Saturday, June 15, 2013

Caroline County Sheriff's Deputies Respond To Gun Battle In The Street

Gun Battle between two groups in the street - Arrests Made -

Nichols Road, Federalsburg, Maryland - On 6/8/13, Caroline County Sheriff's Deputies responded to numerous calls about a gun battle between two groups of individuals occurring at the intersection of Nichols Road and Laurel Grove Road, Federalsburg, Maryland.

Caroline County Dispatch advised that two suspects, one of which was armed with a handgun, had fled the scene in a large white car, with oversized tires bearing Delaware registration.

 The Deputies searched the area and located the vehicle traveling on Old Denton Road, Federalsburg. Corporal Peterson, Caroline Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, then attempted to initiate a traffic stop of the vehicle. A vehicle pursuit ensued on Old Denton Road, crossing over Federalsburg Highway onto Three Bridges Road at which time the passenger, later identified as Angel Ortiz was observed to throw a black handgun out the vehicle, which was later recovered. The suspect vehicle was eventually stopped and the pursuit was ended in the area of Nichols Road, near where the gun battle started.

Charles Wise was identified as the driver in the pursuit.

Both occupants were then taken into custody. Wise was charged with handgun in vehicle and traffic charges, while Ortiz was charged with four handgun charges. They were seen by the court commissioner, Wise was released on PR, and Ortiz was held on $50,000.00 Bond at the Caroline County Detention Center.

No civilians or suspects were injured in this incident.

The Maryland State Police - Easton Barrack, The Caroline County Drug Task Force and the Federalsburg Police Department assisted the Sheriff's Office in this investigation.

Caroline County Sheriff's Office

Coast Guard Seeks Public Comment - Disestablishment of Virginia Inside Passage

Coast Guard seeks public comment for disestablishment of Virginia Inside Passage

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on the proposal to disestablish the navigational aids along the Virginia Inside Passage inside of Metompkin Bay near Chincoteague during the next two months.

The proposed disestablishment is due to encroaching shoaling conditions, limited surveys and a lack of funds to dredge the passage.
Navigation along routes from east to west or the inlets that lead to and from sea will not be affected by the changes.
The proposal encompasses the disestablishment of 135 aids to navigation along approximately 100 miles of the Virginia Inside Passage from Chincoteague to the northwest side of Fisherman Island.
The Coast Guard is soliciting comments on the proposed disestablishment and the possible impact on business operations and navigation along the route.  It is also requested that the type of transportation used is included in the correspondence.
Comments may be sent to Albert Grimes via e-mail at or by mail at Commander (dpw), Attn: Albert Grimes, 431 Crawford Street, Room 100, Portsmouth, VA 23704-5004.
Comments must be recieved no later than Aug. 5.  The local notice to mariners can be viewed at on page 26.

Delmarva Discovery Presentation / Cypress Festival

Little kids and big kids enjoyed the wildlife presentation Sarah, along with her helpful volunteers,  from the Delmarva Discovery Center gave on Friday night at Cypress Park.

During her 1/2 hour  presentation the crowd was able to meet some local reptiles who actually make their home at the Delmarva Discovery Center. 

After each introduction the crowd was encouraged to get a closer view of the box turtle, painted turtle, George the snapping turtle and last but not least Bernard the rat snake.


Don't miss Sarah's presentation today at the Cypress Festival.
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sarah does an awesome job explaining the local wildlife.  I'm not sure if I ready to touch a snake but I am glad that she didn't have the giant bullfrog with her!
Thanks Sarah!

Cypress Festival Schedule / Saturday

Cypress Festival opens at noon today!
Saturday is Heritage Day
with over 40 exhibitors!
Celebrate our Eastern Shore heritage at the Cypress Festival with local artists and crafters and special exhibits of Delmarva culture.
 Wristbands are good from 12 to 4

Board The Hilda M. Willing {1905}
Built in 1905, she is a National Historic Landmark and the best example of a working skipjack. Learn about boat terminology and the history of skipjacks from watermen and crew!

