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8:32 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Third Lawsuit Filed Against Salisbury Police

A third lawsuit has been filed against the Salisbury Police.

This time by Darryle Smith and two passengers for being pulled over by the police on August 24th.

Smith said that he gave one officer his license and registration while another pointed a gun at him and his two friends who were in the car.

Smith and his friends Julian Washington and Brian Louck -- all in their early 20’s -- were searched along with the car.

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9:25 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Missing Teenager Found

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Salisbury Police say a missing teenager has been found safe.

The police had asked for the public's help in searching for 15 year old Akylah Hunter who they said was last seen on Saturday September 27th at around 2:30 p.m. near Madison Street.

They also said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

Police canceled the alert around 6:14 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29.

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9:36 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Salisbury Police Face Second Lawsuit

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A second lawsuit has been filed against the Salisbury Police and Officer Justin Aita within a week.

The suit was filed by Alexandra Francois and Nathalie Francois whose son 15-year old Renaldo Mesadieu was involved in an altercation with Aita.

The suit was filed on  Friday and dates back to an incident that occurred on August 11th.

Mayor Jim Ireton declined to comment on the case.

The incident involved the officer pulling over the son who was riding a bicycle and was told to move back the sidewalk.

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8:44 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Warehouse Bar Replaces Monkey Barrel in Salisbury

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The Monkey Barrel is out.

In its place, the Warehouse Bar is in -- just across the street from Salisbury University.

For Salisbury Police, they hope that they will not have the same problems as the former restaurant and bar which saw 32 fights over the last five years.

They were part of 348 service calls during that period.

The new bar will have a VIP room that can be rented out along with a personal bartender.

They will be open Wednesday through Sunday.      

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10:05 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Police Oversight Board Comes Up in Salisbury NAACP Forum


The relations between the community and police in Salisbury took center stage at a forum held by the Wicomico County branch of the NAACP last night.

The gathering at the Chipman Cultural Center featured Charles Phillips a conciliation specialist for the Community Relations Service of the U.S. Justice Department.

During the two horu meeting, there were a number of residents who expressed interest in an oversight board for the police.

Local resident April Jackson said that while she has not been afraid of the police in the past, she is beginning to now.

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10:15 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Body Identified in Wicomico River in Salisbury City Park (Update 3)

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The man, whose body was recovered this morning from the east prong of the Wicomico River in Salisbury, has been identified as  25-year old Rodney Stevenson Jr.

Police say that he was taking a walk at around 9.30 a.m. this morning and somehow wound up in the river.

WBOC reports that police say soon thereafter someone spotted his body floating in the water west of the spillway near the pedestrian bridge in Salisbury Park.

At the scene police told reporters that there appeared to have been an injury to the back of his head.

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9:29 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Property Tax Hike to Pay for More Cops on the Beat in Salisbury

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The Salisbury City Council approved a new $50 million budget yesterday that raises the local property tax by percent and spends that money on putting more than 15 police officers on the streets.

The number of officers would go up from 92 to 102.

Council President Jake Day called the new spending a defensible investment.

And Council Vice President Laura Mitchell said she did not want to read about a crime that was preventable by putting more police on the streets.

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10:35 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Top Salisbury Leaders Push for Additional Cops on the Street


Salisbury police could have 15 more police officers out on the streets within the next 18 months.

At least that’s what Mayor Jim Ireton and Police Chief Barbara Duncan are pushing for.

Duncan said the new personal would consist of 10 new officers and moving five additional officers back out on patrol.

They would be replaced by five additional civilians.

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12:06 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Police Car Chase in Salisbury


In Salisbury a car sped away from a traffic stop when officers approached the vehicle.

Officers pursued the Mazda, which eventually struck a utility pole in front of Skipjack Seafood on Old Ocean City Road last night at around 10:45 p.m.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the pole snapped in several pieces with the car taking a large portion of the pole for around 100 feet.

It then overturned and struck several cars in the parking lot of an auto repair shop near Civic Avenue.

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11:25 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Salisbury Speed Cameras Vandalized With "1776" in Red Paint


SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Police in Salisbury are asking for help figuring out who spray painted five speed cameras.

An officer on patrol over the weekend noticed that two cameras on Route 50 and Davis Street had been spray painted with red paint. The numbers "1776" and "1774" were also spray painted on the equipment. Officers checked the other speed cameras and found that the same numbers were spray painted on two cameras located on East College Avenue and one camera on East Main Street.

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9:10 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Salisbury Police Seek Help in Sunday Shooting

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The Salisbury Police are looking for some community help in seeking two men who tied up and shotTremayne Trader on Sunday night.The 31-yar old Trader was shot in his abdomen and groin area.

Salisbury police say they believe that the armed robbery and shooting resulted in a confrontation with Trader and a woman who escaped as the two men were demanding money from him.

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8:36 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Salisbury Police Again Use Pepper Spray to Disperse Crowd

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Police in Salisbury say officers used pepper spray to disperse a large crowd after rocks and bottles were thrown at officers.

Police Chief Barbara Duncan told The Daily Times of Salisbury that officers were called to the scene because of reports of a large crowd.

Police say 500 to 700 people, including college students, were gathered near Hazel Avenue and Smith Street late Saturday afternoon. Duncan said officers used pepper spray because of the bottles and rocks that were being thrown at them.

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9:52 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Salisbury Police and Dispatchers to Get Raise

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Salisbury City leaders have put a price tag on the decision to increase the salaries of police officers and emergency dispatchers.

It’s $488,000 and would cover the rest of the fiscal year through next June.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that this is around $40,000 more than the original amount because it includes pay hikes for the city’s nine dispatchers along with the 60 rank-in-file officers.

1:59 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Salisbury Police Looking for Missing 16 Year Old

Salisbury Police are looking for 16-year old Raeqwon Crippen.

He has been missing since 11 pm last night.

Authorities say he left his home on his own but police consider him to be “critically missing” because of his young age and unspecified health concerns.

Crippen is described as being 6 feet tall and 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing black shorts, a gray T-shirt and purple and green sneakers.  

12:13 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Tremont Wright Released From Hospital After Police Involved Shooting


Tremont Wright, who was wounded early Sunday after a high speed chase with Salisbury Police, has been released from the hospital.

Police fired on the 21 year Princess Anne resident after he backed his vehicle toward two officers who were attempting to stop him for erratic driving.

He is currently charged with two counts each of attempted second degree murder, first degree assault, and reckless endangerment.

9:13 am
Thu April 26, 2012

More Video Surfaces in Salisbury Macing by Police


             A new video has surfaced that shows beer cans being thrown at police officers before Salisbury authorities used pepper spray during last Saturday’s confrontation during a Shore on the War party.

            The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the video was given to police by one of the four party-goers who was arrested during the gathering that was part of the La Crosse Championship.

            Police Chief Barbara Duncan said the individual has been charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order.

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12:01 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Body Identified In Salisbury


        Maryland State Police have identified the man who was shot and killed on Olivia Street last night.

       Authorities say he is Charles Duffy Elmer Jr, a 54-year-old Salisbury resident who was pronounced dead at the scene after police arrived around 6:30 p.m.

     The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Maryland State Police troopers found a 1991 white Oldsmobile convertible parked outside.  

     Duffy was inside the vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds.