Thursday, January 22, 2015


During the week of January 12 through January 18 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,341 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.
Burglary Case #15-2276:
Unknown suspect(s) broke into a shed near a home in the 700 block of Hickok Trail in Lusby sometime between January 11 and 12.    A 1994 Honda CR250, which is white and pink with a pink seat, valued at $1,500 and a 2001 Honda CR which is red, white and black with gray duct tape on the air box and valued at $1,700 were both stolen.  DFC M. Velasquez is investigating.
Theft from Vehicle Case #15-2329:
Someone smashed the front passenger window on a vehicle parked behind Jerry’s Subs in Dunkirk on January 12 between 10:00 a.m. and noon.  A black and silver iPad2 that was in a black and green case was stolen.  Dep. J. Buck is investigating.
Theft from Vehicle Case #15-2448, 2452 and 2516:

Three unlocked vehicles were entered overnight between January 12 and 13 in the 12000 block of Spring Cove Drive in Lusby.  A Garmin GPS, binoculars, mechanics gloves and sunglasses were stolen out of one vehicle, a pool cue was taken and then located a short distance away from a second vehicle, and some money and a cell phone charger were taken from inside the third vehicle.  Det. R. Hawkins is handling the investigation of these cases.

Theft from Vehicle Case #15-2534:

A victim reported to DFC G. Gott that sometime between January 8 and 11, someone stole towing equipment off the back of his work truck while it was parked outside his home in the 11500 block of Durango Drive in Lusby.  The tools are valued at over $1,900.  The investigation continues.

Theft Case #15-2555:

A three-ton Amana heat pump was stolen from the outside rear of a home in the 700 block of Skyview Drive in Lusby.  The theft was discovered on January 13.  The heat pump is valued at $6,000.  DFC J. Migliaccio is investigating.

CDS Violation Case #15-2822:

On January 15 at 9:42 a.m. Dep. S. Rediker responded to a call for a reckless driver traveling northbound on Md. Rt. 4 near Ward Road in Dunkirk.  He located the suspect vehicle passing Lyons Creek Road.  The vehicle made a sudden lane change causing another vehicle to swerve onto the shoulder of the roadway to avoid a collision.  Rediker attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle continued and began accelerating and weaving in and out of traffic.  The vehicle continued to flee until reaching Anne Arundel County on Md. Rt. 4 at Fishers Station Road.  The suspect pulled off the road, stopped the vehicle and then opened and closed the driver door.  DFC R. Cress and Dep. Rediker exited their police vehicle and approached the suspect vehicle with agency firearms drawn and ordered the suspect to slowly remove himself from the vehicle, which he did.  He was identified as James William Gearhart, Jr., 48, of North Beach.  Gearhart was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding, driving while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance, speeding and possession of a schedule IV drug; Alprazolam.

James William Gearhart, Jr., 48, of North Beach

Destruction of Property Case #15-2838:

Someone attempted to break into the coin machine at the Solomons Car Wash on HG Trueman Road in Solomons sometime between January 13 and 15.  About $80 in damage was done.  Dep. S. Moran is investigating.