Cumberland Police Department

  • Agency: Cumberland Police Department
  • Address: 20 Bedford Street, Cumberland, 21502 MD
  • Chief: Charles H Hinnant (Chief of Police)
Phone: 301-777-1600
Fax: 301-759-6544

Cumberland Police Department is located at 20 Bedford Street, Cumberland, 21502 MD. The Chief of Police of the department is Charles H Hinnant. The Cumberland Police Department phone number is 301-777-1600.

Cumberland Police Department News

Public Assistance Needed The Cumberland Police Department is seeking help in identifying the person in these pictures. Please if you can identify this person call 301-777-1600 or message this page. Callers can remain anonymous. Thank You.

Breaking and Entering On 10/31/17 at 1129am Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept were dispatched to a residence located in the 900blk of Michigan Ave for a report of a Breaking and Entering in progress. Upon arrival officers contacted the victim who stated that they were in their residence when they heard a noise coming from the rear of the residence. When they went to check on the noise they observed a white male wearing a black in color coat beginning to enter through the back door. The victim yelled at the suspect who then fled the residence on foot. Officers began checking the area with the assistance of the Maryland State Police Helicopter, Trooper 5 with negative results. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Cumberland Police Department at 301-777-1600.

*** PRESS RELEASE *** ​Just before 6:00 PM on Friday evening, 10/27/2017, a five year old Cumberland boy was riding his bicycle in an alley way near First Street in Cumberland when a male suspect grabbed him and tried to pull him into a vehicle parked in the vicinity. Witnesses and neighbors heard the boy's cries and responded. Two of the neighbors were able to apprehend the suspect and detain him until the arrival of the Cumberland Police. ​When Officers arrived they learned that the young victim had run home, but soon returned with his mother. Initial interviews disclosed that neither the boy or his mother knew the suspect, or had any type of relationship with him. ​The Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) was contacted and Investigators responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. ​The victim was interviewed and advised that he was riding his bicycle, headed home, when an unknown suspect struck him in the back of the head and pulled him off the bicycle. The suspect then started dragging him away. Neighbors and witnesses confirmed the victim's account of the incident.​ ​Investigators learned through numerous interviews that the suspect had been seen in a white Fiat automobile hanging around in the area for a lengthy amount of time earlier that afternoon. Witnesses pointed out the car to law enforcement, and it was seized at that time, pending a search warrant. ​Investigators obtained a search warrant for the car, as well as the suspect's residence on Seymour Street in the city. Several items of evidence were seized during the searches. ​As a result, 36 year old Leigh Danielle Williams, AKA Daniel Lee Williams, of Cumberland, was arrested and charged with Attempted Kidnapping and Assault. ​Williams is currently awaiting an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner.

PRESS RELEASE October 17, 2017 Cumberland Police Chief Charles Hinnant announced today that a team of Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will be in Cumberland the week of October 30, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Cumberland Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that the Cumberland Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation; a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. The assessment team is comprised of law enforcement practitioners from similar out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors are: Sheriff Howard Niemeier of the Bracken County, Kentucky, Sheriff’s Office, and Lieutenant Charles Groover of the Covington, Georgia, Police Department. As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cumberland City Hall Council Room, 57 N. Liberty Street, Cumberland, MD, 21502. If for some reason an individual is not available to speak at the public information session but would like to provide comments to the assessment team, they may do so by telephoning 301-759-6532 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 or by sending an e-mail to cpd-calea@cumberlandmd.gov. Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. Anyone having questions as to the content of the standards may contact Accreditation Manager, Lt. Chuck Ternent at 301-759-6454. Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Cumberland Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation may write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155. Chief Hinnant is excited about the possibility of achieving CALEA re-accreditation, and remarked, “Police Departments that achieve CALEA accreditation reinforce their commitment to professionalism. It certainly will be an honor to again receive this prestigious designation”. For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please visit their website at www.calea.org or write to The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155; or call 703-352-4225.

