Person jumps from Bay Bridge

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland State Police’s Medevac helicopter searched Sunday for a person who jumped off the Bay Bridge as emergency personnel tried to convince the person to come down. The victim apparently survived the jump, but went under the surface of the Bay and was not seen to resurface, in an incident reported by […]

Utility pole fire closes YMCA

CAMBRIDGE – On Jan. 9 at 4:50 p.m., Cambridge Rescue Fire Company responded to a call regarding a utility pole fire at 7 Somerset Ave., near the Pauline F. & W. David Robbins Family YMCA. The fire was extinguished with no injuries, though the YMCA closed for the rest of the day because electricity was […]

Police and fire briefs, Jan. 8, 2020

Man arrested for false bomb threat HURLOCK — On Dec. 16, 2019 at 9:40 a.m. the Hurlock Police Department was dispatched to a Bomb Threat at B&G Foods in Hurlock. After evacuation of the facility Bomb Detection K-9 Units from throughout the state were called to the scene to search the facility. No explosive devices […]

RFC extricates wreck victim

CAMBRIDGE — There are no holiday breaks for emergency responders. The day after Christmas found volunteers from Cambridge Rescue Fire Company at the scene of a wreck, where they extricated a victim from a vehicle. At 6:17 p.m., Dorchester Central dispatched units for a motor vehicle collision at 2033 Hudson Road in the Cambridge 1-11 […]

Police and Fire briefs, Dec. 25, 2019

Intentionally set fire CAMBRIDGE — At 4:12 a.m. on Dec. 19 35 Rescue Fire Company firefighters responded to a fire at a vacant two-story wood frame single family dwelling at 5382 Aireys Road. It was owned by Audrey Hopkins. Discovered by a passerby the fire originated on the first floor rear room and took one […]

Civilian Police Academy graduates

CAMBRIDGE — A group of local residents is now more knowledgeable about law enforcement, after completing on Dec. 18 their sixth and final class at the Cambridge Police Department’s Civilian Police Academy. The free class, held periodically at the department, meets once a week to cover aspects of the profession. Included in previous sessions were […]

Cambridge police reach out to local families at Christmastime

CAMBRIDGE — If you happen to be at Walmart on Friday, don’t be too surprised to see patrol vehicles pull up, lights a-flashing, to drop off…small children. Hmmm. It’s all done according to plan. The “Shop With a Cop” plan, that is. “We team up with Walmart, which has been a really big supporter,” Cambridge […]

Man charged with intent to distribute cocaine

CAMBRIDGE – On Monday, members of the Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force, which consists of members from the Maryland State Police, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office, Cambridge Police Department and the Hurlock Police Department executed a search and seizure warrant at 710 Greenwood Ave., Cambridge. The target of the investigation, a […]

RFC’s Train Garden opens for 85th Christmas season

CAMBRIDGE – Rescue Fire Company’s Train Garden officially opened on Tuesday for its 85th Christmas season. The elaborate displays of electric trains and miniature towns have delighted families for generations at the RFC’s former headquarters at 307 Gay Street. The attraction will be open through this month, 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1-4 p.m. and […]

RFC fights two-alarm fire on Washington St.

CAMBRIDGE — At 6:32 p.m. on Tuesday, Dorchester Central dispatched Rescue Fire Company (RFC) units for an apartment fire at 113 Washington St., Apt. B in the Cambridge 1-1 Box Area. Chief Adam Pritchett arrived on location with smoke showing from side alpha and established command. Engine 1-3 arrived and made quick work of a […]

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