Wednesday, December 30, 2015

PRESS RELEASE FOR BURGLARY/BARRICADE WITH APPREHENSION

On December 30, 2015, at approximately 6:00am, Calvert Deputies were called to a residence on Rudolph Lane in Lusby for the report of a burglary in progress.  A male had entered the victim’s home and fled upon setting off an audible alarm.  The occupants were able to relay information so that Deputies were able to identify the suspect, Michael Swearingen, age 24.  Deputies responded to his home on Alamo Trail and observed him in his home.  After multiple attempts to make contact with him were ignored, the Special Operations Team was called in for a barricade situation at 6:15am.  He was taken into custody and charged with burglary and was also served an outstanding Warrant for resisting arrest.
MICHAEL SWEARINGEN, 24, OF LUSBY

PRESS RELEASE FOR ROBBERY SUSPECT APPREHENSION

On December 29, 2015, at approximately 2:00am, Calvert Deputies were dispatched to the BP Gas Station located on West Chesapeake Beach Road in Dunkirk for the report of a robbery.  A lone suspect jumped over the counter, removed money from the cash register and was able to flee on foot.  A canvas of the area was conducted with the assistance of the Maryland State Police, Anne Arundel County Police and Deputy T. Smith and his K-9 partner, Loki. 34 year old Brett Lott, of Friendship, MD, was later identified as the person responsible for the robbery. With the swift action by all Agencies involved, the suspect was apprehended and taken to the Detention Center, where he was charged with strong armed robbery.
BRETT LOTT, 34, OF FRIENDSHIP, MD

Monday, December 28, 2015

PRESS RELEASES FOR DECEMBER 28TH, 2015

During the week of December 21 through December 27 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,170 calls for service throughout the community. 

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.

CDS Violation Case #15-69384:

On December 27, 2015 Deputy N. Gilmore conducted a traffic stop on Rt. 4, south of Plum Point Road, Huntingtown, and made contact with the driver, Renee Patterson, 28, of Chesapeake Beach and passenger Lea Foster, 30, of Huntingtown.  Patterson was found to be in possession CDS (Suboxone, Adderall) and paraphernalia (straw, wrapper).  While being processed at the Detention Center, she was also charged with two (2) counts of taking contraband into a place of confinement.  Foster was arrested for possession of CDS (Suboxone, Adderall) and paraphernalia (wrapper).
Renee Patterson, 28of Chesapeake Beach

Lea Foster, 30, of Huntingtown


CDS Violation Case #15-69353:

On December 26, 2015 Deputy R. Kreps initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle he observed being driven in an unsafe manner.  The driver, Jennifer Carlton, 32, of North Beach, was arrested for possession of CDS (Alprazolam) and for multiple traffic violations, including Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.   She was transported to the Detention Center.
Jennifer Carlton, 32of North Beach


CDS Violation Case #15-69170:

On December 25, 2015 Deputy J. Denton conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driving in an unsafe manner.  The impaired driver, David Foard, 46, of St. Leonard was found to be in possession of Oxycontin.  He was arrested and transported to the Detention Center.
David Foard, 46of St. Leonard


Destruction of Property Case #15-68964:

Deputy K. Williamson responded to Hilendale Way, in Prince Frederick, for a reported destruction of property, which took place sometime overnight on December 23, 2015.  An unknown person damaged a fence, allowing horses to leave their enclosure.   If anyone observed suspicious activity in the area, they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Destruction of Property Case #15-68819:

On December 23, 2015 Deputy C. Ward responded to Dunleigh Court, in Dunkirk, for the report of a destruction of property.  During the overnight hours of December 22, an unknown person had smashed the window of the victim’s vehicle with an unknown tool.  Nothing appears to have been stolen.

Disorderly Conduct Case #15-68687:

On December 22, 2015 Deputy T. Mohler was dispatched to a business on West Ward Road, in Dunkirk, for the report of a disorderly person.  Susan Scaduto, 52, of Lusby, was found to be intoxicated and subsequently arrested for Trespassing, Alcohol Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct and Fail to Obey a Lawful Order.
Susan Scaduto, 52of Lusby


Theft Case #15-68802:

On December 23, 2015 Deputy C. Ward was called to Dunleigh Drive, in Dunkirk, for the report of a theft from a vehicle.  During the overnight hours on December 22, the victim’s vehicle window was broken and a purse was stolen. 

