Saturday, August 13, 2011

Smoke From Great Dismal Swamp Spreads As Far As Baltimore

My husband was in North Carolina last week and took this photo of the smoke coming  from the Great Dismal Swamp fire. (below)

August 13, 2011SUFFOLK, Va. – The wildfire in the Great Dismal Swamp National Refuge has burned nearly 5,800 acres and remains only 10 percent contained.

Falling trees have become a serious concern for crews fighting the blaze. The fire is burning through the deep peat layer, which sometimes measures up to 6 feet below the surface. This layer provides the foundation for trees in many areas of the swamp and firefighters say trees are coming down in every direction, often blocking roads and escape routes.

“With the consumption of the organic material, the root structure is seriously weakened,” said Incident Safety Officer Brian Beisel. “This is going to be a concern, not only for the firefighters currently working here, but for anyone entering into these burned areas for some time to come.”

Increased smoke has forced air operations previously based in Suffolk to relocate to airports in Chesapeake and around Hampton Roads.

Firefighters plan to begin pumping water from Lake Drummond into ditches throughout the swamp to raise the water table and prevent the fire from further spreading.

Lightning sparked the fire, which was first reported Aug. 4 and is the largest in the refuge's history. Smoke from the blaze has been visible in satellite photographs taken from space. Smoke from the blaze has spread as far as Annapolis and Baltimore in Maryland.

Portions of the Refuge are closed to the public including: Lake Drummond, Railroad Ditch, West Ditch, Interior Ditch and Corapeake Ditch Roads. The area of the Refuge south of Corapeake Ditch Road is also closed. The North Carolina Dismal Swamp State Park is closed. The Corps of Engineers has closed the Feeder Ditch, the Lake Drummond Reservation, and the alternative route of the Intracoastal Waterway, the Dismal Swamp Canal.

TIME MACHINE Preview ... The World War II era on the Eastern Shore

The war brings concerns and changes to life on the Eastern Shore. A glimpse of some of these.. tomorrow on The Pocomoke Public Eye!

Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about? It can be just a line or two or more if you wish. Your name won't be used unless you ask that it be. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

See Dawn At Her Thirty-One Booth

If you are visiting the Worcester County Fair in Snow Hill, Maryland (Byrd Park) this weekend be sure to stop by and say HI to Dawn Bloxom at her Thirty-One booth.

Dawn will show you what's new in the world of Thirty-One designs for yourself or for the home.  Do some early Christmas shopping.....

**If you host a home or Catalog Thirty-One party with Dawn you will receive a FREE appetizer from Texas Roadhouse!**

And while you're there don't forget to sign up to win a large Utility Tote!

For more information on Dawn and her Thirty-One designs go to:

Worcester County Fair Continues Saturday and Sunday

Saturday, August 13th
11 a.m. - Fair Opens
Fair Opens   11 AM

11 a.m.-2 p.m. - Classic Car & Truck Show
11 a.m. Beef Show (Pavilions)
11:30 a.m. Childrens Limbo Contest
12:30 p.m. Childrens Watermelon Eating Contest
1 - 7 p.m. Bay Queen Cruises
1 p.m. Meat Goat Show (Pavillions)
1 p.m to 5 p.m. Jam Session with George Hall
1:30p.m. Childrens Pedal Tractor Event (in Childrens Area)
2:30 p.m. Childrens Extra Large Kool Pop Eating Contest
3:30 p.m. Childrens Chicken Scratch
4 p.m. - Dairy Goat Show (Pavilions)
4:30 p.m. Childrens Pie Eating Contest (coolwhip)
5:30 p.m. Childrens Hula Hoop Contest
6 p.m.- Swine Show
6 p.m.  Adult Talent Show AND Youth Talent Show
6:30 p.m. Childrens Egg Toss
8 p.m. - Fair Closes for the Day

**Also dont miss**
Gun Fight by the Del Rio Rangers
Native American Dancing & Storytelling
Carriage Rides
Chain Saw Carving Demonstrations
Williams Blacksmith & Ironworks

Friday, August 12, 2011


July race events pulled in the largest crowd ever at Melson's.
Let's make it an even LARGER crowd on
August 13, 2011
Watch Bailey compete against her younger brother in the
Lawn Tractor Pull. 
The competition can get tense between these two.  It's so much fun to watch them that you won't mind who wins..........or who loses.  (But I bet on the way home there's alot said)

After the lawn tractors get ready for the
Garden Tractors
See how much weight they can actually pull.
Old tractor or doesn't matter....

