Sunday, July 31, 2016

PRESS RELEASES FOR JULY 30TH, 2016

During the week of July 25 through (noon) on July 29 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 814 calls for service throughout the community. 

Burglary Case #16-42102:

On July 28, 2016, at approximately 1:30pm, Deputy R. Spalding responded to Dangus Lane, in Huntingtown, for the report of a burglary.  The victim reported that one of their vehicles, kept in their garage, had been tampered with and another vehicle had a wallet and money stolen from it. This theft took place between 10:30pm on July 27 and 6:00am on July 28.

Burglary Case #16-41991:

On July 27, 2016, Deputy S. Trotter was dispatched to a home on Blackfoot Drive, in Lusby, for the report of damaged property.  He observed two (2) broken front windows and a side door that had been forced open.  The house was vacant but there were items thrown around inside the home.

Burglary Case #16-41909:

On July 27, 2016, Deputy V. O’Donnell was called to Horseshoe Trail, in Lusby, for the report of a burglary.  The home owner reported having four (4) brand new Nissan 350Z rims and tires stolen from out of his unlocked garage.  The investigation is continuing. 

Destruction of property Case #16-41518:

On July 25, 2016, Dfc. C. Idol was dispatched to Greenleaf Terrace, in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of damaged property.  Sometime after 4:00pm on July 23 and 9:00am on July 25 an unknown person damaged a rear windshield wiper on one of their vehicles.

Theft Case #16-41965:

On July 27, 2016, at approximately 4:00pm, Dfc. A. Curtin responded to Empire Court, in Dunkirk, for the report that a theft took place.  The victim explained that sometime between 3:34pm on July 23 and 3:45pm on July 27, their concrete medieval statue was stolen from their yard.  The statue is gray, approximately 40lbs and is 18” tall.

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.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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

Burglary Case #16-40124:


On July 18, 2016, Deputy S. Trotter responded to Comstock Drive, in Lusby, for the report of a burglary.  The victim reported that sometime between 12:00pm on July 4th and 7:00pm on July 18, an unknown person(s) entered the home and stole a Craftsman Air Compressor and Bostitch Nail Gun.  There were no signs of forced entry and no known suspects at this time.

PRESS RELEASES FOR JULY 25TH, 2016

During the week of July 18 through July 24 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,473 calls for service throughout the community. 


Burglary Case #16-40595:

On July 20, 2016, at approximately 22:10pm, Dfc. C. Fox responded to Chesapeake Lighthouse Drive, in North Beach for the report of a burglary.  The victim stated her front door was inadvertently left unlocked and Joseph Higgins, 45, of Prince Frederick, entered without authorization.   Higgins was charged and arrested for Burglary 4th Degree.
Joseph Higgins, 45, of Prince Frederick


Burglary Case #16-40266:

On July 19, 2016, at approximately 12:00pm, Deputy V. O’Donnell was dispatched to St. Leonard Road, in Saint Leonard, for an alert that a motion alarm inside a home was activated.  Once he arrived on the scene, he observed foot prints on the basement door as if an attempt was made to force entry.  He discovered a basement window broken, where entry appeared to have been made.  Miscellaneous items were strewn about the house and several interior doors were also damaged.  The victim conducted a walkthrough but stated nothing appeared to have been stolen.

Burglary Case #16-40124:

On July 18, 2016, Deputy S. Trotter responded to Comstock Drive, in Lusby, for the report of a burglary.  The victim reported that sometime between 12:00pm on July 4th and 7:00pm on July 18, an unknown person(s) entered the home and stole a Craftsman Air Compressor and Bostitch Nail Gun.  There were no signs of forced entry and no known suspects at this time.

CDS Violation Case #16-39987:

On July 18, 2016, at approximately 1:30am, Dfc. J. Denton assisted with a traffic stop at the intersection of Alexander Lane/S. Solomons Island Road, in Solomons.  The driver, Tyler Homan, 25, of Solomons, was seen using his cell phone while driving and admitted to playing “Pokemon Go” while driving.  A strong odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle, as well.  Mr. Homan was charged with Possession of Marijuana more than 10 grams and issued a warning for the traffic violation.

Destruction of Property Case #16-40346:

On July 19, 2016, Dfc. Y. Bortchevsky responded to Dayton Avenue, in North Beach, for the report of a destruction of property.  Once on the scene, he made contact with the victim who stated someone threw several eggs at the front window of his house, damaging the screen. 

Destruction of Property Case #16-40344:

On July 19, 2016, Deputy C. Callison responded to the Beach belonging to the Bayside Forest Community, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a destruction of property.  He made contact with the victims who stated they had received permission from the Homeowner’s Association to construct a tent in a wooded area, which was to be used temporarily as a ‘warm up’ area as they prepared for a long distance hike.  Later that day when they arrived back at the tent, they discovered someone had cut all four (4) sides of the tent, including two (2) tarps which were on top of the tent.  At this time there are no suspects.

