Saturday, October 21, 2017

Great Night In Downtown Salisbury


Shooting Last night In Snow hill

    On October 20, 2017 at approximately 1908 hours, the Snow Hill Police Department and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a shooting/shots fired at the intersection of W. Federal Street and Ross Street in Snow Hill, Maryland 21863.  Upon arrival, Officers located a victim lying along the edge of the roadway near the curb.  The victim was identified as Deron Raymont Ames (25 years of age) of Snow Hill, Maryland.  EMS arrived on scene and Ames was subsequently transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment where he remains in critical condition. Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Worcester Bureau of Investigation at 410-632-1111 or call the Lower Eastern Shore Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.  Callers may remain anonymous


Friday, October 20, 2017

Comic Con Happening Now


Arrest Made In UMES Murder

Suspect Arrested And Charged In Murder At Eastern Shore UniversityOctober 20, 2017

(PRINCESS ANNE, MD) – A Maryland State Police homicide investigation has led to the indictment and arrest today of a Baltimore man for the murder of an Eastern Shore university student more than four years ago.

The suspect is identified as Davonta M. Braxton, 25, of Baltimore, Md.  Braxton was arrested about 10:30 a.m. today on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  He has been charged on an indictment from a Somerset County Grand Jury with second degree murder, manslaughter, first degree assault and second degree assault.  He has been taken to the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack for processing and will later be transported to the Somerset County Detention Center to await his initial appearance before a court commissioner.

Braxton is charged in connection with the murder of Edmond St. Clair, 21, who was a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Braxton has been a student at the university intermittently, but is not currently enrolled there, according to school records.

At about 9:00 p.m. on February 16, 2013, St. Clair was a passenger in a car traveling across the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus.  Not far from the Student Services Center, St. Clair and those he was traveling with encountered several people who were walking in the street.

The investigation revealed St. Clair got out of the car and an altercation occurred, during which he was stabbed in the upper torso.  He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

During a search of the area near the crime scene, State Police investigators and crime scene technicians recovered a folding knife.  The knife was examined at the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division crime laboratory.  Evidence was found on the knife that positively connected it to the murder of St. Clair.  Also found on the knife was DNA evidence from an unknown contributor.

Through their ongoing investigation of this murder, Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators were able to identify Braxton as a possible suspect.  A search warrant was obtained and DNA was obtained from Braxton.  Scientists at the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division Laboratory determined the DNA evidence found on the knife was a positive match with the suspect’s DNA.

Evidence developed in this investigation was presented by the Somerset County State’s Attorney’s Office to a Grand Jury.  The presentation resulted in the criminal indictment.

Investigative assistance was provided to the State Police Homicide Unit by the Somerset County Narcotics Task Force, the Somerset County State’s Attorney’s Office and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Police Department.  Troopers and criminal investigators from the State Police Princess Anne Barrack also provided assistance, as did members of the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division.  Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators also thank officials from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for their cooperation and assistance throughout the investigation.

CONTACT:    Greg Shipley – Office of Media Communications – 410-653-4236

 



Explaining My Support For Beau Oglesby For Judge


After my post this week showing my support for Beau Oglesby many thought I had lost my damn mind after years of criticism him. Look this is about putting aside differences for the betterment of the State Of Maryland. Every candidate sent to the Governor for this selection process is a quality legal mind and would make a great judge. I however see that Governor Hogan is selecting younger States Attorneys to fill the open seats in a brilliant move on his part. These judges have 15 year terms, and knowing the way Maryland could go back Liberal at any time, putting younger candidates in these open spots solidifies a lengthy period of a Conservative Governor's picks. 


Third Friday Comic Con Time Tonight Downtown Salisbury





OCTOBER 20th - COMIC CON  
October 20th, 2017 is the next 3rd Friday inDowntown Salisbury!  This month’s theme is COMIC CON, so get ready to dress up like your favorite superheroes and villains!  Join the costume contest, or watch real life local heroes perform amazing feats- like cutting a car in half! Score free comic books, and free swag from your favorite franchises.  Paint a pumpkin atAcorn Market, or smash a pumpkin in front of Angello’s Unique Gifts– there is something for everyone this 3rd Friday!  

