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Media Release, 8/13/18

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.


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During the week of August 6 - August 12, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,269 calls for service throughout the county.    

Burglary: 18-42066

On August 6, 2018, Deputy Ostazeski responded to Charles Street, Solomons, for the report of a burglary. The victim advised sometime between August 5 at 8:00 p.m. and August 6 at 6:00 a.m., an unknown suspect(s) entered the residence, stole an air compressor and kicked a hole in the wall. The estimated value of stolen property and damage to the home is $230.

Damaged Property: 18-42414

On August 7, 2018, Deputy Lewis responded to Beach Drive, Lusby, for the report of damaged property. The victim advised the rear window of his vehicle had been shattered, and a large rock was found in the backseat of the vehicle. The estimated value of damage to the vehicle is $200.

Damaged Property: 18-42533

On August 8, 2018, Deputy Yates responded to Thunderbird Drive, Lusby, for the report of damaged property. The victim advised sometime between August 5 and August 8 at 5:00 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) scratched two Swastika symbols into the passenger side of his truck. The estimated value of damage to the vehicle is $200.

Theft: 18-42120

On August 6, 2018, Deputy O’Donnell responded to Reef Way, Dowell, for the report of a theft. The complainant advised she left her blue Vera Wang wallet on the counter after she checked out at Hallmark in Lusby. She contacted the Hallmark staff who advised no wallet had been turned in or found. The value of stolen property is $100.

Theft: 18-42367

On August 7, 2018, Deputy Lewis responded to Thunderbird Drive, Lusby, for the report of a theft. The complainant advised someone broke into his vehicle and stole the vehicle’s manual book, registration and his insurance card from the glovebox.

Theft: 18-42235

On August 7, 2018, Deputy Ostazeski responded to Thunderbird Drive, Lusby, for the report of a theft. The victims advised sometime between August 6 at 9:15 p.m. and August 7 at 7:20 a.m., an unknown suspect(s) broke into their vehicles and stole $107 in cash, an urn pendant ,and a silver wedding ring with three diamonds. The estimated value of stolen property is $1,427.

Theft: 18-42511

On August 8, 2018, Deputy Callison responded to Equestrian Way, Prince Frederick, for the report of a theft. The victim advised an unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole two tool bags, a DVD player, 3 vape cigarettes, and a watch. The estimated value of stolen property is $2,100.

Theft: 18-42529

On August 8, 2018, Deputy Ridgely responded to German Chapel Road, Prince Frederick, for the report of a theft. The victim advised when he woke up he noticed his mailbox had been stolen. The estimated value of stolen property is $150.

Theft: 18-42661

On August 9, 2018, Deputy Callison responded to Marble Lane, Owings, for the report of a theft. The victim advised sometime in the last month an unknown suspect(s) stole money out of a water jug in her closet. The estimated value of stolen property is $300.


Arrests:

***On August 6, 2018, Deputy Wood conducted a traffic stop in the area of Southern Maryland Boulevard and Briscoes Turn Road in Owings. The driver, later identified as Frank Charles Clemm III, 67, was asked to exit the vehicle and a standardized field sobriety test was conducted. After several failed attempts, the test was stopped and Clemms was placed under arrest for driving under the influence. A search of his vehicle revealed a glass tube with steel wool and crack cocaine residue, as well as a plastic baggie with suspected cocaine in the floor board. Clemm was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.

***On August 6, 2018, Deputy Crum conducted a traffic stop in the area of Southern Maryland Boulevard and Chaney Road in Dunkirk. Deputy Crum made contact with the driver who did not have his license, but gave the officer a name and date of birth, which was not valid through Emergency Communications. After multiple attempts to obtain a valid source to identify the driver, he was placed under arrest. The driver then advised the name he gave was fake and identified himself as Jerome Anthony Epps, 35. Emergency Communications advised Epps’ license was suspended and that he had active warrants through Charles County. Epps was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Fraud-Per Identification to Avoid Prosecution, False Statement to an Officer, Driving While Suspended, and was served his open warrants.

***On August 8, 2018, Deputy Bowlan conducted a traffic stop in the area of Route 4 and Main Street, Prince Frederick, along with Deputy Mohler and Deputy Rzepkowski. The driver, Austin Edward Peed, 36, was asked to exit the vehicle and perform standardized field sobriety tests. During these tests, Peed admitted to using heroin just prior to the officers stopping him. A search of the vehicle revealed a soda can with burn residue, a plastic bag with suspected heroin, two green pills wrapped in a paper towel, and a total of 36 syringes. Peed was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana as well as Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

***On August 9, 2018, Deputy Ridgely responded to Walmart in Prince Frederick for the report of a theft. The complainant advised that an unknown male came in the store with empty bags and filled them with over $500 worth of gaming equipment. The male then exited the store without paying for the items, entered his vehicle, and fled the scene. Deputy Callison located the suspect, later identified as Jerome Kenneth Kyler, Jr., 25, and conducted a traffic stop in the McDonalds parking lot. After being placed under arrest, Kyler admitted to having needles in his underwear. The syringes were located and Kyler was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Theft: $100 to Under $1,500 as well as CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.

***On August 10, 2018, Deputy Bradley conducted a traffic stop on the St. Mary’s County side of the Thomas Johnson Bridge. The passenger, Audrie Leigh Stewart, 22, was asked to exit the vehicle and was informed that she had active warrants. A search of the vehicle revealed a syringe and two prescription pill bottles that were prescribed to the driver, Andrew Wyatt Washabaugh, 30. Emergency Communications advised Washabaugh’s license was suspended. Stewart and Washabaugh were placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. Stewart was served two warrants and Washabaugh was charged with CDS: Administer Equipment-Possession/Distribution.

***On August 10, 2018, Deputy Hardesty responded to Clavis Trail, Lusby ,for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised that he and his grandson, Devin Troy Buckler, 18, got into a verbal altercation that escalated to Devin destroying multiple items inside the house. Deputy Hardesty located Devin lying on his bedroom floor and instructed him to stand up. Devin was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Malicious Destruction of Property-Less than $1,000.


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