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12 arrested after 'large incidents' in Ocean City

Posted at 4:29 PM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 16:29:35-04

Two "large incidents" in Ocean City Saturday night resulted in a dozen arrests, officials said.

The first incident, around 9:45 p.m., started when Ocean City Police witnessed a man kick a public trash can and then push it to the ground.

The man, who was identified as Kevin D. Rusten, 26, of Silver Spring, then kicked the trash can to "the center of the crowded Boardwalk in the area of 1st Street and Atlantic Avenue," police said.

When officers approached Rusten to attempt to arrest him, he became aggressive and a "large" and "hostile" crowd began to form, according to police. Police said numerous suspects assaulted officers as they attempted to dispel the crowd.

Officials released the following details about arrests that followed the first incident:

Charles J. Mapp, 21, of Accomac, VA

  • Charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing and hindering a police officer.
  • Released on personal recognizance.

Jiare C. Darden, 20, of Baltimore, MD

  • Charged with interfering with an arrest, obstructing and hindering a police officer and disorderly conduct.
  • Released on $3,000 unsecured bond.

Ogni J. Assimaidou, 20, Potomac, MD

  • Charged with interfering with an arrest and second degree assault to a police officer.
  • Released on personal recognizance.

Kevin D. Rusten, 26, Silver Spring, MD

  • Charged disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, two counts of second degree assault on an officer, failure to obey and reckless endangerment.
  • Transferred to the Worcester County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Antwan D. English, 21, of Baltimore, MD

  • Charged with obstructing and hindering a police officer, resisting arrest, second degree assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct.
  • Released after posting $3,000 bond.

Later, around 12:40 a.m., officers saw a disorderly crowd of around 200 people at 7th Street and the Boardwalk. 

"Individuals in the crowd were yelling profanities and some began throwing bottles and other objects," police officials said in a statement. "The crowd was very hostile and aggressive towards officers attempting to disperse the crowd."

Dozens of officers responded to the crowd. Ocean City Police released the following information about the arrests from the incident:

Steven G. Williams, 20, of Baltimore, MD

  • Charged with interfering with an arrest and obstructing and hindering a police officer.
  • Released on personal recognizance.

Jayvon M. Jackson, 19, of Silver Spring, MD

  • Charged with second degree assault of a police officer, resisting arrest and failure to obey.
  • Released on personal recognizance.

Germane E. Levenbury, 21, of Upper Marlboro, MD

  • Charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey and interfering with an arrest.
  • Released on personal recognizance.

Savanah V. Nelson, 21, of Capitol Heights, MD

  • Charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey, unlawful assembly which resulted in the disturbance of the peace and resisting arrest.
  • Released on personal recognizance.

Nickolet D. Serrano, 19, of Beltsville, MD

  • Charged with disorderly conduct.
  • Released on personal recognizance.

Tuflah Davies, 19, of Silver Spring, MD

  • Charged with resisting arrest, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.
  • Released on personal recognizance.

A 17-year-old male of Largo, MD

  • Charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey and obstructing and hindering a police officer.
  • Referred to Juvenile Services and released to his parents.

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