On North Division Street, you can enter the 3rd Friday Costume Contest, for a chance to win huge prizes! Winners will take home prize packs filled with collectibles, toys, comic books, and gift certificates provided by Phoenix RisingPLB Comics and 3rd Friday!  
The contest is open to anyone, and will be broken down into two categories, kids 12 and under and adults 13 and up, with special guest host Kati Coe of Kati Coe Cosplay and Red Bandana.  Come decked our as your favorite character, or an original creation.   Registration is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the contest itself starts promptly at 6:15 p.m. on the Government Office Building steps.  So come out, look good, and win big!  
Also on North Division Street, you can score free comic books courtesy of 3rd Friday and meet some of Salisbury's local heroes!  The Salisbury Fire Department will be out on N. Division Street with displays, equipment, fun interactive games and activities, like a fire hose spray and hose rolls complete with a “Jaws of Life” demonstration at 5pm. Plus, don’t miss special dance performances starting at 5:30 from N’oreastern Storm Special Needs Competition Cheer Team at 5:30 p.m., followed by Feet of Fire’s spooky Halloween showcase! 
Down on the bottom of the Plaza, in Municipal Parking Lot 15, don a poncho and safety googles, and take part in the 3rd Friday Pumpkin Smash, sponsored by Avery Hall Insurance. It’s a thrilling way to release pent up superhuman strength!  
Be sure to stop in Angello’s Unique Gift right across the street.  Plus, Acorn Market is hosting their annualPumpkin Carving and Painting Contest, complete with prizes awarded in adult, teen and youth categories!
On the Plaza, artists and crafters will line the street with local handmade items for sale.  The Hayman Trio will perform on the main stage, with a special performance by Bay Brass just in time for Oktoberfest.  The Salisbury Jaycees will be pouring local craft beer and wine selections.  
St. Peters Episcopal Church will be hosting a drum circle and offering grilled burgers and halal chicken sandwiches, with a special program at 6:30 p.m. about global warming and the real life local heroes protecting the Eastern Shore from climate change.   Plus, be sure to stop by and see 47 ABC and Delmarva's CW3’s table for fun swag from some of their hit shows like Flash, Arrow, DC Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Marvels Inhumans!
In the Gallery Building, the Salisbury Art Space will be showing “The Art of Christopher Harrington and Brad Hudson” in the Main Gallery, located on the lower level.  On the Plaza level, Salisbury University Art Gallerieshosts the traveling Smithsonian exhibition “The Way We Worked”.  Part of Museum on Main Street – a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Maryland Humanities – the exhibition traces the many changes that have affected the workforce and work environment over the past 150 years.  The exhibition draws from the National Archives, as well as, the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture’s rich collections, and includes spinning and weaving demos courtesy of Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum.  
Don’t forget to shop this 3rd Friday!  In honor of Comic Con, Corsets and Cogs is offering 20% off all goggles to complete your favorite Goth and punk costumes, plus score ten percent off gift cards right in time for the Holiday season!  Stop by Season’s Best Antiques and browse their selection of comics, complete with great sales and refreshments.  Sea-Renity Family Resourcesis having a Super Grand Opening Event with a Super Friend Party for the kids, plus free activities, snacks and prizes.   Top the night off with “Create Your Own Cupcakes” from Cake Art, or score one of their amazing creations like a Pumpkin Spice Cupcake!  
The downtown bars and restaurants are ready with live music for 3rd Friday! Roadie Joe’s Bar and Grill will have Joe Jacinto for the happy hour crowd from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., plus DJ E-State late night.   Brew River will have a Friday Night Dock Party with live music by Eastwood from 6-10 p.m. and DJ Outlaw at 10 p.m.   Market Street Inn will have late night jams by DJ Juan.  Be sure to stop by Mojo’s to support them during Main Street construction, they will be open all night with great food specials and music by DJ Vybe.  
Downtown Trolley service will start earlier at 5 p.m. in front of the Guerrieri Academic Commons and will run until 7 p.m. Service will resume later that night at 9 PM and run until 2 AM. Boarding is free with Gull Card or $1 otherwise and will bring you from Salisbury University and surrounding areas to Downtown Salisbury. 
3rd Friday is a downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District in partnership with The City of Salisbury.   

VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES Pedestrian Struck In front of 306 Dogwood Dr

7:38AM Salisbury, Maryland
⚠️TRAFFIC ALERT⚠️
VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES
Pedestrian Struck
 
In front of 306 Dogwood Dr

Salisbury Fire Department has been dispatched to respond.

Update 7:42AM- Reported Hit and Run-One patient bleeding from mouth, unknown other injuries.

• Expect lane closures, slow down, move over, and use caution in the area.
• Plan an alternate route if possible.
• Additional information will be posted if appropriate.
• Wicomico First Alert makes every effort to post accurate information, but we cannot feasibly confirm incidents, information is subject to change.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Strong Armed Robbery Of A Teacher In Princess Anne

Front parking lot of the school.. a teacher was approached by someone with a gun


Maryland State Police Press Release

Type of Incident: Motor vehicle collision, Second degree assault, Resist arrest, Identity Theft,
Obstructing and hindering, Parole retake warrant, driving without a license and driving under the
influence of alcohol
Date and Time: 10/19/2017 at 0217 hours
Location: Main Street at Route 50, Mardela Springs, MD 21837
Vehicle(s): 2003 Mitsubishi Galant
Driver/Suspect: Jeremy Jerome Johnson, 31 year old, black male, from Salisbury, MD.
Charges: Second degree assault, Resist arrest, Identity Theft, Obstructing and hindering, Parole retake
warrant, driving without a license and driving under the influence of alcohol
Disposition: Released to Wicomico County Detention Center Staff
Narrative:
On 10/19/2017 at 0217 hours, troopers from the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack were
dispatched to a motor vehicle collision in the front yard of a residence on Main Street in Mardela
Springs. When the troopers arrived, they located the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle still seated
in the vehicle and was speaking with EMS personnel. When the trooper made contact with the driver,
he believed that he was possibly impaired by alcohol. After the driver refused medical treatment he
performed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. During his arrest, the driver resisted arrest
and punched a trooper in the face before being placed in handcuffs.
The driver was charged with second degree assault, resisting arrest identity theft, obstructing
and hindering, driving without a license and driving under the influence of alcohol. He was
transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center to go before a court commissioner. While the
driver was being processed at the jail it was learned that the driver had provided a false name. The
driver provided the correct name and it was learned that he had a parole retake warrant.

Maryland State Police Press Release

Type of Incident: Fugitive from justice/Sexual assault in Illinois
Date and Time: 10/16/2017 at 1539 hours
Location: Route 50 at E. Side Road, Parsonsburg, Wicomico County, Maryland
Suspect: Andre Pierre, 60 year old black male from Salisbury, Maryland
Charges: Two counts sexual assault, two counts sexual abuse and one count of sexual misconduct
with a person with a disability.
Narrative:
On 10/16/2017 at 1539 hours, a trooper traveling on Route 50 stopped a vehicle that was
following his patrol vehicle too closely. Upon contact with the driver, it was learned the driver had an
active arrest warrant for several sexual assault crimes in Lincolnshire, Illinois. The crimes were
committed while the suspect worked as a nursing assistant at a residential home for people with
disabilities. The warrant was still active and the suspect was taken into custody and is currently being
held in the Wicomico County Detention Center awaiting extradition back to Illinois. Detectives for the
Lincolnshire Police Department were contacted and flew to Salisbury to interview the suspect.

State Of The City Address

A full house last night at SU for the Mayor's 2017 State Of The City address. 
Before I get to my review of the 2017 State Of The City Address, I want to take a moment and talk about the Guerrieri  Academic commons building as it was the first time I had been inside. Wow. It is the only word that came to mind.This place is amazing and the students that choose SU as their University are lucky to have such a beautiful place to study and relax. 

Council President Jack Heath spoke first about how great the City Council worked together, and praised his colleagues. He also mentioned how great it is to work with Jake Day toward moving the City into the future. 

