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Maryland couple attacks security guard in Dewey & attempt to steal his gun

A Maryland couple is behind bars on Memorial Day after they fought with a security officer on patrol near Dewey Beach. According to Delaware State Police, the incident occurred just before 3 a.m. Monday, when a call to 911 advised that a security officer was on the ground and being attacked near Palmer Avenue, just south of Dewey Beach. Dewey Beach Police were first to the scene and arrested 21-year-old John Clancy of Towson and 21-year-old Julia Price of Baltimore. Officers would later learn the couple had been walking near Indian Beach when they stopped to ask a 52-year-old commissioned officer employed with Resort Investigations & Patrol for Indian Beach for a ride.

The officer told them a cab would be called when the couple began walking toward a residence, at which time the officer warned they would be arrested if they continued to trespass on the private property and to wait by his patrol vehicle until the taxi arrived. At that point, Clancy attempted to push the officer backwards, causing the officer to grab his arm, and when doing so, Clancy kicked the officer’s feet out from under him. Both Clancy and the officer fell to the ground and continued to struggle with one another when Price jumped on top of the officer and made several unsuccessful attempts to grab his firearm from his holster. The officer was uninjured in the incident. Both Clancy and Price were both transported back to Troop 7 in Lewes where they were both charged with Attempt Remove a Firearm from a Law Enforcement Officer, Conspiracy 2nd, and Offensive Touching. They were both arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $57,500.00 secured (Clancy) and $17,200.00 secured (Price).

Maryland couple charged after fight with Indian Beach security officer

Delaware State Police released on image of the area near Indian Beach where police say a couple fought with a security officer. DELAWARE STATE POLICE PHOTO

A Maryland couple faces charges after police say they fought with an Indian Beach security officer, and tried to take his gun. John P. Clancy, 21, of Towson, Md., and Julie C. Price, 21, of Baltimore, Md., were walking near Indian Beach at 2:56 a.m. May 29 when they approached a patrol car for Resort Investigations and Patrol for Indian Beach, and asked an officer, 52, if he would give them a ride to Ocean City, Md., said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police. The officer said he would call them a cab, but the couple started walking toward a residence in the private development, Fournier said. The officer told them he would arrest them if they continued on private property, and he asked them to wait for a cab next to his patrol vehicle.

At that point, Fournier said, Clancy attempted to push the officer backwards, causing the officer to grab his arm, and when doing so, Clancy kicked the officer’s feet out from under him. Both Clancy and the officer fell to the ground and continued to struggle with one another when Price jumped on top of the officer and tried to take his firearm from his holster, Fournier said. A resident called 911 to report the fight before Delaware State Police arrived. The officer was uninjured in the incident. Clancy and Price were taken to Troop 7 in Lewes where they both were charged with attempt to remove a firearm from a law enforcement officer, second-degree conspiracy and offensive touching. They were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of secured bond; Clancy on $57,500 and Price on $17,200.

No photos of Clancy or Price are available at this time.

Ukraine Security Service Searches Yandex Offices In ‘Treason’ Probe

KYIV — Ukraine s security service said searches of the Kyiv and Odesa offices of Russian internet giant Yandex as part of a treason investigation found that company management had “illegally collected” personal data on local citizens. The May 29 searches came less than two weeks after President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree banning Yandex and several other Russian sites, including the popular social networks VK — formerly VKontakte — and Odnoklassniki.

“Law enforcement agents found that the management of the company illegally collected, accumulated, and passed on the personal data of Ukrainian citizens,” the SBU said in a statement on its website. The data included information about users’ “occupation, lifestyle, location, residence, work, leisure, sources and amounts of income, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and accounts in social networks.

“The information was transmitted to [Russian] security services for planning, organizing, and conducting reconnaissance, sabotage, and information-subversion operations in the country at the expense of Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and inviolability,” the statement said.

Treason is punishable by 12 to 15 years in prison in Ukraine and the confiscation of property. Asya Melkumova, a Yandex spokeswoman, confirmed the searches and told RFE/RL: “We have no information about reasons of today’s SSU action. Our lawyers are on the way to the offices. Yandex is ready to provide all information regarding its operations in Ukraine, according and limited by Ukrainian legal procedures.”

WATCH: SBU releases video of Yandex search

According to Ukrainian IT news site AIN.ua[1], staff of both offices were ordered by the SBU to leave the premises while the searches were conducted. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists he could not comment, saying, “We do not have complete information yet.”

Yandex said it has been developing its services for Ukraine since 2005, providing its Ukrainian users with search engines, maps, navigation, online education, and other services.

We have conducted our business in strict accordance with Ukrainian legislation and have focused on creating high quality local products,” the company said in a statement. “While Ukraine is a small part of our business and the sanctions will not have a material negative impact on our consolidated results, we regret that this new legislation affects our 11 million Ukrainian users who rely on our services every month, and the thousands of Ukrainian organizations that use our technologies and services to grow and develop their businesses.”

In signing the decree[2], which was published on May 16, Poroshenko cited the need to combat what he called Russian instruments of information warfare. The move, which came at the request of Ukraine s National Security and Defense Council and the SBU, added the companies to a long sanctions list that includes 1,228 individuals and 468 legal entities. It also sparked a public debate between critics who condemned it as censorship and a blow to freedom of expression and supporters who called it a long-overdue move in defense of national security. Russia seized the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in March 2014, after sending in troops and staging a referendum widely denounced as illegal, and has given strong support to separatists whose war against Kyiv’s forces has killed more than 9,900 people in eastern Ukraine since April 2014.

References

  1. ^ According to Ukrainian IT news site AIN.ua (ain.ua)
  2. ^ signing the decree (www.rferl.org)