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 […]

Police and fire briefs, Dec. 23, 2020

Caroline County Sheriff’s OfficeThe Sheriff’s Office is receiving complaints from citizens regarding people calling and representing themselves as a sheriff’s deputy and stating that they have warrants on them. In addition, the scammers are asking for the person they are calling to pay a fine over the phone with a green dot card or other […]

East New Market man hit and killed by car

CENTREVILLE — Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred Wednesday evening in Queen Anne’s County. Shortly after 7:10 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Centerville Barrack responded to a call of a multi-vehicle crash that involved a pedestrian at westbound U.S. Route 50 east of Arrington Road. According to a […]

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 — […]