Monthly Archives: February 2012
The Ocean City Police Department is warning citizens about a current telephone scam targeting grandparents, parents and family members. The scam, which is fairly common, has several variations, but in the end involves a loved one who is in trouble and needs help getting out of an embarrassing or harmful situation. Continue reading
The Ocean City Police Department is warning citizens about a new phone scam in which someone claims to be a representative from a lottery company. In this scam, the caller tells the victim that before they can claim their prize they must pay a series of “transfer fees,” taxes or provide proof of their identity and/or details of their bank accounts or credit cards in order to receive their winnings.
February is Teen Dating Violence (DV) Prevention and Awareness Month and the Ocean City Police Department is joining the national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships. Teen DV Month, which is now in its third year, joins organizations and individuals to highlight the need to educate young people about healthy relationships.
This week the Ocean City Police Department is welcoming two new police K9 dogs. The new K9’s were picked up by their partners earlier this week from “Castle K9” in Mechanicsburg, PA. PFC Daniel Jacobs met his new partner “Jaxx” a 14-month-old Dutch Sheppard and PFC Michael Kelly met his new partner “Chibo,” a 12-month-old Sheppard mix.
OCEAN CITY POLICE UNDERCOVER OFFICER POSES AS CAB DRIVER; NEARLY TWO YEAR INVESTIGATION LEADS TO 34 INDICTMENTS
The Ocean City Police Department’s narcotics unit recently concluded a nearly two-year undercover investigation with the criminal indictments of 34 individuals. The indictments, which included 91 charges of distribution of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) and 28 charges of conspiracy to distribute CDS, resulted in preset bonds totaling $4,555,000. Continue reading
On February 7, 2012, at approximately2:30 p.m., a citizen returned the missing beach umbrella to the OCPD after it was found abandoned still in the original packaging at a location near the Pour House Saloon in downtown Ocean City.
OCEAN CITY POLICE UNDERCOVER OFFICER POSES AS CAB DRIVER, NEARLY TWO-YEAR INVESTIGATION LEADS TO 34 INDICTMENTS
The Ocean City Police Department’s Narcotics Unit concluded a nearly two-year undercover investigation this week with the indictments of 34 individuals for 91 charges of distribution of controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and 28 charges of conspiracy to distribute CDS. During the investigation, an Ocean City Police officer acting in a covert capacity started a legitimate taxicab company in which he acted as the owner/operator of the company.
On February 4, 2012, narcotics detectives from the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team and Ocean City Police served a search and seizure warrant at 115 “A” Newport Bay Drive, in reference to an ongoing narcotics investigation involving the illegal distribution of prescription narcotics and Phencyclidine (PCP). Continue reading
On February 2, 2012 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Ocean City Police responded to 501 South Baltimore Avenue, the Pour House Saloon for a theft that had previously occurred.
Police met with the manager/owner who advised that on January 28, 2012, the Pour House Saloon had a fundraiser for car crash victim baby Ava Delricco.
This week, the Ocean City Police Department will be joining other law enforcement agencies on theEastern Shore, such as the Worcester County Sheriff and the Wicomico County Sheriff, by beginning operational deployment of TASER equipment. Prior to implementing the TASER equipment, the Ocean City Police Department spent hours developing policy, adopting procedures and extensively training in the use of the TASER.