Guilty Plea In Homicide

SNOW HILL — One of two sisters charged in the stabbing death of a local man outside a Pocomoke convenience store last October pleaded guilty last week in Worcester County Circuit Court and now awaits her fate pending the outcome of a pre-sentence investigation. Shortly after 1 p.m. last Oct. 26, Pocomoke Police responded to… Read more »

Drunk-Driving Arrest After Wild Spree

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OCEAN CITY — A Selbyville man was charged with drunk-driving and weapons violations after an incident last Wednesday when he allegedly drove over the curb and onto the sidewalk in numerous locations in downtown Ocean City. Around 1:45 a.m. last Wednesday, an OCPD officer was conducting a business check at a downtown pharmacy when he… Read more »

Guilty Plea In OC Stabbing

SNOW HILL — A Westminster man, arrested in September after stabbing another man in the chest during an altercation near a mid-town Ocean City hotel, pleaded guilty last week to first-degree assault and was sentenced to six years, all but 18 months of which was then suspended. Around 10:20 p.m. on Sept. 6, 2015, Ocean… Read more »

Violent Sexual Offender Sought

BERLIN — The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating a Berlin man wanted for failing to check in with the agency’s Sex Offender Monitoring Unit. The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Tymir Denard Johnson, 31, from the Berlin area. Johnson was last observed by law enforcement… Read more »

OC Arsonist Sentenced

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SNOW HILL — An Easton man, charged in August with first-degree arson and reckless endangerment after purposely starting a fire at a downtown Ocean City apartment complex, pleaded guilty this week and was sentenced to seven years in jail, most of which was suspended in favor of a fine and probation. Luke Vincent Howard III,… Read more »

Broke In, Stayed Awhile

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OCEAN CITY – A Salisbury man was arrested on burglary charges this week after allegedly taking up residence in an uptown high-rise condominium. Around 4:15 p.m. on Monday, an OCPD officer working routine patrol was dispatched to the Golden Sands condominiums for a reported burglary in progress. The officer arrived an met with maintenance staff… Read more »

Guilty Of Purse Snatching

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OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City man arrested last July on robbery and assault charges after snatching a purse from a female at a farmer’s market before being caught and detained by quick-thinking witnesses was found guilty last week in Worcester County Circuit Court and was sentenced to eight years in jail. Just before noon… Read more »

Unwelcome New Year’s Guest

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OCEAN CITY — A Salisbury woman was charged with burglary and theft last weekend after allegedly taking up residence at a downtown Ocean City apartment without permission for the holiday weekend. Around 10 a.m. last Thursday, an Ocean City police officer was dispatched to a residential unit on Wicomico Street for a reported burglary. The… Read more »

Speeding, Fleeing, Eluding

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WHALEYVILLE — A local man was arrested on fleeing and eluding charges and driving on a suspended out-of-state license last weekend after a Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull him over for speeding. Around 7:30 p.m. last Friday, a Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the area of Whaleyville Rd. observed a Ford… Read more »