2 Naval Academy Mids to face criminal charges

One broke window, other kicked in door, Annapolis police allege

December 02, 2010|By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun

Two Naval Academy midshipmen, one of them the son of an admiral and on the academy baseball team, were detained early Wednesday in what Annapolis police said were unrelated property damage incidents.

Michael Christopher Guadagnini, 22, a midshipman first class, was found laying by a tree in the woods near the 1400 block of Regent St. wearing an academy uniform and bleeding from the nose, police said. Maj. Scott Baker said that at about 1 a.m. the homeowner, reporting a burglary, said that he confronted a man who smelled of alcohol and who had kicked in his back door, entered and left. Police said the homeowner identified Guadagnini as the person he'd confronted. Charges were pending Wednesday.

Guadagnini's father is Rear Adm. Mark Guadagnini, a Naval Academy graduate; a grandfather and an uncle also graduated from the academy, according to his online player biography.

Baker also said that a resident of the first block of Cornhill Street reported at about 12:45 a.m. that someone had broken a window of that home. An officer saw a man walking through a gate at the rear of the property who had cuts on his hands. Police found a uniform hat and ribbons by the broken window, and the owner then identified the man who was apprehended, Baker said. A charge was pending against William Jacob Johnson, 22, also a midshipman, he said.

Both midshipmen were released to the Naval Academy, police said.

An academy spokeswoman said first-year Mids had liberty until midnight.


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