Dep. James G. Bell responded to a home on Saw Mill Road in Lusby on August 27 at 8:47 p.m. for an assault complaint. Upon arriving and speaking with the victim who had been punched in the mouth, Bell arrested William J. Broome, 50, of Lusby and charged him with second-degree assault.
Theft and Destruction of Property
A victim on Cox Road in Huntingtown told Cpl. Roscoe Jones on August 27 that between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. that evening, an unknown suspect(s) broke a rear window in his vehicle and stole a black cloth bag from inside. Another victim at the same residence stated that his unlocked vehicle had been entered and a Kenwood CD player and a Sony Xplod CD player had been stolen. Damages are estimated at $250.00 and the value of the stolen items is $220.00. Jones will continue the investigation.
Destruction of Property
On August 28 Dfc. William R. Milam met with a victim on 6th Street in North Beach who advised that sometime between August 26 and 28 an unknown suspect(s) cut a hole in the canvas roof of her vehicle. Damage is estimated at $150.00.
On August 29 at 10:16 a.m. Sgt. Craig Kontra was forced off the roadway while traveling west on Rt. 231 at Helena Drive in Prince Frederick by a Camping RV that crossed the center yellow line while traveling east. Sgt. Kontra turned around and subsequently conducted a traffic stop in the area of Rt. 4 and German Chapel Road. The camping RV came to a stop and the driver fled the vehicle and ran into the woods. Sgt. Kontra gave chase on foot and was assisted by Dfc. Joseph E. Windsor. Windsor ultimately apprehended the suspect, identified as Walter S. Burke, Jr., 28, of Prince Frederick. Burke was found to be wanted on a warrant through Frederick County and was driving on a revoked license. A search of Burke revealed CDS paraphernalia. Burke was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and was cited for attempting to flee and elude, driving on a revoked license, and a moving violation.
Dep. John M. Bonville responded to a home on Monterey Court in Lusby for a theft from vehicle report. The victim stated that sometime overnight on August 16 unknown persons entered her unlocked vehicle, which was parked in her driveway. A $50.00 "throw-away" cell phone was stolen.
A victim on Ridge Road in Lusby reported to Dep. Kevin D. Hall that between August 21 at 8:30 p.m. and August 22 at 10:30 in the morning, someone smashed the side window of his truck and stole a stereo head unit. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $150.00 and the head unit to a Sony DVD/CD, is valued at $800.00. Hall will continue the investigation.
Dfc. Katherine N. Luppino responded to the Super 8 Motel in Prince Frederick on August 17 for a complaint of the odor of marijuana. Dfc. Luppino immediately detected the odor upon arriving at the hotel and from one room in particular. Entry to the room was granted by the occupant and marijuana was subsequently found. Police arrested Pericles C. Tiliakos, 25, of Dundalk and charged him with possession of marijuana.
Shoplifting, CDS Violation
Cpl. Thomas S. Phelps responded to Safeway in Prince Frederick on August 17 at noon for a shoplifter. The alleged shoplifter then got into a white Toyota Tercel and fled to the Fox Run Shopping Center where he was spotted by off-duty Dep. Shawn Morder. Phelps responded and made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Lisa M. Claggett, 39, of no fixed address. A search of the vehicle revealed suspected cocaine and drug paraphernalia. A male passenger in the car, John R. Smith IV, 20, of Lothian, was questioned and subsequently charged with theft under $500.00 for stealing property located in the vehicle belonging to Safeway and Claggett was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
A victim on Richfield Road in Huntingtown reported to Cpl. Michael P. Bomgardner that sometime overnight on August 4, unknown suspects had damaged her vehicle, which was parked in her driveway. The right rear passenger door and window had $250.00 in damage. Bomgardner will continue the investigation.
Dep. Richard Weems II responded to Austin Lane in Lusby on August 7 for a theft report. The victim stated that unknown suspects took items from his vehicle. The car was parked, unlocked, in his driveway at the time of the theft. A Tungsten Palm Pilot and a Dual Electronics AM/FM stereo were among the $1500.00 worth of items stolen. Weems will continue to investigate.
Unknown suspects spray-painted a vehicle that was parked behind a residence on 27th Street in Chesapeake Beach. The victim advised Dfc. Christopher J. Childress that the damage, estimated at $250.00, happened sometime between August 6 and 7.
As the result of a traffic stop on August 8 at 2:03 a.m. at Dares Beach and Clay Hammond Roads in Prince Frederick, Dfc. Richard S. Wilson determined a 1997 Mitsubishi had tags on it belonging to a 1998 Ford. The driver, later identified as Terry S. Craig, 38, of Nanjemoy, initially provided a false name. A computer check revealed that Craig was driving on a suspended license and also had an open arrest warrant from Charles County. A search incident to arrest revealed suspected cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Craig was arrested and charged with possession of both and driving while suspended.
On August 9 at 2:00 a.m. Dep. Kevin D. Hall was patrolling the area of Md. Rt. 4 and Plum Point Road in Huntingtown when he observed a 1998 Toyota Corolla make a left-hand turn from Plum Point Road onto northbound Md. Rt 4 traveling southbound. The vehicle then made a U-turn in the northbound lanes and then made another U-turn at the Plum Point signal and headed south in the southbound lanes of Md. Rt. 4. Hall made a traffic stop and determined the driver, Lewis A. Acton, 18, of Deale, was not under the influence. Consent to search was obtained and revealed marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Acton was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.