Destruction of Property Case #16-40018:

On July 18, 2016, Dfc. S. Moran was dispatched to Piute Court, in Lusby, for the report of a damaged vehicle.  The victim stated that sometime between 11:00pm on July 16th and 8:00am on July 17th, someone scratched and keyed the passenger side of his vehicle.  Later that night, around 11:30pm, he checked his vehicle again and discovered all four (4) tires had been slashed and were flattened.  This case is still under investigation.

Disorderly Conduct Case #16-40290:

On July 19, 2016, F/Sgt. B. McCourt was dispatched to Calvert Towne Drive, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a fight in progress involving several people.  Once on the scene, the participants appeared to have de-escalated the situation but Roosevelt Brooks, 43, of Prince Frederick, would not cooperate and continued to yell profanities and act in a disorderly manner.  Based on his actions, Brooks was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct.
Roosevelt Brooks, 43, of Prince Frederick


Theft Case #16-40547:

On July 14, 2016, Dfc. A. Woodford  responded to Birch Drive, in Huntingtown, for the report of a theft.  The victim advised someone had broken into the lockbox that held a key for the residence and that the key was missing.  This theft took place sometime between July 18 - 19th.

Theft Case #16-40428:

On July 20, 2016, around 6:30am, Deputy J. Ward was dispatched to Loring Drive, in Huntingtown, for the report of a theft from vehicle.  The victim reported an unknown suspect(s) had made entry into his locked vehicle and removed a Macintosh Diagnosis Laptop, Macintosh Macsimizer Laptop, Power Probe Tester, AC Dye Tester, a cellular flip phone and money.

Theft Case #16-40059:

On July 17, 2016, Dfc. A. Curtin was dispatched to Trail Pass, in Owings, for the report of a theft from vehicle.  The victim reported that sometime between 9:00pm on July 17 and 6:00am on July 18, someone stole items from their vehicle.  The items include:  Oakley Sunglasses, a Galaxy phone charger and money.

Theft Cases #16-40061 and #16-40053:

On July 18, 2016, Dfc. A. Curtin was dispatched to Covenant Court, in Owings, for the report of thefts from vehicles.  Sometime between 2:30am on July 18 and noon the same day, someone entered an unlocked vehicle and broke into another, stealing two (2) credit cards, money and an iPhone charger.

Theft Case #16-40042:

On July 18, 2016, at approximately 10:00am, Dfc. A. Curtin responded to Harmony Court, in Owings, for the report of a theft.  Someone broke the passenger side window of a vehicle and stole money.


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.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

3 SHERIFF'S OFFICE K9'S RECEIVE BODY ARMOR

Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans is pleased to announce that three Sheriff’s Office K9’s - Loki, Taz, & Edo have received body armor.

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office K9’s Loki, Taz, & Edo have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. A donation in the amount of $65,825 was presented to the charity from the “Help Officer Hickey Vest K9s” online fundraiser. The funds were raised through nationwide donations in efforts to help retired Officer Matt Hickey of Marietta, OH. keep his partner, Ajax upon retirement. Officer Hickey was able to purchase Ajax for the sum of $1 and the balance was donated to Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Vested Interest in K9s,Inc. will be providing 62 law enforcement dogs with vests thanks to the generous donation.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 1,800 protective vests, in 49 states through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.6 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234, a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

K9 LOKI

K9 TAZ

K9 EDO



PRESS RELEASES FOR JULY 18TH, 2016

During the week of July 11 through July 17 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,256 calls for service throughout the community. 


Burglary Case #16-39148:

On July 13, 2016, at approximately 12:30pm, Deputy R. Spalding responded to Chesapeake Avenue, in St. Leonard, for the report of a burglary.  The victim reported stepping away from their home for about 30 minutes and returned to find a purse missing from where it was left on a kitchen table.  It appears the suspect(s) made entry through a back door, which the victim acknowledged they had not locked.  Items stolen from the home include a brown leather purse and wallet, miscellaneous makeup, Rose & Keller prescription sunglasses with pink frames, a MD driver’s license, health insurance card, a credit card, bottle of OxyContin and bottle of Xanax prescription pills.

Burglary Case #16-39120:

On July 13, 2016, Deputy O’Donnell and Detective M. Mudd conducted a burglary investigation of a business located on Steeple Chase Drive, in Prince Frederick.  The complainant reported arriving the morning of July 13, and discovered his business, Home Town Reality, had been burglarized.  They were able to develop a suspect, Michael Steele, as the one responsible.  Michael Steele, 28, of Huntingtown, was arrested and charged with Burglary - 4th Degree Theft, Burglary - 2nd Degree, Theft $1000 to under $10,000 and Destruction of Property.
Michael Steele, 28, of Huntingtown

Burglary Case #16-38933:

On July 12, 2016, Deputy K. Williamson was called to the Sheriff’s Office to speak with a victim who wanted to report a burglary of their home located on Broome’s Island Road, in Port Republic.  The complainant reported leaving their home around 12:00pm on July 7 and returned at 2:00pm on July 10.  During this period of time, an unknown person(s) made entry into the home and removed an Innovations Trail Camera. 

