Saturday, December 3, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Search Underway On Shore For Police Impersonators Who Assaulted And Robbed Driver In Worcester County
Maryland State Police News Release
Search Underway On Shore For Police Impersonators Who Assaulted And Robbed Driver In Worcester Co.
December 2, 2016
(SNOW HILL, MD) — Maryland State Police are searching for three suspects who reportedly impersonated police officers when they stopped a woman traveling through Worcester County yesterday evening and assaulted her before taking money and jewelry.
The victim is a 38-year-old female from Brooklyn, New York. She was treated for exposure to pepper spray and examined at Peninsula Regional Medical Center before being released last night.
The first suspect is described as an African American male with short hair and a full beard. He was wearing a black suit, white shirt and tie.
The second suspect is described as an African American male who is bald, with no facial hair and was wearing black pants and a white shirt. He was carrying a small black handgun.
The third suspect is described as a white male with either a shaved head or short hair. He was wearing a zippered black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The vehicle the suspects were using is described as a black Chevrolet SUV, with unknown Maryland registration plates. The victim reported the vehicle was equipped with red and blue flashing lights.
Shortly before 6:00 p.m. yesterday, Maryland State Police from the Salisbury Barrack responded to a 911 call from the victim, who said she was driving away from the location where she had been pulled over, assaulted and robbed by the three suspects. The victim was told to pull over and troopers would locate her.
Troopers found the victim in the area of Powellville Road and Webb Road, in Powellville. The investigation indicates the victim was stopped and assaulted in the area of Whiton Road at Snow Hill Road in Worcester County. After the incident, she began driving away from the area before calling police.
The victim stated she was driving from New York to Norfolk, Virginia in a rented vehicle. She said when the suspect vehicle activated the red and blue lights, she pulled over, thinking it was a police vehicle. She said the first suspect approached the driver side of the car and sprayed pepper spray into the vehicle before spraying it onto a towel that he held over her face. The victim, who is pregnant, said she got out of the car and was punched in the stomach by the first suspect.
The victim said the second suspect was holding a small black handgun and wearing a gold badge on a chain around his neck. He stole her purse, which contained cash and an ornately jeweled belt of great value. The victim said the third suspect remained at the rear of the suspects’ vehicle.
The three suspects left the scene in their vehicle. A search throughout the night for the suspects has had negative results.
Anyone who may have seen these vehicles stopped in the area of Whiton Road and Snow Hill Road yesterday evening, or who may have seen a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description, is urged to contact Maryland State Police at 410-749-3101, or 410-641-3101. Callers may remain anonymous.
State Police Investigate Fatal Shooting In Pocomoke City
December 2, 2016
(Pocomoke City, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Pocomoke City.
The victim is identified as James Allen, Jr., 26, of Pitts Circle in Pocomoke City. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Shortly after 10:00 p.m. last night, police received a 9-1-1 call from a motorist in the area of Market Street and 4th Street in Pocomoke City. The caller reported seeing a man stagger across the road and fall in the middle of the street. Officers from the Pocomoke City Police Department were immediately dispatched along with emergency medical service personnel. Upon arrival of EMS, the victim appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Police believe the incident occurred in the area of Oxford Street and 4th Street in Pocomoke City, about an eighth of a mile from where the caller observed Allen staggering. Investigators have been interviewing witnesses and residents in the area throughout the night. Crime scene evidence has been transported to the State Police Forensic Sciences Division crime laboratory for analysis. Further details are few and are preliminary at this time.
Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and will lead the investigation. Homicide Unit investigators are being assisted by the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation, MSP Criminal Enforcement Division investigators, the Pocomoke City Police Department, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, and MSP Berlin Barrack personnel. The Worcester County State’s Attorney and members of the Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the scene to provide assistance. Maryland State Police crime scene technicians from the Forensic Sciences Division processed the scene for evidence.
Anyone who may have information relevant to this investigation is urged to contact Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack at 410-641-3101 or Pocomoke City Police Department at 410-957-1600. Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case. Callers may remain anonymous.
The investigation is continuing.
Former Pocomoke City police chief Kelvin Sewell was found guilty of misconduct of office from a 2014 case involving a fellow Mason member. Sewell decided not to charge a gentlemen who had struck some parked cars with any traffic violations and had the incident just be marked an accident. Sewell also denied the man had been drinking when officers arrived at his home. The court gave him 3 years all suspended and placed him on probation.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
On 11/30/16 Cambridge Police Department was dispatched to the 300 block of Cedar Street in reference to a possible burglary in progress. Upon the officer’s arrival on scene a male suspect was seen jumping out of a second story window. Officers gave commands for the suspect to stop and comply with police, however the suspect refused officer’s commands and fled on foot. Officers gave chase after the suspect. The suspect continued running through the neighborhood and eventually onto the property of Generation III boat yard. During the foot pursuit the suspect was in possession of a handbag and was attempting to open it. The suspect then ran to the end of the pier and then jumped into the water. Officers attempted to help the suspect to safety but the suspect went under the water. Officers received assistance from a nearby waterman along with Rescue Fire Company and the Department of Natural Recourses in an attempt to rescue the suspect. Approximately thirty minutes later the suspect was recovered from the water and pronounced deceased by medical staff at the scene. Officers recovered the handbag that the suspect had in his possession and found a handgun inside.
The suspect is believed to be involved in other felony crimes including a robbery incident with a handgun that occurred last week. The evidence from that robbery preliminarily matches the handgun that the suspect discarded.
The identity of the deceased suspect is being withheld at this time until proper notification can be made.
