Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office along with the Ocean City Police Department, Berlin Police Department, Maryland State Police, Worcester County Health Department and Assateague Coastal Trust will be utilizing the following locations for the NDTBI (Drug Take Back Initiative) on the 26th (October) from 10 am to 2 pm.
The locations are as follows:
Worcester County Health Department – Pocomoke, Maryland
400 A Walnut Street, Pocomoke, Maryland 21851
Worcester County Health Department – Snow Hill, Maryland
6040 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863
Ocean City Fire House
10124 Keyser Point Road, Ocean City, Maryland 21842
Ocean Pines Fire House (South)
911 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Berlin, Maryland 21811
Ocean City Police Department
6500 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland 21811
Maryland State Police – Berlin Barrack
9758 Ocean Gateway, Berlin, Maryland 21811
Berlin Police Department
10 Williams Street, Berlin, Maryland 21811
This program offers residents to bring their expired our outdated prescription drugs to these sights for proper destruction.
We encourage those who wish to dispose of these items to bring them to one of the drop off sites listed above.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Case # 13-0245
LOCATION: Stockton, Maryland
CRIME: Armed Robbery
ACCUSED: Ecentral Brian Francois
|Ecentral Brian Francois|
CHARGES: Armed Robery, Second Degree Assault and Theft Under $1,000
Francois was tracked through the license plate on his vehicle and with the assistance of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and the Pocomoke City Police Department was detained and subsequently identified by the victim.
Lieutenant Edward C. Schreier
Worcester County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office along with Troopers from the Maryland State Police Barrack in Berlin began converging on the Bishopville Community.
A Trooper from the State Police located a dark colored pick-up truck traveling on Saint Martin’s Neck Road near Route 90. The Trooper stopped the truck and upon approaching the vehicle he located 4 people in the bed of the truck along with the driver
They were identified as, Stewart William Pryor, 28, of Millsboro, De., Dylan Lee Sharp, 19, of Milton, De., Franklin Adam Martin, 23, of Milton, De., Sean James MaGee, 23, of Selbyville, De, Addison Hill-Bittner, 22, of Rehoboth De.
Also in the truck bed was 29 watermelons.
While one Deputy assisted the Trooper, another began traveling the roads of Bishopville.
Through the Sheriff’s Office investigation a total of 14 US Mailboxes, 1 Waste Management Trash Can, and 1 sign for a Church Parsonage were located damaged.
The investigation revealed that the suspects were riding along Bishopville Road and Saint Martin’s Neck Road throwing water melons at mailboxes in an attempt to destroy them.
During their initial interviews all 5 identified themselves as Firefighters from Sussex County Delaware.
All the subjects were arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property and are awaiting trial.
Lt. Edward C. Schreier
Worcester County Sheriff’s Office
Saturday, October 5, 2013
On October 4, 2013 around 1:15 am Deputies from the Worcester County Sheriff’s were alerted by a member of the Bishopville Community that several people were riding around in a dark colored truck smashing mailboxes.
Stewart William Pryor 28 of Millsboro, DE
Dylan Lee Sharp 19 of Milton, DE
Franklin Adam Martin 23 of Milton, DE
Sean James MaGee, 23 of Selbyville, DE
Addison Hill-Bittner, 22 of Rehboth DE
16 counts for each suspect MDOP Less than $500
Friday, June 7, 2013
From:Worcester County Sheriff's Office
As Tropical Storm Andrea makes it way towards the Eastern Shore, The Worcester County Sheriff's office is encouraging people to take precautions before the severe weather is upon us.
Please check you exterior for loose items as estimated winds could exceed 40 mph at times.
We are expecting a significant amount of rain with estimates as high as 5-6 inches.
For our local folks, most of you should be familiar with the roads that normally flood. Take precaution if you approach high water if you are driving. We will have extra patrol deputies out beginning Friday afternoon until the storm passes our area.
For those who have to work, please consider calling your home or someone that you know before you leave from work and allow an extra amount of time to get to your destination.
We encourage you to use the major routes as the county back roads are a concern for us for downed trees and wires that are difficult to see in the dark. A major concern is always coastal flooding.
For those who are in these coastal areas, you can expect some high water during the tide changes.
Our deputies will be patrolling these areas and will assist anyone in need.
The expected brunt of the storm will occur during the evening hours during Friday. This time table is somewhat flexible since this storm may increase or decrease in size while over landfall. As usual, if you do not need to be out, please stay indoors.
