During the week of February 13 through February 20 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,465 calls for service throughout the community.
Burglary Case #17-8382: On February 16, 2017, Dfc. A. Ostazeski was dispatched to Catalina Drive, in Lusby, for a report of damaged property. While making contact with the complainant, he observed the front door of the unoccupied home forced open, the doorknob ripped off and the lock box broken and on the ground. Upon checking the inside of the residence, he determined nothing else was broken, damaged or missing. The complainant was not aware of when this incident may have taken place.
CDS Violation Case #17-8888: On February 18, 2017, Dfc. A. Curtin observed a vehicle being driven in an unsafe manner heading southbound on Rt. 4, in the area of Ball Road, in St. Leonard. He initiated a traffic stop at MD Rt. 4/Calvert Cliffs Parkway and made contact with the driver, Charles Cochran, 33, of Front Royal, Virginia. Dfc. S. Moran and his K-9 partner arrived on the scene to assist, resulting in a positive alert. Inside the vehicle Dfc. Curtin located an unlabeled prescription bottle containing seventeen (17) pills. He also located a white balloon filled with an unknown white powder under the back seat. Cochran was charged with CDS Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (alprazolam) and transported to the Detention Center for processing. The powder was sent to the Maryland Crime Lab to be analyzed.
|Charles Cochran, 33, of Front Royal, Virginia|
CDS Violation Case #17-8703: On February 17, 2017, Deputy R. Spalding responded to the Detention Center, in Barstow, for the report of a CDS violation by an inmate. He was advised that Correctional Officer R. Montgomery discovered a pill taped to Todd Persell, 33, of Tracys Landing, MD when he arrived to serve his weekend sentence. He was charged with CDS Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (Percocet) and Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement.
|Todd Persell, 33, of Tracys Landing, MD|
CDS Violation Case #17-8686: On February 17, 2017, Dfc. D. Naughton observed a vehicle travelling in the Chesapeake Beach area with two (2) broken headlamps. He conducted a traffic stop in the area of Rt. 261 at Brownies Beach. When he made contact with the driver, Justin Wood, 27, of Mechanicsville, MD, he observed a hypodermic syringe in the driver side door pocket. Dfc. Naughton stepped away to make note of his registration plate and noticed the syringe was no longer in the pocket when returning to speak with Wood. He was arrested for Possession of CDS: Opiate Without a Prescription (Tramadol) and Possession of Paraphernalia (hypodermic syringe).
|Justin Wood, 27, of Mechanicsville, MD|
Destruction of Property Case #17-8916: On February 19, 2017, Deputy V. O’Donnell responded to Tomahawk Trail, in Lusby, for a report of damaged property. He made contact with the victim who explained they were awoken by the sound of loud voices outside their home; and upon investigating, discovered their house had been ‘egged’. No permanent damage was done and no suspects at this time.
Destruction of Property Case #17-8859: On February 18, 2017, Dfc. A. Curtin responded to Ross Road, in St. Leonard, for the report of damaged property. He made contact with the victim who stated someone had set off a firecracker in his mailbox, completing blowing out the front and back of the mailbox. It appears the damage was done by some type of mortar firework.
Destruction of Property Case #17-8572: On February 17, 2017, Dfc. P. Aurich was dispatched to Jones Road, in Dunkirk, for the report that someone had vandalized a home with eggs. The incident took place during the overnight hours of 10:00pm – 6:00am. There are no suspects at this time.
Destruction of Property Case #17-8522: On February 17, 2017, at approximately 10:45pm, Deputy K. Williamson was on patrol in the Dunkirk area and witnessed a subject wearing a black jacket and ski mask, swinging an object and striking a vehicle parked in the Burger King parking lot. He then observed the subject jump into a waiting vehicle occupied by one subject. Dfc. G. Gott arrived on the scene and assisted Deputy Williamson when making contact with the occupants. He determined Shantell Washington, 28, of Upper Marlboro, MD, a former Burger King employee, was the person responsible for striking the vehicle with a wooden baseball bat found in the vehicle. Also discovered on the floor was a 5” Defender Xtreme knife. Both the wooden bat and knife were seized as evidence. Washington was charged with Malicious Destruction of Property over $1,000.00, Malicious Destruction of Property under $1,000.00 and issued a trespass warning to stay away from the Dunkirk Burger King. The other (juvenile) occupant was also charged and released to their parents.
|Shantell Washington, 28, of Upper Marlboro, MD|
Theft Case #17-8358: On February 16, 2017, Deputy T. Rzepkowski was dispatched to Alexander Court, in Port Republic, to investigate a theft from vehicle. He met with the victim who stated at 9:00am that day, they went out to their vehicle and observed the front passenger window busted out. A black and tan Coach purse, they had placed under the seat at 11:00pm the evening before, was now missing. Also stolen are: a brown leather Coach Wallet, MD Driver’s License, Naval Base ID card, credit cards and money.
Theft Case #17-8333: On February 16, 2017, Dfc. A. Ostazeski was called to Mutual Court, in Port Republic, for a report of theft from vehicle. The victim explained a window was broken out of a vehicle sometime overnight and a purse was stolen. The purse and its’ contents were located a short distance from the vehicle but nothing appeared to be missing.
Theft Case #17-8248: On February 15, 2017, Dfc. S. Rediker responded to the Prince Frederick Walmart for a shoplifting complaint. The shoplifter, later identified as Justin Holt, 22, of Owings, was observed by security personnel taking two (2) Xbox controllers and placing them in his pocket and clothing. He was observed at the check-out register failing to pay for the controllers hidden on his person. Holt was placed into custody and charged with Theft Less Than $100.00.
|Justin Holt, 22, of Owings|
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