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Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery Of Counterfeit Money

February 19th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY ARREST

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 1:16 AM, an officer from the Cumberland Police Department stopped a vehicle on Greene Street for a traffic violation. The officer detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle and its occupants was conducted. As a result, one of the passengers, Romal Smith, was found to be in possession of $1,100 counterfeit U.S. currency. Smith was arrested and transported to police headquarters. He was taken to the Allegany District Court Commissioner’s Office where he was released on his personal recognizance pending trial.

ARRESTED: Romal Cornelius Smith AGE: 21 Cumberland, MD

CHARGES: Possess Forged Currency

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ARREST WARRANT SERVED

On Friday, February 17, 2017, the Cumberland Police Department served an arrest warrant on Ray Fazenbaker. The warrant was issued as a result of a January 2017 incident in which the victim reported that she was assaulted by Fazenbaker at a Race Street residence. Fazenbaker had fled the area prior to police arrival. An application for charges was filed against Fazenbaker at the District Court of Allegany County. An arrest warrant was issued. Fazenbaker was placed under arrest and later taken to the District Court Commissioner’s Office where he was released on his personal recognizance pending trial.

ARRESTED: Ray Thomas Stewart Fazenbaker AGE: 28 Cumberland, MD

CHARGES: Assault- 2nd Degree

 

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