Monday, July 27, 2015

Nephew Charged In Murder Of Wicomico Co. Man

Maryland State Police News Release

Nephew Charged In Murder Of Wicomico Co. Man

July 27, 2015
(MARDELA, MD) – The nephew of a Wicomico County man is under arrest and has been charged with his murder that occurred in a rural farm field in the same county late this morning.

The accused is identified as William B. Harcum, III, 31, of the 10000-block of Snethen Church Road, Mardela, Md. After consultation with the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office, Maryland State Police homicide investigators charged him with first degree murder, second degree murder, first degree assault, and second degree assault. Harcum was been taken for his initial appearance before a court commissioner and is being held without bond in the Wicomico County Detention Center.

The victim is identified as Lee P. Harcum, 62, of the 6200-block of Westbrooke Drive, Salisbury, Md. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. today, troopers from the Salisbury Barrack responded to a produce farm field in the 10000-block of Snethen Church Road, Mardela, Md. after receiving a 911 call from the scene. Upon arrival, troopers encountered a man being treated by paramedics near the entrance to a lane that led back to a farm field. The man, later identified as William Harcum III, was taken into custody near the scene.

About one-quarter of a mile back the lane, troopers found the body of Lee Harcum lying in a watermelon field, with obvious trauma to his head. EMS personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

Troopers called for the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and Wicomico Bureau of Investigation to respond. State Police crime scene technicians were also dispatched to process the scene.

Investigators have interviewed multiple individuals and evidence has been collected from the scene. The preliminary investigation indicates William Harcum III and his uncle, Lee Harcum, were picking watermelons in the field when an argument ensued between the two. Investigators believe William Harcum III used a blunt object to strike Lee Harcum in the head.

Investigators have recovered a piece of farm equipment that will be forwarded to the State Police Forensic Sciences Division Laboratory for analysis to determine if it was used in the assault. Due to the ongoing investigation, the object is not being identified at this time.

The investigation is continuing

William Blan Harcum III Charged With Murder In Mardela Springs Incident

He is charged with the murder of his Uncle Lee Harcum

Somerset County Sheriff's Office reports most recent arrests

Clay Spencer Warinner of Chesapeake Virginia, arrested 7-11-15 for driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving while impaired by alcohol. Warinner was later released on signature pending District Court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of Ocean Highway at Crisfield Highway. 


William Antonio Johnson of Princess Anne, arrested 7-17-15 for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, negligent driving, driver consuming alcohol while driving, and a cell phone violation. Johnson was released on signature pending District Court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of Crisfield Lane and Sharon Drive. 


Devaron Montrez Jackson of Crisfield, criminal summons served on 7-17-15 for 2nd degree assault. Jackson was released on signature pending court actions. 


Jonathan Maurice Polk of Salisbury, arrested 7-18-15 for failing to appear in court. Polk was held on a $250.00 bond. 


Christine Dennis Price of Westover, criminal summons served 7-18-15 for harassment, and trespassing. Price was released on signature pending court actions. 


Carl Hancock Kauffmann of Westover, arrested 7-19-15 for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, driving on a suspended driver’s license, and driving on a revoked driver’s license. Kauffmann was released on signature pending District Court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of Crisfield Highway and the Dash Inn Gas Station. 


Takiesha Renee Steward of Salisbury, arrested 7-19-15 for driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, driving on a suspended driver’s license, providing a false name to law enforcement, and driving on a revoked driver’s license. Steward was released on signature pending District Court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of Crisfield Highway and Ritzel Rd. 


Robin Lynn Cox of Princess Anne, criminal summons served on 7-21-15 for harassment, telephone misuse, and trespassing. Cox was released on signature pending court actions. 


Wayne Ottis Hayman Jr. of Salisbury, arrested 7-22-15 for failing to appear in court. Hayman was later released after posting bond. 


Seigrid Chantel White of Princess Anne, arrested 7-23-15 for warrants for failing to appear in court. White was later held on bond.  


Dashon Kyree Drummond of Berlin, arrested 7-23-15 on a warrant for violation of probation. Drummond was later held without bond.  



