PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Feb. 19, 2015)The Calvert County Sheriff's Office released the following incident and arrest reports.
WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of February 9 through February 15, deputies responded to 1,505 calls for service throughout the community.
DRUNK DRIVER HITS TWO VEHICLES: On February 17 at approximately 1948 hours, Deputy S. Moran and Deputy D. Naughton were patrolling the Lusby area. As they were travelling northbound on HG Truman Rd., in the area of Dowell Elementary school, they observed a motorist stopped on the southbound shoulder with their emergency flashers activated. The deputies stopped adjacent to the disabled vehicle to allow a pedestrian to cross the roadway in front of them. The disabled motorist advised the deputies they did not need assistance, they were just waiting to pick someone up. As Deputy D. Naughton was pulling away from the disabled motorist, a vehicle struck the rear of his patrol vehicle. Deputy D. Naughton activated his emergency equipment and pulled off the roadway to make contact with the vehicle that had just struck him. The striking vehicle accelerated and steered around Deputy Naughton's vehicle in an attempt to flee the scene. Deputy Moran heard the impact and was in the process of making a U-Turn to check on Dep. Naughton when he was struck in the left rear quarter panel by the Jeep attempting to flee from the crash scene. Both vehicles came to rest on the shoulder of H G Truman Rd. When Dep. Moran and Dep. Naughton contacted the operator of the Jeep, they detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath. Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were administered and Dep. Moran subsequently arrested the female for DUI.
The female operator of the Jeep was identified as Noreen Marie Iannopollo, a white female born 11-6-1966, of Lusby. Iannopollo, was placed under arrest and charged with numerous traffic offenses to include:
-- Driving under the influence of alcohol;
-- Fleeing the scene of an accident; and
-- Driving without a license
The collision caused disabling damage to Dep. Moran's assigned patrol vehicle and minor damage to Dep. Naughton's assigned patrol vehicle. Both Deputies sustained minor injuries during the crashes.
FATALITY ON THOMAS JOHNSON BRIDGE: On February 16 at approximately 1805 hours, members of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons for a report of a serious motor vehicle crash involving three vehicles. The Thomas Johnson Bridge was covered in snow.
Preliminary investigation revealed a 1997 Toyota Camry was traveling southbound on the Thomas Johnson Bridge. The Toyota Camry lost control on the snow covered bridge and slid sideways into the northbound travel lane. A 2004 Jeep Wrangler was traveling northbound on the bridge struck the Toyota Camry in the passenger side. After the first collision, a 2004 Toyota Highlander traveling southbound on the bridge struck the front of the Jeep.
The 2004 Jeep Wrangler was operated Kenneth George Steffey, a 47-year-old male of Lusby, who sustained minor injuries. Steffey was transported to MedStar St Mary's Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released.
The 2004 Toyota Highlander was operated Davar Mitchel Faulk, a 35-year-old male of Lexington Park, who sustained no injuries. Faulk was able to drive away from the scene.
The 1997 Toyota Camry was operated by Racheal Mary Keaton, a 50-year-old female of Lexington Park. Keaton sustained multiple injuries and was transported to MedStar St Mary's Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Keaton was pronounced deceased by the Hospital Emergency Room Staff.
Driver error on the part of Rachel Keaton and the snow covered bridge are major contributing factors to this collision.
DFC R. Wilson of the Calvert County Sheriff's Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting the investigation into the events leading up to the collision. Anyone with additional information regarding the incident are asked to contact DFC R. Wilson of CRT at 410-535-2800 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
THEFT CASE #15-8076 & 8406: On February 9 shortly after 9:00 p.m., Dep. J. Buck responded to the T.J. Maxx store in Prince Frederick for the report of a theft. A store employee advised that two men grabbed over $1,400 worth of Coach and Michael Kors purses and fled the store without paying. A store loss prevention investigator provided the name of two suspects in similar shopliftings currently being investigated in Anne Arundel, Prince George's and Montgomery counties. Store surveillance tapes were reviewed by Dep. Buck who identified one of the suspects as Reginald Ray Williams, 50, of Washington, D.C. On February 11, Cpl. J. Wahlgren responded to Doctors on Sight in Prince Frederick for the report of a theft of numerous eye glass frames valued at over $2,800. Wahlgren made contact with a store employee who advised that two subjects had entered the store and stolen the frames. The employee chased one of the suspects out of the store and was able to retrieve seven pairs of frames. The employee then called police and provided a description of each suspect as well as the vehicle they had fled in. The vehicle was located shortly thereafter and the two suspects were arrested. One of the suspects was found to be Reginald Ray Williams, already wanted for theft from T.J. Maxx. The second suspect was identified as 36-year-old Mecca Jamal Lee-Bey, also of Washington, D.C. Both men were charged with theft $1,000 to under $10,000. A warrant has been issued for the second suspect in the theft from T.J. Maxx.
THEFT CASE #15-8275: Approximately $1,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from the Prince Frederick Walmart on February 10 at about 8:45 p.m. A store employee advised that two men walked out of Walmart with two shopping carts full of merchandise that they did not pay for. Video surveillance shows the subjects taking items from the electronics department, clothing and home goods. The investigation continues by Dep. J. Buck.
CDS VIOLATION CASE #15-8295: On February 10 at 10:14 p.m. Cpl. M. Naecker conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Cornwall Road in Owings. He found the driver, identified as James Paul Foster, 54, of North Beach, to be in possession of suspected cocaine. Foster was arrested and charged.
BURGLARY CASE #15-8364: Copper wire was stolen from a home under construction on Fountain Lane in St. Leonard sometime between February 10 and 11. Dep. N. Gilmore is investigating.
CDS VIOLATION CASE #15-8728: On February 13 shortly after midnight, Dep. D. Naughton initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Coster Road at Mill Bridge Road in Lusby. Upon making contact with the driver, he detected a strong odor of raw marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. A metallic grinder was located inside the vehicle as well as a pair of brass knuckles. The driver, identified as Joshua Scott Reese, 25, of Lusby, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and concealed deadly weapon.
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.