Monday, June 19, 2017

PRESS RELEASES FOR JUNE 19TH, 2017

Indecent Exposure: Between May 14 and June 3, 2017, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received calls for a black male, in his early 50’s, with a beard sitting in a white Lexus exposing himself to passersby in the CVS, Solomons Island parking lot. Deputies were able to locate the subject in the area of HG Trueman Rd. He was identified as Lamar Antonio Allen, 49, of Solomons Island. He was charged with Indecent Exposure.
Lamar Antonio Allen, 49, of Solomons Island


Traffic Violations and CDS Arrests: On June 17, 2017 Dana Michelle Domanow, 37, of Mechanicsville was stopped for a traffic complaint and was found to be in possession of crack, oxycodone and paraphernalia.
Dana Michelle Domanow, 37, of Mechanicsville


Destruction of Property: On June 14, 2017, a vehicle located in the 11000 block of Rousby Hall Rd, Lusby had a “male organ” spray-painted on his vehicle.
 On June 16, 2017, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls for Destruction of Property. A residence on Dayton Ave in North Beach had eggs thrown at it. A vehicle located on 27th Street, Chesapeake Beach had its hood damaged and on Keith Lane in Owings a motorcycle had sugar put in the gas tank.
 On June 17, 2017, a vehicle located in the 8300 area of G Street, Chesapeake Beach had its tires cut.
 On June 17, 2017, boat located at the Fishing Creek Marina in Chesapeake Beach had the interior of it damaged.

Theft: Between June 1 and June 8, 2017, the Cheseapeake Beach and Huntingtown area had numerous unlocked vehicles entered and items of value stolen. Members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Maryland State Police were able to identify the suspects as juveniles. They were charged with theft and released to their parents. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is reminding its residences to please do not leave items of value in site in their vehicles and to keep their vehicles locked at all times.
 On June 16, 2017, a dirt bike was stolen from a home within the 1000 block of Gringo Court Lusby.
 On June 17, 2017, a vehicle was reported stolen from the 1000 block of Golden West Way, Lusby and recovered at Sea Horse Beach.
 On, June 17, 2017, an unlocked vehicle in the 8000 area of Hilltop Way, Lusby was entered and change was stolen.
 On June 17, 2017, an unlocked vehicle in the area of Horizons on the Bay in North Beach was entered and items of value stolen.

Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Calvert County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at 410-535-2880. Any criminal activity can be reported anonymously online by clicking the Crime Solvers link at www.CalvertCountySheriff.us. Between May 14 and June 3, 2017, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office received calls for a black male, in his early 50’s, with a beard sitting in a white Lexus exposing himself to passersby in the CVS, Solomon’s Island parking lot. Deputies were able to locate the subject in the area of HG Trueman Rd. He was identified as Lamar Antonio Allen, 49, of Solomon’s Island. He was charged with Indecent Exposure.


CALVERT COUNTY SAFETY FOR STUDENTS SPEED ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM

The Calvert County Safety for Students Speed Enforcement Program is in effect year round.  The speed cameras will be moved randomly between the school zones.  As a courtesy, the locations of the cameras are posted on the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office website and Facebook page.   
Cameras are active year round, Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.   This does not alter any posted speed reduction times.  
Citations are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle, and only if the speed was 12 mph or more over the posted speed limit.  The camera will adjust for the reduced speed times.  
A school zone speed camera violation is a $40 fine with no points.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Calvert County Safety for Students program, please contact Captain Brent Parrott at 410-535-1600 ext. 2584, or email at parrottb@co.cal.md.us.  

Friday, June 9, 2017

SUMMER SAFETY INFORMATION

Sheriff Mike Evans and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the citizens of Calvert County.  As we approach the upcoming summer season, Sheriff Evans would like to remind the public of a few simple safety tips to keep you out of harm’s way.
One of the best ways to stay safe this summer is to wear a helmet and other safety gear when biking, skating, skateboarding, and when riding scooters and all-terrain vehicles. Studies on bicycle helmets have shown that they can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent.  While bicycling, obey the rules of the road. Wear bright-colored or reflective clothing while riding and always ride with traffic – never against it.
When jogging with others on the roadway, run in single file. Utilize sidewalks where available and always jog while facing traffic. Use extreme caution when crossing streets and at intersections, as passing motorist may not see you. Wear light colored or reflective clothing to aid visibility.
If children are home alone, make sure that they have a list of phone numbers (neighbors, friends, family) that they can call if they should become frightened or in the event of an emergency. Assure that the children know how to call 911 when it is appropriate to do so. Also, establish a schedule for the child to check in with parents during the day.
Children should always be required to check in with a parent or trusted contact person before leaving the house and when returning home. Parents should know the route the child will be taking to and from a given location. Remind the child never to take shortcuts or deviate from the agreed upon route.  Make sure your children know that they should never talk to anyone that they do not know. Teach your children that it is best to travel as a group when going places. There is safety in numbers.
Most importantly, watch your speed. As many neighborhoods are full of children in the summertime, it is imperative that motorists obey the posted speed limits. Our goal is to save lives; drivers need to be aware and responsible while behind the wheel.  Drive the way that you want people to drive in front of your home.
Please remember the school zones are in effect all year round, to include the summer months.  The speed cameras are active throughout the year, Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  They will monitor the school zones and issue a citation to any vehicle that is 12 mph or more over the speed limit.  The camera will adjust the limits for the reduced speed times.  A violation carries a $40.00 fine with no points. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the Calvert County Safety for Students program, please contact Captain Brent Parrott at 410-535-1600 ext. 2584, or email at parrottb@co.cal.ms.us.  

