Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SHERIFF'S OFFICE INCIDENT BRIEFINGS - APRIL 23RD, 2018


During the week of April 16 – April 22, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,477 calls for service throughout the community.

Theft: 18-19679
On April 16, 2018 Dfc. Y. Bortchevsky responded to Bay Front Park in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a theft. The victim stated that sometime between 1:30 PM and 3:15 PM an unknown suspect broke into her vehicle and stole her MD driver’s license.

Theft: 18-20166
On April 18, 2018 Deputy Bowlan responded to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for the report of a theft. The victim stated on April 13th between 12:20 PM and 4:00 PM an unknown suspect stole two pairs of shoes that were delivered to his home on Dunleigh Court. The total value of stolen property is $665.

Theft: 18-20273
On April 19, 2018 Dfc. Callison responded to Salisbury Place, Prince Frederick for the report of a theft. The victim stated that sometime between April 18th at 8:00 PM and April 19th at 10:25 AM an unknown suspect stole the handicap sticker off his vehicle that was parked in front of his residence.

Theft: 18-20966
On April 22, 2018 Dfc. Burggraff responded to Thunderbird Drive, Lusby for the report of a theft. The victim advised sometime between April 21st at 9:00 PM and April 22nd at 6:00 AM and unknown suspect removed her mailbox from its post and stole it. The value of the stolen property is approximately $50.

Theft: 18-20922
On April 22, 2018 Deputy Lorenzano responded to the Dunkirk Walmart for the report of a theft. An unidentified subject was seen exiting the store with a cart full of unpaid items. When approached by an employee, the suspect became hostile then fled the scene, leaving the cart and miscellaneous items behind. The items in the cart added up to $368.10.

Theft: 18-20867
On April 22, 2018 Dfc. Ostazeski responded to Sneade’s Ace Hardware in Lusby for the report of a theft. The complainant stated an unknown suspect stole a Dewalt 20 volt drill from the store. The value of the stolen property is $129.99.


Arrests:

On April 19, 2018 Dfc. T. Buckler responded to Fastop in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a disorderly subject. Terrell Stepney (25) was told multiple times that he needed to leave the store, but he refused. Stepney was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Trespassing.
Terrell Stepney


On April 21, 2018 Dfc. Bradley responded to Buckets Sports Bar in Lusby for the report of a disorderly subject. Dfc. Callison was on scene with the subject, later identified as Franky Delph Jr (40). Delph was asked to leave the property multiple times, however, he refused and continued to yell and curse at the officers. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, Resisting Arrest and Trespassing.
Franky Delph Jr


On April 21, 2018 Dfc. Y. Bortchevsky responded to Brookeview Court, Chesapeake Beach for the report of a suspicious vehicle. Dfc. Bortchevsky approached the vehicle and noticed the rear passenger, Bobby Lewis King Jr (33), trying to hide a clear baggie under his shirt. King was removed from the vehicle and searched. He was not in possession of the baggie, however, a plastic baggie was located in the grass right outside the door where King sat in the vehicle. King was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. While at the Detention Center, Dfc. Bortchevsky checked the crease of the seat where King sat during transport and found two baggies with a white powdery substance, one baggie with a grey powdery substance, and one baggie with 3 blue pills. King was charged with CDS: Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Heroin and Oxycodone.
Bobby Lewis King Jr

ONE LOVE FOUNDATION


Yeardley Love’s family created the One Love Foundation after her ex-boyfriend murdered her.  Her friends and family realized if it could happen to Yeardley, it could happen to anyone.  Many of them saw red flags but either did not realize it or did not know what to do about it.  As a result, they produced accessible, relatable, and modern resources to assist with starting a conversation about unhealthy relationships in order to spread awareness, share knowledge, prevent or stop abuse, and potentially save a life.

In February the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office coordinated a One Love Escalation Facilitator Training Workshop.  Approximately 30 representatives from various agencies participated and were trained to lead a discussion about the topic.  In response to the recent incident at Great Mills High School, the Sheriff’s Office held a focus group meeting on April 19th to collaborate on ways to branch out in our community.
 
If you are interested in learning more about this initiative, please contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and/or visit joinonelove.org to review all of the free resources available.  Videos and discussion guides can be accessed directly or a guest speaker can be requested to start a discussion about unhealthy relationships.  All ages and genders can benefit from learning more about the One Love Foundation.

