Wicomico Sheriff’s Police Beat: DUI, assaults and heroin is popular in Salisbury

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Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis and roadblock

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis and roadblock

Loving heroin on the lover’s lane

HEBRON, MD. — Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis reports that on August 5, 2015 at 8:47 PM a deputy approached a subject later identified as Dana Lyons of Hebron, while she was sitting in a vehicle in the 900 block of Booth Street. During the encounter, the deputy observed a container where Dana Marie Lyons, 30, of Hebron, Md., was sitting that turned out to be what the deputy identified as heroin.

Dana Michelle Lyons, 30, Hebron, MD

Dana Michelle Lyons, 30, Hebron, MD

The deputy placed Lyons under arrest and transported her to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance the Commissioner released Lyons on $5,000.00 unsecured bond.

Charges: Possession of CDS; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Shotgun blasting attracted John Law

EDEN, MD. — Gun ownership is legal for those who can legally own guns. The problem for Melvin Wolinski, 49, of Eden, Md., according to Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis,

Melvin Kenneth Wolinski, 49, Eden, MD

Melvin Kenneth Wolinski, 49, Eden, MD

is that Wolinski just isn’t in that group of those who may possess firearms. According to the Sheriff, on August 6, 2015 at 5:16 PM a deputy responded to the 4000 block of Skylar drive for the report of a subject shooting a weapon. Upon arrival, the deputy located the individual responsible, Melvin Wolinski, who admitted to discharging a shotgun behind his home. During the subsequent investigation, the deputy recovered the shotgun but also discovered that Wolinski was prohibited from possessing the weapon due to past criminal convictions in both Wicomico and St. Mary’s Counties.

The deputy seized the shotgun and corresponding ammunition and placed Wolinski under arrest. Wolinski was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner, Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Wolinski in the Detention Center in lieu of $5,000.00 bond. Charges: Possession of a Shotgun by a Disqualified Person; Possession of Ammunition while being a Prohibited Person.

 

Busting Car Window with Cinder Block Nets Jerry a Jail Cell

Jerry Allen Timmons, 21, Parsonsburg, MD vehicle burglary

Jerry Allen Timmons, 21, Parsonsburg, MD vehicle burglary

PARSONSBURG, MD. — This alleged miscreant just couldn’t beat feet fast enough. Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis reports that on August 6, 2015 at 8:05 PM a deputy arrested Jerry Timmons following an investigation into the breaking into of an automobile on Mt. Hermon Road in the Parsonsburg area.

In this incident it is alleged that Timmons used a piece of concrete to smash out a window of that vehicle. The associated noise with this incident caused the vehicle’s owner to exit their residence which then caused Timmons to flee the area before he was able to steal anything from the vehicle. Timmons was positively identified by the victim during the investigation as the perpetrator of this crime.

Upon arrest the deputy transported Timmons to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Timmons on $5,000.00 unsecured bond. Charges: Rogue and Vagabond; Malicious Destruction of Property

 

Three times the legal limit for Sean Messick, say cops; let loose on citation

HEBRON, MD. — The first clue that perhaps this alleged impaired driver just possibly could be drunk on his derriere came when a deputy found Sean Messick’s vehicle being in the upside down position on Rewastico Road.

Sheriff Mike Lewis says that on August 6, 2015 at 11:42 PM a deputy responded to the report of an overturned vehicle on Rewastico Road. Upon speaking with the driver of the vehicle, Sean Edwin Messick, 29,  of Hebron, Md.the deputy detected as strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. The odor, along with other physical indicators suggested that Messick was operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Following the administration of sobriety testing, the deputy placed Messick under arrest for DUI.

During subsequent processing, Messick submitted to a breath test with a result of .24.

