Calvert County Sheriff's Reports

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (June 14, 2010) - The Calvert County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of June 7 through June 13, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office responded to 1888 calls for service throughout the community. Additionally, deputies arrested 9 people and charged them with DWI/DUI during the week.

DOP: Unknowns suspect(s) smashed the rear window of a vehicle parked outside a home on Old Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach at about 12:30 a.m. on June 11. The damage is estimated at $300. Dep. C. Waldron is investigating.

THEFT: Sometime between June 10 at 5:00 p.m. and June 11 at 11:00 a.m. someone stole a 14 foot Kelly green Lone Star Jon boat valued at $1000. The boat has a Mercury motor worth $1535. The boat had been tied to a pier behind the victim's home on H Street in Chesapeake Beach. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. C. Waldron at 410-535-2800.

THEFT, CDS VIOLATION: On June 11 at 6:43 p.m. a 17-year-old male from Chesapeake Beach was caught stealing from the Prince Frederick Walmart and was then found to be in possession of suspected marijuana. He was charged on a youth report with theft and possession of marijuana and released to a parent by Dep. R. Brady.

BURGLARY: DFC C. Childress responded to the Westlake Professional Building on Sherry Lane in Prince Frederick on June 12 for a burglary report. The owner advised that unknown suspect(s) entered the building sometime between June 4 and 12 and damaged some property valued at $500. Nothing appears to have been taken. DFC Childress will continue the investigation.

THEFT: A $400 Echo leaf blower, black and orange, was stolen from the yard of a home on Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach between June 10 and 11. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC A. Locke at 410-535-2800.

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On June 12 at about 8:47 p.m., Dep. A. Clas was attempting a traffic stop on a Kawasaki motorcycle in the area of White Sands Drive and Md. Rt. 4 in Lusby. The driver accelerated at a high rate of speed onto northbound Md. Rt. 4. The Kawasaki was observed passing vehicles on the right and forcing vehicles off the roadway through the Port Republic and St. Leonard areas. The Kawasaki entered the crossover at Sixes Road and continued northbound in the southbound lanes of Route 4 and narrowly missed striking several vehicles head-on. Cpl. V. Bortchevsky advised units to shut down Md. Rt. 4 southbound in Prince Frederick and assisted Clas in following parallel in the northbound lanes to the Kawasaki who was still traveling north in the southbound lanes. Assisting deputies activated emergency equipment and forced the Kawasaki to the shoulder area near Kenmar Liquors. The driver attempted to go around the deputies by going into the grassy area, causing the motorcycle to slide. The driver was ejected and taken into custody without injuries. The driver was identified as Douglas Dupree Peeples, 25 of Hyattsville. Peeples refused medical treatment. He was arrested and charged with reckless driving, negligent driving, and fleeing and eluding as well as several other traffic offenses.

PEDESTRIANS STRUCK BY VEHICLE: On May 26 at approximately 3:45 p.m. units from the Calvert County Sheriff's Office responded to San Mateo Trail at El Segunda Lane for a motor vehicle collision involving two pedestrians. A 2000 Mercury Mountaineer operated by Sabrina Marie Hesse, 29 of Lusby, was traveling south on San Mateo Trail when it struck 26-year-old William Edward Jones, 3rd and his 1-year-old son both of Lusby, causing injury to both. During the investigation, it was learned that the child had run into the roadway, Jones ran out and grabbed him and was subsequently side swiped by the Mercury Mountaineer. Both Jones and the baby fell to the ground causing injury to the one-year-olds' head. He was flown to Children's Hospital with a head injury. The status of his injuries was unknown at the time of transport. Jones refused treatment by EMS personnel. The scene was marked by collision reconstruction due to the unknown status of the child and the circumstances of this collision. It was determined Hesse had been operating a motor vehicle while suspended. She was subsequently arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license. DFC J. Harms is continuing the investigation; however, preliminary investigation has determined that no charges in reference to negligent driving will be issued at this time.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY ON FARM LAND: The Sheriff's Office has recently discovered there is growing public concern regarding persons unknown driving through farm fields in the county during early morning hours resulting in the destruction of crops that have been planted. One incident occurred on May 30 at a farm on Lowery Road in Huntingtown. A neighbor observed the vehicle and reported the tag number to police. Nicholas Cremonese, 21 of Huntingtown, was subsequently arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property. Cremonese reportedly stated that it was a stupid thing to do. The Sheriff's Office intends to fully investigate and take every measure to identify the perpetrator(s) of these type incidents and have them charged accordingly. Please contact the Sheriff's Office immediately if you see anything that looks suspicious, day or night.

STABBING: On June 12 at 12:03 a.m., Calvert Control received a call for a stabbing in Lusby. Deputy R. Weems arrived at a home on Ridge View Road and contacted the victim, a 41-year-old male and witness, a 28-year-old male. The two reported that earlier in the evening they had walked from the home on Ridge View Road to the Md. Rt. 4 intersection to hitchhike a ride to a store. A white passenger vehicle stopped to give them a ride. An unknown black male got out of the driver's side of the vehicle and asked if they had gas money. As the victim pulled some cash from his sweat pants pocket, the suspect pulled out a knife, came towards him and slashed his forearm. The suspect got into his vehicle without taking any cash and fled, traveling southbound on Md. Rt. 4. The two men ran back to the victim's residence, about a mile, and contacted the police. The victim reported that there was a black female seated in the front passenger seat of the white vehicle. The 41-year-old was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital, treated for a laceration to his right forearm, and released. The injury is not considered to be life threatening or cause permanent disfigurement. The description of the subject is a black male with dread locks, wearing a red baseball cap and white T-shirt. He has a light mustache and a medium build. No further details of the suspect's vehicle other than that it was white could be given. Sgt. Sciana Roach of C.I.T. is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call her at 410-535-2800 ext. 2455.

JUNE 12 OPEN HOUSE: Sheriff Mike Evans would like to thank everyone who attended the Calvert County Sheriff's Office 2010 Open House on Saturday June 12th. The event was a huge success thanks to the hard work of the Sheriff's Office staff and generous support from Fantasy World Entertainment, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, The Prince Frederick Masonic Lodge #142, College of Southern Maryland, and many other community partners. A special thank you goes out to the Calvert County Public Safety community, Senator Thomas V. "Mike" Miller, Calvert County Commissioner Susan Shaw, Calvert County State's Attorney Laura Martin, and Calvert County Clerk of the Circuit Court Kathy Smith for participating and showing their dedication and support for the Sheriff's Office and public safety community in Calvert County.

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