ARRESTS MADE IN LUSBY HOME INVASION


On March 16th, 2018 at approximately 3:10am, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to 959 Golden West Way in the Lusby area of Calvert County for the report of a home invasion.  Det. Mudd of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau was notified of the Home Invasion and responded promptly to begin the investigation. 
Det. Mudd’s on-scene investigation revealed that the victim, Melissa Diane Harris, was awoken from her sleep at approximately 3:00am.  She stated two light skinned males, approximately 20-40 years in age, wearing what appeared to be all black masks covering their faces kicked in the front door to her residence wielding what she recognized to be shotguns.  The two masked intruders then went directly to her bedroom and asked her “Where’s Timothy or T-Bo”.  Ms. Harris’ believed that they were referring to her ex-husband.  Ms. Harris stated that she does not live with him and the intruders left without taking anything from the home.
Crime Scene Technician Veeder arrived on scene to gather evidence and to photograph the scene.  Det. Buck teamed up with Det. Mudd and Det. Jernigan and worked diligently to solve this case.  Several investigative leads were developed in this case which led detectives on a timely investigation.  During the course of the investigation, detectives authored several search warrants and conducted many interviews.  Additionally, video surveillance from several cameras was reviewed, forensic downloads were performed, and numerous items of evidence were gathered.
Three suspects were developed during the investigation.  They are identified as William Gary Edwards (W/M, DOB: 11-10-1999) who is incarcerated at the Charles County Detention Center.  The second suspect was Ijaaz Butler (B/M, DOB: 07-04-1992) who is also incarcerated in the Charles County Detention Center. The third suspect identified as Demar Rynell Mason (B/M, DOB: 06-16-1983) resides in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates in Lusby.
Det. Buck submitted Applications for Statement of Charges on William Gary Edwards (W/M, DOB: 11-10-1999), Ijaaz Butler (B/M, DOB: 07-04-1992) and Demar Rynell Mason (B/M, DOB: 06-16-1983) for the charges of Home Invasion, Burglary in the First Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary in the First Degree, Burglary in the Third Degree, Burglary in the Fourth Degree, and any charges deemed appropriate through the District Court Commissioners Office.
Criminal Arrest warrants were issued for the three suspects in this case. The warrants for William Edwards and Ijaaz Butler were lodged as detainers with the Charles County Detention Center.  Demar Mason was located and served an arrest warrant on April 19, 2018.   

Thursday, April 19, 2018

CALVERT COUNTY SAFETY FOR STUDENTS SPEED ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM

The Calvert County Safety for Students Speed Enforcement Program is in effect year round.  The speed cameras will be moved randomly between the school zones.  Currently those cameras are located near Mill Creek Middle, Windy Hill Middle, Calvert Country, and Northern Middle schools.  In the next week the Mill Creek Middle camera will be moved to a location near Cardinal Hickey Academy.       
  • Cameras are active year round, Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.   This does not alter any posted speed reduction times. 
  • Citations are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle, and only if the speed was 12 mph or more over the posted speed limit.  The camera will adjust for the reduced speed times. 
  • A school zone speed camera violation is a $40 fine with no points.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Calvert County Safety for Students program, please contact Deputy Julia Murphy at 410-535-1600 ext. 2540. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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

Burglary: 18-18520
On April 10, 2018 Deputy Bowlan responded to Mill Bridge Road, Lusby for the report of a burglary. The victim advised between April 8th at 8:00 AM and April 10th at 7:30 PM his “ArmaLite” Rifle was stolen from his shed. The value of the rifle is $800.

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES PARTICIPATES IN DRILL AT CALVERT HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER


On April 15th, 2018 Calvert Health Medical Center hosted an armed intruder/active shooter drill.  Several weeks of planning culminated into a full scale exercise with nearly 100 participants from Calvert Health, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Calvert Advanced Life Support, and several civilian “actors.”  The drill tested the response of all participating agencies in accordance with the protocols and procedures that are set in place to handle them.  While an active shooter event is usually a police-driven incident, the staff of the Calvert Health Medical Center gained insight into what a real active shooter situation would involve.

Participants learned a great deal during the drill, and the after-action “Hotwash,” in which everyone involved shared personal experiences and lessons learned in a group setting, was just as beneficial.  First Responders were able to answer questions and provide additional feedback while the situations were still fresh for the participants.  Sheriff Mike Evans stated, “The police learn as much from the public as the public learns from us, we need to continue these drills and the natural dialogue that comes with them.” 








SHERIFF'S OFFICE INCIDENT BRIEFINGS - APRIL 17TH, 2018


During the week of April 9 – April 15, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,351 calls for service throughout the community.

Damaged Property: 18-18972
On April 12, 2018 Dfc. Ostazeski responded to Susan Lane, Lusby for the report of damaged property. The victim stated between 6:45 PM and 8:40 PM an unknown suspect spray painted his screen door. The estimated value to repair the property is $25.

