Thursday, June 2, 2016

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office

Press Release


       On 05/27/2016 at approximately 10:50 PM hours, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was on patrol in the area of Worcester Highway and Porters Crossing Road, Snow Hill, Maryland. Their attention was drawn to a sedan traveling in the area after the operator threw a lit cigarette from the vehicle.


     The Deputy stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Knikya D. Mazyck, 36, of New York. A license check showed Ms. Mazyck’s driver’s license was suspended.

The Deputy could smell the odor of marijuana and searched the vehicle.

Suspected marijuana was found inside the vehicle. A passenger named Alishah B. McCammon 35, of New York admitted ownership of the suspected marijuana


     The Deputy issued Ms. Mazyck a written warning for throwing refuse on the highway. Ms. Mazyck was also issued two written citations for driving on a Suspended license and driving without a required license. Ms. McCammon was issued a civil citation for possession of marijuana less than ten grams. Ms. Mazyck and Ms. McCammon were released pending trial.


On Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 00:30 hours a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was patrolling in the area of Ocean Gateway and Keyser Point Road when he observed an aggressive driver.  The Deputy stopped the vehicle and immediately detected the odor of suspected marijuana.  The Deputy searched the vehicle and subsequently located 30 grams of marijuana and numerous prescription pills in two unmarked containers.

One of the occupants, Erick Peguero 27, of Patterson, New Jersey, admitted that the marijuana and pills belonged to him.  Mr. Peguero was arrested and charged with CDS possession not marijuana, and CDS possession marijuana.  Mr. Peguero was taken before the District Court Commissioner and released pending trial.

     On May 27, 2016 at approximately 2230 hours a Worcester County Sheriff`s Office Deputy stopped a vehicle for a speed violation in the area of Worcester Highway and Burley Street, in Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland. The driver was identified as Samuel Ashton Leland Jr 28, of New Castle, Delaware.


The Deputy immediately detected an odor of suspected marijuana coming from the vehicle.  The vehicle was searched and less than 10 grams of marijuana was located.

    Mr. Leland was issued a written warning for speeding and he was also issued a civil citation for possession of marijuana less than ten grams.


On Sunday, May 29, 2014 at 2:50PM a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was dispatched to Walmart located at 11416 Ocean Gateway, Berlin, Worcester, County, Maryland for a Theft.  

During an interview with Shawn Lydell Palmer 35, of Patterson, NJ and London Nicole Watkins 25, of Philadelphia, PA they acknowledged that they were responsible for the theft of miscellaneous clothing and grocery items.  They voluntarily surrendered all items to Walmart Loss Prevention Associates.  The combined total value of items stolen was $78.26. 

Mr. Palmer and Ms. Watkins were charged with theft under $100.00 and released pending trial.

     On May 31, 2106 at approximately 6:40 pm, a Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputy was traveling eastbound on Ocean Gateway in the area of Herring Creek Lane, The Deputy observed a green Kia sedan traveling westbound being operated by Evan Jed Hileman Sr. 53, of Berlin.  The Deputy noted this vehicle was traveling 80 mph in a 55 mph zone. The Deputy noted the vehicle quickly turn off Ocean Gateway in an unsafe manner, fail to use a turn signal and stop abruptly in the middle of the roadway.

Mr. Hileman appeared to have been consuming alcohol. Mr. Hileman did poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested. Mr. Hileman was charged with exceeding speed limit, driving vehicle in excess of reasonable speed, failing to use turn signal, unsafe lane change, driving while impaired by alcohol, driving under influence of alcohol. Mr. Hileman was released pending trial.

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