Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bob Culvers Wants To Increase County Spending Over 17%

The county council received the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget from the executive this week. That budget proposes $151,393,421 in spending. For comparison, when we came into office in 2014 the budget was $128.7 million. If adopted, this budget would represent a 17.6% increase in spending over the past four years. As I have done in previous years, I will be scrutinizing this budget closely. Let me know what you think about the county's spending priorities. You can view the proposal here: http://www.wicomicocounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/6821.

State Police To Host Maryland Missing Person Day Event



(PIKESVILLE, Md.) — Maryland State Police is hosting an event designed to assist investigators in their efforts to locate people reported missing in the state.
The Maryland Missing Person Day 2018 event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at state police headquarters, located at 1201 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville, Md. The event is sponsored by Maryland State Police, the Maryland Center for Missing and Unidentified Persons, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the National Missing Unidentified Persons System  (NAMUS).
The free event is opened to the public and designed for family and friends with loved ones missing for longer than 30 days. Those at the event will be able to enter information into NAMUS, a national centralized repository and resource center for missing persons and unidentified decedent records.
NAMUS is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public from all over the country in hopes of resolving these cases. Maryland has solved 169 missing person cases since 2004 thanks to assistance from NAMUS.
The event will also give law enforcement officials the chance to collect cheek swabs of biologically-related family members of the missing person for entry into the DNA database. In addition, visitors will be able to connect with law enforcement officials and other families who have a loved one missing.
Organizers are asking those interested to bring ID photos of the missing person, X-rays, dental or medical records, police records and other identifying documents connected to the missing person.
On average, more than 13,000 people are reported missing each year in Maryland. Of those cases, approximately 95 percent of them are eventually resolved.
The Maryland Center for Missing and Unidentified Persons (MCMUP) was established by Maryland Family Law in 1985 as the state’s clearinghouse for missing persons information, and is a unit within the Maryland State Police, Technical Investigation Section, which also consists of the Missing Child Recovery Unit, Computer Crimes Unit, and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force

Walmart Among Stores Affected by Egg Recall


Fulton Post

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Walmart Among Stores Affected by Egg Recall

Walmart Among Stores Affected by Egg Recall
Walmart Among Stores Affected by Egg 

FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE
April 13, 2018

Through an abundance of caution Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella Braenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Braenderup can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The eggs were distributed from the farm in Hyde County, North Carolina and reached consumers in the following states: Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants via direct delivery.

22 illnesses have been reported to date.

The affected eggs, from plant number P-1065 with the Julian date range of 011 through date of 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package, as follows:

