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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Snow Hill National Night Out Details


Bridge Is Working Now...

Major Traffic Headache As Bridge On route 50 is stuck open


This is the live shot sent from a passerby. The bridge is only up as you can see maybe 2 inches but it won't seat all the way

Ocean City part 2 maybe

Worcester County Humane Society Rude To Down Syndrome Parent? Letter To Editor


"Has anyone had any dealing with the Worcester County Humane Society. I emailed them to inquire about my son who has down syndrome, his support staff and me volunteering there, no response. So, I called and talked to the Director, who seemed on the nasty side once I told her Sammy had Down Syndrome. She wanted to know what he could do, then asked, WELL, what do you want him to do. They promised to get with with me the middle of last week, and still no response. With education and awareness. this is the very first time I have run into a situation such as this! I would think they would be happy with 3 volunteers, apparently not"

Richard Tull Unsolved Homicide


Angel Morales Unsolved Homcide


Denise Horsey Unsolved Homicide


Comcast Continues Public Gouging

Comcast has become quite the unpopular guest in many homes around the area, with their crappy customer service and their continued price gouging for internet and tv. Comcast has recently decided to redo their services to "better serve your needs" What that means is charge you more to get the same as you had.

Comcast now wants 69.99 per month for 154 channels. Think about how many are waste channels that either are channels you have no interest in, or channels that are for spanish speaking viewers. This is what happens when someone has a monopoly and can dictate prices for services because they have no competition. Comcast is a big neighborhood bully who wants you to pay them because they know you have no choice. Please share your experience.

Audrey Jurewicz Unsolved Homicide


Antonio Smith and Arlene Byrd Unsolved Double Homicide


Abdul Choudhry Unsolved Salisbury Maryland Murder


Unsolved Cases Need Answers

As you are probably well aware by now, getting answers to the numerous unsolved murders in the area is one of the things that keeps me going.  I am highlighting many of these cases today in the hopes that 1.someone will remember something to help close these cases and 2. you have to keep reminding people that these crimes are unsolved or people quickly forgot and go about their lives.

I know I get many that complain because they don't like seeing these cases listed over and over, and to that I say get over it. Think about how the families feel having a giant hole in their lives with their loved one gone forever.

Leave an anonymous comment if you have information I will forward the info to proper authorities

Today is the 62nd Anniversary of the Eastbound Span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge opening.


Crime Prevention begins with You.

Crime Prevention begins with You. 
Please insure car doors are locked and valuables are out of sight; if left inside your vehicle. Exterior buildings and sheds should also be locked. 
Additionally, install or use exterior lighting and make sure they are in good working order. 
And most importantly, keep an eye out for your neighbor and report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood.

Easton Police Press Release

PRESS RELEASE
July 30, 2014
On July 29, 2014 the following people were charged on bench warrants for failing to appear in court:
Stephanie Mine Reth, 28, of St. Michaels, MD - failed to appear in court on July 16, 2014 to answer to a driving while suspended charge. She was released by the court commissioner.
Charles Ashby Kildea, 33, of Salisbury, MD - failed to appear in Wicomico County District Court on June 25, 2014 to answer to two charges of theft less than $1000. He was held on a $3,000.00 bond by the court commissioner.
Helena Mae Faucett, 70, of Easton, MD - failed to appear in court on July 28, 2014 to answer to a charge of trespassing. She was held on a temporary commitment awaiting representation of an attorney.
On July 29, 2014 Jhoselyne Cifuentes Zapete, 18, of Easton, MD was charged on a fugitive warrant as being wanted by the Delaware State Police. She is wanted in Delaware for theft greater than $1,500.00 and is being held in Talbot County pending extradition.
On July 28, 2014 Christina Ashley Zappe, 25, of St. Michaels, MD was charged with theft less than $100 and possession of heroin. Officers responded to Wal-Mart for a theft. Store security had detained Zappe as she attempted to leave the store without paying for items she placed in her purse. The items totaled $51.13. During a search after she was taken into custody, a straw and a white pill were located that both tested positive for heroin. She was released by the court commissioner.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

GERARD DAWSON DENNIS CONVICTED OF ARMED ROBBERY, BURGLARY 1st DEGREE, ASSAULT 1st DEGREE, and FIREARMS OFFENSES




GERARD DAWSON DENNIS CONVICTED OF ARMED ROBBERY, BURGLARY 1st DEGREE, ASSAULT 1st DEGREE, and FIREARMS OFFENSES

On July 28, 2014, Gerard Dawson Dennis, age 19, of Salisbury, Maryland was convicted of Armed Robbery, Burglary 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree, Firearm Use in Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person and related offenses. The charges against Dennis arose from a home invasion that occurred on October 4, 2013, in the area of 1029 Adams Avenue, Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland. Sentencing has been deferred to a later date.

Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matthew A. Maciarello commended the Salisbury City Police Criminal Investigation Division, and investigating officers Det. Popovich and Det. Caputo for their work in the investigation and prosecution of this case. Mr. Maciarello also thanked Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Kristen Schultz who prosecuted this case.

For more information or for an interview please call the Office of the State’s Attorney at (410) 548-4880 or go to www.wicomicosao.com.


Somerset County Sheriff's Office reports most recent arrests

Sean Patrick Kable of Princess Anne, arrested 7-10-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Kable was held on a $500.00 bond.



Joel Thomas Collins of Princess Anne, arrested 7-10-14 on a warrant regarding trespassing, and harassment. Collins was released on a $3,000 unsecured bond.



Cathy Lynn Guillen of Crisfield, arrested 7-12-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Guillen was released on a $5, 000 unsecured bond.



Eric Robert Dannenfelser Jr. of Princess Anne, arrested 7-12-14 on a warrant for 2nd and 4th degree burglary, theft under $10,000 and theft scheme. Dannenfelser was held on a $10,000 bond. The arrest was the result of a theft investigation regarding  property taken from a house on Perryhawkin Road.



Darian Lamont Collins of Salisbury, arrested 7-14-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Collins was held on a $500.00 bond.



Ronald Lee Hall Jr. of Crisfield, arrested 7-14-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Hall was held on a $500.00 bond.



Henry Josua prock of Princess Anne, arrested 7-15-14 on a warrant for   violation of probation. Prock was held on a $10,000 bond.



Kenneth Augustus Llewellyn of Salisbury, arrested 7-15-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Llewellyn was later released after posting a $5,000 bond.



Christina Louise Callery of Princess Anne, criminal summons served for 2nd degree assault, malicious destruction of property, and false imprisonment. Callery was released on signature pending court actions.



James Leroy Handy Jr. of Wilmington Delaware, arrested 7-19-14 for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while intoxicated, and a headlight violation. Handy was released on signature pending court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of Popeye’s Restaurant, Princess Anne.



James Sylvester Lee of Fruitland, arrested 7-19-14 for failing to appear in court. Lee was later released on personal recognizance.



Rudolph Melvin Tilghman of Princess Anne, arrested 7-19-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Tilghman was held on a $25,000 bond.



Tasha Orlene Holden of Temperenceville Virginia, arrested 7-20-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Holden was released on personal recognizance.



Leroy Edward Somers of Crisfield, arrested 7-21-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Somers was held on a $1,200 bond.



Alfonzo Lamar Jackson of Marion Station, arrested 7-23-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Jackson was held on a $500.00 bond.



Rubicel Sanchez Rodriguez of Princess Anne, arrested 7-24-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Rodriguez was later released to the Fruitland Police Department.

SUSPECT CHARGED IN WICOMICO COUNTY MURDER

SUSPECT CHARGED IN WICOMICO COUNTY MURDER


(SALISBURY, MD) – Maryland State Police have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with the murder of a Wicomico County man and an assault on his housemate that occurred earlier this year.

The accused is identified as Paul A. Tatem, 35, of Quantico, MD. A Wicomico County Grand Jury issued an indictment charging Tatem with first and second degree murder, two counts of armed robbery, two counts of robbery, two counts of first and second degree assault, attempted first and second degree murder, first degree burglary, theft between $1,000 and $10,000, two counts of wearing/carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, and felon in possession of a firearm. The indictment ordered Tatem be held without bond in the Wicomico County Detention Center.

The indictment was served on Tatem today at the detention center by Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators. Tatem was originally arrested in the Salisbury area by members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team on July 1, 2014, on a parole retake warrant and a theft warrant. He has been held in the detention center without bond since that time.

Tatem is charged with the murder of Donald G. Mariner, 72, who was found dead in his home in the 27000-block of Pemberton Drive, Salisbury, early on the morning of April 16, 2014. Mariner and his housemate, a 50-year-old man, had both been assaulted when suspect(s) entered the home during an apparent home invasion. Mariner was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy determined Mariner was murdered and died from blunt force injuries. The younger victim survived.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigation developed evidence and information that was presented to the Wicomico County Grand Jury, with the assistance of the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office. The Grand Jury issued the indictment charging Tatem with Mariner’s murder and the assault of the other victim.

