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Calvert County Sheriff's Reports


PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (August 6, 2012)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office has released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of July 30 through August 5, deputies responded to 1,442 calls for service throughout the community.

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLES: Between July 29 at 10:00 p.m. and August 5 at 11:00 a.m., eight vehicles and a camper were broken into in the county on Dunleigh Drive in Dunkirk, 5th Street in North Beach, Clairemont Drive and Clairebrooke Drive in Owings, Calvert Beach Road in St. Leonard, Barreda Boulevard and Grovers Lane and Calvert Cliffs State Park in Lusby. Some of the vehicles had been left unlocked, some had been locked or the window had been left cracked and the windows were smashed with suspect(s) gaining access to the inside. Property ranging from wallets, cash, Garmin GPS's, a Craftsman tool bag, a Sony digital camera, Apple IPAD and jewelry were taken. Two of the wallets were later located in the street near the vehicles from which they were stolen. The Calvert Investigative Team is handling the investigation of these thefts.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Someone cut and destroyed fiber optic cable wire at a construction site at Solomons Island Road and Promise Lane in Owings overnight between August 2 and 3. The damages are estimated at $50,000. The wire is owned by Paniagua's Enterprises, Inc. Dep. J. Migliaccio is handling the investigation.

DRUG ARREST: On August 3 at 7:10 p.m., Dep. T. Buckler conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on northbound Md. Rt. 4 and Nursery Road in Lusby. He found the driver, later identified as Joseph Edward Miller III, 20 of Lusby, to be in possession of suspected drugs. Miller was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute, possession with the intent to sell drug paraphernalia (plastic bags containing marijuana), possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia (rolling papers) and possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed, dangerous weapon; a baseball bat.

THEFT: Unknown suspect(s) stole a yellow car cover valued at $200 from the driveway of a residence on Six Gun Circle in Lusby on August 3 at 11:50 p.m. Cpl. A. Moschetto is investigating.

ASSAULT, DISORDERLY: On August 4 at 1:17 a.m., DFC E. Bradley was dispersing a group of disorderly patrons from the bar and parking lot of Calypso Bay at 120 Charles Street in Solomons. He observed a male, later identified as Pierre Lamont Harris, 26 of Great Mills, take a black belt and strike another individual in the shoulder and head. Bradley immediately placed Harris under arrest and charged him with second degree assault and disorderly conduct. The victim of the assault disappeared into the crowd and was not located.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A victim advised Dep. J. Migliaccio that while he was driving his vehicle westbound on Md. Rt. 260 near W. Mt. Harmony Road, he heard a loud bang and pulled into the Shell Station where he noticed a dent in the driver's side passenger door with a small puncture hole in the center. The damage is estimated at $500. Dep. Migliaccio is investigating.

ASSAULT, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On August 5 at 1:56 a.m., DFC J. Parsons was contacted by a citizen who advised that an inebriated man, on foot, ran into his vehicle. Parsons observed what appeared to be an intoxicated person running in the street on H.G. Trueman Road in Solomons. The person ran directly at the police vehicle and dented the front passenger side door and window frame. When ordered to stop, the intoxicated person, later identified as Sheehan Patrick O'Connor, 29 of Las Vegas, NV, laughed and continued to run. DFC Parsons overtook the suspect on foot and attempted to handcuff him at which time O'Connor began to flail his arms, hitting DFC Parsons in the head. O'Connor was given medical treatment for a scraped knee and transported to the Calvert Detention Center. He was charged with second degree assault, destruction of property, disorderly conduct and obstructing the passage of another in a public place.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On August 5 at 7:02 a.m., Cpl. R. Wilson responded to the 3500 block of Cassell Boulevard in Prince Frederick for the report of a vehicle in the roadway with two occupants who appeared to be arguing. After obtaining their identifying information, Wilson learned that there was an outstanding criminal summons for the passenger of the vehicle, identified as Jerry Frank Blush III, 26 of Harwood. After being served with the summons, Blush started yelling profanities and would not stop after repeatedly being asked to. Blush was arrested and charged with failure to obey a lawful order.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Someone smashed the window to a camper parked in the driveway of a home on Decatur Street in St. Leonard on August 5 at about 4:00 a.m. causing $500 in damage. Dep. P. Mosely is investigating.

DISORDERLY: Four men were arrested on August 5 at 11:46 p.m. by DFC S. Morder after they were in the roadway near the traffic circle on Rousby Hall and Olivet Road in Lusby refusing to allow vehicles to pass. The men refused to leave the roadway after being asked by Morder to do so. Morder arrested Shelby Kerrick, 26, Joshua Michael Parker, 22, Tony Israel Moore, Jr., 27 and Kenneth Eugene King, 29, all of Lusby, and charged each of them with failure to obey a lawful order and willfully obstructing the free passage of others in a public place.

