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Police Log – 01-22-16

January 22nd, 2016 by WCBC Radio

On 01/21/16 Officers responded to the Lamont Street side of Fort Cumberland Homes for a reported disturbance.  Officers arrived and observed a male exit the apartment where the reported disturbance had occurred.  They began to speak to the subject who identified himself as John Smith.  Officers then spoke to a female inside of the apartment.  The female, Tahara Smith, stated she did not know Smith, who was standing with the other Officers.  Through their investigation the Officers were able to identify the male subject as Joshua Macklin, and not John Smith.  It was determined that Macklin was indeed inside the residence with Tahara Smith and had been causing a disturbance.  When confronted, Macklin began yelling across the apartment complex.  He was advised several times by Officers to keep the noise down and he refused.  His yelling drew the attention of several other residents in the area. He was then placed under arrest.  During a search of his person Officers located CDS paraphernalia.  While the Officers were placing him under arrest, Tahara Smith began walking toward the Officers yelling loudly. She was advised to back away and stop yelling and she refused.  Smith continued to yell and approach the Officers which also drew the attention of several residents in the area.  Smith was also placed under arrest at that time.  Both subjects were transported to the Cumberland Police Department for processing. They were then transported to the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office.  Joshua Macklin was remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.  Tahara Smith was released on her own recognizance.



Joshua Macklin                                               Age: 31                                   Oldtown, MD

Charges: Disorderly Conduct, False Statement to Police, Obstructing and Hindering, Disturbing the Peace, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.

Tahara Smith                                                   Age: 27                                   Cumberland, MD

Charges: Disorderly Conduct, False Statement to Police, Obstructing and Hindering, Disturbing the Peace and Failure to Obey a Lawful Order.


Domestic Assault Arrest –

On 01/21/16 Officers served an arrest warrant on Steven Sheets.  The warrant stemmed from a 2014 incident in which Steven Sheets assaulted his girlfriend.  Officers were originally called to the scene of the assault on Second Street.  The victim at first stated there were no problems.  She later called the Police and stated she had been assaulted by Sheets.  Officers then began an investigation which revealed evidence of the assault.  Officers then filed for a warrant.  Sheets was located, placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland Police Department.  He was transported to the Allegany County Commissioner’s Office where he was released on his own recognizance.



Steven Sheets III                                                        Age: 26                       Cumberland, MD

Charges: Assault: Second Degree and Trespassing.

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