Lot Codes 011 – 102
Item Description Carton UPC

GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 18PK XLARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127132
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK XLARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127128
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA TWIN 18PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127101
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 6PK LARGE X 15 DOZEN 078742127095
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK MEDIUM X 15 DOZEN 078742127224
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 12PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127071
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 18PK LARGE X 24 DOZEN RPC 078742127088
GREAT VALUE GRADE A 12PK JUMBO X 22 DOZEN RPC 078742127149
GREAT VALUE GRADE A USDA 5DZ LARGE X 5 DOZEN 078742127118
COUNTRY DAYBREAK A LARGE X 30 DOZEN 77236000302
COUNTRY DAYBREAK A LARGE X15 DOZEN 77236000302
COUNTRY DAYBREAK A JUMBO X24 DOZEN 77236000500
COUNTRY DAYBREAK A MEDIUM X30 DOZEN 77236000203
COUNTRY DAYBREAK A XLARGE X30 DOZEN 77236000401
COUNTRY DAYBREAK A JUMBO X12 DOZEN 77236000500
FOOD LION A JUMBO X 12 DOZEN 35826089618
FOOD LION A MEDIUM X15 DOZEN 35826089649
FOOD LION A XLARGE X 15 DOZEN 35826089625
FOOD LION A 18PK LARGE X15 DOZEN 35826089601
FOOD LION A LARGE X15 DOZEN 35826089588
FOOD LION A 6PK LARGE X 15 DOZEN 35826089632
LOOSE A USDA SMALL X 30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE A USDA MEDIUM X 30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE A XLARGE X15 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE A XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE A MEDIUM X30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA AA XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA AA XLARGE X15 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA AA LARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA AA LARGE X15 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA AA MEDIUM X30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE AA XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA AA LARGE PFG X 30 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA AA LARGE PFG X 15 DOZEN N/A
LOOSE USDA A XLARGE X30 DOZEN N/A
NELMS A JUMBO X24 6.34181E+11
WAFFLE HOUSE LOOSE USDA A LARGE X 30 DOZEN N/A
COUNTRY DAYBREAK A XLARGE X15 DOZEN 77236000401
COUNTRY DAYBREAK USDA GRADE A XLARGE X 240 DOZEN PULP 77236700400
COUNTRY DAYBREAK USDA GRADE A LARGE RACK X 240 DOZEN PULP 77236700301
COBURN FARMS A MEDIUM MP X 30 DOZEN 51933182608
COBURN FARMS A LARGE X 30 DOZEN 51933190801
COBURN FARMS A 18PK LARGE X 30 DOZEN 51933182509
SUNSHINE FARMS A JUMBO X 12 DOZEN 8.04879E+11
GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE LARGE (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN N/A
GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE LARGE (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN N/A
GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE MEDIUM (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN N/A
GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE XLARGE (6-2.5 FLATS) X 15 DOZEN N/A
GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE MEDIUM (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN N/A
GLENVIEW USDA AA LOOSE XLARGE (12-2.5 FLATS) X 30 DOZEN N/A

The recall was a result of some illnesses reported on the U.S. East Coast, which led to extensive interviews and eventually a thorough FDA inspection of the Hyde County farm, which produces 2.3 million eggs a day. The facility includes 3 million laying hens with a USDA inspector on-site daily.

Consumers who have purchased shells eggs are urged to immediately discontinue use of the recalled eggs and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (855) 215-5730 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard time.

Are We Going To Go Winter Into Summer?

The hottest topic right now is the dysfunctional weather we have had where it really seems spring doesn't want to arrive. We are already in the middle of April so are we going to skip a season?

Lost Dog In Snow Hill


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Lost Dog Near Regency Drive Salisbury

Healthy Somerset April 21st


City to Celebrate Green Initiatives at 3rd Friday

City to Celebrate Green Initiatives at 3rd Friday
Salisbury – Mayor Jake Day is pleased to announce that the City’s Sustainability Advisory Committee (Green Team) will celebrate multiple exciting green initiatives at this week’s 3rd Friday celebration.

At 5:30 the Mayor, members of the City Council, and Green Team representatives will cut a ribbon to celebrate the receipt of a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Grant program.  The City of Salisbury is one of five organizations nationally to receive the grant, and is using this opportunity to establish a public space recycling initiative for all City events.  Recycling bins purchased with grant monies will be on display and in use for the first time.  The ribbon cutting will take place on the steps of the Government Office Building at 125 N. Division St.
Green Team members and SU Students will join forces to do a trash management test run ahead of the National Folk Festival in September.  The City and the National Council for the Traditional Arts have pledged to make the National Folk Festival in Salisbury a zero-waste event.  This task, which will fall to the National Folk Festival Green Team and the City’s Green Team volunteers, will be given a test run at this 3rd Friday, where volunteers will assist event-goers to properly sort trash, recyclable materials, and compostable materials, all in an effort to make the event as close to zero-waste as possible!   Plus, don’t miss The Trash Monster – a visual representation of how much trash enters the City of Salisbury landfill every 30 minutes!
The Green Team has also been tasked with updating informational materials for the City’s curbside recycling program. Green Team volunteers will hand out these newly-updated materials which explain what can and cannot be recycled in Salisbury.
Additionally, in honor of the City becoming Bee City USA’s 100th affiliate, Green Team members will share information about pollinator advocacy, and how citizens can help by creating pollinator-friendly landscaping in an effort to improve the environment and reverse the decline of pollinator populations.

