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Police/Courts June 23, 2017

Jun 22, 2017

Theft from cars

Ocean City Police arrested two people for allegedly stealing several items from two vehicles on June 15.

A woman reported to police that her wallet containing a debit card and her daughter’s wallet, containing $300, were stolen from her Jeep Wrangler parked in the 400 block of Atlantic Avenue. Surveillance footage shows a man and a woman stop in the lot, steal the items, and leave in a Toyota Scion.

Police noticed that the Scion had a local hotel parking pass, which also was stolen from a guest. The guest told police his suitcase containing $300 of his clothing was stolen from his truck.

Using the images captured on the surveillance camera, police later found two suspects walking on the Boardwalk around 10:14 p.m. The suspects, Michael W. Allen, 27, of College Park and Aitana Garrison, 20, of Laurel, Maryland, told police they had done nothing, but credit cards belonging to first victim and others were found in Allen’s pockets. Police also found several clothing items during the vehicle search that were later tied to two other thefts.

Allen and Garrison are charged with theft scheme over $1,000 and $10,000, as well as various other charges.

Nightclub fight

Geraldo Deleon, 21, of Silver Spring was charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment after police broke up a fight at a nightclub on 49th Street on June 17.

When police responded to a fight around 1:27 a.m., they reportedly saw Deleon fighting with the club’s staff. Eventually, the staff overpowered Deleon and held him on the ground. He reportedly told police he was done fighting.

When Deleon was let go, he allegedly attempted to hit another person. At that point, police dropped Deleon on the ground.

Deleon is also charged with causing a public disturbance.

Machete in car

A traffic stop around 2 a.m. led Ocean City Police arresting a Beltsville, Maryland man with weapons charges.

On June 20, a patrol officer saw a Nissan Pathfinder parked facing north on Philadelphia Avenue near Wicomico Street, where only southbound parking is permitted. The car then traveled north on Philadelphia Avenue, the wrong way, for three blocks.

When police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver, 19-year-old Alassane Diagne, drove the car the wrong way on Dorchester Street before stopping in a parking lot.

Police reported they noticed the odor of alcohol when speaking with Diagne. When asked for his vehicle’s registration, Diagne stepped out of the car. At that point, police saw a knife in a holster hanging on his necklace, the report said. Police also found a penknife in his pocket and reportedly saw other weapons in the car.

Officers also said that there was open beer can in his car’s center console.

When police arrested Diagne, he allegedly resisted being put in the transport vehicle. During a vehicle search, police found a knife within reach of the driver’s seat and a machete in the trunk.

Diagne later complained of breathing problems, which were faked according to police, and he later vomited. He was taken to Atlantic General Hospital, where he reportedly became unruly.

Diagne was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a fixed blade and a machete as well as resisting arrest and failure to obey an officer. He was also charged with possession of an open container.

Jaywalking and yelling

Two men were arrested for disorderly conduct after screaming at an officer for writing them a ticket for jaywalking on June 15.

Brian Duval, 18, of and Terrell Pittinger, 21, both of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, were seen by Ocean City Police crossing Baltimore Avenue near Eighth Street against the signal around 8 p.m.

When officers stopped them, the pair immediately became uncooperative and cursed at them. Duvall reportedly did not stop his yelling even after officers put him in restraints.

Weapon in car

While investigating a person sleeping in a car, Ocean City Police arrested a Reading, Pennsylvania man for having a semi-automatic gun in the car on June 17.

Around 5:35 a.m., police saw a man, later identified as Rahean Kelly, 19, asleep in a Toyota Camry parked on Wilmington Avenue. When police spoke to Kelly, they reportedly smelled raw marijuana in the vehicle.

During a search of the car, officers found a Browning .22 caliber handgun in the glove compartment and marijuana in a baggie on vehicle’s floor.

Kelly was charged with possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent crime and being under 21 years of age.

Marijuana and run

Matthew Lester, 19, of Reisterstown, Maryland faces several charges after running from the cops who were questioning him in regards to possession of marijuana on June 15.

Ocean City Police stopped a group of five men walking on Sixth Street to St. Louis Avenue after they smelled burnt marijuana. Lester allegedly hid a burning marijuana cigarette in his pocket, according to police.

Police searched Lester, who had a bag of marijuana in his pocket. When police asked for his license, Lester reportedly hesitated to show his identification, and pushed an officer away who reached for his license.

Lester then allegedly ran from officers, cutting through a construction site on Edgewater Avenue and private property on St. Louis Avenue. Eventually, he ran into traffic and hit a car on St. Louis Avenue near 6th Street.

Lester is charged with second-degree assault of an officer, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and trespassing.

Jumping on cars

Russell C. Little, 18, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, was arrested after he jumped from hotel’s second story balcony and onto a car on June 15.

Police went to hotel on Second Street around 9 a.m., when the manager wanted Little removed from the property. He told police that he jumped from the balcony and onto the roof of a Honda Odyssey. There was a large dent in the roof, according to police.

When asked why he jumped onto the car, Little said that people were cheering for him to do it. He was charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property and disorderly conduct.

Assault

Jordan Nelson, 28, of Salisbury was arrested after he assaulted an officer who was directing traffic during the Ocean City Air Show in the 1800 block of Baltimore Avenue on June 15.

The officer reported that Nelson walked up to him and screamed and pushed him in the shoulder before running away around 3 p.m.

When Nelson was stopped, he started screaming profanities and racial epithets.

Nelson was also charged with disorderly conduct.

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