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Police/Courts July 21, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

Skimming

Ocean City police are investigating two instances of credit card skimming at the Sunoco on 129th Street and at the Ocean Market at 142nd Street.

People who might have been affected by a skimming operation should call their local police department. Businesses are asked to inspect their pumps to ensure there are no other skimmers.

 

Panhandling

Ocean City police charged Andre Dennis, 42, of Princess Anne, with panhandling and hindering traffic in a public conveyance on July 13.

Around 3 p.m., a witness reported Dennis for panhandling. When police arrived, they saw him allegedly blocking the doorway of a store around 31st Street and Philadelphia Avenue. After he was told to leave, Dennis went on to solicit others on Philadelphia Avenue, police said.

When Dennis was arrested, he reportedly told officers he asking money to buy more alcohol.

 

Sleeping drunk

Kurtis Singleton, 27, of Manchester, New Hampshire was arrested after he allegedly broke into a 60th Street hotel room and passed out in someone else’s bed on July 14.

A woman who was renting the room told police she saw Singleton, whom she did not know, passed out in her son’s bed around 11 p.m. When police went to wake up Singleton, he struck one in the chest.

When police attempted to arrest him, Singleton allegedly resisted. Eventually, he was handcuffed. Police said Singleton appeared to be intoxicated.

He was charged with breaking and entering, fourth-degree assault and resisting arrest.

 

Domestic disturbance

Police charged Jose Rosado, 25, of York, Pennsylvania with assault after he allegedly struck his girlfriend in the face on July 15.

Around 3:15 a.m., police were called for a report of an assault in a unit near 12th Street and Philadelphia Avenue. When they arrived, they interviewed a woman who was bleeding from her lower lip.

She told police Rosado struck her after they fought about his drinking. He allegedly pushed her into the dresser. Then he reportedly grabbed her by the back of the neck.

Rosado denied the assault when police arrested him.

 

Parking lot arrests

Police arrested three visitors in the parking lot of a convenience store on North Division Street on July 15, after their vehicle allegedly smelled like marijuana.

Police on bike patrol reported that they smelled the drug coming from a parked Mercedes-Benz around 9 a.m. Jack N. Marsh, 19, of Fredrick, was sitting inside the car and Matthew Kroener, 19, New Market, Maryland was sitting on the curb. Kroener allegedly had an open can of beer.

The car’s owner, 21-year-old Thomas W. Damron, of New Market, Maryland came out of the store. Damron initially told police they could search the vehicle, but then became agitated and began to yell, according to the report. Police said Kroener also screamed profanities. The two were charged with disorderly conduct.

Marsh was charged with possessing an assisted-opening knife.

 

Trespassing

Three women were arrested after an eviction from a rental unit on July 16 turned confrontational.

Around 11:13 p.m. on July 15, Ocean City Police arrived to assist with an eviction of a unit in the 400 block of Philadelphia Avenue. According to reports, several intoxicated men and women were being evicted.

Errica Pagan, 33, and Juanita Medina, 54, both of Easton Pennsylvania, reportedly screamed profanities after they were warned by police. Both were charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.

Yanila Medina, 35, of Easton, Pennsylvania, allegedly grabbed Pagan away from police in an attempt to stop the arrest. She was charged with interfering with an arrest.

 

Bus disorderly

Ocean City police arrested a brother and sister after they caused a disturbance on a city bus around 2 a.m. on July 17.

Police said Jake L. Barron, 23, and Kendall M. Barron, 21, both of Ellicott City, boarded the bus around 49th Street and were talking loudly in slurred speech. At one point, according to the police report, Jake Barron yelled, “It’s my sister’s birthday, can I get you all to sing her ‘Happy Birthday?’” When no one responded, he loudly sang the song himself.

Jake Barron then began to argue with police officer on the bus and the driver was advised to drop off the siblings on 41st Street. After the Barrons left, however, one of them allegedly prevented the doors from closing.

When the officer attempted to arrest Jake Barron for disorderly conduct, Kendall Barron allegedly grabbed the officer’s wrist to prevent him from handcuffing her brother.

She was arrested with second-degree assault and hindering a police officer.

 

Boat ride

Shane A. Engelhardt, 24, of West Grove, Pennsylvania was arrested after he was removed from the Ocean Princess tour boat around 9 p.m. on July 18.

Engelhardt and two other men reportedly were drunk and threw the Ocean Princess’ property overboard. The trio also allegedly urinated off the boat’s upper deck and attempted to fight people.

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Natural Resources removed the men and put them on their vessels for a trip the docks at Dorchester Street.

Ocean City police met the party, and later saw Engelhardt punch signs, fence posts, kicking a trashed can into a parked car and shouting.

Engelhardt was arrested for intoxicated endangerment of property.

 

Drunk driving with gun

John V. Hindmarch III, 33, of Pittsburg was arrested for driving under the influence but later charged with possession of a gun after Ocean City police found a .40 caliber Glock handgun in his car on July 19.

Following a report that Hindmarch punched someone in the head at a bar on 53rd Street, police stopped him while he was driving his Range Rover south on Coastal Highway around midnight.

Police said that he failed field sobriety tests.

When police inventoried the car, they found the loaded Glock in the driver’s door pocket.

Hindmarch later told police he  had a permit to carry it. He also blew .07 on a Breathalyzer.

Hindmarch was also charged with second-degree assault, driving while impaired and negligent driving.

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