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Calvert Co. Sheriff's Reports


PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (June 4, 2014)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of May 26 through June 1, deputies responded to 1,347 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 the theft of approximately 30 pieces of angled steel stolen from a business in the 7600 block of Investment Court in Owings sometime between 3:30 p.m. on May 23 and 7:00 a.m. on May 27. The owner stated there were 15 pieces of 42-inch angled steel and 15 pieces of 48-inch angled steel taken from the property. The steel has an approximate value of $350. 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.

RECKLESS MOTORCYCLISTS: On June 1 at 7:59 p.m., Dfc. R. Wilson was traveling south on Md. Rt.4 passing the south entrance to St. Leonard Road when he observed 4 sport motorcycles north-bound at a high rate of speed. Dfc. Wilson completed a U-turn and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the motorcycles sped up and failed to stop. At that time, a pursuit ensued. A road block was deployed at Md. Rt.4 and Old Field Lane in Prince Frederick but the motorcycles managed to make their way through the road block. They continued north through the intersection at Md. Rt. 231. at Md. Rt.4 and Commerce Lane one of the motorcycles collided with the rear of Dfc. P. Aurich's vehicle. Aurich sustained no injuries and there was minor damage to the patrol vehicle. The operator of the sport motorcycle, Jose Angel Paz-Alonzo, 28 of Riverdale, was flown by Trooper 7 to Prince George's Hospital Shock Trauma Center for precautionary reasons.

Jose Angel Paz-Alonzo, 28 of Riverdale, Md.
Jose Angel Paz-Alonzo, 28 of Riverdale.

Juan Carlos Recinos Henriquez, 29 of Hyattsville, Md.
Juan Carlos Recinos Henriquez, 29 of Hyattsville.

Melvin R. Paz, 26, of Hyattsville, Md.
Melvin R. Paz, 26, of Hyattsville.

The other three motorcycles continued north on Md. Rt. 4. At the intersection of Plum Point Road in Huntingtown, one of the bikes collided with Dfc. M. Velasquez's mirror causing minor damage to the patrol vehicle. That motorcycle along with the other two continued north. At Md. Rt. 4 and Ponds Wood Road, one of the fleeing motorcycles was involved in a single vehicle accident. The operator, Juan Carlos Recinos Henriquez, 29 of Hyattsville, sustained minor injuries. The remaining two motorcycles continued north. At Huntingtown High School, one of the remaining two motorcycles was involved in another single vehicle accident. Again, the operator, Melvin R. Paz, 26 also of Hyattsville, sustained only minor injuries. The remaining motorcycle continued north and was last seen north bound. Paz-Alonzo, Henriquez and Paz were charged with fleeing from law enforcement and numerous traffic violations.

Surveillance photos of suspect in thefts in Bayside Forrest neighborhood in Prince Frederick.
Surveillance photos of suspect in thefts in Bayside Forrest neighborhood in Prince Frederick.

BAYSIDE FORREST THEFTS: Between May 30 and June 1, the Sheriff's Office responded to several thefts in the Bayside Forrest neighborhood in Prince Frederick. It was determined that the thefts from vehicles occurred during the evening/early morning hours. During these thefts the suspect(s) would enter unlocked vehicles and take electronics and other valuables. Residential surveillance video was reviewed and it was determined that the suspect(s) would approach the vehicles on foot. Pictured above is a suspect captured on residential surveillance video that is described as a white male, early twenties, with dark, mid-length hair. The two suspects left the area in a possibly blue or gray colored SUV. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the above suspect is asked to contact Det. Nick DeFelice of the Calvert Investigate Bureau at 410-535-1600 ext. 2669 or defelinb [at] co.cal.md.us. 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.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #14-29495: Someone caused $50 in damage to the door hatch on a boat at Marina West in Chesapeake Beach. The damage was discovered on May 26. Contact with the boat owner has not been made yet so it is unknown if anything was taken, however, the boat had been entered and rummaged through. DFC G. Gott is investigating.

THEFT CASE #14-29535: Thirty pieces of angled steel valued at $350 were stolen from outside a business on Investment Court in Owings between May 23 and 27. Dep. A. Curtin is continuing the investigation.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #14-29898: While investigating a noise complaint at the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa on May 28 at 11:30 p.m. Dep. A. Curtin discovered the occupant of the room to be in possession of marijuana. Albert Bertram Rogers, II, 45 of Southport, N.C., was charged with possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a glass smoking device.

