Calvert Co. Sheriff's Reports

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Sept. 8, 2014)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of September 1 through September 7, deputies responded to 1,465 calls for service throughout the community.

FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH: On Sept. 6 at approximately 12:45 am, members of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the intersection of Cross Point Drive and Wildfire Lane in Owings for the report of a motorcycle crash. Preliminary investigation revealed a Yamaha R6, operated by Robert Allen Coleman Jr., a 37 year-old male, and a resident of Annapolis, was traveling South on Cross Point Drive when it failed to negotiate a turn just South of Wildfire Lane. The motorcycle went off the roadway subsequently striking a brick mailbox where it came to final rest approximately 30 feet from the mailbox just off the roadway. Deputies arrived on scene and found Coleman to be unresponsive and began to administer medical treatment. Officers were relieved by Emergency Medical Services from North Beach Volunteer Fire Department and Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department. Coleman was transported to the Calvert Memorial Hospital where he succummbed to his injuries sustained during the crash. On scene investigation revealed alcohol and speed to be contributing factors in the crash. Deputy First Class C. Fox of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting the investigation into the events leading up to the crash. Anyone with additional information regarding the crash are asked to contact Dfc. Fox of CRT at 410-535-2800 or via e-mail at foxcn [at]

THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #14-49669: DFC P. Mosely is investigating the theft of a wallet from an unsecured vehicle while it was parked in the 2800 block of Lochness Drive in Chesapeake Beach. The victim states that his wallet, which was under his front seat, and its contents, consisting of cash and identification cards, was stolen on September 1 between 7:00 and 7:20 p.m.

FLEEING AND ELUDING, CDS VIOLATION CASE #14-49714: On September 2, shortly after midnight, DFC R. Cress was traveling on Mikes Way in Owings. He observed a vehicle that had been pulled over to the shoulder of the roadway suddenly leave the area at a high rate of speed. DFC Cress and Tpr. Lewis of the Maryland State Police, each operating their patrol vehicles, attempted to catch up to the vehicle on Briscoe Turn Road. DFC Cress continued to Md. Rt. 4 and observed the vehicle traveling southbound, then make a U-turn and begin to travel north. DFC Cress activated his emergency equipment but the vehicle failed to stop and turned onto Skinners Turn Road. The vehicle was still traveling at a high rate of speed and crossed the center line several times. The vehicle then turned left onto Ginger Lane, into the industrial park, then out of the industrial park back onto Skinners Turn Road, where it turned left onto Clyde Jones Road. The vehicle then drove through a yard at the end of the roadway and attempted to turn around but was blocked by Tpr. Lewis' patrol vehicle. The driver jumped out of the vehicle and ran into a wooded area. Cress located the suspect behind some thick brush and he was ordered to put his hands behind his back but he failed to comply, keeping his hands concealed. He was asked again to display his hands but would not so a Taser charge was applied to his body. He was then handcuffed and taken into custody. He is identified as Ryan Ford Gallagher, 36, of Owings. Gallagher was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital for treatment of the deployed Taser, and then transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. Gallagher has been charged with resisting arrest, possession of marijuana less than 10 grams, destruction of property less than $1,000 and numerous traffic violations. Gallagher was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Circuit Court in Calvert County.

BURGLARY CASE #14-49826: Someone burglarized a home on Paulowina Lane in Prince Frederick during the daytime hours on September 2. A PlayStation, controllers, and games were stolen. Dep. L. Kelly is investigating.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #14-49873: A woman reported to DFC P. Wood that at 8:00 a.m. on September 2 she parked her car at Plum Point Middle School in Huntingtown and went on a field trip with her son. When she returned at 3:30 p.m. she noticed that cash and a credit card had been stolen from her purse, which had been left inside the vehicle. The victim states that she thought she had locked the vehicle. No marks could be seen on the vehicle indicating someone pried open a door. DFC Wood is still investigating.

BURGLARY CASE #14-50309: Sometime between 6:00 p.m. on September 3 and 5:22 p.m. on September 4, unknown suspect(s) burglarized a shed behind a home in the 3900 block of Dogwood Road in Port Republic. The culprit(s) stole a Razor MX 650 electric motorcycle valued at $500. Dep. J. buck is investigating.

THEFT CASE #14-50317: A pair of Portage Pal Kayak wheels, worth $400, were stolen when the owners were kayaking off Matoaka Lane in St. Leonard on September 4 between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Dep. J. Buck is continuing the investigation.

THEFT CASE #14-50479: A victim in the 1900 block of Solomons Island Road in Huntingtown advised DFC R. Kreps that between September 2 and 5 someone stole $200 worth of copper pipe and twelve electric motors worth $1,000 from a barn on his property. The investigation continues.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #14-50544: A Nokia cell phone and cash was stolen from a vehicle on September 5 in the afternoon. The victim reports that he went inside two businesses, The World Gym and PNC Bank, both in Prince Frederick, so it not known at this time where the theft occurred. He noticed the items missing once he arrived at home. DFC R. Wilson is investigating.

THEFT CASE #14-50719: A green Next bicycle with 20 inch tires was stolen from the front porch of a home in the 1000 block of Rimrock Road in Lusby overnight between September 5 and 6. Dep. D. Naughton is investigating.

RESISTING ARREST, DISORDERLY CONDUCT CASE #14-50842: On September 7 at 4:00 a.m. DFC P. Wood responded to the Prince Frederick WaWa convenience store for the report of a disorderly female. Upon his arrival, Wood made contact with the subject, identified as Whitney Nicole Buckler, 22, of Prince Frederick. Buckler had caused a scene inside the convenience store. Buckler and a friend were asked to leave and were told to call a friend to pick them up because they were not sober. Immediately thereafter, their vehicle was seen leaving the WaWa and a traffic stop was conducted by DFC J. Livingston. DFC Wood responded to assist. While Livingston was attempting a sobriety test with the driver, Buckler, who had been the passenger, kept interfering with the investigation being conducted by Livingston. Buckler was advised to stop or be placed under arrest for obstructing. Buckler started screaming and when deputies attempted to place her under arrest she began pulling away and threw herself on the ground. She continued screaming and trying to pull back and push herself off the patrol vehicle. She prevented the deputies from placing her in the back seat of the patrol vehicle so a cage car was requested. Once placed inside the cage car, Buckler started spitting on the windows of the vehicle. She was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with obstructing and hindering, failure to obey a lawful order, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and destruction of property under $1,000.

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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