Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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


During the week of July 9 – July 15, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,476 calls for service throughout the community.

Burglary: 18-36538
On July 9, 2018 Dfc. O’Donnell responded to the Tiki Bar in Solomons for the report of a burglary. The victim advised sometime between June 25th and July 9th an unknown suspect(s) broke into the establishment and stole a 42 inch television, a La-Z-Boy chair, a wooden table, a fire pit, and miscellaneous bottles of alcohol. The value of stolen property and damage to the establishment is approximately $750.

Burglary: 18-37028
On July 11, 2018 Deputy R. Shrawder responded to Alder Road, Port Republic for the report of a burglary. The complainant advised sometime between 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM an unknown suspect(s) broke into the community center. Nothing was taken, however, the estimated value of damage to the facility is $100.

Burglary: 18-37187
On July 12, 2018 Deputy Spalding responded to Cedar Lane, Lusby for the report of a burglary. The victim advised sometime between July 11th at 7:00 PM and July 12th at 2:30 PM an unknown suspect(s) broke into his shed and stole his 2002 yellow and white Suzuki RM dirt bike. The value of the stolen property is $1,500.

Damaged Property: 18-36797
On July 10, 2018 Dfc. O’Donnell responded to the Holiday Inn in Solomons for the report of damaged property. The victim stated an unknown suspect(s) keyed his black Nissan Rogue. The estimated value of the damaged property is approximately $500.

Damaged Property: 18-37732
On July 15, 2018 Dfc. Gott responded to Redlands Road, Lusby for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised an unknown suspect(s) egged her siding causing $10 in damage.

Theft: 18-36525
On July 9, 2018 Deputy Deleon responded to St Leonard Road, St Leonard for the report of a theft. The complainant advised copper pipes on her freezer unit had been cut and stolen.

Theft: 18-36668
On July 10, 2018 Deputy Lewis responded to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for a reported theft. The victim advised he ordered shoes online, but never received the shoes at his residence. The shoes are valued at $131.21.

Theft: 18-36923
On July 11, 2018 Deputy Flynt responded to Mission Court, Owings for the report of a theft that happened earlier at the Safeway in Dunkirk. The victim advised when she was leaving the parking lot she noticed her iPhone, which had a wallet case with her driver’s license and credit cards, was missing.

ARRESTS:

On July 9, 2018 Deputy Rzepkowski responded to Terri Lane, Huntingtown for a disorderly subject. Emergency communications advised the suspect, Jerome Kyler (25), was high and being destructive in the house. Deputy Rzepkowski made contact with Kyler and placed him in handcuffs. A search of his room and belongings revealed drug paraphernalia including a glass pipe with burnt residue, a needle that was filled with a liquid substance and two prescription bottles filled with urine. Kyler was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.
Jerome Kyler


On July 9, 2018 Dfc. T. Buckler responded to the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa to assist Deputy Beisel with a CDS Violation. They made contact with the suspects, Karla Freeman (40) and Chandra Staton (34), who were both heavily under the influence of PCP. Two juvenile females, ages 5 and 3, were laying in bed. Both women were transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and Neglect of Minor.
Karla Freeman

Chandra Staton


On July 11, 2018 Dfc. Pounsberry conducted a traffic stop at the Citgo gas station in North Beach. The driver, Robert Alan Reid (54), exited the vehicle and began yelling profanities at the officer while searching for something on the driver’s side of the vehicle. He refused to give his license or any other information. Reid was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Failure To Stop at a Stop Sign, Driving on a Suspended License and Disorderly Conduct. 
Robert Alan Reid


On July 14, 2018 Deputy Rzepkowski responded to Abner’s Crab House in Chesapeake Beach for a disorderly subject. Upon his arrival, Deputy Hicks had the disorderly subject, Gina Marie Hodge (24), in handcuffs. Prior to handcuffing her, Hodge was yelling profanities and was asked to leave multiple times, but refused. She was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct as well as Trespassing on Private Property.
Gina Marie Hodge



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

SHERIFF'S OFFICE INCIDENT BRIEFINGS - JULY 9TH, 2018


During the week of July 2 – July 8, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,395 calls for service throughout the community.

Burglary: 18-35131
On July 2, 2018 Dfc. Holt responded to Sitting Bull Circle, Lusby for the report of a burglary. The victim advised sometime between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM an unknown suspect(s) entered his home and stole his LG computer monitor and retro video games. The value of the stolen property is $500.

Damaged Property: 18-35056
On July 2, 2018 Deputy R. Shrawder responded to Ball Road, St Leonard for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised sometime between June 30th at 2:00 PM and July 1st at 8:30 AM a window was shattered.

Damaged Property: 18-35654
On July 6, 2018 Dfc. Bradley responded to Heron Lane, Lusby for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised on July 4th between 9:00 PM and 11:00 PM an unknown suspect(s) egged her house.

Damaged Property: 18-35687
On July 7, 2018 Dfc. Gott responded to Geronimo Road, Lusby for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised sometime between July 4th at 10:30 PM and July 5th at 7:00 AM an unknown suspect(s) egged his house and front porch. The estimated value of damaged property is $20.

Theft: 18-35130
On July 2, 2018 Dfc. Boerum responded to HG Trueman Road, Lusby for the report of a theft. The complainant advised the rear license plate was stolen from one of the company’s work trucks on June 27th sometime between midnight and 4:00 PM.

Theft: 18-35336
On July 3, 2018 Dfc. Aurich responded to Eagle Tire in Dunkirk for the report of a theft. The complainant reported he could not find his transporter registration plate, but is unsure whether it was lost or stolen.

Theft: 18-35550
On July 4, 2018 Dfc. Ostazeski responded to Bootstrap Trail, Lusby for the report of a theft. The victim stated sometime between July 3rd at 8:00 PM and July 4th at 1:00 PM his black Huffy bicycle was stolen from his yard. The value of the stolen property is $55.

Theft: 18-35792
On July 5, 2018 Dfc. Wood responded to the Dunkirk Wawa for the report of a theft. The victim advised her phone was stolen off the coffee bar while she was waiting in line for a drink. The value of the stolen property is $300.

ARRESTS:

On July 2, 2018 Dfc. Rediker responded to Mandela Court, Port Republic in regards to a suspicious vehicle/person. He made contact with the suspect, Steven Kartney Smith (29), who was smoking marijuana. A search of Smith’s person revealed a baggie of marijuana, a blue pill wrapped in plastic, brass knuckles, and two cut straws with CDS residue. Emergency Communications advised the suspect had an open warrant through Baltimore County. Smith was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia, CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and Concealing a Dangerous Weapon.
Steven Kartney Smith


On July 2, 2018 Dfc. Rediker responded to Cassell Blvd, Prince Frederick in regards to a mental subject. The victim advised her grandson, Darkari Nivek Milburn (18), has been acting extremely disorderly and damaged all of her belongings within the residence. Milburn continued to be argumentative and make derogatory threats towards the officers. He was placed in the back of Dfc. Rediker’s vehicle and began hitting his head against the window in a violent manner. Milburn was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Arson/Threat.
Darkari Nivek Milburn


On July 6, 2018 Deputy Sampson conducted a traffic stop at Traskers Blvd and Route 4. The driver, Francesca Santini (27), gave consent to search the vehicle. Deputy Sampson located burnt copper in the passenger side door, a glass pipe with burn marks at both ends, and a napkin that contained small nuggets of suspected crack cocaine in her purse. Santini was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.
Francesca Santini


On July 7, 2018 Deputy Ridgely responded to Well St, Huntingtown for the report of a vehicle theft. The victim advised she bought a 2010 Mercury Milan for her grandson, Sean Michael Tettimer (25). Tettimer advised he gave the vehicle to one of his friends for the day for $200, but did not know the friend’s name. Deputy Ridgely noticed a cut straw on the floor, and Sean advised he snorts Fentanyl. The CDS was packaged and transported to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. Tettimer was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Theft: $1,500 to Under $25,000, CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.
Sean Michael Tettimer


On July 7, 2018 Deputy R. Shrawder conducted a traffic stop at HG Trueman Road and Route 4. The driver, Nichole Hobar (37), was shaky and her speech was slurred, therefore, she was asked to exit the vehicle for a field sobriety test. Inside the vehicle, numerous pill bottles were discovered as well as three cell phones and a large amount of cash. Hobar was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where she was charged with CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute.
Nichole Hobar


