PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. - The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DOP: A new home under construction on Big Sandy Run in Lusby was damaged between June 19 at 1:30 p.m. and June 20 at 10:00 a.m. Numerous windows had been broken out amounting to over $3,900 in damage. Three youths were seen near the house shortly before the damage was discovered. Their description has been given to Dep. Mark Robshaw who will continue with the investigation.
THEFT: On June 20, Dep. Richard Cox responded to 995 N. Prince Frederick Blvd. for a reported theft. An employee of Rice Electric, whose company is providing all the electrical work for the new office building, stated that sometime between June 19 at 2:00 p.m. and the following morning, unknown suspect(s) stole $1,000 worth of copper wire, and caused $500 in damage. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. Cox at 410-535-2800.
DOP: Papa John's Pizza on Jennifer Lane in Owings suffered $300 in damage overnight on June 21 when unknown suspect(s) hit the front window of the restaurant with a rock. Dep. Richard Cox is investigating.
DOP: Dep. Mark Robshaw responded to the Holiday Inn Select on Holiday Drive in Solomons on June 22. The victim informed him that the gas line of her 1997 Ford Mustang had been cut sometime that day between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. The damage is estimated at $300. Robshaw will continue the investigation.
FLEEING AND ELUDING: Cpl. Anthony Moschetto responded to the area of Md. Rt. 4 and German Chapel Road in Prince Frederick for the report of several vehicles being operated in a reckless and negligent manner on June 24 at 1:15 p.m. Cpl. Moschetto flagged six to eight vehicles over to the side of the road that he also observed being driven in a reckless manner. One of the vehicles then abruptly pulled around Moschetto's vehicle and fled the scene. Cpl. Moschetto returned to his police vehicle and began following the suspect auto that continued to be operated in a recklessly. Cpl. Moschetto slowed, hoping the suspect vehicle would do the same and lost sight of it around a curve. It was later learned that the driver, Derek L. Hoover, 19, of Annapolis and a 17-year-old female passenger of Edgewater parked the vehicle in Battle Creek Nature Park on Grays Road. They approached a homeowner in the area and requested a ride to the Giant Food store in Prince Frederick telling her their car had broken down. The homeowner complied and then contacted police. Members of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office located Hoover and the juvenile passenger in the shopping center. Hoover was arrested and charged with numerous traffic violations as well as fleeing and eluding. No charges were filed against the juvenile, who was released to a parent. The vehicle was located by Moschetto in the Battle Creek Nature Park.
PIT BULLS FIGHTING: On June 13 at approximately 1:00 p.m. the Calvert County Sheriffs Office Animal Control Unit received an emergency call regarding numerous pit bulls attacking each other at a residence on the 11000 block of Big Bear Lane in Lusby. Upon arrival, Dep. John Harms and Animal Control Officer J. Hill saw 4 dogs that appeared to be pit bulls inside a chain link kennel with obvious bite wounds. One dog had life threatening injuries. Loose in the unfenced yard was one female dog that also appeared to be a pit bull, with severe bite wounds to her legs, face and neck. The dog owners were not home at the time the incident occurred. The dog owner was contacted and returned home. The dog owner relinquished custody of three of the dogs to Animal Control, but wanted to keep 2 of the dogs. The surrendered dogs were transported to Tri-County Animal Shelter and euthanized due to their injuries. Animal Control is continuing follow up visits to the residence to ensure the proper care of the remaining dogs.