Police and fire briefs, Jan. 6, 2021

Bridge Tunnel wreckOn Dec. 29, 2020 around 8:26 a.m., the Virginia Beach Fire Department responded to a reported of a tractor trailer going over the bridge of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Units arrived on scene and found a vehicle floating in the water. Information received from bystanders on scene stated that a 20-foot box […]

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 […]

Council OKs $183K Criminal Intelligence Network grant

CAMBRIDGE — At the Dorchester County Council’s meeting Tuesday evening, members voted unanimously to renew a Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network program grant for Fiscal Year 2021. The request for approval came from Nancy Shockley of the Local Management Board. The grant totals $183,380. Funds would be used for a program coordinator, at $6,996, and the […]

Easton man dies after fleeing MSP traffic stop in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Maryland State Police (MSP) are investigating the death of a Talbot County man who ran from a traffic stop Friday afternoon. He was later found one-half mile away and was transported to the hospital where he died, a statement from the MSP said. The man is identified as Larry D. Ross, Jr., 37, […]

Fugitive arrested, charged with murder

BALTIMORE — State Police and members of a fugitive task force, assisted by Baltimore Police Department officers, on Saturday arrested a fugitive wanted for the murder of a Baltimore County man whose body was found three weeks ago in Dorchester County. Maryland State Police have charged James A. Reddick, Jr., 29, of Baltimore, with first […]

Fugitive wanted in Dorchester homicide investigation

CAMBRIDGE — Maryland State Police (MSP) and deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a fugitive as the investigation continues into the death of a Baltimore County man whose body was found in Dorchester County. The MSP released details of the investigation on Thursday. The fugitive is identified as James Andre Reddick […]

Message Wall: Caring neighbors share ideas and support

Dorchester BannerCAMBRIDGE — As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to develop, local groups are reaching out to spread the word about changes to their events and schedules. It remains a good idea to check on the status of goods and services before leaving home.The Banner compiled a list of announcements over the previous week, which […]

Letters to the Editor: April 15, 2020

Only in DorchesterMost of us, at some time or other, have made the statement, “only in Cambridge or only in Dorchester County,” generally not said in a positive way. Frankly, I don’t care where you are from, you have, probably, made the comment about your community.I would like to share an “only in Cambridge/Dorchester County” […]

Church of Nazarene delivers to first responders

CAMBRIDGE — Health-care workers, police officers, firefighters and emergency services crews in Cambridge had meals delivered by volunteers from the Church of the Nazarene early this month. The meals were donated by the city’s Chik fil-A restaurant. The Reverend Richard Prahl, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene said, “We want to show our appreciation, […]

Swarm of honey bees finds a sweet home

CAMBRIDGE — Full masks and personal protective gear — sound familiar?It’s not what you were thinking. Darlene Goehringer and her sister Cindy Reynolds were safe inside their suits and behind their mesh face coverings on Tuesday, when they responded to a request from Sheriff James Phillips Jr. Seems they were the ones with the expertise […]