PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Aug. 5, 2010) - The Calvert County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
ILLEGAL LITTERING/DUMPING: On June 11, DFC D. Deakins responded to 6401 Southern Maryland Blvd, the site of the Old Sunderland Post Office, regarding an illegal dumping complaint. Upon his arrival he observed a large pile of litter illegally dumped there. Following an investigation by D/Sgt. M. Moore, it was learned that the litter had been dumped there at the direction of Curtis Litten, previous owner of the property,
pictured above. Litten, 47 of Huntingtown, had been cited for several zoning violations during the time he owned the property and was also found guilty in October 2009 of criminal charges including attempted 2nd degree assault and harassment on several Calvert County Commissioners. Moore applied for an arrest warrant charging Litten with illegal littering/dumping. Litten was arrested on this warrant on July 25 at 4:50 p.m. and incarcerated at the Calvert Detention Center.
HIGH SPEED PURSUIT, VEHICLE THEFT: On July 21 at 5:24 p.m., a lookout was given by the Calvert Control Center for a vehicle in which the driver reportedly was involved in an argument and assault at his residence in Chesapeake Beach. DFC A. Woodford observed the vehicle on Md. Rt. 261 in the area of the residence. DFC Woodford attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver immediately accelerated, crossing the yellow lines and passing vehicles at speeds greater than 90 mph while traveling north on Rt. 261 near Summer City Blvd. The vehicle continued traveling in the southbound lanes while heading north, passing several vehicles. The suspect lost control of the vehicle while approaching the traffic light at Mears Avenue striking a large wooden sign until he reentered the northbound lanes of Rt. 261. The rear bumper of the vehicle, which had been damaged, flew off and over the patrol vehicle. The suspect vehicle continued driving in excessive speeds, forcing several vehicles off the roadway and failing to stop at stop signs. The vehicle continued at speeds of 80 to 90 mph through Chesapeake Beach and into North Beach. The suspect driver then slammed on his brakes at Myrtle Ave and Walnut Ave, causing the vehicle to spin around and face the patrol vehicle. The suspect driver then accelerated and struck the patrol vehicle. The suspect fled from the vehicle on foot. Although slightly injured, DFC Woodford gave chase on foot and apprehended the suspect, assisted by Sgt. R. Naughton. DFC Woodford was treated on the scene by EMS. The suspect, identified as Kyle William Lesueur, 19 of Chesapeake Beach,
pictured above, was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, 2nd degree assault and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, a schedule IV drug, Klonopin. Lesueur was issued numerous traffic citations that included eluding a police officer, negligent driving, reckless driving, aggressive driving and speeding. The chase ended in Anne Arundel County and an additional charge will be filed in that jurisdiction on Lesueur for 1st degree assault on a police officer.
FATAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT: On July 22 at approximately 4:35 p.m., members of the Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team (CRT) responded to the intersection of West Mt. Harmony Road and Grantham Road in Owings for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision involving two passenger vehicles. The preliminary investigation revealed the following:
The collision was a t-bone type and occurred in the east bound lane of West Mt. Harmony Road just east of Grantham Road. A black 2007 Ford Fusion, operated by Christine Elizabeth Amatucci, 32, of Chesapeake Beach, was traveling west on West Mt. Harmony Road. As the Ford began to enter the right curve in the roadway just prior to Grantham Road, the vehicle's right tires left the roadway. In an attempt to correct the path of travel the driver steered to the left and over-corrected entering the east bound lane of West Mt. Harmony Road. In an attempt to correct again, the driver turned the steering wheel to the right, which put the Ford Fusion into a slide with the leading edge of the vehicle being the left side. Traveling east on West Mt. Harmony Road was a red 2000 Chevrolet Venture minivan, operated by Rebecca Diane Feeney, 53, of Chesapeake Beach. The Chevrolet was also occupied by a 17-year-old male and 15-year-old female. The Chevrolet collided with the Ford in a t-bone type of collision as the Ford was traveling sideways in a westerly direction in the east bound lane. The Ford sustained damage to the left side of the vehicle. The Chevrolet sustained damage to the front end. The speed was a factor that contributed to this collision.
Christine Elizabeth Amatucci, the operator of the Ford Fusion, suffered mortal trauma during the collision and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Rebecca Diane Feeney, the operator of the Chevrolet Venture, and the 17-year-old male were transported to Prince George's Shock Trauma via US Park Police Eagle One. Both were listed in serious, but stable condition. The 15-year-old female was transported to Baltimore Shock trauma via Maryland State Police Trooper 7. She was listed in serious, but stable condition.