Two Motorcyclists Apprehended After High Speed Chase in Calvert County

September 11, 2019

On Sunday, September 8, 2019, at approximately 11:40 a.m., Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputy Ostazeski was on patrol in his marked patrol vehicle traveling southbound on Route 4 in the area of Western Shores Blvd. and observed two sport style motorcycles traveling at a high rate of speed.

Deputy Ostazeski conducted a traffic stop, activated his emergency lights and instructed both drivers to pull over to the shoulder. The drivers of both motorcycles pulled onto the right shoulder around the deputy’s patrol vehicle and then accelerated at a high speed and fled the area. The motorcycles continued northbound in a reckless manner traveling at speeds over 100 mph.

Police units had the intersection of Rt. 4 in the area of German Chapel Road in Prince Frederick shut down. Due to heavy traffic in the area, the motorcycles had to slow quickly. During the attempted block of traffic, one of the motorcycles a 2007 black Yamaha made contact with a patrol vehicle causing the Yamaha and its driver to tip. The driver was identified as Steven Alan Burch, 27 of Fort Meyer, VA. Burch was quickly taken into custody and evaluated by emergency personnel. Burch appeared to be in stable condition and refused further medical assistance. Burch was then transported to the Calvert County Detention Center without incident.

The second motorcycle, a black 2011 Kawasaki continued north traveling at speeds over 110 mph while being pursued by multiple police units. The driver attempted to turn at a crossover in front of Chesapeake Presbyterian Church and a result of his speed, was unable to complete the turn, struck the median guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle. The driver was identified as Michael Antonio Gaddie, 26 of Lanham. Gaddie fled on foot into a nearby wooded area where he was quickly located and taken into custody. A small amount of marijuana along and drug paraphernalia was found on Gaddie’s person. Gaddie was transported to Calvert Health Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.

Investigation revealed one of the motorcycles and a pair of tags were reported as stolen through the Howard County Police Department.

Both Gaddie and Burch received numerous traffic related charges.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 535-2800.

11 Responses to Two Motorcyclists Apprehended After High Speed Chase in Calvert County

  1. Anonymous on September 11, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    NOW,lets hope the judges and da puts them in jail instead of PBJ or stet.THATS THE PROBLEM AND WHY WE HAVE THIS REVOLVING DOOR OF CRIME.

  2. outlaw crotch rockets on September 11, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    These idiots than runs from LE should get the max sentence possible.

  3. sick and tired on September 11, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Another couple of as****** on crotch rockets too bad they didn’t hit a semi.

  4. Charles on September 11, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Those bikes need to be outlawed on public roads

    • Anonymous on September 11, 2019 at 8:10 pm

      I feel these bikes don’t need to be outlawed
      Just the assholes who ride them!

  5. SBD on September 11, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    See PG county, you don’t instate a no chase law. All you do is let criminals go who are guilty of crimes worse than their traffic offense and encourage a lawless state for motorcycle riders.
    Good job CCSO.

  6. Publius on September 12, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Pursuit results in multiple vehicles traveling at excessive speeds. This simply puts more people at risk of injury to what end? Pure stupidity.

    • Anonymous on September 12, 2019 at 7:48 am


    • Anonymous on September 12, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      So you advocate letting criminals who show no regard for others go free instead of capturing them? You are correct about the pure stupidity, except it only applies to your comment.

    • Harry Callahan on September 12, 2019 at 7:55 pm

      Yes, it was very stupid of the MOTORCYCLE F-ING RIDERS.
      So if a criminal is shooting, police shouldn’t return fire because it will just add more bullets in the air? Brilliant thinking.
      Asshol# douche bags like these don’t need to be chased to ride like this, they think they’re Evel F’n Knievel and do it all the time, so that nullifies a reason not to chase.
      I do agree that the chase should be as short as possible, and at safe segments in the chase, officers should shoot the driver/rider of the fleeing car/bike and end their irresponsible, selfishly chicken shi# act as soon as possible. I like a .44 mag but a .357 mag or .40 S&W. do nicely also.
      A man’s got to know his limitations.

      -Inspector Harry Callahan/badge# 2211

  7. Anonymous on September 12, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Were they given citations? I’m not suggesting that they should be given citations. It sends the wrong message when the Public Defender’s office doesn’t represent traffic citations. It sends the message that the PDs office doesn’t take traffic citations seriously & that traffic citations are not to be taken seriously. Traffic citations have the ability to suspend your license & registration, and so on. Absolutely, please do ask the officer for a reason the citation is being given if it isn’t volunteered. Too bad that its too late to take a ticket back after its been issued. If an officer regrets giving a citation a month later, a year later, all they can do is apologize. Setting yourself up to apologize.