On Friday, November 27, 2015, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be out in full force beginning with a roll call in the Walmart parking lot located in California, MD. Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the #SMCSO will have an increased presence in around shopping areas, on roadways, and in the neighboring communities to ensure St. Mary’s County Shoppers are safe during this year’s shopping season.
The Sheriff’s Office will provide live updates via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram under the handle @firstsheriff. Notifications will be posted on Twitter to inform followers of when the #SMCSO is live on Periscope.
A St. Mary’s County waterman had his commercial license permanently revoked by a district court judge after a hearing on multiple poaching charges.
James Phillip Nelson, 39, of Hollywood, is prohibited from working in the oyster fishery in any capacity after he was convicted of harvesting oysters from a polluted area, and possessing oysters that were between 28 percent and 48 percent undersized, a second offense on both counts.
Nelson was fined $3,750, with $2,000 of it suspended, and was ordered to pay court costs. He also was sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation on each of the three charges. The sentence was handed down in St. Mary’s District Court on Nov. 5.
However, charges that Nelson disobeyed Maryland Natural Resources Police officers and hindered their investigation were placed on the stet docket, postponed indefinitely.
Nelson was arrested on April 14, the last day of the 2014-2015 oyster season, after he became agitated and refused to obey officers as they attempted to check his catch at Feldman’s Marine Railway in Drayden.
Officers conducting surveillance saw Nelson leave the dock and return at about 2:50 p.m. As an officer approached Nelson and his helper after they trailered the vessel, Nelson attempted to reverse his trailer toward the boat ramp. During the distraction, the helper hid a bucket among the outbuildings.
Nelson was angry and refused to comply with multiple orders from the officers, who attempted to handcuff him to keep him in one location. The waterman continued to resist and was sprayed with oleoresin capsicum—also known as pepper spray. He was taken into custody and driven to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.
Officers inspected and measured the 12 bushels of oysters on Nelson’s vessel and found that 10 bushels contained between seven and 10 percent undersized oysters. The bucket retrieved from the outbuildings contained 28 percent undersized oysters. A pile of oysters dumped near the boat ramp, equivalent to three-quarters of a bushel, contained 48 percent undersized oysters.
Nelson has a history of poaching convictions dating back to the mid-1990s involving illegal crabbing, oyster havesting and hunting.
Calvert County Government Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that county offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition:
· The three county senior centers will close Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. Meals on Wheels will not be delivered either day.
· County public transportation will not operate on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. Normal operating hours resume on Saturday, Nov. 28.
· Calvert Library locations will close Thursday, Nov. 26 for the holiday and will reopen Saturday, Nov. 28 with normal business hours.
· Mt. Hope, Northeast and Southern community centers will close Thanksgiving Day. Only Northeast Community Center will be open Friday, Nov. 27. All community centers will be open
Saturday, Nov. 28 with normal business hours.
· All county convenience centers and Appeal Landfill will close Thanksgiving and will reopen for normal business hours Friday, Nov. 27.
· Flag Ponds Nature Park, Kings Landing Park and Battle Creek Cypress Swamp will close Thanksgiving Day. Flag Ponds Nature Park and King’s Landing Nature Park will open with regular hours Friday, Nov. 27 while Battle Creek Cypress Swamp will remain closed.
· Edward Hall Aquatic Center and the Calvert Marine Museum will close Thanksgiving Day and will resume normal hours Friday, Nov. 27.
· Chesapeake Hills Golf Course will be open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will operate normal business hours Friday, Nov. 27.
The Charles County Commissioners wish to remind residents of the following offices and facility schedule changes for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27.
Thursday, Nov. 27:
All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. VanGO services will not be operating. The Charles County Landfill and Recycling Center on Billingsley Road in Waldorf, and the Pisgah Recycling Center on Route 425 in Pisgah will be closed Curbside recycling will be delayed one day. Thursday pickups will take place on Friday and Friday pickups on Saturday. The Crain Memorial Welcome Center will be closed. The Nanjemoy Community Center, Elite Gymnastics and Recreation Center, Port Tobacco Recreation Ce. nter and all other Community Centers are closed. All Senior Centers are closed. Lackey, Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center, and North Point High indoor pools will be closed. Charles County Skate Park will be closed. All other parks are open for walk-in use and may have some areas restricted for vehicle access. Charles County Public Library (All branches) will be closed. Charles County Health Department will be closed.
