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Cumberland Police Make Burglary & Assault Arrests

May 18th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

On May 17, 2017 at 11:50 am, officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 300 block of Independence St. for a burglary in progress. When officers arrived, they found a rear window ajar and set up a perimeter around the property.  Officers further contacted the property owners and found that no one was supposed to be inside the residence.  Officers then gained entry through the window. Once inside, a subject identified as Cierra Wilt, age 23, of Cumberland, MD exited the front door.  Wilt was taken into custody without incident and charged with 4th Degree Burglary and Trespassing on Private Property. She was later taken to District Court for her Initial Appearance held on $4000 Bond.



On May 17, 2017 at 5:20 pm, officers responded to Belleve St. for a disturbance. Upon arrival officers made contact with a subject identified as Jonnie Bettis, age 36, Cumberland, MD. Officers were initially able to calm the situation and left the area.  At 5:43 pm, officers were again called back to the residence for another disturbance. While investigating the second incident, officers learned that Bettis had been involved in another disturbance and an assault had occurred.  Officers located Bettis and he was placed under arrest. Bettis was charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Failing to Obey a Lawful Order. He was later taken for his Initial Appearance at District Court and held on $3000 Bond. 

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