Two people killed in Wicomico boating accident

Two people were killed last weekend after a boat collided with a dock on the Wicomico River, according to Lt. Catherine Medellin of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Six people were onboard the 20-foot Bayliner boat when it hit the dock near Safe Harbor Way in Fruitland around 9 p.m. on Saturday. Medellin said the […]

Wicomio ‘Most Wanted’ suspect returned from Ohio

One of Wicomico County’s “Most Wanted” has been returned to Salisbury for prosecution. Gary Richard Hurwitz, 56, of Princess Anne, was transported on Tuesday from Patuxent Institution, where he was being held following his extradition from Ohio. Hurwitz, who officials have accused of theft, had fled to that state. According to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s […]

County Councilman injured in assault at Salisbury home

An Ocean Pines man was in the Wicomico County Detention Center, being held without bail, charged with assaulting County Councilman Larry Dodd at the elected official’s home last Thursday in Salisbury. Ian Christian Lundberg, 41, of Sandy Hook Road in Berlin, was arrested without incident early Friday at an address on Mount Hermon Road, after […]

Salisbury Police seeking info on Downtown shooting

Salisbury Police are investigating a shooting and assault at Mojo’s Urban Eatery that occurred on Monday at 2 a.m. Police said a 27-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and a 28-year-old man sustained injuries to his head and face after a fight. Police are looking for two suspects, a black male wearing […]

Two people killed in West Salisbury crash

Maryland State Police are continuing to investigate a three-vehicle accident that killed two people and injured five more late last Thursday. Police said Stans Antonio Handy Jr., 19, and T’Yana Renee Trader, 20, were killed. Handy was pronounced dead at the scene. Trader was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and later […]

Easton lawyer is named to state’s highest court

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has named Easton lawyer Brynja McDivitt Booth to the Court of Appeals, replacing Salisbury native Judge Sally D. Adkins in the 1st Appellate Circuit seat. Hogan made the appointment after interviewing nominees sent by the Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission. The Court of Appeals is the state’s highest court. “The appointment of […]

Driver dies in Salisbury Boulevard crash

A Princess Anne woman has died from injuries she sustained in a single-vehicle car crash Tuesday morning on Route 13 in central Salisbury. Salisbury Police said a car driven by Regina Tyrell Burnette, 55, failed to negotiate the “S-Curve” that veers on the boulevard struck a curb and a telephone pole at that intersection. Burnette’s […]

Dykes beefing up State’s Attorney’s Office

Wicomico County State’s Attorney Jamie Dykes has hired William McDermott as Deputy State’s Attorney and will add two or three more lawyers to fully staff the office. She has also hired former Maryland State Police Lt. Mike Daugherty as an investigator. “I am grateful Bill McDermott is here with us. I have full confidence in […]

Law enforcement class graduates from academy

Twenty-five law enforcement officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot, Queen Anne’s and Garrett counties graduated in the 81st entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury. Graduation exercises, which were held in Guerrieri Hall at the college campus, featured a commencement address by Jamie L. Dykes, […]

2018 was safest year in Salisbury’s history

Newly released crime statistics show that 2018 was Salisbury’s safest year on record. In a review of the most serious crimes against people and property, the city saw a 17 percent drop in what national law enforcement officials label as Part 1 crimes in their statistics. These crimes include criminal homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, […]