Friday, February 16, 2018

TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST AND ASSET SEIZURE

On February 15, 2018 the Crime Suppression Unit conducted a traffic stop on a gold Hyundai Elantra at the Holiday Inn located in Prince Frederick.  An investigation during the stop resulted in the recovery of 20 grams of powder cocaine, a digital scale, CDS Paraphernalia, and marijuana.  In addition, $858.00 and the Hyundai Elantra were seized.  The suspect, Carol Lanette Savage of Hartford County was charged with several crimes, including Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine.  The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office began the Crime Suppression Unit in an effort to provide directed enforcement in these types of cases.  
Carol Lanette Savage







Thursday, February 15, 2018

SHERIFF'S OFFICE COMMUNITY FORUM - FEBRUARY 12TH, 2018

On February 12th 2018, Sheriff Mike Evans hosted a Community Forum at Calvert High School to discuss the opioid epidemic, crime, and various other concerns of Calvert County residents.  The Sheriff’s Office Drug Intelligence Program Coordinator, Joe Windsor, then gave a presentation detailing some of the 2017 drug overdose statistics for Calvert County, as well as the current trends of the opioid epidemic.  DFC Ryan Kampf also discussed the Sheriff’s Office S.O.L.I.D. program “Sheriff’s Outreach to Loved ones In Distress” as a resource for those suffering from addiction.  Sheriff Evans then addressed questions in reference to the recent string of robberies in Calvert County.  Lt. Fridman of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Bureau was also available to answer questions about the robberies.   Other topics of discussion were the Sheriff’s Office NIXLE Alert System and various traffic enforcement related issues.  Members of the Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Unit were on hand to listen and to begin the process of addressing those concerns.  Sheriff Evans will be hosting more Community Forums over the coming months.  The details will be announced as soon as plans are finalized.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE INCIDENT BRIEFINGS - FEBRUARY 15TH, 2018

During the week of February 5 – 11, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,332 calls for service throughout the community.

Damaged Property: 18-6786
On February 9, 2018 Dfc. Weems responded to Runabout Loop, Solomons for the report of a damaged vending machine. The complainant stated between January 28th and February 9th an unknown suspect(s) damaged the vending machine and attempted to steal money from it.

Theft: 18-6289
On February 6, 2018 Deputy R. Shrawder responded to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for the report of a theft from Grays Road, Prince Frederick. The victim stated he ordered an ASUS ROG GTZ 1080 graphics card online and received an email that it had been delivered, however, when he got home the package was gone. The value of the stolen item is $770.

Theft: 18-7164
On February 11, 2018 Dfc. Hardesty responded to Rousby Hall Road, Lusby for the report of a theft. The victim advised that she parked her vehicle at the Lusby Shell Station and when she came by to check on it, her rear tag was missing. Sometime between February 9th at 12 PM and February 11th at 12:46 PM an unknown suspect(s) stole her tag off her vehicle from that location.

Tampering: 18-7079
On February 10, 2018 Dfc. Locke responded to Windy Creek Road, Huntingtown for the report of a suspicious person who had entered the victim’s vehicle. The victim stated he heard his driveway alarm sensor go off and looked outside to discover an unknown male inside of his truck. He shouted and the male ran off toward Lower Marlboro Road.


Arrests:
On February 5, 2018 Dfc. Denton conducted a traffic stop at the Solomons Tourist Information Center in Solomons. During initial contact with the driver, later identified as Brandon Marshall Wehler (18), Dfc. Denton detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The passenger admitted to having marijuana in her purse and handed it over to the officer. A search of the vehicle revealed a small plastic bag containing marijuana less than 10 grams as well as a clear plastic bag containing suspected heroin inside. Wehler was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and two counts of CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.
Brandon Marshall Wehler (18)


On February 5, 2018 Deputy J. Ward responded to the Calvert County Detention Center for the report of a CDS violation. A single unidentifiable pill was located loose on an inmate, identified as Emmett Odyssey Gantt Sr (57). The pill was identified as Pfizer 100 PGN. Gantt was charged with Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement.
Emmett Odyssey Gantt Sr (57)


On February 6, 2018 Deputy Williamson responded to the Bank of America in Dunkirk for the report of a bad check being passed. The suspect, later identified as James Henry Bowman III (48), entered the bank and tried to cash a check for $1,500. A bank employee contacted the owner of the check who advised the check was for $50 and was initially made out to her granddaughter. Bowman was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Forgery of Private Documents, Issuing a False Document, and Theft Less than $100.
James Henry Bowman III (48)


On February 7, 2018 Deputy Sampson was dispatched to the Calvert County Detention Center for the report of a CDS violation. Sergeant Scott handed Deputy Sampson a ziplock bag containing a white paper fold with a white powder inside that was recovered from an inmate, later identified as Rashad Saeed Campbell (31). Campbell was charged with Possession/Receiving CDS While Confined/Detained.
Rashad Saeed Campbell (31)


