Calvert County Sheriff's Reports

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (May 5, 2011)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of April 25 through May 1, deputies responded to 1,636 calls for service throughout the community.

FALSE ROBBERY REPORT: On April 27 at 11:47 p.m., several units from the Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police responded to the 7-11 Convenience Store located at 3855 Old Town Road in Huntingtown for a report of a subject robbed at gun point. The caller advised 911 he was just mugged at gun point by a black male with medium length hair in dreadlocks, black t-shirt, jeans and black Nike boots. The caller further advised that the suspect was the front seat passenger in a black Cadillac with dark tinted windows which fled southbound on Md. Route 4 toward Prince Frederick.

First arriving units confirmed the look out with the caller, whom they identified as Donald Washington Johnson, 21, of Huntingtown. Johnson explained to the officers that he was mugged at gun point on Old Town Road between Thanksgiving Lane and 7-11. Several units attempted to locate the vehicle and subsequently 3 vehicles matching the lookout description were stopped and subjects were removed from their vehicle at gun point via a high risk traffic stop. All three vehicles were eventually released as nothing inside the vehicles was found to match the victim's description.

Detective F.D. Winston of the Calvert Investigative Team arrived on the scene and conducted an audio recorded interview with Johnson and it was discovered this robbery never occurred and was actually a fictitious event. Detective Winston cancelled the lookout and Johnson was sent on his way.

On April 29, after obtaining video surveillance in the area, Detective Winston applied for and was issued arrest warrants for Johnson charging him with providing false statements to a peace officer and providing false statements causing an investigation. Johnson was apprehended by the Calvert County Warrants Unit on May 2 and is currently being held at the Calvert County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond. Johnson's court date is pending.

SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT: On April 30, the Sheriff's Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint in Solomons on northbound Rt. 2 at the Avondale Center. The purpose of the checkpoint was to educate the public about the laws concerning drinking and driving as well as take enforcement action against violators of the impaired driving laws. Prior to starting the checkpoint, signs were placed on the northbound shoulder, south of the checkpoint, and on the southbound shoulder, north of the checkpoint. Those signs are made of a light reflective material and also were maintained with flares to keep them illuminated throughout the duration of the checkpoint. The checkpoint was officially started at 10:45 p.m. A total of 430 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Of that total number of vehicles, field sobriety tests were administered to 16 operators, with three of those being arrested for DUI. Those arrested were identified as Christopher Donnell Jones, 26 of Augusta, Ga.; Samuel Nathaniel Young, 38 of Hollywood; and Craig Allen Shingfeld, 39 of Lexington Park. The checkpoint was concluded at 1:15 a.m. This checkpoint was conducted in conjunction with St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, which conducted a checkpoint and DUI saturation patrols on Rt. 4. The checkpoint was conducted using federal grant funds that supporting the Maryland Highway Safety Office's "Checkpoint/Strikeforce" initiative.

THEFT: A victim on Sixes Road in Prince Frederick noticed on April 27 that several items had been stolen from her barn. A Black & Decker Firestorm nailer compressor combo kit worth $150 and a Stihl weed eater valued at $250 were taken. Sgt. B. McCourt is investigating.

DISORDERLY: On April 27 at 5:21 p.m. DFC J. Norton responded to Rousby Hall Road in Lusby for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, DFC Norton observed a group of people gathered around an individual lying in the yard of a nearby home. While attempting to provide assistance to the individual, a subject identifying himself as the brother of the injured person, began to scream at the deputy to help his brother. When EMS members arrived, the subject again was screaming at them and hindering them in the performance of their duties. The subject, later identified as Colin Joseph Dehenzel, 21 of Lusby, pushed DFC Norton while being instructed to calm down. Dehenzel was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and willfully interfering with/obstructing emergency services personnel in performance of emergency services.

BURGLARY: DFC C. Johnson is investigating a burglary to a home on Chippingwood Drive in Port Republic that happened sometime between April 25 and 26. Nothing appears to have been taken but damage is estimated at $50. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC Johnson at 410-535-2800.

BURGLARY: Sometime between April 25 and April 29 someone burglarized a home on Laurel Drive in Lusby and stole a Magnavox 20 inch LCD television, a Hewlett Packard laptop computer and a Dell laptop computer, all together valued at over $1800. Dep. J. Hardesty is investigating.

THEFT: Cpl. M. McCarroll charged Eric Michael Roberts, 22 of Prince Frederick, with theft on April 30 when Roberts was caught by store personnel of K-Mart stealing 8 Nintendo DS games valued at over $200. All of the games were recovered. Roberts has also been advised not to return to the K-Mart store.

THEFT: A John Deere 180 riding lawn mower valued at $3800 was stolen from the backyard of a home on Dalrymple Road in Sunderland between 10:00 p.m. on April 30 and 8:30 a.m. on May 1. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. N. Funchion at 410-535-2800.

BURGLARY: A home on Pine Blvd. in Lusby was burglarized overnight between April 30 and May 1. Over $500 in property was taken, to include a Playstation2 and assorted games, a safe, and assorted coins. Dep. J. Hardesty is investigating.

BURGLARY: DFC C. Waldron is investigating a burglary to a home on Gunsmoke Trail in Lusby that occurred overnight between April 30 and May 1. A 32 inch television, a Playstation3 game, a gold ring and currency, together valued at over $3000, was stolen.

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