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Friday, May 29, 2015

20 Parents Who Are Reevaluating Their Life Choices

Raising a child is no cakewalk. It can be extremely frustrating and exhausting, but just remember that no matter how bad you think you have it, someone has it much, much worse.


We’re Saved: Ben & Jerry’s Comes Out With Climate Change Ice Cream

Nothing says “save our climate!!!!!” like coming up with a new ice cream flavor that will be distributed using fossil fueled vehicles and kept frozen using climate killing refrigerants in stores that use vast sums of electricity.

(Takepart) Known for its punny titles and imaginative ingredients, ice-cream innovator Ben & Jerry’shas added a taste of politics to its newest flavor, Save Our Swirled.

The raspberry ice cream flecked with marshmallow and raspberry swirls and dotted with mini dark- and white-fudge ice-cream cones, which hit stores on Wednesday, is part of the Vermont company’s eponymous climate change campaign, developed in conjunction with environmental advocacy group Avaaz and Tesla Motors.

Each pint directs consumers to an online petition calling on global leaders to nail down concrete steps to curb global warming at the December climate change summit in Paris. The petition’s lofty goal aims to keep the global temperature from rising 2 degrees Celsius by demanding leaders to work toward 100 percent clean energy and completely phase out carbon pollution by 2050.


Delmarva Power Prepares for Atlantic Hurricane Season

WCSO Press Releases May 29, 2014

Melissa Danielle DashieldMelissa Danielle Dashield
Lisa Marie HubbertLisa Marie HubbertIncident: Possession of CDS

Date of Incident: 28 May 2015

Location: Truitt Street, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: 1. Melissa Danielle Dashield, 30, Salisbury, MD
              2. Lisa Marie Hubbert, 25, Pittsville, MD

Narrative: On 28 May 2015 at 11:07 PM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Lisa Hubbert for an equipment violation. During the stop the occupants appeared extremely nervous about being stopped which prompted the deputy to request a K9 scan of their vehicle which yielded a positive alert. During a search of the vehicle the deputy located paraphernalia that had been used to assist in the ingestion of crack cocaine and the injection of heroin. Further search of Dashield revealed an additional smoking device and paraphernalia.

The deputy placed both Dashield and Hubbert under arrest and transported them to the Central Booking Unit. Following their initial appearances in front of the District Court Commissioner, the Commissioner released both on Personal Recognizance.

Charges: Possession of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Antonio G. BeloteAntonio G. Belote Incident: Failure to Comply with a Protective Order

Date of Incident: 28 May 2015

Location: 1500 block of Duchess Avenue, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Antonio G. Belote, 29, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 28 May 2015 at 5:29 PM a deputy served a protective order on Antonio Belote that ordered him to vacate a residence in the 1500 block of Duchess Avenue and not to return while the order was active. 

Eleven minutes after the order was served, deputies were summonsed back to the address for a report of Belote entered the residence via a rear window. Upon arrival, the deputy located Belote in the immediate vicinity of the residence. Belote informed that deputy that he entered the residence to retrieve his mail.

The deputy arrested Belote and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Belote on a bond of $25,000.00.

Charges: Violation of a Protective Order

Robert Ray StidhamRobert Ray StidhamIncident: Sex Offender Violation

Date of Incident: 28 May 2015

Location: Wicomico County

Suspect: Robert Ray Stidham, 43, Cambridge, MD
Narrative: On 28 May 2015 a deputy arrested Robert Ray Stidham for not registering as a Sex Offender as required. Stidham had moved from his registered address in Wicomico County to an address outside Wicomico County without notifying the Sex Offender Registration Unit at the Sheriff’s Office.  

Stidham is required to register for life as a Sex Offender.  

Following his arrest, Stidham was detained without bond by the District Court Commissioner.

Charges: Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

Lisa Ann RichardsonLisa Ann RichardsonIncident: Assault

Date of Incident: 27 May 2015

Location: Roaring Point, Nanticoke, MD

Suspect: Lisa Ann Richardson, 42, Quantico, MD
Narrative: On 27 May 2015 a deputy arrested Lisa Ann Richardson following a complaint she assaulted another subject in the vicinity of Roaring Point in Nanticoke.  Following her arrest, Richardson was released on $10,000.00 unsecured bond.

Charges: Assault 2nd Degree

Clayton Michael CarltonClayton Michael Carlton
Abigail Violet Schmoyer FinchAbigail Violet Schmoyer Finch
Kevin Watson Melson JrKevin Watson Melson JrIncident: Burglary Arrest

Date of Incident: 23 May 2015

Location: 6000 block of Friendship Road, Pittsville, MD

Suspect: 1. Clayton Michael Carlton, 25, Pocomoke, MD
              2. Abigail Violet Schmoyer Finch, 21, Annapolis, MD
              3. Kevin Watson Melson Jr., 24, Stockton, MD
Narrative: On 23 May 2015 a deputy arrested the three suspects listed above in connection with a daytime residential burglary in the 600 block of Friendship Road on May 6, 2015. The trio allegedly entered the residence without permission and absconded with property from the residence. During the investigation, the deputy located the purloined property at area pawn stores where it had been sold immediately following the burglary.

The property stolen consisted of household electronics and a cache of coins.

All three subjects detained by the Distinct Court Commissioner on bond, Carlton and Finch on $20,000.00 each and Melson on $40,000.00.

Charges: Burglary 1st Degree and Theft $1,000.00 to $10,000.00

Incident: WCSO Activity

Date of Incident: 24-26 May 2015

Location: Wicomico County
1.   On 24 May 2015 a deputy arrested Norman Joseph Fisher, 36 of Mardela Springs, MD, on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued after he violated the terms of his probation in a Disturbing School Operations case. Fisher was detained on a bond of $25,000.00
Norman Joseph FisherNorman Joseph Fisher 

2. On 26 May 2015 a deputy arrested Kevin Anthony Leatherbury, 58 of Fruitland, on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant that was issued after he failed to appear for a trial in a theft case. Leatherbury was detained without bond.

3. On 26 May 2015 a deputy arrested Percy Lee Milbourne, 20 of Salisbury, on three Circuit Court Bench Warrants. One was issued after Milbourne violated the terms of his probation in a Firearms Possession case; the others were issued after he failed to appear for two CDS Possession with the Intent to Distribute case. Milbourne was detained without bond.
Percy Lee MilbournePercy Lee Milbourne 

4. On 26 May 2015 a deputy arrested Matthew John Johnson, 21 of Ellicott City, MD, on a District Court Bench Warrant that was issued after he failed to appear for a violation of probation hearing in a CDS Possession case. Johnson was detained on a bond of $5,000.00
Matthew John JohnsonMatthew John Johnson 

5. On 26 May 2015 a deputy arrested Deborah Ann Bragg, 49 of Delmar, DE on three bench warrants; two were issued after she failed to appear in a theft case and a CDS Possession case. The third was issued in connection with a Child Support case. Bragg was detained without bond.
Deborah Ann BraggDeborah Ann Bragg 

6. On 26 May 2015 a deputy arrested David Alan Phillips, 27 of Salisbury, on a District Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued after Phillips failed to appear for a violation of probation hearing in a theft case. Phillips was detained on a bond of $10,000.00.

Incident: WCSO Activity

Date of Incident: 22-23 May 2015

Location: Wicomico County
1.   On 22 May 2015 a deputy arrested Nicholas Trader, 22 of Salisbury, on a District Court Bench Warrant that was issued after Trader violated the terms of his probation in a theft case. Trader was detained on a bond of $10,000.00.

2. On 23 May 2015 a deputy arrested Kionte Monzell Williams-Taylor, 21 of Salisbury, on a District Court Bench Warrant that was issued after Williams-Taylor violated the terms of his probation in a CDS Possession case. Williams-Taylor was detained on a bond of $20,000.00.

3. On 23 May 2015 a deputy arrested Akira Christopher Brown, 27 of Chinquapin, NC, following his extradition back to Wicomico County. Brown was being sought on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant that was issued after he failed to appear for a trial in the Circuit Court in a Handgun in a Vehicle case. Brown was detained without bond.

4. On 23 May 2015 a deputy arrested Sean Kelly Corpier, 35 of Fruitland, MD, on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant that was issued after Corpier violated the terms of his probation on an Assault 2nd Degree case. Corpier was detained on a bond of $2,500.00.
Sean Kelly CorpierSean Kelly Corpier

Incident: Assault

Date of Incident: 24 May 2015

Location: 200 block of Dove Street, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Ricardo H. Pereira-Faleiro, 30, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 24 May 2015 a deputy arrested Ricardo Pereira-Faleiro following a complaint made that he broke a beer bottle and held it towards another individual in a threatening manner.

Following his arrest, the District Court Commissioner detained Pereira-Faleiro on a bond of $25,000.00.

Charges: Assault 1st Degree
Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson       Date: 29 May 2015

​‘Spying on everyone’: Tories to Introduce Wider-than-expected Surveillance Powers

Far-reaching snooping powers are potentially more invasive then previously feared...

The new Conservative majority government will bring into force far-reaching snooping powers that are potentially more invasive then previously feared, causing deep concern among privacy campaigners.

The legislation, which some say is driven by the fallout of the Edward Snowden leaks, will include the controversial ‘snoopers’ charter’ as well as a concerted attempt to strengthen the security services’ capacity to capture bulk intelligence date.

No details of how this strengthening will take place have yet been released.

The extension of powers will come as a surprise to many, as will the speed with which they are being brought into effect.


Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

Morgan's lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said he and Walmart worked diligently to reach the settlement for the plaintiffs and their families.

"Walmart took full responsibility for the accident, which we greatly appreciate," he said Wednesday in a statement.

In the same statement, Morgan said Wal-Mart "did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families. I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably."


McDonald’s is Losing So Much Money it Stopped Telling Us How Much

Fast food giant loses 11 months straight

Over the past year, I’ve shared with you the continued decline of America’s most popular fast food giant. We’ve talked about the mass closing of McDonald’s locations, the attempts by the company to trick customers into thinking that it was ‘going natural,’ and we’ve even talked about how some economists predict an ultimate demise.

And now, as people continue to choose real food instead of plastic-filled junk, McDonald’s has publicly declared an answer: it will completely stop telling us how much it loses in profits each month. Quite an amazing solution, huh?

As Bloomberg reports in an article entitled “McDonald’s to Stop Reporting Monthly Same-Store Sales Data,” the move has come after 11 straight months of declining sales. Specifically, the fast food titan has even been forced to close more than 700 stores. Meanwhile, the sales of organic food continue to boom. It’s part of the new health paradigm that millions around the world continue to adapt — a system in which real, organic food reigns supreme.

And there’s no place for McDonald’s food in this paradigm, as we have seen by so many individuals around the world rejecting the chain at astounding rates. As Slate reports:


‘White privilege’ training compares teachers to KKK: ‘When do you wear the hood?’

ST. PAUL, Minn. – While teachers blow the whistle on the breakdown of discipline for black students in St. Paul Public Schools, a photo has emerged from an “equity” training that might leave some to wonder what’s actually being taught to teachers.

Aaron Benner, a fourth grade teacher in the district, told EAGnews about how black students “are frequently not held accountable for their actions” due to “white privilege” training for teachers and administrators.

“As a black man I can say that they are hurting black kids,” Benner said. “I’ve never seen anything as idiotic as PEG. Everything we do, PEG is at the forefront.

“It’s so comical. PEG says shouting out in class is a black cultural norm, and being on time is a white cultural thing. It’s so demeaning, so condescending to black kids. If a white person were making claims like this, black people would be in an uproar.


