/Interfere Arrest. There were no injuries during the incident. The Cumberland Fire Department did respond to provide medical treatment to a subject for a medical condition. Britton and Hitch are awaiting bond hearings before the District Court Commissioner.

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On June 14, 2014 at 8:28 PM the Cumberland Police responded to a business on Park Street for a theft complaint. Investigation revealed a female, identified as Ashton Renea Hite, took several items of makeup into the bathroom without paying for them. When she exited the bathroom she placed the items on a cart outside the bathroom and left the store. A short time later Hite was observed entering the store again. Hite was observed removing more makeup items from their packaging and placed within her clothing. As Hite was about to exit the store employees observed a makeup item fall on the floor. Hite was confronted and escorted to the office where several more items were removed from her clothing. After the police were called, the officer made contact with Hite who removed even more items from her clothing. The total amount of all items Hite attempted to steal was $225.58. Hite was arrested and taken before a District Court Commissioner where she was held on $2000.

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On June 14, 2014 at 10:55 AM the Cumberland Police responded to a residence on Oak Street for a disturbance. Upon arrival the officer witnessed a female, later identified as Destiny Marie Tilson, throw an item across the street from a front porch. Tilson was also observed creating a loud disturbance. Further investigation revealed that the item the officer witnessed Tilson throw across the street was a metal smoking device suspected to be used to consume marijuana. Tilson was placed under arrest later released after being issued criminal citations.

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On June 13, 2014 the Cumberland City Police Department served a criminal summons on Matthew Allen Warnick, age 47 of Cumberland, Maryland. The summons was issued after the Cumberland City Police Department investigated a complaint of Warnick inappropriately touching a female staff member while he was a patient at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Warnick was served with the summons and released pending his trial date in District Court.

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“June Safe Streets Warrant Initiative”

This past week an Arrest Warrant Initiative was conducted by the Cumberland Police Department’s Safe Streets Program. The Operation Safe Streets Warrant Initiative began Monday, June 2, and concluded Friday, June 6, 2014.

Our goal continues to be making our streets safer through the reduction of backlogged arrest warrants. The Safe Streets Operation sought citizen help in locating and apprehending individuals on open arrest warrants.

A total of nineteen (19) individuals were arrested on active arrest warrants, with a total of Twenty-one (21) arrest warrants being served. Three (3) of these arrested individuals were criminally charged with offenses that were committed in the presence of the officers working this assignment.

This was another successful operation conducted with Officers from the Cumberland City Police Department and Deputies from the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department, together with the warrant fugitive officers, who combined their resources to reduce the number of active arrest warrants in Allegany County.

Warrants served during “June Safe Streets Warrant Initiative”

Monday, June 2, 2014

Dwayne Henry Trinks Jr., 24 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Two (2) Circuit Court Failure to Appear Warrants for Theft – Held without Bond

Clint Kane Hill, 33 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Assault/Child Abuse Warrant – Held without Bond

Mark Feodor Smith Sr., 47 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Assault Warrant – Released on Personal Recognizance

William Bernard Hummel III, 19 year old of Frostburg, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Sex Offense/Assault – $5,000.00 bond

Steven Lee Dolan, 51 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Domestic Assault Warrant – Released on Personal Recognizance

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Jamey Allen Tallman, 42 year old of Ridgely, West Virginia – Failure to Appear Warrant for Assault and Failure to Appear Warrant for Eluding Police – Released on Personal Recognizance

Stephanie Lynn Wright, 27 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Circuit Court Failure to Appear Warrant for Child Support – Held without Bond

Amy Lynn Martin, 32 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Violation of Probation Warrant and Failure to Appear Warrant for Assault – $5,000.00 bond

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

James Francis Braunschweiger, 41 year old of Frostburg, Maryland – Circuit Court Failure to Appear Warrant for Child Support – Held without Bond

Samantha Jane Cosenza, 34 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Theft and On-View Arrest for Possession of Stolen Property – $3,100.00 bond

Michael Shawn Hite, 31 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Assault/Arson Threat Warrant – $500,000.00

Jason Lee Buskirk, 27 year old of Lonaconing, Maryland – Domestic Assault/Animal Cruelty Warrant – $7,500.00 bond

Mary E. Weirzbicki, 42 year old of Keyser, West Virginia – Contempt of Court Warrant – Released on Personal Recognizance

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Joseph Leon Lamb, 22 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – On-view arrest for Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle and Possession of Firearm while working jointly with Patrol Officers from Cumberland City Police – $175,000.00 bond

Jasmin Renee Urrutia, 20 year old of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – On-view arrest for Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle and Possession of Firearm while working jointly with Patrol Officers from Cumberland City Police – $30,000.00 bond

Miguel Quinton Vanmeter, 21 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Theft Warrant – $3,500.00 bond

Friday, June 6, 2014

Demond Arthur Scott, 27 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Domestic Assault Warrant – $20,000 bond

Donald Allan Dembinsky, 40 year old of Uniontown, Pennsylvania – Failure to Appear Warrant for Driving While Suspended – $3,500.00 bond

Brian Wade Simmons, 24 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Circuit Court Failure to Appear Warrant for Child Support and Failure to Appear Warrant for Controlled Dangerous Substance Violation – Held without Bond

The Cumberland Police Department’s Safe Streets Team appreciates the assistance of the public and the allied law enforcement agencies in the apprehension of these wanted individuals.

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On Friday, June 13, 2014 at approximately 12:10 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 100 block of s. Smallwood Street in reference to a domestic assault complaint. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with the female victim who stated that she was assaulted by her husband, Ervin Latee Stackhouse. The victim stated that Stackhouse assaulted her by grabbing her from behind and knocking her to the ground causing her knees to be cut. Officers observed fresh cuts to her knees; her injuries did not require medical attention. While officers were on the front porch of the residence talking to the victim Stackhouse came out on the porch and began yelling at the victim. Stackhouse was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing. Stackhouse was taken to District Court for his initial appearance and was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $3,000.00.

