The Coast Guard medevaced a man suffering from symptoms of a possible heart attack approximately 20 miles east of Ocean City Tuesday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a report from Coast Guard Station Ocean City of a 68-year-old male aboard the vessel Morning Star suffering from symptoms of a possible heart attack.

A rescue boat crew from Station Ocean City launched with Ocean City Fire Rescue paramedics aboard. Once on scene, the paramedics stabilized the man and transferred him onto the Coast Guard vessel.

He was brought ashore to awaiting emergency medical services personnel in stable condition and taken to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Sleepy DUI

Ocean City Police arrested a Martinsburg, West Virginia woman after they spotted her sleeping at the wheel at 15th Street and Philadelphia Avenue in the early hours of Aug. 10.

Officers saw Leandra Hammond, 27, allegedly asleep in a Dodge Durango while straddling the line between the left turn lane and the straight lane. Before officers could get to the car, Hammond woke up and made a large U-turn to drive south. Police said she made abrupt lane changes.

The Durango was stopped at North Division Street by police. Hammond told officers that she drank at least four beers and had taken Suboxone, a drug used to treat heroin withdrawal symptoms.

Hammond reportedly fell asleep standing twice during a field sobriety test. She blew .10 on a breathalyzer.

Hammond was charged with driving under the influence and 12 other traffic charges.

Motel incident

Patricia McHugh, 56, of West Haven, Connecticut was charged with second-degree assault after she told police that her husband had attacked her on Aug. 10.

Employees of a 27th Street motel called police after McHugh told them that she was assaulted around 10:36 p.m.

McHugh appeared drunk and had bloodshot eyes and her husband seemed sober, according to the report. He had fresh cuts on his chin and ear, and McHugh had dried blood on her face.

The husband told police that McHugh had been drinking at a bar. When she later joined him back at the motel room, she started yelling and threw her leftover food at him. He said that McHugh also struck him in the face with a shoe.


Ocean City Police arrested a 29-year-old man after he reportedly caused a scene after his son was hit by a car on Aug. 10.

Around 10:44 p.m., several witnesses told police that a car hit a six-year-old while backing out of a spot in the 800 block of Baltimore Avenue. His father, Michael Hudson of Sykesville, Maryland, grabbed his son and fled.

Officers later met with Hudson on the Boardwalk near Sixth Street, and Hudson reportedly started yelling. His eyes were bloodshot, he slurred his words and could not answer questions.

After Hudson continued to scream at officers, he was arrested. He was charged with disorderly conduct. His son did not appear to be injured, according to reports.

Indecent exposure

Ahmad Hady, 49, of Montgomery Village, Maryland, was arrested after he allegedly exposed himself to an officer and then punched him in the face on Aug. 10.

Police said that Hady was acting disorderly earlier in the day, but then fled from an officer. Around 10:50 p.m., the officer stopped Hady on Baltimore Avenue and 21st Street. Hady allegedly pulled down his pants to his ankles in front of the officer.

As the officer attempted to arrest him, Hady pulled away, ripped the radio off the officer’s shirt and punched him in the face.

Hady is charged with second-degree assault, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.


Domestic assault

Ryan P. Bevan, 35, of Jermyn, Pennsylvania was arrested after he allegedly dislocated his wife’s shoulder in the late hours of Aug. 11.

Bevan and his wife reportedly got in an argument at a nightclub on 49th Street. Security footage showed Bevan pushing her against the wall. She then got up, punched him once in the face, and Bevin pushed her again.

Bevan told police he does not remember what they were arguing about. EMS treated the wife for a dislocated shoulder on scene.

Bevan was charged with second-degree assault.

Disorderly assault

Michelle K. Buchholz, 50, of Edgewater, Maryland was charged with assaulting police officers after she was arrested for disorderly conduct and hindering passage on Aug. 12.

Bucholz was sitting in the middle of South First Street’s left turn lane around 11:22 p.m., according to reports. Her nose was bleeding. She told officers that her husband assaulted her.

When officers asked if Buchholz if she need treatment, she reportedly became angry and walked in front of a black pick-up truck that was driving on S. First Avenue.

After the driver stopped, Buchholz gave him the middle finger, according to police. Officers then arrested her. A witness came forward and said that Buchholz hurt herself by falling face-first in the roadway.

Buchholz also allegedly attempted to kick two officers while they searched her.

Attempted assault

Corey Schmidt, 23, of Pasadena, Maryland, was arrested for attempting to assault an officer after a foot chase on Aug. 13.

Officers responded to a fight in progress around 3:15 a.m. Schmidt was found in an alley nearby on 60th Street by police, and then he ran away. An officer chased him to the beach.

At several points, Schmidt turned around in “aggressive behavior,” according to the report. When they got to the beach, he allegedly turned to the officer as if he was going to attack. The officer pepper sprayed him and then arrested him.

Ocean City EMS was called to the scene, but Schmidt refused treatment.

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