QA Press Release 1/17





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INCIDENT:          Theft from Vehicles

DATE / TIME:     01/12/2014 @ 0500 Hours

LOCATION:         Annapolis View Road / Forrest Garden Road, Stevensville

VICTIM:              Shanna Beisel of Stevensville


NARRATIVE:       Victim was out with her dog and spotted her purse on the ground near her residence, realizing someone had entered her unlocked Ford SUV during the night. Only a bank card was reported missing with no damage. An additional three vehicles in the area were located with broken windows


DEPUTY:             Dfc. Seth Ambrose

CASE:                  14-01208



DATE / TIME:     01/13/2014 @ 0920 Hours

LOCATION:         107 Country Day Road, Chester

VICTIM:              Service First Collision Repair


NARRATIVE:       Owner of the business reported three vehicles at that location had their window shattered, a Ford Rollback truck, a Lexus and a Honda Civic. It appears that the vehicles were then rummaged thru. Nothing was reported stolen.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Kevin Fleck

ASSIST:                Deputy C. Neall

CASE:                  14-01231


INCIDENT:          Domestic

DATE / TIME:     01/13/2014 @ 1851 Hours

LOCATION:         600 Block of Main Street Church Hill

VICTIM:              Rhonda Copper of Church Hill

ARREST:              Kephes Cordell Copper(44) of Church Hill

CHARGE:            Assault


NARRATIVE:       Victim reported arguing with her husband, who allegedly swung a fan at her, grabbed her by the neck and punched her. Victim had visible minor injuries. Kephes Copper was at the location and placed under arrest.


After processing at the Sheriff’s Headquarters, a District Court Commissioner held him on a $25,000 bail.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Kevin Parks

CASE:                  14-01287


INCIDENT:          Hit & Run Pedestrian

DATE / TIME:     01/14/2014 @ 2008 Hours

LOCATION:         Saddler Road & Jackson Creek Road, Grasonville

VICTIM:              Tyler R. Smith of Grasonville


NARRATIVE:       Victim reported he was jogging on Saddler road when headlights came up behind him so he started to move over towards the grass. At that time he was struck by an unknown vehicle causing him to fall into a ditch. Victim was transported to Queen Anne’s Emergency Room for injuries to his right foot / leg and his left arm.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Brad Martz

ASSIST:                Dfc. Jason Rickard

CASE:                  14-01383


INCIDENT:          Theft / MDOP

DATE / TIME:     01/15/2014 @ 1206 Hours

LOCATION:         Chester River Heights Road, Millington

VICTIM:              East Coast Storage


NARRATIVE:       Bob Greenwald reported someone had cut a hole in the fence around the property and removed 4 tires from a Dodge van parked on the property. The value of the tires was estimated at $400 with $100 damage to the fence.


DEPUTY:             Dfc. Seth Ambrose

CASE:                  14-01454


INCIDENT:          Burglary

DATE / TIME:     01/15/2014 @ 1237 Hours

LOCATION:         800 Block of Marion Quimby Drive, Stevensville

VICTIM:              James E. Nicholson

ARREST:              Mark August Whipkey (39) – No Fixed Address

CHARGE:            Burglary / Theft / Trespassing


NARRATIVE:       A resident in the area reported seeing a male, known as Mark Whipkey leaving a vacant apartment at Marion Quimby Drive. Deputy Hogan responded and checked the apartment finding it open. In the master bedroom area there was numerous beer cans and bags of trash. A pillow, a DVD player and clothing was located in another room and food in the refrigerator. The owner of the apartment was contacted and advised it should be vacant and no one in there.


Mark Whipkey was located and admitted to staying at the apartment as he had no fixed address. He was placed under arrest and charged with Burglary, Theft and Trespassing. After processing he was held on a $5000 bail.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Scott Hogan

CASE:                  14-01463


INCIDENT:          Theft

DATE / TIME:     01/15/2014 @ 1421 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         Church Hill Lane, Chester

VICTIM:              Kenneth Wolfe of Chester

ARREST:              Pending

CHARGE:            Theft


NARRATIVE:       Victim reported finding his rear gate to his residence open and his daughters Hyber Bicycle valued at $175 missing. Later in the day the victim saw a juvenile riding the bike in the area and confronted the juvenile who stated an older sibling had given the juvenile the bike.


Charges have been applied for an 18 year old male from Baltimore charging him with theft.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Rudy Draper

CASE:                  14-01472