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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sad News Out Of Pocomoke As Chief Kelvin Sewell Says Farewell



Chief Kelvin Sewell is no longer the Chief of Police In Pocomoke in a shocking turn of events. Crime  is at 20 year all time low and no homicides have occurred since 2010 when he took Office. Kelvin is also a community favorite. There is so much more to this story that has to do with the corruption and the good old boy network in Worcester County. Chief Sewell will be missed

Escape Room Salisbury Downtown

Who Are The Favorites For The Republican Run For President?


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

America Needs More


True American Heroes like Chris Kyle and less


freaks like Bruce Jenner

Ted Phoebus Has Passed Away

Long time Clerk Of Somerset County Courts has died.

Somerset County Sheriff Press Release

Jamar Lee Alexander of Crisfield, arrested 6-10-15 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Alexander was later held on a  $500.00 bond.

 

Ronald Leon Hughes of Belair Maryland arrested 6-11-15 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Hughes was held on a $500.00 bond. 

 

Paul Allen Fridley of Crisfield, arrested 6-15-15 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Fridley was later released on personal recognizance. 

 

Ronald Lee Hall of Crisfield, arrested 6-16-15 on a warrants for attempted 2nd degree assault, and malicious destruction of property. Hall was later released on a $40,000 unsecured bond. 

 

Mark Wesley Pruitt of Crisfield, arrested 6-16-15 on a warrant for theft, and malicious destruction of property. Pruitt was later released on an unsecured bond. 

 

Paul Franklin Tyler 3rd of Crisfield, arrested 6-16-15 on a warrant for theft and malicious destruction of property. Tyler was later released on an unsecured bond. 

 

Kevin Lamont Whidbee of Crisfield, arrested 6-18-15 on a warrant for violation of probation. Whidbeee was later held without bond. 

 

Toni Liesa Miles of Princess Anne, arrested 6-20-15 for possession of cds, not marijuana. Miles was later released on an unsecured bond. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of Bratten Ave, Princess Anne. Deputies recovered suspected Xanax pills from within the vehicle. 

 

Richard Douglas Reynolds of Princess Anne, arrested 6-20-15 for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving impaired by alcohol, reckless driving, and failing to drive right of center. Reynolds was later released on signature pending court actions. 

 

Matthew Dawayne Holbrook of Crisfield, arrested 6-22-15 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Holbrook was later released after posting bond. 

 

Robert Fred Littleton of Westover, arrested 6-23-15 for 2nd degree assault, and possession of suspected marijuana. Littleton was later released on a $5,000 unsecured bond. The arrest was the result of an investigation where Littleton allegedly assaulted a female within their residence during a verbal altercation. 

 

Shswan Lomeek Reddick of Princess Anne, Criminal summons served 6-24-15 regarding theft less than $1,000. Reddick was later released on signature pending court actions. 

 

Kenneth Leon Collins Jr. of Princess Anne, arrested 6-26-15 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Collins was later held on a $500.00 bond. 

 

Cellar Door Tavern Closes It's Doors


Cellar Door Tavern is the latest casualty in the battle for Downtown Salisbury revitalization. The Tavern was owned by County Executive Bob Culver who sold it to his children when elected. As many of you know I am not a fan of Culver and you probably were expecting me to gloat that he failed, but you would be wrong. I dislike seeing any business fail that is trying to help Downtown be great again.

The issue is not Bob Culver or the restaurant, it's about the Downtown and it's identity crisis. I think we all want Downtown to come to life again and be a great City Center with commerce and foot traffic, the problem is our Downtown is not conducive to that with the way it has been shaped the past 30 years.

 If you look back at the photos from the hayday of Downtown Salisbury it was full of stores. Take a look at the photos below.




Notice the stores filling the buildings. What happened is when the Salisbury mall was built in the late 60's these stores started leaving Downtown which meant lots of vacancies.

