Suspected Rape Case Forwarded to Circuit

OCEAN CITY- A Baltimore man arrested in April for allegedly raping a woman in an Ocean City motel had his case forwarded to Circuit Court this week after District Court Judge Danny Mumford found there was probable cause after reviewing testimony in a preliminary hearing in District Court.Ernest Wesley Smith, 53, of Baltimore, was in… Read more »

Locals Face Marijuana Charges

Locals Face Marijuana Charges

OCEAN CITY – Three out of the four locals, ranging in age from 20 to 23, arrested on drug charges back in February after neighbors called police to complain of loud music coming from a nearby house each faced trial Monday in different forms.According to court records, it was around 4:20 a.m. on Feb. 23… Read more »

Time Served For Snoozer

OCEAN CITY – A local man who partied a little too hard in celebration of the nation’s birthday and was found by resort police after he decided to take a nap on the sidewalk came before Judge Daniel R. Mumford to face his charge of disorderly intoxication Monday morning in District Court.It was approximately 2:38… Read more »

Teens Arrested For Robberies

OCEAN CITY – After responding to two reports of robberies where a suspect threatened victims with a knife at various locations in Ocean City last Sunday, Ocean City police officers were soon able to track down the team of robbers with the help of a K-9 unit.OCPD officers were reportedly dispatched to the Boardwalk regarding… Read more »

Report: No Favoritism In Stop Of Mayor’s Daughter

OCEAN CITY – An internal investigation into the alleged mishandling of a traffic stop of then-Ocean City Council President and now Mayor Rick Meehan’s daughter back in 2005 revealed the officers involved followed department policy and acted appropriately, although some issues with the chain of communication were called into question.Several weeks ago, OCPD Chief Bernadette… Read more »

Pines Jewel Thief Convicted

SNOW HILL – An Ocean Pines woman arrested in October and charged with several counts of burglary and felony theft for stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry after getting surprised in the residence by the victim pleaded guilty this week in Worcester County Circuit Court to first-degree burglary and awaits her fate pending the… Read more »

Alleged OC Arsonist Arrested

OCEAN CITY – An Ocean City man was arrested on first- and second-degree arson as well as reckless endangerment charges on Tuesday for allegedly starting a vehicle fire near a downtown Ocean City shopping center last week.Gerald William Shields, 26, of Ocean City, was arrested on Tuesday on a warrant after the Ocean City Fire… Read more »

Sex Offender Located

OCEAN CITY – A known sex offender wanted for failing to comply with mandatory registration requirements was located in Ocean City this week and was arrested without incident.The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit announced on Monday the arrest of Michael Allen Woroniecki, 49, of no fixed address, in Ocean City. Woroniecki was being… Read more »

Suspended Sentences In Home Invasion

Suspended Sentences In Home InvasionSNOW HILL – A Berlin man and a Whaleyville man accused of invading a home in Bishopville, threatening the resident and stealing her money last August pleaded guilty last week to malicious destruction of property and were each sentenced to 90 days in jail, all of which was suspended in favor… Read more »