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 […]

Services Thursday afternoon for Deputy Steve Ray

They say those in law enforcement, often stressed and facing danger, have an abridged lifespan. “It could be as much as 25 years shorter than the average person. Some of us make it to the finish line and some of us don’t,” a grieving Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis said this week, as he talked […]

Four suspects sought in Salisbury armored car robbery

Salisbury Police this week continued searching for men who robbed a  Loomis armored truck and bound the driver’s hands at an automated teller machine early Monday. Police Chief Barbara Duncan told the Salisbury Independent police are asking anyone who was in the area around 7:15 a.m. on Monday, and saw anything at the location of […]

Police Log: Juvenile charged as adult in school rape case

The 17-year-old charged with raping a Parkside High School student May 5 remains free on bail. The Wicomico County state’s attorney’s office had no court date set as of Tuesday. Jocori Marece Scarborough, 17, of Delmar, Md., was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree rape, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, second-degree assault, false imprisonment and school molestation, […]