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Police/Courts Aug. 25, 2017

Aug 24, 2017

Assault

Eric Nolting, 32, of Succasunna, New Jersey, was arrested after he allegedly was seen dragging a woman out of a bar on 17th Street around 1:50 a.m. on Aug. 19.

Officers spotted Nolting grab the woman by the wrist to take her out of the bar while she resisted. When he saw police, Nolting reportedly ran.

Police followed Nolting into a nearby parking garage. He was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.

One more cup

Ronald Brittingham, 61, of Snow Hill, was arrested on multiple charges, including trespassing, at a coffee shop in Snow Hill on Aug. 12.

Snow Hill Police, who were assisted by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, had recently banned Brittingham from entering the business.

When police attempted to arrest Brittingham for trespassing, he reportedly resisted their advances by pushing an officer before attempting to flee.

Although police unsuccessfully deployed a Taser to detain Brittingham, he was quickly taken into custody without further incident. Additional charges include disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and failure to obey a lawful police order.

Elderly abuse

Andrew Hall, 38, of Snow Hill, was arrested for second-degree assault after he allegedly punched an elderly man at a Church Street residence on Aug. 19.

Just after 11 p.m., Snow Hill Police and Worcester County Sheriff’s officers responded to reports of a domestic assault in progress.They were met at the scene by a 74-year-old male who suffered a head injury.

Investigators said Hall was apparently intoxicated when he approached the victim regarding an earlier disagreement. Police reported Hall punched the older man in the head. The victim did not require medical attention.

Hall was arrested for domestic violence and second-degree assault.

DUI Checkpoint

Maryland State Police made one DUI arrest during a sobriety checkpoint on Route 50 near Hall Road on Aug. 17.

Police checked 565 vehicles, and five vehicles were pulled to the side for suspected driving under the influence.

The checkpoint was manned by five Maryland State troopers, two Worcester County Sheriff deputies, two Berlin police officers and one Ocean City Police officer.

A saturation patrol was also conducted from 1-3 a.m., which resulted in two DUI arrests and two arrests for heroin possession.

Comfort station arrest

Patricia Britton, 40, of Ocean City was arrested on Aug. 17 after allegedly taking drugs in the Caroline Street comfort station on the Boardwalk.

Police said a citizen reported that Britton was “doing drugs” in the bathroom around midnight. Then she left, and laid down on the south side of the comfort station.

According to the report, Britton denied doing drugs and told officers “she doesn’t do [heroin] anymore.”

In Britton’s purse, officers reportedly found four wax paper sleeves with a white powdery substance inside and a “crack pipe” with residue on it. She was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession with intent to use drug paraphilia.

After the arrest, officers allegedly found a metal spoon with white residue on it.

Breaking and entering

Two Philadelphia men face several charges after allegedly pushing their way into a 10th Street condominium and attacking the occupants on Aug. 17.

Racshan Davis, 36, and William Griffin, 35, reportedly chased a friend to the residence.

After the pair went inside, the occupants were struck multiple times before managing to push the intruders outside.

Shortly after, Davis and Griffin were arrested in a hotel on the Boardwalk. Both are charged with two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of second-degree assault.

Domestic disturbance

Ocean City Police arrested a Reading, Pennsylvania, man after he allegedly punched his fiancée in the face on Aug. 20.

After officers were called for a domestic disturbance, they met with a woman who had a swollen bruise under her left eye, the report stated. She said her fiancée, Matthew Blessing, 27, had punched her in the face several times, police said. Blessing was reportedly drinking with his family members earlier that night.

Blessing refused to answer officers’ questions and swore at them, in addition to having glassy and bloodshot eyes, according to reports.

When officers tried to arrest Blessing, he allegedly put his hands high up on his back to prevent from being handcuffed.

Blessing was charged with second-degree assault, hindering and resisting arrest.

Fight

James Kuntz, 29, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was arrested Aug. 20 after officers on patrol saw him tackle a man to the ground in a “wrestling-style” fashion.

Kuntz allegedly followed a group of men from a nightclub on 49th Street to 56th Street and started a fight with one of them. When an officer came to stop the assault, Kuntz reportedly fled.

According to the report, the victim had significant swelling and a laceration above his right eye. He also had a significant portion of dried blood on his face, according to police.

While police interviewed the victim on the scene, Kuntz returned. He was charged with second-degree assault.

Second-degree assault

Ocean City Police arrested a Severn, Maryland, woman after she allegedly assaulted staff members of a nightclub on 49th Street in the early morning hours of Aug. 19.

Officers said they saw Melat Wube, 27, push a staff member and attempt to kick another while standing outside the nightclub’s entrance.

Police reported Wube was slurring her words before being arrested and staff told officers she was asked to leave for being “belligerent and drunk.”

Security camera footage shows that while staff escorted Wube out, she smacked the employee on an arm and attempting to kick him, police reported. She was charged with second-degree assault.

Pair arrested

Joseph Mundey, 22, of Lothian, Maryland, and Kendall Green, 24, of Rose Haven, Maryland, were arrested after a domestic assault on Aug. 19 in Ocean City.

According to the report, a witness told police he saw the pair argue and Mundey hit Green. When the witness tried to help, Mundey allegedly started cursing and attempted to punch him. At that point, the witness and others restrained Mundey until police arrived.

According to the police, Mundey violently resisted his arrest and had to be taken on the ground to be handcuffed. Green then screamed at officers, and grabbed one officer by the arm to stop him, the report stated.

Both were charged with second-degree assault and interfering with arrest.

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