Also on race night......
Truck Pull

And if you still haven't had enough.....
Dirt Drag !!
And maybe even more...........

Admission: $5.00 - Children under 11 years FREE!
9343 Guy Ward Road
Parsonsburg, Maryland

So pack up your lawn chair and lounge under the shade or sit in the shade and watch from one of the picnic tables.
Refreshments available.

We'll be looking for you!!

Sad Ending For Whale Found At Folly Creek

Written by
Clara H. Vaughn
ONLEY -- It was calm and breezeless on Folly Creek on Wednesday night as four Virginia Marine Police officers watched a team of Virginia Aquarium biologists work by spotlight in the marsh.

They were taking the vital signs of a beached whale in an uncommon place -- not far from the Folly Creek boat ramp in a waterway popular with fishermen, pleasure boaters and those heading for a day of sun on Cedar Island.

After assessing the whale, the aquarium stranding team determined the 10-foot-long pygmy sperm whale would not survive, and euthanized her in the marsh.

"You can't put these guys in a tank. They don't rehab well. And sending her back out would be a death sentence -- a much worse one," said biologist Christina Trapani.
Marine Police Officers Gerald Pitt, left, and Grady Ellis attend to a sperm whale found in Folly Creek on Wednesday. It was euthanized later that night by biologists from the Virginia Aquarium. / CLARA H. VAUGHN/THE DAILY TIMES
Trapani arrived with stranding team members Linda D'eri, Colleen Larkin and Jackie Bort around 9 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a call from the Marine Police.

They found the whale in a distressed state -- quivering, arching, thrashing and foaming from the blowhole.
The tide was going out, leaving her stranded farther on land as time passed.

The whale had been stuck since at least 5 p.m., when Marine Police Officers Grady Ellis and Gerald Pitt received a call. They arrived on the site, a mile from the landing at Folly Creek, soon afterward.

"She was in the marsh. A guy and his wife were trying to get her out," Ellis said.

After removing the rope the couple had used, he said the whale rounded the creek.

"She swam up and down the channel, looking disoriented," he said. "She swam up the other side of the creek. That's where she stayed."

Marine Police Officer Richard Haynie said in his nine years at his job, he had never received a call about a beached whale.

D'eri said sperm whales typically live in the open ocean.

"She is way out of her habitat. Usually, when they come this far in, there's a reason," she said.

Other calls received by the Marine Police earlier that day confirmed D'eri's theory -- a similar, smaller whale was also found stranded in the creek. Marine Police officers said the second whale was injured.

The stranding team noticed that the whale they were treated was lactating, indicating that the two were mother and calf.

The calf had freed itself and the Marine Police were unable to find it by press time. They planned to search again Thursday morning.

Its mother died at about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the steadying arms of the stranding team biologists. It was towed back to shore and taken to the aquarium in Virginia Beach, where staff planned to do a necropsy on Friday morning to better understand what happened.

"There's been a lot of pressure on stranding teams to save them all," Trapani said. "It would've been absolutely unfair to the animal."

If you find a beached whale, dolphin or turtle, contact the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Team immediately at 757-385-7575.


~Marva Theater Tonight~

2011 MarVa Theater Academy
The actors of the MarVa Theater Academy

Friday  August 12, 2011
7:00 PM
Admission:  $5.00 Adult   $3.00 Children under 12

Here's A Fish Tale About the One That DIDN'T Get Away!

A Westover man made a record catch while fishing on the Pocomoke River on July 31.  20 year old Justin Kelly reeled in a 17 pound longnose gar that was 49 inches long.  The fish put up a fight, but when he saw how big it is, he went to the nearest Maryland Fishing Challenge award center.  The previous state record for a longnose gar – 16 pounds and exceeded the 36-inch minimum angler award size.  Kelly is now one of over 90 Maryland fishing record holders. 

