Calvert County Sheriff's Reports

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (July 25, 2009) - The Calvert County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

CDS VIOLATION: On July 15 at 1:55 a.m. Cpl. Richard Wilson responded to the Fox Run McDonald's in Prince Frederick for a report of a CDS violation. An employee advised Cpl. Wilson that the driver of a black truck had offered to sell CDS to the employee while at the drive-thru window. The employee pointed out the truck and Cpl. Wilson initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in the parking lot. The driver, later identified as Edward Guy Wilcox III, 26 of Prince Frederick, struggled and attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended. He was found to have suspected marijuana in his possession. He was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana in sufficient quantity to indicate intent to distribute, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, a digital scale, and carrying a dangerous weapon, a folding blade knife. An occupant in the vehicle, a 17-year-old male from Huntingtown, was charged on a youth report with possession of marijuana and cited for possession of alcohol under the age of 21. He was released to a parent.

THEFT: A black gas grill, unknown make, valued at approximately $166, was stolen off the deck of a home on D Street in Chesapeake Beach between July 12th and 17th. DFC Joseph Windsor is continuing the investigation.

THEFT, CDS VIOLATION: On July 17 at 3:35 p.m. Dep. Christopher Waldron responded to the Prince Frederick Walmart for the report of a shoplifter in custody. After arriving and speaking with employees, it was determined that Christina Marie Pickeral, 20 of Chesapeake Beach, tried to conceal almost $50 worth of store merchandise. After Pickeral was searched she was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Pickeral was arrested and charged with theft under $100 and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, 2 multi-colored glass pipes.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Three patrons of the Crooked Eye Bar in Chesapeake Beach were arrested for disorderly conduct on July 18 at 12:22 a.m. after DFC Brianne Gray and Det. Nicholas DeFelice determined that one of them was allegedly supplying liquor to underage females in the ladies' room of the establishment. The three subjects were all yelling and using profanity. After numerous requests were given by police for the subjects to cease, they became increasingly belligerent and disorderly. DFC Gray subsequently arrested Thomas Raymond Jones, 26 of Seat Pleasant and charged him with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a law enforcement officer. Shannon Renee Williams, 26 and Marcus Levarr Gantt, 26, both of Landover, were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a law enforcement officer.

SERIOUS VEHICLE ACCIDENT: On July 1 at approximately 01:40 a.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division and Crash Reconstruction Team (CRT) responded to the area of Sandy Point Road and Sixes Road in Prince Frederick for a report of a motor vehicle crash. The following was determined during a preliminary investigation, that a black 1997 Mazda Protégé 4-door sedan, operated by Jason Louis Copsey, age 29 of St. Leonard, was traveling west bound on Sandy Point Road in the area of Sixes Road. The vehicle was also occupied by Heather Lynne Hutchins, age 38 of Prince Frederick. Hutchins was seated in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. As the vehicle entered a sweeping right turn in the roadway, the operator, Copsey, failed to negotiate the turn and the vehicle left the roadway from the south edge (east bound lanes) of Sandy Point Road. The vehicle struck a tree causing it to roll over a minimum of two times. Copsey was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected during the crash. As a result of the severity of the crash, Copsey sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to Prince Georges County Shock Trauma by MSP Trooper 7. Hutchins was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital by Ambulance 48 with minor injuries. Initial investigation revealed that alcohol was present and a factor that contributed to this crash.

PURSE SNATCHER: On July 3, members of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office responded to two local businesses in reference to an unknown suspect stealing women's purses. The first theft occurred at 11:30 a.m. at Giant in Prince Frederick and the second occurred minutes later at Wal-Mart also in Prince Frederick. The victims had briefly turned away from their shopping carts leaving their purses unattended. The suspect is described as a white male in his late teens early twenties with a slim built, 5'08"-5'10" tall, witnesses saw the suspect enter a small silver passenger vehicle.

RECOGNITION FOR INAUGURATION ASSISTANCE: At the Calvert County Sheriff's Office on June 19 at noon Lt. David J. Mulholland of the United States Park Police presented Sheriff Mike Evans a framed photo of the United States Capitol in appreciation for the assistance provided by deputies during the 56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.

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