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On Thursday, June 12, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Shannon Michael Pendergast and Brett Leonza Freeman for trespassing on the Cumberland Housing Authority Property located at Jane Frazier Village. An officer conducting a routine patrol observed both Pendergast and Freeman on the property. The officer confirmed that both were served with trespass letters previously. Both Pendergast and Freeman were each issued a criminal citation charging them with trespassing and were released from the scene pending further action at District Court at a later date.

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On Thursday, June 12, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Michael Wayne Harper Jr on two bench warrants. Both warrants charge Harper with failing to appear for court on two separate court dates. Harper was served with the warrants and taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Harper was then released on his personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.

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On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested William Joseph Dibuona on an arrest warrant. The warrant charges Dibuona with theft. Charges were applied for by a private citizen at District Court. Dibuona was served with the warrant then taken to District Court for his initial appearance and held on $3000.00 at the Allegany County Detention Center.

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On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at approximately 7:20 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to the Downtown Mall in reference to a male subject creating a disturbance. The Code Enforcement Officer who was actively patrolling the Downtown Mall and observed William John Yoest creating a disturbance. The Code Enforcement Officer contacted Yoest and tried to calm him. Yoest then threatened to assault the Code Enforcement Officer which prompted the Cumberland Police Department to respond. Yoest was contacted and his behavior continued which resulted in him being arrested for Disorderly Conduct. Yoest was transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Yoest was then issued a criminal citation and released pending further action in District Court at a later date.

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On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department observed Danny James Moore consuming an open alcoholic beverage while in the area of Queen City Pavement. Officers contacted Moore and issued him a municipal citation for possessing and consuming an open alcoholic beverage while in a public place.

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On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Carl Nelson Bohrer on a bench warrant. The warrant stems from Bohrer failing to appear for court. Bohrer was served with the warrant and taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Bohrer was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $10,000.00.

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On June 6, 2014 at 9:27 PM the Cumberland Police were conducting a traffic stop on Elm Street when one of the assisting officers was approached by a female who was not involved in the traffic stop. The female, identified as Amanda Yvonne Tallman, asked the officer to see if she had a warrant for her arrest. Investigation revealed Tallman did have an active arrest warrant through the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department. As the officer began placing Tallman under arrest for the warrant, she began pulling away and resisted arrest. The officers gained control of Tallman and began walking her to a transport vehicle when Tallman spit in one of the officer’s face. She was transported to the police department where she continued to be uncooperative. As she was being placed in the cell she assaulted the same officer again by punching him in the shoulder. The officer did not require medical treatment. Tallman was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

On June 9, 2014 Tallman was arrested on the warrant stemming from the incident on June 6. The warrant charged her with Resisting/Interfere with Arrest and two counts of 2nd Degree Assault. She was taken before a District Court Commissioner where she was held on $3000 bond.

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On Saturday, 06/07/2014, at 4:44 AM, the Cumberland Police responded to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for a patient who was being treated for a stab wound to the abdomen. Officers learned that the victim had been transported to the emergency room by private vehicle.

The victim was interviewed by CPD officers and Investigators with the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I). Investigators learned from the victim that he had been assaulted while trying to break up an argument/ fight between a male and a female that occurred at Jane Frazier Village, in the vicinity of building #1.

The victim could not provide a description of the individuals involved in the argument other than they were a black male and white female with dark hair. The subject who transported the victim to the hospital also could not provide detailed information about the assault. Numerous individuals in the area were interviewed, but no one interviewed observed the incident.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Cumberland Police, at 301-777-1600, or the C3I Unit, at 301-777-0326. If callers wish to remain anonymous, they can call the Allegany/Mineral County Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300, where callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1500.00 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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The Cumberland Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Frederick Street for a reported home invasion which took place at approximately 4:30 a.m. on this date. Unknown suspect believed to be a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, bandana covering face and gloves. The suspect entered the residence through an unlocked side door. The suspect displayed a knife and demanded valuables. The suspect stole jewelry, prescription medication, approximately $400.00 in cash, television and a 2010 Nissan Sentra. The vehicle is silver in color and displays Maryland registration, 03267HT.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees this vehicle is asked to contact the nearest police department.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Cumberland Police department at 301-777-1600 .

Detectives from C3I and the Cumberland Police Department are still actively investigating at this time.

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On Sunday, June 08, 2014 at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to the South Penn Elementary School located on E. Second Street in reference to two subjects being on the roof of the school and possibly trying to break in. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with the witness who advised officers that she observed two subjects on the roof of the school. The witness advised that as soon as the first patrol car arrived one of the suspects jumped down from the roof and took off running. The witness stated that the other suspect ducked down behind an air conditioning unit.

Officers could not access the roof so the Cumberland Fire Department was requested to assist by responding so the officers could use a ladder. Once on the roof officers located one of the suspects, 17 year old juvenile male. This juvenile was placed under arrest. The second suspect who fled was identified and officers were able to locate the suspect, another 17 year old male a short distance away from the school. This juvenile was also placed under arrest.

The school was checked and it did not appear as though the juveniles were able to make entry into the school. A member of the Board of Education was contacted and advised of the incident. An employee of the school responded and did not locate any problems.

Both juveniles were charged with attempted fourth degree burglary and trespassing on school property. Both juveniles were released to family pending further action at juvenile court.