NEWS RELEASE:  A Westover man caught a 17 pound, 49 inch longnose gar on July 31, setting a new State record. Justin Kelly, 20, was fishing on the Pocomoke River near Pocomoke City when he made the record catch, using steel leaders and live bluegill for bait.
“When the fish got close, I thought we were going to need a bigger net,” Kelly said.
After a long fight, he finally pulled the fish aboard and noticed its exceptional size. Kelly then took his catch to the nearest Maryland Fishing Challenge award center.
The center measured and weighed the fish, then checked the Maryland Fishing Guide to find that it exceeded the 36-inch minimum angler award size and broke the previous State record of 16 pounds for longnose gar. DNR Biologist, Keith Lockwood soon joined Kelly to examine the fish and certify the rare catch.
The longnose gar’s ancestry dates back to among the most primitive of species. This brackish water fish features a long, cylindrical body with tough scales and rows of large, sharp teeth. Its bony mouth makes it difficult to catch.
Kelly is now one of Maryland’s more than 90 fishing record holders. He will also join Maryland’s other angler award winners on September 10 at the Maryland Fishing Challenge Grand Finale event during the 44th annual Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point State Park. He is entered in the grand prize drawing for a chance to win a boat and trailer package from Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats, thousands of dollars in fishing gear and trips from Bill’s Outdoor Center or a tropical vacation from World Fishing Network.


Accountant Took Money To Repay Another Debt

(Aug. 12, 2011) A Berlin accountant who turned himself in to police for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from resort area condominium associations claimed that the thefts started when a local businessman he also stole from began extorting him for monthly buyoff payments.

William Wilson Scott, 37, of Bishopville, went to the Maryland State Police barrack in Berlin on Feb. 9 “to clean my conscience,” according a recording of his confession that was played during his trial Wednesday in Circuit Court. Scott told detectives that he had been stealing money from three associations he managed for the past few years and he wanted to turn himself in.

“There’s money that has been used by me that wasn’t mine,” he told the detectives.

In court, Scott pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

In the recorded interview with police, Scott said everything started in 2007, when he took on Atlantic Physical Therapy and owner Robert Hammond as a client. Hammond gave Scott money that year and the next year to pay the company’s taxes, but Scott told the detectives that he used the money, around $170,000, to pay his own personal bills instead.

In December 2009, when Hammond learned that his taxes were never paid, he demanded the immediate repayment of all the money. Scott told the detectives that he was afraid for his safety when Hammond arrived at his office with two large men and told him, “I brought guys with me that know how to hurt,” according to the recording.

Hammond disputes what Scott told the detectives. He said Thursday that the two men were friends visiting him from Italy and he denies saying they were guys who knew how to hurt.

“In no way, shape or form did I threaten him,” Hammond said.

In order to repay the money, Scott said he took it from three condo association accounts he managed: the Assateague House, San Remo and Sunset Village associations.

“The only place I knew to get the money from was these condo associations,” he said.

Scott told the detectives that Hammond was not satisfied and demanded monthly payments of $3,000 or he would go to the police.

Hammond denies that he demanded the payments. Scott, he said, came up with that amount.

“He agreed to pay $3,000 a month,” Hammond said. “He came to my house and that’s what he came up with. He said he would pay the penalties and interest.”

Scott paid the money until February of this year, when he went to the police station and confessed his crimes.

“Can you make good on this?” Sgt. Scott Brent of the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation asked.

“I want to. That’s why I’m here,” Scott replied.

Tfc. Kyle Trotter of WCBI said the Federal Bureau of Investigation launched an inquiry into possible ties between Hammond and organized crime, but nothing was found.

The investigation led to Scott being charged with six counts of theft and theft scheme. Police alleged that he embezzled more than $820,000 from the three condominium associations. The Assateague House won a lawsuit against Scott in June.

The embezzlement began to come to light in late 2010, when Reese Cropper, owner of IMG Insurance in Ocean City, learned that Scott had not paid the insurance premiums for the Assateague House and Sunset Village associations. His concerns regarding the handling of the associations’ finances led him to contact all three association presidents and suggest they look at their books.”

“I had reason to believe they needed to look into their funds,” Cropper testified in court.

At around the same time, Joe Pino, a contractor who had done substantial work on the Sunset Village townhouses, grew concerned when months went by and he did not receive the final $20,000 payment from Scott for his work. He contacted his friend Larry Perkins, who is the treasurer of the Assateague House, since Scott managed both associations’ money.

Perkins checked the account balances of the association’s three bank accounts that Scott had access to and learned there was only around $1,800 among the three.

“I expected to see hundreds of thousands of dollars in those accounts,” he said.

When the books of the three associations were reviewed, it was discovered that Scott had allegedly written dozens of checks to his company out of their accounts, without the permission or knowledge of the boards of directors. The total pilfered was allegedly $826,273.

