Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Princess Anne police just sent out a notice that there was a robbery in vicinity of Juniors Wine Store.
Princess Anne police just sent out a notice that there was a robbery in
vicinity of Juniors Wine Store.
vicinity of Juniors Wine Store.
Latonya Monique Burton of Princess Anne, arrested 9-9-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Burton was released after posting bond.
Nichole Elizabeth Baker of Salisbury, criminal summons served 9-12-14 for theft less than $1,000. Baker was released on signature pending court actions.
Eladio Mendez Diaz of Salisbury, arrested 9-12-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Diaz was held on a $1,000 bond.
Richard Lee Belote Jr. of Eden, arrested 9-12-14 for driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, negligent driving, reckless driving, unsafe lane changes, and failure to transport a child under four in a child safety seat. Belote was released on signature pending court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of Ocen Highway, and Loretto Road.
Brock Patrick Campbell of Womelsdorf, and Brandon Lee Shoaff both from Pennsylvania arrested 9-14-14 for possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Womelsdorf and Shoaff were released on signatures pending court actions. The arrests were the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of Ocean Highway, Westover where deputies stopped the vehicle for speeding and could smell the odor of marijuana.
Eric Lee Miles of Salisbury, arrested 9-16-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Miles was held on a $500.00 bond.
Zoe Lee Benton of Crisfield, arrested 9-15-14 on a warrant for violation of probation. Benton was held without bond.
Yup. It happened again. On Monday, September 15th, another wild horse was hit by a car on the causeway from the bridge to island. Just after 10pm, a driver witnessed a horse being struck by a small sports car. The sports car left the scene, so the witnessing driver immediately called 911 to report the incident. According to the witness, after being hit, the horse fell down and then got up and walked away. Based on the witness’ description of the horse, we think that N2BHS-CK (Johnny’s Star) was struck.
After the incident, the law enforcement officers who responded to the scene searched the area and could not find any injured horses. On Tuesday morning, we accounted for and assessed the health of all of the horses in the area. All horses were accounted for and none appeared to be injured. Johnny’s Star [middle] was spotted grazing on the marsh with N2BHSX (Jester) [left] and her dam, N2BHS-C (April Star) [right]. There appeared to be nothing physically wrong with Johnny’s Star. We will continue to monitor all of the horses in the area to watch for any signs of injury.
Drivers – you must be alert at all times when driving on the island and especially around wild horses! This is the third wild horse/vehicle collision this year; we’ve been lucky that no horses were killed. However, since 1982, 29 horses have been killed by vehicles. Help us ensure that this number never climbs to 30. Please do your part by obeying all posted speed limits and driving SLOWER than the posted speed limit when approaching horses in or on the side of the road.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
PRINCESS ANNE, MD) – Maryland State Police and University of Maryland Eastern Shore Police are searching for those responsible for the murder of a studentof injuries sustained when he was assaulted during an apparent altercation on the Somerset County campus.
The victim is identified as Edmond A. St. Clair, 21, of Severn, Md., who was a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He was pronounced dead at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury
Three unidentified suspects are being sought by police at this time. They are described only as African American males in their late teens or early twenties.
The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was contacted by University of Maryland Eastern Shore Police Department Interim Chief Kenny Collins, who requested State Police respond and conduct the investigation. In addition to campus police officers, State Police homicide investigators are being assisted by troopers and criminal investigators from the Princess Anne Barrack and crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a campus police officer was parked in her patrol car in the parking lot of the “Pavilion” on College Backbone Road, when a male, later identified as the victim’s brother, came running to her police car and reported his brother had been stabbed. The officer responded to the nearby scene and found the victim lying on the roadside next to his girlfriend’s car.
The officer saw the victim had sustained injuries to his upper torso. EMS personnel were summoned to the scene and the victim was transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
Investigators have learned the victim was apparently a passenger in his girlfriend’s Honda that was being driven by his brother. Another male passenger was in the rear of the vehicle. Neither the victim’s brother nor the other male are students at the university, but both were visiting for the weekend.
According to witnesses interviewed so far, the three were driving through campus when they encountered three or four people walking in the street. Some type of altercation ensued and the victim was stabbed with an as yet unidentified weapon.
Police have no reason at this time to believe this was a random assault. The motive appears to be the result of an argument or ongoing dispute. State Police are continuing to conduct interviews and serve search warrants as the investigation progresses. Anyone who witnessed this crime or has information is urged to contact Maryland State Police at the Princess Anne Barrack at 443-260-3700. Callers may remain anonymous.
University students were warned of the crime through their campus security alert system. Students have been provided a number to call, 410-651-8484, if they have questions or concerns.
The investigation is continuing.
(CHESTERTOWN, MD) – Maryland State Police are continuing their search for a critically missing teenager who walked off from an Eastern Shore youth counseling facility almost three weeks ago and troopers believe citizen tips will be the key to locating him.
