ESCJA law enforcement class graduates

SALISBURY — Twenty law enforcement officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s, Kent and Garrett counties graduated in the 82nd entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) operated by Wor-Wic Community College at the corner of Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury. Graduation exercises, which were held […]

Family home destroyed in Jacktown

JACKTOWN — A local family’s home was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Monday morning. A report from Kevin Carr of Cambridge Rescue Fire Company (RFC) said at 12:35 a.m., Dorchester Central dispatched units for a “working structure fire.” The home at 2915 Pungy Path was occupied by Jon Nicholls, Kelsey Gross and […]

Banned pesticide implicated in 2016 bald eagle poisoning

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are working together to address the continued illegal use of carbofuran — a banned pesticide that has been implicated in recent poisoning events in Kent and Talbot counties that have killed at least seven bald eagles and one horned owl. […]

Police and fire briefs, June 19, 2019

Arrest EASTON — On May 21, 2019 at approximately 1140 hours, members of the Talbot County Drug Task Force assisted by the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office CID, Talbot County Sheriff’s Office Patrol and K-9, Easton Police Department Narcotics Unit, Dorchester County Drug Task Force and MSP Strike Force 7, executed a search and seizure warrant […]

Man held in fatal stabbing at YMCA

EASTON — A 31-year-old man is being held in connection with a fatal stabbing Thursday at the Talbot County YMCA. Just before 8 a.m. that day, Easton Police Department officers were dispatched to the YMCA in response to an altercation, a statement from the department said. Upon arrival, officers found the suspect on the lobby […]

Company donates wash of fire truck

HURLOCK — Washing a car is not such a difficult or complicated task. But how about a tower truck? A couple of years ago the Hurlock Volunteer Fire Co. (HVFC) purchased a million dollar tower truck or aerial platform. The tower reaches about 100’ in the air, is a huge piece of equipment, and not […]

Hurlock Police Chief Hutton retires

HURLOCK — On Friday, the Town of Hurlock announced the retirement of Police Chief Les Hutton. “Today is a bittersweet day as we watch Police Chief Les Hutton ride off into the sunset,” the town’s statement said. “Chief has decided that after 40 years in this job, it’s time to enjoy life and spend it […]

Stack earns state chiefs’ highest honor

CAMBRIDGE — Calvin Stack Jr.’s 50 years of service to the people of Cambridge and Maryland have not gone unnoticed. On Thursday, with colleagues and family members in attendance, Mr. Stack accepted the Chief Leslie B. Thompson Award from Jeff Thompson (no relation) of the Maryland Fire Chiefs’ Association. “This is the highest award that […]

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 […]