Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Salisbury Mayor Jake Day continues to shape Salisbury' s Future
Having been around a long time and seen some inept leaders like Jim Ireton who made Salisbury a laughing stock with his daily drama act, Jake Day has now set the bar for how to lead a City.
Jake has done some incredible stuff in the short time he has been Mayor. More businesses are coming to town, Downtown is being revitalized and this week it's gonna be a big announcement about making our Marina a showcase for all to see.
This is what happens when you have good leaders and Council that work together for betterment of all. Council President Jack Heath and Vice President Muir Boda have done a great job keeping things moving forward and allowing the City to grow.
I am excited for the future of our City
Monday, April 24, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Suspect Arrested In Overnight Murder In Worcester Co.April 21, 2017
(POCOMOKE CITY, MD) — Maryland State Police troopers arrested a suspect early this morning who was wanted in connection with the murder last night of a man in Worcester County.
The victim is identified as Deontre’ L. Bailey, 23, of Pocomoke City, Md. He was pronounced dead last night after being transported from the scene to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
The suspect is identified as Darryl K. Wise Jr., 26, of Pocomoke City, Md. After consultation with the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office, State Police investigators applied for and obtained an arrest warrant charging Wise with first degree murder, second degree murder, reckless endangerment, first degree assault, second degree assault, and handgun violations.
Just after 10:00 p.m. yesterday, the Pocomoke City Police Department received a 911 call reporting that a person was lying in the street in front of a residence in the 100-block of Fourth Street. Responding police officers found the victim, who had sustained what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his upper torso. Emergency medical services personnel transported the victim to the hospital.
Police Chief William H. Harden Sr., contacted the Maryland State Police and requested the Homicide Unit assume the investigation. State Police Homicide Unit investigators responded, as did crime scene technicians from the State Police Forensic Sciences Division. Troopers were assisted throughout the night by investigators from the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, the Maryland State Apprehension Team, the Worcester Criminal Enforcement Team, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation, the Pocomoke City Police Department, the Worcester County Sheriff’s office and state troopers from the Berlin Barrack.
The preliminary investigation indicates Wise came to the home in the 100-block of Fourth Street shortly before 10:00 p.m. yesterday and was talking with a resident there on the front porch, when several individuals, including the victim, also came to the home and stood on the porch. Witnesses told investigators one of the men, later identified as the victim, threw a bottle at Wise and struck him in the upper torso. An argument ensued that ultimately resulted in Wise shooting Bailey with a handgun. Wise fled the scene on foot. A motive is unknown at this time.
After obtaining the arrest warrant, investigators called in the Maryland State Apprehension Team was to search for the suspect. The fugitive search team located Wise shortly before 6:30 a.m. today and arrested him without incident. He will be processed and taken before a court commissioner for an initial appearance later today.
The investigation is continuing.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
State Police Make Arrest In Somerset County Homicide
April 18, 2017
(Salisbury, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators arrested a Wicomico County man in connection with the murder of Walter Whitehead in Somerset County.
The accused is identified as Marquel Brumskin, aka ‘Flat’, 26, of Salisbury. Police located Brumskin at a residence in Salisbury last night at 8:00 p.m. He was apprehended without incident. Brumskin is charged with first and second degree murder, first and second degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony and reckless endangerment. He was transported to the District Court Commissioner in Somerset County for his initial appearance.
The victim, Walter Whitehead, 22, of Salisbury, Maryland was found dead in the backyard of a residence in the 32,000 block of Flower Hill Church Road in Eden on the morning of Friday, April 14, 2017. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner notified State Police investigators that Whitehead’s death was caused by gunshot wounds. The manner of his death was determined to be homicide.
Police believe Brumskin used to live in the 32,000 block of Flower Hill Church Road in a home, where Whitehead’s body was found in the backyard, about five houses down. Brumskin’s home is believed to have been vacant at the time of the murder. Further investigation indicates Brumskin and Whitehead were involved in an alleged altercation earlier in the afternoon of the murder. Based on additional information received, evidence collected, and consultation with the Somerset County State’s Attorney, Brumksin was charged with the murder of Walter Whitehead.
Shortly before 7:00 a.m. last Friday, the Princess Anne Barrack received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor who observed the victim’s body lying in the backyard of a neighboring residence. Troopers from the barrack arrived on scene and located him deceased at the scene.
Investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division and Maryland State Police Homicide Unit continue to actively investigate this case. Police do not believe this was a random act of violence.
If anyone has information relevant to this case, callers are urged to contact Trooper First Class Sears at Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101. Callers may remain confidential.
Marquel Brumskin, aka ‘Flat’
CONTACT: Elena Russo
Office of Media Communications
Monday, April 17, 2017
Second Arrest for Fire Involving a Billboard Sign
SOMERSET COUNTY, April 17, 2017 - An ongoing investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office and Princess Anne Police Department has lead to a second arrest in reference to a fire involving a billboard sign. The incident occurred on April 14th in the area of 12138 Carole Lane in Princess Anne of Somerset County. On Saturday, April 15th, Joy M. Shuford (19) of Owings Mills, voluntarily turned herself in for her involvement in the incident. Shuford was taken into custody at the Princess Anne Police Department and subsequently charged. She was charged with Second Degree Arson, four counts of Second Degree Malicious Burning, six counts of Second Degree Malicious Destruction of Property, Trespassing, Obstruction & Hindering, and the Commission of a Hate Crime. Shuford was released on a $20,000 unsecured bond.
