QA Press Release 10/27





INCIDENT:           Burglary

DATE / TIME:      10/19/2015 @ 1113 Hours

LOCATION:         1700 Block of Barclay Road, Barclay, MD


DETAILS:              Deputy arriving in response to the incident was advised by the home owner that a suspect had just been seen on the property. As additional units arrived, a witness working on a nearby farm reported seeing a white male wearing a blue sweatshirt had been seen coming from the house and entering a nearby wooded area.

Search of the area by police and K9 failed to locate the suspect but did locate a sweatshirt as described by the witnesses in the woods. Also located at the residence was a bicycle that the resident stated wasn’t his.


A check of the residence found that a tool kit, drill and a pair of shoes had been removed from the house and left in the yard. Investigation continues.


DEPUTY:               Dfc. Chris Neall

CASE:                    15-31568


INCIDENT:           Burglary / Theft from Vehicle

DATE / TIME:      10/19/2015 @ 1353 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         300 Block of Hemsley Drive, Queenstown


DETAILS:              Robert Buckey reported discovering that morning his White Phantom Drone was missing from his Cadillac SUV. A further check of vehicles and residence revealed that three Macho drills were missing from a storage shed and a black face with silver band Rolex watch was missing from the SUV.


The missing items were valued at $12,000. Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Unit has been assigned the investigation.


DEPUTY:               Dfc. Kevin Fleck / Det. Steve Matthews

CASE:                    15-31583


INCIDENT:           Burglary

DATE / TIME:      10/22/2015 @ 1220 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         100 Block of Wilson Road, Grasonville, MD


DETAILS:              An employee of National Field Network Bank of NJ advised he was checking a foreclosed property on Wilson Road and had found two doors open to the residence. A further inspection revealed that an air conditioning unit at the rear of the house had been stripped of all the copper tubing.


The property was last checked several weeks prior and nothing was noted to be missing at that time. Damages were estimated at $2000.


DEPUTY:               Dfc. Rudy Draper

CASE:                    15-31812


INCIDENT:           Burglary / Theft

DATE / TIME:      10/21/2015 @ 1343 (Reported)

LOCATION:         2800 Block of Starr Road, Queen Anne, MD


DETAILS:              Employee of the service company Ericsson reported that while checking a cell tower location on Starr Road, it was discovered that 20 cell batteries were missing from the site. No forced entry was located indicating that the thief had knowledge of combinations.


The two foot long batteries weigh about 100 pounds each and have a total estimated value of $16,250.


DEPUTY:               Dfc. Rudy Draper

CASE:                    15-31817


INCIDENT:           Recovered Property

DATE / TIME:      10/23/2015 @ 1025 Hours

LOCATION:         100 Block of Aukland Way, Chester


DETAILS:              A groundskeeper at Bayside Clubhouse reported that a bicycle had been left at that location for three weeks and appeared to be in good condition. The bike was transported to Sheriff’s Headquarters and placed into property held.  The owner can claim the bike by contacting the Sheriff’s Office at (410) 758-0770.


DEPUTY:               Deputy Joshua Fortiz

CASE:                    15-32000



DATE / TIME:      10/23/2015 @ 1256 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         600 Block of Cedar Lane, Chestertown (QA)


DETAILS:              Daryl S. Cooper of Renewable Assets reported that on October 14th the company had planted four white pine trees and seven juniper trees outside the fenced area of the solar electric project. The trees were valued at $1130.


DEPUTY:               Deputy Keith Buscemi

CASE:                    15-32012


INCIDENT:           Sex Offense / Assault

DATE / TIME:      10/23/2015

LOCATION:         Cross Island Trail near State Street, Stevensville


DETAILS:              Young adult female was stopped by the male suspect while walking on the trail near the dog park. After talking a few minutes, the male suspect then touched the victim in several private areas with the victim pushing him away.


The victim reported the incident and a lookout for the suspect riding a three wheel bicycle was broadcast on the radio and on Facebook. Several tips were received and the subject was later located on Hemsley Drive near Queenstown.


The suspect, a 31 year old male with disabilities from Queenstown was charged with 2nd Degree assault and 4th degree sex offense. He was later released by a District Court Commissioner on his own recognizance.


DEPUTY:               Cpl. Troy Lowery

CASE:                    15-32925


INCIDENT:           MDOP

DATE / TIME:      10/24/2015 @ 0817 Hours

LOCATION:         1800 Block of McGinnis Road, Chestertown (QA)


DETAILS:              Michael Layton advised he got home around 10PM and went to sleep. This morning he discovered a kitchen window and a glass table broken. He also reported several dented areas on his truck. Damages were estimated at $1325.00


DEPUTY:               Dfc. Larry Steenken

CASE:                    15-32096


INCIDENT:           Assault 1st Degree

DATE / TIME:      10/24/2015 @ 1119 Hours

LOCATION:         400 Block of Gibbs Road, Grasonville


DETAILS:              Deputies were called to the residence for a family member threatening others with a large hunting knife. As deputies were responding the suspect was located on a bicycle on Sawmill Lane. Jabari Michale Burke (41) was stopped and found to possess a large 12” hunting knife in his backpack.


The victim, David Wilson stated Burke had received a no trespassing letter from a shopping center and became enraged and at that time threatened Wilson fled to a bedroom.


Burke was charged with Assault 1st & 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment, concealed deadly weapon, deadly weapon with intent to injure.


Burke was held on a $25,000 bail which was posted on October 26th and released.


DEPUTY:               Deputy Alex Cooper

CASE:                    15-32111


INCIDENT:           Attempted Burglary

DATE / TIME:      10/24/2015 @ 1503 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         100 Block of Creek Point Road, Centreville


DETAILS:              Robert Taylor reported he had several videos of a subject attempting to enter his vehicles and residence on October 24th around 0244 hours for the second time this week. The victim was able to identify the suspect since the victim’s wife had been one of his teachers in high school. The suspect was clearly visible in the videos.


Charges were issued for Daniel Richard Vandegrift (20) of Centreville for tampering with a motor vehicle, Attempted 1st degree burglary, Attempted 4th Degree Burglary and Attempted Rogue & Vagabond. Vandegrift was arrested on October 26th and initially held on a $100,000 bond. At a later bail review bond was lowered to $15,000.


DEPUTY:               Det. Chase Armington

CASE:                    15-32127