Salisbury man threatening suicide shot by troopers

SALISBURY — Maryland State Police are investigating a trooper-involved shooting that occurred Wednesday morning after troopers were called to the home of an armed man allegedly threatening suicide. The man is identified as Rick Howell, 59, of the 27000-block of Sunbury Court, Salisbury. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical services personnel. […]

Police and Fire briefs, April 8, 2020

Arson arrestInvestigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office were alerted to an incident that occurred at Dart Manufacturing Facility on 1000 Industrial Park Drive in Federalsburg on March 31st around 2 a.m. The investigation revealed an employee at the facility intentionally set a fire in a confined space above the ceiling of the office […]

Police and fire briefs, March 25, 2020

No gatherings of 10 or more • Capt. Justin Todd of the Cambridge Police Department released the following statement on Friday afternoon: Due to the State of Emergency and the executive order issued by Governor Hogan, there are to be no gatherings of 10 or more people. The Cambridge Police Department (CPD) has received calls […]

CPD closed 2019 cases at twice U.S. average

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) in 2019 closed 62.91 percent of its cases, Capt. Justin Todd said on Thursday. The figure represents more than double the national closure rate, approximately 26 percent. “We’re proud of those numbers,” Capt. Todd said. “That takes a lot of dedication.” The division’s day-to-day operations […]

Man held on child sex offense charges

EASTON — In February, detectives with the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division, initiated a sex offense investigation. They learned that a 24-year-old adult male was traveling from the western shore of Maryland to meet a 14-year-old juvenile in the Trappe area. The investigation revealed that the adult male met the 14-year-old juvenile through […]

Fire Marshal: Welding set off blaze

CAMBRIDGE — At 4:46 p.m. on Wednesday, Rescue Fire Company’s Station 1 along with Talbot Station 30 were alerted for an apartment fire at 500 Greenwood Ave. Dorchester Central advised Chief 1 they had received multiple calls on the incident and Cambridge Police were on scene with fire on the second- and third-floor staircase balconies. […]

Council, sheriff resolve interrogation room issue

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County Council announced Tuesday evening that a resolution had been reached in an issue involving an interrogation room. Council members voted unanimously to fund renovation of two rooms to provide the sheriff with space needed for interviews and storage. At the board’s Jan. 25 meeting, Sheriff James W. Phillips Jr. had […]

Madison home destroyed in two-alarm fire

MADISON — The Office of the State Fire Marshal has reported that a home in Madison was destroyed by fire on Feb. 27. The house, two-story wood-frame single-family dwelling at 1306 Taylors Island Road, was reported to be ablaze at 7:10 p.m. The house is owned by Michael Voll. Estimated loss to the structure was […]

Crescent Cities Charities gives $10K to CPD

CAMBRIDGE — After the loss due to illness in February of the Cambridge Police Department’s only K-9, Dani, officers were faced with the task of raising a substantial sum to replace her. Crescent Cities Charities, Inc. (CCC) answered the call Thursday, with a check for $10,000. The money will cover purchase and training of the […]

Neck District could get cell tower by fall

NECK DISTRICT — In a dramatic turn-around, the Neck District Volunteer Fire Company has won approval from the County to build a cellular transmission tower near its fire station, opening the way to thousands of dollars in income, improved communication for first responders and reliable cell phone coverage for residents of the area. Just a […]