Calvert Co. Sheriff's Reports

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Feb. 9, 2015)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of February 2 through February 8, deputies responded to 1,453 calls for service throughout the community.

ONGOING RV BATTERY THEFTS: Since the beginning of the year, the north end of Calvert County has experienced a string of thefts of RV batteries. Those batteries are usually stored on a small platform on the exterior of the camper, making them vulnerable to thieves. Sheriff Evans and the deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office would like to take this opportunity to remind you to store your battery in a safe location and be cognitive of suspicious individuals or vehicles in your neighborhood.

THEFT CASE #15-6438: Unknown person(s) stole three batteries from a cable box mounted on a telephone pole on St. Leonard Road in St. Leonard. The theft was discovered February 2 and reported to Dep. L. Kelly who is continuing the investigation.

DAMAGED PROPERTY CASE #15-6466 & 6560: Two victims in the 300 block of Heron Landing Way in Prince Frederick reported to Dep. N. Gilmore that the front door and front window of their homes had been struck with paintballs between February 1 and 2. No permanent damage was done and the cases remain under investigation.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #15-6558: On February 2 at 5:58 p.m., DFC T. Buckler responded to the area of Frederick Avenue and Sea Breeze Court in North Beach to investigate a report of subjects smoking some type of drug while in a vehicle. Buckler approached the vehicle matching the description and observed three individuals inside. As he approached, he noticed the three subjects moving around. He observed the male in the passenger seat shove something in between the center console and his seat and saw that it was a knife. He ordered all occupants to put their hands in the air but the driver of the vehicle, later identified as David Scott Sorrell, Jr., 26, of Churchton, opened his door and ran. Sorrell was ordered to stop running but he refused and as he ran he dropped several items on the ground under a vehicle that was parked next to his vehicle. Buckler caught Sorrell and advised him he was under arrest. The other two subjects, identified as Bradley David Criste, 28, also of Churchton, and Kristina Marie Demoucelle, 29, of Deale, continued to lay on the ground with their hands visible as they had originally been instructed. All three were arrested and charged with possession of Heroin, possession of CDS paraphernalia; a glass smoking device and a hypodermic syringe. Sorrell was also charged with failure to obey a lawful order.

DAMAGED PROPERTY CASE #15-6721: Unknown suspect(s) broke the glass out of an Isuzu excavator causing $500 in damage sometime between January 30 and February 3. The incident occurred in the Red Oak Subdivision off of Ponds Wood Road in Huntingtown. DFC R. Kreps is investigating.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #15-6927: On February 4 at 1:25 p.m., DFC M. Quinn conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling northbound on Md. Rt. 4 in the area of Ward Road in Dunkirk. She found the sole passenger in the vehicle, Katelyn Echard, 23, of Owings, to be in possession of two hypodermic syringes. She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

THEFT CASE #15-7001: A camper battery was stolen in the 4000 block of Calvert Avenue in Chesapeake Beach. The theft was discovered on February 4 and reported to DFC J. Hardesty who is continuing the investigation.

BURGLARY CASE #15-7176: A home under construction in the 5100 block of Sea Fossil Drive in Huntingtown was burglarized overnight between February 4 and 5 and $2,000 worth of copper piping was stolen. DFC A. Woodford is investigating.

FLEEING AND ELUDING CASE #15-7422: On February 6 at 6:48 p.m., Dep. A. Curtin observed a motorcycle traveling eastbound on Md. Rt. 260 near Woodland Way in Owings. Radar determined the vehicle to be traveling at 73 MPH in a 50 MPH zone. Curtin attempted a traffic stop and also noticed there was no registration plate on the vehicle. The motorcycle continued into the left turn lane at the intersection of Md. Rt. 260 and Boyds Turn Road traveling at approximately 50 MPH. The motorcycle passed three stationary vehicles and continued through the red signal, pausing in the intersection. Curtin used the loudspeaker system to order the driver to stop but it continued on, making a U-turn to travel westbound on Md. Rt. 260, then making a right-hand turn onto Paris Estates Court. He then turned right into a driveway and fell off the motorcycle. The driver then fled on foot into the wooded area. DFC R. Burggraff responded with K-9 to track the suspect. A citizen called reporting a male running across Boyds Turn Road in the area of Ace Hardware. Trooper 7 was called in to conduct an aerial search. Another citizen called to report there was a male on their porch complaining of trouble breathing in the 1800 block of Skipshawn Lane. Contact was made with the male subject, identified as Anthony Dale Norris, 28, of Chesapeake Beach. Norris told police he had been on the back of the motorcycle but was not the driver. Curtin confirmed the motorcycle had only one seat and there was only one person occupying the vehicle while it was in motion. Norris matched the description of the suspect who had been driving the vehicle and also had on some items of clothing that Curtin had observed on the driver. Norris stated he had no injuries and was arrested and charged with false statement to a police officer and cited for attempting to flee and elude. Norris was also issued numerous traffic citations, including attempt to elude law enforcement, reckless driving, and negligent driving.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #15-7439: On February 6, a woman at the World Gym on Chaneyville Road in Owings reported to Dep. W. Durner that between 8:50 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. that evening someone broke her vehicle window and stole her purse while she was inside the gym. The case is being investigated.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #15-7427: On February 6 at 8:04 p.m. Dep. S. Moran was dispatched to Gunsmoke Trail at Sitting Bull Trail in Lusby for the report of a vehicle crash. Upon arrival he located a vehicle that appeared to have crossed the center line, left the roadway and gone into a yard. It had come to rest on top of a large rock with the rear tires not touching the ground. Moran made contact with a nearby resident who advised he had heard the crash and offered assistance to the driver. He stated the driver was bleeding and appeared disoriented. He helped the driver from the vehicle but said the driver fled when he saw Moran approaching them. Moran canvassed the area and located a male matching the description given sitting against a shed behind a home on Gunsmoke Court. He ordered the subject to put his hands up. The subject showed his left hand but not right. He then made a quick abrupt motion toward Moran, as if throwing something at him, with his right hand. Moran observed the subject's hand to be empty and ordered him to get flat on the ground. The subject turned and ran behind the shed, where he fell, got back on his feet and took off running in the direction of the residence. Moran took the subject to the ground, where the subject rolled over and made a motion as if attempting to strike. He was subdued by Moran, handcuffed and walked back to the area of the crash. Moran detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the subject. He was identified as James Robert Nelson, 30, of Lusby. Nelson refused treatment by EMS on the scene. He has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, negligent driving, resisting arrest, attempting to elude law enforcement, possession of marijuana and numerous other traffic violations.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #15-7452: Dep. D. Naughton conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Chisolm Trail at White Horse Road in Lusby on February 6 at 11:00 p.m. He could immediately detect the strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. He arrested the driver, identified as Damen Maxwell Meade, 20, of Lusby, and charged him with possession of marijuana in the amount of more than 10 grams.

DAMAGED PROPERTY CASE #15-7519: Several paint balls struck a home and vehicle in the 2400 block of Grays Road in Prince Frederick sometime overnight between February 6 and 7. Dep. N. Gilmore is investigating.

THEFT CASE #15-7580: Sometime between January 27 and February 7, someone stole 20 feet of solid copper power cables from two vehicles parked outside a home in the 5200 block of Apple Way in St. Leonard. The cost to replace the cable is $900. Dep. L. Kelly is continuing the investigation.

Citizens with information on any of the reported crimes above, or any criminal activity in Calvert County, who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers website via Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.

Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at .

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