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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Incident Briefs


4-16-14 FRAUD – A victim, who resides on Golden Beach Road in Mechanicsville, reported her income taxes were filed fraudulently by an unknown suspect(s). Case forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division. Case #20678-14
 
4-16-14 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT – At 11:06AM, deputies responded to the area of Chaptico Road and Timothy Court, for a motor vehicle collision involving 2 vehicles. The investigation revealed a truck struck a tractor from behind. The truck then overturned. The driver of the truck was transported to the Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment with non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported. Alcohol appears to be a factor on the part of the driver of the truck. Case remains open and Deputy Fennessey is assigned the investigation. Case #20697-14
 
4-16-14 ASSIST OTHER AGENCY – At 1:22PM, deputies responded to a residence in the 19000 block of Three Notch Road for a working house fire. On arrival, deputies found the residence engulfed in flames. Numerous volunteer fire department personnel and apparatus arrived quickly to fight the fire. One female was transported to Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance with burns. A second female was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office responded and assumed the investigation with assistance from Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies, detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division, and Crime Laboratory Technicians.  
 
4-17-14 THEFT – On 4-16-14, while 2 victims were at the Great Mills Pool, unknown suspect(s) stole their property from the women’s locker room. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Logue. Case #20833-14
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Government Closures For Good Friday


Calvert County Government Facility Closures for Good Friday, Easter Sunday

 The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces the following office and facility closures for Good Friday and Easter Sunday:

·         All Calvert County government offices will be closed Friday, April 18, in observance of Good Friday.

·         The Calvert Pines, Southern Pines and North Beach senior centers will be closed April 18. Meals on Wheels will be delivered to clients.

·         All Calvert Library locations will be closed Friday, April 18 and will be open Saturday, April 19.

·         There will be no public transportation services April 18. Regular schedules will resume on Saturday, April 19.

·         All Solid Waste facilities will be open and operating on normal business hours Friday, April 18. Sites with Sunday hours will be open Easter Sunday, April 20.

·         The Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center will be open to visitors on April 18 and closed April 20.

·         The Northeast Community Center will be open Friday, April 18, and closed Sunday, April 20.

·         Southern and Mt. Hope community centers and the North Beach Recreation Center will be closed April 18 and 20.

·         Battle Creek Cypress Swamp will be closed April 18 and 20.

·         Kings Landing Park will be closed April 18 and open April 20.

·         Flag Ponds Nature Park will be open April 18 and 20.

 

 

Charles County Government Offices Closed on Good Friday

 

The Charles County Commissioners wish to remind residents of the following offices and facility schedule changes for the Good Friday holiday on Friday, April 18.

 

The following offices will be closed for normal business hours:

·         All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed.

·         All Senior Centers are closed.

·         The Nanjemoy Community Center and all other Community Centers are closed.

·         Port Tobacco Recreation Center is closed.

·         Charles County Public Library (all branches) will be closed Friday, April 18 and Saturday April 19.

 The following offices will be open for normal or modified business hours:

·         The Crain Memorial Welcome Center located at 12480 Crain Highway in Newburg will be operating normal hours on Friday, April 18 and closed on Sunday, April 20.

·         VanGO will operate on a regular weekday service schedule.

·         The Charles County Landfill and Recycling Center off Billingsley Road in Waldorf, and the Pisgah Recycling Center on Route 425 in Pisgah operating normal hours.

·         Every-other-week curbside recycling collection service will not be affected.

·         Lackey and North Point High indoor pools will be open from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 18 and closed on Sunday, April 20.

·         Charles County Parks will be open for normal operating normal hours

·         Elite Gymnastics will be open from 6:30 a.m. -6 p.m. for Campnastics Drop-In only.

 

 

Good Friday/Easter Operating Schedule for St. Mary’s County Government

 

All St. Mary’s County Government Offices will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday. Offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, April 21.

