Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Back To The Future Salisbury



Downtown Historic Courthouse Tower Struck By Lightning Overnight



Unfortunately, last night during the violent storms that rolled through the area, the Clock Tower on the Court House was struck by lightning. As you can see by the photos there was some serious damage that happened and the Clock Tower will have to be removed sooner rather than later. We will keep you posted as this historic item is removed and refurbished.

Eastern Shore Enraged By Ocean City Rioting


Yesterday was the single busiest day in the history of this site. The outrage and backlash over the incidents in Ocean City have brought outrage from area residents who tire of the BLM movement.

There were many racial comments most of which were not published but it is important to have a dialogue so both sides can vent there frustrations at the current condition of this Country.

There is no reason to accept or approve of the behavior in Ocean City over the weekend. I don't care what color they are lawlessness cannot be the current order. Incidents like this only push the divide between black and white further apart.

It is imperative this get under control asap before someone gets seriously hurt .Large crowds surrounding Police Officers is a recipe for disaster

Goodbye Old Station 2

Station 2, 1930-2016

11th Annual Day in the Park "Unity Day", on August 13 & 14, 2016

Dear  Public Officials, Law Enforcement, Community & Youth leaders, Businesses, Organizations and Pastors:


        SACYA (Salisbury Advisory Council on Youth Activities) is hosting there 11th Annual Day in the Park "Unity Day", on August 13 & 14, 2016.  Saturday starts our opening ceremony which starts at 2pm, we are asking that if you are going to attend that you be here by 1:45. I am also asking that you confirm your presence by contacting myself (April Jackson). It would be a pleasure to unite and be as one, for not only this day but for the days to come, as you know there has been so much violence in the United States between the law enforcement and African American men.  We would like to rest assure that this which has happened in other cities and states does not seep in our beautiful city, and county.  So the only way to do this and make it effective is to "Stand United" let's not let our youth and children see us waiver, but stand upon the truth and blood from which this land was built, cultivated, and nurtured. Let's Stand together in Love and Unity, show cities and states across this nation how its done. So on this day August 13, 2016 we will stand for everything and fall for nothing! Make sure you have your speeches prepared and ready to go.

Also on August 21, 2016 we also host our 13th Annual Honoree Banquet which will be held at the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Centers (Flanders room) at 4pm.  We are also asking that you attend this event also, this event is where we honor persons who are very instrumental in helping SACYA with events, activities, donate their valuable time and finances and work very hard in the community. Wicomico County Superintendent Donna Hanlon will be our guest speaker of the hour.  Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under, please help fund our youth and children the opportunity to become a productive citizen by purchasing one or two tickets. Thanks very much for your time and the opportunity to elaborate on these 2 events.


Thank you


April Jackson, President

Monday, July 25, 2016

Ocean City Press Release On Arrests From Weekend Riots

OCEAN CITY, MD – (July 25, 2016): On Saturday, July 23, 2016, at approximately 9:45 p.m. Ocean City police witnessed a male, who was later identified as Kevin D. Rusten, 26, of Silver Spring, MD, kick a public trash can and push it to the ground. Rusten then kicked the trash can into the center of the crowded Boardwalk in the area of 1st Street and Atlantic Avenue. When officers approached Rusten to attempt to place him under arrest, he became aggressive towards officers and a large hostile crowd began to form. Numerous suspects assaulted officers as they attempted to disperse the crowd.
A total of five arrests were made during this incident:
Charles J. Mapp, 21, of Accomac, VA
Charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing and hindering a police officer.
Released on personal recognizance.

Jiare C. Darden, 20, of Baltimore, MD
Charged with interfering with an arrest, obstructing and hindering a police officer and disorderly conduct.
Released on $3,000 unsecured bond.

Ogni J. Assimaidou, 20, Potomac, MD
Charged with interfering with an arrest and second degree assault to a police officer.
Released on personal recognizance.

Kevin D. Rusten, 26, Silver Spring, MD
Charged disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, two counts of second degree assault on an officer, failure to obey and reckless endangerment.
Transferred to the Worcester County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Antwan D. English, 21, of Baltimore, MD
Charged with obstructing and hindering a police officer, resisting arrest, second degree assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct.
Released after posting $3,000 bond.