Wednesday October 11, 2017 At approximately 0258hrs, officers responded to the area of Gephart Drive and Greene Street for two subjects tampering with motor vehicles. Officers arrived in the area and both suspects fled on foot. One suspect was caught in the area of the 500 block of Greene Street and the second suspect was taken into custody after a foot pursuit on S. Johnson Street. Officers located several pieces of stolen property that was not claimed by the victim from Gephart Drive. If anyone discovers that their vehicle was entered during the evening or early morning hours and property was stolen please contact the Cumberland City Police Department. Early in the shift officers received reports of two subjects entering vehicles on the Eastside of city. The suspect description given during this incident matched the suspects caught during Westside incident. Cullen Scott Hunter Perkins, age 32 of Cumberland, MD Charges: Theft, Tampering with a motor vehicle, Entering vehicle with malicious intent, Possession of burglary tools, Rouge vagabond and Resisting arrest: Perkins was also wanted out of Mineral County, WV for Burglary and Grand larceny Matthew Scott Lewis, age 34 of Cumberland, MD Charge: Theft, Tampering with a motor vehicle, Entering vehicle with malicious intent, Possession of burglary tools, and Rouge vagabond Both suspects are currently in custody awaiting a hearing in District Court

PRESS RELEASE On 10/10/17 at 11:32 the Cumberland Fire Department along with officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to the area of Queen City Pavement and Baltimore Street for a report of an unconscious person. Upon arrival, rescuers located 35-year-old male with injuries that were consistent with being assaulted. The injuries appeared to have been sustained during the past few days. The victim was subsequently transported to the hospital for treatment. The Cumberland Police Department along with Detectives from the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit are investigating the matter. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Department at 301-777-1600.

The City has issued a Public Notice that about 80,000 gallons per day of sewerage flow is leaking into Wills Creek under the Valley Street Bridge. Because of the potential health hazard, the public is warned to stay out of Wills Creek. There should be no fishing, swimming, or any recreational use of Wills Creek from the Valley Street Bridge to the Potomac River. The City has been working to locate the leak and resolve the issue, but the problem is that there is no sewer near the location where the leak appears to be entering the underdrains along Wills Creek. The City will continue to work on this issue until it is resolved, and will issue another notice at that time.

PRESS RELEASE Friday, Oct 6th, 2017 On October 1, 2017 The Cumberland Police Dept responded to a business on Howard St in reference to a breaking and entering complaint that had occurred sometime overnight. Upon arrival Officers learned that an unknown suspect entered the business by breaking out a window on the second floor. The suspect then entered the business and removed an undisclosed amount of Currency before leaving the area. On Tuesday October 3, 2017 Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a business located in the 200 Blk of North Mechanic St for a report of a breaking and Entering that occurred overnight. Upon arrival it was discovered that the culprit entered the business by forcing a side door to the building open. The suspect then made entry into the business where several items of value were removed. The suspect then left the store. Also on Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 The Cumberland Police Dept responded to a second business located on Bennett Lane in reference to a Breaking and Entering that also occurred overnight. At this location the door was also forced open and entry made. Once inside the culprit removed several items of value and left the building. On 10/4/17 the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a business located in the first block of Pershing St for a report of a breaking and entering that just occurred. Upon arrival Officers located a window that had been broken. Officers learned that an unknown suspect entered the business and removed an undisclosed amount of currency before leaving the business. On 10/06/17 Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to the same business located in the first block of Pershing St for a burglar alarm activated. Upon arrival it was learned that entry was made into the business through a window and numerous items of value were removed. Officers through previous investigations had developed a person of interest in these above mentioned crimes. Officers responded to the suspect’s residence where contact was made. As a result Officers observed several items that were removed from the Pershing St business inside the residence at that time. As a result Officers placed a 17 year old juvenile male under arrest and transported him to the Cumberland Police Dept where he was charged with Second Degree Burglary, Fourth Degree Burglary, and Theft related charges. Further investigation led to further evidence being obtained in the previous burglaries that occurred on Howard St, North Mechanic St, Bennett Lane, and the previous burglary on Pershing St. Charges have been forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Services on the previous burglaries that charge the juvenile with numerous burglary and theft related charges. The juvenile was released to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Services pending a hearing in the juvenile court.

