Pittsville Man Arrested after Explosives Found on Property

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A check on the welfare by Wicomico County Sheriff’s deputies resulted in the arrest of a Pittsville man. Deputies contacted 45 year old Christopher Wilgus at his residence on Gumboro Road and spotted what looked like homemade explosive devices placed throughout the yard and property. Wilgus told deputies he was concerned about potential attacks on…

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Update: Driver Dies In Crash After Refusing To Stop For Police

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The following update was released Monday: The Independent Investigations Division of the Office of Attorney General has released the names of the decedent and the officers involved in a fatal vehicle crash that occurred on October 21, 2021, in Salisbury. The decedent has been identified as Jamaal Parish Mitchell, a 35-year-old African-American man. Mr. Mitchell…

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Man Arrested For Pot Possession, Intent To Distribute

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A traffic stop for speeding led to a man’s arrest on drug related charges. The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy noticed a smell of marijuana as he pulled over a vehicle on Outten Road in Salisbury. The driver reportedly handed over a tin that contained what was identified as marijuana, and police say…

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Wicomico County Sheriff speaks out against bill to make Maryland a sanctuary state

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Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis has expressed strong opposition to legislation that would make Maryland a sanctuary state, a proposal he claimed would protect MS-13 gang members from criminal arrest or prosecution. Sheriff Lewis attended a press conference on Tuesday alongside State Senator Mary Beth Carozza, Somerset County Sheriff Ronnie Howard and Chief Deputy Paul…

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Bennett Student Charged with Threat of Mass Violence

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A 16 year old James M. Bennett student has been charged with a threat of mass violence after social media posts were brought to the Wicomico Sheriff’s office’s attention on Thursday.  Complaints to the Sheriff’s office showed the teen posted a picture of a firearm and a tactical vest with comments that implied a desire…

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