Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website.
Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.
Two riding lawn mowers valued at $2300 were stolen from a barn near a residence in the 1600 block of Dalrymple Road in Sunderland sometime between May 26 and Jun 2. Dep. D. Roberts is investigating the theft of a green John Deere and a dark green Craftsman mower.
On June 4 at 11:34 a.m. Dep. Y. Bortchevsky responded to the 8800 block of Chesapeake Avenue in North Beach for the report of a wanted subject evading apprehension. Bortchevsky observed the subject run behind St. Anthony’s Church and jump the fence. He exited his vehicle and told the subject to stop but he did not so a short foot pursuit ensued. Bortchevsky apprehended the subject on D Street in Chesapeake Beach. Russell Robert Bowen, 22 of Dunkirk, was arrested and charged with marijuana in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute and possession of a schedule II drug; cocaine, in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute. Bowen and another man had been observed in what appeared to be a suspected drug transaction just prior to the foot chase. Charges are pending against the other individual.
DFC W. Wells arrested Steven Ray McArthur, 19 of Lusby, on June 5 at 4:38 a.m. and charged him with disorderly conduct after McArthur was reported to have been arguing with customers at the Dash-In in Prince Frederick. McArthur had been doing the same thing at the Prince Frederick Wa-Wa earlier in the day and had been warned by police to leave the area.
Theft from Vehicle:
Someone stole several welding tanks from the bed of a truck parked at the Comfort Inn in Solomons overnight between June 5 and 6. The tanks were later located under a tree. A six pack of Coca-Cola was stolen. DFC A. Clas is investigating.
On June 6 at 12:10 a.m. DFC J. Norton observed a vehicle partially in the woods with the engine running in the 2200 block of Adelina Road in Prince Frederick. Norton saw a male, later identified as Tristao Commodore, 35 of Lusby, standing at the rear of the vehicle stumbling while attempting to walk away from the vehicle. Norton could smell a strong chemical odor on Commodore. The car was locked but the engine was running. EMS on the scene were able to unlock the vehicle so the engine could be turned off. At that time, Norton detected a strong odor of phencyclidine (PCP). Commodore was found to be driving on a suspended license and had also taken the car he was driving without permission of the owner. Commodore was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule III drug; Phencyclidine, possession of marijuana in the amount less than 10 grams and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
A fast food restaurant site undergoing renovation in the Chapline Place Shopping Center in Prince Frederick was burglarized and tools were stolen from workmen sometime between 7:00 p.m. on June 5 and 10:00 a.m. on June 6. A Bosch jackhammer, miter saw, hand drills and other tools, altogether valued at $1100 were stolen. Cpl. G. Shrawder is investigating.
While on patrol on June 5 at 12:40 a.m. DFC D. Gatton was advised by a citizen that there was a disturbance in the parking lot of Captain Biggs in Chesapeake Beach. Upon arrival at the parking lot, DFC Gatton observed a female, later identified as Melisse Sheets, 39 of North Beach, screaming at a male while she was getting inside a vehicle. An owner of Captain Biggs was outside and informed Sheets she was not allowed on the property. Gatton attempted to question Sheets but she became confrontational toward Gatton and used profanity. While attempting to arrest Sheets for disorderly conduct, she repeatedly tried to bite the deputy. Sheets was placed inside a cage vehicle and transported to the detention center.
DFC J. Lord is investigating a burglary to a residence and shed in the 9000 block of Mary Ann Drive in Owings. Nothing appears to have been taken. The burglary occurred sometime between May 4 and June 7.
Theft from Vehicle:
Sometime overnight between June 6 and 7 someone stole two Apple IPods valued at $300 from an unlocked vehicle in the 1400 block of Abbey Lane in Huntingtown. Dep. J. Migliaccio is investigating.
Destruction of Property:
Nine residents in the Walnut Creek Subdivision in Huntingtown had their mailboxes and posts broken overnight between June 7 and 8 resulting in $750 in total damage. DFC N. Funchion is handling the investigation.
Someone entered an unlocked garage in the 1200 block of Forest Road in St. Leonard overnight between June 8 and 9 and stole a Craftsman 134 piece tool set valued at $200. They then entered an unlocked vehicle in the driveway of the home and stole $60 in cash. Dep. W. Beisel is investigating.