Pocomoke River Cruises
 Saturday - 12 pm to 7 pm, on the hour, Pocomoke River Cruises
 The Costen House at 206 Market Street will be open 12 - 6 on Saturday June 15 - FREE Admission
 Nature Trail Walk
 Saturday June 15 @ 1 pm
 Pocomoke Raft Regatta
 Saturday, June 15 @ 2:30 pm
The Sturgis One Room School Museum
 The Sturgis One Room School Museum at 209 Willow Street, will be open from 12 to 6 on Saturday June 15 - FREE Admission
Summer Crabtown Cruisers Car & Truck Show
 Saturday, June 15 from 1 pm to 5 pm
 Godspell Performance
 Saturday, June 15 from 3:30 pm to 4 pm on stage
 Wildlife Presentation by the Delmarva Discovery Center
 Saturday June 15 from 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

In this half-hour presentation appropriate for all ages, Sarah of the Delmarva Discovery Center will introduce native wildlife. Children and adults will be introduced to the fascinating world of animals. Starring George the snapping turtle and Bernard the rat snake.
Duck Derby
 Saturday June 15 @ 5:30 pm

 Men's Tug-O-War 7pm, sign in at 6
 Mid Life Crisis Band ~ Live on Stage!
 Saturday Night, June 15 6 to 10 pm
Fireworks Display begins at 10 pm.
Sponsored by Pocomoke City


Tour The Costen House Today

206 Market Street
Pocomoke City, Maryland
Saturday, June 15, 2013
12:00 to 6:00
See the Victorian home and period garden of Pocomoke City's first mayor, physician and town father.  See the medical office, period clothing and learn about typical life in  small town America 1870-1920.

Three People Stabbed - Suspects Arrested

On June 14, at approximately 12:25 a.m., Ocean City Police and Paramedics responded to the area of 119th Street and Assawoman Drive, in reference to a stabbing.  Officers arrived at the scene and determined that three victims, who have been identified as an 18-year-old female, a 20-year-old male and a 19-year-old male, all three of which are from Baltimore, MD, had been stabbed.

Upon arriving to the scene, officers learned that the suspects had left the area.  Investigators at the scene were able to quickly obtain a description of the suspects and their vehicle and broadcast the information via police radio.  A short time later, a Maryland State Police officer that was on patrol in Ocean City spotted the suspect’s vehicle in the area of 31st Street and Baltimore Avenue.

The vehicle was stopped without incident and the suspects, who were identified as Trevor Lee Testerman, 18, of Thurmont, MD and a 17-year-old female from Frederick, MD, were taken into custody.

Two of the stabbing victims, whose names are not being released, were treated by Ocean City EMS and flown by the Maryland State Police helicopter to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for additional treatment. The victims, the 18-year-old female and 20-year-old male, are currently listed in stable condition.  The third victim, the 19-year-old male, had a minor wound and refused medical treatment.

Ocean City Police detectives have charged Testerman with three counts of first degree assault, three counts of second degree assault and one count of reckless endangerment. The juvenile female has been charged with accessory after the fact.

Testerman is currently being held at the Ocean City Public Safety Building and is awaiting an initial appearance with an Ocean City District Court Commissioner.  The 17-year-old female is being charged as a minor and has been referred to the Maryland Department of Social Services Juvenile Justice for processing as a juvenile.

Ocean City PoliceDepartment

Pocomoke Cypress Festival Continues Today...

Pocomoke Cypress Festival Tug-O-War
Friday, June 14, 2013

Video/Rusty Merritt

Men's Tug-O-War
Saturday, June 15, 2013
7 PM

 There's still time to put a team together.
 There is  NO entry fee!

For a complete list of all Saturday events



Friday, June 14, 2013

Worcester County Maryland Library ~ COMING SOON!

Worcester County Maryland Library
Michael Shwedick has been introducing America to the fascinating world of reptiles since 1970. Michael and his special reptile guests are back, by popular demand, for their second visit to our library with a program that children and adults will enjoy!