Thursday, June 8, 2017

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

Theft Case 17-#28209: On May 30, 2017, at approximately 8:00pm, Deputy R. Shrawder responded to Avenue B, in St. Leonard, for the report of a theft.  The victim stated that sometime between Saturday May 27 & Tuesday, May 30 three (3) iPhone chargers and a camo strap were stolen from three of their unlocked vehicles. The vehicles had all been parked in front of their residence.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

PRESS RELEASES FOR MAY 22ND THROUGH JUNE 4TH, 2017

During a two (2) week period - May 22 through June 4 - deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 2,506 calls for service throughout the community.


Burglary Case #17-26930: On May 23, 2017, at approximately 4:00pm, Deputy B. Sampson responded to German Chapel Road, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a burglary.  The victim stated he discovered a Dewalt nailer, kept in a gray case, had been stolen out of his shed.  He last saw it approximately two weeks earlier. 

Burglary Case #17-#17-26651: On May 22, 2017, at approximately 6:00am, Dfc. T. Holt was dispatched to the Frying Pan Restaurant, located on HG Trueman Road, in Lusby, for the report of a burglary.  The victim advised that sometime after 8:30pm on May 21st, someone had broken into the restaurant’s freezer, by breaking the lock on the freezer door.  There are no suspects at this time.

CDS Violation Case #17-28168: On May 30, 2017, at approximately 3:00pm, Dfc. M. Trigg conducted a traffic stop at Tulip Court/Ponds Wood Road, in Huntingtown, when he observed the driver not wearing a seatbelt.  He made contact with Jesse Reid, III, 26, of Huntingtown, while Dfc. C. Childress and his K9 partner arrived on the scene.  A positive alert was made.  Found in the vehicle was a Newport Cigarette Box containing 21 round pills (Oxycodone).  He was taken to the Detention Center where he was charged with Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (Oxycodone) and Possession of Paraphernalia (box).
Jesse Reid, III, 26, of Huntingtown


CDS Violation Case #17-27217: On May 25, 2017, at approximately 12:15pm, Dfc. G. Gott responded to the area of Holly Drive and Calvert Boulevard, in Lusby, for the report of a suspicious person.  David McDermott, 29, of Lusby, matched the description of the male who had been going door to door asking strangers for money.  After he was asked to leave the property, he requested a ride by Dfc. Gott who agreed but stated he would need to be searched first.  Found on his person was a plastic bag containing crack cocaine.  He was transported to the Detention Center  and arrested for  Possession of Crack Cocaine.
David McDermott, 29, of Lusby


CDS Violation Case #17-27035: On May 24, 2017, at approximately 10:20am, Dfc. G. Gott responded to the area of Appeal Lane/HG Trueman Road, in Lusby, for the report of a suspicious person seen along the wood line of the Appeal Elementary School.  Upon arrival he observed a white male dressed in all black matching the description.  While speaking with Justin Gibson, 26, of Lusby, Dfc. Gott  could smell a strong odor of marijuana emitting from Gibson’s person.  A search revealed a white pill in his left front coat pocket.  He was placed under arrest for Possession of a Synthetic Drug (Suboxone) and Possession of Paraphernalia (plastic wrapper).
Justin Gibson, 26, of Lusby


CDS Violation Case #17-26946: On May 23, 2017, at approximately 7:30pm, Deputy E. Yates, Dfc. D. Jacobs and Dfc. D. Gatton responded to the Bayfront Park located on Bayside Road, in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of a firearms complaint. The complainant advised that he heard two gunshots coming from inside of the gated area of the park prior to calling 911. As deputies arrived an additional two shots were heard from inside the Bayfront Park, which was closed at dusk.  The Deputies observed two people in the Park and after identifying themselves, the two individuals fled on foot.  A foot chase ensued while establishing a perimeter around the area in hopes to locate the individuals.  Around 8:30pm one of the individuals, identified through an El Salvador passport as Luis Javier Rivera, 30, emerged from the woods.  Rivera refused to identify himself, claiming he did not speak English. While searching through his wallet for proper identification, a paper fold containing a brown sticky substance (amphetamines) was discovered.  A further search of Rivera’s wallet revealed numerous compartments that were hiding controlled dangerous substances:  two (2) plastic baggies containing a crystalized powder, (methamphetamines) weighting 17.5 and 16 grams each; five (5) plastic folds, each weighing between 3-4 grams, contained a brown powder (amphetamine); a separate plastic fold, weighing 2 grams, containing a brown sticky substance (amphetamine).  Rivera was transported to the Detention Center for prisoner processing. During the processing Rivera refused to continue speaking in English and refused to provide critical information for his processing.  He received charges of Obstruction of Justice, Reckless Endangerment, Trespass-Posted Property, Possession with intent to Distribute (Amphetamines) and Possession of nonnarcotic drugs (Methamphetamine and Amphetamines).
Luis Javier Rivera, 30


CDS Violation Case #17-26739: On May 22, 2017, at approximately 5:30pm, Deputy T. Rzepkowski conducted a traffic stop when he observed a driver not wearing a seatbelt in the area of Bayside Rd/E Chesapeake Beach Road, in Chesapeake Beach.  As the driver, identified as Stephen Meyers, 26, of Harwood, MD, rolled his window down, Deputy Rzepkowski could smell the odor of Marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle.  Located on his person was a small silver pill holder containing two (2) different types of pills.  A search of the vehicle revealed a white plastic bag containing 40.1 grams of marijuana, separated into individual zip lock baggies.  Also seen on the front seat of the vehicle was a black digital scale, containing marijuana residue, and a black and silver smoking device.  Meyers was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana 10+ grams, Possession of a Nonnarcotic Drug (Adderall), Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (Suboxone) and Possession of Paraphernalia (digital scale).
Stephen Meyers, 26, of Harwood, MD


CDS Violation Case #17-26727: On May 22, 2017, at approximately 2:00pm, Deputy B. Sampson was dispatched to the Detention Center for the report of a drug violation.  Upon arrival he was informed by Officer Lanier that during a routine cell search, various pills and a pair of tweezers were found in the bedding belonging to inmate, Ashley Howes, 31.  Howes was charged with Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (Suboxone) and Possessing/Receiving a Controlled Dangerous Substance while confined.
Ashley Howes, 31


Destruction of Property Case #17-28088: On May 30, 2017, at approximately 7:30am, Dfc. A. Ostazeski responded to Santa Fe Trail, in Lusby, for the report of damaged property.  The victim explained that on the night of May 29th, at approximately10:30pm, they were wakened by a loud noise outside of their residence.  They checked outside but did not locate the cause of the noise.  About an hour later they heard another loud noise but did not see anyone around their home.  Later the morning of the 30th, they discovered that someone had damaged one of their vehicles.  There were dents and scratches on the hood and trunk. Several egg shells were found in the grass, on the roof  and pieces of brick were also seen in the yard and driveway. There was no damage to the residence.

