Thursday, August 17, 2017

SHERIFF'S OFFICE INCIDENT BRIEFINGS - AUGUST 16TH, 2017

During the week of August 7  – August 13, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1, 284 calls for service throughout the community.

Damage Property  17-42687
On August 10, 2017 Sergeant M. Naecker responded to the Walnut Creek subdivision for a report of damage property.  The complainant located a mailbox that had been removed from the ground and a street light that had been damaged.  A stop sign in the area was also removed from the ground.  No suspects in the case.  Approximate damage is $500

Theft  17-42366
On August 8, 2017 Deputy First Class Weems responded to Bay Drive, Lusby for a theft complaint.  The victim stated that 4 landscaping pavers had been removed from their landscaped wall.  There are no suspects in the case.  The value is $250.

Theft 17-43150
On August 12, 2017 Deputy First Class Hardesty responded to Maple Way, Lusby for a theft complaint.  The victim stated that sometime between August 11th  – August 12th  someone removed the front tag from their vehicle.   The value is $25

Theft 17-43123
On August 12, 2017 Deputy Williamson responded to Lyons Creek Rd., Dunkirk for a theft complaint.  The victim reported a lion statue was stolen from the end of their driveway.  The theft occurred sometime between August 10th – August 12th.  The value is $500. 


Arrests:

8/10/27 – William Brown Jr. 59 of Huntingtown, Indecent Exposure & Trespassing


8/10/17 – Barry Quigley 51 of Pasadena, CDS Possession Marijuana 10+ grams, Possession of Paraphernalia


8/12/17 – Joseph Young Jr. 27 of Leonardtown, Disorderly Conduct


8/13/17 – Rashaun Peebles 39 of Prince Frederick, Theft less than $100

CENTER FOR LIFE ENRICHMENT VISITS THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE

On August 16, 2017 several members from the Center for Life Enrichment visited the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to say thank you, and to learn about the Sheriff’s Office.  F/Sgt. Ricky Cox was able to give them a tour of the facilities.  They asked many great questions and have already set up a return visit.  We look forward to seeing them again. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

Theft 17-43123

On August 12, 2017, Deputy Williamson responded to Lyons Creek Rd., Dunkirk for a theft complaint.  The victim reported a lion statue was stolen from the end of their driveway.  The theft occurred sometime between August 10 & August 12.  The value is $500.  

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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

Damage Property  17-40759
On July 31, 2017 Deputy First Class Clas responded to Beach Elementary School for a destruction of property.  The complainant stated someone kicked out wooden ramp slats to a trailer.  The incident occurred between July 28th at 5:00 p.m. & July 31st at 8:30 a.m. 

Damage Property 17-41159

On August 2, 2017 Deputy First Class Clark responded to 26th St, Chesapeake Beach, for a damaged property call.  The victim stated the tires on their vehicle had been slashed sometime around August 1, 2017 at 10 p.m. - August 2, 2017 8:45 a.m.  The damaged value is approximately $500.

Monday, August 7, 2017

PRESS RELEASES FOR AUGUST 7TH, 2017

During the week of July 31 – August 6 – deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1, 418 calls for service throughout the community.

Damage Property  17-40759
On July 31, 2017 Deputy First Class Clas responded to Beach Elementary School for a destruction of property.  The complainant stated someone kicked out wooden ramp slats to a trailer.  The incident occurred between July 28th at 5:00 p.m. – July 31st at 8:30 a.m. 

Damage Property 17-41159
On August 2, 2017 Deputy First Class Clark responded to 26th St, Chesapeake Beach, for a damaged property call.  The victim stated the tires on their vehicle had been slashed sometime around August 1, 2017 at 10 p.m. - August 2, 2017 8:45 a.m.  The damaged value is approximately $500.

Damage Property  17-41249
On August 2, 2017 Deputy Rzepkowski responded to a call for damaged property.  The victim stated their vehicle was parked at the Giant on Rousby Hall Rd, Lusby,  when he noticed someone used an unknown object to scratch the vehicle.   The damage value is approximately $2,000.  

