Police and fire briefs, Jan. 13, 2021

Fire on Pine StreetOn Jan. 10 at 12:02 a.m., Rescue Fire Company responded to a working structure fire at 600 and 602 Pine St. in Cambridge. Joining that first response were crews from Trappe Rescue, Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services and the Cambridge Police Department.A second alarm at 12:08 a.m. brought vehicles and crews from […]

Shootings, robbery disturb season of peace

CAMBRIDGE — As residents of Cambridge prepared their Christmas celebrations with some last-minute shopping, the joy of the season was marred by violent incidents. The Cambridge Police Department reported on last week that a shooting and and armed robbery had occurred on Monday and Tuesday, followed by another shooting on Friday. On Dec. 25, a […]

Shooting, robbery disturb season of peace

CAMBRIDGE — As residents of Cambridge prepared their Christmas celebrations with some last-minute shopping, the joy of the season was marred by violent incidents. The Cambridge Police Department reported on Wednesday that a shooting and armed robbery had occurred on Monday and Tuesday. ShootingOn Dec. 21 shortly before 8 p.m., Cambridge Police responded to shots […]

Police and fire briefs, Dec. 16, 2020

Fatal fire in PrestonInvestigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the origin and cause of a fire that claimed the life of an individual in Caroline County. The early morning fire occurred around 1 a.m., and 911 was notified when a neighbor called for help.The local volunteer fire departments were immediately dispatched […]

Youth, 14, and mother charged in attempted murder

CAMBRIDGE — A 14-year-old boy and his mother are in jail, after the boy was charged with attempted murder. The mother, police say, drove him from St. Michaels to Cambridge — with a shot gun — to attack the victim. On Dec. 2 at approximately 1:36 p.m., Cambridge Police responded to the area of Greenwood […]

Youth, 14, and mother charged in attempted murder

CAMBRIDGE — A 14-year-old boy and his mother are in jail, after the boy was charged with attempted murder. The mother, police say, drove him from St. Michaels to Cambridge — with a shot gun — to attack the victim. On Dec. 2 at approximately 1:36 p.m., Cambridge Police responded to the area of Greenwood […]

Police and fire briefs, Dec. 2, 2020

Armed RobberyOn Nov. 29 at approximately 8:30 a.m. Cambridge Police responded to 511 Maryland Ave. (Sailwinds Station) in reference to a reported armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers met with the store clerk who said she had been robbed by a female subject who had a knife.The store clerk had a laceration on his hand due […]

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 […]