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Media Releases, 11/28/2016

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 November 21 through November 27, 2016, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,226 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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CDS Violation Case #16-67139:

On November 25, 2016, at approximately 10:20pm, Deputy T. Mohler initiated a traffic stop, on a vehicle that was speeding, at the intersection of Southern MD Boulevard/Lyons Creek Road, in Dunkirk. While making contact with the driver, Zachary Cecil, 27, of Port Republic, he detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. He located a glass Mason style jar containing 19.5 grams of marijuana. He was transported to the Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession of Marijuana 10+grams.

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                                                                            Zachary Cecil

CDS Violation Case #16-66798:

On November 23, 2016, at approximately 11:30pm, Deputy J. Denton conducted a traffic stop, at Hallowing Point Road/Sixes Road, in Prince Frederick, on a vehicle he observed stopped in the middle of the roadway. He observed a male occupant, Frederick Day, 50, from Indian Head, MD, throw an object onto the side of the road as he got out of the vehicle. While making contact with Day, he admitted to throwing the bottle, which contained a plastic bag of crack cocaine. He was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (Cocaine) and for Possession of Paraphernalia (bottle).

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                                                                                      Frederick Day

CDS Violation Case #16-66778:

On November 23, 2016, at approximately 10:30pm, Deputy C. Callison conducted a (sobriety check point) traffic stop and could smell a strong odor of raw marijuana emitting from the vehicle driven by Michael Willis, Jr. 30, of Pittsburgh, PA. He discovered a glass Mason jar containing 15.7 grams of marijuana and a marijuana grinder with an additional 7.7 grams of marijuana, for a total of 23.4 grams. From a further investigation of Willis’ vehicle, he located a blue circular container containing a Tetrahydrocannabinol Compound in a waxy form. He was transported to the Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession of marijuana 10+ grams and CDS: Possession of a Dangerous Nonnarcotic (Tetrahydrocannabinol).

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                                                                                Michael Willis, Jr.

CDS Violation Case #16-66759:

On November 23, 2016, at approximately 9:00pm, Deputy N. Buckler conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle he observed traveling southbound on MD Rt. 4, in the area of Fox Run Boulevard, with a headlight out. When he approached the driver, Scott Grimes, 29, of Owings, he immediately detected the odor of raw marijuana. The amount discovered was within the legal limit (less than 10 grams); a cut green plastic straw with white residue was also found. He was arrested for Possession of a Dangerous Nonnarcotic drug (Xanax) and Possession of Paraphernalia (straw).

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                                                                                     Scott Grimes

CDS Violation Case #16-66713:

On November 23, 2016, at approximately 3:45pm, Deputy D. Clark was on the scene of a vehicle accident, near the intersection of Solomons Island Road/German Chapel Road, in Prince Frederick. He observed a white male run through the accident scene, briefly enter a vehicle on the other side of the road and return. While questioning the male, Jay Philipson, 51, of Prince Frederick, as to whether he witnessed the accident, he admitted to having two (2) Oxycontin pills on his person, with no proof of a prescription. He was placed under arrest for Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic (Oxycontin).

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                                                                                      Jay Philipson

CDS Violation Case #16-66686:

On November 23, 2016, at 1:00pm, Deputy T. Rzepkowski responded to the Detention Center to investigate a controlled dangerous substance violation. When he arrived he was informed that a glass smoking pipe was found on inmate, William Jacks, 32, of Chesapeake Beach, while he was being processed at the jail for an outstanding warrant. He was charged with Possession of Paraphernalia (glass pipe).

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                                                                                    William Jacks

CDS Violation Case #16-66596:

On November 22, 2016, at approximately 10:40pm, Deputy J. Livingston was dispatched to the area of Summer City Boulevard/Bayside Road, in Chesapeake Beach, for the report of a possible drunk driver. He made contact with the driver, Zachary Sullivan, 24, of Huntingtown, who pulled over on 13th street in a vehicle matching the lookout vehicle. He discovered Mr. Sullivan was driving with a suspended license and gave Deputy Livingston consent to search his vehicle. He observed fifteen (15) white pills (Methadone), a napkin containing a small white rock (Heroin) and three (3) medication strips (Suboxone) with no proof of prescription. He was arrested and taken to the jail where he was charged accordingly.

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                                                                         Zachary Sullivan

Disorderly Conduct Case #16-66835:

On November 24, 2016, at approximately 1:00am, Deputy R. Evans responded to the report of a disorderly subject near the Green Turtle in Prince Frederick. Upon arrival he observed Cody Politt, 24, of Prince Frederick, screaming and cursing citizens and would not cooperate when told to stop and leave the area. He was arrested and transported to the Detention Center where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct.

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                                                                                      Cody Politt

Disorderly Conduct Case #16-66829:

On November 24, 2016, at approximately 1:00am, Deputy M. Naecker was dispatched for a fight in progress outside of the Green Turtle in Prince Frederick. Upon arrival he was notified a white male, William Grantham, 29, of Prince Frederick, was yelling curse words and would not leave the area when instructed to do so. Grantham was taken into custody and charged with Disorderly Conduct.

