Westminster man charged with littering, disorderly conduct, destruction of property

Carroll County Times

A Westminster man was charged on Wednesday after he allegedly emptied a trash receptacle onto the ground at the Manchester volunteer fire company carnival.

Brandon Edward Guarnera, 19, of the 1300 block of Washington Road, was charged with one count each of disorderly conduct, resisting or interfering with arrest, false statements to an officer, malicious destruction of property less than $1,000 and dumping litter under 100 pounds. He was released the same day on his own recognizance, according to electronic court records.

According to the statement of probable cause, an officer responded to a complaint around 10:30 p.m. on Independence Day that several individuals dressed in dark clothing were causing a disturbance in the hall area of the activities building where fire department personnel were carrying large quantities of money at the Manchester carnival.

Upon approaching the location, the officer saw Guarnera pick up a trash can and flip it over, pouring the garbage onto the carnival grounds parking lot, according to the statement.

The officer asked Guarnera to clean up the mess and for his identification, to which Guarnera said, “I don’t have one and, if I did, I still wouldn’t give it to you.”

The officer told Guarnera he was under arrest and, when he tried to put handcuffs on him, Guarnera resisted before the officer was able to apprehend him.

Attempts to reach Guarnera at the phone numbers listed for him were unsuccessful.

A court date is scheduled for Sept. 5.

jennifer.turiano@carrollcountytimes.com

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