Destruction of Property Case #17-27785: On May 28, 2017, at approximately 10:15am, Dfc. J. Livingston responded to Dunleigh Drive, in Dunkirk, for the report of damaged property.  The victim stated that someone had slashed their front and rear tires. The last time the vehicle had been driven was a month prior to the incident; therefore, it is not clear when the damage took place.

Destruction of Property Case #17-27684: On May 27, 2017, at approximately 8:00am, Dfc. R. Kreps was dispatched to 10th Street, in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of damaged property.  Upon arrival he made contact with the victim who advised the side of one of their front tires had been slashed.  This damage occurred between 11:00pm on May 26 - 6:00am on May 27.

Destruction of Property Case #17-27565: On May 27, 2017, at approximately 7:00am, Deputy B. Boerum responded to Regency Drive, in St. Leonard, for the report of damaged property.  The complainant advised someone(s) damaged their mailbox and the “Regency Drive” street sign.  This damage occurred between 8:00pm on May 26 - 6:00am on May 27th.

Theft/Burglary Case #17-28481: On June 1, at approximately 11:00am, Dfc. T. Holt responded to Cove Point Road, in Lusby, for the report of a theft.  The victim advised someone had stolen numerous pieces of jewelry from their residence:  One two-piece  Gold Diamond ring with a double diamond band, one pair of ruby earrings with diamond accents, one pair of gold link earrings, two pearl necklaces with 14ct gold and diamond accents, three Tasmanian devil charms and two pearl charms with 18ct. diamond accents.

Theft Case #17-28238: On May 30, 2017, at approximately 10:30pm, Dfc. D. Clark responded to the Rod n’ Reel Restaurant, in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of a theft.  A Security Guard advised he witnessed an employee, Allen Curtis, 44, of Chesapeake Beach, leaving the restaurant with a (full) book bag and a (full) large trash bag.  Due to prior thefts of food with no suspect identified, the employee was questioned as to what was in the bags.  Curtis voluntarily opened both bags revealing 10 plastic one pound tubs of Fulcher’s Gourmet Crabmeat, 8 plastic one pound tubs of Mary Ellen Brand Crab Meat and 6 one pound cans of Heron Point Seafood Crab Meat.  He was arrested for Theft Less than $1,000.00.
Allen Curtis, 44, of Chesapeake Beach


Theft Case 17-#28209: On May 30, 2017, at approximately 8:00pm, Deputy R. Shrawder responded to Avenue B, in St. Leonard, for the report of a theft.  The victim stated that sometime between Saturday, May 27 - Tuesday, May 30 three (3) iPhone chargers and a camo strap were stolen from three of their unlocked vehicles. The vehicles had all been parked in front of their residence.

Theft Case #17-27913: On May 29th , 2017, at approximately 8:30pm, Deputy R. Evans responded to Oak Crest Drive, in St. Leonard, for the report of a theft.  Upon arrival the victim stated they noticed their unlocked van, parked in their driveway, had the glovebox opened and items were scattered throughout the vehicle.  The only item that appeared to be missing was the owner’s manual to the vehicle. The manual was last seen in the vehicle at 9:00pm on May 28th.  A short time later, a neighbor discovered the manual located on the edge of the woods near Oak Crest Drive/Oak Crest Circle and returned it to the victim.

Theft Case #17-27892: On May 29, 2017, at approximately 1:15am, Deputy R. Spalding responded to Briscoe Road, in St. Leonard, for the report of a theft and destruction of property.  Upon arrival victim #1 explained they had parked their car at approximately 7:30pm and returned to it, around 12:30am, to discover the driver’s side mirror damaged.  The mirror was intact but the glass had been broken.  Victim #2 reported the driver’s side mirror had been knocked off the vehicle and money was stolen from the center console. He last observed his vehicle intact at 11:00pm that evening.

Theft Case #17-27836: On May 28, 2017, at approximately 6:00pm, Dfc. R. Kreps responded to the Giant Grocery store in Dunkirk in reference to a theft.  Upon arrival he made contact with the manager who advised that an employee had asked a couple if they had paid for the cart of items they were pushing as they walked towards the exit.  They didn’t respond as they continued to their vehicle.  The light skinned black male and female were well-dressed and had a cart loaded with “high value items”. They placed the items into their car and took off before Deputy Kreps could arrive. 

Theft Case #17-27672: On May 27, 2017, at approximately 7:00pm, Dfc. W. Beisel was dispatched to the Prince Frederick Safeway for the report of a shoplifting.  The complainant advised that a white male attempted to purchase fireworks with food stamps and after being denied, took off running towards the woods with the fireworks in his hand.  Deputy Denton arrived on the scene and helped to locate the male in the wooded area, where homeless individuals are known to frequent.  They observed a white male fitting the description exiting a tent.  As they approached the individual, Robert Rice, 50, of Prince Frederick, he admitted he had been in the Safeway.  The Control Center advised Rice had previously been banned, indefinitely, from entering the store.   An unopened can of Old Bay Seasoning was also discovered on his person, which he also had stolen.  He was arrested for Theft Less Than $100.00 and Trespassing on Private Property.
Robert Rice, 50, of Prince Frederick


Theft Case #17-27386: On May 26, 2017, at approximately 11:00am, Deputy B. Boerum  responded to Golden West Way, in Lusby, for a theft complaint. Upon arrival he met the complainant who advised someone stole his boat trailer from the side of his house.  The victim last saw the trailer on April 25th when he parked the trailer in the side yard of the residence.  The trailer was discovered missing on May 26 at approximately 6:00am.  The trailer was approximately 25 feet long, silver, with an orange winch cable, yellow rollers and had one brake light out.