BURGLARY CASE #14-30176: Overnight between May 29 and 30, someone entered a home in the 12900 block of Parran Drive in Lusby by unknown means and stole over $3000 worth of property including a Nikon Coolpix camera, a Canon camera, an HP Notebook, and a Sceptre television. Dep. W. Durner is investigating.

BURGLARY CASE #14-30187: A home in the 400 block of Dove Court in Lusby was burglarized overnight between May 29 and 30 and a 32 inch Samsung TV was stolen. Dep. Durner is investigating.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #14-30224: Someone entered a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 200 block of Cove Drive in Lusby overnight May 29 into May 30 and stole more than $1200 worth of firearm gear including a gear bag, cleaning tools, holsters and protective shooting glasses. Dep. Durner is handling the case.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #14-30243: On May 30 at 6:43 p.m. DFC J. Morgan observed the operator of a vehicle who appeared to be nodding off while stopped at the red signal light at the intersection of Md. Rt. 4 north and Church Street in Prince Frederick. Morgan was able to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle near Md. Rt. 4 and Dares Beach Road. The driver, Christian McFarland Phillips, 30 of Great Mills, was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule I drug; K2/Spice and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a glass smoking device and a metal smoking device.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #14-30307: On May 31 at 1:21 a.m. Dep. N. Lenharr conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Md. Rt. 4 northbound near Hospital Road in Prince Frederick. The driver, Kristen Michele Ledford, 42 of Chesapeake Beach, was subsequently arrested for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; an aluminum foil smoking device and a silver metal smoking device.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #14-30416: Someone stole coins from an unlocked vehicle parked outside a home in the 500 block of Deane Avenue in Prince Frederick on May 31 in the early morning hours. DFC J. Livingston is investigating.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT CASE #14-30506: On May 31 at 10:24 p.m. DFC J. Livingston responded to the emergency department of Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick for a disorderly subject. He made contact with Leah Michelle Napier, 24 of Owings, who appeared to be intoxicated. Napier was yelling and using profanity. She was asked repeatedly to stop. A nurse was attempting to clean a wound on Napier's hand but Napier continued to be unruly. She was given her discharge papers and asked to leave. She continued to use profanity and tried to regain entry to the hospital. Livingston arrested her and charged her with intoxication and disorderly conduct.

BURGLARY CASE #14-30593: Someone burglarized a home in the 4300 block of Woodview Lane in Prince Frederick between May 30 and June 1 and stole a cast iron wood stove, copper piping, a band saw, a drill press and furniture items. DFC P. Wood is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #14-30656: A victim in the 8900 block of Dayton Avenue in North Beach advised DFC C. Fox that on June 1 at 10:58 p.m. he heard glass shatter. When he looked outside he saw a tire laying against the broken windshield of a vehicle parked on his property. A neighbor reports seeing a white male get out of a vehicle, pick up the tire and throw it at the windshield. The investigation is continuing.

Multi-agency Investigation Results in Several Indictments of Heroin Dealers

The Annapolis Police Department, in close partnership with the Calvert County Sheriff's Office and assisted by Anne Arundel County Police Department and the Maryland State Police, conducted a long term investigation resulting in the indictments of nine Annapolis heroin dealers. This multi-agency drug initiative involved undercover police officers making controlled purchases from drug dealers spanning more than seven months.

In response to an increase in heroin overdoses, detectives from the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit contacted the Annapolis Police Department in October 2013. Through their investigations, DEU detectives learned that drug users from Calvert County were buying heroin in Annapolis, prompting them to contact the Annapolis Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit.

The Annapolis Police Department's Drug Enforcement Unit identified two groups responsible for the majority of heroin distributed in Annapolis. The initiative involved Annapolis detectives working hand in hand with Calvert County Sheriff's detectives to make over 50 controlled buys of heroin, with over 100 grams of heroin seized. The indictments, resulting from these buys, will shut down these illegal drug trafficking groups in Annapolis.

Early on the morning of May 27, the Annapolis Police Department and the Anne Arundel County Police Department began the process of arresting those indicted. Various search warrants have been served. Arrests have been made and more will follow in the next few days

Sheriff Evans recognizes that the increase of heroin use is one of the biggest challenges facing our community. There have been seven fatal heroin overdoses so far this year in Calvert County. Many of the crimes that occur in Calvert County, including thefts and burglaries are directly related to this epidemic.

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: 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 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 somd.me/expungeme .

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