 

The St. Andrews Landfill and six (6) Convenience Centers will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20. The St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will also be closed, as usual, on Sunday. The St. Mary’s SSTAP program will not operate on Friday, April 18. The Landfill, Convenience Centers and STS System will operate normally on April 17, 18 and 19.

 

All three St. Mary’s County Library locations (Charlotte Hall, Leonardtown and Lexington Park) will be closed on Friday, April 18. The Lexington Park library will also be closed on Sunday, April 20. All libraries will be open on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

All Department of Aging and Human Services Senior Activity Centers will be closed on April 18 and there will be no Meals on Wheels deliveries.

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Fatal Fire In Lexington Park


ST.MARY’S COUNTY, MD (April 16, 2014) – The Office of the State Fire 
Marshal and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office are conducting an investigation into a 
fatal fire that claimed the life of, Marion W. Gatton (81) and injured two adults during a 
fire at 19555 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. 
 
The 1:16 p.m. one alarm blaze was brought under control within 30 minutes by 
nearly 55 firefighters from Bay District, Ridge, Hollywood, 2nd District, St. Leonard, 7th
District and Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Departments. First responders located the 
unconscious victim inside her bedroom and were not able to revive her after valiant 
efforts. The victims’ caretaker, Delores Pennington (47) located a fire in the kitchen and 
was not able to control the flames. She received burn injuries to her hands before 
escaping the heavy smoke. An active duty U.S. Marine, Jon Spindler was in the area and 
tried to make entry to assist the victim inside the bedroom and received moderate smoke 
inhalation injuries before escaping the blaze. Both Pennington and Spindler were 
transported to the Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening 
injuries. 
 
 The body of the victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner 
for determination of cause of death. The cause for the fire remains under investigation at 
this time. 
 
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Critical Missing Person


Talmadge J. V. Jones III, Date of Birth 08-21-1972, white male, 6’ tall, weighing 200 lbs, with brown Hair and brown eyes was last seen sometime in March 2014. Jones is homeless and was last heard from on April 2, 2014. He has made suicidal comments in the past.
 
If you have seen Jones or have any information which may be helpful in locating him, please call 301.475.8008 or CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333. Case #18948-14 
 
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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Arrests


ASSAULT – On April 8, 2014, Corporal E. Johnson responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect John Otha Dickens Jr., 24, of no fixed address, struck another inmate with his fists during a chess game. Dickens was charged with 2nd Degree Assault DOC Employee (inmate). 
 
ASSAULT – On April 8, 2014, Corporal E. Johnson responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Thomas Oakley Burch III, 50, of Lexington Park, struck another inmate repeatedly for unknown reasons. Burch was charged with 2nd Degree Assault DOC Employee (inmate). 
 
On April 9, 2014, Eric Dwayne Dickerson, 43, of Abell, was charged with Trespass: Private Property after Deputy Beishline observed him on the property of Millison Shopping Center having been served with a notice not to trespass. Dickerson was charged by criminal citation. 
 
 ASSAULT – On April 10, 2014, Deputy McCuen responded to a residence on Goddards Lane in Piney Point for an assault. The victim reported he had several people over to visit including suspect Maisha Javonn Peeples, 27, of no fixed address. Peeples and the victim began to argue over money at which time Peeples struck the victim in the head repeatedly with her fists. Peeples then pushed a television set off a table and began to assault another victim at the residence. Peeples was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2 counts of 2nd Degree Assault and Property Destruction. 
 
ASSAULT – On April 9, 2014, Deputy Gaskill responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Lance Allen Jones, 25, of Mechanicsville, entered the victim inmate’s cell and began to assault him. The victim ran from his cell and was followed by Jones who continued to strike the victim with his fists. Jones was charged with 2nd Degree Assault DOC Employee (inmate). 
 