Theft Case #17-27342: On May 26, 2017, at approximately 6:30am, Deputy B. Sampson was dispatched to Plateau Road, in St. Leonard, for the report of a theft.  The complainant stated two vehicles had been broken into and items were stolen.  The vehicles were unlocked  and had been accessed through the rear sliding window.  A wallet, credit cards and money were stolen.  The credit cards had been fraudulently used at several locations. 

Theft Case #17-27316: On May 25, 2017, at approximately 10:15pm, Dfc. P. Wood responded to Rivers Reach Court, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a theft.  The complainant stated he parked his vehicle in a back parking lot, at approximately 7:00pm the night before; he attempted to drive the car at 9:00am this morning and realized the gas tank was empty.  No suspects at this time.

Theft Case #17-27089: On May 24, 2017, at approximately 4:00pm, Deputy R. Evans responded to Moonlight Lane, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a theft.  The complainant advised a gray, 3-4 foot concrete “seahorse” statue was taken from their front yard.  The statue was last seen on May 23th around 8:00pm.  The statue was discovered missing around 4:00pm.  The statue is rather large and weighs hundreds of pounds; therefore, it would probably take more than one person to move it. 

Theft Case #17-26697: On May 22, 2017, at approximately 1:00pm, Dfc. T. Holt responded to Cove Point Road, in Lusby, for the report of a theft that had just taken place.  The victim advised he watched someone get out of a white pickup truck, walked onto his yard and steel his “Don’t Frack Maryland” yard sign.   After removing the sign the individual got in a white truck and drove off.


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.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

SUBJECT CHARGED WITH GIVING FALSE STATEMENT

Matthew Thomas Hutchins, age 25, of Lusby, Maryland is facing criminal charges for making a false statement to a peace officer.  

On April 5, 2017, Matthew Hutchins went to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and filed an official complaint against Calvert County Deputies alleging that he was the victim of police brutality and injured as a result.  

The Office of Professional Standards within the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office conducted an internal investigation into the allegations which determined Mr. Hutchins’ allegations were false. 

The investigation was reviewed by the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office at which time criminal charges for making a false report to a peace officer were pursued.  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

PRESS RELEASE FOR BICYCLE ACCIDENT

On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at approximately 4:07 pm deputies were dispatched to the area of Calvert Towne Way and Calvert Towne Drive in Prince Frederick for a report of a juvenile bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle.  A detailed investigation revealed a vehicle being driven by Mr. Robert Lehman, of Prince Frederick, was slowing down as he was approaching the intersection.  At the same time a 12 year old juvenile on a bicycle entered the roadway from a wooded area next to the road.  The vehicle struck the bicyclist before being able to come to a stop.  As a result of the crash, the bicyclist was ejected from the bike onto the roadway.  The juvenile was transported via ambulance for minor injuries.

The investigation ultimately determined the juvenile was at fault in this accident.      

PRESS RELEASE FOR WATER TANKER ACCIDENT

At approximately 1:52 pm a tractor trailer with a load of water, driven by Mr. James Bryan of Lexington Park, was traveling eastbound on Maryland Route 231 in the area of Barstow Rd.  At the same time a 2016 GMC, driven by Ms. Patricia Mento of Waldorf, was traveling westbound on Maryland Route 231 when it crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck the tractor trailer. The GMC came to rest on the right side of the west bound lane and the tractor trailer left the roadway into the parking lot of Home Place Hair Studio. The tractor trailer struck three vehicles in the parking lot, one of which was occupied by Ms. Kelly Roth of Huntingtown.  The tractor trailer then rolled over and came to rest just east of Home Place Hair Studio.  Mr. Bryan was flown by Trooper 7 to PG Shock Trauma.  Ms. Mento and a 4 year old child were treated on the scene and released.  Ms. Roth was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  

The accident is still under investigation and charges are pending.  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

PRESS RELEASES FOR MAY 22ND, 2017

During the week of May 15 through May 21 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,479 calls for service throughout the community. 

Burglary Case #17- 25338: On May 15, 2017, at approximately 8:15pm, Deputy K. Parks responded to a reported burglary on Serenity Court, in Prince Frederick. Upon arriving the victim advised they were gone between 4:30pm and returned around 7:30pm and noticed the wood frame around the front door was cracked.  Upon further exam they realized someone tried to kick in the front door.  Nothing of value appears to be stolen.