Based On Lies To Police Officer Man Found Guilty On All Charges

Accomack County Circuit Court

Defendant Shontel Johnson was charged with attempted robbery, malicious maiming, and two counts of use of a firearm. The defendant asked for a bench trial which was granted. The  incident occurred on or about January 12, 2012,  in the Tysons parking lot in Temperanceville.

James Tull Jr., a 13 year night shift worker at Tyson, testified Mr. Johnson called him on the phone near the end of his shift and asked him to meet him in the parking lot outside of the gate. At approximately 3am when approaching the car that Mr. Tull believed  Mr. Johnson was in, Mr. Johnson jumped out with a rifle in hand and told Mr. Tull  to put all his money on the trunk. Mr. Tull then told him that he didn't have anything but some rent money. At that point the two other men in the car told Mr. Johnson that things were not going well and to get in the car and go. Mr. Tull testified that at this point, Mr. Johnson struck him in the head with the barrel of the gun and all three men left. It was at this point Mr. Tull  called 911. Hospital records and pictures showed a head wound with six stitches.

Deputy Sheriff David Gladden answered the call at Tysons parking lot within 2-3 minutes of the 911 call and questioned Mr. Tull , who identified Mr. Johnson as the man who had tried to rob him, and had stuck him at gun point. He also shared that Johnson was his cousin and informed the officer where he lived. When Officer Gladden arrived at the residence  of Mr. Johnson only the defendants stepfather and mother were home.

Officer Gladden testified that while in the home he saw a half empty half gallon bottle of clear alcohol believed to be gin, along with a set of scales with a green leafy substance nearby. Also found were bullets for a 30/30 rifle and 44 caliber, along with a shotgun. 

When Officer Gladden met with Mr. Johnson at approximately 10:30pm the next evening, Mr. Johnson denied knowing Mr. Tull and said that he had spent the night at the owl hotel with his girlfriend and her family.

Patrick Joseph, who was one of the passengers in the said vehicle at the time of the incident, said he saw Johnson strike Tull, and a ring on Johnson's hand caused the wounds.

When Johnson took the stand, his testimony indicated this was not a robbery, but a drug deal gone bad. He testified that he was there to recover his $ 200 that he had paid Mr. Tull earlier. He also claimed not to own a gun, and also insisted the head wounds were inflicted by the ring he was wearing.

Judge Revell Lewis explained to the defendant that this was a case of credibility, and based on his lies to Officer Gladden, he was finding him guilty on all charges. Johnson will be sentenced at a hearing on October 7, 2013.

Other cases heard:
Bail being set at $25,000 dollars for Mr. Eddie Jackson of Onancock for distributing cocaine.
$25,000 bail also set for gang activity, reckless handling of a firearm, and threatening of a juvenile for Quarmaine Bailey.


Convicted Murderer Found Guilty Again in Retrial

SNOW HILL, Md.- The Worcester County Circuit Court retrial for a Pittsville man convicted in the 2008 fatal stabbing of a Pocomoke City plumber has ended with the same outcome. Now prosecutors are hoping to boost his sentence this time around.

Thirty-three-year-old Charles Robert Phillips was found guilty in 2009 of first-degree murder for stabbing 77-year-old William Niblett to death at his home. Charging documents at the time show Phillips confessed to the crime, claiming he had stabbed Niblett after an argument over money for work he had done at the house.

Charles Robert Phillips

Phillips appealed his murder conviction and the Maryland Court of Appeals granted him a new trial after finding that police had violated his Miranda rights during interviews they conducted with him at the time of his arrest.

Following his first trial, Phillips was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole. Worcester County State's Attorney Beau Oglesby said that this time, however, his office plans to request that Phillips be given life without a chance for parole. According to Oglesby, this trial delayed true justice and reopened wounds for the family of the victim.

Oglesby praised his staff for securing the verdict and said, "For a family to have to endure a retrial several years after the death of their loved one, it can be devastating for them to have to reopen those wounds. We're hoping this is the conclusion so this family can heal again."

The sentencing date for Phillips has not yet been set.



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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Ten-Year Old

Richard Madden
(Port Deposit, MD) Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit arrested the suspect today, responsible for the murder of a ten year old Cecil County girl.

