Saturday, June 2, 2012

MSP Conducts Death Investigation in Pocomoke City

Photo/Pocomoke City Vol. Fire Company

NEWS RELEASE: MARYLAND STATE POLICE HOMICIDE UNIT CONDUCTS DEATH INVESTIGATION IN POCOMOKE CITY


(Pocomoke City, MD) The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is conducting an investigation into the death of a Virginia Beach man today, after he led police on a foot chase and resisted arrest after being involved in a motor vehicle crash three days ago in Worcester County.

The deceased is identified as Yakuna McDonald, 23, of the 1200-block of North Tomcat Court in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After a motor vehicle crash and leading police on an extended foot chase on Tuesday, May 28, McDonald was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where he was being treated. Three days later, he was pronounced dead.

Yakuna’s brother, Thadius McDonald, 22, of the same address was arrested and charged after the motor vehicle crash. Thadius was charged by the Pocomoke City Police Department with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

At 5:30 p.m. on May 28, officers from the Pocomoke Police Department responded to southbound Route 13, south of Brantley Road for a reported motor vehicle crash. The preliminary investigation indicates Yakuna was the driver of the car and his brother, Thadius was the passenger.

The preliminary investigation by the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit indicates that upon arrival of officers from the Pocomoke City Police Department, the brothers were observed standing near the vehicle and possibly impaired. The car they had been driving was on its roof on the southbound shoulder of Route 13.

After officers on the scene noted a controlled dangerous substance in the vehicle, police attempted to take both men into police custody. As police were arresting Thadius, Yakuna fled the scene on foot, leading police on a foot pursuit for approximately one-half mile.

When officers were able to catch up to Yakuna, he resisted arrest by kicking and fighting, injuring at least one of the arresting officers. Once handcuffed, officers attempted to carry Yakuna to a nearby police vehicle for transport, when he fell unconscious.

A state trooper from the Berlin Barrack, who had arrived on scene after the foot pursuit began, immediately performed CPR on Yakuna. An ambulance, already on scene to treat the injured officers, took over the medical treatment of Yakuna and transported him to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

During his medical treatment, Yakuna was placed in the Intensive Care Unit. Three days later, he was pronounced dead. Yakuna will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be completed to determine the cause of death.

The Pocomoke City Police is handling the motor vehicle crash investigation and the controlled dangerous substances found on the scene. The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is conducting the death investigation. Investigators from the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation and the Worcester County State’s Attorney are assisting with the investigation as it continues.

Pocomoke City Mayor and Council Meeting


A G E N D A
POCOMOKE CITY MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2012
City Hall
  1. Call to Order, Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.

2.  Review and approval of minutes from meeting of May 7, 2012.

3.  Review and approval of bills to be paid.

4.  Public Hearing on proposed City budget as required by Sec. 49 of Pocomoke City Charter.

5.  Constant Yield Tax Rate hearing on proposed tax rate for non-owner occupied properties.

6.  First Reading of Res. No. 461 to adopt the City budget for fiscal year 2012-2013.

7.  First Reading of Res. No. 462 to adopt the tax rates for various categories of real and personal property for fiscal year 2012-2013.

8.  First Reading of Res. No. 463 to adopt the schedule of fees and charges for fiscal year 2012-2013.

9.  Discuss letter from Mar Va Theater requesting abatement of taxes and water bills.

10.  Res. No. 464 to approve revised Enterprise Zone acreage and map (Emergency Resolution).


11.  Councilwoman Tracey Cottman to discuss proposed land use study being considered by members of the Tri-County Council concerning activities at the Patuxtant River Naval Air Station.

12.  City Attorney to present proposed Ord. No. 409  to regulate the types of furniture that may be placed on open porches and other areas for First Reading.

13.  City Manager and Water Superintendent Mike Phillips to propose purchase of used generator for Water Treatment Plant.

Comments from the Audience.

Mayor and Council Items.

Adjourn.

AGENDAS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL THE TIME OF CONVENING.

 

TIME MACHINE Preview ... Fish Stories (And Other Tales From The Water)!

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From Pocomoke City Police Chief Kelvin D. Sewell


ARREST REPORT
POCOMOKE CITY
POLICE DEPARTMENT


MAY 1 - 31, 2012

05/01/2012 While conducting routine patrol in the area of Fifth Street and Young Street Pocomoke City Police observed a vehicle traveling with an inoperative tail light. Upon stopping the vehicle, the Officer was notified the operator’s license was Suspended. Arrested was Shadae Harmon, age 18 of Pocomoke MD. She was issued a citation for Driving on a Suspended license and released.

