Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PRESS RELEASE FOR BP GAS STATION ROBBERY

On April 25, 2017 at 10:32 pm deputies were dispatched to the BP gas station at 2975 West Chesapeake Beach Road, Dunkirk, for a report of a robbery in progress.  When deputies arrived the suspects were already gone.  The investigation revealed a total of 4 suspects, one of which displayed a handgun, robbed the clerk of money and merchandise.  The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating this case, and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying these individuals.  Anyone with any information is urged to contact Detective Quinn at 410-535-1600 ext 2596 or quinnmj@co.cal.md.us.      
















PRESS RELEASE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION AT H.G. TRUEMAN RD AND COVE POINT RD

On April 26, 2017 at approximately 3:02 pm deputies were dispatched to the intersection of HG Trueman Road and Cove Point Road Lusby for a report of an accident with injuries.  An investigation revealed a 2003 Mitsubishi, operated by Tobriana Destiny Gantt of Lusby, was traveling north on HG Trueman and attempting to make a left turn onto Cove Point Road.  There were also 2 male juvenile passengers in the vehicle.  At the same time a 2003 Jeep, operated by Taylor Renee Bromwell of Prince Frederick, was heading south on HG Trueman at Cove Point Road.  Witnesses on the scene stated the light turned yellow as the Jeep entered the intersection.  The Mitsubishi had a circular green light, but did not yield the right of way and struck the Jeep head-on.  Both of the drivers were transported via ambulance to Calvert Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  One of the juveniles in the Mitsubishi, a 4 year old male, was flown to Children’s Hospital.  His injuries also appear to be non-life threatening.  Charges are pending in this case.          

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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

Burglary Case #17-20834: On April 22, 2017, Dfc. A. Ostazeski responded to Cowpoke Circle, in Lusby, for a report of a burglary.  The complainant explained that after hearing a loud noise outside their home around 1:30am, they looked around outside and found the lock on their shed broken and the door left wide open.  Items stolen from the shed:  a red and white Honda 70 dirt bike and two (2) five-gallon cans of Kerosene.

2017 TIKI BAR DESIGNATED DRIVER WINNERS

On Monday, April 24th Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans drew 6 winning entries from 127 participants in the Calvert County Designated Driver Rewards Program at the Solomon’s Island Tiki Bar opening, April 21st – April 23rd.  This DD program sponsored by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Chesapeake Region Safety Council, Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse and Bob Hall, LLC ensured that 507 revelers received a safe ride home.  

Angel Owens of Callaway, MD, won the first grand prize package of a 1 Night stay at the Holiday Inn Solomon’s, $200 cash, $50 Tiki Bar Gift Certificate and a $25 Pier Restaurant Gift Certificate.  

Kelly Nahaj of Great Mills, MD, won the second grand prize of a $100 Solomon’s Victorian Inn Gift Certificate, $200 cash, $50 Tiki Bar Gift Certificate and a $25 Stoney’s Kingfisher Gift Certificate.  

Whitney Lynch of Solomon’s won the third grand prize of a $50 Back Creek Inn Gift Certificate, $50 Tiki Bar Gift Certificate, $200 cash, $25 Stoney’s Kingfisher Gift Certificate and a $25 Lotus Café Gift Certificate.  

Megan Parlett of Lusby won the fourth grand prize of 4 Baltimore Orioles Baseball Tickets, plus a Parking Pass.  

Thomas Conrow of Port Republic won the fifth grand prize of 2 Baltimore Orioles Baseball Tickets and a $50 Visa Gift Card from the CAASA Designated Driver Award Program.  

Breenna Smith of Washington, DC, won the sixth grand prize of 2 Baltimore Orioles Baseball Tickets
*** Pictured from left to right: Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans; CAASA Coordinator, Anna D’Agostino;
      Richard Hall of Bob Hall, LLC and LT. Shane Bolger, Maryland State Police ***

Monday, April 24, 2017

PRESS RELEASES FOR APRIL 24TH, 2017

During the week of April 17 through April 23 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,278 calls for service throughout the community.  

Burglary Case #17-20834: On April 22, 2017, Dfc. A. Ostazeski responded Cowpoke Circle, in Lusby, for a report of a burglary.  The complainant explained that after hearing a loud noise outside their home around 1:30am, they looked around outside and found the lock on their shed broken and the door left wide open.  Items stolen from the shed:  a red and white Honda 70 dirt bike and two (2) five-gallon cans of Kerosene.

Burglary Case #17-20321: On April 19, 2017, at approximately 11:00am, Dfc. C. Johnson was dispatched to Southern Maryland Blvd, in Dunkirk, for the report of a burglary. He made contact with the property manager who stated someone(s) broke into a vacant office space.  The property was last inspected on April 17, when the front door to the business was locked. Today, April 19th, he discovered the front door unlocked and entry was made by an unknown object(s).

Burglary Case #17-19984: On April 17, 2017, Dfc. A. Ostazeski spoke with a complainant at the Sheriff’s Office who wanted to report a burglary that occurred on Decatur Street, in St. Leonard.  Around 9:00pm, on the evening of April 15th, the victim had inadvertently left a pair of 14K gold diamond stud earrings in the console of one of their vehicles.  The vehicle was parked in the garage but it was left unlocked.  Sometime during the night, an unknown person entered the garage and rummaged through their vehicle, stealing the earrings. Nothing else appears to be missing from the vehicle or garage. 

