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Media Releases, 1/17/2017

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 9 through January 16, 2017, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,466 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 #17-1622:

On January 10, 2017, at approximately 4:45pm, Deputy A. Woodford responded to Elberta Lane, in Huntingtown, for the report of a burglary. The victim explained that while they were at home, they heard their garage door opening so looked outside to observe two (2) persons quickly leaving in a vehicle parked in their driveway. Nothing appears to have been stolen or damaged.

Burglary Case #17-1544:

On January 10, 2017, Deputy R. Weems was dispatched to Anchor Drive, in Lusby, for the report of a burglary. The victim stated that sometime between January 5 – 10th, an unknown suspect kicked in their front door, breaking the door jam and frame. Entry was not made and nothing appeared to be missing.

CDS Violation Case #17-1851:

On January 11, 2017, at approximately 10:00pm, Deputy B. Boerum conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling without a working rear brake light at the intersection of S. Solomons Island Road/Dowell Road, in Lusby. Upon making contact with the driver, he detected the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle he discovered a small cut straw with a white powdery substance inside belonging to the passenger, Dwayne Buck, 35, of Lusby. The driver of the vehicle was issued a traffic warning for the inoperable brake light and Buck was charged with Possession of Paraphernalia (cut straw).
 
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                                                                            Dwayne Buck

CDS Violation Case #17-1604:

On January 10, 2017, Deputy R. Shrawder was notified that while Christopher Gentry, 30, of Lusby, was being processed at the detention center for an open warrant, Correctional Officer Curtin discovered CDS paraphernalia on his person. Gentry had been wearing multiple pairs of shorts under his pants and that during the booking search, a syringe and a burnt metal spoon were discovered in the front pocket of a pair of shorts. He was charged with CDS Administer Equipment Possession/Distribute and Possession of Contraband in a place of Confinement.
 
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                                                                        Christopher Gentry

CDS Violation Case #17-1414:

On January 9, 2017, at approximately 1:30pm, while Deputy B. Boerum was patrolling the Solomons area, he observed a vehicle failing to stay in its lane and cross over the line several times. He conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of S. Solomons Island Road/Sawmill Road and detected a very strong odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from inside the vehicle. Both the driver and the passenger consented to a search of their person and the driver was cleared. The passenger, Tarnesha Chambers, 41, of Baltimore, MD, was found to be in possession of two (2) cut plastic straws, containing a white powdery substance, a clear plastic zip up container, with multiple small clear plastic baggies, also containing a white powdery substance and a small clear glass pipe with black burnt residue on both ends. Chambers advised she used the pipe to smoke Crack. The driver was issued a traffic violation warning for the traffic offenses. Chambers was placed into custody and transported to the Detention Center and charged with possession of CDS paraphernalia (cut straws) and CDS Possession of Heroin.

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                                                                        Tarnesha Chambers

Destruction of Property Case #17-1979:

On January 12, 2017, at approximately 3:00pm, Deputy B. Pounsberry was dispatched to the Chesapeake Beach Town Hall, on Bayside Road, for the report of damaged property. Upon arrival, an employee who works for the Town of Chesapeake Beach, advised that an unknown subject had caused damage to the electronic train, which was a part of their outdoor Christmas light decorations. The lights had been knocked down, severely damaged and were no longer operational and usable. Vehicle tire marks were located near the area; the lights were last seen undamaged on January 6th.

Destruction of Property Case #17-1774:

On January 8, 2017, Deputy C. Johnson was dispatched to the home of a victim who explained that he had parked his trailer overnight on Dayton Avenue/6th Street, in North Beach, and found a trailer tire damaged by a screw. It appeared the screw had been intentionally put in the tire. He stated a few days later, on January 11th, he had moved his trailer to the intersection of Dayton Ave/7th Street, in North Beach, and found a different tire had three screws in it. Both incidences of damage appear to be intentional. No suspects at this time.

Theft Case #17-1380:

On January 9, 2017, at approximately 3:30pm, Deputy J. Hardesty was dispatched to Duke Street, in Prince Frederick, for the report of a theft. The victim explained they had left their wallet on the front seat of their unsecured vehicle around 1:45pm; and upon returning at 2:45pm, discovered their wallet, credit cards, medical card and driver license were all missing.






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