Ocean City Today

Police/Courts Aug. 4, 2017

Aug 03, 2017

DUI crash

Charles Jerread, 66, of Whaleyville was arrested for negligent driving and DUI early last Thursday morning after his truck landed in a ditch on Route 611 and Murray Road.

Maryland State Police troopers on the scene of the accident said Jerread failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Berlin Barrack, where he refused a Breathalyzer test.

Hookah theft

Ocean City Police arrested an 18-year-old woman after she allegedly stole a hookah, and assaulted a Boardwalk store employee when she returned it last Thursday.

An employee at a Boardwalk store near 11th Street told police that a woman, later identified as Allison E. Taney of Douglasville, Pennsylvania, came into the store around 9:21 p.m. and stole a red hookah. After the employee reported the theft, Taney allegedly came back to return the smoking device. Taney then punched him in the face, according to police reports.

The victim had cuts on his left hand and his calf after a man stopped him from trying to prevent Taney from leaving.

Police arrested Taney on the boards near Ninth Street. The victim identified her.

She was arrested for theft of less than $100 and second-degree assault.

Car destruction

Marina A. Santiago, 28, of Allentown, Pennsylvania was arrested after allegedly slamming a bucket repeatedly against a car early last Friday.

Santiago allegedly took a bucket and slammed it against her friend’s 2012 Cadillac CTS around 3:30 a.m. The friend told police they were walking around 48th Street when Santiago became angry and picked up the bucket and started cursing.

Another friend said Santiago was angry that a bar would not give a discount for the friend’s birthday.

The Cadillac’s front driver and passenger door was damaged and there was a scratch above the wheel on the driver’s side.

Santiago was charged with malicious destruction of property and disorderly conduct.

Taxi destruction

Henry Contreras, 24, of Falls Church, Virginia was arrested after he broken a taxi windshield wiper and allegedly punched an officer last Saturday.

While responding to a separate incident around 2:33 a.m., Ocean City Police officers said a taxi driver on 49th Street yell that Contreras “broke his cab.” Contreras reportedly ignored orders to stop and attempted to walk past an officer, who then grabbed him by the arm. Contreras allegedly struggled and punched the officer in the chest.

The officer took Contreras to the ground and put him in handcuffs, according to the police report. Police said they could detect the odor of alcohol on his breath, and he later admitted that he was drunk.

Later, the taxi driver told police that Contreras tried to get into his cab and became angry when the driver told him he was waiting for a fare. He allegedly grabbed the windshield wiper and broke it off.

Contreras is charged with second-degree assault of an officer, malicious destruction of property, and intoxicated endangerment.

Indecent exposure

William Griffin, 32, North Potomac, Maryland was arrested after he allegedly masturbated in the hallway of an uptown hotel on July 29.

Ocean City Police responded to a call for a sex crime at a hotel on 112th Street around 3 a.m. When they arrived, employees told police that a man, later identified as Griffin, was masturbating in the hallway on the second floor. Employees said a live security camera allowed them to see Griffin laying down on a bench before performing the sex act.

Ocean City Police found Griffin in that position touching his genitals. He was charged with indecent exposure.

Disorderly and dancing

Two 18-year-old girls were arrested after dancing on a marked Ocean City Police patrol car and screaming foul language on the Boardwalk near Ninth Street on June 30.

Around 1:15 a.m., Desha L. Hill of Joppa, Maryland was apparently seen pushing her buttocks against the right door of a patrol car and then shaking her buttocks according to the police report. She then grabbed the mirror and shook her buttocks on the car’s front end, police said.

Hill’s friend Breanna L. Kelley, of Belair, Maryland reportedly was encouraging her to keep dancing, according to police reports. The girls walked away when they noticed police and ignored several orders.

Hill also shook her buttocks in the middle of the Boardwalk before a small child who “appeared afraid,” according to reports.

When police caught up to Hill and Kelley, the pair began screaming obscenities. They were charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order.

Domestic dispute

Alexis Martinez-Maltez, 25 of Woodbridge, Virginia was charged with second-degree assault after he allegedly hit and strangled a woman last Saturday.

Police went to a residence at 81st Street around 7:58 p.m., where a woman told them that Martinez-Maltez had hit and strangled her after an argument.

She said that Martinez-Maltez had pushed her into the television while he choked her. When she tried to push him away, he allegedly struck her in the face.

The woman had a cut on her lip. She told police that she did not lose consciousness when Martinez-Maltez choked her, but she felt pain in her upper chest.

Uncle, nephew fight

Gary Pifer, 57, of Baltimore was arrested after he allegedly attacked his nephew twice in the early hours of Aug. 1.

Ocean City Police said that they were called to a residence on Wight Street, where the nephew said that he and Pifer went to a nightclub on 49th Street. When walking home, Pifer reportedly said, “I could take you,” and started wrestling with his nephew.

The two stopped fighting, but Pifer again started a fight with his nephew in the hallway of their residence, until family members separated them, according to police reports.

The nephew had lacerations above the right eye and on his left arm, while Pifer had a cut on his nose and abrasions on his knees and right elbow.

Pifer was charged with second-degree assault.


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