PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (July 1, 2015)The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of June 22 through June 28, deputies responded to 1,257 calls for service throughout the community.
PROSTITUTION ARRESTS: On Thursday June 25, the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) with assistance from the Charles County Sheriff's Office, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Southern Maryland Information Center (SMIC) conducted an operation targeting prostitution and human trafficking. During the operation, numerous contacts with individuals soliciting prostitution were made. During the course of the operation, six adult males—who were soliciting sex in exchange for U.S. currency—were arrested and charged with Solicitation of Prostitution.
Typically, the encounters between individuals engaged in prostitution are facilitated through the use of cellular phones, web-based classified ads and/or social media sites. The ads are posted by both those who seek prostitutes and those who are seeking clients. Meeting locations vary from parking lots to rooms in local hotels.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #15-34071: Overnight between June 22 and 23, someone slashed two tires on a vehicle belonging to Chesapeake Security Services. The damage occurred while the vehicle was parked outside a home in the 2800 block of Lochness Lane in Chesapeake Beach. Dep. A. Curtin is investigating.
CDS VIOLATION CASE #15-34241: On June 24 at 1:13 a.m., Dep. D. Naughton conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Md. Rt. 4 in Solomons. He found the driver, Christopher Alexander Staley, 22, of Lexington Park, to be in possession of suspected drugs. Staley was arrested and charged with possession of Oxycodone, possession of Suboxone, and possession of drug paraphernalia; a one dollar bill.
THEFT CASE #15-34274: DFC J. Lord is investigating the theft of $1,000 worth of copper wiring from a home in the 3900 block of 3rd Street in North Beach that occurred between June 23 and 24.
BURGLARY CASE #15-34382: A home in the 12000 block of Catalina Drive in Lusby was discovered on June 24 to have been burglarized. Copper piping valued at $300 was stolen and damage in the amount of $1,200 was done. Dep. G. Gott is investigating.
CDS VIOLATION CASE #15-34396: On June 24 at 9:48 p.m., Dep. C. Idol observed a vehicle being driven erratically that had been called in by a citizen who reported the vehicle had almost hit another vehicle. The vehicle driver turned into the Kmart parking lot and came to a stop. Idol made contact with the driver who appeared to be under the influence. The driver, identified as Chase Kenneth Tasker, 30, of Chesapeake Beach, was found to be under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and was charged with that offense as well as possession of Oxycodone in sufficient amount to indicate an intent to distribute.
THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #15-34429: Someone smashed out the passenger side front window of a vehicle at a home on Cross Point Road in Owings overnight between June 24 and 25 and stole a purse containing a wallet with a credit card inside that was discovered to have been in used at various locations in Prince George's County. DFC J. Hardesty is continuing to investigate.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #15-34833: Unknown suspect(s) smashed the driver side window of a vehicle outside a home in the 4700 block of Maryland Avenue in St. Leonard between June 26 and 27. Nothing was missing from inside the vehicle. Cpl. E. Basham is investigating.
CDS VIOLATION CASE #15-35100: On June 28 at 6:50 p.m., Dep. T. Holt responded to a call for a fight that was occurring on Oyster House Road in Broomes Island. One of the subjects involved in the fight was reported to be leaving the scene in a vehicle and witnesses advised the driver was noticeably intoxicated. DFC J. Denton and Cpl. E. Basham observed the suspect vehicle and were attempting a traffic stop but the vehicle would not stop. They cornered the vehicle at Church Road and School Road. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Karen Sue Nims refused to exit the vehicle. She was assisted out of the vehicle by Basham and Dep. Holt. Holt detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from Nims and her speech was slurred. Nims advised she would submit to a field sobriety test then became upset and started to walk away, falling into the rear of her vehicle. While being placed under arrest she kicked at the officers, striking Holt in the leg. She was arrested and placed into the patrol vehicle, at which time she began to yell and scream profanities. Nims was found to have suspected drugs on her. She was charged with possession of Oxycontin and resisting arrest as well as driving under the influence.
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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