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Media Releases, 2/13/2017

Citizens with information on any criminal activity in Calvert County, who wish to report it anonymously, can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers online by clicking on the Crime Solvers link at www.CalvertCountySheriff.us or by calling 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 January 30 through February 5, 2017, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,362 calls for service throughout the community.

                       If you receive a phone call stating you are being sued by the IRS, it is a scam! 
               You can report this incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. 
                                 Their website is: 
https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml 
 
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Burglary Case #17-7654:

On February 12, 2017, Deputy S. Rediker responded to St. Leonard Road, in St. Leonard, for the report of a burglary. The owner of the residence explained that a family member, later identified as Olivia Hefter, 23, with no fixed address, had asked if she could move in with them and they had told her she could not. Later the next day, February 13th, the homeowner went into their guest bedroom and found Hefter on the floor. She had broken into the residence in the middle of the night by damaging the basement door. She was transported to the Detention Center and charged with 3rd and 4th Degree Burglary and Trespassing on Private Property.

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                                                                             Olivia Hefter

Burglary Case #17-7621:

On February 12, 2017, at approximately 3:00am, Deputy J. Ward was dispatched to Kings Landing Road, in Huntingtown, for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival he made contact with Grace Fadely, 22, of Lusby, who was outside the residence and had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her breath. She appeared to be in a state of confusion and distress while attempting to explain why she was there (to help the dogs). The victim explained they do not own dogs and do not know Ms. Fadely. They had been awakened in the middle of the night by a loud banging noise from outside their residence. Damage to a glass panel of a rear sliding door was discovered and a front porch table leg was also broken. The victim stated the items were not broken when they went to bed. Due to the smell of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her person, Deputy Ward charged Fadely with Attempted Burglary in the Fourth Degree, Malicious Destruction of Property Less than $1,000 and Disorderly Conduct.

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                                                                            Grace Fadely

Burglary Case #17-6951:

On February 8, 2017, at approximately 5:00pm, Deputy C. Callison was dispatched to Towanda Trail, in Lusby, for the report of a burglary. He met with the victim who stated someone had broken into their house and stole a black HP laptop that was sitting on their kitchen counter. Over the past two (2) days they had come home to find the front door unlocked and that today the laptop was missing. They searched the rest of the house and found that the basement door was also unlocked. This case is suspended pending further information.

CDS Violation Case #17-7488:

On February 11, 2017, at approximately 12:00pm, Deputy G. Gott observed a vehicle traveling on Market Square Drive, in Prince Frederick, with a broken brake light. He conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Joseph Thompson, III, 52, of Hughesville, MD. Deputy C. Childress and his K9 partner, Flip, arrived to assist with the stop. K9 Flip detected a positive alert for contraband. During a search of Thompson’s person, a plastic container was found in his right front pocket, containing sixteen (16) green pills (oxycodone). He was not able to provide proof that he was prescribed the medication. Joseph was placed under arrest for CDS: Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (oxycodone) and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. He also received appropriate paperwork for his broken brake light.

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                                                                    Joseph Thompson III

Destruction of Property Case #17-7159:

On February 9, 2017, Deputy A. Curtin was dispatched to Oakcrest Drive, in St. Leonard, for the report of damaged property. He met with the victim who explained he noticed his rear motion lights turn on, so had gone outside to investigate. He discovered his truck had been spray painted with orange paint. The investigation revealed the victim had prior verbal disagreements with a nearby neighbor and other witnesses were able to provide a description. Deputy Curtin then contacted Michael Turner, 57, of St. Leonard, who fit the description and who made statements incriminating his self. He observed an opened can of orange spray paint near Turner, orange paint on his index finger and jeans. He was arrested for Malicious Destruction of Property over $1,000.00 and transported to the Detention Center for processing.

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                                                                           Michael Turner

Damaged Property/Burglary Case #17-6921:

On February 8, 2017, Deputy D. Naughton was dispatched to Overlook Drive, in Lusby, for the report of damage to property. After meeting with the complainant, he was advised a few weeks prior someone had broken into their home by kicking in the basement door. At that time Deputies had recommended additional steps to secure the basement door, but the suspect(s) were able to bypass the additional security measures taken. The case is suspended pending further suspect(s) information.

Damaged Property Case #17-6462:

On February 6, 2017, Deputy A. Ostazeski responded to Foxwood Lane, a new home construction site located in Lusby, for a report of damaged property. He made contact with the complainant who advised sometime between 2:00pm on February 4 and 6:30am on February 6, two (2) excavators were damaged. Both excavators had their front windshields and control panels broken out from a large branch striking them. During the investigation several pieces of fabric and fencing had been found in the nearby woods, which were used to construct a small fort. Deputy Ostazeski also located an extra-large, black hooded sweatshirt and a children’s tie-die shirt with "NJ" written on the tag. If anyone has any information pertaining to this crime, please contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Disorderly Conduct Case #17-6814:

On February 7, 2017, Deputy R. Weems and Deputy J. Hardesty were dispatched to Pinecrest Court, in Lusby, for the report of disorderly subjects in the area. Upon arrival they located a male and female standing in Pinecrest Court and several residents outside looking to see what was going on. A third person joined the other two and began yelling while walking away. They were asked to stop the disorderly behavior, as their actions continued to draw attention of the neighbors. The subjects identified as Kirsten Townsend, 18, Tyree Johnson, 20, and Joshua Parker, 27, of Lusby, were all charged with Disorderly Conduct, Failing to Obey a Reasonable Lawful Order and Interfering with an arrest. Additionally, Parker and Johnson were charged with possession of marijuana on a civil citation.

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                                                                          Kirsten Townsend

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                                                                           Tyree Johnson

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                                                                            Joshua Parker


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