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The remains of a car are seen after the roof was cut off by rescue workers to rescue a victim trapped in Linkwood on Beaver Neck Villa Road after a collision on Route 50 on Nov. 28. Crews responded from Cambridge Rescue Fire Company, Dorchester County’s emergency services in Eldorado-Brookview, Wicomico Station 9 in Mardela Springs, and Medic 9 from Maryland State Police.
At around 8:30 am on November 29th, Cambridge police responded to 511 Maryland Ave. (Sailwinds Station) in relation to a reported armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers met with the seller, who said she was robbed by a woman who had a knife.
The seller had an injury to his hand because he was cut by the female person during a fight behind the counter. The female subject took money from the cash register and fled the scene.
The saleswoman’s witnesses in the parking lot were able to describe the woman and her direction of travel as she left the area. Officers immediately began a canvas of the area and found a suspicious vehicle on the 200 block of Trenton Street.
Upon contacting the driver, the officer found that the description matched the subject that had just committed the robbery. After viewing the surveillance footage, the suspect was identified as Katisha L. Jones, 39, from Federalsburg, who was arrested and charged with robbery, first-degree assault and other related charges.
The knife that was suspected of being used in the robbery was also on Jones’ person. Jones is being held at the Dorchester County Detention Center without bond.
One passenger in the vehicle was a 38 year old Cambridge man who owned Suboxone. Leroy Yuman IV was accused of owning the CDS.
The seller suffered no serious injuries related to the robbery other than the cut on his hand.
Tips to avoid theft
At the start of the holiday season, Cambridge Police Department officials would like to make recommendations to reduce the risk of falling victim to a crime. “We hope you find this information valuable and encourage you to share it with your neighbors in Cambridge,” the department said in a statement.
Vehicle crime prevention
• When entering or exiting your parked vehicle, take a moment to look around the area.
• Turn off your car and lock it when you need to leave it. These include gas pumps, ATMs, picking up groceries, and walking back inside to retrieve forgotten items. Never leave your car idle and unattended.
• Before leaving your parked car, always remove the keys, wind up the windows and lock the car.
• Never leave valuables in your car, including pocket money. These items attract some thieves.
• If you have to leave valuables in your car (example: shopping), you will not have these items in view.
• If you have a GPS, think about how it is mounted in your vehicle. Did you leave the mount on the window? The thief may think the device is in the glove compartment and break into your vehicle. This also applies to charging accessories.
“We are currently seeing an increase in vehicle break-ins and thefts within Cambridge’s corporate boundaries,” the statement said. “We also encourage those citizens who have home surveillance systems to continue to be proactive with their maintenance, as they can be critical to crime prevention and investigations. Thank you and Happy Holidays from the Cambridge Police. “
The Talbot County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Bellevue man with burglary, theft and firearms violations for his involvement in a burglary that occurred in Bellevue in October.
On October 28, MPs responded to the Gates Street block in Bellevue for a burglary investigation. The investigation revealed that the break-in occurred sometime the previous evening.
The resident reported that several firearms, a headset, a small safe and other belongings were stolen from the residence. The criminal police took over the investigation and developed the Bellevue man as a suspect. A search warrant was issued on his home on November 12, revealing several stolen items.
The investigators received an arrest warrant for the man. Christopher Lee Young, 37, was charged with first- and third-degree burglary; Theft; and multiple firearm violations. He was arrested on November 20th at his residence on the Church Hall Road block.
Young was taken to the district court commissioner for a first appearance, where he was detained without commitment. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Talbot County Sheriff’s office at 410-822-1020.
Attack on EMS
On November 22nd, Wicomico County Ambulance Services responded to a medical call at a residence in Block 31000 on Old Ocean City Road. When they arrived they were picked up by a man in the ambulance. Mitchell was excited and yelled at the ambulance staff to help his brother and actually got on the ambulances when the ambulance staff tried to collect their gear to take to the residence.
Shortly afterwards, the victim, a volunteer medic from the Parsonsburg Volunteer Fire Company, arrived on site to help with the medical emergency. The man, apparently frustrated that the rescue workers weren’t moving fast enough, hit the victim on the head.
