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Thursday, May 29, 2008

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A Hebron Comment Worthy Of A Post

"OK I have had enough of all the critics out there. Yes the people cooking food at the Hebron Carnival, drink not all of them but some. Why shouldn't they be able to have a drink if they want after all they are donating their free time to cook in a hot and humid kitchen...The Bingo assistants should have the same courtesy. These volunteers for the most part are not the firemen/women that would be operating equipment. They are family and friends of fire dept. members. Lest we forget that while the carnival is operating another fire station usually comes and does stand by for Hebron/Sharptown. I am so sick of all the hypocrites out there. Yes I understand all organizations are suffering for membership because of people like you anonymous. Everyone is scared to crap sideways for fear of being sued! What a society we are creating for the next generation. I feel sorry for the children of tomorrow who are going to have nothing to do but be tethered to Mommy and Daddy because they might be exposed to "LIFE"
DAWN P."

Tim Spies On Bill Reddish Show Tomorrow Morning


Mr. Tim Spies will be on the Bill Reddish Show, Friday morning at 7:40 AM.
That's WICO on 1320 AM.

IMO, Tim is a very knowledgeable citizen in the know on many issues. I'll certainly be listening in to this interview, that's for sure.

Happy 80th Birthday Art Goetz!!!!!!!


To one of my dearest friends on this earth and a man I respect more than anyone else I know, Happy 80th Birthday Art Goetz, Mr. Marine! Art is a HUGE Shorebirds Fan and served our Country several times in the United States Marine Corps.

WCSO Press Release


Incident: Vehicle Pursuit
Date: 29 May 2008
Location: East Naylor Mill Road
Suspects: Calvin Kinzer Reid, Jr., 20 YOA, Snow Hill, MD


On 29 May 2008, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team attempted to stop a vehicle operated by Calvin Kinzer Reid for a traffic violation on Zion Road in Salisbury, MD. Instead of stopping for the deputy, Reid attempted to elude the deputy by fleeing on East Naylor Mill Road behind the Centre at Salisbury at a high rate of speed. Reid cut through the Centre at Salisbury and led the deputy around Ring Road that encircles the mall before heading back out towards North Salisbury Blvd. Reid ran the light and headed northbound before turning into the Salisbury Mobile Home Park. The vehicle pursuit terminated when Reid collided with a parked pick-up truck at the end of Dove Street at which point Reid attempted to flee on foot. Deputies converged on the area and caught Reid as he attempted to run back towards East Naylor Mill Rd.

Reid was transported to the Central Booking Unit at the Wicomico County Detention Center where he was processed and charged with Attempting to Flee and Elude in both a vehicle and on foot along with leaving the scene of a Property Damage Accident. After an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner, Reid was held on $10,000.00 bond.

The Mayor Is Right, People Are Listening


While Salisbury News grows each and every day, people are hearing about us and the sometimes unbelievable information we've been able to provide. Google can be a great way to come up with finding your way to Salisbury News but what I find most days is that the majority of our traffic comes from right here on the Eastern Shore.

Anyhow, you're right Mayor. People are listening. How's it working for you?

Everyone Posts Bond Except Ken Townsend

Last I heard, Ken Townsend turned himself in but was still in the Detention Center trying to figure out a way he was going to post Bond for $250,000.00.

Lord knows how so many others were able to come up with the funding for their bond but it is what it is. There's some speculation out there that allegedly Ray Lewis may have sprung the others out right away.

DON'T MISS Fernando Guerrero TONIGHT on PAC 14


PAC 14 7:31:18pm ONE ON ONE - with guest professional boxer Fernando Guerrero and manager Hal Chernoff.

The show can also be seen Saturday at 3:00 PM as well as 10:00 PM. It will air again on Sunday at 3:00 PM.

Salisbury Police Department Press Release

On May 27, 2008 at approximately 10:27 pm, Officers of the Salisbury Police Department received a call to respond to the Shell Gasoline Station on Snow Hill Road for the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, the Officers were advised by the store owner that two (2) suspects had entered the store and confronted him. The victim advised that one (1) suspect produced a handgun and forced the owner to open the cash register. Once open, both suspects removed the U.S. Currency from the cash register before fleeing from the store. There were no injuries. The suspects were described as:

1. White male, 5’10”, 150 lbs., medium build, wearing a white shirt over a blue shirt, grey pants, black and white shoes, and a blue baseball style hat with a mask partially covering his face.

2. White male, 5’06”, 140 lbs, thin build, wearing a black long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, white shoes, and a tan bandanna over his face.

If anyone has any information concerning this incident, they are asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 410-548-3165. CC # 200800018686

1:44 PM WCBI Press Release on Berlin Murder


On today’s date during the early morning hours, several individuals were in the Decatur Farms subdivision area of Berlin when they were approached by another group of individuals in a vehicle. An altercation broke out between the two groups of people. During the assault, Michael Harry Mitchell (w/m, 19 years old, of Henry Road Berlin, MD) was struck by a blunt object and died as a result of the injuries he sustained. The suspects fled the scene in their vehicle.



Some suspects and persons of interest have been identified by detectives of the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation working with the Berlin Police Department. Efforts to locate those subjects are ongoing at the present time.

Anyone with additional information regarding this matter is encouraged to contact the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation at 410-352-3476 and speak with D/Cpl. Mumford.

Worcester County Bureau of Investigation
13070 St. Martins Neck Rd
Post Office Box 199
Bishopville, Maryland 21813
#410-352-3476

Update On OC Fire Department


Good morning Joe,

This posting was accurate. The final memorandum was approved by a 7-0 vote at the work session this week. The Career Firefighters Association's President and Vice President, along with Deputy Chiefs Cropper and Barton, from the OCVFC and Fire/EMS division respectively, did sit unified with me to witness and support this milestone step to enable many great people to work together in the future to build a world class combination fire service. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any additional information, or when I can be of further assistance in the future.

Chris Laramore
Fire Chief

WCSO Press Release


Incident: Theft of Gas
Date of Incident: 27 May 2008
Location: 800 Block of Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD
Suspects: unknown


Narrative: On 27 May 2008, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office investigated the theft of gas from vehicles parked on the property of Eastern Shore Distributing on Snow Hill Road. Investigation revealed that three vehicles belonging to Eastern Shore Distributing that were left on the lot had their gas tanks punctured and their fuel drained. It is estimated that at least fifty gallons of gasoline was drained and carried away. At this time there are no suspects, but the Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office at 410-548-4890 or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.

Update on Berlin Murder

19 year old Michael Mitchell Jr. of Henry Rd. in Berlin was found beaten to death.Found at Decatur Farms. He was attending a graduation party with students from Stephen Decatur High School. His father works for Worcester County landfill. Good family.More to come....

Update as of 12 noon:
Allegedly, the person who killed Michael was a local businessman's son. It was over a girl. The alleged killer rode by Michael while he was walking from one party to another. Words were exchanged. Then the killer got out of his vehicle with a bat and struck Michael in the head.I have more info including names, but I choose not to release it at this time.Justice will be served.

OC Geico Offshore Powerboat Race

The Geico Offshore Powerboat Races will be returning to the shores of Ocean City once again this summer, bringing with it big crowds, fast boats, and an exciting weekend of racing.

The event will move into town on Friday, May 30 as the powerboats set up shop in the West Ocean City. The event kicks off on Saturday, May 31, when the boats will be on display at Sunset Marina. For no charge, spectators will get the chance to view wet and dry pits. Crews will also be on hand, giving spectators a chance to speak with the men behind the scenes.

Sunday will be the official race day with two races, the first one at 12:30 p.m. and the second at 2 p.m., right off the shores of the resort beaches. The racecourse extends from 4th Street to 42nd Street, close enough for beachgoers to view, but far enough for the safety of swimmers. Spectators can watch from just about anywhere along that stretch of beach, but Geico, along with the public address system, will be anchored at the Commander Hotel on 14th Street, where most of the on land action will occur.

OC Air Show

US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Just Added to the Line UpThe US Air Force F-15, F-16 and the US Army Golden Knights will headline this year's inaugural event! Performers include:
USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team
USAF F-15 Eagle Demo Team
Heritage Flight (F-15, F-16, P-51 Mustang)
US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team
The Firebirds
Rob Holland MX-2
USAF Reserve Bi-plane
USCG Search & Rescue Demo
Embry Riddle Mono-plane
The Yak Attack
GEICO Skytypers
C-17/C-5 Flyover
NASA P-3 Flyover

Schedule of Events:
Monday, June 9, 2008:
10:00 am Media Day and Public Open House Ocean City Municipal Airport
1:00 pm Air Show Preview Show Center Beach - 16th Street
6:00 pm Performer Welcome Party - Open to the Public Micky FIns - West OC
Tuesday, June 10, 2008:
9:00 am Display Village Opens 16th & 17th Streets from Baltimore Ave to the Boardwalk
10:00 am Show Center Beach and Hospitality Chalets Open 15th-17th Street & Beach
11:00 am OC Air Show Warm Up - Special Demo by the Kite Loft 7th-25th Streets & Beach
12:00 n OC Air Show 7th to 25th Streets on the Beach
4:00 pm Air Show Happy Hour - Shenanigan's
7:00 pm Air Show Performer Party - Open to the Public Castaways - 64th Street
Wednesday, June 11, 2008:
9:00 am Display Village Opens 16th & 17th Streets from Balt Ave to the Boardwalk
10:00 am Show Center Beach and Hospitality Chalets Open 15th-17th Street & Beach
11:00 am OC Air Show Warm Up - Special Demo by the Kite Loft 7th-25th Streets & Beach
12:00 n OC Air Show 7th to 25th Streets on the Beach
4:00 pm Air Show Happy Hour - Shenanigan's
7:00 pm Finale Party - Open to the Public Macky's Bayside Bar & Grill - 53rd St & Bay

