Eastern Shore Police Beat: Mindy Smith was reluctant to show for trial in drug dealing case

Narrative: On 20 August 2014 at 4:33 PM a deputy arrested Mindy Smith on an outstanding Circuit Court Bench Warrant that was issued after she failed to appear for a jury trial in a CDS Distribution case.
Following arrest, Smith was detained without bond in the Detention Center pending an initial appearance in front of a Circuit Court Judge.

Eastern Shore Police Beat: Wicomico Sheriff’s long arm snags armed carjacking suspect in New York

According to Maryland court records, Simpson had been convicted of armed carjacking on April 20, 2004 and sentenced to eight years in prison; and later released on probation, the terms of which he violated in 2011 after an evaluation report was issued by the Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems.

While a resident of the Department of Corrections at Jessup, Simpson had originated a court order to change his name, which a handy way to rid a convicted felon of a criminal record, and the court denied his request, citing his failure to provide a reason why he couldn’t afford the small fee needed to advertise such an action.

Salisbury shipyard sends tugs, cruise ships and ferries around the world


SALISBURY, MD. — Given the huge expanse of the Chesapeake Bay region, with all its mighty tributaries, such as the Magothy, the Patuxent, Potomac and Choptank, it only figures that Maryland is the home of a shipbuilder. The old Davis Shipyard on Solomon’s Island was well-known world-wide for its custom sailing vessels in the last century, as was Trumpy’s custom yachts in Annapolis and the Liberty ships of Bethlehem Steel during WWII.

Now the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Co. has been building various vessels that sail the seas around the world, specializing in ocean-going tugboats, utility vessels, fireboats, ferries and small to medium size passenger cruise ships.