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Thefts from Vehicles

       During the months of March and April deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office investigated numerous Thefts from unlocked motor vehicles throughout Dorchester County. The thefts here were part of a large theft scheme conducted by a roving group that included areas in Dorchester, Caroline, Talbot and Wicomico Counties. The investigation has resulted in the arrest of a 17 year old male juvenile from Hurlock, as well as18 year old Zachery Tyler Layton of 111 Main Street, Secretary, Md. Layton was charged by way of a Criminal Summons which charges him with 4 counts of being a Rogue and a Vagabond, 4 counts of Conspiracy to be a Rogue and a Vagabond, 3 counts of Theft under $1,000.00, 3 counts of Conspiracy to Commit Theft under $1,000.00, 2 counts of Theft under $100.00, Conspiracy to commit Theft under $100.00, Operating a Theft Scheme over $1,000.00 but under $10,000.00 and Conspiracy to operate a Theft Scheme over $1,000.00 but under $10,000.00.

      The third suspect in the case 20 year old Justin Marshal Harding of 525 Academy Street, Hurlock, Md. was initially charged with a Criminal Summons charging him with identical charges as Layton. The investigation continued and Harding was arrested and charged with failure to Appear in District Court, Possession of an unregistered Shotgun and Theft under $100.00. He has been released on $8,500.00 unsecured Bond. The investigation into the incident is continuing and additional charges are expected.

 

 

 

 

6-9-17

       In connection with an ongoing investigation into the alleged Distribution of Illegal Narcotics in Cambridge, Hurlock and throughout Dorchester County which is being conducted by a joint group of investigators from the Cambridge Police Department, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Hurlock Police Department Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force, Dorchester County States Attorney’s Office, the Capitol Area Fugitive Task Force and A.T.F. two individuals were arrested and charged on June 9, 2017.

      39 year old Marcus Edward Dockins of 304 Crusader Road, Apt. 204, Cambridge, Md. was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Distribution of Cocaine, 2 counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and 2 counts of Possession of Cocaine and Failure to Appear, He was ordered Held without Bond.

      25 year old William Henry Thomas Jr. of 213 B Goldrush Lane, Hurlock, Md. was charged with 2 counts of Distribution of Cocaine, 2 counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and 2 counts of Possession of Cocaine. He was also Held without Bond. The investigation are continuing.

  

 

 

 

6-7-17

       On Thursday, June 7, 2017 members of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Cambridge Police Department, Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force and the Dorchester County States Attorney’s Office executed 3 Search & Seizure Warrants on 37 year old Brian D. Newcomb of 4942 Skinners Run Road, Hurlock, Md. Newcomb was the main suspect and target of a 3 month investigation into the illegal transportation and distribution of Fentanyl laced Heroin in Cambridge and around Dorchester County. He was stopped on Mt. Zion Road near the intersection of Mt.Zion and Skinners Run Road outside of Hurlock. When detectives attempted to stop him, he intentionally rammed a Dorchester County Sheriff’s Patrol car which was occupied at the time. He was removed from his vehicle and the subsequent search revealed $240.40 in U.S. Currency, 3 cell phones, under 10 grams of Marijuana and 200 individually packaged baggies of Fentanyl laced Heroin. The weight of the Heroin was 2.2 ounces.

      The suspect was charged with multiple Traffic Violations as well as 2 counts of First Degree Assault, 2 counts of Second Degree Assault, Possession of a Large Amount of Heroin, Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession with Intent to Distribute Paraphernalia.

      No officers were injured and the suspect was ordered Held without Bond. Further charges are possible.

 

 

 

3-31-17

On Friday, March 31, 2017 a deputy from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43 year old Donald Deshawn Hare of 3001 Matts Road, Seaford, Delaware. He was wanted in connection with a Second Degree Assault, Conspiracy to commit Second Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment regarding an incident that took place on Indiantown Road near Brookview on March 25, 2017. He was extradited from Delaware and released by a court commissioner.

 

 

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