Ocean City Police Activity Report for May 10 to 16

first_imgMay 11, 2015: Monday Calls for service: 96Motor Vehicle Stops: 34Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 30Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 9 Fire and 9 EMS callsDomestic violence, 400 block Haven Ave., at 1:51amTheft, 800 block Central Ave., at 3:15pmCDS, 800 block Wesley Ave., one in custody, at 7:25pm May 13, 2015: WednesdayCalls for service: 58Motor Vehicle Stops: 15Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 17Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 7 EMS callsThreats, 1500 Boardwalk, at 11:38pm May 14, 2015: ThursdayCalls for service: 65Motor Vehicle Stops: 9Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 22Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 7 EMS callsBurglary, 900 block Wesley Ave., at 11:41amWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 12:01pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIES PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days.       Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations.Boardwalk merchants are reminded that they are only allowed to put merchandise for sale or display on the boardwalk during approved city events. Open signs are allowed until May 2, 2015.Parking meters by City Ordinance go into effect starting May 1, 2015. Please remember to feed the meters. Ocean City Police Department May 10, 2015: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 85Motor Vehicle Stops: 22Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 20Alarms: 8The Police Department assisted with 9 Fire and 9 EMS callsTheft, 2800 block Wesley Ave., at 11:32amcenter_img May 16, 2015: Saturday Calls for service: 76Motor Vehicle Stops: 21Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 25Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 7 EMS callsWarrant, 600 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 5:01pmCDS, 800 block 9th St., one in custody, at 11:09pm May 10 – 16, 2015Calls for Service: 557Daily Average: 79 May 12, 2015: TuesdayCalls for service: 96Motor Vehicle Stops: 30Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 23Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 9 fire and 12 EMS callsCity ordinance alcohol, 600 block Boardwalk, summons issued, at 3:10amTheft, 300 block Haven Ave., at 2:19pmMotor vehicle accident, 500 block Haven Ave., at 3:51pmFraud, 500 block 9th St., at 5:24pmTheft, 1200 block West Ave., at 6:13pm May 15, 2015: FridayCalls for service: 80Motor Vehicle Stops: 21Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 23Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 10 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 9th St., at 4:29pmDWI, 34th Street, one in custody, at 9:22pmlast_img read more

Safewalk usage consistent

first_imgDespite recent reports of sexual assaults on campus, Safewalk, Notre Dame’s student-employed escort service, has not seen an increase in business, according to Safewalk supervisor Cappy Gagnon.“We would always like students to use Safewalk more just because it’s a free service that we provide,” Gagnon said. “On the other hand, we’re pleased that the students have a high comfort level on the campus and don’t utilize us as much as we would like.”Gagnon said the service averages two to three escorts a night.During the academic year, Safewalk offers confidential escorts to and from anywhere on campus from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Safewalk employees are in radio contact with Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP), carry photo identification cards and wear a vest with lettering illuminated at night.Dave Chapman, assistant director of NDSP, said four sexual offenses have been reported this academic year, one of which occurred in 2009. Last year, NDSP reported a total of two sexual offenses.Chapman encouraged students to take precautions, including walking with friends, calling Safewalk or reporting suspicious behavior.“We can’t be everywhere at all times so we have to depend on students here to be our ears and eyes and to help each other out,” Chapman said.Chapman said students should contact NDSP with any information.“One lead can change a whole case, and it may be something where someone thinks this isn’t going to do them any good, and it’s the best lead that we have, and it leads to the arrest of a person so we encourage people to call us for anything at all,” he said.Last year, Chapman said a Notre Dame student reported an individual’s  “out-of-the-ordinary behavior.” Although the student doubted whether the information would be valuable, NDSP discovered that the individual had been trespassing following a ban from entering onto campus. The student’s tip led to the individual’s arrest, Chapman said.Students can report information anonymously and to further prevent crime, sign up for a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class, a self-defense program taught by NDSP officers.Chapman said RAD has become more popular, following campaigns by crime prevention officer Keri Kei Shibata.“Now we are running classes every couple months, and they’re full, and we have to turn people away, and so we run them as often as we can,” Chapman said.Overall, Chapman said students’ perceptions of safety on campus can interfere with taking safety precautions.“When nothing happens to you while you are here, you get that mentality that nothing can happen to you, and that’s the kind of mentality that we want to discourage,” Chapman said. “Yes it can happen to you, and we don’t want it to happen to you but here’s what we can do to try to prevent that from happening to you.”last_img read more

“Only way Mayweather will beat Pacquaio is by knockout,” says Roy Jones, Jr.

first_imgFormer four-division champion Roy Jones has taken a rather unpopular opinion about the megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2.Contrary to the general sentiment that Pacman is the underdog and thus has to pull off a knockout in order to win against the undefeated American boxer, Jones believes it is the other way around.”I think Floyd will have to knock him out to win. I think if there’s a decision, I think Pacquiao wins the decision,” he said in a report by boxingscene.com.Many pundits and boxers, including Juan Manuel Marquez, said that Mayweather would be favored in the score cards in his home turf of Las Vegas and Pacquiao has no choice but to win by stoppage.Jones, however, said that if Pacquiao outworks Mayweather, then Pretty Boy will be backed into a corner and has to knockout Pacman.”You don’t get Mayweather to engage. Pacquiao’s plan should be to outwork Mayweather and try to outpoint him, because he’s not going to be able to force Mayweather to engage,” he said. Observers also said that the key to a Pacquiao victory will be his volume punching, but they remain wary that the Filipino ring icon would be unfavored by the judges if Mayweather would hold up his defense.For Jones, the two boxers are equally hard-pressed to win the fight.”This is the biggest fight for both of their careers,” he said. “Neither guy wants to go home the loser the next day. Fans have been waiting for this fight for five years. The pressure is on both guys.” –Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more