Ocean City Today

Police/Courts April 14, 2017

Apr 13, 2017

Second-degree assault

Logan Dow, 23, of Ocean City was charged with assaulting her boyfriend on April 6.

While on patrol of Robin Drive around 3:30 a.m., Ocean City officers heard Dow crying loudly while she was sitting on a second-floor balcony. She told police that she had an argument with her boyfriend, but refused to say what had happened. Her boyfriend told officers that Dow had been drinking at local bars before returning to his residence. He said she had kicked him in the leg, scratched him and hit him numerous times.

According to the report, the boyfriend had red marks on his shoulder and scratches on his neck.

He also told police that when Dow continued her assault, he picked her up and put her on the balcony and locked her outside.


Cab driver assault

Ocean City police arrested a Las Vegas man for allegedly punching his cab driver and failing to pay his fare on April 9.

Officers were called to a bar on 49th Street around 1:52 a.m. for a report of a civil dispute between the driver and his three customers. A witness saw one of the customers punching the cabbie in the head before all three men ran south toward 45th Street, according to police reports.

The victim had swelling on the left side of his jaw and complained of neck and head pain, OCPD said.

Police walked to 45th, and stopped three men matching the witness descriptions.

Endeshaw A. Endeshaw, 24, was identified by the cabbie as the man who punched him.

In addition to second-degree assault, Endeshaw was charged with stealing $12.88, the cab fare he did not pay.

Endeshaw is out on $5,000 bond.


Felony theft scheme

Chance Robinson, 21, assistant manager of the GameStop in Pocomoke, is facing felony theft charges for processing more than 80 fraudulent returns for approximately $5,900 between February and March of this year.

Dave Henger, GameStop regional loss prevention manager, contacted Pocomoke Police on March 22 after conducting an interview where Robinson admitted to the theft scheme.

Although the Pocomoke GameStop generated the lowest revenue among the chains 450 locations, Henger told police it also had the highest rate of theft, which helped draw his attention initially.

The subsequent investigation by Henger revealed the Pocomoke store had not followed the companies inventory tracking procedures.

During his interview with police investigators, Robinson said he was employed by GameStop since May 2016 and had held the assistant manager position for the last nine months.

Robinson claimed he began entering the fictitious returns this February due to financial challenges based on medical treatments his son required.

Robinson has a trial date in Worcester County District Court scheduled for June 2 at 9 a.m. The felony theft scheme charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and/or a $15,000 fine.


Drunk driver crash

After interviewing witnesses and drivers in a two-car crash, Ocean City Police arrested Erin Scrimgeour, 36, of Ocean City for drunk driving on April 10.

Police said that the Scrimgeour was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe on Philadelphia Avenue near Dolphin Avenue around 2:45 p.m., when she crashed into the front end of another car. Both vehicles were significantly damaged, and the other car was disabled from the force of the crash. No one was injured.

Scrimgeour failed to control her speed at the time of the crash and made a lane change in the path of the other vehicle, according to the report.

When police interviewed Scrimgeour, they detected a strong odor of alcohol on her breath.  She also appeared disoriented and cried and laughed, police said. When she failed field sobriety tests, she was arrested for driving while impaired and driving under the influence.


Gun, drugs in car

After a deputy observed a grey Kia Optima fail to comply with a stop sign in the area of Young Street and Short Street in Pocomoke City, he pulled the vehicle over near 7th Street.

A passenger, later identified as Eric Vincent Bishop, 23, of Pocomoke City immediately exited the vehicle took off running, according to the deputy.

Bishop was located about a block away by another deputy and a Pocomoke City officer, and arrested after a chase. Searching Bishop, police found about 20 grams of suspected cocaine and a loaded handgun.

Bishop was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, intent to distribute, intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of a firearm in commission of a drug crime, controlled substance distribution with possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony and handgun charges.

Bishop is being held without bond, and is scheduled for an initial appearance in circuit court on May 2.


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