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Calvert County Sheriff's Reports


PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (March 14, 2011)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of March 7 through March 13, deputies responded to 1,680 calls for service throughout the community.

THEFT: Sometime overnight between March 6 and 7, someone stole over $3000 worth of items from three unlocked vehicles in the driveway of a home on Limerick Lane in Owings. Dep. M. Quinn is investigating theft of a black Carhartt jacket, 2 DVD movies, Death Race 2 and Megamind and a black 6 drawer Craftsman toolbox containing numerous tools and power drills.

ATTEMPTED THEFT: Unknown suspect(s) caused $600 in damage when they attempted to steal money from vending machines located at the Comfort Inn in Solomons overnight between March 8 and 9. Dep. Y. Bortchevsky is investigating.

STOLEN VEHICLE: On March 10 at 4:51 p.m. at a home in Prince Frederick, Cpl. R. Wilson, while attempting to serve a man with civil paperwork, discovered a vehicle worth $8000 that had been reported stolen out of Prince George's County in November of 2009. The suspect, identified as John M. Parran, 48 of Prince Frederick, was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

TRESPASSING: On March 10 at 9:03 p.m. Cpl. R. Wilson responded to the Greene Turtle in Prince Frederick for the report of a disorderly male. He learned that the man, later identified as Robert Imirie Blackistone, 51 of Prince Frederick, was inside the establishment disturbing customers and management had requested he leave. Blackistone was told by Dep. A. Mohler to leave the area. Blackistone left the area but returned soon after and was told at least five times by Cpl. R. Wilson to leave the scene. He did not comply and was arrested and charged with trespassing and failure to obey a lawful order of a law enforcement officer.

DRUG ARREST: On March 11 at 11:09 p.m. on Md. Rt. 4 in Prince Frederick after stopping a vehicle for a violation, Dep. M. Economes found the driver to be in possession of suspected drugs. He arrested Stevie Lamar Stepney, 31 of Upper Marlboro, and charged him with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, two packets used to store suspected marijuana.

BURGLARY: A home on Sixes Road in Prince Frederick was burglarized sometime between March 10 and 12. DFC P. Wood is investigating the burglary in which a VCR/DVD combo and Sony Vaio computer and a JVC DVD disc burner, together valued at $950, were stolen.

DRUG ARREST: On March 12 at 9:50 p.m. DFC C. Johnson conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Lusby Park Lane off of Rousby Hall Road in Lusby. He found the driver, later identified as Marvin Cornelius Briscoe, 31 of Lexington Park, to be in possession of suspected drugs. Briscoe was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and use of drug paraphernalia, a clear plastic baggie.

DRUG ARREST, TRESPASSING: On March 12 at 10:28 p.m. Sgt. B. Bowen responded to the Solomons Pier Restaurant for a disorderly subject call. Upon arrival, Sgt. Bowen was advised that a man, later identified as Timothy Kenneth Hoofnagle, 46 of Lusby, had previously been advised not to return to the establishment. When he did return, he was asked to leave. While escorting Hoofnagle out of the restaurant, he kicked the glass door, breaking it. Contact was made with Hoofnagle and he was arrested and charged with trespassing and maliciously destroying property. Hoofnagle was then found to be in possession of suspected drugs and was also charged with possession of marijuana and use of drug paraphernalia, a plastic bag.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION: On March 13 at 11:33 p.m. DFC J. Windsor was attempting a stop on a vehicle for running a traffic light at the intersection of Mt. Harmony Road and Md. Rt. 2 in Owings. The vehicle failed to stop and started to exceed the 45 mph speed limit. The vehicle speed then reached 75 mph as the driver turned onto Grovers Turn Road. The vehicle then stopped in the driveway of a home and the driver fled on foot with DFC Windsor and K9 partner Azor close behind. The suspect fled into a wooded area where he attempted to hide in thick bushes. When the suspect failed to comply with orders to show his hands and come out from the bushes, K9 Azor apprehended the suspect. The suspect then complied with orders and was taken into custody. The suspect was identified as Ryan Ford Gallagher, 33 of Lusby. Gallagher was found to have an outstanding warrant through the Calvert County Sheriff's Office for violation of probation on a first degree assault charge. Gallagher was arrested on the warrant. Additional charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and numerous traffic violations are pending.

DEPUTY WRECKS PATROL CAR: At approximately 6:00 a.m. on March 9, Deputy Christopher Waldron was involved in a single vehicle motor vehicle accident in marked Sheriff's Office patrol car unit 132. Deputy Waldron was traveling on Mystic Lane in Lusby when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle was traveling at a slow rate of speed. Deputy Waldron was fatigued and based on the investigation, it appears that he fell asleep at the wheel.

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