PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Jan. 27, 2014)The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of January 20 through January 26, deputies responded to 1,144 calls for service throughout the community.
HEROIN OVERDOSES: During the past several months there have been an increasing number of heroin overdoses by Calvert County citizens. Several of the overdose victims have been found deceased in surrounding counties. Due to privacy restrictions of medical records, it is extremely difficult to provide an exact number and the locations of the overdoses.
There appears to be a common theme in the majority of these cases when speaking with friends and family members of the deceased. The stories generally start out that the deceased began using pills, either ingesting them orally or snorting them. The users then start injecting the pills intravenously. In an effort to achieve the same high they had previously reached, the users search for stronger pills and/or more of them. It then becomes impossible for them to afford the habit and more difficult to obtain prescription medications, so they switch to a cheaper alternative which is heroin. By the time the users reach this level, they typically cannot hold onto a job and become involved in other illegal activities to help support their habits. Eventually the users reach dangerously high levels of impairment from continuous use of the heroin which causes them to overdose on the drug. The users become sick if they do not keep the heroin in their system, making it extremely difficult for them to "clean" themselves up. The more a person uses, the higher their odds are of getting a "hot shot" which is heroin that has not been cut enough or cut with a lethal substance which can ultimately cause death.
Daily, uniformed deputies and investigators with the Calvert County Sheriff's Office make controlled dangerous substance related arrests, both small and large scale, with the goal of ridding Calvert County of drug sellers and users, and the associated crimes they commit, and most importantly preventing more unnecessary deaths of its citizens. The majority of the arrests made are the result of traffic violation enforcement. In addition to the enforcement is an educational/public awareness perspective. There are numerous educational and support group programs available in Calvert County. This information can be obtained through the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) 410-535-FREE (3733) http://www.co.cal.md.us/CAASA. CAASA can provide families and friends with helpful resource information and links to support groups and programs in Calvert County. If you are seeking treatment services, call Calvert Substance Abuse Services at 410-535-3079.
We encourage parents to speak with their children about the dangers of alcohol and other drug abuse, as well as the importance of making good decisions. CAASA and the Calvert County Sheriff's Office are doing their part to render assistance with combating this drug issue. Please contact either, or both for any help you may need.
CRIME SOLVERS CASE: The Sheriff's Office and Crime Solvers are requesting the public's assistance in the identification of unknown suspect(s) who may have damaged property at Plum Point Elementary School in Huntingtown during two incidents that occurred between January 18 and 21. The first incident involves the lettering on the school's roadside sign being tampered with and the words changed. In the second incident, it appears that someone made entry into the school and removed food items, which were then thrown around the outside of the door. Additionally, a rear exterior wall was spray painted with graffiti.
Anyone with information regarding either of these incidents is asked to contact the Calvert County Crime Solvers anonymous tip line at 410-535-2880. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.
Citizens can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff's Office website. Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line.
CDS VIOLATION CASE #14-3825: On January 20 at 4:15 p.m. DFC J. Denton was conducting a patrol check of the Hallowing Point Trailer Park in Prince Frederick when he noticed a vehicle occupied by two males who were acting suspiciously. He conducted a traffic stop as the vehicle left the area. He made contact with the driver, a 17-year-old male from Huntingtown. The juvenile had suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia. He was charged on a youth report with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia; a grinder. He was released to a parent.
CDS VIOLATION CASE #14-3840: DFC R. Kampf charged a 17-year-old male from Lusby with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia; a smoking device, after he made contact with two juveniles in the driveway of a vacant home on Quiver Court in Lusby on January 20 at 5:34 p.m. The juvenile was charged on a youth report and released to a parent.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #14-3872: Someone stole a black tool box from the back of a truck parked outside a home in the 300 block of Kim's Lane in Huntingtown between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on January 20. The toolbox was empty. DFC J. Livingston is investigating.
BURGLARY CASE #14-3947: A home in the 1400 block of Solomons Rutter Road in St. Leonard was burglarized overnight between January 20 and 21 and two televisions were stolen. DFC A. Clas is investigating.
THEFT CASE #14-4120: Sometime between January 16 and 22 unknown suspect(s) stole a box of blank checks from the mailbox of a home in the 6300 block of 9th Street in Chesapeake Beach. Cpl. S. Parrish is continuing the investigation.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #14-4700: Someone damaged the door lock on the handle of a vehicle that was parked in the driveway of a home in the 8300 block of Cedar Lane in Lusby overnight between January 24 and 25. It does not appear that entry into the vehicle was made. Dep. W. Durner is investigating.
BURGLARY CASE #14-4729: Someone entered a home in the 3700 block of Solomons Island Road in St. Leonard on January 25 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. and stole jewelry and cash worth $200. Dep. W. Durner is continuing the investigation.
THEFT CASE #14-4768: Unknown suspect(s) stole 2 red plastic 5 gallon gas can filled with gas and two 30 pound metal propane grill tanks from behind a home in the 2000 block of Calvert Street in Port Republic. DFC A. Clas is investigating the theft that occurred sometime between January 25 and 26.
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.
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: http://somd.me/presumed-innocence. 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. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at http://somd.me/mdcasesearch . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at http://somd.me/expungeme .