Thursday, April 19, 2018

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.  Currently those cameras are located near Mill Creek Middle, Windy Hill Middle, Calvert Country, and Northern Middle schools.  In the next week the Mill Creek Middle camera will be moved to a location near Cardinal Hickey Academy.       
  • 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 Deputy Julia Murphy at 410-535-1600 ext. 2540. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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

Burglary: 18-18520
On April 10, 2018 Deputy Bowlan responded to Mill Bridge Road, Lusby for the report of a burglary. The victim advised between April 8th at 8:00 AM and April 10th at 7:30 PM his “ArmaLite” Rifle was stolen from his shed. The value of the rifle is $800.

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES PARTICIPATES IN DRILL AT CALVERT HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER


On April 15th, 2018 Calvert Health Medical Center hosted an armed intruder/active shooter drill.  Several weeks of planning culminated into a full scale exercise with nearly 100 participants from Calvert Health, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Calvert Advanced Life Support, and several civilian “actors.”  The drill tested the response of all participating agencies in accordance with the protocols and procedures that are set in place to handle them.  While an active shooter event is usually a police-driven incident, the staff of the Calvert Health Medical Center gained insight into what a real active shooter situation would involve.

Participants learned a great deal during the drill, and the after-action “Hotwash,” in which everyone involved shared personal experiences and lessons learned in a group setting, was just as beneficial.  First Responders were able to answer questions and provide additional feedback while the situations were still fresh for the participants.  Sheriff Mike Evans stated, “The police learn as much from the public as the public learns from us, we need to continue these drills and the natural dialogue that comes with them.” 








SHERIFF'S OFFICE INCIDENT BRIEFINGS - APRIL 17TH, 2018


During the week of April 9 – April 15, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,351 calls for service throughout the community.

Damaged Property: 18-18972
On April 12, 2018 Dfc. Ostazeski responded to Susan Lane, Lusby for the report of damaged property. The victim stated between 6:45 PM and 8:40 PM an unknown suspect spray painted his screen door. The estimated value to repair the property is $25.

Theft: 18-18745
On April 11, 2018 Dfc. Gott responded to Broomes Island Road, St Leonard for the report of damaged property. The complainant stated that sometime between March 9th and April 11th a lock box attached to a door knob on Double Oak Road, Prince Frederick had been pried open and the key was taken. The estimated value of damaged and stolen property is $102.

Theft: 18-18579
On April 11, 2018 Dfc. Holt responded to Geronimo Road, Lusby for a report of a theft. The victim advised he left his iPod touch in the bathroom of Lusby Giant around 10:30 AM. At 11:00 AM he went back to the bathroom to retrieve the iPod and it was gone. The iPod is valued at $600.

Theft:18-19513
On April 15, 2018 Dfc. Boerum responded to White Sands Drive, Lusby for the report of a theft. The victim stated that between April 14th at 10 AM and April 15th at 6:00 PM an unknown subject stole the rear tag from his vehicle.

Burglary: 18-18520
On April 10, 2018 Deputy Bowlan responded to Mill Bridge Road, Lusby for the report of a burglary. The victim advised between April 8th at 8:00 AM and April 10th at 7:30 PM his ArmaLite Rifle was stolen from his shed. The value of the rifle is $800.


Arrests:

On April 10, 2018 Deputy Sampson conducted a traffic stop on Route 4 in front of the Radio Shack in Prince Frederick. Deputy Sampson made contact with the driver, later identified as Austin Cameron Darling (23), and the passenger, Christine Marie Thurstin (44), and immediately smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. While searching the driver, Deputy Sampson found a sock with 3 syringes, a metal spoon, a cotton swab, and 1 plastic baggie, all with suspected heroin residue. While searching the vehicle Deputy Sampson found 2 plastic baggies of suspected heroin, 3 syringes, 2 plastic baggies with a white powdery residue and another plastic baggie with suspected heroin residue. A search of Thurstin’s purse revealed a red cut straw with suspected heroin residue. Darling and Thurstin were placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. Both subjects were charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.
Austin Cameron Darling

Christine Marie Thurstin


On April 11, 2018 Deputy Ridgely made contact with a vehicle in the Applebee’s parking lot in Prince Frederick occupied by a driver and one passenger, Jon Ryan Ogden (33). Corporal Wilson and his K9 partner conducted a K9 scan of the vehicle that resulted in a positive alert. A search of the vehicle was negative, however, a search of Ogden revealed a crushed up white pill and a rolled up dollar bill with a white residue. Ogden was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.
Jon Ryan Ogden