CDS Violation Case #16-39947:

On July 17, 2016, at approximately 9:00pm, Deputy N. Buckler observed a vehicle strike a curb on Lynn Acres Lane, in Lusby, with the driver continuing to travel south with the wheel squealing, smoking and emitting the smell of burnt rubber.  He was able to eventually bring the vehicle driven by Brandy Staples, 30, of Lusby, to a stop on Newtown Road, in Lusby.  Due to observing Ms. Staples’ driving and the results of her Field Sobriety Tests, she was placed in handcuffs.  She was charged with Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (Percocet), Possession of a Dangerous Drug without a Prescription (Tramadol), Possession of Paraphernalia (cut straw), Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While Impaired by Alcohol, Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Failure to Return to and Remain at Scene of Accident Involving Vehicle Property Damage.
Brandy Staples, 30, of Lusby

CDS Violation Case #16-39737:

On July 16, 2016, while Deputy K. Williamson was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Breezy Point Beach, he observed a driver not restrained by their seat belt.  He conducted a traffic stop and noticed a distinct odor of Marijuana coming from inside the vehicle  The driver, Paris Bowling, 28, of Suitland, MD, was found to be in Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana over 10 grams and Possession of Paraphernalia (plastic baggies).  She was also issued a traffic citation for not wearing her seatbelt and transported to the Detention Center.
Paris Bowling, 28, of Suitland, MD

CDS Violation Case #16-39354:

On July 14, 2016, Deputy S. Trotter was dispatched to attend to an accident on Solomons Island Road, just south of the Prince Frederick Walmart.  One of the drivers, Craig Milligan, 20, of St. Leonard, was found to be in Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Paraphernalia (plastic bag).  He was transported to the Detention Center and charged accordingly.
Craig Milligan, 20, of St. Leonard

CDS Violation Case #16-38856:

On July 11, 2016, Dfc. C. Fox was called to Abners Marina on Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, for the report of a disorderly subject.  Upon arrival Deputy Fox discovered Erik Crouse, 36, of Prince Frederick, to be wanted through the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.  While being processed at the Detention Center, it was discovered he was in possession of two (2) Suboxone strips, with no proof of a prescription for the drug.  He was charged with CDS:  Possession of a Synthetic narcotic (Suboxone).
Erik Crouse, 36, of Prince Frederick

CDS Violation Case #16-38782:

On July 11, 2016, at approximately 1:00pm, Deputy K. Williamson received a lookout for a possible drunk driver operating a vehicle heading southbound on MD Rt. 4 in the area of Cox Road.  The Control Center contacted him to report the vehicle had struck a guardrail and was stopped in the middle of the roadway.  He finally caught up to the vehicle driven by Amelia Dorwart, 25, of Hughesville, MD, in the area of Southbound Rt. 4/South View Drive.  She was placed under arrest for Possession of a Dangerous Substance (Heroin), Possession of Paraphernalia (syringe), Driving while Impaired by a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Suboxone), Driving While Impaired by Drug(s) or Drug(s) and Alcohol and Fail to Display Registration Card on Demand.
Amelia Dorwart, 25, of Hughesville, MD

Destruction of Property Case #16-39813:

On July 16, 2016, at approximately 11:15pm, Dfc. G. Gott responded to the area of S. Solomon’s Island Road/Lore Road, in Solomon’s, for the report of damaged property.  The complainant reported seeing 4 - 5 youths throwing rocks at his vehicle, causing damage to the paint on the driver’s side door.  A canvass of the area was conducted, but Deputy Gott was not able to locate the suspects.

Destruction of Property Case #16-39545:

On July 15, 2016, at approximately 4:00pm, Dfc. J. Migliaccio received a call for a destruction of property on Good Shepherd Way, in Owings.  The victim stated that sometime between July 9th - 12th, someone tampered with a vehicle, parked in their driveway, by cutting a sensor wire.  A professional mechanic had confirmed the wire was deliberately cut; it was not damaged accidentally.

Destruction of Property Case #16-38788:

On July 11, 2016, Dfc. R. Burggraff responded to Loring Drive, in Huntingtown, for a destruction of property complaint.  The victim reported hearing a dog barking in their front yard, at approximately 7:00am that morning, and later that day, discovered a pillow belonging on one of their porch chairs was torn and another pillow was found in their driveway.  A seashell was also stolen from a table on the porch.

