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OCEAN CITY – Two Pennsylvania men were charged with assault this week after police observed them beat up another man.

According to police reports, on Wednesday, June 10, Ocean City police officers were on plain clothed patrol in the area of 18th Street and the Boardwalk when they witnessed an assault in progress. As plain clothes OCPD officers approached the scene to break the fight up, they witnessed the suspects, later identified as David Allen Burrows, 18, of Greensburg, Pa., and Iszac Ternell Dallar, 19, of Delmar, Pa., approach a man and strike him with an open and closed fist.

Police say the victim subsequently fell to the ground and the suspects continued to assault him by kicking him. As officers got closer to the scene and identified themselves as police, the suspects fled the area. One OCPD officer waited with the victim while the other pursued Burrows and Dallar.

Shortly thereafter, OCPD officers arrested both men for assault.

Burrows was charged with one count of first degree assault and two counts of second degree assault. He was seen by a Worcester County District Court Commissioner and was held on $100,000 bond. Dallar was charged with second degree assault and disorderly conduct. He was seen by a Worcester County District Court Commissioner and was held on $50,000 bond.

The OCPD reminds citizens that it has plain clothed police patrols in various areas of Ocean City as well as on the municipal buses. If you are involved in an illegal act, you risk being arrested and subsequently prosecuted, a police report announced this week.

Cops Seek Help With

Stabbing Investigation

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) is asking for anyone who might have information regarding a stabbing that occurred on Tuesday, June 16 to contact the department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

The incident, which occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m. in the area of St Louis Avenue between 6th and 8th street, sent one man to Peninsula Regional Medical Center with injuries.

The suspects in the stabbing have been described as two white men in their early- to mid-20s. Witnesses advised police that one of the suspects was wearing a black sleeveless shirt and black shorts and the other was wearing a white shirt with light colored plaid shorts.

Investigators continue to follow up on investigative leads. The OCPD is asking witnesses or anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspects involved to call the OCPD Criminal Investigation Tip Line at 410-520-5136.

Armed Robbery Suspect Nabbed

OCEAN CITY – Resort police teamed up with a Pennsylvania law enforcement agency to arrest a man suspected of the armed robbery of an Ocean City hotel.

An Ocean City police report indicated on June 11, at approximately 5:45 a.m., personnel responded to the Americana Motor Inn, located on 5th Street oceanfront, in reference to an armed robbery.

During the armed robbery investigation, detectives were able obtain information that led them to a suspect from Reading, Pa.

Later on that night, at approximately 11:30 p.m., OCPD investigators, with the assistance of the Reading, Pa. Police Department, located and arrested one of the three suspects involved in the early morning armed robbery at the Americana Motor Inn.

The suspect has been identified as Jose Antonio Vasquez, 17. Because of the crime, Vasquez has been charged as an adult with armed robbery, false imprisonment, first and second degree assault, theft over $500 and use of a handgun during the commission of a crime.

During the investigation, detectives located evidence directly linking Vasquez to the crime. As of earlier this week, Vasquez was being held without bond in Reading Pa. and is pending extradition back to Maryland.

Ocean City police investigators continue to pursue leads relating to the identity and whereabouts of the two other suspects. Anyone with information regarding this robbery is urged to contact DFC Shawn Jones at 410-723-6604.

Teens Caught With Pot

OCEAN PINES – Ocean Pines police placed drug charges against two Pennsylvania men as the result of a traffic stop that occurred on June 7 in Ocean Pines.

Zachary Abraham Clouse, 18, of Temple, Pa., has been charged with possession of suspected marijuana.

Kyle Anthony Kiedeisch, 19, of Reading, Pa., is facing possession of suspected marijuana and possession of suspected marijuana with intent to distribute.

Both individuals were taken before a District Court Commissioner and were released on unsecured bond.

Juvenile Injured In Accident

BERLIN – A local teen was injured in a single-vehicle accident early Saturday after his vehicle overturned on Route 50.

On June 13, at approximately 12:30 a.m., troopers from the Berlin Barrack responded to eastbound Route 50 prior to Herring Creek for a single motor vehicle collision with injuries.

The vehicle was reportedly traveling eastbound on Route 50 in the fast lane. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a guardrail and then over turned. The driver of the vehicle was identified as a 17-year-old from Ocean City.

State police troopers discovered that the driver was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Due to the severity of injuries, the driver was transported to PRMC by ambulance where he was admitted to the ICU.

Troopers discovered a bag of cocaine on the driver seat of the vehicle. Charges are being referred to juvenile services. 

Scam Alert Issued

BERLIN – The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new scam that’s surfaced aiming to bilk people of their money.

According to a Sheriff’s Office presss release, an unknown company has sent letters out to people stating that they are secret customers and they are going to help businesses improve their service. A cashier’s check is enclosed and the victim is asked to call a number prior to cashing the check. The scammer then takes the victim’s details and steels their money, authorities report.

The cashier’s check that is received is not a valid check and the bank for which it is drawn on stated that it did come from them.

The Sheriff’s Office warns if you receive a check in the mail saying you have been selected to do something or you have won something, and they want you to give them your bank account numbers or credit card number, be suspicious and contact your local law enforcement agency to investigate. 

State’s Attorney To Participate

In Drug Intervention Workshop

SNOW HILL – The Bureau of Justice Assistance, American University, Institute of for Law and Justice, John Jay College and the Michigan State University Drug Marketing Intervention Team has requested State’s Attorney Joel J. Todd to participate as a faculty member in a training workshop to be held at the Hilton Downtown in Nashville, Tenn.

Todd will be joining representatives from law enforcement agencies, the faith community, community groups and service providers from Nashville, Tenn., Hempstead, N.Y. and High Point, N.C.

Todd will discuss his role and that of the different Worcester County agencies in the organization and implementation of the recent Take Pride in Berlin project initiated as part of the Drug Market Intervention (DMI). Todd will reflect on lessons learned, as well as act as a resource for various sessions and listen and respond to questions.

The trip will be paid for by the Institute of Law Enforcement through support of the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

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