DOMESTIC ASSAULT – On April 9, 2014, Deputy Lloyd responded to a residence on Pleasant Drive in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Peggy Lynn Jones, 40, of Lexington Park, was intoxicated and began to assault the victim with her fists. Deputy Lloyd observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim’s face. Jones was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
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SMECO Announces Second Solar Project


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has entered into a power purchase agreement with an affiliate of juwi solar Inc. (JSI) to develop, design and construct the 10.0-megawatt (MW) Rockfish Solar facility. JSI will construct and operate the facility through a wholly-owned subsidiary, and SMECO will purchase all generated energy, capacity, and solar renewable energy credits for the next 20 years.
Pending approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission and local permitting, the solar farm is planned to be a 10-MW solar photovoltaic facility to be located on 80 acres in Charles County. JSI plans to employ the use of single axis tracking technology, and preliminary designs call for approximately 41,000 modules of solar panels. The project is scheduled to reach full commercial operation as early as the end of this year and is expected to generate roughly 21,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) during its first year of operation: enough to power about 1,300 homes annually. An average SMECO household uses 1,300 kilowatt-hours (kWh) a month and 15,600 kWh per year. 
SMECO worked with the National Renewables Cooperative Organization (NRCO) to develop a request for proposals and evaluated about 30 submissions before selecting JSI. JSI is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. According to Austin J. Slater, Jr., SMECO’s president and CEO, “By working with NRCO and JSI, we are developing a project that will provide renewable energy right here in our service area, helping us to meet our regulatory requirements and to avoid costly transmission fees.” He added, “Our customer-members will be glad to know that the cost of the energy provided by this solar project is very reasonable and will have a positive effect on customer rates.” 
“We are incredibly excited to be working with SMECO and NRCO to provide clean, reliable solar power to SMECO customers in a cost-effective manner,” said Michael Martin, CEO of JSI. “We also eagerly anticipate breaking ground and completing our first utility-scale solar project in the state of Maryland.” 
This project is the second solar project and fourth renewable project that NRCO has facilitated for SMECO. SMECO developed a 5.5-MW solar farm in Hughesville which has produced more than 10 million kWh since November 2012. The new solar project is expected to produce nearly twice as much energy as the Hughesville facility. SMECO also purchases the energy and environmental attributes of two wind projects located in Pennsylvania. 
Purchasing solar energy is one way SMECO works to fulfill its renewable portfolio obligation, as required by the state, at the lowest costs to its members. Utilities are obligated to purchase .5 percent of their load from solar energy resources in 2015; that percentage increases each year until reaching two percent in 2020. Utilities that don’t purchase the required amount of solar energy must pay a penalty.
 
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Charles County Sheriff's Office Warns Of Copper Thefts


COPPER THEFT ALERT: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several reports of copper thefts in which suspects stole copper wiring from large light poles. The most recent theft occurred at a school. On April 16 at about 3:30 a.m., a patrol officer was conducting a building check at Westlake High School, 3300 Middletown Road in Waldorf, when he discovered someone had tampered with the light poles near the back of the parking lot. A closer look revealed the wires were pulled out of the pole, cut and stolen. Copper wires were recently stolen from two other schools and two businesses. Officers have been directed to increase patrols in these areas and residents are urged to report suspicious activity immediately.
 
Nationwide, copper thefts have increased significantly. Thieves target anything with copper including plumbing and copper components from heating and air conditioning units. Thefts can occur at any time of the day and at various places including vacant homes, occupied homes, homes under construction and businesses. In some cases, the suspects may appear to be contractors.   
 
The theft of copper can disrupt the flow of electricity, telecommunications, transportation, heating and air conditioning, and could present a risk to public safety. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of individuals stealing copper and other metals. Tipsters may call 1-866-411-TIPS or provide an online tip to tipsubmit.com.
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St. Mary's Board Of Education To Meet On Budget


LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County will meet for a special meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in the Board of Education Meeting Room, 23160 Moakley Street, in Leonardtown.  The Board will be meeting in open session to discuss the FY 2014 and FY 2015 Budgets.  For more details, call (301) 475-5511, ext. 32178.

