Wednesday, November 9, 2016


During the week of November 1 through November 6 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,243 calls for service throughout the community. 

CDS Violation Case #16-62687:

On November 2, 2016, at approximately 2:30pm, Deputy B. Pounsberry conducted a traffic
Stop, at the intersection of Erie Ave/3rd Street, in North Beach, on a vehicle he observed failing to stop at the stop sign.  When approaching the driver, Keith Byrnes, 29, of Rose Haven, MD, he witnessed Mr. Byrnes shaking significantly.  He located a syringe inside of his right pants pocket and located a cotton ball inside of the syringe cap with heroin liquid.  He was placed under arrest for CDS:  Possession of Heroin and Paraphernalia Possession (syringe).  He also received the appropriate traffic citation.
Keith Byrnes, 29, of Rose Haven, MD

CDS Violation Case #16-62665:

On November 2, 2016, at approximately 1:00pm, Dfc. S. Moran activated his emergency equipment on Lusby Lane, in an attempt to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle he witnessed drive through a posted stop sign.  The vehicle continued driving and pulled over onto Rousby Hall Road.  Upon making contact with the driver, Robert Demarr, 31, of Lusby, he was found to be in possession of a prescription bottle containing several different pills with no proof of a prescription.  He was arrested and charged with two (2) counts of CDS:  Possession-Not Marijuana (Percocet and Oxycontin).
Robert Demarr, 31, of Lusby

Destruction of Property Case #16-62826:

On November 3, 2016, at approximately 8:20am, Deputy V. O’Donnell was dispatched to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science building located on Charles Street/Farren Avenue, in Solomons.  An employee of the University wanted to report damage they observed to the Solomon’s Island Bugeye Memorial, which is adjacent to their building.  There were multiple tire marks around and directly across the Memorial.  It appeared as if a vehicle had been traveling at a high rate of speed, intentionally doing donuts, in order to cause the large black skid marks.  The case is still being investigated.

Theft Case #16-62739:

On November 2, 2016, Deputy N. Barger responded to Summer City Boulevard, in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of a theft.  He made contact with the complainant who stated both of his  Maryland registration plates were stolen from his vehicle.  The last time the victim could recall seeing the tags on his vehicle was in August.

Theft Case #16-62636:

On November 2, 2016, Deputy R. Spalding was dispatched to Valley Lee Court, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a theft.  The victim explained they had left their T-Mobile ZTE cell phone on the floor of their unlocked vehicle and it is now missing.  The vehicle was parked in their driveway and the phone had been left in the vehicle at 4:00pm on November 1st.  He discovered the phone missing around 5:00am on November 2nd.

Theft Case #16-62442:

On November 1, 2016 Deputy D. Clark responded to Hallowing Point Road, in Prince Frederick, and made contact with a SMECO employee who wanted to report a theft.  He advised while inspecting SMECO’s electrical meter box, he observed the lock was broken and copper wire jumpers had been installed in order to bypass the meter.  The electricity had been disconnected back on May 24th; however, the residence was still drawing electricity.   This case is suspended pending additional information from SMECO and further investigation.

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