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CDS Arrest Made After Traffic Stop

May 4th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

On 05/03/18 an officer from the Cumberland Police Department responded to Boone Street for a Hit & Run.  Upon his arrival the officer contacted the victim of the Hit & Run who told the officer that she observed female that she knows as Crystal Marie Vanmeter collide with her vehicle.  The victim further provided the officer with a description of Vanmeter’s vehicle.  The officer broadcasted an attempt to locate for Vanmeter’s vehicle which resulted in Vanmeter being located inside of her vehicle on N. Waverly Terrace.

Upon his initial contact with Vanmeter the officer detected Vanmeter was impaired by an intoxicating substance.  It was also learned that she was currently wanted on an arrest warrant for failure to appear.

The officer also requested a canine unit 32to perform a free air sniff of Vanmeter’s vehicle which resulted in a positive alert for the odor of CDS emanating from vehicle.

As a result of the canine scan, a small amount of suspected Heroin and several items of paraphernalia were located inside of the vehicle.

The officer also completed additional field sobriety testing with Vanmeter.  The numerous factors listed above ultimately lead to the officer placing Vanmeter under arrest.

She was transported to the station for additional testing, charges and processing.  Vanmeter was transported to the District Court Commissioner’s office for her initial appearance.  As a result of the hearing Vanmeter was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on a $4,000.00 bond.



Crystal Marie Vanmeter, 23 Y/O, Cumberland, MD


Criminal Charges:

CDS possession other than marijuana

CDS possession of controlled paraphernalia

CDS possession of paraphernalia

Arrest warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of driving an uninsured motor vehicle


Traffic Charges:

Failure of vehicle driver to stop after unattended vehicle damage accident

Failure of vehicle driver in accident to locate and notify owner of unattended vehicle damage

Failure to control vehicle speed on highway to avoid collision

Operating motor vehicle with operator not being restrained by seat belt

Driving vehicle while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance

Driving vehicle while so far impaired by drugs cannot drive safely

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February 6th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

At approximately 09:56PM an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on East Oldtown Road for a numerous traffic violations.  City Police K9 officer conducted a scan of the exterior of the vehicle while the officer was on the stop.  After a positive K9 alert officers discovered suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.  Matthew William Hare, 21, also submitted to voluntary field sobriety tests.  Hare performed the tests poorly and was taken into custody without incident for suspected Driving under the influence of Controlled Dangerous Substance and possession of marijuana.  Hare was transported to Cumberland Police Headquarters for processing.  Hare was later taken before a District Court Commissioner where he was released pending a trial in District Court. 

Charges: Driving under the influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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