OCEAN CITY — A Rosedale, Md. man was arrested on numerous weapons charges last weekend after being observed with a large Bowie-style knife protruding from his waistband on the Boardwalk.
Around 2:10 a.m. last Sunday, Ocean City Police observed a suspicious male on the Boardwalk at Dorchester Street with a partially concealed sheath knife protruding from his waistband. OCPD officers stopped the suspect, later identified as Roger Delano Holloway, 38, and recovered a large Bowie-style knife concealed under his shirt and in the waistband of his pants.
Holloway was arrested and a subsequent search revealed a second concealed fixed-blade knife as well as an automatic-opening folding knife and a set of metal knuckles. Holloway was charged with three counts of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and one violation of the town’s martial arts weapon possession ordinance. He was taken before a District Court Commissioner and later released on his own recognizance.
Leads To DUI Arrest
WEST OCEAN CITY — A West Ocean City man was arrested on drunk driving and other traffic charges last week after fleeing from police in the Park-and-Ride in West Ocean City before striking a tree.
Around 8:15 p.m. last Thursday, the Maryland State Police Berlin barrack received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a suspected drunk driver. A few minutes later, MSP troopers located the suspect vehicle at the Park-and-Ride in West Ocean City. During the initial contact by troopers with the vehicle’s operator, later identified as Timothy Daniel Mullray, Jr., 46, of West Ocean City, the driver placed the vehicle into drive and attempted to flee from police at a high rate of speed.
However, Mullray failed to make it out of the parking lot when his vehicle first struck a curb at a high rate of speed before crashing into a tree, which disabled the vehicle. Mullray refused field sobriety tests and was transported to PRMC in Salisbury due to injuries sustained during the crash. He was later charged with driving under the influence and numerous traffic citations.
Traffic Stop Nets Cocaine
BISHOPVILLE — A Delaware man was arrested on cocaine possession charges this week after a traffic stop near Bishopville.
Last Sunday, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle were weaving on Route 113 near Bishopville. During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy noticed suspected cocaine in the center console of the vehicle driven by Paul Elwood Longacre, 51, of Delaware. After a search of the vehicle, Longacre was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and possession of paraphernalia.
Berlin Burglaries Probed
BERLIN — Berlin Police this week are seeking the suspect or suspects wanted in connection with a pair of residential burglaries within the last two weeks.
Berlin Police are currently investigating two residential break-ins in town over the course of the last two weeks. In each case, the suspect or suspects have entered the residences through unlocked rear doors when the residents were not home. During each burglary, jewelry and electronics were stolen.
As the investigation continues, Berlin Police are urging residents to secure their residence both when they are home and when they are out. Berlin Police are also asking residents to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious individuals and/or vehicles, which will help deter crime. Anyone with information about the burglaries or concerns about residential safety are urged to contact the Berlin Police at 410-641-1333.
Jail For Chicken Deaths
SALISBURY — A Delmar man arrested last August after trespassing onto a chicken farm in an intoxicated state and turning off the power to three chicken houses resulting in the death of around 70,000 birds was found guilty last week of fourth-degree burglary and was sentenced to two months in jail.
Around 9 a.m. last Aug. 25, Wicomico County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported incident at a poultry farm on East Line Rd. in Delmar. The property owner told police during the nighttime hours, the electric power had been turned off to his three chicken houses, which deprived the flock of food, water and cooling fans.
As a result, nearly the entire flock numbering around 70,000 chickens had perished. The property owner told police he had entered a control shed that contained access to the power for the chicken houses and discovered an unknown male suspect passed out on the floor clan only in a T-shirt and boxer shorts. The suspect was also lying in a pool of his own urine and a strong odor of alcohol was emanating from his person.
The deputy was able to wake the suspect, later identified as Joshua D. Shelton, 21, of Delmar. According to police reports, Shelton told the deputy the last thing he remembered was being on the property after a nearby concert the night before, but did not know how he ended up in the control shed. The deputy surmised Shelton, in his intoxicated state, turned off the circuit breakers that controlled the electric power to the chicken houses.
Last week, Shelton was found guilty of fourth-degree burglary-storehouse and was sentenced to two years in jail with all but two months suspended. Shelton was then placed on probation for three years and was ordered to pay $5,232 in restitution to the victim.
Chinese Lanterns Set Forest Fires
SNOW HILL — Three different fires in the woods near Snow Hill last weekend were started with Chinese lanterns from a nearby party that ignited the blazes.
Around 10 p.m. last Saturday, the Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company responded to a series of reported fires in a wooded area off Snow Hill Rd. Upon arrival, Snow Hill firefighters observed three different fires burning in the wooded area. The fires were extinguished and the Maryland State Forestry Department was contacted. The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated the fires and determined they were ignited by Chinese lanterns, which were being utilized at a party at a residence next door just south of the wooded area.
The investigation revealed the lanterns were ignited and let go, and three of them landed in the woods nearby and started the forest fires.
Delivery Driver Robbed
SALISBURY — Salisbury Police this week are looking for two suspects wanted for holding up a food delivery driver and then puncturing his vehicle’s tires before fleeing on foot.
Around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Salisbury Police responded to the area of Union Ave. for a reported armed robbery of a food delivery driver. The investigation revealed two suspects approached the driver at his vehicle while it was parked in front of a residence and displayed weapons before taking the driver’s food delivery, his wallet and his money.
One of the suspects then disabled the victim’s vehicle by puncturing several tires. Both suspects then fled the area on foot. The first suspect is described as an African-American male, roughly 20 years old and about 5’8” and 150 pounds wearing a black bandana and a black and white striped shirt. The second suspect is described as an African-American male about 20 years, around 5’4” with a stocky build, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information is urged to call Salisbury Police at 410-548-3165, or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.