Showing posts with label Crisfield. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crisfield. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WatchThe Crisfield Choir ~ Be On TV

***BE ON TV***
Watch The Crisfield Choir
Led by International Choirmaster Sensation Gareth Malone as they perform for a television show on the USA network!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Audience Check-in will be at 5 PM at the Mar-Va Theater
103 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851
Come support and show your love for the community
Admission is FREE!!
(Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Longtime Crisfield Drug Dealer Is Sentenced

Pocomoke City Police Partner With Crisfield Police Department:
"Working together makes a difference".

*On May 26, 2011 Chief Kelvin Sewell, then Lt Kelvin Sewell along with Pocomoke City Police Officer Savage traveled to Crisfield MD to assist the Crisfield Police Department with an ongoing drug problem they were experiencing in the area of the Somers Cove housing area.

Chief Sewell and Officer Savage were able to purchase crack cocaine from a known drug dealer who was identified as Andre Fisher of Crisfield, MD. The purchase was made at the residence of Mr. Fisher who resided at the Somers Cove housing in Crisfield, MD.

On March 6, 2012 (today)Chief Sewell, Officer Savage, Lieutenant of Crisfield Police Department, and other Crisfield Officers appeared in Circuit Court in Princess Anne MD for trial. After the testimony of each Officer was given, the Defendant Andre Fisher was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Mr. Fisher then became highly upset and began using profanity towards the Officers and then spit in the direction of the Judge. Mr. Fisher was wrestled to the floor by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputies and then carried out of the courtroom.

(Fisher will serve 10 years of 20 years in prison. Ten years of the 20 were suspended.)

*Pocomoke City Police Department
Chief Kelvin D. Sewell

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Carnival Ride Operator Busted For Selling Drugs

A 40-year-old carnival ride operator at this past weekend’s Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield was arrested for selling drugs while operating the ride.

Crisfield Police say Eric Kovach was working at the 64th annual event for Sherwood Amusement Rides.
Undercover officers were sent to the Derby and one of them was able to purchase oxycodone from Kovach. Police say when they arrested Kovach he appeared to be under the influence of drugs himself.

He was taken to the Somerset County Detention Center and was later released after posting $25,000 bail.


On 9/4/2011 at approximately 7:27 pm,  the Crisfield Police Department received certain information that an individual working for Sherwood Amusement Rides was selling drugs while operating one of the rides at the Crab Derby on Marina grounds. The Crisfield Police Department sent two CPD undercover officers into the grounds and observed the individual dealing prescription oxycodone. One of the undercover officers approached the suspect and bought oxycodone from him, the undercover  left the area. A decision was made to contact the management of the Amusement rides and move in an arrest the suspect because it appeared that he was under the influence of drugs himself. The suspect was arrested without incident and management took over the operation of the ride.

Eric Wayne Kovach
31360 Eden Allen Rd.
Eden, Maryland

Charged with:
CDS Distribution
CDS Narcotics Unlawful Manufacturing & Distributing
Held at Somerset County Detention Center on $25,000 bail, he has since bailed out of jail.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Notes and Photos On The Crisfield Mud Bog

This Saturday will be the last time the mudbogging events will be held in Crisfield.  The last races of the season will be held at the Gumboro track.

The weather for Saturday- so far- will be clear and NO rain.  After the amount of rainfall last weekend there should be NO shortage on mud!  Cooler weather is predicted too.  That's a wonderful thing since the last race held in July was a real scorcher once the breeze stopped.

 Haven't done my homework this time.... No word  from some of the 187 East Performance  Team.  I do know that the 'Gray Ghost'  now (or will soon) has a second truck in tow. Lee has left 'The Gray Ghost' for Lori Ann.  And I know that 'Sod Buster' has had a make over and isn't the 'Sod Buster' anymore.  No word from 'All Night Soldier' either.  But no news most of the time is good news.

'In The Mix' has had damaged parts replaced, lost parts found and replaced and is ready for another beating and banging that it always gets while treading the 200 feet of mud.  I'm not sure I'm ready for that race....but I will be.