Mayor Day then spoke for roughly 40 minutes and outlined the things accomplished in the past year and the vision for the next. I'm going to find the video link from my friends at pac 14 so you can hear it from the man himself.  Like him or not Jake has a clear vision on how he sees our City in the future. I can see if we push toward that vision Salisbury will be an amazing place  to live in. We do have problems now that need to be focused on but I'm telling you I can see this coming together and I believe in it. 




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Live At State Of City Address

Waiting for State of City to begin


Kindness Day

I want to try something really challenging for many who read my site. Leave a kind comment about someone, anyone but it has to be nice and positive.

Fall Colors Help Me Out

If you see any beautiful fall trees please let me know as I'm looking to do some great fall aerial stuff


Walking Trail From SU to North 13?


I read about a proposed walking trail along the railroad tracks from the college to the north of 13. I think that is a terrible idea since we all know the tracks are where druggies and homeless hang out. You aren't going to drive them away by making it pretty. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sheriff Mike Lewis Plans To Run For Re-Election

I asked Sheriff Lewis what his plans are for the upcoming election cycle and he told me he plans to file for Re-election for Wicomico County Sheriff. That is great news for Wicomico


Beau Oglesby Best Choice For New Worcester County Judge

The Retirement of the Honorable Thomas C. Groton has left an open slot in Worcester County Circuit Court.

Jeffrey Burton Cropper, David Charles Gaskill,  Mary Margaret Kent, Beau Hendrick Oglesby and
Regan James Reno Smith were the names sent to the Governor for consideration. Beau is the perfect fit for what Gov Hogan is looking for, young conservative prosecutors who will easily do their 15 year term. I like that Beau has been diligent at putting criminals behind bars , and having a good relationship with local law enforcement agencies.  Let us hope Gov Hogan continues the good picks and selects Beau as the new Circuit County Judge

Charlotte Avenue Closing In Crisfield The Right Call


The Crisfield Police have closed the south end of Charlotte Avenue at Woodson School Road until further notice. This is a great idea which will limit avenues of escape for the problem people in the projects. What has been happening is when calls to the Police are made, the criminal element knew they could take off in the other direction at this exit. Closing this will allow a better control over the entrance and exit of the complex. 

Salisbury Mayor Salary Discussion Part 2


Yesterday was a big discussion day in regards to my opinion regarding a pay raise for the Mayor of the City Of Salisbury. I think the truth of the matter is, people can't get past who the Mayor is as opposed to what kind of salary they receive. In this life I can tell you, you are never going to agree with everyone on everything, I still firmly believe that by increasing the salary for the Mayor , you will encourage a larger group of people to consider running.

Many wrote in opposing this because of Jakes stance on the Winder monument. How can I the guy who started the petition against removing it, believe he should get a raise. This sort of thinking is exactly why the world is like it is. If I disagree with someone on something they should be gutted and left for dead on the side of the road. It is ok to disagree with people in life.

Do I think Jake leans toward the left? absolutely. Do I agree with everything he does? nope. Does that mean I should hate him? Does that mean the Office he holds doesn't deserve a pay raise? Ok so if you think 75 thousand is too much, I agree it would be better for it to be lower. I think having 2 Deputy City Administrators is too many if the Mayor is going to get a substantial pay raise.

It takes a vision to try to make Salisbury better for the future, and if you stand back and see the ideas Jake has proposed come to life, Salisbury would rock. If we don't take the chance on encouraging others with a vision for the City with a pay raise for the Office, then the City will stay as is forever. As someone who has lived here my entire life, and where my family is from for generations Salisbury matters to me. If I was going to offer up a solution I would recommend a 50-60 thousand area salary . That is my opinion and you are entitled to yours.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Tuesday Morning At The Mall Sign Proposal


Crisfield Residents Time To Come Together With Prayer Walk For Crisfield Opioid Crisis


Crisfield Residents spread the word. On October 29th at 2pm area churches are banding together with the community for a prayer walk . The walk will begin at the Crisfield Fire Department and end at the depot with shuttles back to the fire station. Please mark this on your calendar and stand up and show that we will stand up to the opiod crisis not just in Crisfield but around the Country.