Maryland State Police Press Release On Homicide In MARDELA SPRINGS, MD

(MARDELA SPRINGS, MD) — A suspect is in custody as Maryland State Police begin an investigation into an apparent homicide on a farm in a rural area in Wicomico County.

The investigation is just beginning and details are few. The information currently known is that troopers from the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack responded to a farm in the 10000-block of Snethen Church Road, Mardela Springs, Md., after receiving a 911 call shortly before 11:30 a.m. today. The deceased is described as an adult male. A male suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

The cause and manner of death are not known at this time. The body of the deceased will be taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. A motive is not known at this point in the investigation.

Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators have responded and will lead the investigation, with assistance from State Police Criminal Enforcement Division investigators and sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation. State Police crime scene technicians are responding to process the scene.

Additional details will be provided when they are available. The deceased will not be publicly identified until he has been positively identified and family notified. The suspect will not be identified until he is charged with a crime.

The investigation is continuing.

Major Power Outage Salisbury

@SalisburyPD: Power Outage: Vine to Carroll & Eastern Shore to Snow Hill Road.  Delmarva Pwr will be working on problem.  Use caution @ intersections.

Reported Industrial Accident Perdue Processing Plant (near Brew River)

Mardela Springs Homicide

Units responded for victim with a head injury from an assault, now advising it's a homicide. Maryland State Police en-route and ME requested.

Letter To The Editor On Pocomoke National Night Out Protest

Well I have decided that I have no intention of going to nation night out in Pocomoke. . How can I support a town that feels they can fire our police chief..A man who brought crime to its lowest it's ever been and who has encouraged and develop a relationship between law enforcement and the civilian? ? Actions speak louder then words !! How can we support a town that our own mayor doesn't care what we feel or say and feels this is his town? I feel regardless if you support Chief Sewell or not you should not allow our town to be turned into a communists town... Our mayor shouldn't feel this is his town to run and If he has nothing to hide why not give us answers. .I was at last town meeting where fyi they turned the air off on us in the foyer they didn't want to hear us at all.. some things wrong here people say the mayor done a good job?? At what what's he done so good?? Because the crime rates down because of chief sewell. .. why can't he say why he fired our chief ?? So for those of you that have spoken to me privately scared to come forward scared of being retaliation then here a way you can are a stand boycott Pocomoke national night out that simple... it's my understanding snow hill has thier. Same night.. anyone wanting or needing a free ride to a from snow hill for thier night out look me up on fb I'm box me and I will give u a free ride to and from snow hill for thier night out ... we can't let our elected officials think they can do what ever they want they need know they are speaking for us.. I myself look forward to next election. inbox me Michele Lucas I want chief sewell back and I want answers from our mayor and council members I will not be attending any Pocomoke night out

MSP Press Release On Donald Wharton Of Crisfield

    On September 9, 2014 at 1434 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack and Criminal Enforcement Division responded to three thousand block of Hinman Lane, Crisfield, MD for a reported burglary.


    Upon arrival they made contact with the victim who advised that his father had recently passed away and that he was the power of attorney for his father’s estate. The victim advised that someone had broken into his father’s home and removed coinsfrom a safe which was kept inside the master bedroom closet. Troopers observed plaster lying on the hallway floor which came from the inside portion of the safes locking mechanism. Once inside the master bedroom Troopers observed the safe to be destroyed along with numerous empty boxes of collectible coins.  The victim estimated the stolen coins to have a value ofover $1,000 dollars.  Evidence was collected from the scene and sent to the Maryland State Police Crime Lab for DNA testing.  


    On 4/9/15 a DNA hit came back from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division. DNA collected the scene of the crime was entered into the National DNA Index System. That DNA matched to a Maryland convicted offender. The DNA came back to Donald Robert Wharton, W/M 51 YOA. Wharton’s back yard and the victim’s back yard share a property line.  Wharton’s DNA was then collected for comparison. 