CDS Violation Case #17-21000: On April 23, 2017, at approximately 2:30pm, Deputy N. Buckler was able to locate and conduct a traffic stop, at Northbound Rt. 4/Sheckells Road, in Huntingtown, on a vehicle that was broadcast as being driven all over the road.  As he approached the vehicle from the passenger side, he observed the passenger side mirror was broken.  When the driver and sole occupant, Grace Hammett, 31, of Glen Dale, MD, rolled down the window, he immediately detected the odor of raw marijuana and alcohol emitting from the vehicle. Hammett spoke with slurred speech and had red glassy eyes.  A search yielded an orange pill bottle with marijuana, a clear plastic bag with marijuana on the driver’s side floorboard, a cut plastic straw with residue, a pill bottle with no label, containing multiple CDS pills and an opened bottle of vodka.  She was charged with DUI, DWI, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance-Not Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and multiple traffic offenses.
Grace Hammett, 31, of Glen Dale, MD


Damaged Property Case #17-21080: On April 23, 2017, at approximately 2:00pm, Deputy J. Ward responded to the area of Windcliff Road and Goldstein Road, in Prince Fredrick, for the report of damaged property.  He spoke with one of the victims who stated a neighbor notified him that his mailbox was one of two (2) that were damaged.  The damage occurred sometime between 8:00pm on April 22 – 7:00am on April 23.

Damaged Property Case #17-20669: On April 21, 2017, at 11:00am, Deputy R. Shrawder responded to HG Trueman Road, in Lusby, for the report of damaged property.  He spoke with the victim who stated that they noticed 2 holes in the siding of their house.  The home sits along the edge of the golf course and the holes appear to be the size of a golf ball.  Although it does not appear there was any intent behind the damage, there was no golf balls recovered from the area. 

Theft Case #17-20743: On April 21, 2017, Dfc. A. Ostazeski responded to the Patuxent High School for the report of a stolen iPhone 5s.  The complainant explained that around 3:00pm they had placed their phone on a table within the Theater Department; when returning to retrieve it, discovered the phone missing.  This case is suspended at this time.

Theft Case #17-20679: On April 21, 2017, Deputy J. Ward spoke with a complainant at the Sheriff’s Office who wanted to report a theft.  The victim explained that back in January he had parked his truck and trailer on Holiday Drive, in Solomons, and today discovered the tag on the trailer was missing.  Due to the length of time, it is unclear when the theft actually took place.

Theft Case #17-19997: On April 17, 2017, Dfc. A. Ostazeski was dispatched to Sedalia Trail, in Lusby, for the report of a theft.  The victim explained his Jon Boat, that he stores along the edge of Lake Lariat, has been stolen.  He last saw it around 11:00pm on April 15 and noticed it missing, today, around 5:30pm.  The boat is silver/gray aluminum, twelve feet long and has a dent in the bow (front).

Theft Case #17-20003: On April 17, 2017, at approximately 6:00pm, Dfc. A. Locke was called to Christiana Parran Road, in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of a theft.  Upon arrival he made contact with the victim who stated someone stole a rear registration plate off of his motorcycle.  The bike was parked on their back deck and was covered with a tarp on January 7th.  It was on April 14th that he uncovered the motorcycle and discovered the tag missing.

Theft Case #17-19944: On April 17, 2017, Dfc. P. Wood responded to Daybreak Drive, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a theft.  He met with the victim who stated that an unknown suspect(s) had stolen the left front headlight and assembly out of their vehicle.  The vehicle was last seen with the headlight on April 16, at approximately 2:30pm.  It was parked in front of the house and was unlocked. Nothing in the vehicle other than the headlight was tampered with.

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. 



PRESS RELEASE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION AT RT. 4/WHITE SANDS DRIVE ON APRIL 23RD, 2017

At 8:06 pm on April 23, 2017, units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police responded to the area of northbound Maryland Route 2/4 and White Sands Drive Lusby, in reference to a serious single vehicle crash.  A preliminary investigation revealed an unknown truck towing a trailer with what appeared to be “children’s playground equipment”, dropped a large green plastic pipe (part if a slide) in lane #2 on the northbound side of Maryland Route 2/4.  A blue 2004 Ford Explorer, operated by Bertina Thompson  (26 of Lusby), was traveling northbound in lane #2, swerved to the right to avoid the debris in the roadway.  In an attempt to steer back into lane #2, the Sport Utility vehicle over corrected and induced a spin in a counter-clockwise direction.  Roadway evidence indicated that the front right tire rolled (off the rim) causing the vehicle to rollover 3 times in the roadway. 

During the rollover, a 5 year old female child, name withheld, who was seated in the third row bench seat, unbelted/unsecured/no child safety seat (exact position unknown), was ejected from the vehicle.  The front right passenger was identified as Bertha Thompson (58 of Lusby) and was not wearing her seatbelt.  Rudolph Mackall (62 of Huntingtown) was seated in the right seat of the second row bench seat and was not wearing his seatbelt.  A female infant (2 months), name withheld, was seated in the second row middle seat, in a carrier, but was not secured.  A 10 year old female juvenile, name withheld, was seated in the third row bench seat, exact position unknown, and was also not secured by a seat belt.

Bertina Thompson, sustained serious injuries and was flown by MSP Aviation Medivac Trooper 7 to Washington Hospital Center ( Medstar), where she is listed in serious but stable condition.  The 5 year old, who was ejected, was also transported by Trooper 7 to Children’s National Medical Center (Washington, DC), where she is listed a critical condition with life threatening injuries.  Rudolph Mackall and Bertha Thompson were transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital by ground transport with non-life threatening injuries.  The 10 year old female Juvenile and the 2 month old infant female were transported by MSP Aviation Medivac Trooper 2 to Children’s National Medical Center, where they are both listed as stable and being treated for non-life threatening injuries.


