PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Jan. 19, 2010) - The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
BURGLARY: Cpl. Anthony Moschetto responded to a theft call on January 13 at 4:30 a.m. on Maryland Avenue in St. Leonard. After arriving, he observed the suspect, later identified as Charles Edward Best, III, 25 of St. Leonard, removing items from the back seat of a parked vehicle. Further investigation revealed that Best had removed over $1100 in items from three vehicles. All property, to include skill saws, drills, and other tools, was returned to the owners. Best was arrested and charged with 3 counts of fourth degree burglary, one count of theft under $100, two counts of theft under $1000 and theft scheme. An additional charge of malicious destruction of property under $500 is pending after a victim noticed damage to his vehicle.
CDS VIOLATION: Dep. Aundrea Lawton responded to the area of Carson Drive in Huntingtown on January 15 at 4:15 a.m. for a suspicious person call. After arriving, she was flagged down by a white male standing next to a Ford Explorer. After making contact with him, she detected a strong odor of alcohol. The man indicated that he was having trouble starting his vehicle. Further investigation revealed that he had suspected drugs inside the vehicle and on his person. Lawton subsequently arrested Steven David Banik, 24 of Sunderland and charged him with possession of marijuana, possession of a schedule IV drug, Ambien, and driving under the influence of alcohol.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE: Sometime between 7:00 p.m. January 14 and 8:30 a.m. January 15, unknown suspect(s) removed one IBM Think Pad laptop computer from a vehicle that was parked outside a home on South Plantation Drive in Dunkirk. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. Jonathan Parsons at 410-535-2800.
CDS VIOLATION: DFC Paul Wood investigated a suspicious person call on January 15 at 9:30 a.m. at Ketch Road and Bugeye Square in Prince Frederick. A caller advised that a white male had stopped his vehicle in the roadway and got out of it claiming there was a snake inside. Several people in the area helped the driver look for the snake but did not find one. After noticing that the driver seemed to be impaired, they called police. DFC Wood found the driver, identified as Laurence Michael Donnelly, Jr., 44 of Prince Frederick, to be under the influence of alcohol. DFC Wood was assisted by DFC Pete Aurich and his K-9 partner Bean, who conducted a narcotics scan and alerted to the presence of suspected drugs and paraphernalia. Donnelly was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of cocaine and possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, a digital scale.
CDS VIOLATION: On January 15 at 10:38 a.m. after conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 4700 block of St. Leonard Road, Dep. James Norton made contact with the driver, later identified as Daniel Allen Cecil, 20, of St. Leonard. Norton found Cecil to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Cecil was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a tightly rolled $5 bill (used as a makeshift straw to snort illegal narcotics) with a white powder residue inside and a clear plastic cigar tube containing flakes of suspected marijuana.
BURGLARY: A black and yellow 2006 Suzuki 750 motorcycle was stolen between January 15 at noon at January 16 at 9:00 a.m. from a shed behind a home on Gunsmoke Court in Lusby. The motorcycle is valued at $3000. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. James Norton at 410-535-2800.
THEFT: Dep. James Norton is investigating the theft of a Gehl rubber tire loader, valued at $6500, from the driveway of a home on Mill Creek Drive in Lusby that occurred on January 14 at 9:00 p.m.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE: DFC Moises Velasquez is investigating the theft of a 12 inch Kicker L7 subwoofer worth $400, a Kicker 2x650.4 amplifier valued at $135 and $100 in cash from a vehicle on Hillside Road in St. Leonard. The victim is unsure if he had locked the vehicle. The theft occurred sometime between January 13 and 16. A second victim on the same street advised that a dual subwoofer, a Pioneer head unit, a Verizon ENV touch and several other items, together valued at $570, were stolen from inside his vehicle. The vehicle had been locked.
BURGLARY: A home was burglarized during the daytime hours on January 16 on Red Cloud Road in Lusby. The victim advised DFC Jonathan Harms that the unknown suspect(s) stole $480. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC Harms at 410-535-2800.
CDS VIOLATION: After conducting a traffic stop on southbound Md. Rt. 4 in the area of Parran Road in St. Leonard on January 17 at 12:03 a.m., Cpl. Anthony Moschetto found the driver, later identified as Cortney Jamal Gray, 19 of St. Leonard, to be in possession of suspected drugs and arrested and charged him with possession of marijuana.
CDS VIOLATION: A seventeen-year-old male from Lusby was charged on a youth report with possession of narcotics and marijuana after DFC John Harms conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle he was a passenger in on Towanda Trail off Catalina Drive in Lusby on January 17 at 1:54 a.m. Harms located two plastic bags containing the following drugs; Gabapentin, Mirtazapine, Cyclobenzaprine, Dextroamphetamine, Restoril and suspected marijuana. The juvenile was released to a parent.
THEFTS FROM VEHICLES: Sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on January 17, unknown suspect(s) broke into 17 vehicles in St. Leonard. Six of the vehicles were parked outside homes on Mattapany Road or Calvert Drive. A JVC CD player worth $100 was stolen from one of the vehicles. Nothing else was taken from any vehicle and all the cars had been left unlocked by their owners. A car parked behind Buehler's Market sustained $100 in damage but nothing was taken from within. Ten vehicles parked at the St. Leonard Collision Center on St. Leonard Road were broken into and several radios and a pair of front fenders were stolen. Those vehicles had previously been locked. DFC Paul Wood is investigating the theft. If you have any information, please contact him at 410-535-2800.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Sgt. Brian McCourt arrested Jesse Edward Germann, 46 of Prince Frederick at the Mr. Tire in Prince Frederick on January 17 at 10:14 and charged him with disorderly conduct. Sgt. McCourt responded to the location for the report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival he observed two men involved in a verbal dispute. Germann acted in a disorderly manner and was arrested.
BURGLARY: Dep. James Norton is investigating a burglary to a home on Custler Court in Lusby that occurred between January 16 and 17. More than $1900 in property was taken, to include a silver Ipod Nano 4th generation, a Nintendo Wii, DVD's, Cannon digital camera, and several other items. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. Norton at 410-535-2800.