PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (May 12, 2014)The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of May 5 through May 11, deputies responded to 1,430 calls for service throughout the community.
DUI CHECKPOINT: The Sheriff's Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint May 3 in Solomons. During the checkpoint a total of 390 vehicles were contacted. Sixteen of those vehicles were pulled to the shoulder for field sobriety testing. Two of the operators pulled to the shoulder for testing were arrested for violating the State's DUI laws. A third driver was arrested for violating the State's DUI laws after a deputy assigned to monitor the checkpoint observed the driver make several traffic violations. Those arrested were: Laura Lynn Emery, 40, of Coltons Point; Brandon Adam Bolen, 23, of Newberry, FL; and Joseph Scott Kovalcik, 27, of Chaptico.
DISTRACTED DRIVING OP: The Sheriff's Office completed several traffic safety operations during the month of April that specifically targeted distracted driving. The Sheriff's Office secured additional overtime funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office for the month of April. This funding was crucial for the Sheriff's Office to be able to have deputies working to reduce distracted driving related crashes in lieu of using on-duty deputies who had various other responsiblities. Distracted driving accounts for 69% of Calvert County's serious injury crashes and 50% of Calvert County fatal crashes. The month of April is one of Calvert County's peak months for distracted driving crashes.
The Sheriff's Office conducted 4 initiatives. As a result of the initiatives a total of 152 vehicles were stopped, 131 citations were issued (a large portion were cell phone, texting or seatbelt violations), 47 warnings and 2 arrests were made for violations of the State DUI laws.
The initiatives were supported by personnel from the Community Action Team as well as the Patrol Bureau.
CDS VIOLATION CASE #14-25424: On May 7 at 11:55 a.m. Dep. N. Lenharr stopped a vehicle on Prince Frederick Boulevard for speeding and found the driver, Timothy Joseph Hodge, 20 of California, Md., to be in possession of suspected drugs. Hodge was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II drug; Amphetamine, possession of a schedule II drug; Adderall, and possession of a schedule II drug; Oxycodone.
CDS VIOLATION CASE #14-25732: DFC J. Denton charged two people with possession of marijuana less than 10 grams after he investigated a suspicious vehicle in the area of Brookeside Drive at Dalrymple Road in Chesapeake Beach on May 8 at 10:42 p.m. Because of recent thefts from vehicles in the area, DFC Denton approached the vehicle, which was stopped in the roadway with a man standing in the doorway of the vehicle leaning inside. Denton then detected a strong odor of marijuana. Justin Rashad Hawkins, 24 of Chesapeake Beach and Todd Lauren Chaney-Gingell, 22 of Owings, were each charged and released.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #14-25769: Someone stole a Dell laptop computer and a black Swiss Army back pack from an unlocked vehicle parked outside a home in the 1100 block of Monterey Road in Lusby. Cpl. A. Moschetto is investigating the theft which occurred overnight between May 8 and 9.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #14-25867: DFC P. Mosely is investigating the theft of a computer charger and some cash from an unlocked vehicle on Cimarron Road in Lusby. The items were stolen sometime overnight between May 8 and 9.
THEFT CASE #14-25874: Three women were caught shoplifting at the Dunkirk Walmart store on May 9 at 6:25 p.m. when a store security officer saw them putting merchandise in their infant's stroller and then not paying for the items. Briana Renae Jones, 19 and a sixteen-year-old female were both charged by Dep. B. Schaefer with theft under $1,000. Charges are pending for a third woman, Carrie Lee Jones, 37. All three are from Upper Marlboro.
BURGLARY CASE #14-26140: A home in the 12800 block of Rio Grande Trail in Lusby was burglarized sometime between May 7 and 11. Some bags containing various clothing were taken. DFC P. Mosely is investigating.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #14-26217: Unknown suspect(s) shot a BB gun pellet through the window of a home in the 8300 block of Swallow Lane in Lusby on May 12 at 1:28 a.m. DFC P. Mosely is investigating.
THEFT CASE #14-26269: Someone stole a Spalding basketball hoop from the driveway of a home on Kenni Lane in Dunkirk between May 10 and 11. It is valued at $500. DFC J. Lord is investigating.
BURGLARY CASE #14-26339: Sometime between May 7 and 11 someone stole a red Echo lawn trimmer and a red, five gallon metal gas can from an unlocked shed behind a home in the 3700 block of 6th Street in North Beach. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC Y. Bortchevsky at 410-535-2800.
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 .