Thursday, April 24, 2014

More Info On Echelon Opening Downtown

SALISBURY, MD, APRIL 2014- Matthew Trader of Rinnier Development and Bret Davis of Keller Williams, recently executed a lease to bring a new restaurant to Downtown Salisbury. Echelon is a lounge, southern bistro that is slated to open in June 2014.

In addition to leasing the space to Echelon, Trader and Davis have also brokered a deal to sell the building. The property is currently under contract and is set to close this summer.

Chawan Mathews, owner of Echelon says, "I want to bring a relaxed, modern atmosphere to the growing area and be apart of the Downtown Salisbury community. I want to provide an environment where people want to come back".

Echelon will not only be serving great food on their menu, but will also feature live entertainment, such as jazz and comedy as well!

Trader commented, “It is so rewarding for me to have a hand in the resurgence of Downtown Salisbury. A lot of my constituents in the commercial real estate and professional community have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears in trying to bring our downtown back to the place our parents and grandparents once knew. I don’t feel I need to name names because there are too many and I think most know who I am referring to. For me to be just a small part of what is going on down here right now is truly one of the highlights of my career. 100 N. Division Street (former Money Center) is a building that I envisioned as a restaurant and bar for some time. I always felt that location was perfect for bridging the gap for patrons traveling from Mojos to all of the restaurants located on the Plaza and vice versa. Fortunately, I came across Bret Davis and Chawan Mathews because they are the ones who were able to bring that vision to life. I am really looking forward to the opening of Echelon and all of the new energy it is going to bring to the Downtown community.”

Rinnier Development Company owns, manages and/or has developed more than 2 million square feet of commercial and residential real estate and currently manages an investment portfolio of over 1.4 million square feet. Rinnier has provided quality service to the Mid-Atlantic community for over 75 years with nationally recognized award winning communities.

Matthew Trader specializes in the sale and leasing of Commercial properties. To contact Matthew, please call 443-614-4297, or email

Jeffrey Gunderson Case Needs Help..

5 years have now gone by in the case of Jeffrey Gunderson and as you know by reading my site I am going to keep pushing this case out there because with just a little help I believe this case can be solved. Jeffrey was last seen June 6th 2008 at around noon. When his live in girlfriend of 30 years came home late in the afternoon she found the back door open the coffeepot on and his cell phone still on it's charger. I have spoke at length with his girlfriend about the case and the details that she remembered clearly from that day.
Jeffrey liked to carry cash with him and since it was the first of the month likely had his Social Security Check cashed and in his possession. Jeffrey was known to hire people to do odd jobs around the house due to his asthma so someone was probably very familiar with this pattern. There are many wooded areas and swampy areas off airport road that someone may have thought to dump his remains. Please if you have heard anything  call 410-548-4898

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Huge Flag Flying at Delmar VFD Today

What a beautiful sight it was to see DVFD flying this enormous flag in the driving wind today.

Wicomico County Bar Association Overwhelmingly Chose MJ Caldwell As Most Qualified For Circuit Court Judge

Please explain to me how MJ Caldwell didn't get the job when not only was he the top vote getter but the fact that Jimmy Sarbanes was a distant 4th??

This situation is stinking badly of favoritism, when clearly the people who practice the law clearly voiced MJ was the best man. These political favors that slap the people in the face that work in the profession need to stop, and you can help by voting for MJ Caldwell

Andy's Place The Best For Lunch

Big Piece Of Plywood Blocking Traffic At Naylor Street

Missing Person

13 year old grey tshirt red and black backpack last seen 4-17 from booth street

Pocomoke Police Chief Kelvin Sewell

Chief Sewell is a graduate of Coppin State University where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He is married with two Children. Chief Sewell spent 22 1/2 years as a Baltimore City Police Officer. He worked in several specialized sections before his retirement in November 2010. Chief Sewell is a highly decorated Officer who received two bronze stars, five commendations, The Governors award for Officer of the year in 1995, two House of Delegates award for Officer of the year etc. While at Baltimore City, Chief Sewell supervised the Integrity Unit of Internal Affairs. He was also Supervisor in charge of the Narcotics Unit along with five additional years with DEA as a task force/undercover officer. His last assignment was with The Baltimore City Homicide Section where he supervised detectives who investigated homicides, suicides, suspicious deaths, kidnappings, abductions and police involved shooting incidents.

Chief Sewell is also the author of a five star best seller book called WHY DO WE KILL. This book talks about some of his most high profile homicide cases he investigated including the famous John's Hopkins Hospital shooting of a doctor in 2010.

Pocomoke City Police Chief Kelvin Sewell, being a graduate from Coppin State University, was a guest speaker at his Alma Mater during The University's Criminal Justice Career Day. The Chief spoke to students, staff and faculty on the subject of Youth Violence in our society today.

Chief Sewell became the Pocomoke City Chief of Police on December 1, 2011 after working 25 years as a homicide detective with Baltimore City

As the Chief of Police for Pocomoke City, Chief Kelvin Sewell’s duties and responsibilities are to Manage the Administrative functions of the Police Department, perform studies and prepares reports on all departmental services and activities,Is ultimately responsible for the overall daily operations of all sworn and civilian staff of the department, create and compiles the Administrative budget to ensure compliance with budgetary procedures and goals, represents the department at meetings conferences, and city-wide functions, creates and maintains the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget, responds to calls for service when needed, responds to all major crime scenes, and performs all other law enforcement duties as required.

Please Get Your Pets Spayed Or Neutered

I cannot emphasize enough to please have your animals spayed or neutered . I am so tired of seeing precious animals laying dead on the side of the road . It really is heartbreaking to me as a pet lover. 

Princess Anne Police Chief Scott Keller

Chief Scott Keller Has Been A Police Officer For A Total Of Forty Years.

  He Has A B.S. In Criminal Justice, And A Masters In Public Administration From The University Of Baltimore.

From 1973 - 1976 He Was A Patrol Officer For The Steelton Police Department In Steelton, Pa.

From 1976 - 1998 He Served In A Variety Of Assignments For The Baltimore Police Department In Baltimore, Md.

He Graduated From The Baltimore Police Academy And Was Assigned As A Patrol Officer To The Western District.
In 1978 He Was Designated A Police Agent.

  In 1980 He Was Assigned To The Auto Theft Unit As A Detective.  He Worked In The Auto Theft Unit Until 1986, During Which Time He Received Recognition As An Expert In The Field Of Auto Theft Investigation.  

In 1986 He Was Assigned To The Homicide Unit Where He Remained Until His Retirement In 1998.  During His Tenure In The Homicide Unit He Investigated Homicides, Kidnappings, Police Involved Shootings, Threats On Public Officials, Questionable Deaths, And Suicides.

  He Has Received Specialized Training In Death Investigations, Auto Theft, And Narcotic Investigations.  While In Homicide He Served In The Cold Case Squad From 1995 - 1997.  

He Served His Last Year In HIDTA Task Force In The DEA REDRUM Group.  He Investigated Violent Drug Gangs, And Drug Related Homicides During That Year.  He Retired In 1998. 

 He Was Hired By The Princess Anne Police Department In 1998 And Was Appointed The Chief Of Police In January 2008. 

Chief Keller Is Not Only The Head Of All Administrative Functions For The Department, He Serves As A “Working” Chief As Well.  His Duties Include But Are Not Limited To Administrative Duties, Criminal Investigations, And On-Duty Patrol When Required.  In Addition To His Demanding Responsibilities As Chief Of Police, Chief Keller Also Writes And Directs Several Of The Department’s Grants.

Fruitland Police Chief Michael J. Phillips

Chief of Police
Fruitland Police Department

Detective Sergeant
Maryland State Police

July 1985 – June 2008 (23 years) Drug Enforcement Division/Eastern Region

Wicomico County Sheriff Press Release

Press Releases- April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014 at 1:29pm
Incident: Assault

Date of Incident: 17 April 2014

Location: 600 block of Cook Drive, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Jerome Mykelle Moss, 18,Salisbury, MD

Jerome Moss
Jerome Moss

Narrative: On 17 April 2014 at 5:54 PM a deputy responded to a residence in the 600 block of Cook Drive for a reported altercation between family members. During the altercation, Jerome Moss allegedly became involved in an argument that turned physical when he struck his sister in the face.

During the investigation,the deputy observed signs of injury on the victim that corroborated her account.

The deputy placed Moss under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Moss in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.