05/02/2012 Pocomoke City Police received a call for a fight in progress in the 200 block of Laurel Street. Upon arrival Police observed three people walking away from the area. As Officers approached the individuals they became belligerent and started yelling profanities towards the Officers. Arrested was Kane Cottman, age 23 of Pocomoke MD. Cottman was charged with intentionally harm/threaten/damage property with the intent to retaliate against a victim or witness for giving testimony in an official proceeding. Also, arrested was Keith Gray, age 21 of Pocomoke MD. Gray was charged with Disorderly Conduct.

05/07/2012 Pocomoke City Police arrested Justin Curtis, age 21 of Pocomoke MD. Curtis was charged with Possession of Paraphernalia. Curtis is pending trial.

05/05/2012 While conducting radar detail in the area of Eighth Street Pocomoke City Police observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed through the area. Police initiated a traffic stop, upon contact with the operator Police learned her license was Suspended. Arrested was Jennifer Hughes, age 21 of Westover MD.

05/08/2012 Pocomoke City Police received a complaint in reference to violation of an interim protection order. Upon arrival Police made contact with the victim of the order who advised she was having problems with the defendant of the protection order. The suspect has returned to her residence after being served the interim protection order and was escorted off of the property. Arrested was Dennis Howell, age 25 of Pocomoke MD.

05/08/2012 Pocomoke City Police arrested Derrick Collick, age 22 of Philadelphia PA. Collick was charged with 2nd degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment and 1st degree Assault. The charges were related to an incident that occurred on April 9, 2012. Collick was held at the Worcester County Detention Center on $75,000 bond.

05/11/2012 While conducting patrol on Route 13, Pocomoke City Police observed a vehicle travel over the white center lines of the highway several times. Upon contact with the operator of the vehicle Police could detect a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage upon his breath. After further field sobriety tests were conducted and failed. Arrested was Jonathan Hernandez, age 45 of Salisbury, MD. Hernandez was charged with Driving Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol, Driving Vehicle Under the Influence and other traffic related citations.

05/11/2012 While conducting Seatbelt Enforcement detail in the area of Market Street, Pocomoke City Police observed an individual not wearing their seatbelt. Upon contact with the operator Police learned their license was Suspended. Arrested was Joseph Nelson, age 21 of Snow Hill MD.

05/14/2012 While conducting radar detail in the area of Route 13 & Sheep-house Road; Police observed a vehicle traveling 70 mph in a 55mph zone. Upon stopping the vehicle Police learned the operator’s license was Suspended. Arrested was Darrell Martin, age 53 of Cambridge MD. He was charged with Driving on a Suspended License.

05/17/2012 While conducting routine traffic detail in the area of Linden Avenue; Police were alerted from their License Plate Reader of a Suspended Driver. After comparing the photos from MVA to the License Plate reader the Officer was able to positively identify the driver. Upon contact with the operator police verified their license was suspended. Arrested was Marcus Hamilton, age 28 of Deal Island MD.

05/17/2012 Pocomoke City Police received a call for Theft of cab services rendered. Upon contact with the victim Police learned the cab driver transported the suspect from Fruitland MD to Pocomoke City. The suspect tried to exit the cab without paying his required fare. Arrested was Michael Edmondson, age 22 of Beltsville, MD.

05/17/2012 Pocomoke City Police received a complaint in reference to drug activity in the area of Fourth & Second Street. Upon arrival Police observed the vehicle matching the description given by the complainant. A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle. Upon contact with the driver Police could detect an odor of alcohol upon his breath. The suspect was given several field sobriety tests which were all failed. Arrested was Jeffrey Myers, age 47 of Pocomoke MD.

05/18/2012 While conducting traffic detail in the area of Route 13 & Ocean Highway; Pocomoke City Police stopped a vehicle for failing to move their vehicle in the far lane while the Officers vehicle was on the side of the road as required by the State of Maryland. Police initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon contact with the driver Police learned their license was Suspended. Arrested was Maria Curtis, age 25 of Mount Holly, NJ.

05/19/2012 While conducting routine Patrol in the area of Route 13 Pocomoke City Police observed a vehicle traveling with expired registration stickers. Police initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Police made contact with the driver who stated to the Officer he did not have a license. After further investigation the Officer conducted a search of the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle Police located a 2 inch long knife, a glassine baggie containing suspected CDS, and several other CDS Paraphernalia devices. Arrested was Donald McCall, age 52 of New Church, VA. McCall was charged with CDS Possess-NOT Marijuana, CDS Possession Paraphernalia, False Statement to Police, Driving unregistered Motor Vehicle, Driving uninsured Motor Vehicle, and other traffic charges. McCall was held on $5,000 bond. David Dickerson, age 39 of Mappsville VA was charged with CDS Possess-NOT Marijuana and Eddie Savage, age 48 of New Church VA was charged with CDS Possess-NOT Marijuana.

