Calvert County Sheriff's Reports

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

FATAL ACCIDENT: On November 6 at approximately 4:09 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to Md. Rt. 231 eastbound east of Seagull Beach Road in Prince Frederick for the report of a fatal motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival it was determined that the victim, Frank Allan Ade, 59 of Brandywine, was traveling eastbound along Route 231 when the vehicle he was operating, a 1995 Ford Contour, left the roadway for unknown reasons. Shortly after leaving the roadway, the Contour struck a culvert and became airborne. The vehicle overturned several times after striking the culvert. Ade was not belted and was subsequently ejected prior to the vehicle coming to rest. Ade was transported from the scene via ambulance and was later pronounced dead at Calvert Memorial Hospital. The investigation is being handled by Cpl. G. M. Shrawder of the Crash Reconstruction Unit.

CDS VIOLATION: Dep. Thomas Rickard conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on westbound Md. Rt. 231 at Hallowing Point Park in Prince Frederick on November 2 at 2:48 p.m. The driver, later identified as Jonathan Michael Odell, 25 of Waldorf, was found to be in possession of suspected drugs. He was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II drug, Methadone.

DOP: Unknown suspect(s) caused $500 in damage by breaking the windshield of a vehicle parked outside a home on H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby overnight between November 4 and 5. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. Christopher McDonough at 410-535-2800.

DOP: DFC Kevin Hall is investigating a destruction of property that occurred sometime within the past two weeks to a home on 1st Street in North Beach. On November 4 the homeowner advised DFC Hall that unknown suspect(s) used what appears to be a black marker to write graffiti in five spots on the house and fence. The damage was not permanent. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC Hall at 410-535-2800.

DOP: Two horses were shot multiple times each while on the property of the homeowner on Clifton Drive in Lusby by unknown suspect(s) sometime on November 2. The horses were treated by a veterinarian who advised that the wounds were not life-threatening. Anyone with suspect information is asked to contact Dep. Frank Winston at 410-535-2800.

DOP: The air conditioning unit outside the Dairy Freeze on Chesapeake Avenue in North Beach was spray painted with black lettering between November 5 and 6 causing approximately $25 in damage. DFC Kevin Hall is investigating.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT: On November 6 at 2:07 p.m. DFC Philip Foote conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on southbound Md. Rt. 4 in the area of Parran Road in St. Leonard. He subsequently determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen by Hertz Rental Company on October 28 from Reagan National Airport. The driver, Mariamawit Yohannes, 20 of Silver Spring and lone passenger, Sofanitt Girma, 21, also of Silver Spring, were both arrested and charged with motor vehicle theft.

DOP: An employee of the Papa John's on Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach advised DFC Kevin Hall that on two separate occasions between November 5 at 10:00 p.m. and November 7 at 10:00 a.m., unknown suspect(s) caused damage to the front window of the establishment. The suspect(s) used black marker to write on the front window in the first incident but then cracked the large window in the second incident. DFC Hall is continuing the investigation.

CDS VIOLATION: After conducting a traffic stop on Clubhouse Drive in Lusby on November 7 at 12:10 a.m. DFC Edwin Bradley found the driver, later identified as Joseph David Burroughs, 18 of Mechanicsville, to be in possession of suspected drugs. He was charged with possession of marijuana, and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, plastic straws, used to pack marijuana.

CDS VIOLATION: Dep. Christopher Waldron conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Catalina Drive and San Mateo Drive in Lusby on November 8 at 1:25 a.m. The driver, later identified as Bernard Williams II, 24 of Lusby, was subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence, possession of marijuana and possession of Percocet.

DARE BENEFITS FROM CLOTHING RECYCLING: In June of 2008 Calvert County switched clothing recyclers so that the local D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program could take advantage of a fund raising opportunity created by an alliance between D.A.R.E. America and MAC Recycling. The program consists of MAC Recycling supplying clothing recycling bins that are located at each of our satellite refuse collection sites as well as the landfill. The way this has benefitted us locally is D.A.R.E. America is paid $500 per bin by MAC Recycling to use the D.A.R.E. logo on the clothing bins. D.A.R.E. America then puts $100 per bin that is located in Calvert County into an account for us to use for purchases related to D.A.R.E. The State D.A.R.E. Coordinator's Office also benefits from the bins in our County as well by also receiving $100 per bin. This money is used to offset training costs and other expenses associated with the D.A.R.E. Program Statewide. Initially there were 15 bins placed in the county and currently there are 17.

This partnership has also benefitted our County. According to Bill Teter, the Calvert County Recycling Coordinator, during the last half of 2008 and the first half of 2009, a total of 310.52 tons of clothing was recovered from the clothing bins which means that the county saved a total of $21,175.00 in disposal fees.

If you would like more information about how you can be a part of this program, please feel free to contact Sgt. Bomgardner via e-mail at bomgarmp(at)

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