The accused is identified as Richard Madden, 29, of the 100 block of Waibel Road in Port Deposit. Madden was arrested for the murder of Kami Ring in Cecil County.
Madden is charged with first and second degree murder, first degree assault and first degree rape. He is currently being processed at the North East Barrack. He will be transported to the District Court Commissioner for an initial appearance.

After consultation with the Cecil County State’s Attorney, Madden was arrested today at 5:30 p.m. without incident. He was being held at the Cecil County Detention Center for violating his probation stemming from drug charges. 
Kami Ring

The body of Kami Ring, 10, of Charlestown, Maryland was found in a field across the street from the home she was visiting on Waibel Road. Madden was one of three residents living at the home.

Crime scene analysts, working closely with homicide investigators, gathered evidence from the field, in which Kami was found, and from the Waibel Road residence, where she was believed to be staying.
Biological evidence linked Madden to the murder of Kami.

Autopsy results reveal the cause of death as blunt force trauma and asphyxia.

Investigators have determined there is no biological connection between Madden and Ring. The grandparents, who also reside at the Waibel Road residence and are not biologically related to Ring, and are the parents of Madden.

A motive for the murder remains unclear at this time. The investigation continues…

Maryland State Police

Police Locate Suspects of Armed Robbery

On June 10, 2013, at approximately 2:20 a.m., Ocean City Police responded to 12th Street for a report of an armed robbery. The victims, who are not being identified, advised police that they were walking along 12th Street and came in contact with a group of four males who robbed the victims at gunpoint.

Police broadcast a description of the suspects and their vehicle and were able to stop the suspect’s vehicle on 12th Street a short time after the initial lookout. The vehicle was occupied by four males, who were all detained until the victims were brought to the stop.

The victims positively identified the suspects as the persons who had committed the armed robbery. Police identified the perpetrators as; Dominique LA Paul Pratt, 20, of Waldorf, MD, Derrell Levon Prince, 19, of Waldorf, MD, and John Riley, 23, of Washington, DC.  The investigation revealed that the fourth suspect, who was identified as Darien Xavier, Britton, 18, of Waldorf, MD, acted as the group’s driver.

Police recovered the victims stolen property, which consisted of two wallets that contained approximately $500, and two IPhones, from the suspects’ vehicle.  Officers also located a handgun that was believed to be used during the robbery.  A check of the handguns by serial number revealed the gun was reported stolen in Charlotte, NC.

Pratt and Prince have both been charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of 1st degree assault and use of a firearm in a violent crime. Riley has been charged with two counts of armed robbery, possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure and 2nd degree assault. Britton has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and transportation of a handgun. Charges for the stolen handgun are pending.

All of the suspects were seen by an Ocean City District Court Commissioner and are being held of $500,000 bond.   The suspects have been transferred to the Worcester County Jail.

Ocean City Police Department

Inspector in Philadelphia Collapse Commits Suicide

Philadelphia officials have identified an inspector who fatally shot himself a week after a building collapse that killed six people
as a dedicated 16-year veteran of the Department of Licenses and Inspections.Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison says 52-year-old inspector Ronald Wagenhoffer was found dead in his truck Wednesday night with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
City officials say he was the Department of Licenses and Inspections employee who conducted a May 14 inspection of the building, weeks before the June 5 collapse.
Gillison says the department is in mourning and Wagenhoffer "did nothing wrong." Wagenhoffer leaves behind a wife and son.
The downtown building was being demolished when it collapsed onto a neighboring Salvation Army Thrift Store, killing two employees and four customers. Police allege a heavy equipment operator had been high on marijuana.


Phillips Trial Over- Verdict Is In

The  retrial for Charles Robert Phillips, convicted murderer of William Nibblett (Nib) on March 5, 2008 has ended.

In 2012 the  Maryland's Court of Appeals claimed that Philip's Miranda Rights may have been violated and his case was sent back to the office of Beau Oglesby the State's Attorney for Worcester County. 

In what was expected to be a 4 day trial concluded this afternoon.
Charles Robert Phillips murdered Nib in his home back in 2008 just one day after being released from the Wicomico County jail.