'Short and Sassy' has been weaned off water, problem corrected and didn't have to go to rehab thanks to Odie.  I personally hope that the TLC from the Mud Doctor back in July and TLC from Odie 'Short and Sassy' will finally travel the 200 feet with the speed I have been waiting for all summer!  (Do you hear me Mud Doctor and Odie?)

Hope to see you there and here's hoping there will be a potty in the pit section we can use!  Walking that distance just doesn't cut it.  Here are some photos from the last race.
First time racer (below)to the Crisfield mud bog. During inspection he found out that his truck didn't meet the rules for his class. So.... determined on racing he made the necessary changes just in time.

While on the other hand another driver was let slide even though his truck didn't meet the requirements set for his class. Gee............Which is best? To obey the rules and play fair or to take advantage of them, or bend them, simply because you helped make the rules..... Be sure you check the rules before you decided to play in the mud.

There's always plenty of friends

He just can't wait to grow into Uncle Barry's driving seat!

Marion Fire Department

Crisfield Elks

Come Enjoy The Fun! ~ Crisfield Mud Bog

Crisfield Elks
Admission $7 children 10 and under FREE
Registration 9:30 to 12:30

ALL proceeds will be donated to the 
 Crisfield Elks and Marion Fire Department

For more information go to
Events start 1:00

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Crisfield Mud Bog


Saturday September 3, 2011

This will complete the series of mudbogs scheduled to be held in Crisfield.

Remaining mudbogs will be held in Gumboro.

More info for events will be posted soon.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

On- Going Drug Investigation ~ 3 More Arrests

Three people have been arrested in Crisfield as part of an on-going drug investigation by the Crisfield and Pocomoke Police departments. 

On Monday police went into a unit at the Somers Cove Apartments with a warrant and a search turned up nearly 116 grams of marijuana, $1370 in cash, scales and 2 BB guns.  Police arrested Rakeem Terry and Shannon Evans of Crisfield and Keevon Bishop of Princess Anne.  Each is being held in default of $15,000 secured bond.

As a part of an on-going Narcotics Investigation being conducted by the Crisfield Police Department with the assistance of the Pocomoke City PD. On August 22nd, 2011 the police departments raided a residence located at 257 Somers Cove Apartments / Crisfield Housing Authority accompanied with a signed Search & Seizure Warrant signed by the Honorable Judge Paula Price.

As entry was made several individuals attempted their escape via the rear back door only to be met by the Crisfield Police. The search warrant was based on probable cause received during the course of this (3) month investigation.  A search of the residence resulted in the recovery of several bags of marijuana totaling 115.9 grams, $1370.00 in U.S. Currency, drug weighing scales, 2 replica 45 handguns (BB guns), and (3) arrest to include the leasee of the apartment (See Photo).  The U.S. Currency will be forfeited to the City of Crisfield.

Arrested were the following:
Rakeem Kinderick Terry (See

Rakeem Kinderick Terry

Aka “Smoov”
257 Somers Cove Apartments
Charged with: CDS Possession with the Intent to Distribute
CDS Distribution within 1000 feet of a school
CDS Possession of Marijuana
CDS Paraphernalia

Keevon Deangelo Bishop (See Photo)
12149 College Place
Princess Anne, Maryland

Keevon Deangelo Bishop
Charged with: CDS Possession with the intent to Distribute
CDS Distribution within 1000 feet of a school
CDS Possession of Marijuana

CDS Paraphernalia

Shannon Marie Evans
Shannon Marie Evans (leasee of apartment) – (See Photo)
257 Somers Cove Apartments
Charged with: CDS Possession with the intent to Distribute
CDS Distribution within 1000 feet of a school
CDS Possession of Marijuana
CDS Paraphernalia

All held on $15,000 secured bond.
This was an Outstanding drug bust, the Crisfield Police Department’s efforts are continuous.

This effort should send a strong message to those that are involved in the illegal drug trade that we working our way to the top of the food chain, and we are coming after you!


