Ocean View Police Department

  • Agency: Ocean View Police Department
  • Address: 201 Central Ave, 1st Floor, Ocean View, 19970 DE
  • Chief: Kenneth M McLaughlin (Chief of Police)
Phone: 302-539-1111
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Ocean View Police Department is located at 201 Central Ave, 1st Floor, Ocean View, 19970 DE. The Chief of Police of the department is Kenneth M McLaughlin. The Ocean View Police Department phone number is 302-539-1111.

Ocean View Police Department News

10/31/2018 Lost Android Cell Phone found near Pavilion in Bear Trap. Phone is at the Police Station. Phone has "Thankful" on home screen.

10/31/2018: Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Sergeant Sidney Ballentine of the Ocean View Police Department was patrolling in the Woodland Park development located off of Central Avenue in Ocean View when he observed a suspicious vehicle. Sergeant Ballentine observed the vehicle drive slowly through the community and eventually the vehicle parked in a driveway of an occupied home. Two occupants were observed exiting the vehicle and running towards the rear of the home. Several moments later, Sergeant Ballentine, who had extinguished his lights and was parked down the street from the home in question, observed motion activated lights turning on at the rear of nearby homes. Concerned that a burglary was occurring, Sergeant Ballentine exited his vehicle and knocked on the front door of the home, eventually waking the homeowner who informed Sergeant Ballentine that the suspect vehicle did not belong at the residence. Sergeant Ballentine began checking the area and observed the two suspects behind the home. The suspects observed Sergeant Ballentine and fled on foot, initially eluding capture. Sergeant Ballentine impounded the suspect’s vehicle and continued to search the area. A short time later, Sergeant Ballentine located the two suspects walking through the Giant parking lot in Millville. Both suspects were taken into custody. Ocean View Police charged Michael Vanderhoeven (33) of Laurel, Delaware with Resisting Arrest, Expired Temporary Tags, Failing to Destroy Expired Temporary Tags and Trespassing. Derrell Gibbs (28) of Dagsboro, Delaware was charged with Resisting Arrest and Trespassing. During the course of his investigation, Sergeant Ballentine learned that both Vanderhoeven and Gibbs had extensive arrest records to include arrests for burglary and theft. It was also discovered that Vanderhoeven was a fugitive from Maryland, where he was wanted on outstanding theft and stalking charges. Gibbs was found to be wanted in Delaware for violating probation. Vanderhoeven was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of $1,300 cash bail. According to Ocean View police, Vanderhoeven will be extradited to Maryland after his charges in Delaware are adjudicated. Gibbs was also committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of $1,100 cash bail on the Ocean View charges and an additional $10,680.00 bail on an outstanding Capias related to the violation of probation. Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin stated “There is no doubt that Vanderhoeven and Gibbs were up to no good when they were prowling the streets in Woodland Park. Fortunately for the residents of Woodland Park, Sergeant Ballentine was diligently patrolling the area and was able to disrupt Vanderhoeven and Gibb’s before they could break into a home or steal any items.” Pictured: (Derrell Gibbs, left, Michael Vanderhoeven, right).

If you have expired or unwanted prescription medications, please drop them off at OVPD tomorrow between 10am-2pm. The police department is located at 201 Central Ave. This service is free, convenient & anonymous.

DUE TO THE COMING TROPIC STORM COPS AND GOBLINS HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY OCTOBER 28th from 1 to 4 pm.

The Ocean View Police Dept. will once again be a collection site for the upcoming DEA Take-Back Day on 10/27/18. Please stop by between 10am-2pm and drop off any expired or unwanted prescription medications for safe disposal.

*** NEWS RELEASE *** October 16, 2018 Details: Tuesday October 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm , the Ocean View Police Department is currently on location at the intersection of Woodland Ave and Central Ave in Ocean View for a broken water main. Damage to the main was the result of a collision of a large construction vehicle with a mounted fire hydrant at that location. The intersection will be closed for an indefinite time while crews from Ocean View Public Works repair the damaged water main. Water service to residences in the area may be affected while crews repair the damaged water line.

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Congratulations Ofc. Dalton.

On Friday, September 14, 2018, Ocean View Police Department received numerous visitors in the late afternoon who came to say "thank you" to our officers for National Thank a Police Officer Day. Both kids and adults arrived with gift bags of snacks, sandwiches, cases of water, thank you cards, balloons, and even treats for K-9 Hardy! Chief McLaughlin, Cpl/1 Burton, Cpl. Harrington, PFC Caselli, and Ofc. Carter were there to greet them all and return the "thank you" for their kind gesture by giving a tour of the station, a look inside one of our patrol cars, and some fun with our junior patrol car for the "junior officers" that attended. As much as this is National Thank a Police Officer Day, the Ocean View Police Department would like to thank YOU, the citizens of our area, for your continued support. With all of today's pro and anti police tensions, we could not be more thankful to have such a supportive community. So thank YOU from all of us at the Ocean View Police Department!

Some minor impacts from Hurricane Florence are expected. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts from the National Hurricane Center. Tropical storm force winds are not expected in our region. Rough surf and a high risk of rip currents are expected through at least Friday, potentially lasting through the weekend. Widespread heavy rain with the storm is expected to stay south of the area through this weekend, but outer bands could produce locally heavy showers and thunderstorms across the Delmarva tonight through early Saturday. Storm’s remnants could eventually bring widespread heavy rain to the area around the early to middle part of next week. OVOEM

Hurricane Florence Update - September 12, 2018 2 pm Some impacts from Hurricane Florence remain possible beginning late this week. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts from the National Hurricane Center . Tropical storm force winds are very unlikely in our region. Rough surf and high risk of rip currents is likely for our area over the weekend Widespread heavy rain with the storm should stay mainly south of the area through this weekend, but outer bands could produce locally heavy showers and thunderstorms. The storm’s remnants could eventually bring more widespread heavy rain to the area around the middle of next week but this remains very uncertain at this time. OVOEM

The latest brief from the NWS for hurricane Florence has the storm having limited impact to the Ocean View area. Impacts from Hurricane Florence remain possible late in the week and into the weekend. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts from the National Hurricane Center and begin to think of preparations in case Florence has an impact on the region. Tropical storm force winds are very unlikely in our region. Potential for heavy rain leading to flooding is dependent on the track of Florence after landfall, which remains uncertain. Rough surf and high risk of rip currents is likely for our area over the weekend. Our next update will be tomorrow after 6pm. OVEOM

2018 Cops and Goblins!!!! Come enjoy pony rides, carnival games, a petting zoo and most importantly the free candy!!! We hope to see you there.

Today marks the first day of school at Lord Baltimore Elementary School! Chief McLaughlin, PFC Dalton, and PFC Caselli were at the doors to greet new and returning students. OVPD would like to remind drivers of the 20mph school zone speed limit along Atlantic Avenue (Rt. 26) and Old School Lane that is in effect in the mornings during opening and afternoons during closing. Also, no stopping, standing, or parking is allowed on Atlantic Avenue when waiting to pick up children from the school as it creates a traffic hazard to other drivers.

Dont forget to come out to Ales For Tales on Saturday August 11th from 11am to 3pm at 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown. Hope to see you there!!!

***FRED HUDSON ROAD HAS BEEN RE-OPENED.*** --- Earlier post: Due to a traffic crash on Fred Hudson Hwy just outside of Ocean View town limits, Fred Hudson Hwy has been shut down and will not be opening up till later this evening. The road closure has caused serious traffic congestion and motorists are strongly urged to find alternate routes or avoid traveling around the Ocean View area.