The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office was asked to respond. The man fled before law enforcement arrived, presumably due to pending arrest warrants for an unrelated matter, a statement from the Wicomico Sheriff’s Office said.
Despite the attack, the victim, who was bleeding from the head, continued to assist with the medical emergency in one of the bedrooms. The victim then used his body to block the bedroom door so that the rescue workers could work undeterred.
Only after the medical emergency was resolved did the victim seek medical help for himself at the Tidal Health Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where he was later treated and released. During their investigation, MPs were able to identify one man as a suspect and bring charges.
On November 25, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, assisted by the Wicomico County Sheriff / Community Action Team Criminal Investigation Department, located the man who was hiding in a bathroom and arrested him without incident.
Laron Devin Mitchell has been charged with 2nd degree assault relating to EMS, disability and handicap, and misrepresentation to the officer and is currently on detention.
On November 16, members of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on Longwoods Road near Airport Road for an equipment violation. The driver of the vehicle was identified as a 29-year-old Easton man.
MPs developed a likely cause and a search of the vehicle found several ounces of marijuana in a Kellman bookbag. A file review also revealed that Kellman had two pending arrest warrants from Wicomico County.
Kyle Marquis Kellman was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of diffusion, possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.
Kellman has been taken to the Talbot County’s central accounting facility for processing and first appearing before a district judge. Kellman was detained at the Talbot County Detention Center without ties.
On November 20, members of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle at Ocean Gateway off Greenfield Avenue for an administrative violation. The driver was identified as a 53-year-old Hurlock woman.
Developing a probable cause, MPs conducted a search of the vehicle which revealed cocaine and paraphernalia. Phyllis Laverne Perkins was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.
Perkins has been taken to the Talbot County’s central accounting facility for processing and first appearing before a district judge. She was released because of her personal approval.
Church fire probe
At 3:10 a.m. on November 24, 15 members of the Denton Volunteer Fire Company responded to the Calvary Baptist Church at 1116 Market St., Denton. The site is occupied by Julie Iaccna and Richard Young.
It took the crew 12 minutes to control a fire on the porch. The fire was discovered by a passerby.
There were no injuries as a result of the emergency, which caused an estimated $ 2,000 damage.
Individuals with information about this incident are asked to call the Upper Eastern Regional Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal at 410-822-7609.
CDS – Not marijuana
At 8:14 p.m. on November 20, the deputy patchett for the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff contacted a suspicious vehicle in the Royal Farms store in Queen Anne, where he saw a white man slump over the center console of the vehicle was. The MP also observed suspected drug paraphernalia in view and later identified the suspect as a 36-year-old Preston man while he woke him up and got him out of the vehicle.
DFC Patikowski arrived on site with K9 Tiger and performed a K9 scan of the vehicle, which resulted in a positive warning. A search for probable causes was conducted and Deputy Patchett found five clear capsules suspected of heroin, as well as eight needles and a burnt bottle cap suspected of heroin residue.
Ryan Lee Bosley was arrested and charged with controlled possession of dangerous substances – non-marijuana, controlled possession of dangerous substances owning devices, and controlled paraphernalia for possession of dangerous substances. He was taken to the Queen Anne Sheriff’s County Office for processing before being taken to the District Court Commissioner, where he was detained without commitment.
Resistance to Arrest
At 10:30 am on November 21, the Queen Anne’s County’s Sheriff’s DFC Barlow conducted a traffic disruption in a Blue Chevy van for injuries while driving on tags belonging to another vehicle. The driver, a 37-year-old Easton man, had two pending arrest warrants and was asked to get out of the vehicle. While he was in custody, he withdrew from the deputy and fled on foot.
After a short foot chase, Cpl. Neall grabbed the man and handcuffed him. While searching the area where Cole was handcuffed, Cpl. Neall found a plastic chewing gum container wrapped in tin foil. There were eight suspected heroin gel caps in the container.
Daniel Lee Cole was arrested and controlled the possession of dangerous substances, not marijuana, controlled paraphernalia for the possession of dangerous substances, resisted the arrest and performed several traffic-related citations. He was taken to the Queen Anne Sheriff’s County Office for processing before being held at the detention center by the District Court Commissioner for the warrants and charges against him.