Police and fire briefs, Dec. 2, 2020

Submitted photo/RFC
The remains of a car are seen after the roof was cut off by rescuers to free a victim trapped after a collison on Route 50 on Nov. 28 in Linkwood at Beaver Neck Villa Road. Crews responded from Cambridge Rescue Fire Company, Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services from Eldorado-Brookview, Wicomico Station 9 from Mardela Springs, and Medic 9, Maryland State Police.

Armed Robbery
On Nov. 29 at approximately 8:30 a.m. Cambridge Police responded to 511 Maryland Ave. (Sailwinds Station) in reference to a reported armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers met with the store clerk who said she had been robbed by a female subject who had a knife.
The store clerk had a laceration on his hand due to being cut by the female subject during a struggle behind the counter. The female subject grabbed money from the cash register and fled the scene.
The store clerk witnesses in the parking lot were able to give a good description of the female and her direction of travel when she left the area. Officers immediately began a canvas of the area and located a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of Trenton Street.
Upon making contact with the female driver, the officer observed the description matched the subject who had just committed the robbery. After viewing surveillance footage the suspect was identified as Katisha L. Jones, 39 of Federalsburg, who was arrested and charged with robbery, 1st degree assault, and other related charges.
The knife suspected of having been used in the robbery was also located on Jones’ person. Jones is being held in the Dorchester County Detention Center on no bond.
A passenger in the vehicle was as a 38-year-old Cambridge man, who was found to be in possession of Suboxone. Leroy Yuman IV was charged with being in possession of the CDS.
The store clerk did not sustain any serious injury in regards to the robbery other than the cut on his hand.

Tips to avoid theft
As the holiday season has arrived, officers of the Cambridge Police Department want to provide recommendations to reduce your risk of being a crime victim. “We hope you find this information valuable and encourage you to share with your fellow Cambridge neighbors,” a statement from the department said.
Vehicle Crime Prevention
• When you exit or enter your parked vehicle, take a moment to look around the area.
• Turn off and lock your car whenever you have to walk away from it. This includes gas pumps, ATMs, picking up food, running back into the house for forgotten items. Never leave your car idling and unattended.
• Before leaving your parked car, always remove the keys, roll up the windows and lock the car.
• Never leave valuables in your car, this includes pocket change. These items are enticement for some thieves.
• If you must leave valuables in your car (For example: Out shopping) Don’t have those items in plain view.
• If you have a GPS, think about how it is mounted within your vehicle. Did you leave the mount on the window? The thief may think the device is in the glove box and break into your vehicle. This goes for charging accessories as well.
“We are currently experiencing an increase in vehicle break ins and motor vehicle thefts within the corporate limits of Cambridge,” the statement said. “We also encourage those citizens that have home surveillance systems to continue to be proactive with the upkeep on them as they can be vital to crime prevention and investigations. Thank you and Happy Holidays from the Cambridge Police Department.”

Burglary, firearms
The Talbot County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Bellevue man with burglary, theft and firearms violations for his involvement in a burglary that occurred in Bellevue in October.
On Oct. 28, deputies responded to the unit block of Gates Street in Bellevue for a burglary investigation. Investigation revealed the burglary had occurred sometime the previous evening.
The resident reported several firearms, a set of headphones, a small safe and other property was stolen from the residence. The Criminal Investigation Divisions assumed the investigation and developed the Bellevue man as a suspect. A search warrant was executed at his residence on Nov. 12, where several items of stolen property were recovered.
Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for the man. Christopher Lee Young, 37, was charged with First and Third Degree Burglary; theft; and several firearms violations. He was arrested on Nov. 20 at his residence in the unit block of Church Hall Road.
Young was taken to the District Court Commissioner for an initial appearance where he was ordered held without bond. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office at 410-822-1020.