Children's Pet Fair

July 19, 2008 - Children's Pet Fair
Calling All Four-Legged Friends to the

Children’s Pet Fair at the Wicomico County Youth & Civic Center

(Salisbury, MD) Four-legged friends and other furry creatures are invited to the WY&CC on Saturday, July 19 for a Children’s Pet Fair. Children 18 and under are encouraged to enter their dogs, cats and other miscellaneous pets into the Pet Fair, which will begin at 10:00am. Trophies and ribbons will be awarded to the top pets in each of the three categories (dogs, cats and miscellaneous).

Brought to you by Wicomico County Recreation, Parks and Tourism and sponsored in part by Salisbury Super Pet, the event is free and open to the public. Pets must be in good health and up to date with all shots. Participants can register in advance or find out more information by contacting Kelly O’Brien at 410-548-4900 ext. 108 or emailing kobrien@wicomicocounty.org . Registrations will also be accepted the day of the event.

If you would like to learn about other upcoming programs, classes and events offered by Wicomico County Recreation, Parks and Tourism, sign up for Recreation email alerts at www.wicomicorecandparks.org

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Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism Department
500 Glen Avenue , Salisbury, MD21804
http://www.wicomicorecandparks.org/
http://www.wicomicotourism.org/
www.wicomicociviccenter.org

Update on Murder in Berlin

19 year old Michael Mitchell Jr. of Henry Rd. in Berlin was found beaten to death.
Found at Decatur Farms. He was attending a graduation party with students from Stephen Decatur High School. His father works for Worcester County landfill. Good family.
More to come....

Update as of 12 noon:
Allegedly, the person who killed Michael was a local businessman's son. It was over a girl. The alleged killer rode by Michael while he was walking from one party to another. Words were exchanged. Then the killer got out of his vehicle with a bat and struck Michael in the head.

I have more info including names, but I choose not to release it at this time.
Justice will be served.

Louise Smith - Next on "Issues and Answers"

Tuesday's Salisbury City Council meeting was long and, at times, boring. However Councilwoman Louise Smith made it worth waiting 'til the end by her closing performance.

To set this up we all need to remember that Louise only allows questions to be answered IF it is to her advantage. In other words, IF she thinks that the answer will make her or Salisbury Mayor Barrie Tilghman look good. In all other cases the response is: "We'll get back to you".

Tuesday night Tim Spies stepped up to the podium. Tim recounted that he had appeared before council on April 14th to ask for some information regarding the TIF bonds sold by the city to subsidize the Old Mall project. The response: "We'll get back to you."

Unfortunately for Smith, et al, Spies is no dummy. He demanded to know WHEN they "would get back to him". He was told that he would receive information within two weeks.

On Tuesday Spies stood before council again and wanted to know WHEN he would receive a response. He recounted what had occurred since April 14th.

On April 22nd a letter was sent to Spies from ace Tilghman sycophant (and titular Asst. City Administrator) Lore Chambers to the effect that this was very complicated information and difficult to put together. It would take a few more weeks. Tim took his seat; but don't think that the show was over.

A few moments later, former City Council President Bob Caldwell rose to the podium. HE wanted to know WHEN an answer to Tim's questions would be received. Since Chambers was sitting right there, she should be able to provide an answer. NOW the Louise Smith Comedy of Errors began.

Chambers couldn't or (more likely) wouldn't answer the question. Smith decided that it was now the time to give Bob, and the public, a lesson in the Barrieland protocol of answering public questions (I paraphrase):

Smith -
Answering these questions is a VERY COMPLICATED MATTER. All questions are posted on the city's web site (She was then corrected that THIS question was not posted on the web). Then we address many of these questions on Issues and Answers.

Caldwell-
What is Issues and Answers?

Smith -
This is my highly rated TV show on PAC14 (she and pal Eleanor Mulligan watch most episodes). I discuss issues facing the city and answer questions from the public.

Caldwell -
I didn't ask if this was going to be on TV. I simply want to know WHEN will we be given an answer to a question asked over a month ago. If we had filed a Freedom of Information request we would have received an answer weeks ago. I just thought that only certain members of council (Councilwomen Debbie Campbell and Terry Cohen) had to file FOIA's to get information.

Smith -
We'll get back to you on that.


