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, […]

Assailants sought in reported robbery Downtown

Salisbury police were searching for two suspects who remained at large after an armed robbery early this week. Around 1:30 a.m. Monday, police said they met with a 42-year-old man who reported the robbery, in the 200 block of East Main Street. Police said the man was walking east when he was approached by two […]

Salisbury’s crime rate decreases at rapid pace

If it seems like crime is down in Salisbury and the city is becoming safer, a new national report confirms that feeling. Saying he’s pleased that a study indicates Salisbury is becoming safer faster than any other city in the country, Mayor Jake Day this week credited Police Chief Barbara Duncan and her force. Salisbury […]

City Police Capt. Cheryl Rantz retires after 30 years

As she ended her career with the Salisbury Police Department, Capt. Cheryl Rantz signed off saying, “I’ve had 30 years. It’s been a pleasure … brothers and sisters stay safe.” She walked out of the police station with arms raised, forefingers pointed skyward, and was met by friends carrying bouquets of flowers and officers who […]

Wicomico Deputy makes arrest despite beating

Wicomico County Deputy Andrew Riggan is recovering from a broken elbow, abrasions and contusions to his knees, head, face and forehead after an altercation with a suspect who violently resisted arrest and ripped off the deputy’s body camera during the scuffle. Riggan, 39, a seven-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, will be out of work […]

Sheriff’s Office will be built in west Salisbury

The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office will move from its present location on Naylor Mill Road, where it’s been since 1989, to a new, $10-million, modern, spacious building. Construction could begin by the end of the year on about 9 acres located about 10 miles from the current building in the Westwood Commerce Park. Naylor Mill […]