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. […]

Audit finds Salisbury Police evidence room thefts

Thousands of criminal cases handled by the Salisbury Police Department over the past 23 years could be in jeopardy following the discovery of suspected thefts from the department’s evidence storage room.  The Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office is now in the process of notifying parties involved in every criminal case that used evidence stored by […]

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 […]