Monday, August 8, 2011

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.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Tawes Crab and Clam Bake - Tickets May Still Be Available

Hosted by the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce
1-800-782-3913 410-968-2500 -fax: 410-968-0524

Wed.,July 20, 2011
12:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Somers Cove Marina – 7
Crisfield, Md. 21817
Steamed Crabs –
Fresh Fried Fish
Steamed Clam
Fried Clams & Raw Bar
French Fries
 Corn on the Cob
Onion Rings

Beverages include soda, beer and bottled water

Tickets $40.00 Donation

Includes free mug & mallet, for as long as they last!
Due to tremendous response, tickets are
limited to 6,000.
With a purchase of 30 tickets or more, we can provide an organization/business
with a hospitality space, for a fee. Spaces are limited, call for information.
Co-Chairmen – Scott Tawes & Danny Thompson

All-u-can-eat Menu

35th Annual Tawes Crab & Clam Bake

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


SUNDAY  JULY 3, 2011
7:00 PM
Admission:  $5.00

Lots of food and activities......
Live music, children's activities/games
Flyover, military slide show
Military Honors
 Music by:  Maryland Army National Guard;s 229th Army Band
And much more.........


Monday, June 6, 2011

'In The Mix' Saves The Best For Crisfield

This mudbogging jeep really took a beating at the first mudbogging race in Gumboro a few weeks ago.  The mud combined with the speed actually caused some major parts to fall off and disappear into that thick mud.  Safety being a good reason the  driver and mechanic returned to the Gumboro grounds the next day to search for the parts left behind.  Somewhere and some how  deep in that gooey mud they found them.

With the Crisfield Mudhop not far off they worked quickly to get "In The Mix" back into racing condition just in time.  After all, the Crisfield Mudhop is where it all began for "In The Mix" many years ago. 

Now I say that this jeep is more motor than it is man and metal and Johnny makes me very nervous when it's his turn to speed through the mud!  We've all seen him plow though the mud from side to side, almost turn over, run the bank, head for the pits,  and who knows what else!   But he's good at what he does. He's very good.  (Yea, Johnnie, that's somewhat of an exaggeration).
But NOT last Sunday in Crisfield.  
It was almost as if the small jeep  (or motor on wheels) knew exactly where it was  -  back on home ground.

 Johnnie Edwards is owner and driver of "In The Mix"


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sunday At The Crisfield Mud Hop

For the second year in a row the Eastern Shore Mud Racing  Association and the Crisfield Elks Lodge made the Crisfield Mud Hop happen!  Prior to last years mud hop it had been twenty years since the event had been in Crisfield.

There was plenty of food and during  and everyone agreed that the cool breeze this year was a welcomed improvement from the weather last year when humidity on that day was at a high level.  The disadvantage to the cool breeze was the drying of the track and a few  times racing was halted between classes to "make mud" and it did remedy the dusty problem for many spectators.

But spectators don't mind.  They just want want to see  racing.

As always it's wonderful to see families in attending. 

A resonable admission fee is one good reason and the fact that anyone can venture into the pits to get a closer look at the trucks.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Suspect Wanted By Crisfield Police In Shooting

CRISFIELD — Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a weekend shooting at Somers Cove Apartments.

Daniel Wesley Smith Jr., 24, is wanted on attempted murder, handgun and assault charges, according to the Crisfield Police Department.

Smith is desccribed as a black male, 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighing 150 pounds. He has dreadlocks and the tattoo “Pooh” on his left arm.

Smith is accused of arguing with someone, whom police did not identify, at 265 Somers Cove Apartments and then shooting them in the head.

The victim was transported to McCready Hospital then flown to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

The victim was listed in fair condition.

Anyone with information regarding Smith’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Crisfield Police Department at 410-968-1323.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

'Hate Crime' Attack Leads To Arrests

CRISFIELD, Md.- Crisfield police have arrested two people, in connection with that they're calling a 'hate crime'.

Crisfield police say that shortly after 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, officers responded to a reported assault at the Somers Cove Apartments (Housing Authority) for a vicious assault. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a victim bleeding profusely from the head and face.

An ambulance, was dispatched to the location of 64 Somers Cove Apartments and transported the victim to McCready Hospital for treatment. Due to the extent of his injuries, he was later transferred to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. The victim is currently listed in stable condition for treatment of fractures to the facial region, broken nose and stab and lacerations wounds to the head.