Scott’s public defender Chasity Simpson called no witnesses and offered no defense. The closing arguments and judge’s decision was postponed until Aug. 16, because Judge Richard Bloxom said he needed time to go through the stacks of financial records offered as evidence.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Melson Power Show This Saturday!


TIME MACHINE Preview ... The Word War II Era On The Eastern Shore

The war brings concerns and changes to life on the Eastern Shore. A glimpse of some of these.. this Sunday on The Pocomoke Public Eye!

Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about? It can be just a line or two or more if you wish. Your name won't be used unless you ask that it be. Send to and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Verizon is currently experiencing a problem with 911 service in Northampton County and Accomack County.

If you are unable to reach the 911, you may call 757-787-0911 or 757-824-0911 to report an emergency.

You can use the same numbers  above to contact the Accomack County Sheriff's Office .

Telephone service at the sheriff's office has also been disrupted.

Maryland Woman Missing In Aruba

WASHINGTON - A Maryland woman is missing in Aruba, and police have detained the man with whom she was vacationing.
Robyn Gardner, 35, was reported missing Aug. 2 by the man she was in Aruba with, 50-year-old Gary Vincent Giordano of Gaithersburg, Md.
Giordano reported Gardner missing after he said she was swept out to sea on a snorkeling trip. A search by the Coast Guard, police, Search and Rescue Aruba and others turned up nothing, Aruba reports.
Authorities detained Giordano at the airport as he was leaving the country. He's being held and accused of "involvement in the disappearance" of Gardner but not murder, says Ann Angela, a spokesperson for the Aruba prosecutor's office.
"At this moment we prefer to stick to 'involvement in the disappearance' because the investigation has to show what exactly happened, where she is now, if she's dead, if she's alive," Angela says.
Giordano will go through a series of detention hearings in which a judge will decide whether there are still grounds for him to be held in Aruba, Angela says. The next detention hearing is expected to take place this weekend, and there is no bond or bail in Aruba.
A WTOP court records search online finds a man with a similar name has been in court in Montgomery County, Md. on domestic violence charges involving two women in the past. The most recent charge against him last year lists his home address as Gaithersburg.
Gardner was last seen at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino where Giordano reportedly used Marriott points to pay for the room. The Aruba Herald also reports Giordano and Gardner met on an online dating site and had a relationship in which they met up about twice a month.
Richard Forester, of Bethesda, Md., says he's been Gardner's boyfriend for 2 1/2 years, and that she's a strong swimmer. He says Gardner's official address is in Frederick, but she had lived with him in Bethesda since January. He says Gardner recently lost her job at a Bethesda dentist's office.
Forester, 41, says the couple argued before Gardner left about the nature of her trip to Aruba, and he received an email from her three hours before she was reported missing that expressed her love and said they'd sort things out when she returned.
"The last message I got from her was 'I love you,'" Forester says.
Much earlier in the day, at 2 a.m., Gardner appears to have written on Forester's Facebook wall, saying "this sucks." (Ed. note: See screenshot in photo gallery)
Forester also says Gardner appeared to be signed on to her Gmail account days after she reportedly had drowned, and there was no response when he tried to send her an instant message. He says Aruban authorities have Gardner's BlackBerry and iPad and are trying to access information from them.
Forester now is working with the Natalee Holloway Resource Center, which is dedicated to helping missing people. Holloway was 18 when she disappeared in Aruba in May 2005 during a high school graduation trip.
A Facebook page titled "Help Find Robyn Colson-Gardner: Missing in Aruba" asks people to "Please keep Robyn and her family in your thoughts and prayers."
Here's Gardner's description:
Height: 5-foot-5
Weight: 130 pounds
Hair color: Blonde (dyed)
Eye color: Brown
Skin color: White
Markings: Tattoos on left shoulder and arm, and one tattoo on right side of rib cage
Last seen: 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011
Anyone with information is asked to call Fred Panneflek with the Aruban authorities at 011-297-597-5201.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Virginia Drug Bust

To the Virginia State Police, Virginia Marine Resources Commission, the DEA and the fantastic sheriff's departments of this great Eastern Shore THANK YOU! for what you have accomplised in the attempt to keep our neighborhoods free of drugs.

The interesting person in all of this is another ringleader arrested on federal drug charges is Bryant E. Planter, address listed as Hebron, MD., currently serving a prison sentence of 19 1/2 years.
We at the PPE have done a little investigating ourselves and it seems that Planter did purchase properties (with drug money) in Pocomoke City, Maryland. Some purchases were made also with his wifes name included.

