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February 8, 2024

Cambridge, MD - On February 3, 2024, the Cambridge Police Department responded to an incident at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center. It was reported that an individual had been trespassing and creating a disturbance at the hospital. 

Authorities arrived at the scene, following a call from the hospital, located at the 700 block of Cambridge Market Place in Cambridge, Maryland. Upon contact, hospital security explained that a male subject had been behaving in an unruly manner, disrupting the medical team on duty.

The individual at the center of the disturbance was identified as Thomas William Young II, a 35-year-old resident of Hurlock, MD. Young had been asked to leave the premises by both the security and the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) officers due to his irascible behavior. 

However, he refused to comply and instead tried to re-enter the hospital.

Since Young was asked to leave, and refused, he was placed under arrest for various offenses.  While making the arrest, police noted a strong alcoholic odor on his breath, suggesting possible intoxication. 

After his arrest, he was transported to the Cambridge Police Department for further processing and made his initial court appearance in front of the District Court Commissioner. 

Young was still uncooperative and was transferred to the Dorchester County Department of Corrections under a temporary commitment.

Young was charged with the following misdemeanor offenses:

  • Fail to Obey Lawful Order

  • Intoxicated Public Disturbance

  • Trespass Private Property

On February 5, 2024, Judge Melvin Jews of the District Court of Maryland held a bond review for Young and released him on his own recognizance.