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On Tuesday November 25, 2014 officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 1500 block of Oldtown Road for a disturbance. When officers arrived on scene they found approximately ten people involved in an argument. Officers were able to separate the crowd to determine what the disturbance was about. Further investigation revealed that Casey Leah Logsdon had become angry at a male subject. Logsdon began using a key on the male subject’s vehicle, which was parked in the area, to scratch the paint. The victim was in a nearby residence and witnessed Logsdon damaging his vehicle. He confronted her and she pulled a small pocket knife out and lunged toward him. To defend himself he held his hand up and was struck in the hand with the blade of the knife, causing very minor injuries. No medical treatment was required. Logsdon was arrested for 2nd Degree Assault, Destruction of Property, and Disorderly Conduct. She was taken before a District Court Commissioner where she was released on her personal recognizance pending a trial date.
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On Tuesday November 25, 2014 the Cumberland Police responded to a business on Park Street for a theft complaint. Investigation revealed Melissa Raye Llewellyn had shoplifted items from the business and was placed under arrest for the theft. She was searched incident to arrest and numerous scheduled narcotics were found to be illegally in her possession. Llewellyn was charged with Theft Less than $100 and four counts of CDS Possession Other Than Marijuana. Llewellyn was taken before a District Court Commissioner where she was held on $5000 bond pending her next court appearance
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On Monday November 24, 2014 an officer with the Cumberland Police Department was on patrol on Park Street when he observed a male subject run from a business. The officer pursued the subject, identified himself as a police officer, and told the subject to stop. The subject, who was identified as Michael Anthony Walker, complied and the officer made contact with him. Further investigation revealed Walker had just stolen several items from the business. Walker was arrested and taken to the Cumberland Police Department where he was issued a criminal citation for Theft Less than $100 and released pending a trial date
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On Saturday, November 22, 2014 at approximately 9:25 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a business located in a 400 block of Maryland Avenue in reference to two females possibly using CDS in the restroom. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with both females outside of the business. Both were advised of the complaint, one of the females provided the officers with a false name. This female was then identified as Shelby Ann Nelson. Nelson advised officers that she did have hypodermic syringes in her purse that she uses for injecting Heroin. The syringes and other drug paraphernalia were located. Nelson was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Nelson was later taken to District Court for her initial appearance and was released on her personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On Saturday, November 22, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 700 block of Fayette Street in reference to a breaking and entering complaint. Upon the officer’s arrival contact was made with the victim who stated that sometime within the last 36 hours someone broke into this residence. The victim also stated that this residence was also broken into on November 18, 2014. The suspect gained entry through a broken out front window. This is also the point of entry in the first break in. The victim stated that the only thing that he noticed this time is that a collection of books had been rearranged. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Cumberland Police Department at 301-777-1600. Anonymous callers can also call Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300.
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On Saturday, November 22, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served a criminal summons on Joshua Adam Becker. The summons charges Becker with second degree assault.
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On Saturday, November 22, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Tyrell Aaron Morris on an arrest warrant. The warrant charges Morris with one count of theft. Morris was served with the warrant and then taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Morris was released on his personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On Saturday, November 22, 2014 at approximately 2:46 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to Jane Frazier Village in reference to a disturbance taking place in one of the apartments. As officer arrived in the area the suspect causing the disturbance was observed running from the property. This subject was identified as Jakeenan Corderay Jennings. Jennings was previously barred from the Jane Frazier Village apartment complex. Jennings was placed under arrest for violating the trespassing order and transported to Police Headquarters. Jennings was released after being issued a criminal citation charging him with one count of trespassing.
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On Friday, November 21, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served criminal summonses on the following subjects;Shawna Lynn Peck – age 35 – Cumberland, MD. Charges – 3 counts of passing bad checks.

Priscilla Jean Watkins – age 52 – Cumberland, MD. Charges – 3 counts of passing bad checks.

Whitney Renee Crock – age 18 – Keyser, WV. Charges – Obstructing and hindering, several traffic violations.

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On 11/20/14 at 11:09pm Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to the area of Virginia Ave in the area of the underpass for a report of a motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival Officers located a single vehicle crash in which the vehicle struck the walls of the underpass. Upon contacting the driver, it was learned that they were unable to get out of the vehicle. The Cumberland Fire Department was contacted and responded to the scene where they were able to remove the driver from the vehicle. The driver did not require any further medical treatment. Officers then identified the driver as 49 year old Jennifer Lou Hagenbuch, of Ridgeley WV. Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from Hagenbuch and asked if she would perform several field sobriety tests. Hagenbuch agreed and as a result of the accident and performance on the field sobriety tests, was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept. Hagenbuch was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and released to a family member pending trial in District Court.
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On 11/20/14 at 6:25am officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to residence located in the 400blk of Furnace St in reference to a Destruction of Property to a vehicle. Upon arrival Officers contacted the victim who advised that sometime overnight, person(s) unknown broke the rear window to his vehicle by throwing a rock through it. 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 11/19/14 at 9:03am Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a residence located on Lamont St in reference to a domestic assault. Upon arrival Officer’s contacted the victim who advised that a verbal argument took place which turned physical. The victim stated that they were struck in the face several times and pushed to the ground where the suspect began to strangle them. The victim had several injuries consistent with their account of the incident. The victim was transported to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for treatment of non life threatening injuries by the Cumberland Fire Dept. As a result, 32 year old Wayne Anthony Pankey was placed under arrest. Pankey was transported to the Cumberland Police Dept where he was processed and charged with one count of second degree assault and one count of first degree assault. Pankey was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a $5,000 bond.
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On 11/19/14 at 3:47pm officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to residence located in the 700blk of Fayette St in reference to a breaking and entering complaint. Upon arrival Officers contacted the tenant who directed their attention to several broken windows on the main floor which was believed to be the point of entry. Once inside the culprit(s) removed several items of value. 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 Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 7-11 Store located on Maryland Avenue in reference to a theft. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with a store employee who advised that the subject who stole the item from the store left prior to the officer’s arrival. A description of the suspect was provided and additional officers were able to locate the subject in the 200 block of Maryland Avenue. The subject was identified as Christopher Daquan Jones. The stolen item was located in Jones’ pocket. Jones was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Jones was then issued a criminal citation charging him with theft and released pending further action in District Court at a later date.
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On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at approximately 8:42 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to an establishment located in the 200 block of Virginia Avenue in reference to a subject inside creating a disturbance and failing to leave after being told to do so by staff. Officers contacted the subject who was identified as Stephen Vincent May. May was contacted and advised that he had to leave the establishment. May was warned against creating any further disturbances. May failed to comply and began to become argumentative by yelling at officers. Several patrons in the area were disturbed by May’s continued behavior. May was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. May was issued a criminal citation and released pending his trial at District Court at a later date.
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On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served a bench warrant on Thomas Michael Marvin Jr. The warrant stems from Marvin failing to appear for court. Marvin was served with the warrant then taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Marvin was released on his personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served a bench warrant on Kimberly Ann Lewis. The warrant charges Lewis with violating her probation. Lewis was served with the warrant and then taken to District Court for her initial appearance. Lewis was then held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $100.00.
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On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served a criminal summons on Pamela Evette Flanagan. The summons stems from a disturbance which took place at a residence in the 500 block of Greene Street on November 12, 2014. On that date officers responded to that residence and made contact with Flanagan and advised her of the complaint and requested that she keep the noise down. Flanagan failed to comply and continued to create a disturbance. Flanagan was placed under arrest and during transport she began to harm herself by striking her head on the transport vehicle. Flanagan was then taken to the hospital for treatment and due to her condition she was released to the hospital. Charges were applied for through District Court which resulted in the summons being issued.Arrested:Pamela Evette Flanagan – age 36 – Cumberland, MDCharges:Disorderly conduct, failure to obey a lawful order, and second degree assault.

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On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to Fort Cumberland Homes for a reported disturbance. Upon the officers arrival two male subjects were observed. Contact was made with both subjects and they were advised to leave the area and warned against creating any further disturbances. One of the subjects identified as Carl Nelson Bohrer failed to listen to officers orders and continued to create a disturbance by yelling at the officers. Bohrer was placed under arrest due to his continued disorderly actions. Bohrer was searched incident to the arrest and a device commonly used to smoke marijuana was located on his person.Bohrer was transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Bohrer was then issued two criminal citations and released pending his trial at District court at a later date.
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On Monday, November 17, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served criminal summonses on the following subjects;Atreu Zaine Smith – age 21, Cumberland, MD. Charged with harassment.Nakota Cheanta Durham – age 23, Cumberland, MD. Charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.Marene Allyn Hostler – age 28, Cumberland, MD. Charged with issuing a false document and theft.Robert William Nixon Jr – age 43, Cumberland, MD. Charged with trespassing and violating a protective order.Stephanie Michelle Faith –age 27, Cumberland, MD. Charged with second degree assault.

