Berwick Police Chief David Leonard reports the following arrests:
Rip Verdin Jr. W/M 46 Camille Dr. Patterson was arrested on November 19, 2021 at 9:00 PM for
- POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE II CDS METHAMPHETAMINE
- POSSESSION OF UNREGISTERED OR ILLEGALLY TRANSFERRED WEAPON (SHORT BARREL SHOTGUN UNDER 18 INCHES)
- POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN THE PRESENCE OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE
- VIOLATIONS OF REGISTRATIONS
- NO INSURANCE
- EXPIRED LICENSE PLATE
On November 19, 2021 at approximately 8:46 PM the Berwick Police Department received a call of a stalled vehicle on the Hwy.182 bridge. Upon arrival officers met with Verdin and got his vehicle safely off the bridge. While speaking with Verdin, it was learned that the registration was expired and that the expiration sticker on his license plate did not belong to that vehicle. It was also learned that the vehicle did not have an active insurance policy. During the course of the stop with Verdin, a pat down for officer safety was conducted at which time Methamphetamines were located on his person. A search of Verdin’s vehicle was done and a shotgun was located that had been modified and measured under 18 inches. Verdin was placed under arrest and transported to the Berwick Police Department where he was booked on the charges of Possession of Schedule II CDS Methamphetamine, Possession of Unregistered or Illegally Transferred Weapon (Short Barrel Shotgun Under 18 inches), Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Violations of Registrations, No Insurance, and Expired License Plate.
Annique Gant B/F 32 Jones St. Berwick was arrested on November 22, 2021 at 10:10 PM for
- WARRANT- DOMESTIC ABUSE BATTERY
On November 22, 2021 at approximately 10:10 PM Gant walked into the Berwick Police Department to turn herself in on an active warrant. The warrant stems from a investigation on November 15, 2021 where Gant and another household member got into an altercation. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Gant was the aggressor. Gant was placed under arrest and booked on the warrant for Domestic Abuse Battery.