Theft/Damage Property  17-41506
On August 3, 2017 Deputy First Class T. Buckler responded to Kellam Field, Chesapeake Beach for a reported theft and destruction of property.  The complainant states that 2 baseball statues had been tipped over and a flag was stolen between August 2, 2017 8:30 p.m. and August 3, 2017 5:30 p.m.   The value is $220. 

Theft  17-41822
On August 5, 2017 Deputy First Class Holt responded to a residence on Dogwood Circle, St. Leonard for a theft.  The victim states between August 3, 2017 and August 5, 2017 someone stole jewelry from the residence.  The Value of the property is $6,060. 




Arrests:

7/31/17 – Tykee Dallas  36 of Baltimore, CDS Possession not marijuana & possession of paraphernalia


8/1/17 – James Zalovick 30 of Prince Frederick, Trespassing, Fraud and Obstruct/Hinder.


8/1/17 – Charles Lake 62 of Odenton, Trespassing


8/3/17  – Chyenne Lee  37 of Forestville, Burglary, Destruction of Property, Trespassing & Disorderly.


8/3/17 – Joshua James 21 of St. Leonard, Alter/Drug Alcohol Test


8/3/17 – Jennifer Hilton 45 of Huntingtown,  Assault 2nd degree


8/3/17 – Lity Thompson 43 of Lexington Park, Theft $1000 to under $10,000 and Theft Scheme $1000 to under $10,000


8/6/17 – Tonika Neal 36 of Lanham, Theft less than $1,000.


PRESS RELEASE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION AT RT. 261 AND PONDS WOOD RD

On August 06, 2017 at approximately 11:58 A.M. deputies of the Sheriff’s Office responded to a serious personal injury accident at the intersection of Maryland Route 261 and Ponds Wood Road in Huntingtown.  A preliminary investigation revealed that a 2009 Ford Flex, operated by Ms. Roxana Elizabeth Villatoro, a 26 year old female from Washington, DC, was traveling eastbound on Ponds Wood Rd.  At the same time, Mr. Melvin Douglas Harris, a 66 year old male from Huntingtown, was operating a 1998 Harley FLH Motorcycle northbound on Maryland Route 261.  The operator of the Ford failed to stop and yield at the stop sign for traffic on Ponds Wood Rd at Route 261.  The Ford entered the travel path of the Harley and was struck on the passenger side.  The operator of the motorcycle was ejected and received serious injuries from the collision.  He was transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma by Maryland State Police Aviation.  An infant from the Ford was transported to Children’s Hospital with minor injuries.  The remaining passengers from the Ford were transported to Calvert Memorial by Ambulance for minor injuries.  At this time it appears that the failure of the operator of the Ford to stop and yield at a stop sign is the contributing factor to the collision; however, the investigation is on-going.  Anyone with additional information about the accident is asked to contact Sgt. Phelps, of the Crash Reconstruction Team, at 410-535-2800 or via e-mail at: phelpsts@co.cal.md.us.  

Friday, August 4, 2017

SHERIFF'S OFFICE RECEIVES IFAK KITS

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety, is proud to announce the issuance of an Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) to every deputy of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.  The kits are custom made for the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.  While the Sheriff’s Deputies will continue to be issued standard first aid kits, the IFAK contains readily deployable equipment that can help treat serious life threatening injuries.  The deputies were able to receive initial training, which will continue annually.  The kits were purchased with a Homeland Security Grant obtained by the Department of Public Safety.  Sheriff Mike Evans stated, “These kits will allow us to provide better care to the citizens of Calvert County, at no additional cost.” 

