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Cumberland Man Arrested On Child Abuse Charges

July 26th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

On Monday July 25, 2016 an officer from the Cumberland City Police responded to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for a reported Child Abuse. 

The officer spoke with the on duty Forensic Nurse who advised him that an 8 Y/O juvenile came into the emergency department with suspicious injuries that appeared to be related to abusive/assaultive behavior.

Through the course of the officer’s investigation with assistance from Child Protective Services the following information was learned.

The child’s father, Matthew Scott Alburtis during the course of discipline became abusive and apparently caused injuries to the juvenile that needed  medical treatment. 

As a result of the investigation, Alburtis was served with an arrest warrant and was transported to the station for charges and processing.  He was taken before a District Court Commissioner for his initial appearance.  As a result of this hearing Alburtis was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on a $10,000.00 bond.

The juvenile’s injuries were not life threatening; however did require medical intervention.



Matthew Scott Alburtis, 28 Y/O, Cumberland, MD


Assault 1st degree

Assault 2nd degree

Child abuse 1st degree severe physical injury

Child abuse 2nd degree custodian

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