Police and fire briefs, Sept. 30, 2020

Submitted photo/RFC, Captain Trey Davis, FF Brandon Stacey
Crews from Cambridge Rescue Fire Company and other area departments responded to an incident on Shepherds Avenue in Cambridge on Sept. 22.

RFC at 315 Shepherds Ave.
At 9:32 a.m. on Sept. 22, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a reported house fire at 315 Shepherds Ave. in Cambridge.
Chief 1-1 (Captain 1-1) AOL with smoke showing from A 1½ story single-family dwelling, established command and requested a working fire taskforce (bringing additional personnel and equipment to the scene).
The 360 report revealed a working fire on side “D” (Delta) in the kitchen/dining area and confirmed the structure clear of all occupants. Engine 1-3 AOL with fire attack and advanced the initial 1¾-inch attack line into the structure to extinguish the fire.

Engine 1-2 took the second 1¾-inch attack line into the structure to assist with fire attack, overhaul and ventilation.
The lack of volunteers brought a second alarm request from command to get additional personnel and equipment to the scene. At 11:22 a.m. with the situation under control command was terminated and all units were placed in service without incident.
This fire is under investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Fourteen volunteers from Rescue Fire Company Inc. responded to this incident.
Vehicles:
Chief 1-1 (Captain 1-1 with Command)
Engine 1-3 (Fire Attack 400’ of attack hose, 200’ of supply hose)
Engine 1-2 (E 1-3 Hydrant corner of Peachblossom Ave & Shephards Ave)
Engine 1-4 (Additional Personnel)
Mutual Aid:
DCEMS PM 100 & 101 (Cambridge), Station 16 (Secretary) Chief 16 (Side Charlie), Station 21 (East New Market) Engine 21-2, Station 6 (Hurlock) Tower 6-1, Talbot Station 30 (Trappe), Talbot Station 20 (Oxford) Truck 23 (Station 1 standby), CPD, Red Cross, Maryland State Fire Marshal.
Firefighter Kevin Carr submitted this report.

Robbery/Carjacking
On Sept. 26 shortly before 8 a.m., Cambridge Police were called to the 700 block of Pine Street in reference to a stabbing. Prior to officer’s arrival, it was learned that the victim of the stabbing was at the emergency room, a statement from the Cambridge Police Department said on Monday.

Officers met with the victim who had a deep laceration on the tip of his nose. The victim advised that he was sitting in his parked vehicle, a 2012 Toyota in the Pine Street area when he was approached by a male subject who opened his passenger side door and sat down inside the vehicle.
The male victim stated that the suspect advised him to get out of the vehicle. When the victim refused, the suspect displayed a knife and then stabbed the victim causing the injury to his nose.
The victim advised that he decided to exit the vehicle and flee from the suspect. The suspect then stole the vehicle, the statement said.

A short time later, the vehicle was located on Gay Street in Cambridge. When officers attempted to contact the driver, he fled in the vehicle.
A short pursuit took place, until the suspect ran off the roadway and into a ditch near the county pool on Virginia Avenue. Officers made contact with the suspect, who was identified as a 20-year-old Cambridge man.
The man had a kitchen-style knife lying on his lap and a second knife was located, the statement said. Suspected heroin was also located.

Tramelle L. Williams was charged with armed robbery, armed carjacking, 1st degree assault, weapon charges, along with other related charges. He is currently being held at the Dorchester County Detention Center on no bond.
It was also determined that Williams had an active warrant through Wicomico County and Dorchester County.
The victim was treated and later released from the hospital. There is no mugshot of Williams currently, due to him being uncooperative throughout the arrest process.

Theft from Vehicles
On Sept. 26 just before noon, Cambridge Police responded to the area of Franklin Street in reference to a subject entering unlocked vehicles and removing items. Investigation resulted in the arrest of 56-year-old Cambridge man.
Officers located a person that matched the description the witness gave, riding a bike near the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Franklin Street.

Officers made contact with the man. U.S currency was located in his pockets.
Jeffrey L. Farrare was identified and charged with rogue and vagabond and theft. Farrare was taken before the Court Commissioner where he was released on his own recognizance.