William Nibblett (known by all as "Nib") was a well-liked local Pocomoke City plumber and father of two. Phillips already with a crime-filled past was sentenced in April 2009 to life in prison for the first-degree murder of William Nibblett.

His sentence also included a consecutive 20-year term for armed robbery.

In the outcome of Phillips  retrial he was found:

 Guilty First Degree Murder
 Guilty of Armed Robbery
 Guilty of Theft of 500 or less.

Six Month Marijuana Distribution Investigation Leads To Arrests

Members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team concluded a six month marijuana distribution investigation that was being conducted jointly with the Ocean City Police Department Narcotics Unit and with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration (Salisbury Post of Duty) and the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office.  During the course of this investigation, an individual identified as Michael Gates, Age 24, of Bishopville, Maryland was monitored as he was traveling back and forth from the Redding, California area to Worcester County, Maryland.

Michael Gates is believed to have been facilitating the transportation and shipments of numerous packages of high grade marijuana from California to Maryland.

During the month of May, members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team executed multiple search and seizure warrants at various residences and a storage facility in Worcester County that Michael Gates utilized to facilitate this criminal activity. At the conclusion of this investigation a total of 7.5 lbs of marijuana was seized along with approximately $30,000.00 in United States Currency. The following individuals associated with this investigation were charged with various offenses as listed below:

Michael A. Gates (Age 24) of Bishopville, Maryland:
•Possession of Marijuana
•Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana

Disposition: Committed to Worcester Co. Jail $45,000.00 Bond

David J. Gates (Age 28) of Bishopville, Maryland:
•Possession of Marijuana
•Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana

Disposition: Committed to Worcester Co. Jail $35,000.00 Bond

Michael T. Herr (Age 23) of Berlin, Maryland:
•Possession of Marijuana
•Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana

Disposition: Committed to Worcester Co. Jail $5,000.00 Bond

Michael T. Herr (Age 53) of Berlin, Maryland:
•Possession of Marijuana
•Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana

Disposition: Committed to Worcester Co. Jail $7,500.00 Bond

Justin M. McDonald (Age 33) of Berlin, Maryland:
•Possession of Marijuana

Disposition: Criminal Summons

Lt. Edward C. Schreier
Worcester County Sheriff's Office

Unfavorable Weather Predicted For Today

Current storm tracks indicate a threat of storms at anytime during the day Thursday, but with the greatest risk of dangerous conditions from 12noon - 6pm.
Please try to keep yourself updated during the  day

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Members of Volunteer Nature Trail Committee Introduced At Council Meeting

Members of Volunteer Nature Trail Committee were introduced at the Pocomoke City  Council Meeting  on Monday night, June 3, 2013.

Photo/Donna Clarke
Back row- Mike Thornton, Scott Tatterson, Richie Shoemaker,MD
Front row- Hunter Tatterson, Katy Clarke, Andy Clark
Hunter Tatterson
Photo/Donna Clarke
During the evening meeting  Hunter Tatterson  was recognized for his community service.  I'm sure anyone working on the Nature Trail will admit that the work was not easy but the results have been fulfilling....ask this community spirited young man.  Fourteen-year old Hunter Tatterson selected working on the nature trail as his Community Service Project through his school.
Hunter Tatterson and Pocomoke City Mayor
Bruce Morrison
Photo/Donna Clarke
Congratulations  and thank you, Hunter !!
(From Agenda)City Hall
 Councilman Malloy to discuss recent completion of Nature Trail improvements near Stevenson’s Pond and to introduce members of volunteer nature trail committee.
Nature Trail Update
by Ritch Shoemaker MD
Posted Tuesday, June 4th 2013
Councilman Don Malloy
Photo/Donna Clarke

