The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens the next household hazardous waste collection will be held Saturday, Nov. 1. The household hazardous waste collection site is the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road in La Plata. Collection hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Items accepted free of charge include: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, gasoline, oil-based paint, cleaning supplies, pool chemicals, fluorescent lights, mercury thermometers, and other poisons found in the home. Please remember to mark any container that does not have a readable, original label.
Unacceptable materials include bio-medical waste (sharps, needles, anything with bodily fluids), latex paint, prescription drugs, and ammunition. Used motor oil, anti-freeze, propane tanks, and batteries are accepted on a regular basis at various collection sites. Latex paint is not considered hazardous waste and can be placed in your household trash as long as it is solidified. This can be accomplished by adding kitty litter, shredded paper, paint hardener, or sawdust to aid in drying it out.
Household hazardous waste collection will occur on the first Saturday of each month through December. Upcoming 2014 collection dates are: Nov. 1, and Dec. 6.
For more information, call the Charles County Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778, or the landfill and recycling information line at 301-932-5656. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will lend reflective vests to children, and their chaperones, as part of its annual “Vests for Visibility” Program. Designed to be worn over clothing, the reflective vests help increase the visibility of pedestrians. The vests will be available in most counties at most SHA Maintenance facilities, during the days just before the holiday. They may be picked up between Wednesday, October 29 and Friday, October 31 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The reflective vests will be issued on a first come, first served basis and must be returned by Friday, November 7.
“Whether you’re out trick or treating with your kids, or driving on the roads, SHA encourages you to stay alert and follow the rules of the road, on Halloween and every day,” said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters. “Please feel free to borrow one of the vests and be sure to remind your loved ones to walk and drive safely.”
This is the 19th year that SHA has loaned vests to provide an extra measure of safety for trick or treaters. Not only do the kids and parents appreciate using them, but motorists are equally thankful for the benefits the vests provide for them as well. The vests are a good way to see and be seen!
• Stop for pedestrians - Maryland law requires motorists to stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks and intersections.
• Stay alert - park the mobile phone.
• Obey the speed limit. Speeding only makes it more difficult to stop suddenly.
• Motorists should be more cautious during peak trick-or-treating hours between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.
• Enter and exit driveways slowly. Use caution when turning at intersections.
• Be alert for children darting across the street and crossing between parked cars.
• When driving children to and from different activities, make sure all seat belts are fastened and let children out of the car on the curbside.
• Never drink and drive. Designate a sober driver.
• Look left, right, and left again before crossing the street.
• Cross at crosswalks or intersections.
• Be sure to see and be seen. Avoid dark clothing, carry a flashlight, wear bright colors and use reflective devices such as vests and blinking lights.
• Avoid costumes that may impair vision.
• Make eye contact with drivers when crossing the street.
• Stay alert and be on the lookout for cars traveling above the speed limit.
2014 Vests for Visibility Participating SHA Maintenance Shops:
Prince Frederick Shop
MD 231 at MD 2/4
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
LaPlata, MD 20646
Prince George’s County
Talbot Avenue & Second Avenue
Laurel, MD 20810
6500 S.E. Crain Highway
Upper Marlboro, MD 20870
LEONARDTOWN, MD (October 22, 2014) – At this time, there are no suspect cases of Ebola Virus Disease in St. Mary’s County. While the risk of acquiring Ebola in St. Mary’s County remains extremely low, the St. Mary’s County Health Department is monitoring the national situation and working closely with local and state partners to prepare for and respond to suspected cases should they arise.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated their guidance for infection control for health care workers caring for patients with Ebola. The guidance focuses on specific personal protective equipment (PPE) health care workers should use and offers detailed step by step instructions for how to put on and remove equipment safely.
Local partners are collaborating to deliver training on PPE for health care workers and first responders in St. Mary’s County. Community partners continue to conduct drills, educate their teams, and refine processes for detecting and responding to suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease. Key partners are working to improve their own preparedness as information changes.
The health department’s website has been updated to include dedicated webpages to share information on Ebola preparedness with the public and with local health care providers. Included on the website are tools to assist local health care providers with screening suspect cases of Ebola. Please visit the health department’s website at www.smchd.org for more information about Ebola Virus Disease and public health preparedness.
