Saturday, July 26, 2014

Andy's Place Pizza Deal

Crisfield Mud Bog Today At 4pm Gates Open At 1

Gates open at 1 but it actually starts at 4. Coolers will be checked at the gate, beer, sodas and water will be for sale on premises. Burgers, hotdogs, and chicken tenders, fries and onion rings will also be for sale.

8th Annual Wheels On The Waterfront

07/26/14 – The Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Wheels That Heal Car Club of Salisbury, Maryland are pleased to invite you to attend the 8th Annual WHEELS ON the WATERFRONT (W.O.W.) Cruise-In, held near the foot of West Main Street in Downtown Crisfield.  Last year’s event attracted over 175 of Delmarva’s Hottest Hotrods, Coolest Classic Cars and Custom Motorcycles on display for you.

Dash Plaques will be given to the first 150 exhibitors registered, courtesy of Tawes Brothers, Inc. Crisfield’s Buick & GMC Truck Dealership.  Exhibitors will receive an “Owner Welcome Packet” at the registration tent and will be eligible for Door-Prize Drawings, courtesy of many area businesses.

This charitable event is FREE, for both exhibitors and spectators.  It will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The rain date is 08/02/14.  Local DJ, Adam Riggin will be playing the “Oldies” for your musical entertainment, courtesy of Tawes Insurance of Crisfield.  Food and drinks will be available from on-site vendors and from nearby establishments.

Crisfield’s American Legion Stanley Cochrane Post #16 is a proud supporter of Wheels On the Waterfront and is helping fund the promotion of this popular event, while Landmark Insurance has provided funding for the thousands of flyers that the Wheels That Heal Car Club members pass out to car exhibitors at their own events and others throughout Delmarva.

Members of the Wheels That Heal Car Club will be accepting donations and selling 50/50 charity raffle tickets.  All proceeds from this year’s event will be given to the American Legion National Emergency Fund. The fund helps Posts and members after natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tornados, wildfires, floods and hurricanes. This money helps provide for immediate needs after being displaced.

Remember, Hurricane Season is here again. Sandy dealt us quite a blow, a couple of years ago, but many organizations, came to our aid as soon as the storm had passed. Come see the many vehicles on display and check out our new City Dock, which was damaged during Super Storm Sandy. Our wheels are turning in Crisfield. We are up and running, thanks to a lot of help from many organizations, from both near and far, including our American Legion Stanley Cochrane Post #16, who is housing the Mennonite Disaster Service personnel in one of their buildings, while they help to build/rebuild homes in Crisfield.

Wheels On the Waterfront, it’s fun, it’s FREE and it’s for all ages.  So, load up the whole family and cruise into Downtown Crisfield for an enjoyable Saturday evening on the waterfront.  Please be sure to support the American Legion National Emergency Fund and consider joining a local Post or S.A.L., if eligible.  They work hard to serve our veterans and our local communities.

For more information call: (410) 968-2968 or on the web at www.wheelsonthewaterfront.eventbrite.com or www.wheelsthatheal.com .

Crisfield Mud Bog Today at 4

starts at 4, they consider it a night race. Coolers will be checked at the gate, beer, sodas and water will be for sale on premises. Burgers, hotdogs, and chicken tenders, fries and onion rings will also be for sale. Behind the elks in Crisfield

Friday, July 25, 2014



            On July 25, 2014, Bradley Aaron Hill, age 29, of Salisbury, Maryland, was convicted and sentenced on one count of possession with the intent to distribute heroin.  A Wicomico County Circuit Court judge sentenced Hill to fourteen years of active incarceration in the Maryland Division of Corrections.  The total sentence imposed was twenty years with all but fourteen years suspended.  Thus, upon his release, Hill will have 3 years of supervision by the Division of Parole and Probation. 

Hill had been pending charges related to his November 4, 2013 arrest for drug offenses.  On that date, officers from the Salisbury Police Department’s Safe Streets Unit and the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit were on patrol in Salisbury when they observed a subject, who was subsequently be identified as Hill, leave a gas station only to drive to another gas station nearby.  At neither location did the officers observe Hill pump any gasoline into his vehicle.  Hill then began to leave the second gas station at which time he observed the officers in their vehicle pass his location.  Hill then turned around and re-entered the gas station parking lot.  Thinking this behavior strange, officers pulled into the gas station parking lot to approach Hill in order to speak with him.  As the officers approached Hill’s vehicle, Hill began to exit his vehicle and, at the same time, Hill discarded a number of small blue capsules onto the ground.  This was observed by the officers, who immediately recovered the capsules and found them to contain heroin.  After Hill was arrested for the heroin capsules, a search incident to that arrest led to the recovery of multiple additional capsules from Hill’s person and vehicle. 

Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matthew A. Maciarello commended the Salisbury Police Department’s Safe Streets Unit and the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit for their work in the investigation and prosecution of this case.  Mr. Maciarello also thanked James L. Britt who prosecuted Hill.  

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

Wicomico Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 25 Years Without Parole

On July 24, 2014, Luther Lashawn Brothers, age 34, was sentenced to 25 years in the Maryland Division of Corrections, without the possibility of parole, for being in Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute. The Defendant is ineligible for parole because he has two prior narcotic distribution convictions from Virginia. The Defendant was found guilty, following a bench trial in the Wicomico County Circuit Court, by the Honorable Raymond E. Beck on April 30, 2014. 

The Defendant was convicted for being in possession of 41.5 grams of heroin. At trial, the State’s expert witness testified that this amount of heroin, if broken down to the smallest level, would provide 4,150 individual bags of heroin with a street value of nearly $83,000.

“It has been well publicized that heroin use and abuse is a serious problem for Wicomico County.  Removing heroin dealers from our streets is but one way that we are combating this problem.” said Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matthew Maciarello.
State’s Attorney Maciarello commended the members of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, including Cpl. Williams and DFC Richardson, and the Maryland State Police for their work in the investigation of this case.   Mr. Maciarello also thanked Mr. Andrew Illuminati, Assistant State’s Attorney, 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 visit www.wicomicosao.com.

Letter From COL Charles S. Kohler On Military Operations In The Area

An active duty Air Force unit, the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron
(25th ASOS) from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, has a Joint Terminal Attack
Controller (JTAC) team training in various communities on Maryland's Eastern
Shore. The unit is training with A-10 and F-16 aircraft from the Maryland
and D.C. Air National Guard.  The JTAC members are simulating being in a
forward position, and they are directing the action of the aircraft in close
air support operations. Today is their final day of training, taking place
between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the vicinity Deal Island. The team
members on the ground as well as the aircraft are unarmed. It is normal
operating procedure for the JTAC team to make contact with local law
enforcement but it appears that did not happen this time. Dorchester,
Wicomico and Somerset counties have since been notified and in the future
coordination will be done with prior to conducting the training.

COL Charles S. Kohler
Public Affairs Officer
Maryland National Guard

Be Sure To Check Out WGMD I did an interview with them

Military Activity In Allen And Deal Island Explained

It has been quite the busy past 12+ hours since my post went live with the situation in Allen on Tuesday. Between our elected Officials and you the public, the concerns of the residence in the area made it to the highest levels in the Air Force who actually read my post. I received a call from the Air Force guys on the ground who were in Allen and now in Deal Island and was given the chance to ask them any questions about what was going on.

Many of you had already seen them out and about down in Chance today and asked them about what they were doing, and you all were awesome and spot on, they were JTAC training in the area. They were practicing calling out individual targets to the A10 Warthogs (shown above in a stock photo) who were flying just above tree level to acquire the orange targets set out for them. These guys do training all over the United States like this. The one thing that was admitted was someone dropped the ball and forgot to inform our local authorities they would be conducting these exercises.

The Air Force was emphatic that they were not armed however. I really can't sit here and say either group, the ones reporting it to me or the Air Force guys themselves, are lying about it. In the comments to the story itself you will see a 50/50 split of those who saw them and witnessed weapons and others who said they were unarmed. I went with the many reports from residents and local officials that claimed they were armed, but that only serves to divide people on a very upsetting situation these people experienced.

The Air Force even invited me down to their training today, but sadly I was already at a lunch meeting and couldn't make it before they would be gone. I all along thought this was going to be the case, that someone had just forgotten to alert authorities. I think a lesson was learned however to double check everything before doing anything in neighborhoods that may upset people, and the Air Force guys were cool with that and felt bad about it. I also want to thank the Sheriff's Department for sending someone out to verify their credentials today after so many people saw the post and grew concerned about who they were.