Disorderly Conduct Case #16-39039:

On July 12, 2016, Deputy N. Buckler responded to Hernandez Lane, in Lusby, for the report of a disorderly person armed with a knife and smashing car windows.  The victim reported Tavaughn Weeks was in his house and was not welcome there.  When he asked Mr. Weeks to leave, he became disorderly and smashed his car windows.  Nicole Simone Gray, also on the scene, was repeatedly told to calm down and also became disorderly.  Both parties, Tavaughn Weeks, 22, of St. Leonard, and Nicole Gray, 47, of Prince Frederick, were transported to the Detention Center.  Ms. Gray was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resist/Interfere with Arrest.  Mr. Weeks was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resist/Interfere with Arrest and Malicious Destruction of Property $1,000 plus.
Tavaughn Weeks, 22, of St. Leonard

Nicole Gray, 47, of Prince Frederick


Fleeing and Eluding Case #16-39046:

On July 12, 2016, at approximately 10:15pm, Dfc. C. Fox observed a vehicle driving unsafely and was alerted that the tags were possibly stolen.  A pursuit ensued with the suspect vehicle traveling at speeds of 110mph in a posted 40mph zone.  The vehicle continued to be driven recklessly, failing to yield right of ways, excessive speeding and operating with its’ headlights off.  Once on Randle Avenue, the driver, Jason Nathaniel Marks, 32, of Riverdale, MD, bailed out of the car and the passenger, Falan Shaffer, 33, of Upper Marlboro, was detained.  Shaffer was charged with Hindering an Investigation (for providing a false name of the driver) and for Theft Under $1000 (for Possession of Stolen Tags). An arrest warrant has been issued for Jason Marks, who will be charged with fleeing and eluding, possession of stolen property and the following traffic violations: negligent driving, reckless driving, driving vehicle in excess of reasonable and prudent speed, changing lanes when unsafe, failure to drive right of center, failure to obey a traffic control device, unauthorized display of registration plates, driving vehicle with tags to another vehicle, driving an uninsured vehicle, driving unregistered vehicle, driving without a license, driving while suspended out of state, failure to display license and failure to display registration.
Falan Shaffer, 33, of Upper Marlboro

Hate Crime Case #16-39654:

On July 16, 2016, Dfc. S. Morder responded to Dartmoor Drive, in Huntingtown, in reference to a disorderly call.  The complainant reported that someone pulled his solar lights out of the ground and laid them down in a swastika design.  He also reported the suspect(s) used a white caulk material and wrote “US” on the sidewalk in front of his house.  No known suspects at this time.

Home Invasion Case #16-39649:

In the early morning hours on July 16, 2016, Sheriff Deputies assisted the Maryland State Police, with a home invasion that took place on Easy Street, in Owings.  The victim reported waking up from being beaten unconscious by 2-3 black males, who had kicked in the back door of his home and were able to gain entry.  Once inside a brief struggle ensued when the suspects demanded money and knocked the victim unconscious.  The suspects stole prescription medication and two (2) firearms (.357 caliber Taurus Revolver/Model 65 and a .44 caliber Sturm Ruger Revolver/Model Black Hawk).  Paramedics arrived to assist with the victim’s injuries.

Theft Case #16-39952:

On July 17, 2016, Dfc. A. Locke received a theft complaint from a victim who works at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park, on Gordon Stinnett Avenue.  The victim reported leaving their Apple iPhone 6 plus sitting near the first aid station and when they returned to retrieve the phone, it was missing.    

Theft Case #16-39743:

On July 16, 2016, Dfc. A. Woodford made contact with a complainant in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office who wanted to report the theft of a Next brand bicycle.  Sometime between 10:00pm on July 15, 2016 and 10:00am on July 16, someone cut the chain attached to a black 24” boys ‘Next’ brand mountain bike.  The bike had red lettering and red trim.

Theft Case #16-38828:

On July 11, 2016, Dfc. A. Woodford responded to a theft complaint, the victim stated had taken place earlier in the day at Driftwood Beach, in Lusby.  The victim arrived home and discovered a gold and white Tommy Hilfiger purse, with all its’ contents (driver license, credit cards, money, Sephora gift card, wallet, student ID and iPhone 6 charger) to be missing.

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.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

PRESS RELEASES FOR JULY 11TH, 2016

During the week of July 1 through July 11 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1907 calls for service throughout the community. 


Burglary Case #16-38677:

On July 10, 2016, Dfc. A. Curtin was dispatched to Chesapeake Lighthouse Drive, in North Beach, for the report of a burglary.  The victim reported locking their home at 4:00am on June 16, and upon returning on July 10th, they observed an Xbox 360 missing from the home.  There were no signs of forced entry.

Burglary Case #16-37142:

On July 2, 2016, Dfc. J. Buck was dispatched to Broomes Island Road, in Port Republic, for the report of a burglary.  The victim stated they left their locked home, at 7:00pm on July 1 and returned at 8:30pm on July 2, to find items in disarray and multiple items missing (Nintendo games, electronics, liquor, food, prescription medications and a kitten).  Dfc. Buck was able to quickly develop a suspect, their neighbor, Kyle Hooper, 18, also of Port Republic.  He admitted to having made entry through a rear doggie door of the home.  He was arrested and charged with 3rd Degree Burglary, Theft $1,000 to under $10,000, Theft Less than $1,000, Theft Less Than $100, False Statement to an Officer and Obstructing and Hindering.
Kyle Hooper, 18, of Port Republic


CDS Violation Case #16-38559:

