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.