Let's not forget that back in December Councilman Gary Comegys attacked Campbell's remarks that "the city couldn't balance its own checkbook" by claiming that the Finance Department could deliver the balance on any account within a day. If this were true, Spies and Caldwell would have received their information weeks ago. Who's lying Gary, you or Louise and Lore?

cross posted on Delmarva Dealings

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Murder In Berlin

Last night, Berlin MSP was reporting a murder in the new Decatur Farms. There were around 50 people at AGH Hospital crying and the MSP were called in to assist with and offer extra security. More to come.......

WCSO Press Releases


Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 28 May 2008
Location: N. Delano Avenue at Ocean Gateway, Salisbury, MD
Suspects: unknown


Narrative: On 28 May 2008 at approximately 8:00 PM, deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported assault that occurred on North Delano Avenue near Ocean Gateway in Salisbury, MD. Deputies located a male victim who told them he was accosted by 9 – 10 unknown males who pushed the victim down in the roadway and then began to punch and kick the victim. The victim was transported to PRMC via ambulance for treatment of contusions and lacerations. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office at 410-548-4891 or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.

Incident: Entry into Motor Vehicles
Date of Incident: 28 May 2008
Location: 100 Block of Hall Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspects: unknown


Narrative: On 28 May 2008 at approximately 8:00 AM, deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of someone entering a victim’s unlocked vehicle in the 100 Block of Hall Drive in Salisbury, MD. While on scene, the investigating deputy located a total of three victims who all stated that an unknown suspect entered their vehicles and moved items around but did not take anything. All of the vehicles were left unattended in the victim’s driveways and were all left unlocked. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office at 410-548-4891 or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.

Sheriff Mike Lewis would like to remind everyone to please remove valuables from their vehicles and secure their vehicles while not being used.

INDICTMENTS HANDED DOWN ON WICOMICO COUNTY LANDFILL CASE

The Wicomico County Grand Jury has handed down indictments on five individuals who were allegedly involved in the theft of about $450,000 worth of diesel fuel, tires and other supplies over a more-than-two-year period beginning in 2005.

All five individuals are charged with 1 count of theft scheme over $500 and 4 counts of conspiracy to commit theft scheme over $500. Those charged are: Kenneth L. Townsend, Ray Allen Lewis, Paul E. Tomaszewski, George Randall Ennis and Benjamin Franklin Merritt III. Bail is set at $250,000 for Townsend, Lewis and Tomaszewski. Bail is set at $50,000 for Ennis and Merritt. Townsend and Tomaszewski are former Wicomico County employees. Both were fired from their positions at the landfill in February. Ennis remains as an employee though he has been suspended without pay since February.

According to the Wicomico County State’s Attorney, the Grand Jury is interested in other individuals allegedly involved in the thefts and there may be more indictments.

Wicomico County Executive Richard M. Pollitt, Jr., said that his initial position on any county employee found guilty of theft has not changed saying that “They will be fired and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” Mr. Pollitt added that the Certified Fraud Examiner hired in March will soon be giving him a complete report on his findings about the thefts at the landfill.

THANK YOU, “STU” LEER


Mr. Leer’s presentation during public comment at the recent meeting of the Salisbury City Council is just what the doctor ordered to remedy the ridiculous mess called the Historic District Commission. But his more significant public service is the r discussion of his conversation in which Barrie Tilghman vowed to get even with him because he had supported her opponent in an election.

Mr. Leer is certainly not the only person that Barrie has pledged and then proceeded to attack and harm by her official conduct. Unfortunately, most not desire – or cannot afford – to stand up against her conduct in public or, as Mr. Leer has done on several occasions, in court. It takes courage and, usually, money to do that.

Thanks, again, Mr. Leer, for putting the spotlight where is belongs.

Question of the Day, Thur 5/29

What ring tone do you have on your cellphone right now?
Who is your cell phone provider? Are you happy with your provider?

Hebron Fire Department

"Joe,

recently i was at the Hebron carnival and could not believe what i saw. I know several members there and while the carnivval was going on. Members were drinking beer out of pepsi cups. Some of the people in the french fry stand were just loud and obnoxious and reaked of alcohol. The kicker to this story is this. The fire whistle started blowing and the ones drinking took right off to answer the call which i heard was a structure fire in mardella. Is this the kind of stuff the fire departments are being criticized for? I am told that on any night you can walk behind the french fry stand and see them outside just having a party right in front of everyone with beer cans flying. I have lost a lot of respect for the people there and dont think my kids should be around the people drinking. Are the people running the rides doing the same as the ones in the french fry stand? I thought maybe you could look into this matter and let everyone know what really goes on up there. I wont give my name out, but i can assure you this is the gods honest truth...Also rumor has it they have their buddies from other fire departments up there drinking up a storm and riding the fire trucks.. Just please look into this matter for the sake of the community and kids at that carnival."