CDS Violation Case #17-25519: On May 16, 2017, at approximately 3:00pm, Deputy T. Rzepkowski responded to a check welfare call on several persons passed out inside of a vehicle that was parked at the Park Place Medical Building, in Prince Frederick.  Upon investigating Heather Davis, 34, of St. Leonard, was found to be in possession of an orange prescription bottle with no label. Inside of the prescription bottle was two different kinds of pills, seven (7) Oxycodone and fourteen (14) Methadone.  Davis was charged and arrested for two (2) counts of Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (Oxycontin and Methadone).
Heather Davis, 34, of St. Leonard


CDS Violation Case #17-25513: On May 16, 2017, at approximately 2:30pm, Deputy N. Buckler responded to the area of Ponds Wood/Hardesty Road for the report of an auto accident.  Upon arrival he observed a pickup truck lying on its’ side in a field, with the occupants and multiple witnesses to the accident standing outside the vehicle.  He spoke with the driver, Zachary Duran, 27, of Prince Frederick, and passenger, David Snider, 26, of Owings, who confirmed they were not injured and refused medical treatment.  After confronting the subjects about a bag they tossed into the woods, Deputy Buckler located a small fabric bag containing marijuana and multiple pills (Morphine and Temazepam). He also located a set of nun chucks jammed in between the driver’s seat and the center console. The driver, Duran, had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath and had lethargic and slurred speech.  Duran was arrested and charged with DUI, DWI, Possession of CDS (Morphine), Obstructing and Hindering and a Concealed Dangerous Weapon (nun chucks).  Snider was arrested for Possession of CDS (Morphine).
Zachary Duran, 27, of Prince Frederick

David Snider, 26, of Owings


Destruction of Property Case #17-26027: On May 18, 2017, at approximately 11:00pm, Deputy E. Yates responded to Serenity Court, in Prince Frederick, for the report of damaged property.  He met with the victim who advised they believe someone had intentionally slashed a tire on their vehicle the previous evening.  They noticed the air in the tire was leaking and attempted to repair the tire using the ‘fix-a-flat’ product.  After fix-a-flat did not work, they spoke with a neighbor who stated they had seen someone standing next to their vehicle that same evening.  The case is suspended pending further suspect information.

Disorderly Conduct Case #17-26041: On May 19, 2017, at approximately, 12:30am, Deputy R. Shrawder observed a patron in the Buckets Sports Bar, in Lusby, become highly intoxicated after consuming numerous drinks throughout the night.  Edwin Foote, Jr., 27, of Lusby, was loud, belligerent and became disrespectful towards the bartenders when told numerous times to discontinue going behind the bar.  Due to his behavior and intoxication, he was told he needed to leave for the night.  He refused to listen and continued to yell and cuss outside the bar. He attempted to re-enter the bar and was told he could not go back inside. At this time he started to run and refused to comply with Deputy Shrawder’s verbal commands.  He was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct, Fail to Obey a Lawful Order, Trespass on Private Property and Resist/Interfere with Arrest.  He was also issued a no trespass order for Buckets Sports Bar.
Edwin Foote, Jr., 27, of Lusby


Motor Vehicle Theft Case #17-25586: On May 16, 2017, at approximately 9:15pm, Dfc. T. Buckler responded to the area of Dayton Avenue/7th Street for a reported hit and run accident.  The complainant advised he witnessed a vehicle strike a parked car in front of a residence and drove off with a flat front right tire.  Deputy R. Cress notified Deputy Buckler that he had located the suspect vehicle behind the Boys and Girls Club in North Beach.  After responding to the location and seeing no suspects on the scene, he was contacted by the vehicle owner who confirmed the damaged vehicle was his and it had been stolen from the Dunkirk parking lot.  He explained that he allowed Travis Watts, 29, of Oxon Hill, MD, to sit in his car while he was working but at no time did he give Watts permission to drive the vehicle, knowing Watts' license was suspended.  The investigation further revealed William Parran, II, 28, of Chesapeake Beach, got behind the wheel and was responsible for striking the parked car. He continued driving and eventually parked the vehicle at the Boys and Girls Club. The investigation also revealed Manuel Osborne, Jr., who initially denied any involvement with the vehicle, had picked up Watts and provided him a ride back to Dunkirk after the accident took place.  Watts was arrested for Motor Vehicle/Unlawful Taking; Parran, II, was charged on an application for Destruction of Property/Traffic Offenses; Osborne was charged on an application for Providing False Information to a Peace Officer.
Travis Watts, 29, of Oxon Hill, MD


Theft Case #17-25934: On May 18, 2017, Deputy B. Sampson met with a citizen at the Sheriff’s Office who wanted to report a theft.  The victim explained they had stopped at the 7-11, in Huntingtown, around 1:30pm the day before and placed their Samsung Galaxy 6 cell phone (with purple case) down while shopping.   The victim forgot to pick the phone back up and left it in the store.  After gathering the victim’s information and returning to the 7-11, Deputy Sampson determined the phone may have been stolen from a different location, as 7-11 employees could not locate video confirming a theft had taken place.  At this time this case will be suspended.


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.


Monday, May 15, 2017

PRESS RELEASES FOR MAY 15TH, 2017

During the week of May 8 through May 14 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,280 calls for service throughout the community.  

Burglary Case #17-25101: On May 15, 2017, at approximately 8:00pm, Deputy N. Barger responded to W. Chesapeake Beach Road, in Owings, for a reported burglary.  Upon arrival the victim stated someone(s) had entered a shed and large storage box, located on the side of their home, causing damage to the hinge.  Nothing appears to be missing from either the shed or storage box.  The last time they were last seen intact was on May 14th around 4:00pm, when both were closed and latched.  

Burglary Case #17- 25098: On May 14, 2017, at approximately 7:15pm, Deputy B. Sampson was dispatched to a reported burglary that took place on Cliff Trail, in Port Republic.  He made contact with the complainant who stated they realized someone(s) had gained entry into their home when they noticed items were moved out of place.  A basement bedroom window had been opened, a bed was in disarray and the bathroom facilities had been used.  There was no sign of a forced entry; therefore, it is possible the suspect knew of the location of the hidden spare key.

Burglary Case #17-24900: On May 13, 2017, Dfc. R. Kreps responded to Stephanies Lane, in Huntingtown, in reference to a burglary.  The complainant advised that sometime between 3:00pm on May 6 and 3:00pm on May 12, someone(s) had broken into their shed by cutting off the lock.  Stolen items include:  two (2) outdoor rocking chairs, a red and gray Honda lawnmower (Model HRX217VKA), an Echo Brush cutter (Model SRM-210) and two (2) leaf blowers.