2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez is coming to Beach Bounders Gymnastics In Fruitland on May 20
Saturday, May 20
(9:00 am – 2:00 pm)
400 S. Brown Street
Fruitland, MD 21826
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Police all over
President Elect Trump has said that people who burn the flag should possibly have their citizenship revoked or do jail time . Do you agree
I agree 100% That Flag represents the very thing that gives them the freedom to be American
This is a personal editorial on the increasing pressure the liberal media brings into your life each day to accept their views. Have you taken note that in almost every tv show these days there has to be a gay/lesbian character ? This is the inherent issue with the liberal left, we will force our ideals on you regardless if you like them or not.
I will take the walking dead as an example, the show had been on a few years with no gay or lesbian characters. Soon it became a target because it had none on the show. How dare they not have an alternative lifestyle on the show. It's like if they keep bombarding us with this stuff that we will just accept it . Can we start adding a constitution following American who carries his firearm and reads the bible and have them be "accepting "
If there's one thing that seems to pop up in every space available in Salisbury is a mattress store. Does Salisbury really have that many people that need new mattresses every week and cannot something be done to limit how many are in a certain area. Prime real estate on North Salisbury Boulevard has become Mattress Center of the world. Is there nothing that can be done to stop the invasion of the mattresses?
Monday, November 28, 2016
Worcester County Sheriff’s Office
On November 22, 2016 a Worcester County Grand Jury handed down an indictment for the following charges regarding a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in September of this year.
Gross Negligent Manslaughter
Criminally Negligent Manslaughter
Negligent Manslaughter by Automobile while Under the Influence of Alcohol
Homicide by Automobile while Impaired by Alcohol
Charged was Timothy Nicholas Gingrich 19 of Laurel, Md. and formally of Greenbackville, VA. Mr. Gingrich was the driver of a vehicle involved in a single vehicle crash in Pocomoke City on September 10, 2016. Killed in the crash was the passenger Logan Moloy 21 of Salisbury, MD.
Immediately following the crash an investigation was conducted by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit in conjunction with the State’s Attorney’s Office for Worcester County. The investigation found that Mr. Gingrich was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and was traveling well above the 40 mile per hour speed limit.
An initial appearance has been scheduled for January 4, 2017 in the Circuit Court for Worcester County. Any inquires may be directed to Cpl Larmore of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit.
ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE CHECKS CONDUCTED IN SOMERSET COUNTY
- Arby’s General Store. Wenona, Maryland
- Becky’s Market, Princess Anne, Maryland
- Big Willey’s, Crisfield, Maryland
- Caeser’s Pizza Palace, Princess Anne, Maryland
- Crisfield Oceanic, Crisfield, Maryland
- Eden Quick Stop, Eden, Maryland
- Junior’s Stop N Shop, Princess Anne, Maryland
- Kash and Karry, Princess Anne, Maryland
- Kings Creek Market, Princess Anne, Maryland
- Lucky’s Last Chance, Chance, Maryland
- Goose Creek, Princess Anne, Maryland
- River Market, Pocomoke, Maryland
- Shore Stop, Crisfield, Maryland
- Spike’s Pub and Subs, Princess Anne, Maryland
- Somers Cove Market, Crisfield, Maryland
- Dash In, Westover, Maryland
- Goose Creek, Westover, Maryland
- Somerset County Liquor Dispensary, Princess Anne, Maryland
- Somerset County Liquor Dispensary, Pocomoke, Maryland
- Peaky’s Restaurant, Princess Anne, Maryland
- Beer ‘N Soda Drive Thru, Crisfield, Maryland
I asked around various fire department members to get an idea of their thoughts on the fire service agreement discussion. The following are bits and pieces from those conversations..
My thoughts on the fire service: It’s a mess. The issues aren’t just here, but everywhere across the country. It’s not just about the $1.1 million dollar gap between the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County. Volunteers are disappearing because of the economy. Gone are the days of leaving work when an alarm comes in. They need to work to make money to support themselves and their families. What happens when a fire unit doesn’t respond from the station that was alerted? That station gets 8 minutes to respond, and if they don’t, another fire station gets alerted for that alarm. The same goes for ambulance calls, except they get 6 minutes to respond. You’ve gone from alerting one group of volunteers to alerting a different group of volunteers.
The City of Salisbury is its own beast. It’s a combination department consisting of career firefighters and volunteer firefighters. A combination department is the only way that it can survive. Station 16 on Cypress Street houses a 24-hour staffed paid crew, and stations 1 and 2 staff a paid crew from Monday through Friday 7am-5:30pm. Who is expected to cover stations 1 and 2 on weeknights and weekends? It used to be the volunteers, but now the volunteer staffing has gotten so bad that they are failing to respond about half the time, and it was forcing the 24-hour crew from Cypress Street to cover the alarms. Now, Station 16 gets alerted for every alarm in station 1 and 2’s district on weeknights and weekends unless that respective station notifies the on duty Assistant Chief that they have a crew. The Salisbury Fire Department needs two things. More career firefighters and more volunteer firefighters. It’s nearly impossible to hire more paid firefighters. Why? There are no funds. Where could they get the extra funding to hire more paid firefighters to respond to fire alarms and ambulance calls in the city and county? The $1.1 million dollar gap in funding between the city and the county.
It is interesting to see how Mr. Culver handles this situation, because he seems to want to figure this out. Actions do speak louder than words, so time will tell. Maybe Jim Ireton knew exactly what he was doing when he threatened the “nuclear option,” because it certainly seemed to push the right buttons and start a movement. Also, the county does fund the 14 volunteer fire corporations in the county, which includes the 3 volunteer corporations in the city. This figure is about $100,000 per station each year. I wonder if there is any intent to offset the gap by cutting out the $300,000 earmarked for the 3 city volunteer corporations. Again, time will tell on this, and the ball is in Mr. Culver’s hands. At the end of the day, more money equals faster service to city and county residents. .