Attempted murder
On Sept. 4 at approximately 5:30 p.m., deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to 33661 E. Line Road, Delmar, Maryland in reference to a report of threats. An investigation led to the arrest of a man suspected of attempted murder.
Upon arriving on scene, deputies learned of an incident that had occurred in July of 2019 to the victim, who had suffered a gunshot wound to her hand. The victim reported to deputies that her husband was the one who had shot her.
Deputies also learned that the victim’s grandson was present when the incident had taken place. Deputies learned that the man had allegedly pointed the firearm at the grandson and forced him into a pickup truck.

Investigators were able to locate and secure the firearm that was allegedly used in this incident. It was also learned that the suspect is prohibited from possession of any firearm or ammunition due to previous convictions. Investigators were able to apply for and receive an Arrest Warrant for Gladden. Marion M. Gladden Jr. was located, arrested and served with the Arrest Warrant.

Gladden was charged with:
• Attempted 1st Degree Murder
• Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
• Assault 1st Degree
• Assault 2nd Degree
• Reckless Endangerment
• Firearm Use in the Commission of a Crime of Violence
• Kidnapping
• Possession of a Regulated Firearm with a Felony Conviction
• Illegal Possession of Ammunition
• Handgun in Vehicle
• Loaded Handgun in Vehicle
• Handgun on Person

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any additional information, please contact Detective Heath of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.
Thefts from vehicles
The Hurlock Police Department released the following statement on Thursday: “We are investigating several incidents where items have been stolen from vehicles in the North Main Street and Wrights Ave area. Please remove valuables from your vehicle and lock you vehicle. Report any suspicious activity.”

Easton VFD
Come out and celebrate our 5th running of the Easton Volunteer Fire Department’s Stop, Drop and Run 5k run and 1 mile walk, on Oct 24. The fun starts at 10 a.m. at the Easton Volunteer Fire Department.

Registration and packet pickup starts at 8:30 a.m. Your entry fees cover your race entry and a T-shirt. All of the proceeds go back to the Easton Volunteer Fire Department.
As with many activities, the majority of our fundraising events have been canceled. “We are trying to deliver a little normalcy in the time of COVID disruptions,” a statement from the department said. “We hope you will join us.”
There will be prizes for the top overall male and female, and top 3 males and females in the 12 and Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and Above age groups.

There are also special prizes for our local First Responders. “Over the past few years, we’ve had a speedy group from the NSA come and take the cup,” the statement said. “We need to get it back here on the Shore, so get your three fastest folks together and run!”

Trooper injured in OC arrest
A Maryland State Police trooper was injured last night while attempting to arrest a fleeing suspect in Ocean City.
Jonathan Bello, 23, of Norfolk, Va., was charged with resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, escape, and disorderly conduct. He is awaiting an initial appearance before a court commissioner.

Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, troopers responded to the area of 71st St. in Ocean City to assist members of the Ocean City Police Department who were dealing with a disorderly crowd, estimated at hundreds of people. An Ocean City officer was attempting to arrest a man who resisted arrest and fled on foot.
A Maryland state trooper pursued the suspect on foot. Upon reaching the suspect, both fell to the ground, with the suspect falling on top of the trooper.

The trooper was knocked unconscious and sustained a laceration to his head. Other law enforcement officers took the suspect into custody and responded to assist the trooper. They determined the trooper was not breathing and immediately attempted lifesaving measures.
Due to the situation at the scene, troopers and officers evacuated the injured trooper from the area in a patrol car and met an ambulance nearby. The trooper was transported by ambulance to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury where he was treated for his injuries. Following treatment, he was released from the hospital this morning and is recuperating at home.

Fire Marshal
Deputy State Fire Marshals in Cecil County are asking for the public’s help after a suspect threw a molotov cocktail through the front window of an occupied dwelling and fled in North East. Investigators were called to Jamestown Court just before 5:30 a.m. Sept. 26.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Arson Tip Line at 410-386-3050. Callers can remain anonymous.

Talbot VFDs respond
On Sept. 27, at approximately 6 a.m., the Easton Volunteers along with Oxford and Trappe (Stations 20 & 30) for a commercial building fire in the area of Maryland Avenue and Higgins Street, Easton. First arriving units advised multiple vehicles on fire outside of the structure with fire up the side of a metal building. Due to potential extension into the structure, St. Michaels and Cordova (Stations 40 & 50) were added to the call. Units cleared after approximately one hour, with minimal extension to the building and a number of burnt vehicles.

The origin of Fire was determined to have started in one of the store’s vehicles.

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