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January 30, 2013

More charges filed in copper thefts

CUMBERLAND —  Additional charges have been filed by C3I against 45 year old Matthew Jay Iman, Cumberland, in connection with the theft of copper from private residences.

Iman was arrested Wed-nesday by the C3I Warrant/Fugitive Unit and charged with burglary, theft, conspiracy to commit burglary and malicious destruction of property.

On Dec. 14, Cumberland Police were notified by a neighbor about running water in an unoccupied residence on Columbia Ave-nue.

Officers discovered that suspects had cut and removed copper pipe from the residence, some of which was water pipe and left the water running, causing extensive damage.

Cumberland Police on Dec. 20 responded to a report of a burglary in progress at an unoccupied residence on Independence Street and arrested Iman and Angela May Dennison, 24, for allegedly removing copper pipe from the residence.

As part of the investigation, a search warrant for the vehicle being used by Iman and Dennison was obtained and police said they recovered a large amount of copper from the trunk. Some of the copper was identified as coming from the Columbia Avenue residence.

Iman was being held Wednesday night on $50,000 bond at the Allegany County Detention Center after appearing before a district court commissioner.

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