Multiple departments and units assisted with this investigation. They include the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation, Salisbury Police Department, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Wicomico CAC, Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force, and Maryland State Police units including the Gang Enforcement Unit, Criminal Enforcement Division, Crime Scene Unit, State Apprehension Team, and Salisbury Barrack.

The investigation into this murder and assault is continuing. Additional arrests are possible.


MDE REPORT LAUDS COUNTY PROGRESS

MDE REPORT LAUDS COUNTY PROGRESS



Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt is pleased to announce the County received an outstanding evaluation from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for progress towards achieving 2012 and 2013 milestones geared towards restoring the Chesapeake Bay. To promote continual progress, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calls on states – and in turn, local jurisdictions – to identify milestones to be reached in two-year increments.



In 2011, County officials, in conjunction with local municipalities, submitted a total of 10 programmatic milestones identifying local efforts to reduce pollution from septic systems, stormwater and wastewater sources. This evaluation demonstrates the County’s commitment to improve the water quality of local rivers and creeks, as well as the Chesapeake Bay.



County Executive Pollitt said, “I’m proud to see that Wicomico’s can-do commitment to improved water quality is being noticed.  Hopefully, our leadership will encourage others to tackle their own obligations in support of a clean and healthy environment.  We can make this count!”



The efforts to date would not be possible without the support of our community partners, as well as the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay Trust, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.



TRAFFIC ADVISORY: NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD MAINTENANCE PROJECT

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD MAINTENANCE PROJECT

 

Wicomico County Department of Public Works (DPW) Roads Division announces that residents on Old Eden Road will have modified access to the road on Thursday, July 31, 2014 beginning at 8:00 A.M. This is to allow Norfolk Southern Railroad to make improvements to the railroad crossing at that location. A temporary access lane will be set up with traffic markings to guide residents through the area. The work is expected to be completed the same day. No commercial trucks will be permitted.

 

Wicomico County DPW and State Highway Administration (SHA) will post message boards and signage in the vicinity of the project. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Wicomico County DPW – Roads Division at 410-548-4872. Wicomico County reminds drivers to use caution and consider workers safety when driving through a construction zone.

 


SPD Shoplifting Arrests


WCSO Press Releases - July 29, 2014

Incident: Unattended Children


Date of Incident: 26 July 2014

Location: 4000 block of Tyaskin Road, Tyaskin, MD

Suspect: Anita L. Brown, 31, Tyaskin, MD
                               
Narrative:  On 26 July 2014 at 1:54 PM a deputy responded to the report of three unattended children left in a residence in the 4000 block of Tyaskin Road.During the investigation, the deputy learned that Anita Brown left three children aged 5, 2 and 8 months without any supervision in her residence for approximately 40 minutes.  The deputy placed Brown 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 Brown on Personal Recognizance.

Charges: Unattended Child (3 counts)



Incident: Warrant

Date of Incident: 22 July 2014

Location: Wicomico County, MD

Suspect: Richard Philip Matthews, 42, Salisbury, MD
                               
Narrative: On 24 July 2014 at 10:00 PM a deputy arrested Richard Matthews on an outstanding District Court Bench Warrant that was issued after he violated the terms of his probation. Matthews had been convicted in August 2013 on the charge of Theft under $1,000.00.  Matthews was detained on a bond of $20,000.00 pending a future court appearance.

Charges: Violation of Probation



Incident: Theft

Date of Incident: 26 July 2014

Location:  32000 block of Johnson Road, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Randy Allen Knupp, 29, Salisbury, MD

Narrative:  On 26 July 2014 at 4:00 PM a deputy arrested Randy Knupp following an investigation into the theft of a jar of coins from a residence in the 32000 block of Johnson Road in Salisbury. At the time of the report, the owner of the property believed Knupp was a suspect as he was the only one at the residence during the time period of the theft. The deputy also reviewed video surveillance from a nearby commercial establishment that had a “Coin-Star” receptacle and observed an individual that was identified as Knupp depositing the coins into that receptacle in exchange for cash.  The deputy applied for and obtained a warrant for the arrest of Knupp and upon arrest 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 released Knupp on personal recognizance.

