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Police Log – 12-21-15

December 21st, 2015 by WCBC Radio

On 12/20/2015 during the early evening hours, Cumberland City Police officers arrested a city woman after she allegedly interfered with officers during a traffic stop.  Officers were reportedly in the area of Bowen Street and Virginia Avenue making an arrest of a driver for license violations.  As the officers awaited a tow for the vehicle, they were approached by a female subject who began screaming obscenities at them.  Officers advised the female to leave the area, stop creating a disturbance, and to stop interfering several times. She refused to do so and continued to shout obscenities at the officers, and draw them away from the initial investigation. 

Due to the female’s refusal to leave the area and stop causing a disturbance, officers placed her under arrest.  Once under arrest Elizabeth Sue White, 25, continued to create a disturbance and resisted being placed in the back of a transport vehicle.  White was transported to Cumberland City Police Headquarters where she was charged with the following:

Disturbing the peace – 1 count

Failure to obey a lawful order – 1 count

Disorderly Conduct – 1 count

Obstructing and Hindering Police – 1 count

White was processed for the above listed charges and then transported to the Allegany County District Court for a bond hearing.  White was released on her personal recognizance pending trial at the Allegany County District Court.





    On 12/20/2015 a Cumberland man was arrested on CDS related charges after a traffic stop in the area of Henderson Avenue.  During the evening hours of Sunday December 20, 2015 a Cumberland police officer stopped a vehicle in the area of Henderson Avenue and Milton Place for an equipment violation.  Officers contacted the operator and a passenger in the vehicle.  During this stop a search of the vehicle was conducted which revealed that the passenger was in possession of a large number of syringes, heroin, and prescription medications.  As a result of this investigation, William Charles Johnston, 60, of Cumberland was placed under arrest and transported to Cumberland Police Headquarters where he was charged with the following:

CDS: Possession Not Marijuana – 3 counts

CDS: Possession Paraphernalia – 2 counts

Prescription/Remove Label – 1 count

CDS Administer Equipment Possession/Distribution – 1 count

Johnston was processed for the above listed charges and taken before an Allegany County District Court Commissioner for a bond hearing.  Johnston was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on a $3,000.00 bond.

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