Tuesday, May 3, 2011
On April 5, 2011, Leon Palmer Grant, D.O.B. 4/26/86, was convicted of 2nd Degree Assault after a trial in the District Court prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney, Pamela Correa. Mr. Grant received 18 months incarceration with all but 6 months suspended. Mr. Grant will be on probation for 3 years once he is released from the Wicomico County Detention Center.
On April 22, 2011, Wade Samuel Hill, D.O.B. 10/6/1973, was found Guilty of Driving While Impaired by Alcohol and/or Drugs in the District Court of Maryland (Wicomico County). Assistant State’s Attorney, David Martz, prosecuted this case which violated Mr. Hill’s parole. Consequently, Mr. Hill received 3 years in the Department of Corrections for the Parole Violation and was ordered to serve a consecutive sentence of 6 months for the DUI violation.
On April 28, 2011, Aaron Walker, D.O.B. 10/5/84, was found Guilty of Violating his Probation in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County. The conviction triggered a Parole violation wherein he was sentenced by the Court to serve 2 years in the Department of Corrections for his Parole violation. Once he completes his sentence in the Department of Corrections, he will serve an additional year in the Wicomico County Detention Center.
On April 21, 2011, Bobby Wray, D.O.B. 2/8/69, was found Guilty of Violation of Probation in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County and was sentenced to 4 months incarceration ( time served). Mr. Wray’s probation period had expired while he was incarcerated awaiting trial.
Notably, the Safe Streets Prosecutor, Richard Brueckner, met with his Safe Street Team six (6) times in the month of April. State’s Attorney, Matthew A. Maciarello, commended the Safe Streets Prosecutor, Richard Brueckner, ASA Pamela Correa, ASA David Martz, and all of the Safe Streets Team (Salisbury Police Department, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Fruitland Police Department, Wicomico Drug Task Force, Maryland State Apprehension Team, Wicomico Gang Task Force, Parole and Probation, A.T.F., U.S. Attorney’s Office) for their work in the investigation and prosecution of these cases.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/03/2011 05:27:00 PM
The Police are investigating claims made by students at a Somerset High School that a Teacher allegedly sent them naked photos of himself. I know the name of the people involved but until this case has been made public I am not going to publish any names for all families to find out through Police agencies. If you leave me comments please be aware of not adding their name.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/03/2011 03:09:00 PM
Well no matter how hard we the public tried Terry Cohen finally got her wish and dumped the Lord's Prayer from the beginning of meetings. I find it personally offensive that because her religion (Jewish) doesn't feel right doing it means it had to stop. It is the first step in my opinion of ditching everything mentioning the Lord from the City Government.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/03/2011 03:02:00 PM
I have to give credit where it is due, and that means applauding Hebron Savings Bank for keeping their investigation quiet. It has been over a week now and nothing new is coming out about what happened. Whoever is in charge of their PR needs a raise because by the time anything does come out it will be like hebron what?
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/03/2011 01:00:00 PM
The Wicomico County Council cordially invites the people of Wicomico County to
participate in a public hearing on the County Executive’s Proposed Operating Budget for
the fiscal year 2011-2012. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday May 3, 2011 at
6:30 p.m. in the Midway Room of the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center. The hearing
will follow the County Council’s first Legislative Session in May, which will begin at
6:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 3rd. at the same location in the civic center.
For the third consecutive year County Executive Richard M. Pollitt, Jr. is asking the
County Council to approve a budget which will be lower than the budget for the previous
year. Unlike in previous years, the County Executive is asking the County Council to
impose a 5 cent increase in the property tax rate and to increase fees for certain county
services. If the tax and fee increases are approved the result will not be an increase in
county services to residents, or any new programs. Instead, Mr. Pollitt’s budget message
says the increases are needed to avoid deeper cuts in vital county services, including
education and public safety.
The Proposed Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Budget can be reviewed in its entirety and can
be downloaded from the county’s web site: www.wicomicocounty.org ; look under
“What’s New.” For purposes of the public hearing the Proposed Budget will be projected
on a large screen in the civic center. Persons who may want their own printed copy of the
Proposed Budget should download and print it from the website. Only a very limited
number of printed copies will be made for the hearing.
For those who cannot attend the public hearing in person, it will be broadcast live on
Comcast Cable, PAC 14 and by delayed replay on Mediacom. In addition to the public
hearing, interested persons may telephone, or email any member of the Wicomico County
Council, whose contact information may be found on the county web site under County
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/03/2011 10:00:00 AM