Calvert Co. Sheriff's Reports - Southern Maryland Headline News

Calvert Co. Sheriff's Reports


PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Jan.26, 2015)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of January 12 through January 18, deputies responded to 1,341 calls for service throughout the community. During the week of January 19 through January 25, deputies responded to 1,377 calls.

CALVERT COUNTY CRIME SOLVERS: Calvert County Crime Solvers and the Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for a recent rash of slashing or puncturing of vehicle tires. Several deputies received reports from victims in Lusby that between January 22 and January 25, one or more tires were punctured on one or more of their vehicles while parked in their driveways. This wave of vandalism began with a report to DFC J. Denton from a victim in the 500 block of Balsom Road. Three other incidents occurred on Skyview Drive, one on Poplar Road and three more on White Sands Drive. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 410-535-2800.

Citizens with information on these crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff's Office website. Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward. You can also contact the Sheriff's Office at 410-535-2800 to leave information.

FLEEING VEHICLE: On January 18 at approximately 11:45 p.m., Cpl. A. Moschetto attempted to stop a vehicle traveling southbound on Route 4 in the area of Calvert Cliff's State Park at a high rate of speed. Upon catching up to the vehicle, which was traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, it was determined by Cpl. Moschetto that the vehicle was not going to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The violator vehicle was all over the road, passed several vehicles on the shoulder and the operator was believed to be impaired. The pursuit continued into St Mary's County where the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office took primary on the pursuit in the area of Patuxent Boulevard. The violator then lost control of the vehicle and struck an embankment which caused the vehicle to overturn coming to rest on its roof. The operator of the vehicle was not belted and was entrapped under the dash. EMS personnel extricated the subject from the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 27 year-old George Alfred Nocks, 3rd of Riverdale, Maryland. Nocks had outstanding warrants through the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office for driving on a suspended license as well as fleeing and eluding. Nocks was seriously injured during the collision and was flown to the PG Shock Trauma Center to be treated for his injuries. Nock is listed in serious condition at this time.

Cpl. Moschetto will be charging the subject with DUI and fleeing and eluding. The St Mary's County Sheriff's Office is handling the accident investigation and reconstruction. All of the police officers involved in the pursuit are safe and no police vehicles were damaged during the pursuit.

BURGLARY CASE #15-2276: Unknown suspect(s) broke into a shed near a home in the 700 block of Hickok Trail in Lusby sometime between January 11 and 12. A 1994 Honda CR250, which is white and pink with a pink seat, valued at $1,500 and a 2001 Honda CR which is red, white and black with gray duct tape on the air box and valued at $1,700 were both stolen. DFC M. Velasquez is investigating.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #15-2329: Someone smashed the front passenger window on a vehicle parked behind Jerry's Subs in Dunkirk on January 12 between 10:00 a.m. and noon. A black and silver iPad2 that was in a black and green case was stolen. Dep. J. Buck is investigating.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #15-2448, 2452 AND 2516: Three unlocked vehicles were entered overnight between January 12 and 13 in the 12000 block of Spring Cove Drive in Lusby. A Garmin GPS, binoculars, mechanics gloves and sunglasses were stolen out of one vehicle, a pool cue was taken and then located a short distance away from a second vehicle, and some money and a cell phone charger were taken from inside the third vehicle. Det. R. Hawkins is handling the investigation of these cases.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #15-2534: A victim reported to DFC G. Gott that sometime between January 8 and 11, someone stole towing equipment off the back of his work truck while it was parked outside his home in the 11500 block of Durango Drive in Lusby. The tools are valued at over $1,900. The investigation continues.

THEFT CASE #15-2555: A three-ton Amana heat pump was stolen from the outside rear of a home in the 700 block of Skyview Drive in Lusby. The theft was discovered on January 13. The heat pump is valued at $6,000. DFC J. Migliaccio is investigating.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #15-2822: On January 15 at 9:42 a.m. Dep. S. Rediker responded to a call for a reckless driver traveling northbound on Md. Rt. 4 near Ward Road in Dunkirk. He located the suspect vehicle passing Lyons Creek Road. The vehicle made a sudden lane change causing another vehicle to swerve onto the shoulder of the roadway to avoid a collision. Rediker attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle continued and began accelerating and weaving in and out of traffic. The vehicle continued to flee until reaching Anne Arundel County on Md. Rt. 4 at Fishers Station Road. The suspect pulled off the road, stopped the vehicle and then opened and closed the driver door. DFC R. Cress and Dep. Rediker exited their police vehicle and approached the suspect vehicle with agency firearms drawn and ordered the suspect to slowly remove himself from the vehicle, which he did. He was identified as James William Gearhart, Jr., 48, of North Beach. Gearhart was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding, driving while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance, speeding and possession of a schedule IV drug; Alprazolam.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #15-2838: Someone attempted to break into the coin machine at the Solomons Car Wash on HG Trueman Road in Solomons sometime between January 13 and 15. About $80 in damage was done. Dep. S. Moran is investigating.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #15-3864: On January 20 at 11:07 a.m. Dep. S. Rediker conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Md. Rt. 4 and Fowler Road in Owings. He found both the driver, Robert Edward Masincupp, Sr., 32, and single passenger, William Michael Bowen, 29, both of Chesapeake Beach, to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Masincupp was charged with possession of Heroin and drug paraphernalia; a metal spoon and a hypodermic syringe, and carrying a concealed dangerous weapon; a collapsible baton. Bowen was charged with the same drug offenses.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY CASE #15-4139: DFC M. Velasquez is investigating an attempted burglary at a home in the 600 block of Lisa Lane in Lusby. The homeowner reported that on January 17 sometime between 3:00 a.m. and noon someone tried to remove a window screen but did not gain entry into the home.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #15-4354: On January 22 at 4:30 p.m. Dep. J. Buck was assisting two other deputies at the Prince Frederick Library while they attempted to serve a warrant on David Edward Wilson, 21, of Chesapeake Beach, who was inside the library. Wilson fled the library by way of a side door. Dep. Buck pursued him and he was apprehended near Nick's supermarket. He was served with the outstanding warrant. A search incident to arrest revealed two used hypodermic needles. Wilson has been charged with possession of and intent to use drug paraphernalia; a hypodermic needle, failure to obey a lawful order, resisting arrest and disorderly.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY TO VEHICLES CASES #15-4605, 4661, 4703, 4831, 4893, 4895, 4897 AND 4901: Several deputies received reports from victims in Lusby that between January 22 and January 25, one or more tires were punctured on one or more of their vehicles while parked in their driveways. This wave of vandalism began with a report to DFC J. Denton from a victim in the 500 block of Balsom Road. Three other incidents occurred on Skyview Drive, one on Poplar Road and three more on White Sands Drive. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 410-535-2800.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #15-4881: A victim in the 300 block of White Sands Drive in Lusby reported to DFC Y. Bortchevsky that a No Trespassing sign from her fence had been removed and found in a neighbor's yard. It appeared to have puncture marks in it. The damage occurred during the same timeframe as the vandalism to vehicle tires in the same area.

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 .

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