WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of July 25 through July 31, deputies responded to 1,816 calls for service throughout the community.
Benjamin Daniel Lowell, 21, of Hagerstown, has been charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, and possession of a handgun after he allegedly fired a gun into an occupied residence in Ches. Beach. (Arrest photos)
SHOTS FIRED INTO OCCUPIED RESIDENCE: On July 30 at approximately 9:45 p.m., units from the Calvert County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police Barrack "U" responded to a home in the 6300 block of 13th Street in Chesapeake Beach a report of gun shots fired into the residence. Three people were inside the home at the time of the shooting, however, no one was injured. Investigation by officers determined that several rounds had struck the residence. During the investigation it was learned that an incident involving a possible assault had taken place at the above mentioned address during the evening hours of July 29 between the shooting suspect, Benjamin Daniel Lowell, 21, of Hagerstown, a second male, and a woman. An immediate neighborhood canvas was conducted for Lowell but met with negative results. Police received an anonymous call on July 31 at about 6:30 a.m. advising the location of Lowell. Lowell was quickly apprehended at a residence off 7th Street in North Beach asleep in a shed. He was taken into custody without incident. The weapon was also recovered. Lowell has been charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, and possession of a handgun.
Joseph Thomas Allen, 21, of Lusby, has been charged with negligent and reckless driving and destruction of property after he allegedly drove his motor scooter in a reckless manner as he attempted to allude police in Solomons. (Arrest photos)
SCOOTER PURSUIT THROUGH SOLOMONS: On July 29 shortly after midnight, Cpl. V. Bortchevsky observed an orange motor scooter traveling above the posted 30 miles per hour speed limit in the southbound lane of Md. Rt. 2/4 near Woodburn Street in Solomons. Bortchevsky attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle but the operator continued on, traveling south in front of Catamaran's Restaurant where he nearly struck two female pedestrians in the crosswalk. The two women jumped out of the way and were not injured. The scooter continued, failing to stop at a stop sign. He then reached the intersection with Md. Rt. 2/4 and traveled north bound toward the Calvert Marine Museum. Three Calvert County patrol vehicles positioned a stationary roadblock. As the scooter approached the roadblock the operator made a sudden left turn into the field and avoided the roadblock. The scooter continued on, traveling north on a south bound ramp. The scooter then exited Md. Rt. 2/4 and entered north bound Md. Rt. 765. He then reentered Md. Rt. 4 just north of Boomerang's Restaurant. Sheriff's Office vehicles were utilized to execute a rolling roadblock. The driver of the scooter attempted to maneuver the scooter in an attempt to flee and avoid capture but he did not have sufficient room to do so and then struck two Sheriff's Office vehicles. The scooter was forced to come to a stop and the driver, identified as Joseph Thomas Allen, 21, of Lusby, was taken into custody without incident. A check of Allen's driving record revealed his license had been suspended four times and revoked twice. Based on his careless driving and disregard for the safety of pedestrians and other motorists, Allen was charged with negligent and reckless driving and destruction of property.
BURGLARY: A home on big Sandy Run Road in Lusby was burglarized sometime on July 28. The culprit(s) caused $50 in damage and stole one Diamondback pedal bike valued at $800. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC J. Harms at 410-535-2800.
BURGLARY: Seven hundred dollars worth of metal piping was stolen from a warehouse on HG Trueman Road in Lusby sometime between July 27 and 29. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC J. Morgan at 410-535-2800.
DRUG ARREST: On July 29 at 9:47 p.m. Dep. J. Denton conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on north bound Md. Rt. 4 near Ward Road in Dunkirk. He found the driver, identified as Arnold John Gasper, II, 20 of Harwood, to be in possession of suspected drug paraphernalia. Gasper was cited for possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, a multi-colored glass smoking device.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE: A Garmin GPS and Nintendo power cord, together valued at $475, were stolen from inside a locked vehicle parked at the Hilton Garden Inn on Dowell Road in Lusby overnight between July 30 and 31. DFC W. Wells is investigating.
THEFT FROM YARD: A 2 and a half ton floor jack, lights and a ladder all valued at over $800 were stolen from the yard of a home on D Street in Chesapeake Beach sometime on July 27. DFC R. Burggraff is investigating.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE: A Tom Tom GPS worth $300 was stolen from inside a vehicle parked outside a home on Prancer Court in Lusby on July 31 around 3:00 a.m. Dep. C. McDonough is investigating.
THEFT: On July 31 at about 11:00 a.m. an employee of Sneade's Ace Home Center on H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby followed a man from the store who had been observed taking items off the shelves and putting them down his pants. The employee contacted police and Cpl. P. Foote made contact with the suspect, who by then had returned the stolen merchandise (value of over $300) to the employee. Foote arrested Perry D. Brown, 47, of Lexington Park, and charged him with theft.