Salisbury Police

The Salisbury Police will be looking at surveillance footage that may lead to the identities of seven people who physically assaulted four Salisbury University students.

WBOC reports that the incident took place last Saturday when the students were in the drive through.

The students say they were surrounded by seven men wearing white T-shirts.

The television station reports that three of the students were injured.

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A suspect has been charged in two of the three shootings that hit Salisbury this week.

The police say that they have taken 27-year old Jermel Moss into custody for allegedly shooting a 28 year old man near Middleneck Drive on February 28th.

He has also been charged in the shooting of Troy Smiley around 11:30 p.m. – an hour and a half earlier.

The shooting at 1 p.m. occurred when the victim’s car was flagged down by the suspect.

WBOC reports that police say when the victim stopped the car the suspect asked for a ride.

Salisbury University website

There have been three recent assaults near the campus of Salisbury University.

And while the police have made arrests there is some unease among students.

The assaults range from an incident in a student neighborhood known as The Zoo to two attacks on Sunday in the Bateman Street area across from Route 13.

In those two incidents the victim was punched.

WBOC reports that the university has sent out an email notifying students of the assaults with recommendations on how to avoid being a victim.

Salisbury Police Website

Salisbury police are searching for up to ten suspects in connection with the stabbing of a 21 year old man in the Claimont Shopping Center on South Salisbury Boulevard on Wednesday night.

The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. when around seven to ten people on foot and on bicycles got into a verbal argument with the man.

Police told WBOC that when he tried to leave he was assaulted and fell to the ground where he was kicked and punched.

Authorities say that it was only later that they discovered he had been stabbed in up part of his back.

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One man is dead after being shot in Salisbury on Parsons Road this morning.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that police received a call around 7 a.m. about an incident at the Waterside Apartments.

Salisbury Police Captain Rich Kaiser told the paper that it has not been determined whether it was a homicide or a suicide.

As of mid-morning he told the paper there was no sign of a break in and no one was in custody.

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The Salisbury and Fruitland police departments are getting some armored vehicles from the Defense Department.

The Salisbury City Council is expected to give its blessing for a request at its Monday night meeting with the assurance from the department that it would only be used when it was needed.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the department says the vehicle would only be involved in high risk situations such as barricades with hostages.

Meanwhile, Fruitland got its armored vehicle around two months ago but it is still not in service.

Salisbury Police badge website

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Salisbury Police are trying to identify a chemical that was found in the car and home of a man whose death authorities have called suspicious.

The department said in a news release that officers on patrol Monday saw a car parked next to an abandoned building.

Authorities say no one was in the car, but it appeared to be covered in a chemical that emitted a strong, noxious odor. Police say officers identified the car's owner and went to his home.

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Police are looking for a suspect who robbed the Dunkin' Donuts on South Salisbury Blvd at around 1 a.m this morning.

Salisbury Police say the suspect ran away and was able to elude police during last night’s search.

WBOC reports that no further details have been released by the police about what was taken or the weapon that was used.

Salisbury Police Department website

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say a man who was running from law enforcers was slightly injured when he was hit by a cruiser.

It happened about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Salisbury. Troopers said in a news release that state police and the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force were working in the area tried to talk to a man who was walking through back yards.

Authorities say the man ran when he saw police officers, eventually running into the street, where he was hit by an unmarked police car responding to the chase.

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Salisbury officials are holding a series of public meetings to discuss enacting a city-wide curfew for teenagers after three fatal shootings occurred in an 11-day span earlier this month.
A group of about 20 people attended a Wednesday night meeting at the Saint Francis De Sales Parish to address the proposed curfew.