Officers suspended as City Police face second probe

The Salisbury Police Department is facing a second major internal investigation in a matter of weeks, following the suspension of three police officers and an Assistant State’s Attorney. All four law enforcement figures are receiving scrutiny for possibly withholding evidence and pertinent information in a 2011 criminal case in which three accused people pleaded guilty. […]

Salisbury Police seek suspect in bank robbery

Salisbury Police are still searching for a man who robbed a bank on Riverside Drive on Friday afternoon. The Hebron Savings Bank on Riverside Drive was robbed at about 3:30 p.m. by a man who entered the bank and demanded cash. Police said no weapon was obvious and no one was injured. Witnesses said the […]

Medical marijuana public use restrictions sought

Wicomico County is poised to become just the second jurisdiction in Maryland to crack down on marijuana use in public. The County Council recently heard an appeal from Sheriff Mike Lewis and State’s Attorney Jamie Dykes, who want county leaders to implement a measure that places medical marijuana in the same enforcement arena as alcohol. […]

Bennett teacher faces misdemeanor drug charges

Elizabeth Day, wife of Salisbury Mayor Jake Day and a teacher at James M. Bennett High School, was charged Friday in connection with an attempted drug transaction with a student. Day, 30, was charged with attempted possession of a controlled dangerous substance and contributing to certain conditions of a child, after turning herself in at […]

Wicomico Sheriff’s Deputies honored for their valor

Four Wicomico County deputies have each been awarded a Medal of Valor from the National Sheriff’s Association for what Sheriff Mike Lewis called “outstanding” acts performed in the line of duty. All four have been credited with saving lives while responding to calls, Lewis said. On the afternoon of Nov. 10, 2018, Deputy 1st Class […]

Abigail Marsh, David Martz named District Court Judges

Abigail Marsh and David Martz have been appointed to serve as judges in the Wicomico County District Court. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the appointments on Wednesday, after interviewing nominees submitted by the local Judicial Nominating Commission. Marsh has served as Executive Director of the Life Crisis Center, a nonprofit legal services and advocacy center. […]

Former Kitty’s Flowers employee sentenced for embezzlement

Kimberly Jo Harrison pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $180,000 from her Salisbury employer and will serve 18 months in jail. Judge Kathleen L. Beckstead sentenced Harrison, 37, of Salisbury, to 10 years but suspended all but the 18 months. Harrison will be supervised on probation for two years. Harrison has made full restitution […]

Oct. 31 hearing date set for fatal stabbing suspect

Cobey Paul Mishler, the suspect in an Oct. 6 fatal stabbing, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Oct. 31 in Wicomico County District Court, according to court records. Mishler, 18, of Fitzwater Street, has been held without bond in the death of Seth Abbey since his arrest the following day by Maryland State Police. He […]

Former guidance counselor pleads guilty to sex offenses

A former Wicomico County teacher and school guidance counselor has pleaded guilty to multiple offenses concerning his improper interaction with school students. Allen E. Mitchell, 33, of Salisbury, pleaded guilty Oct. 9 to sexual abuse of a minor, manufacturing of child pornography, contributing to the condition of a minor and telephone misuse in an obscene […]

Teenager held without bond in Salisbury stabbing death

The suspect in a fatal stabbing was apprehended Monday and now faces murder and assault charges, according to Maryland State Police. Cobey Mishler, 18, was arrested without incident at a residence in the 1000 block of Schumaker Woods Drive in Salisbury and was held without bond. Mishler is charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- […]

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