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Calvert County Sheriff's Reports


PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Sept. 9, 2009) - The Calvert County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

THEFT: Unknown suspect(s) stole a white Ipod valued at $300 from an unlocked vehicle overnight between August 31 and September 1. Cpl. James Wahlgren is investigating the theft that occurred while the unlocked vehicle was parked on Cassell Blvd. in Prince Frederick.

CDS VIOLATION: On September 1 at 6:01 p.m. Dep. James Norton conducted a traffic stop on northbound Md. Rt. 4 at Calvert Cliffs State Park in Lusby and determined that the driver, later identified as Travis Oneil Johnson, 24 of Lusby, was in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was charged with possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, a digital scale.

THEFT, CDS VIOLATION: Dep. Thomas Rickard responded to the Lusby Giant on September 2 for the report of a theft. He made contact with the store theft investigator. The investigator advised that he had developed a store employee as a suspect after it was learned that more than $800 was missing over a course of days in August of this year. Dep. Rickard arrested the suspect employee, identified as Horace Kelvin Smith, Jr., 20 of Lusby, and charged him with theft over $500. A search incident to arrest revealed suspected cocaine and marijuana. Smith was also charged with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.

DOP: Unknown suspect(s) caused $200 in damage to the rear window of a vehicle parked outside a home on Catalina Drive in Lusby. Dep. Jason Lord is investigating the incident that occurred on September 2 between 5:45 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

CDS VIOLATION: Sgt. Brian McCourt conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was reported to be driving erratically near Broomes Island Road on northbound Md. Rt. 4 on September 4 at 8:43 a.m. Sgt. McCourt observed the driver after Lt. Colonel Tom Hejl initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in the parking lot of the Old Field Inn in Prince Frederick. The driver, later identified as Roger W. Buckler, Jr., 41 of Leonardtown, was found to be driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A search incident to arrest revealed a controlled dangerous substance. Buckler was arrested and charged with DUI and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, alprazolam.

CDS VIOLATION: Dep. Roscoe Kreps attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was being operated in a negligent manner on September 4 at 5:21 p.m. The driver of the vehicle turned right onto Md. Rt. 2 from northbound Md. Rt. 4 but did not stop. Dep. Kreps continued to follow the vehicle, which at times sped up and then slowed to about 40 MPH. After turning onto Dalrymple Road, the vehicle crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. The vehicle continued on Dalrymple and turned onto Claggett Road, pulling into the driveway of a home. The driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot toward the wood line. Dep. Kreps followed on foot and caught the suspect after he fell. Dep. Kreps determined the driver, identified as William Anthony Plater, 50 of Sunderland, to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A search incident to arrest revealed drug paraphernalia used to inhale crack cocaine. Plater was arrested and charged with DUI and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, a glass smoking device.

CDS VIOLATION: On September 4 at 10:12 p.m. DFC John Harms investigated a loud party on Grover Lane in Lusby. A male standing outside with a crowd of people was found to be in possession of suspected drugs. Jason Patrick Osborne, 22 of Lusby, was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II drug, Oxycodone, and use of drug paraphernalia, a metal grinder, used to prepare Oxycodone.

THEFT: On September 6 at 5:13 a.m. after observing a vehicle leave the parking lot of the 7-11 Convenience store at Church Street and Md. Rt. 4 in Prince Frederick at a high rate of speed, Dep. Moises Velasquez attempted a traffic stop while contacting the Calvert Control Center to determine if the 7-11 had been robbed. Employees of the 7-11 advised that a man had just stolen a carton of Newport cigarettes and fled the store without paying. Dep. Velasquez stopped the suspect vehicle on Md. Rt. 231 and Skipjack Road and the driver matched the description given by employees. Keith Daniel Sams, 26 of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with theft under $100.

THEFT: Two juvenile females were charged with theft by DFC Aaron Locke on September 6 at 6:06 p.m. after they were observed shoplifting at the Prince Frederick Safeway. A sixteen-year-old from Prince Frederick and a fourteen-year-old of St. Leonard were each charged with theft under $100 on youth reports and released to a parent.

CREDIT CARD THEFTS: The Calvert Investigative Team is seeking information in reference to recent credit card thefts in the Prince Frederick area. The stolen cards were used in the Bowie and Prince Frederick areas to make large purchases in the amount of $10,000 dollars, at various retail clothing stores between August 1-10, 2009. The above suspect is described as a light complexioned African American female approximately 5'4- 5'7 with an extremely thin build. The unknown female has a large scar on the center of her chest and is known to frequent the Prince Frederick, North Beach and Chesapeake Beach areas. At the time of the incidents she was described by store personnel as being "very pregnant". This individual may or may not have delivered her baby at the time of this release. If you have any information or can identify the suspect please contact Det. N. DeFelice 410-535-1600 x 2669 or 410-610-8275.

FALSE STATEMENT TO A POLICE OFFICER: On August 25, Sgt. Tim Fridman of the C.I.T. traveled to the State's Attorney's Office and met with Angelena Ronnetta Claggett, 38 of Prince Frederick, to follow up with a violation of a protective order. Claggett stated to Fridman that she had gone to the District Court on August 24 to observe a court case involving her ex-boyfriend, Kerwin Louis McClam, 38 of Lothian, against whom she had the protective order. Claggett further advised that after the hearing, McClam and his brother had followed her in their vehicle, blocked her vehicle in a nearby parking lot, and verbally threatened her. She reported that there were two women sitting on a porch nearby that witnessed the incident. Claggett said she then went to the State Police Barrack in Prince Frederick and reported the violation. An arrest warrant was subsequently issued for and served on McClam. He was held without bond for violation of a protective order.

Sgt. Fridman determined that Claggett's statements were false by reviewing security video from the District Court Building and also reviewing video taken by McClam's brother while leaving the courthouse. Det. Fridman also interviewed the two witnesses who stated they did not recall seeing the woman's vehicle and remembered nothing out of the ordinary about that day. Sgt. Fridman applied for charges against Claggett of false statement to a police officer. Claggett turned herself in to the Maryland State Police on August 27th and was transferred to the Calvert County Sheriff's Office where she was served with the arrest warrant.

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