Theft Case #15-68783:

On December 23, 2015 Deputy C. Ward was called to Lyons Creek Road, in Dunkirk, for the report of a theft from vehicle.  During the overnight hours on December 22, the victim’s vehicle was broken into and a purse was stolen.  The purse and its’ contents were later found in a neighbor’s yard. 

Theft Case #15-69281:

On December 26, 2015 Deputy A. Curtin responded to a report of a shoplifter at the Giant Grocery Store in Dunkirk.  He arrested Maggie Williams, 31, of Upper Marlboro, for theft, providing a false name and possession of drug paraphernalia (straw).  She was transported to the Detention Center and also served with two (2) open Warrants from Prince George’s County.
Maggie Williams, 31, of Upper Marlboro


Theft Case #15-68648:

On December 22, 2015 Deputy Y. Bortchevsky was dispatched to the Giant Grocery Store in Lusby for the report of a shoplifting.  An unknown male was observed with several containers of seafood and left the store without paying for the items.

Theft Case #15-69492:

On December 27, 2015 Deputy T. Mohler was called to Hallowing Point Road, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a theft.  Someone had stolen a 2’ x 3’ magnet (picture of a boy) from the side of the victim’s vehicle.   Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Theft Case #15-68799:

On December 23, 2015 Deputy R. Weems responded to a theft on Crazy Horse Trail, in Lusby.  A heat pump had been removed from the rear of the residence.  It is unknown when the theft occurred, due to the home having been vacant for approximately 6 - 12 months.

Theft Case #15-68842:

On December 23, 2015 Deputy M. Naecker responded to the report of a theft which took place at the Marriott Springhill Suites, in Prince Frederick.   Sometime between 9:00am - 9:00pm on December 21, someone entered a hotel room and removed multiple pieces of jewelry.  

Theft Case #15-68452:

On December 21, 2015 Deputy V. O’Donnell stopped an aggressive driver near Parker’s Creek Road in Port Republic and discovered the driver, Ryan Cox, 31, of Lusby, to be driving under the influence of drugs.  He was arrested for multiple traffic violations and for CDS Administer Equipment/Possession/Distribute.  One of the passengers, Meagan Ricker, 24, also from Lusby, was arrested for Theft, Possession of CDS (Alprazolam) and also for CDS Administer Equipment/Possession/Distribute.  They were both transported to the Detention Center.
Ryan Cox, 31of Lusby

Meagan Ricker, 24, from Lusby

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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

Theft Case #15-67314:
On December 15, 2015, Deputy R. Wilson responded to White Sands Drive in Lusby for the report of a missing dog.  Sometime between 10:00am - 1:15pm someone stole the victim’s 9 - month old, white/tan American Terrier puppy.  Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

PRESS RELEASES FOR DECEMBER 21ST, 2015

During the week of December 14 through December 20 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,378 calls for service throughout the community. 

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.
CDS Violation Case #15-67817:
On December 17, 2015, Deputy T. Holt conducted a traffic stop on Catalina Drive, in Lusby and discovered the driver, Collin Gantt, 20, of Lusby, to be in possession of paraphernalia (digital scale).   He was arrested for the paraphernalia, issued multiple traffic citations and transported to the Detention Center for processing.
Collin Gantt, 20, of Lusby

CDS Violation Case #15-67962:
On December 18, 2015, while Deputy G. Gott was responding to the call for a disorderly subject on Langley Lane, in Solomons, he discovered Eric James Gallodoro, 25, of Solomons, to be in possession of paraphernalia (hypodermic syringe) and oxycodone.  He was arrested and transported to the Detention Center.
Eric James Gallodoro, 25, of Solomons

CDS Violation Case #15-67216:
On December 14, 2015 Deputy C. Fox conducted a traffic stop on Bay Avenue/5th Street.  He made contact with the driver, Dana Nelson, 32, of North Beach, who was driving in an unsafe manner.  She was arrested for DWI and possession of two (2) controlled dangerous substances (Alprazolam and Oxycontin). 
Dana Nelson, 32, of North Beach