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On 11/16/14 at 6:21pm officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to residence located in the 1100blk of Kentucky Ave in reference to a hit and run complaint. Upon arrival Officer’s contacted the victim who stated that his vehicle, a 2003 Pontiac had been struck sometime between 5:30 and the time of the complaint. The victim vehicle sustained moderate damage to the front bumper areas. 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 11/15/14 at 9:48pm Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a residence located in the 800blk of Gephart Dr in reference to an assault in progress. Upon arrival Officer’s contacted the victim who advised that a verbal argument took place which turned physical. The victim had a minor injury consistent with their account of the incident which did not require medical attention. As a result, 45 year old John Michael Devore was placed under arrest. While on the scene it was learned that Devore had been served with an Ex Parte Order prohibiting him from being at the residence and having contact with one of the occupants. Devore was transported to the Cumberland Police Dept where he was processed and charged with one count of second degree assault and violation of an Ex Parte Order. Devore was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a $2,500 bond.
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On 11/15/14 at 6:23am officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a business located in the 100blk of Winston St in reference to a breaking and entering/theft complaint. Upon arrival Officers contacted the owner of the business who advised that he arrived to work to find a window broken on a door leading into the interior of the business. It was determined that an unknown suspect made entry into the building through the window and rummaged through several areas of the business. Further investigation revealed that several company trucks had also been broken into and damaged. Several hundred feet of copper welding leads were removed from the beds of the vehicles. There are no suspects at this time and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Dept at 301-777-1600 or Allegany/Mineral County Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300.
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On 11/14/14 at 1039pm Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to the area of Virginia Ave and Queen St for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. Upon arrival officers contacted the victim who stated that he was riding his bicycle in the area of the underpass when a vehicle passed him causing him to strike the wall. The victim indicated that the vehicle pinned him against the wall and then left the area. The victim was later transported to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for treatment of non life threatening injuries. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time. The victim was unable to provide a vehicle description. Anyone who may have witnesses the incident or has information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Dept at 301-777-1600.
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On 11/13/14 at 1159pm Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a residence located in the 700blk of Elm St for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival Officers contacted the residents who advised that Michael Thomas Shipley Jr was creating a disturbance and wished for him to leave. Shipley was ordered to leave the residence and not return and did so without incident. At 1243am on 11/14/14 Officers were dispatched back to the residence where it was learned that Shipley had again entered the residence by breaking in a back door. Shipley then fled the area and was unable to be located resulting in an Application for charged being filed through District Court. Shipley was taken into custody on the warrant on 11/14/14 without incident and was transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing. Shipley was charged with 4th Degree Burglary, Fail to Obey a Lawful Order, and Destruction of Property. Shipley was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a $4,000.00 bail.
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On 11/14/14 the Cumberland Police Dept served a bench warrant on Michael Scott Wentling, 31yoa of Cumberland. The warrant stems from Wentling failing to appear in District Court on an original charge of driving while suspended. Wentling was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was released on his personal recognizance pending trial.
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On Tuesday November 12, 2014, at 10:06 pm, a Cumberland City Police Officer on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle parked in an alley off the intersection of Centre and Knox Street. The officer made contact with the occupant who was identified as Tyler Weber, age 27 of Frostburg Md.. Further investigation was conducted by utilizing K9 “TIMO” to conduct a free air scan of the vehicle which yielded positive results for the presence of CDS. A search of the vehicle was conducted and a baggie of marihuana, several marihuana smoking devices was found along with a large quantity of suspected Alprazolam narcotic pills. Weber was placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Weber was later taken to the Allegany County District Commissioner’s Office where he was released on his personal recognizance pending trial.
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On Tuesday November 12, 2014, at 8:25 am, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a business on Virginia Avenue for a reported theft. Investigation into this matter revealed that Ashlee Lang, age 25 of Cumberland, was observed by store personnel take items from the shelves and leaving the premises without paying for them. Lang was located nearby and was criminally cited. She was released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On Tuesday November 12, 2014, at 6:28 am, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a private residence in the 600 block of St. Mary’s Avenue for an assault complaint. Investigation into this matter revealed that Traci Tilson, age 35, assaulted the victim prior to police arrival. Visible injuries were observed on the victims face and nose. Tilson was placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where she was processed and served. Tilson was later taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office for a bond hearing. She was released on her personal recognizance pending trial at the Allegany County District Court. The victim did not require medical attention.
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On 11/11/14 at 958pm Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a residence located in the 600blk of E Second St for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival Officers contacted the tenant who stated that a male subject whom she had an Ex Parte Order against arrived at her residence and was banging on her door attempting to get her to let him inside. The subject had left prior to Officer’s arrival. A short time later Officers were again dispatched back to the residence where they observed 32 year old Bobby Hockenberry knocking on the rear door. At this time Hockenberry was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct and violation of an Ex Parte Order. Hockenberry was currently awaiting a bond review at the District Court Commissioners Office.Hockenberry was also served with an Arrest Warrant stemming from an incident that occurred on 09/26/14 in the 200blk of Decatur St. Officers responded to a residence in reference to an assault. Upon arrival Officers contacted the victim who advised that they were physically assaulted by Hockenberry. Officers observed minor injuries consistent with their account of the incident that did not require medical attention. Officers checked the area for Hockenberry and were unable to locate him. An Application for charges was filed resulting in the arrest warrant being issued. Hockenberry was charged with one count of second degree assault.
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On 11/11/14 at 1256pm Officers again responded to the same business and made contact with store employees who advised that they observed a female conceal several items and attempt to leave the store without paying for them. As a result Officers contacted 30 year old Brandi Gaver of Augusta WV and issued her a Maryland Criminal Citation for Theft under $100 and released her from the scene pending trial in District Court
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On 11/11/14 at 1226pm Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a business located in the 400blk of Virginia Ave in reference to a shoplifting complaint. Upon arrival Officer’s contacted store employees who stated that they observed a male subject conceal several items from the store and attempt to leave without paying for them. Officers then contacted the suspect who was identified as Christopher McKinely, 30yoa of Cumberland. Officers recovered the stolen items and as a result issued McKinely a Maryland Criminal Citation for Theft under $100 and released him from the scene pending trial in District Court.
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On 11/10/14 the Cumberland Police Dept served a bench warrant on 25 year old Nicole Robertson of Cumberland. The warrant stems from Robertson failing to follow conditions of probation on an original charge of Destruction of Property. Robertson was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where she was held on a $10,000 bond. Robertson was released to the custody of the Allegany County Detention Center.
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On 11/10/14 Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a business located in the 400blk of Virginia Ave in reference to a shoplifting complaint. Upon arrival Officer’s contacted store employees who stated that they observed a male subject conceal several items from the store and attempt to leave without paying for them. Officers then contacted the suspect who was identified as Harold James, 24yoa of Cumberland. Officers recovered the stolen items and as a result issued James a Maryland Criminal Citation for Theft under $100 and released him from the scene pending trial in District Court.
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On Sunday November 9, 2014 at 1:05 am, a Cumberland City Police Officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle Queen City Drive for a lane violation the officer observed.The officer made contact with the driver and occupants. K9 “TIMO” conducted a free air sniff of the vehicle which yielded a positive alert.During the course of the scan a back up officer observed the driver attempt to conceal a large sandwich bag containing suspected CDS.A search was conducted of the vehicle and as a result, large quantities of individually wrapped baggies of Heroin and Crack Cocaine were found along with a baggie of marihuana. Also found were large quantities of smaller size zip lock baggies, a digital scale and a total of $3945.00 dollars in US Currency.The found contraband and currency indicated that the occupants of the vehicle were selling the CDS in the Cumberland area. All three individuals were placed into custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing.They were taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office for a bond review.Kemmontay Mitchell, age 27. Baltimore, Maryland
CHARGES: Possession of Marihuana, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Conspiracy to distribute Crack Cocaine, Conspiracy to distribute Heroin, Conspiracy to distribute Marihuana, Possession with intent to distribute Crack Cocaine, Possession with intent to distribute Heroin, Possession with intent to distribute Marihuana, Possession of CDS paraphernalia. Mitchell’s bond was set at $75,000.00 dollars.Melvin Peters, age 27. Baltimore, Maryland
CHARGES: Possession of Marihuana, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Conspiracy to distribute Crack Cocaine, Conspiracy to distribute Heroin, Conspiracy to distribute Marihuana, Possession with intent to distribute Crack Cocaine, Possession with intent to distribute Heroin, Possession with intent to distribute Marihuana, Possession of CDS paraphernalia. Peter’s bond was set at $50,000.00 dollars.Shea Gaskins, age 28. Baltimore, Maryland
CHARGES: Possession of Marihuana, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Conspiracy to distribute Crack Cocaine, Conspiracy to distribute Heroin, Conspiracy to distribute Marihuana, Possession with intent to distribute Crack Cocaine, Possession with intent to distribute Heroin, Possession with intent to distribute Marihuana, Possession of CDS paraphernalia. Gaskins bond was set at $25,000.00 dollars.

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On 11/07/2014 Cumberland City Police officers served a criminal summons on a Cumberland man for disorderly conduct related charges. The charges stem from a private citizen complaint in which the victim alleges that on October 25th, 2014, James Arthur Bowen Jr., 46, of Cumberland caused a disturbance and argument within the apartment building in which the two reside. The victim in this case filed for charges at District Court and as a result Bowen was charged with the following:Disorderly Conduct – 1 countBowen was served with the charges and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On 11/07/2014 Cumberland City Police officers were dispatched to a Park Street business in reference to a theft. Upon arrival to the scene, officers were contacted by loss prevention employees who advised that they had a suspect in custody after observing the suspect allegedly shoplifting merchandise owned by the store.Officers contacted Brian Michael Lucas, 27, of Cumberland and after an investigation into this incident, Lucas was placed under arrest.Lucas was transported to Cumberland Police Headquarters for processing. During processing, officers discovered that Lucas is currently wanted in the state of West Virginia on Larceny related charges.Cumberland Police officers charged Lucas with the following:
Theft Less than $100.00 – 1 count
Fugitive from JusticeLucas was issued a criminal citation for the theft charge at the Park Street business. He was charged on a Fugitive Warrant and transported to the Allegany County District Court for an initial appearance. Lucas was held without bond on the fugitive charges and subsequently transported to the Allegany County Detention Center to await extradition to West Virginia.
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On November 6, 2014, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to Martin’s Market located at 739 Park Street for a shoplifting complaint. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with store security. Store Security informed the officers that Ashlee Anne Lang stole property from the store and she was being detained. According to store security, Lang picked up several items from the store shelves and took the items out of their packages. After opening the packages, Lang placed the items inside her purse. As a result of this incident, Lang was issued a criminal citation for theft and released from the scene.
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On November 5, 2014, Cumberland City Police served an arrest warrant on Floyd Eugene Ferguson, age 41 of Cumberland, Maryland. The warrant was issued as a result of a breaking and entering complaint that was investigated by the Cumberland City Police Department on November 2, 2014, at 754 Maryland Avenue. During an investigation into the matter, officers contacted the victim, who stated that Floyd Ferguson broke into her home and assaulted her. The victim told officers that she was texting Ferguson earlier in the day and they began to argue. Ferguson told the victim that he was coming over to her residence to assault her. Ferguson arrived at the residence later in the day and forced open the door and assaulted the victim. Officers investigating the complaint observed damage to the door and jam and latch. The victim also sustained injuries to her lip and forehead as a result of the assault. Ferguson was not located on the date of the complaint which resulted in charges being filed at District Court. Ferguson was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner. Ferguson was released from District Court after posting $5,000 bond.
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On Tuesday November 4, 2014, at 9:19 pm, a Cumberland City Police Officer was conducting a business check in the 600 block of Greene Street. The Officer observed Levi Norris, age 35 of Cumberland inside the business. The officer was aware that Norris had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and after confirmation was made, Norris was placed in custody. A search incident upon arrest was conducted and a quantity of narcotic pills was found on Norris’s person. He was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where he was processed and served. An initial hearing was conducted at the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office where he posted bond for the warrant and released on his personal recognizance for the CDS charges.
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On Tuesday November 4, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a bench warrant on Ashley Hannon, age 28 of Cumberland. The Circuit Court warrant was issued as a result of Hannon failing to appear for trial on October 28, 2014. Hannon was served and taken directly to the Allegany County Detention Center where she was held without bail.
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On 11/3/14 at approx. 1539hrs, an officer was dispatched to a Queen City Drive business in reference to a shoplifting complaint. Upon the arrival of the officer he made contact with the complaint. The officer later made contact with the suspect who was identified as Amanda Lynn Phillips. The officers located stolen property on Phillips’ person. Phillips was taken into custody without incident. Phillips was issued a criminal citation and processed before being released from custody pending trial in District Court. The stolen property was returned to the business.
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“October 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, October 27, and concluded Friday, October 31, 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.This initiative resulted in the arrest of Twenty-four (24) individuals on active arrest warrants, with a total of Twenty-six (26) 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 the “October Safe Streets Warrant Initiative”Monday, October 27, 2014Christopher Michael Elbin, 35 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Driving While Suspended – Released on Personal RecognizanceTimothy John Flynn, 28 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Driving While Suspended – Released on Personal RecognizanceMichael Shane Campbell, 30 year old of Ridgeley, West Virginia – Failure to Appear Warrant for Driving While Suspended and Failure to Appear Warrant for Attempting to Elude Police charge – Released on Personal RecognizanceRachell Lanee Downs, 20 year old of Takoma Park, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Controlled Dangerous Substance – Released on Personal RecognizanceCharles Orville Butler, 43 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Violation of Probation Warrant – $5,000.00 bond

Patrick Kenneth Conners Sr., 46 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Controlled Dangerous Substance Violation – Released on Personal Recognizance

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Reginald Antuan Wilkerson, 49 year old of Baltimore, Maryland – Fugitive from the State of Delaware for Failing to Appear for Distribution of Cocaine charge – Held without Bond

John Cornelius Foster III, 38 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Assault – Held without Bond

Angela Lynn Phillips, 28 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Theft Warrant – Released on Personal Recognizance

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jon Christopher Vanetta Jr., 26 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Theft – Released on Personal Recognizance

Floyd Eugene Ferguson, 41 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Violation of Probation Warrant – $247.50 bond

Christina Marie Moreland, 37 year old of Ridgeley, West Virginia – Bad Checks Warrant – Released on Personal Recognizance

April Ann Lantz, 39 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Violation of Probation Warrant and District Court Body Attachment Warrant – $35,500.00 bond

Demetrius Laron Canty, 37 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Intimidate Juror Warrant – Released on Personal Recognizance

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Anthony Lee Cornell Jr., 28 year old of Lavale, Maryland – Assault Warrant – $4,500.00 bond

Samuel Edward Crock Jr., 42 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Violation of Probation Warrant – $100.00 bond

Michael Emerson Resh, 24 year old of Grantsville, Maryland – Violation of Probation Warrant – $80.00 bond

Mark Feodor Smith Sr., 48 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Circuit Court Failure to Appear Warrant for Assault – Held on Bond

Kevin Andra Jennings, 44 year old of Madison, Tennessee – Fugitive from the State of Tennessee for Violation of Probation Warrant – Held without Bond

Taylor Lee Logsdon, 25 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Disorderly Conduct – Released on Personal Recognizance

Darrell Eugene Irvin, 49 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Trespass charge – Released on Personal Recognizance

Friday, October 31, 2014

Erinn Lynn Wheeler, 36 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Vulnerable Adult Abuse Warrant – Released on Personal Recognizance

