OCEAN CITY POLICE BEAT Baltimore Bozo attempted to rob undercover cop
On Sunday, June 18, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m. Ocean City Police Sergeant Wrench was working in a covert capacity patrolling on foot in the area of 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue as part of a robbery suppression detail. While investigating a nearby disturbance, the sergeant was confronted by a male who brandished a knife and began approaching the covert officer.
The sergeant immediately identified himself as a police officer, drew his departmental firearm, and began giving commands to the suspect. After ignoring the officer’s commands several times, the suspect finally dropped the knife to the ground but continued to approach the officer. The suspect was then taken into custody by Sgt. Wrench with the assistance of additional responding officers.
The suspect was identified as Jordan James Kuzma, 19, 912 Boundbrook Way, of Baltimore, Md. Kuzma has been charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, and possession of a spring-loaded assisted opening knife (otherwise known as a switchblade) within the Town of Ocean City. Kuzma was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and released after Kevin S. Robinson posted $20,000 bond.
Kusma is now represented by attorney Edward A. Richitelli of Elkton, Md.