“Game Stop” Phone Scam Reported in Somerset County

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The Somerset County Sheriff’s office is warning of a phone scam that has been reported locally.  Someone calls stating they are from the Federal Government and tell you that you’re being investigated for a certain crime. You’re told to go to the nearest Food Lion Store, purchase reloadable Game Stop cards, load them with your…

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MSP Investigating Inmate Death at ECI

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Maryland State Police are investigating the death of an inmate at ECI in Somerset County.  Police were notified of the death of 32 year old Alexander Christopher after he and another man were taken to PRMC in Salisbury.  Christopher was pronounced dead at the hospital – his body has been sent to Baltimore for autopsy…

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Two County Chase Ends in the Arrest of Two

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Maryland State Police in Somerset County tried to stop a vehicle for traffic violations just after 6 Saturday morning, but the driver took off as a passenger tossed items out of the vehicle.  Troopers learned the vehicle was reported stolen through Salisbury Police.  The driver continued on Route 13 towards Salisbury where stop sticks were…

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One Person Injured After Eden House Fire

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The Office of the Maryland Fire Marshal is investigating after a house fire in Somerset County in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The fire happened at a home in the 7000 block of Meadow Bridge Road in Eden, Somerset County. Officials say the fire broke out around 12:25 a.m. on June 12. The Fruitland…

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MDOT Begins Replacement of Route 364 Bridge Near Pocomoke City

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The Maryland Department of Transportation has announced the beginning of a project that will replace the Maryland 364 Dividing Creek Bridge at the Somerset-Worcester County line. The project, expected to cost 2.3 million dollars will lead to the closure of the existing bridge and a detour of MD 364 beginning on Thursday, June 13. The…

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Lightning Strike Responsible for Overnight House Fire in Crisfield

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The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal says it has determined a fire that took place in the early morning hours of Sunday was accidental, caused by a lightning strike. Officials say the blaze broke out shortly after 2 a.m. in the 300 block of Somers Cove in Crisfield. The structure, owned by the…

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MSP Investigating Somerset County Shooting

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A Deal Island man has been arrested after a shooting that occurred in Somerset County on Saturday.  Maryland State Police say just before 2am troopers were called to PRMC in Salisbury for a shooting victim.  The victim told police he was arguing with 33 year old Lance Fridley when Fridley shot him.  Fridley was arrested…

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Maryland DNR Offers Free Tree Seedlings in Worcester, Somerset Counties

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it is offering free tree seedlings to landowners in Somerset and Worcester counties who have a creek, drainage ditch, stream or other waterway on or near their property as part of their Backyard Buffers program. DNR officials say trees and shrubs planted along waterways help to improve water…

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Barricade Situation in Princess Anne

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Maryland State Police say they are investigating after they were called to a home in Princess Anne around 4:48 p.m. this afternoon for a barricaded subject with a firearm inside. Troopers say Maggie Jo Hobbs contacted them reporting that her boyfriend Darryl Birkett had barricaded himself and their 6-month-old child inside his residence. Hobbs said…

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One Person Dead Following Car Crash on Route 13 in Princess Anne

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Maryland State Police say they are investigating following an overnight crash in Somerset County. Troopers say they incident happened around 1:30 a.m. this morning. A Trooper witnessed a white vehicle off the roadway, crashed into the center median of Route 13. An investigation uncovered the vehicle was a Dodge Magnum operated by a 19-year-old female…

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State Fire Marshal Investigates House Fire in Crisfield

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The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office says it is investigating following a structure fire at a home in Crisfield on Thursday afternoon. Officials say the blaze broke out shortly after 4 p.m. at a home at 3188 William Maddox Road. The structure, a two story, wood frame, single family home sustained serious damage in the…

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Two Injured in Crisfield Area Crash

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Two people were injured in a single vehicle crash near Crisfield around 1 Sunday morning.  Maryland State Police were called to the area of Old State and Mariners Roads where they found a van on its roof with two people trapped inside.  Police learned the van veered off the roadway, struck a tree and rolled…

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Princess Anne Building Fire Under Investigation

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The Maryland State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause of a Tuesday afternoon fire in Princess Anne that destroyed a pole building. The blaze broke out just after 3pm on Venton Road. The Princess Anne Fire Department responded, getting the fire under control in just under two hours. WGMD has learned a neighbor discovered…

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SNOW EMERGENCY LIFTED IN SOMERSET COUNTY

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The snow emergency plan in Somerset County was lifted at 10pm Friday ====================================================== The Maryland State Police at the Princess Anne Barrack in Somerset County in conjunction with local agencies and the State Highway Administration have implemented the Snow Emergency Plan.  This plan is to assist the State Highway Administration in snow clearing operations throughout…

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Somerset County Snow Emergency Plan

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The Maryland State Police at the Princess Anne Barrack in Somerset County in conjunction with local agencies and the State Highway Administration have implemented the Snow Emergency Plan.  This plan is to assist the State Highway Administration in snow clearing operations throughout the county. Effective on 12/9/2018 at 5:15 p.m. all vehicles on the roadway…

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MSP Charge 2 NY Men After Traffic Stop

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A traffic stop in Somerset County Saturday led to the arrest of two New York men.  Maryland State Police say a K-9 scan of their car showed a positive alert and a search of 27 year old Luke Keough turned up cocaine and drug paraphernalia.  A search of 66 year old Marc Schwartz turned up…

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