Wanted Man Caught With Heroin In OC

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department recently arrested a man wanted out of Ocean View, Del. and charged him with heroin possession and resisting arrest.

Brenton Sculley

Brenton Sculley

Brenton Sculley, 25, of Frankford, Del., was wanted by the Ocean View Police Department after officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Sculley on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Sculley fled at a high rate of speed, was involved in a single-vehicle collision where he flipped his vehicle and then fled on foot. Officers located over 300 bags of heroin at the scene.

On Friday, Nov. 20, detectives of the Ocean City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division received information that Sculley may have been in the area of 110th Street. Detectives conducted surveillance in the area and spotted Sculley at approximately 3:30 p.m. As detectives approached, Sculley fled on foot but was apprehended in the area of 11400 Coastal Highway. During the arrest, detectives seized over 40 bags of heroin.

Ocean City detectives have charged Sculley with possession of heroin and resisting arrest. In addition, Sculley had a fugitive warrant issued out of Ocean View, Del. for charges stemming from the Nov. 17 incident. Sculley was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and transferred to the Worcester County Jail without bond.

Man Stands By ‘Never Coming Back’ Comment

OCEAN CITY — A Virginia man arrested in August after leading police on a high-speed chase down the Boardwalk had a warrant sworn out for his arrest last week after he failed to appear for trial.

Around 3:11 a.m. on Aug. 6, an OCPD officer on bicycle patrol observed a vehicle driving north on the Boardwalk in the area of 1st Street. The officer observed the vehicle stop on the Boardwalk and engage in conversation with pedestrians. The vehicle then turned around and headed south on the Boardwalk. The bicycle officer informed Ocean City Communications of the situation and attempted to catch up to the vehicle as it continued south on the Boardwalk.

The vehicle accelerated down the Boardwalk at a high rate of speed with the bicycle officer attempting to give chase, but it was able to pull away and gain distance from the officer. The OCPD officer noted in the report of the incident there were still several pedestrians on the Boardwalk despite the early morning hour.

When the vehicle reached North Division Street, it stopped and the OCPD bicycle officer observed its reverse lights illuminate. The vehicle then left the Boardwalk via the emergency access ramp at North Division Street. The vehicle, driven by Derrick Lamont Freeman, 26, of Newport News, eventually stopped at North Division and Baltimore Ave.

The officer approached the vehicle and ordered Freeman to put it into park. According to police reports, Freeman manipulated the vehicle’s gear shift and looked at the officer with a blank stare. Freeman allegedly told the officer he was just going to pull over onto Baltimore Ave., but he accelerated north at a high rate of speed.

Another officer in an unmarked police vehicle picked up the chase at 8th Street. Freeman eventually pulled into a motel parking lot at 9th Street and stopped. The responding officer observed Freeman open the door and attempt to exit the vehicle with one foot on the ground, but he was still restrained by his seatbelt. Freeman was ultimately ordered out of the vehicle and allegedly told the officer he was drunk and shouldn’t have been driving, but he was lost and it was his girlfriend’s car and he was just trying to get back to his hotel.

Freeman performed poorly on field sobriety test and was taken into custody on drunk-driving charges and several traffic violations. Freeman was transported to the Public Safety Building for processing, during which he told officers he was “never coming back to Maryland.” When the officers informed him he would have to return for court appearances, he allegedly told them, “then come and get me.”

Last Thursday Freeman lived up to that comment, as he failed to appear in District Court in Ocean City to face multiple charges. A warrant was sworn out for his arrest.

Suspended Sentence For Handgun In Car

SNOW HILL — A Pennsylvania man, arrested in June for having a loaded handgun in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop on Route 90, pleaded guilty last week and was sentenced to a year, all of which was suspended but time spent in jail following the incident.

Around 1:55 a.m. on June 22, a Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle on Route 90 near Berlin for speeding. During the stop, the deputy observed certain indicators of suspicious activity. An Ocean City K-9 officer was called to do a scan of the vehicle, which resulted in a positive alert and a probable cause search.

During the search, a loaded handgun was found under the passenger seat. The suspect, identified as Seth Thomas Hughes, 22, of Hazelton, Pa., admitted the handgun was his and that he had placed it under the seat prior to being stopped by the deputy. Hughes was arrested and transported to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office for processing.

Last week, Hughes pleaded guilty to transporting a handgun in a vehicle and was sentenced to one year in jail. All but 14 days of the sentence was then suspended, which is equal to the time Hughes already served. He was also placed on probation and fined $200.

Shoplifter Fined

BERLIN — A Capital Heights, Md. woman was arrested on theft charges in September after swiping nearly $100 in merchandize from the Wal-Mart in Berlin pleaded guilty this week in District Court and was fined and placed on probation.

Around 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 26, a Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the Wal-Mart on Route 50 in Berlin for a reported theft that had taken place. The deputy made contact with Wal-Mart associates who told police a female suspect, later identified as Stephanie Fogle, 30, of Capital Heights, passed through all points of sale with numerous food and clothing items having a value of $95.44.

Store employees said Fogle went through the self-checkout line, scanned and paid for some items, but bagged several other items that had not been paid for. The deputy located Fogle and placed her under arrest for theft then $100. This week, Fogle pleaded guilty to theft and was fined $200 and placed on probation for one year.

Holiday Drive Underway

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department will once again be partnering with the Santa House, Inc. this holiday season to provide food and toys to local Ocean City families.

The Santa House is asking for unwrapped toys and monetary donations in order to provide gifts and food baskets to local families. Unwrapped, new toys may be dropped off at the Public Safety Building or any Calvin B. Taylor Bank location throughout Worcester County. All monetary donations and contributions should be directed to the Santa House, Inc. and mailed to the Santa House, Inc. at P.O. Box 14, Snow Hill, Md. 21863

For many years, the Ocean City Police Department and the Santa House, Inc. have ensured that struggling families across Worcester County were able to have a joyous holiday season. In 2014, the Santa House provided food, toys and clothes for over 50 Ocean City families and served a combined total of over 500 families throughout Worcester County.