On September 18, 2015 at approximately 2105 hours, Deputies were conducting a premise check at 12848 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City Park and Ride, Ocean City, Md. when they were approached by a citizen reporting a male harassing a female in the area of the bus station. Deputies identified the female as Kim Van Duuren, 37, Salisbury ,Md. While speaking with Van Duuren, she admitted to having marijuana in the bag. A search of the bag revealed Van Duuren was in possession of various types and amounts of narcotic prescription pills of which she was not prescribed. Through further investigation, Deputies learned Van Duuren purchased the prescribed narcotic pills from another individual who they were prescribed too. Van Duuren was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance-not marijuana. Ms. Van Duuren was taken before a district court commissioner where she was released pending trial
On 09/19/2015 a Deputy with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office observed a traffic violation along Worcester Highway in Berlin when the vehicle turned onto Bay Street and failed to stop for the Deputy. A short vehicle pursuit at a low speed ensued. The operator led the Sheriff’s Deputy into a housing development at which time he stopped his vehicle and exited.
The driver, later identified as David McCoy Boone, age 57 of Selbyville DE was in the process of fleeing from his vehicle when he was warned and realized that the patrol vehicle was a Patrol K-9 vehicle. Mr. Boone was warned that a K-9 deployment was possible and he submitted to Arrest. The K9 was not deployed and Mr. Boone was placed under Arrest without incident.
The operator was charged with the following:
- Driving on a Suspended Out of State License
- Driving on a Suspended License and Privilege in Maryland
- Driving on a Revoked license
- Failure to immediately stop and yield to Police Vehicle
- Attempting to Flee and/or Elude Uniformed Police
Mr Boone was held in the Worcester County Detention Center on a $3,500.00 bond pending a trial date.
On September 17, 2015 at approximately 17:48 hours a Deputy with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office was in the area of Germantown Road and Harrison Road in Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland when they attempted to stop a dirt bike for it failing to stop at a stop sign as well as it being an unregistered motor vehicle on the roadway.
The dirt bike failed to stop and continued to flee traveling from Harrison Road to Assateague Road, then to Seahawk Road, then onto Sinepuxent Road. The dirt bike ended up on Henry Road where the operator of the dirt bike drove the bike into a wooded area and fled on foot.
K9 Karma was deployed in the area and was able to track the suspect through a heavily wooded area and to a residence located on Henry Road. Once the suspect was located, he began running and began to crawl under a porch. He was taken into custody without further incident The suspect was identified as Gilbert Leon Foreman, 34yrs old of Berlin, Maryland
Mr. Foreman was issued citations for Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign, Speeding, Fleeing and Eluding, Negligent Driving, Reckless Driving, Failing to drive Right of Center, Operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating and operating uninsured motor vehicle.Mr. Foreman was released once the citations were issued.