Cambridge PD on duty through the outbreak

CAMBRIDGE — “You call us if you need us, we’re there for you,” Capt. Justin Todd of the Cambridge Police Department said Friday. He was speaking of officers’ availability to citizens throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, an emergency that has stretched and stressed the resources of the CPD as it has other public and private organizations. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Officers say farewell to K-9 Dani

CAMBRIDGE — On Feb. 3, officers and staff of the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) said goodbye to their partner, K-9 Dani. The 5-year-old German shepherd was suffering from an internal ailment and had to be put to sleep. Dani’s handler and partner was Pfc. Mark Shayne. Tributes and sympathies were sent to Pfc. Shayne and […]

Police and fire briefs, Jan. 8, 2020

Man arrested for false bomb threat HURLOCK — On Dec. 16, 2019 at 9:40 a.m. the Hurlock Police Department was dispatched to a Bomb Threat at B&G Foods in Hurlock. After evacuation of the facility Bomb Detection K-9 Units from throughout the state were called to the scene to search the facility. No explosive devices […]

Police and Fire briefs, Dec. 25, 2019

Intentionally set fire CAMBRIDGE — At 4:12 a.m. on Dec. 19 35 Rescue Fire Company firefighters responded to a fire at a vacant two-story wood frame single family dwelling at 5382 Aireys Road. It was owned by Audrey Hopkins. Discovered by a passerby the fire originated on the first floor rear room and took one […]

Civilian Police Academy graduates

CAMBRIDGE — A group of local residents is now more knowledgeable about law enforcement, after completing on Dec. 18 their sixth and final class at the Cambridge Police Department’s Civilian Police Academy. The free class, held periodically at the department, meets once a week to cover aspects of the profession. Included in previous sessions were […]

Man charged with intent to distribute cocaine

CAMBRIDGE – On Monday, members of the Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force, which consists of members from the Maryland State Police, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office, Cambridge Police Department and the Hurlock Police Department executed a search and seizure warrant at 710 Greenwood Ave., Cambridge. The target of the investigation, a […]

Cambridge police seeking recruits

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Police Department (CPD) is looking for new officers. But filling out an application and hoping for the best isn’t how this works. Operations Captain Justin Todd said last week it takes a person who wants to give back to his or her town, who can handle stress and irregular hours, and […]

UPDATE: Two-alarm fire hits Race St., firefighter injured

CAMBRIDGE — At 9:21 a.m. today, Cambridge Rescue Fire Company (RFC) responded to a structure fire at the intersection of Washington and Race streets. “Fire showing 1st and 2nd floors,” a statement from RFC said. “Units on scene, making an aggressive attack, searches underway.” Race Street was blocked while the incident continued, with firefighters working […]