I also want to thank the Air Force for contacting me to clarify to people what was happening and to own up to the mixed up communication with local officials. These guys were really cool to talk to. There you have it, and none of this would have been possible without all of you sharing it, commenting on it and talking about it. The people of Allen and other areas are very thankful to have an answer to what was happening.

Give Me A Few and Will Have A More In Depth Post On What's Happening

I have been doing interviews and been on the phone with the Air Force so want to give you everything I know..just be patient a few

Military Activity Update

It was a military exercise involving an Air Force observation group working with the Air National Guard. They were emphatic that no one had any weapons. I understand they were operating out of Pax River and that they acknowledge they dropped the ball by not letting anyone know in advance of their plans. Apparently they've been in the area for about a week. 

Awaiting a letter from Air Force

Things Are Moving On Story Update Soon

County Executive Rick Pollitt Responds To My Post Shared On His Facebook Page On Allen Incident

Allen Maryland Invaded By Mystery Military Group Claiming To Be On "Military Exercise"

I have been working this story for a few days to get as much info as I possibly could on this bizarre story out of Allen Tuesday.

Residents were alarmed in the Residential Drive and Passerdyke Creek area Tuesday when a White Mini Van with Florida tags dropped off  4-5 armed men dressed in digital fatigues. These guys set up orange flags near Collins Wharf Road and soon a low flying aircraft joined them. Residents witnessed them running down the street with their guns, and when one resident asked them what was going on they claimed it was a "military exercise". No Problem right?....wrong

I contacted our local Officials to inquire for the concerned people and found out nobody in local law enforcement was advised of any military training happening in the area. Sheriff Lewis wasn't even aware. Our elected Officials contacted the National Guard about it to be told that they were not conducting any Military Exercises either. The Photo above is the only one known to be taken of the group by a concerned resident.

This has now gone even higher up the chain as our local Officials have asked Barbara Mikulski Andy Harris and Ben Cardin's Office to get answers as to who this group was who did not let our local law enforcement officials know they were conducted this "training" which could have led to a fatal encounter with home owners.

Law Enforcement doesn't know who they were, the National Guard doesn't know who they were, and yet a group of as stated armed men in fatigues with a low flying aircraft in support invaded the Allen area.

I have added the Wicomico County Sheriff Call Log On The Activity On Tuesday below the picture.

Maryland State Police Press Release

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Change of Mind Get Ready For A Mind Blowing Story Exclusive Here 10 Minutes to Upload

9:00 PM Post goes live and it's a big story

Virginia State Police 5:30 Briefing On Cherrystone Campground

State and local first responders will remain on scene at the Cherrystone Campground overnight as clean up continues from Thursday morning's EF-1 tornado. The Cherrystone Campground is located in the Cheriton community of Northampton County on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

The first 911 call came in at 8:31 a.m. the Northampton County Sheriff's Office. As Northampton County deputies and Virginia State Police responded to the campground, they encountered numerous downed trees and power lines across the roads. Trees had also fallen onto campers, tents and cabins in the campground. Several campers were flipped over and on their roofs.

A husband and wife from Jersey City, N.J., were in a tent when a tree fell on it. Both died at the scene. They have been identified as Lord N. Balatbat, 38, and, Lolibeth E. Ortega, 38, both of Jersey City, N.J. Their 13-year-old son was in a neighboring tent and also struck by the fallen tree. The son was among the 36 injured and transported from the campground as a result of the tornado.

Twenty-one injured persons were transported to Riverside Hospital. The majority of those individuals have been treated and released. One individual was transported to Norfolk Sentara. One individual was flown to VCU Medical Center in Richmond. Three, to include the 13-year-old boy, were transported to Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk. Injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to life-threatening.

A tractor-trailer driver was also injured when his vehicle was overturned into the median by the tornado. The tractor-trailer was southbound on Route 13 in Northampton County, just east of the campground, when it was struck by the tornado. The driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to Riverside Hospital.

Outside of the tractor-trailer and the campground, there have been no reports of injuries or fatalities.

According to the Cherrystone Campground register, there were 1,328 adults and children and an additional 44 staff members at the campground at the time of the tornado. Thursday morning and afternoon, Northampton County deputies and state troopers went to every cabin, tent and camper. All campers and staff have been accounted for.