On July 10, 2016, Deputy R. Spalding was traveling in the area of MD Rt. 4/Church Street, in Prince Frederick, and observed a passenger riding in a vehicle unrestrained.  A traffic stop was initiated and Deputy Spalding discovered Michael Doerk, Jr., 22, of Chesapeake Beach, to be in possession of cocaine.  He was transported to the Detention Center and charged with CDS Possession of Cocaine.
Michael Doerk, Jr., 22, of Chesapeake Beach

CDS Violation Case #16-38333:

On July 8, 2016, Dfc. S. Moran was dispatched to Thunderbird Drive, in Lusby, for the report of an auto accident.  Upon arrival he made contact with Rosalinda Smith who was standing outside the vehicle.  She had slurred speech, bloodshot watery eyes and a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her person.  Dfc. Moran quickly determined Rosalinda Smith, 51, of Lusby, to be the driver of the vehicle.  She was placed under arrest for DUI/DWI and for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Oxycontin). 
Rosalinda Smith, 51, of Lusby

CDS Violation Case #16-38289:

On July 8, 2016, Deputy V. O’Donnell conducted a traffic stop at southbound Rt. 4/Rousby Hall Road, in Lusby, on a vehicle he determined to be operating with a suspended registration.  The driver, Richard Ali, 27, of Lusby, was found to be in possession of a large amount of marijuana.  He was transported to the Detention Center and charged with possession of Marijuana more than ten grams and issued a traffic citation for driving with a suspended registration.
Richard Ali, 27, of Lusby


CDS Violation Case #16-38248:

On July 8, 2016, at approximately 3:15pm, Dfc. J. Livingston was dispatched to Claggett Road, in Sunderland, for a disorderly call.  Upon arrival and questioning the parties, he determined Dominique Harrod, 26, of Huntingtown, to be in possession of a metal container containing an illegal substance.  He was arrested for Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (Suboxone) and for Possession of Paraphernalia (container).
Dominique Harrod, 26, of Huntingtown


CDS Violation Case #16-38131:

On July 7, 2016, at approximately 10:00pm, Deputy K. Williamson conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle, at Chesapeake Beach Road/E. Street, in Chesapeake Beach, which was operating with no tag lights.  He determined both occupants to be in possession of an illegal substance and paraphernalia. Colin Stoots, 27, of Chesapeake Beach and Matthew Ziberg, 30, of Owings, were both arrested and charged with one count of CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (Heroin) and with Possession of Paraphernalia (hypodermic syringes).  Ziberg was also issued a Maryland Safety Equipment Repair Order for the inoperable tag lights.
Colin Stoots, 27, of Chesapeake Beach

Matthew Ziberg, 30, of Owings


CDS Violation Case #16-38112:

On July 7, 2016, Dfc. S. Moran conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle reported to be crossing into oncoming traffic multiple times.  He made contact with the driver, Jacob Gott, 27, of St. Leonard, who was impaired and unable to operate a vehicle safely.  He was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (Heroin), CDS Administer Equipment Possession/Distribute (syringe), Possession of Paraphernalia (cotton wad) and Driving a Vehicle while Impaired by Drugs.
Jacob Gott, 27, of St. Leonard

CDS Violation Case #16-37581:

On July 5, 2016, Deputy S. Trotter responded to the Detention Center on Stafford Road, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a controlled dangerous substance violation.  Lloyd Hill, 50, of Washington, DC, who was incarcerated, was found to be in possession of an illegal substance.  He was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (Cocaine) and Possession of Paraphernalia (bag).
Lloyd Hill, 50, of Washington, DC


CDS Violation Case #16-37480:

On July 4, 2016, Cpl. R. Wilson responded to the Anglers Restaurant on Lore Road, in Solomons, for the report of a person engaging in drug activity in the restaurant.  He located John Staruch, 29, of Granger, Indiana, who was in possession of illegal drugs.  He was transported to the Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession with Intent to Distribute a Narcotic (Oxycontin), CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (Lorazepam) and four (4) counts of CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (Synthetic drugs - Dilaudid, Suboxone, Oxycontin, Fentanyl).
John Staruch, 29, of Granger, Indiana


CDS Violation Case #16-37441:

On July 4, 2016, Deputy R. Spalding responded to the Detention Center for the report of an inmate found to be in possession of an illegal substance.  William Jacks, 32, of Capital Heights, MD, was charged with CDS:  Possession-Not Marijuana (Suboxone) and Possession of CDS within a place of Confinement.
William Jacks, 32, of Capital Heights, MD


CDS Violation Case #16-37298:

On July 3, 2016, at approximately 10:00pm, Deputy D. Clark approached the driver of a vehicle parked at the Lord Calvert Bowl, located on Solomons Island Road, in Huntingtown.  The bowling alley was closed and the vehicle was running with its’ lights on.  He detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle and discovered the driver, Daysha Montgomery, 19, of La Plata, MD, to be in possession of an illegal substance.  She was arrested for Possession of CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (2 grams of Molly/common name for MDMA), two (2) counts of Possession of Paraphernalia (cut straw and baggies) and for a driving citation.  The passenger of the vehicle, identified as David Young, Jr., 20, of Huntingtown, was charged on a Civil Citation for possessing less than 10 grams of marijuana.
Daysha Montgomery, 19, of La Plata, MD