Assault - On Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 12:31 am, Tpr. E. Krenik responded to the 26000 block of Independence Drive for a reported domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed that Kelly E. Braxton, 32, of Mechanicsville, had been involved in a physical altercation with a male victim. Ms. Braxton assaulted the male victim, then assaulted a second male victim who attempted to intervene. Two children were present during the altercation. Ms. Braxton was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where she was charged with two counts of 2nd Degree Assault and Committing a Crime of Violence in the Presence of a Minor. She was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (14-MSP-033217)
Theft – On Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm, Tpr. C. Ruth responded to the Belk for a reported theft. Tpr. Ruth made contact with the Loss Prevention Officer, who advised that two suspects had attempted to steal jewelry and clothing. Mary Estella Hawkins, 46, and Sean Hunter, 48, both of Lusby, were arrested for Theft less than $1000. They were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where they were held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (14-MSP-033219)
Theft - On Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:53 pm, Tpr. C. Ruth responded to the Wal-Mart for a reported theft. Tpr. Ruth made contact with the Loss Prevention Officer, who advised that Jonathan M. Housley, 26, of California, had attempted to steal miscellaneous DVDs, Blu-ray disks, and game cards. Mr. Housley was arrested for Theft less than $1,000 and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. (14-MSP-034322)
Norman Jim Goedecke, 45, of Mechanicsville, served on 10/6/2014 at 6:50 pm for Possession of Firearms (2014-00371709)
Trayvell Vashaun Jones, 26, of Lexington Park, served on 10/7/2014 at 11:10 am for Failure to Appear in Court (2014-00373535)
Jessica Rachel Reese, 29, of North East, served on 10/7/2014 at 2:30 pm for Failure to Appear in Court (2014-00373826)
Amanda L. Abell-Morgan, 32, of Lexington Park, served on 10/8/2014 at 3:50 pm for Violation of Probation (2014-00374428)
David Paul Kaczmarczyk, 41, of Nanticoke, PA, served on 10/9/2014 at 1:00 pm for Failure to Appear in Court (2014-00354682)
Marquette Lee Jones, 34, of Waldorf, served on 10/13/14 at 8:25 pm for Failure to Appear in Court (2014-00382313)
Jeremy D. Overby, 23, of Lothian, served on 10/14/14 at 10:00 pm for Failure to Appear in Court (2014-00383616)
ASSAULT – On October 9, 2014, Deputy Wesner responded to a residence on Kilbeggan Court in Great Mills, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Anthony James Cookson, 45, of Great Mills, struck the victim in the face with his fist. The victim was transported by ambulance to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injury to the face. Cookson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
ASSAULT/RESISTING ARREST – On October 9, 2014, Deputy Bowen responded to a residence located on Catalina Lane in California, after several witnesses reported a vehicle passing a stopped school bus with red lights flashing. Deputy Bowen made contact with suspect Joyce Marie Rulapaugh, 50, of California, who matched the description provided by witnesses. Rulapaugh refused to provide Deputy Bowen with her driver’s license and registration information so he may issue her a traffic citation. Eventually, Rulapaugh retrieved her driver’s license only to hold it up in the air refusing to allow Deputy Bowen to see it. Deputy Bowen warned Rulapaugh several times if she did not provide the information to him she would be arrested. Rulapaugh ignored all warnings. She subsequently resisted arrest and pushed Deputy Bowen. Rulapaugh was placed under arrest after a brief struggle. She was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Obstructing/Hindering, 2nd Degree Assault, and Resisting Arrest.
ASSAULT – On October 12, 2014, Deputy Flerlage responded to a residence on Johnson Road in Hollywood, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Darleen Lyn Johnson-Taylor, 47, of Leonardtown, kicked the victim in the abdomen and hit the victim in the face during an argument. Deputy Flerlage observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim. Deputy Flerlage located Johnson-Taylor and placed her under arrest. She was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER – On October 6, 2014, Deputy Logue made contact with the victim who alleged suspect Anthony Marico Wilson JR, 26, of California, called the victim 18 times from the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he is incarcerated. Wilson called the victim in violation of an active protective order. Wilson was charged with 18 COUNTS Violation Protective Order.
VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER – On October 14, 2014, Deputy Dale Smith made contact with a victim at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters. The victim alleged suspect Shawn Lee Morgan, 41, of Arlington, VA, contacted the victim by text and email in violation of an active protective order. Deputy Smith located Morgan, while he was at District Court in Leonardtown and placed him under arrest. Morgan was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 4 COUNTS Violation Protective Order.
THEFT – On October 14, 2014, Deputy Roszell responded to Kmart located on Three Notch Road in California, for a reported theft in progress. Kmart employees observed a white male, wearing a white tank top, remove a television set from the packaging, then exit the store with without paying. Deputy Roszell saw a male suspect in the parking lot matching the description provided by store employees. He was identified as the suspect who stole the television. Suspect Martin Roland Abell, 38, of Valley Lee, was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft Under $1,000 and 2 COUNTS of Property Destruction.
BURGLARY – On October 14, 2014, Deputy Wesner responded to a residence on Cabot Place in Lexington Park, after a witness reported a burglary to an unoccupied residence. Deputy Wesner located 2 suspects inside the residence, identified as Divon James Chase, 23, of Lexington Park, and Jordan Tyler McGee, 19, of Virginia. Neither suspect had permission to be inside the residence. Chase and McGee were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. They were charged with 4th Degree Burglary.
Annapolis, Maryland (October 21, 2014) – The deadline to request a 2014 Gubernatorial
General Election absentee ballot for mail delivery is Tuesday, October 28, 2014. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the general election for online delivery is Friday, October 31, 2014. Any registered voter in Maryland may request and vote by absentee ballot.
A voter who wishes to vote by absentee ballot may request an absentee ballot (1) online for
voters with a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card; (2) by submitting a signed
application; (3) by telephone; (4) in writing; or (5) in person at the voter’s local board of
elections. Visit www.elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html to request an absentee ballot online, to print an application, or to locate the address and contact information for your local board of elections
If a voter wishes to receive an absentee ballot by mail, the voter’s local board of elections
must receive a completed absentee ballot application:
• If the request is mailed, by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 28, 2014
• If the request is submitted online or by email or fax, by 11:59 pm on Tuesday,
October 28, 2014
If a voter wishes to receive an absentee ballot online, the voter’s local board of elections must receive a completed absentee ballot application:
• If the request is mailed, by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 31, 2014
• If the request is submitted online or by email or fax, by 11:59 pm on Friday,
October 31, 2014
If a voter misses the applicable deadline, the absentee ballot request must be made in person at a local board of elections.
The 2014 Gubernatorial General Election is Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Starting Thursday,
October 23rd through and including Thursday, October 30th, voters may vote in person between 10am and 8pm at the designated early voting center(s) in their county of residence. Early voting locations and hours and additional election-related information and dates are available at www.elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html.
For more information, please contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or www.elections.maryland.gov.
LEONARDTOWN, MD – The St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Ethics Panel will be holding a meeting on Thursday, November 6, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the Assistant Superintendent’s Conference Room, 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. For more information, call 301-475-5511, ext. 32108.
Hollywood, Maryland - The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will offer a prescription collection service at the annual Health Fair: "The Way to Wellness" being held on Friday, October 24th at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center located at 44219 Airport Road from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Admission is FREE.
This service will allow citizens to safely dispose of unwanted and/or expired medications. This is a safe and eco-friendly way to dispose of your medications. Toxins from drugs that are disposed of into landfills or down toilets and sinks can pollute the environment and pose health hazards.
What medications can be collected?
All non-prescription over the counter medications, prescription medications, and pet medications; in the form of pills, liquids, ointments, and lotions will be accepted. Syringes, inhalers (containing medications in aerosol canisters), and chemotherapy drugs either in IV liquid or oral form WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Information will also be available relating to prescription medications and opiates.
