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Park Street Arrest

July 10th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

On Tuesday, July 9th, 2024, an officer with the Cumberland Police Department observed a male subject on a motorized scooter fail to stop for a stop sign in the area of Park St. When the officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the subject, the subject refused to comply and fled the area, driving onto sidewalks and narrow alleys not accessible to the police vehicle. The officer then pursued the subject on foot, and observed the operator attempting to enter a residence in the area of Charles St. The officer was able to contact the male before entering the residence, at which time the male was advised he was under arrest. The subject refused to comply and began to actively resist arrest. After a brief struggle, the male subject, Anthony Eugene Smith, 59, of Cumberland MD, was placed under arrest. During a subsequent search, Smith was found to be in possession of an amount of suspected Buprenorphine film strips, a controlled dangerous substance. He was taken before a District Court Commissioner for his Initial Appearance where he was remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center. He is currently being held on $2,500 bond.

Arrested: Anthony Eugene Smith                     Age: 59
Charges: Hindering, Disorderly Conduct, CDS Possession-not Marijuana, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Stop for Police Vehicle, Fleeing & Eluding.