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Delaware Heroin Dealer Arrested by OCPD

OCEAN CITY, MD – (March 16, 2017): Detectives of the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) have arrested a Delaware man suspected of selling heroin to an individual that suffered a non-fatal heroin overdose earlier this month. On March 7, 2017, officers responded to a non-fatal heroin overdose on Old Landing Road. Ocean City EMS was…

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Traffic Delays Expected during St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

OCEAN CITY, MD – (March 1, 2017): The Ocean City Police Department is reminding citizens to expect traffic delays this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, as the Delmarva Irish-American Club host their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. The tradition, which has become one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in Maryland, will take…

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OCPD Charge PA Man with Two Armed Robberies

OCEAN CITY, MD – (February 8, 2017): Detectives of the Ocean City Police Department recently charged a Pennsylvania man with two armed robberies that occurred the night of January 28, 2017, in north Ocean City. The first robbery occurred at approximately 10 p.m. in a parking lot in the area of 79th Street and Coastal…

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Ocean City Police Announce Lieutenant Promotion

OCEAN CITY, MD – (February 6, 2017): Chief Ross Buzzuro of the Ocean City Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of Sergeant James “Art” Grady to the rank of Lieutenant. Lt. Grady will fill the position of Day Shift Commander, formerly held by Lt. Howard Whaley. Lt. Grady, originally from Timonium, MD, joined…

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OCPD Lieutenant Retires After Over 27 Years of Service

  OCEAN CITY, MD – (February 6, 2017):  Lieutenant (Lt.) Howard Whaley recently retired after over 27 years with the Ocean City Police Department. Lt. Whaley, who began his career with the Town of Ocean City in 1987, spent the majority of his career in the Patrol Division and was most recently a Shift Commander.…

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OCPD to Host Opiate Abuse Awareness Event

OCEAN CITY, MD – (January 23, 2017): The citizens of the Ocean City area have not been immune to the impact of opioid addiction, including youth and young adults. In order to educate the community about the dangers of prescription drug and opioid abuse, and the tragic consequences of addiction, the Federal Bureau of Investigation…

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OCPD K-9 Unit Adds New Team and Trainer

OCEAN CITY, MD – (February 1, 2017): The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) K-9 Unit recently welcomed a new team to the unit and will begin advanced monthly training under the supervision of a veteran unit member who recently completed a rigorous 12-week trainer course. Pfc. Danielle Braniff and her K-9 partner, Klem, recently joined…

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Pfc. Daniel McBride Named 2016 OCPD Officer of the Year

OCEAN CITY, MD – (January 31, 2017): On Friday, January 27, 2017, the Neighborhood Watch Associations of Ocean City gathered together with Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) employees at the Grand Hotel & Spa for their annual Officer of the Year Ceremony. Nearly 140 guests gathered to recognize OCPD personnel and volunteers for their accomplishments…

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Detectives Arrest Suspect from August Bank Robbery

OCEAN CITY, MD – (January 30, 2017): Detectives of the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) have arrested and charged the suspect believed to have committed the August 2016 bank robbery that took place at a Bank of Ocean City location. On August 24, 2016, Ocean City police responded to the Bank of Ocean City, located…

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OCPD Warning Citizens of Computer Repair Scams

OCEAN CITY, MD – (January 17, 2017): The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) has recently seen an increase in reports of computer scams. In each case, the victim reported being contacted in some way by an online computer repair company stating that their computer had a virus that needed to be removed. The victim would…

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Three New Officers Join OCPD

OCEAN CITY, MD – (December 20, 2016): On December 19, 2016, three new Ocean City Police Department officers graduated from the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy’s 77th entry level police academy class. The newest Ocean City officers are Officers Samuel Faggert, Jessica Johnson and Corwin Vincent. Officers were formally recognized as certified police officers of…

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Four Arrested in Ocean City on Weapons, Gun Charges

OCEAN CITY, MD – (December 16, 2016): An investigation into an illegal gun sale resulted in the arrest of four suspects charged with various weapon and drug violations. On December 13, 2016, detectives of the Ocean City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Criminal Enforcement Team initiated an investigation into Bennett…

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