Police investigate armed robberies

CAMBRIDGE — On Nov. 7, at approximately 8:30 p.m. the Cambridge Police Department responded to two armed robberies. Officers responded to the first reported robbery in the 700 block of Glasgow Street. Officers met with the victim and a witness who were walking to their vehicles. The victim advised that as they approached the vehicle […]

Fugitive returns, then is captured

CAMBRIDGE – A 25-year-old-fugitive ran all the way to Florida, then returned to Dorchester County, where local and state law-enforcement officers found and arrested him. Two other men were arrested in the same incident. On Oct. 25, members of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Cambridge Police Department, Maryland State Police Gang Unit, […]

Sargent sentenced for murder

CAMBRIDGE — On Oct. 25, the Honorable Judge Brett W. Wilson sentenced Lasonya Corinne Sargent, age 40, for the January 2018 murder of 35-year-old Sharod I. Mack. Sargent was sentenced to life in prison for first degree murder and an additional 20 years for use of firearm during the commission of a felony or a […]

BREAKING NEWS: 11-year-old student arrested after attack

SHILOH – An 11-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday at North Dorchester Middle School. A report from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office said the student allegedly stabbed a teacher in the neck with a pencil. The school resource deputy assigned to North Dorchester High School responded to the neighboring school for a reported student out of […]

VFC president upset over 40 percent reduction

EAST NEW MARKET — First on the speakers’ agenda at the Oct. 10 East New Market commission meeting was Adam Tolley, president of the East New Market Volunteer Fire Company, who attended for clarification on a recent funding issue. “In my 12 years I believe we’ve had a very good working relationship with the town. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Bomb threat evacuates Mace’s Lane – All safe

CAMBRIDGE – The children knew it wasn’t a drill when they got outside. Administrators at Mace’s Lane Middle School had received a tip around noon Thursday from a member of the public that “someone had posted on Facebook that there was a bomb,” Acting Director of Student Services Dr. James Bell said. He was speaking […]

TV star Miles Brown promotes new group

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan Mace’s Lane Middle School students, teachers and staff joined Cambridge Police Department officers to welcome television personality Miles Brown, at center. The young actor was in town on Friday to mark the beginning of the city’s Police Athletic League.

CAMBRIDGE – A PAL can do a kid a lot of good. In this case, that’s the Police Athletic League, which marked its start on Friday at Mace’s Lane Middle School with a visit from television actor Miles Brown. Miles, who is 13 and in eighth grade, came from his home in California to promote […]

Sheriff’s Office will try managed fleet

CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester County will join other Maryland jurisdictions with a vehicle management plan, after a 3-2 vote the County Council meeting on Oct. 2. The move follows a Sept. 18 presentation by Anthony Armbruster of Enterprise Fleet Management, at which he explained projected savings to the council members. Ricky Travers (District 3), Tom Bradshaw […]

Police and fire briefs, Oct. 3, 2018

Trappe Man Suffers Burn Injuries TRAPPE — An elderly Talbot County man sustained life threatening burns at his home Thursday evening. Investigators from the Office of the State Fire Marshal responded to 2812 Ocean Gateway in Trappe Thursday evening for a small structure fire and a reported burn injury at the request of the Trappe […]

Vandals damage C-SD cross country course

CAMBRIDGE – A person or persons used a vehicle to damage Cambridge-South Dorchester High School’s cross country course over the weekend. Driving on the wet turf of the Jungle, he or she dug doughnuts in a carefully maintained field that is part of the team’s home venue. This course is well known around Bayside Conference […]