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 […]

CPD to hold ‘Citizens’ Police Academy’

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Police Department will soon hold its annual Citizens’ Police Academy. This year, the course will begin Nov. 13. “I think our class is pretty full,” Capt. Justin Todd said Friday. “We’re looking forward to it.” The class will be held on Wednesday nights until Dec. 18. Its goal is to reach […]

CPD warns of seasonal crimes

CAMBRIDGE — “This time of year, we always get an influx of thefts,” Capt. Justin Todd said Friday. He was speaking during a conversation on the work and challenges of the Cambridge Police Department, illustrated by an unexpected event. While waiting to enter headquarters on Washington Street, a visitor noticed three officers hurry out of […]

BREAKING NEWS: CPD names shooting victim

CAMBRIDGE — At approximately 10:44 a.m. Thursday, Cambridge Police Department (CPD) officers responded to a 911 call for a subject shot in the 800 block of Allen Street. Officers located the 32-year-old victim, Tavaar Chester of 769 Alex Way in Cambridge, unresponsive, sitting in his vehicle with a single gunshot wound, a statement from the […]

CPD hosts ‘Trunk or Treat’

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Police Department (CPD) and the city’s Police Athletic League (PAL) presented this year’s “Trunk or Treat” Thursday on Race Street. The 400 block was for pedestrians only from 6-8 p.m., and local families made the most of it, bringing out their costumed kids to enjoy the evening. Police and emergency vehicles […]