    On 7/22/15 the DNA comparison came back from the Maryland State Police Crime Lab. The DNA collected from Wharton was compared to the DNA collected from the scene of the crime. The DNA matched to Wharton’s DNA. The probability of randomly selecting an unrelated individual with this DNA profile at 15 of 15 loci tested is:

1 in 100 quadrillion in the us Caucasian population 
1 in 20 quintillion of the us African American population 
1 in 1.1 quintillion in the us Hispanic population 

On 7/24/15 a criminal summons on Wharton for 1st Degree Burglary and theft.


 Donald Robert Wharton 

Jake Day Likely To Run Unopposed

It is likely that Jake Day will run unopposed in his bid to become Salisbury's next Mayor. Jake has the support of all groups across the board and it would be unwise for someone to attempt to look for support when it is obvious Jake is the choice for all

Delmar To Announce New Chief Of Police This Week

The Town Of Delmar is expected to name it's new Chief of Police this week, with Ivan Barkley the likely choice for the job. Ivan will rock in this job if chosen

Bruce Morrison Tells Pocomoke City Employees Sign Petitions Lose Your Job

Pocomoke Mayor Bruce Morrison has informed Employees of the City Of Pocomoke if they sign the petitions for Chief Sewell Reinstatement or For Him To Resign they will lose their job. Employees are terrified to even be seen talking to organizers of these petitions, for fear of their termination.

Pomeroy's Liquor Store Burns In Selbyville

On Monday July 27th, 2015 at approximately 5:15am, Multiple fire companies responded to Pomeroy's Liquor Store located at 38531 Dupont Blvd in Selbyville Delaware for the report of a building fire. Upon arrival, fire crews were met with heavy fire coming from a large commercial building used as a liquor store and a restaurant. Multiple hand lines were put into operation and the fire was extinguished awhile later with extensive damage to the building. No serious injuries were reported. At this time the cause of the fire is unknown and the Delaware State Fire Marshalls Office is handling the investigation. 

Photos provided by Christopher Casale (Freelance Photographer) 443-614-8300 

I Will Be On WGMD 92.7 around 8:20

We will be discussing the ongoing situation in Pocomoke

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Suspect Fleeing From Police On Foot With Cuffs On Near Lake Street

Got them 413 cypress

Beau Oglesby One Of The Biggest Problems In The Entire Pocomoke Situation

Beau Oglesby is one of the biggest problems in this entire Pocomoke City issue. Beau has his hand in every little pie in this case and is one of the driving forces behind it imho. As stated earlier Beau goes on raids playing wannabe police officer with the very same Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team accused of racism in the EEOC complaint filed by Frank Savage.(Again the State Trooper on this team was disciplined for his actions in this case) Beau is extremely good friends with Earl Starner the man placed in charge of Pocomoke Police after the unlawful firing of Kelvin Sewell, who placed Savage on leave the moment he took charge. The same man who sent one of his employees in Billy McDermott to spy on the crowd gathered in support of Kelvin Sewell.

The State's Attorney's Office is not supposed to be part of the Sheriff's Department. The State's Attorney's Office should be an individual agency prosecuting criminals without influence of law enforcement.

Savage pisses off Worcester County Sheriff's Department, and Beau's pals on the Criminal Enforcement Team. Beau needing the support of these entities wold never question what they need from him. That is a lack of integrity, something Beau has always lacked. Beau has only ever been good at one thing, drug cases. Cases that are the easiest to win because most of the time you have clear cut evidence of dealing. I have seen Beau in action in a murder trial and he was horrible. I mean really horrible.

Being a puppet is what Beau excels at, and if he was sold in stores his tag would read bought and paid for by your local law enforcement agencies.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bruce Morrison Tells Media Officers Wanted Chief Gone Even With Letter Claiming Coercion By Detective Bailey

Bruce Morrison tried to claim tonight that Chief Sewell was fired because of a vote of no confidence from the Officers. This is the reality below a letter sent to the Mayor from a Pocomoke Officer letting him know that Detective Bailey told him it had to be signed tonight. The Letter contents are below

"June 30th I am respectfully withdrawing my name from the no confidence vote list that I signed in reference to Chief Sewell I signed the letter under duress and am withdrawing my name from the vote on 6/28. Det Bailey advised me he needed to speak to me in reference to no confidence vote .Det Bailey stopped by residence and spoke on situation and I was advised by Bailey that someone on mayor or city council came up with the idea of a no vote of confidence so I am withdrawing my name. I would like to remain neutral. I was advised by Det Bailey that the letter needed to be signed today I signed the letter and gave it to Det Bailey I do not have a vote of no confidence."