Burglary Case #17-24166: On May 9, 2017, Dfc. W. Beisel responded to Lower Marlboro Road, in Owings, for the report of a burglary.  The victim advised that on May 2nd, between 10:00am and 4:00am, they left their residence unlocked and unattended due to expecting a delivery of kitchen cabinets.  When the victim returned to the residence, they realized their black Oreck handheld vacuum was missing.  After speaking with the delivery company, they were advised a heavy set black male and female were in the home and let them in.  The case is currently suspended pending further information.

Burglary Case #17-23974: On May 8, 2017, Deputy E. Yates was dispatched to Old Town Road, in Huntingtown, for the report of a burglary.  The victim explained that someone(s) damaged the interior and exterior of their home, along with several windows on a large storage outbuilding.  After the victim completed a walkthrough of the property, they reported that no property had been stolen, but items of trash had been thrown around and empty beer cans were left at the scene.

CDS Violation Case #17-25076: On May 14, 2017, at approximately 3:30pm, Dfc. Y. Bortchevsky conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Bayside Road, in Chesapeake Beach.  After making contact with the driver, Amelia Dorwart, 26, of Hughesville, MD, he discovered two (2) used syringes under Dorwart’s seat and two (2) additional used syringes in the pocket of her jeans, bundled on the back seat of her car.  A wanted check of the passenger, Shaye Lynn Beal, 24, of Lothian, MD, revealed that she had an outstanding Bench Warrant for Failing to Obey a Prior Order.   Dorwart was placed under arrest for CDS Administer Equipment Possession/Distribute; Beal was placed under arrest for her outstanding warrant.
Amelia Dorwart, 26, of Hughesville, MD


CDS Violation Case #17-24903: On May 13, 2017, at approximately 4:00pm, Dfc. B. Pounsberry was alerted that a vehicle   traveling northbound on Bayside Road/1st Street, in North Beach, was driving recklessly and nearly caused an accident.  He conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Nicholas Catucci, 47, of Dunkirk.  Catucci was displaying multiple signs of being under the influence (pupils, slurred speech and lethargic movements).  An orange pill bottle was seen in the center console and contained two (2) different types of pills.  Also discovered were two (2) torn, melted bag tips on the vehicle floor board near Catucci’s feet, two (2) used syringes in the seat pouch, as well as three (3) baggies containing heroin in the center console.  Catucci was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (heroin), Possession of Paraphernalia (syringes), received citations for using a cellular device while driving and also failure to drive right of center.  
Nicholas Catucci, 47, of Dunkirk


CDS Violation Case #17-24494: On May 11, 2017, at approximately 12:30am, Dfc. G. Gott conducted a traffic stop, in the area of MD Rt. 4/Pardoe Road (St. Leonard), on a vehicle traveling with a driver’s side head light out.  When speaking with the driver, Collette Jones, 47, of Lusby, he observed a prescription bottle in plain view.  There were multiple medications stored in the same bottle; Dfc. Gott informed Jones she could not store medication in this manner.  In the bottle was a plastic bag containing nine (9) alprazolam pills and five (5) oxycodone pills.  Due to Jones not being able to provide documentation for the medication, she was transported to the Detention Center and charged with Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (Oxycontin), Possession of a nonnarcotic drug (Alprazolam) and issued a traffic warning for the broken headlight.
Collette Jones, 47, of Lusby


CDS Violation Case #17-24319: On May 10, 2017, at approximately 10:30am, Deputy K. Williamson conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Skinners Turn Road/Investment Court, in Owings, on a vehicle being driven by Rodney Ward Jr, 34, of North Beach.  The Control Center advised that Ward, Jr. has a total of eight (8) open driving suspensions on his license.  When conducting a search incident to arrest, Deputy Williamson discovered two (2) pill bottles containing multiple pills in Ward’s left front pants pocket.  Ward was charged with two (2) counts of Possession of a Non-Narcotic drug (Alprazolam and Adderall) and Possession of Paraphernalia (bottle).  He also received traffic citations for driving on a suspended license and failure to display a license.
Rodney Ward Jr, 34, of North Beach


CDS Violation Case #17-23999: On May 8, 2017, at approximately 7:00pm, Dfc. J. Livingston responded to the Detention Center for the report of a Controlled Dangerous Drug violation by an inmate.  Upon arrival he was informed by Correctional Officer, J. Ashley, that inmate, Franklin Burkman, 43, of Lusby, was found to have a yellow plastic baggie hidden on his body, which contained crushed Oxycontin pills. He was charged with Possession/Receive a CDS/Synthetic Narcotic while Confined (Oxycontin) and Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (Oxycontin).
Franklin Burkman, 43, of Lusby


Damaged Property Case #17-25110: On May 14, 2017, at approximately 8:00pm, Deputy B. Sampson was dispatched to North Ave, in Port Republic, for the report of damaged property.  The complainant stated that he noticed someone had cut the pad lock on his boat trailer but there did not seem to be anything missing.  Due to the long length of time since the victim had seen the trailer, it is unknown when this crime took place.

Damaged Property Case #17-24091: On May 9, 2017, at approximately 8:30am, Deputy K. Hall was contacted by the Safety Advocate, Dean Jones, at Patuxent High School who stated a staff member notified him that there was gang graffiti written on the boys’ bathroom wall.  The graffiti includes the initials “GD” and a six point star with other markings synonymous with "Gangster Disciples".

