On August 12, 2012, at approximately 02:30 a.m. an OCPD bike patrol officer observed
a white male lying on a parked vehicle in the parking garage of the Princess Bayside Hotel, at 4701 Coastal Highway.
While approaching the suspect, who was later identified as Michael Patrick McPartland, 28, of Astoria, New York, the officer observed the McPartland get down off the hood of the car with his pants and undergarments around his ankles. As McPartland was pulling up his pants, the officer approached and attempted to make contact with him. The officer attempted to speak to the him about the circumstances of being on top a car with his pants down, however the suspect refused to speak with the officer.
When the officer attempted to identify and detain McPartland, he became very disorderly, uncooperative and aggressively shouting profanities at the officer refusing to comply with any of the officer’s request. Additional officers arrived at the scene to assist the initial officer.
At one point during the encounter, McPartland’s friends attempted to calm him down, however he continued to be uncooperative. McPartland, who showed obvious signs of intoxication and aggressiveness, became more defiant when officers attempted to have him sit down at the ground.
McPartland, who at one point swung at the officers resulting in a struggle, was arrested and charged with: two counts of 2nd Degree Assault of a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct. McPartland was seen by an Ocean City District Court Commissioner and was released on his own recognizance.