05/21/2012 While conducting routine traffic detail; Pocomoke City Police observed an operator driving without a seatbelt. Upon stopping the vehicle the Officer learned the operator had a Suspended License. Arrested was IBN Brown, age 28 of Newark New Jersey.

05/23/2012 While conducting routine patrol Pocomoke City Police observed a vehicle traveling with expired registration stickers. Upon stopping the vehicle the Officer learned the driver had a suspended license. Arrested was Harry Johnston, age 59 of Atlantic VA.

05/26/2012 Pocomoke City Police responded to Fourth Street Pocomoke City to attempt to serve an Arrest Warrant for Baltimore County. Upon arrival Police located the suspect; the Warrant was confirmed for Failure to Appear. Arrested was Jeraldine Narman, age 47 of Jacksonville FL.


05/28/2012 Pocomoke City Police received a call to respond to the area of 1018 Lynnhaven Drive for a Violation of Protection Order. Upon arrival Police learned the victim had obtained a Protection Order for the suspect to stay away from her and her residence. The suspect continued to call and text her as well as come to her residence. Arrested was Terrance Gale, age 29 of Pocomoke MD.

05/30/2012 Approximately 1930hrs, Members of the Pocomoke City Police Department, Criminal Enforcement Team & The Worcester County States Attorney Office executed a search and seizure Warrant at 1902 North Old Mill Drive, Pocomoke City MD. Arrested was Toan Chi Huynh age 26 of Pocomoke City, MD. The following items were recovered from Mr. Huynh residence:

- 1,207 grams of Marijuana (High Grade)
- 61 grams of Powder MDMA
- 16 tablets of Ecstasy MDMA
- Various items of paraphernalia to include commercial heat sealer and scale
- $1,075 in US Currency
- 2 Flat screen TV’s
- 2007 Honda Civic
- Other miscellaneous documents
Huynh was charged with the following charges:- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana
- Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana (School Zone)
- Possession with intent to distribute powder MDMA/Molle
- Possession with intent to distribute powder/Molle (School Zone)
- Possession of Ecstasy/MDMA
- Possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy/MDMA
- Possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy/MDMA (School Zone)
- Possession of Paraphernalia

New Virginia Veterans ID Card

Governor McDonnell Announces New
Virginia Veterans ID Card

RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today launched the new Virginia Veterans ID Card available from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in partnership with the Department of Veterans Services (DVS) during an afternoon event at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond. The card will help thousands of Virginia veterans identify themselves as veterans and obtain retail and restaurant discounts around the state. The DMV 2 Go mobile office was present to process veterans' applications for the cards onsite this afternoon. Governor McDonnell, a U.S. Army veteran who served for a total of 21 years in active duty and reserve roles, visited the mobile office at today's event and was one of the first to apply for the new ID card.

Speaking about the launch of the Virginia Veterans ID Card, Governor McDonnell said, "Virginia is home to 823,000 veterans who have protected and served our great nation. It is Virginia's duty to serve them. The launch of the Virginia Veterans ID card will provide a new state resource to aid in obtaining discounts and other services from the Commonwealth's retail community, as well as providing convenient identification for Veterans. This initiative is a perfect example of state agencies working together to assist those individuals who have served and sacrificed for our great nation. We take seriously our responsibility to provide resources and support to our veterans. This is an important step towards reaching our goal of making Virginia the 'most Veteran friendly state in the nation.'"

Currently, retired military and veterans with a service-connected disability rating from the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs are issued ID cards. These men and women comprise just a fraction of the state's veteran population. The remainder of Virginia's 823,000 veterans have no way to show veteran status other than by presenting their discharge documents. The new Virginia Veterans ID Card is convenient and fits in a wallet, cutting down on Veterans having to carry the DD 214 military discharge document as identification.

Paul Galanti, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, added, "Retailers and restaurants across the state offer discounts and other special promotions to veterans and military, especially around Memorial Day and Veterans Day. This is a winning situation for both veterans and retailers."

Veterans may apply for the cards in person at any DMV customer service center, DMV 2 Go mobile office, or online at http://www.dmvnow.com/. Each applicant needs to present an unexpired Virginia driver's license or DMV-issued ID card, the veterans ID card application, his or her DD214, DD 256 or WD AGO document, and $10. The card, which does not expire, will be mailed to the veteran and should arrive within a week. In the meantime, the temporary veterans ID card received at the time of the in-person application can be used as proof of veteran status.

DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb stated, "We are proud to partner with the Department of Veterans Services to further Governor McDonnell's vision for more veteran-friendly programs in the Commonwealth. Most Virginians interact with DMV, whether through our website or by visiting a customer service center. And when they do, we hope Virginia's veterans take advantage of this convenient unique service for them."

Worcester County Sheriff's Office



Worcester County Sheriff’s Office
Press Release

Suspect: John Edward Cropper 48 yrs old
                 Ocean City, MD
Charge: Violation of Probation for original charge of Arson 2nd Degree
On Friday June 01, 2012 the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 48 year old John Edward Cropper of Ocean City, Maryland for an outstanding Circuit Court Bench Warrant for Violation of Probation on original charges of Arson 2nd Degree. Cropper was process and held in the Worcester County Jail on a $25,000.00 Bond.

Suspect: David M. O’Neil 46 yrs old
                 Berlin, MD
Charge: Failing to Appear for Contempt Hearing Child Support
On Thursday May 31, 2012 the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 46 year old David M. O’Neil of Berlin, Maryland for an outstanding Circuit Court Writ of Body Attachment, for failing to appear for Contempt Hearing Child Support case. O’Neil was processed and later released after posting a $1,000 bond.

Suspect: Erlin Omar Reyes  24 yrs old
                  Silver Spring, MD
Charge: Fail to Appear for VOP Hearing, original charge: driving vehicle while impaired by alcohol
On Friday June 01, 2012 the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 yr old Erlin Omar Reyes of Silver Spring, Maryland for failing to appear for Violation of Probation hearing for original charge: Driving veh. While impaired by alcohol. Reyes was processed and was later released on personal recognizance.

Suspect: Joseph Allan Haupt 26 yrs old
               Hagerstown, MD
Charge: Fugitive from Justice for Theft
On Thursday May 31, 2012 the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26 yr old Joseph Allan Haupt for being a fugitive from the state of Pennsylvania for theft charges. Haupt was process and held in the Worcester County Jail on No Bond.

Friday, June 1, 2012

SURPRISE!! You've Been Busted!!

I have taken the liberty to separate this new story from the others sent to me by the Pocomoke City Police Department.

Here's another successful drug bust in the city of Pocomoke where some say the law isn't doing their job! I'm going to argue that fact with anyone and will continue until you are convinced you have been totally wrong. Let me adise you that carrying out a drug bust can be risky business and the main reason it seems to take so long to get something done is simply because it takes great skill and perfect timing to enter someone's world and blow it all apart.....

Pocomoke City now has the best law enforcement team it has ever had. Pocomoke City now employs a chief that has had many years of  experience and I challenge anyone to walk in his shoes. Since he has arrived in Pocomoke City the police department has had a vast change not only in moral but in training. They are no long good at what they do. They are GREAT!.

The best thing to happen to Worcester County is Sheriff Reggie Mason and Worcester County State's Attorney Beau Oglesby. The Criminal Enforcement Team consists of individuals from the various law departments in Worcester County and the state of Maryland.  Their work is done sometimes under cover and each one is highly trained in the investigations of any type of criminal activity.  And let it be known that changes were made shortly after the last election in Worcester County.....Worcester County now works side by side with Accomack County.  Accomack County works with the Pocomoke City Police Dept. 

Having all three teams: Pocomoke City Police Department, Sheriff Mason's Crimminal Enforce Team, and Worcester County State's Attorney Beau Oglesby working together only makes for a more successful arrest and a safer world around us all. jmmb

From:  Pocomoke City Police Chief Sewell

05/30/2012 Approximately 1930hrs, Members of the Pocomoke City Police Department, Criminal Enforcement Team & The Worcester County States Attorney Office executed a search and seizure Warrant at 1902 North Old Mill Drive, Pocomoke City MD. Arrested was Toan Chi Huynh age 26 of Pocomoke City, MD. The following items were recovered from Mr. Huynh residence:

 - 1,207 grams of Marijuana (High Grade)
- 61 grams of Powder MDMA
- 16 tablets of Ecstasy MDMA
- Various items of paraphernalia to include commercial heat sealer and scale
- $1,075 in US Currency
- 2 Flat screen TV’s
- 2007 Honda Civic
- Other miscellaneous documents
Huynh was charged with the following charges:- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana
- Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana (School Zone)
- Possession with intent to distribute powder MDMA/Molle
- Possession with intent to distribute powder/Molle (School Zone)
- Possession of Ecstasy/MDMA
- Possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy/MDMA
- Possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy/MDMA (School Zone)
- Possession of Paraphernalia
 

What A Busy Day!!

Ok, everyone.  I have been at this for the biggest portion of the day so I'm going to take a little break from this action to tend to a few other  activities that need my attention- like food.

