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Friday, July 07, 2017

Longer holiday shows more police activity in Ocean City

With the Fourth of July falling on a Tuesday, thousands of visitors decided to make it a four-day weekend in Ocean City this year, causing a spike in police activity for the period.

From Saturday to Tuesday, Ocean City Police documented 3,279 calls for service, up 26 percent from 2016, when the holiday fell on a Monday. Last year, 2,588 recorded calls for service were made, which was 12 percent increase from 2015, when Fourth of July was on Sunday.

Police Public Affairs Specialist Lindsay Richard said despite the call volume, it was business as usual for the department.

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