July 21st, 2011 by WCBC Radio
Cumberland City Police report that over the past few weeks there has been a significant rise in residential burglaries throughout the City of Cumberland. The suspects are entering residences in the late night, early morning hours often through unlocked windows and doors while the residents are sleeping. The noise made by the home air conditioning and fan units are being utilized to the burglars advantage by diminishing noise made by the intruders. The Cumberland Police Department is asking residents to remain vigilant in keeping their residences and vehicles secured by locking doors and windows. Police are asking residents to report any suspicious activity that they may see in their neighborhoods to 301-777-1600 or 911. If anyone has information on the burglaries please contact the Cumberland Police at 301-777-1600, C3I at 301-777-0326 or the Allegany County Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300.