Winston-Salem, North Carolina: On September 18th, 2016, Deputy Sheriff John Isenhour was struck by a vehicle at the entrance to Tanglewood Park on Clemmons Road at approximately 10 a.m. while he was working at an annual cycling event. Deputy Isenhour was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where he was treated and remained in critical condition.  We have the sad duty of reporting that Deputy Isenhour succumbed to his injuries during the evening of September 28th, 2016, ten days after the accident.Winston-Salem, North Carolina: On September 18th, 2016, Deputy Sheriff John Isenhour was struck by a vehicle at the entrance to Tanglewood Park on Clemmons Road at approximately 10 a.m. while he was working at an annual cycling event. Deputy Isenhour was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where he was treated and remained in critical condition.  We have the sad duty of reporting that Deputy Isenhour succumbed to his injuries during the evening of September 28th, 2016, ten days after the accident.

            This investigation is ongoing.  If anyone has information regarding the truck/trailer combination transporting the playground equipment, please contact DFC. Hardesty or Cpl. Moschetto of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Crash Reconstruction Team (410)535-2800. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

PRESS RELEASE FOR DFC. MOHLER'S DEPARTMENTAL ACCIDENT

On April 18, 2017 at approximately 4:45 p.m. Deputy First Class Timothy Mohler was on the shoulder of the road on the northbound side of Maryland Route 4, south of Old Field Lane in Prince Frederick.  He was seated in the driver’s seat of a marked Calvert County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.  Dfc. Mohler was completing paperwork from the previous traffic stop when his vehicle was struck from the rear by a van.  The van was operated by Mr. Robert Miller, a 74 year old male from Huntingtown.  As a result of the accident Dfc. Mohler was flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma.  Mr. Miller was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.  This investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending.  However, alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash.  Sheriff Mike Evans relayed, “Dfc. Mohler was released from Baltimore Shock Trauma and is resting at home.  We all wish Tim a speedy recovery.”       

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

Theft Case #17-19101: On April 12, 2017, at approximately 5:00pm, Dfc. G. Gott responded to Dusty Hoof Road, in Lusby, for the report of a theft.  The complainant stated they called the police because someone had stolen a girl’s white and blue bike they had hidden under an outside tarp up against their house.  The bike was last seen around 1:00pm on April 10 and found missing on April 11 at 3:00pm.  The victim also advised while searching for their bike, they located a silver and black bike lying along the wood line near their home.  The owner of that bicycle is unknown.

2017 TIKI BAR PRESS RELEASE

Bob Hall, LLC, working together with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Chesapeake Region Safety Council and the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse are sponsoring a Designated Driver program to be held during the annual opening of the Tiki Bar.  The program will run Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 from noon to 10:00 p.m.  

Designated drivers who register will win an instant prize ranging from can coolies, sunglasses, coolers, Bluetooth speakers, beach towels, beach mats, Grill SGT BBQ gift certificates, folding chairs, thumb drives, Blue Crabs Tickets and much more!  Designated drivers will sign a pledge card, which will be entered into a drawing for six grand prizes.  This year’s first prize package is a 1 Night stay at the Holiday Inn Solomon’s, $200 cash, $50 Tiki Bar Gift Certificate, $25 Pier Restaurant Gift Certificate.  The second prize will be a $100 Solomon’s Victorian Inn Gift Certificate, $200 cash, $50 Tiki Bar Gift Certificate, $25 Stoney’s Kingfisher Gift Certificate.  The third prize will be a $50 Back Creek Inn Gift Certificate, $50 Tiki Bar Gift Certificate, $200 cash, $25 Stoney’s Kingfisher Gift Certificate and a $25 Lotus Café Gift Certificate.  The fourth prize will be 4 Baltimore Orioles Baseball Tickets plus a Parking Pass.  The fifth prize will be 2 Baltimore Orioles Baseball Tickets and a $50 Visa Gift Card from the CAASA Designated Driver Award Program.  The sixth prize will be 2 Baltimore Orioles Baseball Tickets. The registration booth is located near the Tiki Bar entrance.

Sheriff Mike Evans will draw the grand prize tickets during a ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office on Monday, April 24th at 12:00 noon. The public is invited to attend.

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police, as well as law enforcement from neighboring jurisdictions, will be conducting DUI saturation patrols throughout the weekend as part of Maryland’s “Checkpoint Strikeforce - Over the Limit, Under Arrest” campaign.  These enforcement efforts are funded through the State Highway Administration’s Maryland Highway Safety Office and will continue throughout the spring and summer months.  Areas where a high number of DUI arrests or crashes have occurred in the past will be targeted for enforcement efforts.

PRESS RELEASES FOR APRIL 17TH, 2017

During the week of April 10 through April 16 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,289 calls for service throughout the community. 

CDS Violation Case #17-18867: On April 11, 2017, Dfc. T. Mohler conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle speeding over the legal limit.  He made contact with the driver, Charles Ramey, 34, of Bryans Road, MD, and was advised the reason for the stop.  A K9 unit responded to the scene and gave a positive alert.  Ramey was found to have a short straw and a one-dollar bill “fold” containing a white powdery substance in his left pants pocket.  He was charged on a Criminal Citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (cut straw) and issued the appropriate traffic citation for speeding.


Disorderly Conduct Case #17-19756: On April 15, 2017, at approximately 11:45pm, Cpl. J. Harms conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Barreda Boulevard/Rousby Hall Road, in Lusby, after witnessing the vehicle spinning tires in the roadway.  While making contact with the driver, the passenger, Brandon Cornwell, 23, of Lusby, began yelling and cursing and would not remain in the vehicle.  He was instructed several times to return to the vehicle and stop yelling, as he had drawn attention to himself, causing occupants to look outside and several vehicles to slow down to watch.  After several futile attempts to get Cornwell to cooperate, he was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Failure to Obey a Lawful Order.
Brandon Cornwell, 23, of Lusby

Theft Case #17-19497: On April 14, 2017, at approximately 5:00pm, Deputy C. Callison spoke with a victim reporting a theft from vehicle they had parked in the K-Mart parking lot, in Prince Frederick.  The victim stated they left the vehicle for about 4 hours (8:00am – 12:00 noon) on April 11th.  Upon returning they discovered several items missing from a tool bag they had left on the seat.  Items include:  a Snap-On Jacket, Power Probe, GPS Stream Light Flashlight, wrench set, multiple “hunting calls” (duck, goose, predator, turkey, deer) along with a box of turkey shot ammunition.

Theft Case #17-19101: On April 12, 2017, at approximately 5:00pm, Dfc. G. Gott responded to Dusty Hoof Road, in Lusby, for the report of a theft.  The complainant stated they called the police because someone had stolen a girl’s white and blue bike they had hidden under an outside tarp up against their house.  The bike was last seen around 1:00pm on April 10 and found missing on April 11 at 3:00pm.  The victim also advised while searching for their bike, they located a silver and black bike lying along the wood line near their home (placed into property held for safe keeping until the owner can be located).

Theft Case #17-19076: On April 12, 2017, Dfc. A. Locke was dispatched to Carter Avenue, in Dunkirk, for the report of a stolen bicycle.  Upon arrival he made contact with the complainant who stated on either April 3rd or April 4th, someone stole a girl’s white and pink mountain bike (had a malfunctioning gear shifter).  If anyone has information pertaining to this missing bike, please contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Theft Case #17-19071: On April 12, 2017, at approximately 1:30pm, Dfc. A. Ostazeski was dispatched to the Prince Frederick Walmart store for the report of a shoplifter in custody.  He made contact with the store’s loss prevention officer who advised he observed a female customer, Dana  Lee, 47, of Alexandria, VA , attempting to conceal clothing items and leave the store without paying.  Due to the fact that Lee is not a Maryland resident, Dfc. Ostazeski transported her to the Detention Center where she was charged with  Theft Less Than $100.00.
Dana  Lee, 47, of Alexandria, VA


Weapon Violation Case #17-19335: On April 13, 2017, at approximately 8:00pm, Deputy R. Shrawder conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling without a working tail light on St Leonard Road/Governor Run Road, in St. Leonard.  He was advised this same vehicle was reported to be illegally transporting firearms.  He made contact with the driver, Aaron Honeycutt Sr., 49, of St. Leonard, while Deputy R. Burgraff and his K9 partner, Taz, arrived on the scene and made a positive alert.  Found inside the vehicle’s trunk were three (3) guns and a silver box containing several types of ammunition.  Due to a prior conviction which bans Honeycutt from possessing firearms or ammunition, he was arrested for Illegal Possession of Ammunition and Rifle/Shotgun Possession.  He was also issued a repair order for the inoperative tag light.
Aaron Honeycutt Sr.49, of St. Leonard


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, April 11, 2017

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

Burglary Case #17-16446: On March 29, 2017, Deputy K. Williamson responded to Coxtown Lane, in Owings, in regards to a burglary.  The victim advised someone broke into their storage shed and stole numerous tools sometime between March 9th & 29th.  Missing tools include: a (red) self-propelled Honda lawn mower, an (orange) tiller, a lime green and black Ryobi 2016 1700PSI pressure washer (model RY14122), an (orange) Stihl weed whacker, a Husqvarna chainsaw, a (red) Craftsman leaf blower and a Stihl ax. Tire tracks were observed cutting across the yard.

PRESS RELEASES FOR APRIL 10TH, 2017

During the week of March 27 through April 9 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 2,709 calls for service throughout the community. 

Burglary Case #17-16973: On April 1, 2017, at approximately 1:00 pm, Dfc. D. Naughton was dispatched to Our Lady Star of the Sea (Church), located in Solomon’s Island, for the report of a burglary. A church employee stated they noticed the lobby area had been rummaged through and multiple items (donated for a children’s Easter Raffle) were missing. Dfc. Naughton approached two (2) persons walking in the Church parking lot and discovered they stole the missing items.  Christina Tomco, 37, of Prince Frederick, and Salvatore Gallodoro, 38, also of Prince Frederick, were arrested for 2nd Degree Burglary, 4th Degree Burglary and Theft Less than $100.00.  Gallodoro was also found with straws containing Xanax residue in his shoe; he received an additional charge of CDS Paraphernalia (straw).
Christina Tomco, 37, of Prince Frederick

Salvatore Gallodoro, 38, of Prince Frederick


Burglary Case #17-16462: On March 29, 2017, at approximately 8:00pm, Deputy K. Williamson responded to Archers Lane, in Owings, for the report of a burglary. The victim advised someone stole a Pramac EG2800 T-Bar generator, model # EG2800 from their shed some time between March 15 – 29th.  The victim was not certain whether the shed was locked but there was no damage to the shed.   Tire tracks were also seen across their property.

Burglary Case #17-16446: On March 29, 2017, Deputy K. Williamson responded to Coxtown Lane, in Owings, in regards to a burglary.  The victim advised someone broke into their storage shed and stole numerous tools sometime between March 9th - 29th.  Missing tools include: a (red) self-propelled Honda lawn mower, an (orange) tiller, a lime green and black Ryobi 2016 1700PSI pressure washer (model RY14122), an (orange) Stihl weed whacker, a Husqvarna chainsaw, a (red) Craftsman leaf blower and a Stihl ax. Tire tracks were observed cutting across the yard.

