Media Release, 11/4/19

Citizens with information on any criminal activity in Calvert County, who wish to report it anonymously, can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers page. Citizens can also visit the Crime Solvers website, or call 410-535-2880.

Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person involved in criminal activity.


During the week of October 28 - November 3, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,501 calls for service throughout the county.

Damaged Property: 19-63746

On November 2, 2019, Corporal McCarroll responded to Old Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised that on two different occasions between October 23 and November 2, an unknown suspect(s) has driven a vehicle into his yard and done donuts. The value of damaged property is $500.

Theft: 19-62665

On October 28, 2019, Deputy Childress responded to Aralia Avenue in St. Leonard for the report of a theft. The complainant advised sometime between October 7 and October 14, an unknown suspect(s) stole the rear registration plate from his vehicle. The value of stolen property is $5.

Theft: 19-62910

On October 29, 2019, Deputy Sturdivant responded to Bayberry Crossing in Owings for the report of a theft. The complainants advised that around 1:00 a.m. on October 29, an unknown suspect(s) entered each of their vehicles and stole money from inside. The total value of stolen property is $850.

Theft: 19-63026

On October 30, 2019, Deputy Aurich responded to the marina on Gordon Stinnett Avenue in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a theft. The complainant advised sometime on October 29, an unknown suspect(s) stole the registration plate from his boat trailer parked at the marina. The value of stolen property is $20.

Theft: 19-3435

On November 1, 2019, Deputy Gott responded to Sneade's Ace Hardware in Lusby, for the report of a theft that occurred at Sneade's Ace Hardware in Owings. The complainant advised that sometime between 8:30 a.m. on October 31 and 8:30 a.m. on November 1, and unknown suspect(s) stole the rear license plate from his vehicle while it was parked at the Owings location. The value of stolen property is $50.

Theft: 19-63767

On November 2, 2019, Deputy Wood met with a complainant in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office for a report of a theft that took place at the Tavern in St. Leonard. The complainant advised that sometime between 5:30 p.m. on November 1 and 1:00 a.m. on November 2, an unknown suspect(s) stole her Maryland license, as well as two credit cards from her purse. The value of stolen property is $60.

Arrests

***On October 28, 2019, Deputy Savick conducted a traffic stop at Southern Maryland Boulevard and Kerry Anne Lane in Dunkirk. While approaching the vehicle, Deputy Savick detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The driver, Ashley Dean Cathro, 30, advised she did have marijuana in the vehicle. A search was conducted which revealed a large mason jar containing marijuana, as well as a plastic bag containing 20 orange Adderall pills for which Cathro did not have a prescription. Cathro was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where she was charged with CDS: Possession- Not Marijuana.Cathro, Ashley                           Ashley Dean Cathro

***On October 29, 2019, deputies observed a drug transaction from a vehicle in Prince Frederick. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle where they found Paul Douglas Rhodes, Jr., 39, to be in possession of suspected crack cocaine and CDS paraphernalia. Rhodes was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.Rhodes Jr, Paul                     Paul Douglas Rhodes, Jr.

***On October 31, 2019, Deputy Bowlan responded to Rod N’ Reel in Chesapeake Beach to assist with a disorderly subject. Upon arrival, Deputy Bowlan observed Crystal Kay Sweeney, 37, yelling at Deputy Parks from inside her vehicle. While approaching the vehicle, Sweeney put the vehicle in reverse, almost striking the vehicle behind her. Deputies asked Sweeney to put the vehicle in park and step outside. Sweeney refused, and was removed from the vehicle by deputies who attempted to detain her while she continued to resist. Once detained, deputies conducted a search of Sweeney’s vehicle which resulted in an orange prescription bottle containing a clear vial of suspected PCP, and eight pink pills. Sweeney was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where she was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting/ Interfering with Arrest, and CDS: Possession- Not Marijuana.Sweeney, Crystal                          Crystal Kay Sweeney