Ocean City Today

Police/Courts May 19, 2017

May 18, 2017

Tampering with autos

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several incidents in Berlin and Ocean City where the lug nuts of the wheels on cars are being loosened.

Two Stephen Decatur High School students were the first to report these crimes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office at 410-632-1111.



Casey William Fore, 30, of Baltimore, was charged for driving under the influence on May 13, hours after his birthday.

Ocean City Police were called to a convenience store on 29th Street for a welfare check around 2:30 a.m. When they arrived, they saw a vehicle with a man, later identified as Fore, sitting in the driver’s seat. While police were watching, Fore opened the car door and vomited on the street. Fore also had bloodshot eyes and smelled like alcohol, the report said.

A friend who was with Fore told officers that Fore was drinking at a nightclub earlier in the evening. He said that Fore had driven to the store but “he wasn’t this bad when we left.”

The store’s security footage showed Fore driving the vehicle in the parking lot.

When Fore failed field sobriety tests, he was arrested. A breathalyzer showed his blood alcohol content was .11.


Destruction of bathroom

Police arrested a Holliston, Maryland man for allegedly destroying an air vent, a soap dispenser, and a toilet paper dispenser in a bar bathroom in the early hours of May 14.

When police arrived at the midtown bar, employees had detained Jacob C. Hathaway, 21, who they said had destroyed a bathroom.

A witness said he saw through a window Hathaway standing on a toilet to destroy the bathroom air vent. Employees said they had to force the door open because Hathaway had blocked it.

Police said there was a hole in the bathroom ceiling where the air vent had been and the toilet paper dispenser was torn from the wall. Toilet water was all on the bathroom floor, as someone attempted to flush a sizable wad of toilet paper, the report said.

Hathaway was charged with three counts of malicious destruction of property.


Domestic violence

A local man was charged with assaulting his wife around 2 a.m. on May 14.

When called to a residence at 43rd Street, Ocean City Police interviewed a woman with a bloody nose. She told police that she had been awakened by the sounds of James Hill Jr. stumbling around the kitchen. Hill had been out drinking, she said.

The two argued over his cell phone, and Hill allegedly punched her in the face. She then tried to crawl to the bedroom, but Hill punched her five more times, the police report said.

Hill is out on a $10,000 bond. His trial date is set for June 14.


Burglary in pool house

Martin S. Wessells, 21, of Federalsburg, Maryland was arrested for breaking into a midtown hotel’s storeroom last Saturday.

Police were called to a hotel on 42nd Street on May 14 for a report of an in-progress destruction of property. When they arrived, they found Wessells slumped over a drum of chlorine in the pool chemical store room.

When asked why he was there, Wessells said “f*** you, I’m not a criminal.”

He was charged with fourth-degree burglary.


Disorderly conduct

Officers arrested a 22-year-old man after he punched vending machines and threw debris at passing cars around 33rd Street on Wednesday.

Police saw a man without a shirt or shoes walking on the road and carrying a plastic light around 2 a.m. on May 17. The man, later identified as Matthew Vine of Fairfield, Connecticut, allegedly broke the light and threw the pieces in Philadelphia Avenue as cars were driving past while he yelled obscenities.

Vine continued walking until he reached a vending machine in front of a condominium. He punched the machine, the report said.

Vine was charged with disorderly conduct.


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