MSP Release On Distracted Driving

Berlin Barrack has a strong focus on distracted driving. Recently a one day distracted driving initiative in Ocean city, near a construction zone, produced 103 stops and 105 citations. Construction zones are dangerous areas for everyone and should be given undivided attention.

During the month of April we held 6 distracted driving initiatives. We stopped a total of 263 distracted drivers and issued 208 citations and 78 warnings. Do your part to keep our roads safe.

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City Residents Trash Pickup Notice

Thursday, May 2, 2019

 

Residents with Thursday trash pick-up, please be advised that trash collection routes are running behind today due to some minor technical issues. If your trash is not picked up by the end of the business day today, please leave your receptacle at the curb and crews will be by first thing tomorrow (Friday) morning to collect it.

We apologize for any inconvenience which may have been caused by this delay, and we thank you for your understanding.

 

For more information on the City’s Sanitation operations, go to www.salisbury.md, or call 833-SBY-CITY

Troopers Investigating Serious Crash-Millsboro

Millsboro- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a serious crash involving a single vehicle that occurred last evening.

The incident occurred on April 30, 2019 at approximately 9:47 p.m., when a 2018 Ford Fiesta was traveling southbound on Mount Joy Road at a high rate of speed. For unknown reasons, the operator failed to maintain control of the vehicle.  The Fiesta exited the west edge of Mount Joy Road and entered onto the grass shoulder. Upon exiting the roadway, the Fiesta began rotating when it collided with a utility pole which was broken in half upon impact. Following the impact with the pole, the Fiesta overturned and struck a standing tree before coming to an uncontrolled stop along the west shoulder of Mount Joy Road.

The operator of the Fiesta, a 21-year-old male from Seaford was not properly restrained.  He was transported to the Beebe Healthcare Hospital with serious injuries.

A front seat passenger, a 27-year-old male from Millsboro was not properly restrained.  He was initially transported to the Beebe Healthcare Hospital and later transferred to the Christiana Hospital in critical condition.

A rear seat passenger, a 22-year-old female from Millsboro was properly restrained.  She was transported to the Beebe Healthcare Hospital in serious condition.

Mount Joy Road was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@delaware.gov

Troopers Arrest Seaford Man on Drug and Weapon Charges-Seaford

Seaford- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Seaford man after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs and a weapon.

The incident occurred on April 30, 2019 at approximately 12:29 p.m., when members of the Governor’s Task Force (GTF) and the Sussex Drug Unit (SDU) were in the area of the Duck in Car Wash, located at 9817 Spotless Street Seaford, and positively identified 28-year-old Jesse Drummond at the business. Drummond was observed operating a blue Toyota Avalon from the parking lot and was known to have a revoked driver’s license and an active capias.  A traffic stop was conducted on Seashore Highway and Drummond was taken into custody without incident.  A canine scan was conducted of the vehicle which resulted in a positive alert for the presence of narcotics.

Drummond was transported back to Troop 4 where he was found in possession 21 bags of heroin (.147 grams) and 1.22 grams of crack cocaine. A search warrant was obtained for the Toyota Avalon, which led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia and a .40 caliber handgun that was reported stolen. It was learned that Drummond was a person prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Drummond was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (2 counts)
  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Drummond was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $29,500.00 secured bond.

Jake Day Will Be Mayor Of Salisbury Until He Decides To Move On

I have fielded many comments today in regards to potential challengers for Jake Day in the upcoming Municipal elections. I’m here to tell you like Jake or not he will be our Mayor until he is ready to move on. I’m not knocking anyone who might run and I wish them the best, but the City residents who vote overwhelmingly vote for the same people.

You have told me a conservative guy is going to run to give people another option. It’s always great that people put themselves out to try to attain an office to serve the community, however voting patterns never lie. Suzanah Cain was a strong conservative candidate for District 4 County Council which is basically the same voters as who vote for municipal elections. Josh Hastings who is a really nice guy who is progressive easily defeated her.

Jake Day has the support and it won’t change.

Seaford Police Department Press Release

 

Press Release Seaford Police Department

300 Virginia Ave
Seaford DE 19973

Date & Time: 04/28/19 11:40 AM

Defendant: Terrell J. Johnson, 29 YOA, Seaford Delaware

Charges:
Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (2 Counts)
Disregarding a Police Officers Signal
Possession of a Controlled Substance (2 Counts)
Possession of Marijuana
Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3 Counts)
Driving While Suspended or Revoked
Child Not Properly Restrained
Various other traffic offenses (8 Counts)

On April 28th, 2019, an Officer from the Seaford Police Department observed the Defendant Terrell Johnson operating a vehicle on North Street in Seaford. The officer had knowledge that Johnson had several capiases for his arrest. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop of Johnson however, Johnson refused to pull over. During this time Johnson never drove above the posted speed limits. Seaford Officers continued to follow Johnson into the town limits of Laurel, at which time officers from the Laurel Police Department provided assistance. Johnson was followed to a residence in Laurel which is where he surrendered to police. It was at this time that officers learned that Johnson had his four year old daughter in the vehicle with him and he was driving to a residence so that she could be turned over to family members. When Johnson was taken into custody he was found to be in possession of 663 bags of heroin, 1.2 grams of crack cocaine, 1.5 grams of marijuana and a large amount of United States Currency suspected of being proceeds from illegal drug sales. Johnson was charged and arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Courts. He was committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $68,115.00 secured bail.

