Havre de Grace Crime: Drug, Warrant Arrests; Bike Stolen

The following information was supplied by the Havre de Grace Police Department. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.

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Bourbon Street, 600 block, 1:14 p.m. on Aug. 20. A bike valued at $200 was stolen. Police have no suspects.

Warren and Adams streets, 4:21 p.m. on Aug. 19. Christopher Nicholas Ewing, 21, of the 500 block of North Stokes Street, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and a controlled dangerous substance other than marijuana.

Pennington Avenue, 700 block, 2:45 p.m. on Aug. 19. Robin Lee Smith, 40, of the 200 block of North Main Street in North East, was arrested on a warrant through the for theft less than $100. Smith walked into the police station and stated she understood there was a warrant for her arrest.

Pulaski Highway, 1800 block, 1 a.m. on Aug. 18. Joseph Daniel Parrish, 20, of the 200 block of Schmechel Street in Aberdeen, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers observed a group of five males walking along U.S. Route 40, and one of them threw an item as an officer approached. It was later determined to be a smoking device.

Canvasback Drive, 200 block, 3:33 a.m. on Aug. 17. A 16-year-old girl of 600 block of Spinnaker Way was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia. An officer observed the girl ducking between cars, and made contact with her on the front porch of a home where she claimed to live. She then attempted to run before the officer restrained her and located a smoking device and marijuana, police said.

NOTE: See the map with this post for locations of the incidents, listed by number coinciding with the events in the order they are listed above. 

For questions about this police blotter, email  at , and to report a crime or provide information on one of the matters listed above, contact  at 410-939-2121.

Anonymous September 04, 2012 at 08:25 PM
What is stated in the above article about the 16 year old female and the events that occurred that night are false. She is a friend of mine, and on her behalf I would like to tell the true story of what happened that night. She states; On the night of August 17th, I was walking home from a friends house when a police officer drives past, but unbenounced to me, makes a u-turn at the top of the road and turns off his headlights, in order to "sneak up" behind me. The officer then proceeds to park on the road and gets out of his vehicle. While walking, I had my headphones in and was listening to my iPod, respectfully taking one out to wish the officer a good evening, and then continuing on with my walk home. I was unaware of the fact that he was apparently walking behind me, attempting to get my attention, but I was unable to notice or hear him because of my music. Suddenly, I am jolted around as the police officer violently grabs my shoulder. I take out my headphones and it soon becomes clear that the officer is yelling. It must have been assumed by him that I was attempting to flee. Without giving me time to respond, he violently grabs hold of me, and in an attempt to break loose of his grip, I struggle and kick, at which point the officer manages to strike me in the nose, and then puts me in handucuffs. I sit in the grass, blood gushing out of my nose, down my face, and onto my clothes. This event traumatized me. I suffered police brutality and am now face a possesion charge.
Anonymous September 04, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Continued; I am an innocent, 16 year old girl that suffered a horrific night. I was treated like some hard criminal. I am speaking out to expose that I am another victim of a corrupt system. If the police officer had no intent to scare or surprise me, he wouldn't have snuck up on me, turning off his headlights in order to hide his approach. To him, I'm just another check on his list. A piece of data. I was used and innocently attacked, just so this officer could make his end-of-the-month quota. This was beyond unnecessary, and only did harm. The police are meant to serve and protect, not to inflict fear and waste tax-payer money processing harmless minors. If he as an officer wanted to make any change at all, he would have made his presence known from the start, instead of hiding his approach like some manipulative power-hungry "enforcer" of the law. In the end, it is my word against his, and considering I am a minor, there is nothing I can do but suffer with the harm and trauma this officer inflicted upon a young girl.- My friends name will remain anonymous, but she tells her story, in order to expose this act of police brutality, stating it is now in the hands of the public.
Joe Nobody September 04, 2012 at 09:19 PM
So she had drugs on her but she claims she is innocent. Yeah right.
TWoreti September 04, 2012 at 09:21 PM
There is no way for a public to know what really happened. If what you described above happened to your friend or/and any other person it is a cause for alarm. Those in charge of the police officer should be able to find out the truth by vigorously investigating what the officer did or does in order to stop such abuse of power if your charges are 'correct."
TWoreti September 04, 2012 at 09:54 PM
If shad drugs on her and may be under its influence, she may not even knew what she was doing. What makes you to believe or say she is innocent? Thanks.


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