Apparently, not everyone who attends concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion comes to hear the music. Numerous arrests made during concerts last spring and summer highlight the presence of both uniformed and undercover Howard County police officers at the popular Columbia concert venue, which means that the guy rocking out to the music in the next row may be the band’s biggest fan or could be a plainclothes police officer looking for suspicious behavior.
In March of 2010, Anthony Graber was charged with felony violation of the Maryland wiretapping law. Mr. Garber was confronted by a plain-clothes police officer, Joseph David Ulher, for speeding and recklessly driving his motorcycle. Mr. Garber had a video recording device on his helmet, recording his drive. When Mr. Garber was confronted by Officer Ulher, he neglected to tell him that the device on his helmet was recording the interaction.