Destruction of Property Case #15-68304:
On December 20, 2015 Deputy J. Migliaccio was dispatched to Shiloh Lane, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a destruction of property.  A window on a house under construction was broken by an unknown object.  There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.
Theft Case #15-67983:
On December 18, 2015 Deputy C. Idol was dispatched to the Prince Frederick Walmart store for a theft that had just occurred.  He stopped Holly Brown, 31, of Virginia Beach, VA and James Maddox, 27, of no fixed address.  They were both arrested for Theft $1000. - $10,000; James Maddox was also arrested for possession of paraphernalia (baggie).
Holly Brown, 31, of Virginia Beach, VA

James Maddox, 27

Theft Case #15-67314:
On December 15, 2015 Deputy R. Wilson responded to White Sands Drive in Lusby for the report of a missing dog.  Sometime between 10:00am - 1:15pm someone stole the victim’s  9 - month old, white/tan American Terrier puppy.  Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.
Theft Case #15-67159:

On December 14, 2015 Deputy G. Gott responded to Red Cloud Road, Lusby, for the report of a theft of a Spectrum laser flood light.  The theft took place sometime during 5:00pm - 7:00pm and was stolen from the victim’s front yard.  If anyone observed anything suspicious, they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

PRESS RELEASE FOR JUVENILE STRUCK BY VEHICLE IN PRINCE FREDERICK

On December 15, 2015 at approximately 1458 hours members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Radio Drive and South Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick, Maryland for the report of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2013 Chevy Sonic was traveling Southbound on Solomons Island Road in the area of Radio Drive.  The vehicle was in the right turn lane for West Dares Beach Road.  Traffic in Lanes 1 and 2 were both stopped when a 14 year old female juvenile attempted to cross all lanes of traffic from the North Side of Solomons Island Road.  The juvenile was struck by the Chevy Sonic when she entered the turn lane. The juvenile impacted the 2013 Chevy Sonic on the driver’s side front panel.  The juvenile sustained critical injuries and was transported to Johns Hopkins Medical Center by the Maryland State Police Aviation Unit. 

    The 2013 Chevy Sonic was operated by Tami M. McDowell, a 39 year old female of Prince Frederick. McDowell was uninjured and remained on the scene to be interviewed by Sheriff’s Office personnel. There is no indication that speed or driver error contributed to this crash.   

     DFC. Fox of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting the investigation into the events leading up to the collision.  Anyone with additional information regarding the incident are asked to contact Dfc. Fox at 410-535-2800 or via e-mail at foxch@co.cal.md.us

PRESS RELEASES FOR DECEMBER 14TH, 2015

During the week of December 7 through December 13 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,358 calls for service throughout the community. 

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.

Burglary Case #15-65678:

On December 7, 2015 Deputy V. O’Donnell was called to Duke Street in Prince Frederick for the report of a destruction of property and possible burglary.  It was discovered James Dugan, 25, of Chesapeake Beach had broken a window and entered the building.  He was transported to the Detention Center and charged with 3rd Degree Burglary and Destruction of Property.
James Dugan, 25of Chesapeake Beach


CDS Violation Case #15-66638:

On December 11, 2015, Deputy C. Callison was on a lookout for a vehicle reported to be operating in an unsafe manner near the area of Route 4/Plum Point Road.  He stopped Marguerite Hangliter, 51, of Montross, VA and arrested her for multiple traffic violations and two (2) counts of possession of CDS (Adderall and Alprazolam).
Marguerite Hangliter, 51, of Montross, VA


CDS Violation Case #15-66806:

On December 12, 2015, while Deputy V. O’Donnell attempted to assist a motorist on Long Leaf Lane, in Dunkirk, he discovered the driver, William King, 39, of Dunkirk to be under the influence.  He was charged with two (2) counts of CDS possession (Alprazolam and Suboxone), possession of paraphernalia (glass smoking device) and multiple of traffic offenses.
William King, 39, of Dunkirk


CDS Violation Case #15-66281:

On December 10, 2015, while Deputy K. Williamson was on routine patrol at the 7-11 on Dalrymple Road, Sunderland, he observed a customer to be in possession of illegal paraphernalia.  Christopher Radzyniak, 28, of Lusby, was transported to the Detention Center and charged with possession of Heroin and Paraphernalia (spoon).
Christopher Radzyniak, 28of Lusby


CDS Violation Case #15-66206:

On December 9, 2015, while Deputy G. Gott was on routine patrol on Rousby Hall Road, Lusby, he observed a vehicle operating in an unsafe manner.  He stopped the driver, Daniel Morgan, 38, of Hollywood, MD and discovered he was in possession of Oxycontin & paraphernalia (wrapper).  He was transported to the Detention Center and released to correctional staff.
Daniel Morgan, 38, of Hollywood, MD


CDS Violation Case #15-66126:

On December 9, 2015, Deputy C. Ward was on a lookout for a vehicle reported to be driving recklessly all over the road.  He stopped the driver, Matthew Mercer, 42, of Martinsburg, WV and arrested him for driving under the influence of PCP and several other traffic offenses.
Matthew Mercer, 42of Martinsburg, WV


Destruction of Property Case #15-66275:

On December 10, 2015, Deputy K. Williamson responded to a reported destruction of property at the Calvert trash compactor site on Hunting Creek Road, in Huntingtown.  Bullet holes were found to have damaged a window sometime between 7:00pm on December 9 - 7:30am on December 10.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Disorderly Conduct Case #15-66039:

On December 8, 2015, Deputy C. Callison was called to the Applebees Restaurant in Prince Frederick, for the report of a disorderly subject.  Upon his arrival, Tremayne Pride, 39, of Prince Frederick continued to act disorderly.  He was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting/Interfering with Arrest.  While being processed at the Detention Center, he was found to be in possession of Carisoprodol, which he was also charged with.
Tremayne Pride, 39, of Prince Frederick


Disorderly Conduct Case #15-65920:

On December 8, 2015, Deputy Y. Bortchevsky responded to a call on Lazy River Road, in Lusby for the report of a disorderly subject.  Brandy Damron, 32, of California, MD was ultimately charged and arrested for making arson threats.
Brandy Damron, 32of California, MD


Motor Vehicle Theft Case #15-65657:

On December 7, 2015, members of the Sheriff’s Office responded to Hoile Lane, Huntingtown, for the report of a stolen vehicle.  The victim’s unlocked vehicle, with its’ keys still with the vehicle, was last seen on December 6 at 10:30pm, parked in his driveway.  An additional vehicle, also at the same location, had a window broken and a wallet, driver license, cash and credit card were all stolen.  If anyone has information on this crime, they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Theft Case #15-66636:

On December 11, 2015, Deputy R. Kreps was dispatched to Fairwood Drive, Huntingtown, for the report of a stolen 10’ basketball goal.  The goal was later discovered abandoned on the side of a nearby road and fortunately, was not damaged.

Theft Case #15-66137:

On December 9, 2015, Deputy K. Williamson was dispatched to Buckler Road, in Huntingtown, for the report of a theft.  Someone had stolen two (2) copper grounding strips from the cell tower located on Buckler Road.  It is unknown when the theft took place.

Theft Case #15-66729:

Deputy J. McCarroll was dispatched to Ashwood Drive in Dunkirk for the report of a Fed-Ex package having been stolen.  An outdoor hooded work coat was to be delivered on December 11.  If anyone has information, they are asked to please contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Theft Case #15-66013:

On December 8, 2015, Deputy T. Holt responded to Sachen Drive, Lusby, for the report  of stolen mail.  This theft would have taken place between November 25 - 30th.

Theft Case #15-65888:

On December 8, 2015, Deputy A. Curtain responded to the report of a theft, which took place from a construction trailer located on Mt Harmony Road, in Owings.  Sometime between 4:30pm on December 7 and 7:00am the next morning, the master locks had been cut and the entrance door was pried open.  The suspect(s) stole a Mikasa Motorized Tamper, Stihl Rock Saw, Top Can self-leveling land surveying laser, Rigid electric drill, Mikita stone grinder and Walker Neuson motorized tamper.  Anyone who may have seen a suspicious person in the area is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Theft Case #15-65784:


On December 14, 2015, Deputy S. Moran was called to Williams Wharf Road, St. Leonard, for the report of a stolen gun.  The victim stated that around October 4th he set out his Browning BPS 10 gauge shotgun, in anticipation of the upcoming hunting season.  He did not realize it was missing until early in November when family and friends had reported not seeing the gun.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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

Burglary Case #15-64681:

On December 1, 2015, Deputy J. Buck was dispatched to Asbury Circle in Solomons for the report of a theft of money.  Sometime between 11:00am on November 27 and 4:00pm on November 29, someone entered an apartment and removed money.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

PRESS RELEASES FOR DECEMBER 7TH, 2015

During the week of November 30 through December 6 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,254 calls for service throughout the community. 

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.

Burglary Case #15-64681:

On December 1, 2015, Deputy J. Buck was dispatched to Asbury Circle in Solomons for the report of a theft of money.  Sometime between 11:00am on November 27 and 4:00pm on November 29, someone entered an apartment and removed money.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.
CDS Violation Case #15-65586:
On December 6, 2015, Deputy C. Ward conducted a check welfare on the occupant in a vehicle parked on Town Center Boulevard, in Dunkirk.  He determined the driver, Valerie Miller, 36, of Lothian, MD, to be under the influence from ‘huffing’.  She was arrested for CDS-Inhale harmful substance and two (2) counts of paraphernalia possession (metal spoon and glass smoking device).
Valerie Miller, 36, of Lothian

CDS Violation Case #15-65323:
On December 5, 2015, Deputy R. Evans responded to a call for a disorderly subject on Lottie Fowler Road, in Prince Frederick.  He charged and arrested Randi Spadaro, 30, of Lothian, MD with possession of heroin, paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, concealed deadly weapon and providing a false name upon arrest.  She was transported to the Detention Center.
Randi Spadaro, 30, of Lothian, MD

CDS Violation Case #15-65513:
On December 6, 2015, while responding to a motorist in need on HG Trueman Road, in Lusby, Deputy R. Evans discovered the driver and passenger to be in possession of illegal substances.  Ryan Cox, 31, and Meagan Ricker, 24, both of Lusby, were arrested for possession of Alprazolam/Xanax, Suboxone and forged currency. 
Ryan Cox, 31, of Lusby

Meagan Ricker, 24, of Lusby


CDS Violation Case #15-65270:

On December 6, 2015, while Deputy G. Gott was conducting a traffic stop on HG Trueman Road, in Dowell, he discovered the driver, John Armour, 31, of Leonardtown, to be in possession of paraphernalia and suboxone.  He was arrested and transported to the Detention Center.
John Armour, 31, of Leonardtown


Destruction of Property Case #15-65119:

On December 4, 2015, Deputy K. Williamson responded to the area of Old Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach, for the report that someone had driven their vehicle through a field and destroyed a “No Trespassing” sign.  The incident took place between 5:30pm on December 3 - 7:00am on December 4.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Disorderly Conduct Case #15-64751:

On December 2, 2015, while Deputy A. Ostazeski was responding to a possible burglary in progress on HG Trueman Road, he determined Jake Herron, 25, of Brooklyn, Michigan to be under the influence of alcohol.  He was charged with disorderly conduct and alcohol beverage/intoxication.
Jake Herron, 25, of Brooklyn, Michigan



Disorderly Conduct Case #15-65464:

On December 5, 2015, Deputy C. Childress responded to a check welfare call on a subject located on N. Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick.  He arrested Joseph Partonen, 52, of Lothian, MD with alcohol beverage/intoxicated endanger and transported him to the Detention Center for processing.
Joseph Partonen, 52, of Lothian, MD


Theft Case #15-65221:

On December 4, 2015, Deputy A. Locke was dispatched to the Fox Run Liquor store on North Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick, for a shoplifting complaint.  An unknown person made off with a bottle of whiskey from the business.
Theft Case #15-65207

On December 4, 2015, Deputy C. Ward was dispatched to Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, for the report of a theft.  The victim reported multiple aluminum items were stolen from his yard within the last week, including two (2) flag poles.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office. 