DUI CHECKPOINT: On July 29 the Calvert County Sheriff's Office along with the Maryland State Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Breezy Point Road in the area of the Breeze Inn Country Store, Chesapeake Beach. The checkpoint was conducted as a continuing effort to educate the citizens travelling the roads of Calvert County about the dangers involved with consuming alcohol and then driving a vehicle. Signs were placed alerting drivers about the checkpoint over 100 yards from the beginning of the checkpoint. The location of the sign placements and the checkpoint are captured on the attached maps of the area. The placement of the signs gave motorists the opportunity to avoid the checkpoint by driving past the checkpoint location on Md. Rt. 261 from direction, north or south. It also allowed motorists travelling west on Breezy Point Road to avoid the checkpoint by making a right turn onto Pinewood Terrace or making a left turn into the parking lot of the Breeze Inn Country Store and going the opposite direction. The signs are four foot square reflective signs signifying there is a checkpoint ahead. The checkpoint was set up and the first vehicle was contacted was at 5:39 p.m. The checkpoint was concluded at 8:18 p.m.

A total of 529 vehicles entered the checkpoint with nine of those vehicles being escorted to the testing areas for suspected violations of the State's DUI laws. Three motorists were arrested for violating the State's DUI laws. Maryland State Police Troopers arrested two additional people on saturation patrols for violating the State's DUI Laws. The checkpoint was funded through grant funds obtained from the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

SOLOMONS ROBBERY: On Tuesday, July 31 at 10:02 p.m., a 911 call was received at the Calvert Control Center. The caller reported that a black male had just tried to rob him and his two companions behind the Dynasty Chinese Restaurant located at 13322 H.G. Trueman Road in Solomons. Units from the Calvert County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police converged on the area and established inner and outer perimeters and also monitored the southbound traffic on the Thomas Johnson Bridge. K9 tracks were also attempted. All efforts failed to capture the armed robbery suspect.

Investigators from C.I.T. responded and made contact with the three victims who advised they had just closed the restaurant and were all getting into one vehicle to go home for the night when a black male, 5'7" to 5'9", with a thin build, medium to light complexion, dark blue or black shirt or jacket, with a possible mask over his face and head, suddenly appeared at the vehicle's passenger side. The suspect was armed with a silver handgun. The suspect pulled open the door and started to force his way into the car while pointing the handgun at the occupants. The driver recognized the threat and accelerated. He drove south behind the shopping center towards the KFC and Taco Bell restaurant area. The suspect yelled "wait … wait" several times and struggled with the victim. The victim was able to wrestle the handgun out of the suspect's hand as he was hanging out of the vehicle. During this struggle, the suspect bit the victim on his right forearm. The driver of the car stopped the vehicle across from the KFC and Taco Bell drive-thru as the suspect broke free. The victim then called 911 as the suspect ran past Rita's out of sight in the area of the McDonald's Restaurant.

The suspect's identity is unknown at this time. The victim's bite wound did not require any medical attention.

This investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective H. R. Rich of the C.I.T. at 410-535-1600 ext. 2765.

MURDER-SUICIDE: On July 31 at approximately 8:26 a.m., deputies responded to 1800 Candlelight Court in Owings for a domestic dispute. Upon arrival patrol deputies found no sign of movement in the house and a witness stated that the homeowner, Frank Hayward, had a gun.

Several attempts to reach the occupants of the residence were made by the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Hostage Negotiation team, to no avail. Members of the Sheriff's Office Special Operations Team (S.O.T.), the Calvert Investigative Team (CIT), and the Maryland State Police arrived on the scene. Although the home was engulfed in flames, in a life-saving effort S.O.T. continued through the fire and entered the residence.

Three people were immediately found inside the home, Frank Hayward, Jr., 32, his wife Cindy Hayward, 31 and their 2-year-old daughter Natalee. All three were deceased. A fourth family member, 12-year-old Frank Hayward III, was alive and suffering from lacerations to the neck and burns to his body. He was immediately transported for medical care and is in critical condition at Children's Hospital.

Initial investigation has determined that this was a domestic situation. Frank Hayward apparently phoned his employer earlier in the morning and stated that he was going to kill himself. The employer contacted Mr. Hayward's cousin, who immediately drove to the Hayward home and then called 911. The incidents that transpired in between those times are still under investigation.

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