The tornado came in from the Chesapeake Bay and entered the campground from the southwest shore. The tornado moved northwest through the campground and then turned south and continued southeast through the remainder of the camp ground.

At least 256 uninjured campers were transported by school bus to a local shelter set up at the Northampton County High School. Others were able to drive their own vehicles to the high school. The entire campground was evacuated of all persons. As trees and power lines have been cleared, campers have been permitted to return to their campsites to collect their belongings. Nobody will be permitted back into the campground overnight. The American Red Cross is assisting displaced campers.

At least 100 personnel responded from the Northampton County Sheriff's Office, Virginia State Police, area police departments, volunteer fire and EMS crews from Northampton and Accomack counties and Virginia Beach, Accomack County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Marine Resources Police, Virginia Conservation Police, Kiptopeke State Park Police, US Coast Guard, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and Virginia Department of Transportation. 

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Lord N. Balatbat, 38, of Jersey City, N.J.
Lolibeth E.Ortega, 38, of Jersey City, N.J.

Facebook Photo

National Weather Service Confrms f1 Tornado Touchdown Near Cherrystone Campground

 It has been confirmed that an F1 tornado touched down in Northampton County this morning.

Virginia State Police will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m

 The Northampton County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran, and Virginia State Police will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the SunTrust Bank parking lot. The bank is located at the intersection of Route 13 and Cherrystone Blvd.

Cherrystone Campground Tornado Update

also have over 20 people inured being transported  by bus to a nearby school for shelter

Missing Rob Odell Located

Virginia State Police Press Release On Cherrystone Tornado Incident

Shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday (July 24), Virginia State Police began receiving calls concerning severe storm damage in the Cheriton community of Northampton County, Va., on the Eastern Shore.  There have been NO reports of any fatalities in the county or at a local campground impacted by the storm.

At 8:48 a.m., Virginia State Police responded to an overturned tractor-trailer in the 20400 block of Lankford Highway in Northampton County. The driver was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries. At this time, state police are investigating to see if the storm was a factor in the crash.

At 9 a.m., Virginia State Police began responding to the Cherry Stone Campground in Cheriton. Upon arriving at the at the campground, troopers encountered numerous downed trees and power lines across the roads. Several campers were struck by fallen trees and some campers overturned. Only minor injuries have been reported at this time. Virginia State Police, Northampton County Sheriff’s Office and local fire and rescue crews are on scene.

Possible Tornado Touchdown In Cherrystone Campground


Historic District Approves New Look For Historic Downtown Salisbury Fire Headquarters

 This is the concept drawing of the newly approved Headquarters Live, and indoor/outdoor music venue

Delaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for 28-year-old Michael D. Vanderhoeven

Troopers are looking for 28-year-old Michael D. Vanderhoeven, who they say has not been heard from or seen since approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said there is a concern for Vanderhoeven's safety and welfare as troopers have been unable to make contact with him to check on his welfare and attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful.

Troopers said Vanderhoeven was last seen leaving his home on the 34000 block of Branch School Road in Laurel. He is described as white, 5-foot-9, 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

He may be in the Delmar or Salisbury, Md. areas, according to investigators.

Anyone with information on Vanderhoeven's whereabouts is asked to call Troop 5 at (302) 337-1090 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

SPD searching for missing 19yoa Rob Odell.

 SPD search for missing 19yoa Rob Odell.  Last seen wearing all white + red sneakers.  Missing from area near Ward Museum.  Call SPD w/info

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Beaglin Park Drive Activity

Be careful in the area near ward museum, Police are searching for a suspect near the water and have helicopter out, and k9's

checking pony league park area...and north park drive..

Hearing it's a mental subject threatening to harm himself

Direct TV Subscribers to Lose WBOC AND FOX21

 WBOC and FOX21 will no longer be seen on DIRECTV after midnight Thursday, July 31, 2014 after negotiations fell apart. Local subscribers are scrambling . If you are one of those people what are you planning to do?

Rape Suspect Arrested In Florida

Wicomico County State's Attorney Releases All Documents In Winfield Fisher III Death

Below are all the documents on my dropbox account that are in relation to the death of Winfield Fisher III who was killed after dragging an MSP Trooper in front of the Salisbury Barrack after coming in for a repair order.









I applaud the State's Attorney's Office again for releasing this info to the public.