PRESS RELEASE FOR ACCIDENT AT 5TH STREET AND MEGAN CIRCLE

On July 31, 2017 at 2:23 p.m. Deputy Barger responded to a single vehicle accident at 5th Street and Megan Circle in Owings, Maryland.  A Chevy pickup left the roadway and struck several signs, eventually colliding into a tree.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as Michael Allen Hunt of Owings.  Deputies on the scene originally requested the Crash Reconstruction Team.  However, they were cancelled once it was determined the injuries were non-life threatening.  It is not known at this time why the vehicle left the roadway.  Driver impairment is not suspected in this case.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

DFC. TIM MOHLER TO APPEAR ON LIVE PD IN STUDIO AS GUEST ANALYST

Sheriff Mike Evans is proud to announce that the viewers of A&E’s “Live PD” will get a chance to see more of Calvert Deputy First Class Tim Mohler.  He is appearing on the show as a guest analyst this weekend.  Dfc. Mohler will talk about the job in Calvert County and provide commentary on the other cities represented on the television show.  Dfc. Mohler will appear with Dan Abrams, the host of “Live PD” and analyst, Tom Morris Jr.  “Live PD” airs Friday and Saturday, August 4th + 5th from 9 p.m. until 12 a.m.   The series is produced by Big Fish Entertainment for A&E.

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

Theft  17-39341: On July 24, 2017 Deputy First Class Rediker took a report for mail theft.  The theft occurred between July 11th & July 24th on Weeping Willow Lane, Huntingtown.  The value is $300.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

SLOAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE FENTANYL

On July 25, 2017, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) and Special Operations Team (SOT) executed a search warrant at 1023 Gringo Ct. in Lusby, Calvert County, Maryland.  The target of the search warrant was 31 year old Desmond Lamont Sloan.  Desmond Sloan was suspected of distributing the controlled dangerous substance fentanyl. 

During the execution of the search and seizure warrant, the search team located 6.3 grams of suspected fentanyl and a loaded .22 caliber handgun in Sloan’s bedroom.  The items were seized and Sloan was taken into custody.  DEU detectives charged Sloan with Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl and for being in Possession of a Firearm during a Drug Trafficking Crime.

Sloan was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center to await his hearing before a District Court Commissioner. 


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

Theft 17-38989: On July 22, 2017 Deputy B. Sampson responded to Skipjack Road, Prince Frederick for a reported theft.  The victim stated that a Four Wheeler had been stolen from the business.  The Four Wheeler was located sitting on the edge of the woods just past Skipjack Rd.  It is believed the theft occurred between 6:00 p.m. on July 21st and 9 a.m. on July 22nd.   The value of the Four Wheeler is estimated at $3,000.   The investigation is still ongoing.

Friday, July 21, 2017

PRESS RELEASES FOR JULY 18TH, 2017

CDS Arrests:

·         July 11, 2017- Joseph White, 21, of District Heights was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, CDS paraphernalia, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest


       
·         July 15, 2017- Matthew Thomas Zibreg, 31, of Owings was arrested for Possession of Heroin and Paraphernalia


      
·         July 16, 2017- Jason Riley, 36, of Prince Frederick was arrested for Possession of Zubsolv and (bottled urine) Possession and/or selling ‘clean urine’ for the purpose of Alter Drug or Alcohol Test


  
·         July 17, 2017- Antonella Custer, 40, of Prince Frederick and Christopher Gonzalez, 36, of Prince Frederick were arrested for Possession of  CDS Paraphernalia (syringes w/ CDS residue) and (bottled urine) Possession and/or selling ‘clean urine’ for the purpose of Alter Drug or Alcohol Test  



              
·         July 17, 2017- Raymond Stallings III, 26, of Tracy’s Landing and Linda Martin, 59, of Tracy’s Landing were arrested. Stallings was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Heroin. Martin was charged with Possession of Heroin and Paraphernalia.



