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Police/Courts Sept. 8, 2017

Sep 07, 2017

Fight

Ocean City Police arrest a local man after he allegedly attacked a bouncer at a bar on 60th Street on Sept. 2.

Witnesses told police that Shane Snider, 31, punched a bouncer in the face and kneed them. Security camera video shows the attack.

The bouncer had a small cut on his nose, his lip and right thumb, according to charging document. His right eye was swollen shut.

Snider is charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and intoxicated endangerment.

Fight with words

Joseph M. Emm, 23, of Ocean Pines was arrested after he allegedly tried to incite a fight around 2:28 a.m. on Sept. 1.

Police said Emm was screaming “fighting words” at people standing on a balcony of a Dayton Lane apartment. He also was swinging his arms in apparent attempt to fight nearby people while security guards held him back.

People on the balcony told police that they were sitting and talking amongst themselves when Emm and a friend walked through the parking lot. Emm then accused them of talking about him and he started screaming.

Police smelled alcohol on Emm, according to reports. He was charged with disorderly conduct and disorderly intoxication.

Uber ride turns angry

Adam G. Greis, 24, of Teaneck, New Jersey was arrested after he screamed racial slurs at an Uber driver on Sept. 2.

Police saw Greis shout at the driver in the middle of Seventh Street around 11:30 p.m. When the driver turned to walk away, Greis reportedly followed closely behind him and called him derogatory names.

Police intervened to prevent an assault, and said Greis appeared to be “very intoxicated.”

The Uber driver said the argument started when Greis vomited in the car and tried to clean it up. When the driver told him to leave it, he became upset.

Greis was charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

Car damage

Tyler Swift, 24, of Arlington, Virginia, was charged with malicious destruction of property after he ripped off a car’s side mirror on Sept. 1.

Police were called to a parking lot for a report of a suspicious person in a parking lot on 44th Street. Swift was found hiding naked behind a Honda Accord.

The car had its passenger side mirror and windshield wiper ripped off, according to police reports.

At first, Swift denied damaging the vehicle, but later told police that he remembered “messing up her car a little bit.”

Damage to the Honda Accord is estimated at $75.

DUI

Elizabeth P. Kempinski, 38, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, faces several charges relating to a hit-and-run that damaged a Lexus in the parking lot on 60th Street on Sept. 2.

Witnesses told police that Kempinski backed her minivan into a car, causing it to rock back and forth, before driving away around 5:18 p.m.

Police found Kempinski at a nearby bar. She reportedly told police that she had four drinks and did not think she was involved in the crash. She blew a .15 on a breathalyzer, police said.

Bouncer attack

Ocean City Police arrested a 41-year-old man for allegedly kicking a bouncer in the face in the early hours of Sept. 2.

Duane Morgan, of Belleville, New Jersey, reportedly attacked a security guard after he escorted out of midtown club. Morgan reportedly ignored several orders to leave.

Security camera footage also shows Morgan kicking the bouncer in the face. The employee’s face was swollen.

Morgan was charged with second-degree assault, trespassing and disorderly conduct.

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