Ocean 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.

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