Monthly Archives: September 2012
NEW MARYLAND LEGISLATION (EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2012) REGARDING THE MANDATORY REGISTRATION OF ALL MOPEDS AND SCOOTER
The State of Maryland will be changing the laws governing vehicles classified as a motor scooter and/or mopeds. These new laws will directly impact ALL Ocean City scooter rental and retail sale operators as well as private citizens who own and operate these types of vehicles.
During the summer of 2010, officers from the Ocean City Police Department responded to numerous complaints from citizens, businesses and private property owners relating to the illegal distribution of handbill advertisements by various pizza restaurants in Ocean City. In order to effectively capture the violations, the Ocean City Police Department systematically documented these complaints. Officers responding to calls for handbill flyer complaints were mandated to write a report and use a specific case number correlating to the respective pizza establishment in violation.
On September 19, 2012, in the area of 4435 Coastal Highway, the OCPD Narcotics Unitand the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team along with the assistance of the Patrol Division concluded a heroin distribution investigation with the arrest of Arnesto Lee Smith, 33, of Salisbury, Maryland. Continue reading
OCPD TRAFFIC SAFETY OFFICERS RECOGNIZED FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY CONTRIBUTIONS BY THE MARYLAND HIGHWAY SAFETY OFFICE
On September 7, 2012, police officers representing law enforcement agencies throughout Maryland gathered in Annapolis to be recognized for their distinct contributions to highway safety in Maryland. The 2012 Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) Awards Luncheon, which took place at the Doubletree Hotel in Annapolis, acknowledged law enforcement officers who have attained exceptional levels of experience, training and proficiency in highway safety and traffic enforcement methods and procedures. Continue reading
ATTENTION!! NEW LAW REFERENCE: NON-FUNCTIONING TRAFFIC LIGHTS Continue reading
On September 18, 2012, at approximately 3 a.m. Ocean City Police responded to a 911 call for help at 3602 North Canal Street, in reference to a subject who had fallen from a 3rd story balcony. Continue reading
As of October 1, 2012, our law will drop the 65 lb weight exemption so our law will now state that children up to age 8 must ride in an appropriate child safety restraint, unless they exempt out by a height of 4’9″ or taller before their 8th birthday.
The Ocean City Police Narcotics Unit is inviting citizens to participate in the upcoming Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative which will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ocean City Police Department (6501 Coastal Highway). Continue reading