Incredibly, Sheriff Lewis reports that a driver who had been tested and found to be three times the legal limit was not kept in a jail cell for eight hours and then brought before a District Court Commissioner. Instead, Lewis reported that Messick was released upon the issuance of citations on the following charges: Driving under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se; Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Collision

 

Heroin makes these guys really smart

Steven Kyle Olischar, 24, Salisbury, MD heroin possession Wicomico Co So Md

Steven Kyle Olischar, 24, Salisbury, MD heroin possession Wicomico Co So Md

 James Armand Stofko, 24, Delmar, MD Heroin possession

James Armand Stofko, 24, Delmar, MD Heroin possession

SALISBURY, MD. – When driving around with heroin, the wise drug user should take care of the little things, like cleaning one’s windshield and not having mud or junk smeared on the back tag. A wise druggie should also be mindful not to shove a cop.

Wicomico Sheriff Mike Lewis reports that on August 7, 2015 at 10:27 PM a deputy stopped a vehicle occupied by James Armand Stofko, 24, of Delmar, Md., and Steven Kyle Olischar, 24, of Salisbury, Md., in the 300 block of South Salisbury Boulevard for an obstructed windshield view and displaying an illegible rear license plate.

During the stop the deputy is reported to have observed indicators of possible CDS activity which prompted the scanning of the vehicle by a Sheriff’s Drug K9 unit.

Police say that during that scan, the K9, an expert in such matters, alerted to the presence of the odor of possible illegal drugs. Following the alert, the deputy attempted a further search of Olischar who at this time attempted to push the deputy away. Olischar then struggled against the deputy’s attempt to both search and to detain him. After a struggle, the deputy was able to detain Olischar.

Polices say a search of the vehicle revealed both Heroin and Marijuana along with related paraphernalia. Both Olischar and his passenger, James Stofko, were both placed under arrest and transported to the Central Booking for processing and an initial appearance in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released both Stofko and Olischar on Personal Recognizance. Charges: Possession of Heroin.

 

Caught with Classic Car on Craft

Britani Nikol Elburn, 18, Salisbury, MD car theft Wicomico Co SO

Britani Nikol Elburn, 18, Salisbury, MD car theft Wicomico Co SO

SALISBURY, MD. — Some days some things just don’t go right when a wrong tag is on a purloined vehicle. This was one of those days for Britani Nikol Elburn, 18, reports the Wicomico Sheriff’s Office. Just another case of hot wheels.

On August 7, 2015 a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office arrested Britani Elburn after catching her behind the wheel of a stolen 1995 Mercedes sedan on Craft Street in Salisbury. The vehicle’s owner had reported the vehicle stolen to the Sheriff’s Office on July 31, 2015 from the 6000 block of Mary Jane Drive and at that time Elburn was believed to have been the one who took the vehicle without permission.

Upon stopping Elburn, the deputy discovered that the license plate displayed on the vehicle was supposed to be on a utility trailer and had also been reported stolen. Furthermore, the deputy also discovered that the driver’s license of Elburn had been suspended by the State of Maryland.

Elburn was placed under arrest and transported to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Elburn in the Detention Center in lieu of $35,000.00 bond on the following charges: Theft of Motor Vehicle; Theft of a Registration Plate; Driving While Suspended.

 

Henry put the pedal to the metal with stash of heroin

SALISBURY, MD. — It’s a wild and wooly city, full of drugs, especially the much vaunted heroin that local druggies just can’t get enough of until that wonderful day when the overdose. Then families are sad and community leaders hold meetings and everyone calls for someone to do something. Of course that is exactly what brought everyone together demanding action. Local druggies are “doing something”. They are doing heroin.

Andre L. Henry, 45, Salisbury, MD  CDS

Andre L. Henry, 45, Salisbury, MD CDS

Sheriff Mike Lewis reports that on August 8, 2015 at 12:03 AM, deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office attempted to pull over a vehicle operated by Andre L. Henry, 45, for a traffic violation.

Now it was Dukes of Hazzard time.

Instead of stopping, Henry attempted to flee from the deputy northbound on Salisbury Boulevard. Henry cut through the parking lot of the Centre at Salisbury and continued through to East Naylor Mill Road with the deputy in pursuit. Henry lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a light pole in the Parsons Lake neighborhood at which point he continued his flight from the deputy on foot. The deputy chased Henry down who actively struggled and resisted the deputy’s attempts to take him into custody. With the assistance of additional deputies, Henry was taken into custody.

