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The Ocean City police say they want more officers living in the resort to take their patrol cars home during the off-season.

The department wants to add at least five more car for program.

Currently six are allowed to do so.

Lindsay Richard with the Ocean City police said that this would provide an added sense of security for residents.

WBOC reports that each patrol car costs nearly $48-thousand including equipment for a total additional cost of $241-thousand

The program is now in its 20th year.

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A street performer has just received the first ticket for a by the Ocean City police for failing to sign up for a designated spot.

Lt. Mark Pacini with the Ocean City Police Department told the Salisbury Daily Times that Tony Christ asked the night before the citation what he had to do to get cited.

The paper says that the incident occurred on September 5th at around 8:15 p.m. at the corner of Wicomico Street and the Boardwalk.  

He got a $200 fine.

OC Crime Rate Down

Aug 4, 2015
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Ocean City has seen its crime fall by 8.3 percent as of late last month.

But, Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro said that there was a small increase in alcohol-related incidents.

In addition, he noted that officers used their Tasers less frequently.

This is despite the fact that the number of officers with Taser has risen from 20 to 70 over the last two years.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the figures came despite being the height of the tourist season.

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You will soon be able to pay for parking with your phone in Ocean City municipal lots.

The resort is taking plans from a number of companies but the biggest firm is the app Parkmobile.

Among the advantages is that the app would alert you to when your time is running out.

WBOC reports that the Ocean City Police Department issued over 58-hundred parking tickets last year.

The town is hoping that the new app will reduce those numbers.

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Funeral For OC Police Officer

SCHOOLEY'S MOUNTAIN, N.J. (AP) - Family and friends are saying goodbye to an Ocean City, Md., police officer killed when a small plane crashed into the ocean off the resort town.

Funeral services for 27-year-old Joshua Adickes of Berlin, Md., are being held Tuesday at Highlands Presbyterian Church in Schooley's Mountain, N.J. A burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery and a reception will be held at Schooley's Mountain Fire Company.

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SCHOOLEY'S MOUNTAIN, N.J. (AP) - Family and friends are saying goodbye to an Ocean City, Md., police officer killed when a small plane crashed into the ocean off the resort town.

Funeral services for 27-year-old Joshua Adickes of Berlin, Md., are being held Tuesday at Highlands Presbyterian Church in Schooley's Mountain, N.J. A burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery and a reception will be held at Schooley's Mountain Fire Company.

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Funerals are being held this week for the two Ocean City off-duty police officers who were killed in a plane crash just off shore.

Funeral services will be held this Tuesday for 27-year old Joshua Adickes of Berlin at Highlands Presbyterian Church in Schooleys Mountain, New Jersey. 

For 43-year old Thomas Geoghegan Junior of Ocean City funeral services this Friday will be held at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Annapolis.

Another viewing will be held next Saturday at Ocean Pines Community Church

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - The Ocean City Police Department has a new drug detection dog.

Police say Officer Nicholas Forsyth and his K-9 partner Goro have graduated from a 6-week training program in Pennsylvania. Goro is an 18-month-old Belgian Malinois and came to the department from Holland.

The officer and K-9 have been trained in apprehension techniques, narcotics detection, searching and tracking.