Friday, Nov. 28:
All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. VanGO will resume normal operations. Elite Gymnastics and Recreation Center will open at 6:30 a.m. for Campnastics Drop In and scheduled evening gymnastic classes. The Nanjemoy Community Center, Port Tobacco Recreation Center and all other Community Centers are closed. All Senior Centers are closed. Charles County Public Library (All branches) will be closed . Charles County Health Department will be closed. The Charles County Landfill and Recycling Center on Billingsley Road in Waldorf, and the Pisgah Recycling Center on Route 425 in Pisgah will be operating under a normal schedule. Every-other-week curbside recycling collection.
St. Mary’s County Government Operations for Thanksgiving Holiday
Leonardtown, MD - All St. Mary’s County Government Administrative Offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2015 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. County offices will re-open Monday, November 30. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will not operate Thursday, November 26 but will be open for normal business hours on Wednesday, November 25 and Friday, November 27. The Statewide Specialized Transportation Assistance Program (SSTAP) will not operate on Thursday, November 26 or Friday, November 27. The service will resume it normal operating schedule on Monday, November 30. All St. Mary’s County Public Library locations (Charlotte Hall, Leonardtown and Lexington Park) will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and remain closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. The libraries will re-open Saturday, November 28 for regular business hours. The Lexington Park library will be open from 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 29. All three Senior Activity Centers (Garvey, Loffler and Northern) will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 and there will be no Meals on Wheels deliveries. The centers will reopen for normal operations on Monday, November 30.
An overnight hauling operation will take place on Thursday, December 3, for the CPV St. Charles Energy Center on Billingsley Road in Charles County. The hauling route extends from the Aqualand Marina in Newburg to White Plains.
Coordinated by Roll-Lift USA, a convoy of nearly two dozen trucks will move the large cargo to the St. Charles facility that is under construction. The convoy will travel approximately 5 mph and use both northbound lanes of US 301 from Orlando Park Drive, located just north of the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge, to Billingsley Road in White Plains.
Motorists will not be able to pass the convoy. If traffic delays become significant, the convoy will stop at one of nine pause point locations where police will direct traffic past the convoy. Transport is scheduled between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Thursday night through early Friday morning.
Motorists will encounter delays on northbound US 301 during the hauling operation. SHA and law enforcement suggest travelers avoid the area. If the roadway remains closed after 5 a.m., notice of the extended closures will be posted on the county website (www.CharlesCountyMD.gov). The County will also send notification via the Citizen Notification System (CNS).
Portable variable message signs will be in place along US 301 and Billingsley Road to advise motorists to expect delays during the heavy haul convoy. Roll-Lift USA is coordinating the haul with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) and local emergency responders to ensure the haul is conducted safely and with minimal impacts to the community and traveling public.
The large piece of equipment arrived at Aqualand Marina by ship. From there, it will be placed on specially designed heavy haul vehicles for transport to the CPV St. Charles Energy Center on Billingsley Road. CPV St. Charles Energy Center, a natural gas-fired power plant under construction, will generate enough electricity to power about 700,000 homes while reducing sulfur, nitrogen and carbon emissions by 65 to 99 percent compared to other plants. More information about the plant is available HERE. For additional information about area highways, customers may contact the SHA District 5 Office in Annapolis at 410-841-1020 or 1-800-331-5603.
On November 23, 2015, Corporal Jamie Davis responded to a reported traffic complaint in the area of Point Lookout Road in Loveville. A vehicle was observed operating on the wrong side of the roadway by several citizens. Corporal Jaime Davis located the vehicle in the area of Rt. 242 at Rt. 234 and stopped the vehicle. During the initial contact, the operator drove off and continued on Rt. 242 at a high rate of speed. The vehicle turned around and continued back towards Leonardtown where deputies deployed stop sticks to incapacitate the vehicle. The vehicle continued with flat tires. The vehicle turned onto Washington Street in Leonardtown, where it struck a police vehicle and injured the driver. The suspect continued and struck another vehicle operated by a civilian. Deputies used their vehicle’s to prevent the driver from fleeing and removed him from the vehicle. The suspect was transported to Medstar St. Mary's Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The civilian was not injured in the low-speed collision, and the deputy was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect, James Robert Gillespie, age 63, of Leonardtown, was released from the hospital and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Resisting Arrest, Driving Under the Influence, Driving without a License, Fleeing and Eluding, and multiple traffic offenses.