Press Conference Tonight In Pocomoke

630 at the House of Love Christian Center

815  4th street

The Strange Case Of Frank Savage Gets Stranger

Ok we have learned in the past few days that the MSP Trooper from Worcester County who was on the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team accused by Frank Savage of racism was disciplined for his activity in the episode. Remember Frank filed an EEOC  ( Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) complaint against them stating he was subjected to a racially hostile work environment with allegations he was called the n-word, had references made by the team to the Ku Klux Klan, shown a photo of President Barack Obama on a food stamp and had a dead animal put on his car. Here is the real kicker. Lt Earl Starner who was placed as interim Chief is the head guy at the very MSP barrack. Starner's first course of action was take Savage off streets as soon as he walked in the doors. Doesn't that seem just tad bit strange.

Goddard Parkway Pedestrian Struck

I was at scene as trucks were pulling up and never saw a person, they went inside an office building and didn't seem to be in much of a hurry so don't think it was serious

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Press Release From Concerned Citizens Of Pocomoke

IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE                                        July 23, 2015


        On July 21, 2015 a community meeting was held at the New Macedonia Baptist Church in Pocomoke City, Maryland. There were approximately 150 people in attendance. Also present at the meeting were members from The Department of Justice. The meeting lasted for over two hours. Several important topics were discussed including a petition that is now being circulated throughout Pocomoke City, calling for the resignation of Mayor Bruce Morrison for being incompetent and the appearance of corruption while in office. 

        On April 14, 2015, the ACLU sent a letter to the City Attorney, William Hudson, urging the Mayor and City Council ” to consider the principals of fairness and equity fully and at minimum -- delay the installation of a new Council members until legal issues at stake could be thoroughly evaluated”. This is due to questions regarding the recent election for the City Council seat in District 4, not being properly advertised in the local newspapers for two consecutive weeks. Mayor Morrison took it upon himself to swear in applicant Brian Hirshman, against the prohibitions of the ACLU, and elected Brian Hirshman as the representative of the 4th District, which is a majority minority district.

On July 09, 2015, Mayor Morrison provided false information to Pastor Ronnie White of “The House of Love Christian Center,” regarding the illegal election. Mayor Morrison stated that an advertisement announcing the election was placed in the newspaper for five weeks. However, on July 13, 2015, members of the community and the media attended a City Council meeting, where Pastor White, Community Spokesperson, referred the Mayor and City Council to Mr. Hudson’s response to the ACLU, where Mr. Hudson stated that Pocomoke City officials FAILED to provide the explicit notice prerequisite for the cancellation of the election. Therefore, swearing in a council member without a valid election was improper, and in violation of the City’s own Charter.

On July 13, 2015, at the City Council Meeting, it was also brought to the attention of the members in attendance that the Mayor and City Council violated Pocomoke City Charter “Title VII Subsection C-23,” as well, by voting to terminate Chief Sewell, when only the City Manager has the power to appoint, suspend, or remove a subordinate.


        The community feels in consideration of the facts presented to the Pocomoke City Council and Mayor that Mayor Morrison has been taking the law into his own hands. Therefore, the community has organized as a citizen group and has unanimously adopted the name “Citizens for a Better Pocomoke” and hereby petition for the resignation of Bruce Morrison as Mayor of Pocomoke City.          