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On Sunday, June 08, 2014 at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Cumberland Police department responded to the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in reference to an assault taking place. Upon the officers arrival three females were observed actively fighting. Officers were able to separate all three subjects and placed all three under arrest. Investigating revealed that the three females were arguing over property which then turned into a physical altercation. All three were transported to Police Headquarters for processing and were later taken to District Court for their initial appearance. Names, charges and dispositions are listed below.

Arrested:

Kisha Johnette O’Haver – age 40 – Cumberland, MD. Second degree assault and disorderly conduct, released on personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.

Virginia Lynn Welsh – age 32 – Cumberland, MD. Second degree assault and disorderly conduct, released on personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.

Marcia Lee York – age 18 – Cumberland, MD. Second degree assault and disorderly conduct, released on personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.

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On Saturday, June 07, 2014 at approximately 7:00 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 800 block of Shades Lane in reference to a hit and run complaint. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with the victim who advised that a dark colored vehicle struck a parked vehicle, and then drove over a small embankment destroying several small saplings and shrubs. Parts of the suspect’s vehicle which were broken off were left at the scene.

Officers then located the suspect vehicle which was a dark in color Subaru parked in the park and ride parking lot on Maryland Avenue. The operator of the vehicle, Jeremy Thomas Green – age 33, Altoona, PA, was in the vehicle. The vehicle also had shrub debris still attached to the front of the vehicle. Green was issued a traffic citation for leaving the scene of a traffic accident.

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On Saturday, June 07, 2014 at approximately 2:50 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department arrested Samuel Edward Crock Jr. Officers responded to the area of Frederick Street near Linden Street in reference to a disturbance. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with a group of subjects. One of the subjects identified provided an officer a false name. Officers later discovered this after the subject was told he could leave. Officer’s located this same subject who was identified by his real name of Samuel Edward Crock Jr. Crock provided officers with a false name because he was currently wanted on an arrest warrant. Crock was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Crock was then taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Crock was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $6,000.00.

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On Friday, June 06, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Demond Arthur Scott on an arrest warrant. The warrant stems from Scott assaulting a subject. Scott was served with the warrants and taken to District Court for his initial appearance and held on $20,000.00 at the Allegany County Detention Center.

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On Friday, June 06, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served an arrest warrant on Brian Wade Simmons Jr. The warrant charges Simmons with failing to appear for court. Simmons was held on $3,500.00 at the Allegany County Detention Center.

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On Friday, June 06, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the first block of South Mechanic Street in reference to an assault. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with several subjects who stated that Ronald Shaffer threatened them with a knife. One victim stated that she just arrived at this residence and she observed Shaffer yelling at others and threatening them with a knife. The victim stated that Shaffer even lunged forward toward the victims. Shaffer was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Shaffer was taken to District Court for his initial appearance and held on $25,000.00 at the Allegany County Detention Center.

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On 06/06/14 at 12:34am, Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to the 400 blk of Grand Ave in reference to a domestic assault complaint. Upon arrival Officers contacted the victim who advised that an argument had taken place over prescription medications. The argument then turned physical by the suspect punching him in the face and biting him on the back. Officer’s observed injuries consistent with his account of the incident which did not require medical treatment. As a result 37 year old Christy Dawn Wolfe of Cumberland was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept where she was charged with one count of Second Degree Assault. Wolfe was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where she was released on her personal recognizance pending trial.

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On 06/05/14 at 10:38am Officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to the area of Grand Ave in reference to a possible stolen motor vehicle being in this area. Onstar had contacted the Emergency Operations Center advising that a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Harrisburg PA was in this area. Upon officer’s arrival the suspect vehicle was located traveling on Grand Ave near Fourth St where a Felony traffic stop was conducted after learning that the vehicle was confirmed stolen out of Harrisburg PA. The two occupants; 22 year old Joseph Lamb of Cumberland and 20 year old Jasmin Urrutia of Harrisburg PA were subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing. A search of the vehicle was conducted and Officers located a loaded .38 caliber handgun and suspected marijuana. Both Lamb and Urrutia were charged with Felony Theft, Possession of Marijuana, and handgun violations. Both subjects were taken for an initial appearance at District Court where Lamb was being held on a $175,000 bond and Urrutia on a $30,000 bond. Both subjects are currently being held in the Allegany County Detention Center pending their next court appearance. Additional Charges are pending through the State of PA for the motor vehicle theft and burglary.

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Criminal Summons Served:

Lance Edward Twigg 
Age: 35 
Furnace St., Cumberland.

Charge: Destruction of Property

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On Tuesday June 3, 2014 at 7:43 a.m. Cumberland City Police Officers responded to the 1600 block of Ford Avenue in reference to a breaking and entering complaint. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with an employee of the business who stated that someone had forced entry into the business and stole cash money and various hand and power tools. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Department at 301-777-1600 or Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300 .

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On Tuesday June 3, 2014 at 2:42 am, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a business on Park Street in reference to a theft. Investigation into this matter revealed that Sue Lilly, age 45 of Park Street, Cumberland allegedly stole miscellaneous store owned items. The officer made contact with Lilly and the stolen items were returned. Lilly was criminally cited and released pending trail at the Allegany County District Court.

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Summons Service: 

Andrew James Miller Age: 28 Schley Street, Cumberland 

Charge: Theft $1000,00 to under $10,000

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On Monday June 2, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Cumberland City Police Officers responded to Baltimore Street for a reported theft. The victim told officers that James Rossell had stolen her cell phone. The officers located Rossell walking on Canal Street in the area of the Western Maryland Train Station. The officers ordered Rossell to stop; however he fled the area on foot toward the bridges that lead to Ridgeley, WV.

As Rossell was evading the officers he pulled a plastic baggie from his pocket and dropped it over the bridge railing into Wills Creek.

