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Criminal Summons Served Attempted Burglary

April 23rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

On 4/19/2020 the Cumberland City Police Department were dispatched to the 700 block of Elm Street for a breaking and entering. Upon arrival officers located the suspect Joseph John Williams attempting to leave the scene. Mr. Williams was detained and officers observed injuries on Mr. Williams requiring medical treatment. Officers spoke to the victim who advised Mr. Williams had injured himself attempting to break into the residence. Officers observed several items which Mr. Williams broke and observed injuries on the victim.

On 4/22/2020 the Cumberland City Police Department served a criminal summons on Mr. Williams. Mr. Williams is pending trial in District Court.


Served – Joseph John Williams (68) Cumberland, MD

Charges – Attempted 4th Degree Burglary, Destruction of Property Less than $1,000.00, Disorderly Conduct, and two counts of Assault 2nd Degree.

2 Responses to “Criminal Summons Served Attempted Burglary”

  1. April 23, 2020 at 10:19 am, Bob said:

    Hopefully his misbehavior was a good bit more elegant in his younger years.


  2. April 23, 2020 at 10:13 pm, Tim Holtschneider said:

    To start. I see no theft listed in the charges so it is clear that a 68 year old man. Seeing that there is no report if a confrontation, only that he injured himself. So why is he charged with not 1 but 2 assault charges and disorderly conduct charge but anymore, they seem to add that onto anything that happens in public. I see it as an old 68 year old man, known not to have stable place to live. I believe that he is known to be in places to sleep. I also know that how do you get an assault with no confrontation. I’ve been there and I’m almost positive if you look at the paperwork it is probably assault on the officers and I know because they pulled that kind of crap on me in 2015 ad expected me to just plead guilty… Not. I hope someone gets this case that will be his lawyer instead of kissing someone else’s
    …. Maybe then he will get a fair trial. If not he might be getting a sentence. I wish they had some originality. Using what’s old and they’ve played before… I wish they’d come up with something intriguing and up to date, original !!!


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