On April 11, 2018 Deputy Lewis responded to the Citgo gas station on St Leonard Road for the report of a suspicious person. He made contact with the driver, Matthew Preston Wahl (28), when Deputy Burgraff arrived on scene. Deputy Burgraff and his K9 partner conducted a K9 scan on the vehicle, which resulted in a positive alert. A search of the vehicle revealed heroin and a cut straw lying next to it, as well as a large amount of cash throughout the vehicle. Wahl was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. Deputy Gott made contact with the original complainant who saw Wahl rummaging through boxes at a home on Oak Road in St Leonard. Inside of Wahl’s vehicle, numerous envelopes of cash were located that belonged to the resident of the Oak Road address. Wahl was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana, CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia, Burglary-First Degree, Theft: $100-Under $1,500 and Trespassing on Private Property.
Matthew Preston Wahl


On April 12, 2018 Deputy Flynt responded to a traffic stop in the area of Route 4 and Old Town Road in Huntingtown. The driver, Kiersten Faye Nutter (27), was asked to exit the vehicle and a K9 scan was conducted. The K9 scan resulted in a positive alert. A search of the vehicle revealed a black box with flakes and residue of marijuana and numerous prescription medication bottles. A search of Nutter’s person revealed a fold of paper containing marijuana. Nutter was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. At the Detention Center a strip search resulted in 4 green pills. Nutter was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement.
Kiersten Faye Nutter


On April 15, 2018 Cpl. Wilson conducted a traffic stop on Pawnee Lane, Lusby. Cpl. Wilson made contact with the driver, identified as Ryley Daniel Weber (22), and immediately smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. After conducting a search of the vehicle, Cpl. Wilson and Deputy Ridgely found marijuana and paraphernalia in the glove box. Weber was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession with Intent to Distribute and CDS Distribution.
Ryley Daniel Weber


On April 15, 2018 Cpl. Moschetto was assisting with a traffic stop on Cox Road and East Chesapeake Beach Road, Chesapeake Beach. During the stop, John Abner (54), showed up on the scene. Mr. Abner was argumentative and he was advised to leave the scene. He refused to leave, therefore, he was arrested for hindering the investigation. Mr. Abner was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Obstructing and Hindering.
John Abner


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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


Theft: 18-17590
On April 6, 2018 Deputy Lewis responded to Kaylorite Court, Dunkirk for a reported theft. The victim stated between April 5th at 4:00 PM and April 6th at 8:00 AM an unknown subject stole his generator from the job site. The estimated value of the stolen property is $1,500.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE INCIDENT BRIEFINGS - APRIL 10TH, 2018


During the week of April 2 – April 8, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,364 calls for service throughout the community.


Damaged Property: 18-17326
On April 4, 2018 Deputy Bowlan responded to Golden West Way, Lusby for the report of damaged property. The victim advised her iron light post that was located along her driveway had been knocked down and damaged. The value of the iron light post is approximately $234.

Damaged Property: 18-17922
On April 7, 2018 Deputy J. Ward responded to 8th Street, North Beach for the report of damaged property. The victim stated he heard a noise around 11:00 PM on April 6th, and when he went outside the next morning he observed his mailbox as well as two of his neighbors’ mailboxes had been damaged and were laying on the ground. The estimated cost to replace the victim’s mailbox is approximately $125.

Theft: 18-17669
On April 6, 2018 Deputy Lewis responded to the Dunkirk Walmart for a reported theft. He was advised that a white male and a black female were seen on camera stealing a Spa Sensations king size mattress. The estimated value of the mattress is $249.

Theft: 18-17657
On April 6, 2018 Deputy Lewis responded to the Dunkirk Walmart for a reported theft. He was advised that on April 5th a male was seen on security tapes stealing an Apple TV device. The estimated value of property lost is $249.

Theft: 18-17590
On April 6, 2018 Deputy Lewis responded to Kaylorite Street, Dunkirk for a reported theft. The victim stated between April 5th at 4:00 PM and April 6th at 8:00 AM an unknown subject stole his generator from the job site. The estimated value of the stolen property is $1,500.

Theft: 18-18122
On April 8, 2018 Deputy Flynt responded to Oak Street, North Beach for the report of a stolen tag. The victim advised an unknown suspect had stolen the tag off of his trailer.

