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A Bloody Fight and More Than a Pound of Pot Lead to Three Arrests

Ocean City Police arrest three men on Wednesday night after responding to an incident on Bay Avenue.

A call to police about a fight on the 1100 block of Bay Avenue on Wednesday night led to a bloody crime scene, the confiscation of a pound and a half of marijuana and three arrests.

As police pulled up to the crime scene at 10:39 p.m., witnesses pointed to a car pulling away. Officer Karl Ruf was able pursue and stop the car within a block, but the two occupants fled on foot. Ruf caught one.

Back at the scene of the fight, officers found blood, a knife and a half-pound of marijuana. The investigation led to a nearby residence, where Andrew Clark, 26, of Ocean City was taken into custody, according to a written release from Ocean City Police Capt. Steven Ang.

Police said information from Clark and the fleeing suspect caught by Ruf—Anthony M. Basile, 20, of Somers Point—led investigators to a residence in Linwood, where Tony R. Mammoccio, 20, of Somers Point, was found suffering from several stab wounds.

Mammoccio was transported immediately to Shore Memorial Hospital and later released after receiving treatment.

A search of the vehicle stopped on Bay Avenue led to the discovery of another pound of marijuana.

As a result of the investigation by members of Ocean City's Patrol Squad No. 1 and the Detective Bureau, Clark is charged with robbery with a knife, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. He is being held on $100,000 full cash bail.

Basile and Mammoccio are each charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of over 50 grams of marijuana and conspiracy. They are being held on $10,000 bail.

Stan duzy March 18, 2011 at 10:38 AM
Good job OCPD. Thank you for serving and protecting.
John Hay March 18, 2011 at 06:02 PM
We are all so fortunate to have such a dedicated, professional, honorable police department staffed by truly amazing individuals willing to put their lives on the line, while at the same time balancing their own time by extending a warm welcome to all the tourists. I don't know how they do it. It's one extreme to the other, having to react in the wink of an eye, making thousands of split-second decisions every day, and then how do you leave that all behind when you're shift is finished? All I know is that in my experiences over the last 50 years, I'm left without enough words of praise and encouragement and thanks. Keep up the great work, and stay safe.
John Skoglund March 19, 2011 at 01:22 PM
Am the only that seems to notice that most of the off-season crime takes place in a very small area of our town? Why not take those "dedicated, professional, honorable police" and flood the crime area with them?! The idea that crime would move to another part of town seems weak considering that the criminals would need to pay a much higher price for rent in almost any other part of town. Crime would move, but out of town!! Also anyone who has been convicted of a felony should not be allowed in public housing . Grandparents and friends should be required to show guardianship legal appointments before transplanted students attend our schools!


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