Willis Street house is destroyed by fire

CAMBRIDGE — A home at 119 Willis St. was badly damaged in a fire on Saturday. A report from the Office of the State Fire Marshal said the emergency began with unattended cooking. There were no injuries or human deaths, though a cat died in the blaze. The two-story, wood frame, single-family dwelling was occupied […]

East New Market man hit and killed by car

CENTREVILLE — Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred Wednesday evening in Queen Anne’s County. Shortly after 7:10 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Centerville Barrack responded to a call of a multi-vehicle crash that involved a pedestrian at westbound U.S. Route 50 east of Arrington Road. According to a […]

Police and fire briefs, Nov. 18, 2020

Intent to distributeOn Nov. 5, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office executed a Search and Seizure Warrant at 409 Leonards Lane, Cambridge. The target of the investigation, 42-year-old resident of that address, was located inside. The search revealed 7 Xanax pills, Bag of syringes, glass smoking device, 4 cell phones, $213 in U.S. currency, […]

Police and Fire briefs, Nov. 11, 2020

Dorchester BannerCemetery Ave. house fireAt 8 a.m. on Nov. 3, the Volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a reported house fire at 406 Cemetery Ave. for a fire in the walls of a second-floor bedroom. At 9:46 a.m., with the situation under control command was terminated and all units were placed in […]

Youths arrested after disturbance, guns displayed

Man shot by unknown assailantCAMBRIDGE — The city was roiled Thursday evening by street violence, damage to property and the display of a rifle. In an incident later in the day, a 19-year-old man was shot by an unknown assailant. A statement from the Cambridge Police Department released about 10:30 a.m. on Friday said at […]

Crime surge means longer shifts for officers

CAMBRIDGE — Rising rates of aggravated assaults, including recent fatal incidents, have resulted in longer, busier shifts for officers of the Cambridge Police Department. Capt. Justin Todd said Oct. 30 that officers have begun working 12-hour shifts. While acknowledging that the change will be tough for all, it will be temporary. It is also expected […]

Cambridge authorities: Citizens must help solve crimes

CAMBRIDGE — Leaders of the Cambridge Police Department (CPD), State’s Attorney for Dorchester County Bill Jones and Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley called at a press conference Tuesday for citizens to get involved and to help the police solve recent crimes.In a year with higher-than-average numbers of aggravated assaults — that is, crimes of violence leading […]

Man killed in Cambridge stabbing

CAMBRIDGE — On Oct. 24 at approximately 12:10 a.m., officers from the Cambridge Police Department were dispatched to the 700 block of Douglas Street for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a male victim. The victim had sustained one stab wound to the left side of his chest. The subject was taken […]

Police and fire briefs, Oct. 21, 2020

Two charged in murderOn Oct. 11, the Salisbury Police Department responded to the area of Lakeside Drive in Salisbury for a human body located in Johnson Lake. The body was that of a deceased Caucasian female.The woman was later identified as Trisha Lyn Parker. Further investigation revealed that Parker’s death appeared to be suspicious, a […]

Police and fire briefs, Oct. 14, 2020

Lt. Gov. Boyd RutherfordHeartbroken and disgusted to learn of the fatal shooting of an MTA bus driver in Baltimore. Anyone who has any information about this incident should immediately report it to (410) 396-2100.If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we should all strive to do better by our fellow humans. This type of […]

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