OCEAN CITY, Md. – Ocean Metropolis law enforcement officials are out in elevated numbers within the resort city this weekend, and that’s as a result of a controversial automotive present is again on the town.
Photographs and movies posted to Fb present vehicles on the H2oi occasion doing burnouts, fireworks being shot off from medians and huge crowds gathered round.
In preparation for the return of H2oi, legislation enforcement designated the town as a Particular Occasions Zone, which means pace limits had been diminished all through the town and legislation enforcement had been out patrolling in larger numbers.
Ashley Miller with the police division informed 47 ABC, “Our officers and allied companies are very busy with site visitors enforcement together with dealing with quite a few disorderly, noise associated calls and metropolis ordinance violations.”
Miller added, “I count on our officers to stay busy till late [Sunday] after we begin to see them head house.”
On Sunday morning, Mayor Rick Meehan posted the next assertion on Fb:
“What befell this previous weekend in Ocean Metropolis can by no means occur once more. This group got here to city with the only goal to lift havoc in our neighborhood, to disrupt our lives and defy legislation enforcement. They positioned our city, in addition to our residents and guests. underneath siege and at risk which is unacceptable underneath any circumstances. Our city authorities, residents, property house owners and companies should be part of collectively as one voice to take no matter motion is critical to cease this group from returning. This isn’t about only one weekend that is about our future.
I can’t say sufficient concerning the women and men of the Ocean Metropolis Police Division, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Workplace, the Maryland State Police, Maryland Pure Assets Police, Maryland Transportation Police and the opposite allied companies that had been right here this weekend. They went far past the decision of responsibility of their makes an attempt to implement the legislation and to guard our neighborhood whereas on the similar time putting themselves in hurt’s manner.
The Mayor and Metropolis Council should instantly start working with Police Chief Buzzuro, Metropolis Supervisor Doug Miller and State Businesses to place a plan in place to cease this chaos. All potential actions needs to be thought of. This consists of, however shouldn’t be restricted to, declaring a State of Emergency. I plan to talk with the Governor this week to debate this intimately and ask for his help.
We can’t let what occurred in Ocean Metropolis this weekend outline us as a neighborhood. This should cease and it should cease now.”