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(SALISBURY, MD) – Today, voters from all over Salisbury went out to cast their votes. Below are the results from the five polling locations across Salisbury. Officials say approximately 180 absentee ballots still have to be counted which would certify the election within 10 days.
Office of Mayor:
Jake Day: 2,276
Wayne King: 377
City Council District 1
April Jackson: 267
Timothy Sheppard: 120
Mable Marshall: 28
Muir Boda: 151
John “Jack” Heath: 542
Riley Smith: 128
Michele Gregory: 439
Jonathan Taylor: 104
Angela Blake: 444
Shawn Jester: 263
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Second Phase Of Multi-Jurisdictional Crime Reduction Effort In Wicomico County Yields 11 Arrests
August 29, 2019
(SALISBURY, MD) –Maryland State Police, in partnership with allied agencies, assisted in the arrest of 11 people, as part of the second phase of a multi-jurisdictional effort to reduce the amount of crimes of violence and firearm violations in Wicomico County.
As part of a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement operation, the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit-East, along with allied law enforcement agencies across the state, planned, coordinated and implemented a crime fighting initiative. The goal was to help further numerous recent on-going investigations regarding crimes of violence, handgun violations and other crimes that had been reported in specific locations of Salisbury, Maryland. This operation follows a similar initiative from Aug. 22, which led to seven additional arrests in the same area.
Along with the arrests, the operation also yielded the following:
• 55 traffic stops
• 71 traffic citations
• 2 firearms
• Seizure of suspected controlled dangerous substances including fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana and alprazolam
Those arrested were:
• Kenneth James Bryant, 25, of Salisbury, Maryland – Warrant arrest for violation of probation
• Joseph Terrell Gie, 34, of Salisbury, Maryland – Warrant arrest for failing to appear in Worchester County, Maryland
• Larry Oxendine, 45, of Salisbury, Maryland – Violation of a protection order
• Jonathan Turner-Brown, 25, of Salisbury, Maryland – Drug possession (not marijuana)
• Jimmy Joe Davis Lake, 42, of Snow Hill, Maryland – Warrant arrest for first-degree burglary and related offenses through the Circuit Court for Worchester County, Maryland
• Anthoney Allen Gambrill, 18, of Salisbury, Maryland – Driving while intoxicated and related charges
• Demetric Cropper, 41, of Salisbury, MD – Warrant arrest for violation of probation through Wicomico County, Maryland
• Esco Qu’ran Parker, 18, of Salisbury, Maryland – Disorderly conduct
• James Washington Bryant, 35, of Salisbury, Maryland – Warrant arrest for failure to appear in Somerset County, Maryland
• Kevin Lindele Parker, 34, of Salisbury, Maryland – Possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances and other related drugs and weapons charges
The operation also led to the arrest of a 16-year-old male on drug distribution charges. In addition, at least one of those arrested had ties to an organized gang.
The Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit- East partnered with the Salisbury Police Department, Wicomico County State’s Attorney Office, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations- RAC Eastern Shore Office, Maryland State Police Gun Enforcement Unit- East, Maryland State Police S.T.A.T.E. Team, Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack and the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force to complete this operation.
This investigation was made possible in part due to funds provided by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP), which supports the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN).
Date & Time: 8/25/2019 10:51 PM
Defendant: Toja Ricketts, 18 YOA, Seaford Delaware
Crime: Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (2 counts)
Possession of a Controlled Substance (2 counts)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Bail: Released on Own Recognizance
On 08/25/2019 an Officer with the Seaford Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by Toja Ricketts, 18 YOA of Seaford, after observing him operating the motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license. During the traffic stop the officer detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed one bundle of heroin and various forms of drug paraphernalia consistent with drug dealing. A further search of Ricketts person revealed an additional bundle of heroin, a digital scale, a baggie containing crack cocaine and a large amount of United States Currency which is believed to be proceeds from drug dealing. A total of 23 bags of heroin were recovered along with 1.2 grams of crack cocaine, a B.B. gun and the United States Currency was seized. Ricketts was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace and released on his Own Recognizance.
Master Corporal Eric Chambers
Public Information Officer
NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION
Date: August 25, 2019
Time: 1:40 p.m.
Location / Address: 312 Bridge Street, Mardela Springs, Wicomico Co.
Type of Incident: Fire
Description of Structure / Property: Two story wood framed single family dwelling
Owner / Occupants: Fredrick Schnoor (Owner) Taylor Spears (Occupant)
Injuries or Deaths: None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $2000 Contents: $500
Smoke Alarm Status: n/a
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: n/a
Primary Responding Fire Department: Mardela Springs Fire Department
# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 20
Time to Control: 10 minutes
Discovered By: Occupant
Area of Origin: Detached utility shed, rear of dwelling
Preliminary Cause: Accidental, malfunction of gas water heater
The Easton Police Department is requesting assistance identifying this person in reference to a theft investigation. If anyone can provide information, they’re asked to contact the Easton Police Department at (410) 822-1111.
Deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to 6245 Rossing Street, Hurlock, Md. for a reported Domestic assault that had occurred. The victim stated that 41 year old Tyrone Lamonte Blake of that address had assaulted her and threatened her and 2 children living there with a pump shotgun. He allegedly fired the gun in the front yard of the home. The suspect Blake was arrested and charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, False Imprisonment, Wearing and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon with the Intent to Injure, First degree Assault, Second Degree Assault and 3 counts of Reckless Endangerment. He was ordered Held without Bond. The victim was treated and released from the Dorchester Hospital.