A search of Henry’s vehicle revealed both Heroin and Cocaine. The deputy also found .357 ammunition during a further search of Henry’s vehicle. Due to previous criminal convictions, Henry is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.

Henry was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Henry in the Detention Center in lieu of $15,000.00 bond.

Charges: Possession of Heroin; Possession of Cocaine; Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person; Resisting Arrest; Attempt by Driver to Flee and Elude.

 

Stop Smokin’ that #$%# in the house, you deadhead!

PARSONSBURG, MD. — A simple request to not smoke pot in the house as second-hand marijuana smoke can be as unhealthy as tobacco. Police say that on August 9, 2015 at 12:47 PM a deputy responded to a residence in the 300 block of Cherry Way for

Francis M. Cordwell, 28, Parsonsburg, MD portrays potheads in their true light

Francis M. Cordwell, 28, Parsonsburg, MD portrays potheads in their true light

a reported domestic related altercation. Upon arrival, the deputy met with a visibly upset female. The deputy learned that the victim had asked her boyfriend, Francis Cordwell, to cease smoking alleged marijuana in her house.  It was at this point  that police say that Cordwell became mad and allegedly grabbed the victim around her throat and began choking the life out of her.  The victim stated that Cordwell also threw a bottle of bleach at her and that when she fell down Cordwell kicked her in the chin. This attempt to remodel the victim’s feature by fist and cleanser were obvious to the Deputy and made the unbelievable story of the victim believable.

Cordwell was placed under arrest and transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Cordwell in the Detention Center in lieu of $50,000.00 bond. Cordwell will have the opportunity to go a couple of rounds with other inmates in the slammer and then a few with a Judge before landing himself new quarters, hopefully, in prison where Bubba likes to fight. Charges: Assault 1st Degree; Assault 2nd Degree; Reckless Endangerment

 

No Sale Leads to Offensive Action

Dana Lynn Chamberlin, 36, Salisbury, MD

Dana Lynn Chamberlin, 36, Salisbury, MD

SALISBURY, MD. — Evidently Salisbury is in a free-trade zone, designed to improve the economy not only for small businesses, but for struggling manufacturing companies. An offer for services rendered for a fee is an important part of such commerce, especially in the world of some of the oldest professions. But there is not a customer for every commodity or service. That may be why China devalued the Yuan.

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis reports that on August 10, 2015 a deputy arrested Dana Chamberlin, 36, following a complaint made that she assaulted a male subject in his residence. According to the complainant, Chamberlin offered to perform a favor in exchange for compensation. When the male subject refused and attempted to assist her back to her residence, Chamberlin allegedly assaulted him and ripped his shirt.

Upon arrest the deputy transported Chamberlin to the Central Booking unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Chamberlin on $20,000.00 unsecured bond on a charge of second degree assault.

 

Driving on rooftop was first roadside sobriety test for DUI driver

Esteban Jose Mancia, 22, Salisbury, MD DUI fled scene of wreck

Esteban Jose Mancia, 22, Salisbury, MD DUI fled scene of wreck

SALISBURY, MD. — Wicomico County Sheriff reports that on August 10, 2015 a deputy arrested Esteban Mancia, 22, of Salisbury, Md., following the investigation into a DUI crash the previous evening.

In this incident it is alleged that Mancia lost control of his vehicle on Pemberton Drive causing it to flip over. Upon the arrival of the deputy to the overturned vehicle, Mancia had left the scene. Approximately two hours later Mancia turned up at PRMC at which point the deputy met with him and determined that Mancia appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Due to the odor, observed physical characteristics and statements made by Mancia, the deputy was able to develop probable cause that Mancia was operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

The deputy also discovered that Mancia’s license to drive had been suspended by the State of Maryland.

Upon arrest, the deputy transported Mancia to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Mancia in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.

Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol; Driving While Suspended; Failure of Driver to Remain at Scene of an Accident

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