Tuesday, January 24, 2017


During the week of January 17 through January 22 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 958 calls for service throughout the community.  

CDS Violation Case #17-2984: On January 18, 2017, at approximately 10:00am, while Dfc. C. Fox was parked in the parking lot located on Bayside Road, in Chesapeake Beach, he observed a female, sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle, slowly slouching over and then sitting back up on several occasions.  He approached her vehicle to check on her welfare, as it appeared she was in some sort of distress.  The female, Nichole Ward, 29, of North Beach, exited the vehicle and was clearly impaired.  He noticed the orange tip of a hypodermic syringe cap, along with a stretched out hair band and lighter sitting on the front seat.  A search of the vehicle and her purse revealed the following:  a loaded hypodermic syringe with a brownish liquid and loaded plunger, a used uncapped syringe in plain view in the ash tray of the center console, an unused wrapped syringe, four (4) used syringes, two (2) baggies with heroin, two (2) green baggies with cocaine and numerous empty baggies with suspected heroin and cocaine residue.  She was arrested and charged with two (2) counts of CDS Possession-Not Marijuana for the three (3) bags of cocaine, eight (8) bags of Heroin, CDS Administer Equipment Possession/Distribute (hypodermic syringe) and Possession of Paraphernalia (baggies).
Nichole Ward, 29, of North Beach

CDS Violation Case #17-2928: On January 17, 2017, at approximately 12:45pm, Dfc. J. Denton conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of N. Solomon’s Island Road/Traditional Way, in Prince Frederick, on a vehicle he observed travelling without a working headlight.  He made contact with the driver and issued her a warning for the broken headlight and for not having the vehicle registration.  After he was given permission by the occupants to search the vehicle, he discovered a clear cut straw containing suspected heroin residue in the driver’s door handle.  The passenger, Joseph Rice, 24, of Huntingtown, admitted to having a loaded handgun under his seat. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded 9mm Ruger P85 handgun with 10 rounds.  The driver was also issued a Criminal Citation for Possession of Paraphernalia (straw).  Rice was arrested and charged with a Concealed Dangerous Weapon and Handgun in Vehicle.  While being processed at the Detention Center, a plastic bag, containing (7) baggies with heroin residue, was located.  An additional charge of Possession of Paraphernalia (baggies) was issued. 
Joseph Rice, 24, of Huntingtown

CDS Violation Case #17-3508: On January 21, 2017, Dfc. R. Kreps responded to Fairground Road, in Prince Frederick, in response to a suspicious white male going through the dumpster and was pushing a green shopping cart.  Upon arrival he located the subject matching the description, David Scruggs, Jr., 41, of North Beach.    He asked Scruggs if he had anything illegal on his person and after stating he did not, gave Dfc. Kreps permission to search him.  Located in his right front pants pocket was a small white pill, identified as Alprazolam.  He was placed under arrest and transported to the Detention Center.   Upon a secondary search at the Detention Center, two (2) additional pills, a second Alprazolam and an Adderall were located.  Scruggs has been charged with CDS Possession-Alprazolam and CDS Possession-Adderall.
David Scruggs, Jr., 41, of North Beach

Disorderly Conduct Case #17-2887: On January 17, 2017, at approximately 7:20pm, Dfc. J. Denton responded to the Prince Frederick Safeway to check the welfare of a subject seen sitting on an electrical box on the side of the building.  He made contact with Philip Dew, III, 41, of Lusby, and detected a strong alcoholic beverage emitting from his person. He observed him consuming shots of Fireball, had empty shots lying at his feet and additional full shots in his pocket.  Mr. Dew could not stand on his own and was using profanity, which caused patrons to stop and take notice.  He was told numerus times to stop.  While attempting to find him a ride home, he continued to use profanity and became tense, wanting to fight Dfc. Denton.  He was arrested and transported to the Detention Center and charged with Intoxicated Public Disturbance and Consume-Alcoholic Beverages in Public.
Philip Dew, III, 41, of Lusby

Damaged Property Case #17-3193: On January 19, 2017, Dfc. J. Migliaccio arrived at the Centreville Trailer Parts store, located on Solomons Island Road, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a destruction of property.  Upon arrival he spoke with an employee who advised that sometime within the past few days, an unknown suspect(s) drove a vehicle down a grassy hill belonging to the Trailer Parts  business.  The vehicle created large ruts in the ground and damaged the grass.  There are no suspects or witnesses at this time. 

Damaged Property Case #17-2849: On January 17, 2017, Deputy V. O’Donnell arrived at Rattlesnake Road, in Lusby, for report of damaged property.  He spoke with the victim who stated his vehicle had both of its’ passenger side tires slashed sometime between 9:00pm on January 16 and 2:15pm on January 17.  There are no known suspects at this time.

Theft Case #17-3493: On January 21, 2017, Dfc. R. Kreps was dispatched to Shore Acres Way, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a Destruction of Property.  Upon arrival he made contact with the victims who advised that someone had slashed all four (4) tires, cracked two (2) windows and broke the tail lights of their vehicle.  They also advised several items were missing:  money, an electric impact drill and a pair of ski goggles.

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.