The initial incident caused damage to a billboard sign identified as a campaign ad for President Trump. The fire spread to vegetation in the immediate area but was quickly controlled by the Princess Anne Fire Department. Damages due to the fire are estimated to be $800.
NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION
Date: April 17, 2017
Time: 1:55 a.m.
Location / Address: 28121 Riverside Drive Extended, Fruitland, Wicomico Co.
Type of Incident: Fire
Description of Structure / Property: 40’ x 50’ wood frame barn
Owner / Occupants: David Johnston
Injuries or Deaths: See below
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $60,000 Contents: $5,000
Smoke Alarm Status: n/a
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: n/a
Primary Responding Fire Department: Fruitland
# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 35
Time to Control: 15 minutes
Discovered By: Owner
Area of Origin: Interior
Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation
Additional Information: As a result of the fire, 8 livestock perished.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Update: Victim Identified In Somerset County Death Investigation
April 14, 2017
(EDEN, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators have positively identified the victim in the Somerset County death investigation.
The victim is identified as Walter Whitehead, 22, of Salisbury, Maryland. He was found deceased in the backyard of a residence in the 32,000 block of Flower Hill Church Road in Eden this morning. Cause and manner of death are pending autopsy results.
Shortly before 7:00 a.m. this morning, the Princess Anne Barrack received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor who observed the man’s body lying in the backyard of a neighboring residence. Troopers from the barrack arrived on scene and located him deceased at the scene.
Investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division and Maryland State Police Homicide Unit are actively investigating this case. Police do not believe this was a random act of violence.
There are no further details at this time. The investigation is active and ongoing.
Investigation is continuing.
State Police Conducting Death Investigation In Somerset County
April 14, 2017
(EDEN, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators are conducting a death investigation this morning in Somerset County.
The victim has not yet been identified. He was found in the backyard of a residence in the 32,000 block of Flower Hill Church Road in Eden.
Shortly before 7:00 a.m. this morning, the Princess Anne Barrack received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor who reported seeing a body, lying in the backyard of a neighboring residence. Troopers from the barrack arrived on scene and located the body of a man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy.
State police set up a perimeter to secure the scene. Investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division and Maryland State Police Homicide Unit are currently on the scene. There are no further details at this time.
The investigation is active and ongoing
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
2765 N Salisbury Blvd
Salisbury MD 21801
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/12/2017
Type of Incident: Burglary
Date and Time: 4/11/2017 @ 0941 hrs
Location: Joe Morgan Rd, Sharptown, MD 21861
On the above time and date, troopers from the Salisbury Barrack responded to an address on Joe Morgan Rd for the report of a burglary. The suspect pictured below, captured on the residence’s security camera forced their way into the residence and stole several items from inside the residence. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. A neighborhood check revealed that a blue late model sedan was seen parked at the residence. Neighbors advised troopers they did not recognize the vehicle, but noticed it was parked at the residence between 9:15-9:30 a.m. An additional witness stated that they saw a blue passenger car on Joe Morgan Rd in the area of the residence heading out of town around the same time.
If you have any information or know the identity of the subject pictured below, please call the Maryland State Police, Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101, or you can email tips to the attention of TFC Shelter to firstname.lastname@example.org. All tips can remain anonymous.
Investigating Trooper: TFC W Shelter
Phone Number: 410-749-3101
MSP Salisbury Barrack “E”
2765 N. Salisbury Blvd.
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 04/12/2017
Type of Incident: Traffic stop resulting in four criminal arrests, handgun/CDS violations
Date and Time: 04/11/2017 @ 1:34 a.m.
Location: Broad St. @ Poplar Hill Ave., Salisbury, Maryland
Accused: Frederick L. Strobel, 3rd, 20 years old of Berlin, Maryland
William A. Berges, 19 years old of Berlin, Maryland
Ja’Bril R. Waters, 24 years old of Salisbury, Maryland
Jeremy A. Giordiano, 22 years old of Coxsackie, New York
Charges: CDS Possession with the Intent to Distribute
Multiple Handgun Violations
Disposition: All subjects were taken to the Wicomico County Detention Center for their initial
appearance with a Wicomico County District Court Commissioner
On 04/11/2017 at approximately 0134 hrs, a trooper from the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack was on routine patrol in the area of Broad Street and Poplar Hill Avenue in Salisbury, Maryland. The trooper observed a black Honda Accord driven in a manner to commit a traffic violation. The black Honda was occupied with four males and during the interaction with the occupants the trooper requested the assistance of a K-9 unit. A deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit responded to assist. During the course of investigation it was revealed all occupants in the vehicle were in possession of contraband. The contraband was identified as marihuana more than 10 grams, oxycodone and alprazolam prescription pills. The pills were not prescribed to any of the vehicle’s occupants. Both the marihuana and the pills were in sufficient amounts with packaging conducive to the intent to distribute. Two semi-automatic handguns were also found in the vehicle. None of the subjects in the vehicle were permitted to be in possession of a firearm. All four subjects were taken into custody and charged with the various criminal offenses. Members of the Wicomico Narcotics Task Force assisted in the investigation.
MSP Incident Number: 17-MSP-014975
Investigating Trooper: TFC B. Smith
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Time will tell if she learns from this and if she can be an effective leader. One mother of a child with Downs Syndrome met with Councilwoman Jackson privately and then asked that any recall petition be stopped.
One Salisbury resident, Jermichael Mitchell, brought up a similar incident from 2015 where Wicomico County Councilman Larry Dodd posted this on Facebook about a developmentally disabled child and the media did not report on it:
Dodd has been known to post insensitive items and occasionally makes outrageous comments. His social media pages have been cleaned up but there is likely still something out there.