Police say an investigation revealed that the victim, a white male, was walking in front of 64 Somers Cove apartments when he was approached by two black males who allegedly told him, "We don't like white people or crackers." According to investigators, for no other apparent reason the suspects started beating the victim in the head and face, and then then began stabbing and cutting him in the head with a knife. Authorities say that during the attack, one of the suspects stated, "We got this white mother-expletive." Both suspects then fled the area before police arrived on the scene, according to investigators.

Police say an investigation led to the identity of both suspects. In the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 23, officers arrested one of the suspects, identified as 47-year-old William Jones,(photo left) of no fixed address. He was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and hate crime. He is being held in the Somerset County Detention Center in lieu of $200,000 bond.

Police arrested the second suspect, 45-year-old Michael Eugene Tilghman (photo right) of 42 Somers Cove Apartments, Monday afternoon.

According to state records, both suspects are convicted felons.

A friend of the victim, Michele Simao says she saw the attack unfold, but doesn't think it was a hate crime.

"It was just a verbal confrontation at first, it wasn't like anyone went out looking for him specifically," Simao said. "Words were exchanged and one thing led to another."

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Crisfield Man Dies In House Fire

CRISFIELD — Deputy state fire marshals are investigating the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a Crisfield man early this morning.

Paul Tyler, 74, was found by firefighters inside his two-story home on Johnson Creek Road.

Tyler had discovered the 1:04 a.m. fire and evacuated his wife, then re-entered the house to retrieve personal belongings prior to the arrival of the fire department.

The fire originated in a first floor room that was being used as a bedroom. The cause remains under investigation. Investigators from Maryland State Police are assisting in the case.

Firefighters from Crisfield and Marion brought the blaze under control in an hour. Damages were estimated at $130,000.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Crisfield Man Charged With Sexual Abuse Of 14 Month Old Child

Crisfield Police have arrested 20 year old Virgil Dashields on child sex abuse charges. Police say he sexually assaulted a 14 month old child at the Somers Cove Apartments last Friday. Dashields faces numerous charges and is being held at the Somerset County Detention Center in default of $50,000 bond.

(See Attached Photo)

On 9/20/2010 at 9:52 pm Virgil Eric Dashields was arrested by the Crisfield Police Department for a Sexual Child Abuse charging him with sexually abusing a 14 month old child. The sexual child abuse occurred in the Somers Cove Apartments located in Crisfield on 9/17/2010. Dashields was located at 59 Somers Cove Apartments and placed under arrest. The following charges were placed on Dashields:

Sex Abuse of a Minor
Sex Offense 4th Degree
Sex Offense 4th Degree
Assault 2nd Degree
Child Abuse
Sex Offense 3rd Degree
Assault 2nd Degree
Attempt Sodomy

Dashields was placed on $50,000 bond by Somerset County Court Commissioners. He is currently residing in the Somerset County Detention Center.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bones Found Under Porch Are Probably Very Old

CRISFIELD -- City police are continuing their investigation into a macabre discovery under an old house this week.

Workers who were tearing a porch off a house on Pine Street found human bones lying in a ditch underneath it.

"They called me all panicky," said Noah Bradshaw, the city inspector, who went over to the house, then quickly called in the Crisfield Police Department.

After the scene was processed by police, the skeletal remains were recovered and another portion of the area was dug to recover additional bones.

The remains consisted only of various leg bones and joints. No other parts of the body, such as a skull, were found at the site, police said.

The State Medical Examiner's Office identified the bones as human remains, and will take them to their Baltimore office for further analysis.

The house where the skeletal remains were recovered is 100 years old and has been in the same family for a long time, Bradshaw said. The owner, Sarah Wise, lives out of state and the house is currently vacant.

Bradshaw said the bones could pre-date the house.

"They're petrified, they're so old." he said.

Although there is an open missing persons case in Crisfield, police said they so far do not suspect the remains to be those of Gordon Nelson Sr., who disappeared in October 2007.

"We don't know anything yet," Lt. Stanley Harmon said. "We're just trying to get the bones identified."

Police consider Nelson's disappearance to be suspicious.

Last year, Crisfield police excavated a property on Canal Drive outside city limits where Nelson once lived. Although a trained cadaver dog hit on a spot in the yard, no remains were found.

Nelson, who was living inside city limits at the time of his disappearance, was last seen at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post.