Tuesday, Oct 3rd, 2017 On Tuesday October 3, 2017 Officers with the Cumberland Police Dept responded to a business located in the 200 Blk of North Mechanic St for a report of a breaking and Entering that occurred overnight. Upon arrival it was discovered that the culprit entered the business by forcing a side door to the building open. The suspect then made entry into the business where several items of value were removed. The suspect then left the store. Also on Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 The Cumberland Police Dept responded to a second business located on Bennett Lane in reference to a Breaking and Entering that also occurred overnight. At this location the door was also forced open and entry made. Once inside the culprit removed several items of value and left the building. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Dept at 301-777-1600 or the Allegany/Mineral County Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300.

Public Assistance Needed On Monday September 11 between the hours of 1900 and 2300 an unknown suspect entered three vehicles parked in the Park Street and Baltimore Avenue areas. The suspect caused damage to the vehicles before fleeing the area. The Cumberland Police Department is asking if anyone knows any information about these incidents please contact the City Police Department or Crime Solvers.

Public Assistance Needed The Cumberland Police Department is seeking help in identifying the person in these pictures. Please if you can identify this person call 301-777-1600 or message this page. Callers can remain anonymous. Thank You.

Notice to Applicants POLICE OFFICER Employment Opportunities with the Cumberland Police Department The Cumberland Police Department will conduct pre-employment testing Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Allegany College of Maryland in Room S68, Science Building, Cumberland, Maryland. Candidates interested in participating in the testing process must complete and submit an employment application along with a $20.00 registration fee to the Human Resources Department located at City Hall, 57 N. Liberty Street, Cumberland, Maryland. The deadline for submitting applications will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 3:00pm. Minimum Requirements 1) 21 years old 2) High School Diploma 3) Vision 20/40 – corrected to 20/20 4) Possess a valid driver’s license Written Test Applicants are to present themselves to representatives at the testing site between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. on the day of the testing with photo identification. Applicants arriving after 8:45 a.m. will not be admitted into the testing facility. Candidates will be required to complete a preliminary background information sheet prior to taking the written test. The preliminary background information sheet will be reviewed prior to the applicant participating in the testing process. If an issue is discovered that disqualifies the applicant from the process, arrangements will be made for a full refund, and the applicant will be excused at that time. Physical Ability Test Those applicants that successfully complete the previous two phases will then move forward and participate in a physical ability test. All applicants will be required to sign a waiver releasing the Cumberland Police Department and the City of Cumberland from any personal injury, loss of property, or property damage you may have, or may subsequently accrue from participating in the physical ability test before the applicant will be permitted to participate. The physical ability test will consist of the following activities listed. The first four tests have the minimum qualification standards listed for gender and age groups. The candidate must meet the minimum standard listed in each test. 1) Bent Leg Sit-ups (total number performed in 1 minute) Age Male Female 20 - 29 38 32 30 - 39 35 25 40 - 49 29 20 50 – 59 24 14 2) Flexibility (Sit and Reach Test – using a yard stick – 15 inch mark at toes and reach forward) Age Male Female 20 - 29 16.5 19.3 30 - 39 15.5 18.3 40 - 49 14.3 17.3 50 – 59 13.3 16.8 3) Push Ups (total number performed in 1 minute) Age Male Female 20 - 29 29 15 30 - 39 24 11 40 - 49 18 9 50 – 59 13 8 4) 1.5 Mile Run (time frames listed below) Age Male Female 20-29 12:51 15:26 30-39 13:36 15:57 40-49 14:29 16:58 50-59 15:26 17:55 5) Vertical Jump Test – minimum height: 15 inches 6) Sprint at full speed for 300 yards Lateral transfers from other police agencies must participate in this process to be considered for employment. Applicants should dress in casual business attire for the written examination however they should bring the appropriate athletic wear to participate in the physical ability test to include tennis shoes. An opportunity to change into the proper clothing will be given. Upon successful completion of this testing phase the candidates will be issued a Background Investigation Booklet. This booklet must be completed and returned in the allotted time given. Each question in the booklet must be completed honestly as any sign of deception or the attempt to deceive on any issue in the booklet will result in disqualification from the process. The candidate will then be scheduled for a pre-employment interview. This interview will include a review of the candidates’ employment application and Background Investigation Booklet. If the candidate successfully completes this phase they will move on in the process and must satisfactorily complete the remaining requirements listed: 1)Background investigation 2)Polygraph examination 3) Physical examination 4) Drug screening 5) Psychological testing 6) Oral interview Once a candidate has been offered employment with the Cumberland Police Department they must attend one of the police training academies recognized by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. Police Officers who are considered to be lateral transfers from other agencies must complete the same requirements listed above. If the training and experience that these officers possess meets the standards established by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, then they will be eligible to transfer up to five (5) years of prior service for the purpose of placement on the wage scale. Prior service must be from an MPCTC certified law enforcement agency or the applicant must be eligible to complete a Comparative Compliance course. If this employee must complete a full academy they will not be considered eligible for lateral transfer status. All lodging, travel expenses and meals while the candidate is enrolled in the training academy are provided for by the Cumberland Police Department. Benefits Salary for police officer – Starting rate is $18.34 Shift differential for working 7 p.m. – 7a.m. 12 hour shifts – rotating days off Take Home Vehicle Program – restrictions/requirements apply Overtime for court appearances 13 Paid Holidays Paid Vacation Leave Choice of Hospitalization Plans Prescription Program – Co-pays Dental Program Available Vision Program 25 Year Retirement (LEOPS) Applications may be obtained from the Human Resource Office at City Hall which is located at 57 N. Liberty Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502 or they may be downloaded from this site. Candidates who are offered employment with the Cumberland Police Department will be required to sign a three (3) year employment agreement. http://www.ci.cumberland.md.us/