On February 8, 2018 Deputy Spalding responded to Patuxent Wine and Spirits in Lusby for the report of trespassing. The suspect, later identified as Kevin Deandre Hawkins (30), advised he came to the store to give the owner what he owed him for stealing a bottle of Patron prior to this incident. Deputy Durner was also on scene and advised Deputy Spalding that the owner wanted to press charges against Hawkins because he was in the store yelling and causing a scene. Hawkins was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing on Private Property.
Kevin Deandre Hawkins (30)


On February 9, 2018 Dfc. Denton and Deputy Sampson conducted a traffic stop in the area of Route 4 and Sixes Road, Prince Frederick. Trooper McCombs of the Maryland State Police and his K-9 partner conducted a sniff of the car which turned out to be positive. A search of the vehicle was met with negative results, as well as a search of the driver. A female officer was requested for a search of the passenger, identified as Sequoia Gladys Henderson (29), which revealed suspected Oxycodone. Henderson was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana.
Sequoia Gladys Henderson (29)


On February 10, 2018 Deputy Williamson received a lookout for a vehicle in the area of Route 4 and Route 2 which he found at the 7 Eleven in Sunderland. The driver, later identified as Ryan Ford Gallagher (40), was holding a glass crack cocaine pipe, and a strong odor of marijuana was coming from inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, Deputy Williamson found a glass smoking device with marijuana residue, a cigarette pack with a small amount of marijuana inside, 3 cell phones, two pill bottles with white powder residue, two digital scales with white residue on them, a spoon with burn marks on the bottom and white residue on the top, and cash folded up in his pants pocket. Gallagher was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and 3 counts of CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.
Ryan Ford Gallagher (40)



SUSPECTS APPREHENDED IN DASH IN ROBBERY - FEBRUARY 12TH, 2018

On February 12, 2018 at approximately 8:50 A.M.,  deputies with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dash In, located at 875 N Solomon’s Island Rd Prince Frederick, MD, for a report of a Strong Armed Robbery. Contact was made with employees from the Dash In who stated; “
Two men came into the business and grabbed cash from a register when an employee was ringing up a sale.”  The employees attempted to stop the suspect but he threatened them with a can of mace and quickly ran out of the store. 

Detectives were quickly able to identify the suspects as Levi Lawrence Hill of Bushwood, MD and Michael Shelton Wiggins of Accokeek, MD.  Suspects were apprehended on February 14, 2018.  Sheriff Mike Evans commended the deputies for their hard work in this case.  He added, “We will continue to allocate resources to solve these recent robberies that have taken place.”  If anyone has any further information, please contact Detective Wayne Wells at 410-535-1600 ext. 2595 or Wayne.wells@calvertcountymd.gov
Levi Lawrence Hill of Bushwood, MD

Michael Shelton Wiggins of Accokeek, MD

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

VEHICLE PURSUIT LEADS TO APPREHENSION

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m. deputies noticed a white Chevrolet van quickly entering and leaving several parking lots in the Dunkirk area.  Deputies followed the van and observed several traffic violations.  The vehicle was stopped in the area of Md. 260 and Brickhouse Road.  However, prior to being contacted by the deputies the driver of the vehicle sped from the scene fleeing from the deputies.  The vehicle continued to travel eastbound on Md. Route 260 with deputies in pursuit.  During the chase the driver of the van attempted several times to ram the pursuing deputies.  The pursuit continued back to Md. 4 and continued northbound.  Fearing the van was approaching a more populated area deputies utilized an immobilization technique and safely forced the vehicle from the roadway in the area of Ritchie Marlboro Road.  The driver was located hiding in the rear of the van behind an adult female and two juvenile passengers.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Derwin Scott Sr., a 50 year old male of Sunderland, was taken into custody and charged with several counts of 1st degree assault, possession of crack cocaine, possession of CDS paraphernalia, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, neglect of a child and numerous traffic violations.  An adult passenger in the vehicle, Shellena Middleton, a 36 year old female from Great Mills, was charged with possession of cocaine.  All parties were checked by Emergency Medical Services as a precaution.  Sheriff Evans stated, “These deputies used outstanding tactics and training to get a dangerous driver off the roads of Calvert County.”  
Derwin Scott Sr

Monday, February 12, 2018

DASH IN ROBBERY - FEBRUARY 12TH, 2018

On February 12, 2018 at approximately 8:50 a.m. Deputies responded to the Dash In, located in Prince Frederick, for a report of a Strong Armed Robbery.  The suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of the deputies.  Calvert Sheriff’s Detectives are actively working this case.  If anyone has any further information they are asked to contact Detective Wayne Wells at 410-535-1600 ext. 2595 or Wayne.wells@calvertcountymd.gov.  

Thursday, February 8, 2018

DUNKIRK SUBWAY ROBBERY - FEBRUARY 7TH, 2018

On February 7th, 2018, at 6:02 p.m., Calvert Deputies were dispatched to the Subway in Dunkirk, for a report of an armed robbery.  Deputies responded within minutes, but the suspect had already fled.  The suspect was described as a black male, 20 to 25 years of age, between 508 and 510.  This case is believed to be related to the armed robbery of the Prince Frederick Shell station from a day earlier.   Anyone with any information is urged to contact Detective Hawkins at 410-535-2800 or Ricardo.Hawkins@calvertcountymd.gov.