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Police/Courts July 28, 2017

Jul 27, 2017

Assault

Stephanie Henderson, 23, of Gettysburg and Kristian M. Mcnamara, 25, of Palmyra, Pennsylvania were arrested after police found them fighting on the sidewalk in the early hours of July 23.

An officer on patrol spotted the pair on the sidewalk on 42nd Street, and Henderson and Mcnamara did not have shirts on, though Henderson was wearing a bra.

Police said that Mcnamara shoved Henderson to the ground before officers stopped the pair. Mcnamara told police that they were at a nightclub with a friend earlier. He told officers Henderson accused him of flirting with the friend, and she bit him several times.

He had a bloodied bite mark on a shoulder and three bite marks on his back, according to the report.

Both Henderson and Mcnamara were charged with second-degree assault.

Boardwalk dancing

Tayler R. Forrester, 21, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was arrested after she allegedly blocked foot traffic on the Boardwalk by dancing on July 21.

Police said that around 11 p.m., a large group of people were dancing on the boards near North Division Street. When told to leave because they were blocking traffic, the group reportedly shouted obscenities at officers. Forrester allegedly started screaming foul language while officers arrested her friend for disorderly conduct.

When officers handcuffed and moved Forrester, she reportedly got even louder. Forrester was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing free passage on the Boardwalk and hindering a police officer.

The other unidentified female was released at the scene after she cooperated with police.

Malicious destruction

Ocean City Police arrested a 30-year-old man after he allegedly punched a taxi windshield, damaging it, on July 22.

Officers said they saw a taxi parked near 14th Street around 1:30 a.m., and William Coriell, of Staten Island, New York, swinging his arms violently. The taxi driver was screaming for help, according to the report.

Coriell was charged with malicious destruction and disorderly conduct.

Tram dancing

Casey L. Pulley, 23, of Baltimore was arrested for allegedly dancing in front of a stopped tram, impeding traffic around 7 p.m. on July 22.

Ocean City Police said that Pulley jumped in front of a tram in motion and danced, forcing the tram come to an abrupt halt. Pulley continued to yell and dance, ignoring the tram’s horn until his friends eventually moved him.

When Pulley was arrested, he started screaming obscenities, according to police. He also kicked out one of the lights in a patrol car during transport to the Public Safety building on 65th Street.

Pulley was charged with obstructing free passage of others, disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of city property.

False ID

Ocean City Police arrested Anthony D. Collins, 23, of Fredrick, Maryland after he reportedly lied about his identity and hit an officer in the throat on July 24.

Officers on foot patrol of the Boardwalk around 12:30 a.m. saw a large group of individuals on the beach near Fourth Street. While telling the crowd to leave, officers reportedly smelled alcohol from cups held by two men, including Collins.

Collins allegedly gave the police an erroneous name, and did not cooperate with officer’s demands. Collins also tried to throw away the cup, police said.

When officers attempted to handcuff Collins, he reportedly swore and refused to put his hands behind his back.

Collins also attempted to run away from officers, but he was eventually subdued. He was charged with willfully assuming an identity, second degree assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and an open container violation.

Hotel incident

Police arrested Richard Whitlow, 53, of New Haven, Connecticut for allegedly punching his wife in the face on July 21.

Officers were dispatched to a hotel on 66th Street around 6:48 p.m., where they spoke to the wife. She said that they were drinking earlier and had an argument in the hotel hallway. She said that she was knocked to the ground from the punch.

Police said that the victim’s face had a red discoloration and a small bump on the back of her head.

The wife told police that when the couple returned to the hotel room, Whitlow raised a bar stool over his head, threatened to hit her with it and screamed obscenities.

Whitlow denied threatening his wife, and said she fell in the hallway.

Whitlow was charged with second-degree assault.

Marijuana

Edward J. S. Martin, 21, of Baltimore was arrested after Ocean City Police allegedly 40 grams of marijuana in his backpack on July 22.

Martin was stopped by police for walking a dog on the Boardwalk earlier in the day, and officers said they smelled marijuana coming from his backpack. Martin told officers that he had “10 to 12” bags of marijuana on him, according to the report.

Around 7 p.m., officers had arrested Martin and searched his backpack and found 40 small bags reportedly containing 1-2 grams each. Police estimated there were 40 to 50 grams of marijuana in the backpack.

Martin was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Bar shove

Stephen Traitz, 32, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, was arrested after he allegedly attacked a midtown bar security guard in the early hours of July 23.

Police were called to a bar on 60th Street for a report of a disorderly man. When officers were speaking with a different man security was holding, they reportedly heard Traitz yelling.

Police said that Traitz shoved a security guard. Several security guards had to hold him down while officers attempted to arrest him. After a brief struggle, Traitz was handcuffed.

Police later found cocaine on Traitz. He was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, second-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

Domestic disturbance

Ocean City Police arrested Ryan Jordan, 25, of Glen Burnie, Maryland after he allegedly attacked officers during an investigation of a domestic disturbance on July 24.

Officers were called to a Fourth Street motel around 11:30 p.m. by a woman who said her daughter’s boyfriend, Jordan, was acting out of control.

Police had responded to an earlier incident at the same motel concerning Jordan, but he had fled before they arrived.

When officers arrived at the hotel that night, Jordan was still uncooperative. He allegedly punched an officer in the face, and required Taser deployment to subdue.

Jordan is charged with disorderly conduct, two counts of second-degree assault, failure to obey a lawful order and resisting arrest.

Fighting

Ocean City Police arrested Jason W. Haines, 24, of Winchester, Virginia and Kenneth E. Whitla, 25, of Monaca, Pennsylvania, for allegedly fighting in a 32nd Street Hotel on July 24.

Around 8 p.m., officers arrested the two on the hotel’s third floor. Police said that when they arrived, the men were wrestling on the ground, and one had the other in a headlock.

Haines’s girlfriend said that he fought with Whitla after he allegedly pushed her to the ground. All parties had been drinking.

Both Haines and Whitla were charged with affray and disorderly conduct.

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