Rossell was taken into custody by the officers in the area; the stolen property was located on his person during a search incident to arrest.

The baggie which was dropped by Rossell contained suspected marijuana and was recovered from the creek.

Rossell was transported to the police station for processing; he was later taken to the District Court Commissioner where he was released on his personal recognizance.

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On June 1, 2014, at 10:46 pm, the Cumberland City Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Furnace St. for a male subject on a porch who was assaulted. When officers arrived on the scene they located a male victim severely beaten lying on a piece of furniture. Officers immediately requested Cumberland Fire Department Ambulance and began investigating the incident. Officers found that the victim was in a residence in the 300 block of Furnace St. when a verbal altercation started between the victim and Michael Harper Jr. The argument escalated and Harper struck the victim knocking him to the ground where Harper continued to punch and kick the victim. Officers were able to locate Harper in the area and he was taken into custody. The victim was transported to Western Regional Medical Center for his injuries. Harper was later taken to District Court for his Initial Appearance and held on $7,000 Bond.

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On June 1, 2014, at 2:30 pm a Cumberland Police Officer was on patrol in the area of Harrison St. when he was flagged down by a female bystander. The bystander advised the officer that she had just witnessed a female pushed from a moving vehicle, and that the vehicle fled the area. The officer then located the female victim nearby sitting on the curb. The officer contacted the victim and found that she had injuries from an assault and from falling out of the vehicle. The victim advised officers that she was a front passenger in a vehicle being driven by Jeffrey Ward. She advised that they began arguing and Ward began striking her. She further advised officers that she had asked Ward to stop the vehicle so she could get out but he refused. She stated that as Ward was slowing to enter I-68 she opened the door and jumped out of the moving vehicle. While officers were investigating the incident Jeffery Ward returned to the scene and was placed under arrest. Ward was later taken to District Court for his Initial Appearance and held on $3,500 Bond.

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On 05/31/14 at 8:30pm Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to two different businesses located on Park St in reference to a male subject harassing customers and refusing to leave the establishments after being told to do so by employees. Upon Officer’s arrival they located 24 year old Paul Harman and advised him again not to return to either business. After clearing the scene, Officers observed Harman again enter the business he was told not to return to. At this time Harman was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept where he was processed and charged with two counts of trespassing and one count of failure to obey a lawful order. Harman was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a $5,000 bond. Harman was then transported to the Allegany County Detention Center pending his next court appearance.

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On 05/31/14 at 1:16pm, Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to the first block of Queen City Pavement in reference to a disorderly subject. Upon arrival it was learned that 24 year old William Bernier, no fixed address, was asked to leave the property on several occasions. Bernier refused to leave and the police were contacted. Officers then ordered Bernier several times to vacate the area in which he did not comply. At this time Bernier was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept where he was issued a Criminal Citation for Failure to Obey a lawful Order and released pending trial in District Court.

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On 05/31/14 Officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 400blk of Wempe Dr in reference to a hit and run that occurred overnight. It was learned that an unoccupied parked vehicle was struck on the driver side causing moderate damage. 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 05/30/14 Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a residence located in the 300blk of Polk St in reference to an assault complaint. Upon arrival Officers contacted the parties involved where it was learned that an argument ensued. The argument later became physical and Officers observed minor injuries to the victim’s lip that did not require medical treatment. As a result, 21 year old James Kennell was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept where he was processed and charged with one count of Second Degree Assault. Kennell was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was released on his personal recognizance pending his next court appearance.

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On 05/30/14 at 3:45pm an Off Duty Officer with the Cumberland Police Dept was in the area of Lee and Greene St when he was flagged down by several subjects. The officer responded to Greene St where he observed a male subject lying in the street with severe head trauma. The Officer radioed for assistance and the Cumberland Fire Dept to respond to the scene while he and several bystanders provided aid to the male subject until the arrival of the Cumberland Fire Dept. Investigation revealed that 78 year old Kenneth Rapson was operating an ice cream truck when he suddenly fell out of the vehicle and onto the ground. The vehicle continued to travel West on Greene St unoccupied where it struck a vehicle occupied by Gerald Goldstein, 62 years of age of Cumberland, and continued to travel until it came to a stop near Walnut Place. Goldstein was not injured as a result of the incident. Rapson was transported to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for treatment of head injuries by the Cumberland Fire Dept Ambulance. No charges were filed in the incident. Greene St was closed for approximately thirty minutes.

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On 05/30/14 at 5:30pm Officers from the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a business located in the 100blk of S Centre St in reference to a theft. Investigation revealed that a male subject came into the business and ordered food and several alcoholic beverages. The subject then left the business without paying for the items. Employees of the business followed the male subject who was identified as Paul Harman. Harman was again placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept where he was issued a second Criminal Citation for Theft Under $100 and released pending trial in District Court.

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On 05/30/14 at 9:43am the Cumberland Police Dept. responded to a business located in the 300blk of N Centre St in reference to a theft complaint. Investigation revealed that a male subject came into the establishment and sat at a table where a patron had just left. The subject then removed a small amount of currency left by the subject previously at the business to pay her bill. The subject was identified as 32 year old Paul Harman of LaVale. Harman was transported to the Cumberland Police Dept where he was issued a Criminal Citation for theft under $100 and released.

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On 05/30/14 at 7:46am, Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a residence located in the 1100blk of Kentucky Ave in reference to a domestic assault. Upon arrival Officers contacted the parties involved who advised that an argument took place which then turned physical. Officers observed injuries to one of the parties nose and mouth consistent with being assaulted. The injuries did not require medical treatment. As a result, 39yo Beverly Pendergast was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept where she was charged with one count of second degree assault. Pendergast was then taken for an initial appearance where she was held on a $5,000.00 bail pending her next court appearance. Charges were also filed on a juvenile for second degree assault through the Department of Juvenile Services.