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Home Invasion In Leonardtown. Officers Seek Information


On April 15, 2014 at approximately 6:00 P.M. Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to the 41000 block of Norris Ct. Leonardtown, Maryland for the report of a home invasion. Deputies determined two suspects entered the unsecure residence, armed with handguns and demanded money from the occupants.  The Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and detectives responded and assumed the case.
 
It was determined two African American males, dressed in all black clothing,  armed with dark in color handguns, entered the residence through an unlocked front door and immediately ordered the occupants to the floor. The suspects proceeded to steal cash and personal property of the victim from inside the residence before fleeing the residence on foot.  One resident of the home received a small laceration to the head after being struck with one of the handguns. No other injuries were reported.
 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Cory Ellis at 301-475-4200 Ext. 9125.  Citizens may also call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333.  Tipsters can also text their tips in to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637).  Callers and tipsters do not have to leave a name, just the information.  If the information leads to the arrest and conviction, the caller/tipster may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. 
 
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Death Investigation Of Infant


GREAT MILLS, MARYLAND – On April 16, 2014 at 4:44AM, deputies and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a residence on Fox Chase Drive for the report of a 3 month old female not breathing. CPR was immediately initiated and the infant was transported to Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance. The infant was subsequently pronounced dead by Emergency Room Medical staff. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation. Foul play does not appear to be involved.  
 
The investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released as they are developed. 
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Public Forum for Board of Education and County Commissioner Candidates Scheduled


(Lexington Park, MD)  The League of Women Voters of St. Mary’s County has invited candidates for the Board of Education and candidates for the Board of County Commissioners to a public forum on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Lexington Park Library.  The forum will begin at 6:30 pm.  
 
Each candidate will have an opening statement and questions from the audience will follow.  
As is the usual practice, individuals in the audience will write their question on a card, which will then be read by the moderator.  Candidates’ replies will be timed.
 
The following candidates have indicated they will attend:  Randy Darnowsky, Alonzo Gaskin, Rita Weaver and Karin Bailey.
 
The candidates for County Commissioner will follow.  Scheduled to attend are:  Jack Russell, Randy Guy, Meri Evans, Tom Jarboe, Bob Schaller, Mike Hewitt, Tony St. Clair and John O’Connor.
 
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Charles County Sheriff's Office Incident Briefs


CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING REWARD FOR INFORMATION IN ROBBERY CASE: Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the identity of the suspect involved in the robbery of an employee of the Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. On March 19 at 9:50 a.m., a male suspect approached an employee who was exiting the business with a bank deposit bag. The suspect showed a gun and demanded the bag. The victim complied and the suspect fled. The suspect was described as a black male, late twenties, 6’1”, medium build, wearing a black hooded jacket, black pants, and a black ski mask. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. A. Celia at (301) 609-6518. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or submit a tip online at tipsubmit.com.
 
MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF DRUGS: On April 12 at 9:15 p.m., officers received information that Charles Innis Garber, 35, of Virginia was at a house in the 13000 block of Hill Road in Cobb Island and was possibly in possession of a gun. Officers also learned Garber had an open warrant for failing to appear in court. Officers found Garber at the house and discovered a knife in his waist band. They also found a small wooden block in Garber’s shoe which contained a device used for smoking methamphetamine and a separate smaller capsule with methamphetamine residue. Garber was arrested and charged with possession of drugs. Cpl. C. Long investigated. 
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Noise Advisory For Communities Around Pax River


Noise Advisory - PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, MD - Communities surrounding the naval air station are advised that noise-generating night-time testing events are scheduled to take place Wednesday, April 16, 2014 and Thursday, April 17, 2014. Night-time test events are scheduled from 11:00 p.m. - 03:00AM. Pilots at PAX will be testing and training for realistic night flight scenarios offshore. Night testing and training is essential for the precision and safety of our military men and women and the success of their mission. Residents may notice increased noise levels due to these operations. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing activities on the community. For more information call 1-866-819-9028.