Arrests:

On April 2, 2018 Deputy Gott observed a black Ford pick-up truck with its lights off parked in the roadway on River View Drive. He made contact with the driver and the front seat passenger, later identified as Jessica Ann Dennis (19). The driver told Deputy Gott he did not have any illegal drugs on him and he could search him if he wanted to. A search of the driver revealed no contraband. During a search of Jessica’s person, Deputy Gott located a plastic bag with suspected crack cocaine. He then picked up an empty beer can that fell out when she got out of the truck and noticed it had been modified as a smoking device and contained suspected crack cocaine residue. Dennis was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where she was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.
Jessica Ann Dennis


On April 2, 2018 Deputy Mohler conducted a traffic stop on Dorsey Road near the back entrance of Calvert High School. He made contact with the occupants and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage as well as the faint odor of raw marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The three occupants were asked to exit the vehicle. Located in an outside pocket of a backpack found in the back seat was a small chunk of a green substance of suspected marijuana. Deputy Mohler brought the backpack out of the vehicle, and without asking any questions, the backseat passenger, Michael Wayne Smith (47), advised the backpack was his. Located in Smith’s wallet was an 8mg Suboxone strip, which he stated he did not have a prescription for. Smith was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. While on the way to the Detention Center, Smith advised he had a gram of marijuana in his underwear. He was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana.
Michael Wayne Smith


On April 2, 2018 Deputy Ridgely conducted a traffic stop in the Taco Bell parking lot in Prince Frederick. The driver, identified as Roxanne Marie Briggs (50), came back as suspended. Corporal Wilson and his K9 partner conducted a K9 scan and there was a positive alert on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a single Oxycodone pill and a straw with a white residue inside. Briggs was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where she was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.
Roxanne Marie Briggs


On April 3, 2018 Corporal Moschetto observed a vehicle stopped on the northbound shoulder of Route 4 and noticed a female, later identified as Taylor Griffith (20), walking away from the vehicle towards Roy Rogers. Ms. Griffith was flailing her arms, then dropped to her knees and rolled onto her backside. Cpl. Moschetto stopped and walked over towards Ms. Griffith. She immediately stood up, walked back to the vehicle and got back in. Cpl. Moschetto made contact with the driver, later identified as Alyssa Bernich (18), asking her not to drive off so he could speak with Ms. Griffith. Ms. Griffith got out the vehicle and began walking away, therefore she was detained. Ms. Bernich exited the vehicle and walked towards Cpl. Moschetto as he was restraining Ms. Griffith. He advised her to back away twice or she would be arrested. She refused to back up, therefore she was also detained. Both women were transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. Griffith was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. Bernich was charged with Hindering and Obstruction.
Taylor Griffith

Alyssa Bernich


On April 4, 2018 Deputy Crum responded to Calvert Towne Drive, Prince Frederick for a 911 hang up. Upon his arrival, Deputy Crum was informed that Aaron Paul Toye (54) hit one of the females in the residence. From gathered statements, it came out to be a verbal altercation only. Toye was told to leave the residence and peace and protective orders were advised. Less than an hour later Toye returned to the residence and was arrested for trespassing and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. While Toye was being searched at the Detention Center, CFC Unkle recovered a baggie with possible trace amount of crack cocaine as well as burnt brillo pads in his jacket pockets. Toye was charged with Trespassing and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.
Aaron Paul Toye


On April 6, 2018 Deputy Parks responded to a theft in progress at Joann Fabric & Crafts in Prince Frederick. Deputy Parks was advised the suspect was at the cash register, who he recognized as Belinda Jean Windsor (59) from prior contact with her. Windsor sat the bag of items she bought down, and headed to the back of the store with a large yellow purse in her hand. When she exited the restroom she was arrested for trespassing. Corporal Morder entered the restroom and found the large yellow purse inside the stall she had used, full of unpaid items from Joann’s Fabric store. Windsor was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Theft: $100 to Under $1,500 and Trespassing.
Belinda Jean Windsor


On April 7, 2018 Corporal Denton came in contact with Marvin Wayne Thomas (51) walking through the Calvert Village Shopping Center near Safeway. Mr. Thomas was arrested for trespassing and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center.
Marvin Wayne Thomas


On April 7, 2018 Deputy Deleon-Suero responded to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office for a female in the lobby, Whitney Nicole Amos (24), who had an open warrant for Theft scheme $1,500-$25,000. Amos was detained, searched, and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. 
Whitney Nicole Amos


Monday, April 2, 2018

SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING A REPORTED STABBING IN DUNKIRK


On April 02, 2018 deputies responded to a residence in Dunkirk for a reported stabbing.  The initial investigation revealed the injuries appear to be self-inflicted.  However, the case remains under investigation.  The subject is currently in Critical Condition in the Prince Georges Hospital Center.