Brian Hirshman Should Be Removed Immediately From Office

Brian Hirshman should be immediately removed from Office in Pocomoke. Brian Hirshman was appointed to an empty seat that represents a minority district in Pocomoke. I really don't care if you don't see the issue with putting a white guy to represent a minority group. Let's take a look again we have Dale Trotter a Worcester County Sheriff Deputy, and Brian Hirshman a Berlin Police Officer both friends with the people on the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team who were accused by Savage of racism (which by the way the MSP Trooper who was involved in it was disciplined for his actions) Worcester County Sheriff didn't even waste their time, no wrong doing .

These very two people along with Russ Blake and Bruce Morrison are the driving force behind the firing of Kelvin Sewell, who refused to fire Savage without a reason. It seems the powers that be were getting all the pieces in place to make any move they wanted. How else can you explain how in this lifetime a white officer representing a minority district, I mean common sense alone should have stopped that.

The Department Of Justice Will Begin Investigation Of Pocomoke August 10th

August 10th The DOJ Will begin investigating Pocomoke for misuse of Federal Funds. This stems from a DOJ grant that was specifically for new officers

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

As A Blogger I Get Tired Of Being Used For News

I have complained before and am complaining again. Local newspapers and television stations take much of the hard hitting news stories from the local blogs. I watched WBOC tonight claim the exclusive story they broke about the DOJ coming to Pocomoke. That was such a ridiculous lie, I sat here with my head in my hands. I broke the news about the DOJ coming to Pocomoke on July 4th, and even had a WBOC reporter call me to help her with the story after she saw my post. That is fact.

To see a claim of exclusive is a slap in the face. When these companies take story ideas from any of the local news blogs we should get some credit of some kind, instead we get treated like red headed step children doing their jobs for them.

The Daily Times has done it as well, it is scan the blogs for news and run with it time in this area. Yea I'm complaining and I know they laugh we do their job because we have a competition going on, but it's wrong and I am seriously sick of it. I don't have a helicopter or a huge staff, I am one guy breaking news weeks before they have it and yet get zero credit when they run their version of it. I gave the date the DOJ was gonna be here before anyone even knew they were coming, and imagine that July 22nd as I stated they were here.

Old Timey Photograph Of Downtown Salisbury

Can You Id This Boscovs Theft Suspect

Wicomico County To Fight Salisbury City No Holds Barred

First Matchup


I think Jim will come out on top easily over Bob. Bob has smoked too much Jim In Two Rounds

Second Match
Tom Stevenson is a bad ass Wayne going down in first minute of fight.. Salisbury 2-0

Laura Mitchell vs Mark Kilmer. Laura would take him down in three rounds. Mark hasn't exactly lived a hard life and Laura has had to fight so Mitchell wins                    

Salisbury wins 3-0 County funds skatepark!

Somerset County Board of Education Apologizes To William Johnson

William Johnson who was transferred from Washington High To The Promise Academy a few years ago has come to an undisclosed agreement with the Board of Ed and was issued an apology for the way it was handled.

Can u ID suspects from bicycle theft (University Terrace)

On July 19, 2015 Salisbury Police Officers responded to the 1400 block of University
Terrace in reference to a theft complaint. Investigation determined that a bicycle was stolen from
a tenant at that location. Evidence at the scene indicated that a second bicycle may also have
been taken. The suspects in the incident were captured by nearby surveillance cameras and are
pictured below.
Suspect #1 is described as a black male wearing a black t-shirt with “Nautica” print on
the front, black gym shorts with white stripe and white sneakers.
Suspect #2 is described as a black male wearing blue/teal shorts, white t-shirt and black
shoes with white laces. The shorts may have a camouflage or similar design pattern.
The Salisbury Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in identifying
the below pictured suspects related to this incident.
Anyone with information on the identities of these individuals is asked to contact the
Salisbury Police Department at 410-548-3165 or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776. Crime Solvers
will pay up to $1,000 for tips that lead to arrest

Crisfield Police Have Tasty Fingers

Nice job by Crisfield Police in the large drug bust of heroin off the streets. The one guy in the car they stopped and found the drugs claimed he had ingested some heroin. I'm still amazed when Police and EMS try to help people they become combative and start the chomp down.   Just because they are Crisfield Officers everyone doesn't mean they taste like crabs..