Ross Buzzuro

Ocean City Police

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Police in Maryland's biggest beach town say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding a series of arrests outside an underage nightclub.

The investigation by Ocean City police follows release of a Twitter video that appears to show an officer striking an individual during an arrest. On Twitter, the person being struck is identified as a 13-year-old.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports police arrested six people ranging in age from 13 to 20 Thursday outside the H2O under-21 nightclub.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - The police chief in Ocean City are has blasted participants in the unsanctioned H20i car rally over the weekend for "appalling behavior" that forced officers to respond to more than 2,700 calls.

The annual event brings crowds to Ocean City to showcase heavily modified Audis and Volkswagens.

About two weeks ago, the organizer announced that this year's event would be postponed until 2018. But hundreds of people showed up anyway, beginning Thursday, and caused headaches for local police.


The Ocean City Police Department says the death of Ashley O’Connor was an accident.

The 30-year-old Texas woman was found on the beach in a hole near Second Street late last month.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Medical Examiner found she died of asphyxiation after the sand closed in on her.

Police Chief Ross Buzzuro said that the 3-and-a-half foot hole could have collapsed around her that the tractors sifting the sand could have contributed to the collapse.

They are used to level the beach and keep it clean for the next day.

Don Rush

There will be no more sales of switch blades or laser pointers in Ocean City effective Memorial Day weekend.

The Ocean City Town Council is set to enact those bans on an emergency basis at tonight’s session.

Mayor Rick Meehan said he’ll sign the measures.

Police Chief Ross Buzzuro asked the council earlier this month to ban the switchblades telling a work session that police officers had been seeing a lot more knives and wanted them banned from sale – especially on the boardwalk.