Police and fire briefs, Sept. 9, 2020

Submitted photo/CPD
These Cambridge Police Department officers worked in the summer heat last week to change the flat tire of a local motorist, showing their commitment to community policing.

Teen faces arson charges
A Salisbury juvenile was charged Sept. 2 by Deputy State Fire Marshals with two counts of Arson in the 1st Degree, two counts of Malicious Burning in the 1st Degree, Malicious Destruction of Property over $1000 as well as Attempted Arson.
A lengthy investigation by investigators out of the Lower Eastern Region of the State Fire Marshal’s office concluded today when a 14-year-old juvenile was located and referred to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services for the above charges.
The charges stem from three separate incidents. The first occurred at 4:44 p.m. on April 14, in the 1000 block of Roger Street. A blaze in a single family house there was determined to be arson and caused $2,500 in damages.
The second incident occurred on the morning of Aug. 10, in an apartment on Second Street. The Salisbury Police Department responded and took a report of destruction of property at the address. Further investigation lead to a joint effort between Salisbury Police Department and the Office of the State Fire Marshal which resulted in the discovery of an attempted arson at the structure.
The third incident occurred on Aug. 11, at 11:30 p.m. in the same apartment on Second Street. This time an actual fire in the home caused approximately $30,000 in damages. This fire was also determined to be arson.
After Deputy State Fire Marshals located the juvenile and made him aware of the charges, the juvenile was released to the custody of parents. All information will be sent to the Department of Juvenile Services for appropriate court action.
The maximum penalty for all of these charges combined is 103 years imprisonment and/or $162,500 in fines.

Child Pornography
Troopers arrested and charged a Prince George’s County man Sept. 2 after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The suspect is a 26-year-old of Fort Washington man.
In March, the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit received a CyberTip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children involving the distribution of child pornography online. The investigation led to the identification of the suspect and his residence in Prince George’s County.
At approximately 6 a.m., Maryland State Police, assisted by the Prince George’s County Police Department and Homeland Security and Investigations, served a search warrant at the identified residence. A preliminary forensic review of the suspects’ electronic devices revealed multiple child pornography files.
Rafael E. Mancia-Hernandez was charged with three counts of distribution of child pornography and six counts of possession of child pornography. He was transported to the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack for processing.
The Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit coordinates the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. This is a combined law enforcement effort involving police departments across Maryland that is made possible in part due to grant funds provided by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services and by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Task force investigators focus on identifying those involved in child pornography via the Internet and other related crimes that victimize children.

CDS arrest
On Aug. 23, at 1:35 a.m., Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office observed a suspicious person in front of a closed business in the 8000 block of Ocean Gateway, Easton. Deputies made contact with a 48-year-old Easton woman who has a long history of CDS-related arrests.
Deputies conducted a consent search of her purse and located cocaine and paraphernalia. Arlene Marie Stebbing was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.
Stebbing was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner. Stebbing was released on her personal recognizance.

Second-degree assault
On Aug. 25, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 34-year-old Bozman man. An arrest warrant was issued by the Talbot County District Court charging Lonnie Joyner with second-degree assault.
Joyner was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner. Joyner was ordered held without bond pending further action by the courts.

Failure to appear
On Aug. 30, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 40-year-old Easton man. A Bench Warrant was issued by the District Court for Talbot County charging Rodney Winfred Fluharty with failing to appear for a scheduled court hearing. Fluharty was taken to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

Assault charge
On Sept. 2, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 20-year-old Easton man. An arrest warrant was issued by the Talbot County District Court, charging Mason Scott Kelley with assault stemming from an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of Sept. 2, in which Kelley allegedly assaulted his girlfriend at their residence.
Kelley was also served a Temporary Protective Order from this incident. Kelley was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for his initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Kelley was ordered held without bond by the District Court Commissioner, pending a bail review at a later date.

Electronic harassment
On Sept. 2, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 21-year-old St. Michaels man. On Sept. 2, an arrest warrant was issued by the Dorchester County District Court charging Zachery Jamahl Stanford with electronic communication harassment – minor, interactive computer service harassment – minor and harassment as a course of conduct. Stanford was transported to Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

Drug Arrest
On Sept. 2, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on Cordova Road near Willis Street for a moving violation. Deputies identified the operator, a 24-year-old Easton man. Deputies developed probable cause to search the vehicle and located 100 suspected heroin capsules, paraphernalia and $575 in US currency.
Nicholas Alexander Goldstein was placed under arrest and transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner. Goldstein was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.