Monday, December 12, 2016

Ocean Pines Police Investigate Rash of Thefts from Vehicles

ocean pines policeOcean Pines Police Investigate Rash of Thefts from Vehicles
With the holiday season upon us, the opportunity for criminal activity increases.  Ocean Pines police are now seeing a large increase in thefts from vehicles.  Recently, a total of 15 cases have been reported to the police department. The thefts have occurred in South Ocean Pines in the King Richard, Camelot, Robin Hood areas, as well as in North Ocean Pines, in the Sandyhook, Birdsnest areas. In each incident, the thefts were from unlocked vehicles. It appears that money and electronics are the target.
Police remind Ocean Pines residents to be extra vigilant in locking their vehicles. Be prepared to report suspicious activity. Try to remain calm and avoid taking any risks. Anyone with information about these reported thefts from vehicles is asked to contact Detective Corporal Tish Ottey of the Ocean Pines police department at (410) 641-7747.
The police department is focusing its resources to solve the cases.  Ocean Pines has a state certified, full service police agency that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department protects life and property, preserves the peace, and enforces all state and county laws, including traffic laws, in a fair and impartial manner. All sworn officers attend 23 weeks of intensive police training at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy in Salisbury, Maryland. Upon graduation, all officers are certified by the Maryland Police Training Commission.
For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That time of year

Anonymous said...

Anyone who leaves money or valuables in an unlocked car deserves to be robbed.

Anonymous said...

It's happening all over Wicomico County too! It's a damn shame!

Anonymous said...

They are to busy doing residential checks did we all just read that press release. LOL Come On Man!!!! Comical

Anonymous said...

Lived on RobinHood trail...it's back in there this person must be familiar or comfortable in those areas...and yes it's stupid to leave your car unlocked with valuables in it...unless you live way back in the woods somewhere.Ocean pines is Full of targets for thieves..rich old white and mostly women..and they feel safer there because many came from big cities and they see it as a place they can relax..But crackheads are everywhere even in the pines!