Disorderly Conduct Case # 17-25075: On May 14, 2017, at approximately 3:00pm, Cpl. A. Woodford was dispatched to Kent Road, in Sunderland, for the report of a disorderly subject.  The complainant advised that the disorderly subject was yelling, screaming, ripped flowers and bushes from a garden and flipped over a table.  Cpl. Woodford observed a male, Jemar Holloway, 32, of Annapolis, MD, outside the home dressed only in his underwear and crawling on the ground.  As he approached Holloway and tried to speak with him, he could smell a strong chemical smell emitting from his person. He refused to follow verbal commands.  Dfc. R. Kreps arrived on the scene and was able to assist in handcuffing Holloway.  Due to his erratic behavior, he was initially transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital, cleared, released and then transported to the Detention Center where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct.
Jemar Holloway, 32, of Annapolis, MD


Theft Case #17-24789: On May 12, 2017, at approximately 7:00pm, Deputy N. Barger responded to the Dunkirk Walmart for a reported shoplifting that had just occurred.  Upon arrival the store Asset Protection Manager stated that he witnessed a customer, Rachel Boutaugh, 27, of Owings, placing items into her purse and attempt to exit the store without paying for the items.  Boutaugh could not provide a receipt for the items; therefore, was charged with Theft Less Than $100.00. 
Rachel Boutaugh, 27, of Owings


Theft Case #17-24180: On May 9, 2017, at approximately 3:00pm, Deputy V. O’Donnell responded to Roundup Road, in Lusby, for the report of a theft.  The complainant explained that they had two (2) statues stolen from their garden. The last time they were last seen was on May 8, around 7:00pm.  When they woke up the morning of the 9th, they realized they had been stolen.  They are described as:  a 2-foot concrete standing angel and a 2-foot concrete standing angel reading a book.  


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, May 10, 2017

NATIONAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICER AND EMPLOYEES WEEK

May 7th to May 13th, 2017 is recognized as National Correctional Officer and Employees Week.  The week started with employees of the Sheriff’s Office and the Detention Center coming together for the annual joint flag raising ceremony.  On Tuesday May 8th the Board of County Commissioners for Calvert County continued the ceremonies when they recognized the uniform and civilian staff of the Calvert County Detention Center.  Major Reece accepted the proclamation on behalf of the entire staff and stated, “I am honored and privileged to work alongside such a great group of officers and staff”.  The Detention Center is managed by 87 loyal and dedicated employees who perform the necessary 24/7 functions for the safety and security of the facility.  CFC David Cook was recognized as the Officer of the Year for 2016. 

 
Flag Raising Photo:

Left to right:  Pam Ryan, Tim Evans, Breann Kohlieber, Virginia Bassett, CFC Immam, Major Reece, Sgt. Bradford, Jay Haines, CFC Bowles, Sgt. Underwood, Captain Cross, Captain Parrott, Sheriff Evans, Captain Jones, Captain Payne, F/Sgt. Cox, Lt. Buckmaster, F/Sgt. McCourt, Captain Ireland, Cpl. Brooks, CFC Lee, Sgt. Lindsay, C.O.1 Reed, CFC D’Agostino, C.O.1 Olumese, Jeremy Nenno, Cpl. Wilder, Sgt. Jones,  Lt. Norris, Major McDowell and Chaplain Mohler.

Correctional Officer of the Year Photo:

Left to right:  Major McDowell, Sheriff Evans, CFC Cook, Major Reece and Captain Cross.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2017 CALVERT COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN 5K

The Calvert County Sheriff’s office presents the 2nd Annual Calvert Torch Run 5K where participants can run a certified 5K or 1-mile course (not timed) with local Law Enforcement as they carry the actual Torch to support Special Olympics Maryland. Location:

Calvert Marine Museum 14200 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons, MD 20688
Sign up starts at 0800
Race starts at 0900

All participants will receive an official Ultra Soft Torch Run Tee Shirt showing their support of Law Enforcement and what they do for our communities.  The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run®, (LETR) in partnership with our communities, is to support Special Olympics Maryland through fundraising and public awareness while enhancing the quality of life of our athletes.

It is a year-round fundraising campaign that culminates every year at the Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games in June.  Whether you want to escort the Special Olympics Torch, the Flame of Hope, with other civilians and Law Enforcement personnel on its way to the Summer Games Opening Ceremonies, or want to raise funds for Special Olympics, everyone in the community is invited to participate.

Your $35 registration will earn you an Ultra Soft Cotton Tee Shirt.  Visit www.calvertorchrun.com to register you or your team.  Contact Sherry Draheim 410-535-1600 x2450 or Det. Sarah Jernigan 410-535-1600 x2772 to purchase a shirt/hat or if you have any questions.

Monday, May 8, 2017

PRESS RELEASES FOR MAY 8TH, 2017

During the week of May 1 through May 7 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,378 calls for service throughout the community.

Burglary Case #17-23661: On May 6, 2017, at approximately 7:15pm, Dfc.C. Fox responded to 10th Street, in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of an attempted burglary that just took place.  The homeowner advised he heard something at his front door and as he opened the door, he observed a male running from the driveway.  Dfc. Fox observed numerous mud smeared shoeprints on the front door and the front door window was smashed out.  He also observed the wooden frame of the door to be broken.  No entry was made into the home and nothing outside appears to be missing. 

CDS Violation Case #17-23863: On May 7, 2017, at approximately 11:00pm, Deputy T. Rzepkowski came in contact with a suspect on Fairground Road, in Prince Frederick, who had CDS on his person.  While George Odell, Jr., 27, of Chesapeake Beach, was being searched, a ripped plastic baggie containing a white powdery substance (Heroin), Suboxone Film/strip and a hypodermic needle were found in his front pocket.  He was transported to the Detention Center and charged with two (2) counts of CDS Administer – not Marijuana (Heroin, Suboxone) and Possession of Paraphernalia (needle).
George Odell, Jr., 27, of Chesapeake Beach


CDS Violation Case #17-23520: On May 5, 2017, at approximately 11:30pm, Dfc. G. Gott conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle he observed driving through a stop sign on HG Trueman Road/Dowell Road, in Dowell.  When speaking with the driver, Darren Riley, 22, of Lusby, he discovered he was in possession of Suboxone.  He was placed under arrest and transported to the Detention Center.  While being searched at the Detention Center, two (2) additional packets of Suboxone were discovered, along with crack cocaine taped to his leg.  Riley was additionally charged with CDS Possession of Crack Cocaine, Suboxone and Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement. 
Darren Riley, 22, of Lusby