Saturday, July 7, 2018

SHERIFF'S OFFICE HOSTS VOLUNTEER POLICE CADETS FROM NEWTOWN, WALES (UNITED KINGDOM)


Recently, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 91 had the great honor of hosting a group of four Newtown Volunteer Police Cadets from Wales.  The four cadets, Rebecca Roberts, Ffion Jones, Tomos Chick and Cheyenne Kirby were accompanied by Police Constable Andy Buckley and Special Constable Natalie Reyneke.  This trip was part of an exchange program between the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Dyfed-Powys Police.  This is the first time the Sheriff’s Office has participated in such an exchange program. 

While in Calvert County, lodging was provided by Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa where some members of the group were able up enjoy crabs for the first time at the Rod N Reel Restaurant.  Mama Lucia also helped keep the group fed and a tour of the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department helped to burn off a few of those extra calories.  The Volunteer Police Cadets were also able to get inside access on how the deputies of Calvert County keep our citizens safe and protected as they were all able to experience their own individual ride along with Calvert deputies.

The Police Cadets and their advisors spent the week of June 25th-29th in Sykesville, Maryland at the annual Southern Maryland Junior Police Academy.  JPA is designed to give each participant an inside look of what a 6-8 month police entry level program might look like in the expedited time frame of one week.  The group engaged in pre-dawn wake up calls, obstacle courses, drill and ceremony as well as completing many classroom objectives including criminal and traffic law.  There was also a visit to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Secret Service.

The Volunteer Police Cadets and their advisors presented Sheriff Mike Evans with several gifts and a letter of thanks and appreciation for hosting them during this trip. Explorer Post 91 has already begun to organize its fundraising efforts in anticipation of their trip to Wales in the summer of 2019.


Friday, July 6, 2018

CITIZENS HELP TO PREVENT MAN FROM JUMPING OFF THE THOMAS JOHNSON BRIDGE


On July 03, 2018 at approximately 5:33 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons Maryland for a report of a man attempting to jump from the bridge. While units were responding, several citizens exited their vehicles and restrained the man from jumping.          

Deputies arrived at the top of the bridge and made contact with an 18-year-old man from Leonardtown, Maryland who was visibly upset. The man informed deputies that he had been in a car accident earlier and was having a bad day. He informed deputies that he drove his vehicle up to the top of the bridge, exited it, and wanted to jump from the bridge before he was stopped by citizens. Deputies subsequently placed the man in custody and transported him to a local hospital for an evaluation.

Sheriff Mike Evans would like to thank all of the citizens that stopped for this young man in his time of need.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

SHERIFF'S OFFICE INCIDENT BRIEFINGS - JULY 3RD, 2018


During the week of June 25 – July 1, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,330 calls for service throughout the community.

Damaged Property: 18-33786
On June 25, 2018 Deputy Flynt responded to Skinners Turn Road, Owings for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised when she arrived at the location, she noticed the glass on the basement slider door had been broken.

Damaged Property: 18-33914
On June 26, 2018 Dfc. Ostazeski responded to Piute Court, Lusby for the report of damaged property. One of the complainants advised sometime between 11:30 PM on June 25th and 5:30 AM on June 26th three vehicles in the driveway had been entered, and two were damaged. Both vehicles had multiple scratches on them, one tire was punctured, and five knives were stolen.

Damaged Property: 18-34307 & 18-34335
On June 28, 2018 Deputy R. Shrawder responded to Pine Blvd, Lusby for the report of damaged property. Deputy Shrawder noticed the letters “BLR” spray painted on the side of the residence in black and gold spray paint. The estimated cost of the damaged property is less than $1,000. On the corner of Pine Blvd and Skyview Drive, the stop sign had an “X” spray painted on it as well as the word “Go”. Later that day Deputy Shrawder responded to Nautical Court, Lusby where the same letters, “BLR”, were spray painted on the victim’s mailbox and on the street outside her house. The value of her damaged mailbox is $30.

