Man is charged after struggle with police

November 07, 1995|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

Police arrested a Severn man Friday and charged him with resisting arrest and battery after a struggle with officers.

A Western District officer passing the Shell gas station at Route 175 and Rockenbach Road in Severn shortly after 3:30 a.m. saw three men and a woman sitting on the sidewalk.

Two of the men appeared to be drinking. The officer reported that both men smelled of alcohol and were unsteady on their feet.

One of the men -- a clerk at the gas station -- told the officer they were 19 years old.

Several minutes later, the other man told the officer that he was 22. When the officer determined that he had given a false name and address, the man attempted to escape through the back door of the gas station convenience store, a police report said.

A struggle ensued, and a second officer sprayed the man with pepper spray before he was subdued, the report said.

Police identified the man as Gabriel John Rupe, 19, of the 1900 block of Pometacom Drive in Hanover. He was charged with an alcohol violation, battery, resisting arrest and giving a false statement to police.

Severn man in fair condition after dirt bike accident

A Severn man was in fair condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday afternoon after a weekend dirt bike accident, police said.

Bradley Scott Thornton, 20, of the 8300 block of Risha Drive, and a friend were riding their dirt bikes in a field about a half-mile west of Coca Cola Drive in Dorsey shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, when Mr. Thornton was thrown from his bike, police said.

He was taken by helicopter to Shock Trauma for treatment of unspecified injuries.

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