Charges: Theft under $1,000.00



Incident: Assault

Date of Incident: 25 July 2014

Location: 1200 block of Pocahontas Ave., Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Isiah J. Jordan, 25, Salisbury, MD
                               
Narrative:  On 25 July 2014 at 11:38 AM, a deputy responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Pocahontas Avenue for a reported altercation. Upon arrival,the deputy learned that the two brothers who resided together became embroiled in an argument that turned physical when one of the brothers, Isiah Jordan,assaulted the other. During the investigation, the deputy observed signs of injury on the victim that corroborated his account. Also during the investigation, Isiah became uncooperative with the investigation.  The deputy placed Isiah Jordan under arrest for the assault 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 released Jordan on Personal Recognizance.

Charges: Assault 2nd Degree



Incident: Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute

Date of Incident: 27 July 2014

Location: E. Isabella Street, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: James P. Hutson, 19,Salisbury, MD
                               
Narrative:  On 27 July 2014 at 8:11 PM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by James Hutson on E. Isabella Street for an equipment violation. Upon approach to Hutson, the deputy observed what the deputy recognized as the remnants of marijuana on the passenger side floor. Upon a subsequent search of the vehicle, the deputy located what was identified as marijuana that was packaged into four separate baggies. Based on the packaging and the total amount observed, the deputy arrested Hutson for possession with the intent to distribute.  The deputy transported Hutson 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 Hutson in the Detention Center in lieu of $20,000.00 bond.

Charges: Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute



Incident: Assault

Date of Incident: 26 July 2014

Location: 200 block of Spruce Street, Delmar, MD

Suspect: Melinda Ann Pyott, 37, Delmar,MD
                               
Narrative:  On 26 July 2014 at 8:46 PM a deputy responded to a reported altercation at a residence in the 200 block of Spruce Street in Delmar. Upon arrival, the deputy met with a male subject who advised that he had been involved with an altercation with a female subject he resided with, Melinda Pyott that became physical. According to the male victim, Pyott punched him in the mouth during the altercation. During the investigation the deputy observed signs of injury on the victim that corroborated his account.  The deputy placed Pyott 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 detained Pyott in the Detention Center in lieu of $25,000.00 bond.

Charges: Assault 2nd Degree



Incident: “Most Wanted” Apprehension

Date of Incident: 23 July 2014

Location: Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania

Suspect: Christian Clayton Clark, 24, formerly of Cambridge, MD
          
Narrative: On 23 July 2014, an officer from the Mt. Jewett, PA Police, acting on information provided by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, located and arrested a Wicomico County “Most Wanted” fugitive at a residence in that community. Clark had been profiled on various local media outlets over the course of the last three years after he absconded from the area. Clark was being sought on a Violation of Probation bench warrant that had been issued following a conviction in a felony theft scheme.

Clark is currently incarcerated at the McKean County, PA jail pending extradition back to Wicomico County.

Charges: Violation of Probation




Incident: Flee and Elude / Leaving Scene of an Accident

Date of Incident: 26 July 2014

Location: Main Street, Sharptown, MD

Suspect: Denzel Antonio Brown, 23, Delmar, DE
                               
Narrative:  On 26 July 2014 at 5:03 AM, a deputy clocked a vehicle that would later be found to be operated by Denzel Brown at 94 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone on Laurel Road heading towards Sharptown. The deputy attempted to go after the speeding vehicle but soon lost sight of it as Brown accelerated away. The deputy continued on to the town of Sharptown and soon located the speeding vehicle where it had crashed in the area of the dead end at the river on Main Street. The driver was no where to be found. The deputy discovered that the vehicle was unregistered and would later discover that it was uninsured.  The deputy located Brown after he walked into the State Police barrack to report he had been involved in an accident in Sharptown.  The deputy placed Brown 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 Brown in the Detention Center in lieu of $20,000.00 bond.

Charges: Speeding, Attempt to Flee and Elude, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Operating an Unregistered Vehicle and Operating an Uninsured Vehicle

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Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  29 July 2014

Ocean City Police Press Release On Closed 21st Street UPDATED NOW OPEN

NB Philadelphia Ave is closed in the area of 21st Street due to a bicycle collision investigation. Traffic being diverted to Baltimore.

John Hall Questions


John Hall is running unopposed in Wicomico County District 4

Laura Mitchell Questions

Laura Mitchell is running for Wicomico County Council At Large

Josh Hastings Questions

Josh Hastings is running for Wicomico County Council District 3

Larry Dodd Questions

Larry Dodd is running for County Council District 3

John Cannon Questions

John Cannon is running for County Council at large

Matt Holloway Questions

Matt Holloway is running for Wicomico County Council At Large

Joe Holloway Questions

Joe Holloway is running unopposed in District 5