Calvert Co. Sheriff's Reports

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (March 30, 2015)—The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: During the week of March 23 through March 29, deputies responded to 1,423 calls for service throughout the community.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #15-16028 AND 16036: Two victims reported to Dep. A. Ostazeski that between 11:30 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. on March 23, someone broke the windows on their vehicles which had been parked at Calvert Cliffs State Park in Lusby while they went for a walk. Upon returning they found the passenger front window on each vehicle broken and a purse and a wallet missing. The investigation continues.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #15-16213: While on routine patrol in the area of Md. Rt. 4 near the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons on March 24 at 10:18 a.m. Dep. G. Gott conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. He found the driver, later identified as Sandra Louise Birch, 43, of Ridge, to be in possession of suspected drugs. Birch was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of suspected controlled dangerous substance; oxycodone, morphine sulfate and methylphenidate, and possession of drug paraphernalia; a metal container.

BURGLARY CASE #15-16284: Unknown suspect(s) burglarized a home in the 12300 block of Algonquin Trail in Lusby sometime between March 22 and 24 and stole three guitars valued at $4,000. Dep. A. Ostazeski is investigating the theft of a red Fernandes electric guitar, a dark green or dark blue with black stripes Vantage electric guitar and a blonde colored Ovation Celebrity acoustic guitar.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #15-16395: Between 5:00 p.m. on March 24 and 7:00 a.m. on the 25th, someone broke two front door windows on one of the vans belonging to the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons. A broken beer bottle was found inside the van. Nothing was taken from inside the vehicle. The damage is estimated at $300. Dep. L. Kelly is investigating.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY CASE #15-16406: Someone slashed two tires and put scratch marks in the paint of a vehicle parked at a home in the 5400 block of Chesapeake Avenue in St. Leonard overnight between March 24 and 25. The damage is estimated at $1,200. Dep. T. Holt is investigating.

CDS VIOLATION CASE #15-16445: On March 25 at 11:51 a.m. on Md. Rt. 4 near Ward Road in Dunkirk DFC P. Aurich spotted a vehicle whose driver had been reported as possibly driving under the influence by a concerned citizen. Aurich observed the vehicle traveling south at Chaneyville Road and saw the vehicle cross over the shoulder line. Aurich conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, identified as James Ashley Gates, 33, of Mechanicsville. Gates was charged with driving on a suspended license. He was found to have suspected drugs inside the vehicle and was also charged with possession of Heroin, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; the bottom of an aluminum can with a cotton ball filter, and possession of drug paraphernalia; a needle and syringe.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #15-16489: The front passenger side window of a vehicle was shattered while it was parked at Bayfront Park in Chesapeake Beach on March 25 between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. A purse was stolen from inside. DFC T. Buckler is investigating.

BURGLARY CASE #15-16504: Someone cut the copper pipe out of a home in the 800 block of Lazy Lane in Lusby causing the laundry room to flood sometime between March 22 and 25. Dep. S. Moran is investigating.

THEFT CASE #15-16600: A Vermeer wood chipper, valued at $30,000, was stolen from a construction site at Md. Rt. 2 and Mt. Harmony Road in Owings between March 25 and 26. Anyone with information is asked to contact DFC P. Aurich at 410-535-2800.

BURGLARY CASE #15-16638 AND 16648: On March 26 at 1:20 p.m. a caller advised the Calvert Control Center that they were observing three males exit a truck parked at a home in the 12000 block of Dusty Hoof Road in Lusby and go around to the rear of the house. Dep. A. Holt responded to the home and observed a male, later identified as Maurell Anthony Cook, II, 25, of St. Leonard, standing next to the truck. Cook advised there were two other males with him. Holt observed the crawl space door open and as he entered, he saw two males, later identified as Robert Samuel Gordon, 26, and Michael Vincent Gallo, 25, both of Lusby, cutting copper pipe. All three suspects were taken into custody and charged with first degree burglary, third degree burglary and fourth degree burglary. Cook was also charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of Alprazolam. The three men are also suspects in another burglary reported at a home in the 700 block of Bald Eagle Lane in Lusby during the same timeframe. Nothing was taken from that house.

THEFT FROM VEHICLE CASE #15-16695: Approximately $150 in property was stolen from inside an unlocked vehicle parked outside a home in the 7700 block of Dentzel Court in Chesapeake Beach overnight between March 25 and 26. DFC T. Buckler is investigating.

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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