On September 7, the Ocean Pines Police Department received information of a threat of possible violence from a suspected explosive device. The threat was made via texting and social media among juveniles. A picture of a suspected explosive device was transmitted along with the threat. The suspect was identified, and a search warrant was obtained for his residence. The Ocean Pines Police Department, with the assistance of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department and the Worcester County Fire Marshall’s Office, and the Ocean City Bomb Squad responded to the suspect’s residence in Ocean Pines.
Upon execution of the search warrant and subsequent search of the residence, a homemade hoax device, incapable of being detonated, was discovered. The juvenile who is 13 years of age, was charged with; (a) Threat of Arson, (b) Manufacture or Possession of Destructive Device, and (c) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. All charges were referred to the Department of Juvenile Services.
For more information contact:
Chief David C. Massey – Ocean Pines Police Department
(410) 641-7747 ext. 3024