OCEAN CITY – The following is an advanced look at some stories from this week’s Ocean City police beat. See the full stories and recaps of many more incidents in tomorrow’s issue of The Dispatch and the updated online version.
Food Stolen From Area Restaurant
Resort police are urging local businesses today to be on the lookout for food stolen from a north-end Ocean City restaurant last weekend. Ocean City Police are investigating the theft of over $800 worth of food from an outdoor refrigerator at Tequila Mockingbird last Sunday morning. The restaurant owner told police someone had broken into the outside refrigerator and stolen several cases of food including five cases of Metompkin Bay crabmeat with 12 cans in each case, two cases of chicken breasts and one case of pork loin. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the OCPD criminal investigation at 410-723-6604.
Teenage Runaway Turns Up In Pa. Unharmed
A teenage runaway from Pennsylvania thought to be in Ocean City last week was found on Tuesday in York, Pa.
Resort police last week broadcast the description and initiated a search for Candace Faircloth, 17, of Littlestown, Pa., who was believed to have come to the Ocean City area. The Littlestown police listed Faircloth as a runaway on April 27 and alerted resort police she was believed to be heading this way.
However, she was found on Tuesday morning in York, Pa. unharmed and staying with an unidentified male.
Alleged Drug Kingpin To Serve 7 Years
The so-called kingpin, Robin Clarence Stephens, 24, of Selbyville, Del., arrested in a major drug bust by local and county narcotics officers last September at two locations in Ocean City and West Ocean City pleaded guilty last week to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and was sentenced to 14 years in jail, seven of which was suspended, resulting in serious jail time.