WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of April 22 through April 28, deputies responded to 1,648 calls for service throughout the community.
SHERIFF'S SALUTE: Sheriff Mike Evans met with the volunteers of the HELP Association on April 15 at the HELP Association Thrift Shop on East Mount Harmony Road in Owings and presented them with a Sheriff's Salute. The Sheriff thanked HELP Association President Norma Houston, pictured below with Sheriff Evans, and several members of the group for their generosity and support. In March of 2013 the HELP Association awarded the Sheriff's Office with a $7,000 grant which was used to purchase Tasers for deputies. Sheriff Evans thanked the volunteers and expressed the value of community partnerships.
DESIGNATED DRIVER DRAWING: Bob Hall, LLC and Anheuser Busch, working together with the Calvert County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police, the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse and the Calvert and St. Mary's Counties Community Traffic Safety Programs sponsored a Designated Driver program during the annual opening of the Tiki Bar this year. The program ran Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th from noon to 10:00 p.m.
Sheriff Mike Evans, accompanied by Richard Hall with Bob Hall, LLC, and Susan Fischer, Evidence Property Manager at the Sheriff's Office, drew the winning tickets on Monday at the Calvert County Sheriff's Office for the prizes awarded to those who signed up as designated drivers during the weekend of the Tiki Bar opening celebrations. Between Friday and Saturday, one hundred and nineteen designated drivers signed up for the program. The 119 designated drivers saw to the safe arrival home of 513 passengers.
First place winner, Janet Stone of California, MD won $300 and a Tiki Bar gift certificate, second place winner Haley Kleeman of Clements, MD won $200 and a Tiki Bar gift certificate, third place winner Amy Payne of Leonardtown, MD won $100 and a Tiki Bar gift certificate. Dennis Baker of Lusby won the Designated Driver Rewards drawing of $50 in a VISA gift card provided by Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA).
Sheriff Mike Evans said, "Thanks to all the allied agencies that helped make the event safe for the residents of Calvert County".
Surveilance photo from the Dunkirk BP.
DUNKIRK BP BURGLARY: On Thursday, April 25 at 3:38 a.m., DFC P. Aurich was dispatched to the Dunkirk BP gas station, located at 10855 Town Center Boulevard in Dunkirk for a reported burglary. Upon his arrival, it was determined that unknown suspect(s) had made entry into the business by breaking out a window. Once inside the business, an undetermined amount of U.S. currency was stolen. DFC G. Cameron of C.I.T. responded to the scene. Review of the security video was conducted and provided a description of three suspects and their vehicle, a Mazda CX-7 or CX-9 SUV, dark colored with four doors. The vehicle may be displaying temporary Maryland registration. The vehicle may also be displaying an unidentifiable dark colored dealer identification plate on the front bumper. Suspect one is a black male, medium build, wearing a baseball hat and a pair of red colored NIKE Foamposite styled tennis shoes. Suspect one is the driver of the vehicle. He initially exited the vehicle. Suspect one remains in the Mazda while suspects two and three commit the burglary. Suspect two is a black male. He is wearing a gray colored hoodie. His hair is braided, dreadlock style. He is wearing dark colored pants and black tennis shoes. Suspect three is a black male wearing dark colored clothing. He acts as the lookout near the broken window. He is handed the stolen property from suspect two and carries it to the suspect vehicle.
Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to contact Sgt. Rick McCourt of C.I.T. at 410-535-1600 extension 2457. Or, you can provide information anonymously through the Calvert County Crime Solvers Tip Line by calling 410-535-2880. To leave an anonymous tip on-line, go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.
BURGLARY CASE #13-23179: Unknown suspect(s) broke into a home in the 700 block of White Sands Drive in Lusby sometime between April 19 and 20. It appears that the suspect(s) set multiple fires to the residence. The Maryland State Fire Marshalls Office responded to investigate the arson. Nothing appears to have been taken. DFC J. Denton is investigating.
