Calvert Co. Sheriff's Reports

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Feb. 5, 2014)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of January 27 through February 2, deputies responded to 1,385 calls for service throughout the community.

VEHICLE ACCIDENT: On Jan. 31, William Robert Crandell was operating a 2006 Chevrolet pickup bearing Maryland registration plate 53S982 traveling westbound on Route 260. As Crandell approached the intersection of Route 260 and Boyds Turn Road, a 2007 Toyota Prius being operated by Sylvia Carolyn Keyser turned north towards Boyds Turn Rd across the westbound lane of Route 260 into the path of Crandell. Crandell's vehicle then struck the passenger side of Keyser's vehicle causing both vehicles to travel off the roadway and come to a rest on the grass shoulder of the westbound Route 260. Major damage was caused to both vehicles. Crandell refused medical treatment of scene. Keyser was alert and conscious however had multiple injuries and was flown to Prince Georges Shock Trauma. Based on witnesses who observed the accident and further investigation, it was determined that Keyser failed to stop for a steady red light from eastbound Route 260, turning north towards Boyds Turn Rd. Keyser turned into the path of Crandell, who was traveling through the intersection with a green light westbound Route 260. Keyser was found at fault.

RETAIL THEFT, STOLEN CAR, ROLLOVER: On Feb. 5 at 12:37am, the Calvert County Control Center was contacted by the Lusby Fastop, located at 11790 HG Trueman Road in Lusby, in reference to a theft at the store. The employee of the Fastop provided a description of the suspect as well as a vehicle description. The complainant also stated that an employee of the Fastop had followed them to an address in Lusby. Dep. L. Wood responded to the address and while responding, the Calvert Control Center was contacted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office who advised them a similar style vehicle was stolen in Lexington Park. The Calvert Control Center recognized the vehicle lookout information provided by St. Mary’s to be the same vehicle that had committed the theft at the Fastop. Updated information was given to Dep. L. Wood who responded to the Lusby address with negative results.

Dep. L. Wood then traveled back to the Fastop to take the report of the theft. Dep. L. Wood and Dfc. Wilson went inside the Fastop and upon exiting, they observed the suspect vehicle now at the gas pumps attempting to purchase fuel. Dfc. Wilson and Dep. Wood approached the vehicle on foot and attempted to make contact with the occupants around the vehicle. Deputies then observed a male driver, later identified as David Todd Dennison, 37, of Patuxent River, jump into the driver’s seat of the vehicle and flee. Deputies observed the vehicle travel West on Rousby Hall Road heading towards Olivet Road. Deputies returned to their vehicles and subsequently canvassed the area with negative results.

Deputies continued to canvass the area at which time a St. Mary’s County Deputy assisting with the canvass, observed a vehicle overturned off the roadway into a wooded area East of the Rousby Hall Circle, approximately 17 Minutes later. Calvert deputies subsequently arrived on scene and summoned assistance for emergency medical services. The Solomons Volunteer Fire Department, St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department, and Lexington Park Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene to render medical treatment.

The vehicle occupants were identified as David Todd Dennsion, 37, of Patuxent River; Amanda Nicole Gott, 25, of Lusby; and Steven Edward Coontz, 53, of Lusby. All three occupants were transported to the Calvert Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Steven Coontz was later pronounced deceased by Medical Staff after succumbing to injuries sustained in the crash. Amanda Gott and David Dennison were later transported to Medstar for further observation with non-life threatening injuries.

This crash is being investigated by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit. Preliminary investigation suggests that alcohol and speed are factors which contributed to the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dfc. C. Childress at 410-535-2800 or email at Sheriff Mike Evans extends his thanks to all of the EMS personnel that assisted, as well as the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. “This is an unfortunate accident and our condolences to the family of Mr. Coontz”

BURGLARY CASE #14-5209: A home in the 11300 block of Commanche Road in Lusby was burglarized during the daytime hours on January 28. The homeowner reported to DFC M. Quinn that $970 worth of items were stolen from the home, to include money, alcohol and two black Wii controllers. The investigation is continuing.

THEFT CASE #14-5303: On January 29 at 12:30 p.m. DFC P. Wood responded to the Prince Frederick Walmart for the report of a shoplifter in custody. Surveillance footage showed the suspect putting items in her cart, not paying for them, and then approaching the customer service counter where she returned the items for cash. A loss prevention officer then detained her. DFC Wood questioned the woman and subsequently placed her under arrest. Patty Jean Spencer, 40 of Prince Frederick, was charged with theft under $100.

THEFT CASE #14-5357: On January 29 at 7:29 p.m. Dep. D. Roberts conducted a traffic stop on Md. Rt. 231 and Mason Road in Prince Frederick. The driver, identified as Damion Emanuel Brown, 22 of Washington, D.C. was found to be in possession of stolen vehicle plates. He was arrested and charged with theft less than $1,000.

BURGLARY CASE #14-5944: Sometime between December and February 1, a home in the 5100 block of Breezy Point Road in Chesapeake Beach was burglarized. Numerous tools were stolen. Dep. T. Holt is investigating.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #14-6231: Dep. N. Lenharr responded to a call for a suspicious vehicle on February 2 at 9:56 p.m. on Cabin Drive and Grover's Turn Road in Owings. Dep. Lenharr made contact with the two occupants of the vehicle and found them both to be in possession of suspected drug paraphernalia. Melissa Ann Bowen, 32 and Jessica Danielle Urbanek, 32, both of Lothian, were each cited with possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia; a metal tube used to inhale a controlled dangerous substance of K2/SPICE.

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. 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 . 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 .

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