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Police Log – 06/02/15

June 2nd, 2014 by WCBC Radio

On June 1, 2014, at 2:30 pm a Cumberland Police Officer was on patrol in the area of Harrison St. when he was flagged down by a female bystander.  The bystander advised the officer that she had just witnessed a female pushed from a moving vehicle, and that the vehicle fled the area.  The officer then located the female victim nearby sitting on the curb.  The officer contacted the victim and found that she had injuries from an assault and from falling out of the vehicle. The victim advised officers that she was a front passenger in a vehicle being driven by Jeffrey Ward.  She advised that they began arguing and Ward began striking her. She further advised officers that she had asked Ward to stop the vehicle so she could get out but he refused.  She stated that as Ward was slowing to enter I-68 she opened the door and jumped out of the moving vehicle.  While officers were investigating the incident Jeffery Ward returned to the scene and was placed under arrest.  Ward was later taken to District Court for his Initial Appearance and held on $3,500 Bond.

Arrested: Jeffery A. Ward                  Age: 32                        Frostburg, MD

Charges: Second Degree Assault


 On June 1, 2014, at 10:46 pm, the Cumberland City Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Furnace St. for a male subject on a porch who was assaulted.  When officers arrived on the scene they located a male victim severely beaten lying on a piece of furniture.  Officers immediately requested Cumberland Fire Department Ambulance and began investing the incident. Officers found that the victim was in a residence in the 300 block of Furnace St. when a verbal altercation started between the victim and Michael Harper Jr. The argument escalated and Harper struck the victim knocking him to the ground where Harper continued to punch and kick the victim.  Officers were able to locate Harper in the area and he was taken into custody.  The victim was transported to Western Regional Medical Center for his injuries.  Harper was later taken to District Court for his Initial Appearance and held on $7,000 Bond.

Arrested:  Michael W. Harper Jr.             Age: 22              Cumberland, MD

Charges: First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault

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