Leon Wilton Britton, 27 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Circuit Court Violation of Probation Warrant – Held without Bond

Tyrone David Lavender, 57 year old of Cumberland, Maryland – Failure to Appear Warrant for Driving Without Required License – $2,600.00 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 November 2, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on David Jason Swanger, age 33 of Cumberland, Maryland. The summons was issued after the Cumberland City Police Department responded to 322 Holland Street on August 25, 2014 for a reported theft. During an investigation into the matter, officers learned from the victim that a Playstation 4 gaming system was stolen from the residence. David Swanger was developed as a suspect at the time of the report. On August 26, 2014, an employee from J&S Pawn Shop contacted the Cumberland City Police in reference to a Playstation 4 that had been pawned. This particular call was made after an employee felt the transaction was suspicious. The officer who took the call inquired who pawned the system. The officer was advised that David Jason Swanger completed the pawn transaction. As a result of this investigation, charges were applied for at District Court. Swanger was served with the summons and released pending his trial date in District Court.
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On Saturday November 1, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested David Paul Stohl, who had two bench warrants for failure to appear. Stohl was served with the warrants and taken to District Court for his initial appearance. A District Court Commissioner released Stohl on his personal recognizance on both warrants.
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On October 31, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a Circuit Court bench warrant on Duane Montaque- Bey, age 47 of Cumberland, Maryland. The warrant was issued after Montaque-Bey failed to appear for a status conference on October 28, 2014. Montaque-Bey was processed, served and taken to the Allegany County Detention Center where he was held without bail.
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On Thursday, October 30, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Darrell Eugene Irvin on a bench warrant. The warrant charges Irvin with failing to appear for court. Irvin was served with the warrant and taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Irvin was released on his personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On Thursday, October 30, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Misty Jean McDonald on a bench warrant. The warrant charges McDonald with violating the conditions of her probation. McDonald was served with the warrant and taken to District Court for her initial appearance and she was released on her personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On Thursday, October 30, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Joshua Aaron Pifer on an arrest warrant. The warrant stems from a theft investigation which took place on October 16, 2014. On that date officers responded to a residence located in the 300 block of Decatur Street and met with the victim of the theft. The victim stated numerous pieces of jewelry were stolen from her residence. The victim stated that she suspected Joshua Aaron Pifer because her son let him in the residence on the prior day. It was determined during the investigation that Joshua Pifer was in possession of the stolen jewelry. Charges were applied for against Pifer at District Court which resulted in the arrest warrant being issued. Pifer was served with the warrant and was held on $4,500.00 at the Allegany County Detention Center.
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On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in reference to a violation of a protection order. Upon the officers arrival Matthew John Gonzales was observed on the property of this residence. Gonzales was previously served with a court issued order of protection instructing him to stay away from this property. Gonzales was in violation of the court order and was placed under arrest. Gonzales was transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Gonzales was taken to District Court for his initial appearance and was released by a District Court Commissioner on his personal recognizance.
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On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served a bench warrant on Wayne Eugene King. The warrant charges King with violating the conditions of his probation. King was served with the warrant 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 Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a Cumberland Police Officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on Greene Street after observing a vehicle traveling on Greene Street with an equipment violation. The officer made contact with the operator and the passenger of the vehicle. The officer noticed that both subjects were acting very nervous. The officer deployed his K-9 to perform a “free air sniff” of the vehicle. The K-9 scan resulted in a positive alert for the odor of CDS. The front seat passenger, Terrell Rondell Grey was contacted and CDS (ecstasy) was located in his pants pocket. Grey was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters. Once at Police Headquarters a more thorough search of Grey was conducted and additional CDS (crack cocaine) was located in his under garments. Grey was later taken to District Court for his initial appearance and held on $4,000.00 at the Allegany County Detention Center.
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On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served a bench warrant on Kevin Lee Hewlin. The warrant charges Hewlin with violating the conditions of his probation. Hewlin was served with the warrant and taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Hewlin was released after posting $247.50.
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On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served a bench warrant on Floyd Eugene Ferguson. The warrant charges Ferguson with violating the conditions of his probation. Ferguson was served with the warrant and taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Ferguson was released after posting $247.50.
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On Tuesday October 28 at approximately 9:38 AM the Cumberland Police responded to a property on Market Street for a burglary complaint. Upon arrival the police were advised someone had been stealing from the property for several weeks, including items from a building and vehicles parked on the lot. Video surveillance was viewed from the incidents, including from the incident on October 28th, and suspect(s) can be viewed committing the crimes. A local scrap yard outside of Cumberland was contacted about the stolen items from Market Street, but nothing matching the description was located at that time.Later in the morning the scrap yard called the Cumberland Police back advising two subjects had just arrived there with some of the items they were looking for. The Cumberland Police requested the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office respond and they met the Cumberland Police at the scrap yard. Further investigation revealed Joshua James Connell as being one of the suspects from the video surveillance and he was arrested at the scrap yard. A search of the vehicle was made and items from the property on Market Street was located. The other subject was determined to not be involved and was released from the scene. Connell was taken before a District Court Commissioner where he was held on $10,000 bond.

Information was developed that some of the stolen property may be in a residence on Columbia Street. A search warrant was executed at the suspected residence with the assistance of the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigations Unit (C3I). More items from the property on Market Street were located. Investigation into this incident is continuing. Anybody with information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Department.

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On Monday, October 27th, 2014, Cumberland City Police responded to Martin’s market on Park Street in reference to a shoplifter. When officers arrived, contact was made with loss prevention employees who advised they had detained an adult female that tried to leave the store without paying for some DVD’s. Officers identified the female as Tara Rene Rice who was placed under arrest for the stolen property. Rice was taken to the Cumberland City Police station where she was processed and charged with theft under $100. Rice was then released pending trial with the District Court of Allegany County.
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On 10/27/14 at 2:35pm the Cumberland Police Department and Cumberland Fire Department responded to the 200 block of N. Centre Street for a report of a vehicle fire. Witnesses advised that the vehicle was traveling on the roadway when a fire started in the interior, the car then rolled to a stop and two occupants jumped from the car. The fire was extinguished by the Cumberland Fire Department. One occupant was transported to the hospital by CFD for the treatment of burns with the second occupant fleeing the scene prior to the arrival of the police. Preliminary investigation revealed that the fire may be related to clandestine drug manufacturing. The 200 block of N Centre Street has been closed and will be closed for several hours. The scene has been made safe and there is no danger to the public. Agencies on the scene include the Cumberland Police Department, Cumberland Fire Department, State Fire Marshal, C3I Narcotics, and the Western Maryland Clandestine Lab Team. The case is under investigation and further information will be released as it becomes available.
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On Sunday, October 26, 2014 at approximately 11:40 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 1000 block of Lexington Avenue in reference to a domestic assault. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with a male victim who stated that he was assaulted by Joshua Newton. The victim stated that Newton threw a glass cologne bottle at him and it struck him in the face. Officers observed that the victim had a minor cut on his face from being struck with the cologne bottle. Newton was contacted and placed under arrest. Newton was later taken to District Court for his initial appearance and was released on his personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On Sunday, October 26, 2014 at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Cumberland Police department responded to Martin’s Market on Park Street in reference to a shoplifter. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with a store representative who stated that a subject was in the men’s restroom opening DVD’s from their cases and stealing the DVD’s. As the officer approached the restroom the suspect was observed at which time he was stopped. Several open DVD cases were in the suspect’s possession. A search of the suspect lead to the DVD’s being located in his pants pocket. The suspect, Troy William Olinger Jr was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Olinger was then issued a criminal citation charging him with theft and was released pending his trial at District Court.
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On Sunday, October 26, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to Martin’s Market on Park Street in reference to a shoplifter. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with a store representative who stated that a subject in the store was observed stealing an item. This subject, Thomas Edward House Jr was contacted and the stolen item was located in his possession. House was issued a criminal citation charging him with theft and was released from the scene pending his trial at District Court
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On Sunday, October 26, 2014 at approximately 4:50 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department and the Cumberland Fire Department responded to E. Offutt Street and Candoc Lane in reference to three small fires. One fire was confined to a wooden trash can located at the Cumberland Police Department’s outdoor firing range located down in the Eugene Mason Sports Complex off of Offutt Street. The trash can was completely destroyed. The two other fires were in the wooded area along Candoc Lane. This wooded area is between Candoc Lane and the Eugene Mason Sports Complex. These fires looked as though they were burning for sometime due to the size of the fires. The Cumberland Fire Department was able to extinguish all fires. The fires were found by a newspaper delivery person in the area. Anyone with information about these fires is asked to call the Cumberland Police Department at 301-777-1600 anonymous callers can also call Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300.
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On Sunday, October 26, 2014 at approximately 12:45 a.m., a Cumberland Police Officer on patrol in the area of Union Street observed a male subject later identified as Richard Allen Lowry acting in a disorderly manner. As the officer was traveling on Union Street Lowry jumped off the sidewalk in front of the marked police cruiser. The officer had to apply the brakes very hard in order not to strike Lowry. Lowry was contacted and placed under arrest for his behavior. Lowry was transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Lowry was then issued a criminal citation charging him with disorderly conduct. Lowry was released pending his trial at District Court at a later date.
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On Saturday, October 25, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Ashley Lynn Bucklew for possession of CDS. An officer on patrol stopped a vehicle after observing several traffic violations on Industrial Boulevard. Bucklew was a passenger in the vehicle. A K-9 scan was conducted of the vehicle which resulted in a positive alert for the presence of CDS. The vehicle was searched and drug paraphernalia and CDS were located. Bucklew advised that both items were hers. Bucklew was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Once at Police Headquarters Bucklew’s purse was searched and additional CDS was located. Bucklew was taken to District Court for her initial appearance and was released on her personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On Saturday, October 25, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Ryan Carson O’Toole on an arrest warrant. The warrant stems from an assault investigation which was reported on October 21, 2014. On that date officers responded to a Polk Street residence and made contact with a female victim who stated that she was assaulted by her boyfriend, O’Toole. The victim stated that she and O’Toole got into an argument and then he began to assault her by pulling her hair, punching her in the nose and biting her hand. The officer observed injuries to the victim consistent with her account of the incident. The victim stated that after the assault O’Toole stole her prescription medications and fled the scene. The victim was transported to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for treatment on her non life-threatening injuries. Charges against O’Toole were applied for at District Court which resulted in the arrest warrant being issued. O’Toole was served with the warrant and taken to District Court for his initial appearance. O’Toole was then held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $5,000.00.
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On 10/24/14 a Criminal Summons was served on Paige Shingler as a result of an Assault that occurred on September 16, 2014 at an Oldtown Road address. The victim called the Cumberland Police Department and stated he was assaulted by unknown persons. The victim received injuries to his face and a broken nose. The victim stated he did not see the suspects but knew there was more than one involved. Investigation revealed a witness observed the assault and positively identified Paige Shingler as the assailant. Charges were filed at District Court and a Criminal Summons was issued. Shingler was served with the Summons and is now awaiting a trial for the charges.
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On 10/24/14 at approximately 4:38 PM Cumberland Police Officers responded to a Dewey Terrace address for a report of a possible assault. Upon their arrival Officers attempted to make contact with the female victim who called 911. The Officers were able to hear a female inside the residence crying and telling another person to answer the door. A male subject, Anthony Taylor, answered the door and stated he did nothing wrong. The Officers asked him to open the door in order for them to check on the female. Taylor refused to open the door. He was asked twice more to open the door and he refused. The Officers then entered the residence to check on the crying female. Once inside the residence the Officers interviewed the female who was visibly upset. She stated Taylor had been drinking alcohol and had been threatening her. She stated she was in fear and attempted to call 911 but Taylor kept grabbing the phone from her hand. She stated he attempted to strike her several times and then got on top of her, on the bed and refused to let her up to leave the residence. Due to the statements made from the victim and Taylor attempting to prevent Officers from their duty, Taylor was placed under arrest. Taylor was charged, processed and taken before the District Court Commissioner.
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On 10/22/14 at 3:59 p.m., officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the 300 block of Race St. for a disturbance. When officers arrived they contacted Leonard Sorrells II, and another female. Officers investigating the complaint found that argument was a family dispute and advised both parties to keep the peace. Officers then left the area. At 4:30 p.m., officers again responded to the same address for another disturbance. When officers arrived the second time they found Sorrells and the female again were arguing. Officers were able to de-escalate the situation and again asked them to keep the peace. At 5:07 p.m., officers for the third time responded to the residence for another disturbance. When officers arrived on the scene they contacted Sorrells who again was causing a disturbance. Officers were able to speak to complainants and other victims in the area that were being disturbed by the actions of Sorrells. At this time officers placed Sorrells under arrest and transported him to the Cumberland Police Department. Sorrells was then processed, issued a Criminal Citation, and released pending trial in District Court.
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The Cumberland City Police are seeking the public’s assistance with two current burglary investigations in the North End of Cumberland. The two burglaries occurred sometime during the early morning hours of October 23, 2014 in the 300 block of Bellevue St. and the 400 block of Baltimore Ave. During both burglaries forced entry was made into the residences and the homes were ransacked. Also during the burglaries an undisclosed amount of money was taken along with a camera. Anyone with information on either of these crimes is asked to contact the Cumberland Police at 301-777-1600, or Allegany County Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300.
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On 10/22/14 at 2:50 P.M., officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to a business on Queen City Drive for a shoplifting complaint. Upon arrival officers contacted store employees who advised that they observed William W. Blacker obtain groceries from inside the store. Blacker then walked to the front of the store bagged the grocery’s and walked out the store without paying. Officers contacted Blacker and retrieved the stolen items. Officers then placed Blacker under arrest and transported him to the Cumberland Police Department. Blacker was then issued a Criminal Citation and released pending trial in District Court.
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On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Crystal Dawn Frame, age 31, Cumberland, MD on a bench warrant. The warrant stems from Frame failing to appear for court on 10/16/2014. Frame was served with the warrant then taken to District Court and she was released on her personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department arrested James Raymond Harry Searles, age 20, Cumberland, MD. Searles was issued the court order approximately one hour earlier on this date but failed to comply and contacted the female victim who obtained the order. The order instructs Searles not to have any contact with the victim. Searles failed to comply and contacted the victim which was observed by a Cumberland police Officer. Searles was placed under arrest and charged with one count of violating the peace order. Searles was later taken to District court for his initial appearance and was released on his personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served an arrest warrant on Grant Lee Robert, age 31, Cumberland, MD. The warrant charges Lee with two counts of theft, burglary second degree and burglary fourth degree. Lee was taken to District Court for his initial appearance and was released on his personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Christopher Douglas Balderson on an arrest warrant. The Warrant stems from an assault which took place on September 19, 2014 at an establishment located in the 200 block of Virginia Avenue. On that date officers responded to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center and made contact with two victims. The first victim stated that he was approached by Balderson from behind and Balderson struck him several times with a closed fist knocking him to the ground. The second victim stepped in to stop the assault and then Balderson sliced the second victims arm with a pocket knife. The second victim was then rushed to WMRMC for treatment of his injuries. The first victim did not require medical treatment.Balderson was served with the warrant and taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Balderson posted $35,000.00 bond and was released pending his trial.
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On Monday, October 20, 2014 at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Cumberland police Department responded to a residence located in the 300 block of Caroline Street in reference to a breaking and entering. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with the victim who stated that someone entered her residence and stole a Pit Bull / Boxer mix puppy. The victim explained that she left her residence at approximately 10:00 p.m. and when she returned she found that the puppy was missing. The victim stated that the puppy is kept in a kennel in the living room of her residence. The victim stated that she did leave the back door of her residence unlocked when she left. The puppy is an 8 month old Pit Bull / Boxer mix that is brindle in color. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Cumberland Police Department at 301-777-1600. Anonymous callers can also call Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300.
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On Monday, October 20, 2014 at approximately 11:46 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 900 block of Yale Street in reference to a breaking and entering. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with the resident who stated that he left his residence on this date at 9:00 a.m., and returned just before noon. The victim stated that when he arrived back home he noticed that his rear door of the residence was broken in and ajar. Officers entered the residence and observed the home to be ransacked with all drawers pulled out and furniture moved. Several thousands of dollars along with several pieces of jewelry were stolen from the residence. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Cumberland Police Department at 301-777-1600. Anonymous callers can also call Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300.
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On Monday, October 20, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served criminal summonses on the following subjects;Zelda Louise Younger – age 47 – Cumberland, MD. Criminal summons charging her with Theft.Helen Willene Bonner – age 47 – Cumberland, MD. Criminal summons charging her with failing to send her child to school.