Software ... Tech Support - Makes sense

This is an interesting discussion about a woman frustrated with marriage revealing her (unfounded) expectations of men.
Dear Tech Support,
Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0, and noticed a distinct slow-down in overall system performance particularly in the Flower and Jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.
In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as Fishing 1.1, NFL 5.0, MLB 3.0, NBA 4.0, NASCAR 4.2 and Golf Clubs 4.1. Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system.
I've tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.
What can I do?


Dear Desperate:
First keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an Operating System.
Please enter the command: "http//" and try to download Tears 6.2, and don't forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update.
If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5. But remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0, or Beer 6.1. Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Snoring Loudly Beta.
Whatever you do, DO NOT install Mother-in-law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background, that will eventually seize control of all your system resources).
Also, do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0 program. This is an unsupported application and will crash Husband 1.0.
In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory, and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend Hot Food 3.0 and Lingerie 7.7.
Tech Support

Welfare Recipients In One State Are About To Get Clamped Down On In A Big Way

This is Michigan's second effort to reduce welfare fraud in recent months.

Though it has been standard practice in the past, Michigan state legislators recently advanced a bill that would give the power of law to enforcement of one particular welfare abuse safeguard. According to a recent Associated Press report, state senators – led by Republicans – passed the measure Tuesday by a 26 to 12 margin.

The crux of the bill includes a provision that would bar families from receiving welfare checks should a child in said family rack up an inordinate number of unexcused absences at school. Though the legislation as written would only affect minors age 16 and up who are also enrolled in the state’s welfare program, many Democrats opposed the measure as one that punishes families for the behavior of one child.


This incredible new wind turbine doesn't have blades

This new wind turbine wobbles elegantly in the wind, generating electricity without rotating blades. “It looks like asparagus,” says David Suriol, one of the founders.

A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless has produced a wind turbine that takes advantage of the vortices produced when wind moves around an obstacle.

If you put any object in the path of the wind, it will create an undulating vortex behind the barrier. This is a problem that has plagued engineers for years: bridges have fallen due to wind eddies.

Vortex Bladeless engineers have designed their turbine to take advantage of this vortex. The thin, cone-shaped turbine is made of carbon fiber and fiberglass with the motor at the bottom instead of the top (like traditional turbines) to improve sturdiness.

The design ensures that the wind's vortex spins synchronously along the entire cone. “The swirls have to work together to achieve good performance,” Villarreal explains. There is also a ring of magnets at the base of the cone that give the rotations a boost regardless of wind speed.


Secret Service preps to add spikes to White House fence

Washington (CNN)Secret Service and National Park Service officials are prepping for upgrades to the White House fence after several embarrassing security lapses in recent months.

Authorities are preparing to add 7-inch steel spikes to the top of the fence to deter climbers. The actual installation work won't begin until this summer, but officials on Thursday were checking the specifications for the spikes.

As a result, the sidewalk along the fence was closed until early Thursday afternoon, the Secret Service said.

The installation is planned for July and will take about four weeks, the Secret Service said. It's a temporary measure as the agency reviews designs for long-term changes to make the White House fence more difficult to scale.


China Puts Weapons On Its New Artificial Islands

China has moved weaponry onto artificial islands that it is building in contested areas of the South China Sea, adding to the risks of a confrontation with the United States and its regional security partners including Australia.

Australian officials are concerned that China could also introduce long-range radar, anti-aircraft guns and regular surveillance flights that will enable it to project military power across a maritime expanse which include some of Australia's busiest trading lanes.

Fairfax understands that these concerns are prompting discussions in senior military circles that could lead to Australian naval officers and air force pilots embarking on "freedom of navigation" missions to demonstrate that Canberra does not accept Beijing's hardening claims.

The options, which include fly-throughs, sail-throughs and exercises involving various regional partners, are expected to crystallise after officials deliver a personal briefing to Prime Minister Tony Abbott during the next fortnight.

Already, diplomats have dropped "talking points" about Australia not taking sides in the multi-layered territorial contest, which Chinese officials have used as evidence of Australian support.