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE NEEDED Law enforcement officials from the area are currently attempting to locate and apprehend a subject who is wanted on three active arrest warrants. Michael James Wallace, 39 years of age , last known address on Henderson Avenue in Cumberland, is wanted for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender, as well as Failing to Appear for court on two separate cases for Theft. Law enforcement officials believe Wallace is still in the area, and may possibly be staying in Mineral County. Anyone with information regarding Wallace's whereabouts is asked to contact their nearest law enforcement agency. If callers wish to remain anonymous, they can call the Allegany/Mineral County Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300, where callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1500.00 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

Notice to Applicants POLICE OFFICER Employment Opportunities with the Cumberland Police Department The Cumberland Police Department will conduct pre-employment testing Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Allegany College of Maryland in Room S68, Science Building, Cumberland, Maryland. Candidates interested in participating in the testing process must complete and submit an employment application along with a $20.00 registration fee to the Human Resources Department located at City Hall, 57 N. Liberty Street, Cumberland, Maryland. The deadline for submitting applications will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 3:00pm. Minimum Requirements 1) 21 years old 2) High School Diploma 3) Vision 20/40 – corrected to 20/20 4) Possess a valid driver’s license Written Test Applicants are to present themselves to representatives at the testing site between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. on the day of the testing with photo identification. Applicants arriving after 8:45 a.m. will not be admitted into the testing facility. Candidates will be required to complete a preliminary background information sheet prior to taking the written test. The preliminary background information sheet will be reviewed prior to the applicant participating in the testing process. If an issue is discovered that disqualifies the applicant from the process, arrangements will be made for a full refund, and the applicant will be excused at that time. Physical Ability Test Those applicants that successfully complete the previous two phases will then move forward and participate in a physical ability test. All applicants will be required to sign a waiver releasing the Cumberland Police Department and the City of Cumberland from any personal injury, loss of property, or property damage you may have, or may subsequently accrue from participating in the physical ability test before the applicant will be permitted to participate. The physical ability test will consist of the following activities listed. The first four tests have the minimum qualification standards listed for gender and age groups. The candidate must meet the minimum standard listed in each test. 1) Bent Leg Sit-ups (total number performed in 1 minute) Age Male Female 20 - 29 38 32 30 - 39 35 25 40 - 49 29 20 50 – 59 24 14 2) Flexibility (Sit and Reach Test – using a yard stick – 15 inch mark at toes and reach forward) Age Male Female 20 - 29 16.5 19.3 30 - 39 15.5 18.3 40 - 49 14.3 17.3 50 – 59 13.3 16.8 3) Push Ups (total number performed in 1 minute) Age Male Female 20 - 29 29 15 30 - 39 24 11 40 - 49 18 9 50 – 59 13 8 4) 1.5 Mile Run (time frames listed below) Age Male Female 20-29 12:51 15:26 30-39 13:36 15:57 40-49 14:29 16:58 50-59 15:26 17:55 5) Vertical Jump Test – minimum height: 15 inches 6) Sprint at full speed for 300 yards Lateral transfers from other police agencies must participate in this process to be considered for employment. Applicants should dress in casual business attire for the written examination however they should bring the appropriate athletic wear to participate in the physical ability test to include tennis shoes. An opportunity to change into the proper clothing will be given. Upon successful completion of this testing phase the candidates will be issued a Background Investigation Booklet. This booklet must be completed and returned in the allotted time given. Each question in the booklet must be completed honestly as any sign of deception or the attempt to deceive on any issue in the booklet will result in disqualification from the process. The candidate will then be scheduled for a pre-employment interview. This interview will include a review of the candidates’ employment application and Background Investigation Booklet. If the candidate successfully completes this phase they will move on in the process and must satisfactorily complete the remaining requirements listed: 1)​Background investigation 2)​Polygraph examination 3) Physical examination 4) Drug screening 5) Psychological testing 6) Oral interview Once a candidate has been offered employment with the Cumberland Police Department they must attend one of the police training academies recognized by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. Police