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

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

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

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Two additional arrests have been made in connection with the assault which occurred on Maryland Avenue in Cumberland on Thursday evening, 10/09/2014. As a result of continued investigation into the incident, Investigators with the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) obtained arrest warrants for 22 year old Charles Ace Casey, of Cumberland, and 25 year old Garrett Michael Ketterman, also of Cumberland, who were arrested on 10/17/20014, and charged for their part in the incident.The Cumberland Police, with the assistance of allied agencies, including the Maryland State Police and the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, responded to calls of a large fight on Maryland Avenue involving persons using knives, bats, and metal pipes. When Officers arrived they discovered one victim, who had to be transported to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for emergency treatment, suffering from stab wounds. At that time 19 year old Jonthan Edward Harriss, of Cumberland, was arrested and charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, and related charges.Investigators reviewed surveillance video and spoke with numerous witnesses, and were able to identify Casey and Ketterman as participants in the incident.Casey was charged with 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, Carrying a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Injure, and several other related charges. He was taken before a District Court Commissioner for an initial appearance and is currently being held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $20,000.00 bond.

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

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On 10-17-14 at approx. 8:06 P.M. officers were called to the parking lot of Martins to make contact with the victim of an armed robbery. Upon officers arrival they made contact with the victim who advised that the crime occurred behind the Post Office along the railroad tracks. He stated that he was walking in that area towards Williams St. when one of the subjects there approached him and pointed a handgun at him. The suspect at this time told the victim to give him all of his money. The victim advised that he turned his pockets inside out to show that he didn’t have any money on him and he then ran from the area. The victim gave a good description of the suspect. A short time later officers, observed a subject matching the description given near where the incident occurred. The suspect was identified at this time as Wayne Eugene King and detained. The victim was brought to the scene and positive identified King as the subject who robbed him. The area was searched extensively for the weapon with none being located. King was arrested and transported to PH where he was charged and processed.Wayne Eugene King Age: 42 Dakota Ave., CumberlandCharges: Robbery, Armed Robbery, 1st and 2nd Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Possession of Handgun, Possession of Handgun in use of a crime of violence
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On Thursday October 16, 2014, at 2:46 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a business on Virginia Avenue in reference to a Theft. Investigation revealed that Nathan Renshaw, age 23 of Kingwood West Virginia, was allegedly observed by store personnel taking items from the shelves and placing them in the pockets of his clothing. Renshaw was criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On Thursday October 16, 2014, Cumberland City Police Officers were dispatched to a business on Industrial Boulevard in reference to a Theft. Investigation into this matter revealed that Shannon Grapes, age 28 of Cumberland, was allegedly observed taking store owned items from two different businesses. When approached by officers, Grapes was found to have stolen items in her possession. Grapes was placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where she processed, served. A bond hearing was held at Allegany County District Court Commissioners Office which resulted in Grapes being held on a $5000.00 bond at the Allegany County Detention Center.
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On October 15, 2014, Cumberland Police Department along with the Maryland State Police, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, Garrett County Sheriff’s Office and the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigations units; investigations and narcotics divisions, executed three separate search and seizure warrants in the 500 block of Maryland Avenue in Cumberland, Maryland. The search and seizure warrants were a direct result of numerous citizen complaints, tips (various local law enforcement Crime Tip Lines), and police calls for service for those residences. The search warrants were the product of a three month investigation into the sales/distribution of various narcotics to include heroin and crack cocaine being sold out of those residences. Entry was made into all three residences by utilizing the Cumberland Police Emergency Response Team (CERT), Garrett County Special Response Team (SRT), and the Maryland State Police “STATE” (SRT team). The 500 block of Maryland Avenue was shut down for a brief period of time as this operation was being conducted. The Allegany County Department of Social Services (Child Protective Services) also assisted on scene with the placement of three children all under the age of 6. This investigation is considered ongoing with additional arrests anticipated in the near future.The following individuals were arrested and charged with the various related criminal offenses:Thomas Shannon Stevens
W/M; DOB: 06/06/1973, 41YOA
521 Maryland Avenue
Cumberland, MD 21502
Charges: Possession W/Intent to Distribute Heroin/ Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin/ Possession of Heroin/ Possession of NON-Marihuana
Awaiting his initial appearance at District Court.Amanda Lynn Lewis
W/F; DOB: 12/02/1985, 28YOA
521 Maryland Avenue
Cumberland, MD 21502
Charges: Possession W/Intent to Distribute Heroin/ Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin/ Possession of Heroin/ Possession of NON-Marihuana (3 counts)
Held on $50,000 bond.Jon Pierre Lopez
B/M, DOB: 07/25/1965, 49YOA
532 Maryland Avenue, Apt #1
Cumberland, MD 21502
Charge: Possession of Controlled paraphernalia
Released on personal recognizanceShannon Nicol Grapes
W/F, DOB: 02/18/1984, 30YOA
532 Maryland Avenue
Cumberland, MD 21502
Charge: Possession of Controlled paraphernalia
Released on personal recognizanceRobert Wayne Burkett
W/M, DOB: 09/28/1955, 59 YOA
532 Maryland Avenue
Cumberland, MD 21502
Charge: Possession of Controlled paraphernalia
Awaiting his initial appearance at District Court.
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On Wednesday October 15, 2014, Cumberland City Police Officers were dispatched to the area of South and Second Street for a disturbance. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with Tracy Rae, age 26 of Cumberland. A check for wanted was conducted and it was learned that Rae had an outstanding warrant for her arrest in Allegany County for Theft related charges. A search incident to arrest was conducted as Rae produced to officers a crack cocaine smoking device, a syringe, one baggie of suspected Heroin and two baggies of suspect crack cocaine. Rae was processed, served and taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioners Office for a bond hearing.
Tracy Rae, age 26. Cumberland, Maryland.
CHARGES: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Paraphernalia (2 counts). Rae’s bond was set at $7,500.00 for the CDS charges. Her bond for the Theft charges was set at $10,000.00. Rae was transported to the Allegany County Detention Center.
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While on patrol on Virginia Ave. an officer observed a subject operating their vehicle while reading/looking at his cell phone and also talk on it without a hands free device. The vehicle was stopped and the operator Warren Linn was contacted. Linn advised that he wasn’t texting just reading his phone. His driving status was checked by dispatch and it was discovered that his privilege to drive in the state of Maryland was currently suspended. He was issued a citation for Driving Suspended and released pending trial in District Court.
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On October 13, 2014, at 8:49pm, an officer from the Cumberland City Police Department conducted a traffic stop on I-6/8 eastbound for numerous traffic violations. Upon contacting the occupants the officer detected a strong odor of CDS. A probable cause search was conducted on the vehicle and occupants. During the search officers discovered illegally obtained prescription medication and paraphernalia. Both subjects in the vehicle Kenneth Wilson III, and Ronald Brown were placed under arrest. They were both then transported the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Once at the Cumberland Police Department Browning was issued a Criminal Citation and released pending trial. Wilson was charged and later taken to District Court for his Initial Appearance and released on his Own Recognizance.
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On October 13, 2014, the Cumberland City Police Served a Circuit Court Arrest Warrant on Maxwell Redman, age 52, of Cumberland. Redman was transported to the Allegany County Detention Center awaiting a hearing in Circuit Court.
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On Sunday October 12, 2014, at 2:10 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a business on Virginia Avenue for a reported theft. Investigation into this matter revealed that Richard McCloud, age 32 of Cumberland, was observed taking stored owned items and exiting the premises without paying for them. McCloud was criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On Sunday October 12, 2014, at 11:41 am, a Cumberland City Police Officer initiated a traffic stop on Virginia Avenue for a moving violation.Contact was made with the occupants and they were identified as Robert Hess age 32 and Stephanie Barb, age 25, both from Cumberland.A check for wanted status was conducted and it was revealed that both individuals had outstanding bench warrants for failing to appear for trial on October 2, 2014 for a previous possession of marihuana arrest.Hess and Barb were processed and served and taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioners Office for a bond hearing. They were released on the personal recognizance pending trial.Robert Hess, age 32. Cumberland, Md.
CHARGES: Bench Warrant (x2) Possession of Marihuana, Possession of Paraphernalia.Stephanie Barb, age 25. Cumberland, Md.
CHARGES: Bench Warrant (x2) Possession of Marihuana, Possession of Paraphernalia.
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On Saturday October 11, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Ronald Diggs, age 62 of Cumberland. The summons was issued as a result of a September 21, 2014 incident where officers responded to the parking lot area of the Cumberland City Police Department. Upon arrival officers observed Diggs being verbally disruptive and acting in a unusual manner. As officers approached Diggs, he ran onto the garage door, bounced off and then towards the officers and assaulted one of them before being placed into custody. Diggs was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On 10/10/2014, Cumberland City Police officers charged a Capon Bridge WV man with theft related charges which were the result of a private citizen complaint filed at District Court. According to court documents suspect Calvin Wesley Shirley Jr., 38, allegedly took tools valued at over $1000.00 from an Oldtown Maryland address without the victim’s permission. The complaint alleges that the theft occurred between October 4th and October 5th, 2014. The victim in this case filed for charges and as a result Shirley was charged with the following:Theft: $1000.00 to Under $10,000.00 – 1 countShirley was processed for the charge and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On 10/10/2014, Cumberland City Police officers charged a Cumberland woman with theft related charges which resulted from an investigation initiated by the Cumberland City Police on 10/03/2014. The victim in this case reported that a laptop computer had been taken from a Frederick Street residence while they slept. The victim was able to identify a possible suspect in this case, and officers were able to confirm the suspect’s identity by records recovered during the investigation. As a result Bridget Brianne Michael, 30, of Cumberland was charged with the following:Theft Less than $1000.00 value – 1 count.Michael was processed for the charge and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On October 9, 2014 Cumberland City Police served a Violation of Probation warrant on Amanda Yvonne Tallman, age 20 of Cumberland, Maryland. Tallman was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner. Tallman was later transported to the Allegany County Detention Center where she was being held on $2,500 bond.
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On October 9, 2014 Cumberland City Police served an arrest warrant on Theresa Marie Williams, age 47 of Oldtown, Maryland. The warrant charges Williams with two counts of second degree assault. Williams was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner. Williams was later transported to the Allegany County Detention Center where she was being held on $3,000 bond.
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On Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:15 P.M., members of the Cumberland City Police Department were dispatched to the 500 Block of Maryland Avenue, Cumberland, Maryland for a report of a large fight in the street. Members of the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department and Maryland State Police also responded to the scene.When Officers arrived, they encountered a large crowd on the street. Officers learned that there had been an altercation and that a 22 year old male victim had been stabbed in the chest. The victim was located at private residence located on the 400 Block of Ascension Street, Cumberland, Maryland. After the victim was stabbed on Maryland Avenue, he went to the Ascension Street residence until Officers arrived on the scene. Members of the Cumberland Fire Department responded to the scene and treated the victim prior to transporting him to the Western Maryland Health Systems for further treatment of his injuries.Investigators with the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) responded to assist in the investigation. Officers and Investigators interviewed a number of witnesses at the scene. Video surveillance footage of the altercation was also obtained. The altercation had initially begun in a parking lot of a business located on the 500 block of Maryland Avenue. Four individuals were initially involved in the physical altercation. The individuals continued to fight as they were traveling on foot on the 500 block of Maryland Avenue. During the altercation, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the 22 year old victim in the chest.As a result of statements from the victim and witnesses, 19 year old Jonthan Edward Harriss of Cumberland, Maryland was arrested at the scene. Review of the video footage also revealed that Jonthan Harriss stabbed the 22 year old victim with a knife. During altercation, Jonathan Harriss also punched a 24 year old male victim in the face..Harriss has been criminally charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, two (2) counts of 2nd Degree Assault, Affray and Reckless Endangerment. Upon complete of processing, Harriss will be taken before a District Court Commissioner for a bond hearing.The scene was processed by members of the Maryland State Police Crime Lab.Investigation is continuing.

