Dorchester police and fire

Posted 11/23/22

Superintendent Jones retires

Gov. Larry Hogan on Nov. 16 announced that Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow W. “Jerry” Jones III has notified him of his intent to …

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Dorchester police and fire

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Superintendent Jones retires

Gov. Larry Hogan on Nov. 16 announced that Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Woodrow W. “Jerry” Jones III has notified him of his intent to retire at the end of the year after 35 years in law enforcement. The governor has named Lt. Colonel Roland L. Butler Jr. to serve as acting superintendent.

“Maryland is fortunate to have the finest state police organization in the entire country, and Colonel Jones has continued that tradition with steady and principled leadership of the highest caliber,” said Gov. Hogan.

Prior to becoming superintendent in February 2020, Colonel Jones served more than four years as chief of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.

“When I was hired as a Maryland State Police cadet just a few weeks after graduation from high school, I never in my most ambitious visions thought I would reach the pinnacle of my law enforcement career by serving in Governor Hogan’s administration,” said Colonel Jones. “It has been my greatest privilege to lead the committed individuals who are a part of the Maryland Department of State Police. They possess a dedication to duty that is evidenced each day in their selfless public safety service to the people of our state. The amount of good done each day across this state by our troopers and civilian employees is awe-inspiring. I will forever be proud of the opportunity I have had to serve the people of Maryland for 35 years as a law enforcement professional.”

Attempted vehicle thefts

Shortly after midnight on Nov. 19, Cambridge Police Department officers received calls in reference to juveniles attempting to break into vehicles in the West End area. Shortly after 5 a.m., CPD officers patrolling in the area of Glasgow and Glenburn Avenue located juveniles attempting to enter vehicles and trespassing on private property.

One juvenile was apprehended. The male juvenile was arrested and charged with trespassing and rogue and vagabond and released to their guardian.

“This is a reminder to please make sure your vehicles are locked as these juveniles were looking for unlocked vehicles and unsecured property,” a statement from the CPD said. “If you see someone suspicious in your neighborhood, please do not hesitate to call us.”

To reach the CPD, call 410-228-3333.

Trespassing at Choptank Elementary

On Nov. 11, at approximately 11:20 p.m., CPD officers responded to Choptank Elementary School for an alarm. While they were checking the building, several juveniles were located on the property, which is posted with No Trespassing signs.

Officers attempted to contact the juveniles who refused to comply and fled on bicycles. Officers were able to locate one youth after he attempted to flee on foot in the 1000 block of Miles Circle. The juvenile was transported to CPD for processing and released to a parent/guardian on the following charges:

  • School trespass on ground
  • Trespass on posted property
  • Obstruct and hindering
  • Attempt to elude police in official vehicle by failing to stop and by fleeing on foot
  • Attempt to elude police in uniform by failing to stop and fleeing on foot.

Assault, trespassing

On Nov. 12, at approximately 8 p.m., CPD officers had responded to the 600 block of Greenwood Avenue for a disturbance. There was a subject identified as a 31-year-old Cambridge man on the property, who did not live there and was asked to leave, which he did. The man also attempted to grab a juvenile in the area and, while doing so, an officer intervened. The man assaulted the officer, a statement from CPD said.

Adrian Rideout was subsequently placed under arrest. While officers were attempting to gain compliance of Rideout, unknown juveniles started throwing rocks, which ended up striking two officers and police vehicles. The juveniles fled and were not located.

Rideout was transported to CPD for processing where he continued to resist officers, the statement said. He had his initial appearance before a court commissioner and was turned over to the Dorchester County Detention Center on no bond.

Rideout was charged with the following:

  • Assault second degree
  • Trespass posted property
  • Fail to obey
  • Intoxicated public disturbance

Stabbing

On Nov. 14, at approximately 11:40 a.m., CPD officers responded to the 300 block of Henry Street for a reported stabbing. Contact was made with the victim who had an injury to his arm. CPD officers rendered medical aid to the victim, who was later treated by Dorchester EMS and transported to University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester for further treatment. The suspect was also located on scene and identified as a 25-year-old Cambridge woman. Through investigation, it was revealed that an altercation had occurred between the victim and suspect, during which the victim was stabbed with a knife. The woman was arrested and transported to CPD for processing. She had her initial appearance before a court commissioner and was turned over to the Dorchester County Detention Center on no bond.

