Calvert Co. Sheriff's Reports

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (July 22, 2013)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of July 15 through July 21, deputies responded to 1,621 calls for service throughout the community.

THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE CASE #13-41842: One adult male and three juveniles were charged with motor vehicle theft on July 15. Dep. Y. Bortchevsky responded to the area of Friendship Road near Lake Shore Drive in Rose Haven at 2:26 a.m. for the report of a vehicle crash involving a car stolen out of North Beach. Upon arrival, Bortchevsky contacted an Anne Arundel County Police Officer and the occupants of the vehicle. It was determined that the four occupants found the car unlocked with the keys inside and stole the car shortly before the crash. They traveled into Anne Arundel County where the driver apparently failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into a fence. The front passenger, a sixteen-year-old female from Odenton, was injured and flown to the Baltimore Shock Trauma Center. The driver, later identified as Daniel Tyler Broadwater, 18 of North Beach, fled the scene on foot prior to Bortchevsky's arrival. Broadwater was located at home and arrested. The two rear seat passengers are reported to be one sixteen and one seventeen year old, both female, of Odenton.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #13-41879: Someone caused $1500 in damage to two vehicles overnight between July 14 and 15. The cars were parked outside a home in the 3900 block of 5th Street in North Beach when someone scratched the hoods and doors. DFC J. Norton is investigating.

BURGLARY CASE #13-41909: A home in the 300 block of West Avenue in Prince Frederick was burglarized and $19,000 in damage was done inside to drywall, appliances and countertops. It is unknown when the destruction occurred. Dep. N. Lenharr is investigating.

BURGLARY CASE #13-41964: Sometime between July 12 and 15, unknown suspect(s) broke into a home in the 2100 block of Oliver Drive in Prince Frederick. Nothing was stolen. Dep. W. Beisel is continuing the investigation.

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF VEHICLE CASE #13-42142: A sixteen-year-old male of Lusby was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license when he took his father's vehicle without his permission. The juvenile took the car on July 16 at 10:09 a.m. and lost control of the vehicle shortly afterward, striking a boat on a trailer in front of a home on Big Bear Lane in Lusby. The boat slid off the trailer and landed upside down on the roadway. No one was injured but damage is estimated at $500. Dep. G. Gott charged the youth and released him to his father.

BURGLARY CASE #13-42333: On July 17 at 1:55 a.m. DFC M. Velasquez responded to the Calypso Bay Restaurant in Solomons for the report of a burglary that occurred between 11:00 p.m. on July 16 and 1:45 a.m. July 17. A suspect was developed and Velasquez arrested Joseph Michael Groomes, 45 of Riverdale, and charged him with burglary and theft.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #13-42539: On July 18 at 12:41 a.m. DFC M. Quinn conducted a patrol check in the Ferry Landing Woods area of Dunkirk. She observed a small group of people gathered in the cul de sac and made contact with them. All subjects were under the age of 21 and Quinn could see a gallon bottle of whiskey on the ground. Also observed was drug paraphernalia. Thomas Michael Schneider, 18 of Owings, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute, and three counts of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a metal grinder, a digital scale and a brass pipe. A second suspect, Jacob Mitchel Horn, also 18 of Owings, was issued a civil citation for possession of alcohol under the age of 21.

THEFT FROM VEHICLES CASE #13-42599: A victim in the 5800 block of Hickory Road in St. Leonard reported to DFC J. Bell that on July 16 between midnight and 4:00 a.m. someone entered two unlocked vehicles parked in her driveway and stole $475 worth of property to include a Garmin GPS and two pair of sunglasses. The investigation is continuing.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #13-42732: On July 18 at 8:10 p.m. DFC P. Wood arrested three hotel patrons of the Super 8 in Prince Frederick for drug possession. Wood responded to the hotel for a report of drug activity. After making contact with the three subjects he found them to be in possession of drugs implements and suspected drugs. John W. Mattia, 33, of Hughesville and Jonathan M. Richardson, 23, of Great Mills, were each charged with possession of Oxycodone and possession of controlled paraphernalia; a hypodermic syringe. Mattia was also charged with false statement to a police officer for providing a false name. Tavanne D. Thomas, 51 of Prince Frederick, was charged with possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; a glass smoking device.

FAILURE TO OBEY A LAWFUL ORDER CASE #13-42740: On July 18 at 9:19 p.m. DFC M. Robshaw responded to the Rod 'N Reel Restaurant in Chesapeake Beach for the report of an intoxicated subject refusing the leave the premises after being asked by employees to do so. Robshaw made contact with the subject, identified as Patricia Campion Mezzack, 58 of Hyattsville, who appeared extremely intoxicated. Mezzack was asked to leave by Robshaw but she argued with him and refused to leave. She was arrested and charged with failure to obey a lawful order.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT CASE #13-42987: On July 19 at 11:00 p.m. Dep. C. Ward observed a vehicle traveling westbound on Md. Rt. 260 near Mt. Harmony Road in Owings directly into on-coming eastbound traffic. The vehicle locked its brakes in front of a vehicle barely missing a head-on collision. A man jumped from the vehicle and started banging on the windows of the other cars yelling at the drivers. Ward caught up to him and the man got down on the ground and put his hands behind his back. Ward placed the man in custody for disorderly conduct and placed him in his patrol vehicle. The man advised his name was Scott Jesse Browne, 49 of Chesapeake Beach. Browne appeared to have just been released from a hospital but refused to answer questions. Browne was charged with disorderly conduct and willfully obstructing free passage of another as well as several traffic violations.

BURGLARY CASE #13-43125: A home in the 5000 block of Garrison Street in St. Leonard was burglarized sometime between July 3 and 20. One hundred dollars in coins was stolen. Dep. G. Gott is investigating.

THEFT CASES #13-43331 AND #13-43335: Two victims on Old Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach advised DFC N. Funchion that between July 17 and 21, someone syphoned gasoline out of their vehicles. One victim further advised that a five gallon plastic gas can was stolen off his front porch. Approximately 20 gallons was stolen out of each vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

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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