Officers who are considered to be lateral transfers from other agencies must complete the same requirements listed above. If the training and experience that these officers possess meets the standards established by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, then they will be eligible to transfer up to five (5) years of prior service for the purpose of placement on the wage scale. Prior service must be from an MPCTC certified law enforcement agency or the applicant must be eligible to complete a Comparative Compliance course. If this employee must complete a full academy they will not be considered eligible for lateral transfer status. All lodging, travel expenses and meals while the candidate is enrolled in the training academy are provided for by the Cumberland Police Department. Benefits Salary for police officer – Starting rate is $18.34 Shift differential for working 7 p.m. – 7a.m. 12 hour shifts – rotating days off Take Home Vehicle Program – restrictions/requirements apply Overtime for court appearances 13 Paid Holidays Paid Vacation Leave Choice of Hospitalization Plans Prescription Program – Co-pays Dental Program Available Vision Program 25 Year Retirement (LEOPS) Applications may be obtained from the Human Resource Office at City Hall which is located at 57 N. Liberty Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502 or they may be downloaded from this site. Candidates who are offered employment with the Cumberland Police Department will be required to sign a three (3) year employment agreement. 1) Bent Leg Sit-ups (total number performed in 1 minute) Age Male Female 20 - 29 38 32 30 - 39 35 25 40 - 49 29 20 50 – 59 24 14 2) Flexibility (Sit and Reach Test – using a yard stick – 15 inch mark at toes and reach forward) Age Male Female 20 - 29 16.5 19.3 30 - 39 15.5 18.3 40 - 49 14.3 17.3 50 – 59 13.3 16.8 3) Push Ups (total number performed in 1 minute) Age Male Female 20 - 29 29 15 30 - 39 24 11 40 - 49 18 9 50 – 59 13 8 4) 1.5 Mile Run (time frames listed below) Age Male Female 20-29 12:51 15:26 30-39 13:36 15:57 40-49 14:29 16:58 50-59 15:26 17:55 5) Vertical Jump Test – minimum height: 15 inches 6) Sprint at full speed for 300 yards Lateral transfers from other police agencies must participate in this process to be considered for employment. Applicants should dress in casual business attire for the written examination however they should bring the appropriate athletic wear to participate in the physical ability test to include tennis shoes. An opportunity to change into the proper clothing will be given. Upon successful completion of this testing phase the candidates will be issued a Background Investigation Booklet. This booklet must be completed and returned in the allotted time given. Each question in the booklet must be completed honestly as any sign of deception or the attempt to deceive on any issue in the booklet will result in disqualification from the process. The candidate will then be scheduled for a pre-employment interview. This interview will include a review of the candidates’ employment application and Background Investigation Booklet. If the candidate successfully completes this phase they will move on in the process and must satisfactorily complete the remaining requirements listed: 1)​Background investigation 2)​Polygraph examination 3) Physical examination 4) Drug screening 5) Psychological testing 6) Oral interview Once a candidate has been offered employment with the Cumberland Police Department they must attend one of the police training academies recognized by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. Police Officers who are considered to be lateral transfers from other agencies must complete the same requirements listed above. If the training and experience that these officers possess meets the standards established by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, then they will be eligible to transfer up to five (5) years of prior service for the purpose of placement on the wage scale. Prior service must be from an MPCTC certified law enforcement agency or the applicant must be eligible to complete a Comparative Compliance course. If this employee must complete a full academy they will not be considered eligible for lateral transfer status. All lodging, travel expenses and meals while the candidate is enrolled in the training academy are provided for by the Cumberland Police Department. Benefits Salary for police officer – Starting rate is $18.34 Shift differential for working 7 p.m. – 7a.m. 12 hour shifts – rotating days off Take Home Vehicle Program – restrictions/requirements apply Overtime for court appearances 13 Paid Holidays Paid Vacation Leave Choice of Hospitalization Plans Prescription Program – Co-pays Dental Program Available Vision Program 25 Year Retirement (LEOPS) Applications may be obtained from the Human Resource Office at City Hall which is located at 57 N. Liberty Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502 or they may be downloaded from this site. Candidates who are offered employment with the Cumberland Police Department will be required to sign a three (3) year employment agreement.

