Man sentenced to 18 months in SU graffiti incident

Jerome Kevin Jackson was found guilty Friday of maliciously defacing property in connection with four incidents of racist and threatening graffiti posted on walls at Salisbury University. Jackson, 54, of Princess Anne was sentenced to 18 months in the Wicomico County Detention Center by state District Court Judge Abigail H. Marsh, according to the Wicomico […]

Man will plead guilty in SU racist graffiti incident

A Princess Anne man has been charged in connection with four incidents of racist and threatening graffiti posted on walls at Salisbury University.  Jerome Kevin Jackson, 54, has agreed to plead guilty in District Court on Friday, according to the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office.  Under the terms of the plea agreement, Jackson will pay […]

Well-earned retirement: K-9 dog ‘Rookie’ calls it a career

In the chaos following an early-morning May 2016 assault in Fruitland, deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene to assist Fruitland Police. Among those responding were Deputy First Class Bobbi Jo Lewis and her partner. The victim’s arm was partially severed in the assault. Fortunately, a motorist driving by had spotted […]

Demonstrators voice anger, grief in Cambridge

Demonstrations have taken place across the nation following the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and Cambridge has joined the list. A protest took place Saturday at the corner of Route 50 and Maryland Avenue, as local citizens voiced their anger and grief at the deaths of black men in police custody. On […]

Police investigating man’s death after Cambridge chase

Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a Talbot County man who ran from a traffic stop Friday afternoon in Cambridge. Troopers said he was later found one-half mile away and was transported to the hospital where he died. The man is identified as Larry D. Ross Jr., 37, of Easton. He was pronounced […]

Salisbury seeks to restore trust in Police Department

As part of an effort to rebuild trust in the Salisbury Police Department that has been rocked by several internal investigations in recent months, Chief Barbara Duncan and Mayor Jake Day on Thursday outlined efforts to ensure transparency and boost public confidence. The Salisbury Police Department Comprehensive Trust Rebuilding Initiative was drafted in response to […]

Salisbury reports first murder in 23 months

Salisbury City Police and Maryland State Police detectives were investigating the murder of a Salisbury man who was shot Friday night in a neighborhood off Snow Hill Road.  Police said Dondre Wilson, 33, of Salisbury, was found dead in a car on Adams Avenue. His body was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in […]

Hidden evidence at center of Salisbury police probe

Dual investigations into the conduct of officers in the Salisbury Police Department and a prosecutor in the Wicomico State’s Attorney’s Office that could unravel more than 600 criminal cases have their roots in an electronic device that vanished nine years ago.  According to documents filed in state District Court, three officers assigned to a 2011 […]

State’s Attorney wins backing for 3 more hires

Wicomico County State’s Attorney Jamie Dykes has received County Council approval to hire two lawyers and an investigator to wade through cases related to possible evidence mishandling in the Salisbury Police Department. The council agreed last Tuesday to amend the county’s classification and pay plan by adding two new prosecutor positions and one new special […]

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. […]