Pokomoke City Police Department

  • Agency: Pokomoke City Police Department
  • Address: 1500 Market Street, Pocomoke City, 21851 MD
  • Chief:
Phone: 410-957-1600
Fax: 410-957-4872
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Pokomoke City Police Department is located at 1500 Market Street, Pocomoke City, 21851 MD. The Pokomoke City Police Department phone number is 410-957-1600.

Pokomoke City Police Department News

Chief William Harden Sr. would like to welcome the newest member of the Pocomoke City Police Department. Sworn in today May 24, 2018 by Mayor Bruce Morrison, is PTL. D Richardson. PTL D. Richardson is a certified law enforcement officer and looks forward to keeping Pocomoke City Safe.

Courtesy Sgt. Hazel Beauchamp...

Pocomoke City Police angel@pocomokemd.gov PRESS RELEASE April 1– April 30, 2018 04-01-2018 James Mills Jr., age 42 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested for driving under the influence. He was issued citations and released. 04-17-2018 Chappell Faulcon, age 31 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested for rogue and vagabond. He was held on $5000 bond. 04-19-2018 Maranuita Holland, age 53 of Ocean City, MD was arrested for theft under $1500. She was issued a criminal summons and released. 04-21-2018 Tyrom Ballard, age 48 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. He was released on his personal recognizance. 04-22-2018 Michael Powell, age 61 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested on a warrant for driving while suspended. He was released on his personal recognizance. 04-24-2018 Breonte Shrieves, age 22 of Temperanceville, VA was arrested for 2nd degree assault. He was released on his personal recognizance. 04-24-2018 Brashawn Shrieves, age 21 of Temperanceville, VA was arrested cited for disorderly conduct. She issued a criminal citation and released. 04-24-2018 Patrice Brittingham, age 21 of Pocomoke, MD was cited for disorderly conduct. He was issued a criminal citation and released. 04-26-2018 Robert Johnson, age 34 of Parksley, VA was cited for theft. He was issued a criminal citation and released. 04-26-2018 Tristan Bogush, age 36 of Princess Anne, MD was cited for theft. He was issued a criminal citation and released. 04-26-2018 Tristan Bogush, age 36 of Princess Anne, MD was arrested on a warrant for 2nd degree assault, failure to obey lawful order and disturbing the peace. He was held without bail. 04-26-2018 Dontrell Braxton, age 22 of Princess Anne, MD was arrested for 2nd degree assault on Law Enforcement Officer, obstructing and hindering and disturbing the peace. He was held on $25,000 bond. 04-26-2018 Kesharr Ballard, age 22 of Pocomoke, MD was cited for disorderly conduct. She was issued a criminal citation and released. There were (3) three juvenile arrests for 2nd degree assault and malicious destruction of property. (10) ten additional arrests were made for various traffic violations during this time period. May 23, 2018

Chief William Harden would like to thank the First Baptist Church of Pocomoke, Women in Action group for donating needy children’s packages. They are appreciated and will be put to good use. Thank you.

A special treat delivered to the police officers from the Mayor and City Council. Thank you!!! #NationalPoliceOfficerWeek

We give our deepest heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Deputy Steve Ray who unexpectedly passed away yesterday. RIP Steve you will truly be missed by all your brothers and sisters in blue.

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF: Recognizing National Police Week. For the last two and a half years I have had the honor of being the Police Chief of one of the most dedicated Police Departments in the State of Maryland, the Pocomoke City Police Department. We have made tremendous strides within the last 2 1/2 years and continue to do so. Maybe in the future the City of Pocomoke will recognize your service and dedication ceremoniously with a special event during National Police Week. With that being said I want to give you my heartfelt personal thanks and appreciation for the jobs that each one of you do. We know as a police family the accomplishments that we have made and what the future challenges are. "The glory belongs to those who are in the arena" and you men and women are in the arena. So let's take a moment to recognize our fallen brother and sister officers who have fallen before us, both past and present. Once again thank you for all you do. YOUR CHIEF.

