Sheriff updates on NDHS threat

SHILOH — The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office issued an update Tuesday evening regarding the ongoing investigation related to threats made over the weekend against North Dorchester High School. A 16-year-old juvenile male was arrested early Monday morning and charged with making threats of mass violence and disturbing school activities. The full statement said, “Following the […]

Town Square, Feb. 12, 2020

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. Citizens responded after threats were made by a juvenile […]

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 […]

Student arrested after NDHS threat

SHILOH — Dorchester County Public Schools (DCPS) and the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a threat against North Dorchester High School. A statement from DCPS said the Sheriff’s Office was notified and took the suspect into custody. “Once the Sheriff’s Office has completed the investigation, DCPS will follow procedures according to the Code of […]

Collision takes life of driver

EAST NEW MARKET — A driver was killed in the early afternoon Friday, in a collision on Md. 16. The road was blocked in both directions for about two hours as emergency crews worked at the scene. A car was seen wrecked in the southbound lane in front of Dorchester Dumpin’ at 5749 Mt. Holly […]

County’s IT system has been hacked; FBI investigates

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County government’s information is under assault. “The county’s IT [information technology] system has been hacked,” Sheriff James W. Phillips Jr. told the Banner on Tuesday morning. “It’s a ransomware attack, where they’re demanding payment in Bitcoin.” The response is already underway. “The FBI is involved in it,” the sheriff said. “Some […]

Sheriff’s request for interrogation room denied, 3-2; Space goes to EMS for breakroom

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Sheriff James W. Phillips Jr. and his deputies will have to continue holding their interrogations in a converted closet, at least for the near future, after members of the County Council voted 3-2 to deny his request for more space. The area will instead go to the county’s Emergency Medical Services, […]

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 […]

Crescent Cities aids sheriff’s program

CAMBRIDGE — Local children will have some help with their studies and sports because of cooperation between the Sheriff’s Office and Crescent Cities Charities, (CCC) Inc. On Friday, Paul Baiers of CCC presented a check for $2,500 to Dorchester Sheriff James W. Phillips Jr. The money will be used to buy academic and athletic gifts […]

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 […]

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