Properties purchased by Planter:

2000 Second Street

2002 Oak Street

2003 Laurel Street (A second home was nearly destroyed by fire in June 2010)

Planter, at the age of 30, purchased these dwellings (above) with $300,000 CASH.

If you keep looking one can figure what he did to hide the fact he was a big time ringleader in drugs.

Using and reporting the rent as income, more than likely, Planter was able to secure loans to purchase other properties. It would be no surprise if Planter wasn't funneling drug money through these rented properties somehow and claiming it as income from rent.

Other properties purchased through a realtor:

2004 Fourth Street

2007 Second Street

2007 Second Street

2007 Clarke Avenue

Some of these properties were listed in a tax sale in May of this year.

The exact house numbers are not listed because it is not known if the homes are occupied. Going through the list of those arrested in Pocomoke recently we could find only one that lived at one of these addresses.

We found NO evidence that Planter purchased any real estate business in Pocomoke. NONE

He did start his OWN real estate holding company using a Snow Hill address  to cover his drug actions.

Planter also owes Accomack County $9,354.00 in personal property taxes as of October 10, 2010.
These types of people are NO JOKE and NO laughing matter. They mingle among us and without a trained eye we never see what might be going on in our own home town. The chore to track them down and unwind their actions is long and tedious.

This is why investigations sometimes take years. And this is why we sometimes think the authorities are not looking and not listening. Unless one knows what to look for there is no way to tell. Planter purchased properties in Pocomoke City without raising an eyebrow. Not because anyone was stupid or allowed him to do so........These people know what they are up to.

There is more information on all of this but we are not prepared to post it at this time.

DEA Gives Report On $50M Eastern Shore Drug Ring

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced the results of a two-year investigation into a narcotics trafficking ring based on the Eastern Shore that authorities believe netted $50 million in proceeds during 15 years of operation.

The case is the DEA's first large-scale drug investigation there in 15 years, but the ring also had tentacles that reached Norfolk.

More than 30 people have been arrested on state or federal charges in the case. The government also has seized 14 properties valued at more than $1 million as well as large stashes of cash, drugs, jewelry, guns and vehicles.

The Virginian-Pilot first reported on the investigation in March 2010 when the DEA arrested one of the ringleaders. Harry Byrd West, who went by "Kojak" and ran an auto shop in Cheriton, has since pleaded guilty to a federal drug distribution charge. He was sentenced in May to 27 years in prison.

Another leader, Bryant Everett Planter of Hebron, Md., also pleaded guilty and is serving a 19-1/2-year prison term.

Authorities said Planter used proceeds from drug sales to buy homes, property and businesses up and down the Eastern Shore, including a laundromat in Melfa and a real estate company in Pocomoke City, Md. The government has seized all of that property as well as a tractor-trailer and two smaller trailers that Planter used to transport drugs.

Ring members traveled to Florida and Baltimore to get kilo quantities of cocaine and other drugs and distribute them throughout the Eastern Shore and in Norfolk.

Authorities said they are searching for more suspects already charged and may issue more indictments.

"The DEA is committed to finishing the job of eradicating the supply of drugs and drug trafficking on the Eastern Shore," said Ava A. Cooper-Davis, special agent in charge of the DEA's Washington regional division. "The citizens in these communities deserve to live without fear and intimidation inflicted by drug trafficking organizations."

A task force consisting of sheriff's departments on the Eastern Shore, the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and the DEA handled the case.


Ford Recalls Over 26,000 Trucks

A manufacturing defect has been detected causing Ford to recall over 26,000 F-Series, Ranger and Excursion models. Is your vehicle in danger of having a defective hazard switch?
Find out!

Although Ford maintains strict control over the production of all of its vehicles to ensure consistent quality of manufacturing, it's possible at times that the company will need to issue a recall of certain vehicles, like the Ranger or Excursion. These recalls are generally due to malfunctioning parts that may cause damage to the vehicle or put the car at higher risk of an accident. In most cases, replacements will be provided at no additional cost to the consumer. Read on for information about the latest recall.

Cars Being Recalled

The latest recall involves 26,715 F-Series, Ranger and Excursion vehicles. Specifically, certain F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles that were built between the years of 2002 and 2007 are at risk for the potential defect. Also, Excursion vehicles built between 2002 and 2005 and Ranger pickups built between 2002 and 2011 are at risk as well. While it's true that not every vehicle in these classifications will be affected by the defect, any owner of one of these Fords should inquire with a professional at a dealership to see if their vehicle is at risk.

