On August 14, 2013, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Ocean City police initiated a traffic stop in the area of 44th Street and Coastal Highway because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. As officers attempted to stop the car, the driver of the vehicle fled from his vehicle and ran west into the marsh behind the 45th Street Shopping Village. Officers were able to detain the suspect, who was later identified as Ramone Shy, 25, of Wilmington, DE, after a short pursuit.
During the initial investigation, officers located a back pack that Shy had thrown into the marsh during the foot pursuit that contained drug paraphernalia. In addition, officers found a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle, which they learned was reported stolen by the New York City Police Department.
Ocean City police charged Shy with various charges related to the possession of the stolen vehicle, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and nine traffic citations, in addition to pending stolen vehicle charges from New York City police. Shy is currently being held at the Ocean City Police Department on a Fugitive Warrant. Shy was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and was held on $5,000 bond for the pending Ocean City Charges and no bond related to the out of state fugitive warrants.