We will do our best to post road closures or hazardous conditions as they happen on this page and local media. Please be safe and smart in your travels.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Contact Heather Horner or any member of the WCSO K9 Unit to get your tickets!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Today we concluded our third day of searching for Ms. (Helen Stephanie) David.
All areas of South Point have been searched by ground, by air and by boat.
We continue to ask the public to check their properties and report anything out of the ordinary to the Sheriff's Office at 410-632-1111.
Today (Wednesday) concluded a coordinated search by Civil Air Patrol, Natural Resources Police, and Search and Rescue Teams from as far as the Western Shore.
Sheriff's Office ATV's searched the wooded areas along Route 611 and many side roads around the South Point area.
Message Boards are in place along Route 611 asking for the publics assistance in locating Ms. David.
At this time, the search teams have been scaled back.
We would like to thank all those who have participated in this search and continue to do so at this time.
Flyers with Ms. David's photograph and description have been distributed to business all along the 611 and West Ocean City area.
We are asking that you share this information with your friends and relatives who live in the Northern Portion of Worcester County as well as those who may travel to the county of the next several days.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The following people were charged with various drug charges by Ocean City Police:
- Shawn Matthew Gilmore, 25, of Ocean City, MD
- 17-year-old juvenile male of Stevensville, MD
- 16-year-old juvenile male of Easton, MD
- James David Brooks, 25, of Snowshoe, PA
- Danielle Clarissa Jones, 32, of Randallstown, MD
- Rodney Lamont Burnett, 32, of Baltimore, MD
- Thomas Edward Dalton, 27, of Bryans Road, MD
- Jeremy Adam Thomas, 27, of Welcome, MD
Citizens are encouraged not to buy, use or sell illegal drugs in Ocean City and Worcester County. Police remind citizens that undercover officers will be actively ensuring the safety of residents and visitors this summer on the boardwalk and throughout the town of Ocean City.
Ocean City Police Dept.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
On March 13, 2013, at approximately 0645 hours, Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a residence on Campbelltown Road, Bishopville, Maryland in reference to violation of a protective order.
Upon arrival the Deputies made contact with Lisa B. Kerstetter, 51 years of age, from Bishopville Md. Ms. Kerstetter appeared to be in violation of a protection order.
Ms. Kerstetter was placed under arrest for violation of an Ex Parte order. While inside the residence the Deputies also located marijuana. When Ms. Kerstetter was confronted with the marijuana she became extremely aggressive and hostile and was also charged with resisting arrest.
Ms. Kerstetter was held on $2,500 bond and is being held at the Worcester County Detention Center.
Lieutenant Edward C. Schreier
Worcester County Sheriff's Dept.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
On 09/15/12 at approximately 1942 hours, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was patrolling Bishopville Road, Bishopville Maryland. The Deputy observed a vehicle at a high rate of speed, registering at 70 in a posted 40. The Deputy stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Douglas Mussog, 51 of Frankford De. Mr. Mussog admitted to having a suspended driver’s license. The Deputy detected the odor an alcoholic beverage from Mr. Mussog’s breath. Mr. Mussog did poor on Field Tests and was arrested Mr. Mussog was also wanted through Maryland for Failure to Appear for previous DUI related offenses. Mr. Mussog was charged with DUI related offense, driving while suspended, and speeding. Mr. Mussog was held on $5000 bond for his FTA warrant
On 09/14/12, A Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was patrolling the area of Old Snow Hill Road when he observed a white Hyundai with an inoperative tag light. The Deputy stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Francis Elder Moale Early III, 49, of Pocomoke Md. Musgrave detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage from Mr. Early’s breath and person. Mr. Early did poor on field tests and was arrested. The Deputy spoke with the vehicle’s owner and determined Mr. Early did not have permission to operate it. Mr. Early’s license was revoked and suspended.
Mr. Early was charged with driving while suspended, driving while revoked, DUI related charges and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
On 9/ 15/12 at approximately 0037 hours, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was patrolling the Park and Ride in West Ocean City, Worcester County, Maryland. The Deputy observed a black Ford Explorer, parked in the middle of the parking lot. Upon closer investigation, The Deputy observed the knee of an individual in the passenger seat with the seat reclined all the way back. Knowing individuals were not allowed to sleep in their vehicles in the Park and Ride I approached the vehicle. Upon making contact with the passenger, Carl Pattelli, the rear seat passenger, a female, began mouthing the words “help me.”
