Saturday, January 12, 2019

SHERIFF EVANS' MESSAGE TO START 2019

    On behalf of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office I would like to wish each citizen of Calvert County a very happy and prosperous 2019! I can begin the new- year with good news. While violent crime rose in many parts of the United States, it is down over 2% for Calvert County in 2018, and down over 41% for the past 5 years. As your Sheriff, I am extremely proud of the efforts of both our sworn and civilian men and women of the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center, whose efforts are endless in the pursuit of public service.

    Although we have lowered the crime rate here at home, it is reasonably unavoidable that crimes will occur. In most instances, new cases are quickly closed. This fact is due in no small part to the experience and determination of our deputies and troopers. The public is a very important part of case closures. Without the vigilance of you, the citizens of Calvert County, providing information to our office and the Crime Solvers Hotline, our jobs would be far more difficult and perhaps our efforts not as successful! This partnership is what makes us a great community.

    Currently, as a state and a nation, we are still facing an opioid crisis. To maximize our success in taking more drugs off our streets the Sheriff’s Office is working with many county and state agencies. Through our partnership with the Health Department, Board of Education, Calvert Hospital Medical Center, Department of Social Services, the court system, State’s Attorney’s Office and the Maryland State Police, we are achieving success, but the problem is still ongoing. I cannot emphasize enough, “If You See Something, Say Something”. What might seem trivial or inconsequential could be just the information needed to keep drugs out of our county, lead us to the arrest of a criminal, or prevent a crime before it occurs.

    I receive phones calls about traffic on Route 4 on a regular basis. Aggressive driving is a threat to public safety that we can all do something about. Please be courteous on our county roads. A bad day for one person does not have to become a bad day for you. Think before you react. I ask each citizen to consider while driving the fact that each of us owns part of the road. Please use your blinkers, give enough space between cars, and allow others to merge in ahead of you. Be the driver you want the car next to you to be!

    I ask each citizen to wear your seat belt and make sure the occupants of your vehicle are doing the same. Never text while driving, obey the speed limit, never drive impaired and always move into the far lane when passing a police car that has someone pulled over. If we each do these things, we can expect 2019 to be a safe and remarkable year. My door is always open for you.

Sheriff Mike Evans

Monday, January 7, 2019

SHERIFF'S OFFICE INCIDENT BRIEFINGS - JAN. 7TH, 2019


During the week of December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,485 calls for service throughout the community.

Burglary: 19-901
On January 4th, 2019 Deputy Ridgely responded to Bayside Rd in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a Burglary that already occurred. The victim stated sometime between 7:25 am and 7:15 pm, an unknown suspect(s) smashed her window paned door and stole multiple items from her home. The value of damaged and stolen property is approximately $1,070.

Damaged Property: 19-47
On January 1, 2019 Deputy S. Naughton responded to Daryl Drive, Lusby for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised sometime between December 31st at 4:00 PM and January 1st at 7:50 AM an unknown suspect(s) busted out the back window of her vehicle. The estimated value of damaged property is $500.

Theft: 18-71336
On December 31, 2018 Deputy Sampson responded to Plum Point Road, Huntingtown for the report of a theft. The complainant advised sometime between December 27th at 9:00 PM and December 31st at 4:20 PM an unknown suspect(s) scratched her vehicle and stole a dog kennel from the front porch.

Theft: 19-97
On January 1, 2019 Deputy Spalding responded to area of Olivet Rd and Rousby Hall Rd, Lusby for the report of a theft. The victim advised sometime between December 31 at 4:00 pm and January 1, 2019 at 11:30 am an unknown suspect(s) stole from a pile of asphalt millings on his property. The value of stolen property is approximately $60. 

Theft: 19-158
On January 1, 2019 Cpl. Wilson responded to Poplar Road, St. Leonard for the report of a theft. The complainant advised sometime between December 30th and January 1st an unknown suspect(s) stole her 2016 F-150 from the driveway. On January 2nd the vehicle was located at Allens Fresh Run on Budds Creek Road in Charles County.

Theft: 19-839
On January 4, 2019 Dfc. McDonough responded to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for the report of a theft. The victim advised sometime between December 24th and January 3rd an unknown suspect(s) stole her medication from her vehicle on Doewood Rd, Lusby. The prescription had approximately 30 capsules of Adderall. 

