11 arrested in violent crime crackdown in Wicomico County

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Maryland State Police assisted in the arrest of 11 people as part of the second phase of an effort to reduce the amount of violent crimes and firearm violations in Wicomico County.

The Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit-East, along with law enforcement agencies from across the state, planned, coordinated, and implemented the crime fighting initiative.

In addition to the arrests, the operation yielded 55 traffic stops, 71 traffic citations, two firearms, and the seizure of several drugs, including fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana and alprazolam.

The goal was to help further numerous recent on-going investigations regarding crimes of violence, handgun violations and other crimes that had been reported in specific locations of Salisbury, Maryland.

ARRESTS

Kenneth James Bryant, 25, of Salisbury, Maryland – Warrant arrest for violation of probation. (not pictured)

Joseph Terrell Gie, 34, of Salisbury, Maryland – Warrant arrest for failing to appear in Worchester County, Maryland. (not pictured)

Anthoney Allen Gambrill, 18, of Salisbury, Maryland – Driving while intoxicated and related charges. (not pictured)

Esco Qu’ran Parker, 18, of Salisbury, Maryland – Disorderly conduct. (not pictured)

The operation also led to the arrest of a 16-year-old male on drug distribution charges. In addition, at least one of those arrested had ties to an organized gang.

The Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit- East partnered with the Salisbury Police Department, Wicomico County State’s Attorney Office, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations- RAC Eastern Shore Office, Maryland State Police Gun Enforcement Unit- East, Maryland State Police S.T.A.T.E. Team, Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack and the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force to complete this operation.

This investigation was made possible in part due to funds provided by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP), which supports the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN).