Ocean City Police Arrest Two for Handgun Violations During a Traffic Stop
Ocean City, MD- (July 7, 2021): On Sunday, July 4, 2021, members of the Special Enforcement Unit were on proactive patrol when they initiated a traffic stop in the area of 200 block of 2nd Street.
Detectives observed the vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign before entering onto Philadelphia Ave. During the traffic stop, a search of the vehicle was conducted. Detectives located four loaded handguns, additional ammunition, approximately 2 ounces of marijuana, two digital scales, and over $4,000 in cash. Detectives performed a wanted check on the handguns recovered throughout the vehicle. Ocean City Communications advised the detectives that one of the handguns has been reported stolen.
The proactiveness of our Special Enforcement Unit lead to the following two arrests:
- Dennis Sanchez Jr., 19, Alexandria, VA: Loaded handgun on person (3 counts), loaded handgun in vehicle (4 counts), possession of firearm/ammo/minor (4 counts), handgun on person (3 counts), handgun in vehicle (4 counts), regulated firearm: stolen/sell etc., CDS: distribution w/firearm (4 counts), firearm/drug traffic crime (4 counts), possession marijuana 10+ grams, and CDS possession w/intent to distribute. Sanchez Jr. was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and was held without bond.
- Tobias Amari Kargbo, 19, Alexandria, VA: Possession of firearm/ammo/minor (3 counts), loaded handgun on person (2 counts), loaded handgun in vehicle (3 counts), handgun in vehicle (3 counts), handgun on person (2 counts), CDS: distribution w/firearm (3 counts), firearm/drug traffic crime (3 counts), CDS possession with intent to distribute, and possession of marijuana 10+ grams. Kargbo was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and held without bond.
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.