Theft Case #15-64984:

On December 3, 2015, Deputy P. Mosely was dispatched to Sweetwater Road, Lusby, for the report of theft of copper from a signal tower.  The theft occurred between December 1 - December 3.

Theft Case #15-64780:

On December 2, 2015, Deputy S. Moran was dispatched to Parran Road, St. Leonard, for the report of a stolen package.  An unknown person removed a package pickup slip from the victim’s mailbox & retrieved the package from the Post Office.  This occurred sometime between November 16 - November 24. 

Theft Case #15-64431:

On November 30, 2015, Deputy K. Williamson was dispatched to Sheckels Road, in Huntingtown, for the report of a theft from an unlocked vehicle.  Sometime between 5:30am and 6:00am on November 30, the victim’s vehicle was entered and money was stolen from a wallet.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

PRESS RELEASES FOR NOVEMBER 30TH, 2015

During the week of November 23 through November 29 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,260 calls for service throughout the community. 

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.

CDS Violation Case #15-63923:
On November 27 Deputy N. Barger conducted a traffic stop on Calvert Beach Road in St. Leonard.  The occupants of the vehicle were both found to be in possession of CDS.  Taqwa Muhammad, 25, of Prince Frederick was charged with distribution and possession of cocaine and marijuana.  Aaron Watson, 29, of Waldorf, MD was charged with distribution and possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.  They were both transported to the Detention Center.
Taqwa Muhammad, 25, of Prince Frederick 

Aaron Watson, 29of Waldorf, MD


CDS Violation Case #15-63693:
On November 25 Deputy D. Clark conducted a traffic stop on Solomons Island Road, in Prince Frederick.  Kim Brady, 47, of Prince Frederick, was arrested for several driving offenses (DWI), as well as possession of Alprazolam.  She was taken to the Detention Center and processed accordingly.
Kim Brady, 47, of Prince Frederick


CDS Violation Case #15-64027:
On November 27 Deputy S. Moran conducted a traffic stop on Parkers Creek Road; George Gerlach, 29, of Port Republic was arrested for multiple alcohol driving offenses and possession of paraphernalia.
George Gerlach, 29of Port Republic


Destruction of Property Case #15-62779:
On November 21 Deputy S. Rediker responded to Sedwick Court, St. Leonard, for the report of a destruction of property.  A suspect(s) scratched the victim’s vehicle between the hours of 9:00pm - 12:30am with an unknown object.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Disorderly Conduct Case #15-63724:
On November 26, while Deputy R. Wilson was assisting an injured person in the parking lot of the Green Turtle restaurant in Prince Frederick, Andrew Lloyd, 24, of Lusby and John Jumalon, 26, of Riva, MD both became disorderly.  Andrew Lloyd was charged with disorderly conduct, fail to obey lawful order, trespassing, resisting arrest, obstruction and hindering an arrest; John Jumalon was charged with disorderly conduct.  They were both transported to the Detention Center for processing.
John Jumalon, 26of Riva, MD


Fleeing & Eluding Case #15-63191:
On November 23, while Deputy T. Holt was patrolling the area of Rousby Hall Road/HG Trueman Road in Lusby, he observed a vehicle driving in an unsafe manner.  While attempting to conduct a traffic stop, the driver, Terrence Brooks, 34, of Huntingtown, and passenger, Ali As-Siddiq, 29, of Prince George, VA, fled the scene.  After the vehicle was successfully brought to a stop, Terrence Brooks and Ali As-Siddiq were charged with numerous traffic offenses, including attempt to elude police by failing to stop.
Terrence Brooks, 34, of Huntingtown

Ali As-Siddiq, 29, of Prince George, VA


Motor Vehicle Theft Case #15-63867:
On November 26 Deputy D. Clark responded to Terrace Drive in Prince Frederick for the report of a vehicle theft.  It is estimated to have taken place at approximately 8:30pm that evening and was later found unlocked with the keys in the ignition.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Theft Case #15-63901:
On November 27 Deputy C. Callison responded to Joanna Court, Prince Frederick, for the report of a vehicle that was stolen overnight.  The vehicle had been left unlocked, with the keys in the ignition.  The vehicle was located approximately 8:00am the next morning at the Chapline Village Senior Apartments in Prince Frederick.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Theft Case #15-63474:
On November 24 Deputy P. Mosely responded to the report of a flute, which had been stolen from the Dowell Elementary School, on the previous day.  Anyone who may have information on this case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Theft Case #15-63396:
Deputy J. Wahlgren responded to Dunkirk Supply, located on Skinners Turn Road in Owings, for the report of a flashlight which was stolen on November 19.