Leonardtown, MD - The St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation has issued a permit to perform a Pipe Replacement Project associated with the Wildewood development. In order to complete the work, Wildewood Parkway is scheduled to be closed on or about December 9, 2015 for approximately two (2) days.
The roadway will be closed south of Wildewood Boulevard and Piney Wood Circle.
During construction residents will experience temporary road closures of Wildewood Parkway between the intersections of Wildewood Boulevard and Piney Wood Circle (see map). A signed detour route has been planned around the construction area which will include Wildewood Boulevard and White Oak Parkway. Residents may also experience some construction noise in the area during daytime hours. The scheduled contract duration is 2 weekdays depending on weather conditions.
For more information, contact the St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation at 301-863-8400, or the St. Mary’s County Public Information Office at 301- 475-4200, Ext. 1340.
In July 2015, investigators from the Maryland State Police-Criminal Enforcement Division,
Central South Region, obtained information involving criminal allegations of Bernard M.
Wathen, 41, of Ridge, Md., representing himself as a plumber and/or contractor.
The ensuing investigation determined Wathen represented himself as a plumber to a senior
citizen in the Ridge area of St. Mary's County. He collected a partial payment for
plumbing work and failed to return to complete the work. A check with the Department of
Labor, Licensing and Regulation revealed Wathen was not licensed in Maryland as a plumber or contractor.
In November 2015, charges were applied for and an arrest warrant was received charging
Wathen with one count of acting as a contractor without a license and one count of theft under $1,000.
On November 22, 2015, Wathen responded to the Leonardtown Barrack and was served with an arrest warrant for the above charges. Wathen was transported to the St. Mary’s County
Detention Center pending a hearing with the District Court commissioner.
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1-888-218-5925 or visiting their website at www.dllr.state.md.us
Anyone having information relating to this crime or any other crime is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Jeffery S. Jones of the Maryland State Police-Criminal Enforcement Division at 410-535-1400, “TIPS” Line at (toll free) 1-888-210-1450, (local) 410-257-4925 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On November 23, 2015 at approximately 11:22 a.m. Dep. Holt of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 1996 Chevrolet Impala for failing to use a turn signal when making a left turn into the parking lot of the American Legion in Lusby from southbound Maryland Route 765. The driver of the Impala made an abrupt turn through a grassy area and returned to Rt. 765 northbound in an attempt to elude Dep. Holt and Dep. Dean Naughton. The vehicle continued north on Rt. 765 with Sheriff’s Office units pursuing. The vehicle accessed northbound Rt. 4 at the north end of HG Truman Road. The vehicle was on Rt. 4 for a short period of time before the driver made a U-Turn at Nursery Road and continued travelling south on Rt.4 before making a left onto Cove Point Road. The vehicle travelled east on Cove Point Road prior to turning left onto HG Truman Road to head back north. The driver continued to commit numerous traffic violations before making an abrupt right turn onto Camp Canoy Road. The Impala reached speeds of 100 miles per hour during the pursuit.
Once on Camp Canoy Road, Dep. Holt observed the drivers switch seating positions while the vehicle was still in motion and actively being pursued. Dep. Holt saw the opportunity to terminate the pursuit by using a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) which caused the vehicle to spin before it came to rest partially in a ditch. Both occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without incident once the vehicle was stopped.
The first driver was identified as Terrence David Brooks (34) of Huntingtown, Maryland and the second driver was identified as Ali As-Siddiq (29) of Prince George Virginia. Both subjects will be charged with fleeing and eluding as well as multiple other traffic charges. Terrence Brooks’ privilege to drive in the state of Maryland was both suspended and revoked. The suspects were transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where they were processed accordingly.
On November 9 at 7:25 p.m., officers responded to the Bank of America located in the 700 block of Charles Street in La Plata for the report of a robbery of a citizen. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who reported that, after she had driven up to the ATM machine, a suspect armed with a long gun entered the back seat of her car and demanded money. A second suspect then entered the front passenger seat. The suspects ordered the victim to withdraw money from the ATM and then drive them to a nearby location where they fled. The victim was not injured and notified police immediately.