Nature of the Defect

What has prompted this recall is a defective hazard switch that can cause the lights, hazard signals and brake lights to operate incorrectly. The result of this is that there may be an increased risk of an accident due to an inability on the part of the driver to indicate the way that he will drive while on the road. Some of the vehicles have switches that were built in such a way as to deform over time; while they may work initially, they may subsequently break down.

Terms of the Recall

The recall will begin on August 31 of 2011 and extend indefinitely, or until all of the vehicles have been accounted for. Per the terms of the recall, customers may bring vehicles that meet the classification in to a dealership for examination. All faulty parts will be replaced free of charge to the customer. The recall also covers particular service parts that were distributed to dealers, so it's important for customers to confirm that the dealer is aware of the recall issue and not simply prepared to make a general repair for the vehicle in question.

For additional information about the recall, contact your local Ford dealership or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Info Via; Ford Truck Enthusiasts

Seven More Arrested For Drug Trafficking In Pocomoke City and Crisfield

GREAT JOB!!  Keep going.  I'm sure there are plenty more of these scumbags out there.

CRISFIELD -- Seven people were arrested and three more are sought on warrants in connection with drug trafficking in Crisfield and Pocomoke City.

Police in both municipalities worked together on a three-month undercover investigation in which officers gained information on drug operations, said Crisfield Police Chief Mike Tabor.

A Crisfield officer worked in Pocomoke City, while one from Pocomoke City worked in Crisfield, he said.

More evidence is expected to be turned over to a Somerset County grand jury next week.

"This is going to be an ongoing thing," Tabor said.

Six of the suspects have been charged in connection with drug dealing in Crisfield and four in Pocomoke City.

All have been charged with distribution of drugs and related charges and were held on bonds ranging from $75,000-$100,000 each, Tabor said.

Arrested in Crisfield were Chance Ames, 19, of Crisfield, who is incarcerated at the Department of Corrections in Jessup; Andre Tyrone Fisher, 26, of Crisfield; Freddie Scott Laird, 35, of Tangier; and Janet Nicole Webster, 28, of Princess Anne.

Arrested in Pocomoke City were 20-year-old Breon Odale Ames, 47-year-old Vera Denise Byrd and Chris Lee Pittman, all of Pocomoke City.

Crisfield police have indictments for two more people, and Pocomoke City police are still seeking one more suspect on an arrest warrant.

The cooperation between departments has been extended to checkpoints and other initiatives, Tabor said.

On Friday night, the department was assisted by the Princess Anne and Pocomoke City police departments and the Somerset County Sheriff's Office to provide increased patrols in certain hot spot areas of Crisfield.

Six arrests were made on various charges.

"It makes a big difference," Tabor said of the patrols. "The weekend was crime-free."


Today's Lunch At Shore Beef & BBQ



Beef  Brisket Sandwich/Side
and Drink   $7.50

Need a place to sell your unwanted items? 
Rent a table at Shore Beef & BBQ
Call  757-824-0009 for info


Route 13 South
Just before T's Corner

Arrest Made In Berlin Raid

BERLIN, Md.- Authorities say a month-long investigation related to the distribution of crack cocaine in Berlin has led to the arrest of an 38-year-old man on a variety of drug charges.

The Worcester County Sheriff's Office said the probe revealed that Alford Hardy of Berlin was distributing various quantities of crack cocaine from a home on Dinges Road. On Friday, Aug. 5, police executed a search and seizure warrant at the home.

During the raid, Hardy was placed under arrest for distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, and possession of crack cocaine.

Hardy was locked up in the Worcester County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Ocean City Police Department Narcotics Unit and the Maryland State Police– Berlin Barrack.

Accomack County Kindergarten Registration

ATTENTION parent or guardian of a child entering kindergarten in September and you have not already registered your child for school, you are requested to visit your child's school to complete the registration as soon as possible.

School offices are open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Enrollment for kindergarten requires the following information for each child:

» Original birth certificate

» Certification of immunizations from a physician or health agency

» Social Security Number (parents may request exemption)

» Completed physical examination on MCH 213F Part I, II and III (Hemoglobin or Hematocrit and urinalysis are required)

» Income verification for pre-K registration only

» Proof of residency (utility bill, driver's license, car registration or contract papers).

