FALSE REPORT OF BURGLARY AND SEXUAL ASSAULT: On June 10, Calvert County Sheriff's deputies responded to a business at the Fox Run Professional Center located on Steeple Chase Drive in Prince Frederick for the report of a burglary and sexual assault. During the ongoing investigation, detectives from CIT discovered several inconsistencies with the victim's version of events. Detectives conducted a subsequent interview at which time the victim admitted that this was a false report. Detectives consulted with the State's Attorney's Office and no charges will be filed for the false report due to mitigating circumstances. This case is officially closed at this time.
SEEKING INFO IN FEB. 11 SOLOMONS BANK ROBBERY: Detectives from CIT are still seeking the suspect in the armed bank robbery that occurred on February 11 of this year at the Maryland Bank and Trust in Solomons. A white male, about 30 years old, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing beige canvas work pants, a beige canvas hooded jacket, a camouflage face mask and a black stocking cap, robbed the bank at gunpoint. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. J. Ewig of C.I.T. at 410-535-1600 ext. 2596. For additional information please contact D/Sgt. Matt McDonough at 410-535-1600 ext. 2418 or Sgt. Sciana Roach at 410-535-1600 ext. 2455. For a possible reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect, call Crime Solvers at 410-535-2880. Callers can remain anonymous. (See http://somd.com/news/headlines/2010/11351.shtml for photos of the robber in action)
Sean Michael Rowe, 18 of Lusby, was charged first degree assault and second degree assault after he allegedly stabbed another man five times with a 6-inch hunting knife after a dispute over a woman. (Arrest photos)
STABBING RESULTS FROM DISPUTE OVER WOMAN: On Monday, July 5 at approximately 3:00 a.m. DFC J. Morgan stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in Lusby. DFC Morgan contacted the driver who advised that his passenger, Jeremy Michael Baran, 21 of Lusby, had just been stabbed and they were en route to Calvert Memorial Hospital. DFC Morgan observed that the victim was bleeding severely from his upper thighs. The St. Leonard Volunteer Rescue Squad was contacted, responded to the scene and transported Baran to the Emergency Room for treatment. Detective Rich arrived at Calvert Memorial Hospital and made contact with the victim. He observed Baran's injuries and noted five separate injuries; all of which required numerous stitches. Investigation determined that the victim and the unidentified suspect had several discussions over their cell phones and developed some differences over an adult female. They agreed to meet near the boat ramp off of Riverview Drive in Lusby. Detective Rich confirmed that the actual stabbing occurred in this area and believed that the suspect was still in this vicinity. Detective Rich's investigation led him to a home in Lusby occupied by four adult males and one adult female. Detective Rich identified Sean Michael Rowe, 18 of Lusby, pictured above, and arrested him for stabbing Baran. The 6-inch buck hunting knife used during the assault was also located and recovered. Baran was released from Calvert Memorial Hospital after treatment for his injuries and is recuperating. Rowe was charged with first degree assault and second degree assault and held on a $25,000 bond.
Jessica Lyn Dayhoff, 19 of Lusby, was charged with first degree assault, second degree assault and carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure after allegedly twice cutting a 21-year-old Lusby woman with a box cutter
WOMAN STABS ANOTHER FEMALE IN LUSBY: On Wednesday, July 7 at approximately 2:25 a.m., units from the Calvert County Sheriff's Office responded to the Seahorse Beach area of the Chesapeake Ranch Estates in Lusby for a woman suffering from lacerations. Police determined that two women had been involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical and one of the women was suffering from severe lacerations to her head and arm. The victim was air lifted to the Prince George's County Hospital Shock Trauma Unit for treatment. She had sustained a long laceration (approximately 8-10") to her left upper arm and another laceration (4-6") to the back of her head above her neck. Detective H. Rich responded to the crime scene and interviewed several witnesses. Investigation determined that Jessica Lyn Dayhoff, 19 of Lusby, and the victim, later identified as Jessi Marie Swearington, 21 of Lusby, got into an argument which led to a physical altercation. As soon as they separated, Dayhoff got into her vehicle and left the area. Dayhoff later returned in possession of a box cutter. Dayhoff engaged Swearington and another physical altercation ensued. The victim sustained the severe lacerations subsequent to the second altercation. Dayhoff immediately fled the scene again. D/Sgt. M. McDonough was instrumental in locating and holding the suspect for questioning. Dayhoff has been charged with first degree assault, second degree assault and carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure. The victim was admitted to Prince George's Hospital Center with severe injuries.
$10,000 REWARD IN CALVERT ROBBERIES: CIT, currently investigating the armed robberies this past November of the Lee Funeral Home in Owings and the Sun Trust Bank in Dunkirk, has been offered the support of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. At approximately noon on November 30, 2009, two males wearing hooded jackets carried out armed robberies at each of the businesses. There was one injury to one employee at each place of business, and at least one shot was fired while the suspects were fleeing the scene of the Sun Trust Bank. No one was injured by the shot. The two suspects fled in a silver passenger vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Steve Jones, Commander of the Calvert Investigative Team. Lt. Jones can be reached at 410-535-1600, ext. 2462.
STABBING IN LUSBY: 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 31-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 31-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.
Erik Michael Baker, 27 of Lusby, was charged with armed robbery and theft under $1000 as well as numerous traffic violations in connection with the June 6 robbery of the Citgo in Solomons. (Arrest photos)
CITGO ROBBERY: On June 6 at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Calvert Control Center broadcasted an armed robbery that had been reported at the Solomons CITGO. TFC D. Saucerman of the Maryland State Police, Prince Frederick Barrack, arrived on scene and contacted the store clerk. Saucerman was advised that a white male wearing a black hat, black and yellow Nautica shirt and blue jeans, with a black bandana covering his face entered the store. The suspect approached the employee, displayed a black semi-automatic-looking pistol and demanded money. The suspect obtained currency and fled the area. Shortly afterwards, DFC J. Morgan observed Erik Michael Baker, 27 of Lusby, leaving the area behind the Solomons Food Lion, which is situated to the south of the CITGO station. DFC Morgan, having had prior contacts with Baker, was aware that Baker had a suspended license. After running the vehicle's registration through the Calvert Control Center it was learned that the registration was suspended. A traffic stop was conducted at which time DFC Morgan observed that Baker's pants were wet and he had leaves and grass on him. Det. N. DeFelice arrived at the Citgo station and made contact with the store clerk. He then contacted the officers at the traffic stop with Baker. It was confirmed that it was raining heavily at the time of the robbery. During a search of the area leading from the Citgo station to the rear of the Solomons Food Lion, items of clothing the suspect had been described as wearing were located. Baker was charged with armed robbery and theft under $1000 as well as numerous traffic violations.