CDS Violation Case #16-37278:

On July 3, 2016, at approximately 8:20pm, Dfc. T. Buckler approached a vehicle stopped at a stationary traffic post, located at Mears Avenue/C Street, in Chesapeake Beach.  Upon verifying whether the occupants had a community pass to enter the area, the driver, Karissa Scaffidi, 21, of Silver Spring, MD, rolled down her window and Dfc. Buckler was able to detect a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.  She was arrested for Possession of Marijuana (10+ grams) and CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (Alprazolam).  The passenger of the vehicle, Lisa Maszkiewicz, 21, of Silver Spring, MD, was also charged with CDS: Possession of Marijuana (10+ grams). 
Karissa Scaffidi, 21, of Silver Spring, MD

Lisa Maszkiewicz, 21, of Silver Spring, MD


CDS Violation Case #16-37155:

On July 2, 2016, Deputy K. Williamson conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle making a turn without using their turn signal.  The driver, Krysta Harrell, 23, of Huntingtown, was found to be in possession of illegal drugs.  She was arrested for CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (Zolpidem and Carisoprodol) and Possession of Paraphernalia (syringes).  She was also issued a traffic warning for “driver failing to give proper turn signal”.
Krysta Harrell, 23, of Huntingtown


Disorderly Conduct Case #16-37346:

On July 4, 2016, Deputy R. Shrawder responded to Breezy Point Road, in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of a disorderly subject at the camp ground.  James Harris, 51, of Sunderland, was instructed to retire to his tent for the night and not continue disrupting other campers.  Deputy Shrawder left the area and later received another call to return to the campground, as the same camper continued to yell, curse and be disorderly.  He was transported to the Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct.
James Harris, 51, of Sunderland


Disorderly Conduct Case #16-37081:

On July 2, 2016, at approximately 2:50pm, Cpl. T. Phelps responded to a call for a disorderly subject at the Breezy Point Beach, on Breezy Point Road, in Chesapeake Beach. Carlos Garmendez, 27, of Washington DC, who had been yelling profanity towards Park staff, was advised to leave the Park or he would be arrested for trespassing.  When he did not cooperate, he was taken into custody and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Fail Obey Reasonable/Lawful Order, Resist/Interfere with Arrest, Trespassing and Destruction of Property Less than $1,000.00.
Carlos Garmendez, 27, of Washington DC


Destruction of Property Case #16-38163:

On July 8, 2016, Dfc. Y. Bortchevsky responded to 8th Street, in North Beach, for the report of damaged property.  At approximately 4:30am, the victim reported hearing several loud bangs outside their residence.  Upon inspection the victim observed a vehicle window shattered.  No items were taken from the vehicle.

Destruction of Property Case #16-37747:

On July 6, 2016, Dfc. G. Gott responded to the Southern Library, in Solomon’s, for the report of damaged property.  Sometime between 9:00pm on July 5 and 8:30am on July 6th, an unknown person(s) damaged a flower box and dumped its’ contents on the ground. 

Destruction of Property Case #16-37365:

On July 4, 2016, while Deputy S. Trotter was travelling on Mackall Road, in St. Leonard, he noticed damage to a mailbox post and observed a mailbox laying in the grass a few yards away.  As he returned mail to the victim, he was told this has happened on several other occasions.

Destruction of Property Case #16-37002:

On July 2, 2016, at approximately 12:30am, Deputy C. Callison was dispatched to Ray Norwood Road, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a damaged door.  The victim reported hearing a loud noise and glass shatter in the basement of their home.  There are no suspect(s) at this time.

Fleeing and Eluding Case #16-38145:

On July 8, 2016, at approximately 12:30am, Deputy B. Pounsberry observed a motorcycle travelling southbound on Solomon’s Island Road, near Bowie Shop Road, in an unsafe manner.  The motorcycle was seen traveling at excessive speeds, running red lights, not using proper turn signals and traveling in the opposite lane of travel.  He was able to eventually bring the driver, Brett Jost, 28, of Prince Frederick, to a stop at Solomon’s Island Road/Governor Run Road.  Due to his slurred speech and strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, Jost was charged and arrested for Fleeing and Eluding, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, as well as eleven (11) other traffic offenses.
Brett Jost, 28, of Prince Frederick


Theft Case #16-38676/38671:

On July 10, 2016, Dfc. A. Curtin responded to Chesapeake Lighthouse Drive, in Owings, for the report of thefts from vehicles.  The victims reported items stolen from their unlocked vehicles:  Cobra Radar Detector, Ipod mini, Swiss army knife, black folding knife, Portable REFUEL Charger, Canon T31 Camera, Canon 55x80mm Lens and an external NS-DXFL2C flash attachment.  These thefts took place between 1:00pm on July 9 and 8:45pm on July 10.  No known suspects at this time.