Theft Case #15-63959:
On November 27 Deputy D. Naughton responded to Williams Wharf Road, St. Leonard, for a theft call.  Sometime between 12:00pm on November 10 and 12:00pm on November 13 someone removed registration plates from a vehicle, which was parked in the victim’s driveway.

Theft Case #15-64122:
On November 28 Deputy C. Callison responded to Breezy Point Road in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a stolen Confederate flag.  Sometime between 9:00pm on November 27 and 12:40pm on November 28, the flag was removed from a flagpole in his yard.

Theft Case #15-64110:
Deputy P. Aurich was dispatched to St. Andrews Drive, Chesapeake Beach, for the report of stolen registration plates.  Sometime on or before November 7, an unknown suspect(s) entered the victim’s unlocked garage and removed both tags from their vehicle.

Theft Case #15-63936:
On November 27 Deputy C. Callison responded to Dalrymple Road in Chesapeake Beach for the report of stolen registration plates.  The theft took place sometime between November 26 - 27; it is unclear where the theft took place. 

Robbery Case #15-64266:
On November 29 Deputy Y. Bortchevsky responded to the report of a robbery which took place between 1:30am - 2:11am on Walnut Creek Road in Huntingtown.  Three (3) unknown male suspects physically assaulted and robbed the victim of his iPhone 6 and sneakers, while he was in his vehicle.  A laptop computer was also stolen from another vehicle that was at the residence.   Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Monday, November 30, 2015

PRESS RELEASE FOR THANKSGIVING EVE SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT

    On November 25, 2015 members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint along Maryland Rt. 231 in the area of Sixes Road in Prince Frederick.  The checkpoint began at 6:38p.m. and had to be temporarily suspended at 7:13p.m. due to a vehicle pursuit that stemmed from a vehicle evading the checkpoint. 
  
    At 7:09 p.m. on November 25, 2015, Cpl. Moschetto was assigned to work a sobriety checkpoint along Maryland Rt. 231 in the area of Sixes Road.  Cpl. Moschetto was assigned the observation post at the west end of the sobriety checkpoint.  As Cpl. Moschetto was clearing a traffic stop on Sixes Rd at Pasture Ln Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland, he observed a blue 1993 Dodge Caravan, MD registration 7AL9127, traveling south on Sixes Rd approaching him from behind at a high rate of speed.  He checked the vehicle's speed by stationary radar at 44 mph in a posted 30 mph zone.  The vehicle stopped behind him for several seconds before driving around him.
    
    Cpl. Moschetto activated his emergency lights and the vehicle slowed down, pulled over into a driveway, and appeared as if it was going to stop.  The vehicle started to move again traveling southbound on Sixes Rd.  The vehicle sped up, began passing other vehicles on blind curves, blind hills, and reached speeds of 60 to 70 mph in a posted 30 mph zone.  Cpl. Moschetto activated his siren and the vehicle continued to accelerate in an attempt to elude him.
   
    Cpl. Moschetto notified the Calvert Control Center of the incident and declared a vehicle pursuit.  The vehicle was crossing the centerline numerous times, failed to stop at the intersection of Sixes Rd and Sandy Point Rd (stop sign) as well as Sixes and Adelina Rd (stop sign).  The vehicle continued south on Sixes Rd.  The vehicle was weaving all over the roadway consistent with an impaired driver.  Cpl. Moschetto advised Calvert Control that he believed that the driver, who was later identified as Tony Johnson, was impaired/under the influence of alcohol. 
    
    Mr. Johnson passed several more vehicles in a no passing zone (double yellow center lines), drove into the oncoming lanes in a negligent and reckless manner, and continued at speeds of 60 to 70 mph.  Mr. Johnson showed no regard to the public's safety.
     
