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Man jailed for rape of pre-teen

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

(April 11, 2014) A 22-year-old Pocomoke man was sentenced April 3 to 10 years in prison, with all but one year suspended for the rape of a pre-teen girl who became pregnant.

David Dewayne Dickerson, 22, of Pocomoke City, was charged with second-degree…

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Jury takes only 45 minutes to find PNC robber guilty

By: Nancy Powell on April 11th, 2014

(April 11, 2014) It took a jury just 45 minutes last week to find a Pennsylvania tattoo artist guilty of four charges related to last summer’s robbery of PNC Bank in West Ocean City. Dale Michael Mentzer, 35, of Newmanstown, will be sentenced…

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Former motel maintenance man sentenced for burglary

By: Nancy Powell on March 28th, 2014

 

(March 28, 2014) An Ocean City man who used an old master key to enter two rooms at a motel last summer where he had worked as a maintenance man a few years ago was sentenced earlier this month to eight years in prison.

All but one year and six…

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Armed carjacker given 12-year sentence

By: Nancy Powell on March 28th, 2014

(March 28, 2014) The Pennsylvania man who held a knife to a cab driver’s throat as the cabbie drove on Coastal Highway last summer was sentenced March 13 to 12 years in prison, with all but seven years suspended.

“This may be one of the first…

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Judge upholds alcoholic beverage permit suspension

By: Nancy Powell on March 21st, 2014

(March 21, 2014) The alcoholic beverage license at the Castle in the Sand will be suspended for three days this summer.

Circuit Court Judge D. William Simpson on March 11 upheld the findings and penalties levied Aug. 21, 2013 against the 37th…

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Prison sentence for stealing jewelry valued at $500,000

By: Nancy Powell on March 21st, 2014

(March 21, 2014) A local woman whose jewelry and gold coins valued at approximately $500,000 were stolen from her home in May told a judge  that although the monetary value was important, what they meant to her was priceless.

“It’s what…

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Man sentenced to 30 years for shots fired at two men

By: Nancy Powell on March 21st, 2014

(March 21, 2014) The 22-year-old Reading, Pa., man who hid for hours in the bay beneath a private boat dock in Ocean City in June after shooting at two men, wounding one, was sentenced March 11 to 30 years in prison.

Elvin Jovany Mendez-Espada …

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Dagsboro man given sentence for home burglary

By: Nancy Powell on March 21st, 2014

(March 21, 2014) One of the two men charged with burglarizing a house off Route 611 toward Assateague Island last June was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison.

Ten years of that sentence for Kemayne Shabazz Smith, 36, of Dagsboro, Del., was…

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OC shooter sentenced to 30 years in prison

By: Nancy Powell on March 14th, 2014

 

(March 14, 2014) The 22-year-old Reading, Pa., man who hid for hours in the bay beneath a private boat dock in Ocean City in June after shooting at two men, wounding one, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison.

Elvin Jovany Mendez-Espada…

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OC man’s cash for cars idea backfires in Jan. 30 arrest

By: Nancy Powell on February 17th, 2014

(Feb. 14, 2014) A 29-year-old Ocean City man was arrested Jan. 30 after allegedly writing checks on closed bank accounts and then withdrawing the money from a bank so he could pay cash for a car.

According to Ocean City Police, Igor V. Gavryushin,…

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Five years given in negligent homicide

By: Nancy Powell on February 17th, 2014

(Feb. 14, 2014) The 61-year-old Philadelphia man who caused the death of a woman when he struck her as she crossed a highway in Pocomoke on Dec. 28, 2012 was sentenced last week to seven years in prison, with two years suspended.

Hampton Lee Taylor…

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Two sentenced to jail for Ocean City crimes

By: Nancy Powell on February 17th, 2014

(Feb. 14, 2014) Two 20-year-old Pennsylvania men were sentenced Feb. 6 to three years in prison Feb. 6 for burglarizing Ocean City motel rooms while vacationers were sleeping there last summer.

All but 150 days of the sentences were suspended…

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Dagsboro woman sentenced for burglary in GlenRiddle

By: Nancy Powell on February 17th, 2014

 

(Feb. 14, 2014) A 33-year-old Dagsboro, Del., woman was sentenced Feb. 5 to five years in prison, with all but one year and six months suspended for the burglary she committed in GlenRiddle last spring.

Michele Lee Smith had pleaded guilty…

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Police briefs

By: Nancy Powell on February 14th, 2014

Collision at Division

Ocean City police officers were on marked patrol in the area of Coastal Highway and 100th Street at about 2:40 a.m. Jan. 31, when they saw a vehicle traveling southbound at a high rate of speed.

Police tried to stop the vehicle…

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Man sentenced in child porn crimes

By: Nancy Powell on February 7th, 2014

(Feb. 7, 2014) A 36-year-old Newark man was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, with all but one year suspended, for possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute it.

Jason Gregory Root pleaded guilty to that crime and…

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