ARRESTS:

On December 31, 2018 Dfc. R. Shrawder conducted a traffic stop on N Solomons Island Road at W Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick. The driver, Shadeeka Wainright (47), had an active warrant through Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Wainwright was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. A search of her purse revealed a Percocet pill. Wainwright was served her warrant and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement.
Shadeeka Wainright


On December 31, 2018 Cpl. Wilson conducted a traffic stop in the area of the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons. When asked for his license and registration, the driver, Eric Scott Shanholtz (27), refused to provide Cpl. Wilson with either. Shanholtz and the passenger, William Ambrose Fenwick (29), were removed from the vehicle and detained. A search of the vehicle revealed a grinder with marijuana residue in it, as well as two bags that contained over 60 grams of marijuana. Shanholtz and Fenwick were placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. Fenwick was charged with CDS: Possession of Marijuana > 10 grams. Shanholtz was charged with CDS: Possession of Marijuana > 10 grams as well as Obstructing and Hindering.
Eric Scott Shanholtz

William Ambrose Fenwick


On January 1, 2019 Dfc. Mohler conducted a traffic stop in the area of Deanne Avenue and Cassell Blvd, Prince Frederick. The driver and passenger were asked to step out of the vehicle. While speaking with the passenger, Walter Gary Radtke (29), Dfc. Mohler smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from his breath. Inside his mouth was a large amount of green chunks of marijuana. Radtke admitted to consuming the marijuana because he saw Deputy Mohler and “panicked”. Radtke was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Obstructing and Hindering.
Walter Gary Radtke


On January 3, 2019 Dfc. Mohler was investigating a disturbance that occurred in the area of the Southern Pines Senior Apartments in Lusby. Upon arrival Dfc. Mohler made contact with Bruce Artis Cobb (20), who stated he was waiting for a ride and sent on his way. While trying to obtain information from another individual regarding the disturbance, Dfc. Mohler noticed Cobb running towards a traffic stop that was being conducted by Cpl. Robshaw and Deputy Deleon. Dfc. Mohler attempted to stop Cobb from interfering. Cobb ignored verbal commands from Deputy Mohler and continued toward the traffic stop. Cobb was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Obstructing and Hindering, Failure to Obey Reasonable/Lawful Order, and Disorderly Conduct.
Bruce Artis Cobb


On January 5, 2019 Deputy Flynt conducted a traffic stop on Southern Maryland Blvd at Ward Road in Dunkirk. While making contact with the driver, Jose Luis Ortiz Velazquez (35), Deputy Flynt detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed nine Suboxone strips, three small bags with white powder residue and a bottle with urine.  A search of his person while at the Detention Center revealed a razor and two small bags with white powdery residue. Deputy Flynt checked his vehicle after transporting Ortiz Velazquez and found suspected Marijuana and Heroin where he was detained.  Ortiz Velazquez was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana, CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Contraband in place of confinement, Alter Drug/Alcohol test.
Jose Luis Ortiz Velazquez


On January 5, 2019 Deputy Bowlan responded to Cove Point Rd in Lusby for the report of a dispute between two neighbors. The suspect, Travis Allan Phifer (38), was heavily intoxicated and uncooperative. Phifer was advised to go inside his residence multiple times, but failed to comply. Deputy Bowlan placed Phifer under arrest and transported him to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct.
Travis Allan Phifer


On January 6, 2019 Deputy Bowlan responded to 7-Eleven in Prince Frederick for the report of a disorderly subject. Deputy Bowlan made contact with the suspect, Brian Anthony Hill (38), who was issued a Trespass citation for 7-Eleven for causing a scene and refusing to pay for his coffee. Hill crushed the citation and dropped it on the ground. Hill was told to leave the parking lot but refused, therefore, he was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Failure to Obey a Reasonable/ Lawful Order.
Brian Anthony Hill


On January 6, 2019 Deputy Freeland responded to the Giant in Lusby for the report of a disorderly subject. Upon arrival he made contact with the suspect, Bruce Craig Bluteau (49), who was hunched over the ATM screaming that he was God. Because a crowd started to gather around, Bluteau was detained. After detaining him, Bluteau refused to comply with Deputy Freeland’s orders and continued to be disorderly. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct.
Bruce Craig Bluteau

SHERIFF'S OFFICE CRASH RECONSTRUCTION TEAM INVESTIGATING DIRT BIKE ACCIDENT

    On January 6, 2019, Members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 4134 Ferry Landing Rd., Dunkirk, Calvert County, Maryland 20754 for the report of a collision involving 2 dirt bikes. Upon arrival it was determined that a Yamaha dirt bike operated by Michael Paul Wolford, an 18 year old male of Huntingtown, Maryland and a Suzuki dirt bike operated by Durelle Antawne Evans a 28 year old male from Lothian, Maryland collided. Both operators sustained serious injuries. Wolford was flow from the scene to Prince Georges Shock Trauma where he is currently in critical condition. Mr. Evans was ground transported to Washington Med Star hospital and is currently listed in stable condition. Members of the Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and are actively investigating the Collision. Anyone with information reference this collision please contact Dfc. J.M. Hardesty of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at Jeffrey.Hardesty@CalvertCountyMD.Gov.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

SHERIFF'S OFFICE INCIDENT BRIEFINGS - JAN. 5TH, 2019


During the week of December 24 – December 30 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,227 calls for service throughout the community.