Theft: 18-33825
On June 25, 2018 Deputy Lorenzano responded to Harvey Road, Huntingtown for the report of a theft. The complainant advised sometime between June 23rd and June 24th a baby deer statue was stolen from her front yard. The value of stolen property is $150.

Theft: 18-33827
On June 25, 2018 Dfc. Fox responded to Buckingham Court, North Beach for the report of a theft. The complainant advised sometime between June 24th at 9:00 AM and June 25th at 9:00 AM his black and red mountain bike was stolen from Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach.

Theft: 18-33966
On June 26, 2018 Deputy Flynt was in the area of the Dunkirk Walmart when he was flagged down by a citizen. The complainant advised his handicap placard that hangs from his rear view mirror was stolen from his vehicle.

Theft: 18-34401
On June 28, 2018 Deputy Spalding responded to Cougar Court, Lusby for the report of a theft. The complainant advised sometime between June 22nd and June 26th his orange and grey Husqvarna lawn mower was stolen from his driveway. The value of the stolen property is $1,800.

Theft: 18-34350
On June 28, 2018 Dfc. Holt responded to Giant in Lusby for the report of a theft. The manager advised a black male entered the store, filled up a cart with goods and left without paying. When confronted, the suspect abandoned the cart with the goods in the parking lot and drove off in a green Chevy 4 door vehicle.

Theft: 18-34549
On June 29, 2018 Deputy Flynt responded to Mellomar Golf Park in Owings for the report of a
theft. The complainant advised that the #2 Fairway Sign had been stolen sometime between
close of business the night before and opening that morning.

Theft: 18-34717
On June 30, 2018 Dfc. Gott responded to Beech Drive, Lusby for the report of a theft. The victim advised sometime between May 28th and June 29th an unknown suspect(s) stole her wooden sign attached to her cottage. The value of the stolen property is $40.

Theft: 18-34791
On June 30, 2018 Dfc. Hardesty responded to HG Trueman Road, Lusby for the report of a theft. The complainant advised sometime between June 28th and June 30th the registration plate on her trailer was stolen.

Arrests:
On June 26, 2018 Dfc. Gott conducted a traffic stop in the area of Grays Road and Cypress Swamp. He made contact with the driver, Matthew Adam Ward (31), and the passenger, Julia Dee Ward (32). The driver was issued paperwork for driving with no insurance and driving on a suspended registration. Matthew exited the vehicle and showed Dfc. Gott a transdermal Fentanyl patch on his chest. A search of Matthew’s person revealed a plastic bag filled with controlled medication that he did not have prescriptions for. While searching the vehicle, the passenger’s purse was located which contained a prescription bottle of Vyvanse that was not prescribed to her. Both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where they were charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana.
Matthew Adam Ward

Julia Dee Ward


On June 30, 2018 Dfc. Hardesty responded to the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons for the report of a subject walking across the bridge. Deputy Deleon exited his cruiser and made contact with the subject, later identified by his driver’s license as Devin Michael Gaffney (33), at the top of the bridge. Dfc. Hardesty detained the subject and placed him in his cruiser to safely get him off the bridge. Gaffney had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person. He remained quiet and refused to answer any questions, therefore he was arrested for Intoxicated Endangerment.
Devin Michael Gaffney


On June 30, 2018 Dfc. Y. Bortchevsky was conducting a patrol check at the Chesapeake Beach Fastop when he observed Richard Stuart McGrath (47), standing in front of the door. Once McGrath noticed the officer, he began to walk away, knowing that he is banned indefinitely from the Fastop property. Dfc. Bortchevsky detained McGrath in the parking lot of Kellam’s Field. McGrath was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Trespassing.
Richard Stuart McGrath


Thursday, June 28, 2018

SHERIFF'S OFFICE INCIDENT BRIEFINGS - JUNE 27TH, 2018


During the week of June 18 – June 24, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,178 calls for service throughout the community.

Damaged Property: 18-32678
On June 19, 2018 Dfc. Cress responded to Bay Ave, North Beach for the report of destruction of property. The complainant advised sometime between June 18th at 11:00pm and June 19th at 6:00am an unknown suspect(s) damaged multiple wooden pickets, a light fixture, and four doors and windows in a playse wooden boat. The estimated value of damaged property is $140.