On November 11, 2015, at approximately 9:15 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to Cedar Point Federal Credit Union, located at 30330 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, for the report of an armed robbery. While using the ATM, the victim observed two male subjects approach his location. Subsequently, the suspects obtained items of personal property from the victim. While attempting to flee to a local business, the suspects fired a weapon toward the victim. Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Lab responded to the scene and assumed the investigation
St. Mary’s and Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigators collaborated to determine the same suspects were responsible for both robberies. The property stolen from both victims was recovered in Washington, DC. The suspects, David Terry “Lucky” Luckett, age 36, of Southeast, Washington, D.C., and Charles Nathaniel Thomas, Jr., age 40, of Southeast, Washington, DC, were positively identified as the suspects in both robberies.
Investigators from St. Mary’s and Charles County, with the assistance of members of the Investigative and Patrol Divisions of the Washington D.C Metropolitan Police Department, as well as the U.S. Marshall’s Service, were able to locate and arrest both suspects for their involvement in both of the related robberies.
Suspects Luckett and Thomas are currently being held in Washington D.C pending their extradition back to the State of Maryland.
11-13-2015 – Theft – Deputy T. Wesner responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way in California (Wal-Mart), for the report of a theft. The suspect, Karin Jeanne Kless, age 40, of Mechanicsville, attempted to exit the store without paying for merchandise. Further investigation revealed, Kless opened packages of merchandise and removed the contents. Kless was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft Less than $100 and Malicious Destruction of Property less than $1000. CASE# 66303-15
11-13-15 – Theft – Deputy J. Vezzosi responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way in California (Wal-Mart), for the report of a theft. The suspect, Stacey Michelle Lowe-Graves, age 44, of Lexington Park, attempted to exit the store without paying for merchandise. Lowe-Graves was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft less than $100 and was also served an active Bench Warrant. CASE# 66383-15
11-14-2015 – Assault – Deputy K. Krum responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, for the report of an assault on correctional staff. Correctional Officer M. Graves asked the suspect several times to wear his shirt properly. The suspect, Tyler Patrick Springer, age 22, of Leonardtown, intentionally and actively resisted. Correctional Officer Graves made several attempts to gain control of Springer and a physical struggle ensued. Subsequently, Springer intentionally struck Correctional Officer Graves with a closed fist and then spit on his face. Springer was charged with Second Degree Assault on a DOC Employee. CASE# 66551-15
11-13-2015 – Child Abuse – Deputy T. Synder responded to Lexington Park Elementary School, for the report of alleged child abuse. The juvenile displayed injuries consistent with child abuse. The suspect, Latasha Shervonne Carter, age 32, of Lexington Park was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Second Degree Child Abuse and Second Degree Assault. CASE# 66294-15
11-12-15 – Handgun in Vehicle – While conducting surveillance in the area of Great Mills Road and FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, Deputy Cole observed a vehicle fail to come to a complete stop. Subsequently, a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. During the traffic stop, the deputy detected what appeared to be a moderate odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The suspect, Michael Fitzgerald Dobbins, Jr., age 28, of Lexington Park, was asked to exit his vehicle. An investigation of the vehicle revealed a handgun, bullets, and an expired learner’s permit. Dobbins was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Handgun in Vehicle, Handgun on or about a person, Possessing Regulated Firearm, Obliterate the Manufacturer's Identification Number on the Firearm, Driving Motor Vehicle without a License and Failure to Display License on Demand.
11-18-2015 – Violation of Protective Order – During a routine traffic stop, Deputy S. Cameron discovered there was an active protective order in place between the driver and passenger of the vehicle. The suspect, Joseph Myron Taylor, age 36, of Great Mills, was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Violation of a Protective Order. CASE# 67180-15
11-18-2015 – Assault – Deputy C. Hartzell responded to a classroom at Great Mills High School, for the report of a fight. The suspect, DaVayus Alex Barnes, age 19, of Great Mills, was involved a verbal altercation with another student during class, which escalated to a physical fight. Barnes struck the other student several times, which hindered the teacher from instructing. Barnes was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault and Disturbing Activites at School. CASE# 67129-15
11-18-2015 – Possession – Sgt. C. Safford observed the suspect, Antonio Wendell Chase, age 29, of Lexington Park, enter the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked in the Family Dollar parking lot, located at 21703 Great Mills Road in Great Mills. A traffic stop was conducted on Chase, at which time Sgt. Safford observed Chase toss a plastic baggie with a knot under the car, believed to be marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed a clear baggie in a purse on the passenger seat. In the bag was a substance believed to be crack cocaine. Chase was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Possession: Not Marijuana – Crack Cocaine. CASE# 67184-15
11-19-2015 – Theft – Deputy S. Cameron responded to the Mckay’s Food Store, located at 40845 Merchants Lane in Leonardtown, for the report of a shoplifter. The suspect, Tammy Nannette McGinnis, age 47, of Leonardtown, attempted to exit the store without paying for merchandise. McGinnis was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft Less than $1000. CASE# 67380-15
11-19-2015 – Assault – Deputy T. Snyder responded to the 46000 block of South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of a fight. The victim alleged the suspect, Delontey Montario Butler, age 23, of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim and then fled on foot. The victim alleged the suspect responded to the victim’s residence in violation of a protective order. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Butler was found hiding in a nearby business. He was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital where he was treated for injuries he sustained during the assault. Upon release, he was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Three Counts of Violation of a Protective Order. CASE# 67395-15
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – The Safe Nights program has opened for the season to provide winter shelter for the homeless.