For more information about the City’s green initiatives, or to find out more about the Sustainability Advisory Committee (Green Team), visit https://www.facebook.com/SBYGreenTeam/.

For information on the City’s recycling program, go to https://salisbury.md/services/recycling.

Wal Mart Grocery Pickup A Great Success



Today I tried the WalMart Grocery Pickup at the North Salisbury location, What a great experience they make it. If you haven't done so already you need to download the app for your device and then  start making your list. I will warn you ahead of time it is backed up so keep checking the app for the next available date and time, which could be three or four days away.

Upon your order and your reserved time you receive an email letting you know you have ordered. On the day selected just log into the walmart app and they will tell you to just check in when your on your way so they can be looking for you. Within minutes of pulling up, you will see the orange door opening on the side and your groceries on their way out to you.

I had a very nice young lady named Sabrina who put the groceries in the car. She was very nice and friendly and had a very pleasant demeanor. They explain any changes that were made to your order, which usually are in your benefit as they will upsize things or replace brands with equal or better.

I highly recommend this service for everyone and WalMart deserves a big thumbs up for such a streamlined process.

HOMETOWN HEROES WHO WILL CLAIM VICTORY?

HOMETOWN HEROES
WHO WILL CLAIM VICTORY?
Somerset County Hometown Heroes will be competing at Recreation & Parks Field Day on Saturday, April 21st 10 am-1 pm. Come see Somerset County Fire Departments compete head to head through an obstacle course to claim victory as Somerset County’s first ever Hometown Heroes. Come on out and cheer for your local fire department.
Children will also have an opportunity to complete their own obstacle course, share "Sweets" with our Sheriff in a pie throwing game, learn how to call 911 for help and interact with our first responders. There will be lots of photo opportunities with photo booths, fire engines, ambulances and more!

Wicomico County State's Attorney Press Release

Philly Pretzel Factory on Mt Hermon Road Has Closed


Philly Pretzel Factory on Mt Hermon Road Has Closed. Don't even start the blame Jake Day garbage. The one in Cambridge also closed it's doors. It's called bad location. That tiny story stuck behind BK was never gonna make it.

Maryland State Fire Marshal NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date:   4/16/2018
Time:   12:26 p.m
Location / Address:   31059 School House Road, Trappe, Talbot County
Type of Incident:   Fire
Description of Structure / Property:  Two story wood frame garage
Owner / Occupants:   Goose Point LLC - Owner      Jeffrey Menke - Occupant
Injuries or Deaths:   None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 15,000     Contents: $  10,000
Smoke Alarm Status:   N/A
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:   N/A
Arrests(s):   None
Primary Responding Fire Department:    Trappe Volunteer Fire Department
# of Alarms:  1       # Of Firefighters:    20
Time to Control:  60 minutes 
Discovered By:   Occupant
Area of Origin:   Interior
Preliminary Cause:  Remains Under Investigation
Additional Information: 
NOI - School House Road - Trappe

Bomb Threat Kent Island High School

INCIDENT: Bomb Threat
DATE / TIME: 4/17/2018 1004 Hrs.
LOCATION: Kent Island High School
ARREST: N/A
DETAILS: On April 17, 2018 at approximately 1004hrs the school resource officer was notified of a threating message inside the girl’s bathroom. Several allied agencies were notified to assist with K-9 teams to conduct a search of the school. Disruption to the normal school activities were kept to a minimum, a brief evacuation was ordered and a search was conducted of the school with negative results. The investigation is continuing by the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit.
DEPUTY: Dfc. Aaron, Det. Lewis
CASE: 18-11426

QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE

QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE
On Sunday, April 15, 2018, The Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff and States Attorney became aware of an incident that occurred at the Kent Island High School on Friday, April 13th. The incident, which occurred inside a school locker room involved an alleged assault on one student by several others as it was recorded by cell phone video by a student. A criminal investigation was immediately initiated by the QAC Sheriffs Criminal Investigation Unit and the School Resource Unit which is still underway. The States Attorney and school officials have been kept apprised of the progress of the investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, the States Attorney will be consulted with input from the victims family to determine the conclusion of the incident. QAC school officials are simultaneously investigating this incident to determine their course of action. We wish all to be compassionate and understanding for the victim and school as this investigation proceeds. We ask that all inquiries be directed to the QAC BOE regarding this incident and to respect the dignity of those involved

Pocomoke City Night Shore Birds Stadium


Somerset Co. Sheriff's Office Honor Guard have been invited once again this year to Present the Colors at Camden Yards on June 1st. Orioles vs Yankees!

