The Talbot County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has arrested a Talbot County man on charges stemming from a sexual child abuse investigation. Eric L. …
The Talbot County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has arrested a Talbot County man on charges stemming from a sexual child abuse investigation. Eric L. Werner, 61, of Tilghman Island, has been charged with child abuse and other related criminal charges through the Talbot County District Court.
In February 2023, detectives initiated an investigation into an incident at a residence on Tilghman, where the suspect allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile on two occasions. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant through the Talbot County District Court charging Werner with child abuse and other related charges.
On Feb. 23, detectives arrested Werner without incident. He was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking Facility for processing and an initial appearance before a Talbot County District Court Commissioner. Werner was ordered held without bond at the Talbot County Detention Center pending a bail review in Talbot County District Court.
Werner has been charged with child abuse: second degree; sexual abuse of a minor; third and fourth degree sex offense; second degree assault; and obscene matter.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office at 410-822-1020.
On Feb. 24, at approximately 1:40 a.m., Cambridge Police Department officers responded to the 400 block of Ruddy Duck Court in reference to a disabled vehicle call. Upon officers’ arrival they observed a 35-year-old Cambridge man exiting the vehicle. The vehicle had damage to the front end that would be consistent with the vehicle striking an object.
Officers noted that while contacting the man, they could smell alcohol on his breath, while the man also showed other signs of being impaired. The man refused to submit to any standardized field sobriety test, was placed under arrest and transported to CPD for processing, where he refused to submit to a breathalyzer test to show his blood alcohol concentration.
Erick Martinez-Tovar was issued the following traffic citations and released:
On Feb. 24, at approximately 10:13 a.m., CPD officers arrested a 21-year-old Easton man at the Dorchester County Detention Center. He was transported to CPD for processing.
Justin Anthony Foster was served a bench warrant for violation of probation for failing to obey a condition of release on original charges of the following:
Foster had his initial appearance and was returned to the Dorchester County Detention Center on no bond.
On Feb. 25, at approximately 10:43 a.m., CPD officers served a criminal summons on a 29-year-old Cambridge man at the Dorchester County Detention Center. He was served the summons and released back to the custody of DCDC. Quinton Brooks was charged with stalking (3 counts)
Charges stem from an incident that occurred Jan. 7 in the 600 block of Greenwood Avenue. A victim reported that the suspect has allegedly called and come to their residence, constantly threatening to kill the victim and two children. The victim applied for charges with the District Court Commissioner who issued a criminal summons.
On Feb. 25, CPD officers served a criminal summons on a 40-year-old Cambridge man at the Dorchester County Detention Center. He was released back to the custody of DCDC. Carroll Thompson was charged with harassment.
Charges stem from an incident that occurred Jan. 7 in the 300 block of Washington Street. The victim reported that the suspect allegedly constantly harassed and threatened them throughout the day. The victim applied for charges with the District Court Commissioner, who issued a criminal summons.
On Feb. 25, at approximately 11:26 p.m., CPD officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Rigby Avenue and Fairmont Avenue for a stop sign violation. The operator of the vehicle failed to stop and attempted to elude officers.
While pursuing the vehicle through several city streets, the operator of the vehicle was observed to be throwing several items of suspected controlled dangerous substances from the vehicle. The operator continued to elude officers, almost striking an unmarked law enforcement vehicle in the area of Phillips and Washington streets.
The driver continued through more city streets in a reckless manner. He again was observed throwing more suspected CDS from the vehicle. The vehicle finally came to a stop in the area of Baily Road and Mace’s Lane. At that time, multiple officers were on scene, while the operator was refusing to exit the vehicle.
After officers were able to have the operator exit the vehicle, he continued to resist officers. The subject was subsequently placed into custody, when he was observed to have suspected CDS white powder residue in the corner of his mouth.
Officers were able to recover items that were tossed out of the vehicle that were consistent with CDS packaging material with residue. They also noted that there was an open container of an alcoholic beverage in the vehicle as well as a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and cannabis coming from the vehicle.
The driver, a 47-year-old Cordova man, was showing signs of being under the influence of a substance, police said. He was transported to CPD for processing and further investigation, where he refused to complete any standardized field sobriety test.
He later had his initial appearance before a court commissioner and was turned over to the Dorchester County Department of Corrections on no bond. Paul Norman Baynard was charged with the following:
On Feb. 26 at approximately 3:48 p.m., CPD officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Greenwood Avenue and Park Lane for traffic violations. While contacting the driver, an 18-year-old Woolford man, officers could smell the odor of cannabis emitting from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, 115 grams (four ounces) of cannabis packaged in several bags was located. The man was issued a criminal citation and released on his signature. James Robert Frazier was charged with CDS possession of cannabis over 2.5 ounces.
On Feb. 27, at approximately 1:50 a.m., CPD officers responded to the 800 block of Phillips Street for a disturbance, where they contacted a 34-year-old Cambridge man. Gordon Lee Stubbs had an active bench warrant for violation of probation for failing to obey an order of condition of probation on Nov. 7, 2022, on original charges of the following:
Stubbs had his initial appearance before a court commissioner and was turned over to the Dorchester County Department of Corrections on no bond.
Between Feb. 26 and 27, the Cambridge Police Department took multiple reports of motor vehicle thefts. In all of the reported incidents, the vehicle was left running and unlocked.
A statement from police said that vehicle thefts are a crime of opportunity, and it is very important that owners/operators of vehicles are not leaving them running and that they are securing their vehicles.
Operators can be issued a traffic citation for leaving vehicles running unattended in a public place. With any of the below-listed vehicle thefts the Cambridge Police Department is requesting the assistance of the community with any information on suspects. All calls and information can remain anonymous.
Vehicle #1: Reported on Feb. 26, at approximately 6:10 p.m., from the 500 block of Race Street. Reported that a black 2019 Buick Encore with Maryland registration was stolen.
Vehicle was reported to had just been left running while victim delivered food. The vehicle was recovered by CPD on Feb. 26 a short time later after being tracked by OnStar, near the Board of Education in the 700 block of Glasgow Street and the baseball field off of Linden Avenue. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time. Investigation is continuing.
Vehicle #2: Reported on Feb. 26, at approximately 9:03 p.m. from the 600 block of Pine Street. Reported black 2017 Nissan Versa with Maryland registration was stolen.
Vehicle was reported to have been left running while the victim went into a store. The vehicle was recovered by CPD on Feb. 27, at approximately 1:44 p.m., when CPD was alerted by the owner observing the vehicle. The vehicle was located near Ames Court and Mace’s Lane. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time. Investigation is continuing.
Vehicle #3: Reported on Feb. 27, at approximately 7 p.m., from the 1100 block of Race Street. Reported that a dark blue 2013 Nissan Altima with Maryland registration was stolen, after being left running while the victim helped a family member into a residence.
The vehicle was recovered by CPD on Feb. 27, at approximately 7:20 p.m., when a suspicious vehicle was reported by a citizen in a back yard of a residence in the 600 block of Hubert Street. The vehicle was running and found to be unoccupied. Investigation is continuing.
Malicious destruction of property
On Feb. 28, at approximately 9:22 a.m., CPD officers responded to the 700 block of St. Clair Avenue for a report of malicious destruction of property. Contact was made with the victim, who reported that their vehicle had been damaged by a 25-year-old Cambridge man. The suspect was located by officers, issued a criminal citation and released. Valeek Khatib Camper was charged with malicious destruction of property less than $1,000.
On Feb. 28, at approximately 3:25 p.m., CPD officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Muir Street at Race Street, due to the operator of the vehicle having an active warrant.
Santoni Sanchez Daniels, 44, was arrested and transported to CPD for processing, and later turned over to the Maryland State Police, who transferred him to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office. The warrant was from Wicomico County for child support.
On March 1, at approximately 5:05 a.m., CPD officers were patrolling the area of Washington and High streets when they observed a male subject walking in the middle of the roadway yelling derogatory statements. Officers contacted the male subject, a 25-year-old Cambridge man.
Officers noted that the man appeared to be intoxicated and continued to be loud. Officers asked him to move from the roadway for his safety so he would not be struck by a vehicle, but he continued to behave in an erratic manner, pointing to his hip and saying to an officer, “I’m carrying a piece.”
Officers then exited their vehicles to make sure that the man was not armed. He continued to be loud, yelling and screaming, disturbing neighbors who exited their homes, as well as passing vehicles who had to stop in the road.
The man was arrested and transported to CPD for processing, where he was issued a criminal citation and released on his signature. Deadrian Demontea Ennals was charged with disorderly conduct.
On March 1, at approximately 7:29 p.m., CPD officers received a “Shot Spotter” alert for the 800 and 900 blocks of Camelia Street, where it was reported that multiple shots had been fired. Officers responded to the area to locate any victims, witnesses, damage or evidence of the shots fired.
Officers conducted a search of the area on foot and in vehicles, and located spent shell casings in the roadway. CPD never received any calls for victims who had been injured or had damage done to their property.
CPD officers were contacted by a concerned citizen who said that a green Hyundai Tucson with unknown registration was involved with the shooting incident. CPD is asking for any witnesses to the incident to contact the Cambridge Police Department at 410-228-3333. Witnesses may remain anonymous.
D.U.I./Fleeing on foot
On March 1, at approximately 9:47 p.m., CPD officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign on Cross Street at High Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on Park Lane, where the vehicle then turned onto Charles Street.
After the vehicle came to a stop, the sole occupant exited from the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers pursued the driver on foot, apprehending the suspect on Park Lane and Hubert Street. The driver was identified as a 34-year-old Cambridge man. Officers observed alcoholic beverages inside of the vehicle.
The man was transported to CPD for processing. While there, he told officers that he was intoxicated. Officers also noted that he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, as well as other signs of impairment. He refused to perform any standardized field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test.
He was later released on traffic citations. Lionel Tremaine Copper was charged with the following: