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 […]

Police briefs

Julie Nicole McCumbie

‘SCAM ALERT’ It has been recently reported to the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office that a number of local businesses in Dorchester County have received correspondence from unknown entities in reference to large amounts of U.S. currency which they could obtain through paying nominal amounts of money (processing fees). These correspondences have been received via fax, […]

Law enforcement class graduates

submitted to dorchester banner/wor-wic Graduates from the Upper Shore who were part of the 81st entrance-level law enforcement class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury are shown in the front row, from left, Joseph R. Buglio and Jed E. Wooters of the Cambridge Police Department and Cody J. Bland and Timothy J. Megee of the Easton Police Department. In the back, from left, are Bryant D. Ortiz of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, Tyler J. Argubright, Austin W. Frazier, Matthew C. Johnston, Nicholas M. Means and Benjamin L. Williams of the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office and William S. Pennock of the State Fire Marshal’s Office in Easton.

SALISBURY — Twenty-five law enforcement officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot, Queen Anne’s and Garrett counties graduated in the 81st entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) operated by Wor-Wic Community College at the corner of US Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury. Graduation exercises, which were held in […]

Suspect who fired at police in Dorchester arrested

Isaiah Peppers, 20

FINCHVILLE – Maryland State Police from the Criminal Enforcement Division arrested a Delaware man last week suspected to have fired at police after an attempted traffic stop in Dorchester County. The suspect is identified as Isaiah Peppers, 20, of Magnolia, Del. Peppers was arrested and charged with multiple crimes to include attempted first and second […]

Federalsburg, Preston get fully staffed crews

FEDERALSBURG – The citizens of southern Caroline County can be confident that if they need help, it’s closer than ever. “The Caroline County Department of Emergency Services (CCDES) has officially expanded service as of Jan. 1,” a statement from the agency said. “We are proud to announce that Station 11 in Federalsburg will be staffed […]

‘Shoot for the Neck’ hunt is successful

CAMBRIDGE — When the crew at Neck District Volunteer Fire Company was trying to think of new ways to raise money for their organization, member Eddie Dayton came up with what turned out to be a winning idea – a goose hunt. The first Shoot for the Neck event took place on Saturday, and was […]

Jail and correctional officers graduate Wor-Wic

SALISBURY – Thirty-nine jail and correctional officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot and Queen Anne’s counties graduated in the 103rd 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 […]