Theft Case #16-37870:

On July 6, 2016, Dfc. G. Gott was dispatched to Calvert Internal Medicine on HG Trueman Road, in Solomons, for the report of a theft from the medical office.  Sometime between 8:30pm on July 5th and 9:00am on July 6, an unknown suspect(s) stole a Lexmark external Hard Drive.

Theft Case #16-37777:

On July 6, 2016, Dfc. C. Childress responded to the Sheriff’s Office to take a statement from a victim reporting a theft from their vehicle.  The victim reported parking their vehicle across the street from the Mexico Restaurant, in North Beach, and realized a couple of days later that their Dell Laptop computer was missing from the vehicle.

Theft Case #16-37627:

On July 5, 2016, Deputy R. Spalding responded to Rachel’s Way, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a theft from an unlocked vehicle.  The victim reported that sometime between1:30pm on July 5 and 4:30pm that same day, a Low Pro slingshot Camera bag, Nikon D5300 Camera, Nikon 17-55mm Lens, Nikon 12-24mm Lens, Nikon Flash, GoPro Sport and 5 flash drives were stolen.

Theft Case #16-37601:

On July 5, 2016, Deputy C. Callison responded to Oakwood Drive, in Dunkirk, for the report of a theft.  The victim reported that sometime on July 2 and 11:30am on July 5, someone dug up and stole four (4) landscape bushes.

Theft Case #16-37518:   

On July 5, 2016, Deputy R. Spalding responded to Great Reward Way, in Huntingtown, for the report of a theft from a locked vehicle.  The victim advised that sometime between 8:30pm on July 4 and 4:00am on July 5th, she discovered her car window shattered and her (brown) purse, money, credit cards, Driver’s License, wallet and social security card were all stolen.  Later the same day a neighbor reported finding the purse along the edge of their property, but the other contents were still missing.

Theft Case #16-37055:

On July 2, 2016, Dfc. A. Ostazeski responded to Piute Court, in Lusby, for the report of a theft.  The complainant stated their Schwin BMX 20/21” bicycle and Rigid Tool Set (containing a Cordless Drill, Impact Drill, Reciprocating Saw, charger and two (2) batteries) were stolen from a toolbox next to the residence.  This theft took place sometime between 9:00pm on June 15 and noon on July 2nd.

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.

AUTOMATED SPEED ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

    The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office has announced the implementation of the County’s automated speed enforcement program. The County is now one of many jurisdictions to use automated speed enforcement to reduce traffic crashes, pedestrian accidents, and save lives. The program will provide automated enforcement in school zones with a posted speed limit of at least 20 miles per hour. Speed cameras provide police with one more tool to protect pedestrians and other motorists by targeting aggressive driving behaviors.
    
    Calvert County entered into an agreement with the Brekford Corporation to provide and maintain the speed cameras. The speed cameras will be portable and placed in designated school zones throughout the county.  The first camera locations will be Mill Creek Middle School, Northern High School, and Mt. Harmony Elementary. 
    
    The fine for violating the posted speed limit is $40.00 for each violation.  Violators traveling 12 miles over the posted speed limit will activate the speed camera which will result in a violation notice being issued via the US Mail.  All violators may pay the fine or request a court date to contest violation notices.  During the implementation of the County’s program, which will begin on July, 18, 2016 there will be a 30-day period where only warnings will be issued.  After that period, fines will be issued to violators.
    
    Photo violations do not result in points and cannot be used to increase a person’s insurance rates. Operation of school zone cameras is restricted to Monday through Friday, from 6AM to 8PM.

    
    For more information, please contact Captain David Payne, Administrative and Judicial Services Bureau Commander at 410-535-1600 ext. 2593.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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

Theft Case #16-36643:


On June 30, 2016, Deputy T. Holt responded to White Sands Drive, in Lusby, for the report of a theft.  The victim advised someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and stole a credit card, MD gun license, Social Security card and money.  The theft occurred between 10:00pm on June 29 and 6:00am on June 30.

Theft Case #16-36373:

On June 28, 2016, Deputy M. Velasquez was dispatched to Laurel Drive, in Lusby, for the report of a theft.  The complainant reported a Fed Ex package, containing a CP-e Fiesta ST Nexus 3" Cat Back Exhaust, was inadvertently delivered to the victim’s former address (Laurel Drive).  He stated he received notice that the package was delivered on June 23rd around 4:20pm and that someone had signed for it on his behalf.  The investigation has not revealed a suspect at this time.

PRESS RELEASES FOR JULY 1ST, 2016

Due to the upcoming July 4th Holiday, the Crime Blotter will only include cases occurring the week of June 27 through June 30.  During this time period, Deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 799 calls for service throughout the community

Burglary Case #16-36174:

On June 27, 2016, Cpl. G. Shrawder responded to St. Andrews Drive, in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of a burglary from a shed.  The complainant reported that sometime between 1:00pm on June 24 and 3:30am on June 26, someone forced entry into a shed and stole a Sears Chainsaw, a large number of antique baseball cards and multiple Disney VHS tapes. 

