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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Worcester County Sheriff's Office Press Release 6-10-14

On June 6, 2014 at approximately 16:45hrs a Deputy with the Worcester County Sheriff's Office responded to Wal-mart located at Ocean Gateway in Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland, in reference to theft.

Through further investigation three subjects were identified as suspected shoplifters from Wal-mart they were Darshan Prakash Mendpara, 18, of Burtonsville, Maryland, Austin James Banfield, 18, of Silver Spring, Maryland, and a juvenile from Silver Spring, Maryland.

Mr. Mendpara and Mr. Banfield were charged on Criminal Citations for Theft less than $100.00, and released pending court. The juvenile was charged with theft less than $100.00 and referred to Juvenile Services.


On June 9, 2014 at approximately 1134 hours, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to Old Stage Rd, Bishopville, Worcester County, Maryland, for a 911 hang-up/check welfare call. Through investigation, Worcester County Deputies discovered that an argument and physical altercation had taken place between two females. It was discovered that the victim had attempted to dial 911, when Tierney Mechelle Mumford, 20, of Bishopville, slapped the cell phone out of the victim’s hand. The victim then picked up the house phone and attempted to dial 911, when Ms. Mumford slapped the phone out the victim’s hand, and pushed the victim down. Ms. Mumford was placed under arrest for second degree assault, and was taken before the District Court Commissioner where she was released on personal recognizance pending trial.


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