Somerset Co. Sheriff's Office Honor Guard have been invited once again this year to Present the Colors at Camden Yards on June 1st. Orioles vs Yankees!

Worcester County Sheriff's Office Rewards

Receiving awards this evening from US Senator Benjamin L Cardin, from Maryland Senator Jim Mathias, The Maryland General Assembly, Maryland Delegate District 38C Mary Beth Carozza, and The Worcester County Commissioners as well as the Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council. All recognized Deputy Kyle Hayes for a job well done in improving the quality of life of citizens by reducing alcohol and other drug abuse in Worcester County. Congratulations! Pictured left is Sergeant Bethany Ramey and Deputy Kyle Hayes.

Haircuts To Benefit Local Youth


Route 50 drawbridge is stuck in open position. Please use alternate route.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

RIP Barbara Bush A True First Lady


Best Local Subs?

Now that we have quite a few new sub places in town, whose your favorite?

MD Senate Bill 288 WTH?


Authorizing the establishment of an Overdose and Infectious Disease Prevention Supervised Drug Consumption Facility Program by a community-based organization to provide a place for the consumption of preobtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid as needed, and provide certain other services; requiring the Maryland Department of Health, in consultation with the local health department, to make a certain determination on a certain application based on certain criteria and within a certain period of time; etc.


I’m at a loss for words as to why the taxpayers should pay for a place for drug addicts to use illegal drugs. It is illegal I.e. against the law , so why help them by paying for a safe place for them to do so. 

Are we gonna create safe zones for burglary next?

WCSO Press Release


Narrative:  On the afternoon of 04-13-18, a Deputy conducted a traffic stop on West Rd near N Westover Dr. The driver was not wearing his seatbelt and the vehicle displayed expired tags. A Sheriff’s Office K9 alerted on the vehicle for the odor of CDS. Deputies located crack cocaine inside of the car. The driver, Michael Branch, was arrested and transported to central booking. Branch was released on a $3000 unsecured bond.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Public’s Help Sought In 2017 Wicomico Co. Murder Investigation

Public’s Help Sought In 2017 Wicomico Co. Murder Investigation


(SALISBURY, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators are seeking the public’s assistance with information about a vehicle seen fleeing the scene of a Wicomico County homicide in the summer of 2017.
The investigation involves the August 14, 2017 murder of Arthur W. Smith Jr., 31, who was also known as “AW.”  State Police homicide investigators believe that sometime between 9:30 pm and 10:00 pm that night, Smith left his residence to walk his dog in the 800-block of Gettysburg Avenue, in Salisbury.  When police responded to a 911 call for a shooting, they found Smith lying in the front yard of a residence suffering from a gunshot wound.  He died while being transported to the hospital.
The investigation into this murder has developed information about a vehicle homicide investigators are hoping to obtain more details about.  The vehicle is described as a small, black, four-door vehicle.  The vehicle was seen fleeing the area of the 800-block of Gettysburg Avenue shortly after the murder.
Anyone who may have information about this vehicle, or about the person or persons responsible for the murder of Arthur Smith Jr., is urged to contact Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore immediately at 410-548-1776.   Crime Solvers is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.
CONTACT:    Greg Shipley – Office of Media Communications – 410-653-4236

*Update #2* Troopers Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Crash-Seaford

*Update #2* Troopers Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Crash-Seaford