The main thing Downtown at that point that brought people in was the Court House. In the 40's, 50's and 60's there were far fewer lawyers than there are today, so when the 70's rolled in with more lawyers and tons of vacant buildings the wave of lawyers moved in. This is exactly where we are at today. If you ride Downtown starting toward the State's Attorney's Building and look left and right as you go down Main street 80% of the buildings are lawyers offices. What happens then is when businesses try to make it they become the exception to the rule which means people have no reason other than court to be down there.


10 law firms with one dress shop, or coffee shop stuck in the middle is what you have Downtown. There are only two ways this Revitalization is going to work.

1. They build in the lot behind WMDT and make it a nice place like the place built by Salisbury University shown below, which contains lots of stores and reasons to go.


2. Move the law firms into the Wicomico Hotel and free up the buildings for real businesses.

I just don't see how much more can be done Downtown when all the buildings are full of Lawyers. We basically are seeing the few buildings that aren't Law Offices being given a go only to fail most of the time. No fault of the owners just unless you are a criminal and frequent Downtown to get your bail or see your Lawyer, normal people just don't have a reason to go. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office

Press Release

  
   On Monday June 22, 2015 at approximately 0155 hours a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy stopped a vehicle on Route 90 Berlin, Maryland for a speed violation. During the stop the deputy observed certain indicators of suspicious activity. A K-9 Officer was called to scan the vehicle. The K-9 had a positive alert on the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle a loaded handgun was found under the front passenger side seat. The driver, Seth Thomas Hughes 22 years of age from Hazleton Pa., was arrested and transported to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office for processing. Mr. Hughes was charged with possession of a handgun and released pending trial.


On Monday June 22, 2015 at approximately 1818 hours Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputies stopped a black in GMC Yukon for failing to drive right of the center line and other signs of negligent driving on Route 113 near Public Landing Rd. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Merysol Mendez-Reyes50 years of age from Newark New Jersey. A search of the vehicle revealed over 1,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes.

Ms. Mendez-Reyes was arrested and charged with transporting untaxed cigarettes and possessing untaxed cigarettes. Ms. Mendez- Reyes was given warnings for her negligent driving and failing to drive right of center. Ms. Mendez-Reyes was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was held on a $ 10,000 bond. 



On 06/28/2015 WCSO responded to a residence on Coral Reef Drive for a report of a theft of $10,000 cash from a vehicle that occurred earlier. Through investigation Demetrius Mobley, 22, of Hillside Illinois was identified as a possible suspect. A search of Mr. Mobley property resulted in the recovery of the $10,000. Mobley was placed under arrest and charged with one count of theft $10,000 - Under $100,000.

 

Mr. Mobley was taken before the District Court Commissioner and released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

Ocean City Police Press Release

(June 29, 2015) – A West Virginia teen is currently in stable condition after falling from a fifth story window in downtown Ocean City.

On June 28, 2015, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Ocean City police responded to a hotel in the area of 2nd Street and Atlantic Avenue for a report of an individual that had fallen from a fifth floor window. Upon arrival, officers observed a male that had been injured from the fall in an alley directly below an open window. He was later identified as Ricky Leon Miller, 18, of Hedgesville, WV. Miller was treated on scene by Ocean City Emergency Medical Services and flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center by Maryland State Police Trooper 4 where he is currently listed in stable condition.

After an initial investigation, Ocean City Police Criminal Investigation Division detectives determined that prior to the fall, Miller assaulted a 26-year-old female who was pushing a baby stroller on the third floor of the hotel. The assault was unprovoked and Miller had no prior contact with the female. Miller then fled to the fifth floor of the hotel and was attempting to exit through a hallway window when he fell five stories to the alley below.

Alcohol and drugs are believed to have been contributing factors. The investigation is ongoing and pending charges against Miller have not been determined at this time.

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Crisfield Council Member Erik Emely Receiving Special Favors?

Erik Emely is a Crisfield City Councilman Who recently applied for and received a permit to do a boatdocking on the city dock with no questions asked. He also invited outside food vendors to the event without asking anyone in town their thoughts. According to sources Erik has Adams ribs selling Beer liquor with his liquor licesnse not on the permit app.   

He is also asking for donations for the boat docking even though he got the use for free. Many people are concerned over this as it seems like a favoritism deal

Wicomico County Sheriff Press Release


Incident: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

Date of Incident: 25 June 2015

Location: Salisbury Blvd at Ohio Ave, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Joseph Clark Hollaway, 39, Delmar, MD

Narrative: On 25 June 2015 at 12:29 AM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Joseph Hollaway for driving 71 mph in a 35 mph zone on Salisbury Boulevard.  Upon contact with Hollaway, the deputy detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from within the interior of the vehicle. Based on the odor and other physical indicators, the deputy initiated sobriety testing. At the conclusion of the testing, the deputy placed Hollaway under arrest for DUI.

During subsequent processing, Hollaway provided a breath sample that measured .14.

Hollaway was released upon the issuance of citations.

Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se

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Incident: Sex Offender Violation

Date of Incident: 25 June 2015

Location: Wicomico County

Suspect: Brett E. Evans, 51, Salisbury, MD

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Narrative: On 25 June 2015 a deputy arrested Brett Evans for failing to correctly register as a sex offender as required. Evans, as a result of being convicted for a Rape in the 4th Degree in Delaware, was required to register as a Sex Offender. Upon relocated to Wicomico County in 2013 Evans initially complied with the requirement, but he informed the Sex Offender Registration Unit at the Sheriff’s Office that Evans was homeless as of May 28, 2015.

Due to his declaration of being homeless, Evans was required to check in with the sheriff’s Office on a weekly basis. An investigator with the Sex Offender Registration Unit discovered that Evan was regularly staying at a location outside of Wicomico County after declaring he was homeless.

Following an initial appearance, Evans was detained in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.

Charges: Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
                Providing False Information as Sex Offender

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Incident: Fugitive from Delaware

Date of Incident: 26 June 2015

Location: 7000 block of Canal Street, Willards, MD

Suspect: Verlin Richard Hudson, 40, Willards, MD

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Narrative: On 26 June 2015 at 4:45 PM a deputy arrested Verlin Hudson of Willards as a Fugitive from the State of Delaware. Authorities in that state wanted Hudson in connection with a forgery case.

Hudson was detained without bond pending extradition back to Delaware.

Charges: Fugitive from Delaware                                                     
             Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson        Date:  26 June 2015

SPD Press Release

Beau Oglesby Owned By Worcester County Law Enforcement


The three lower shore counties are represented each by a State's Attorney. Matt Maciarello in Wicomico, Dan Powell in Somerset and Beau Oglesby in Worcester. 2 of these have integrity imho and 1 doesn't, that one would be the one shown in the photo Beau Oglesby.

Beau sold himself to the Police agencies in Worcester County, particularly the Sheriff's Department and Ocean City PD. Beau knows without their support he would not be where he is because he is not a likable guy, Beau wants to be a cop and so he pretends he is one by going on raids with the Sheriff's Department.

Beau doesn't cross swords with the agencies that put him in his seat because he knows they would dump him like a hot potato. The other two gentlemen that represent the lower shore aren't slaves to the system. A person like Beau so desperate to be a somebody will never rock the boat with the people who put him there, and that's the sad part. When you are afraid to do the right thing for fear of losing support, that's when you pull out your price tag and see how much you sold your integrity for.


Can Pocomoke Recover From The Dark Cloud Of Russ Blake?


The three individuals in this picture are the number one reason why Pocomoke has been under a dark cloud for the better part of 20 years.

Russ Blake is the most feared man in Worcester County as he has dirt on everyone that has come and gone in the County. Russ has been the City Manager who has been more like a roman emperor. Mike McDermott was the Mayor of Pocomoke at one time and was bff with Blake and the two did everything together. Blake made the plans, McDermott followed along. When McDermott left finally and Bruce Morrison was elected many had hopes for change, unfortunately those who were not aware didn't realize Morrison was just a McDermott lackey who became a warm buddy in which Blake could continue to rule from his throne.

With Blake retiring one could hope that new blood would come in and change this dark cloud into one of sunshine, but the powers that be are not going to go down without a fight. Look closely at the candidates who make the final cut and look for alliances because there will be.

I Will Be On WGMD 92.7 At 8:20

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Fall Of Society And My Response To It


If you hadn't already thought so, the ruling of the supreme court today in favor of gay marriage shows that society itself is in it's death spiral. I am going to tell you now that things are going to change on my site, and if you are an ultra liberal you will not like my opinion pieces from this day forward. I will provide the news to inform the public of whats happening around us, but I will no longer sit idly by having an outlet to express my dismay over the worlds fall and not speak out about it.

I am not gong to apologize for my Christian beliefs and will not be shamed into accepting the way things are. You can call me whatever you like, I don't wish ill will to anyone even those I don't agree with their lifestyle but you are not going to make me feel like I should accept it because society has fallen.

This Country has fallen so far so fast. Gay marriage, Bruce Jenner, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Confederate flag nonsense and taking away our right to keep and bear arms. The people who will stand and applaud the list above and want the confederate flag wiped from history are the same ones who will stand and support people who take the US Flag and burn it.

This has to stop and if people become too afraid to speak out for fear being labeled as something than we give up fighting for our beliefs. This Country needs to stand up for its traditional values and stop being told we must accept the changes. I do not wish ill upon those I disagree with, but I have the right to think for myself and say how I feel.


Leave The Sharks Alone


Over the past few days the only thing people are talking about are the sharks in ocean city. People you do realize sharks actually live in the ocean, and having shark sightings is only more prevalent now because people have cell phones that take pictures and videos. The sharks are not trying to eat you, its a poor hammerhead mom who just had her babies swimming around. Leave her alone and let her be, and stop stressing over the sharks ..they are supposed to be there

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Summer Of The Shark In Ocean City

These constant shark sighting off of Ocean City are amazing . I never remember seeing so many reports of sharks here

Dead Stock In Downtown Salisbury A Success


This place is always busy with sneaker heads and apparel junkies buying selling and trading. Check it out across from Courthouse

History Not Hate


One thing most people do not know about me is I am a Civil War Historian and wrote articles as a freelance journalist. The Civil War yes did come about because of differences in Northern and Southern lifestyles, but slavery was not the only issue. The majority of the soldiers in the Confederate Army were poor, and the only reason they were fighting was to defend their home state. We don't have the sense of State Pride like they did back then, people are more transient. The majority had their entire lineage buried in a southern state, and it was for that they fought not for slaves.

North and South have always had different lifestyles, one considered more City and one Country. Imagine for a second someone telling you as a Country person that you had to be more City. To sit here in a Country that idolizes a weirdo like Bruce Jenner, know what Kim Kardashian is doing every day and promote liberal agendas it sickens me to see that the History of a People is being treated with such disrespect because people want to say the flag is all about racism.

My GGG Grandfather was an Army Private who was captured by Jeb Stuart at Catlett's Station and held prisoner in Virginia until an exchange was made, and I still disagree with all this hate out there toward the flag. Do you think for one second that all these white guys fighting in the North were looking forward to being equal with slaves? please you know better. Slavery was wrong no doubt about it, but you are dealing with a minority of the South who actually owned them. To say this flag symbolizes hate is like saying people from Germany are all Nazis. This flag was about being Southern and a slower pace of life, which in my opinion is a much better one than the liberal ways being pushed down our throats these days.