The female was visibly upset and it was obvious she had been crying. The Deputy was able to separate the front seat occupant identified as Anthony Joseph Pattelli 30, of Buena Park Ca. and The Female. The Deputy learned that Mr. Pattelli was the female’s boyfriend. The two had been living in their vehicle for several days. When an argument started that evening, the female stated that Mr. Pattelli assaulted her and been holding her against her will for over 2 hours. The female stated she attempted to get out of the vehicle several times but each time she was assaulted by Mr. Pattelli. The female finally gave up for fear of getting hurt worse. The female had visible injuries to her head, mouth and throat area. Mr. Pattelli was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Assault and False Imprisonment. Mr. Pattelli was held on $3000. At bail review Mr. Pattelli’s bond was raised to $5000.
On 9/14/12, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a motor scooter at Route 611 and Sunset Ave. Ocean City, MD 21842. The operator was a 16 year old male juvenile from Ocean City Md. who was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and driving a motor scooter without a license. The juvenile was arrested for the above charges and released to parents pending juvenile court actions.
On 9/ 14/12 A Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy received a call from dispatch to respond to the Wal Mart Berlin, MD 21811 for a report of a dog locked in the vehicle in the parking lot. The Deputy located the vehicle containing the dog and went into the store to attempt to locate the operator of the vehicle. The vehicle's operator, identified as Bryan Christopher Hazard 28 of Berlin Md., had an active Circuit Court warrant for failure to appear on a child support issue. Mr. Hazard was arrested and committed to the Worcester County Jail on 1,000 bond. The dog was freed from the car and a turned over to a family member.
Lt. Edward C. Schreier
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The Worcester County Sheriff's Office would like the public's help in identifying the male subject in the picture.
Please contact the Sheriffs Office at 410 632 1112 if you can help identify the subject in the picture or if you have any information regarding the thefts that are occurring in Pocomoke City area.
As always you may remain anonymous.
Deputy investigating the thefts is D.F.C. Trotter.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Worcester County Sheriff's Office Press Release
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
|K-9 Edo and his handler |
Deputy First Class Dale Trotter
Both K-9 Edo and Deputy Trotter traveled to North Carolina to receive the required training in explosive detection. K-9 Edo is also crossed trained in patrol functions such as tracking and crowd control. Both K-9 Edo and Deputy Trotter are patrolling the streets of Worcester County.
A short time later, members of the Maryland State Police, Berlin Police Department and Ocean Pines Police Department arrived on scene. Mr. Conroy continued to fight with officers and Deputy and was eventually taken into custody. The Deputy and two additional officers were treated and released at Atlantic General Hospital for minor injuries.
Mr. Conroy was subsequently charged with assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct, and held on a $50,000.00 bond. It was subsequently determined that Mr. Conroy was allegedly under the influence of PCP.
On August 19, 2012, at approximately 1129 hours, A Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy stopped a vehicle for a seatbelt violation on Rt. 50 in the area of Keyser Pt. Rd. in West Ocean City. The driver was identified as James Paul Kimble 27 of Pasadena Md. and the passenger was identified as Gaberille Marie Fitzgerald 22 of Baltimore Md. Upon making contact with the occupants the Deputy could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana.
Ms. Fitzgerald stated that there was marijuana and a “bowl” in her bag in the trunk of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle produced suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Mr. Kimble was charged with possession drug paraphernalia. Ms. Fitzgerald was charged with possession drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Both subjects were released pending trial.
On 08/21/2012 at approximately 0019 hours, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputies stopped a vehicle on Ocean Highway at Old Virginia Rd, Pocomoke City, Maryland for an equipment violation.
After searching the vehicle Deputies discovered a loaded Smith and Wesson .40 Caliber handgun, approximately one pound of marijuana, and $517.47 of US currency.
Arrested were, Loronda Weathers, age 24, of Norfolk Virginia and Dewayne Walker, age 30, of Nassawadox Virginia. Both subjects have been charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and Possession of a firearm while committing a drug trafficking crime.
Both subjects are being held at the Worcester County Jail on $5,000.00.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Evidence was also recovered in this search and seizure warrant linking the suspect, Jason Vermillion, age 32, of Bishopville Md. to these marijuana plants. A search Vermillion’s residence also revealed thirty eight (38) grams of marijuana, numerous items of paraphernalia along with multiple firearms. Vermillion was placed under arrest and charged with the following offenses:
Possession of Marijuana
Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana
Possession of paraphernalia
Vermillion was subsequently committed to the Worcester County Jail on a $7,000.00 bond. The Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team was assisted by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, Ocean City Police Department Narcotics Unit, and the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office during the execution of this search and seizure warrant.