"We really encourage people in the community to dispose of medications properly. Failing to dispose of medications properly will not only damage the environment, but can also make you a target for crime. This event will work two-fold; we will not just collect expired medications, but we will also have deputies educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. We are making this a priority by offering this service at the Health Fair, in addition to the 24/7 drop-off located at the Sheriff’s Office. We are hoping to expand this service to those in the community with a moderate or severe disability that prevents them from disposing of their medications at our 24/7 disposal in the future" -- Captain Daniel Alioto, Commander, Vice Narcotics Division
The Health Fair will offer activities, screenings, and exhibits aimed at promoting health and wellness for all ages. No pre-registration is required.
Reminder: Citizens can continue to drop off their unwanted medications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the collection box located inside the lobby of Sheriff's Office Headquarters located at 23150 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown.
For more information, contact Jennifer Stone at 301.475.4200 X 1073. For more information visit, www.stmarysmd.com/aging or like and share the Facebook page, keyword: Way to Wellness.
The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address.
BURGLARY: On Oct. 15 at about 6:15 p.m., an unknown suspect gained entry into a garage in the 3800 block of Pine Cone Circle in Waldorf. The homeowner saw the suspect who fled after being observed. The suspect was described as a black male, possibly in his teens, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and black Jordan tennis shoes. His hair was long and in a pony tail. Nothing was stolen. Officer G. Cook is investigating.
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY REPORTED: On Oct. 15, at 3:40 p.m., officers responded to a call for suspicious activity in the 1700 block of Brightwell Court. Two girls, ages 14 and 8, were walking toward their house on Bannister Circle in the area of Brightwell Court when a man driving a four-door passenger car pulled up beside them, pointed to the passenger seat and asked if they wanted to get in the car. The girls said no and the man drove away. The girls described the man as a black male, possibly in his 30's, with a shaved head, facial hair, and wearing a blue jacket with a black tie and a white shirt. There were no other incidents reported. Anyone who has information is asked to call the CCSO at (301) 932-2222. Officer G. Cook is investigating.
FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT: On Oct. 14 at 7:25 p.m., officers responded to the area of Smallwood Village Center for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located a 21-year-old male who had a gunshot wound to his ankle. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was treated for a minor injury. The victim would not provide further information but witnesses said a silver or dark-colored vehicle may have been involved. Det. J. Elliott is investigating.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.
(Lexington Park, MD) A candidates’ forum will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the Lexington Park Library. The individuals running for Maryland State delegate and the State senate will be available for questions.
Scheduled to attend are: Delegate candidates, Daniel Slade, Matt Morgan, John Bohanan, Deb Rey, Tony O’Donnell and Len Zuza. State Senate candidates scheduled are: Roy Dyson and Steve Waugh.
Theft from Vehicle: On 10/15/14 at 10:02 am, Sergeant Roach received a report of both the front and rear MD registration plates being stolen from a vehicle parked at the victim’s residence in Lusby. The license plate 7BL1332 and sticker number 0272065 have been entered into METERS/NCIC. Investigation continues.
Theft/Shoplifting: On 10/15/14 at 05:40 pm, Trooper Palumbo responded to the Family Dollar Store in Prince Frederick for a reported of shoplifting. April M. Rogers, 29 of Prince Frederick, was observed placing several items in her handbag as if to conceal them. The store manager stopped Ms. Rogers from leaving the premise and Trooper Palumbo, after investigating the incident, placed Ms. Rogers under arrest. She was issued a Criminal Citation for theft less than $100.00 and was released.
Possession of Synthetic Marijuana: On 10/18/14 at 2:46 am, Trooper First Class Esnes stopped a vehicle at Rt. 4 and Old Field Lane in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. While speaking with the occupants, several criminal indicators were noted and a K-9 scan was requested. As a result of the K-9 scan, a probable cause search was conducted and both synthetic marijuana and marijuana were located. The driver, Melanie E. Napolitano, 19 of Edwardsville, PA was issued a Criminal Citation for possession of marijuana and was released. The passenger, Daniel L. Coley, 20 of Wilkes Barre, PA, was arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana and was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
Violation of Protective Order: On 10/19/14 at 7:40 am, Master Trooper Gill responded to the area of Cove Point Rd. to assist with a traffic stop with another trooper. During the course of the stop, it was discovered that the driver was in violation of a protective order previously obtained by the passenger in the vehicle. Miguel A. Cardenas, 37 of Lexington Park, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
LEONARDTOWN, MD – The St. Mary’s County Health Department is seeking proposals from a contractor to develop and conduct the qualitative portion of a local health needs assessment on the topic of substance abuse prevention and response in St. Mary’s County. The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County allocated non-recurring county funds for fiscal year 2015 to address the substance abuse issues affecting St. Mary’s County residents. Utilizing the expertise of a team of community leaders on this topic, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County approved an initiative that calls for the health department to contract for the execution of the qualitative portion of a local health needs assessment on the topic of substance abuse prevention and response.
The qualitative community data that is produced through this process (including key informant interviews and focus groups) will be paired with quantitative health surveillance data in order to support the planning process and implementation of local efforts to address substance abuse issues in St. Mary’s County. The Health Department expects that this initiative will increase data-driven decision-making in community health improvement planning.
Up to $10,000 will be awarded to one contractor to develop and conduct the needs assessment between approximately December 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 in the St. Mary’s County area. The contractor shall:
Develop and conduct the qualitative portion of a local health needs assessment on the topic of substance abuse prevention and response in St. Mary’s County.
Conduct and maintain a record of key informant interviews.
Conduct and maintain a record of key informant interviews with local target populations disparately impacted by substance abuse.
Conduct and maintain a record of focus groups.
Conduct and maintain a record of focus groups with local target populations disparately impacted by substance abuse.
For more information about the Substance Abuse Prevention and Response Needs Assessment and request for proposals, please visit the health department’s website at www.smchd.org/rfp.
On Saturday October 18 at 10:05 p.m. the night clerk of the Lusby Shell on H.G. Trueman Road reported an armed robbery. He stated that a black male entered the store, covered his face, presented a handgun, announced the robbery, threatened him with the handgun and fled the store with most of the business’ money. Sgt. C. Parsons and Sgt. R. Cox coordinated resources and members from both the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office including the K9 team, and the Maryland State Police including their aviation department, however, no apprehension or sighting of the suspect was made.
Det. H. Rich of the Calvert Investigative Bureau determined that the lone suspect was a black male in his late 20s or early 30s. He was short, 5’6” to 5’7” tall, with a thin to average build. He had short, one inch long, black hair and a medium to dark complexion. The suspect was wearing a light gray, hooded sweatshirt which he pulled around his face. The suspect entered the store, pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the clerk’s torso area then stated “give me all the money”. The suspect brought a black cloth draw string bag which he held open. The clerk put the cash in the bag and the suspect fled. The suspect fled past the front window of the store and was last seen running southeast into the Chesapeake Ranch Estates. The clerk was not hurt.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. H. Rich at 410-535-1600 ext. 2765.
On October 17, 2014, Deputy Beasley responded to the Burger King located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for a reported armed robbery. The victim, an employee of the restaurant, reported an unknown suspect drove up to the drive thru window after ordering food. The suspect suddenly pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded money. The employee ducked down behind the counter and alerted the manager. The suspect, described as a white male operating a small red pick-up truck, immediately left the scene.
A short time later, Sergeant Clay Safford, assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, observed a truck matching the description provided by the victim. Sergeant Safford stopped the truck on Spring Valley Drive. Detective Corporal David Alexander from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the vehicle stop and additional investigation was conducted. The driver, identified as Jake Travis Marble, 29, of no fixed address, was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’ s County Detention Center. He was charged with Attempted Armed Robbery and First Degree Assault.
Jake Travis Marble
Mechanicsville, Maryland - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect pictured below.
Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 9:05 AM, the suspect passed a counterfeit $100.00 bill at the Wawa located at 27605 Three Notch Road. He was last seen getting into a dark blue or black Ford Crown Victoria. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or about the crime in general is asked to call Deputy Murphy at 301.475.4200 X 9052. CASE #52087-14.
Leonardtown, MD - The time has once again arrived for citizens to clean out their barns, basements, sheds, garages, storage areas under kitchen sinks, etc. to take advantage of the opportunity to properly discard of potentially toxic/dangerous materials.
The St. Andrew’s Landfill will host the second Hazardous Waste Collection day of the fall on Saturday, November 1 from 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Hazardous waste items accepted for collection include Acids, Ammonia, Bleach, Cleaners, Fuels, Gas/Oil Mixtures, Gasoline, Household and Lawn Pesticides, Mercury Thermometers, Photography Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, Solvents, Wood Preservatives, Paint Thinners, and Alkyd (oil-based) Paint. Since Latex Paint is not considered hazardous, it can be disposed with your regular trash collection as long as the mixture is harden by adding absorbents (cat litter, sand, sawdust, or paint drying crystals) prior to disposal. If, however you are unable to do so, Latex Paint will also be accepted.
Items which will not be accepted include Ammunition, Asbestos, Explosive Materials, Medical Waste, Pharmaceuticals, Radioactive Materials, and Picric Acid.
For more information please contact the St. Mary’s Department of Public Works and Transportation at 301-863-8400. You can also log on to their website at www.stmarysmd.com/docs/2014HouseholdHazardousWasteCollectionDaysFlyer2-2.pdf.
During the week of October 13 through October 19 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,342 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.
Destruction of Property Case #14-57645:
On October 13 at 4:13 p.m. DFC R. Wilson arrested two men and charged them each with trespass, operating an off-road vehicle on property, destruction of property less than $1,000 and disorderly conduct. A Chesapeake Ranch Estates Security Officer had earlier advised Wilson that he and another witness had observed the two men riding a four wheeler on the runway in CRE as well as on the roadway. They damaged the grassy area of the runway. The witnesses advised they saw the two men park the four wheeler at a home in CRE, then get into a passenger vehicle and leave the area. Wilson ran the tag number of the passenger vehicle and drove over to that address. The suspect vehicle arrived at the house and contact was made with the two suspects. Thomas Scott Burroughs, Jr., 18 of Lusby, and Emory Jackson Baldwin, IV, 19 of St. Leonard, were arrested and charged.
Disorderly Conduct Case #14-57708:
On October 14 at 3:00 a.m. DFC P. Mosely responded to the area of Chesapeake Village Drive at Lawrin Court in Chesapeake Beach for the report of three people yelling in the street. Mosely made contact with the three subjects. They advised they had gotten into an argument earlier. Mosely could detect a strong odor of alcohol. They were advised to go home. Fifteen minutes later Mosely received another call for disorderly subjects yelling and walking through the same neighborhood but he was unable to locate anyone. About 15 minutes later he received a third call for the same thing. He made contact with the same three subjects from earlier. One of the subjects, later identified as Brenna Erin Bateman, 21 of Upper Marlboro, started to yell and curse. Another of the subjects, later identified as Ray Clinton Kinzer, 22 of Chesapeake Beach, also began to yell. They were both placed under arrest and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. The third subject was not arrested and was sent on her way.
Burglary Case #14-58163:
On October 15 between 5:00 p.m. and midnight, someone entered a home in the 3900 block of 17th Street in Chesapeake Beach and stole a 42 inch LG television set. DFC C. Fox is investigating.
CDS Violation Case #14-58183:
On October 16 at 10:43 a.m. DFC C. Fox responded to the 9000 block of Chesapeake Avenue in North Beach for the report of a male walking around smoking a possible controlled dangerous substance. Fox made contact with the man, identified as Robert Henry Munson, 66 of Chesapeake Beach, and subsequently issued him with a civil citation for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams.
Destruction of Property Case #14-58218:
DFC A. Locke is investigating damage done to a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 1800 block of Higgens Lane in Huntingtown overnight between October 15 and 16. Someone broke out the driver’s side window.
Theft Case #14-58289:
On October 16 during the daytime hours, someone stole a green Hot Wheels bicycle on Sanford Lane in Owings. DFC J. Migliaccio is investigating.
Destruction of Property Case #14-58606:
Someone caused damage to the yard of a home in the 70 block of Dares Wharf Road in Prince Frederick sometime between October 13 and 16. DFC J. Denton is investigating.