But don't go too far......  We still haven't gotten to the good things yet!

And for all of you naysayers out there make sure you come back too.  I haven't even given you Pocomoke Police Chief Sewell's crime report for the month yet....and you will be surprised to find that Pocomoke City IS protected by the finest!

And for all of you out there that believe no one is doing anything about crime I'm going to prove you wrong......and will continue to prove you wrong.   It won't take long for all of you to be clearly convinced that Pocomoke City has the BEST protection it has every had!  If I didn't think so I wouldn't waste time tyring to convince those that don't believe it..........

I'll be back. 

BBQ Chicken Platter Fundraiser



Come out and support the Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Company's BBQ Chicken Dinner fundraiser
Saturday  June 2, 2012
11:00 AM until sold out

No ticket needed~just show up!!

BBQ Chicken Dinner includes:
1/2 BBQ Chicken
2 Sides
Roll

Cost: $9.00
Eat there or carry-out

Also check out the  baked goods on sale:  Pina Colada cupcakes, Key Lime Cupcakes and Margarita Cupcakes just to name a few.

Help Support the Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Company

More Vandalism

This just in from a Pocomoke Public Eye reader.
Thanks!


(Lack of respect for other people's property)

The Skipjack Ida May ~ Docked In Pocomoke City

The Skipjack Ida May is docked at the Delmarva Discovery Center in downtown Pocomoke City. 

If you have never seen a Skipjack up close now is your chance!  I will agree that docked they look alot like most any other boat at a pier but such water vessels as these are disappearing from our Eastern Shore lives.

A few years ago I was lucky enough to observe part of the yearly Skipjack Races from our boat.  There is absolutely nothing else on the water that has the Skipjacks grace and beauty.

The Delmarva Discovery Center has activities planned for Saturday from 2 to 4 PM.   Please go to the link below the photos to read about the Ida May and to inform yourself on this reception you really don't want to miss.


Skipjack Ida May while docked in Pocomoke City, Maryland



Skipjack Ida May
Docked in Pocomoke City, Maryland




Skipjack Ida May
 Information about the Ida May while docked in Pocomoke City : 
http://thepocomokepubliceye.blogspot.com/2012/05/historic-shipjack-ida-may-arrives-in.html

~Spaghetti Dinner~

Vandalism ~ Pocomoke City & Local Virginia

Route 13- headed North and into Pocomoke ....
While on my way to Pocomoke City yesterday I found to city crew workers trying to decide how to remove the spray paint job left by  some brilliant fool a few hours before. 

This was in my email yesterday afternoon when I returned from Pocomoke.  Tom forwarded the photo to me that had been sent to him  from one or our readers.

Don't feel alone.....
Just a few miles down the road it seems creativity from the mindless has become popular.

I hate to see these types of things.  For one,  it makes me wonder and ask that age old question "Where are the parents?"  And then why would someone feel the need to deface anyone's property whether it's city, state or even something that belongs to a private citizen.

Look on....


Taken two  weeks ago but the sign gets shot at frequently.  Intersection- Neil  Parker Road & Horsey Road


The old Jenkins Bridge post office.  It's been closed for years and sits at the intersection of Saxis, Road and Wessels Farm Road next to the house that was burned by an arsonist late last summer.  Google NARC and it stands for just about anything.  I love this old building and would give anything is someone would just give it to me and move it to my yard.  Otherwise, it will just sit there until vandals finish with it.


Horsey Road/Virginia
Property of a farmer and cattle grower in the community.  A man that would do anything just about for anyone. 

Anyone have any idea as to who may be doing this in either area?  If so, I'm listening......

Worcester County Sheriff's Office

WORCESTER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE

May 21, 2012   At approximately 0756 hours a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy arrested 44 year old Stephen Darrel l Stark of Ocean City, MD on a District Court Warrant for failure to appear for court. Mr. Stark’s original charge was Disorderly. Mr. Stark was released on personal recognizance.

May 26, 2012   A Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputy stopped a motorcycle operated by a Mr. Michael Goodwin of Virginia, at inlet isle and Rt. 50 in West Ocean City. Mr. Good win was observed caring a hand gun. The Deputy located a Glock pistol concealed in Mr. Goodwin's pants. Mr. Goodwin was arrested and Charged with possessing of a hand gun. Mr. Goodwin was released from the District Court commissioner on his own recognizance.

May 27, 2012   A Worcester Sheriff’s Office Deputy stopped a car on Md. route 90 near US route 50 in Berlin for having a headlight out. The driver, Jennifer Marquess, 42 of Salisbury Md. smelled of alcoholic beverages. After failing field sobriety tests she was arrested for DUI. It was also learned that her license was suspended and revoked. Marquess was charged with driving while impaired by alcohol and driving while suspended, and released pending a court date to be set by the District Court.