CDS Violation Case #17-17384: On April 3, 2017, at approximately 11:30pm, Deputy R. Shrawder conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of St. Leonard Road/Fountain Lane, in St. Leonard.  He made contact with the driver, Ebou Smith, 40, of Lexington Park, MD, and discovered he was in possession of Cocaine, Paraphernalia, a bottle of urine and was driving with a suspended license and had an active Calvert County Warrant.  He was arrested and charged with Alter Drug or Alcohol Test, CDS Possession of Paraphernalia (scale), CDS Possession of Cocaine, Driving with a Suspended License and served his outstanding Warrant.
Ebou Smith, 40, of Lexington Park, MD


CDS Violation Case #17-17112: On April 2, 2017, Deputy B. Sampson conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Traskers Boulevard/North Solomons Island Road, in Prince Frederick.  He made contact with the driver, Darien Chase, 19, of St Leonard, who was found to have a large plastic bag containing marijuana in his possession.  He was transported to the Detention Center and charged with CDS Possession greater than 10 grams (25.3 grams).  He also received a repair order for a broken rear center brake light.
Darien Chase, 19, of St Leonard


CDS Violation Case #17-16920: On April 1, 2017, at approximately 1:30am, Dfc. R. Kreps conducted a traffic stop on North Solomons Island Road, in Sunderland, and approached the driver, Amber Roberts, 25, of Chesapeake Beach.  Roberts was found to be in possession of a wrapper containing several pills.  She was transported to the Detention Center and charged with CDS Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (Oxycodone) and Possession of Paraphernalia (cellophane wrapper).
Amber Roberts, 25, of Chesapeake Beach


CDS Violation Case #17-16310: On March 29, 2017, at approximately 9:00am, Dfc. G. Gott conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of HG Trueman Road/Village Center Drive, in Lusby. Dfc. C. Childress and his K9 partner, Flip, arrived on the scene to assist and gave a positive alert to contraband.  The driver, Derrick Estep, 27, of St. Leonard, was driving on a suspended license.  The passenger, Ashley Ballenger, 25, of Mechanicsville, MD, was found with heroin on her person, inside of a modified plastic straw.  Ballenger was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Paraphernalia (straw).   While conducting an inventory search of Derrick’s wallet at the Detention Center, a modified plastic straw containing heroin residue was discovered.  Derrick was issued the appropriate paperwork for his traffic violation and Possession of Paraphernalia (cut straw). 
Derrick Estep, 27, of St. Leonard

Ashley Ballenger, 25, of Mechanicsville, MD


CDS Violation Case #17-16184: On March 28, 2017, at approximately 4:30pm, Dfc. M. Trigg conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Traditional Way/North Solomon’s Island Road, in Prince Frederick.  Cpl. R. Wilson arrived on the scene with his K9 partner, who positively alerted to contraband in the vehicle.  The driver, Jeanine Bishop, 31, of Prince Frederick, was found to be in possession of a prescription pill bottle containing Alprazolam, not belonging to her, with a large quantity unaccounted for.  Bishop was arrested for Possession of a Dangerous Nonnarcotic Drug (Alprazolam), Possession of Paraphernalia (bottle) and received a Citation for Driving with Suspended Tags.
Jeanine Bishop, 31, of Prince Frederick


CDS Violation Case #17-15994: On March 27, 2017, at approximately 4:00pm, Deputy B. Sampson was dispatched to Bandit Al Lane, in St. Leonard, for a trespassing complaint.  Responding officers made entry into the home and determined that Kathleen Bauman, 53, of Prince Frederick, was the trespasser and would not leave the complainant’s home.  She was searched and found to have pills (Zolpidem) and a small amount of marijuana on her person.  Bauman was placed under arrest for Trespassing on Private Property, CDS Possession of a Dangerous Nonnarcotic Drug (Zolpidem) and received a Civil Citation for Possession of Marijuana under 10 grams.
Kathleen Bauman, 53, of Prince Frederick



Disorderly Conduct Case # 17-17546: On April 4, 2017, at approximately 6:00pm, Cpl. A. Moschetto responded to Mint Court, in Prince Frederick, to assist the Maryland State Police with a Warrant service. Seen at the location was a disorderly subject who was cursing at Cpl. Esnes and disregarded instructions to stay put until  MSP’s investigation was complete.  Cpl. Moschetto advised Trooper Matthews to stop the fleeing vehicle because the disorderly subject had failed to obey a lawful order.  The vehicle was stopped at Yardley Drive/MD Rt. 231 and the driver, Tray Ball, 25, of Huntingtown, was detained.  Cpl. Moschetto arrived on the scene and observed a purple and silver aluminum T-ball bat, located between the driver's door and seat, and a claw hammer, in the driver’s door pocket.  He attempted to place Ball under arrest for failure to obey a lawful order but Ball continued to flail his arms to avoid arrest.    Mr. Ball continued to curse and a crowd started to gather.  He was charged with Failing to Obey a Lawful Order, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting/Interfere with Arrest, Obstructing and Hindering, two (2) counts of Possession of a Concealed Weapon (bat and claw hammer).
Tray Ball, 25, of Huntingtown


Destruction of Property Case #17-17833: On April 6, 2017, at approximately 11:00am, Dfc. T. Holt responded to Hisperia Road, in Lusby, for the report of damaged property.  The complainant advised someone had damaged their vehicle sometime between 11:30pm on April 5 and 8:00am the morning of April 6.  The driver’s side panel was damaged with orange spray paint; it appears the gas tank was also tampered with, as the gas cap was missing and the vehicle began to shake and sputter when driven.

Destruction of Property Case #17-17485: On April 4, 2017, Dfc. G. Gott was dispatched to McMichael’s Drive, in Lusby, for the report of damaged property.   The complainant explained that someone had driven through their yard around 6:30pm on April 2 and destroyed several trees on their property.

Destruction of Property Case #17-16925: On April 1, 2017, Dfc. D. Naughton responded to the parking lot of Vera’s Beach Club, located on White Sands Drive, in Lusby, for a destruction of property complaint.  The victim  advised they parked their vehicle in the parking lot overnight on March 31st; at approximately 8:00am the next morning, they returned to their vehicle to discover the rear window was shattered.

