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Police Make Burglary, Theft Arrests

June 4th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

On Friday the Cumberland Police responded to a residence in the 800 block of Edgewood Drive in reference to a burglary complaint.  Contact was made with the victim who advised that on June 2 he was the victim of a burglary and theft.  That incident was reported to the Cumberland Police at the time.  Information had been developed that a dark colored pickup truck was involved in the burglary.  This information was obtained from surveillance video gathered in the area.

On the morning of June 3rd the victim was contacted by a neighbor who told the victim a black pickup truck had backed into the driveway of the victim’s garage.  The bed of the black pickup truck was in the victim’s garage.  The neighbor believed this to be the same suspect vehicle from the night before.  The police were contacted and when they arrived they located the suspect, Michael Francis Beem, still on scene.

A search was conducted on the pickup truck and some of the victim’s property was located inside.  Upon further investigation it was discovered a neighbor’s property was also in the pickup truck and that too had been stolen.  Also located in Beem’s possession was a stolen registration plate.  It was discovered the registration plates attached to the suspect pickup truck were actually for another vehicle.

Further evidence was collected and interviews were conducted.  Information was developed that more stolen property was at a residence in the 400 block of Walnut Street.  A search warrant was executed at the residence and more stolen property was recovered.  Items from a separate theft that occurred on June 1st were also found.  In that incident a vehicle was entered and items were stolen.  The items were returned to their owners.

Mr. Beem was arrested and charged with Burglary, theft, and related charges.  He was taken before a District Court Commissioner where he was held on $30,000 pending his next appearance in District Court.  The Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation (C3I) Unit and the Maryland State Police assisted in the investigation.


Michael Francis Beem, age:  37, Cumberland, MD

Charges:  Burglary/2nd Degree/General X2, Burglary-4th Degree-Store X2, Theft:  $1000 to under $10,000 X2, Rogue and Vagabond, Theft Less Than $100 X2, Operating Unregistered Motor Vehicle, (Displaying, Permitting to be Displayed) Reg. Plate(s) Issued (For Other Veh., To Other Person).


Theft Arrest

On June 3, 2016 at approximately 11:44 AM the Cumberland Police responded to a business on Park Street for a shoplifting complaint.  Contact was made with an employee of the business who had witnessed a male subject, identified as Daniel Lynn Miller, attempt to leave the store without paying for items.  A search incident to arrest revealed more stolen items from the store on Miller’s person.  Miller was taken to the Cumberland Police Department where he was issued a criminal citation for Theft Under $100 and released pending trial in District Court.


Daniel Lynn Miller, age:  34, Cumberland, MD

Charges:  Theft Under $100


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