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On October 8, 2014, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to 916 East Gate Court for a domestic assault complaint. Upon the officers arrival they made contact with Kamal Datta and a female victim inside the residence. During an investigation into the matter officers learned that an argument between Mr. Datta and his wife took place that led to an assault. According to the victim, she said that she was having an argument with Mr. Datta when he came at her. Mr. Datta eventually slapped the victim in the face and struck her in the back of the head. After fighting with Mr. Datta, the victim was able to get to a phone and contact the police. Officers on the scene also noted visible injuries to the victim that did not require medical treatment. As a result of this incident, officers determined Mr. Datta to be the primary aggressor in this matter and placed him under arrest. Datta was taken to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Datta was later taken before the District Court Commissioner and later released on his own personal recognizance.
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On Monday October 6, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a bench warrant on Amy Martin, age 32 of Cumberland. The warrant was issued as a result of Martin failing to appear for trial on October 3, 2014 for a previous arrest for the charge of Assault 2nd Degree. Martin was processed, served and taken to the Allegany County Detention Center where she was held without bail.
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On Monday October 6, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Richard Sachetti, age 50 of Cumberland. On October 2, 2014, Officers responded to a private residence on Milten Street for a reported assault. Investigation into this matter revealed that Sachetti and his wife were engaged in an argument which led to him assaulting her. A family friend came over to intervene and Sachetti proceeded to assault him as well. Officers observed visible injuries to both victims. Sachetti was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court. Neither of the victims required medical attention.
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On Monday October 6, 2014, Cumberland City Police served two criminal summonses on Destiny Tilson, age 19 of Cumberland. On September 19, 2014, Officers responded to the area of Spring Street in reference to an assault. Upon arrival officers observed Tilson acting in a disorderly manner. Investigation revealed that Tilson assaulted another female by pulling her hair and pushing her to the ground. Tilson left the area prior to the officers arrival. The victim did not require medical attention. The second summons served was as a result of a September 17, 2014 assault complaint that occurred on Williams Street. Investigation revealed that Tilson and two other co-assailants allegedly approached the victim and destroyed his clothing, broke a jewelry item and kicked him repeatedly to the ground. After the assault, Tilson left the area. The victim was transported to the Western Maryland Regional Center for treatment to his face and ribs. The second suspect has been charged and one additional arrest is pending. Tilson was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On Sunday, October 5th, 2014, Cumberland City Police responded to 1 Bennett Lane, The Cumberland Flea Market, for a breaking and entering complaint. When officers arrived they found a broken window to the establishment. After speaking with several of the flea market vendor’s, officers were able to determine that approximately $3,600 worth of merchandise was missing from the close of the previous business day. Evidence and witness testimony developed at the scene lead to the identification of a 17 year old juvenile and 26 year old adult of Cumberland, as the primary suspects in the breaking and entering. The two suspects were later located by officers and based on the developments of the investigation, they were both place under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Station for processing. Officers were also able to recover much of the stolen merchandise from the flea market which was returned to the owners. The 17 year old juvenile was later released to family on house arrest by the order of the Department of Juvenile Service and 26 year old adult was taken before the District Court Commissioner. He was remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond pending trial.
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On October 4, 2014, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to Martin’s Market located at 739 Park Street for a suspicious person complaint. Upon the officers arrival they made contact with the store manager. Officers were advised by management that a white male was sleeping inside the café. Officers learned that the male subject had obtained two containers of food from the buffet/salad bar area and had eaten it in the café without paying. Officers made contact with the male and identified him as Gary Lee Smith. While speaking with Smith the officers observed Smith to be intoxicated. Smith told the officers that he had already paid for the food, but he had no receipts of payment. After speaking with Smith, he stated that he did not pay for the food and did not have the money to pay. As a result of this incident, Smith was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Smith was issued a criminal citation and released pending his trial date in District Court.
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On October 3, 2014, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the area of Baltimore Street near M&T bank in reference to a male subject yelling for help. Once the officers arrived they made contact with a male victim. Officers were advised by the victim that he was seated on the step by the Brunswick with a second male subject. The victim indicated that he reached into his pocket for a cigarette and a ten dollar bill fell to the ground. The male subject who was seated by the victim picked the ten dollar bill up and acted as if he was going to keep it. A short time later the victim advised officers that the male subject who was seated beside him reached into his pocket and removed a large sum of currency. According to the victim he had over $500 taken from his pocket. The victim informed the officers that the suspect took off with the currency and was last seen in the area of Roses Plaza heading toward Frederick Street. Officers were able to locate a possible suspect who was stopped in front of the Family Dollar. The victim was brought to the location where he positively identified the subject as the person who stole his money. The suspect was identified as, Tyrone David Lavender. Lavender was placed under arrest and searched. A search of Lavender’s person was conducted by the officers and they were able to locate $588.00 inside his pocket and wallet. Lavender was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Lavender was taken before the District Court Commissioner and later held in the Allegany County Detention Center on a temporary commitment.
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On 10/2/14 at approximately 1:15 PM Cumberland Police Officers responded to a Virginia Avenue business for a report of the theft. An employee stated they observed a white female conceal an item and leave the store without paying for the item. The female was stopped and returned to the store. The Officer then made contact with the suspect, Brianna Marie Dillon, who admitted to taking the item without paying. Dillon was issued a criminal citation for theft and released pending trial at District Court.
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On 10/2/14 at approximately 2:55 PM Cumberland Police Officers responded to a Virginia Avenue business for a report of the theft. An employee stated they observed a white female place an item inside of her purse and leave the store without paying for the item. The female was stopped and returned to the store. The Officer then made contact with the suspect, Melissa Sue Raines, who admitted to taking the item without paying. Raines was issued a criminal citation for theft. While speaking to Raines the Officer was advised she was also wanted on a Bench Warrant for a Violation of Probation. Raines was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Department where she was processed and taken for a hearing at District Court. She was released after posting bond in the amount of $57.50.
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On Wednesday, October 01, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Curtis Tyrell McAllister, age 35, Philadelphia, PA on two bench warrants. The warrants stem from McAllister failing to appear for two separate court dates. McAllister was served with the warrants and taken to District Court for his initial appearance. McAllister was then released on his personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On September 30, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to Sheetz Store located at 429 Virginia Avenue for a reported theft. Upon the officers arrival they were informed by a witness that they observed, Chasity Lynn Kesner, pick up two items from the store shelf and place those items inside her purse. Kesner was stopped before exiting the store and awaited the arrival of police. Kesner was placed under arrest at the scene and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Kesner was issued a criminal citation and released pending her trial date in District Court.
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On September 30, 2014 Cumberland City Police served an arrest warrant on Cheryl Lynn Jenkins, age 55 of Cumberland, Maryland. The warrant was issued after officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the area of Frederick Street near the Pit and Go on September 2, 2014, to check on the well being of a small child. When officers arrived in the area they were approached by two subjects who called about the child being left alone on the city sidewalk. During an investigation into the matter, officers learned that the child was seen standing alone on the sidewalk with no supervision. The child was stopped by one of the witnesses as she attempted to walk into the travel portion of the roadway. Officers eventually located a female subject who claimed to be the child’s aunt. Officers identified the female as, Cheryl Lynn Jenkins. While officers were speaking with Jenkins they noticed her to be extremely intoxicated and having trouble keeping her balance. Officers on the scene determined that Jenkins was not able to care for the child and requested the assistance of Child Protective Services. Proper placement was made for the child and Jenkins was charged as a result of the incident. Jenkins was processed and served at the Cumberland City Police Department and taken before the District Court Commissioner. Jenkins was held in the Allegany County Detention Center on $2,600 bond.
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On September 29, 2014 an officer from the Cumberland City Police Department was on patrol in the 500 block of Maryland Avenue when he observed a white male consuming an alcoholic beverage on the sidewalk. As the officer proceeded by the subject, he observed the male placing the beverage on the front porch. The officer turned around and once again observed the male consuming the beverage on the sidewalk. The officer made contact with the subject identified as, William Wesley Blacker Jr. Blacker was informed by the officer that he was in violation of the city’s open container law. While the officer was speaking with Blacker he conducted pat down of his person for weapons. Blacker was also asked by the officer if he would empty his pockets. Blacker emptied his pockets for the officer and produced a silver pipe used to smoke marijuana. Blacker was placed under arrest and transported the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Blacker was released after being issued a criminal citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, and a civil citation for possession of an open container of alcohol on public property.
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On Sunday, September 28, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Tyler Dewain Nimmons, age 24, Cumberland, MD on an arrest warrant. The warrant charges Nimmons with violating the conditions of his probation. Nimmons was served with the warrant and taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Nimmons was held on $1,000.00 at the Allegany County Detention Center.
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On Sunday, September 28, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrest Javon Nafaise Murphy, age 26, Cumberland, MD. The warrant stems from a private citizen applying for charges against Murphy at District Court. Murphy was served with the warrant and taken to District Court for his initial appearance and was held at the Allegany County Detention Center without bond.Charges:-Two counts of violating a protection order
-Harassment
-Obstruct justice
-Solicit / Intimidate juror
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On Sunday, September 28, 2014 at approximately 12:25 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 7-11 stole located on Maryland Avenue in reference to a theft complaint. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with a store employee who advised that a female subject stole items from the store. Officers reviewed video surveillance and were able to identify the suspect as Kristin Marie Thomas, age 26, Cumberland, MD. Thomas was located and charged with one count of theft. Thomas was issued a criminal citation and released pending further action at District Court.
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On 09/28/14 at approximately 3:00 AM Cumberland Police Officers were called to a Pennsylvania Avenue address for the violation of a protective order. Upon the Officers’ arrival they located Dominique Wilson standing outside of the residence. Upon speaking with Wilson he stated he was aware there was an active Protective Order on him at this residence. He stated he filed to have it dropped but was aware it was still active. It was determined Wilson had attempted to contact the victim several times by telephone and in person. After reviewing the protective order it was determined Wilson had violated the Court Order. Wilson was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters. He was awaiting a bond hearing for the Offense.
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On 09/27/14 Markel D. Whitfield was located and arrested on a Criminal Warrant for a Violation of Probation on the original charge of Driving under the Influence of Alcohol. The Warrant was served on Whitfield and he was taken to the District Court Commissioner’s Office. After his hearing, Whitfield was remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center on $2,500.
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On Saturday, September 27, 2014 at approximately 12:36 a.m., a Cumberland Police Officer on patrol observed two subjects yelling at each other in the street on Virginia Avenue at Third Street. The officer stopped and began to investigate as to what the problem was. While doing so Shauntae Renee MacDonald-Hill began to intervene and would not let the officer speak to one of the subjects. The officer ordered MacDonald-Hill to leave the area and warned her against creating a disturbance. MacDonald-Hill failed to listen to the officer’s order and she continued her actions. MacDonald-Hill was then placed under arrest and charged with one count of failing to obey a lawful order. MacDonald-Hill was released pending further action in District Court.
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On Friday, September 26, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Michael Anthony Butler Jr, age 26, Frostburg, MD. All three warrants stem from Butler failing to appear for three separate court dates. Butler was served with all three warrants and then taken to District Court for his initial appearance. Butler was then taken to the Allegany County Detention Center where he was held until legal representation is available.