More substantially, Australia's intelligence agencies are upgrading the strategic threat assessments which will inform the Abbott government's first Defence White Paper, according to government sources. Late on Wednesday, Australia's top defence official, Dennis Richardson, brought Canberra's growing concerns into public view by telling a Sydney forum that China's "unprecedented" land reclamations raise questions of "intent" and risks of "miscalculation".

"It is legitimate to ask the purpose of the land reclamation – tourism appears unlikely," said Mr Richardson, delivering the annual Blamey Oration at the New South Wales state Parliament.


DEA: Gangs targeted pharmacies to loot during riots

BALTIMORE —A recent increase in crime in Baltimore can be traced to gang activity, a Drug Enforcement Administration official told the WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team.

Violence and drugs go hand in hand, authorities say. The DEA's focus is to get illegal drugs off the streets, but it has been a challenge in Baltimore with a sense of lawlessness on the streets.

Gary Tuggle, assistant special agent in charge of the DEA's Baltimore District Office, is a native of Baltimore who was a city police officer in the Western District. He said gang members and so-called independent drug dealers are fueling much of the violence in the city.


US Pilots Say Their Hands Are Tied In Fight Against ISIS

U.S. military pilots carrying out the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are voicing growing discontent over what they say are heavy-handed rules of engagement hindering them from striking targets.

They blame a bureaucracy that does not allow for quick decision-making. One Navy F-18 pilot who has flown missions against ISIS voiced his frustration to Fox News, saying: "There were times I had groups of ISIS fighters in my sights, but couldn't get clearance to engage.”

He added, “They probably killed innocent people and spread evil because of my inability to kill them. It was frustrating."

Sources close to the air war against ISIS told Fox News that strike missions take, on average, just under an hour, from a pilot requesting permission to strike an ISIS target to a weapon leaving the wing.

A spokesman for the U.S. Air Force’s Central Command pushed back: “We refute the idea that close air support strikes take 'an hour on average'. Depending on the how complex the target environment is, a strike could take place in less than 10 minutes or it could take much longer.

"As our leaders have said, this is a long-term fight, and we will not alienate civilians, the Iraqi government or our coalition partners by striking targets indiscriminately."

A former U.S. Air Force general who led air campaigns over Iraq and Afghanistan also said today's pilots are being "micromanaged," and the process for ordering strikes is slow -- squandering valuable minutes and making it possible for the enemy to escape.

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Baltimore FOP President Addresses Batts' Apology, Comments On Officer Morale

The president of the Baltimore city FOP Lt. Gene Ryan has issued a statement saying the spike in violence is due to criminals taking advantage of the situation.

"Criminals feel empowered now," Ryan states. "There is no respect. Police are under siege in every quarter. They are more afraid of going to jail for doing their jobs properly than they are of getting shot on duty."

There have been 38 murders in Baltimore city over the last month since the riots.

Ryan also gave a statement regarding Batts' apology during the union meeting Wednesday night.


Rubio: 'Real Danger' That Christianity Will Be Labeled 'Hate Speech'

Christianity is facing a "real and present danger" in the United States due to growing acceptance for gay marriage, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio said.

"We are at the water's edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech. Because today, we've reached the point in our society where, if you do not support same-sex marriage, you are labeled a homophobe and a hater," the Florida Republican told CBN News.

Rubio said the "next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church, is hate speech, and that's a real and present danger."

The comments are the latest in a series of remarks on gay marriage that have put the presidential contender under the media spotlight.

Rubio said earlier this year, also during an interview with CBN News, that it's "ridiculous and absurd" to believe that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.


Major flooding on Rt. 13 in Seaford

Firms To Be Fined For Hiring Immigrants Instead Of Brits

Firms which rely on cheap workers from abroad face being hit with a new tax under plans to encourage bosses to hire young Brits.

Home Secretary Theresa May is to consult on a new visa levy which would be used to fund apprenticeships for young people from Britain and the rest of the EU.

The plan emerged as the Queen's Speech set out plans for a fresh crackdown on immigration, designed to stamp out exploitation of illegal workers.

