PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Jan. 20, 2014)The Calvert County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of January 13 through January 19, deputies responded to 1,557 calls for service throughout the community.
BURGLARY CASE #14-2292: Dep. G. Gott is investigating a burglary to a home in the 11500 block of Hoofbeat Trail in Lusby that happened on January 13 during daytime hours. The suspect(s) stole and damaged over $400 in property, including an Xbox 360 Slim system and a game.
BURGLARY CASE #14-2989: A shed behind a home in the 11200 block of Maplewood Drive in Dunkirk was entered sometime between January 8 and 16. A PowerMate 3500 generator, a Porta nail gun, Hitachi nail gun and Dremel carving kit were all stolen. DFC P. Aurich is investigating.
THEFT CASE #14-3191: On January 17 at about 4:57 p.m. Dep. N. Lenharr responded to the Dunkirk Walmart for the report of a shoplifter in custody. Store employees had observed a woman, later identified as Tina Marie Bowen, 46 of Chesapeake Beach, leaving the store without paying for the items. She was arrested and charged with theft less than $1,000.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #14-3194: A victim in the 5900 block of Rose Court in St. Leonard advised Dep. W. Beisel that sometime between January 15 and 17, someone stole a Makita circular saw and an air compressor from a vehicle parked outside the home. It is unknown if the vehicle was locked. The investigation is continuing.
ROGUE AND VAGABOND CASE #14-3251: On January 17 at 9:07 p.m. DFC P. Mosely was in his police vehicle on the side of the roadway on Md. Rt. 4 southbound near Northwest Drive in Huntingtown when he looked over and observed a male with a flashlight walking around looking inside vehicles. He then observed an inside light to one of the vehicles come on and saw the suspect inside. A simultaneous call to the Calvert Control Center for a suspect at that address came in. Dep. Mosely made contact with the suspect, identified as Michael Scott Huskey, 26 of Prince Frederick. Huskey was charged with rogue and vagabond and possession of burglar tools.
BURGLARY CASE #14-3423: Someone burglarized a home in the 3200 block of Beaver Dam Road in Chesapeake Beach and stole over $200 worth of jewelry. The crime was discovered on January 19. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC A. Locke at 410-535-2800.
THEFT CASE #14-3662: DFC P. Mosely arrested Sarah Elizabeth Black, 29 of North Beach, on January 19 at 6:34 p.m. after she was detained by the loss prevention officer of the Dunkirk Walmart for taking items without paying for them. Black stole approximately $210 in merchandise, which was all recovered.
CDS VIOLATION CASE #14-3715: On January 19 at 11:56 p.m. DFC P. Mosely conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Md. Rt. 4 southbound near Skinners Turn Road in Owings. The driver, Yamica Tyese Drayton, 35 of Oxon Hill, was cited for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams.
In November of 2013, the Sheriff's Office of Professional Standards began investigating a complaint involving Correctional Officer Jonathan Len Poland. The complaint was based upon suspicions that C.O. Poland was involved in sexual misconduct with female inmates. The Office of Professional Standards quickly realized there was merit to the complaint that could ultimately end up in Poland being charged criminally. The investigation was subsequently turned over to Detective Mudd of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Bureau.
Detective Mudd conducted a thorough investigation into the actions of Poland which included the application for and service of a search and seizure warrant at the home of Poland. Several pieces of evidence supporting the allegations against Poland were gathered during the execution of the warrant on December 12, 2013. Poland confessed to paying several females for sex. He further stated that he had met these women while working as a correctional officer at the Calvert County Detention Center. Poland was suspended from his employment obligations at the Calvert County Detention Center on this same date.
Detective Mudd and his team of investigators began downloading electronic messaging devices to include text messages and Facebook on December 13, 2013. These devices contained numerous conversations between Poland and several females. The majority of the females he had been conversing with had been inmates at the Calvert County Detention Center during Poland's employment there. There was a common theme of sex for money throughout the majority of the conversations. Many of these conversations were with former female inmates. The majority of the contacts between Poland and the females he solicited sex from were initiated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
Follow-up interviews were conducted with females, some of which had previously been inmates at the Calvert County Detention Center. Several of the females interviewed admitted that Poland had paid them money in exchange for sex on several different occasions. The majority of the females interviewed advised they took Poland up on his offers of sex for money so they could support their drug habits. According to records, Poland allegedly paid as much as $400.00 to females for sexual acts.
On January 10, 2014 Detective Mudd submitted an Application for Statement of Charges to the District Court Commissioner's Office requesting charges against Poland for three counts of Human Trafficking and five counts of Prostitution. On January 12, Poland was arrested at his home in Lusby and was charged with violating CR 11-306 Prostitution - General and for violating CR 11-303(a)(1)(i)(ii)(iii) Human Trafficking Take Cause. Poland was released on his Personal Recognizance.
Poland has been employed at the Calvert County Detention Center as a Correctional Officer for 10 years. The Detention Center is a division of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office. T.D. Reese is the Administrator of the Calvert County Detention Center and answers directly to Sheriff Mike Evans.
Citizens with information on any of the reported crimes above, or any criminal activity in Calvert County, who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers website via http://somd.me/calvertcrimesolvers. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.
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