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March 10, 2013

16 city residents focus of latest Safe Streets warrant initiative

CUMBERLAND — The latest in a series of warrant initiatives of the Safe Streets Program of the Cumberland Police Department has begun with 16 fugitives targeted for arrest.

“Operation Takedown IV” will continue until Friday.

“The goal is to involve our community neighbors, public safety and social service partners in helping to make our streets safer,” said Safe Streets Program Coordinator David Goad.

“In our efforts to reduce the backlog of arrest warrants, once again we are seeking the citizens’ assistance.”

The Cumberland Police Department’s Safe Streets Program is requesting residents in the city and surrounding communities to assist in the apprehension of numerous individuals wanted for various criminal activities.

The Safe Streets Operation has targeted 16 Cumberland residents who are wanted on open arrest warrants:

• Jon Pierre Lopez, 47, robbery.

• Kassie Lynell Miller, 25, violation of probation.

• Daniel Ray Izat, 37, violation of probation.

• Louis Ferdinand Passano, 45, violation of probation.

• Donna Louise Minch, 33, violation of court order.

• Stacy Marie Watkins, 38, unauthorized use of motor vehicle and failure to appear for driving while suspended.

• Dustin William Bennett, 23, violation of probation.

• Barbara Sue Flanagan, 35, violation of probation.

• Nathan Tyrone Shell, 30, failure to appear for disorderly conduct charge.

• Christopher Nelson Frazier II, 28, distribution of marijuana.

• Bradford Wayne Benton Jr., 21, violation of probation.

• Clifford Thomas Perkins, 28, failure to appear for child support.

• William Vincent Becker III, 25, failure to appear for child support.

• David Eugene Cooper, 57, violation of probation and failure to appear for trespassing.

• Matthew Keith Kidwell, 29, violation of probation and failure to appear for driving without required license.

• Mark Douglas Smith, 43, domestic assault.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Cumberland Police Department at 301-777-1600, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office at 301-777-5959 or 301-777-1585, Maryland State Police  at 301-729-2101 or Allegany & Mineral Counties Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300 or 877-722-4307.


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