Ocean City Today

Police/Courts April 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017


Following a lengthy investigation, Ocean Pines Police have arrested a 30-year-old Ocean Pines woman for prostitution.

The suspect, Megan Lynn Tyndall, reportedly advertised massage services over the internet, police said. An undercover police officer answered the ad and developed information that resulted in her arrest. Tyndall faces one count of criminal prostitution.

She was taken before a District Court Commissioner and released, pending a trial. The investigation is continuing and additional charges may follow.


Boat company fined

Tyler Barnes, owner of OC Watersports LLC, was fined $320 after pleading guilty to his company’s involvement in a death of a child last summer.

Barnes was charged in January, months after a 9-year-old boy fell from a pontoon boat OC Watersports rented. The boy was one of four people bow riding during a family outing to Assateague Island on Aug. 17, 2016. When he fell overboard, he was run over by the vessel.

Barnes pleaded guilty to four of the five charges, including two counts of failing to have required safety equipment on board, renting a boat lacking required safety equipment and failure to keep records.


Domestic dispute

Justin T. Olson, 21, of Denton, Maryland, was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend on April 13.

Ocean City officers were called to a residence on 57th Street for a reported domestic dispute around 6:55 p.m. Upon arrival, Olson and his girlfriend told police that they had gotten into an argument. Olson allegedly grabbed her and pulled her off the bed, and she had attempted to pepper spray him.

According to the report, Olson then wrestled the victim to the floor, but stopped when a neighbor came to the door. When the victim went outside to make a call, Olson allegedly grabbed the phone and slammed her on the roadway.

In addition to second-degree assault, Olson was charged with concealing a dangerous weapon. When he was arrested and searched, police allegedly found brass knuckles in his pocket.


Negligent driving

Ocean City Police arrested a Dagsboro, Delaware man and charged him with negligent and reckless driving, driving while impaired and willfully disobeying an officer after he struck the gasoline pump barrier outside a convenience store on 120th Street on April 14.

While on a business check around 2:23 a.m., Ocean City Police noticed a man, later identified as Storm Miles, 23, swaying while buying items. An officer also detected a strong odor of alcohol on Miles.

Police followed Miles outside to his car, which was damaged. There was also split gas next to the truck.

Police stopped Miles, and noticed there was also debris on the ground near a gas station barrier.

When conducting a license check, Miles lit a cigarette and left the car, according to the report. Police then told Miles to back up since he was standing in a puddle of gas, at which point he reportedly told police he “knew his rights.”

Miles eventually backed away from the gasoline and sat on the ground. When police reviewed the convenience store’s surveillance tape, Miles is seen striking the gas pump barrier with his truck.



Lance E. Willey, 28, of Delmar, Maryland, was arrested for allegedly beating a car on April 14.

Officers were called to a nightclub around 11:33 p.m. for a report of a man breaking into a vehicle. When they arrived, they found Willey next to a silver Chevy Traliblazer with bleeding hand wounds, according to the report.

The Chevy had a broken plastic vent visor on the driver’s side. There were also blood on the driver’s door and footprints on the passenger side window.

Willey told police that he was trying to get into his vehicle and didn’t understand why his keys wouldn’t work. Eventually police found his vehicle, which is a different color but the same model.

Willey was charged with drunken disorderly.



Police charged a Finksburg, Maryland woman with assault and disorderly conduct after attacking another woman in the wee hours of April 15.

While on patrol around Talbot Street and the Boardwalk around 1:22 a.m., Ocean City officers saw Allison Prothero, 22, screaming and cursing at a man she was with while walking on the boards.

Police said when they attempted to interview Prothero a friend sat down to join the scene.

When Prothero refused to answer officer’s questions, her friend tried to answer for her, according to the report. Prothero got angry and starting cursing at her, and punched her in the face, police said.

The victim’s face had red marks under her left eye, where she was punched, police said.


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