Council marks Correctional Officers’ Week

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Council on May 7 issued a proclamation declaring May 5-11 as Correctional Officers’ Week. In the board’s meeting room to accept the honor was Director Joey Hughes and several of his officers from the county’s Detention Center. “Corrections today is different than it used to be,” Mr. Hughes said. He […]

Two men are charged with murder

CAMBRIDGE — Two Cambridge men have been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of Michael Clarence Wheatley Jr. At approximately 12:37 a.m. on May 1, officers from the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) responded to 610 Pine St. in reference to a disturbance. When they arrived at the scene, they observed someone […]

Police and fire report from Hurlock Council meeting

HURLOCK – At the April 22 meeting of the Hurlock Town Council, Police Chief Les Hutton reported incidents from April 9-22 included: One assault on Charles Street; one theft on north Main Street; one theft on south Main Street; three canine scans; three warrant services; a juvenile closed with witness retaliation; a runaway closed with […]

Jail and correctional officers graduate

SALISBURY — Twenty-nine jail and correctional officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot and Caroline counties graduated in the 104th entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury. Graduation exercises, which were held in Guerrieri Hall on the college campus, featured a commencement address by J. […]

Remembering Dorchester, April 3, 2019

From the pages of the Banner 50 years ago The body of Lance Cpl. Michael DiGenno, who was killed in action on March 11 in Vietnam, is due to arrive today via Dover Air Force Base. A mass will be observed on Tuesday morning at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Secretary, with […]

Zoning Appeals: No VFC cell tower

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Chris Hauge held up a board with signatures of a petition opposed to the construction of a cell tower on Md. 343.

CAMBRIDGE — The crew of Neck District Volunteer Fire Company will have to keep looking for funding sources, after learning Thursday that they will not be allowed to place a new cell tower on their property – AT&T will get the job, at another site. The Board of Appeals made the unanimous decision after hearing […]

Police and fire briefs, March 20, 2019

A realistic, toy hand grenade caused concern in Hurlock.

Police respond to report of possible grenade HURLOCK — Maryland State Police responded to the scene of a possible grenade outside of a vacant home in Dorchester County March 15. At approximately 2:45 p.m. Friday afternoon, troopers from the Easton Barrack responded to a vacant home in the 4700 block of Skeet Club Road in […]

Police and fire briefs, March 13, 2019

James Michael Fisher Jr.

B&E and theft HURLOCK — On Feb. 21, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s office responded to 4445 Waddell’s Corner Road, Hurlock, for a reported Breaking and Entering and theft. Upon arrival deputies were advised that during the night an unknown person had broken into several outbuildings and had removed items valued at over $5,000. […]

Shore distribution operation is dismantled

Submitted to the dorchester banner An array of drugs and weapons, as well as cash, was seized during recent arrests.

CAMBRIDGE – Law enforcement agencies working together in a multi-state, multi-jurisdictional drug investigation have identified and arrested the alleged leader of a drug importation and distribution operation and are working with prosecutors on the pending indictments of potentially dozens of others associated with the operation. The following suspects are charged in Delaware by Delaware State […]

Police and fire briefs, Feb. 27, 2019

Mar Shon Ryshay Jolley

Fire under investigation FEDERALSBURG — At 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, the Federalsburg Police Department responded to a malicious burning at 210 Brooklyn Ave. The fire discovered by the homeowner, Patricia Deangelis was to a chicken coop and green house. The fire originated in the interior of the chicken coop and green house. No response […]