Worcester Sheriff’s Office Investigating Crash in Bishopville

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A Bishopville man is dead after a single vehicle crash on Back Creek Road in Bishopville Sunday night just after 8. Worcester County Sheriff’s Office was called and found 56 year old Harold Gray who was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information on the crash should contact Deputy First Class Chris Parr at…

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Investigation Underway into Shots Fired Incident in Pocomoke

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An investigation is underway into an incident in which shots were fired into an occupied building in Pocomoke just before midnight last night. According to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, the shots were fired in the 3500 block of Redden Road. The investigation of this incident is now being handled by the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation.…

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Childcare Employee Indicted on 90 Criminal Charges Following Child Abuse Investigation

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A woman who worked at the Berlin Education Station Childcare Center is facing 90 criminal violations following an investigation by the WCSO Criminal Bureau of Investigation into child abuse that occurred at the facility. According to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, video surveillance footage from the classroom appeared to show Heather Ward causing injuries to an…

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Disagreement Surrounding School Safety Data in Worcester County Public Schools

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The Worcester County Board of Education held a news conference today regarding crime data within the Worcester County Public School system and gave a presentation. The Worcester County Board of Education refers to one slide–titled “Accuracy. Transparency.” According to the BOE, the slide includes current year school safety data that clearly shows a downward trajectory…

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Two Arrested for Attempted 1st Degree Murder / Assault

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Two individuals from Pocomoke are in jail after an investigation into an assault and attempted murder case. According to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, on January 23rd at approximately 4:20 am, law enforcement personnel from the Pocomoke City Police Department were dispatched to a home on 2nd Street in Pocomoke City in reference to an…

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Thefts from Motor Vehicles in Worcester County

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The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in identifying someone in connection with several thefts from motor vehicles on the northern end of the county –specifically in the West Ocean City area. If you can help identify this individual, contact the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office at 410-632-1112. Images from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office…

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Phone Scams Impersonating Delmarva Power

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There have been reports of scammers spoofing Delmarva Power’s phone number, according to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. The caller threatens to disconnect electricity unless immediate payment is made. Delmarva Power does not demand instant payment over the phone. Hang up immediately if you receive such a call. Do not share personal or financial information.…

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Crash Near Bishopville Leaves 1 Dead & 1 Injured

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The Worcester County Sheriff’s office is investigating a single vehicle crash on Selby Road in Bishopville. Deputies were called around 10:30 Friday night. Deputies located a vehicle that went off the roadway in bad weather and struck a tree. Deputies say the vehicle sustained extensive damage. The driver, Liam Strum was taken to Tidal Health…

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Flooding on Roadways in Worcester County

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The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is reporting high water on the following roadways: Nassawango Road from Pennewell Road to Creek Road in Snow Hill, which is closed at this time, as well as Route 12 near the drawbridge. They ask that you use caution in that area. SHA is on the scene. Smaller and lower…

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Three Arrested on Firearm & Drug Charges in Pocomoke

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An investigation into firearms and drugs by the Worcester County Sheriff’s office ended with the arrest of three Pocomoke residents. Search warrants were authorized for two residences – on Short Street and Bonneville Avenue. Members of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Enforcement Team were assisted during the execution of these two search and seizure…

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Ownings Mills Man Drowns in Sinepuxent Bay Near Berlin Campground

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An Owings Mills man was found floating face down in the Sinepuxent Bay near the Tiki Bar Beach area of Castaways Campgrounds near Berlin on Wednesday evening. Worcester Sheriff’s deputies responded to the reported drowning. Several bystanders brought 65 year old Ronald Lingenfelder to shore and began lifesaving measures until EMS arrived. Lingenfelder was taken…

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Snow Hill Woman Wanted for Burglary, Home Invasion

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The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Maquia Tene Briddell who is wanted on an active Arrest Warrant– charged with Burglary 1st, 3rd, 4th and Con-Home Invasion. Her last known address was 500-25 Maple Street, Snow Hill, Maryland. Briddell is 41 years old. Her birthday is July 4th, 1981. She is black, 5’05 and…

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Ocean City, MD to be Designated Special Event Zone with Increased Law Enforcement Presence Next Week

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If you drive in Ocean City next week, expect to see increased law enforcement presence. Officers from the Ocean City Police Department with assistance from the Maryland State Police and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office will strictly enforce all traffic laws. In addition, significant traffic congestion and alternate traffic patterns are anticipated throughout the following…

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VA Woman Charged in Pocomoke Stabbing Incident

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A Virginia woman has been charged after a stabbing in Pocomoke Thursday night. Worcester County Sheriff’s office was called to Stockton Road for a stabbing victim who was treated at Tidal Health in Salisbury and released later Thursday night. Officials with the Worcester Bureau of Investigation located the suspect – 40 year old Chacarra Townsend…

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School Safety Threat Cleared at Snow Hill Middle School

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Law Enforcement in Worcester County have deemed a school safety threat involving Snow Hill Middle School this morning–non-credible, according to the County Sheriff’s Office. The threat came from a social media post. Students and staff at the school, Cedar Chapel Special School, and neighboring Snow Hill Elementary School immediately entered into shelter in place status.…

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VA Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash in Stockton

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A Greenbackville, Virginia man is dead after a crash early Saturday morning in Stockton. The Worcester County Sheriff’s office says a mustang driven by 45 year old Rodney Lambertson went off the side of Rabbit Knaw Road in a curve, struck a ditch and a utility pole before overturning. Lambertson was pronounced dead at the…

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