Pines man charged with OC hotel thefts

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) A 23-year-old Ocean Pines man was arrested last Friday after allegedly stealing from an Ocean City hotel less than a month after he was hired as a maintenance man there.

Cody Wayne Avery was hired March 27 to work at the mid-town hotel.

On April 9, someone broke into a vending machine on …

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Surfers discover man’s body on Assateague area beach

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014


(April 18, 2104) Two surfers found the body of a man on the beach at Assateague Island National Seashore on Tuesday afternoon.

The surfers, from Baltimore, made the discovery at about 2:30 p.m. in the national park just north of the state park, said Chief Ranger Ted Morlock.

The name of the deceased…

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Sheriff looking for further details on April 2 fatal crash

By: Nancy Powell on April 11th, 2014

(April 11, 2014) The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the fatal crash that occurred April 2 on Lewis Road, which is off Route 611 near West Ocean City.

The two-vehicle collision occurred at about 6:25 p.m. near Dicarlo Lane and involved a 2005 Hyundai and a 2011 Chevrolet…

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Two men indicted in serious summer assault in OC

By: Nancy Powell on April 11th, 2014


(April 11, 2014) After months of investigation by law enforcement, the Worcester County Grand Jury indicted two men in connection with a brutal beating in Ocean City last summer

The grand jury indicted Wade William Korvin, 21, and Terrance James Webster, 20, of Odenton, on Feb. 24  and they …

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Walmart stalker of ladies’ room sought by police

By: Nancy Powell on April 11th, 2014


(April 11, 2104) Maryland State Police are looking for the man who used a cell phone to take pictures or a video of a woman in a bathroom stall at Walmart on April 3.

While the woman was in the stall, she saw a cell phone suddenly appear under the stall door. She immediately confronted the man with the…

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Police/Courts 04/04/2014

By: Nancy Powell on April 4th, 2014

Fatal collision

A 44-year-old Berlin woman died Friday of injuries suffered in a single vehicle motor vehicle collision near GlenRiddle at about 8:15 a.m.

Melanie Eve Welton’s vehicle left the roadway on Route 50 and struck a tree in the median west of Holly Grove Road.

Welton was taken by ambulance…

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Police beat 03/28/2014

By: Nancy Powell on March 28th, 2014

Handgun in vehicle

A state trooper who stopped to assist three people standing partially in the roadway of Route 90 trying to put fuel in their 2001 Oldsmobile minivan arrested one of them.

After the trooper told them to return to the van for their safety, he saw a revolver-like cylinder that was later …

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Police beat 3-7-14

By: Nancy Powell on March 7th, 2014

Syringes found

A 34-year-old Ocean Pines man was charged Feb. 24 with possession of suboxone and two counts of possession of equipment to administer a controlled dangerous substance.

An Ocean City police officer stopped the truck driven by Eric Gerard Moore at 120th Street because its rear plate was…

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POLICE BRIEFS 02/21/2014

By: Nancy Powell on February 21st, 2014

Disorderly on bridge

A 35-year-old Ocean City man was charged Feb. 16 with two counts of disorderly conduct and hindering a police officer after he reportedly was hanging over the Route 50 bridge.

According to Maryland State Police, Evan John Griffiths was intoxicated and a danger to himself and others.…

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Police beat 1-24-14

By: Nancy Powell on January 24th, 2014

Accident results in arrest

A Maryland State Police trooper who was patrolling the roadways Jan. 21 during the snowstorm and looking for possible stranded motorists and accidents arrested a driver who had taken a vehicle without permission and ended up in a ditch.

According to Maryland State Police,…

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Police beat 1-17-14

By: Nancy Powell on January 17th, 2014


Angry ex

Upset that his former girlfriend no longer wanted to see him, a 24-year-old Ocean City man punched a wall so hard that police could later see through the hole to the bedroom on the other side.

On Jan. 11, Justin Carl McCargo went to visit the woman at her 59th Street residence, but she did not…

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Police beat 1-10-14

By: Nancy Powell on January 10th, 2014

Broken dentures

A 52-year-old Ocean City man was charged Dec. 30 with first- and second-degree assault after allegedly punching a woman repeatedly in her mouth, causing her dentures to break into three pieces.

According to the charging document, the victim said David Stalnaker started yelling at…

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Police beat 1-3-14

By: Nancy Powell on January 3rd, 2014



A 33-year-old Snow Hill man was charged Dec. 17 with possession of ecstasy after an Ocean City police officer found the drug in his wallet.

The officer had stopped Damon Thomas Hardy’s vehicle near 57th Street because of an equipment violation. After issuing Hardy a written warning,…

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POLICE BRIEFS 12/20/2013

By: Nancy Powell on December 20th, 2013

Alleged assault

A 24-year-old Ocean City man was charged Dec. 15 with second-degree assault after allegedly attacking the man who shared an apartment with him.

James Thomas Reaves and the alleged victim were at a party when they started arguing. The victim felt threatened and tackled Reaves to the …

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Many phone calls and tips help police nab hit-and-run suspect

By: Nancy Powell on December 20th, 2013


(Dec. 20, 2013) Members of the public led investigators to the suspect in a Dec. 10 hit and run at the White Marlin Mall.

Maryland State Police and the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation went to the mall regarding an assault that had just occurred. During the investigation, they learned…

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Wor. Sheriff’s Office begins campaign against Internet child porn

By: Nancy Powell on December 13th, 2013


(Dec. 13, 2013) The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office will begin combating crimes against children by partnering with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

“It’s something that’s never been done in this county before,” Detective Cpl. Alex Kagan said Monday. “I just…

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POLICE BRIEFS 12/13/2013

By: Nancy Powell on December 13th, 2013

Bar disturbance

Three people were arrested Dec. 8 after a fight inside a downtown bar.

James Kristofer Hudson, 28, of Ocean Pines was arrested after reportedly being involved in the altercation. Police charged him with disorderly conduct and two counts of second-degree assault.

A large crowd gathered…

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Snow Hill resident picked up for multiple narcotics charges

By: Nancy Powell on December 13th, 2013

(Dec. 13, 2013) A 50-year-old Snow Hill man is facing multiple drug charges as a result of his arrest in Ocean City on Saturday.

A detective in the Narcotics Unit of the Ocean City Police Department received information that Billy Conn Davis Jr. was selling drugs, including heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine…

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POLICE BRIEFS 11/29/2013

By: OCsue on November 29th, 2013

Damage outside bar

A 31-year-old Frankford, Del., man was charged Nov. 24 with malicious destruction of property after allegedly damaging a piece of equipment outside a north Ocean City bar.

According to Ocean City police, Russell Allan Littleton was told to leave the bar because he had been involved…

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Employees see man captured on camera who broke into hotel

By: Nancy Powell on November 29th, 2013

(Nov. 29, 2013) Employees at a downtown Ocean City hotel on their lunch break last Tuesday recognized a man as the one they had seen on surveillance video that morning. The man had burglarized the hotel.

Ocean City police were called to the Plim Plaza on Second Street at about 10 a.m. Nov. 20. The hotel is…

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Suspect in hit and run on Route 611 has been identified

By: Nancy Powell on November 22nd, 2013


(Nov. 22, 2013) The investigation into Saturday’s hit and run on Route 611 near Frontier Town is continuing, but a 92-year-old Berlin woman contacted police Monday to say she was involved in the accident.

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that the person being sought…

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POLICE BRIEFS 11/22/2013

By: Nancy Powell on November 22nd, 2013


Hats theft

On Nov. 15, 2013 at approximately 10 a.m., Ocean City police conducted a traffic stop on Coastal Highway near 112th Street. The vehicle operator, later identified as Timothy Lee Parks, 23, of Berlin, was found to be in possession of trace amounts of marijuana and approximately 50 hats,…

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Police beat 11-15-13

By: Nancy Powell on November 15th, 2013


Suspect sought

The Berlin Police Department is searching for the suspect in assaults involving a gun on Nov. 11.

According to police, Adrian Wilson, 29, of Willards, assaulted three people at a Flower Street residence and threatened them with a gun.

The Berlin SWAT Team was activated, but the…

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Police briefs 11-8-13

By: Nancy Powell on November 8th, 2013

Alleged burglary

An Ocean City woman was charged Nov. 2 with first-degree burglary and theft of less than $100 after allegedly entering a residence and taking items.

According to Ocean City police, Hope Millicent Glinowiecki, 47, entered a 92nd Street unit without permission. She told police she …

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New Jersey man struck and killed on Route 50

By: Nancy Powell on November 1st, 2013

(Nov. 1, 2013) A 22-year-old man knew he had struck something on Route 50 near Route 589 Sunday as he was driving back to Ocean City from the Casino at Ocean Downs. It was about 2:20 a.m., he had not seen anything on the highway and there is no lighting in the area.

After stopping his Jeep Wrangler, he and his…

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Series of stings nab alleged heroin dealers throughout Worcester

By: Nancy Powell on November 1st, 2013

(Nov. 1, 2013) At least three major heroin-related arrests have been made in Worcester County in the past several days.

Law enforcement agencies have been battling the drug and drug dealers for many months because of its prevalence in communities and the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office…

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POLICE BRIEFS 11/01/2013

By: Nancy Powell on November 1st, 2013

Missing cell phone

One man said he lost his cell phone Oct. 23 at a downtown restaurant and bar and another man told police he found it, but did not try to find the owner. The second man was charged with theft of less than $1,000.

The cell phone owner told police he thought he dropped it, but, after searching…

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Berlin boy, 10, collides with bus

By: Nancy Powell on November 1st, 2013


(Nov. 1, 2013) The Berlin boy injured last Friday during a collision with a school bus remains hospitalized.

“He has had one surgery and will have another,” Berlin Police Chief Arnold Downing said Tuesday.

The boy, 10, was riding his bike on Flower Street at about 2:55 p.m. when the collision…

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Police beat June 28

By: Nancy Powell on November 1st, 2013

Concealed weapons

A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man was charged June 19 with three counts of possessing a concealed deadly weapon.

A member of the Bike Unit of the Ocean City Police Department stopped a truck because its driver, Anthony Joseph Cruciani of Phoenixville, was not wearing a seatbelt. The…

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Alleged OC ringleader charged in NY murder-for-hire

By: Nancy Powell on October 28th, 2013

(Oct. 25, 2013) A West Ocean City resident, charged last May in connection with a massive cigarette smuggling enterprise, told an undercover police officer posing as a killer for hire last month that he had “one of those problems,” according to an indictment released last week charging him in a …

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