Theft Case #14-58792:
Overnight entry into a vehicle was made between October 18 and 19 in the 4700 block of Williams Wharf Road in St. Leonard. A handheld fire department radio was stolen. Dep. T. Holt is investigating.
Theft Case #14-58825:
Between October 17 at 1:00 p.m. and October 19 someone stole a dark green Yama golf cart valued at $5,000 from outside a home in the 2700 block of Adelina Road in Prince Frederick. The owner advised that a silver skull and crossbones logo is on the cart. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC R. Kreps at 410-535-2800.
10-11-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Pin Cushion Road in Leonardown, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her garage and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Murphy. Case #54443-14
10-11-14 THEFT/VANDALISM - Unknown suspect(s) damaged and stole street signs in the Woodland Park area of the Wildewood subdivision. Case #s 54428-14, 54424-14, 54426-14, and 54434-14
10-12-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Maddox Road reported unknown suspect(s) entered his residence and stole property. Case #54528-14
10-14-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Winding Way in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her residence and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Beasley. Case #54929-14
10-14-14 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Oakley Road in Avenue, reported unknown suspect(s) attempted to make entry into her residence by kicking the back door. Case #54947-14
10-15-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Evergreen Park Drive in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his shed and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Knott. Case #54990-14
10-15-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Oak Ridge Drive in Mechanicsville, reported an unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle. The suspect fled when the victim came outside. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case #55037-14
10-15-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides in the 19000 block of Three Notch Road in St. James, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his residence and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Lawrence. Case #54992-14
10-15-14 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Primrose Way in California, reported unknown suspect(s) attempted to entered his residence through the back door. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Beyer. Case #55280-14
10-18-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Morning Dew Lane in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her residence and stole property. Case remains open. Case #55702-14
10-19-14 STRONG ARMED ROBBERY - A victim reported 2 unidentified black males threatened the victim and stole the McDonald's food he had just purchased along with other personal items, while he was walking on Great Mills Road. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Connelly. Case #55740-14
10-19-14 STRONG ARMED ROBBERY - A victim reported he was walking in the area of Lei Drive in Lexington Park when he was approached and beaten by 3 unidentified black male suspects. The suspects took the victim's backpack and fled on foot. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Cameron. Case #55764-14
10-19-14 VANDALISM - 5 vehicles were damaged while parked at the AMC Theater. Suspect(s) appeared to have jumped on the engine hoods and roofs and or broke out windows to 5 vehicles. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Connelly. Case #55779-14
10-19-14 BURGLARY - A victim reported unknown suspect(s) stole a headlight assemble from his Toyota Sequoia while it was parked at the La Quinta Inn on Three Notch Road. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy John Davis. Case #55824-14
PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, Md. - Communities surrounding the naval air
station are advised that noise-generating test events are scheduled to take
place Oct. 20-24, 2014, as pilots at Pax train for realistic flight scenarios,
including Field Carrier Landing Practice, or FCLP.
Training times are scheduled between: 3:30-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday through
Thursday; 12:30-2:30 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
FCLP training is essential for the precision and safety of our service members
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
CHARLES COUNTY, MD (October 20, 2014) – A team of investigators with the Office of the
State Fire Marshal, Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are actively investigating an early morning fire at the Spirit Halloween store located at 2875 Crain Highway in Waldorf. The store is located next door to the Fred’s Sporting Store that was intentionally set on fire after a burglary on October 13, 2014.
At 12:07 a.m. a passerby observed a fire in the front of the Spirit Halloween store and notified 911. Nearly 40 firefighters responded from Waldorf, Laplata, Brandywine, Baden, Hughesville and Bryans Road Fire Departments and extinguished the fire located just inside the front door within 5 minutes. Smoke and heat created by the fire spread throughout the store and caused approximately $400,000 in damage to the contents. An additional $100,000 is damage is estimated to the structure at the front of the business. No injuries were reported during the incident.
Investigators determined an accelerant was ignited at the front door with the assistance of an
accelerant K-9 team. No evidence of theft from the business was observed during the on-scene
Anyone having information concerning these incidents is asked to contact the Southern Regional Office of the State Fire Marshal at 443-550-6820 or the Arson Hotline at 1-800-492-7529.
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