Flood Watch National Weather Service Wakefield VA 232 PM EDT Thu May 17, 2018 Dorchester-Wicomico-Somerset-Inland Worcester-Maryland Beaches-Including the cities of Cambridge, Salisbury, Crisfield, Princess Anne, Snow Hill, and Ocean City 232 PM EDT Thu May 17, 2018 ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a * Flood Watch for portions of southeast Maryland and Virginia. * Through Friday evening * A very moist southerly flow will overrun a frontal boundary situated near the area tonight through Friday evening. Numerous showers and isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected across the lower Maryland Eastern Shore...the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula...and Central and South Central Virginia. Rainfall of 2 to 4 inches is expected with locally higher amounts possible. * While flash flooding cannot be ruled out...runoff from the heavy rainfall may result in flooding of streams and creeks...as well as ponding of water on roadways. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action if flooding occurs.

Hot Car Danger to Pets - Tragedy is Preventable As summer approaches, it’s important to remember how warmer temperatures can have a deadly effect on pets — especially while left inside a hot car. Animals can sustain brain damage or even die from heatstroke in just 15 minutes. Beating the heat is extra tough for dogs because they can only cool themselves by panting. If you see a dog left alone in a hot car, take down the car's color, model, make, and license plate number and contact someone immediately. When it's 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 99 degrees Fahrenheit within 10 minutes. Rolling down the windows has been shown to have little effect on the temperature inside a car.

Be sure to come out and dunk a police officer!!!!

The Pocomoke Drug Free Coalition is hosting a Hoops & Hamburgers Event at the Pocomoke High School on Saturday, June 9th. Come on out and visit us.

Chief William Harden presented former Councilman Brian Hirshman a Chiefs Special Award for his dedication and service to the Pocomoke City Police Department and the citizens of Pocomoke City.

Pocomoke City Police angel@pocomokemd.gov PRESS RELEASE March 1 – March 31, 2018 03-01-2018 Gina Cooper, age 24 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested for burglary and 2nd degree assault. He was held on $5000 bond. 03-03-2018 Maranuita Holland, age 53 of Ocean City, MD was cited for theft less $100. She was issued a criminal citation and released. 03-04-2018 Henry Reemsnyder III, age 70 of Pocomoke, MD was cited for disorderly conduct. He was issued a criminal citation and released. 03-07-2018 Curtis Kelly, age 29 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested for possession, not marijuana. He was held on $1000 bond. 03-10-2018 Thomas Hodges, age 22 of Fruitland, MD was cited for theft less $1500. He was issued a criminal citation and released. 03-10-2018 Shannon Walker, age 20 of Pocomoke, MD was cited for theft less $1500. He was issued a criminal citation and released. 03-11-2018 Thomas Hodges, age 22 of Fruitland, MD was arrested on a warrant for trespassing. He was released on his personal recognizance. 03-13-2018 Willard Fisher, age 72 of Pocomoke, MD was cited for theft less $100. He was issued a criminal citation and released. 3-13-2018 Victor Dana, age 37 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested on a warrant for malicious wounding. He was held without bond. 3-15-2018 Everett Gaunt, age 31 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested for disorderly conduct, trespassing on private property and disturbing the peace. He was released on his personal recognizance. 3-16-2018 Gloria Vincent, age 45 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. He was held on $10000 bond. 3-18-2018 Jevon Jones, age 24 of Portsmouth, VA was arrested for CDS possession-marijuana. He was released on his personal recognizance. 3-19-2018 Anna Mills, age 45 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested for Harassment, a course of conduct. She was issued a criminal summons and released. 3-21-2108 Cynthia Ramos, age 47 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested for 2nd degree assault. She was released on her personal recognizance. 3-21-2018 Kearston Cox, age 18 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested for 2nd degree assault. She was released on her personal recognizance. 3-25-2018 Donald Dorsey, age 35 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested for Disorderly conduct, failure to obey lawful order and resisting arrest. He was held on $1000 bond. 3-26-2018 Alexander Waters, age 53 of Snow Hill, MD was arrested for 2nd degree assault. He was held on $20,000 bond. 3-26-2018 Terry Knox, age 26 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested on a warrant for Failure to appear. He was held on $3000 bond. 3-28-2018 Jeremy Land, age 32 of Chesapeake, VA was arrested for dangerous weapon conceal, 1st degree assault, reckless endangerment, illegal possession of regulated firearms and firearms possession with felony conviction. He was held without bond. 3-30-2018 Justin Bailey, age 32 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested for 2nd degree assault. He was released on his personal recognizance. 3-30-2018 Daniel Elliott, age 32 of Pocomoke, MD was arrested for 2nd degree assault. He was released on his personal recognizance. There were (2) two juvenile arrests for 2nd degree assault. (9) nine additional arrests were made for various traffic violations during this time period. March 7, 2018