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On Friday, September 26, 2014 at approximately 12:14 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to the Sheetz Store located on Virginia Avenue in reference to a theft. Store employees observed a male subject steal items while inside the store. A store employee advised the subject has exited the store and was last seen walking on Virginia Avenue. A description of the suspect was provided and responding officers located the suspect on Virginia Avenue. The suspect was identified as Douglas Wayne Black, age 47, Cumberland, MD. Black was positively identified as the person who stole the items from Sheetz.Black was searched incident to arrest and several controlled prescription pills and drug paraphernalia were located on Black. It was also discovered that Black was wanted on a warrant out of Howard County, Maryland.Black was transported to Police Headquarters for processing and was charged with theft, possession of CDS, and possession of drug paraphernalia.Black was taken to District Court for his initial appearance and was held at the Allegany County Detention Center awaiting to be transported to Howard County, Maryland for the service of the warrant.
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On Friday, September 26, 2014 at approximately 2:43 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in reference to a domestic assault. Upon the officer’s arrival James William Hendershot, age 22, Cumberland, MD and Kelsey Dawn Jenkins, age 20, Cumberland, MD were contacted and separated. Officers observed minor injuries to both Hendershot and Jenkins.Jenkins advised officers that she and Hendershot have been arguing over civil issues all day and it just turned physical. Jenkins stated that Hendershot struck her in her face with his fist and began to choke her. Jenkins was able to get away from Hendershot and run to a neighbor’s residence to have the police called.Hendershot advised that he and Jenkins were arguing and then it turned physical. Hendershot stated that Jenkins began to assault him by scratching and hitting him with her fists. Hendershot stated that he then grabbed Jenkins in a hugging motion in an attempt to restrain her to keep her from assaulting him further. Hendershot stated that Jenkins slipped his grasp by biting him. Hendershot stated that Jenkins then assaulted him further by striking him with her fists.Both subjects were placed under arrest for assaulting each other. Neither subject’s required medical treatment. Both were charged with one count each of second degree assault. Hendershot and Jenkins were both taken to District Court for their individual initial appearances’. Hendershot and Jenkins were both released on their personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On 09/25/14 the Cumberland Police Dept served a criminal summons on Christopher Johnston 29 years of age of Cumberland. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on August 9th, 2014 in the 400blk of N Centre St when Officers were dispatched for a report of a destruction of property. Witnesses stated that they observed a male subject later identified as Johnston break a flower pot and light fixture. Officers attempted to locate Johnston with negative results. The Officer then filed for charges through the District Court resulting in the summons being issued. Johnston was served the summons charging him with one count of Destruction of Property and released pending trial in District Court.
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On 09/25/14 Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to the 400blk of Race St in reference to a tampering with a motor vehicle complaint. Upon arrival Officers contacted the victim who stated that sometime overnight person(s) unknown attempted to gain entry into her vehicle. Officers observed damage to the passenger side window of the vehicle. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Dept at 301-777-1600.
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On 09/25/14 Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in reference to a disorderly subject. Upon arrival Officers contacted the subject and ordered him to leave and not return at the facilities request. The subject left at that time without incident. A short time later Officers were again dispatched back to the area in reference to the subject returning and creating a disturbance. Officers contacted 27 year old George Farmer of Ellicott City and placed him under arrest. Farmer was transported to the Cumberland Police Department for processing and was issued a Maryland Criminal Citation for trespassing and released pending trial in District Court.
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On 09/25/14 at 1:26am Officers with the Cumberland Police Department were dispatched to the 100blk of Park St in reference to a destruction of property to a vehicle. Upon arrival officers contacted the victim who stated that while he was traveling on Park St an unknown subject threw a rock striking his windshield causing damage. A short time later a second complaint was dispatched advising of an unknown subject throwing a rock through a window of an apartment on Queen City Pavement. Officers later were dispatched to a disturbance in the first block of Ascension St. Upon arrival Officers observed one of the subjects to match the description as given by witnesses as the subject who threw the rocks causing the damage to the vehicle and building. Officers were also able to view video of the incident and were able to confirm that this subject identified as Patrick Kneisley, 23 years of age of Cumberland was responsible for the damage. Kneisley was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing. Kneisley was charged on a Maryland Criminal Citation with two counts of Destruction of Property under $1,000 and released pending trial in District Court.
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On 09/25/14 the Cumberland Police Department served a bench warrant on 22 year old Nicholas Kneisley of Cumberland. The warrant stems from Kneisley failing to follow conditions of probation of an original charge of Malicious burning. Kneisley was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a $10,000 bail.
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On 09/24/14 at 12:07pm Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a business located in the 400blk of Virginia Ave in reference to a theft complaint. Upon arrival Officers contacted store employees who stated that they observed a male subject conceal an item on his person and leave the store without paying for it. Officers then contacted 30 year old John Sinclair of Rawlings and were able to recover the stolen item. Sinclair was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Department where he was issued a Maryland Criminal Citation for Theft under $100.00 and released pending trial in District Court.
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On 09/24/14 Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept served two bench warrants on 23 year old Nicholas Moreland of Cumberland. The first bench warrant stems from Moreland failing to follow conditions of probation on an original charge of Assault 2nd degree. The second warrant stems from Moreland failing to follow conditions of probation on an original charge of Violation of an Exparte Order. Moreland was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a total of $20,000 bail.
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On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served a criminal summons on Sue Ellen Lilly. The summons stems from a breaking and entering complaint which was reported on September 18, 2014. On that date officers responded to a residence located in the 400 block of Independence Street in reference to a breaking and entering in progress. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with Lilly who was outside of the residence. The officer asked Lilly if she was inside the residence and she stated that she was. Lilly stated that she has permission from the owner to enter the residence. Lilly stated that she came to this residence to retrieve some pain medication. Contact was made with the witness who actually called the police. The witness advised that she is familiar with Lilly due to her stealing from the owner of the property and knows that she is not allowed to be in the residence. Several prescription pills were located on Lilly. The owner of the residence was not home and was later contacted and it was verified that Lilly did not have permission to enter the residence. Charges were applied for at District Court which resulted in the criminal summons being issued. Lilly will be required to appear in District Court at a later date.
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On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Kathryn Ann Colon on an arrest warrant. The arrest warrant stems from a domestic assault investigation which took place on September 20, 2014 at approximately 8:00 p.m. in the 400 block of Grand Avenue. Investigation revealed that Colon had an argument with her boyfriend which escalated. Colon got in her vehicle and her boyfriend got in his own vehicle and they began to crash the vehicles together in an attempt to injure each other. Colon then exited her vehicle to confront her boyfriend and she was then struck by her boyfriend’s driver side door as he opened it to intentionally strike her as he drove past. Colon was transported to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. Charges against Colon were applied for due to her actions in attempting to assault her boyfriend with her vehicle.While officers were on the scene Colon’s boyfriend returned and was placed under arrest.Colon was served with the warrant then taken to District Court for her initial appearance and was held on $3,000.00 at the Allegany County Detention Center.
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U.S. MARSHALS TASK FORCE ARRESTS KEYSER HOMICIDE FUGITIVEMartinsburg, WV. – On September 23, 2014, a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Louis Harris Jr aka Louie 39, on the 100 block of South Allegany Street, Cumberland, Maryland..The Marshals Service’s Mountain State Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF) was referred a warrant for Louis Harris Jr. charging him with Attempted Murderby the West Virginia State Police for apprehension.The charges stemmed from a bar fight at My Place in Ridgley, West Virginia on December 14, 2013 where Harris Jr. and Dominique Weeden chased the victim out of the bar. Louis Harris Jr. was captured on the bars video surveillance system stabbing the victim multiple times.Task Force officers set up surveillance on an address located on South Allegany Street related to Louis Harris Jr. Harris was observed by officers leaving the residence and was taken into custody in the front yard without incident.
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On Monday, September 22, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Michael Harris on a Parole Retake Warrant. The warrant stems from Harris violation conditions of his parole. Harris was served with the warrant than taken directly to the Department of Corrections, Western Correctional Institution.
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On Monday, September 22, 2014 at approximately 11:33 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to the Sheetz Store located on Virginia Avenue in reference to a shoplifter. Upon the officers arrival contact was made with a store employee who stated that they observed a male subject steal items while inside the store. Contact was made with the subject who was identified as Zachary Hunter McMillan. McMillan was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. McMillan was then issued a criminal citation charging him with theft and was released from Police Headquarters.
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Officers responded to a residence on Emily St. for a report of subjects that had broken into a vacant house. Upon their arrival they contacted the complainants who advised that they observed several subjects inside of the vacant residence and could hear loud noise coming from inside. The officers then made entry into the residence and located Carla Gilmore inside of the living room area. She was placed under arrest at this time and stated that nobody else was inside the residence at this time. The rest of the residence was searched by K-9 Barney with nobody else located. Officers observed damage to the back door consistent with a burglary. The property owner was contacted and advised that the damage was new and that nobody should be nor did they have permission to be in the residence. Gilmore did advise that there were two other subjects in the residence with her but left prior to the officer’s arrival. James Moore was identified and located a short distance away. He was placed under arrest. Both subjects were transported to PH where they were charged and processed.James Anthony Moore Age: 36 Queen City Dr., City
Charges: Burglary 4th Degree, DOPCarla Marie Gilmore Age: 36 Queen City Dr, City
Charges: Burglary 4th degree, DOPBoth subjects were taken for a Bond Hearing and released on their personal recognizance.
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On 09/20/14 at 7:53pm Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept were dispatched to the 400blk of Grand Ave in reference to a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. Upon arrival Officers began interviewing witnesses where it was learned that a male and female subject got into a verbal argument. The subjects then got into separate vehicles and began running them into each other. The female subject exited her vehicle and approached the vehicle the male was operating when the door opened while the vehicle was pulling forward. The female subject was struck by the door throwing her to the ground. The male subject then fled the area. The female was transported to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center by the Cumberland Fire Dept for treatment of non life threatening injuries. While still on the scene, the male subject who was identified as Michael Ford, 37 years of age of Cumberland returned and was placed under arrest without incident. Ford was charged with one count of First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and traffic related offenses. Ford was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a $3,000 bail. The investigation is continuing and further charges are pending.
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On 09/19/14 the Cumberland Police Dept responded to the 600blk of Columbia Ave in reference to a theft complaint. Upon arrival Officers contacted the victim who stated that person(s) unknown removed a motor scooter from the front porch. The scooter was described as having Spider Man and Monster Energy stickers on the front of the bike and white tape on the sides. There are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Dept at 301-777-1600.
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On 09/19/14 the Cumberland Police Dept responded to the area of Liberty St in reference to a hit and run. Upon arrival officers learned that a parked vehicle had been struck by a vehicle backing out of a parking space. The vehicle then left the area without providing any insurance or contact information. A witness advised that he observed a mint green Subaru Outback operated by a white female strike the vehicle and not stop. The victim vehicle sustained a small dent to the passenger side rear door. Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Dept at 301-777-1600
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On 09/19/14 an Officer with the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 700blk of Arundel St in reference to a theft from a vehicle. Upon arrival Officer’s contacted the victim who stated that a large amount of his property was removed from a vehicle. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Dept at 301-777-1600