Assault on EMS
On Nov. 22, Wicomico County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel responded to a medical call at a residence in the 31000 block of Old Ocean City Road. Upon their arrival, they were met at the ambulance by a male. Mitchell was agitated and yelling at EMS personnel to help his brother, and actually climbed into the ambulances as EMS personnel were trying to gather their equipment to take inside the residence.
Shortly after this, the victim, a volunteer Paramedic with Parsonsburg Volunteer Fire Company arrived on scene to assist with the medical emergency. The man, apparently frustrated that EMS personnel were not moving quickly enough, struck the victim on the head.
Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office was requested to respond. The man fled prior to the arrival of law enforcement, presumably due to having outstanding warrants from an unrelated matter, a statement from the Wicomico Sheriff’s Office said.

Despite having been assaulted, the victim, who was bleeding from the head, continued to assist with the medical emergency occurring within one of the bedrooms. The victim then used his body to block the doorway to the bedroom, so that EMS personnel could work undeterred.
Only after the medical emergency had been resolved did the victim seek medical attention for himself at Tidal Health-Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where he was later treated and released. During their investigation, deputies were able to identify a man as the suspect, and applied for charges.

On Nov. 25, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division/Community Action Team located the man hiding in a bathroom, and arrested him without incident.
Laron Devin Mitchell was charged with Assault-Second Degree on EMS, Obstructing and Hindering, and False Statement to Officer, and is currently being held without bond.

CDS Arrest
On Nov. 16, deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on Longwoods Road near Airport Road for an equipment violation. The driver of the vehicle was identified as a 29-year-old Easton man.
Deputies developed probable cause and a search of the vehicle revealed several ounces of marijuana in a book bag belonging to Kellman. A records check also indicated Kellman had two open warrants from Wicomico County.
Kyle Marquis Kellman was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.

Kellman was taken to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Kellman was ordered held at the Talbot County Detention Center without bond.

CDS Arrest
On Nov. 20, deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on Ocean Gateway near Greenfield Avenue for an administrative violation. The driver was identified as a 53-year-old Hurlock woman.
Deputies developed probable cause and conducted a search of the vehicle revealing cocaine and paraphernalia. Phyllis Laverne Perkins was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.
Perkins was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. She was released on her personal recognizance.

Church fire probe
On Nov. 24 at 3:10 a.m., 15 members of the Denton Volunteer Fire Company responded to 1116 Market St., Denton, the Calvary Baptist Church. The site is occupied by Julie Iaccna and Richard Young.
The crew took 12 minutes to bring a fire on the porch under control. The fire was discovered by a passerby.
There were no injuries as a result of the emergency, which caused an estimated $2,000 in damage.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Upper Eastern Regional Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal at 410-822-7609.

CDS – Not Marijuana
On Nov. 20 at 8:14 p.m., Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Deputy Patchett made contact with a suspicious vehicle located at the Royal Farms store in Queen Anne, where he observed a white male slumped over the center console of the vehicle. The deputy also observed suspected drug paraphernalia in plain view and later identified the suspect as a 36-year-old Preston man, while waking him up and having him exit the vehicle.
DFC Patikowski, along with K9 Tiger, arrived on scene and conducted a K9 scan of the vehicle which yielded a positive alert. A probable cause search was conducted and Deputy Patchett located five clear capsules containing suspected heroin, along with eight needles, and a burnt bottle cap containing suspected heroin residue.

Ryan Lee Bosley was placed under arrest and charged with controlled dangerous substance possession – not marijuana, controlled dangerous substance administering equipment possession and controlled dangerous substance possession paraphernalia. He was taken to the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff for processing before being transported to the District Court Commissioner, where he was held without bond.

Resisting arrest
On Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m., Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s DFC Barlow conducted a traffic stop on a Blue Chevy van for a violation of driving on tags that belonged to another vehicle. The driver, a 37-year-old Easton man, had two open warrants and was asked to step out of the vehicle, and while being placed into custody, he pulled away from the Deputy and fled on foot.
After a brief foot pursuit, Cpl. Neall tackled the man and placed him in handcuffs. While searching the area where Cole was handcuffed, Cpl. Neall located a plastic chewing gum container wrapped in tin foil. Inside the container were eight gel capsules with suspected heroin.

Daniel Lee Cole was arrested and controlled dangerous substance possession not marijuana, controlled dangerous substance possession paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and multiple traffic related citations. He was taken to the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff for processing before being held at the Detention Center by the District Court Commissioner for the warrants as well as the charges issued to him.