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On 05/30/14 Officers from the Cumberland Police Department served an Arrest Warrant on Jason Weinberger, 28yoa, of Cumberland. The warrant stems from a Weinberger failing to appear in District Court on an original charge of traffic violations. Weinberger was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was released on his personal recognizance pending his next court appearance.

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On Thursday May 29, 2014, at 3:55 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a business on Greene Street in reference to a Theft. Investigation into this matter revealed that Joseph Crites, age 18 of Ridgeley, West Virginia, allegedly stole some miscellaneous store owned items. The officer made contact with Crites and the stolen items were returned. Crites was criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On Thursday May 29, 2014, at 10:43 am, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a business on West Industrial Boulevard in reference to a Theft. Upon arrival officers met with store personnel who noticed Ashley Kelbaugh, age 22 of Cumberland, acting in a suspicious manner as she was observed fumbling items in her handbag. As the officer approached Kelbaugh, she ran and locked herself in the store’s bathroom. An employee opened the door and a quantity of store owned property was found in a trashcan. A further search conducted resulted in additional stolen items being found in Kelbaugh’s handbag. Located in Kelbaugh’s handbag was a quantity of suspected marihuana, hypodermic syringes and a quantity of narcotic pills. Kelbaugh was placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. She was later taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office for a bond review. Kelbaugh was held on a $3,000.00 dollar bail at the Allegany County Detention Center.

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On Wednesday May 28, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Jose Gomes Jr., age 26 of Cumberland. On May 24, 2013, Officers responded to three separate disturbance calls at a private residence on Springdale Street where Gomes was found to be involved in. It was revealed that Gomes was yelling and threatening neighbors and disturbing their peace. Gomes was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.

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On Wednesday May 28, 2014, at 12:32 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers were dispatched to a disturbance on Queen City Drive. Investigation into this matter revealed that David Cassady was inside the Union Rescue Mission and engaged into an argument with a staff member. Cassady proceeded to throw food around the dining room area and allegedly spat on a staff member. Cassady began to cause a disturbance outside the establishment as he was disturbing the peace of others in the area as he cursed at the officers. Cassady was placed in custody and during the arresting process, he kicked an officer. Cassady was 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 held on a $8,500.00 dollar bond at the Allegany County Detention Center.

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On May 27, 2014, the Cumberland City Police responded to the 200 block of Centre St around 1:30 PM for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. When officers arrived they found that a single vehicle had driven off of an elevated parking lot onto the courtyard approximately 15 feet below. Officers investigating the incident found that the driver Caroline Clark backed up her 2000 Saturn in the parking lot. She then attempted to put the vehicle into drive to move forward. Instead the vehicle drifted out of control into a building, through a fence, and over the wall where it came to rest. The driver, Caroline Clark was transported to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center by the Cumberland Fire Department with non-life threatening injuries. Clark was not charged in the incident.

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The Cumberland City Police are seeking information about a hit and run that occurred on May 27, 2014 around 2:00 PM. The victim advised that her vehicle was parked in the parking lot between McDonalds and M&T Bank on Queen City Drive. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Cumberland City Police Department at 301-777-1600 .

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Nathaniel Edward Hyson 
Age: 31 
W. Second St., Cumberland

Charges: Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment, Firearm in use of crime

Hyson was taken for a Bond Hearing where he was held in the ACDC on a $100,000 Bond.

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Officers were dispatched to a residence in Jane Frazier Village for a report of a disturbance. Upon their arrival they made contact with the resident who advised that the people who were causing the problems had left. Shane York was also located in the apartment and it was determined that he was served with a letter for no trespassing on Cumberland Housing Authority Property. York was placed under arrest and transported to PH where he was charged, processed and then released.

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On 5/25/14 at approx. 0225hrs, an officer on patrol observed a female subject running across the tracks in the area of Queen City Drive. The officer stopped the female who was identified as Ashley Dawn Dougherty after she reached the Park Street area. While speaking with Dougherty the officer observed a male subject crossing the tracks in the same area. The officer stopped the male subject who was identified as Demond Arthur Scott. Both subjects crossed the tracks directly in front of a sign posted by the property owner for no trespassing. Both subjects were transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Both Dougherty and Scott were released from custody after being issued criminal citations.

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On 5/26/14 at approx. 1955hrs, an officer on foot patrol in the Fort Cumberland Homes area detected an odor of burnt marijuana. The officer located the source of the odor to be Vincent Neil Palmisano who was smoking marijuana on the sidewalk area. The officer placed Palmisano under arrest. During a search of the suspect incident to arrest the officer located two additional baggies of marijuana. Palmisano was transported to Police Headquarters for processing and to await his initial appearance in District Court. Palmisano was later taken before the District Court Commissioner where he was released from custody pending a trial in District Court.

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On Saturday May 24, 2014, at 10:27 pm, Cumberland City Police responded to a private residence at the 100 block of Humbird Street in reference to an Assault. As officers arrived, they had noticed that neighbors had exited their homes as their peace was being disturbed by the disturbance. As the officer approached the front door, he observed David Gardner, age 50, slamming the front door onto the victim pinning her between the door and the wall to the residence. The officer was able to intervene and placed Gardner under arrest. Gardner was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where he was processed and served. He was taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office for a bond hearing and was held on a $2,500.00 bond at the Allegany County Detention Center. The victim did not require medical attention.

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On Saturday May 24, 2014, at 4:04 am, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a residence on West Oldtown Road for a Trespassing complaint. Contact was made with the complainant who advised Hawke Coffman was at the rear of the residence. It was learned that Coffman was previously served with a no trespass letter in regards to the residence he was found at. Coffman 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 Saturday May 24, 2014, at 10:08 am, a Cumberland City Police Officer was on patrol on South Liberty Street. The officer observed Donald Wilson, age 43 of Cumberland acting in a disorderly manner outside of the Allegany County District Court Commissioners Office. Wilson was observed yelling at nearby pedestrians. He was told to cease his behavior but failed to comply with the officers request. Wilson 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 Sunday, May 25, 2014, at approximately 11:54 AM a lone suspect confronted an employee at the Sunoco Gas Station at 10307 National Highway in Cumberland. The suspect approached the employee as the employee was exiting the bathroom and struck him in the face with his fist. The suspect then took an undetermined amount of cash from the employee and fled on foot towards the Appalachian Trail. 

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. With the assistance of the Maryland State Police, Cumberland City Police, K-9 dogs from the Maryland State Police and Cumberland City Police and Maryland State Police helicopter “Trooper 5″, a search of the area was conducted , but the suspect was not located.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6-01 in height, and medium build. He was wearing a black sweat jacket and black jogging pants.

The victim was transported to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this case can call the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office at 301-777-5959 or the C3I Unit at 301-777-0326. If callers wish to remain anonymous, they can call the Allegany/Mineral County Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300, where callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1500.00 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

The investigation is continuing by the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office and C3I.

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On Friday May 23, 2014, at 2:55 pm, Cumberland City Police Officer’s responded to a private residence at the 100 block of Pine Avenue for a trespassing complaint. Upon arrival contact was made with the owner of the residence who advised that David Cassady, age 42 of Cumberland, showed up at his residence uninvited and refused to leave. Officers advised Cassady that he needed to leave but he refused to do so and became argumentative. He was placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where he was processed and criminally cited for Disorderly Conduct. He was released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.David Cassady, age 42. Cumberland, Maryland.CHARGE: Disorderly Conduct.
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On Friday May 23, 2014, at 4:26 pm, a Cumberland City Police Officer on patrol observed two individuals engaging in an argument and acting in a disorderly manner at the 200 block of Baltimore Avenue. Craig Taylor and Nicky Lynn were identified as the individuals who were being disruptive and disturbing the peace of passerby’s. Both individuals were placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where they were processed and criminally cited for Disturbing the Peace.

Craig Taylor, age 47. Cumberland, Maryland.

CHARGE: Disturbing the Peace.

Nicky Lynn, age 48. Cumberland, Maryland.

CHARGE: Disturbing the Peace.
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On Friday May 23, 2014, at 3:13 pm, Cumberland City Bike Patrol Officers on patrol on Canal Street observed three individuals walking along scenic railroad bridge from the direction of Ridgeley, West Virginia which is a posted No Trespassing area. Kelly Swick, Cassandra Porter and Robert Miller were placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where they were criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court. Miller was also cited for Possession of CDS paraphernalia as a result of a search incident upon arrest.Robert Miller, age 42. Lavale, Maryland.CHARGES: Trespassing, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia.Cassandra Porter, age 32. Cumberland, Maryland.CHARGE: Trespassing.Kelly Swick, age 46. Lavale, Maryland.CHARGE: Trespassing.
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On Tuesday May 20, 2014, at 5:50 am, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a private residence in the 500 block of Maryland Avenue for a reported assault. Investigation into this matter revealed that Garrett Ketterman, age 24 of Cumberland engaged in a verbal argument with the victim. The argument escalated which led to Ketterman allegedly throwing the victim to the ground and began choking her. The victim was able to break free and Ketterman left the residence. The victim locked the door but a few minutes later, Ketterman came back and kicked the door to the residence numerous times but was unable to make entry. Ketterman was located and placed under arrest. He was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where he was processed and served. After a bond hearing, Ketterman was held on a $2,500.00 dollar bond at the Allegany County Detention Center. The victim did not require medical attention.
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On May 22, 2014 at 11:44 AM the Cumberland Police responded to a business in the 700 block of Park Street for a person attempting to fraudulently obtain prescription medication. Contact was made with employees who stated Jennifer Lynn Taylor presented a fraudulent prescription for medication and had left her identification at the business. Investigation revealed Taylor did not have a legal prescription for the medication. Police located Taylor at a nearby business and placed her under arrest for CDS Obtain by Fraud, CDS Obtain Prescription by Fraud, and CDS Obtain by Altered Prescription Taylor was taken before a District Court Commissioner where she was held on $3000 bond at the Allegany County Detention Center.
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On May 21, 2014 at 10:25 PM the Cumberland Police responded to a disturbance at a business in the 700 block of Greene Street. Contact was made with an employee who advised a male subject was creating a disturbance and refused to leave when asked. Investigation revealed that Floyd Allen Brimhall was the person creating the disturbance. Police contacted Brimhall who refused orders to leave. He was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct and Fail to Obey a Reasonable and Lawful Order. He was issued criminal citations and released pending trial at District Court.
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“May Safe Streets Warrant Initiative”

This past week an Arrest Warrant Initiative was conducted by the Cumberland Police Department’s Safe Streets Program. The Operation Safe Streets Warrant Initiative began Monday, May 12, and concluded Friday, May 16, 2014.

Our goal continues to be making our streets safer through the reduction of backlogged arrest warrants. The Safe Streets Operation sought citizen help in locating and apprehending individuals on open arrest warrants.A total of twenty-eight (28) individuals were arrested on active arrest warrants, with a total of thirty-two (32) arrest warrants being served. This was another successful operation conducted with Officers from the Cumberland City Police Department and Deputies from the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department, together with the warrant fugitive officers, who combined their resources to reduce the number of active arrest warrants in Allegany County.Warrants served during “May Safe Streets Warrant Initiative”Monday, May 12, 2014Kevin William Page Sr., 49 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Comply with Peace Order Warrant – Released on Personal RecognizanceShandi Renee Porter, 32 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Violation of Probation Warrant – Held without BondTimothy Scott Newell, 38 year old of LaVale, Maryland – Failure to Follow Conditions of Probation Warrant – $5,000.00 bondNicholas Andrew Kneisley, 22 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Violation of Probation Warrant – $5,000.00 bondDustin James Beal, 26 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Electronic Mail Harassment – Released on Personal RecognizanceCera Curtlynn Stevens Neil Bonner, 18 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – False Statement Warrant – Released on Personal RecognizanceBrian Michael Allen, 36 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Violation of Probation Warrant – $2,500.00 bondMichelle Dawn Coleman Pattison, 35 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Theft – Released on Personal RecognizanceJohn Matthew Gutillo, 28 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Fugitive from the State of Florida for Violation of Probation – Held without BondMcClave Cleland Combs III, 32 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Violation of Probation Warrant – Held without BondTuesday, May 13, 2014Solomon NMN Rose, 26 year of Oldtown, Maryland – Two (2) Failure to Appear Warrants for Driving While Suspended – $12,500.00 bondFelisha Marie Hewlin, 28 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Burglary Warrant – $10,000.00 bondTori Ann Mosher, 26 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Burglary Warrant – $10,000.00 bondKevin Paul Summerfield, 49 year old of LaVale, Maryland – Sex Offense Warrant – Held without BondJerry Edward Redinger Sr., 50 year old of Bel Air, Maryland – Burglary Warrant – $10,000.00 bondJason Chaz Green, 24 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Violation of Probation Warrant from Frederick County, Maryland – $5,000.00 bondWednesday, May 14, 2014Sherry Lynn Ann Perkins, 31 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Theft – Released on Personal RecognizancePaul Robert Goetz, 29 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Theft – Released on Personal RecognizanceStacy Marie Watkins, 39 year old of Frostburg, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Controlled Dangerous Substance Violation – Released on Personal RecognizanceShane Ray Sarver, 34 year old of Eckhart, Maryland – Violation of Protective Warrant – Held without Bond

Daniel Augustus Devault, 25 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Violation of Probation Warrant and Failure to Appear Warrant for Child Support – Held without bond

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Nathaniel Lewis Huff, 27 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Child Support – Held without Bond

Derek Michael Tabler, 32 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Driving While Suspended – Held without Bond

Shanel Marie Arnold, 26 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Child Support and Obstruction Warrant – Held without Bond

Breann Carol Haines, 22 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Two (2) Violations of Probation Warrants – Held without Bond

Austin Lee Obaker, 19 year old of Corriganville, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Theft – Released on Personal Recognizance

Friday, May 16, 2014

Jamil Reginald Wilson, 23 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Controlled Dangerous Substance Violation – Released on Personal Recognizance

Jeffrey Scott Simpson, 49 year old Cumberland, Maryland – Governors Warrant for Failure to Pay Child Support in the State of Michigan – Held without Bond

The Cumberland Police Department’s Safe Streets Team appreciates the assistance of the public and the allied law enforcement agencies in the apprehension of these wanted individuals.

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On Monday May 19, 2014, Cumberland City Police at 8:41 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a business on Baltimore Street for a reported theft. Upon arrival officers learned that Paul Harman, age 32 of Cumberland entered the business and obtained food. After services were provided, Harman left the business without paying. He was located and placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. He was criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On Monday May 19, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Jose Gomes Jr., age 26 of Cumberland, Maryland. The charges were filed as a result of a May 13, 2014 theft investigation handled by Cumberland City Police at a business on Park Street. Investigation revealed that Gomes was observed by store personnel taking stored owned items and leaving the business without paying for them. Gomes was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On Monday May 19, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Malcolm Parsons, age 21 of Fort Ashby, West Virginia. The charges were filed as a result of a February 15, 2014 theft investigation handled by Cumberland City Police at a business on Virginia Avenue. Investigation revealed that Parsons was observed by video surveillance cameras taking store owned items and leaving the business without paying for them. Parsons was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On May 18, 2014 at 2:00 AM the Cumberland Police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Avirett Avenue for a check on well being. It was learned a male subject had gone to a neighbor’s house requesting police. The neighbor observed bleeding and contacted police. When police arrived the subject stated he had been stabbed during a verbal argument. Police observed a large stab wound on the left side of the victim’s chest area. The victim identified his assailant as Jeri Elaine Gough and said she had fled the scene. Police checked the residence and surrounding area but was unable to locate the suspect. The Cumberland Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to the hospital for life threatening injuries. Later that morning the victim was listed in stable condition.The next morning on May 19, Gough turned herself in to the Cumberland Police Department where she was served with an arrest warrant charging her with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, and Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Injure. Gough was taken before a District Court Commissioner where she was held without bond.
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On May 18, 2014 at 12:51 AM the Cumberland Police stopped a vehicle on Baltimore Street for erratic driving. The officer made contact with the operator, Ryan Quinton Knowlton, and upon further investigation suspicion was gained that Knowlton was operating the motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Knowlton refused to submit to field sobriety tests, refused to exit the vehicle, and became belligerent towards the officers on scene. Knowlton was escorted from the vehicle and ultimately charged with resisting arrest, DUI, and DWI. He was also charged with possession of hypodermic syringes after they were observed in plain view inside the vehicle. He was transported to the Cumberland Police Department and is currently awaiting a bond hearing with the District Court Commissioner.
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On May 17, 2014 at 3:49 PM the Cumberland Police responded to a residence on Arch Street for an officer standby. While police were on scene and speaking with the victim, Charles Harrison Tasker arrived at the residence. Further investigation revealed there was an active protective order prohibiting Tasker from having contact with the victim or being at the residence. Tasker was placed under arrest for violation of the protective order. Tasker was taken before a District Court Commissioner where he was released on his personal recognizance.
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On May 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM the Cumberland Police responded to the area of Mechanic Street and Market Street in reference to an adult assaulting a juvenile. Investigation revealed Amanda Jane Holtman assaulted a 9 year old victim after an argument by putting her knee on the back of her neck and also scratching the victim’s face with her hand. Minor injuries were observed to the victim at the time of the complaint, but no medical treatment was required. Holtman was placed under arrest and charged with 2nd Degree Child Abuse and 2nd Degree Assault. Holtman was taken before a District Court Commissioner where she was held on $20,000 bond.
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On Thursday, May 15, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served criminal summonses on the following subjects;