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St. Mary's College of Maryland to Host GOP Candidates for Governor


(St. Mary’s City, MD) April 15, 2014—The Maryland Public Policy Institute (MPPI) and its partners will host a Republican gubernatorial candidate forum on Friday, May 9, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. MPPI is partnering with the Center for Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and The Baltimore Sun to sponsor the event, which is free to the public and will feature three of the four announced candidates for the Republican nomination. Members of the press are encouraged to attend. Members of the public may register to attend by visiting www.marylandpolicyforum.org.  
 
WHO:              Harford County Executive David Craig (participating)
 
                        Delegate Ron George (participating)
 
                        Charles Lollar  (participating)
 
                        Larry Hogan (not participating)
 
Panelists: MPPI’s Marta Mossburg, The Baltimore Sun’s Andrew Green
 
Moderator: Dr. Michael J.G. Cain, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Democracy, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
 
WHAT:           Republican gubernatorial candidate forum
 
WHEN:           Friday, May 9, 2014
 
                      7 p.m. (Reception to follow forum)
 
WHERE:         St. Mary’s College of Maryland
 
                      St. Mary’s Hall
 
                      8952 E. Fishers Road
 
                      St. Mary’s City, Maryland 20686
 
“We are excited to host this forum with our distinguished partners,” said Christopher B. Summers, President of MPPI.  “This forum will offer the citizens of Maryland an intimate setting to hear directly from the GOP candidates on the most pressing issues facing our state.”
 
About the Maryland Public Policy Institute: Founded in 2001, the Maryland Public Policy Institute is a nonpartisan public policy research and education organization that focuses on state policy issues. The Institute’s mission is to formulate and promote public policies at all levels of government based on principles of free enterprise, limited government, and civil society.  Learn more at www.mdpolicy.org.
 
About the Center for the Study of Democracy: The Center for the Study of Democracy, a non-profit, 501(c)(3), is a joint initiative of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary’s City. The Center regularly hosts, and provides a bipartisan platform for, political discussions with government officials and political candidates, public political debates as well as conferences and forums on important policy issues.
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Charter Board to Hold Series of Public Hearings


The Charles County Charter Board is holding several public hearings in April and May, one in each Commissioner district, to provide information regarding the Charter form of government and obtain comments to assist in finalizing the Draft Charter.  The final draft will be on the ballot in November.  
 
The schedule for the Charter Board public hearings is as follows:
 
District 1
Monday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.
County Commissioners' Meeting Room, Charles County Government Building
200 Baltimore Street, La Plata
 
District 3
Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School
2820 Jenifer School Lane, Waldorf
 
District 2
Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Indian Head Village Green Pavilion
100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head
 
District 4
Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Benjamin Stoddert Middle School
2040 St. Thomas Drive, Waldorf
 
The Charter Board was established to draft a charter form of government. The Charter Board will draft a charter for publication by the Charles County Board of Commissioners and then to a referendum election by the voters of Charles County.  The Charter is a document that will change the present Code Home Rule commissioner form of government to Charter government if approved by the voters. The proposed charter document will define the duties, powers, rules, procedures, structure of local county government, and the rights of our voters/citizens.
 
A copy of the Draft Charter is available on the Charles County website at:  www.charlescountymd.gov/commissioners/boards/charter-board.
 