Another Week Same Ol Bury


Not really much new happening around the bury lately, just the same crime issues and Jim Ireton's fight with the landlords. You could basically search my site and see it's the same shit just a different year and time. We have people getting robbed on a daily basis of their cell phones and bikes, or a press release about crap homes around the area. I have to be honest as someone who reports it...yawn



I will be so happy to get new leadership in Salisbury so we can move past the same crap we have dealt with since Barrie Tilghman was Mayor. I'm actually going to start going to new events around the area non Salisbury related to get a change of pace.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A 


* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR


NORTHWESTERN WICOMICO COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN MARYLAND


DORCHESTER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN MARYLAND


 


* UNTIL 845 PM EDT
 


* AT 732 PM EDT

DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60
MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM QUEEN
ANNE TO 6 MILES WEST OF TILGHMAN ISLAND TO NEAR CHESAPEAKE BEACH TO
6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DUNKIRK

AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.
 


* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR


UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AROUND 800
PM EDT.
CAMBRIDGE AROUND 805 PM EDT.
SECRETARY AROUND 810 PM EDT.
HURLOCK AROUND 820 PM EDT.
VIENNA AROUND 825 PM EDT.
HEBRON AROUND 835 PM EDT.
DELMAR

SALISBURY

FRUITLAND

AND PARSONSBURG
AROUND 840 PM EDT.
 
OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THESE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS INCLUDE
WOOLFORD

CHESAPEAKE HEIGHTS

TRINITY

WETIPQUIN

MADISON


TAYLORS ISLAND

NANTICOKE

BUCKTOWN

CATCHPENNY AND EAST NEW
MARKET.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS


 
TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER

CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

OR
YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHO WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN WAKEFIELD.
 
IN ADDITION TO DAMAGING WINDS

CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS
IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER


IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER

YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY
LIGHTNING.
 

Bad Storms Headed Our Way

The New Nick Parks UPDATED


I went through my old pictures and found her down by Giant during the holidays saying she had been mugged


Worcester County Humane Society Member Writes On Issues Reported Yesterday

I would like to speak to some of the comments made here...The dog that was not taken to the vet did have a cut but it was not to the level that has been spoken of. His wound was cared for properly and has healed quickly. As for the dog taken with a "service" vest, it was not a service vest. It was a training vest. He is not a dog that randomly bites people by any means. She had complete control over the dog as well. Any and all bites are reported. There is no expense spared when it comes to the animals at the shelter. 

By the way, if a dog bites someone, it is not automatically put down. There are circumstances involving any bites and it is not just black and white, thank God! If that were the case, Worcester County would need a full time euthanasia clinic.

The animals there are not being abused or lacking compassion. For the person that says they just adopt out to anyone, perhaps they should do some checking. They check the court systems, check with tax records and landlords if not owned by them. They also check with the vet and 2 other references. There is then a follow up check in the following month.
As for the previous directors, there were positives and negatives but there is no reason to delve into that. To those who think it is a mess, they recently were to capacity with dogs which makes it a lot harder to keep everything perfect. Previously, people who wanted to turn in dogs were denied which kept the number lower. They are now doing what a Humane Society should. They are helping every animal they possibly can.
In regards to the starving of the dogs, again, mis-information! What they have done with some dogs is take them out first thing to train and hand feed so that they can have more leverage to train and also work on any food aggression. I can assure you that no animals are being starved.
If someone would like to check on the "state of the shelter", they will see that there are renovations going on in the lobby to give the FIV cats more room to play. The other cat room is going to be re-done to make it more cat and people friendly. The dog kennels have been repainted and new fencing has been put up. They are reaching out to all types of groups of people to show what is being done. When they rely solely on a small amount from the town and the rest is completely from donors, it is not always easy to keep things perfect. The social media campaigns have been growing and the events have been raising more money.
The shelter is open to anyone that would like to see it. If they are not interested in adopting they are more than welcome to schedule a tour to see what the shelter is all about. The scheduling is not to hide things, it is so that the staff is not interrupted with the care taking of the animals.
What I find most sad is that it is obvious that an employee with an agenda has spread these half truths and the only ones hurt are the animals. Think about it...if this employee cares about the animals so much, why not do something constructive to help. Very, very sad that this is how they chose to deal with problems. There are problems in every organization, the important thing is to move forward and repair the problems.