Ashley Lynn Wilson – age 28 – Cumberland, MD

Brian Jason Willison – age 33 – Cumberland, MD

The summonses stem from a theft investigation which was reported to the Cumberland Police Department on May 08, 2014. On that Date officers responded to a residence located in the 200 block of Glenn Street in reference to a theft of iron fencing. Officers contacted witnesses who provided a description of the suspects who observed them removing several sections of wrought iron fencing which was in a parking lot of this residence. The officer then began to investigate and contacted the local scrap yards. Two suspects were identified as Brian Jason Willison and Ashley Lynne Wilson. The officer contacted both and they admitted to taking the fencing. Charges were applied for against both suspects at District Court which resulted in the summonses being issued. Both suspects were charges with theft under $100.00.
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On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Leonard Lewis Livengood for possessing drug paraphernalia. Officers were handling a disturbance complaint at a residence located in the 500 block of Valley Street when they observed a device which is commonly used to inhale a controlled dangerous substance. Livengood admitted that the device was his. Livengood was then issued a criminal citation charging him with possession of drug paraphernalia. Livengood was released pending further action through District Court at a later date.
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On Monday, May 12, 2014 an officer from the Cumberland City Police Department was on patrol in the area of Spring Street, when he observed a vehicle fail to signal its intention to turn and fail to stop at a clearly marked stop sign posted at Park Street. The officer stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Craig Allen Ritchie Jr. While the officer was speaking with Ritchie, he observed an unspent 12 gauge shotgun shell lying in plain view on the driver’s side floor board. After stepping away from the vehicle the officer returned to the driver’s window when he observed Ritchie to have both hands on his right front pants pocket. A second officer who arrived on the scene observed Ritchie making furtive movements in the area of his right front pants pocket. Due to Mr. Ritchie’s movements, the officer instructed Ritchie to exit the vehicle and conducted a pat down of his person. During the pat down, the officer detected a hard cylindrical object concealed within Ritchie’s pants pocket. The officer retrieved the object and observed a clear cellophane cigarette wrapper stuck to a small canister. The officer observed the wrapper to contain a white in color residue. Upon the officer examining the canister, he observed it to contain six (6) yellow in color, round pills that were later identified as Klonopin a schedule four narcotic. Mr. Ritchie was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Mr. Ritchie was taken before the District Court Commissioner and later released on his own personal recognizance.
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On May 12, 2014 Cumberland City Police Department served an arrest warrant on Carolyn Marie Mondshour, age 61 of Cumberland, Maryland. The warrant was issued as a result of an incident that took place on May 5, 2014 at 10 West Clement Street. During this incident, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the residence for a female threatening subjects with a handgun. When officers arrived, they made contact with several victims in this matter, who advised that Carolyn Mondshour had pointed a revolver at them and threatened to kill them. Officers learned that two of the victims actually resided at the residence with Mondshour. According to the victims, Mondshour locked them out of their residence so they climbed threw a second story window. After entering the upstairs an argument ensued with Mondshour. During the argument, Mondshour was holding a gun down at her side. Mondshour pointed the gun at both victims telling them she would kill them. Both victims fled the residence and went to a neighbor’s house. After both victims fled the residence, several neighbors went to speak with Mondshour. When they arrived at the residence they found the front door unlocked. After entering the residence, Mondshour pointed the gun at them and stated she would kill them. They also fled the residence, in fear of their lives, to contact the police. Officers were able to make contact with Mondshour who admitted to the officers that she pointed the gun at the victims and threatened to kill them all. Mondshour was not arrested on that date and had to be transported to the Western Maryland Health System. Officers were able to locate the handgun that was used in the assault. As a result of this incident charges were filed at District Court resulting in the warrant being issued. Mondshour was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner. Mondshour was later held in the Allegany County Detention Center on $30,000 bond.Arrested: Carolyn Marie Mondshour, Age: 61 of Cumberland, MarylandCharges: 4 counts of First Degree Assault, 4 counts of Second Degree Assault, 4 counts of Reckless Endangerment, 2 counts of the use of a Firearm in a Violent Crime.
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On Saturday, May 10, 2014 at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 1500 block of Oldtown Road in reference to a breaking and entering complaint. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with the victim who stated that someone had broken into their apartment and stole an Xbox game system and numerous Xbox games. No evidence of forcible entry was located. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Department at 301-777-1600 or Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300 .
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On Friday, May 09, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served criminal summonses on Meriah Ann Haberlein and Rita Ann Thayer. The summonses stem from a disturbance investigation that was reported to the Cumberland Police Department on May 05, 2014. On that date officers responded to a residence located in the 700 block of Maryland Avenue and made contact with the male victim who stated that Haberlein and Thayer were both yelling and screaming at him. The victim stated that Haberlein also spit on him. The victim was referred to District Court where he applied for charges which resulted in the summonses being issued.
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