For more information, contact Melody Weschler at 301-645-0555 or CharterBoard@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

 

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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Incident Briefs


4-9-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim, who resides on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Maletto. Case #19268-14
 
4-9-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim, who resides on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole US currency. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Maletto. Case #19269-14
 
4-9-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim, who resides on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle; however nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Maletto. Case #19270-14
 
4-9-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim, who resides on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Gaskill. Case #19277-14
 
4-9-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim, who resides on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Maletto. Case #19347-14
 
4-10-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim, who resides on Combs Aud Way in Great Mills, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his garage; however nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy LaFave. Case #19357-14
 
4-10-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim, who resides on Golf Course Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered 2 vehicles and stole US currency. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy First Class Kerby. Case #19371-14
 
4-10-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim, who resides on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered several vehicles and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy First Class Kerby. Case #19355-14
 
4-10-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – While DFC Kerby was conducting a neighborhood check on Army Navy Drive in reference to several burglaries to motor vehicles, a victim reported unknown suspect(s) also entered her vehicle and stole US currency. Case remains open and is assigned to DFC Kerby. Case 19377-14
 
4-10-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – While DFC Kerby was conducting a neighborhood check on Army Navy Drive in reference to several burglaries to motor vehicles, a victim reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to DFC Kerby. Case #19381-14
 
4-10-14 FRAUD – A victim, who resides on Gregory Drive in Leonardtown, reported several fraudulent charges on her credit card. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal D. Snyder. Case #19404-14
 
4-10-14 BURGLARY – Corporal O’Connor and Deputy Roszell were conducting crime prevention checks on residences in the Country Lakes Development when they located a residence on West Lakeland Drive, which appeared to have been forcibly entered. The residence was unoccupied at the time of the check. Further investigation revealed property had been removed from the residence. Case remains open. Case #19466-14
 
4-10-14 BURGLARY – Corporal O’Connor and Deputy Roszell were conducting crime prevention checks on residences in the County Lakes Development when they located a residence on Yowaski Mill Road, which appeared to have been forcibly entered. The residence was unoccupied at the time of the check. Case remains open. Case #19477-14
 
4-10-14 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE – A victim, who resides on Hawthorn Court in the Glen Forrest Subdivision, reported unknown suspect(s) caused damage to her vehicle while attempting to gain entry. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy S. Cameron. Case #19499-14
 
4-11-14 BURGLARY – Corporal Corcoran was patrolling the area of Madinah Auto Sales located in the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, when he heard car alarms sounding. He conducted a check of the business and discovered unknown suspect(s) made entry into the business and stole several items of property. Case remains open. Case #19643-14
 
4-11-14 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY – A victim, who resides in Mechanicsville, reported she observed an unidentified black male in her backyard and the light on in the shed. The suspect fled over the fence after he was seen by the victim. Deputy First Class Vezzosi is the investigating deputy. Case #19592-14
 
4-11-14 THEFT – A victim, who resides on Arny Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, reported sometime between 4-7-14 and 4-10-14, unknown suspect(s) stole property from his boat. Case #19583-14
 
4-11-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLES – Two vehicles in the parking lot of the SERVEPRO located in the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, were entered and items were stolen. Case remains open. Initial investigation conducted by Deputy Fennessey. Case #19688-14
 
4-12-14 BURGLARY – A victim, who resides on South Hampton Drive in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered her shed and stole a dirt bike. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy C. Shomper. Case #19823-14
 
4-12-14 BURGLARY – A complainant observed the lights on inside a residence he knew to be unoccupied on Lady Baltimore Drive in Leonardtown and called police. Deputies determined the residence had been entered and numerous items of property had been stolen. Case remains open and Deputy Logue is investigating. Case #19860-14
 
4-12-14 THEFT – On 4-11-12 unknown suspect(s) entered the boy’s locker room at Leonardtown High School and stole several cellular phones and US currency. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Logue. Case #19821-14
 
4-12-14 BURGLARY – A victim, who resides on the 21000 block of Chancellor’s Run Road in Great Mills, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a shed. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Cole. Case #19934-14
 
4-12-14 BURGLARY – A complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered a residence on Asher Road in Mechanicsville, and stole several pieces of property affixed to the residence. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Harris. Case #19981-14
 
4-13-14 BURGLARY – A complainant reported unknown suspect(s) entered a residence on Asher Road in Mechanicsville, and stole several pieces of property affixed to the residence. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Beyer. Case #19981-14
 
4-13-14 BURGLARY – A victim reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his residence and a shed on Valley Drive in Mechanicsville. Suspect(s) stole property from the shed. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Peacher.  
 
