PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. - The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
CDS VIOLATION: DFC John "Marty" McCarroll arrested Gregory L. Mercilliott, 40, of Dunkirk for possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia after initiating a traffic stop on Boyd's Turn Road in Owings on December 16 at 6:40 p.m. Mercilliott had failed to yield the right of way to another vehicle while traveling eastbound on Mt. Harmony Road in Owings, almost causing an accident.
THEFT: A victim reported to DFC John "Marty" McCarroll that her purse had been stolen from inside her unlocked vehicle on December 18 at 3:00 p.m. The victim had been parked at the Twin Beach Library on Harbor Road in Chesapeake Beach. At 11:30 p.m. that same day, DFC Richard Cress made a traffic stop in Owings and discovered that the driver, identified as Christopher A. Gasch, 26 of Owings, was in possession of the victim's property. Gasch was charged with theft.
BURGLARY: A home on Lloyd Bowen Road in St. Leonard was burglarized on Christmas day between 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The unknown culprits stole one Play Station 2 and one Xbox game player and caused $125.00 in damage. Dep. Richard Weems will continue the investigation.
THEFT: Unknown suspects stole Nativity figures, a baby Jesus and Joseph, from a display in the front yard of a home on Loring Drive in Huntingtown. The theft occurred between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on December 27. DFC Peter Aurich is investigating.
DOP: Another victim on Robinson Road in Huntingtown found his inflatable Christmas lawn ornaments sliced open. The damage, estimated at $600.00, occurred overnight on December 26. Dep. Carl Fischer is investigating.
THEFT: An employee of Walmart in Prince Frederick contacted police on December 27 at approximately 9:25 p.m. and advised that he observed a suspect take a 20-inch Sanyo television, valued at over $300.00 out of the store without paying for it. A description of the suspect's vehicle was given and Det. Christopher Parsons observed the vehicle traveling eastbound on Md. Rt. 231. Parsons pursued the vehicle into Charles County where the Charles County Sheriff's Office deployed stop-sticks in the area of MD. Route 231 and the Hughesville Fire Department. The vehicle tires were flattened and the vehicle came to a stop in the Mercantile Bank parking lot on Md. Rt. 5. Dfc. Parsons, assisted by Md. State Trooper Stephen M. Keen of the Prince Frederick Barrack, then arrested the driver, identified as Thomas C. Cole, 43 of Waldorf and charged him with theft.
DISORDERLY: Dep. Carl Fischer observed what appeared to be a fight occurring on the bleachers during the intermission of a Huntingtown High School basketball game on December 28 at 8:55 p.m. Patrice B. Brooks, 21 of Prince Frederick was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct. Brooks stated that someone had hit her boyfriend and she wanted retaliation.
CDS VIOLATION: Dep. John Harms arrested Amanda D. Hoff, 21, of Lowery Road in Huntingtown and charged her with possession of marijuana after finding her and three passengers smoking
the suspected controlled dangerous substance in her vehicle parked at the Southern Community Center in Lusby on December 29 at 11:00 p.m.