 

Burglaries:
·         July 15, 2017- Deputies responded to the 8600 block of Chesapeake Lighthouse Dr, North Beach for a burglary.  Residence was entered by force. Under investigation. IR #37652

Thefts:
·         July 10, 2017 between 0430-1700 hours-, Deputies responded to the 200 block of Helena Drive, Prince Frederick for a theft report; a 5 horsepower black go cart, with a community watch sign used as the floorboard, was stolen from the yard. IR #17-36406

·         July 13, 2017- Deputies responded to the 11300 block of San Gabriel Court, Lusby for a theft; bicycle stolen.  IR#36981


·         July 13, 2017 – Deputies took a report for a recovered stolen vehicle.  The vehicle had been stolen from the 900 block of Augustus Dr, Prince Frederick. Vehicle recovered. IR #36924

·         July 14, 2017 –Deputies responded to the Fastop located at 4990 St Leonard Rd, St. Leonard for a theft report.  A sailboat and trailer were stolen from an adjacent lot.



Destruction of Property:

·         Between July 2- July 9, 2017- Deputies responded to the 200 block of Helena Drive, Prince Frederick for a theft report. A lock was cut off a storage trailer: nothing stolen. IR#17-36402

·         On July 2, 2017, Deputies responded to the 4000 block of 15th Street, Chesapeake Beach for damage to vehicles; 5 vehicles were keyed.  IR #’s 17-34797, 17-34810, 17-34811, 17-34812, 17-34813



From the Sheriff

Sheriff Mike Evans and the Calvert County Sheriff's Office is aware of the various accusations being made by a commuter during a recent traffic stop in Calvert County.  The commuter was stopped during a laser enforced traffic initiative.  The speed was recorded as 76 mph in a 55 mph zone.  During the stop a K-9 unit positively alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle, giving probable cause for a search.  The commuter was on the phone with his wife during the encounter.  It was learned during the stop that his wife has an active order for protection against him.  Deputies began to investigate the protective order and the presence of narcotics.  The commuter actively hindered that investigation by refusing to stop talking on the phone and allow a probable cause search to take place.  He was  subsequently arrested and charged with hindering the drug investigation and resisting arrest.  He was also cited for speeding.  The violation of the protective order is still under investigation. 
Although we have not yet received a specific complaint, we take these accusations on social media very seriously.  An investigation into the events that occurred during the stop was immediately initiated and is on-going.  Once all of the facts are gathered a more detailed response will follow.    The Sheriff's Office has every intention of keeping this investigation as transparent as possible.


        
The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind citizens the dangers of leaving children, pets and the elderly in vehicles during the hot summer months could result in a fatality.

Cracking a window open and parking in the shade are not sufficient safeguards.
A child’s body temperature can rise up to five times faster than adults can.  A child dies with 107-degree body temperature.
Even if it is 60 degrees outside, your car can still heat up to well above 110 degrees.

Sources:http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hot-cars-and-kids/death-hot-cars-facts-figures-prevention-n153776



  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.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

PRESS RELEASE REGARDING SOCIAL MEDIA COMPLAINT CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE CALVERT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Sheriff Mike Evans and the Calvert County Sheriff's Office is aware of the various accusations being made by a commuter during a recent traffic stop in Calvert County.  The commuter was stopped during a laser enforced traffic initiative.  The speed was recorded as 76 mph in a 55 mph zone.  During the stop a K-9 unit positively alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle, giving probable cause for a search.  The commuter was on the phone with his wife during the encounter.  It was learned during the stop that his wife has an active order for protection against him.  Deputies began to investigate the protective order and the presence of narcotics.  The commuter actively hindered that investigation by refusing to stop talking on the phone and allow a probable cause search to take place.  He was  subsequently arrested and charged with hindering the drug investigation and resisting arrest.  He was also cited for speeding.  The violation of the protective order is still under investigation.  

Although we have not yet received a specific complaint, we take these accusations on social media very seriously.  An investigation into the events that occurred during the stop was immediately initiated and is on-going.  Once all of the facts are gathered a more detailed response will follow.    The Sheriff's Office has every intention of keeping this investigation as transparent as possible.