Demetria Maria Parker was charged with the following:

  • First degree assault
  • Second degree assault
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Dangerous weapon intent to injure

Theft at Walmart

On Nov. 10, at approximately 5:39 p.m., Cambridge Police Department officers responded to Walmart for a theft. Contact was made with asset protection officers who reported that they observed a subject stealing item and passing all points of sale. Contact was made with the subject, who was identified as Marchell Fletcher (54 years old of Ellendale, Delaware). Fletcher admitted to taking the items, a statement from the CPD said.

She was issued a criminal citation and released on her signature, and was charged with theft less than $100.

Violation of probation

On Nov. 11, at approximately 12:28 p.m., CPD officers located Donald Anthony Mundy (34 years old of Cambridge) in the 600 block of Shoal Creek. Mundy had an active bench warrant for violation of probation for failure to appear in court on Sept. 14 on an original charge of trespassing. Mundy was placed under arrest and transported to CPD for processing.

Mundy had his initial appearance before a court commissioner and was turned over to the Dorchester County Detention Center on no bond.

First-degree assault

On Nov. 13, at approximately 8:20 p.m., CPD officers responded to the 500 block of High Street for a disturbance. Contact was made with the victim who stated that they had been assaulted by another subject at the residence. During the assault, a second victim attempted to intervene. The suspect, who was identified as a 61-year-old Cambridge man, then pulled a knife on the second victim. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to CPD for processing. He had his initial appearance before a court commissioner and was turned over to the Dorchester County Department of Corrections on no bond.

Rolando Newton was charged with the following:

  • First-degree assault
  • Second-degree assault
  • Second-degree assault
  • Reckless endangerment

Guitar stolen

On Nov. 14, at approximately 10:14 a.m., CPD officers met with Christopher Alan Plummer (36 years old of Cambridge) at CPD. Plummer was served a criminal summons charging him with theft $100 to under $1,500.

The charge stems from an incident that occurred between July 31 and Sept. 29 in the 400 block of Muir Street. Officers met with a victim who reported that they had lent their guitar to Plummer. The victim then reported that Plummer stopped answering the phone. The victim reported that the guitar had been pawned.

CPD was able to track down and recover the guitar at a local pawn shop. CPD officers completed an application of charges with the court commissioner where a criminal summons was issued.

CDS, resisting arrest

On Nov. 14, at approximately 9:52 a.m., CPD officers located Christopher Alan Plummer (36 years old of Cambridge) in the 1600 block of Stone Boundary Ave. Plummer had an active arrest warrant. Plummer was arrested and transported to CPD for processing. Plummer had his initial appearance before a court commissioner and was turned over to the Dorchester County Detention Center on $8,000 secured bond.

Plummer was charged with the following:

  • CDS possession not cannabis
  • Resist arrest
  • Driving while impaired by drugs
  • Driving impaired by drugs
  • Fail to stop after accident involving property damage
  • Fail of driver in accident to furnish ID
  • Fail of driver to report accident
  • Fail control speed avoid collision
  • Reckless driving
  • Negligent driving
  • Fail drive right of center

Charges stem from an incident that occurred on Nov. 1, at approximately 11:10 p.m. Officers responded to 1800 block of Race Street for a motor vehicle collision. Plummer is suspected of operating a vehicle that struck another vehicle and property, then leaving the scene, as well as being in possession of suspected heroin and related paraphernalia and under the influence. Plummer began having a medical issue from the CDS and was transported to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center for treatment. CPD officers completed an application of charges with the court commissioner where an arrest warrant was issued.

Theft

On Nov. 15, at approximately 9:57 a.m., CPD officers responded to Walmart for a theft. Contact was located with asset protection and the suspect, who was identified as a 51-year-old Hurlock woman. She was observed by asset protection officers placing items in bags and passing all points of sale without paying for the items. Total value of amounts taken was $203.45.

The suspect was issued a criminal citation and released on her signature. Heather Jean Mogue was charged with theft $100 to under $1,500.

Second-degree assault

On Nov. 16, at approximately 5:27 p.m., CPD officers met with Felicia Smith, 28 years old of Cambridge, at CPD. Smith was served a criminal summons and released on her signature. Smith was charged with assault second degree.

Charges stem from an incident that occurred on Oct. 15 in the 400 block of Oakley Street. Smith was involved in an altercation with another subject. The victim applied for charges with the court commissioner where a criminal summons was issued.

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