CUMBERLAND, MD – The Cumberland Police Department has issued the following police blotter reports regarding incidents that involved police response over the past several days. These incidents were reported and released as-is by the department. The CPD responds to numerous calls per day for police service. This list does not represent all calls for service during that period. The CPD reminds residents that all suspects listed in this police blotter are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Cumberland Police served a Criminal Summons on Ashley Elizabeth Lambert, age 25 of Cumberland, MD. The Summons charged Lambert with Second Degree Assault following an incident that occurred on September 7th, 2022. During the incident, Lambert assaulted a Police Officer while Officers were arresting a wanted subject in the 900 block of Maryland Ave. An application of charges was filed and the Summons was issued. The matter is pending trial.
The Cumberland Police served two Criminal Summons on David Joe Swanger, age 64 of Cumberland, MD. Each Summons charged Swanger with Second Degree Assault following a physical altercation on September 7th, 2022 in the area of Virginia Ave and Oldtown Rd. The Police were called to the area for a fight in progress. Upon arrival they learned that Swanger assaulted a male and a female. An application of charges was filed and the Summons was issued. The matter is pending trial.
The Cumberland Police served a Criminal Summons on Calvin Jacob Knisely, age 27 of Cumberland, MD. The Summons charged Kniseley with Disorderly Conduct, Harassment, and Fail to Comply with a Peace Order. The charges were filed by a private citizen. The matter is pending trial.
September 11, 2022
Arrest Warrants Served
The Cumberland Police served an Arrest Warrant on Sommer Dawn Knotts, age 40 of Cumberland, MD. The Warrant charged Knotts with Violation of Probation. Her original charges were for Possession of CDS – Not Marijuana. She was taken to Central Booking for his Initial Appearance with the District Court Commissioner. She was held without bond at the Allegany County Detention Center.
Arrested: Sommer Dawn Knotts Age: 40 Cumberland, MD
Charges: Violation of Probation
The Cumberland Police were called to a residence on Massachusetts Ave for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, Officers spoke to the female victim. She advised that she had been assaulted by a male that resided in the home. The Officers observed injuries that were consistent with her account of the events. The male had fled the residence prior to Police arrival. An application of charges was filed and a Warrant was issued. Later in the day, Shawn Patrick Tallman, age 30, was arrested on the Warrant. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. Tallman was taken to Central Booking for his initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner and held without on a temporary bond.
Arrested: Shawn Patrick Tallman Age: 30 Cumberland, MD
Charges: Second Degree Assault
Criminal Summons Served
The Cumberland Police served a Criminal Summons on Malik Bernard Freeman, age 25 of Cumberland, MD. Freeman was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Fail to Obey a Lawful Order, and Disturbing the Peace following a disturbance that occurred on the 400 block of Chestnut St on August 20th, 2022. He was released pending trial.
The Cumberland Police served a Criminal Summons on Ronald Lewis Giles III, age 34 of Cumberland, MD. Giles was charged with Possession of Obscene Material with the Intent to Distribute. He was released pending trial.
September 12, 2022
On September 11th, 2022 the Cumberland Police were called to the 200 block of Spring St for an assault. Upon arrival, Officers contacted a male victim, along with a female witness. After interviewing the victim and witness it was learned that Aaron Devone Manning, age 46 of Cumberland, MD had come to the area and a disturbance began. Manning tried to open the door of a vehicle, breaking the handle. Manning then used a shovel to assault the male victim, who was seated in the passenger seat of the vehicle. He then left the scene, returning a few minutes later. Another altercation took place with Manning producing a knife. Manning attempted to stab the male victim several times, while threatening to kill him. Manning again fled the scene, however was apprehended a short time later. He was taken to Central Booking for his Initial Appearance before the District Court Commissioner and was held without bail at the Allegany County Detention Center.
Arrested: Aaron Devone Manning Age: 46 Cumberland, MD
Charges: First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Disorderly Conduct, Destruction of Property.
On September 11th, 2022 the Cumberland Police were called to a residence on the 900 block of Glenwood St for a report of a male subject banging on the door. Officers contacted the resident along with the male subject, David Aaron Twigg, age 37, of Cumberland, MD. The resident did not want Twigg there and he was advised to cease banging on the door. The Police were called two more times for similar issues. A third party also contacted the police who was woken up by Twigg loudly banging on the door of the residence. He was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct and Fail to Obey a Lawful Order and taken to Police Headquarters. He was issued Criminal Citations and released.
Arrested: David Aaron Twigg Age: 37 Cumberland, MD
Charges: Disorderly Conduct, Fail to Obey