PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (March 9, 2009) - The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
FATAL PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT: On March 6 at approximately 10:17 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to Md. Rt. 4 northbound and Plum Point Road for the report of a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival it was determined that the victim, John Russell Drinks, Sr., 46, of North Beach, was crossing Md. Rt. 4 when he was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound. Drinks was pronounced dead on the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash. The driver, a 73-year-old woman from Owings, remained on the scene. The investigation is on-going and being handled by DFC Christopher Childress of the Crash Reconstruction Unit.
DOP: Unknown suspect(s) damaged a golf cart at the sports area of the Huntingtown High School by flipping it over. The damage, estimated at $400, occurred sometime between March 3 and 4. Dep. Christopher Waldron is investigating.
VEHICLE THEFT: Unknown suspect(s) stole a burgundy 1993 Honda Accord 4-door vehicle belonging to a victim on Den Mar Lane in Sunderland between 8:00 p.m. on March 4 and 6:25 a.m. on March 5. The vehicle has a dent on the rear right passenger side and a dent in the hood. The vehicle had been left unlocked and the keys were inside. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. Thomas Rickard at 410-535-2800.
THEFT: DFC Todd Smith responded to the Prince Frederick Safeway in reference to a shoplifter in custody on March 5 at 2:23 p.m. Timothy Kevin Marr, II, 23 of Prince Frederick, was subsequently arrested and charged with theft under $500 after it was determined he had put $65 worth of food items in a cart and left the store without paying.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: Dep. Ian Umphrey conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Md. Rt. 4 and Nursery Road in Lusby on March 6 at 4:06 a.m. The driver, later identified as John Martin Van Buren Buchanan, III, 38 of Washington, D.C., was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana. He was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
ILLEGAL DRUGS: On March 6 at 8:40 a.m. Cpl. Vladimir Bortchevsky conducted a traffic stop in the area of southbound Md. Rt. 4 at Apple Way in Dunkirk. The driver and two occupants of the vehicle were all found to be in possession of suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia. Cpl. Bortchevsky was aided in the search by DFC Todd A. Smith and his K-9 partner Keloh. Bortchevsky arrested Daniel N. Ladopoulos, 41 of Albany, NY, Patrick J. Mulberry, 36, also of Albany and Jennifer L. Wilder, 29, of Troy, NY and charged each of them with possession of marijuana, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of a schedule III drug, Suboxon, possession of a schedule IV drug, Xanax, and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, a pipe.
VEHICLE THEFT: A victim advised she observed an unknown suspect get into and drive her vehicle away from in front of her home on March 7 at 3:37 a.m. on Braeburn Lane in Chesapeake Beach. The vehicle owner advised DFC Michael Naecker that her van, a blue 2002 Ford Windstar, had been left unlocked and the keys were inside. DFC Naecker will continue the investigation.
ARMED ROBBERY (released 3/3/09): On March 2 at approximately 2156 hours a masked gunman entered the McDonald's Express located at 7925 Bayside Rd. in Chesapeake Beach. The business was occupied at the time by two employees who were ordered to enter the freezer. The suspect is described as a black male, in his 30's , 6'-6'02" tall, medium to thin build, demanded money from the store manager. The suspect, was carrying what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun, left the scene on foot. No one was injured during the robbery. An unknown amount of currency was stolen. An extensive search was conducted by the road-patrol and K-9 officers from the Calvert County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police which ended in negative results. Trooper 2 was also called in to assist with the search for the suspect. This investigation is being continued by Det. Rich of CIT.