Ocean Pines Police Chief placed on administrative leave following burglary investigation
OCEAN PINES, Md. – The Ocean Pines Police Chief has been placed on administrative leave following a burglary investigation.
We’re told the Ocean Pines Association’s General Manager learned on Friday of a burglary that occurred at a storage shed used by the Ocean Pines Police Department on December 17th. After consulting with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the State’s Attorney, the Ocean Pines Association has “taken steps to ensure that a thorough and independent investigation is conducted and that police services to the residents of Ocean Pines remain uninterrupted.”
As of January 1, Ocean Pines Police Chief Ehrisman has been placed on paid administrative leave, and officials say a commander from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office will provide on-site leadership to the Ocean Pines Police Department and will oversee a complete audit and inventory of the contents of the storage shed and property room.
We’re told OPA has been working with the Sheriff’s Office to implement these changes and has pledged to cooperate fully with the investigation.
The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement on the investigation:
“Investigators of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a Burglary Investigation at the request of the Ocean Pines Association. In addition, this Office is providing on-site leadership to the Ocean Pines Police Department to oversee that services to the Ocean Pines community are uninterrupted during this investigation. As this is an active criminal investigation we cannot provide additional information at this time nor do we have a comment on the status of Chief Ehrisman.”
Anyone with information about this reported burglary is asked to contact the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office at 410-632-1112.