On 08/09/2017 at approximately 3:34 PM Deputies with the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence on Vale Summit Road, in the Clarysville section of Allegany County in reference to a armed burglary. Initial reports from Allegany County 911 advised of a male subject in a residence with a gun. Upon arrival deputies met with the caller and she advised that prior to calling 911 she returned home to find her kitchen door open. As the female went to investigate a white male with a stocky build wearing light colored clothing exited a bedroom at the rear of the residence and confronted her with what she believed to be a handgun. The female stated that the man forced her into a back bedroom and he then fled the residence on foot. A search of the residence, out buildings and surrounding area was conducted with the assistance of the Cumberland City Police Department K9 Division and the Maryland State Police yielded no results. Detectives from C3I also responded to the scene. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office at 301-777-1586 or C3I at 777-1600

On Sunday, 08/06/17 a missing person report was filed with the Cumberland Police Dept. The complainant reported that Arthur Leo Brennan has been missing since 08/03/17. Mr. Brennan is described as follows: 47 Y/O white male 6' tall approximately 200 lbs bald with brown eyes Brennan was last seen in the downtown area of Cumberland. If anyone has information regarding Brennan, they are asked to contact the police department @ 301-777-1600.

*** PRESS RELEASE *** On Tuesday evening, 08/08/2017, at 7:42 PM, the Allegany County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported robbery which had just occurred at the Subway restaurant on McMullen Highway in Bel Air. When Deputies arrived they learned that a single suspect entered the business and approached the cashier. The suspect presented a note demanding money from the cash register. The cashier complied with the request, placing an undisclosed sum of cash in a bag that the suspect had with him. The suspect then fled on foot. The suspect was described as a white male with a thin build. He was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, blue jeans, a black hat, gloves, and a gray bandana over his face to conceal his features. A search of the area was conducted by Deputies and Troopers with the Maryland State Police, with the assistance of a K-9. The track led north, back towards the Bel Air Apartments. Review of surveillance tape and witness interviews helped Deputies and Troopers develop a possible suspect living in the Bel Air Apartments. The Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) was contacted and Investigators responded to assist with the investigation. A search warrant was obtained for the suspect's apartment. Several items of evidence were recovered during the search. In addition, information was developed that led to the recovery of the clothing worn by the suspect that had been discarded behind another nearby business. The note passed by the suspect was also recovered at that time with the clothing. During the search of the suspect's apartment, Investigators recovered a cash register that had been reported stolen from Gene's Family Restaurant on McMullen Highway in Bel Air during an incident that occurred there on 08/05/2017. The Maryland State Police responded to the reported theft at 9:20 PM on Saturday evening. When Troopers arrived they learned that while the owner and employee were occupied in other sections of the restaurant, an unknown suspect had entered the business and removed the cash register and an undisclosed sum of cash. The area was searched, but the suspect was not located at that time. As a result, 30 year old James Douglas Thompson was arrested and charged with Theft, related to the case at Gene's Family Restaurant, and with Robbery and Theft, related to the case at Subway. The suspect is currently awaiting an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner.

