PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (May 26, 2014)The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of May 19 through May 25, deputies responded to 1,572 calls for service throughout the community.
CRIME SOLVERS CASE: Crime Solvers and the Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the persons responsible for a robbery in Lusby. Two victims advised DFC J. Hardesty that on May 23 at 1:27 p.m. they were playing basketball at the court near Lake Lariat in Lusby. They stated that two unknown males approached them and asked to play basketball with them. A game started but an argument broke out between the four men. The two unknown males then went to their vehicle and displayed a handgun and robbed the two victims, taking speakers from one victim's vehicle, cash, cell phones and a wallet. The two men then left the scene. The two victims advised they waited approximately half an hour, and then called police. A lookout was broadcast for the suspect vehicle but it was not located. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers. Citizens with information on this crime or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link at www.CalvertCountySheriff.us or by calling 410-535-2880. If the information leads to an arrest and conviction, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.
VEHICLE TAMPERING CASE #14-27790 AND 28042: Several vehicles were entered but nothing was stolen at about 12:14 a.m. on May 19 when one of the vehicle owners observed two men rummaging thru the vehicles. Several neighbors saw the two men, who were on foot and asked for directions. The two men then left the area and were not located by police. Dep. W. Durner is investigating.
THEFT CASE #14-28015: The detached trailer of a tractor-trailer that had been in the rear of the shopping center on Town Center Boulevard in Dunkirk was stolen from that location sometime between May 15 and 20. The trailer is light blue in color and Werner Enterprises is printed on the sides in black lettering. The trailer is valued at $50,000 and was empty at the time of the theft. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 410-535-2800.
THEFT CASE #14-27859: Sometime between April 19 and May 19 someone cut and stole approximately 30 feet of copper piping, valued at nearly $2,000, near a radio tower on Cherry Hill Lane in Huntingtown. Dep. L. Kelly is investigating.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY CASE #14-28366: Dep. G. Gott is investigating the attempted burglary at a home in the 3700 block of 7th Street in North Beach that happened on May 21 during the daytime hours. It appears someone tried to pry open the front door but no entry was made inside the home and nothing was taken.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #14-28571: Overnight between May 21 and 22 in the 3800 block of 28th Street in Chesapeake Beach someone entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a Venture portable TV, a purple Ipod, and a charger and auxiliary cable, altogether valued at $340. Dep. G. Gott is continuing the investigation.
ROBBERY CASE #14-28717: Two victims advised DFC J. Hardesty that on May 23 at 1:27 p.m. they were playing basketball at the court near Lake Lariat in Lusby. They stated that two unknown males approached them and asked to play basketball with them. A game started but an argument broke out between the four men. The two unknown males then went to their vehicle and displayed a handgun and robbed the two victims, taking speakers from one victim's vehicle, cash, cell phones and a wallet. The two men then left the scene. The two victims advised they waited approximately half an hour, then called police. A lookout was broadcast for the suspect vehicle but it was not located. Det. M. Mudd is continuing the investigation.
THEFT CASE #14-28718: Sometime between May 16 and 23, someone removed a lock from a storage trailer behind a home in the 2400 block of Lowery Road in Huntingtown and stole a white kayak paddle worth $100 and two life jackets valued at $60. Dep. L. Kelly is continuing the investigation.
ATTEMPTED ASSAULT CASE #14-28785: On May 23 at 8:33 p.m. DFC A. Locke responded to Trader's Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach to assist DFC R. Cress. Cress advised that he observed a woman who had been drinking heavily at the establishment leave and get into her vehicle in the driver's seat. At that time he attempted to stop the woman from driving but she put the vehicle in reverse and began to back up, almost striking Cress. The woman's car then hit a vehicle parked next to her. Cress continued to try to stop the woman but she put the vehicle in drive and drove toward him, causing him to jump out of the way to avoid being struck. She drove to the exit of the parking lot where she stopped for oncoming traffic. At that time DFC Cress was able to get inside her vehicle and place it in park and remove the keys. The woman, later identified as Frances Lynn Cook, 41 of Chesapeake Beach, struggled with Cress. She was removed from the car and arrested. Cook has been charged with second degree assault, alcoholic beverage intoxication; endanger, reckless endangerment, disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct.
BURGLARY CASE #14-28839: Someone broke the window of a garage at a home in the 200 block of Harbor Drive in Lusby at about 1:30 a.m. on May 24 but nothing was stolen. Dep. W. Beisel is investigating.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #14-28871: Sometime between May 23 at 7:00 p.m. and May 24 at 8:00 a.m. someone entered a vehicle parked outside a home in the 400 block of Cambridge Place in Prince Frederick and stole numerous items of property altogether valued at over $700. The property includes a Max West Android tablet, Oakley sunglasses, Under Armor black and red jacket, headphones, chargers and some currency. The vehicle owner advises he is unsure if the vehicle had been locked but no forced entry was observed. Dep. L. Kelly is investigating.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #14-28882: Four camping trailers at the Breezy Point Campgrounds in Chesapeake Beach had some type of damage done to them between May 18 and 24. Cable wires and hoses were cut and hot water units were pried open. Cpl. D. Canning is investigating.
CDS VIOLATION CASE #14-29042: On May 24 at 9:51 p.m. Dep. W. Beisel and Cpl. A. Moschetto responded to the Comfort Inn Hotel in Solomons for the report of a disorderly subject. The subject, identified as Michael Andre Artayet, 53 of Alexandria, Va., was in a verbal dispute with another hotel patron. Artayet decided to leave and no further action would be taken regarding that complaint. The hotel manager then advised Moschetto that he had received several complaints from boat owners in the nearby marina that Artayet had boarded several boats and knocked on cabin doors. Artayet was located in the parking lot and appeared to be very intoxicated. Artayet refused to answer questions and did not cooperate and continuously interrupted the deputies who were trying to ascertain if he owned a boat in the marina so he could sleep there. He was ultimately arrested for hindering and failure to obey a lawful order. He was found to be in possession of suspected drugs and was also charged with possession of marijuana less than 10 grams.
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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