Senior Corporal Eric Chambers
Public Information Officer
Seaford Police Department

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Intentional Fire Investigation In Salisbury

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NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date:   April 28, 2019

Time:   8:44 p.m.

Location / Address:   309 Marshall St., Salisbury, Wicomico Co.

Type of Incident:  Fire

Description of Structure / Property:  10’ x 20’ wood framed residential outbuilding

Owner / Occupants:  Chester Parker

Injuries or Deaths:  None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $4,000                      Contents: $1,000

Smoke Alarm Status:  n/a

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  n/a

Arrests(s):  None

Primary Responding Fire Department:  Salisbury Fire Department

# of Alarms:  1     # Of Firefighters:  15

Time to Control:  15 minutes

Discovered By:  Passerby

Area of Origin:  Exterior

Preliminary Cause:   Incendiary (intentionally set fire)

Additional Information:  Anyone with information is asked to call the Salisbury Office at (410) 713-3780.

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FIRE PROTECTION FEATURES PERFORM AS DESIGNED In Mill Pond Lane Fire

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FIRE PROTECTION FEATURES PERFORM AS DESIGNED

SALISBURY, WICOMICO COUNTY (April 30, 2019) – Fire Investigators with the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office are crediting an automatic fire sprinkler system, required fire separation and quick fire department response for saving a large property dollar loss and preservation of life at an early morning fire located in the Mill Pond Village Apartment complex.

The Salisbury Fire Department and mutual-aid departments were dispatched at 1:37 am for an apartment building fire at 312 Mill Pond Lane. The incident was quickly upgraded to a second alarm assignment. Units arrived on scene to find a significant fire condition involving a 3rd floor balcony and roof assembly above. The incident was placed under control after 45 minutes with 42 firefighters on the scene.

The apartment building is an approximate 25,000 square foot three story wood framed structure and contains 24 separate living units. A total of 35 occupants were displaced due to the fire and no injuries were reported. Damage to the structure is estimated to be $400,000.00 and additional damage to the personal contents of tenants is estimated at $100,000.00.

Fire Investigators determined the origin of this fire to be a third floor balcony. After a thorough fire scene examination the cause was determined to be accidental as a result of discarded smoking materials.

The investigation determined that the activation of only one automatic fire sprinkler head was able to prevent the spread of the fire from the balcony into the habitable living space. The fire did however access the attic space where the required fire separations prevented further fire damage.


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Please Keep Pets Safe As Temperatures Rise

As the temperature rises, it’s important to remember to keep our pets safe.

Leaving pets locked in vehicles is never safe. But when the weather gets warmer, it can be potentially deadly. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. Protecting animals from an unnecessary death is a problem we can all agree to prevent.

What can you do if you see a pet left in a hot car?
1. Take notes – Once you notice a dog has been left in a hot car, start taking notes right away. Copy the make, model, and license plate number of the car, along with what time you first noticed the dog inside.

2. Take precaution – Before you do anything hasty, head into the nearest business and ask them to make an announcement for the car’s owner. Nine times out of 10, a regretful owner will rush out of the store to help their pet. But you need to act quickly on the off chance that no one answers the message.

3. Take action- If the owner does not arrive, you should call 911.

Please remember to keep your furry friends safe and cool.

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More School Threats In Queen Anne’s County

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QA Press Release 4/30- Threat made against a school

INCIDENT: Threat made against a school
DATE / TIME: 04/28/19 at approximately 10:20 am
LOCATION: Matapeake Middle School in Stevensville, MD
DETAILS: On Sunday April 28, 2019, at approximately 10:20 am, the principal of the Matapeake Middle School was notified of a threat made against the school. This involved a student making a non-specific verbal threat regarding a school shooting. The principal immediately notified the assigned school resource officer from the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff. An investigation was immediately initiated and involved the student and the student’s parents. After a thorough investigation, law enforcement found that there was no threat to the students or their safety. Therefore, students continued with their normal school operations on Monday, the next school day. While this incident continues to be investigated, there is no threat to the safety of the students, faculty, and/or citizens of Queen Anne’s County.
The Sheriff’s Office considers any and all potential threats to schools and student safety a very serious matter. If anyone has information concerning any threats to our schools, contact the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff Tipline at 410-758-6666. Tips can also be submitted through our app. Or, call 911 if the danger is immediate.