Ocean City Today

Couple charged after OCPD seatbelt check gets loud

Jul 27, 2017

(July 28, 2017) Ocean City police arrested a couple during a seatbelt check on North Division Street on July 21, after the couple started screaming at an officer.

Carmen Gilmore, 19, and Maurice A. Webster, 18, of Nottingham, Maryland were driving a blue Toyota when they were stopped by police around 2 p.m. Webster was in the passenger seat and was allegedly not wearing a seatbelt.

When stopped, Gilmore screamed obscenities at officers repeatedly, according to the report. When asked to step out of the vehicle, Gilmore violently threw the door open and swore.

As police were attempting to handcuff Gilmore, Webster allegedly got out of the car and tried to pull her away. Webster refused to let her go, although police told him multiple times to stop, according to the report.

When police tried to arrest Webster, he twisted away. Officers then struck Webster in the midsection to bring him to the ground, according to the report.

Both were charged with disturbing the peace, violating the town’s noise ordinance and intentionally resisting arrest among other charges.

Gilmore was later charged with malicious destruction of city property after the District Court Commissioner’s Office released her on her own recognizance on the initial charges. She became agitated and kicked a trash can when she could not speak to Webster. When police attempted to arrest her again, she shoved an officer in the chest, police said.

Gilmore was also charged with resisting arrest and second-degree assault.

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