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Calvert County Sheriff's Reports

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (October 1, 2012)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of September 24 through September 30, deputies responded to 1,701 calls for service throughout the community.

BURGLARY: Someone broke into a home in the 2400 block of Sixes Road in Prince Frederick on September 24 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. An IPOD Nano and Xbox 360 were stolen from the home. Cpl. R. Wilson is investigating.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE: Unknown suspect(s) stole items from an unlocked vehicle that was parked outside a home on 7th Street in North Beach overnight between September 23 and 24. An MP3 player, a Garmin GPS unit and several other items were taken. DFC A. Woodford is investigating the theft.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE: Eight hundred dollars worth of hunting clothing and knives were stolen out of a locked vehicle parked in front of a home on 8th Street in North Beach sometime between 7:00 p.m. on September 23 and 4:30 p.m. on September 25. Dep. Y. Bortchevsky is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A vehicle parked outside a home on Big Bear Lane in Lusby had the rear vent window broken. Nothing was taken but items that had been inside the vehicle were scattered around. Dep. L. Wood is investigating the incident that occurred overnight between September 25 and 26.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Two mailboxes on Valley Lane in Sunderland were pulled from their posts and thrown on the ground on September 26 shortly after midnight. A witness advised observing several suspects get out of an older model vehicle and damaging the mailboxes. A vehicle description was given and Dep. W. Beisel is continuing the investigation.

DRUG ARREST: On September 26 at 2:55 p.m. DFC M. Velasquez was on routine patrol in the area of the Chesapeake Fast Stop on Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach. He observed a suspected hand to hand drug transaction between two men. Velasquez made contact with them and determined that Shawn William Karis, 28 of Harwood, was in possession of suspected drug paraphernalia. Karis was cited on the scene for possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, a smoking device.

DRUG ARREST: On September 28 at just before midnight, Dep. T. Buckler conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on northbound Md. Rt. 4 at the southern entrance to Main Street in Prince Frederick. He found the driver, later identified as Kelly Marie Dariano, 32 of Lusby, to be in possession of suspected drug paraphernalia. Dariano was arrested on the scene and charged with two counts of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a plastic straw, metal grinder and several containers used to contain a controlled dangerous substance; Oxycodone.

ASSAULT: On September 29 at 11:22 a.m. Dep. J. Migliaccio responded to US Nails located at 10098 Southern Maryland Boulevard in Dunkirk for the report of an assault. Magliaccio determined that two store employees had gotten into a verbal argument which had escalated into a physical assault. The suspect of the assault, identified as Nhat Hung Le, 45 of Prince Frederick, had apparently struck the victim, a 34-year-old man from Annandale, in the face. Le then chased the victim around the establishment with a small kitchen knife, attempting to stab him. The victim was able to fend off any stab wounds. Le was arrested and charged with second degree assault and attempted first degree assault.

DRUG TAKEBACK DAY: On Saturday, September 29, the Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police Barrack U participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsored Prescription Drug National Take Back Day. Once again, the Calvert County Department of Parks and Recreation hosted three collection sites at the Mount Hope, Northeast, and Southern Community Centers for citizens to drop off unused, expired, or unwanted prescription medications. Thanks to pre-event advertising and public awareness efforts conducted by the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) through the Prescription Drug Abuse Abatement Committee (PDAAC), the day was a success. Large quantities of prescription medications were collected at the community centers, Sheriff's Office, Barrack U, and Asbury Retirement Community.

BURGLARY ARRESTS: On September 17 at 12:34 p.m., Dep. B. Schaefer responded to the area of Comstock Drive in Lusby for the report of a suspicious vehicle. The complainant had advised that the vehicle was traveling at a very low speed. The vehicle then stopped and one of the two occupants got out of the truck and walked up to a residence on Comstock Drive. The subject then saw the complainant and returned to the vehicle, which then left the area. Dep. Schaefer canvased the area to locate the vehicle and found it sitting in front of a residence on Waco Court. The truck was unoccupied. Schaefer looked inside the truck and observed several tools including a crow bar and screw driver. Schaefer then canvased the area attempting to locate the two occupants. Shortly thereafter she observed the suspect truck traveling on San Antonio Drive and conducted a traffic stop. The passenger, identified as Carrie Marie Tiller, 34 of Clinton, was found to have an open warrant through Charles County and was placed under arrest. During a search of the vehicle, jewelry, coins and tools as well as suspected drugs were found. The driver, identified as David Rice Atchison, 34 of Accokeek, was placed under arrest.

Several hours later a homeowner on Waco Court called police and advised that her home had just been burglarized. Coins and jewelry, matching the description of that found in the suspect's vehicle, had been taken from the home. One piece of jewelry located in the vehicle was discovered to belong to a victim in a possible burglary in Mechanicsville.

Atchison and Tiller were both charged with first degree burglary, third degree burglary, fourth degree burglary, rogue and vagabond, possession of cocaine, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; a digital scale and a plastic baggie.

FATAL CRASH: On September 12 at approximately 8:29 p.m., members of the Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the 600 block of Gunsmoke Trail in Lusby for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, a 2003 green Jeep Liberty was located in a wooded area. The two occupants of the vehicle were transported from the scene. The driver, identified as Eric Ashton Harvey, 19 of Lusby, was transported to Prince George's Hospital Center by Trooper 7. The passenger, Justin Earle Wilder, 19, also of Lusby, was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital by Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad. Wilder succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced dead by hospital staff.

The crash and the events leading up to the crash are under investigation by Sgt. V. Bortchevsky and the Crash Reconstruction Team. Preliminary investigation revealed that the Jeep was travelling southbound on Gunsmoke Trail in the area of Sitting Bull Trail. As the Jeep began to negotiate the turn, the driver lost control for unknown reasons and left the roadway. The Jeep continued through the front yard of a residence on Gunsmoke Trail. It then became airborne and crossed the driveway of the residence and continued into the wooded area next to the residence. The Jeep struck a large tree on the passenger side before coming to final rest.

Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned.

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