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Media Releases, 3/20/2017

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 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 March 13 through March 19, 2017, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,197 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: 
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Burglary Case #17-14026:

On March 17, 2017, Deputy R. Kreps responded to Dalrymple Rd, in Sunderland, in reference to a burglary. He made contact with the victim who advised someone made entrance to his home by shattering a rear kitchen window. He discovered magazines to a Rock Island 9mm pistol were stolen and a coffee pot and two skillets were damaged. This burglary took place between 9:30am – 3:30pm on March 17th.

Burglary Case #17-13869:

On March 16, 2017, at approximately 8:30pm, Deputy T. Rzepkowski responded to Christiana Parran Road, in Chesapeake Beach, to investigate a burglary. Upon arrival, he was met by the victim who informed him that upon returning home, at approximately 8:00pm, he noticed his front door was unlocked. When he entered the residence, he observed clothing pulled out of dresser drawers and money was missing. The suspect had made entry through a basement window, which was shattered using a bag of charcoal thrown through the window. No other items appear to be missing. This burglary occurred sometime between 6:00am on March 13 – 8:00pm on March 16.

CDS Violation Case #17-14199:

On March 18, 2017, Deputy P. Wood was dispatched to the Prince Frederick Walmart parking lot for a report that persons were seen in a car using drugs. He located the vehicle and made contact with the occupants who had visible track marks on their arms. His K9 partner gave a positive alert to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Found in the jacket pocket of the driver, James Preston, 22, of Mechanicsville, MD, was a plastic bag (with a metal spoon and cotton filter) containing Heroin residue and six (6) hypodermic needles, one (1) loaded with Heroin. Also found was a small bag in a purse containing a metal spoon with burnt Heroin residue and eight (8) hypodermic needles. The purse belonged to the female passenger, Ashley Nelson, 26, also of Mechanicsville, MD. Both were placed under arrest for Possession of Heroin, Possession of Controlled Paraphernalia and Possession of Paraphernalia.

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                                                                                     James Preston

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                                                                              Ashley Nelson

CDS Violation Case #17-14092:

On March 17, 2017, Deputy B. Sampson was dispatched to the Prince Frederick Walmart for the report of a shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival he was informed by the Loss Prevention Officer that a white female, later identified as Leah Clark, 31, of Chesapeake Beach, was seen placing various articles of clothing, make-up and houseware items into her purse. She was taken into custody at the store and the items were recovered. While Deputy Sampson was filling out the Theft Less Than $1,000.00 (Citation), he observed Ms. Clark remove a white container of various suspected CDS pills from her purse. The pills recovered from Clark were six (6) oxycodone pills, four (4) morphine pills and seven (7) alprazolam pills. She was placed in handcuffs and transported to the Detention Center where she was charged accordingly.

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                                                                               Leah Clark

CDS Violation Case #17-14033:

On March 17, 2017, Deputy T. Mohler assisted Deputy J. Hollinger on a traffic stop at Solomon’s Island Road/Oakland Hall Road for a vehicle speeding over the posted limit. The driver, Taylor White, 24, of Prince Frederick, did not have a valid driver’s license. A search of an item of clothing on the back seat revealed a straw with white powder (Cocaine). White was arrested for Driving without a Required Driver’s License, Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Paraphernalia (straw).

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                                                                             Taylor White

CDS Violation Case #17-13971:

On March 17, 2017, at approximately 10:30am, Deputy R. Spalding conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle he observed speeding over the posted limit at southbound MD Rt. 4/MF Bowen Road. He made contact with the occupants and discovered the rear passenger, Alexander Walker, 48, of Rochester, New York, was in possession of marijuana over 10 grams. The front passenger, Michael Walker, 54, of Baltimore had a blunt containing a small amount of marijuana. The driver was issued a warning for the speeding offense; M. Walker received a Civil Citation for the Marijuana under 10 grams; A. Walker was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and issued arrest documents for Possession of Marijuana over 10 grams.

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                                                                        Alexander Walker

CDS Violation Case #17-13314:

On March 13, 2017, at approximately 7:00pm, Deputy D. Naughton initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Chisolm Trail, in Lusby, that was being operated with an obstructed windshield. He made contact with two (2) occupants, one of which was found to be in possession of six (6) capsules. Tracie Hernandez, 31, of Lusby, was charged with Possession of a Dangerous Nonnarcotic Drug (Vyvanse) and transported to the Detention Center.

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                                                                        Tracie Hernandez

CDS Violation Case #17-13257:

On March 13, 2017, at approximately 1:00pm, Deputy T. Holt conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was speeding in the area of Gunsmoke Trail/Longbow Lane, in Lusby. Deputy S. Moran and his K9 partner arrived on the scene and received a positive alert on the vehicle. The driver, Sandra Goff, 50, of Lusby, was found to be in possession of two (2) glass pipes and a spoon (both with white residue) and two (2) rock substances (Crack Cocaine). Goff was transported to the Detention Center where she was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Paraphernalia (glass pipes).

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                                                                              Sandra Goff

Disorderly Conduct/Damaged Property Case #17-13878:

On March 16, 2017, at approximately 9:00pm, Deputy A. Ostazeski responded to Bowie Trail, in Lusby, for the report of a trespassing complaint. He spoke with the victim who advised that Kristin Brady, 27, of St. Leonard, had been living at his residence, until recently, when she was asked to leave. Brady returned and began kicking the doors and windows of the home, including the rear door of the victim’s vehicle, causing damages. Brady had wandered off prior to Deputy Ostazeski arriving, but he was able to locate her sitting outside of a nearby bar, intoxicated. She began yelling obscenities disturbing several patrons. At this time Brady was placed under arrest for Destruction of Property and Disorderly Conduct.

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                                                                             Kristin Brady

Theft Case #17-13290:

On March 13, 2017, Deputy R. Spalding met with a victim at the Sheriff’s Office who wanted to report a theft. The victim advised that back on March 8th he had parked his unlocked truck in the parking lot of the Ranch Liquor store, in Lusby. He left his truck unattended at approximately 2:30pm and returned around 3:00pm. He did not realize someone had stolen his tools from his truck, until he went to work on a job a few days later. Stolen tools include: A pack of 8 Klein Screw Drivers, Hand Wire Cutters, Yellow Dewalt Drill Bit Case, containing approximately 20 copper tip bits, Long Nose Pliers, Curved Nose Pliers, Klein Tool Bag, Klein Tape Measure, Adjustable Wrench, Hole Saw, Easy Hold Screw Driver, Klein Lineman Pliers, Klein Diagonal Pliers, Channel Locks, Klein Wire Strippers, Screw Measuring Guide, Tin Snips, Stud Finder, Romex Wire Stripper, Razor Knife, Klein Stub Screw Driver, Ratchet Cable Cutters, Mini Pry Bar, and a Security Screw Driver.

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