Mail Tampering Case #17-16855: On March 31, 2017, Dfc. R. Kreps was dispatched to Chaney Road, in Dunkirk, in reference to mail tampering.  Upon arrival the victim advised that mail was removed from their mailbox and was found on the ground.  At least one envelope was opened and personal information was missing.  This crime took place sometime between 6:00pm on March 29 – 7:45pm on March 30.

Theft Case #17-17217: On April 3, 2017, at approximately 7:30am, Dfc. S. Rediker responded to the 7-11 on Hallowing Point Road, in Prince Frederick, regarding a theft in progress.  Upon arrival he spoke with the complainant who stated the suspect, Matthew Hutchins, 25, of Lusby, was seen on video, stealing an Energy Drink.  Hutchins was patted down and found to have a cut straw, containing crushed powder (Percocet), in his left front pocket.  Hutchins was issued a Criminal Citation for the Paraphernalia Possession (cut straw)  and charged with Theft Less Than $100.00 (Energy Drink).
Matthew Hutchins, 25, of Lusby


Theft Case #17-16647: On March 30, 2017, Dfc. A. Ostazeski responded to Soller’s Wharf Road, in Lusby, for the report of a theft.  Upon arrival the victim stated a rear license plate was stolen off of their vehicle sometime between 12:00pm on March 29 – 1:30pm on March 30.  No suspects at this time.

Theft Case #17-16418: On March 29, 2017, Dfc. A. Ostazeski was dispatched to Rimrock Road, in Lusby, for the report of a theft.   He made contact with the victims who advised their deck furniture was stolen - two (2) plastic Adirondack style chairs, two (2) matching foot stools and two (2) cushions for the chairs.

Theft Case #17-16394: On March 29, 2017,  Dfc. A. Ostazeski was dispatched to Algonquin Trail, in Lusby, for a similar report of stolen deck furniture – a two-person metal gliding chair, two (2) metal chairs matching the glider and a metal table with a glass top matching the set.  The victim stated the furniture was last seen around 2:30pm on March 27 and was noticed missing on March 28 around 7:30pm.

Theft Case #17-16277: On March 28, 2017, at approximately 12:00am, Dfc. R. Kreps and Dfc. M. Trigg responded to Wawa on Kirksville Lane, in Dunkirk, in reference to a theft in progress.  They were able to detain both shoplifting suspects, Ashley Tilch, 28, of Owings, and Brian Loy, 28, of Lothian, MD.  A search of Tilch’s purse was conducted and a light gray/brown powder (heroin) was found in her wallet.  Loy was advised to leave the property or he would be arrested.  He began to argue, use profanity and cause a scene.  At that point Loy was placed  under arrest for Trespassing on Private Property, Disorderly Conduct and Failure to Obey a Lawful Order.  Tilch was transported to the Detention Center and charged with CDS Possession of Heroin, Possession of Paraphernalia (paper) and Theft Less than $100.
Ashley Tilch, 28, of Owings

Brian Loy, 28, of Lothian, MD


Theft Case #17-16189: On March 28, 2017, at approximately 4:30pm, Cpl. R. Wilson was dispatched to Old Town Road, in Huntingtown, for the report of a theft in progress. The witness reported a black male had stolen items from the 7-11 store by placing them in a red duffle bag, left the store and jumped into a get-away vehicle.  The vehicle was followed and contact was made with the driver, Vincent Matthews, 45, of College Park, MD.  The second subject, carrying the duffle bag, had exited the vehicle and ran away.  A foot chase ensued and Samuel Jones, 31, of Temple Hills, MD was located in the Dollar General Store, where he immediately complied with orders to surrender.  He was placed in handcuffs and transported back to the 7-11.  The red duffle bag,  tossed by Jones into a nearby  dumpster, was retrieved along with five (5) stolen DVD’s from the  Huntingtown 7-11; eight (8) additional DVD’s (stolen from the Chapline 7-11) and found in the vehicle, were all recovered and returned to the respective 7-11 stores.  A search of Matthews’ wallet revealed a package of suboxone.  He was placed under arrest and charged with two (2) counts of Theft Less Than $100.00 and Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (Suboxone).  Jones was charged with two (2) counts of Theft Less Than $100.00 and Disorderly Conduct.
Vincent Matthews, 45, of College Park, MD

Samuel Jones, 31, of Temple Hills, MD


Theft of Mail Case #17-15989: On March 27, 2017, Dfc. S. Moran was dispatched to HG Trueman Road, in Lusby, for the report of a theft.  Upon arrival he made contact with the victim who stated two (2) shirts they had ordered arrived in the mail but the package was opened, and the contents were missing.   This theft took place between March 23 – March 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.


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Friday, March 31, 2017

PRESS RELEASE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT RT. 231/PRINCE FREDERICK BLVD - MARCH 30TH, 2017

        On March 30, 2017 at approximately 5:36 p.m. deputies were conducting radar speed enforcement on Adelina Road in Prince Frederick.  Cpl. Morder observed a small Honda SUV travelling 53mph in a 30mph zone.  He activated his emergency equipment and attempted to stop the vehicle.  However, the vehicle sped up and turned east on Maryland Route 231, toward Prince Frederick.  The vehicle passed several other vehicles at a high rate of speed.  The driver lost control of the vehicle in the area of Thoroughbred Drive.  The vehicle struck the curb on the opposite side of the road, launching it into a pole and eventually striking the passenger side of another vehicle in the intersection of Maryland Route 231 and Prince Frederick Boulevard.   
The driver of the other vehicle was taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  The driver of the Honda, Identified as 19 year old Jacob Dohm of Edgewater, was transported via helicopter to Prince Georges Shock Trauma.  He is listed in stable condition.  This investigation is still ongoing and several charges are pending.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

PRESS RELEASE FOR DOG ATTACK IN LUSBY

Our hearts are heavy today as this is a sad day for this family and our entire community.  On March 23rd, 2017 at approximately 1:03 p.m. Calvert County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Prancer Court in Lusby for a report of a dog attack.  Deputies arrived within one minute of the initial call.  Deputies learned that a family friend was watching an 8 month old baby boy when the family dog attacked the baby.  Deputies observed the dog actively attacking the baby and had to shoot the animal in order to stop the attack.  Deputies immediately determined the baby was deceased from the attack. 