Damaged Property: 18-32877
On June 20, 2018 Deputy Parks responded to Faith Lane, Huntingtown for the report of destruction of property. The victim stated that an unknown suspect(s) shattered the back window of their pickup truck and caused multiple dents on the side, and broke the front driver’s side fog light. The estimated damaged property is $3,000.

Damaged Property: 18-33588
On June 24, 2018 Dfc. Fox responded to Wetlands Overlook Park, North Beach for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised sometime between June 19th and June 20th an unknown suspect(s) attempted to throw an unknown object through the window of the visitor’s center. The estimated damaged property is $800.

Damaged Property: 18-33632
On June 24, 2018 Deputy R. Shrawder responded to Spruce Drive, Lusby for the report of damaged property. The victim stated that unknown suspect(s) had damaged the back door to the residence along with a key lock to the front door. The estimated damaged property is $500.

Theft: 18-32616
On June 18, 2018 Dfc. Mitchell responded to 7th Street, North Beach for the report of a theft. The victim stated that an unknown suspect(s) removed a package from their mailbox that included multiple medications. The value of stolen property is $90.

Theft: 18-32969
On June 20, 2018 Deputy Parks responded to Palisades Drive, Dunkirk for the report of a theft. The victim stated that an unknown suspect(s) stole their registration plate to their boat trailer. The value of stolen property is $100.

Theft: 18-33092
On June 21, 2018 Dfc. Gott responded to Weis, Solomons for the report of a theft. The victim stated that sometime between 9:15am and 10:45am on June 21st an unknown suspect(s) broke the passenger side window and stole their grey purse from inside the vehicle. The value of damaged property and stolen items is $190.

Theft: 18-33239
On June 22, 2018 Deputy Bowlan responded to Summer City Boulevard, Chesapeake Beach for the report of a theft from vehicle. The victim stated that sometime between June 21st at 9:45pm and June 22nd at 7:30am an unknown suspect(s) entered their unlocked vehicle and removed their wallet containing US currency and other miscellaneous items. The value of stolen property is $40.

Arrests:

On June 18, 2018 Dfc. Bradley responded to the Fastop-Lusby for the report of a theft. Dfc. Bradley made contact with the complainant who advised a male subject had just stole beer and a camouflage hat from the store. Dfc. Bradley located the male subject later identified as Robert Rice (51) of Lusby who was extremely intoxicated. It was also determined that Rice had a no trespass warning issued for Fastop. Rice was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Trespass: Private Property and Theft Less than $100.
Robert Rice


On June 22, 2018 Deputy Buckler responded to the area of Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach for the report of a driver passed out behind the wheel. Deputy Buckler arrived on scene and located the vehicle with a male subject passed out behind the wheel of the running vehicle. In plain view Deputy Buckler located paraphernalia in the vehicle. The male subject later identified as Stephen Smith (26) of Mechanicsville was woken up and asked to step out of the vehicle for a search to be conducted. The search resulted in paraphernalia and narcotics. Smith was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (Heroin).
Stephen Smith




FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION - JUNE 26TH, 2018


                   On 06-26-18 at approximately 0637 hours members of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to the intersection of F Street and 29th Street, Chesapeake Beach, for a Vehicle Collision.
            Preliminary investigation of the collision revealed the following: A 2015 Subaru Forester was traveling south on F Street. Sofia Villarreal, 20 year old of Chesapeake Beach, MD, was the driver of the Subaru. Joseph Pesce, 64 year old of Chesapeake Beach, MD, was riding a bicycle east on 29th Street.   Both the Subaru and the bicycle entered the intersection of 29th Street and F Street at the same time. The Subaru struck the bicycle. Pesce was ejected from the bike.
            Joseph Pesce was transported to Washington Hospital Center by Medivac where he later died due to his injuries from the collision. Sofia Villarreal was uninjured and refused medical treatment.  Preliminary Investigation shows that Failure to Stop and Yield at a Stop Sign by one or both parties involved in the collision contributed to this crash. 
            The collision is under investigation by Sgt. T. Phelps of the Crash Reconstruction Team.  Anyone with additional information regarding the collision is asked to contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at 410-535-2800 or e-mail the investigator at thomas.phelps@calvertcountymd.gov .