Monday, March 24, 2014


During the week of March 17 through March 23 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,335 calls for service throughout the community. 
Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website.  
Go to and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line.  Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.
Theft Case #14-15065:
Dep. T. Roberts responded to a home on Hoile Lane in Huntingtown for the report of stolen mail from mailboxes that occurred during the daytime on March 18.  The treasurer of the Twin Lakes Homeowners Association reported that the envelopes from several pieces of mail were found in the roadway and had been torn open.  Separate checks that had been inside three of the envelopes of the outgoing mail were missing.  The investigation is continuing.

Theft, CDS Violation Case #14-15069:

DFC P. Wood responded to the Prince Frederick Giant on March 18 at 5:00 p.m. for the report of a man attempting to pass counterfeit money.  The man had left the store and gotten into a vehicle and left the scene.  DFC J. Denton observed the vehicle leaving the McDonald’s parking lot and conducted a stop.  He made contact with the driver, identified as Freddie Odeil Commodore, 49 of Port Republic and asked what had happened at the Giant store.  Commodore advised that the store clerk told him the money he handed her was fake and that he advised her it was not and he then got frustrated with the clerk and left the store.  Two passengers in the vehicle were both causing a disturbance and refused to follow police orders.  All three subjects were found to be in possession of suspected drugs and were arrested. Sgt. R. Selkirk made contact with the Giant employees who advised that Commodore had attempted to conceal packaged meat products in his pants but had dropped them in one of the aisles.  Commodore, Varonica Gray, 51 of Owings, and Daniel Corie Jones, 32 of Prince Frederick, were each charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute, and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a digital scale.  Commodore was also charged with theft less than $100.

Freddie Odeil Commodore, 49, of Port Republic

Varonica Gray, 51, of Owings

Daniel Corie Jones, 32, of Prince Frederick

Burglary Case #14-15153:

Dep. W. Beisel is investigating the burglary of a home in the 1600 block of Coster Road in Lusby sometime between March 3 and March 19.  A neighbor reported seeing two men enter the home and then come out with two toilets and two vanities and load them into a vehicle and drive away.  The investigation is continuing.

CDS Violation Case #14-15313:

On March 19 at 10:25 p.m. DFC Y. Bortchevsky responded to the scene of an accident in the 6200 block of Stephen Reid Road in Huntingtown.  Upon arrival he observed a vehicle crashed into a tree.  The driver, identified as Larisa Katerina Gallagher, 27 of Owings, advised she lost control and went off the roadway, first striking a mailbox, and then the tree.  Gallagher had a strong odor of alcohol.  Gallagher refused medical attention.  She was found to be driving while under the influence and was charged.  Suspected marijuana was found inside the vehicle.  Gallagher was also charged with possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia; a wooden container.

Larisa Katerina Gallagher, 27, of Owings

Burglary Case #14-15525:

A homeowner in the 400 block of Dogwood Drive in Lusby advised DFC J. Hardesty that during the daytime hours on March 20, someone burglarized his home and stole $950 worth of property.  The investigation continues.

CDS Violation Case #14-15921:

On March 22 at 2:42 p.m. Dep. D. Naughton assisted Sgt. V. Bortchevsky with a traffic stop on a vehicle at the Dunkirk Wawa.  The driver, identified as Christina Marie Maier, 24 of Great Mills, was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.  She was charged with possession of controlled paraphernalia; a hypodermic syringe.

Christina Marie Maier, 24, of Great Mills

CDS Violation Case #14-16037:

DFC R. Kampf conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on March 23 at 1:00 a.m. at Broomes Island Road and Mills Pond Road in Port Republic.  He found a passenger in the vehicle, Haley Nicole Bergendahl, 20 of Huntingtown, to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.  She was cited with possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a metal grinder.

CDS Violation Case #14-16054:

On March 23 at 2:33 a.m. Dep. A. Curtin responded to a home in the 1000 block of Horse Pen Run in Huntingtown for the report of a verbal dispute.  Upon arrival, he determined no physical assault had taken place.  Dep. Curtin then observed three smoking devices.  Charles Edward Moreland, III, 36, was cited for possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a glass smoking device.