MSP Reports for Calvert County

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Nov. 5, 2013)—The Prince Frederick Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.

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DUI, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On 10/27/2013 at 5:19 pm, Trooper First Class Lewis stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 2 at Federal Oak Drive in Sunderland. Mactrell D. Rawlings, 23 of Sunderland, was arrested for driving under the influence. A search revealed that Rawlings was in possession of Marijuana, Codeine, Cocaine and drug paraphernalia. A passenger, Shawdea N. Smith, 33 of Sunderland, was in possession of Codeine, Cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Rawlings and Smith were incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

DUI, CONCEALED DANGEROUS WEAPON: On 10/27/2013 at 8:00 pm, Trooper Palumbo was dispatched to the WAWA store in Prince Frederick to check the welfare of a driver. A witness reported that prior to entering the parking lot, the driver of the vehicle was driving erratically. While speaking with the driver, Evan A. Conner, 32 of Owings, the odor of alcohol was detected. Conner failed field sobriety testing and was placed under arrest for DUI. A search revealed that Conner was in possession of a concealed knife. Conner was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

SHOPLIFTING: On 10/28/2013 at 12:01 pm, Trooper First Class Smith responded to the K-Mart in Prince Frederick for a reported shoplifting. Wilford A. Folwer Jr., 49 of Sunderland, attempted to steal stereo speakers and power tools from the business. Fowler was issued a criminal citation charging him with theft.

POSSESSION OF OXYCODONE: On 10/29/2013 at 9:39 am, Trooper First Class Wiesemann stopped a vehicle on Rt. 4 at the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons for traffic violations. A search of the vehicle revealed oxycodone. Bronte E. Gantt, 35 of Lusby, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

ARREST WARRANT, POSSESSION OF DRUGS: On 10/28/2013 at 3:26 pm, Trooper First Class Lewis stopped a vehicle in the Parking lot of the Town and Country Liquor store in Port Republic after observing erratic driving. A check through MVA revealed that the driver, Troy A. Humphreys, 44, was driving on a revoked license. He was arrested and a subsequent search revealed he possessed marijuana. A passenger, Ryan R. Green, 33 of Huntingtown, was found to have two open warrants through the Calvert County Sheriff's Office. He was found to be in possession of Codeine powder and Suboxone. Both were arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On 10/30/2013 at 9:07 pm, Trooper Palumbo responded to the Bridge Liquors in Prince Frederick for a disorderly person. Melissa A. Thompson, 23 of Lusby, was extremely intoxicated, yelling profanities causing disturbance. She was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA: On 10/31/2013 at 12:50 am, Trooper First Class Esnes responded to the 9000 block of Michael Way in Owings to check a report of a suspicious vehicle. The Trooper discovered that a drug transaction had taken place. Investigation revealed that Curtis M. Fugate, 24 of Port Republic, was in possession of marijuana that he just purchased. Robert M. Clay, 23 of Owings, was at the scene and had just sold the drugs to Fugate. Both were arrested and transported to the Prince Frederick Barrack for processing.

BURGLARY: On 10/28/2013 at 2:28 pm, Trooper Follin was notified of copper thefts from a residence in the 4000 block of Leitches Wharf Rd. Suspects have been developed from a previous theft of a lawn mower at the residence and charges are pending.

FRAUD: On 11/1/2013 at 1:35 pm, Trooper First Class Wiesemann responded to the 11800 block of Arrowhead Trail in Lusby for a report regarding a general contractor taking money from a homeowner and failing to render any services. Investigation continues.

BURGLARY: On 11/2/2013 at 8:25 am, Trooper First Class Wiesemann responded to the 5800 block of Long Beach Drive in St. Leonard for a reported burglary. The resident woke up to find a male sleeping on the sofa. Matthew K. McFaden, 29 of La Plata, was located by Troopers and arrested. He was charged with 4th degree burglary, destruction of property, and being intoxicated in public. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On 11/2/2013 at 7:51 pm, Trooper First Class Merkelson was handling a DUI arrest on German Chapel Rd. in Port Republic. During the traffic stop, the passenger, Thomas J. Dresser, 41 of Prince Frederick, became disorderly and caused a disturbance to residents in the area. Dresser was arrested for disorderly conduct and was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

MISSING PERSONS INVESTIGATION: On November 3 at 5:00 pm, Troopers from the Prince Frederick Barrack responded to the parking lot of St. Johns Vianney Church located at 105 Vianney Lane in Prince Frederick for a report of a missing person. Investigation revealed that at 2:00 pm, Carol Spence, 72 of Owings, and numerous family members, began a hike on the American Chestnut Land Trust trails behind the church. The trails span the Chestnut Land Trust which encompasses a large parcel of land between Dares Beach Road and Parkers Creek Road.

After the family walked the trails for approximately 15 minutes, Mrs. Spence decided not to continue and told the family she was going to turn around to return to the car which was parked in the church parking lot. The rest of the family continued their hike. When the family finished the hike and returned to the church, the car was still in the parking lot but they were unable to locate Mrs. Spence.

After a preliminary investigation and search to attempt to locate Ms. Spence in the area, a search of the wooded area was coordinated. A command post was set up at the church utilizing the Calvert County Sheriff's Office command bus. After coordinating efforts between state police, sheriff's office, volunteer search teams and fire department personnel, a massive search effort was conducted in the wooded area behind the church.

At 11:35 pm, Mrs. Spence was located by fire department personnel participating in the search effort. She was located in the area of Arthur King Road in Prince Frederick. Mrs. Spence was treated by medical personnel and later released.

The family was extremely grateful to the entire southern Maryland community for the effort put forth to locate Mrs. Spence.

The Maryland State Police, Prince Frederick Barrack would like to acknowledge and thank the following organizations for their assistance and expertise. The Calvert County Sheriff's Office personnel, Capt. Thomas and the Calvert County Sheriff's Office SOT, Maryland State Police Aviation - Trooper 7, US Park Police Eagle 1, Volunteer Search Teams: Calvert K9 Search Team, TROT, SARDOM K9, Maryland State Police Special Operations Division-Search Managers, Maryland State Police Mobile Field Force, Volunteers from the following: Co.1 - North Beach, Co. 2 - Prince Frederick VFD, Co. 4 - Prince Frederick - Rescue Squad, Co. 6 - Huntingtown VFD, Co. 7 - St Leonard VFD, Co. 83 - Charles Co/Benedict, and K9's from Annapolis City, Charles County Sheriff's Department, and Prince George's County Police Department.


Mitzi J. Bernard, 57, of Friendship, arrested on 10/30/2013 @ 11:06 pm by TPR. S. Barlow

George S. Harrington, 3rd, 33, of Mechanicsville, arrested on 11/01/2013 @ 12:25 am by MD TFC J. Oles

John W. Blackwell, 29, of Lusby, arrested on 11/02/2013 @ 07:29 pm by TFC A. Merkelson

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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