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Virginia Avenue Arrest

December 14th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Officers responded to the 400 Blk of Virginia Ave. for a report of a M/V Crash.  While the officer was investigating the crash she detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from one of the vehicles.  The owner and operator of the vehicle was contacted.  He was questioned about the smell of the marijuana and stated that there was nothing illegal inside of his vehicle and that the officers had permission to search it.  The vehicle and the operator was searched with nothing located.  The passenger was identified as Christopher Butler was contacted and searched.  Marijuana was located inside of Butler’s shoe area.  He was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters where he was charged and processed.


Christopher Peter Butler                      Age: 24                   E. Offutt St., Cumberland, MD

Charge: Possession of marijuana

Butler was issued a Criminal Citation and released pending trial in District Court.


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September 15th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

On Saturday September 14, 2013, at 7:30 pm, a Cumberland City Police officer on patrol located Antonio Smith at a business on Virginia Avenue.  The officer checked Smith’s wanted status and it was revealed that Smith,  age 23 of Cumberland, had an outstanding arrest warrant in Allegany County.  He was placed in custody and a search incident to arrest was conducted. Found on Smith’s person was a quantity of suspected Heroin and a hypodermic syringe. Smith was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where he was processed and served.  The pre-existing charges from the arrest warrant stem from a September 12, 2013 incident where Smith allegedly pushed a Cumberland City Police officer on Greene Street.  Smith fled from the officer on foot to the area of Industrial Boulevard as he ran throughout vehicular traffic before being caught and placed in custody.   After a bond review at the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s office, Smith was held on a $10,000 dollar bond at the Allegany County Detention Center.

Antonio Smith, age 23.  Cumberland, Maryland.

CHARGES:  Possession of Heroin.  Possession of a controlled paraphernalia.  

WARRANT CHARGES:  Assault 2nd Degree, Obstructing and Hindering, Failure to Obey, Disorderly Conduct (2 counts), Reckless Endangerment.

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