Juveniles arrested in Camden robbery, assault

 Six juvenile males were arrested after an 83-year-old man was assaulted on Dec. 6, Salisbury Police said.

Three of them are 14, two are 15 and one is 16, police said.

The assault and robbery occurred at 3:30 p.m., at Camden and Monticello avenues, police said.

The victim said he was walking down Camden Avenue near Monticello when he was approached by a group juvenile males riding bicycles.

One of them struck him in the back of the head, causing him to fall to the ground, police said. He said to the suspect, “Give me all your money,” then kicked and punched the victim while he was lying on the ground, police said.

One of the suspects forcibly removed the victim’s umbrella from his possession and assaulted him with it, causing the umbrella to break in half.

The victim complained of pain to his entire body and suffered minor lacerations to his upper torso, police said.

They said the suspects fled.

Police said seven juvenile males were located, identified and charged.

Officers recovered a backpack from the suspects which contained an airsoft-type replica handgun. Two of the bicycles were reported stolen from the Monticello neighborhood, police said.

Six of the juveniles were held by the Department of Juvenile Justice. The 16-year-old was released by the court commissioner, police said.

Police said they are continuing to investigate and find other suspects.

Information sought on robbery at motel

Salisbury police are asking anyone with information about a robbery on Dec. 2 to contact them.

Police said at 2:04 a.m., officers responded to the Residence Inn Marriott at 140 Centre Road for a robbery.

During the investigation, hotel employees said a man was seen running into the hotel lobby through the north entrance. He approached the counter, brandished a knife and demanded money from the cash register, police said.

He received an undisclosed amount and fled, police said.

Nobody was injured, police said.

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid-30s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds.

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, black shoes and a dark bandana over his face.

Anybody with information can call 410-548-1776.


Public warned on phone scam about Delmarva Power

Salisbury Police are investigating a call to a local business from someone who claimed to represent Delmarva Power.

The caller said the business was delinquent with the electric bill and that if payment was not received electric service would be disconnected, police said.

The victim said the caller identified himself as Kenny and called from 866-978-7015, police said.

Police are advising anyone who receives a similar call not to provide personal information or send money before verifying the caller.

Anyone who receives a similar call should notify police.


Robbery at One Stop Market investigated

Salisbury police are asking anyone with information about the robbery of One Stop Market on Delaware Avenue to contact them.

Police said they obtained video and photo footage revealing the suspect was a black male, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with long dreadlocks.

He was observed wearing a white sports jersey with No. 72 on the back and orange sleeves. He wore a blue and black striped long-sleeved shirt underneath. He also wore a black baseball hat with a multi-colored brim, police said.

Police said they received a call for an armed robbery at the marker on Dec. 3 at 5:42 p.m. Employees said the suspect entered the store and immediately approached the check-out counter with a handgun in his waist band, police said.

He demanded money from the employee, was given an undisclosed amount and fled, police said.

Police said they conducted a K-9 track but it was unsuccessful.

Red Light District store is robbed

Salisbury Police are asking anyone with information about a robbery of the Red Light District on North Salisbury Boulevard to contact them.

Police said on Dec. 4 at 9:04 p.m. officers responded to a call for an armed robbery at the business.

A store employee said a man entered  and immediately ran up to the counter, produced a handgun and pointed it at the employee while demanding money.

He was given an undisclosed amount, removed the store telephone and fled, police said.

With the assistance of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, a K-9 track was conducted but was unsuccessful, police said.

Detectives obtained images revealing the suspect to be a black male, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds.

He was wearing blue jeans, black sneakers, a black coat with black hood pulled over his head, red glove on his right hand and black sock on his left hand. A black mask covered his face, except for his eyes, police said.

He used a black semi-automatic handgun, with a chrome-colored ejection port on top, police said.

Information sought in Brookridge robbery

Salisbury Police are asking anybody with information about an armed robbery on Brookridge Drive to contact them.

Police said on Dec. 5 at 1:11 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Brookridge Drive for a report of an armed robbery.

Two victims reported they were seated in a car parked on Brookridge Drive, when they were approached by two masked suspects, police said.

Both suspects displayed handguns and demanded money and personal property. They fled on foot, police said.

With the assistance of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, a K-9 track was conducted but was unsuccessful, police said.

Nobody was injured.

Police said the first suspect was described as a light-skinned black male with green eyes, dressed in black clothing and wearing a white mask over his face. He was holding a chrome-colored handgun.

The second suspect was described as a black male, wearing black clothing and a white mask over his face. He was holding a chrome-colored handgun.

Arrests made in Middle Boulevard incident

Four male juveniles were arrested by Salisbury Police after an object was thrown through the glass window at a residence on Middle Boulevard, police said.

On Dec. 7 at 7:11 p.m., police responded to the area of Smith Street and Middle Boulevard in response to a disturbance.

Officers got a description of the suspects from witnesses who said they fled on foot and headed south on Smith Street. Officers  searched the area and located the suspects in the vicinity of the Clairmont Shopping Center, police said.

Suspects were detained, identified and arrested for malicious destruction of property, police said.

They were found to have merchandise stolen from Dollar General at 1518 South Salisbury Boulevard, in the Clairmont Shopping Center.

The cost to repair the window was estimated to be less than $1,000 and the value of the stolen property was less than $100, police said.

All of the juveniles were released to their parents. Three are 14 and one is 15, police said.

Police said they are continuing to investigate.

Seaford man charged with drug possession

A 32-year-old Seaford man was in jail on $4,000 bail charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to deputies at the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they arrested Rasean Tyrone Sudler on Dec. 5 on West Road after a car was stopped and the driver cited  for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.

A deputy said he observed indicators that of illicit activity, which led to the request for a sheriff’s office drug K9 scan of the vehicle. The police dog alerted to the presence of the odor of illegal drugs, the deputy said.

During a subsequent search, the deputy said he located what he recognized as cocaine. Also located were loose pills that the deputy identified as narcotics, without a prescription.


City issues shoplifting reports

In an effort to reduce shoplifting in Salisbury, police are releasing names of those charged with the crime from Dec. 1 to Dec. 7. They are:

Jenna Lynn Crowson, 26, of Salisbury; Melinda Ann Pyott, 37, of Delmar; Robert Lee Williams, 47, of Salisbury; Danielle Renee Windsor, 26, of Salisbury; and Breonna Nekisha Hopkins, 29, of Fruitland.


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