The government said: 'A consultation will be carried out on funding apprenticeship schemes for British and EU workers by implementing a new visa levy on businesses that use foreign labour.'

Home Secretary Theresa May will also introduce an offence of "illegal working" which will give authorities powers to seize wages from illegal migrants.

Foreign criminals will also be tagged to prevent them going missing when they are released.

The measure, which will see offenders tracked by satellite when they are released on bail, is included in legislation to control immigration.

It comes after official figures revealed that the number of foreign criminals living in the community rose above 5,000 for the first time this year.

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WCSO Most Wanted 5-29-15

Julio Escalante Bartolon
• Hispanic Male, 5’04” 120 lbs
• DOB 11/17/1986 28 years of age
• Bartolon’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Bartolon is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a District Court Bench Warrant issued for Violation of Probation in May 2014 on the charge of DWI
• The preset bond is $20,000

George Edward Holbrook Jr.
• Black Male, 5’10” 190 lbs
• DOB 07/29/1969 45 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Holbrook’s last known address was Fruitland MD
• Holbrook is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a District Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in April 2015 for a Violation of Probation Hearing on the charge of Assault 2nd
• The preset bond is $50,000

Travis Lamar Duffy
• Black Male, 5’11” 220 lbs
• DOB 06/23/1984 29 years of age
• Black hair, Brown eyes
• Duffy’s last known address was Princess Anne MD
• Duffy is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a District Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in December 2009 for Assault 2nd, False Imprisonment, and Motor Vehicle Theft
• The preset bond is $20,000
• Duffy has a history of DRUG ABUSE 

Roxanne Jenette Lutz
• White Female, 5’01” 115 lbs
• DOB 05/24/1984 31 years of age
• Brown hair, Brown eyes
• Lutz’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Lutz is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office on a District Court Bench Warrant issued in April 2015 for Violation of Probation on Theft and Theft scheme charges
• The preset bond is $10,000
• Lutz has history of DRUG ABUSE

Kelly Edward Cox
• White Male, 5’11” 150 lbs
• DOB 08/20/1953 60 years of age
• Black hair, Hazel eyes
• Cox’s last known address was Salisbury MD
• Cox is wanted by the Sheriff's Office on a District Court Bench Warrant issued in October 2005 for Violation for Probation on multiple counts of Forgery of a Private Document, Uttering a False Document, Theft under $500, Theft Scheme over $500
• And on a Circuit Court Bench Warrant issued for Failure to Appear in July 2005 for a Jury Trial on multiple traffic charges
• There is no preset bond, he must be brought before the court.

O’Malley 2016 supporters launch super PAC

ANNAPOLIS — Supporters of former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley announced the formation a super PAC on Thursday to raise money to help his expected presidential campaign.

The launch of Generation Forward came two days before a scheduled news conference in Baltimore, where O’Malley, the city’s former mayor, is set to announce his plans for the 2016 Democratic primary.

“We cannot choose to go back to the politics of the 20th century,” said Damian O’Doherty, CEO of the Washington-based PAC and a longtime O’Malley supporter. “We need new leadership for the 21st century.”


WCSO Press Release - May 28, 2015

Incident: Sex Abuse of a Minor

Date of Incident: 28 May 2015

Location: Wicomico County

Suspect: Kelly Michelle Riddle, 32, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 5 May 2015 the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a series of written communications between a teacher at Bennett Middle School and a 14 year old student.  The teacher, Kelly Riddle allegedly sent frequent text messages to the juvenile that were interpreted as expressing love and affection. During the investigation it was revealed that the messaging had been ongoing for over 11 months between the teacher and student.

Riddle was indicted by a Wicomico County Grand Jury on 18 May 2015 on the charges of Sex Abuse of a Minor and Attempted Sex Abuse of a Minor. Riddle was released from the Wicomico County Detention Center after posting a bond of $25,000.00.

Charges: Sex Abuse of a Minor and Attempted Sex Abuse of a Minor    
Releasing Authority: Lt. Tim Robinson