Recently the Pittsville Police Department was called to the area of Pine St. for a potentially rabid raccoon. The animal was very lethargic and was stumbling and falling as it attempted to cross several yards. It finally came to rest in a ditch where it was safely dispatched. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources recommended that in the absence of direct contact with people or domestic animals, any suspected rabid animal be dispatched by authorities and placed in double plastic bags, after which it can be placed in a trash can with a strong, secure lid, and disposed of with normal household trash. Any suspected rabid or sick animals should be reported immediately to law enforcement.
On 10/23/19, at approximately 5:00 a.m., The Pittsville Police Department, with the assistance of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office SERT and Community Action Team, executed a Search and Seizure warrant at The Green Meadows Apartments, Apartment #14, located at 7380 Gumboro Rd. in Pittsville, Maryland. The Search and Seizure warrant came as a result of a two month investigation into the sale and use of heroin by people living at and frequenting that address and resulted in the seizure of suspected methadone, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and related paraphernalia. The apartment listed above was leased to 31 year old India Tull, formerly of Selbyville, Delaware, who was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of methadone, possession of cocaine, and possession of paraphernalia. Also arrested was 34 year old Jeremie Handy, formerly of Selbyville, Delaware, who faces the same charges. Both were transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center pending an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner.
This investigation began as a result of law abiding citizens voicing concern over suspicious activity at that location. The citizens of Pittsville are sending a message that it is unacceptable for anyone to bring this type of behavior and the crime it breeds to the neighborhoods where their children play and go to school. We will continue to bring the considerable resources of our allied law enforcement agencies to bear on those who seek to bring drugs and crime to our community.
On Monday, July 1, 2019, the Pittsville Police Department received information that a subject named Cordon Hayes had been frequenting the Talbot Apartments and that he would be at that location later that same afternoon. The investigation revealed that Cordon Hayes was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants from Delaware and Maryland relating to Sex Offenses and Drug Possession. Hayes has been on the run from police for 12 years and was listed as an escape risk. The Pittsville Police Department contacted the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office and a 3 person team was quickly assembled. From a distant location law enforcement conducted surveillance and at approximately 2:00 p.m., Hayes was seen enter one of the apartments. As law enforcement made entry into the apartment, Hayes attempted to exit through a bedroom window. His effort was cut short by one of the deputies who was just outside the window. Hayes was taken into custody inside the apartment without incident.