Man held in Salisbury seafood market shooting

A 45-year-old man was charged with attempted first-degree murder and related charges after a rifle was fired at Skipjack Seafood in Salisbury on Sunday, according to Salisbury police.

John Eric Crockett  was also charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, police said.

Police said they responded to a report of a domestic dispute involving a firearm at the store at 11:59 a.m. and met with the victim, Pamela Crockett, who said  she had just been involved in an argument with her husband, John Crockett.

She said a shotgun was fired at her inside the business, police said.

She said she went to  Skipjack Seafood to meet with her husband and an argument began. She began to walk away and a single shot was fired at her, police said. She was not injured.


Man held in assault, robbery

 A 26-year-old Salisbury man was arrested in connection with an assault and attempted robbery on  Dec. 9, according to Salisbury Police.

Aaron Justin Aikens was in the Wicomico County Detention Center after police, at 10:36 p.m., responded to the 300 block of Barclay Street for a report of an assault and an attempted robbery, police said.

They met with the victim, Mr. Langelle, a Salisbury Taxi driver.

He said he responded to the 300 Block of Barclay Street to pick up a customer who asked to be taken to Hillcrest Avenue. Upon arrival, the man asked to be taken back to Barclay Street. There, he refused to pay, took a pen from the center console of the taxi and stabbed the driver in the side of the head and face, police said.

He then held the pen to the driver’s throat and said, “Give me your money,” and tried to take the driver’s wallet, police said.

The victim was able to fight him off and the man ran.

The driver suffered stab type wounds to his head, neck and face and was treated by emergency personnel at the scene, police said.


Teenager suffers burns in stove accident

 A 13-year-old Salisbury girl was at Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore with burns on 30 percent of her body, after her shirt caught fire when she stood too close to a stove, according to the state fire marshal’s office.

The teen was burned Sunday in a home on the 300 block of Charles Street in Salisbury, the fire marshal said.

The incident occurred just before 5 p.m., the fire marshal said. A family member sought help from a neighbor, who called 911.

Burns were concentrated on the girl’s back. There was no damage to the home.

Search continues for gas station robbers

Salisbury Police said they are searching for two men who robbed Pure Gas Station on North Salisbury Boulevard Dec. 10 at 9:45 p.m.

A store employee said two masked men entered the store and one held the employee at gunpoint and demanded money.  The first suspect immediately encountered a customer and threatened the customer with the gun as he demanded money from an employee behind the counter.

The employee complied with his demands, police said.

The second suspect  jumped over the check-out counter and took more money from cash registers.

The  men ran away with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

There were no injuries.

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

The first suspect is described as a black male, 5 feet, 10 inches and 160 pounds,  wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black sneakers, black gloves, and  black bandana covering his face. He had a black handgun with a silver barrel hood, police said.

The second suspect is described as 5 feet 10 inches, 160 pounds and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, white sneakers, white winter hat and black and white checkered bandana covering his face, police said.

Anyone with information should call police at 410- 548-3113.


Juveniles arrested in taxi robbery

Two juveniles were arrested in connection with a robbery of a taxi driver on Dec. 9 at 7:43 p.m., according to Salisbury police.

The juveniles were released to the Wicomico County Detention Center where they will be automatically waived to adult status, police said.

Both males and Salisbury residents, one is 16 and one is 15, police said.

They were arrested after police responded to the 600 Block of Smith Street for a reported robbery. The victim, a Bailey’s Taxi driver, said he picked up three juveniles from the 300 Block of Morris Street in Fruitland and was asked to drive them to the 600 block of Smith Street in Salisbury.

One of the juveniles  pressed an object to the back of his head. He believed it was a handgun, so he stopped the car in the 600 block of Smith Street and the juveniles assaulted him and went through his pockets. The victim fought off the suspects and forced them out of the car, police said.

Instead of a handgun, an airsoft replica was used, police said. During the confrontation it was broken in half and  recovered.

The juveniles ran away and the victim was treated by EMS on the scene for facial injuries, police said.

Police said they are continuing to investigate.

Salisbury man charged in market robbery

A 32-year-old Salisbury man was charged in connection with the armed robbery of Shoppers One Stop Market on Dec. 3, according to Salisbury police.

Tay Labryant Johnson Sr. was charged with armed robbery, robbery, theft of less than $1,000 and handgun on person, police said. He was in the Wicomico County Detention Center.

Police said the market was robbed at 5:42 p.m.

Store employees said a man entered and approached the check-out counter with a handgun in his waistband. He demanded money and was given an undisclosed amount, then ran out, police said.

Police conducted a K-9 track but it was unsuccessful. There were no injuries.

Johnson was arrested on Dec. 11, police said.

Investigators seek help in bank robbery case

The Wicomico County Bureau of Investigation is asking the public for help identifying a man who robbed Hebron Savings Bank in Sharptown on Dec. 12, according to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy said the bank was robbed at 10:11 a.m.

Deputies from Wicomico County, as well as the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack, Wicomico Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation responded to the call.

Officers learned the suspect was armed with a pistol and demanded money from employees.

He then ran away, the deputy said.

Bank on Riverside Drive is robbed

Salisbury police are asking the public to help them find a man who robbed Hebron Savings Bank on Riverside Drive on Dec. 12.

Police said he’s about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds.

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, white gloves, white brimmed baseball hat with the word Troy on the brim and a black bandana over his face. He was carrying a black handgun, police said.

Police said they responded to a call for an armed robbery at 9:04 a.m. Bank employees said a masked man displayed a handgun and demanded money.

He went to each teller demanding money from each drawer and the employees complied, police said.

He ran from the bank with an undisclosed amount, police said.

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

There were no injuries, police said.

Anybody with information should call police at 410-548-3113.

Salisbury releases shoplifters log

In an effort to reduce shoplifting in Salisbury, police have released the names of those charged from Dec. 8 to Dec. 14.

They are Shunee Lakenya Cannon, 40, of Salisbury; Steven Rodney Howard, 48, of Salisbury, Rachel Tyrice Witherspoon, 24, of Salisbury, Ajee Chakee Baynard, 19, of Preston, Damyzha Darnae Lake, 18, of Preston, Leonard Marvel Polk, 45, of Salisbury, Felix Carson Rounds, 27, of  Annapolis, Dasier Shanae Davis, 21, of Glen Burnie, Sherri Webster Rementer, 38, of Delmar, Del., and Tishea Lashey Green, 21, of  Fruitland.

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