Destruction of Property The Cumberland Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance related to destruction of property complaints over this past weekend, Friday, August 4, 2017 through Sunday, August 6, 2017. During that time period an unknown suspect threw bricks and or rocks through the window of three separate residences and one parked vehicle which was unattended. These incidents took place in the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Frederick Street. No injuries resulted from these criminal acts. The Cumberland Police Department is requesting that anyone with information about these crimes please call 301-777-1600. Callers can remain anonymous.

Destruction of property / tires slashed On Thursday, August 03, 2017 at approximately 6:30 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to the parking garage located on George Street in reference to several vehicles having slashed tires. Anyone with information about these crimes are asked to contact the Cumberland Police Department, callers can remain anonymous. Breaking and Entering On Thursday, August 03, 2017 at approximately 3:20 a.m., the Cumberland Police Department responded to Virginia Avenue Liquors in reference a breaking and entering. Unknown subject entered the business by damaging the rear door. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Cumberland Police Department, callers can remain anonymous.

On 07/31/2017 33 year old Joshua Travis Smith, of Westernport, and 34 year old Justin Wayne Smith, of Barton, were arrested in Cumberland in conjunction with a series of armed robberies which had occurred over the past several weeks and days in the Westernport, Lonaconing, and McCoole areas. The incidents occurred on 07/03/2017 at the Fair Price market on Church Street in Westernport, on 07/28/2017 at the Best Price market on Chesapeake Avenue in McCoole, on 07/29/2017 at the Pit & Go on Lower George's Creek Road in Lonaconing, and again at the Best Price market in McCoole on 07/30/2017. In each case a suspect wearing a bandana to hide his facial features entered the business, hopped over the counter, and removed cash from the register before fleeing the business on foot. In each case the suspect displayed a knife in a threatening manner while doing so. The Allegany County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police responded initially to each of the incidents. Searches of the areas were conducted at the time, but the suspect was not located. The Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) was contacted to assist with follow up investigation. Investigators interviewed a number of witnesses and reviewed surveillance videos from a number of locations near the incidents and learned of the presence of another suspect and obtained information on suspect vehicles. C3I Narcotics Investigators obtained further information that led to the identities of the subjects responsible. As a result Investigators obtained arrest warrants for Joshua Travis Smith and Justin Wayne Smith. Surveillance was maintained on a suspect vehicle which was eventually stopped in Cumberland, at which time both suspects were taken into custody. A substantial sum of cash was recovered at that time, as well as a knife which was believed to have been used in at least one of the incidents. Investigators seized the vehicle that the suspects were traveling in in anticipation of obtaining a search warrant to search the vehicle for further evidence. Joshua Smith and Justin Smith have both been charged with Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Theft, 1st Degree Assault, and numerous other related charges. They are currently awaiting an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. The investigation is continuing.

The Allegany County Sheriff's Office and C3I are seeking information that would assist them with Robbery cases they are investigating in the Lonaconing, Westernport, and McCoole areas. These incidents took place in the past month during the overnight hours at convenience stores. Anyone having information in this case is asked to contact Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300 or online at allegany-mineralcountycrimesolvers.com. Individuals who provide information which leads to the arrest of the responsible suspect(s) are eligible for a cash reward up to $1,500.00. Individuals are not required to appear in court and will remain anonymous.