Check on the Welfare Call Leads to the Recovery of a Stolen Vehicle
Ocean City, MD- (July 12, 2021): On Monday, July 12, 2021, at approximately 5:58 a.m., Ocean City Police were on patrol in the area of South 1st Street and Baltimore Ave when they located two individuals sleeping in a vehicle.
Officers observed the individuals sleeping in the vehicle in a parking lot of a downtown business. During the check on the welfare call, officers conducted a wanted and registration check on the vehicle through Ocean City Police Communications. Communications informed officers that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Cecil County, Maryland.
Due to the proactive nature of our patrol members, the following arrest was made:
- Aaron Schuyler Hess, 18, Northeast, MD: Motor vehicle/unlawful taking, and theft $1,500 to under $25,000. Hess was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and released on personal recognizance.
The Ocean City Police Department would like to remind our visitors and residents that sleeping in any motor vehicle within the city limits of Ocean City is prohibited by town ordinance.
The Ocean City Police Department is prepared and proactively handling criminal violations and citizen complaints of illegal activity to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors. We want to remind citizens that if they see something suspicious, or have concerns about possible criminal activity occurring in Ocean City, reach out to us. We encourage you to call our Tip Line at 410-520-5136, email us at [email protected] or contact the Police Department directly at 410-723-6610.