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Media Releases, 4/16/18

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 April 9 - April 15, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,351 calls for service throughout the county.    

Damaged Property: 18-18972

On April 12, 2018, Deputy Ostazeski responded to Susan Lane, Lusby for the report of damaged property. The victim stated between 6:45 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. an unknown suspect spray painted his screen door. The estimated value to repair the property is $25.

Theft: 18-18745

On April 11, 2018, Deputy Gott responded to Broomes Island Road, St. Leonard for the report of damaged property. The complainant stated that sometime between March 9th and April 11th a lock box attached to a door knob on Double Oak Road, Prince Frederick, had been pried open and the key was taken. The estimated value of the damaged and stolen property is $102.

Theft: 18-18579

On April 11, 2018, Deputy Holt responded to Geronimo Road, Lusby, for a report of a theft. The victim advised he left his iPod touch in the bathroom of Lusby Giant around 10:30 a.m. At 11:00 a.m. he went back to the bathroom to retrieve the iPod and it was gone. The iPod is valued at $600.

Theft:18-19513

On April 15, 2018, Deputy Boerum responded to White Sands Drive, Lusby, for the report of a theft. The victim stated that between April 14th at 10 a.m. and April 15th at 6:00 p.m., an unknown subject stole the rear tag from his vehicle.

Burglary: 18-18520

On April 10, 2018, Deputy Bowlan responded to Mill Bridge Road, Lusby, for the report of a burglary. The victim advised between April 8th at 8:00 a.m. and April 10th at 7:30 p.m., his ArmaLite Rifle was stolen from his shed. The value of the rifle is $800.

Arrests:

***On April 10, 2018, Deputy Sampson conducted a traffic stop on Route 4 in front of the Radio Shack in Prince Frederick. Deputy Sampson made contact with the driver, later identified as Austin Cameron Darling, 23, and the passenger, Christine Marie Thurstin, 44, and immediately smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. While searching the driver, Deputy Sampson found a sock with three syringes, a metal spoon, a cotton swab, and one plastic baggie, all with suspected heroin residue. While searching the vehicle, Deputy Sampson found two plastic baggies of suspected heroin, three syringes, two plastic baggies with a white powdery residue, and another plastic baggie with suspected heroin residue. A search of Thurstin’s purse revealed a red cut straw with suspected heroin residue. Darling and Thurstin were placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. Both subjects were charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.

***On April 11, 2018, Deputy Ridgely made contact with a vehicle in the Applebee’s parking lot in Prince Frederick occupied by a driver and one passenger, Jon Ryan Ogden, 33. Corporal Wilson and his K9 partner conducted a K9 scan of the vehicle that resulted in a positive alert. A search of the vehicle was negative, however, a search of Ogden revealed a crushed up white pill and a rolled up dollar bill with a white residue. Ogden 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.

***On April 11, 2018, Deputy Lewis responded to the Citgo gas station on St. Leonard Road for the report of a suspicious person. He made contact with the driver, Matthew Preston Wahl, 28, when Deputy Burgraff arrived on scene. Deputy Burgraff and his K9 partner conducted a K9 scan on the vehicle, which resulted in a positive alert. A search of the vehicle revealed heroin and a cut straw lying next to it, as well as a large amount of cash throughout the vehicle. Wahl was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. Deputy Gott made contact with the original complainant who saw Wahl rummaging through boxes at a home on Oak Road in St. Leonard. Inside of Wahl’s vehicle, numerous envelopes of cash were located that belonged to the resident of the Oak Road address. Wahl was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana, CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia, Burglary-First Degree, Theft: $100-Under $1,500 and Trespassing on Private Property.

***On April 12, 2018, Deputy Flynt responded to a traffic stop in the area of Route 4 and Old Town Road in Huntingtown. The driver, Kiersten Faye Nutter, 27, was asked to exit the vehicle and a K9 scan was conducted. The K9 scan resulted in a positive alert. A search of the vehicle revealed a black box with flakes and residue of marijuana and numerous prescription medication bottles. A search of Nutter’s person revealed a fold of paper containing marijuana. Nutter was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. At the Detention Center a strip search resulted in 4 green pills. Nutter was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement.

***On April 15, 2018, Cpl. Wilson conducted a traffic stop on Pawnee Lane, Lusby. Cpl. Wilson made contact with the driver, identified as Ryley Daniel Weber, 22, and immediately smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. After conducting a search of the vehicle, Cpl. Wilson and Deputy Ridgely found marijuana and paraphernalia in the glove box. Weber was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession with Intent to Distribute and CDS Distribution.

***On April 15, 2018, Cpl. Moschetto was assisting with a traffic stop on Cox Road and East Chesapeake Beach Road, Chesapeake Beach. During the stop, John Abner, 54, showed up on the scene. Mr. Abner was argumentative and he was advised to leave the scene. He refused to leave, therefore, he was arrested for hindering the investigation. Mr. Abner was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Obstructing and Hindering.


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