Dorchester man charged in killing

VIENNA — Maryland State Police homicide investigators arrested a Dorchester County man Sept. 13 in connection with a 2001 cold case involving the killing of a correctional officer. The accused is identified as John Michael Ingersoll, Jr., 46, of East New Market. The Maryland State Apprehension Team arrested Ingersoll at 9544 Black Dog Alley, Easton […]

Sheriff’s scanner request is denied by three

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Council rejected on Sept. 3 a request from the Sheriff’s Office for a Live Scan purchase. The digital device is used for capturing the image of fingerprints. It is currently used by the FBI, the Department of Justice and other law enforcement agencies. Council members William Nichols (Dist. 3), Libby […]

HVFC Auxiliary donates to Wreaths Across America

HURLOCK — The Hurlock Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary supports a local group whose mission is to have a wreath on every grave for the 2nd year. Lynn Riley came in spoke with the Hurlock Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary initially in 2018. The total donated in 2018 was $825. That will sponsor 55 wreaths, with 27 […]

Knepp: Keep an eye on ‘Next Door’

CAMBRIDGE — West End resident Barbara Knepp is urging neighbors to use the “Next Door” private social network app to keep informed on issues, including crime. She said the app is valuable in providing security, and in watching trends, such as the number of registered sex offenders living in Cambridge, especially in the West End. […]

Police and Fire Briefs, Aug. 21, 2019

Drug arrest CAMBRIDGE — On Aug. 13, a deputy with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffery Todd Player Jr., 30, of 4362 Bayshore Road, Taylors Island. The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop conducted at Southside Drive and Woods Road, Cambridge. The suspect was charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of […]

Events draws many tourists, locals

CAMBRIDGE — The 40th Annual Seafood Feast-I-Val brought out well over 1,000 locals and visitors to Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park on Sunday. The event benefits Cambridge Rescue Fire Company (RFC) and is supported by volunteers from many local organizations. The aroma of freshly steamed crabs spiced the air, as families and groups of friends […]

RFC responds to house fire and truck wreck

CAMBRIDGE — It’s not called “Rescue Fire Company” for nothing. The members of Cambridge RFC responded to two emergencies on July 31 that provided examples of the varieties of dangerous work the crews are called to perform. And it’s not just fighting fires. At 9:25 p.m., Dorchester Central dispatched units for a structure fire at […]

Cool buddies in Hurlock

Hurlock Police Chief Bruce Jones cooled off Friday with a refreshing lemonade from a stand operated by Teagan Handte. The young girl reported a brisk business on the warm day. Chief Jones was recently appointed to his post as leader of the town’s police department.

Tolley turns 16, joins family tradition

NECK DISTRICT — A young man took a big step recently in his journey of public service. Marcus Tolley turned 16 on July 16, and is now old enough to respond to emergencies and take Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute classes. “I’ve always been interested in firefighting,” Marcus said on Thursday. Well, he gets it […]

Hurlock fire building could serve as community center

HURLOCK — In his report at the July 8 Hurlock town meeting, Mayor Michael Henry noted he has completed all the requirements for the Academy of Excellence and will officially graduate in September. The Maryland Municipal League (MML) is a founding partner of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, a voluntary certificate training program […]