Monday, August 8, 2011

Rise of the Mob: Wisconsin Fairgoers Attacked, Violently Beaten

Have you heard about this on the news? NOPE and you wont. But boy oh boy if the shoe were on the other foot it would be all over every news channel and radio station that you tuned into. Where's ol' Al and Jessi? Where is Obama with his special address to the nation like he was when the ONE white cop was wrongly accused of arresting the collage professor? 

You head out in the minivan for a fun-filled day with the family at your local mall or the fair. The next thing you know all hell breaks loose and hundreds of individuals are attacking shop keepers, stealing, and violently attacking patrons.
The police, as is typically the case during such incidents, are nowhere to be found until it’s too late.
This is exactly what happened in Milwaukee at the Wisconsin State Fair when hundreds of individuals attacked patrons and passersby:

Witnesses’ accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night.
Authorities have not given official estimates of the number of people involved in the attacks.
“It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people,” said Norb Roffers of Wind Lake in an interview with Newsradio 620 WTMJ.  He left the State Fair Entrance near the corner of South 84th Street and West Schlinger Avenue in West Allis.
“They were attacking everybody for no reason whatsoever.”
“It was 100% racial,” claimed Eric, an Iraq war veteran from St. Francis who says young people beat on his car.
“I had a black couple on my right side, and these black kids were running in between all the cars, and they were pounding on my doors and trying to open up doors on my car, and they didn’t do one thing to this black couple that was in this car next to us.  They just kept walking right past their car.  They were looking in everybody’s windshield as they were running by, seeing who was white and who was black.  Guarantee it.”
Eric, a war veteran, said that the scene he saw Thursday outside State Fair compares to what he saw in combat.
“That rated right up there with it.  When I saw the amount of kids coming down the road, all I kept thinking was, ‘There’s not enough cops to handle this.’  There’s no way.  It would have taken the National Guard to control the number of kids that were coming off the road.  They were knocking people off their motorcycles.”
Another witness, who asked to remain anonymous, said, “it was like a scene you needed the National Guard to control.”

Source: TMJ 4

I like this guy, I wish more people had his intelligence and outlook.

This is what you will see on the news if anything at all. Despicable

Pocomoke City and Crisfield Drug Investigations and Arrests

There were lots of comments made a few days ago concerning the major drug bust in Pocomoke and the lack of  the Pocomoke City Police Chief Ervin or his officers during this gigantic raid.

Well, my friends,  maybe none of that police department was seen because they were off doing other important things........   

And if I am correct there was another drug bust in Virginia.  That bust was in continuance with a bust that occured in 2009.  I'll post that soon - once I get some things about it sorted out.

GREAT JOB !!  Pocomoke City Police Department and Crisfield Police Department! 

CRISFIELD — The Crisfield and Pocomoke City Police Departments working together on a three-month undercover drug investigation, gained a foothold into some of the closed drug shops that were running in both towns.

The investigation has culminated with the indictment and/or arrest of 10 individuals — six from Crisfield and four from Pocomoke City.

All have been charged with distribution of drugs and other multiple related charges.


Sheriff Reggie T. Mason - Letter To The Editor

I am proud of all the law enforcement officers who recently assisted the Worcester County Sheriff's Office in making major drug arrests in Snow Hill and Pocomoke City. Their professionalism was outstanding and their departments can be proud. We will continue to pursue drug dealers, and we will return -- again and again.

This is not just a one-time sweep. All of Worcester County will be done.

On Thursday, Sheriff Mike Lewis of Wicomico County, Sheriff Todd Godwin of Accomack County, Sheriff David Doughty Jr. of Northampton and I met with Virginia State Police, DEA and other agencies in Northampton County to discuss working together to track down these drug dealers crossing state and county lines.

Helping each other and sharing our resources, we will find them.

Our job as sheriffs is to protect our counties' residents. Together, we will give 110 percent.

However, we do need residents' involvement by making a call when they see drug activity on our streets.

The Worcester County Sheriff's Office Criminal Enforcement Team consists of members of the Worcester County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police, Ocean City Police Department and Worcester County State's Attorney's Office. This team put many hours into this investigation and operating plan, and is to be commended for a job well done.

Special thanks to our Worcester County Commissioners, the Snow Hill Town Council and Mayor Bruce Morrison of Pocomoke City for being there with us to see what law enforcement encounters on these operations, and to the Accomack County Virginia Sheriff's Office for its participation.

Reggie T. Mason
Snow Hill