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Police Arrest 4 Following Altercation on Bruce Avenue

Police said they used pepper spray to break up a fight in Odenton Saturday night.

Anne Arundel County Police have arrested four people after breaking up a fight outside a home on Bruce Avenue on Saturday night.

Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said officers responded at about 9:50 p.m. to a report of a fight at the 500 block of Bruce Avenue. He said officers reported observing a man and woman arguing in the driveway.

Mulcahy said the man walked away, but then got into a fight with two other men.

Officers ordered the men to stop fighting, but their orders were ignored. At that point, police used oleoresin capsicum spray—commonly known as pepper spray—to break up the fight. Police ultimately arrested four people in connection to the incident.

The charged people included:

  • Edward Carter, 46, of Odenton. Charged with affray.
  • Catherine Foster, 48, of Odenton. Charged with disorderly conduct.
  • Howard Trainer, 43, of Odenton. Charged with affray. 
  • Christopher Cissel, 22, of Odenton. Charged with affray.

Affray is an offense related to public fighting.

Calique August 27, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Thanks for this! I learned a new word today!! Affray!!!
Tim Lemke August 28, 2012 at 03:37 AM
@Calique. Yeah, I had to look it up ;-)
Marc Riley August 28, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Bunch of middle aged men getting into a fight? haha. As a 42 year old man, I just don't have that kind of fight in me any more. :) I'd rather just walk away...getting hit hurts! Sheesh.
Kevin Brennan August 28, 2012 at 02:28 PM
and one gutsy girl! and Tim, yes, had to look up affray!
Roberta Salamon August 29, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Wow, lots of police power plus helicopter coverage for that mess!!!

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