WMC lacrosse coach arrested in party incident

April 23, 2002|By Sheridan Lyons | Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF

Western Maryland College's men's lacrosse coach has been arrested - as the team heads for its conference playoffs - on charges that he interfered with police called to a loud party with underage drinkers at a student's off-campus apartment, Westminster police said.

Keith Robert Reitenbach, 45, of the 100 block of Pennsylvania Ave., a college-owned property, was charged with two misdemeanors: disorderly conduct and failing to obey a police officer, Maj. Dean A. Brewer, a Westminster police spokesman, said yesterday.

After processing at the Carroll County Detention Center in Westminster early Sunday, the coach was taken before a Carroll County District Court commissioner and released without bail.

Reitenbach has been the team's coach for 10 of his 23 years of coaching. He coached at Cornell University from 1986 to 1992, and at the University of North Carolina in 1985, according to Western Maryland College's Web site.

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