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O.C. Police Arrest Wanted Suspect After Standoff

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- Ocean City police say a suspect wanted by multiple law enforcement agencies was arrested Monday following a brief standoff.

On Monday morning, Oct. 31, Maryland State Police notified Ocean City police that a wanted person who was possibly armed, may be in or heading to the resort town. Ocean City police subsequently began looking for the suspect, identified as Dennis John Cross, 19, of Stockton, Md., who had outstanding arrest warrants on file with the sheriff's offices of Worcester and Wicomico counties.

During the investigation, Ocean City police received information from the Chincoteague (Va.) Police Department that Cross was the primary suspect involved in the theft of a shotgun and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Based on all the information developed during the investigation, Ocean City police detectives and patrol officers began a search of the 8th Street area.

At approximately 4 p.m., police said officers discovered Cross had barricaded himself under
the decking of a wheel chair ramp attached to the "Beach Bum" apartments (203 9th Street).

Police responded to the scene and surrounded Cross. He was then taken into custody without incident.

According to police, at the time of Cross' arrest he was in possession of a modified shotgun, which was loaded. Cross was also in possession of an amount of prescription narcotics, police said.

Police said that during the standoff, officers observed Cross ingesting an unknown quantity of pills. He was transported to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin as a precaution.

Cross was charged by the Ocean City Police Department with theft under $1,000, possession of a Schedule III controlled dangerous substance, possession of a Schedule II CDS, possession of a Schedule I CDS and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

Cross was also served with two outstanding arrest warrants from the sheriff's offices of Worcester and Wicomico counties.

He was ordered held on $10,000 bond for each arrest warrant and $25,000 bond for the charges from the OCPD.

Police said this case is still under investigation and additional charges are pending. 

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