May 28, 2012   At approximately 1415 hours Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested 38 year old Kenneth Robert Wallace of Eden, MD on a District Court Arrest Warrant for theft $1000.00-$10,000.00 and a Circuit Court Body Attachment for failure to appear for court on 1/25/2012 for a paternity hearing. Mr. Wallace was released on personal recognizance for the District Court Arrest Warrant and held at the Worcester County Jail on $1000.00 bond for the Circuit.

May 29, 2012   A Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy arrested 51 year old Terry Wayne Burkhead of New Church, Virginia on a District Court Arrest Warrant for theft less than $1000.00 and a Fugitive Warrant through Virginia for theft over $200. Mr. Burkhead was released on personal recognizance for the District Court Arrest Warrant and held at the Worcester County Jail on no bond for the Fugitive Warrant.

National Donut Day

NATIONAL DONUT DAY
DUNKIN DONUTS
FRIDAY JUNE 1, 2012

FREE !!  Dunkin Donut with beverage purchase !

MarVa Theater This Weekend


Friday, June 1st
Saturday, June 2nd
7 PM

From CHANGE MARYLAND 5.31.12

Change Maryland Drives National Messaging
on O'Malley's Record

Annapolis, MD - As Governor Martin O'Malley diverts attention from Maryland again to focus on personal political ambitions, national media platforms are delivering Change Maryland's message of the problems massive tax increases have had on job growth here at home.

O'Malley is headed to Wisconsin today to campaign for the recall effort of Gov. Scott Walker.

"Our governor is travelling around the country attacking other governors who are doing their jobs and who are making the tough decisions," said Change Maryland Chairman Larry Hogan. "O'Malley is trying to spread his failed tax and spend, job-killing strategies across the country."

An article in Reason.com and picked up in Real Clear Politics yesterday by Larry Hogan shows Maryland's tax base fleeing to Virginia and North Carolina,  This was the subject of an earlier interview today with "Power Talk," WQMR, in Ocean City and will be again later today at 1:05 p.m. on "C-4," WBAL in Baltimore.

http://reason.com/archives/2012/05/30/how-marylands-tax-rates-are-driving-jobs

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2012/05/30/maryland039s_tax_rates_are_driving_jobs_to_virginia_281149.html

Meanwhile, the Republican Governor's Association released a 55-second video highlighting Gov. O'Malley's tax-and-spend approach to Governing. The RGA video highlights news articles and this Change Maryland press release about Maryland's shrinking tax base.

http://www.changemaryland.org/2012/05/maryland-taxes-spark-largest-exodus-of-any-state-in-region/#.T8eb3bBST3Q


http://vimeo.com/43144089


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Snow Hill: Arts on the River ~ First Friday

TIME MACHINE Preview ... Fish Stories (And Other Tales From The Water)!

Some fish stories from long ago..including a seal, and a whale, too... and an iceberg off of Ocean City?


It's 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 tkforppe@yahoo.com and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

Huge Crowd At Crisfield Mud Bog On Sunday


The second mud bog took us to Crisfield on Sunday  May 27.  What a crowd!  Seems like the idea to add more bleachers this season was a most wonderful thought!  What a HUGE crowd of spectators and they seemed to enjoy every minute of the race day. 

Most people know that Crisfield is my most favorite place to race...for alot of reasons....one being that Crisfield has been in my heart for many years.

When you are married to or related to someone that races through the mud and is dedicated to the hobby you know all about the early morning hours and the length of time it takes to prepare for the day "in the pits".  But because I'm nosey getting there early is fine with me.

Probably the greatest suprise on Sunday was knowing the Buddy Ward would be our "sportscaster" for the day!  This was his first time for announcing the races and Buddy did a wonderful job!  Being able to hear when you are in the pits isn't easy and most times, even when paying attention, you just cannot hear.  Thanks Buddy for placing a speaker in the pit area.  Buddy gave us great announcing all day long and  a music selection that was woth listening to! (I despise twangy country music) 

 Be sure to tell Buddy how much you appreciated him taking on  that rather difficult task of announcing ALL day long.

Race preparation is not easy- especially on hot days.  Most trucks begin with a spotless truck.  If you have never washed a muddy truck you have NO idea what washing a vehicle means.  But for those who love the sport is worth the time.... and so is changing tires.......


"All Night Soldier"- Patrick Long/Owner/Driver
(187 East Performance/Bowden Racing)




"Short and Sassy"/Driver-Owner Barry Wise
(187 East Performance/Bowden Racing)


Donald Bowder drove "Wild Fire" for the second race of the season on Sunday.  This is something completely difference for him to be doing.......all these years he's been inside the engines of the 187 East Performance trucks but never in the drivers seat until a few weeks ago at Gumboro.

