POLICE BRIEFS 12/13/2013

Bar disturbance

Three people were arrested Dec. 8 after a fight inside a downtown bar.

James Kristofer Hudson, 28, of Ocean Pines was arrested after reportedly being involved in the altercation. Police charged him with disorderly conduct and two counts of second-degree assault.

A large crowd gathered outside the bar, where Hudson was in handcuffs and on his stomach on the sidewalk. Police told two people, Heather Nicole Banks, 23, and Shane Frederick McQuillen, 22, both of Ocean City, to leave the area. They walked away, but Banks stopped in the roadway, turned and yelled at a police officer.

Police again told the two to leave, but McQuillen walked back toward police and pushed an officer’s hand. When the officer grabbed McQuillen’s arm, McQuillen pulled away. Banks then reportedly pushed the officer and ripped two pins off of the police officer’s uniform.

Banks also reportedly resisted arrest and tried to pull away from the officer who was trying to arrest her. The officer pushed Banks onto the road and held her while other officers grabbed her arms. She reportedly tried to pull her arm away again.

McQuillen also reportedly resisted when officers tried to arrest him.

Police charged Banks with second-degree assault, failure to obey the reasonable order of a police officer and two counts of resisting arrest.

Police charged McQuillen with failure to obey a reasonable order of a law enforcement officer and two counts of resisting arrest.

Gun replica

A 23-year-old Berlin man was charged Dec. 5 with possession of a gun replica after Ocean City police located the item in the car he was driving.

A police officer had stopped Isia Lavar Clemens at 11th Street and Philadelphia Avenue after noticing that the taillight housing on the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser he was driving was broken.

Clemens, the vehicle’s only occupant, said he did not have a driver’s license and said he had never had a driver’s license. The officer, however, learned that Clemens’ driver’s license was suspended in Maryland. He also learned that Clemens had been found guilty three times in 2012 of driving without a license.

During the traffic stop, Clemens reportedly told the police officer that he had marijuana in his pocket. The police officer charged him accordingly.

Because the Chrysler was parked illegally and its registered owner was not present, police called for a tow truck to take it to the impound lot. Before it was towed, police did a customary inventory check and located a black BB replica handgun, which was similar in appearance to a Glock 22-caliber handgun. Clemens said the replica handgun belonged to his stepson.

Speeding juvenile

A Worcester County Sheriff’s Office deputy received a call Nov. 28 about a vehicle traveling west on Route 90 near Ocean Parkway at about 100 mph.

The deputy located the vehicle and stopped it in the area of Route 90 and Route 113. The deputy could smell a strong odor or burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

The driver, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs, was identified as a boy from Berlin.

During a search of the vehicle, the deputy located suspected marijuana and charged the juvenile with possession of marijuana and driving under the influence of alcohol.

The juvenile was released to the custody of his father.

Shoplifter assault

The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation is seeking information about the identity of a suspect who allegedly struck a loss prevention employee with his vehicle in the parking lot of Tanger Outlets in West Ocean City on Tuesday.

The loss prevention employee had followed the suspected shoplifter after he left a store with items he had allegedly stolen.

The suspect refused to return the items and entered a vehicle, identified as a newer model lime green “boxy” styled vehicle, such as a Kia Soul or Scion XB. He then left the scene, striking the loss prevention employee with the vehicle.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Jason Burnett at the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation at 41-632-1111. Information may also be provided to the Lower Eastern Shore Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776, where a reward of up to $1,000 may be available for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in this case.


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