Friday, July 14, 2017

PRESS RELEASES FOR JULY 12TH, 2017

Robbery:
On 7/9/17 at approximately 0534 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 7 Eleven located at 2849 W Chesapeake Beach Rd in Dunkirk for a robbery.  Money was stolen from cash register. Case #17-36107
           
CDS Arrests:
Melissa K Tuzzo, 30, of Lusby for possession of oxycotin and paraphernalia.



Douglas Sutherland, 52, of Lusby for possession of paraphernalia

 


Desmond Curtis Freeland, 27, of Chesapeake Beach for Possession of Barbiturates



            Kayla M Preddy, 21, of King George, VA for Possession of cocaine and Paraphernalia



Charles Bell Horton, 51, of Niagara Falls for Possession of Marijuana over 10 grams



Rodney L Washington, 46, of Temple Hills for Possession of cocaine



            Timothy B Haut Jr, 31, of North Beach for Possession of heroin       




Burglaries:

            On 7/8/17 at 2216 hours, a burglary occurred in the 800 area of Bison Court, Lusby. Two individuals were seen running from the shed. Items stolen were a Black and Decker leaf blower and a bag of misc. tools.
           
Thefts:

On 7/7/17 approximately 07:06 hours, deputies responded to the Wawa located at 305 Market Square Dr, Prince Frederick for a theft of a stolen vehicle.  Vehicle was recovered in Lusby.  Douglas E Sutherland, 52, of Lusby charged with Theft: $10,000 to under $100,000.00.



Destruction of Property:

·         Between 7/1-7/6/2017, a vehicle in the 1900 area of Richard Lane in Lusby was scratched with a sharp object.
·         On 7/6/17, a home in the 8800 block of Buckingham Court in North Beach had its solar lights damaged.


The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind citizens the dangers of leaving children, pets and the elderly in vehicles during the hot summer months could result in a fatality.

Cracking a window open and parking in the shade are not sufficient safeguards.
A child’s body temperature can rise up to five times faster than adults can.  A child dies with 107-degree body temperature.
Even if it is 60 degrees outside, your car can still heat up to well above 110 degrees.

Sources:http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hot-cars-and-kids/death-hot-cars-facts-figures-prevention-n153776



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.

PRESS RELEASE FOR WHITE SANDS SHOOTING

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance.

On Monday June 5, 2017 at 2152 hours, units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 616 Field Road Lusby, Maryland (White Sands Subdivision) for a reported drive-by shooting.  Investigation confirmed that unknown subjects had fired several rounds into the home.  At the time of the shooting, there was an adult male and four (4) children in the home. 

Detective Hawkins of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is the assigned investigator in reference to this incident. 

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident please contact Detective Hawkins at (410) 535-2800 ext.2456 or by email at Ricardo.Hawkins@calvertcountymd.gov  Refer to case number 17-29316.  You can remain anonymous. A reward is available if your information leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.   

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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

On 7/8/17 at 2216 hours, a burglary occurred in the 800 area of Bison Court, Lusby. Two individuals were seen running from the shed. Items stolen were a Black and Decker leaf blower and a bag of misc. tools.

JONES THANKS SHERIFF'S OFFICE

On July 10th Sheriff Mike Evans was able to meet with Arthur Jones at the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.  Arthur Jones is dual enrolled in The Center for Life Enrichment and The ARC of Southern Maryland.  He also works for the State highway Administration as a Custodial Crew Member.  Through the ARC of Southern Maryland, Arthur volunteers to assist with local law enforcement training.  This training helps to educate law enforcement in communicating and interacting with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  Arthur wanted to thank his local law enforcement for their dedication and hard work by presenting a photo of himself with The Center for Life Enrichment bus.  This photo will proudly be displayed in the lobby of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.  

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY THEFT SUSPECTS

The following individuals are suspects in multiple theft to commercial businesses in Prince George, Anne Arundel and Calvert County. Anyone with information in reference to the identity of the suspects or the owner of the vehicle is asked to contact Det. Wells with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at 410-535-1600 ext. 2595 or by email at wellscw@co.cal.md.us. Refer to case #17-36107.




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.


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