Monthly Archives: March 2012
On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Ocean City Police Cpl. Richard Wawrzeniak was named Officer of the Year by the American Legion Post 166. Commander of Post 166, Sarge Garlitz, presented the Officer of the Year award to Cpl. Wawrzeniak, in addition to the presentation of awards for Ocean City Emergency Services Paramedic of the Year Ocean Pines Volunteer Firefighter of the Year, Maryland State Police Trooper of the Year and Ocean City Firefighter of the Year.
The Ocean City Police Department is supporting the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) by recognizing April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign centers on promoting healthy sexuality to prevent sexual violence by proclaiming “It’s time…to talk about it!”
On Thursday, March 22, 2012, the Ocean City Police Department celebrated its annual “Auxiliary Officer of the Year” banquet. The OCPD Auxiliary program, which began in 1999, boasts 16 members who generously donate their time to the Ocean City Police Department and the Ocean City community. Continue reading
On Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Ocean City Police responded to 3701 Atlantic Avenue for a burglary that had occurred at the Castle in the Sand hotel. An investigation revealed the suspects made entry into numerous units of the hotel and stole 48 televisions, three flat screen wall mounts and five DVD players. The televisions, which were a combination of 26” and 32” flat screens, were of the “Samsung” brand.
On March 17, 2012 at approximately 4 p.m., Ocean City Police responded to the Wine Rack, located at 8501 Coastal Highway, in reference to a theft.
The Ocean City Police Department is warning citizens of an over-the-counter cold medicine which has become a popular drug for juveniles and young adults. The medicine, known as coricidin or chlorpheniramine, is taken orally to treat the common cold. Also known as Dextromethorphan (or “DXM”), coricidin is a cough-suppressing ingredient in a variety of cold medications. Depending on the dose, DXM’s effects may vary.
OCPD & FOP LODGE 10 PARTICIPATE IN 5th ANNUAL MARCH MADNESS MINI-GOLF FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT PLAY IT SAFE
The Ocean City Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee sponsored its 5th annual “March Madness Mini-Golf” fundraiser on Monday, March 12, 2012 at Old Pro Golf on 136th Street and Coastal Highway. The fundraiser, which benefits Play It Safe, had an estimated turnout of nearly 50 people, with the Ocean City Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 10, making up five participating teams.
St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular night to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, due to the large number of drunk drivers, St. Patrick’s Day has also become a very dangerous night to be on the roadways. Continue reading
The Ocean City Police Department is reminding citizens to expect traffic delays this St. Patrick’s Day, as the Delmarva Irish-American Club host their 31st Annual Parade and Festival. The tradition, which has become one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the state, will take place on March 17, 2012 and begins at 12 noon at 61st Street and marches south on Coastal Highway to the 45th Street Shopping Center.
The Ocean City Police Department is mourning the loss of veteran K9, Jester, who passed away on February 18, 2012, one day after his 11th birthday. Jester, who retired from the department in 2008, came to the OCPD from Augsburg,Germany, at which time he became the courageous and loyal partner to Pfc. Christine (Plant) Kirkpatrick.