PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (June 25, 2015)The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of June 15 through June 21, deputies responded to 1,323 calls for service throughout the community.
MULTIPLE VEHICLE CRASH: On June 23, members of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police and Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the intersection of Md. Rt. 231 at Skipjack Road for the report of a motor vehicle collision.
Preliminary investigation shows that a 2007 Ford Focus was stopped on Hallowing Point Road (RT 231) westbound waiting to turn left into Calvert Mobile Home Park, just west of Skip Jack Road. A full sized SUV utilized the shoulder to pass the Ford Focus on the right and continued west. Directly behind the SUV was a 2013 Freightliner Sprinter Van which was also westbound. Possibly due to the SUV, the Freightliner did not see the Ford Focus that was stopped waiting for traffic to clear to make a turn safely. The Sprinter Van struck the Ford Focus in the rear which pushed the Ford Focus into oncoming traffic. The Ford Focus was struck by a 2011 Honda Civic that was travelling eastbound along Rt. 231. As a result of the collision the Ford Focus rotated and came to rest in the middle of the roadway. The Honda also rotated after the collision with the Focus and entered the westbound travel lane of Rt. 231. A 2013 Ford Escape was behind the Freightliner and swerved towards the westbound shoulder in an attempt to miss the Honda. The Honda struck the Ford Escape in the left front corner and pushed it up against the guardrail on the westbound side of Route 231. The Freightliner continued west after the first collision with the Ford Focus into eastbound traffic and struck a 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 causing the driver to be ejected before the motorcycle came to rest on the eastbound shoulder. The Freightliner then entered the grass shoulder and struck a fence before coming to rest.
The driver of the Ford Focus and the operator of the Kawasaki Ninja M/C were transported to Prince Georges Shock Trauma, via Trooper 7, to be treated for their injuries. Both were listed in stable condition. One of the passengers in the Ford Focus, the driver of the Sprinter Van, the driver of the Honda Civic and the driver of the Ford Escape were all ground transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital where they were treated for their injuries. The second passenger in the Ford Focus was not injured.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Cpl. Wahlgren or Dfc. Hardesty of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office at 410 535 2800.
FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH: On June 21 at approximately 5:55 p.m., Calvert County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police personnel responded to the area of Grays Rd. and Glenmont Ct. in Port Republic in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving a single motorcycle with a single occupant. Preliminary investigation revealed a black male, later identified as Brian Butler Johnson, age 37, of Baltimore was operating a copper colored 2004 Suzuki GSXR 1000 west on Grays Rd in the area of Glenmont Ct. when the motorcycle crossed the centerline and continued off the left side of the roadway. Investigation further revealed that upon leaving the roadway, the motorcycle laid down and skidded out of control where the operator, Johnson was ejected. Due to the severity of Johnson's injuries, the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Crash Reconstruction Team was notified to respond and assume the investigation. Johnson was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at 6:29 p.m.
Cpl. Moschetto and DFC. Fox responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Based on the roadway evidence and the damage to the motorcycle, speed was determined to be a factor in the crash. The speed limit on Grays Rd is 40 mph in the area of the crash.
At 5:46 p.m., the Calvert Control Center received a traffic complaint from a concerned citizen for a "reckless operator" on a copper colored motorcycle bearing the same tag number that was on the motorcycle Johnson was operating. The Traffic complaint was reported to be in the area of Broomes Island Rd and Grays Rd.
Witnesses on the scene reported that the motorcycle was observed several minutes prior to the crash operating at a high rate of speed in a reckless manner in the area of Broomes Island and Grays Rd.
Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or the events leading up to it is asked to contact DFC. Fox of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office at 410-535-2800.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #15-32619: A citizen advised Dep. J. Buck that sometime between June 14 at 8:00 p.m. and June 15 at 10:00 a.m. someone had spray painted a county speed limit sign at Wash Hance Road and Rosemary Lane in Port Republic.
THEFT CASE #15-32636: DFC J. Hardesty is investigating the theft of three copper grounding bars at a cell phone tower that was discovered on June 2 by an AT&T employee. The theft occurred on St. Leonard Road. The copper bars are valued at about $200 in total.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #15-32861: Two county street signs were broken at the base and left on the ground on Mayfair Court in Huntingtown between June 15 and 16. Dep. D. Clark is investigating.
BURGLARY CASE #15-32908: On June 16 at 7:10 p.m. Dep. G. Gott arrested Jameh A.K. Freeman, 36, and Rachel Diane Olliver, 35, both of Lusby, and charged each of them with third degree burglary and destruction of property after Gott responded to a home in the 12400 block of Catalina Drive in Lusby. A neighbor advised she had observed two people trying to gain access to the home and then disappear around the back of the house. A second neighbor said he saw the two subjects enter the home by the basement door. Gott made contact with Freeman and Olliver, who were still on the scene. They were arrested and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center in Barstow.
BURGLARY CASE #15-33122: Sometime between June 7 and 17 a home in the 11600 block of Rivershore Drive in Dunkirk was burglarized. A US Air Force survival knife and a Microsoft Xbox were stolen. DFC P. Aurich is investigating.
THEFT CASE #15-33354: Two Kent BMX bicycles were stolen from the yard of a home in the 7500 block of C Street in Chesapeake Beach between June 18 and 19. One of the bikes is neon yellow and the other is dark green. DFC J. Lord is continuing the investigation.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #15-33551: Dep. J. Buck is investigating numerous incidents of mailboxes and posts along Whispering Drive in Prince Frederick being damaged overnight between June 19 and 20. Nine residents on Whispering Drive and Sequoia Way reported damage. Some victims also had solar lighting destroyed or stolen. The damage is estimated at $1850. The investigation is continuing.
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.
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