Charges: Assault2nd Degree


Incident: Possession of CDS / Handgun

Date of Incident: 16 April 2014

Location: Delaware Avenue at Salisbury Parkway, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: 1. Ryan D. Cannon, 22,Salisbury, MD

Ryan Cannon
Ryan Cannon

               2. Anthony Hardy Jr., 20,Salisbury, MD

Anthony Hardy
Anthony Hardy

               3. Evan S. Byrd, 17, Salisbury,MD (Charged as an adult)

Evan Byrd
Evan Byrd

Narrative: On 16 April 2014 at 11:46 PM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Anthony Hardy Jr. for an equipment violation. Upon approaching the vehicle, the deputy detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle that was also occupied by Ryan Cannon and Evan Byrd. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, the deputy located a loaded semi-automatic handgun that had a round chambered. The pistol was found loaded with hollow-point bullets. Also during the search the deputy located a small amount of marijuana but also found a baggie containing what was identified as crack cocaine.

Upon conducting a query on the handgun, the deputy discovered that it was reported stolen through the State of Delaware.

During processing, Hardy was found to have what was identified as marijuana flakes on the sweatshirt he was wearing.

All three subjects were arrested and transported to the Central Booking Unit where they were processed.Upon their appearances in front of the District Court Commissioner, all three were detained on bond:

Hardy: $150,000.00
Cannon: $75,000.00
Byrd: $50,000.00

Charges: Possession of CDS
                 Handgun in Vehicle


Incident: Assault

Date of Incident: 19 April 2014

Location: 1700 block of E. Clearlake Drive, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Sheila A. Merritt, 43,Salisbury, MD

Sheila Merritt
Sheila Merritt

Narrative: On 19 April 2014 at 1:10 AM a deputy responded to a residence in the 1700 block of E. Clearlake Drive for the report of an assault. Upon arrival, the deputy learned that Shelia Merritt reportedly became involved in an argument with a woman she shares the residence with that turned physical. During the investigation, the deputy observed signs of injury that were allegedly caused by Merritt.

The deputy placed Merritt under arrest and transported her to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Merritt on Personal Recognizance
Charges: Assault2nd Degree

Incident: Assault on a Deputy

Date of Incident: 20 April 2014

Location: 1506 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Hakeem Dewhite Wrightout, 24,Salisbury, MD

Hakeem Wrightout
Hakeem Wrightout

Narrative: On 20 April 2014 just after midnight, deputies responded to the Court Plaza Shopping Center for the report of a large disorderly crowd and shots being fired. Upon arrival, the deputies observed a crowd engaged in a general tumultuous behavior that was estimated at almost 100people. While the deputies were engaged in clearing the crowd, one of the patrons, Hakeem Wrightout, assaulted one of the deputies on scene.

Wrightout was placed under arrest and transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Wrightout in the Detention Center in lieu of $45,000.00 bond.

Charges: Assault2nd Degree
Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  22 April 2014

Dorchester County Sheriff James W. Phillips Jr.

Sheriff Phillips is a lifelong resident of Dorchester County and began his career with the office in May 1977. He was a graduate of the first academy class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy in 1979. He has served in many areas of the office, including Patrol, Criminal Investigations Unit, and as Chief of Operations.

In 1981, he was chosen for the Deputy of the Year Award from the Maryland Sheriff’s Association for his role in solving several homicides that year. Phillips was elected Sheriff in 2002 and is still constantly looking for new opportunities to add to the services provided to the citizens of Dorchester County.

Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro

Chief Ross C. Buzzuro currently serves as the Ocean City Police Department’s Chief of Police as of July 2013. As Chief of Police, Buzzuro oversees the department, which consists of nearly 100 full time officers, 100 seasonal officers and approximately 20 civilian employees. In addition, his responsibilities include developing and implementing law enforcement initiatives and crime prevention strategies, creating organization and community partnerships, overseeing operational commands and managing a multi-million dollar budget.

Chief Buzzuro began his career in law enforcement in 1985, as a police cadet in Baltimore City. He worked his way through the ranks, serving as a sergeant, detective lieutenant, deputy major, major and eventually being named lieutenant colonel in 2007. A graduate from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy and the University of Maryland’s Fire & Rescue Institute, Chief Buzzuro has been a commander within the Baltimore City’s Special Enforcement Section, Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, and Internal Investigations Division. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Management from John Hopkins University and is known for improving operations, effectively managing resources and strengthening relationships.

Chief Buzzuro has owned a home in Ocean City and vacationed here for many years prior to becoming Chief of Police.

Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan

Chief of Police
City of Salisbury
Government Agency; 51-200 employees; Law Enforcement industry
November 2010 – Present (3 years 6 months) Salisbury, Maryland

Urban, municipal law enforcement
Chief of Police
City of Mount Vernon
May 2008 – November 2010 (2 years 7 months) Mount Vernon, New York

Chief of Police responsible for day to day operations of an urban municipal police department in lower Westchester County, New York.
Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain
Mount Vernon Police Department
January 1989 – May 2008 (19 years 5 months) City of Mount Vernon, New York

Promoted through the civil service ranks to Police Captain.
Seasonal Police Officer
Ocean City, Maryland
June 1987 – August 1987 (3 months) Ocean City, Maryland

Seasonal Police Officer
Surf Rescue Life Guard
Ocean City, Maryland
June 1985 – August 1987 (2 years 3 months) Ocean City, Maryland

Employed during summer months while working on bachelor of science degree in criminal justice.

Worcester County Sheriff Reggie Mason

Sheriff, Worcester County, since December 6, 2010. Chief Deputy Sheriff, Worcester County, 1984-2007, 2010 (deputy/k-9 officer, 1979-84).
Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Worcester County, 2010-.

Attended Pocomoke High School, Pokomoke City; Del Tech Community College; Wor Wic Community College; National Sheriff's Institute; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy, 1984; Maryland Sheriffs Executive Schools, 1992; Fire/Police Instant Command School, 2005. Served in U.S. Marine Corps, 1965-69 (presidential citation; Vietnam combat action ribbon; Vietnam campaign medal with device). Employed by Ocean City Police Department, 1970-79. Member, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge no. 10, Ocean City, 1970-79, and Lodge no. 50, Snow Hill, 1979-; American Legion Post no. 67, Snow Hill, 1985-; Maryland Sheriffs' Association, 2010-. Member, National Rifle Association; Friendship Community Association; Mar-Va Theater Performing Arts Center, Pocomoke City. Silver Star Award, 2004, and Single Gold Star Award, 2007, Worcester County Sheriff's Office.

Wicomico County Sheriff Michael A. Lewis

Sheriff Michael A. Lewis

Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Lewis retired as a Sergeant with the Maryland State Police, Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement Team (PACE) after twenty-two years of loyal and dedicated service.  In addition to his duties as the agency’s leading Criminal Interdiction Expert, Sheriff Lewis remains a CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR through the Maryland Police Training Commission, and a certified MASTER INSTRUCTOR through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Sheriff Lewis was directly responsible for the training and educating of all Maryland State Police personnel in the Criminal Interdiction Venue.

He pioneered the Drug Interdiction Program along Maryland ’s notorious U.S. Rt. 13 corridor, coordinating many multi-jurisdictional investigations following the seizures of large amounts of illegal contraband.  During his twenty-two years as a Maryland State Trooper, he made many nationally recognized seizures of CRACK COCAINE along Maryland ’s East Coast.

Sheriff Lewis has trained tens of thousands of law enforcement officers extensively throughout the United States and Canada as well as other parts of the world to include; Australia , London , Germany , Russia & the West Indies .   Sheriff Lewis has been judicially recognized by the federal & state courts of this country as an EXPERT in the areas of Highway Interdiction, Hidden Compartments & Drug Valuation.

Retired from the Maryland State Police effective July 1st, 2006, he was elected SHERIFF of Wicomico County, Maryland on November 7th 2006.

Get To Know Your Local Law Enforcement Leaders

I am going to focus on providing you information to better know our local law enforcement leaders today.

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office

Press Release

 On April 22, 2014 at 0815 hours a Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputy. The Deputy observed a vehicle traveling at 78 miles per hour in the posted 55 mile per hour zone on Rt. 113 in the area of Jarvis Rd. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was identified as Brian Gardner 27 years old of Millsboro Delaware.  A front seat passenger was identified as Jabriel K Walters 23 years old also from Millsboro Delaware.
  Mr. Walters attempted to conceal Marijuana in his mouth.  It was also learned that Mr. Walters was wanted on an outstanding Bench Warrant for failure to appear in court.  Mr. Walters was placed under arrest for the Bench Warrant and he was charged with possession of Marijuana Less than 10 grams and he received a Criminal Citation.
Mr. Walters was seen by the District Court Commissioner on the Warrant and released on his Personal Recognizance.
The operator of the vehicle Mr. Gardner received two warnings for other traffic violations, and a Maryland citation for his speed.

On April 21, 2014 at approximately 1704 hours Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputies received a Look Out for a possible intoxicated driver in the area of Worcester Hwy and Central Site Ln.

  A Deputy, with assistance from a Snow Hill Police Department Officer, located the suspect vehicle, a light blue Ford Van, traveling through downtown Snow Hill.  After observing the vehicle a traffic stop was conducted.  Upon contact with the driver, identified as Richard Wayne Kidwell of Snow Hill, the Deputy noted a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person.  Mr. Kidwell appeared to have been drinking 

   Mr. Kidwell was asked to perform Field Sobriety Tests, which he performed poorly.  Kidwell was placed under arrest and charged with Driving Under the Influence. He was released pending trial.


    On April 22, 2014 at approximately 2205 hours a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy observed a white BMW driving northbound on Route 113 in the area of Brick Kiln Road with the passenger side tail light out.  
     The Deputy initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as Justin Alex Byron, age 30, of Boston Massachusetts.  While speaking to Byron the Deputy detected the odor of Marijuana coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle.  A search was conducted and a bag of suspected Marijuana was found in the driver’s side door.  Mr. Byron was placed under arrest for possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.
     Mr. Byron was released on a criminal citation pending a trial in Maryland District Court.

 On Monday April 21, 2014 at approximately 0035 hours a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy observed a black GMC Envoy traveling southbound on Route 589 in the area of Gum Point Road.
     The Deputy observed the vehicle cross over the double yellow centerline and also observed both tag lights on the license plate were inoperative.  The Deputy initiated a traffic stop as the vehicle made a left turn into Ocean Down’s Casino.
     The Deputy made contact with the driver identified as Mark Joseph Williamson, 30, of Dagsboro, DE.  The Deputy detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Williamson’s person, slurred speech, and observed Williamson struggle to find the registration card for the vehicle.
   Mr. Williamson did poorly on field tests and was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Mr. Williamson was released pending trial in Maryland District Court.

Red Flag Warning

That means don't burn it's windy

Tuesday, April 22, 2014










County Executive Rick Pollitt and the Department of Emergency Services announce the March 26, 2014 graduation of 29 county residents from the 6-week Citizen Emergency Response Training (CERT) program. 


The Citizen Emergency Response Training (CERT) Program, administered by the Department, educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. In order to graduate, the students needed to successfully complete an emergency drill encompassing all of the training skill sets learned.


David Shipley, Director of the Department of Emergency Services said, “In both disaster response and preparedness, CERT training benefits the community at all levels. Individuals learn skills that can save the lives of their families and those in their immediate neighborhood.” Each graduate received Certificates of Completion, and CERT kits containing a neon vest, helmet, goggles, work gloves, first-aid kit, rain poncho, flashlight and batteries.


County Executive Pollitt commented, “The success of our ability to recover as a community from a natural disaster or emergency depends on the active engagement of all our citizens. It can be extremely comforting during critical times to have familiar faces, from our own community working together as a team, helping one another, minimizing the impact and effects of the event and helping to facilitate healing and recovery.”


Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members are able to provide assistance in a number of ways. Among their many functions, CERT members are trained to provide useful information to first responders and support their efforts, as directed, at a disaster site. They are also equipped to assist the Department of Emergency Services during events when the Emergency Operations Center is active. CERT members also provide support for non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community, such as distributing emergency preparedness materials or providing support during special community events.




An Open Challenge To Bob Culver

I am posting this publicly to challenge Bob Culver to present the Wicomico County Budget if he was the sitting County Executive. It's time the game change and instead of just sitting and throwing stones at Rick Pollitt's plan which is the easy thing to do during a political season, I openly with no strings attached or malice intended offer Bob Culver a free post to show people what his budget would be if he were presenting it.

Arbor Day Celebration In OC Friday 9:30 AM

Susie Stiltner Missing.......

this is the bike Susie had at time of her disappearance

Susie used to also hang around with this gentleman above Robert Bruce Wilhelmi who now lives in Hurlock, so if you know anywhere they used to frequent may be of help as well

Andy's Place Has Your Burgers


Salisbury Festival Starts Friday

Wicomico County States Attorney Building Gets Front Signage

MSP just had high speed chase on West Rd. And caught subject with gun and multiple CDS