PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (July 22, 2010) - The Prince Frederick Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) released the following incident and arrest reports.
ENCOUNTER WITH BLOOD-COVERED MAN: On July 14, Mark Fisher and his daughter Sonia were in the area of Morning Dove Court in Huntingtown. They were knocking on doors and meeting residents as part of his campaign for the Maryland House of Delegates. Sonia Fisher knocked at a residence and was greeted by a man who appeared unkempt and had blood on his face and clothing. Sonia advised her father who in turn called the Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrived and spoke with the resident who still had blood on his face and clothing. While speaking with him, deputies observed what appeared to be marijuana plants inside one of the rooms. Deputies notified the Calvert Investigative Teams Drug Enforcement Unit. DEU detectives responded and based on their observations applied for and received a search and seizure warrant for the residence. The search warrant was executed and five suspected marijuana plants and approximately an ounce of cured marijuana was located and seized. The resident was taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital for an emergency petition. Charges are pending, reference the suspected CDS that was recovered.
ANIMAL CRUELTY: On July 11 at 7:09 p.m., TFC Laziuck responded to Cecil Lane in Huntingtown for a reported domestic argument. Investigation revealed that the homeowner, Ronald Lee Patterson, 55, was intoxicated and was complaining that their dog smelled and needed a bath. Patterson took the 1-year-old Cocker Spaniel in a bathroom and allegedly drowned the dog, according to family members. Patterson then put the dog in a trash bag and buried it in the woods behind their residence. Patterson admitted to troopers that he drowned the dog and was arrested. Calvert County Animal Control responded to the residence and took possession of the dog which was sent to an animal hospital to determine the exact cause of death. Patterson was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.