CDS Violation Case #17-23341: On May 5, 2017, at approximately 9:30pm, Deputy K. Williamson investigated the complaint of a suspicious vehicle parked partially in the street on Three Doctor’s Road, in Dunkirk.  As he approached the vehicle, he discovered the vehicle had an expired registration and observed two (2) grinders in the front center console.  He made contact with the driver Jeremy Battle, 25, of Laurel, MD, who was able to produce a waiver from the MVA.  A plastic bag was observed in the center console containing a brown substance MDMA (Ecstasy) and an 18g edible marijuana cookie was also located.  Battle was arrested for CDS Possession of Ecstasy, Possession of Marijuana (18 grams) and two counts of CDS paraphernalia (baggies).
Jeremy Battle, 25, of Laurel, MD


CDS Violation Case #17-23285: On May 4, 2017, at approximately 9:30pm, Deputy B. Boerum received a check welfare call on an intoxicated man walking in the middle of the road near Southern Pine Lane, in Port Republic.  Upon locating the male matching the description, he witnessed the subject drop a white cigarette on the ground.  As he approached Scott Vogan, 49, of Port Republic, to render assistance if needed, he smelled a very strong chemical odor emitting from Vogan’s person.  Boerum discovered the dropped the cigarette was a (PCP “dipper”).  He was transported to the Detention Center and charged with Possession of a nonnarcotic drug (PCP).
Scott Vogan, 49, of Port Republic


CDS Violation Case #17-23012: On May 3, 2017, at approximately 2:00pm, Dfc. B. Pounsberry conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle on Boyd’s Turn Road, in Owings.  As he made contact with the driver, Tyler Madden, 27, of Chesapeake Beach, he discovered he did not have a valid driver’s license.  He observed drug paraphernalia at the driver’s feet and found syringes and several pills in the driver side door compartment.  Three (3) syringes, a metal spoon with burn markings, multiple clear capsules with white powder (heroin) were discovered in the vehicle.  He was arrested for CDS Possession of Heroin and Possession of Paraphernalia (syringes).
Tyler Madden, 27, of Chesapeake Beach


CDS Violation Case #17-17-22680: On May 1, 2017, at approximately 10:30pm, Dfc. G. Gott, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with a suspended license.  He made contact with the driver, Dawn Krause, 38, of Lusby, and front seat passenger George Calloway, 68, of Lusby.  Both were in possession of prescription pills with no verification they were legally prescribed to them.  Krause was arrested for Possession of a Synthetic Drug (Buprenorphine) and Calloway was arrested for Possession a Synthetic Narcotic (Oxycodone).
Dawn Krause, 38, of Lusby

George Calloway, 68, of Lusby


Destruction of Property Cases 17-23754, 17-23753, 17-23750, 17-23749: On May 7, 2017, at approximately 8:30am, Dfc. J. Hardesty was dispatched to Dancer Court, in Lusby, for the report of damaged property.  It appears vandals targeted multiple vehicles, homes, a boat trailer and damaged a satellite dish by throwing eggs, smearing mustard and flattening tires.

Destruction of Property Case #17-23744: On May 7, 2017, at approximately 7:00am, Dfc. D. Clark made contact with the homeowners on S. Maryland Boulevard, in Dunkirk, who wanted to report damage to their property.  The complainants stated several incidences have occurred between the dates of April 29 – May 7th, where the suspect(s) have damaged their fence and motion sensor lights.  Some of the lights had been opened and the wires were cut.

Destruction of Property Case #17-23634: On May 6, 2017, Dfc. T. Buckler was dispatched to the Chesapeake Beach Town Hall for the report of damaged property.  The culprit(s) had used green spray paint and damaged a white storage box near the main entrance and sprayed several deck boards along the trail.

Destruction of Property Case #17-23352: On May 5, 2017, Dfc. D. Clark was dispatched to Golden West Way, in Lusby, for the report of damaged property.  The complainant stated they had last driven their truck on May 2nd and parked it in the driveway.  On May 5th the victim drove the truck and noticed a vibration and tire pressure problem.  Upon inspection he observed numerous screws in the side walls of all six tires.

Destruction of Property Case #17-22572: On May 1, 2017, at approximately 1:00pm, Deputy J. Ward was dispatched to Merrimac Court, in Prince Frederick, for the report of damaged property.  Upon arrival the victim explained that a company van was parked at the rear of the building around 3:00pm on April 29th , with no damage  observed.  The morning of May 1st the victim noticed a broken passenger side window.  No foreign objects were seen around the area to determine what was used to break the window.

Disorderly Conduct Case #17-23728: On May 7, 2017, Deputy R. Evans was dispatched to Veras on White Sands Drive, in Lusby, for the report of a loud and disorderly subject.  Upon arrival he made contact with Jordan Jafari, 22, of Prince Frederick, who was shouting towards a group of people. He was asked several times to lower his voice and explain what was going on.  Jafari would not respond to Deputy Evans, as he was asked several more times to lower his voice.  As he continued to shout, he recognized the odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from his person. He was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Willfully Disobeying a Lawful Order.
Jordan Jafari, 22, of Prince Frederick


Theft Case #17-23226: On May 4, 2017, at approximately 3:30pm, Deputy E. Yates responded to Chaneyville Road, in Owings, for the report of a mail theft.  The victim explained they had ordered a Lyss Portable Cassette Player with a speaker through Amazon.  She had received a notice that the package had had been delivered to her mailbox. Within minutes of receiving the notice, she went to get the package from the mailbox but discovered her mailbox open with no package inside.


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.