TIPS FOR PREVENTING BICYCLE THEFT 1. Chose a bike lock based on your needs, lock or combination. 2. Lock your bike frame and wheels to an immovable object if it has to be outside. 3. Keep in a storage shed or inside when possible. Otherwise chose a careful location, with lighting if outside. 4. Keep a record of your bike and serial number handy. 5. Never leave your bicycle outside unlocked. The Pocomoke City Police Department can register your bike Monday through Fridday 8A-4P. Chief William Harden April 25, 2018

Chief William Harden and the Pocomoke City Police are reminding residents to always lock their cars and take the keys with them. Residents should never leave their cars warming up or leave keys in their vehicles for any reason, even for a short while. Always lock all doors and close windows, even if you're going to be parked for a very short time. Never leave your car running while you run into a convenience store, go to an ATM, etc. Park in a well-lighted area. Find a space near a store entrance or higher-traffic area, never in an outlying, deserted parking area. Don't leave any valuables in the car. Keep any loose objects in the trunk or in storage bins under the seat. A blanket covering things can be an obvious invitation for a break-in. Minimize the number of small objects in your car-they're great bait for thieves! Choose an open, visible space. If you have a small car, try to avoid parking next to large trucks and SUVs, which give thieves good cover from security cameras and passers-by. Never hide spare keys in or around the car. Experienced thieves know all the hiding places. Don't leave parking stubs in the car. It just makes it a little bit easier for thieves to be inconspicuous. Take them with you. Get a locking gas cap. If your vehicle does not already have one, it helps prevent fuel siphoning and vandalism. Use a sound system with a detachable face, or a sound system that can be removed completely from the vehicle. Please consider not locking your glove box, or keeping valuables in it. If your car is broken into, a locked globe box can be an invitation for an annoyed petty thief to tear your dashboard up to get it open. Do not store your vehicle's title in the glove compartment or anywhere else in the car. Don't ever think that your car is too old and worn to be the target of thieves. Most often, stolen cars are stripped for parts rather than for resale, and the overall condition of the car makes little difference. High-tech alarm systems may thwart break-in attempts, but usually some damage results. The best protection against thieves is to make your car unattractive to them in the first place. April 25, 2018

Chief Harden shows his Administrative Assistants appreciation today for all of their hard work and dedication to him and the Pocomoke City Police Department. Left to right, Angel Thornes, Gayle Collins and Kelly Ward.

Chief Harden held the Quarterly Supervisor PMAS meeting today to go over productivity and information pertaining to the police department. Chief Harden also presented a Chiefs special award to former council member Brian Hirshman for all of his hard work and dedication as Councilman during his term. From January 1 - March 31, 2018 the Pocomoke City Police Officers had: 37 Adult Arrest, 5 Juvenile Arrest, 42 traffic related arrest, 13 application for charges, 606 warnings/sero's, 237 citations, 16 accident reports, 2 juvenile citations, 3 civil citations, 94 assist other agencies, 548 foot patrols, 864 business checks and handled 731 calls for service resulting in a report. Great Job!!!!!!!!

Due to concerns I received this evening regarding statements made at a political forum for Worcester County States Attorney. I feel the need to clarify and inform all, as Chief of Police for Pocomoke City I have not endorsed either side for the Worcester County States Attorney election. I wish both parties well on their endeavors and look forward to making our community a safer place to live. Authority Chief William Harden Sr April 21, 2018

Awesome!!!

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING TO PROM? More teens are killed every year driving to and from Prom because they do not wear their seatbelts.... Is that really how you want to end your High School experience!!

Chief Harden and the Pocomoke City Police Department were on hand to see Dr. Lynn Duffy of Lighthouse Counseling, Pocomoke City receive an award from the Worcester County Drug & Alcohol Commission last evening at the Annual Awards Ceremony for her work with drug addiction and alcohol-related counseling.

Chief William Harden and members of the Pocomoke City Police Department want to send out Happy Birthday wishes to Mayor Bruce Morrison on his special day.

Pocomoke City Police Honor Guard attending the Pocomoke Little League opening day at the ballfield! What a beautiful day it was!!