New Police Stations

Ocean City has $10 million in its five-year capital plan for a new police station. February 25, 2016. (The Press of Atlantic City/ Viviana Pernot)

Viviana Pernot/

OCEAN CITY — A group of men from Pennsylvania was charged with assaulting lifeguards Tuesday afternoon on the beach near Eighth Street and attempting to flee by running through Gillian’s Wonderland Pier.

About 4:30 p.m., police were called to the 800 block of the beach to assist lifeguards with several intoxicated and loud people causing a disturbance, police said. The men, who were assaulting the lifeguards when they arrived, turned their aggression toward the officers, police said.

Two of the men ran from the beach onto the Boardwalk and into Gillian’s at Sixth Street, police said. Police and lifeguards ran after them and were able to apprehend the men. The three other men were arrested on the beach. All five men were taken to the police station, charged and released on summonses.

Breland J. Roach, 26, and Qwanayzia N. Nelson, 23, both of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Harold E. Corbin, 25, and Darnell M. Willingham, 29, both of Philadelphia, were charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Trevis Willingham, 34, of Philadelphia was charged with disorderly conduct.

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I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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