Worcester County Sheriff's Office Press Release.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
On June 20, 2012 around 8:00 pm Deputies from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to near the Greene Turtle in West Ocean City. The reports were that an intoxicated person had wandered into the road and was lying in the roadway. When Deputies arrived they met with Karen Pledger 32 years of age from Delmar Md. who was very intoxicated and belligerent. Ms. Pledger was arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. At the office Ms. Pledger was processed and released on a criminal citation for disorderly conduct. Ms. Pledger was released to the care and custody of a male friend who had come to the Sheriff’s Office to give Ms. Pledger a ride home. Ms. Pledger became irate with the male and began to throw pieces of paper at him, and eventually threw a pen. Ms. Pledger was arrested again in the parking lot for assault. Ms. Pledger resisted the arrest and was eventually placed into custody once again. Ms. Pledger was later transported to the District Court Commissioner in Snow Hill and was released with a trial date of July 31, 2012 at 9:00 am in the Snow Hill District Court.
On 06/12/2012 at 0300 Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputies received a call in reference to a disabled vehicle. The Deputies responded to the area and made contact with the defendant, Victor Evans II 22 years of age, of Temperancville Va. who was walking on the roadway attempting to purchase gasoline.
Upon the Mr. Evans returning to his car, Deputies observed marijuana and CDS paraphernalia in the vehicle. The Mr. Evans was placed under arrest and charged with, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of CDS Paraphernalia. Mr. Evans was taken before the District Court Commissioner, where he was released on his own recognizance.
On 06/16/2012 at approximately 1750 hours, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Jeremy Wayne Snyder, 22, of Easton, Pennsylvania for a District Court Arrest Warrant issued on 05/29/2012 for Rape-Second Degree. Snyder was later taken before a District Court Commissioner and held at the Worcester County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.
On 06/16/2012 at approximately 1750 hours, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested James McKinley Brown, 49, of Willards, Maryland for (4) District Court Arrest Warrants. Mr. Brown is being charged with Burglary-Second Degree, and Theft-$1,000 to $10,000 for the first warrant issued on 05/05/2012. Mr. Brown is also being charged with Burglary-First Degree and Fourth Degree for the second warrant issued on 08/06/2011. Mr. Brown’s also being charged with Burglary-First Degree and Fourth Degree, along with MDOP-Less than $500. Mr. Brown’s fourth warrant was issued on 08/29/2011 for Assault-Second Degree. Mr. Brown was later taken before a District Court Commissioner and held on $15,000 bond for each of the first three warrants and released on his personal recognizance for the fourth warrant. Mr. Brown has two additional warrants through Wicomico County and a detainer was sent from Baltimore City Police Department for Violation of Parole. Mr. Brown is currently held at the Worcester County Detention Center Pending Trial.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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* K-9 Demonstration by Worcester County Sheriff’s Office * K-9 t-shirts for sale *
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All food & beverages donated by Sunset Grille.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
It takes lots of team work and effort to perform duties as risky as this one. Great job by all the departments involved. Keep up the outstanding work!
Information also submitted on Pocomoke City Arrest Report
From the Worcester County Sheriff's Office
May 30, 2012 Members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team executed a search and seizure warrant regarding to a marijuana distribution investigation that was being conducted in Pocomoke, Maryland. The target of this investigation was identified as Toan Chi Huynh 25 years of age, of Pocomoke, Maryland. A search and Seizure warrant was served at Mr. Huynh residence in Pocomoke Md. Entry into the home was made by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Armed Response Team. Located inside of the residence was Mr. Huynh and he was taken into custody without incident. During the course of execution of the search and seizure warrant the following items were located and seized by investigators:
· 1,207 Grams of Marijuana
· 61 Grams of Powder MDMA
· 16 Tablets of Ecstasy / MDMA
· Various items of paraphernalia to include a commercial heat sealer and scale
· $1,075.00 in U.S. Currency
Mr. Huynh was transported to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and charged with the following offenses:
1. Possession of Marijuana
2. Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana
3. Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana (School Zone)
4. Possession of powder MDMA
5. Possession with intent to distribute powder MDMA
6. Possession with intent to distribute powder MDMA (School Zone)
7. Possession of Ecstasy / MDMA
8. Possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy / MDMA
9. Possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy / MDMA (School Zone)
10. Possession of Paraphernalia
Mr. Huynh was subsequently transported to the District Court Commissioner for initial appearance where he was committed to the Worcester County Jail on a $25,000.00 bond. The Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team was assisted by the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office, Pocomoke Police Department, Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force, Eastern Shore Virginia Drug Task Force, and Drug Enforcement Administration during the execution of this search and seizure warrant.