Safe Nights protects Calvert County’s homeless from the cold by providing shelter in a clean and safe environment. Host shelters provide a warm bed and breakfast, a bag lunch and dinner. Shelter hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., seven days a week and the program is offered for approximately 20 weeks.
To qualify, individuals must:
• Be homeless.
• Show identification.
• Show proof of residency in Calvert County.
• Be ambulatory and capable of self-care.
• Be older than 18, unless accompanied by a parent.
• Pass a background check.
• Sign the guest shelter agreement and agree to abide by its provisions.
A one-time in-person registration is required each season. Walk-ins are not accepted. Call Safe Nights of Calvert County at 443-486-8670 or email email@example.com for more information.
Theft/Drug Arrest – On Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 2:24 pm, TFC C. Ruth Responded to the Food Loin in Callaway for a reported theft. Investigation revealed that Angela Hazel Bailey, 33, of Great Mills, had stolen several items. Ms. Bailey was placed under arrest for Theft Less than $1,000 and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Upon arrival, Ms. Bailey was searched, and prescription medication was found in her clothing. She was charged with Theft Less than $1,000, CDS Possess- Not Marijuana, and Possess Contraband in a Place of Confinement. She was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (15-MSP-042891)
Assault – On Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6:08 pm, TFC K. Morris responded to the 42000 block of Mechanicsville for a reported domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed that a juvenile female, 12, of Mechanicsville, had assaulted two females at the residence. The juvenile was charged with Assault 2nd Degree and released into the custody of a parent. (15-MSP-042947)
Daniele, Francesca Maria, 49, of La Plata, served on 11/19/2015 for Failure to Appear in Court
Possession of Marijuana Less Than 10 Grams
Lee, Jerrell Christopher, 25, of Bowie, on 11/20/2015
Polk, Nathaniel Allen, 25, of King George, VA, on 11/20/2015
Brooks, Robert Alexander, 43, of Lexington Park, on 11/21/2015
CDS Violation Case #15-61815:
On November 16, while Deputy T. Mohler was responding to a check welfare call on Hardesty Road, Sunderland, he made contact with a driver, Kevin Brannon, 24, from Mount Airy. He observed paraphernalia in plain view and transported him to the Detention Center where he was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia (syringe, spoon).
Disorderly Conduct Case #15-62135:
On November 17 Deputy T. Buckler was investigating a hit and run accident on Harbor Road in Chesapeake Beach. While gathering information, Garrett Mashino, 20, of Prince Frederick, became disorderly. He was charged and arrested for Disorderly Conduct.
Motor Vehicle Theft Case #15-61870:
On November 16, Deputy A. Woodford responded to a report of a stolen vehicle which took place overnight on Hampton Way in Owings. The vehicle was located several hours later on Armory Road, north of Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.
Robbery Case #15-62128:
On November 17, around 9:30pm, Deputy T. Buckler was dispatched to the Peking Inn liquor store on East Chesapeake Beach Road, North Beach, for a robbery which had just taken place. The suspects made off with a bottle of alcohol and several bottles were broken during the altercation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.
Theft Case #15-62586:
On November 20 Deputy A. Ostazeski responded to Stafford Road, Prince Frederick, for a report of two (2) propane tanks that were stolen from the victim’s yard. The theft took place sometime between October 30 - November 20.