Damaged Property: 18-70626
On December 27, 2018 Dfc. R. Shrawder responded to Chapel Hills Drive, Prince Frederick for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised sometime between 8:00 AM and 6:30 PM an unknown suspect(s) damaged the dead bolt to her house. The value of damaged property is $50. 

Damaged Property: 18-70686
On December 28, 2018 Dfc. Callison responded to Bear Claw Court, Owings for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised an unknown suspect(s) shattered the rear window of his vehicle and damaged the front windshield. The value of damaged property is $500.

Damaged Property: 18-70885
On December 29, 2018 Deputy Crum responded to Fielder Court, Dunkirk for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised sometime between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM an unknown suspect(s) cut the exhaust pipe on his vehicle. The value of damaged property is $1,000.

Theft: 18-70622
On December 27, 2018 Deputy Ridgely responded to Calvert Health Medical Center for the report of a stolen vehicle. The victim advised sometime between December 26th at 3:30 PM and December 27th at 12:00 PM an unknown suspect(s) stole her blue Chevy Equinox from the Solomons Urgent Care parking lot. 

Theft: 18-70715
On December 28, 2018 Deputy J. Ward responded to Calvert Auto Repair and Parts in Huntingtown for the report of a theft. The complainant advised his 2014 gray and orange U-Haul trailer was rented from his company and had not been returned on time. The cost of the stolen trailer is approximately $5,000.

ARRESTS:

On December 24, 2018 Deputy Freeland responded to Circle Court, St. Leonard for the report of a burglary in progress. The complainant advised his house alarm was set off and he observed a male staring through his window, banging on the window, saying “let me in”. The male broke the back door handle trying to get in the house. Deputy Freeland checked neighboring houses and made contact with Akili Isilwi Makins (21), who matched the description of the suspect. Makins was wearing muddy boots that matched a footprint left on the deck where the door handle was broken off. Makins was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Third Degree Burglary and Malicious Destruction of Property < $1,000.
Akili Isilwi Makins


On December 28, 2018 Dfc. Y. Bortchevsky responded to 30th Street, Chesapeake Beach for a domestic disturbance. The complainant advised John Joseph Requilman (43) was banging on her front door in an apparent attempt to break in the house, which caused approximately $500 worth of damage. Requilman was not at the residence when Deputy Bortchevsky arrived, however, he was located at a nearby address where he was asleep and highly intoxicated. Requilman was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Third Degree Burglary, Malicious Destruction of Property < $1,000 and Disorderly Conduct.
John Joseph Requilman


On December 28, 2018 Deputy Parks responded to Bradford Lane, Prince Frederick for the report of a domestic dispute. Jose Arias Jr. (52) advised he had a firearm and it accidentally went off during the altercation. The firearm was located on the golf cart seat in the garage. Arias Jr. was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Reckless Endangerment.
Jose Arias Jr.



SUSPECT ARRESTED IN ATTEMPTED CARJACKING/ARMED ROBBERY

    On January 4, 2019 at 5:02 p.m. a citizen called 911 to report an attempted carjacking/armed robbery in the parking lot of the Walmart store in Dunkirk.  As the citizen returned to her vehicle she noticed a male leaning on a silver sedan parked close to her vehicle.  When she entered her car, the suspect opened the car door and claimed he had a handgun motioning to his hand inside of his hooded sweatshirt.  The male suspect forced the woman into the passenger seat of her car and demanded her car keys.  The victim began to scream for help at which time a witness noticed the commotion.  

    Off-duty and on-duty deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office located the victim still in the parking lot.  Just prior to their arrival, a male suspect fled in a silver four-door sedan.  A witness was able to obtain the tag number for the suspect vehicle and a description of the suspect.  Deputies secured the area and immediately began attempting to locate the suspect.  Detectives from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau arrived on the scene and determined the suspect was possibly headed to a residence in Chesapeake Beach Maryland.  When deputies responded to the residence a vehicle matching the description was located in the driveway.  The suspect, identified as Justin David Gegor (28 year old male from Chesapeake Beach), was located inside of the residence.  He was interviewed and subsequently arrested and charged with Armed Robbery.  

    Sheriff Mike Evans would like to commend the citizens and deputies for working together to ensure this criminal was caught quickly before he could cause any additional harm in the community.  He stated, “My hats off to those citizens, they were able to get a good accurate description of the suspect, which was key to law enforcement being able to catch him within minutes of committing the crime.”          

    Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact Detective Mike Mudd at 410-535-2800 ext. 2469, or Michael.Mudd@calvertcountymd.gov.
Justin David Gegor