Saturday, December 20, 2014

SFD "C" Shift ringing the bell for a great cause

SFD "C" Shift ringing the bell for a great cause!!!! Merry Christmas! Members from the department will be ringing the bell throughout the day at Giant Food. Come by and say hi and donate.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Somerset County Sheriff's Office reports most recent arrests

Daniel Matthew Lake of Salisbury, arrested 12-10-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Lake was later released after posting bond.

James Lee Cotton of Westover, arrested 12-3-14 for 4th degree burglary, malicious destruction of property, and theft over $1,000. The arrest was the result of a investigation where Cotton allegedly broke into a home on Fountaine Rd, Westover, and removed aluminum siding, and later sold the material for scrap. Cotton was later released on personal recognizance.

Joseph Janell Bradley of Salisbury, arrested 12-13-14 on a warrants for failing to appear in court. Bradley was held on a $2,000 bond.

Patrick William Waggoner and Amanda Joyce Kulp of Princess Anne, criminal summons served for theft under $1,000. Both subjects were released on signature pending court actions.

Brandon Lashaun Fountaine of Salisbury, arrested 12-15-14 on warrants regarding failing to appear in court. Fountaine was later held on a $30,000 bond.

Travon Marquise Toomer of Princess Anne, arrested 12-16-14 on warrant for failing to appear in court. Toomer was held on a $20,000 bond.

William Clyde Conley of Queen Anne’s County arrested 12-19-14 for escape, motor vehicle theft, and theft scheme. Conley was later held without bond. The arrest was the result of an investigation where Conley stole a county pickup truck while working at the land fill on work release, and fled to Centerville where he was later apprehended by the Maryland State Police Apprehension Team.

Rodney William Burke of Crisfield, arrested 12-17-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Burke was held on a $10,000 bond.

Escaped Somerset Inmate Captured In Centerville

On 12-16-14 the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office investigated an inmate escape from the County Landfill while on work release. The inmate, William Clyde Conley of Queen Annes County stole a county 2009 Ford Pickup from the Landfill while on work release, and was later apprehended in Centerville by the Maryland State Police Apprehension Team without incident. The stolen pickup truck was also recovered near buy. See attached inmate photo.

William Clyde Conley 22 years of age

Additional charges include Theft of motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft scheme, and second degree escape, Conley was held at the Somerset County Detention Center without bond.

Culver and County Council Standing up to PMT

The Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver and the Wicomico County Council as a whole are standing in solidarity against PMT Regulations.

Lower Eastern Shore News Editorial Committee

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Who's Next?

With Gary Mackes upcoming retirement and Rick Pollitt eliminating the Public Information Officer position on the Eve of Culver's swearing in, the question now is - Who's next?

A post we put up a month ago may be worth looking at again. Others may announce their retirement or there will be announcements that they are not getting reappointed.

One seat that appears to not be safe is Director of Public Works Lee Beauchamp, which initially appeared to be safe and is now in Culver's crosshairs.

Much of these announcements will like be in early January. Though contrary to what people say about him, Culver has a heart and will likely wait until after Christmas to make announcements.

One side note on the elimination of the PIO position - Pollitt did that in order for Tamara Lee-Brooks to easier qualify for unemployment. If she had been terminated under the scrutiny of the email scandal she would likely have had to fight for it and may not have received it.

Lower Eastern Shore News Editorial Committee

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Salisbury PD set to Increase Number of Women on Force

LES News has learned that the Salisbury Police Department has hired at least 6 women for the upcoming Police Academy that starts in January. The January class will see those recruits in uniform and in training by June of 2015.

In a time when there is call for more diversity in Law Enforcement, SPD is taking action and hiring qualified candidates. There is always a need for minorities and women in Law Enforcement, however they can only hire them if people from those backgrounds apply.

We applaud SPD for being proactive and taking steps to diversify their ranks.

Lower Eastern Shore News Editorial Committee

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Crisfield Has Its Very Own Crab Pot Christmas Tree

How Time Flies 6 Year Anniversary

Time really flies these days with this marking the 6th year of my site.

Do I enjoy it as much now as years in the past? It depends. I don't enjoy the politic side of things as they always get petty and personal . I do enjoy helping people by getting information about what's happening around them.

This has been a good year with my joining forces with WGMD and has seen a great many big stories.

In 2015 I'm making a commitment to put less of my personal feelings into my posts and just report and let you decide. If I feel the need to vent I will make it an editorial

With my contributors helping me out by taking the politics on ,it enables unbiased coverage and if you have noticed much more variety of comments.

I want to thank each and every one of you for visiting my site and making me the most followed local blog on Facebook

I have had many personal things happening that have taken time away from this, but family always will come before this .

I do really thank you again for coming here for your news and look forward to providing even better stuff in 2015

Friday, December 12, 2014

Press Release On Sharptown Bank Robbery

@SalisburyFD: Units responding to assist Hebron on a structure fire on Buckman Ave. use caution in the area

Salisbury Bank Robbery Suspect Photo

Hebron Savings Bank In Sharptown Just Robbed

Updated Photo

Bank Robbery Update

Unknown race of robber was wearing Halloween mask and entire face and body was covered track toward waverly .. I'm on scene

Bank Robbery Hebron Savings Bank Riverside Drive Salisbury

CCR's Operation Secret Santa

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Moe’s Southwest Grill Coming To North Salisbury

Moe’s Southwest Grill – North Pointe Plaza shopping center – Hampshire Road & Route 13 –

More Protests Today In Front Of District Court Building Salisbury

New School Board Appointees Need to be Fiscally Responsible

Sometime next year Governor-Elect Larry Hogan will be appointing individuals to the Wicomico County Board of Education. We truly need individuals who make it a priority to ensure our not only that our students are safely educated but that we good of the buildings they are educated.

For years the BOE has allowed students to go to schools that are in deplorable condition. They always hold off on repairs and remodeling current schools and instead fight to spend tens of millions dollars on brand new schools. Their irresponsible actions continue to drive the debt of the county and the state.

Certainly it is time for an elected school board but in the meantime Govern Hogan will need to appoint individuals who represent the fiscal conservative desires of the voters in Wicomico County. Here are a few names that we think should be considered:

Julie Brewington
Dr. Mark Edney
Shawn Jester
John Palmer
Muir Boda
Ann Suthowski
Dr. Greg Belcher
Bob Laun

Many of these individuals have been on record as supporting fiscal responsibility within the board of education and would most certainly remove the "Yes Man" mentality from the board.

Lower Eastern Shore News Editorial Committee

Matt Maciarello Talks About Beating Of 83 Year Old And Dangers Of Airsoft Replicas