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Seaford- The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian hit and run crash involving a 9-year-old child.
Preliminary investigation indicates the crash occurred on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at approximately 5:05 p.m. as a white, 2002 Mazda Protégé was traveling northbound on German Road, approximately .7 miles south of Old Furnace Road. The 9-year-old child that resides on the east side of German Road had just finished checking the mailbox and was walking back to her residence when she was struck by the Mazda.  The Mazda continued northbound, fleeing the scene. 
The 9-year-old sustained major injuries and was removed from the scene by the Delaware State Police helicopter.  She was flown to A.I. Dupont Children’s Hospital where she was listed in critical conditions.
On Saturday, April 14, 2018 at approximately 10:49 p.m., the 9-year-old child succumb to her injuries.
Through investigative measures, Troopers located the operator of the Mazda, a 21-year-old Seaford man.  Charges have not been filed at this time.
German Road between Concord Pond Road and Old Furnace Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident, and asked anyone with information to please contact Master Corporal J. Burns at 302-703-3266.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

Suspect Arrested In Armed Robbery And Carjacking In Dorchester County

Suspect Arrested In Armed Robbery And Carjacking In Dorchester County


(FEDERALSBURG, MD) –Maryland State Police arrested a Federalsburg man wanted in connection with an armed robbery and carjacking incident in Dorchester County.
The accused is identified as Gerald Lashawn Graves, 44, of Federalsburg.  Graves was apprehended this morning shortly before 7:15 a.m. at an apartment complex in Denton, Maryland. After consultation with the Dorchester County State’s Attorney, Graves is criminally charged on multiple counts including armed carjacking, armed robbery, first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment, and concealment of a dangerous weapon.
Graves was arrested by members of Maryland State Apprehension Team in connection with an armed robbery and armed carjacking that occurred on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Dorchester County. Graves was also wanted by the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office for an investigation involving rape and attempted murder that occurred around midnight on Friday, April 13, 2018. Subsequently, a joint investigation between the Maryland State Police and Caroline County Sheriff’s Office ensued regarding both incidents.
At 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018, troopers from the Easton Barrack responded to a convenience store in the 6,000 block of Finchville Reliance Road in Federalsburg for the report of an armed robbery and armed carjacking.  Police believe the suspect, later identified as Graves, entered the store, reportedly threatened the cashier, and fled with cash from the register.
After exiting the store, Graves approached a woman sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot of the store.  Graves reportedly displayed a weapon and ordered the woman out of her car. He then left the scene in her vehicle, described as a 2017 Lincoln MKZ and headed toward Galestown. Police later recovered the vehicle in Hurlock.
Evidence received during the investigation led investigators to an apartment complex in Denton where Graves was located this morning. He was arrested without incident and transported to University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton where he is currently being treated for a hand injury and remains under police guard. Upon his release, he will be transported to the Caroline County Detention Center.
Troopers from the Easton Barrack and Salisbury Barrack, along with the Maryland State Apprehension Team, investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division, troopers from the Delaware State Police and deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist with the investigation. Crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensics Division responded to the convenience store and to the stolen vehicle to process both scenes for evidence.
The investigation continues…

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


Crisfield Police Golf Cart Law Meeting


Somerset Co. Sheriff's Office Alcohol sale compliance checks

On April 10th the Somerset Co. Sheriff's Office conducted alcohol sale compliance checks at various businesses in the northern section of the county.

The following businesses were checked and found to be in compliance (no alcohol sold to minor): Pocomoke River Market in Pocomoke, Sysco Cash and Carry in Pocomoke, Dash In in Westover, Kings Creek Market in Princess Anne, Somerset Co. Liquor Dispensary in Princess Anne, Junior's Wines in Princess Anne, Kash & Karry in Princess Anne, Royal Farms Store in Princess Anne and Eden One Stop in Eden.

Only one business was checked and found to be noncompliant (sold alcohol to a minor): Somerset Co. Liquor Dispensary in Pocomoke. Charges are pending against the employee who conducted the sale.

Tia Johnson Girlfriend Cynthia Minnick Non Compliant Sex Offender


I have called multiple agencies in regards to Ms Minnick and her location. Cynthia has been seen in the Bo Nack trailer park with her girlfriend Tia Johnson. It is showing her as Non Compliant on the webpage and people need to be aware of her location.