Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PRESS RELEASE FOR BP GAS STATION ROBBERY

On April 25, 2017 at 10:32 pm deputies were dispatched to the BP gas station at 2975 West Chesapeake Beach Road, Dunkirk, for a report of a robbery in progress.  When deputies arrived the suspects were already gone.  The investigation revealed a total of 4 suspects, one of which displayed a handgun, robbed the clerk of money and merchandise.  The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating this case, and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying these individuals.  Anyone with any information is urged to contact Detective Quinn at 410-535-1600 ext 2596 or quinnmj@co.cal.md.us.      
















PRESS RELEASE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION AT H.G. TRUEMAN RD AND COVE POINT RD

On April 26, 2017 at approximately 3:02 pm deputies were dispatched to the intersection of HG Trueman Road and Cove Point Road Lusby for a report of an accident with injuries.  An investigation revealed a 2003 Mitsubishi, operated by Tobriana Destiny Gantt of Lusby, was traveling north on HG Trueman and attempting to make a left turn onto Cove Point Road.  There were also 2 male juvenile passengers in the vehicle.  At the same time a 2003 Jeep, operated by Taylor Renee Bromwell of Prince Frederick, was heading south on HG Trueman at Cove Point Road.  Witnesses on the scene stated the light turned yellow as the Jeep entered the intersection.  The Mitsubishi had a circular green light, but did not yield the right of way and struck the Jeep head-on.  Both of the drivers were transported via ambulance to Calvert Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  One of the juveniles in the Mitsubishi, a 4 year old male, was flown to Children’s Hospital.  His injuries also appear to be non-life threatening.  Charges are pending in this case.          

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

***SHERIFF'S OFFICE CASE OF THE WEEK***

Burglary Case #17-20834: On April 22, 2017, Dfc. A. Ostazeski responded to Cowpoke Circle, in Lusby, for a report of a burglary.  The complainant explained that after hearing a loud noise outside their home around 1:30am, they looked around outside and found the lock on their shed broken and the door left wide open.  Items stolen from the shed:  a red and white Honda 70 dirt bike and two (2) five-gallon cans of Kerosene.

2017 TIKI BAR DESIGNATED DRIVER WINNERS

On Monday, April 24th Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans drew 6 winning entries from 127 participants in the Calvert County Designated Driver Rewards Program at the Solomon’s Island Tiki Bar opening, April 21st – April 23rd.  This DD program sponsored by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Chesapeake Region Safety Council, Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse and Bob Hall, LLC ensured that 507 revelers received a safe ride home.  

Angel Owens of Callaway, MD, won the first grand prize package of a 1 Night stay at the Holiday Inn Solomon’s, $200 cash, $50 Tiki Bar Gift Certificate and a $25 Pier Restaurant Gift Certificate.  

Kelly Nahaj of Great Mills, MD, won the second grand prize of a $100 Solomon’s Victorian Inn Gift Certificate, $200 cash, $50 Tiki Bar Gift Certificate and a $25 Stoney’s Kingfisher Gift Certificate.  

Whitney Lynch of Solomon’s won the third grand prize of a $50 Back Creek Inn Gift Certificate, $50 Tiki Bar Gift Certificate, $200 cash, $25 Stoney’s Kingfisher Gift Certificate and a $25 Lotus CafĂ© Gift Certificate.  

Megan Parlett of Lusby won the fourth grand prize of 4 Baltimore Orioles Baseball Tickets, plus a Parking Pass.  

Thomas Conrow of Port Republic won the fifth grand prize of 2 Baltimore Orioles Baseball Tickets and a $50 Visa Gift Card from the CAASA Designated Driver Award Program.  

Breenna Smith of Washington, DC, won the sixth grand prize of 2 Baltimore Orioles Baseball Tickets
*** Pictured from left to right: Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans; CAASA Coordinator, Anna D’Agostino;
      Richard Hall of Bob Hall, LLC and LT. Shane Bolger, Maryland State Police ***

Monday, April 24, 2017

PRESS RELEASES FOR APRIL 24TH, 2017

During the week of April 17 through April 23 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,278 calls for service throughout the community.  

Burglary Case #17-20834: On April 22, 2017, Dfc. A. Ostazeski responded Cowpoke Circle, in Lusby, for a report of a burglary.  The complainant explained that after hearing a loud noise outside their home around 1:30am, they looked around outside and found the lock on their shed broken and the door left wide open.  Items stolen from the shed:  a red and white Honda 70 dirt bike and two (2) five-gallon cans of Kerosene.