Theft: 18-18745
On April 11, 2018 Dfc. Gott responded to Broomes Island Road, St Leonard for the report of damaged property. The complainant stated that sometime between March 9th and April 11th a lock box attached to a door knob on Double Oak Road, Prince Frederick had been pried open and the key was taken. The estimated value of damaged and stolen property is $102.

Theft: 18-18579
On April 11, 2018 Dfc. Holt responded to Geronimo Road, Lusby for a report of a theft. The victim advised he left his iPod touch in the bathroom of Lusby Giant around 10:30 AM. At 11:00 AM he went back to the bathroom to retrieve the iPod and it was gone. The iPod is valued at $600.

Theft:18-19513
On April 15, 2018 Dfc. Boerum responded to White Sands Drive, Lusby for the report of a theft. The victim stated that between April 14th at 10 AM and April 15th at 6:00 PM an unknown subject stole the rear tag from his vehicle.

Burglary: 18-18520
On April 10, 2018 Deputy Bowlan responded to Mill Bridge Road, Lusby for the report of a burglary. The victim advised between April 8th at 8:00 AM and April 10th at 7:30 PM his ArmaLite Rifle was stolen from his shed. The value of the rifle is $800.


Arrests:

On April 10, 2018 Deputy Sampson conducted a traffic stop on Route 4 in front of the Radio Shack in Prince Frederick. Deputy Sampson made contact with the driver, later identified as Austin Cameron Darling (23), and the passenger, Christine Marie Thurstin (44), and immediately smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. While searching the driver, Deputy Sampson found a sock with 3 syringes, a metal spoon, a cotton swab, and 1 plastic baggie, all with suspected heroin residue. While searching the vehicle Deputy Sampson found 2 plastic baggies of suspected heroin, 3 syringes, 2 plastic baggies with a white powdery residue and another plastic baggie with suspected heroin residue. A search of Thurstin’s purse revealed a red cut straw with suspected heroin residue. Darling and Thurstin were placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. Both subjects were charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.
Austin Cameron Darling

Christine Marie Thurstin


On April 11, 2018 Deputy Ridgely made contact with a vehicle in the Applebee’s parking lot in Prince Frederick occupied by a driver and one passenger, Jon Ryan Ogden (33). Corporal Wilson and his K9 partner conducted a K9 scan of the vehicle that resulted in a positive alert. A search of the vehicle was negative, however, a search of Ogden revealed a crushed up white pill and a rolled up dollar bill with a white residue. Ogden was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.
Jon Ryan Ogden


On April 11, 2018 Deputy Lewis responded to the Citgo gas station on St Leonard Road for the report of a suspicious person. He made contact with the driver, Matthew Preston Wahl (28), when Deputy Burgraff arrived on scene. Deputy Burgraff and his K9 partner conducted a K9 scan on the vehicle, which resulted in a positive alert. A search of the vehicle revealed heroin and a cut straw lying next to it, as well as a large amount of cash throughout the vehicle. Wahl was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. Deputy Gott made contact with the original complainant who saw Wahl rummaging through boxes at a home on Oak Road in St Leonard. Inside of Wahl’s vehicle, numerous envelopes of cash were located that belonged to the resident of the Oak Road address. Wahl was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana, CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia, Burglary-First Degree, Theft: $100-Under $1,500 and Trespassing on Private Property.
Matthew Preston Wahl


On April 12, 2018 Deputy Flynt responded to a traffic stop in the area of Route 4 and Old Town Road in Huntingtown. The driver, Kiersten Faye Nutter (27), was asked to exit the vehicle and a K9 scan was conducted. The K9 scan resulted in a positive alert. A search of the vehicle revealed a black box with flakes and residue of marijuana and numerous prescription medication bottles. A search of Nutter’s person revealed a fold of paper containing marijuana. Nutter was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. At the Detention Center a strip search resulted in 4 green pills. Nutter was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement.
Kiersten Faye Nutter


On April 15, 2018 Cpl. Wilson conducted a traffic stop on Pawnee Lane, Lusby. Cpl. Wilson made contact with the driver, identified as Ryley Daniel Weber (22), and immediately smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. After conducting a search of the vehicle, Cpl. Wilson and Deputy Ridgely found marijuana and paraphernalia in the glove box. Weber was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession with Intent to Distribute and CDS Distribution.
Ryley Daniel Weber


On April 15, 2018 Cpl. Moschetto was assisting with a traffic stop on Cox Road and East Chesapeake Beach Road, Chesapeake Beach. During the stop, John Abner (54), showed up on the scene. Mr. Abner was argumentative and he was advised to leave the scene. He refused to leave, therefore, he was arrested for hindering the investigation. Mr. Abner was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Obstructing and Hindering.
John Abner