CDS Violation Case #16-36652:

On June 30, 2016, at approximately 8:45am, Dfc. J. Livingston conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle he observed being driven unsafely.  When he approached the driver, Thomas Asson, 51, of Great Mills, MD, he observed him to be under the influence, unable to keep his balance or keep his eyes open.  He recovered ten (10) Valium from the console of Mr. Asson’s vehicle, with no prescription to possess them.  He was transported to the Detention Center and charged with DUI and possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Valium).
Thomas Asson, 51, of Great Mills, MD

Destruction of Property Case #16-36523:

On June 29, 2016, Deputy N. Barger was dispatched to Anthony’s Lane, in Huntingtown, for the report of damage to property.  The complainant explained that their black metal fencing, surrounding the backyard, had several bars bent and broken.  This damage was caused sometime between 6:00pm on June 27 and 4:30am on June 29.  There are no suspects at this time.

Disorderly Conduct Case #16-36760:

On June 30, 2016, Dfc. P. Wood responded to the Quality Inn on Lore Road, in Solomons, for the report of an intoxicated person passed out in the lobby of the hotel.  Due to the subject being unresponsive, EMS was called to respond to the scene.  After Rosanne Nial, 38, of Park Hall, MD, was medically checked out, she became coherent  and proceeded to behave disorderly.  She was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.  Deputy Wood also served Ms. Nial with an outstanding Warrant from St. Mary’s County.
Rosanne Nial, 38, of Park Hall, MD

Weapons Violation Case #16-36180:

On June 27, 2016, at approximately 7:30pm, Deputy J. Ward responded to the report of a trespass violation at Driftwood Beach on Beach Drive, in Lusby.  Upon making contact with the driver, Daniel Evans, 19, of Lusby, a probable cause search revealed two (2) brass knuckle weapons in Evans’ possession.  He was arrested and charged with two (2) counts of a Concealed Deadly Weapon (a chrome and a black brass knuckle containing a 7” knife).  He also received a Civil Citation for possession of marijuana.
Daniel Evans, 19, of Lusby

Theft Case #16-36643:

On June 30, 2016, Dfc. T. Holt responded to White Sands Drive, in Lusby, for the report of a theft.  The victim advised someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and stole a credit card, MD gun license, Social Security card and money.  The theft occurred between 10:00pm on June 29 and 6:00am on June 30.

Theft Case #16-36556/16-36551:

On June 29, 2016, Dfc. P. Mosely was dispatched to Schooner Drive, in Lusby, for the report of a theft from vehicle.  The initial complainant reported that his Beats headphones were stolen from the console of his vehicle.  While aiding the victim, he was approached by a neighbor who also stated someone had entered his vehicle and stole his Eddie Bauer wallet, cash and credit cards.  Both incidences involved ‘unlocked’ vehicles.

Theft Case #16-36466:

On June 29, 2016, Dfc. P. Aurich responded to a complainant who reported a theft while shopping at the Walmart on Town Center Blvd, in Dunkirk.  A black leather tri-fold wallet, money, credit cards and driver’s license were stolen from the victim’s purse upon leaving the store.  The theft occurred on June 27; the victim had not realized the missing wallet until two days later.

Theft Case #16-36373:

On June 28, 2016, Dfc. M. Velasquez was dispatched to Laurel Drive, in Lusby, for the report of a theft.  The complainant reported a Fed Ex package, containing a CP-e Fiesta ST Nexus 3" Cat Back Exhaust, was inadvertently delivered to the victim’s former address (Laurel Drive).  He stated he received notice that the package was delivered on June 23rd around 4:20pm and that someone had signed for it on his behalf.  The investigation has not revealed a suspect at this time.

Theft Case #16-36178:

On June 27, 2016, Deputy J. Ward responded to a report of a theft at Chisholm Trail, in Lusby.  The victim stated she received a confirmation from the Post Office that her package, containing LuLa Roe brand leggings, was delivered to her home that day but she never received it.

Theft Case #16-36148:

On June 26, 2016, Dfc. A. Ostazeski responded to Olivet Road, in Lusby, for a report of a theft from vehicle.  The victim stated he left his vehicle unlocked between 9:00pm on June 24 and 4:00am on June 25 and someone had stolen tools out of it.  A Dewalt impact driver, Sawzall, whole saw kit, two (2) Dewalt blue tooth batteries and a tool bag were stolen.

Theft Case #16-36070:

On June 27, 2016, Deputy N. Buckler responded to Jacks Place, in Huntingtown, for the report of a theft.  Sometime between 4:00pm on June 24 and 10:00am on June 27th , a Trane XR air conditioning unit was stolen from the side of a home under construction.

Theft Case #16-36048:

On June 27, 2016, Dfc. G. Gott was dispatched to Lore Road, in Solomons, for the report of a theft of a business sign.  The “Island Trader Antiques” sign, which was attached to a metal post at the end of the victim’s driveway, was stolen between 6:00pm on June 26 and 9:40am on June 27.

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.