As the investigation is ongoing, Sheriff Mike Evans will be conducting a press conference at the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at 12:-00 p.m. on March 24th, 2017.         

SHERIFF'S OFFICE DEPUTIES APPREHEND BURGLARY SUSPECT

On March 21st, 2017 at approximately 12:20 p.m. deputies were dispatched to a residence on Old Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland for a report of a burglary in progress.  The homeowner advised he came home to find an intruder was inside his bedroom.  The homeowner chased the suspect from the residence.  The suspect was described as a mid-twenties white male, wearing blue jeans, and a grey hooded shirt.  He was seen running North on Old Bayside Road carrying a green backpack, and a Smith and Wesson .357 magnum revolver, which was stolen from the residence.  He was last observed entering a silver small four door car.

A short time later a subject matching the description was observed a short distance away in the area of the Fastop in Chesapeake Beach.  When deputies arrived the suspect quickly entered the laundromat next to the Fastop and attempted to hide behind a dryer.  Deputies were able to apprehend him without further incident.  He was identified as Brandon Wayne Johnson of Culpepper, Virginia.  Mr. Johnson was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Burglary 1st Degree, 3rd Degree Burglary, 4th Degree Burglary (dwelling), 4th Degree Burglary (theft), Malicious Destruction of Property, and Theft over $1,000 but less than $10,000. 


This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.  If you have any additional information please contact Detective Meggan Quinn at 410-535-2800 or quinnmj@co.cal.md.us.       
Brandon Wayne Johnson of Culpepper, Virginia

SHERIFF'S OFFICE DEPUTIES INVOLVED IN VEHICLE PURSUIT - SUSPECT APPREHENDED

On March 23, 2017 at approximately 12:51 a.m. Deputy Vincent O’Donnell observed a 2009 Dodge Charger in the area of Maryland Route 4 and Dares Beach Road.  Deputy O’Donnell identified the driver as Carlton Llewellyn Chase 3rd.  A check of his license revealed he was suspended and revoked.  Deputy O’Donnell attempted to stop the vehicle on Dares Beach Road in the area of Wilson Road.  The vehicle slowed down, but immediately made a U-turn and accelerated in a westbound direction.  The vehicle continued to Terrace Drive before doing another U-turn and accelerating in an eastbound direction.  The vehicle eventually turned onto Chesapeake Avenue at the end of Dares Beach Road.  The vehicle then left the roadway, did another U-turn, and rammed the police vehicle.  The vehicle was able to continue back to Dares Beach Road and continue towards Maryland Route 4.  Deputies were able to successfully deploy Stop Stix in the area of Goldstein Road.  However, the suspected continued to flee with two flat tires, intentionally swerving several times at other pursuing deputies.  Prior to reaching Maryland Route 4 an intentional pursuit intervention technique was utilized to end the pursuit.  Mr. Chase fled the vehicle and ran into the nearby woods.  He was apprehended a short distance later without incident. 


Mr. Chase has been charged with 1st and 3rd degree assault, obstruction and hindering, destruction of property, failure to obey a lawful order, resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding, and other traffic offenses.  He as transported to the Calvert County Detention Center without incident.   Sheriff Mike Evans credits the training and professionalism of his deputies in the successful resolution of this very dangerous situation.    
Carlton Llewellyn Chase 3rd of White Plains, MD

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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

Burglary Case #17-13869: On March 16, 2017, at approximately 8:30pm, Deputy T. Rzepkowski responded to Christiana Parran Road, in Chesapeake Beach, to investigate a burglary. Upon arrival, he was met by the victim who informed him that upon returning home, at approximately 8:00pm, he noticed his front door was unlocked. When he entered the residence, he observed clothing pulled out of dresser drawers and money was missing. The suspect had made entry through a basement window, which was shattered using a bag of charcoal thrown through the window.  No other items appear to be missing. This burglary occurred sometime between 6:00am on March 13 & 8:00pm on March 16.

PRESS RELEASES FOR MARCH 20TH, 2017

During the week of March 13 through March 19 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,197 calls for service throughout the community.

Burglary Case #17-14026: On March 17, 2017, Dfc. R. Kreps responded to Dalrymple Rd, in Sunderland, in reference to a burglary.  He made contact with the victim who advised someone made entrance to his home by shattering a rear kitchen window.  He discovered magazines to a Rock Island 9mm pistol were stolen and a coffee pot and two skillets were damaged.  This burglary took place between 9:30am – 3:30pm on March 17th.

Burglary Case #17-13869: On March 16, 2017, at approximately 8:30pm, Deputy T. Rzepkowski responded to Christiana Parran Road, in Chesapeake Beach, to investigate a burglary. Upon arrival, he was met by the victim who informed him that upon returning home, at approximately 8:00pm, he noticed his front door was unlocked. When he entered the residence, he observed clothing pulled out of dresser drawers and money was missing. The suspect had made entry through a basement window, which was shattered using a bag of charcoal thrown through the window.  No other items appear to be missing. This burglary occurred sometime between 6:00am on March 13 – 8:00pm on March 16.