Theft Case #15-62464:
On November 19 Deputy N. Barger was dispatched to the Giant grocery store on Rousby Hall Road, Lusby, for the report of a shoplifter. Around 3:30pm the suspect was observed leaving the store with containers of crabmeat and then fled the area in a vehicle.
Theft Case #15-62275:
On November 18 Deputy R. Kreps was dispatched to a home on Egret Court, Prince Frederick, for the report of stolen mail. The theft had taken place sometime between November 4 - 18.
Theft Case #15-62043:
On November 17 Deputy A. Woodford responded to Fox Run Liquors on North Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick for the report of a shoplifting. The suspect removed a bottle of alcohol and was able to flee the scene.
Warrant Service / False Statement to Police: On 11/17/15 at 6:06 pm, Trooper First Class Lewis stopped a vehicle on Rt. 260 near G St. in Chesapeake Beach for traffic violations. While speaking with the driver and conducting an investigation, it was determined the driver gave a false name to avoid being arrested for an active warrant through Montgomery County. Shiesha D. Simms, 27 of Prince Frederick, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
Theft: On 11/18/15 at 5:14 pm, Trooper First Class Lewis responded to the 7800 block of Hampton Way in Owings for a reported theft. The victim reported a recently filled prescription for pain medication was removed from his residence. Possible suspects have been identified and investigation remains open at this time.
Possession of Oxycodone: On 11/18/15 at 10:25 pm, Trooper First Class Lewis responded to the 10000 block of Kirksville Lane in Dunkirk for a warrant service. Davon A. Jones, 24 of Dunkirk, was located and arrested. During a search incident to the arrested, oxycodone was found on Jones’ person which he did not have a prescription for. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
Warrant Service / Possession of Zolpidem: On 11/18/15 at 11:11 pm, Trooper Kaitz stopped a vehicle on Main St. near Armory Rd. in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. During the stop, rear passenger, Clyde J. Richardson, 33 of Prince Frederick, was identified as having an open warrant through Allegany County. He was placed under arrest. During a search incident to arrest, Zolpidem was located. Richardson did not have a prescription for the pills. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
Possession of Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine: On 11/19/15 at 12:27 am, Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 near MF Bowen Rd. in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. The odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. The driver, Jamie L. Size, 29 of Laurel, was found to have several pills of Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine for which she was unable to verify having a prescription for and was placed under arrest. A passenger in the vehicle was given a Civil Citation for less than 10 grams of marijuana. Size was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
Possession of THC: On 11/21/15 at 8:43 pm, Trooper First Class Matthews stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 4 south of Plum Point Rd. in Huntingtown. The odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted and a container was located with 337.3 grams of THC Marijuana. Sandra L. Taylor, 34 of Baltimore was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Wednesday, November 25 from 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. Special patrols and enforcement focused on impaired driving are conducted year round. The CCSO is reminding drivers who might become impaired to always designate a sober driver.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.
Early this morning at 4:02 a.m. 50 firefighters from Hughesville, Waldorf, Benedict and Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a house fire at 5460 Ingersoll Place, Waldorf. It took them 40 minutes to control the blaze. After an investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, it was determined that the owner of the house woke up to the smell of smoke and discovered a fire along the front porch outside the home. She was able to gather her pets and escape without injury before calling 911 from a neighbor's house. The investigation revealed the fire started on the front porch where a pot was situated for discarded cigarette butts. There were no reported injuries and the occupants are being assisted by family and friends. The estimated total loss in the fire is $450,000. No one was injured in the fire.
Javar Charles Nolan and his twin brother, Lamar Kevin Jarel Nolan (Age 28 of Mechanicsville) were indicted and charged for “Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute” following the execution of search and seizure warrants. Suspect Lamar Nolan received an additional charge of “Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute”.
Lisa Marie Trossbach (Age 31 of California, MD) was indicted by St. Mary’s County Vice/Narcotics detectives and charged with numerous drug violations. The charges included “Possession of Heroin”, “Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute”, and “Possession of Oxycodone with the Intent to Distribute”.
The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Maryland Highway Safety Office by participating in the Click It or Ticket High Visibility Enforcement and outreach efforts during the week of Thanksgiving. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting occupant protection enforcement in various areas throughout Calvert County. Occupants of motor vehicles are required by law to buckle up. If you are stopped for not being buckled up you will receive a citation with a fine of $83.00.
