POLICE & FIRE REPORT

SALISBURY -- Police filed charges against a 25-year-old Salisbury woman after finding a toddler wandering around Booth Street.
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Police were called to the 800 block of Booth Street after receiving reports about a child in the street at 9:14 a.m. on Saturday.

The mother, Wilkely Garcia, was inside her home and was unaware the child went outside, according to police.

Police estimate the 3-year-old child was outside for 30 minutes.

Police charged Garcia with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment. She was taken into custody and later released on her own recognizance, according to police.
Police seek help with missing man

CRISFIELD -- Police are asking for the public's help in solving the disappearance of Gordon Nelson Sr. of Crisfield in December 2007.

Nelson, 59, was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark colored cap and a red flannel shirt. He was described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds.

On Tuesday, the Crisfield Police Department returned to a property on Canal Drive after two cadaver dogs hit on a spot in the yard Friday, said Chief Mike Tabor.

Using a backhoe, police dug down about 6 feet but found nothing there, Tabor said.

Last week, police also searched a house in connection with the investigation, but Tabor said he could not release details.

Anyone with any information about Nelson is urged to contact the Crisfield Police Department, specifically Chief Michael Tabor, at 410-968-1323. Callers can remain anonymous.
Man, woman face burglary charges

SALISBURY -- A Salisbury man and woman were charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into a vacant Booth Street apartment, according to police.

Wicomico County Sheriff's deputies were investigating a reported burglary in the 800 block of Booth Street at 11:37 p.m. on Thursday when they observed Franky N. Fontanez, 38, inside a vacant apartment.

Deputies were able to confirm 19-year-old Maria Rivera had been inside the residence as well.

Rivera and Fontanez were taken into custody and later released on their recognizance, according to police.

DRUG POSSESSION. April Nadine Powell, 33, of Salisbury was charged Sunday with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, trespassing and having an open container of alcohol, Salisbury police said. Powell was charged after officers found Powell allegedly trespassing.

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