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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WCSO Press Release 10-16-13

Incident: CDS / Possession of a Firearm / Resisting Arrest
Date of Incident: 14 October 2013
Location: 800 block of West Road, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Devale Jerwyn Palmer, 18, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 14 October 2013 at 6:38 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 800 block of West Road in Salisbury for the report of a suspicious subject, possibly involved in CDS activity. Reports had come into the Sheriff’s Office of a subject later identified as Devale Palmer inside a residence without permission in the 700 block of N. Westover Drive using CDS. Upon the arrival of the deputy to the area, he recognized a subject that matched the provided description who proceeded to run away as the deputy exited his vehicle.  As the deputy pursued Palmer on foot, others in the area began yelling, “Run Palmer, Run!”  The deputy pursued Palmer and managed to catch him on Mohawk Avenue at which point Palmer began to struggle against the efforts of the deputy while a crowd began to form around them. The deputy managed to secure Palmer and recovered a .25 cal semi-automatic handgun from Palmer’s coat. Further search of Palmer revealed a baggie of marijuana along with crack cocaine that was packaged for apparent sale.  Upon presentation to the district Court Commissioner, Palmer was detained in the Detention Center in lieu of $250,000.00 bond.
Charges: CDS Possession with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Firearm by a Minor, CDS Distribution while in Possession of a Firearm, Burglary 4th Degree and Resisting Arrest

Palmer, Davale
Palmer, Davale

Incident: Fraud Alert
Date of Incident: 14 October 2013
Location: Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Pending
Narrative: On 14 October 2013 at 8:52 AM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a reported fraud. Upon meeting the victim at his residence in Salisbury, the deputy learned that back on 3 October 2013, the victim was contacted by a subject claiming to be the victim’s grandson. This subject then told the victim that he had been involved in an accident with a vehicle displaying diplomatic plates while DUI. The victim then spoke with a subject that identified himself as his grandson’s public defender and was told that if the victim wired $1,900.00 then his grandson could get out of jail.

The victim did as requested but was soon re-contacted by the “public defender” who advised that the wire was done incorrectly, that the first $1,900.00 would be mailed back to the victim and that it had to be re-sent again. The victim then made a second wire transfer of $1,900.00.

The victim realized he had been scammed when he called his grandson a few days later to see how he made out during the ordeal. Upon finding out that someone had pretended to be his grandson the victim contacted the Sheriff’s Office. Investigation has revealed so far that the calls originated from Canada and that money was wired to a location in the Caribbean.

The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn all of our citizens about these growing trends. Many unscrupulous individuals are willing to prey on an individual’s desire to help out their family members in distress. When being contacted by someone asking for money to be transferred, please make sure that you are absolutely certain where that money is going.


Anonymous said...

Some people fall for the most ridiculous scams. Geez.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the person who fell for this scam is an Obama voter. Dumber than ship.

Anonymous said...

"Run Palmer Run". Typical of that neighborhood. Protecting their dealer while on Government assistance. If they had a job they wouldn't be home that time of day.

Anonymous said...

That's bull. No black dealer will ever be called by his real name.street names for street thugs.....hate to say it looks like cops covering their butts.

Anonymous said... are so right