CRIME & SAFETY
Brief Lockdown at Somerset Intermediate School after Parents Allegedly Make Threats
WESTOVER, Md. - Somerset Intermediate School underwent a brief lockdown today after the school received threats from parents of a student, according to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department. According to the Department, a fight between students in Princess Anne over the weekend escalated in the parents making threats against...
Woman found dead after missing for 2 days in Salisbury
SALISBURY, Md. – A caroline county woman reported missing over the weekend has been found dead. 31-year-old Christine Marie Pettis was found deceased in her vehicle on Filmore Street in Salisbury yesterday. Pettis was reported missing Friday. Her family tells us it was quote “very out of character for...
Wicomico County Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine
SALISBURY, MD – Tyree Anthony Showell, 47, was taken into custody on Monday, May 22, 2023, following an investigation by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team (CAT). A search and seizure warrant was executed at Showell’s residence on the 1200 block of Pocahontas Avenue, revealing 16.72 grams of cocaine, digital scales, packaging material, and marijuana. At the time of his arrest, Showell was on parole for previous Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) related offenses. He is currently held at the Wicomico County Detention Center without bond. The post Wicomico County Man Arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine appeared first on Shore News Network.
Wicomico county resident Christine Marie Pettis Missing
SALISBURY, Md. – Police need your help to locate 31 year old Christine Marie Pettis of Wicomico County, now missing since Friday morning. Her family says they noticed when she did not show up to work Friday, which is quote “very out of character for her to do.”
Man Arrested for Allegedly Breaking into Salisbury Elementary School
SALISBURY, Md. - The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a Salisbury man for charges stemming from a July 2022 alleged burglary at West Salisbury Elementary School. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Melvin Johnson, 34, allegedly broke a window to gain access to the school. Further...
Salisbury Man Charged in Connection to School Burglary
SALISBURY, MD – Melvin Eugene Johnson, a 34-year-old Salisbury man, has been charged in connection with a burglary at West Salisbury Elementary School on July 31, 2022. On May 4, 2023, a search warrant was executed at Johnson’s residence where a .410 rifle was discovered in his bedroom. Johnson, a felon previously convicted of burglary, is prohibited from possessing firearms. He turned himself in on May 10, and was arrested on charges related to the burglary and possession of a firearm. Johnson is currently out on a $10,000 bond. The post Salisbury Man Charged in Connection to School Burglary appeared first on Shore News Network.
Feds Indict Man Charged With Kidnapping, Seriously Injuring Woman, 80
A federal grand jury returned an indictment this week charging Ralph Harmon, a resident of Salisbury, Maryland, with committing a violent carjacking and kidnapping in Seaford, Delaware. According to the indictment, on January 13, 2023, defendant Ralph Harmon, 24, carjacked and kidnapped a person referred to in the Indictment as...
Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment Charging Salisbury Man With Violent Carjacking and Kidnapping
A federal grand jury returned an indictment this week charging 24-year-old Ralph Harmon of Salisbury with committing violent carjacking and kidnapping in Seaford. The indictment stems from those crimes committed on January 13th of this year, which caused serious bodily injury to the victim. Harmon is charged with carjacking and interstate kidnapping. If convicted, he faces a maximum life imprisonment for the kidnapping and 25-years in prison for the carjacking. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Man Who Previously Lived in Salisbury Wanted for Assault, Robbery, and Other Crimes
The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in locating 40-year-old Damien Richard Jackson who is wanted for 1st and 2nd Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, False Imprisonment, Robbery, and Theft of $100 to $1,500. Jackson is a black man, 5’7 and 155 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. His last known address was on 6151 Florence St. in Salisbury. Anyone with information can download the Worcester Sheriff mobile app to leave an anonymous tip: https://apps.myocv.com/share/a87521863 or call the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office at 410-632-1111.
Cops & Courts – May 26, 2023
BERLIN – Maryland State Police arrested two men last week after uncovering a stolen firearm and suspected cocaine following a traffic stop in Worcester County. The operator of a Toyota Camry, Javon Brittingham, 31, of Salisbury, has been charged with possession of a stolen firearm, reported stolen from Georgia, and other gun-related charges. Brittingham was also charged with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and other related traffic charges.
Wicomico Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Fentanyl Possession with Intent to Distribute
SALISBURY, Md. - A Wicomico County man has been sentenced to 15 years incarceration for fentanyl possession with intent to distribute. According to a press release from the Office of the State's Attorney for Wicomico County, Treyvon Walston, 25, was already on probation for Sexual Offense in the Second Degree when he was convicted in March. As such, Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge Karen M. Dean imposed another 18 months to run consecutively to Walston’s 15-year sentence for violation of probation.
Mailloux trial to go before jury Sept. 11-14 for Knupp hit-and-run case
Judge sets aside four days in Knupp hit-and-run case. Tyler Mailloux, the 22-year-old resident of Berlin who has been charged as the driver in the hit-and-run death of Gavin Knupp of Ocean Pines, will face a trial before a circuit court jury in September. The court on May 17 set...
Shrewsbury Police Officers Honored for Rescuing Man Trapped in Mud at Local Pond
A group of Shrewsbury Police Officers were recognised by Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. for their life-saving actions in freeing a man who was stuck up to his neck in mud at a local pond.
Fitchburg Man to be Arraigned on Murder Charge in Connection with 2021 Killing of 19-Year-Old Franklin Mane
Wilbert I. Nieves, a 25-year-old Fitchburg man, is facing a murder charge in connection with the 2021 killing of 19-year-old Franklin Mane in Worcester County. Nieves will be arraigned on June 1 in Leominster District Court. Mane's body was discovered by Leominster Police Officers on May 12, 2021, in an overgrown area at the edge of a parking lot.
Maryland State Police to Crack Down on Impaired Driving in June
BERLIN, Md. - The Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack has announced intensified efforts to combat impaired driving in June. The initiative is set to curb driving under the influence and the many dangers it creates. According to the Barrack, a heightened police presence will be seen every Saturday in Worcester...
Pocomoke Police Warn of Counterfeit Cash Trend
POCOMOKE, Md. - The Pocomoke City Police Department is spreading the word on a new fake $20 bill trend in the area. According to police, the forgeries have been passed at various local businesses in the past few days. The Department says the fake bills look similar to the legal...
Trooper locates Stolen Firearm, Suspected Cocaine following Traffic Stop on Route 50 in Worcester County, Maryland
BERLIN, MD (May 19, 2023) - The Maryland State Police MSP) is reporting that MSP arrested two men Friday morning May 19, 2023 after uncovering a stolen firearm and suspected cocaine following a traffic stop in Worcester County. The operator of a Toyota Camry involved in the traffic stop is...
MSP Traffic Stop on Route 50 near Berlin Leads to Arrests for Drugs and a Stolen Firearm
A traffic stop on Route 50 near Berlin Friday morning in Worcester County led to the arrest of two men on drug and weapons charges. Police stopped a Camry for speeding around 3 Friday morning and noticed possible impairment in the Driver – 31 year old Javon Brittingham of Salisbury. Further investigation turned up a stolen firearm and suspected cocaine.
Two juveniles face charges in December 2022 theft of school bus, vans: Sheriff's office
Two juveniles are facing theft and other charges in connection with the theft of Wicomico County Public Schools bus and vans last December. The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said in a release two of three suspects have been identified in the thefts that happened in December 2022. It said deputies...
Sheriff: Teens stole then wrecked Wicomico County School van
Back on December 28 a Wicomico County Public School bus was stolen from a transportation facility on Jersey Road in Salisbury.
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