PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Sept. 13, 2010)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.
WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of September 6 through September 12 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office responded to 1,670 calls for service throughout the community.
DEPUTY CRASHES CRUISER: On September 7 at approximately 11:40 p.m. Deputy Stephen Esposito was heading west bound on Lower Marlboro Road. Just prior to Greenwood Court he lost control of his Sheriff's Office cruiser crossing the east bound lane and subsequently striking two trees before his cruiser came to rest. Deputy Esposito was flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma. At the time of the release he is in stable condition with non life-threatening injuries. The accident is currently under investigation by the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Unit.
BURGLARY: Dep. N. Funchion is investigating a burglary to a home on Cliff Trail in Port Republic. The burglary occurred sometime between September 5 and 6. A $100 digital cable box was stolen.
POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO USE DRUG PARAPHERNALIA: On September 6 at 4:22 p.m. Dep. J. Norton stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at Cassell Blvd. and Calvert Avenue in Prince Frederick. The driver, Melissa Marie Pollitt, 24 of Prince Frederick, was charged with possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, a metal hose clamp.
DOP: Six reflective road signs belonging to the county were spray painted between midnight and 6:00 a.m. on September 7 on German Chapel Road in Prince Frederick. Dep. M. Economes is investigating the damage estimated at $500.
ASSAULT: Dep. A. Mitchell responded to the Calvert Memorial Hospital on September 7 at 8:13 p.m. for the report of an assault that had taken place earlier in the evening at the Lusby Fastop. Lucas A. Johns, 25 of Lusby and Kenneth R. Langley, Jr., 24 of Lusby, became involved in an altercation when Langley reportedly reached into the truck Johns was a passenger in and cut Johns in the stomach with a sharp object. When Johns realized he was injured, the driver of the truck drove him to the hospital. Suspect Langley was located and arrested, charged with first degree assault and second degree assault, and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. Johns was reported to have been transported to the Washington Hospital Center for further treatment of his injuries.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE: Two unlocked vehicles were entered and property was stolen between September 5 and 8 on Hidden Creek Road in Port Republic. DFC R. Weems is investigating.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE: An unlocked vehicle on Rivershore Drive in Dunkirk was entered between September 9 and 10. The vehicle had been rummaged through and a Toshiba laptop and silver Kodak camera were stolen. DFC T. Rickard is investigating.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE: Two unlocked vehicles outside a home on Same Owings Place in Owings were entered between September 9 and 10. Two XM radios were stolen. DFC M. Robshaw is investigating the thefts.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE: An unlocked vehicle was ransacked with items thrown all around inside it and currency stolen sometime between September 9 and 10 on Pinewood Terrace in Chesapeake Beach. DFC Rickard is investigating.
CHECKPOINTS: During the month of August 2010 numerous enforcement and educational efforts were conducted at various locations in the north end of Calvert County designed to combat alcohol related offenses. Deputies participated in a grant-funded effort through Checkpoint Strikeforce. Members of the Sheriff's Office participated in 6 saturation patrols in the North Beach and Chesapeake Beach areas of the County. One hundred ninety-one vehicles were stopped for various violations during the saturation patrols. Two persons were arrested for DUI related offenses and one for controlled dangerous substance violations.
Checkpoints were also conducted in the Breezy Point area on August 8 where a total of 425 vehicles were contacted which resulted in the arrests of 5 people for violating the state's DUI laws. On August 27 a checkpoint was conducted on Dares Beach Road in the area of Terrace Drive. Four hundred fifty vehicles entered the checkpoint and were contacted which resulted in the arrest of one individual for violating the state's DUI laws. On August 29 a checkpoint was conducted in the Breezy Point area where a total of 387 vehicles were contacted which resulted in one arrest for violation of the state's DUI laws.
The purpose of the checkpoints is to provide education to the citizens who pass through the checkpoint and raise awareness of the problems associated with consuming alcohol and then getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Sheriff Mike Evans said, "Our office is dedicated to getting drunk drivers off the road safely and will use all resources and grant funding available to us to support our efforts."