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Ocean City Locals: We Want Our Town Back

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- Even though she lives in Ocean City, Rachel Fiorello can count on her hands how many times she's been on the boardwalk. She said that's because the number of crimes has increased in the area.

"They [town officials] need to use the power that they have, the authority that they have, to let criminals know this is not a nesting ground," said Fiorello. "They need to let gangs know this is not a safe haven, you can't come here. Not in our town, we're not allowing it."

To get a closer look at the crime in Ocean City, this reporter logged onto the police department's website, and found the most recent crime reports.

There has been more than 70 reported crimes such as thefts and assaults in Ocean City in the month of July.

But Kevin Quelet, of Ocean City, said the resort is still a great town for the family.

"It's very family oriented in this particular session, but when you get down towards the Inlet, I think not as much," said Quelet.

Town Councilman Brent Ashley thinks saggy pants may led to more crime in the area. So, Ashley proposed banning the low hanging pants on the boardwalk. But his proposal didn't get far as it was quickly shot down by other council members.

Some locals believe town officials need to step up and crack down on the beach town's crime before it worsens.

"We want our political leaders to hear, that we're not happy with the direction Ocean City is going," said Fiorello. "We put our trust in them, we voted them in. We have an expectation that they will rise to the occasion."

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