4-14-14 THEFT – A victim, who resides on Lockes Hill Road in Mechanicsville, returned home and found property had been stolen from a trailer in her driveway. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Beyer. Case #20170-14
 
4-14-14 VANDALISM – A victim, who resides on St. Elizabeth’s Court, reported unknown suspect(s) punctured a tire on his vehicle. Case #20301-14
 
4-14-14 THEFT – A victim, who resides on Goddard Court in Leonardtown, reported unknown suspect(s) stole a canoe from the yard of his residence. Case #20392-14
 
4-15-14 ROBBERY – A victim was walking in the area of the WaWa located on the corner of Three Notch Road and St. Andrew’s Church Road when he ran into several subjects he knew. The victim alleged he obtained a ride from the subjects who subsequently robbed him when they dropped him off. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Corcoran. Case #20417-14
 
4-15-14 SEXUAL OFFENSE – A victim reported an alleged sexual offense by an unknown male suspect occurred 2 to 4 weeks ago. Case remains open. Case #20452-14
 
4-15-14 RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT – Deputies responded to the area of Columbus Drive for the report of shots fired. On arrival, Corporal Corcoran located several spent shell casings. A suspect was developed during the investigation. Case remains open. Case #20449-14
 
4-15-14 ASSAULT – Deputy Dale Smith responded to Columbus Drive and contacted a victim who alleged being “jumped” by several other female suspects. The rear window on the victim’s vehicle was also broken out. Case remains open. Case #20466-14
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Calvert County Crime Solvers Looking For Info On Thieves


Calvert County Crime Solvers and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for the recent series of thefts from automobiles that occurred in the Lusby area in the early morning hours of April 13.  Electronic equipment and cash was stolen out of numerous vehicles on Sitting Bull Circle, Durango Lane and Stirrup Lane.  None of the vehicles had been secured by their owners.
 
Citizens with information on these crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link at www.CalvertCountySheriff.us or by calling 410-535-2880.   
 
If the information leads to an arrest and conviction, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.
 
 
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An 11 Year Old Charged With 1st Degree Arson


On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, on Cedar Lane in Newberg a male juvenile was witnessed pouring ignitable liquid on the rear deck of a residence. The juvenile was approached by a neighbor prior to a fire being ignited. The incident was then reported to authorities on April 11th. An 11y.o. male juvenile was charged with first degree arson, referred to the Department of Juvenile Services and released to the custody of his parent.

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Fire Incident At School Leads To Charges


ST. MARY’S COUNTY, MD  – Deputy State Fire Marshals have 
charged two male youths, ages 13 & 14, after an incident involving a fire inside the boys 
restroom at Esparanza Middle School located at 22790 Maple Road in Lexington Park. 
 
 The 11:00 a.m. fire was quickly extinguished by the students after they ignited 
paper combustibles in a urinal and trashcan. Investigators determined the damage was 
limited to the trash can at an estimated value of $50.00. No injuries were reported during 
the incident. 
 
Both juveniles were charged with 1st Degree Arson and referred to the custody of 
their parents pending actions by the St. Mary’s County Department of Juvenile services. 
 
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Calvert County Sheriff's Office Briefs


During the week of April 7 through April 13 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,675 calls for service throughout the community.  
Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website.   
Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line.  Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.
 
Burglary Case #14-18911:
On April 6 a homeowner on Calvert Avenue in St. Leonard discovered his house had been burglarized and copper piping was stolen.  The theft occurred sometime between April 5 and 6.  DFC J. Livingston is investigating.
 
Burglary Case #14-19231:
DFC A. Locke is investigating a burglary to a home in the 200 block of Sharon Drive in Lusby that occurred during the daytime hours on April 7.  The suspect(s) stole food items and some money.
 