CDS Violation Case #17-14199: On March 18, 2017, Dfc. P. Wood was dispatched to the Prince Frederick Walmart parking lot for a report that persons were seen in a car using drugs.  He located the vehicle and made contact with the occupants who had visible track marks on their arms. His K9 partner gave a positive alert to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.  Found in the jacket pocket of the driver, James Preston, 22, of Mechanicsville, MD, was a plastic bag (with a metal spoon and cotton filter) containing Heroin residue and six (6) hypodermic needles, one (1) loaded with Heroin.  Also found was a small bag in a purse containing a metal spoon with burnt Heroin residue and eight (8) hypodermic needles.  The purse belonged to the female passenger, Ashley Nelson, 26, also of Mechanicsville, MD.  Both were placed under arrest for Possession of Heroin, Possession of Controlled Paraphernalia and Possession of Paraphernalia.
James Preston, 22, of Mechanicsville, MD

Ashley Nelson, 26, of Mechanicsville, MD


CDS Violation Case #17-14092: On March 17, 2017, Deputy B. Sampson was dispatched to the Prince Frederick Walmart for the report of a shoplifter in custody.  Upon arrival he was informed by the Loss Prevention Officer  that a white female, later identified as Leah Clark, 31, of Chesapeake Beach, was seen placing various clothing, make-up and houseware items into her purse.  She was taken into custody at the store and the items were recovered.  While Deputy Sampson was filling out her Theft Less Than $1,000.00 (Citation), he observed Ms. Clark remove a white container of various suspected CDS pills from her purse.  The pills recovered from Clark were six (6) oxycodone pills, four (4) morphine pills and seven (7) alprazolam pills.  She was placed in handcuffs and transported to the Detention Center where she was charged accordingly.
Leah Clark, 31, of Chesapeake Beach


CDS Violation Case #17-14033: On March 17, 2017, Dfc. T. Mohler assisted F/Sgt. J. Hollinger on a traffic stop at Solomon’s Island Road/Oakland Hall Road for a vehicle speeding over the posted limit.  The driver, Taylor White, 24, of Prince Frederick, did not have a valid driver’s license.  A search of an item of clothing on the back seat revealed a straw with white powder (Cocaine).  White was arrested for Driving without a Required Driver’s License, Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Paraphernalia (straw).
Taylor White, 24, of Prince Frederick


CDS Violation Case #17-13971: On March 17, 2017, at approximately 10:30am, Deputy R. Spalding conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle he observed speeding over the posted limit at southbound MD Rt. 4/MF Bowen Road.   He made contact with the occupants and discovered the rear passenger, Alexander Walker, 48, of Rochester, New York, was in possession of marijuana over 10 grams.  The front passenger,  Michael Walker, 54, of Baltimore had a blunt containing a small amount of marijuana. The driver was issued a warning for the speeding offense; M. Walker received a Civil Citation for the Marijuana under 10 grams; A. Walker was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and issued arrest documents for Possession of Marijuana over 10 grams.
Alexander Walker, 48, of Rochester, New York


CDS Violation Case #17-13314: On March 13, 2017, at approximately 7:00pm, Dfc. D. Naughton initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Chisolm Trail, in Lusby, that was being operated with an obstructed windshield.  He made contact with two (2) occupants, one of which was found to be in possession of six (6) capsules.  Tracie Hernandez, 31, of Lusby, was charged with Possession of a Dangerous Nonnarcotic Drug (Vyvanse) and transported to the Detention Center.
Tracie Hernandez, 31, of Lusby


CDS Violation Case #17-13257: On March 13, 2017, at approximately 1:00pm, Dfc. T. Holt conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was speeding in the area of Gunsmoke Trail/Longbow Lane, in Lusby.  Dfc. S. Moran and his K9 partner arrived on the scene and received a positive alert on the vehicle.  The driver, Sandra Goff, 50, of Lusby, was found to be in possession of two (2) glass pipes and a spoon (both with white residue) and two (2) rock substances (Crack Cocaine).  Goff was transported to the Detention Center where she was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Paraphernalia (glass pipes).
Sandra Goff, 50, of Lusby


Disorderly Conduct/Damaged Property Case #17-13878: On March 16, 2017, at approximately 9:00pm, Dfc. A. Ostazeski responded to Bowie Trail, in Lusby, for the report of a trespassing complaint.  He spoke with the victim who advised that Kristin Brady, 27, of St. Leonard, had been living at his residence, until recently, when she was asked to leave.  Brady returned and began kicking the doors and windows of the home, including the rear door of the victim’s vehicle, causing damages.  Brady had wandered off prior to Dfc. Ostazeski arriving, but he was able to locate her sitting outside of a nearby bar, intoxicated.  She began yelling obscenities disturbing several patrons.  At this time Brady was placed under arrest for Destruction of Property and Disorderly Conduct.
Kristin Brady, 27, of St. Leonard


Theft Case #17-13290: On March 13, 2017, Deputy R. Spalding met with a victim at the Sheriff’s Office who wanted to report a theft.  The victim advised that back on March 8th he had parked his unlocked truck in the parking lot of the Ranch Liquor store, in Lusby.  He left his truck unattended at approximately 2:30pm and returned around 3:00pm. He did not realize someone had stolen his tools from his truck, until he went to work on a job a few days later.  Stolen tools include:  A pack of 8 Klein Screw Drivers, Hand Wire Cutters, Yellow Dewalt Drill Bit Case, containing approximately 20 copper tip bits, Long Nose Pliers, Curved Nose Pliers, Klein Tool Bag, Klein Tape Measure, Adjustable Wrench, Hole Saw, Easy Hold Screw Driver, Klein Lineman Pliers, Klein Diagonal Pliers, Channel Locks, Klein Wire Strippers, Screw Measuring Guide, Tin Snips, Stud Finder, Romex Wire Stripper, Razor Knife, Klein Stub Screw Driver, Ratchet Cable Cutters, Mini Pry Bar and a Security Screw Driver.

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.