Talbot County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Talbot County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 115 W Dover St, Easton, 21601 MD
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Talbot County Sheriff's Office is located at 115 W Dover St, Easton, 21601 MD. The Talbot County Sheriff's Office phone number is 410-822-1020.

Talbot County Sheriff's Office News

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city". Today Sheriff Gamble and staff had the honor to participate in the VFW's Memorial Day service here in Easton. Thank you Commander Kinley Timms and the VFW members for a wonderful ceremony.

Thank you Easton Rotary Flags for Heroes for honoring the heroes that gave us our freedoms! Enjoy a safe Memorial Day weekend!!

On Friday 5/18/18 Talbot Mentors hosted Luncheon at the Tidewater. Talbot County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer at Easton High School Cpl. Tim Connors was a guest speaker who talked about the importance of reaching out to our students and his experience being a mentor for Talbot Mentors.

ROAD CLOSURE ALERT – Saturday, May 19, 2018 The 7th annual St. Michaels Running Festival is taking place on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Please note the following road closures and expected delays. • Rt. 33 (Talbot Street) from Lincoln Ave. to Trusty Street in St. Michaels will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. • Rt. 33 (Talbot Street) will reopen at 8:00 a.m. and will be open continuously from that time. • There will be periodic traffic stops at the main gate of Martingham and Rt. 33 until 9:30 a.m. • Please EXPECT DELAYS in and around St. Michaels until 10:30 a.m. For more details regarding areas affected by the race, please visit http://runstm.com/parking-shuttle.php#parking-shuttle

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Talbot Goes Purple is still looking for a few more runners to join us in this years St. Michaels Running Festival, May 19! Adults and Kids of ALL ages welcome!!! Please message us for more information!

Cpl Tim working radar for the fastest shot!!

Working radar at Easton High today for the fastest shot contest! Sheriff Joe Gamble and Corporal Tim didn’t write any tickets but found some kids with some wicked lax shots while working on drug prevention education with the kids!! #talbotbullroast #talbotgoespurple #educatekids

PRESS RELEASE The Talbot County Sheriff’s Office has unveiled their opioid overdose awareness sign. This sign sits adjacent to Easton Parkway (MD Route 322) on the north-east corner of the Sheriff’s Office property. The sign will capture yearly fatal and non fatal overdoses in the county. The sign is a reminder of the struggles our community faces with this epidemic. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank The Talbot County Council, Talbot County Manager Andy Hollis, Easton Planning & Zoning, Easton Utilities, State Highway Administration, Talbot County Health Department, Talbot County Department of Emergency Services, Robert “Bob” Davis of Easton Sign Company, Robin Keeter of Bayside Driving School, Sherry Collier of Mid-Shore restoring HOPE in Women, Talbot County Facilities Maintenance and Melvin Bowrey for their generous support and assistance with this project.

Wow, what a busy weekend for Sheriff Gamble and members of the Sheriff's Office. It was a spectacular turn out in Oxford for Oxford Day. The Sheriff passed out so much candy that he ran out shortly after the parade started. Thank you to the Commissioners of Oxford for giving him a few extra bags. Saturday was also National Drug Take Back Day. We had a table set up at Oxford Day and the drug drop box at our new office was opened. We are happy to announce that we received 26 lbs. of drugs on National Drug Take Back Day. Please keep bringing in your OTC and prescription drugs that you are no longer using. We are happy to dispose of them for you.

The community is receiving calls again from people telling them they will be arrested or will have legal action taken against them it they do not send them money. PLEASE know this is a scam!! Do not send any money. The IRS nor any other Law Enforcement agency would ever call and make these threats. Please do not share any personal information with these people. Just hang up.

Child Pornography Arrest: On April 12, 2018, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police and the Easton Police Department, executed a search and seizure warrant in the Queen Anne area of Talbot County, MD. Information was gathered by the Talbot County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to support charges of possession of child pornography at the residence. At the conclusion of the search and seizure warrant, Rolman Chun-Perez, 50 of Queen Anne, Maryland was arrested and charged with ten counts each of possession of child pornography and obscene matter. Chun-Perez was processed and taken before a District Court Commissioner, who ordered Chun-Perez held at the Talbot County Detention Center without bond. In February of 2018, an investigator with the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children concerning an individual who was downloading child pornography to his Google account. The Google account was identified as one Rolman Chun-Perez was utilizing. The Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit coordinates the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. This is a combined law enforcement effort involving police departments across Maryland that is funded by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Task force investigators focus on identifying those involved in child pornography via the Internet and other related crimes that victimize children.

April 25, 2018 PRESS RELEASE The Talbot County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the opening of their 24 hour Prescription Drop Box. The drop box door is located to the left of the main entry door of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office located at 28712 Glebe Road, Suite 1, Easton, Maryland. In conjunction with National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 28, 2018 the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office will be attending Oxford Day and will have a disposal barrel available along with prescription safes, pill pods, locking caps and Deterra drug deactivation bags. Anyone wishing to dispose of unused prescription medications is encouraged to take advantage of these safe and environmentally friendly resources. Prescription Drop Boxes are located at the Maryland State Police-Easton Barrack, Talbot County Detention Center, Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and the Oxford Police Department.

Yesterday was a special day for K-9 Fred!! It was his BIRTHDAY! Happy 5th Birthday buddy. Keep up the good work.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month..."It's not a rite of passge". Good job Caroline County Sheriff Randy Bounds and McKenna!

*** Another Scam Alert*** Please be aware a guy claiming to be Sgt. Jackson from Montgomery County Police is calling county citizens again. Sgt. Jackson says he has papers for the caller and that you have to get several money cards to send to him. PLEASE do not send him any money. We have spoken to Montgomery County Police and he does NOT work there.

