Monthly Archives: February 2014

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HONOR OFC. DANIEL MCBRIDE AS OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Jim Richardson, Program Coordinator; Jack Ferry, Worcester County Development Center; Michael Carozza, Grand Knight; Deputy Chief Charles Barton, Ocean City Fire Department; Allison Wiest, Teacher of the Year; Mark Record, Most Blessed Sacrament School; Chief Ross Buzzuro; Officer of the Year Daniel McBride

Jim Richardson, Program Coordinator; Jack Ferry, Worcester County Development Center; Michael Carozza, Grand Knight; Deputy Chief Charles Barton, Ocean City Fire Department; Allison Wiest, Teacher of the Year; Mark Record, Most Blessed Sacrament School; Chief Ross Buzzuro; Officer of the Year Daniel McBride

(February 19, 2014) – The Ocean City Knights of Columbus held their annual award ceremony on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.  Among their top honors, such as Firefighter of the Year, EMT of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Couple of the Year, the Knights of Columbus awarded Ocean City Officer Daniel McBride with the prestigious title of Officer of the Year.

“Even as a young officer, Ofc. McBride is extremely deserving of this award,” said Chief Ross Buzzuro.  “Ofc. McBride is a rising star in our department. He is responsible for removing numerous drugs and weapons from the streets of Ocean City and he excels in his duties every day.”

Ofc. McBride is originally from McKeesport, PA. He joined the OCPD full time in 2012 after two summers as a seasonal officer. Ofc. McBride is a domestic violence investigator and member of the Recruiting Team. He is often detailed to plain clothes operations and seatbelt enforcement details because of his success.  He is currently assigned to the Patrol Division’s Day Watch.

In addition to being named the 2013 Officer of the Year by the Knights of Columbus, Ofc. McBride was recently a finalist for the Neighborhood Watch Officer of the Year.

“I am deeply honored to receive this award,” Ofc. McBride said. “This has really been a great year for me and I am proud to work for the team that is the Ocean City Police Department. Our officers strive to give their best each and every day and I wouldn’t be anywhere without my fellow officers. I would like to thank Chief Buzzuro, all my fellow officers and, of course, the Knights of Columbus for this award.”

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OCPD SEEKING PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN BURGLARY INVESTIGATION

(February 18, 2014) – Ocean City police are currently investigating several recent burglaries that have occurred in the uptown area, between 120th Street and the Delaware line.  The burglaries, some of which appear to be related, have specifically targeted flat screen televisions.

Ocean City police are asking anyone with information about these burglaries or the suspect(s) involved to please contact Detective Nick Simpson of the Ocean City Criminal Investigation Division at 410-520-5349. As always, the OCPD’s Crime Tipline is available 24/7 and can be reached by dialing 410-520-5136.  Those providing information may remain anonymous.

The Ocean City Police Department reminds citizens to continue to remain vigilant for suspicious activity.  Any citizen leaving the area for any extended period of time is encouraged to take advantage of the “Residential Security Check” program.  This free program is available to all Ocean City homeowners. By providing OCPD with basic information regarding their property, the OCPD will conduct security checks at random times each day.  For more information and to sign up for a “Residential Security Check,” visit http://oceancitymd.gov/Police/securitycheck.html.

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OCPD MOURNS THE LOSS OF AUXILIARY OFFICER

Borys_Robert(February 12, 2014) – It is with great sadness that the Ocean City Police Department shares the news of the passing of Auxiliary Officer (AO) Robert Borys.  AO Borys began volunteering as an Auxiliary Officer in 2005 and donated nearly 3,000 hours of service to the citizens of Ocean City. He was named Auxiliary Officer of the Year in 2008 and 2010.

AO Borys died peacefully on Thursday, February 6, with this loving wife of 64 years at his side. In addition to his wife, Verna Trenholm Borys, he is survived by four daughters; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters. He was 90 years old.

A memorial Mass will be said in his honor at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 14, at St. Luke’s Church located at 9903 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842.

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OCEAN CITY CITIZENS WARNED OF “ONE-RING” PHONE SCAM FROM CARIBBEAN ISLANDS

scam-alert(February 5, 2014) – The Ocean City Police Department is warning citizens about a current cell phone scam where the potential victim receives a “one ring” call from one of many area codes in the Caribbean Islands.

According to the Better Business Bureau, scammers are using auto-dialers to call thousands of cell phones. The phone will ring only once before disconnecting. If the citizen calls back the number displayed, the caller will then be charged $19.95 for an international call fee and an additional $9-per-minute charge.

Area codes being used by the scammers are 473 (Grenada), 809 (Dominican Republic), 876 (Jamaica), 284 (British Virgin Islands), and 268 (Antiqua/Barbuda).

The BBB suggests that citizens keep a close eye on their cell phone statements and contact their carrier if any unauthorized charges are noticed. Also, citizens are encouraged to research the area code online to see where any unfamiliar phone numbers originate before returning the call.

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OCEAN CITY MAN ARRESTED FOR BANK THEFT SCHEME

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Igor Gavryushin

(February 5, 2014) – On January 30, 2014, Ocean City police detectives began a theft scheme investigation on an Ocean City resident after being contacted by a local bank official.  The bank fraud investigator informed Ocean City police that they had suffered a loss of approximately $31,000 as a result of deposits made by the suspect, who was identified as Igor Gavryushin, 29, of Ocean City.

Further investigation revealed that Gavryushin deposited over $43,000 into his bank account between January 21 and January 23. All of the deposited checks were later returned to the bank as “Account Closed” or “Unlocatable.” However, before the bank was notified that the deposited checks were being returned, Gavryushin had already withdrew $30,000 from his account.

On January 31, Ocean City police arrested Gavryushin at his home. Later that day, detectives served a Search and Seizure Warrant at Gavryushin’s home and located $30,000 in US currency in his bedroom. Ocean City police charged Gavryushin with multiple counts of uttering bad checks and felony theft. Gavryushin was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and transferred to the Worcester County Jail on $5,000 bail.

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