Ocean City Today

Police/Courts May 12, 2017

May 11, 2017

Gun charge

Bruce Jackson, 56, of Snow Hill, will spend the next four years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of felon in possession of a gun on April 21 in Worcester County Circuit Court in Snow Hill.

On Oct. 15, 2016 Snow Hill Police responded to a reported domestic assault involving Jackson and his 38-year-old girlfriend at a residence on Greenbrier Court.

Police said Jackson had physically assaulted the female acquaintance and threatened her with a 20-gauge shotgun.

In exchange for his plea, the state dropped nine other charges against Jackson, including first and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, as well as use of a firearm during a violent crime.

Jackson was sentenced to seven years in the Department of Corrections with all but four suspended.



Christopher Fitzpatrick, 38, of Ocean City, Maryland and Gordon Walters, 45, of Berlin, Maryland were arrested and charged with possession of heroin following a traffic stop near Bishopville Cemetery on May 5.

According to police, Fitzpatrick admitted both he and Gordon were snorting the drug during their lunch break. The traffic stop occurred at 12:42 p.m.

A search of the men revealed 12 bags of suspected heroin and a hypodermic syringe.

The men are being held at the Worcester County Jail pending trial.


Punches machine

Ocean City Police arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly punching and breaking the glass of a lottery machine in an uptown Royal Farms on May 9.

Police were called to the convenience store on 83rd Street around 2:22 a.m. for a report of destruction of property. When they arrived at the scene, a witness told police he saw a man punch the glass of a lottery machine in the store. The incident was recorded on store surveillance cameras.

A man matching the suspect’s description, identified as Daniel B. Cox of Rising Sun, Maryland, was spotted hiding in a bush on 75th Street. Police charged Cox with destruction of property valued less than $1,000.


Yelling at pedestrians

Police charged a local man with screaming at pedestrians and drinking a beer in a public parking lot on May 9.

Ocean City Police were called to South Atlantic Avenue around 8 a.m. for a report of a man yelling at pedestrians. The man was later identified as 63-year-old Raymond Smith.

The report said that when officers arrived, Smith was standing in a city parking lot and screaming “f*** Ocean City, I just f***ing woke up.” Police could not understand other phrases Smith was yelling because of his slurred speech, the charging documents said.

Police said they saw an open can of Natty Daddy beer on the ground at Smith’s feet. When asked why he was screaming, Smith said that he just woke up and had spilled his beer, the report said.



A Middle River, Maryland woman was arrested for allegedly hitting someone in the head with a pool cue and stealing her money on May 6.

Ocean City Police were called to a downtown hotel for suspicious activity around 10:50 p.m. When they arrived, they interviewed a woman who said she confronted her friend, 31-year-old Krista M. Fox. The woman told police that Fox was supposed to be babysitting her two children earlier that evening in the hotel room.

When calls to Fox’s rooms were unanswered, the mother said she immediately went to the hotel room. She found neither Fox nor her children in the room. The towel rack in the bathroom was torn from the wall, the report said.

The mother started to search the hotel and found her children near the hotel elevator, with Fox nowhere in sight, the report stated. The children later told her that Fox had broken the towel rack.

When Fox eventually came up on the elevator with a pool cue in hand, the two argued. The mother told police Fox charged at her.

The mother went to her hotel room, followed by Fox, and continued arguing. When a hotel employee entered the room to tell the two to quiet down, Fox allegedly threw the pool cue at her. Fox then grabbed her things from the hotel room and left.

The mother also said that the hotel safe containing her $200 was opened and the money was gone.

Police found Fox in the hotel’s bar shortly after. She was charged with second degree assault, stealing $200, and destruction of property.


Disorderly conduct

Officers arrested a 22-year-old man for drunken disorderly after screaming early hours on May 6.

Ocean City Police were called to assist with an eviction at a hotel at 45th Street around 5 a.m. for noise complaints. When they arrived, Kevin Juarez was screaming in protest, according to the report. Juarez reportedly ignored repeated requests to quiet down, and police said he smelled of alcohol.



Between May 6 and May 8, Ocean City officers made several arrests for driving under the influence.

Jonathan P. Jameson, 40, of Bowie, Maryland was charged with driving under the influence and driving while impaired around 12:30 a.m. on May 6. Officers arrested Jameson after it was reported that he had thrown a woman from his car and drove away.

Kesi J. Gordon, 21, was arrested for driving while impaired by alcohol on May 6 around 1 a.m. She had hit a taxi while backing up in a traffic lane on Philadelphia Avenue near 30th Street.

Patrick T. B. Doehla, of Ocean City, was charged on May 6 for driving while using a cellphone as well as driving under the influence and negligent driving. He was pulled over on Philadelphia near 20th Street around 2 a.m.

Tiffany L. Robinson, 29, of New Castle, Delaware, was stopped by officers when she was driving on Coastal Highway with her vehicle’s trunk open around 2 a.m. on May 7. When she was stopped, police noticed the car smelled like alcohol. Robinson took a breathalyzer test, which showed her blood alcohol content to be .06.

Kimberly L. Morgan, 58, of Annapolis and Benjamin R. Frymier, 24, of Ocean City were also arrested for driving while under the influence on May 8.

Worcester County Sheriffs also arrested a man for driving while intoxicated on Route 113 and Timmons Road. Police pulled over John Stottlemeyer, 37 of Hagerstown, Maryland around 2:30 p.m. on April 26. Deputies said that Stottlemeyer did poorly on field sobriety tests.

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