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On September 19, 2014 Cumberland City Police officers charged a Cumberland woman for CDS related charges after a routine traffic stop. Officers stopped a vehicle for a equipment violation on Lamont Street and contacted the operator. During the stop a K-9 scan was conducted on the vehicle which resulted in a positive alert for the presence of CDS. A search of the vehicle was conducted and CDS paraphernalia was located inside. As a result, Britney Jeanette Robey, 19, of Cumberland was charged with the following:Possession of CDS Paraphernalia – 1 countRobey was issued a criminal citation at the scene and released pending trial at District Court.
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On September 18, 2014 Cumberland City Police officers were dispatched to a Park Street business in reference to a reported theft. Officers arrived on the scene, contacted loss prevention officers inside the business, and started an investigation. During the investigation, officers learned that suspect Kelly Lynn Carey, 31, of Cumberland was seen concealing store property in shopping bags and leaving the store without paying. Officers collected evidence at the scene and as a result Carey was placed under arrest. Carey was transported to Cumberland City Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with the following:Theft Less than $1,000.00 – 1 count.Carey was subsequently released on her personal recognizance pending trial at District Court.
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On September 18, 2014 Cumberland City Police officers served an arrest warrant on a Cumberland man in the area of Arch Street. The charges stem from a private citizen complaint in which the victim alleges that Ronald Wayne Wigfield, 37, of Cumberland and two other suspects assaulted them on August 19, 2014. The victim in this case suffered severe facial injuries requiring treatment. As a result of this complaint, Wigfield was arrested and transported to Cumberland Police Headquarters for processing. Wigfield is charged with the following:Assault 2nd Degree – 2 countsWigfield was transported to the Allegany County District Court for a bond hearing. He was subsequently released on a $10,000.00 unsecured bond. The two other suspects in this case have already been arrested and charged on similar warrants.
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On 09/17/14 during the early evening hours, Cumberland City Police officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Arch Street when a citizen reported that a suspicious vehicle was in the area possibly involved in a CDS transaction. Officers arrived on the scene and located the identified vehicle and spoke with 4 occupants. During the investigation officers discovered that there were problems with the registration on the vehicle. Officers interviewed the person responsible for the vehicle who was identified as Antonio Rodney, 32, of Hagerstown Maryland. The investigation led to a search of the vehicle and Rodney’s person, and as a result, suspected crack cocaine and a pipe used to smoke crack cocaine were recovered. As a result Rodney was placed under arrest and charged with the following:Possession of CDS not Marijuana – 1 countPossession of CDS paraphernalia – 1 countRodney was taken for a bond hearing at District Court and held on a $2,500.00 bond. Rodney was transported to the Allegany County Detention Center to await a bond review.
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On 09/16/14 at 5:23pm an Officer with the Cumberland Police Department was patrolling in the area of Virginia Ave when he observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. The Officer then contacted the operator who was identified as John Stanford Rickenberg of Cumberland. The Officer observed Rickenberg to be acting in a nervous manner and summonsed a K-9 Officer to respond. A free air sniff was conducted on the vehicle yielding a positive alert for illegal narcotics. During a search of the vehicle officers located a small amount of suspected marijuana and prescription pills. A check of Rickenberg’s driving status in the State of Maryland was performed which revealed that he was currently suspended and did not possess a valid driver’s license. At this time Rickenberg was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing. Rickenberg was charged with Possession of Marijuana under 10grams, Possession not marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and several traffic related offenses. Rickenberg was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a $4,000 bail Rickenberg was released to the Allegany County Detention Center.
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On 09/15/2014 during the early morning hours, Cumberland City Police officers served two arrest warrants on Michael Paul Wigfield, 36, and Roger Russell Miller, 48, both of Cumberland. The arrest warrants were issued based on a private citizen complaint in which the victim alleges that on August 18, 2014 Wigfield and Miller assaulted them resulting in severe facial and head injuries requiring treatment. As a result both Wigfield and Miller were placed under arrest and served with the warrants charging them with the following:WIGFIELD: Assault 2nd Degree – 2 countsMILLER: Assault 2nd Degree – 2 countsBoth Wigfield and Miller were processed for the warrants and taken for a bond hearing at the Allegany County District Court. Both subjects were released on $10,000.00 unsecured bonds.
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On 09/14/14 during the early evening hours, Cumberland City Police officers were dispatched to a Grand Avenue residence in reference to a report of suspects armed with knives attempting a burglary and assault on the residents. Officers encountered one suspect behind the residence when they arrived and observed that the suspect was wearing a knife. Officers disarmed and detained suspect Shane Christopher Combs, 27, of Cumberland and initiated an investigation.When interviewed, the residents and several witnesses reported that Combs and a second suspect initially were chasing the victim into the residence. Combs was reportedly armed with a crowbar and the second suspect with a knife. Once inside, the second suspect armed with a knife began waving it at the residents, making threats, and demanding property. At that time the resident advised the suspects that they were calling the police. Both suspects appeared to be going to leave the scene but then turned back and began forcing the door open by kicking it and using the crowbar that Combs had in his possession. The residents collectively were able to push the door closed until police arrived. Weapons used in this crime were recovered and as a result of this investigation Combs was arrested and charged with the following:Burglary 1st Degree – 1 countBurglary 3rd Degree – 1 countBurglary 4th Degree – 1 countPossession of burglary tools – 1 countAssault 2nd Degree – 2 countsMalicious Destruction of Property – 1 countDisorderly Conduct – 1 countCombs was processed for the charges and transported to the Allegany County District Court for a bond hearing. He was held on a $25,000 bond.The second suspect in this case fled the area prior to the police arriving on the scene. A search conducted by the city police and MSP Trooper Five failed to locate the second suspect. During the investigation the second suspect was positively identified and similar charges are pending at District Court at the time of this press release.
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On 09/16/14 at 0030hrs Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a residence located in the first Blk of S. Waverly Terrace in reference to an assault. Upon Officers arrival they contacted the victim who they observed to be bleeding from the head. The victim stated that they were hit with a baseball bat by 29 year old Chad Izat. Izat then threw a vacuum cleaner striking a juvenile in the shoulder area. Izat was located a short distance away from the residence and was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing. Izat was charged with one count of First Degree Assault, two counts of Second Degree Assault, and Reckless Endangerment. The victim was transported by the Cumberland Fire Dept to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for non life threatening injuries. The juvenile victim did not require medical attention. Izat was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was held on a $45,000 bond.
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On 09/15/14 at 2045hrs Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a residence located in the 500blk of Warren St in reference to an assault. Upon arrival Officers contacted the victim who stated that 24 year old Daniel Penrod woke her up while sleeping. An argument ensued and the victim attempted to get away. Penrod then grabbed the victim by the neck and began to choke her. The victim sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention. Penrod was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Dept for processing. Penrod was charged with one count of Second Degree Assault. Penrod was taken for an initial appearance at District Court where he was released on his personal recognizance pending trial in District Court.
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On 09/15/14 at 1004am The Cumberland Police Department responded to a business located in the 700blk of Park St in reference to a shoplifting complaint. Upon arrival Officers contacted store employees who advised that they observed a male subject take several items without paying for them. Officers then contacted 32 year old Daniel Miller of Lonaconing and subsequently placed him under arrest. Miller was transported to the Cumberland Police Dept where he was issued a Maryland Criminal Citation for Theft Under $100.00 and Trespassing. Miller was released pending trial in District Court.
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On Saturday September 13, 2014, at 8:29 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded a check on well being in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. It was reported that Shelva Shipley, age 52 of Cumberland, was going door to door of different homes for reasons unknown. Officers located Shipley and upon conducting a check for wanted status, Shipley was found to have an active bench warrant for her arrest. A search incident to arrest was conducted and as a result a quantity of suspected Oxycodone narcotic pills were found on Shipley’s person. Shipley was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where she was processed and served. Shipley is currently at the Police Department until a bond hearing can be conducted.
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On Saturday September 13, 2014, at 12:56 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a private residence in the 100 block of Wills Creek Avenue in reference to a trespass complaint. Contact was made with the suspect who was identified as Jeff Ward, age 32 of Cumberland. Officers noticed a marihuana smoking device in the immediate area where Ward was found and subsequently determined to be his. Ward was placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where he was criminally cited and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On September 13, 2014 at approximately 1:41am, Cumberland Police Officers responded to a business on North Mechanic Street in Cumberland for a reported stabbing.When officers arrived they found a victim with several stab
wounds to his back. He was transported to the Western Maryland Health System in serious condition.lnvestigation revealed a physical altercation had taken place
resulting in the stabbing of the victim. During the altercation the suspect, later identified as Jakeenan Corderay Jennings, of Cumberland, produced a weapon and stabbed the victim several times in the back. Prior to police arrival the suspect had departed the area.lnformation was gathered on his whereabouts and officers were able to locate the suspect, Jennings, walking on Henderson Avenue where he was taken into custody after being positively identified. The
alleged weapon in the incident was discovered and placed into evidence.Officers responded to a residence on Bond Street after information was developed that further evidence pertaining to the crime was inside. When officers arrived they could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the residence. They made contact with an individual at the front door. Upon attempting to secure the scene the individual, later identified as Devin Griffin of Baltimore, Maryland, interfered and obstructed the officers. He was placed under arrest and transported to the police station for processing. The investigation is continuing by the Allegany County Combined lnvestigation Unit.Allegany County Sheriffs Office and Maryland State Police also assisted in the case.Arrested:Jakeenan Corderay Jennings, Age: 23, Memorial Avenue,
Cumberland, Maryland
Charges: Attempted Murder Second Degree, 1st & 2 Degree Assault,
Reckless Endangerment
Jennings was taken for initial hearing at District Court and held without bond.Devin Montem Griffin, Age:25, Baltimore, Maryland
Charges: Obstucting and Hindering
Griffin was taken for an initial hearing at District Court and was released on his personal recognizance.
Photo: On September 13, 2014 at approximately 1:41am, Cumberland Police Officers responded to a business on North Mechanic Street in Cumberland for a reported stabbing. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>When officers arrived they found a victim with several stab<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> wounds to his back. He was transported to the Western Maryland Health System in serious condition. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>lnvestigation revealed a physical altercation had taken place<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> resulting in the stabbing of the victim. During the altercation the suspect, later identified as Jakeenan Corderay Jennings, of Cumberland, produced a weapon and stabbed the victim several times in the back. Prior to police arrival the suspect had departed the area. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>lnformation was gathered on his whereabouts and officers were able to locate the suspect, Jennings, walking on Henderson Avenue where he was taken into custody after being positively identified. The<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> alleged weapon in the incident was discovered and placed into evidence. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Officers responded to a residence on Bond Street after information was developed that further evidence pertaining to the crime was inside. When officers arrived they could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the residence. They made contact with an individual at the front door. Upon attempting to secure the scene the individual, later identified as Devin Griffin of Baltimore, Maryland, interfered and obstructed the officers. He was placed under arrest and transported to the police station for processing. The investigation is continuing by the Allegany County Combined lnvestigation Unit.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Allegany County Sheriffs Office and Maryland State Police also assisted in the case.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Arrested:</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Jakeenan Corderay Jennings, Age: 23, Memorial Avenue,<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Cumberland, Maryland<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Charges: Attempted Murder Second Degree, 1st & 2 Degree Assault,<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Reckless Endangerment<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Jennings was taken for initial hearing at District Court and held without bond.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Devin Montem Griffin, Age:25, Baltimore, Maryland<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Charges: Obstucting and Hindering<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Griffin was taken for an initial hearing at District Court and was released on his personal recognizance.