Burglary Case #17-20321: On April 19, 2017, at approximately 11:00am, Dfc. C. Johnson was dispatched to Southern Maryland Blvd, in Dunkirk, for the report of a burglary. He made contact with the property manager who stated someone(s) broke into a vacant office space.  The property was last inspected on April 17, when the front door to the business was locked. Today, April 19th, he discovered the front door unlocked and entry was made by an unknown object(s).

Burglary Case #17-19984: On April 17, 2017, Dfc. A. Ostazeski spoke with a complainant at the Sheriff’s Office who wanted to report a burglary that occurred on Decatur Street, in St. Leonard.  Around 9:00pm, on the evening of April 15th, the victim had inadvertently left a pair of 14K gold diamond stud earrings in the console of one of their vehicles.  The vehicle was parked in the garage but it was left unlocked.  Sometime during the night, an unknown person entered the garage and rummaged through their vehicle, stealing the earrings. Nothing else appears to be missing from the vehicle or garage. 

CDS Violation Case #17-21000: On April 23, 2017, at approximately 2:30pm, Deputy N. Buckler was able to locate and conduct a traffic stop, at Northbound Rt. 4/Sheckells Road, in Huntingtown, on a vehicle that was broadcast as being driven all over the road.  As he approached the vehicle from the passenger side, he observed the passenger side mirror was broken.  When the driver and sole occupant, Grace Hammett, 31, of Glen Dale, MD, rolled down the window, he immediately detected the odor of raw marijuana and alcohol emitting from the vehicle. Hammett spoke with slurred speech and had red glassy eyes.  A search yielded an orange pill bottle with marijuana, a clear plastic bag with marijuana on the driver’s side floorboard, a cut plastic straw with residue, a pill bottle with no label, containing multiple CDS pills and an opened bottle of vodka.  She was charged with DUI, DWI, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance-Not Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and multiple traffic offenses.
Grace Hammett, 31, of Glen Dale, MD


Damaged Property Case #17-21080: On April 23, 2017, at approximately 2:00pm, Deputy J. Ward responded to the area of Windcliff Road and Goldstein Road, in Prince Fredrick, for the report of damaged property.  He spoke with one of the victims who stated a neighbor notified him that his mailbox was one of two (2) that were damaged.  The damage occurred sometime between 8:00pm on April 22 – 7:00am on April 23.

Damaged Property Case #17-20669: On April 21, 2017, at 11:00am, Deputy R. Shrawder responded to HG Trueman Road, in Lusby, for the report of damaged property.  He spoke with the victim who stated that they noticed 2 holes in the siding of their house.  The home sits along the edge of the golf course and the holes appear to be the size of a golf ball.  Although it does not appear there was any intent behind the damage, there was no golf balls recovered from the area. 

Theft Case #17-20743: On April 21, 2017, Dfc. A. Ostazeski responded to the Patuxent High School for the report of a stolen iPhone 5s.  The complainant explained that around 3:00pm they had placed their phone on a table within the Theater Department; when returning to retrieve it, discovered the phone missing.  This case is suspended at this time.

Theft Case #17-20679: On April 21, 2017, Deputy J. Ward spoke with a complainant at the Sheriff’s Office who wanted to report a theft.  The victim explained that back in January he had parked his truck and trailer on Holiday Drive, in Solomons, and today discovered the tag on the trailer was missing.  Due to the length of time, it is unclear when the theft actually took place.

Theft Case #17-19997: On April 17, 2017, Dfc. A. Ostazeski was dispatched to Sedalia Trail, in Lusby, for the report of a theft.  The victim explained his Jon Boat, that he stores along the edge of Lake Lariat, has been stolen.  He last saw it around 11:00pm on April 15 and noticed it missing, today, around 5:30pm.  The boat is silver/gray aluminum, twelve feet long and has a dent in the bow (front).

Theft Case #17-20003: On April 17, 2017, at approximately 6:00pm, Dfc. A. Locke was called to Christiana Parran Road, in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of a theft.  Upon arrival he made contact with the victim who stated someone stole a rear registration plate off of his motorcycle.  The bike was parked on their back deck and was covered with a tarp on January 7th.  It was on April 14th that he uncovered the motorcycle and discovered the tag missing.

Theft Case #17-19944: On April 17, 2017, Dfc. P. Wood responded to Daybreak Drive, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a theft.  He met with the victim who stated that an unknown suspect(s) had stolen the left front headlight and assembly out of their vehicle.  The vehicle was last seen with the headlight on April 16, at approximately 2:30pm.  It was parked in front of the house and was unlocked. Nothing in the vehicle other than the headlight was tampered with.

