Monday, June 2, 2014
Worcester County Sheriff's Office PRESS RELEASE
May 31, 2014, at 2:38 am, a Deputy from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in the area of South Bound Worcester Highway, near Ocean Gateway in Berlin.
The Deputy observed a vehicle fail to remain right of center yellow line. The Deputy also observed the same vehicle traveling 62 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. The Deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver who was identified as Morgan Matthew Fisher, 20 years old, from Stockton Maryland.
The Deputy smelled a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Fisher breath and person. The Deputy gave Fisher Field sobriety test, after the test Fisher was arrested and charged with DUI related charges. Fisher was later released.
A trial date for the District Court will be set.
Incident: DUI Arrest
Location of Crime: US Route 113 near Shad Landing Snow Hill, MD
Suspects: Lynch, Jason T O’Reilly
Charges: DUI, DWI, Driving Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Leaving Scene of Property Damage Crash
On May 30, 2014 a Deputy from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol and observed a 4 wheeler in the median of US Route 113 near Shad Landing.
A male was located in the woods of the median. The male was intoxicated and there was evidence that the male had been the driver.
The male, identified as Jason Lynch, was arrested for DUI. Further investigation revealed that Lynch had run into and destroyed a mailbox.
Lynch was released on 4 citations for DUI, DWI, Driving unregistered motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of a property damage crash.
Lynch was released and a trial will be scheduled for Snow Hill District Court at a later time.
Special Attention Bishopville Residents and surrounding Communities.
CC# 140000522 Date: 06/01/2014
Location of Crime: Holiday Harbor Bishopville, MD
Suspect: Smith, Tevin Nathaniel, 23, Selbyville, DE
Charges: Burglary 2nd Degree, 4th Degree Burglary, Possess Burglars Tools, numerous traffic charges
On May 31, 2014 Deputies from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office responded to several burglary reports in the Bishopville area of Worcester County. The suspects had entered several sheds by cutting or otherwise bypassing locks.
On June 1 around 2:30 am a Deputy conducted a foot patrol in the Holiday Harbor area of Bishopville as a proactive law enforcement effort to put a quick end to the burglaries. While conducting the foot patrol, the Deputy discovered a burglary in progress of a shed behind a residence on Nora Lane.
The suspect ran to his vehicle and began to flee by driving at a high rate of speed on Dixie Drive and Saint Martins Neck Road. The Deputy returned to his vehicle and gave pursuit. The suspect vehicle reached speeds around 90 miles per hours in the short distance on Saint Martins Neck Road before turning on Mumford Road. As the Deputy began to gain on the vehicle it slowed down and stopped. The operator was identified as Tevin Smith.
There was a female passenger and her toddler in the vehicle as well. It was later learned that Smith stopped when the female objected to being in a pursuit with her child in the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle yielded several pairs of bolt cutters used to cut locks as well as other common tools used to burglarize buildings.
Smith and the female were taken to the Worcester County Sheriff's Office while a family member took custody of the child. Smith was able to be linked to several of the burglaries from May 31.
Smith was charged with 1 count each of second degree burglary, 4th degree burglary and possessing burglars tools for the incident from Nora Lane. In addition Smiths Delaware drivers license was suspended and he was issued numerous traffic citations in relation to the short pursuit. Smith was seen by a District Court Commissioner and ordered held at the Worcester County Jail on $100,000.00 bond.
The investigation will continue and additional charges will be considered for Smith as well as the female for her parts in these crimes.
Anyone with information or who believes their building may have been entered is asked to contact the Worcester County Sheriff's Office at 410-632-1111.
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