    Mr. Johnson slowed and attempted to make a left turn onto Joe Harris Rd.  Cpl. Moschetto attempted to block him from turning onto Joe Harris Rd by pulling alongside of him to force him towards the intersection of Sixes Rd and MD Rt 4, where other units had deployed stop sticks.
      
    Mr. Johnson stopped, backed up, slightly sideswiping Cpl. Moschetto’s patrol vehicle, and turned onto Joe Harris Rd in front of him.  Cpl. Moschetto pursued Mr. Johnson to 1790 Joe Harris Rd, where Mr. Johnson attempted to make a right into the dirt driveway.  Mr. Johnson was traveling too fast and yawed straight into the bushes.  Cpl. Moschetto blocked Mr. Johnson from backing up by placing his patrol vehicle directly behind his vehicle.
    
    Mr. Johnson exited his vehicle from the front passenger side door and attempted to flee the scene on foot.  Cpl. Moschetto exited his patrol vehicle, pursued Mr. Johnson on foot and yelled for him to stop.  Mr. Johnson failed to obey Cpl. Moschetto’s commands.  Cpl. Moschetto deployed his agency issued Tazer which was effective and caused Mr. Johnson to fall to the ground.  Cpl. Moschetto gave Mr. Johnson loud verbal commands to roll onto his stomach and place his hands behind his back, where he complied.
    
     Cpl. Moschetto detected a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Mr. Johnson’s breath and person.  Mr. Johnson had slurred speech and very red glassy eyes. Mr. Johnson was helped to his feet where he was unsteady on his feet, had poor balance, and took very wide based steps as he walked.  Mr. Johnson stated that he was ok.
    
    A records check on the vehicle revealed the registration plates belonged to a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria and the Dodge Caravan was unregistered and uninsured.  A records check on Mr. Johnson revealed his license was suspended and revoked as far back as 1980's and 1990's. A search of the vehicle revealed 2 unopened 18 ounce "Bud Lite" beer bottles and an unopened small miniature bottle of "Fireball".  The alcohol was located in a plastic bag attached to the driver's seat arm rest.
    
    Based on Mr. Johnson's driving, odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath and person, red glassy eyes, slurred speech, poor balance, and his wide based steps, Cpl. Moschetto determined that Mr. Johnson was under the influence of alcohol and was unable to operate a vehicle safely.
      
    Mr. Johnson was charged with DUI Alcohol, DWI Alcohol, DWI Drugs or Drugs and alcohol, Fleeing and eluding, Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving, Failure to drive right of center, Passing in a no passing zone, Driving on a suspended license, Driving on a revoked License, Driving an unregistered vehicle, Driving an uninsured vehicle, and other moving violations.
    
    Cpl. Moschetto’s patrol vehicle sustained very minor damage from the collision with Mr. Johnson's vehicle.
   
    At 7:29p.m. deputies continued the checkpoint operation until 8:40 p.m.  During these time frames a total of 806 vehicles entered the sobriety checkpoint.  Two vehicles were pulled to the side which resulted in two CDS arrests being made for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.  The sobriety checkpoint was conducted as an educational effort to deter impaired driving during the Thanksgiving holiday season.  

Monday, November 23, 2015

SHERIFF'S OFFICE PARTICIPATES IN CLICK IT OR TICKET HIGH VISIBILITY ENFORCEMENT

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Maryland Highway Safety Office by participating in the Click It or Ticket High Visibility Enforcement and outreach efforts during the week of Thanksgiving.  The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting occupant protection enforcement in various areas throughout Calvert County.  Occupants of motor vehicles are required by law to buckle up.  If you are stopped for not being buckled up you will receive a citation with a fine of $83.00.

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols in an effort to remove impaired drivers from Calvert County roadways. The Sheriff's Office is dedicated to reducing the number of alcohol related fatalities in support of the Maryland Highway Safety Office's "Towards Zero Deaths" campaign. Historically there has been an increase in the number of impaired driver related crashes and DUI arrests during the holiday season. Grant funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office will be used to place additional deputies on our roadways for the specific task of locating impaired drivers.

Sheriff Mike Evans would ask that "if you consume any alcoholic beverages that you please find a sober driver and help reduce the number of fatal and serious crashes on the roadways of Calvert County this Holiday Season".