Ocean City Today

Police/Courts July 7, 2017

Jul 06, 2017

Drive-by punching

Police arrested Keith E. Haak, 37, of Honey Brook, Pennsylvania after he allegedly punched his wife around 6 p.m. last Thursday.

A witness reported seeing Haak punch a woman and drive away in a Jeep near the 100 block of Atlantic Avenue. Police later saw Haak driving a Jeep north around 62nd Street. Haak allegedly was using his cell phone while making a U-turn in a lane that is designated for turning onto Route 90.

When police pulled Haak over at 50th Street, they said they detected the odor of alcohol on his breath.

Haak reportedly told police that he left his wife after an argument but denied hitting her. He also failed a sobriety test, so he was arrested for driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. Witnesses said Haak hit the woman in the face multiple times and pushed her into the car, according to a police report.

Police said that the victim had a recent cut on the right side of her nose and facial swelling.

Haak was also charged with second-degree assault.

Taser stops fight

Police arrested two visitors after fighting on the 53rd Street sidewalk around 1:22 a.m. last Saturday.

Police said that Philip Minutolo, 24, of Wappingers Falls, New York and Brian Wallace, 30 of Pennsburg, Pennsylvania were fighting on the sidewalk and attracting attention from pedestrians. The fight continued into the highway, disrupting traffic in the bus lane and the left lane, police said.

Minutolo and Wallace continued the fight into a nearby parking lot, and eventually were stopped when an officer unholstered a Taser and ordered them to stop.

Both men had bloodshot eyes and police could smell alcohol on them, according to the report. They were arrested for affray, disorderly conduct, and intoxicated endangerment.

Disorderly near dinosaur

Emily L. Shumosic, 20, and Rebecca N. Shumosic, 21, both of Wilmington, Delaware were arrested after allegedly urinating behind a dinosaur play sculpture on the beach near Third Street.

Around 10:30 p.m. last Friday, police allegedly saw the pair urinate behind the structure where children were playing. The women reportedly were rowdy, according to the police report. Both women were charged with disorderly conduct.

Emily Shumosic is also charged with possessing a false identification, fraud and various other charges.

While police were driving both women to the Public Safety building, Rebecca Shumosic allegedly kicked Emily Shumosic twice in the head.

Rebecca Shumosic is also charged with second-degree assault.

Boardwalk fight

Ocean City Police charged Faiz M. Akbar, 23, of Lorton, Virginia and Wali Habibi, 22, of Arlington, Virginia following a fight on Tuesday around 2:52 a.m.

Police saw three men, including Akbar and Habibi, fight on the sidewalk near a motel on Philadelphia Avenue and 20th Street. When police made their presence known, both men fled. Eventually, they were found on a bayside pier near 21st Street.

Akbar and Habibi are alleged to have harassed a man and punched him in the face, according to a police report.

Akbar is charged with affray, and Habibi is charged with second-degree assault. Both men are charged with disorderly conduct.

Domestic disturbance

A Baltimore man was arrested after allegedly slapping his girlfriend and shoving her friend in a hotel on 14th Street.

Police were called to the hotel around 10:30 p.m. on Monday for a woman in distress. She told police that her boyfriend Osmin Andino-Majano, 34, slapped her face and squeezed her arm during an argument. Her left side of the left side was swollen and red and she had a red bruise on her right arm, according to the report.

The victim told police that Andino-Majano had repeatedly threatened her and her family in the last few years.

A friend told police that she saw the assault, and she confronted Andino-Majano about the incident. He allegedly shoved her while she was on the hotel balcony and threatened her family.

Andino-Majano denied assaulting the women. He was charged with two counts of second-degree assault.

Gun in car

Marcelo D. Oliver, 35, of Woodbridge, Virginia was arrested after Ocean City Police found a pistol in his car on Monday around 6 a.m.

Police reported that they saw Oliver asleep in a car on Edgewater Avenue near Eight Street and questioned him. In the process, they allegedly smelled burnt marijuana in the car. During a search of the car, police found a loaded 9 mm Luger handgun under the driver’s seat.

Oliver denied knowledge of the gun. He was charged with transporting a handgun and ammunition in a car on public roads as well as other charges.

Intent to sell

A patrol on Sixth Street led to police arresting a 23-year-old man for allegedly intending to sell roughly 35 grams of marijuana out of his car.

Officers smelled burnt marijuana coming from a Chevrolet Impala on Friday around 5:25 p.m. Derrick L. Short Jr., of Lanham, Maryland, was sitting in the car with the front door open.

There was a smoldering marijuana cigarette on the ground at Short’s feet, according to police.

A search of the vehicle turned up several grams of marijuana. Short was charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.

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