I still remember what the Mud Doc told my husband a couple years ago before one  important race...."Drive it like you stole it".   Donald practices what he preaches. 

See bottom video

Top video.  Lee Sturgis in "The Grey Ghost"  If you follow mud racing at all you know this is a most familiar truck.  Lee Sturgis seems to have had 2 great racing events!

Timing for his two runs on Sunday was 3.71  and 3.79.  Video is the 3.79 run.

"The Grey Ghost"- Owner/Driver Lee Sturgis
(187 East Performance/Bowden Racing


video




video






More to be posted..........

Legislative Task Force To Do Study On Pit Bull Breed

Maryland pit bull ruling’s ‘profound effects’ to be studied by legislative task force


by John Wagner

Maryland legislative leaders on Wednesday launched a new task force to get a firmer grip on a recent court ruling that declared pit bulls to be “inherently dangerous.”

Under the ruling by the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, it will be easier to hold owners of pit bulls and cross-bred pit bulls legally resonsbile for bites even if the dog has no history of similar attacks.

The decision, which stemmed from a 2007 attack on a child in Towson, has galvanized pit bull owners — and sympathetic lawmakers — who question why a single breed should be singled out for different treatment under the law.


“This decision will have profound effects on dogs, dog owners, property owners, tenants and landlords,” House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Cavert) wrote in a letter to Gov. Matin O’Malley (D). “Therefore, we are appointing a Joint Task Force to study the court decision and make possible recommendations.”


Several lawmakers filed bills to effectively overturn the court ruling during the three-day special session this month related to budget issues. The bills were not acted upon, but some lawmakers and O’Malley suggested such legislation might be in order during a possible second special session this summer, devoted primarily to gambling issues.

Wednesday’s letter was vague about the timing of any legislation, saying only that the presiding officers hope for “some resolution and clarity to the issues raised by this decision in the near future.”

The 10-member task force includes members of both the House and Senate and from both political parties.

Sen. Brian E. Frosh (D-Montgomery) and Del. Curtis S. Anderson (D-Baltimore) will serve as co-chairmen.

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NASA Visitor Center Offering Venus Transit Viewing

The NASA Visitor Center at the Wallops Flight Facility will be open 5 to 8 p.m., June 5, for the only opportunity until the next century to see the Venus transit of the Sun.

The transit occurs when Venus passes directly between Earth and the sun. Viewers will see Venus as a small dot gliding slowly across our nearest star. Historically, viewed by luminaries like Captain James Cook and even Benjamin Franklin, this rare alignment is how we measured the size of our solar system. The rare event will not occur again until 2117.

During the evening at the Visitor Center, solar viewing glasses will be available to the public to view the transit which begins shortly after 6:09 p.m.

A presentation on the history of viewing the transit and the importance of these observations to our understanding of the solar system will be held at 5:30. The 20-minute presentation will be given by Rob Landis from the Wallops Flight Facility. Landis has been instrumental in supporting the viewing of this transit from the International Space Station. He also will be available to answer questions throughout the event.

In addition, live coverage from NASA TV of the transit will be show in the Visitor Center auditorium. NASA TV coverage will include updates from NASA centers across the country and locations from some of the 148 countries hosting viewing activities.


Images taken of the transit from the International Space Station and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Solar Dynamics Observatory also will be aired with scientists sharing their perspectives and the historical significance of the event.

For more information about Venus Transit worldwide events, safety precautions for viewing, educational content and social media activities, visit:
http://venustransit.nasa.gov

SHORE BEEF & BBQ

THURSDAY
LUNCH & DINNER
SPECIALS

Lunch Special

Pit Beef Sandwich w/ Side
Drink ~ $7.95

Dinner Special

1/2 Rack Ribs & 1/2 Chicken
2 Sides ~ $17.95

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Maryland Taxes Spark Largest Exodus of Any State in Region

Maryland Taxes Spark Largest Exodus of Any State in Region

5.30.12



Annapolis, MD - Maryland accounted for the largest migration exodus of any 
state in the region between 2007 and 2010, with a net migration resulting in
nearly 31,000 residents having left the state.  Where did most of them go?
Virginia.  Virginia is now home to 11,455 former Marylanders, taking $390 
million from the tax rolls during this three-year period.

The Old Dominion can claim these former Maryland revenues as part of its 
expanding tax base. Following Virginia, Marylanders opted for North Carolina.