Burglary Case #14-20039:
Unknown suspect(s) entered a garage and then threw rocks through the windows of a home in the 900 block of Calvert Beach Road in St. Leonard sometime between April 6 and 10.  Over $200 in damage was done but nothing was stolen.  Dep. C. Ward is investigating.
 
Fraud Case #14-20063:
A victim on Abigail Court in Prince Frederick advised Dep. B. Schaefer that when he filed his income taxes he was informed that someone had already done so, using his information.  The investigation continues.
 
Burglary Case #14-20130:
Dep. Y. Bortchevsky is investigating a burglary in a shed behind a home in the 1400 block of Knight Avenue in Dunkirk sometime between February 1 and April 11.  An Ace brand push lawnmower, valued at $200, was stolen.  
 
Destruction of Property, Resisting Arrest Case #14-20178:
Sheriff Deputies arrested Terrence David Brooks, 32 of Prince Frederick, on April 11 at 5:20 p.m. after they responded to the Bayside Chevrolet dealership for the report of a domestic altercation in the parking lot.  Dep. C. Ward and Cpl. M. Naecker found Brooks and attempted to detain him to investigate the situation.  A dealership employee advised that he had observed Brooks in the parking lot with a female who was in her own vehicle and they were arguing.  The female left the scene and then Brooks jumped onto a special release Corvette valued at $80,000, scratching it and breaking the convertible top.  When the deputies attempted to handcuff Brooks, he resisted arrest and attempted to flee.  He attempted to push deputies away and a Taser was deployed on him after failing to obey numerous commands to stop.  Brooks was finally subdued and arrested.  He was transported via ambulance to Calvert Memorial Hospital for evaluation due to being tasered.  Brooks has been charged with destruction of property in the amount of $10,000 or more, destruction of property in the amount of less than $1,000, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.  Hospital personnel indicated that a test revealed that Phencyclidine was present in Brooks’ system. 
 
Destruction of Property Case #14-20351:
Numerous vehicles and a garage door were damaged when unknown suspect(s) threw eggs at them, resulting in $200 in damage.  Cpl. D. Canning is investigating the incidents which occurred overnight between April 11 and 12 at homes on Apple Way in Dunkirk.
 
Burglary Case #14-20414:
Someone burglarized a home in the 6000 block of Hill Road in St. Leonard and broke a water pipe, flooding the home.  At this time the damage amount has not been calculated and it is also unknown if anything was stolen or when it occurred.  It was discovered on April 12.  DFC J. Hardesty is investigating.
 
Theft from Vehicle Case #14-20554:
A white IPhone 4 valued at $200 was stolen from a vehicle parked outside a home in the 11200 block of Sitting Bull Circle in Lusby in the early morning hours of April 13.  The vehicle had been left unlocked by the owner. DFC P. Mosely is investigating.
 
Theft from Vehicle Case #14-20571:
A Garmin GPS valued at $160 was stolen from a vehicle in the 11400 block of Stirrup Lane in Lusby also during the early morning hours of April 13.  Mosely is investigating.
 
Theft from Vehicle Case #14-20592:
Someone stole over $300 worth of property from an unlocked vehicle parked in front of a home in the 11200 block of Sitting Bull Circle in Lusby overnight between April 12 and 13.  DFC Mosely is also investigating this theft.
 
Theft from Vehicle Case #14-20606:
DFC Mosely is investigating a fourth theft from a vehicle that occurred during the same time frame on Sitting Bull Circle where a laptop computer and an Ipod Touch were taken.  The computer was later recovered in the driveway of a neighbor.
 
Destruction of Property Case #14-20585:
Someone broke the rear window of a vehicle while it was parked in the early morning hours of April 13 in front of a home in the 2800 block of Dundee Lane in Chesapeake Beach.  The damage is estimated at $300.  DFC Migliaccio is investigating.
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