If you missed last night’s City Council meeting (only three other people attended that I saw) you missed a small town ceremony of Hunter Tatterson being honored for his volunteerism of the Trail construction going far beyond his Community Service requirement. And there was Andy Clarke receiving the “Whomper,” the fabled black circus hammer that dwarfed the 
(left) Larry Fykes, Richie Shoemaker,MD, Andy Clarke
Photo/Donna Clarke
pitifully small gavel the mayor was forced to use. Now the Whomper is a hammer (to paraphrase Crocodile Dundee). What it symbolizes is more than a backwoods argument settler: it is stewardship of the Trail.
Don Malloy and I have shared that stewardship over the years, understanding that the City of Pocomoke and the City Public Works crew have taken maintenance to a matter of pride as well. We are blessed with good political leadership in an era when politicians seem to decide to NOT cooperate with each other. Maybe we should take the
Photo/Donna Clarke
Whomper to Washington to settle a few of the arguments we hear about in the news (and many more we don’t know about).
After the incredible pace of the 5/25 work day, the last week has been a welcome breather. We will put up the three next observation stations on Friday.
New members of the Foot of the Trail include Diane and Jack Burton. Our T-shirts are available at the Chamber of Commerce Office (410-957-1919) and at mine (410-957-1550). Don Malloy and JoAnn Shoemaker also have a few shirts for sale. I must say the crew of volunteers all decked out in the various colors of Bird shirts looked great at City hall last night.
"Not bad for a small bunch of volunteers.
But these aren’t just any volunteers!" ~

Richie Shoemaker   MD

OCPD and Worcester Co. Sherriff Crack Down on Drugs in June

...And it's ONLY June 12th!

OCPD and Worcester Co. Sherriff's Office Crack Down on Drugs in June

During the past several days, the Ocean City Police Criminal Investigation Division and Narcotics Unit, as well as the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Enforcement Team, conducted multiple undercover drug enforcement operations at various locations in Ocean City. So far this month, these plain clothes drug investigations have resulted in 12 arrests and the seizure of various drugs and paraphernalia.

Police seized approximately $1,600 in cash, assorted drug paraphernalia and multiple controlled dangerous substances.

The following people have been charged with various drug charges by Ocean City Police:

- Kassahun Assefa Kassa, 20, of Alexandria VA
Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

- Maurice George Gay, 26, of Washington, DC
Possession, Distribution and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

- Gervon William Norris, 19, of Capital Heights, MD
Possession and Distribution of Marijuana

- Keith Aaron Ruffin, Jr., 18, of Harrisburg, PA
Possession and Distribution of Marijuana

- Patrick Marquis Clemons, 19, of Baltimore, MD
Possession and Distribution of Marijuana

- Christopher Joseph Benedetto, 22, of Ocean City, MD
Possession and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana

- Andres Salvador Collier, 28, of Amityville, NY
Possession and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana

- Isadora Marie Thomas, 20, of Ocean City, MD
Possession of Marijuana

- Arius Kajuan Marcelin, 22, of Salisbury, MD
Possession with Intent to Distribution Crack Cocaine
Distribution and Possession of Crack Cocaine

- Beau Brandon Fitzgerald, 20, of Severn, MD
Possession and Distribution of Marijuana

- Desmond Njemsen Acha, 18, of Westminster, MD
Possession and Distribution of Marijuana

- Justin Andrew Parsons, 18, of Narvon, PA
Possession and Distribution of Cocaine

**Citizens are encouraged not to buy, use or sell illegal drugs in Ocean City and Worcester County.

Police remind citizens that undercover officers will be actively ensuring the safety of residents and visitors this summer on the boardwalk and throughout the town of Ocean City.**

Disorderly Man Becmes Combative Assaults Officers

Joseph Tyrice Cromartie
On June 9, 2013, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Ocean City police were on uniformed bicycle patrol near 5th Street and the Boardwalk when officers observed two males pushing and arguing with one another causing a very large crowd to gather. Officers attempted to separate the two males; however, one of the suspects, who was later identified as Joseph Tyrice Cromartie, 20, of Clinton, MD, became combative and assaulted the officers. One of the officers used his Electronic Control Device (Taser) to subdue Cromartie, who was eventually arrested.

By that time, the large crowd which had gathered at the scene began acting in a disorderly, aggressive manner, taunting and making threatening statements towards officers.  Additional officers responded to the scene, including K-9 and mounted patrols, Worcester County Sheriff’s Deputies and Maryland State Police Troopers. The crowd was quickly dispersed and order was restored to the area.

Per OCPD policy, Cromartie was transported by Ocean City EMS to Atlantic General Hospital for examination as a result of the use of the ECD/Taser device. He was shortly released to OCPD with no injuries.

Cromartie was charged by Ocean City Police with two counts of second degree assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct, failure to obey law enforcement and resisting arrest. Cromartie was seen by an Ocean City District Court Commissioner and was released on his own recognizance.

No officers were injured during this incident.

Ocean City Police Department

Handgun Recovered During Drug Arrest

Loomis Boakai  Zayzay
On June 8, 2013, at approximately 10:30 p.m. the Ocean City Police Narcotics Unit and Worcester County Sherriff’s Criminal Enforcement Team were preforming undercover drug enforcement operations on the Boardwalk. During their enforcement initiative, Loomis Boakai Zayzay, 19, of Laurel, MD, sold detectives marijuana.

Zayzay who was placed under arrest for possession and distribution of marijuana, was also in possession of a semi-automatic handgun, which police recovered from Zayzay’s backpack. During the investigation, Police also discovered that the handgun was reported stolen out of Clayton County, Georgia.

Zayzay was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, possession of a handgun, theft of less than $1,000, possession of marijuana, and manufacturing and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.
Zayzay has seen by an Ocean City District Court Commissioner and was held without bond.  Zayzay was transferred to Worcester County Jail.

Ocean City Police Dept.

Crazy Lady Crusaders ~ Stop By Their Booth During Cypress Festival

Be sure to look for the  
this weekend during the
2013  Pocomoke Cypress Festival
Many items will be for sale and while you  are there
Sign The Banner for $1 to help put an end to Cancer.
Buy a $5 raffle ticket and you could win a set of
 Victory Tailgate Custom Cornhole boards valued at $170.00
~All proceeds go to Relay For Life~
All this is in preparation for their
fundraiser and actual relay later this summer !!

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Twenty-six Years Ago Today....

June 12, 1987
26 years ago today

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
~President Ronald Reagan 

- Vice President Headlining Richmond Gala / Will Be Key Speaker

Vice President Joe Biden will headline this month's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, the major annual fundraising gala for Virginia's Democratic Party.

The event is set for the evening of June 29 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Once held in February at the height of the General Assembly session, Democrats came under fire from Republicans who claimed the party was doing an end run around state laws that forbade fundraising by lawmakers during the regular winter legislative session.

This year's dinner represents the first major coordinated Democratic fundraiser after the party settles on its statewide ticket headed by former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe.


Biden To Headline Speakers

Washington DC Man Stabbed Repeatedly During Boardwalk Fight

On June 9, at approximately 3:35 a.m., Ocean City police and paramedics responded to 2100 Baltimore Avenue, The Stowaway Grand Hotel, in reference to a stabbing which had just occurred. 

Officers located the victim, who was identified as a 22-year-old male from Washington, DC, in the lobby of the hotel. The victim, whose name is not being released, was bleeding from numerous stab wounds.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been engaged in a fight on the boardwalk in front of the Stowaway Grand Hotel.  According to witnesses, approximately 30 persons were involved in the fight, at which time the victim was repeated stabbed and then helped into the lobby of the hotel by unidentified citizens.

The victim was treated at the scene by Ocean City EMS and transported to Peninsula Region Medical Center for further treatment. At the time of this release the victim is reported to be in stable condition.

OCPD Forensic Services Unit personnel processed the crime scene for evidence and detectives are continuing to investigate this incident.  Ocean City Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the OCPD Criminal Investigation Divisions, Detective David Whitmer at 410-530-5390.

Ocean City Police Department

COMING SOON ! Truck and Tractor Pull

Kids Pedal Pull
5:30 p.m.
Youth ages 5-12 years
Registration at 5 p.m. - $2 each
Local politicians invited for a
 "Politician's Challenge" at 6:15 p.m.
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Their website:Great Pocomoke Fair