Calvert County Sheriff's Reports

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (October 27, 2010)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of October 18 through October 24 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office responded to 1,759 calls for service throughout the community.

VANDALISM: More than $6500 in damage was done on October 7 between 6:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to a Gradall excavator near a playground on Queensberry Drive in Huntingtown. The windows, mirrors, turn signals and head and tail lights were smashed on the Gradall excavator owned by a private contractor doing work for the county. A street lamp pole had been knocked over and broken in two as well. A $500 reward is being offered by the company and an additional $200 is being offered by the Calvert County Crime Solvers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. Call Crime Solvers at 410-535-2880 to anonymously leave information. You can also contact Lt. Steve Jones of the Calvert Investigative Team at 410-535-2800.

CORPSE DISCOVERED IN WOODS: On October 21 at approximately 4:47 p.m., the sheriff's office was contacted by a juvenile who advised that while running in the woods in the area behind Fox Run Shopping Plaza in Prince Frederick, he observed a partially clothed mummified skeletal remains lying in the woods. Members of the Calvert Investigative Team responded to the scene at which time it was confirmed that a complete partially clothed skeleton was present approximately 50 yards from Prince Frederick Blvd. Identification and related items were located in a wallet near the deceased. No evidence of trauma or foul play was noted on the remains. Support from Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Co. No. 2 and the Sheriff's Office Special Operations Team was provided as the scene was processed by crime scene technicians. The deceased was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for examination. This case remains open pending further investigation by Detective Nick DeFelice.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Five mailboxes along Mackall Road in St. Leonard were knocked to the ground overnight between October 19 and 20. Total damage is estimated at $390. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC M. Velasquez at 410-535-2800.

THEFT: Unknown suspect(s) stole a Makita drill worth $280 from a Town of North Beach pickup truck sometime on October 16. DFC J. Elliott is investigating.

DUI, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On October 20 at 12:50 a.m. DFC J. Harms conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Thunderbird Drive in Lusby. The driver of the vehicle, Michael Wayne Starkey, 53 of Lusby, was arrested and charged with DUI and possession of marijuana.

BURGLARY: Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence on Glasgow Way in Chesapeake Beach on October 20 at about 12:45 a.m. and stole a safe containing currency and other items valued at $520. DFC K. Hall is investigating.

THEFT: About $500 worth of copper welding cable was stolen from a work truck parked outside a home on 9th Street in Chesapeake Beach between October 20 and 21. Dep. R. Brady is handling the investigation.

THEFT, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Sometime between October 19 and 21 unknown suspect(s) stole $100 and did $17,000 worth of damage to the Prince Frederick Car Wash on Central Square Drive. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC C. Ray at 410-535-2800.

ASSAULT: Dep. N. Funchion took a report on October 24 shortly after midnight from a woman who advised that while she was driving on Old Bayside Drive in Chesapeake Beach a dark green older model Dodge Avenger pulled alongside her and a white teen-aged male threw a beer bottle which struck her vehicle and shattered. The victim's finger was cut. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dep. Funchion at 410-535-2800.

BURGLARY: A shed behind a home on Apple Way in Dunkirk was burglarized between October 22 and 23. DFC M. Robshaw is investigating the theft of a red Echo grass trimmer, a red Echo leaf blower and a red Homelite chainsaw, together valued at $900. Anyone with information is asked to contact Robshaw at 410-535-2800.

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