"What happens when you raise taxes and fees 24 times?,"  asked Change
Maryland Chairman Larry Hogan. "You get people voting with their feet
and moving to tax-friendly states."  Since 2007, Governor O'Malley has raised
taxes and fees 24 times, taking an additional $2.4 billion out of the economy
each year according to a Change Maryland analysis based on state government 
reports.

The analysis, from the non-partisan Tax Foundation, examines IRS tax
return data to determine where individuals are filing.

In the region, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia increased the
number of tax filers.  The District of Columbia and Pennsylvania lost
tax filers, although in these jurisdictions the loss was not nearly as
dramatic as in Maryland.  The District lost just over 1,100, while
Pennsylvania lost just over 8,200.

Nationally, Maryland did not fair much better either.  Maryland joins
high-taxed, rust belt states including New York, California, Michigan,
Illinois, Ohio and New Jersey among states with largest mass exodus
between 2007 and 2010.   Maryland saw the seventh-highest negative net
migration after these states.

In all, Maryland lost $1.7 billion form the tax base due to out
migration during this three year period.

background:

http://interactive.taxfoundation.org/migration/

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/New-York-High-Tax/2012/05/29/id/440517

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/outgoing_income_DzIAeqqqqGOYw30sbfgU1H?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Local

Greenbackville V.F.D. 2012 Summer Raffle

3rd Annual Fintastic Festival

Cal Ripken Burgers???

Oh, I know one of my family members that will want to try these!!
By Jill Rosen
The Baltimore Sun
Already an author and a Hall of Famer, Cal Ripken is adding foodie to his resume.

The Oriole great has launched a line of hamburgers.

According to the Daily Record, Ripken and Roseda Beef, a Baltimore company, have teamed up to sell Ripken Gourmet Burgers at Giant.

Mmmmm. Ripken burgers.

The six-ounce meat patties will be available only in the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia area, the paper says. They cost $9.99 for four.

They have apparently just hit stores. Giant will be donating some of the proceeds to Ripken's
Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.

And, befitting a wholesome guy like Cal, the burgers, the paper says, are "natural, dry-aged Black Angus beef."

John Maroon, Ripken's PR man, told the Daily Record that in Cal's opinion, Roseda makes "the best burger he ever had."

One can only hope some Ripken buns will be next.
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Free Fishing Days June 1-3, 2012 In Virginia

Gather the kids and grab your fishin' poles; free fishing days are here again! This year anyone in the Commonwealth can fish without a license June 1-3. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) the agency which regulates freshwater fishing, would like to encourage Virginians to take advantage of this once a year opportunity to fish for free while spending some quality time with friends and family.

"You don't have to travel very far to find fantastic fishing anywhere in Virginia" according to Bob Duncan, Executive Director, VDGIF.

"Fishing is a great way to reconnect with nature, escape the stresses of modern life, and create lasting family memories. I hope everyone will give it a try."

No fishing license of any kind will be required for recreational rod and reel fishing during free fishing days, except for a special trout license in designated stocked trout waters. All fishing regulations, including size, season, catch limits and gear restrictions, will remain in effect.

Want to Fish After the First Weekend in June? Fishing in Virginia is a Bargain!

A Virginia saltwater fishing license costs only $17.50 a year for state residents, while annual freshwater fishing and trout licenses are merely $23.00 each for state residents. Those license fees support valuable fisheries work across the Commonwealth. The VDGIF also offers short term licenses—ideal for visitors—and a variety of combination licenses to benefit anglers.

To purchase a fishing license online – and for freshwater fishing regulations and information on Virginia lakes, rivers, boating access and more, visit http://www.huntfishva.com/.

 For size, season, and catch limits of saltwater species, please go to: http://www.mrc.virginia.gov/regulations/swrecfishingrules.shtm.

Not sure how to get started in fishing?

For free online fishing tips, visit the Department's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/VDGIF and click on the "Fishing 101" series of instructional videos.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Historic Shipjack Ida May Arrives In Pocomoke This Afternoon


A Different View of the New Pocomoke Restaurant

Pocomoke River
Sunday  May 27, 2012

Here's a totally different look at the restaurant being built between the Delmarva Discovery Center and the Pocomoke River.


Since I can not walk on water and my husband sold our boat and jet skis so  long ago to begin the hobby of mud bogging I have never been able to photograph the restaurant from this angle myself. 




In just a few more weeks the long wait will be over.  Boaters and jet skiers will be able to take advantage of the FREE docking at the new restaurant while enjoying a meal or even just a few drinks either from the deck or inside.  I'm looking forward to it.
A big thank you to Bill and Sue Tull for sending me these photos to share.  Thank you for caring  about Pocomoke City, as many of us do, and enough about my venture (to capture history being made through photos)  and for knowing how important my "mission" is.