Police and fire briefs, Feb. 19, 2020

Submitted to Dorchester Banner/Talbot Co. Sheriff’s Office
On Thursday at Mace’s Lane Middle School, the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office participated in the 2020 Black and Blue basketball tournament to benefit the Maryland Special Olympics. The teams were from Cambridge Police Department, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police – Easton and Maryland State Police Salisbury. This benefit raised $1,000 for The Maryland Special Olympics. Congratulations to MSP-Salisbury Barrack for winning the tournament. The Talbot team was made up of 1st Sgt. Dobson, Sgt. Chase, Cpl. Aita, Cpl. Smith, Cpl. Tilghman, DFC Stivers, DFC Johnson, DFC Bordley and DFC Lecompte.

Linkwood-Salem VFC fundraiser
The famous summer barbecued chicken, in the winter, on Feb. 21. Off the grill beginning at 10 a.m., 1/2 chicken only with bread, $7 while supply lasts. Call in or email orders.

Talbot burglary
On Thursday at approximately 1:30 p.m., deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office were responding to the 9000 block of Tilghman Island Road, in McDaniel, for a burglary in progress. While units were responding, the victim provided information that he observed a man running from his residence carrying his shotgun and entering a blue Acura and fleeing the scene.

Sheriff’s deputies located the suspect vehicle on Saint Michaels Road in the area of Doncaster Road and conducted a stop. The vehicle was being driven by a 19-year-old Easton man.

Antonio Lee Smith was placed under arrest and transported to the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office. The victim responded to the Sheriff’s Office and positively identified Antonio Smith as the individual that he observed fleeing his residence carrying his shotgun, a statement from the Sheriff’s Office said.

The victim stated that he is also missing a second shotgun. Deputies are continuing to search for the two stolen shotguns and ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, C.I.D. at 410-822-1020.

Mr. Smith was charged with two counts of burglary and theft over $100. He transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. He was ordered held at the Talbot County Detention Center pending a bond review.