No-Scam November: Spotting Signs Of Fraud


“No Scam November” is underway. The goal: to prevent scams before a vulnerable person gets ripped off. The Worcester County Vulnerable Adult Task Force, The Sheriff’s Office, local police and the Worcester County State’s Attorney plan to raise awareness about common fraud schemes that most frequently target senior citizens. “We are proud to partner with…

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Teen Sentenced Following Murder Plea


A teenager who pled guilty to second-degree murder in Worcester County has been sentenced to 35 years incarceration, with all but 22 years suspended. According to Worcester County State’s Attorney Kris Heiser, the case is a ‘true tragedy.’ In May 2019, 17-year-old Vershawn Hudson-Crawford and his mother visited the Berlin Police Department, at which he…

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Worcester Co. DUI Conviction Rate Is Tops In Md.


Worcester County has obtained Maryland’s highest prosecution rate for alcohol-and-drug related offenses. The University of Maryland National Study Center for Trauma and EMS, in analyzing 2019 data, found that Worcester County had a 92.7 percent conviction rate in its handling of a total of 841 DUI – related offenses. Worcester County State’s Attorney Kris Heiser…

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Berlin Man Gets 10 Years For Fatal Crash


A Berlin man has received a ten-year prison sentence, with all but four years suspended, for a conviction of homicide by motor vehicle while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance. According to the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office, the charges against 32-year-old Bryan Lee Wersten resulted from a December 2018 incident in which a pickup…

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