The youth is identified as Hunter C. Lemp, 17, who is described as a white male, 5’8” tall, 175 pounds, with short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a light blue sweatshirt and black pants. Lemp has family in Parsonsburg and Mardela Springs, Md. He may attempt to contact family members in either location.
On the morning of August 28, 2014, Maryland State Police from the Centreville Barrack were dispatched to Kent Youth Inc., in the 7500-block of Quaker Neck Road, Chestertown, Md., for a report of a missing person. Troopers were told Lemp had apparently walked off from the facility and was last seen about 5:30 a.m. that day.
State troopers, area police officers, and deputies have been searching for Lemp since he disappeared. Investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division are coordinating the ongoing search and investigation, with continuing assistance from the Maryland State Police Child Recovery Unit.
Several tips have been provided regarding Lemp, but have failed to assist police in locating him. Investigators believe he is still on the Eastern Shore, possibly in the Salisbury area. He could be hitchhiking or seeking food, money, or other assistance in the area.
Lemp is not wanted for or charged with any crime. His family and State Police are concerned about his welfare. Anyone with information about Lemp or who may have seen someone matching his description, is urged to contact State Police immediately at the Centreville Barrack at 410-758-1101x7.
In January Of 2010 Preston Morehouse was murdered at a home in Hebron. Anyone with information is asked to call the Maryland State Police Salisbury barrack at Salisbury 410-749-3101 or CrimeSolvers with an anonymous tip at 410-548-1776.
Let us give closure to this case.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 9/16/2014 10:00:00 AM
September 16, 2014
On September 15, 2014 Kimberly Ann Ker, 25, of Easton, MD was charged with 2nd degree assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, failing to stop after a property damage accident, driving on a suspended license and failing to display license on demand. Cynthia Lynn Harris, 49, of Easton, MD was charged with resisting arrest and issued a criminal citation for possession of drug paraphernalia. An officer responded to Aldan Street for a hit and run accident. A witness described the vehicle as a white Buick and gave the tag number. The officer found that the vehicle was registered to a Colony Circle address, went to the address and spoke to Harris. Harris advised that her daughter, Ker, had been driving the vehicle and the vehicle was parked at the rear of the house. The officer spoke to Ker who appeared to have trouble walking and slurred speech. The officer asked for Ker's license and registration, Ker replied that she was going back into the house to lay down and began walking away. The officer took Ker by the arm, Ker punched the officer in the arm and attempted to run in the house. The officer took Ker into custody. Ker continued to resist and scream while Harris came out of the house yelling at the officer to "let go of her" causing him to take his attention from Ker. Ker punched the officer in the genitals and elbowed the officer in the head breaking the officer's glasses. Both women were subdued and taken into custody. Ker was held on a $10,000.00 bond, Harris was released by the court commissioner.
Monday, September 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.
Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting.
“This scam has hit taxpayers in nearly every state in the country. We want to educate taxpayers so they can help protect themselves. Rest assured, we do not and will not ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor request a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer,” says IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel. “If someone unexpectedly calls claiming to be from the IRS and threatens police arrest, deportation or license revocation if you don’t pay immediately, that is a sign that it really isn’t the IRS calling.” Werfel noted that the first IRS contact with taxpayers on a tax issue is likely to occur via mail
Other characteristics of this scam include:
•Scammers use fake names and IRS badge numbers. They generally use common names and surnames to identify themselves.
•Scammers may be able to recite the last four digits of a victim’s Social Security Number.
•Scammers spoof the IRS toll-free number on caller ID to make it appear that it’s the IRS calling.
•Scammers sometimes send bogus IRS emails to some victims to support their bogus calls.
•Victims hear background noise of other calls being conducted to mimic a call site.
•After threatening victims with jail time or driver’s license revocation, scammers hang up and others soon call back pretending to be from the local police or DMV, and the caller ID supports their claim.
If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here’s what you should do:
•If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue – if there really is such an issue.
•If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you’ve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1.800.366.4484.
•You can file a complaint using the FTC Complaint Assistant; choose “Other” and then “Imposter Scams.” If the complaint involves someone impersonating the IRS, include the words “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.
Taxpayers should be aware that there are other unrelated scams (such as a lottery sweepstakes) and solicitations (such as debt relief) that fraudulently claim to be from the IRS.
The IRS encourages taxpayers to be vigilant against phone and email scams that use the IRS as a lure. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels. The IRS also does not ask for PINs, passwords or similar confidential access information for credit card, bank or other financial accounts. Recipients should not open any attachments or click on any links contained in the message. Instead, forward the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on how to report phishing scams involving the IRS is available on the genuine IRS website, IRS.gov.
On September 12, 2014 Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the area of Route 575 and Route 589, Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland in reference to a possible intoxicated driver. Deputies observed a maroon Ford pick-up truck fail to stop at the stop sign at Route 575 and Route 589 and initiated a traffic stop.
The Deputy made contact with the driver, identified the driver as Ronald Donati age 61 of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. The Deputy detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Mr. Donati’s breath and person. Mr. Donati advised he consumed a six pack of beer prior to driving.
Mr. Donati did poorly on field sobriety tests. Mr. Donati was placed under arrest. Deputies found suspected marijuana and a smoking device on Mr. Donati. Mr. Donati was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of C.D.S. He was released pending trial..
On September 13, 2014 at 1550 hours a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was monitoring traffic in the area of Route 90 and mile marker 2. The Deputy observed a vehicle traveling east on route 90 and the vehicle didn’t have its headlights on. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was identified as Peter R. Battle Jr, 29 from Fruitland Md. and front seat passenger as Marvin P Mitchell, 27, from Quantico Md.
During the course of the traffic stop it was found that the front seat passenger, Marvin Mitchell, was wanted for two failure to appear warrants out of Salisbury Maryland. Mr. Mitchell was placed under arrest and searched. The Deputies found a bag containing suspected marijuana concealed in his shorts.
The operator of the vehicle received a warning for the headlight violation. Mr. Mitchell was also charged with possession of C.D.S. Mr. Mitchell was released on his personal recognizance.
On September 12, 2014 at approximately 1034 hours a Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputy was monitoring traffic in the area of Harrison Road and Dinges Road, Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland.
The Deputy observed a vehicle traveling at a speed of 51 mph in a 30 mph zone. The Deputy stopped on the vehicle. The Deputy identified the operator of the vehicle to be Shakeisa Deshonda Sample 32, The Deputy identified the front seat passenger as Bryan Dewayne West29,. The Deputy identified the back seat passenger as Dashawn Riheem Ballard 19..
The Deputy smelled a strong odor of Marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The Deputy searched the vehicle. Suspected marijuana was located in Mr. West's backpack in the front of the vehicle. Mr. West was placed under arrest and was charged with possession of C.D.S.
While searching Mr. Ballard, the Deputy located gold brass knuckles concealed in Mr. Ballard’s front left pocket. Mr. Ballard was placed under arrest and charged with concealing a deadly weapon on his person. The Deputy located a green backpack on the back seat of the vehicle. Mr. Ballard advised that the backpack belonged to him. The Deputy located suspected marijuana in the side compartment of the backpack belonging to Mr. Ballard Mr. Ballard was also charged with Possession of the C.D.S.
Ms. Sample was issued two written warnings for her speed. Ms. Sample Mr. Ballard, and Mr. West were released pending trial.
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2014-2015 Broadway in Salisbury Lineup
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Blue Man Group Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Menopause: The Musical Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Celtic Woman Sunday, June 21, 2015
A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is scheduled to begin in October 2014; citizens are urged to register now for this free training
(September 5, 2014) - Citizens can make a difference for their families by enrolling in the Community Emergency Response Team course planned to begin in October 2014 at the Ocean City Public Safety Building.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is designed to help citizens help themselves and their families in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Due to the fact that emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately following a disaster, CERT is a free training course that aims to provide citizens with basic information for preparedness and techniques when dealing with emergencies. Training covers basic skills including CPR/AED, first aid, recognizing natural and manmade hazards in our local communities, disaster preparedness such as emergency plans and disaster supply kits, hazardous material emergencies and basic fire suppression.
The CERT course is being offered by the Ocean City Emergency Services Department. This course is offered as part of Ocean City University. Citizens who complete the general studies program through OC University as well as the Citizens Police Academy, can earn a Ph.D by completing the CERT program.
CERT classes begin Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. and will run each Thursday evening for seven weeks, ending on November 20, 2014. (There will also be one class on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.) To register or for more information, call Carol Boyles, Ocean City Emergency Services at 410.723.6616 or e-mail her at email@example.com Additional information can also be found at www.oceancitymd.gov.
FITNESS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER WINNER
On Tuesday, September 9, 2014 the Wicomico Executive’s Fitness Council announced that an 86-year old retiree, Mr. Bob Carter of Salisbury, received this month’s Award of Excellence in recognition of his long-time commitment to nutrition and exercise.
“Exercise has increased my self-confidence and allowed me to face other challenges in life,” said Carter on the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle. Just last month, he completed a 4-day, 106-mile bike tour to Cape Charles.
Besides being an avid cyclist, Bob enjoys weight training at the Richard A. Henson Family YMCA. He manages two intense weight training work-outs per week and enjoys bicycling the rest of the week. His trainer, Dan Davis, says of Carter “he just keeps getting better every day.”
After a serious biking accident in April 2013, Bob was cautioned not to return to the sport. But self-determination won out and Carter eased back in by taking Spin classes at the YMCA. He credits his daughter Susan, “the cheerleader,” for the motivation to keep going.
Carter said, “I wouldn’t be here if not for my daughter Susan. She gives me all the support I need.” Now Bob is poised to qualify for the National Senior Games in cycling to be held in Minneapolis July 2015.
“Don’t ever get discouraged even on bad days,” Bob continued, “Commit to your goals and push through adversity.”
Pictured l-r: Dan Davis – Richard Henson YMCA, Susan Carter, Bob Carter, Tom Brown -- WEFC Chair