QA Press Release 8/5

OFFICE of the SHERIFF for QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY

PRESS RELEASES

INCIDENT:           Theft from Vehicle

DATE / TIME:      07/20/2015 @ 1710 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         300 Block of William Way, Stevensville

 

DETAILS:              Jeffrey Hutson reported he had gone fishing the previous day and upon returning  home left several items in his unlocked truck. On today’s date he realized that a blue fishing bag, a small red cooler, a Bushnell range finder, change and prescription medication was stolen. The items had a total estimated value of $320.

 

DEPUTY:               Dfc. Brad Martz

CASE:                    15-21663

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INCIDENT:           Theft from Vehicle

DATE / TIME:      07/20/2015 @ 2346 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         3200 Block of Bennett Point Road, Queenstown, MD

 

DETAILS:              Kirby Kaufman reported missing several items from his truck. Victim stated he had originally thought he had misplaced his driver’s license and gas card, but then discovered a backpack with an iPod and a dell computer was also missing, in addition to $180 and a diamond wedding band. The theft is believed to have occurred over the past couple of days. Items had an estimated value of $4750.

 

DEPUTY:               Dfc. Andrew Neall

CASE:                    15-21718

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INCIDENT:           Possession of CDS

DATE / TIME:      07/21/2015 @ 2337 Hours

LOCATION:         700 Block of Broad Creek Drive, Stevensville

 

DETAILS:              Dfc. Charles Harris was checking on a suspicious vehicle at the Bay City boat ramp.  Upon approach, the smell of burning marijuana was noted. A small amount of marijuana and a smoking device was seized. The three occupants, all juvenile teenagers from Stevensville were issued civil citations and released to their parents.

 

DEPUTY:               Dfc. Charles Harris – Dfc. Andrew Neall

CASE:                    15-21860

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INCIDENT:           Domestic Assault

DATE / TIME:      07/22/2015 @ 0258 Hours

LOCATION:         1400 Block of Bloomingdale Road, Queenstown, MD

 

DETAILS:              Deputies responded to the address for a reported domestic. On arrival they found the location is surrounded by a seven foot fence and sliding gate. Contact was made with a male who refused to open the gate and allow deputies in.

 

A deputy climbed the fence and entered the residence. A female there advised there had been an altercation during which she had been drugged through the house and had cut her foot. Evidence of blood was present on her foot and the floor.

 

The male who refused to open the gate was identified as Gary Duane Brown (55) of Queenstown. Brown was placed under arrest for assault and hindering. In order to place Brown into a patrol car, the lock had to be cut off of the gate.

 

DEPUTY:               Deputy Scott Hogan

CASE:                    15-21868

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INCIDENT:           Burglary – Theft

DATE / TIME:      07/22/2015 @ 1130 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         700 Block of Mason Road, Stevensville, MD

 

DETAILS:              Victim Beth Fox reported over the past several weeks someone had stolen change and jewelry from her residence. Ms. Fox is missing in addition to an estimated $200 in change,  a blue topaz ring, a gold bracelet with diamonds, several pairs of earrings, a marquis diamond engagement ring and a grandmother’s ring. No sign of forced entry.

The victim provided several names of persons who may have been in the residence while she was away. It was learned that items matching her descriptions were pawned on July 7th at Gold Max in Annapolis by a local female.

 

An Arrest Warrant for Tracy Dey Burch (36) of Chester was issued on July 24th. At this time the warrant has not been served, however Ms. Burch’s location is known to investigators. The case remains open.

 

DEPUTY:               Dfc. Seth Ambrose / Det. Maria Bassaro

CASE:                    15-21901

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INCIDENT:           Theft – Burglary

DATE / TIME:      07/22/2015 @ 1154 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         Piver Lane, Millington, (QA) MD

 

DETAILS:              Victim, Ann Nicholson reported the theft of a toolbox with Snap-On tools and a 55″ Samsung television from an enclosed breezeway of the residence. Victim advised  the theft occurred during the time when she went to Denton on an errand. The items were valued at $2000.

 

DEPUTY:               Dfc. Eric Goodman

CASE:                    15-21904

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INCIDENT:           Theft Scheme

DATE / TIME:      07/22/2015 @ 1208 Hours

LOCATION:         2122 Didonato Drive, Chester, MD

 

DETAILS:              District Manager for West Marine reported that an employee since March of 2015 had been fraudulently returning items to the store and crediting gift cards and his bank account. In one instance he purchased an outboard motor and on to later dates refunded his cards. Company records show the theft of $8970.

 

The outboard motor and a gas can were recovered from the suspect’s residence.

 

On August 1st, Michael Gene Philpot (35) of Stevensville was arrested and charged with 27 counts of theft and one count of Theft Scheme. He was later released by a District Court Commissioner on an unsecured $10,000 bond.

 

DEPUTY:               Deputy Doug Prince

CASE:                    15-21908

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INCIDENT:           Possession of CDS

DATE / TIME:      07/24/2015 @ 1405 Hours

LOCATION:         Parking Lot under Kent Narrows Bridge – Grasonville

 

DETAILS:              Deputy patrolling the area checked on a male parked in a pickup. While talking with the male, an odor of marijuana was detected. A smoking device and a small amount of marijuana was located in a book bag. The male (16) was issued a civil citation for possession and released to a parent who responded to the location.

 

DEPUTY:               Dfc. Brad Martz

CASE:                    15-22174

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INCIDENT:           Burglary & Theft

DATE / TIME:      07/25/2015 @ 0835 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         400 Block of Web Foot Lane, Stevensville, MD

 

DETAILS:              Lisa Gotwols reported the theft of her son’s black & green Trek mountain bike from an unlocked storage shed. The bike was last seen on July 19th and was valued at $440.

 

DEPUTY:               Dfc. Mitch Jones

CASE:                    15-22257

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INCIDENT:           Theft

DATE / TIME:      07/25/2015 @ 1000 Hours

LOCATION:         100 block of Kirby’s Landing Road, Millington (QA)

 

DETAILS:              A theft of cash and prescription medications from a secure location in the residence was reported to Deputy Ryan Davidson by Victoria Garrett.  It’s believed the theft occurred sometime after July 24th. The loss was estimated at $640.

 

DEPUTY:               Deputy Ryan Davidson

CASE:                    15-22264

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