Later in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 24, at approximately 12:40 a.m. officers observed a large disorderly crowd of over 200 people at 7th Street and the Boardwalk. Individuals in the crowd were yelling profanities and some began throwing bottles and other objects. The crowd was very hostile and aggressive towards officers attempting to disperse the crowd. Dozens of police officers responded to the scene, including officers from the Maryland State Police and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.


A total of seven arrests were made during this incident:
Steven G. Williams, 20, of Baltimore, MD
Charged with interfering with an arrest and obstructing and hindering a police officer.
Released on personal recognizance.
Jayvon M. Jackson, 19, of Silver Spring, MD
Charged with second degree assault of a police officer, resisting arrest and failure to obey.
Released on personal recognizance.
Germane E. Levenbury, 21, of Upper Marlboro, MD
Charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey and interfering with an arrest.
Released on personal recognizance.
Savanah V. Nelson, 21, of Capitol Heights, MD
Charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey, unlawful assembly which resulted in the disturbance of the peace and resisting arrest.
Released on personal recognizance.
Nickolet D. Serrano, 19, of Beltsville, MD
Charged with disorderly conduct.
Released on personal recognizance.
Tuflah Davies, 19, of Silver Spring, MD
Charged with resisting arrest, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.
Released on personal recognizance.
A 17-year-old male of Largo, MD
Charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey and obstructing and hindering a police officer.
Referred to Juvenile Services and released to his parents.

The Ocean City Police Department and the Town of Ocean City are taking a close look at events that occurred over the weekend on the Boardwalk. While most of our visitors were in town to enjoy a beautiful summer weekend at the beach, a large number of young adults who gathered on the Boardwalk chose to disobey our laws and treat our town without respect. This activity will not be tolerated on our Boardwalk, our beach or anywhere in Ocean City. While no injuries to our law-abiding citizens and visitors were reported, Ocean City expects all visitors to our town to be respectful to others and to obey the laws. The safety of our residents and visitors is, as always, our top priority.

Fruitland National Night Out


32nd Annual National Night Out

    The City of Fruitland would like to welcome the community to National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 5 PM until 8PM. The City of Fruitland will be hosting the event at the pavilion located on S. Brown Street.National Night Out is designed to: (1) heighten crime prevention awareness, (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and (4) send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
    Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special city wide and neighborhood events.  The city of Fruitland will once again be hosting their community cookout with food, games and prizes. National Project Coordinator, Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for America to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight for a safer nation. On NNO, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us and “give crime a going away party”.

Come out and enjoy a free night of food and fun!!!!!


                          

Car Thermometer Reading 106

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release



 

     

On 7/23/16 Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the area of Pony Rest Ln Ocean City, MD in reference to a disturbance. The suspect, Ms. Jessica Frey 26 of Ocean City, was alleged to have broken a window at her mother's residence. Ms. Frey was found bleeding, disorderly, and under the influence of alcohol. Ms. Frey was transported to Atlantic General Hospital for treatment, discharged, and arrested. Ms. Frey was charged with three counts of disorderly conduct, malicious destruction of property and alcohol endangerment. Ms. Frey was released on her personal recognizance.

Perdue Training Center Coming Downtown Salisbury

Kathryn Danko-Lord and and Blair Rinnier sign a lease to bring the Perdue Training Center to Downtown Salisbury — with Jacob Day

Great comment On Weekend OC Issues From Witness


I saw the crowds and riot and detoured around it all during our round trip up and down the boardwalk. I was with my family and children and kept a 2 block distance from the riots. I was determined not to let that ruin our plans, and it didn't. I was also with friends and their children on their first time visit to OC. They were frightened and I was embarrassed. And I've been to OC for dozens of summers, sometimes over bike and senior week and never saw something like this, blah blah blah. It started around 10 PM as hundreds of loitering drunk, cursing, boisterous, college-aged people in hip-hop attire were in such large numbers they were blocking the trams which were shut down because of it. Most loiterers were around 9th st as we walked south. Half of the loiterers were female. It became clear that the loiterers were disorderly ones and not the walkers regardless of their age/attire. The aroma of pot smoke and liquor was everywhere, and 15 minutes didn't go by between 13th and 1st streets that we didn't smell it. Some tourists and children on the boardwalk were noticeably scared by these crowds but they made no unkind actions to my group and never blocked our way. I didn't feel intimidated like I've often felt at VA Beach with small groups of males. For the uninformed, there are lots of young children with parents on the boardwalk at midnight. A late night at the boardwalk is a favorite past time for many families.

At midnight we were done with the pier area and headed back north on the boardwalk. Every few minutes another police car was seen heading north on Baltimore Ave. I knew things must have escalated and they did. Around 5th street I could see blue lights, police dogs, police all around, and sitting men in handcuffs. The boardwalk was closed. The police were nice and told us how to safely detour. In the distance I saw a man run at another man and he was flipped in the air like a cartwheel and officers pinned him down. We began our detour then. At Washington Ave looking north, we got a glimpse of the riot. We saw just the top of hundreds of people's heads and heard a dynamic constant crowd roar like what is heard in a football stadium when a touchdown is made. Watching this on TV and video doesn't accurately depict the true experience of this. A sizable constitution of the voices was female. I could detect laughter and anger in the female voices which was very strange to me. It was surreal and lots of thoughts raced through my head at that moment. In my mind this is what hell sounds like. This event was pure evil. I could sense this was planned and I wondered if this was a practice for things to come. We don't live in a war zone, dictatorship, or a depression. So that crowd roar had a profound effect on me as far as our nation's future. At the time I thought maybe my those emotions would pass but I think the same thing 2 days later. We eventually took a bus back and that was the end of it. The following days the city was normal again.

The next day I found out during the riots someone through a truckload of city blue plastic trash drums into the bay and they were washing up all over the place along with trash. I saw some of that on the beach in the morning. Many locals have told me the police have relaxed their enforcement over the last 5-6 years. Also, there is an obvious business blackout as far as reporting this riot. This is the only outlet thus far that has reported it. The public needs to know. If I was trapped, injured, or incurred damages by this event in any way - I would take action against OC and its supporting publications for failing to notify the public of this very real danger. Traditional and transient/resort cities need riot threat likelihood forecasts displayed as prominent as weather forecasts. So here I'm lighting a candle and not just cursing the darkness. I will return but I won't come come on days this college event is likely. I will also recommend OC with the aforementioned event caveat. 

DSP Trooper Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Burglary Suspects

Trooper Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Burglary Suspects
William J. Rodenbaugh, 23, and Jaimie L. O'Connor, 31, both of Rehoboth, are wanted for multiple counts of Burglary 3rd , Theft, Selling Stolen Property, and Falsifying Business Documents. An investigation into car break-ins around the Lewes and Rehoboth Beach areas revealed the two are involved in stealing items from unlocked cars and then pawning the stolen items for cash.
They may be operating a white 2012 Hyundai Elantra with Delaware registration, 175899.
If anyone has any information in reference to their whereabouts, they are asked to contact Detective R. Mills at 302-752-3800. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Video Of One Of Ocean City Incidents

Cooling Centers in Wicomico County Open

Cooling Centers in Wicomico County Open



(July 5, 2016, Salisbury, MD) A cooling center will be opened at the Wicomico County Civic Center on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Civic Center is located at 500 Glen Avenue Salisbury, MD 21804. Residents will need to bring their own food, beverages, and medications. No pets are permitted. Anyone needing transportation to the Civic Center should call Shore Transit at 443-260-2300 (select “dispatch” option).
The MAC Inc., Senior Center will be open Monday, July 25, 2016 until 5p.m. as a cooling center for residents ages 55 and over. MAC is located at 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, MD 21804.
For additional information about cooling centers in Wicomico County, call 211. For more information on heat and summer safety, visit the Wicomico County Health Department website at www.wicomicohealth.org and follow @WicomicoHealth on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

More Officers Leaving Salisbury Police Department


Last week 4 more Officers left the Salisbury Police Department. This is a continuing of my prior report from a month or so ago regarding the number of Officers who have left because of Barbara Duncan. In this day and age we cannot have veteran Officers leaving for other agencies and filled with recruits. Police are being attacked everyday and it is time we stop having our Officers leaving because of poor leadership

Sunday, July 24, 2016

NEW INFORMATION IN OCEAN CITY RIOTS:

NEW INFORMATION IN OCEAN CITY RIOTS: 

There were two major incidents last night on the boardwalk. 
 
7/23/16 at 12:39 a.m. – 7th Street & the boardwalk

Authorities say officers observed a large disorderly crowd at 7th Street and the boardwalk which quickly grew to several hundred people. The crowd was very hostile and aggressive towards officers, according to police. Dozens of police officers responded to the scene including assistance from Maryland State Police and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. There were a total of 9 arrests made.
 
When officers were able to disperse the crowd at 7th Street another large crowd grew in the area of 10th Street, police said. Officers responded and some members of the crowd, according to police, went into a nearby bar and began throwing bottles at officers. Several additional arrests were made.
 
7/23/16 at 9:43 p.m. – 1st Street & the boardwalk

Authorities go on to say officers observed a male kick a trashcan to the middle of the boardwalk. Several officers approached the suspect to place him under arrest, however, he was uncooperative and assaulted officers, police said. A large hostile crowd gathered during the arrest and numerous officers were assaulted. A total of five arrests were made in this incident.
 
No officers or suspects suffered injuries during either of these incidents.

I will Be On WGMD At 8:20 AM Tomorrow Morning


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MSP Press Release

Narrative:  On July 23, 2016 at approximately 1410 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack responded to the area of Mount Hermon Road at Waste Gate Road in Parsonsburg, Wicomico County, Maryland in reference to a motor vehicle collision. Through investigation, it was learned that the driver of a 2015 Kia Sedona (Stacey Victoria Rossey) was struck by a 2002 Honda Civic being driven by Ronald Grant Miner SR. Miner was driving east bound on Mount Hermon road when he crossed the double yellow line in the roadway and struck the Kia Sedonatravelling west bound on Mount Hermon Road. Miner was transported to Peninsula Medical Reginal Center where he was pronounced deceased. Rossey and the children had non-life-threatening injuries. It is unknown if Miner died as a result of the collision or if there was a medical emergency that happened prior. Investigation continues.

 

Miner was a 40-year Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Maryland serving with both Baltimore and Howard County Police Departments.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ella Disharoon Is Your New Wicomico County States Attorney


I cannot state how amazing this wonderful Lady will be in her new role as Wicomico County States Attorney. Sam Vincent had taken Ella under his wing and was his go to person because he knew how hard of a worker Ella is. Ella is amazing as I have watched her in action in the courtroom. She cares about victims and their families. I am so proud of Ella and know Sam Vincent is looking down smiling to see this amazing Woman being the Wicomico County States Attorney

United We Stand Tomorrow July 22nd 10AM


KEITH A. VANCE CONVICTED OF SEX ABUSE OF A MINOR AND RELATED OFFENSES

On July 19, 2016a Wicomico County jury found Keith Alan Vance, 36, guilty of Second Degree Sex Offense, Sex Abuse of a Minor and Third Degree Sex Offense, following a one-day jury trial.  The victim was between the ages of five and six years old when Vance committed the offenses in 2011-2013.  Sentencing was deferred so that Vance could be evaluated as a sex offender.  

 

The case was investigated by the Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center and prosecuted by Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Karen M. Dean.        

 

Wicomico County Deputy State’s Attorney Ella Disharooncommended lead investigator Ed Fissel of the Salisbury Police Department and stated, “Because of the dedication of our Child Advocacy Center team, a young child received justice today and can begin to rebuild her life knowing that she is safe.”  

Please call the Office of the State’s Attorney at (410) 548-4880 or go to www.wicomicosao.com for additional information.  

Bikini Bandit Also Charged With Child Pornography

Maryland State Police Arrest Somerset Co. Man For Child Pornography

(Princess Anne, MD)  Maryland State Police investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division Lower Shore Region, arrested a Somerset County man Monday on child pornography related charges.

The suspect is identified as Marco Garcia, 38, of the 26000 block of Minden Ave, Crisfield, MD. Garcia was arrested without incident and charged with possession of child pornography, burglary and theft.

Earlier this year, investigators with the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Lower Shore Region developed information about potential child pornography through a burglary and theft investigation. As a result of the subsequent investigation, Garcia was identified as the suspect and a consent search was conducted at Garcia’s residence shortly after 4:00 p.m. Monday, by Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Lower Shore Region, state troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack, deputies from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department and officers from the Crisfield Police Department.

Search of Garcia’s residence resulted in the recovery of various digital media storage devices.  Evidence will be submitted to the Maryland State Police Digital Forensics Lab for analysis. Garcia was transported to the Somerset County District Court Commissioner’s Office for processing and a hearing before a District Court commissioner. Garcia was held on a $10,000 bond.

State Police investigators are asking anyone with information come forward. Callers may remain anonymous.  Anyone with information is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack at (443) 260-3700. This investigation is still active and ongoing.