BURGLARY CASE #13-23441: A home in the 600 block of Field Road in Lusby was burglarized sometime between April 16 and 22. There were burn marks in the carpet in one of the bedrooms. A shed behind the home was damaged when it appears a fire was lit on the concrete floor, causing the siding material of the shed to melt. The total amount of the damage is estimated at $530. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. G. Gott at 410-535-2800.
BURGLARY CASE #13-23677: Someone burglarized a home in the 1000 block of San Angelo Drive in Lusby during the daytime hours on April 23. Over $6400 in personal property including a Samsung laptop, an Apple Ipod, checkbooks and jewelry were stolen. DFC J. Hardesty is investigating.
CDS VIOLATION CASE #13-23680: On April 23 at 6:29 p.m. Dep. G. Gott conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Md. Rt. 4 near White Sands Drive in Lusby. He arrested the driver, Mark William Poleck, 26 and passenger, Jennifer Michelle Schaming, 27, both of Lusby, and charged each with possession of Heroin, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a metal spoon, and possession of controlled paraphernalia; a hypodermic syringe.
CDS VIOLATION CASE #13-23985: On April 24 at 10:11 p.m. Dep. L. Wood conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the Shell gas station on H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby. She found the driver, Jonathan Neill, 23 and passenger, Jarrett Cornell Dickerson, 22, both of Mechanicsville, to be in possession of suspected drugs. Both men were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and use of drug paraphernalia; a glass smoking device.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #13-24035: Someone stole a black HP computer bag valued at $125 from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 3200 block of Lacrosse Court in Dunkirk. The theft occurred sometime overnight between April 24 and 25. Dep. M. Quinn is investigating.
BURGLARY CASE #13-24039: Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a shed in the 3100 block of Lacrosse Court in Dunkirk on April 25 between midnight and 6:30 a.m. and stole a black and yellow power washer and a Craftsman 75cc handsaw that is black and red. Dep. M. Quinn is investigating.
THEFT OF VEHICLE CASE #13-24054: A white Ford E250 van was stolen from the driveway of a home in the 2600 block of Dogwood Lane in Owings overnight between April 24 and 25. The victim advised that the van belongs to her employer although there are no company logos and no ladder rack on the van. Additionally, there is no body damage to the van. The van had been unlocked and the keys had been left inside. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. R. Selkirk at 410-535-2800.
THEFT CASE #13-24063: Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle on Lacrosse Court in Dunkirk on April 25 between 1:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and stole a Pioneer touch screen stereo system and a lawn leaf blower. Cpl. J. McCarroll is investigating.
THEFT FROM VEHICLES CASE #13-24064: Three vehicles parked outside a home in the 3700 block of Larkview Court in Dunkirk were entered on April 25 between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. One vehicle, which had been unlocked, was entered but nothing appeared to have been taken. Two vehicles had been locked and were broken into. A radio was stolen from one of the vehicles. Approximately $500 in damage was done to both vehicles. Dep. S. Moran is investigating.
CDS VIOLATION CASE #13-24199: On April 25 at 9:04 p.m. Dep. L. Wood responded to the area of Gringo Road and Side Saddle Trail in Lusby for a suspicious vehicle. Wood made contact with four occupants of a vehicle parked in the roadway. The driver, Joshua Scott Schellhase, 29 of Leonardtown, was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a butterfly knife, and possession of drug paraphernalia; a metal spoon with suspected heroin residue. One passenger, Brandy Ann Chiarizia, 35 of Mechanicsville, was cited for possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a spoon and hypodermic needle.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #13-24406: Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked outside a home in the 11400 block of Redlands Road in Lusby between April 24 and 26 and stole $260 in cash. Dep. G. Gott is investigating.
BURGLARY CASE #13-24411: A victim in the 200 block of Dresser Avenue in Prince Frederick advised Dep. T. Buckler that sometime between April 21 and 24 someone entered her home and stole an Xbox 360 valued at $200. The investigation is continuing.
BURGLARY CASE #13-24426: A home in the 5800 block of Carol Court in Huntingtown was entered by unknown suspect(s) on April 26 at about 5:00 p.m. A Colt 45 gun, a Makita reciprocating saw, a DeWalt circular saw and a 5hp Honda engine were stolen. DFC N. Funchion is investigating.
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