Crisfield PD and State Police both warn about scam callers

CRISFIELD — The Crisfield Police Department and Chief David Dalfonso remind everyone that with the holidays come the scammers and everyone needs to be on guard. Residents should be suspicious of any telephone calls or mailings that come from a “government agency,” police department, or questionable charity requesting money — and if you are contacted […]

911 must now be a direct call even for multi-line systems

PRINCESS ANNE — County leaders are working on a local ordinance that complies with state law so that dialing 911 from any phone will connect you to an emergency services dispatcher. It was in 2013 when the estranged husband of Kari Hunt attacked and killed her in a Texas motel room. During the incident the […]

Delaware man who was a court no-show had been murdered in Cambridge

PRINCESS ANNE — A Delaware man who two years ago burglarized a UMES student’s off-campus apartment at Arden’s Run in Princess Anne was shot and killed in Cambridge on Oct. 25. Khalil St. Croxie Reid, 21, was scheduled to appear in Somerset County Circuit Court on Nov. 23 for violating his probation in the November […]

‘One-man crime wave’ held on no bond after another arrest

CRISFIELD — A local resident who could be described as a “one-man crime wave” according to Crisfield Police was arrested again for shoplifting at a dollar store in the city. Joseph Lincoln Ward, 42, on Nov. 13 was held on a bench warrant on no bond status for violating the conditions of his release related […]

Cambridge man pleads guilty to soliciting ‘13-year-old’ deputy

PRINCESS ANNE — A Dorchester County man charged with the sexual solicitation of a minor was sentenced to seven years in prison with all but 189 days of time served suspended. Joshua R. Phillips, 27, was arrested on April 17 when he came to Princess Anne to meet a girl he thought was 13-years-old. It […]

Crisfield’s new police chief reports 61 arrests during first quarter on the job

CRISFIELD — The city’s new Chief of Police David Dalfonso is making his department known having made 61 arrests during his first full quarter on the job. Hired in June to be the permanent chief after the retirement in January of Chief Michael Tabor, the former state trooper reported to the City Council that from […]