Calvert Co. Sheriff's Reports

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Aug. 18, 2014)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of August 11 through August 17, deputies responded to 1,426 calls for service throughout the community.

HIGH SPEED VEHICLE CRASH CAUSES HOMEOWNERS TO BE DISPLACED: On August 17 at 9:17 am, units responded to the area of 1095 Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick in reference to a serious motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle into a house. Based on the seriousness of the crash, Cpl. Moschetto and Cpl. Wahlgren of the Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene.

The initial investigation revealed that a 1994 black Nissan 300ZX, Maryland registration 2AS5890, operated by Brandon Joseph Nicholson, W/M, DOB 06/25/92 (22 Y/O), of Mechanicsville, was traveling west on MD Rt 231 (Hallowing Point Road) at a high rate of speed in a posted 40 MPH zone entering a 50 MPH zone. The vehicle began to skid/spin in a clockwise direction, leaving the roadway to the right, and traveled approximately 115 feet off the roadway. The vehicle continued traveling west through high grass, where it struck the edge of the asphalt of the driveway, 1095 Hallowing Point Rd, and became airborne. The vehicle’s front bumper side swiped the front bumper of a gold 2002 Toyota Camry, Maryland registration 8AWZ32, that was parked unattended in the driveway. The black Nissan further struck the support pole to the front porch of the house (1095 Hallowing Point Rd), approximately 3 feet off the ground, where the vehicle struck the southeast corner of the house causing substantial damage to the house and car.

Nicholson sustained severe trauma to his lower extremities, was in and out consciousness, and was semi-alert. Nicholson was transport by Trooper 7 Medevac Helicopter to Prince Georges County Trauma center, where he was reported to be in serious but stable condition at this time.

The house was occupied by Melvin Sherbert, of Prince Frederick, and an unidentified adult male, who were not injured.

Calvert County Planning and Zoning responded to the scene and condemned the residence as unsafe for occupation. The owners of the residence, Brenda Wills and Melvin Sherbert were displaced and will be staying with relatives.

At this time, it is unknown if Nicholson was impaired, however, speed is a contributing factor in the crash. The investigation remains open.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #14-45447: The gas cap door was pulled off of a vehicle and six dents were in the passenger side rear quarter panel when the owner observed it on August 13 outside his home on Colton Court in Prince Frederick. The damage is estimated at $400 and is believed to have occurred on August 12 between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. DFC P. Wood is investigating.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #14-45460: On August 13 at 8:22 p.m. Dep. S. Moran conducted a traffic stop on Md. Rt. 4 and Broomes Island Road in St. Leonard. The passenger was found to have suspected drugs in his possession. Clifton Wayne Ladd, Jr., 22 of Dunkirk, was arrested and charged with possession of Oxycodone and possession of Meperidine.

BURGLARY CASE #14-45466: Someone caused about $300 in damage burglarizing a home in the 4800 block of Calvert Drive in St. Leonard during daytime hours on August 13. Three pairs of size 9 ½ tennis shoes, Weatherman, Air Jordan and Nike, were stolen. DFC J. Bell is continuing the investigation.

BURGLARY CASE #14-45498: DFC J. Livingston is investigating the burglary of a home in the 1400 block of Carlon Court in Huntingtown that occurred on August 13 at 11:20 p.m. while the residents were at home. The homeowner reports that she heard her burglar alarm chime and noted that the front door was open. She called to another occupant of the house who replied that they were not near the front door. She then heard someone going out the front door, looked outside and saw a shadow running up the driveway. Police arrived and performed a canvass of the area but no one was located. The victim discovered some cash and her car keys missing. The keys were later located in the driveway. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC Livingston at 410-535-2800.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #14-45595: Someone cut the padlocks on several storage units at the "Calvert Self Storage" on Skinners Turn Road in Owings sometime between August 10 and August 14. Unit owners were asked to examine the contents and determine if anything was stolen but at this time, no owners have reported any missing items. DFC P. Aurich is investigating.

THEFT CASE#14- 45741: Someone stole a yellow 2011 CAT rubber tire loader worth $130,000 from a work site at the Dunkirk Park and Ride between August 14 and 15. The loader was later found undamaged in the 8200 block of E Street in Chesapeake Beach. DFC J. Lord is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #14-45755: The windshield and both the driver's side and passenger side windows on a water tanker truck were broken while it was parked at the same work site as the CAT tire loader during the same timeframe. The tanker was discovered to have been moved to the back of the lot. The damage is estimated at $750. DFC Lord is also handling this investigation.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #14-45858: Someone smashed the driver's side window on a vehicle during the daytime hours on August 15 while it was parked outside a home on Bootstrap Trail in Lusby. The damage is estimated at $300. Nothing was stolen from inside the car. DFC M. Velasquez is investigating.

THEFT CASE #14-46000: A woman on Bafford Road in Lusby advised Dep. M. Trigg that sometime overnight between August 15 and 16, someone stole two bicycles from her back porch. A white and green girl's Pacifica and a white, black and blue boy's Huffy totaling $240 in value were taken. The victim said that she discovered the two bikes missing and noticed that a third bike, a red Huffy, had been left on the back porch in the same location the stolen bicycles had been in. The investigation continues.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #14-46008: A mailbox in the 2000 block of Henry Hutchins Road in Prince Frederick was knocked off its post in the early morning hours of August 16. DFC A. Woodford is investigating.

THEFT CASE #14-46027: On August 16 between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. someone opened the mailbox at a home in the 2000 block of Crow's Nest Lane in St. Leonard and stole cash and a gift card from inside two envelopes. Dep. C. Idol is continuing the investigation.

BURGLARY CASE #14-46222: Between August 15 and 17 unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked shed behind a home in the 800 block of West Chesapeake Beach Road in Owings and stole tools valuing more than $600. A Klein Tools volt meter, DeWalt drill, Craftsman screwdriver set and Craftsman hand wrench were among the stolen items. DFC J. Lord is investigating.

THEFT CASE #14-46307: A red Huffy bicycle was stolen from the yard of a home in the 1300 block of Gregg Drive in Lusby between August 16 and 17. The bike has a red and black seat and 20 inch wheels. The investigation is being handled by DFC R. Weems.

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 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: 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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