If you know who committed these crimes or any other criminal activity in Calvert County, you can report it anonymously online by clicking the Crime Solvers link at www.CalvertCountySheriff.us  or by calling 410-535-2800. 

Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person involved in criminal activity. 



PRESS RELEASE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION AT RT. 4/WHITE SANDS DRIVE ON APRIL 23RD, 2017

At 8:06 pm on April 23, 2017, units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police responded to the area of northbound Maryland Route 2/4 and White Sands Drive Lusby, in reference to a serious single vehicle crash.  A preliminary investigation revealed an unknown truck towing a trailer with what appeared to be “children’s playground equipment”, dropped a large green plastic pipe (part if a slide) in lane #2 on the northbound side of Maryland Route 2/4.  A blue 2004 Ford Explorer, operated by Bertina Thompson  (26 of Lusby), was traveling northbound in lane #2, swerved to the right to avoid the debris in the roadway.  In an attempt to steer back into lane #2, the Sport Utility vehicle over corrected and induced a spin in a counter-clockwise direction.  Roadway evidence indicated that the front right tire rolled (off the rim) causing the vehicle to rollover 3 times in the roadway. 

During the rollover, a 5 year old female child, name withheld, who was seated in the third row bench seat, unbelted/unsecured/no child safety seat (exact position unknown), was ejected from the vehicle.  The front right passenger was identified as Bertha Thompson (58 of Lusby) and was not wearing her seatbelt.  Rudolph Mackall (62 of Huntingtown) was seated in the right seat of the second row bench seat and was not wearing his seatbelt.  A female infant (2 months), name withheld, was seated in the second row middle seat, in a carrier, but was not secured.  A 10 year old female juvenile, name withheld, was seated in the third row bench seat, exact position unknown, and was also not secured by a seat belt.

Bertina Thompson, sustained serious injuries and was flown by MSP Aviation Medivac Trooper 7 to Washington Hospital Center ( Medstar), where she is listed in serious but stable condition.  The 5 year old, who was ejected, was also transported by Trooper 7 to Children’s National Medical Center (Washington, DC), where she is listed a critical condition with life threatening injuries.  Rudolph Mackall and Bertha Thompson were transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital by ground transport with non-life threatening injuries.  The 10 year old female Juvenile and the 2 month old infant female were transported by MSP Aviation Medivac Trooper 2 to Children’s National Medical Center, where they are both listed as stable and being treated for non-life threatening injuries.


Winston-Salem, North Carolina: On September 18th, 2016, Deputy Sheriff John Isenhour was struck by a vehicle at the entrance to Tanglewood Park on Clemmons Road at approximately 10 a.m. while he was working at an annual cycling event. Deputy Isenhour was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where he was treated and remained in critical condition.  We have the sad duty of reporting that Deputy Isenhour succumbed to his injuries during the evening of September 28th, 2016, ten days after the accident.Winston-Salem, North Carolina: On September 18th, 2016, Deputy Sheriff John Isenhour was struck by a vehicle at the entrance to Tanglewood Park on Clemmons Road at approximately 10 a.m. while he was working at an annual cycling event. Deputy Isenhour was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where he was treated and remained in critical condition.  We have the sad duty of reporting that Deputy Isenhour succumbed to his injuries during the evening of September 28th, 2016, ten days after the accident.

            This investigation is ongoing.  If anyone has information regarding the truck/trailer combination transporting the playground equipment, please contact DFC. Hardesty or Cpl. Moschetto of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Crash Reconstruction Team (410)535-2800. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

PRESS RELEASE FOR DFC. MOHLER'S DEPARTMENTAL ACCIDENT

On April 18, 2017 at approximately 4:45 p.m. Deputy First Class Timothy Mohler was on the shoulder of the road on the northbound side of Maryland Route 4, south of Old Field Lane in Prince Frederick.  He was seated in the driver’s seat of a marked Calvert County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.  Dfc. Mohler was completing paperwork from the previous traffic stop when his vehicle was struck from the rear by a van.  The van was operated by Mr. Robert Miller, a 74 year old male from Huntingtown.  As a result of the accident Dfc. Mohler was flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma.  Mr. Miller was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.  This investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending.  However, alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash.  Sheriff Mike Evans relayed, “Dfc. Mohler was released from Baltimore Shock Trauma and is resting at home.  We all wish Tim a speedy recovery.”