Police and fire briefs, Sept. 30, 2020

RFC at 315 Shepherds Ave.At 9:32 a.m. on Sept. 22, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a reported house fire at 315 Shepherds Ave. in Cambridge.Chief 1-1 (Captain 1-1) AOL with smoke showing from A 1½ story single-family dwelling, established command and requested a working fire taskforce (bringing additional personnel and […]

Police and fire briefs, Sept. 9, 2020

Teen faces arson chargesA Salisbury juvenile was charged Sept. 2 by Deputy State Fire Marshals with two counts of Arson in the 1st Degree, two counts of Malicious Burning in the 1st Degree, Malicious Destruction of Property over $1000 as well as Attempted Arson.A lengthy investigation by investigators out of the Lower Eastern Region of […]

Cambridge man charged with arson, attempted murder

CAMBRIDGE — Deputy State Fire Marshals along with the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) conducted a joint investigation Aug. 13 that led to the arrest of a 51-year-old man. Cambridge police were called at 12:20 p.m. in regard to a male attempting to set an occupied dwelling on fire, a report from the CPD said. Upon […]

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 […]

Police and Fire briefs, Aug. 5, 2020

Shoplifter takes a rideAn Ocean City boardwalk business manager shared news of an attempted theft on Friday.“Last night, we had a shoplifting incident at The Kite Loft,” the statement said. “A woman came into the store and stole several items.“We have well trained employees and an excellent camera system, so as a result, the police […]

Townhouse burns, RFC fights fire, hot weather

CAMBRIDGE — At 11:14 a.m. on Thursday, the volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a “Reported Working Garage Fire” (multiple calls) at 308 Wood Duck Dr. in Cambridge. Units arrived on location with smoke and fire through the roof of a two-story end unit town house. The home is owned by LaForge […]

State fire marshal warns of fictitious online fireworks poster

STATEWIDE – The Office of the State Fire Marshal has been made aware of a fictitious online poster circulating on various social media accounts, referencing Independence Day celebrations and Social Distancing. The author would have the reader believe Governor Hogan has issued a directive on a specific way to handle sparklers as well as a […]

Police and Fire briefs, April 29, 2020

Three-alarm commercial fireOn Saturday around 6:39 a.m., volunteer fire departments throughout Talbot County were dispatched to a commercial building fire located at 8050 Industrial Park Road in Easton. A passerby alerted 911 to the fire, and upon arrival firefighters were faced with heavy smoke conditions throughout the building.The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to […]

Police and fire briefs, March 25, 2020

No gatherings of 10 or more • Capt. Justin Todd of the Cambridge Police Department released the following statement on Friday afternoon: Due to the State of Emergency and the executive order issued by Governor Hogan, there are to be no gatherings of 10 or more people. The Cambridge Police Department (CPD) has received calls […]

New bomb squad robot is ready for action

REISTERSTOWN — The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Bomb Squad is prepared to deploy its newest bomb disposal robot. On Monday, the robot was placed into service, ready to mitigate possible explosive hazards. The Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad is one of nine National Capitol Region Bomb Squads, commonly referred […]