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On September 12, 2014 Cumberland City Police officers served an outstanding arrest warrant on a Cumberland woman for violation of probation charges. Norma Lee Younger, 63 of Cumberland was arrested and transported to the Cumberland Police headquarters where she was processed for the warrant. Younger was subsequently transported to the Allegany County Detention Center where she was held without bail pending an appearance in the Allegany County Circuit Court.
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On September 12, 2014 during the early evening hours, Cumberland City Police officers were dispatched to a Lamont Street residence in reference to a reported domestic assault in progress. Officers arrived on the scene and began their investigation. The victim in this case was interviewed and alleged that the suspect who was later identified as Andrew Steven Spencer Sr., 26 of Cumberland had choked them and destroyed a cell phone during an altercation. Officers observed evidence consistent with the victim’s account of the incident and as a result Spencer was arrested and charged with the following:Assault 2nd Degree – 1countMalicious Destruction of Property under $1,000.00 – 1 countSpencer was processed and transported to the Allegany County District Court for a bond hearing. He was released on his own recognizance by a commissioner.
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On September 12, 2014 during the early evening hours, a Cumberland City Police officer on routine patrol in the area of Fayette Street observed a subject wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for previous theft charges. The officer confirmed the warrant, and as a result, Joshua Aaron Pifer, 28 of Corriganville was placed under arrest. Upon searching Pifer incident to the warrant arrest the officer located large quantities of prescription medications in unlabeled bottles on Pifer’s person. Along with the prescriptions, the officers also located suspected Heroin, needles, and assorted drug paraphernalia. Pifer was transported to Cumberland Police Headquarters where he was processed for the warrant and additionally charged with the following:Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute – 2 countsPossession of a controlled dangerous substance – 4 countsPossession of CDS paraphernalia – 2 countsUnlawfully removing prescription labels – 3 countsArrest Warrant charges: Theft $1,000 to under $10,000 – 2 countsPifer was processed and transported to the Allegany County District Court for a bond hearing. Pifer was held on a $10,000.00 bond for the CDS related charges and $5000.00 bond for the warrant. Pifer was transported to the Allegany County Detention Center to await a bond review.
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On September 12, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to 124 Polk Street for a report of a domestic assault. Officers responding to the area were advised that the male suspect had left the area, and that he may have been armed with a butcher knife. Upon the officers arrival they observed a male subject later identified as Bernard Ferguson exit 130 Polk Street. While speaking with Ferguson they observed that he had a cut to his face on his left cheek. Ferguson informed the officers that he called the police due to an argument with his wife. During an investigation into the alleged assault complaint, Ferguson began to argue with the officers about them entering his residence. Officers attempted to calm Ferguson, but he became even more argumentative and angry about them entering the residence. Ferguson entered the house yelling at a second officer who was speaking with the female resident. Ferguson was told several times to back away and allow the officer to speak with the female resident. Ferguson refused to do so. He began to yell and curse at the officers. Ferguson then took off his shirt and approached the officers in a hostile manner. After approaching the first officer, Ferguson bumped his chest into the officer’s chest. Ferguson was eventually arrested by the officers after a brief struggle. Ferguson was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. After arriving back at the police station, officers learned that Ferguson had an active arrest warrant for indecent exposure. The warrant was issued after Ferguson allegedly exposed himself to a female at 215 Park Street on September 7, 2014. Ferguson was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner. Ferguson was held in the Allegany County Detention Center on two separate bonds. The first bond was $5,000 while the second bond was $3,000.
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On September 10, 2014 Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Joseph Lee Wolfe, age 43 of Cumberland, Maryland. The summons was issued after officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the Department of Social Services located at 1 Frederick Street for a theft report. During an investigation into the matter officers learned that Wolfe stole a cell phone belonging to a female. The phone was recovered at the scene and returned to the owner. Charges were filed against Wolfe resulting in a summons being issued.
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On September 10, 2014 at approximately 4:51 PM the Cumberland Police were handling a call on Gulf War Memorial Drive. While handling the unrelated incident, a vehicle was observed trying to maneuver around the parked police cruiser and struck the police car, causing minor damage. The operator of the vehicle ignored commands by the police officer to stop and fled from the scene. The police officer was able to stop the vehicle and contacted the driver, Dario Thornton. Thornton was arrested for hit and run and searched incident to arrest. The search resulted in locating a clear plastic baggie containing two individually baggies of heroin. Also located inside the baggie were two individual baggies of crack cocaine. Due to the amount and type of packaging, it was determined Thornton possessed the heroin and crack cocaine to be in sufficient quantity to distribute for resale purposes.During the traffic stop, a passenger, Megan Bone, was also contacted. After a search was conducted, Bone was found to be in possession of heroin and heroin paraphernalia. Bone was arrested and transported to Cumberland Police for paperwork and processing.Thornton and Bone were taken before a District Court Commissioner for a bond hearing. Thornton was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $10,000 bond and Bone was released on her personal recognizance. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.
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On Tuesday September 9, 2014, at 2:02 pm, Cumberland City Police Officers responded to a residence on West Oldtown Road for an assault. Investigation into this incident revealed that Javon Murphy, age 26, allegedly grabbed and temporarily choked the victim as he had her pinned against a wall. A friend of the victims intervened and was able to break Murphy away from the victim. Visible injuries were observed on the victim around her neck and shoulder area. Murphy was placed in custody and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where he was processed and served. He was taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioners Office for a bond hearing and was held on a $20,000.00 dollar bond at the Allegany County Detention Center. The victim did not require medical attention.
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On Tuesday September 9, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a bench warrant on James Whitacre, age 33 of Cumberland. The warrant was issued as a result of Whitacre failing to appear for court on September 8, 2014 for a previous arrest for traffic related charges. Whitacre was processed, served and taken to the Allegany County Commissioners Office where was held released on his personal recognizance pending trial.
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On September 6, 2014 the Cumberland Police served a criminal summons on Tammy Lynn Porter for Harassment, Telephone Misuse, and Electronic Mail Harassment. The charges stemmed from an incident on Virginia Avenue on September 3, 2014. Porter was served with the criminal summons and released pending a trial date.
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On Monday September 8, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Cody Feaster, age 24 of Cumberland. The charges in this matter were filed as a result of a theft investigation that occurred at a business on Park Street on August 15, 2014. Investigation revealed that Feaster allegedly stole a quantity of store owned merchandise and left the business without paying for the items. Feaster was served and released pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.
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On Monday September 8, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a bench warrant on Demetrius Taylor, age 21 of Cumberland. The warrant was issued as a result of Taylor failing to appear for court on August 28, 2014 for a previous CDS arrest. Taylor was processed, served and taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office for a bond review. He was released on his personal recognizance pending trial.
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On Monday September 8, 2014, Cumberland City Police served a bench warrant on Kerrie Bohrer, age 41 of Cumberland. The warrant was issued as a result of Bohrer failing to appear for court on September 4, 2014 for a previous theft arrest. Bohrer was processed, served and taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office for a bond review. She was released on her personal recognizance pending trial.
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On September 7, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the Cumberland Outdoor Club located at 31 Thomas Street for a report of a subject causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the property. Upon the officers arrival they contacted William Allen Cage Sr. and staff. Officers were advised that Cage was arguing with staff members inside the bar and refused to leave. While officers were speaking with staff, Cage was being loud and belligerent towards the staff. Cage was instructed by the officers several times to lower his voice and that he had to leave the property. Cage failed to obey the officer’s orders and continued to argue with the staff and officers. Cage was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Cage was issued a criminal citation and released pending his trial date in District Court.
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On September 6, 2014 Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons on Allen LeGrande, age 44 of Cumberland. The summons charges LeGrande with one count of 2nd Degree Assault and Theft. Charges were filed by a private citizen at District Court.
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On September 5, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to Martin’s Market located at 739 Park Street for a shoplifting complaint. Upon the officers arrival they made contact with the loss prevention officer. Officers were advised by Loss Prevention that she observed a subject identified as Timothy Dale Ryan Jr. attempt to steal two clusters of crab legs. Ryan was observed walking past all points of sale without paying for the items. Ryan was contacted by staff and detained until officers arrived. Ryan was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Ryan was issued a criminal citation and released pending his trial date in District Court.
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On Thursday, September 04, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested Leonard Lewis Livengood on a bench warrant. The warrant stems from Livengood failing to appear for a court date on previous charge of possession of CDS. Livengood was served with the warrant then taken to District Court for his initial appearance and was released on his personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.
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On Thursday, September 04, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested James William Murphy Jr on a bench warrant. The warrant stems from Murphy failing to follow the conditions of his probation. Murphy was served with the warrant then taken to District Court for his initial appearance and he was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on $500.00.
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On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department served criminal summonses on the following subjects:Nicole Marie Busch – age 30 – Cumberland, MD. The summons charges Busch with disorderly conduct and harassment.Amber Lynn James – age 31 – Cumberland, MD. The summons charges James with possession of CDS.
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On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 the Cumberland Police Department arrested the following subjects on bench warrants:Michael Thomas Sharon – age 32 – Cumberland, MD. Bench warrant for failing to appear.Bruce NMN Richardson – age 55 – Cumberland, MD. Bench warrant for failure to appear.
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On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at approximately 8:25 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence located in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in reference to a disturbance. Upon officers arrival to the scene contact was made with several individuals involved in a neighborhood disturbance. One subject advised that Perry Nelson Hamilton Jr threw a beer at her causing the liquid to get all on her. Hamilton was contacted and he admitted to throwing the beer, but he stated that he threw it toward the street. Hamilton was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. Hamilton was later issued a criminal citation and released pending trial at District Court at a later date.
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On September 2, 2014 Cumberland City Police served an arrest warrant on Jarrett Antonio McBurroughs, age 23 of Baltimore, Maryland. The arrest warrant was issued by the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City. The warrant charges McBurroughs with one count of second degree assault and dangerous weapon intent to injure. McBurroughs was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner. McBurroughs was held in the Allegany County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.
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On September 2, 2014 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to Martin’s Market located at 739 Park Street for a shoplifting complaint. When officers arrived at the location contact was made with the store manager. Officers were advised by the manager that there was an intoxicated female inside the store filling up a shopping cart with food. The manager said she overheard the female telling another subject that she didn’t have any money. Once officers entered the store they observed a female later identified as, Jennifer Lynne Embert staggering around the store pushing a cart with several food items. Officers observed one of the items to be opened and partially eaten. Embert went toward the cash register and attempted to pay for her items but did not have any money to pay for the items. Once Embert was denied the sale, officers observed the partially eaten item inside Embert’s purse. Embert was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing. Embert was issued a criminal citation and released pending her trial date in District Court.
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