Salisbury Mayor Salary Should Be Increased



At Tonight's Salisbury City Council Work Session, an increase in pay for the Mayor of the City is scheduled for discussion. Currently the Mayor receives 25,000 per year. The proposal is to increase the salary to 75,000. The City of Salisbury is in a unique position as our City Charter makes it clear we are a strong Mayor form of Government, which means the Mayor runs the show,

I have always felt that the salary at 25,000 is ridiculous. When Jim Ireton was being a part time Mayor while teaching that was acceptable. Barrie Tilghman and Jake Day especially have been full time always working Mayors. Paying someone to run the City full time barely above minimum wage is sad.

Raising the salary to 75 thousand will also encourage more people to consider running for this office. I would however offer up a solution to offset the increase in salary. We currently have 2 Deputy City Administrators, which I believe we should limit that to 1. Jake Day I can vouch for is always on the clock and is certainly deserving the salary increase for the job.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Who Killed Mark Laquan Smith In Crisfield?


Mark Laquan Smith was shot 14 times and left to die in the Somers Cove Apartment Complex in Crisfield. I don't care what lifestyle a person led, nobody has the right to execute someone and leave them for dead after shooting them 14 times. I have spoken to his family and as I do with all victims of crime, I promised them I would keep pushing to help get the person or persons responsible for this crime behind bars.

Please help the Crisfield Police solve this case by contacting them with anything you may have heard on the streets regarding this murder in Somers Cove

Friday, October 13, 2017

Truck Rear Ends Bus On Zion Road


MAR-VA Theater In Pocomoke Showing Friday The 13th Tonight!!!

Happy Friday the 13th! What better way to celebrate the spooky day than with the original Friday the 13th playing at the MAR-VA Theater tonight at 7pm for only $5? I know! $1 off any latte at XO beanery & bites by using the password "JASON" today only!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pocomoke Gets New Restaurant Owner

The Riverside Grill in Pocomoke which has sat vacant a few weeks has a new owner. The new caretakers are the owners of Mallards at the Wharf In Onancock. Some great food heading your way Pocomoke...

Crisfield Housing Authority Deserves Most Of Blame


If there has been one constant that has come from this recent outbreak in violence in Crisfield, is the outrage felt toward the Crisfield Housing Authority for not doing more to weed out the problem tenants.

There are people living in this complex paying less than 50 dollars a month who are subletting for 200 making a profit off of the taxpayers. Tenants who are thousands of dollars behind in rent and yet still are able to stay. This is a major problem that someone needs to fix asap. The Crisfield Mayor and Council need to insist something be done, since way too much time and resources are being spent in one area of the town.

This place had a chance to right itself after Sandy hit, and instead has gotten even worse. The good people who actually need a place to live should be outraged that drug dealers and gangs have taken hold and keeping them from affordable housing.

Please residents of Crisfield contact your Council and Mayor and demand something be done

It Is Time For The City Of Salisbury To Completely Divorce The County With New City Hall



If you follow the local politics of Salisbury, you have seen a great divide occur because of the lack of professionalism on the part of One Term Bob Culver. Mayor Jake Day has been pulling as many services in house as he possibly can, to avoid the Culver drama. I believe in this atmosphere that it is time the City build a modern City Hall and separate itself from the County at the Government Office Building.

Two large parcels of land are available Downtown to build this. It doesn't have to be a Taj Mahal by any means, but a nice new modern facility.  This would allow the City to grow into an even more efficient organization.

Wicomico County Announces Changes to Local Fire Marshal’s Office

At the Salisbury City Council meeting of October 9, 2017, new ordinances were passed that will directly affect and change the way business is conducted within the corporate limits of the City of Salisbury. As determined by the Mayor and City Council, Wicomico County will no longer be performing the fire safety functions and duties typical of the local Fire Marshal’s Office within the corporate limits of the City of Salisbury.

All business dealings for these functions will now be handled by the following Departments within the City of Salisbury government structure: Department of Infrastructure and Development (410-548-3170); Housing and Community Development Department (410-341-9550); and the Salisbury Fire Department (410-548-3120). Any questions should be directed to these City Departments.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Somerset County Sheriff’s Office releases latest incidents and arrests

PRINCESS ANNE – The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office posts the following incidents and arrests.

