Police: Stolen fire standpipe valves found in Ocean City; investigation ongoing

OCEAN CITY, Md. - An investigation is underway, after authorities say they found stolen valves which assist fire personnel in adequately providing water through multiple levels of a building, in Worcester County.

The Ocean City Police Department says on Wednesday, officers recovered 10 brass fire standpipe valves, in Ocean City. Police believe the valves were stolen from unknown locations in the northern end of the town.

According to officials, the valves allow fires personnel to quickly provide water from ground level to upper levels of a building. A missing valve from the fire standpipe system apparently disables the system. Authorities encourage citizens and condominium associations to inspect their systems in an attempt to identify any missing valves.

Anyone who identifies any missing valves or has information related to the recovered valves in the photos is asked to call the Ocean City Police Department at 410-723-6600.

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