Police and fire briefs, Oct. 7, 2020

Reckless on the BridgeOn Sept. 27, Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police were notified of a video depicting reckless and dangerous driving behavior that had been posted to social media. MDTA Police Officers conducted a thorough investigation and confirmed that the incident occurred on the westbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (US 50/301) in Queen […]

Police and fire briefs, Aug. 12, 2020

Federalsburg“A resident was enjoying the Marshy Hope Walking Trail on his daily exercise regimen when a guy attempted to steal his backpack from a bench at one of our pavilions,” a statement from the Federalsburg Police Department said on Thursday. “When confronted, the guy took off and decided to make his getaway on the Marshy […]

County Council opposes removal of medivac

CAMBRIDGE — At their Aug. 4 meeting, Dorchester County Council members voted unanimously to fight the possible defunding of Maryland State Police Aviation’s Trooper 6 medivac helicopter. The Maryland Board of Public Works, comprised on Treasurer Nancy Copp, Governor Larry Hogan and Mr. Franchot, met on July 22 and by a vote of 2-1 approved […]

Suspect in fatal Caroline shooting arrested in N.J.

DENTON — The suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a man earlier this month in Caroline County was taken into custody late this morning in New Jersey, a statement from the Maryland State Police said Thursday. The suspect is identified as a 33-year-old resident of Denton. He was arrested without incident shortly […]

Town Square, July 29, 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.Many readers commented on the news that Dorchester’s public schools […]

Shore worries about loss of MSP Trooper 6 medivac

DENTON — Residents of the Eastern Shore have a new worry about their health, in addition to, or because of, the COVID-19 virus. Early in the pandemic, Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot said the state would not collect taxes from businesses, and even encouraged them to hold onto their cash as the situation developed — […]

Police and Fire briefs, July 8, 2020

Heroin and Cambridge menOn June 25, at approximately 2:30 a.m., deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office observed a suspicious vehicle at the High’s Dairy Store in Trappe. Deputies observed several criminal indicators and a K-9 scan was initiated.K-9 Buc of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office gave a positive alert to the scan and a […]

Suspect sought in fatal shooting

DENTON — Maryland State Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of a man during an apparent fight in Caroline County on July 1. The victim is identified as James M. Wilmer, 30, of Denton. Mr. Wilmer died late Thursday afternoon at the University of Maryland […]

Police and fire news, June 24, 2020; Fire marshal probes arson

Working Structure FireAt 11:20 p.m. Sunday, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a “Reported Working Structure Fire” at 5380 Airey’s Road in Cambridge. Units arrived at a two-story vacant house with fire showing.Crews made quick work advancing 500 feet of attack line to the to extinguish the fire. Overhaul was completed […]

Ross autopsy finds no trauma

CAMBRIDGE — The autopsy Saturday on the body of the man who ran from a traffic stop in Dorchester County yesterday and was transported to the hospital after being found in distress by troopers, determined there was no trauma, but remains open pending further tests. An autopsy was conducted on the body of Larry D. […]