Harold, Timothy Howard 3rd of Crisfield, arrested 9-23-17 on a warrants for 2nddegree assault, and reckless endangerment. Howard was later held without bond.
Qualesha NY’Shae Lewis of Princess Anne, criminal summons served 9-23-17 for 2nddegree assault, and disorderly conduct. Lewis was later released on signature pending court actions.
Joseph Perrelim of Princess Anne , arrested 9-26-17 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Perrelim was later held without bond.
Robert David Hooks of Crisfield, arrested 9-29-17 on warrants for failing to appear in court. During the arrest Deputies recovered a small amount of marijuana, and suspected THC extract. Hooks was later held on bond.
Jordan Lee Johnson of Princess Anne, criminal summons served 10-2-17 for 2nddegree assault. Johnson was later released on signature pending court actions.
Victoria Nicole Arnold of Crisfield, arrested 10-2-17 on a violation of probation warrant. Arnold was later held without bond.
Angela Marie Distefano of Princess Anne, arrested 10-2-17 on a civil body attachment warrant. Distefano was later released on personal recognizance.
Hezeriah Danzelle Handy of Temple Hills Maryland, arrested 10-3-17 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Handy was later held on a $500.00 bond.
Harold Timothy Howard 3rd, arrested 10-3-17 on a warrant for violation of probation. Howard was later held without bond.
Michael Jerome Aye of Crisfield, arrested 10-6-17 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Aye was later released on personal recognizance.
Kermit Lawson Jr. of Marion Station, arrested 10-6-17 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Lawson was later held without bond.
Robert William Handy of Crisfield, arrested 10-6-17 on a warrant for distribution of CDS. Handy was later held without bond.
Shswan Lomeek Reddick of Princess Anne, arrested 10-8-17 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Reddick was later held on a $500.00 bond.
Elijah Lee Wilson 3rd. of Crisfield, arrested 10-10-17 on a warrant for violation of probation. Wilson was later held without bond.

Somerset Co. Sheriff's Office launched a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch

Somerset County (MD) Sheriff's Office
Recently, Sheriff Ronnie Howard and the Somerset Co. Sheriff's Office launched a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch. Somerset County will now be a part of a nationwide network of over 5,000 law enforcement agencies. The new service is a citizen-friendly, easy to use website that enables citizens to search for potentially dangerous sex offenders and predators, which may be in close proximity to their homes, places of work, schools, churches and day care centers. The information is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is updated in real time by the Somerset Co. Sheriff's Office as offender information changes and is reported. Citizens may enter any address of interest to them and see a map and listing of all the offenders within a user defined radius (.25 miles out to 2 miles) of that address. Citizens can then register the address to be continuously monitorted by the Sheriff, who will send to them an email alerting them if an offender or predator should register an address within their specified radius of their address. Citizens can register as many addresses as they like. There is no cost. It is confidential. SHERIFF HOWARD ADVISES THAT CITIZENS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHO MAY BE LIVING NEAR THEM AND WHO COULD POTENTIALLY POSE A THREAT TO THEIR FAMILIES. The purpose of this program is to lessen the anxiety of citizens by proactively alerting them should an offender/predator move within proximety to them and to provide the highest level of security and safety to all Somerset County citizens. The program also enables the Sheriff to verify that offender addresses do not violate any safety buffers that may be implemented around protected institutions in the county, such as schools, day cares and parks, and helps law enforcement schedule complaince checks for verifying information provided by offenders.
Citizens can access the OffenderWatch registry at the Somerset County Sheriff's Office sex offender search page at: http://www.sheriffalerts.com/md/somerset

Somerset County Sheriff Press Release

On October 8, 2017, Deputies from the Somerset Co. Sheriff’s Office arrested a Princess Anne man on warrants for 3rd Degree Sex Offense, and 2nd Degree Assault with the victim being a juvenile female. The investigation that led to the issuance of the warrants began in August and involved allegations of inappropriate touching of a female juvenile who resides in the Princess Anne area.  The suspect was Eric Healey of the Somers Place apartment s area in Princess Anne.  On the above date, Healey was held at the Somerset Co. Detention center without bond.