Nationally, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. This year, SAAM is celebrating its 17th anniversary with the theme “Embrace Your Voice” to help individuals, communities and the private sector understand how they can take action to promote safety, respect and equality to stop sexual assault before it happens.

NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH Every April Child Abuse Prevention Month is an opportunity to learn about the signs of child abuse and how to prevent it. Communities around the nation come together to support families and children by reinforcing strategies that are working and by providing resources and activities to help end child abuse and neglect. In 2016, the theme is “Building Community, Building Hope”. According to childwelfare.gov this theme “…acknowledges the tremendous power in communities to address the problem of child abuse and neglect and reflects our goal of providing a multidisciplinary forum focused on intersections of research, policy, and practice related to promoting child and family well-being and protecting children, to ensure that they grow up to achieve their full potential, free from abuse and neglect.”

Distracted driving is a public health issue that affects us all. The latest statistics show motor vehicle fatalities are up 6% from 2015. More than 40,000 people were killed on our nation's roadways last year, and distracted driving is a major contributor. Each death is 100% preventable. From cell phones to dashboard infotainment systems to evolving voice command features – all pose a threat to our safety. Just one second of your attention is all takes to change a life forever. Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April is a united effort to recognize and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. Join us to help save lives.

***** SCAM ALERT**** Please be aware that there are several scams currently going on in Talbot County. We have had several calls in the past few weeks about people claiming to be the IRS, Law Enforcement & Judicial Officials (They may even use a government phone number). Please know that none of these agencies will contact you via telephone to request money for bond or payment of fees. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION !!! Just hang up. As always if you have any questions about these scams please feel free to contact our office at 410-822-1020.

PRESS RELEASES Assault Arrest: On March 17, 2018, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office made contact with a juvenile victim of an assault which occurred on Landing Neck Road. The victim fled the residence after being threatened with a knife and then observing the same suspect exit the residence with a firearm. Deputies made contact with the suspect who was identified as, Robert Gatewood, 47 of Easton, MD. Evidence was collected which led to the arrest of Gatewood, being charged with assault first degree, assault second degree, reckless endangerment, and intoxicated endangerment. Gatewood was ordered held at the Talbot County Detention Center without bond. Warrant Arrest: On March 16, 2018, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kristin Marie Bradley, 35 of Cambridge, MD on an active District Court warrant. The arrest warrant charged Bradley with one count of theft $1,000 to under $10,000. Bradley was seen by the District Court Commissioner where she was released on her own personal recognizance. Warrant Arrest: On March 18, 2018, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tradon Martice McCants, 27 of Vienna, MD. The Talbot County Circuit Court issued a warrant for McCants on November 22, 2017 for failure to appear at a scheduled court hearing. McCants was transported to the Talbot County Detention Center and held without bond. Warrant Arrest: On March 19, 2018, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cody James Taylor, 20 of Hurlock, MD. An arrest warrant was issued by the Talbot County Circuit Court on January 25, 2018 for violation of probation. Taylor was transported to the Talbot County Detention Center held without bond. Warrant Arrest: On March 20, 2018, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kaila Kathryn Gowe, 29 of Wittman, MD on a Talbot County Circuit Court warrant. Gowe was later transported to the Talbot County Detention Center and held without bond. Warrant Arrest: On March 21, 2018, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 29000 block of Heworth Road, Easton, Maryland for a dispute. One of the participants was identified as Sarah April Anthony, 27 of Chestertown, MD. A wanted check revealed an open District Court Arrest Warrant through Anne Arundel County for giving a false name to police in order to avoid prosecution. Anthony was taken before the Talbot County District Court Commissioner and released on $5,000 unsecured bond. Domestic Assault: On March 21, 2018, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 8000 block of New Road, McDaniel, Maryland in reference to an assault. Deputies interviewed the victim, Edward Bruce Lowery, 51 of McDaniel, Maryland who advised he was assaulted by his step-son, Robert Irvin Stacey Jr., 19 of McDaniel, Maryland. Evidence at the scene and visible injuries verified the victim’s complaint which led to the arrest of Stacey. Stacey was processed and taken before a District Court Commissioner, who released him on his personal recognizance. Warrant Arrest: On March 21, 2018, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Dennis Bishop, 52, of Easton, MD. The District Court for Anne Arundel County issued a bench warrant for Bishop, charging him with failing to appear at a scheduled court hearing. Bishop was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was released on his personal recognizance. Warrant Arrest: On March 23, 2018, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff's Office arrested Wade Carlos Simms, 25of Washington, DC on an active warrant through the state of Delaware. Simms was charged as a fugitive and ordered held at the Talbot County Detention Center pending his extradition to Delaware. Warrant Arrest: On March 24, 2018, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sara Ann Lafave, 29 of Cambridge, MD on an active Dorchester County District Court warrant. The warrant was issued as Lafave failed to appear for court as scheduled on the original charge of driving on a suspended license. Lafave was taken before a District Court Commissioner and released on $3,000 unsecured bond. Warrant Arrest: On March 27, 2018, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff's Office arrested Shaborn Unique Ryals, 26 of Capitol Heights, MD on an open warrant through the state of Virginia. Ryals was charged in Virginia with violation of probation on original charges of grand larceny, identity theft and driving while intoxicated. Ryals was also found to be wanted by the Dover Police Department on charges of shoplifting over $1500. Ryals was charged as a fugitive and ordered held at the Talbot County Detention Center pending extradition. CDS Arrests: During the past week, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office have cited seven adults and two juveniles with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. In addition, three civil citations were issued for underage possession of alcohol. All charges stemmed from traffic stops for various moving violations. All individuals were released on their signature and have the option of paying a fine in lieu of appearing in court.