Baltimore man arrested after ambulance is stolen

CAMBRIDGE — Maryland State Police arrested a man who is suspected of stealing an ambulance Friday evening in Dorchester County.Shortly before 8:10 p.m. on Friday, Maryland State Police were contacted regarding Medic 500, a Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services ambulance that was stolen from outside the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, formerly […]

DoCo ambulance stolen, wrecked in Talbot

CAMBRIDGE — An ambulance belonging to Dorchester County Medical Services was reported stolen Friday evening. The vehicle was taken from University of Maryland Medical Center, formerly known as Dorchester General Hospital. After a chase by Maryland State Police on westbound U.S. Route 50, the ambulance left the highway in the 5100 block of Ocean Gateway […]

DoCo EMS manager resigns after one week

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester Banner has learned that a manager at the county’s Emergency Medical Services has resigned. The manager had been on the job only a few days early this month. Asked for information on the departure, Acting Manager Donna Lane did not go into reasons, but confirmed, “We are currently accepting applications for […]

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 […]

Au’Bree Butler is Shore’s first baby of 2021

CHESTERTOWN — University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s first baby of 2021 couldn’t wait to step into a new year and made her entrance into the world a few weeks earlier than expected.Au’Bree Aretter Dior Butler was born at 4:27 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Both mom and baby […]

Pittman is now acting chief of Capitol Police

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A member of the Cambridge-South Dorchester Class of 1991 has been appointed Acting Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police.Yogananda D. Pittman moved into the post after the resignation of former chief Steven A. Sund following last week’s breach of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. The appointment was met […]

Newcomb, Nichols speak on road closure

CAMBRIDGE — County Council President Jay Newcomb (District 1) and Member William Nichols (District 2) spoke Jan. 5 about the closure in December of Corkran Cemetery Road near Rhodesdale in North Dorchester.At the Dec. 15 meeting of the Dorchester County Council, it was revealed that the road had been improperly closed after a request by […]

County Council denies RFC request for PPE

CAMBRIDGE — A request from Cambridge Rescue Fire Company for personal protective equipment (PPE) from Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services was denied by the County Council on Jan. 5 by a vote of 3-2. Members voting against the request were Council President Jay Newcomb (District 1), Libby Nagel (District 5) and William Nichols (District 2). […]

Bridge delay costs Dorchester $500,000

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County will have to repay $500,000 to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration after a delay of years in repairing Bestpitch Ferry Bridge. Director of the Department of Public Works Dave Edwards said during the County Council’s Jan. 5 meeting that he had learned the state expects the money for […]

Aubree Burton, 16, seeks kidney donor

CAMBRIDGE — A local girl needs help from her neighbors as she seeks a kidney donor.Aubree Burton, 16, saw her life change overnight in early December. Not feeling well, she went to her regular physician, who ran some tests that revealed abnormal kidney function. “She was admitted on Dec. 7” to University of Maryland Hospital […]