State Of The City 2017 Address

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day invites you to join him along with members of the City Council, representatives of Salisbury University, and other distinguished guests, for the Mayor's annual State of the City Address. The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the communal space and auditorium of the new Guerrieri Academic Commons on the campus of Salisbury University.

The event will be immediately preceded by a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Parking will be available in the lots immediately adjacent to the building, as well as the Guerrieri University Center parking lot on Dogwood Dr., and the Blackwell lot on Camden Ave.

The Annual Downtown Pocomoke Fall Festival returns on Saturday, October 14th from 11am-4pm!


The Annual Downtown Pocomoke Fall Festival returns on Saturday, October 14th from 11am-4pm!

Fun for the entire family! Live Entertainment, Sidewalk Vendors, Antique Car Show, Food & Drink Sales, Free Museum Admission, Pumpkin Painting, Hay Rides, Corn Pit, Horse Rides, Sidewalk Chalk, Passport to Pocomoke Game & SO MUCH MORE!

FREE Hook'd on Fishin' Program at the docks from 12-3pm. Kids can fish on the docks of the Pocomoke River. Supplies included!

Kids Costume Contest will be held onstage at 2:30pm. Register your child between 11am-2pm by the stage.

Vendor Applications Available on DowntownPocomoke.com

In the event of rain the Fall Festival will be rescheduled for the following Saturday, October 21st.

Wicomico County Sheriff Press Release



Incident: Disorderly Conduct
Date of Incident: 7 October 2017
Location: 800 block of West Road, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Derryke Lamar Tilghman, 55, Fruitland, MD
Narrative: On 7 October 2017 at 7:46 PM, a deputy responded to a convenience store in the 800 block of West Road for the report of a highly intoxicated individual inside who was making threats to kill the employees and fellow patrons. Upon arrival, the deputy located this subject, Derryke Tilghman, and observed he was staggering in the parking lot. Tilghman began cursing the deputy and causing a commotion in the parking lot. When Tilghman refused to leave and stay away from the premise and continued to be disruptive, the deputy placed Tilghman under arrest.
Tilghman informed the arresting deputy that Tilghman was going to complain to a deputy he knew, but because of his intoxicated state, he did not recognize that was the same deputy who was arresting him.
Tilghman was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Tilghman on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Disorderly Conduct and Disturbance of the Peace

Incident: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Date of Incident: 8 October 2017
Location: South Salisbury Boulevard, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Oscar Daniel Aguilera-Posadas, 29, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 8 October 2017 at 11:40 PM, a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Oscar Aguilera-Posadas after observing it swaying and crossing the yellow center line. Upon making contact with Aguilera-Posadas, the deputy detected the odor of alcohol emanating from within the vehicle. The odor, along with other observations caused the deputy to suspect that Aguilera-Posadas was under the influence of alcohol. Aguilera-Posadas, who told the deputy he had only consumed a single beer just prior to being stopped, was unable to successfully complete sobriety testing.
The deputy also discovered that Aguilera-Posadas did not have a license to drive a vehicle in the State of Maryland, or any other State. During processing, Aguilera-Posadas refused to submit to a breath test.
The deputy placed Aguilera-Posadas under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Aguilera-Posadas on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving Without a License

Incident: Possession of Crack Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute
Date of Incident: 9 October 2017
Location: 1000 block of Marine Road, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Douglas Allen Causey, 21, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 9 October 2017 at 1:43 AM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office was conducting an investigation into the occupants of a vehicle that the deputy had just stopped in the 1000 block of Marine Road. During a pat down of one of the subjects, Douglas Causey, the deputy detected a hard object protruding from Causey’s buttocks. Subsequent investigation revealed this object to be a metal pill container that contained what was identified as Xanax. Further search of Causey revealed a baggie of what was recognized as crack cocaine, also in the same area. The amount of crack cocaine seized was in excess of what would be considered personal use.
The deputy placed Causey under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Causey on an unsecured bond of $10,000.00.
Charges: Possession of Crack Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Xanax, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia