Cambridge church intentionally burned

CAMBRIDGE – The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is actively seeking help from the public for information leading to the identification of the person or persons who intentionally set fire to a Cambridge church early the morning of Sept. 11. At approximately 7:26 a.m. that day, Rescue Fire Company was alerted to respond to the […]

State, Dorchester FOP endorse Councilman Satterfield

CAMBRIDGE – The Fraternal Order of Police is behind Dorchester County Councilman Don Satterfield in the upcoming election for Dorchester County District 1. Councilman Satterfield recently received endorsements from both the FOP Cambridge Lodge No. 27 Inc., the local lodge for Dorchester County, and the Maryland State FOP which has more than 70 other lodges […]

Youths charged in robbery

HURLOCK – Four teenaged youths have been charged in connection with the armed robbery and beating of a delivery driver. One of the teens has been charged as an adult. A report from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office said that on Aug. 29, deputies responded to the Mission Hill area near Hurlock for an alleged […]

Sargent is guilty in shooting of Mack

CAMBRIDGE — On Aug. 24, after a five-day trial, a jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Dorchester County convicted Lasonya Corinne Sargent, 40, of Dorchester County, of first degree murder, second degree murder, first degree assault and use of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. The charges against Sargent arose from […]

Locals go West to join fight against wildfires

CAMBRIDGE — Eight firefighters and staff from Dorchester agencies were reported last week to have been dispatched to Western states to fight wildfires. The effort has taken on national proportions, as crews from across the country are called to help extinguish several dozen destructive blazes. “Nationally, 101 large fires have burned nearly 1.8 million acres,” […]

Two arrested for arson to vehicle

DENTON — Deputy State Fire Marshals from the Upper Eastern Regional Office have arrested two local men for intentionally setting fire to a vehicle and attempting to defraud the insurance company. On Aug. 7 Deputy State Fire Marshals served arrest warrants on the owner of the burned car, Samuel J. Moya, 25, of Denton and […]

Cambridge honors top officers

CAMBRIDGE – Chief Mark Lewis took the evening of July 31 to honor a group of Cambridge police officers who were deemed to exhibit service that went above and beyond the call of duty. The ceremony and dinner took place in the new American Legion Post 91 on Sunburst Highway in this city. Honored in […]

Police briefs Aug. 1, 2018

BURGLARY AND TRESPASSING: HURLOCK — On July 29, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to 6129 Palmers Mill Road, Hurlock for a report of an individual standing in the roadway blocking traffic and kicking vehicles. Upon arrival deputies located the suspect Bryan Scott Chance, 35, sitting on the front porch of the residence […]

Fire breaks out at Bay Country Apartments

CAMBRIDGE — Crews from Cambridge Rescue Fire Company (RFC) were joined by firefighters from other departments on July 18, when a blaze broke out at Bay Country Apartments on Leonards Lane. No injuries were reported during the incident. A statement from RFC said Station 1, along with Trappe VFC and Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services […]

Attempted murder charges after fight

CAMBRIDGE – A series of fights at the Bay Country Apartments last week have led to Cambridge police charging a 24-year-old man with five counts of attempted murder. “We were called there July 10, several times during the evening,” Cambridge Police Department Lt. Justin Todd said Monday. Fights had begun in the parking lot of […]