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                                                                         William Grantham

Disorderly Conduct Case #16-66828:

On November 24, 2016, Deputy N. Buckler was dispatched to the Green Turtle, in Prince Frederick, to assist other officers with multiple disorderly subjects. Deputy Pounsberry advised that Nicholas Dyer, 24, of Lusby, was cursing in front of multiple citizens and was involved in a physical altercation with another male in the parking lot. He was transported to the Detention Center. While being processed a clear plastic container with a white powder (Cocaine) was discovered in his left front pants pocket. Mr. Dyer was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Possession/Receive CDS While Confined (Cocaine).

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                                                                                        Nicholas Dyer

Theft Case #16-67204:

On November 26, 2016, Deputy C. Johnson was dispatched to Dunkirk for the report of a theft. The victim advised they had parked their vehicle around 9:00pm in the Park and Ride parking lot in Dunkirk. When they returned to their vehicle around 10:00am the next day, they noticed the rear registration plate was missing. No suspects or witnesses at this time.

Theft Cases #16-67060 and #16-67055:

On November 25, 2016, Deputy C. Johnson responded to Mariner Circle, in Dunkirk, for the report of a theft. The complainant reported two (2) of their unlocked vehicles had been rummaged through; a medical stethoscope and an Anne Arundel County Medical Center ID Badge/Access card were both stolen. The crime took place between 9:00pm on November 24 - 3:00pm on November 25th. Another victim, also living on Mariner Court, advised they also had money stolen from their vehicle. All vehicles were left unlocked and parked in front of the residence.

Theft Cases #16-67053 and #16-67049:

On November 25, 2016, at approximately 3:20pm, Deputy V. O’Donnell responded to Gun Smoke Court, in Lusby, for the report of a theft. The complainant explained they had inadvertently left their car doors unlocked overnight; when they entered their car the afternoon of the 25th, they discovered items thrown all over the care and money was stolen. Another neighbor, also living nearby on Gun Smoke Court, stated their car had also been rummaged through and money was missing.

Theft Case #16-67013:

On November 25, 2016, at approximately 10:45am, Deputy C. Johnson responded to Lakeside Court, in Dunkirk, for the report of a theft. The victim advised multiple items were stolen from their unlocked vehicle sometime between 12:00 noon on November 24 and 10:15am on November 25th. Items missing include: a medium-sized red leather purse, money, keys, insurance card and a MD registration card.

Theft Case #16-66716:

On November 23, 2016, Deputy R. Shrawder was dispatched to Gregg Drive, in Lusby, for the report of a stolen bicycle. The missing bicycle is grey, has two (2) foot pegs near the back tires and has several unique stickers on the handle bars and near the back tire.

Theft Case #16-66620:

On November 22, 2016, Deputy B. Boerum and other units were called to Planters Wharf Road, in Lusby, for the report of two (2) male subjects breaking into vehicles. Upon arrival to the area, Deputies spread out in an attempt to locate the suspects. While Deputy Naughton approached two (2) vehicles he observed parked on Stern Street with their interior lights on, he noticed a black male going through the center console area. When the male, later identified as Keith Mackall, 24, of Lusby, observed Deputy Naughton approaching, he ignored commands to stop and exited the vehicle and started to run away. A short foot chase ensued before Mackall was taken into custody. He was found to be in possession of a backpack with several wallets, ID Cards, lottery tickets, electronics, money and social security cards. Deputy Boerum secured Mackall in his Patrol vehicle. As the other Sheriff units returned to Stern Street, they observed a second black male, Nicholas Kelson, 22, also of Lusby, hiding in a second vehicle. Kelson was found to be in possession of a plastic baggie containing loose change. Mackall was charged with Rogue and Vagabond, Resist/Interfere with Arrest, Theft - Scheme Less $1,000.00, Theft Less Than $100.00, Malicious Destruction of Property/Less $1,000.00 and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia. Kelson was charged with Theft Less than $100.00, Rogue and Vagabond and Malicious Destruction of Property/Less $1,000.00.

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                                                                                    Keith Mackall

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                                                                                  Nicholas Kelson

Theft Case #16-66510:

On November 22, 2016, Deputy R. Spalding was dispatched to Bayside Toyota, located in Prince Frederick, for the report of a theft. The Manager advised two (2) dealer license plates were missing from the dealership - one had been missing around 30 days, the other for 3 days. Their employees have access to the tags for customer test drives; therefore, because the tags would normally have been returned by now, he is convinced they have been stolen.

Theft Case #16-66476:

On November 22, 2016, Deputy V. O’Donnell responded to Platte Road, in Lusby, for the report of a theft. The victim stated a 110lb propane tank (full of gas) was stolen from the side of his house. The last time he remembered seeing the propane tank was on November 15th. The tank is approximately five feet tall and has a Taylor Gas sticker along the side.

Theft Case #16-66270:

On November 21, 2016, at approximately 5:15am, Deputy W. Durner responded to Sycamore Road, in Lusby, for the report of a theft from vehicle. The victim advised that he discovered someone had been in his car overnight when he found a passenger door and center console left open and the following items missing: 2 wallets, social security card, debit card and a military base ID card.


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