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POLICE BRIEFS 10/26/2012

Berlin fight

Approximately 20 people were involved in a fight at the Multi-purpose Building on Flower Street on the morning of Oct. 14. Because of the number of people involved, officers of the Berlin Police Department and Natural Resources Police, troopers with Maryland State Police, deputies with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office went to the scene.

Officers broke up the fight and people left the area. Shortly afterwards, police were called to a fight elsewhere on Flower Street. There, officers again encountered a large number of people fighting outside one of the apartments. They used pepper spray to stop that fight and to disperse the crowd.

Lavar J. Ayres, 33, of Berlin, was charged with disorderly conduct.

Heroin

Two women were charged Oct. 16 with drug offenses after Ocean City police found heroin in a purse.

Police stopped a Toyota owned by Allison Lyn Levee, 25, of Street, Md., at 97th Street, after a vehicle check revealed a warrant for Levee for failure to appear in court. The warrant stated that Levee was known to abuse drugs.

Though the driver of the Toyota told police that Levee was not in the car, she and another woman were passengers in the vehicle. Levee gave consent for police to search her car and they found a switchblade knife in her purse. In another purse, police found several empty glassine bags, a hollow plastic tube, a hypodermic syringe and a spoon with white residue.

The man in the front passenger seat told police that they were going to Fenwick, Del., to pick up his cousin, a cocaine and heroin user. The police did not believe that because there was no room in the car for an additional passenger.

Levee said one of the purses belonged to her. She and another passenger, Nikole Louise Glass, 33, of Lutherville, denied owning the other purse.

During the booking process, police found a hypodermic syringe in Levee’s breast area.

Police charged Levee and Glass with possession of heroin, possession of equipment to administer heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. They also charged Levee with possession of a concealed dangerous weapon.

Animal bite

An 11-year-old boy was flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Oct. 20, after being bitten by a dog.

According to the Berlin Police Department, the boy had been playing with the chained dog at a location on North Main Street when the a pit bull bit him in the face.

According to a police report, the boy suffered very severe facial injuries and was taken by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, and then flown to Baltimore.

Worcester County Animal Control took possession of the animal.

Alleged assault

Ocean City police charged Kenneth Edward Watts, 45, with disorderly conduct and second-degree assault after he was involved in an argument with a woman.

The woman told police that Watts threw a beer can at her and hit her in the back. She also said he pushed her, forcing her to the ground.

Both were yelling and refused to stop when police told them to be quiet.

Watts told officers to arrest him and lifted his arms in the air, which police stated was consistent with making an arrest easier. Then they arrested him.

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