Calvert County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols in an effort to remove impaired drivers from Calvert County roadways. The Sheriff's Office is dedicated to reducing the number of alcohol related fatalities in support of the Maryland Highway Safety Office's "Towards Zero Deaths" campaign. Historically there has been an increase in the number of impaired driver related crashes and DUI arrests during the holiday season. Grant funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office will be used to place additional deputies on our roadways for the specific task of locating impaired drivers.
Sheriff Mike Evans would ask that" if you consume any alcoholic beverages that you please find a sober driver and help reduce the number of fatal and serious crashes on the roadways of Calvert County this Holiday Season".
With the holidays approaching and the potential for criminal activity on the rise, the Maryland State Police-Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region is reminding citizens to report any criminal activity to your local Maryland State Police barrack. In order to better serve our citizens with reporting criminal information, investigators from CED-Central South Region have established several ways for citizens to report criminal information.
Criminal information may be reported through the CED-Central South tips line at 1-888-210-1450 or 410-257-4925. In addition to the tips line, criminal information may be reported through email. Please feel free to email Central South Region at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, citizens are able to follow MSP-Central South Region investigations by visiting our Facebook Page at “Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region”
The Maryland State Police, through its partnership with Homeland Security Investigations, local States Attorney’s Offices, and the Assistant United States Attorney’s Office, will be able to apprehend suspects and bring them to justice with the continued commitment of the public in reporting suspicious activity.
Remember, in case of an emergency or needing police assistance please call 911.
OFFICERS ARREST MAN IN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY CASE: On Nov. 17 at 3:38 p.m., officers responded to the 2060 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. The victim reported he was talking on his cell phone when he was approached by a male who asked to use his phone. The victim refused and the suspect assaulted him and attempted to steal the phone. The victim fought back and the suspect fled. Officers located the suspect nearby and arrested him after he was positively identified. Alphonso Leroy Black, 19, of no fixed address, was charged with assault, attempted theft and attempted robbery. Officer J. Brown is investigating.
ROBBERY: On Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., officers responded to the area of Annapolis Woods Road near Firetower Road in Welcome for the report of a robbery. The victim stated he was working on a motorcycle and took it for a drive. When he reached Firetower Road, he reported a white or gray work van drove around him and stopped, blocking him in. The passenger of the van – who was wearing a mask and armed with a handgun – jumped out and ordered the victim to get off the motorcycle. The victim complied and the suspect fled on the motorcycle. The motorcycle is a green, 2007 Kawasaki ZX10 1000 with black rims and blue valve caps. Cpl C. Gilroy is investigating.
OFFICERS INVESTIGATE REPORT OF MAN IMPERSONATING OFFICER: On Nov. 16 at 10 a.m., officers responded to the area of Billingsley Road near Dutton’s Bridge in Bryans Road for the report of a theft. The victim stated he was hunting when a man wearing camouflage clothing, a bright orange hat, and carrying a rifle –which was draped across his chest – approached him. The suspect told the victim to drop his gun and move away from it; the victim complied. The suspect stated he was with Department of Natural Resources police (DNR), showed some type of identification card, and told the victim he was illegally hunting on a "protected watershed." The suspect then told the victim he was confiscating the gun. The suspect left and the victim notified police. Officers canvassed the area and contacted DNR who advised there were no officers in that area of the county that day. The suspect is described as a black male, 6’3”, 250 lbs., with a dark complexion and a goatee. There have been no similar reports. Officer K. Barry is investigating.
ROBBERY: On Nov. 13 at 2:20 p.m., officers responded to the area of Gateview Place in Waldorf for the report of a robbery. The victim stated he was walking home when three males approached and demanded his shoes. The victim refused, at which time the suspects assaulted him and stole his shoes and money. Officer J. Brown is investigating.
MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH VANDALISM TO BUSINESS COMPUTER: On October 27 at about 10:30 a.m., Marc Christopher Brown, Jr., 22, of Brandywine entered a department store in Waldorf and began tampering with a computer used by people seeking employment. An employee observed Brown and inquired as to what he was doing. Brown indicated he was hired to fix the computer. As the employee attempted to verify the information, Brown left the store. It is not clear why Brown was tampering with the computer. Investigators identified Brown and a criminal summons charging Brown with destruction of property was issued by a District Court Commissioner. Further investigation revealed Brown was unable to retrieve any personal data. Det. S. Webster is investigating.
Charles County 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 Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.