CALLAWAY, Md. (Sept. 10, 2013)—Police throughout the tri-county area recently released the following incident reports.
ARSON TO STOLEN VAN IN CHARLOTTE HALL: Deputy Maryland State Fire Marshall Melissa Bean investigated an arson to a 2008 Dodge Caravan on Sept. 9 at approximately 10:30 a.m. Investigators determined that the van had been sitting abandoned for 2 weeks near 10900 Allen Fresh Road in Charlotte Hall. A construction crew working nearby called to report the burned out vehicle. Damages were estimated at $8,000 and the vehicle is consider to be a total loss. The van was reported stolen out of Georgia. Tips may be phoned in to 443-550-6834.
DRINKING IN PUBLIC IN LEXINGTON PARK: On Sept. 8 at approximately 10:00 a.m., Deputy First Class Boyer of the St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Office Patrol Division encountered suspects Freddie Torres Chevero, of Lexington Park, and Noe Mendez Hernandez, of Prince Frederick, in the area of Sheriff Miedzinski Way in Lexington Park. Upon seeing DFC Boyers marked police car, the suspects threw their beer bottles and fled the area on foot. The suspects were located behind St. Marys Square. There was an outstanding warrant for suspect Hernandez from an unrelated case. Additionally, both suspects were arrested for the alcohol violations and littering.
ASSAULT IN LEXINGTON PARK: On September 7, members of the St. Mary's Co. Sheriff's Office's Lexington Park COPS Unit observed Alexandra Spencer Barnes, 56, of Lexington Park, loitering in Millison Plaza. Mr Barnes who was exhibiting signs of alcohol impairment was issued a notice not to Trespass. Barnes returned to the area about ten minutes later and approached Sgt Clayton Safford holding an open box cutter style knife. Barnes was orders at gunpoint to drop the knife for which he complied and was arrested. Barnes was charged with Trespass and Assault.
VEHICLE CRASH IN HUNTINGTOWN RESULTS IN ONE DEATH: On September 10, members of the Calvert County Sheriffs Office responded to the report of an automobile accident in the area of Solomons Island Rd. and Northwest Dr. in Huntingtown. Upon arrival, deputies identified all parties and vehicles involved in the accident. The investigation showed a 2003 Ford F150 truck driven by Nicholas Paul Stup, Sr., 34, of Huntingtown, was traveling southbound through a construction zone approaching Northwest Dr. The construction zone consisted of cones dividing the fast lane from the slow lane from the Rt. 2 and 4 split to Northwest Dr. The Ford F150, while approaching Northwest Dr., impacted a 1995 Mack dump truck that was operated by Rex Eugene Jones, 52, of Huntingtown. The Mack truck was reducing speed with intent to merge into the fast lane where the construction was to take place. The Ford F150 impacted the Mack truck and came to a stop shortly after.
Deputies on scene determined that the driver of the Ford, Nicholas Stup, Sr. sustained injuries during the accident that resulted in his death. Mr. Stup was pronounced dead on scene by EMS and then transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital (CMH) where he was later examined by a forensic investigator. Mr. Stup was pronounced dead on September 10 at 3:24 a.m. Notification to Mr. Stups family was made by Sgt. Parsons at the residence to his father, Richard Stup.
The investigation is currently ongoing and being investigated by Dfc. J.M. Hardesty of the Calvert County Sheriffs Office Accident Reconstruction Team.
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