QA Press Release 2/13





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INCIDENT:          Underage Possession of alcohol

DATE / TIME:     02/08/2014 @ 0400 Hours

LOCATION:         Del Rhodes Avenue, Queenstown


CITATION:          Alexander James Baker (19) of Queenstown

Michael Finley Wooters (19) of Centreville

CHARGE:            Underage Possession of Alcohol


NARRATIVE:       Deputy patrolling in Queenstown observed a GMC pickup parked on the sidewalk with someone in it. The deputy made contact with the occupants and smelled alcohol. A check of the vehicle located a case of beer in the cab. Both subjects were issued a civil citation for underage possession. An additional charge is pending.


DEPUTY:             Dfc. Seth Ambrose

CASE:                  14-03928


INCIDENT:          Theft

DATE / TIME:     02/08/2014 @ 1006 Hours

LOCATION:         200 Block of Ackerman Road, Stevensville

VICTIM:              Carrie A. Smith of Stevensville


NARRATIVE:       Victim reported her boyfriend’s 2000 Yamaha 250 4-wheeler valued at $1500 from her backyard. The Yamaha had been chained to prevent theft. A canvas of the neighborhood resulted in locating the 4-wheeler unattended in the 800 block of Cloverfields Drive with the battery missing. The victim responded and took possession of the ATV.


DEPUTY:             Dfc. Nathaniel Burns

CASE:                  14-03983


INCIDENT:          Medical Emergency

DATE / TIME:     02/09/2014 @ 1031 Hours

LOCATION:         Chester

VICTIM:              Female (68) of Chester


NARRATIVE:       Deputies responded after a neighbor of the victim reported the woman acting strangely in his yard. Contact was made with the woman at her address and she stated hearing voices and other statements that made no sense. She was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment.


DEPUTY:             Dfc. Nathaniel Burns

ASSIST:                Cpl. John Brockman

CASE:                  14-04124


INCIDENT:          Theft

DATE / TIME:     02/09/2014 @ 1124 Hours

LOCATION:         395 Outlet Center Drive, Queenstown

VICTIM:              Old Navy


NARRATIVE:       Security at the Outlet Center reported a shoplifter at the Old Navy Store. Store employees reported a male suspect had gone into the dressing room with numerous items. Upon exiting the dressing room, the man asked a clerk to hold several items for him and then left the store carrying a bag. Employees stated a pair of khakis pants and three t-shirts valued at a total of $58.


Security was able to provide a tag number and description of the vehicle, which was found to be a local individual. Witnesses were able to ID the subject looking at a MVA Photo.


Charges are pending.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Mitch Jones

ASSIST:                Deputy Ryan Davidson

CASE:                  14-04128


INCIDENT:          Theft

DATE / TIME:     02/09/2014 @ 0240 Hours

LOCATION:         100 Castle Marina Road, Chester

VICTIM:              McDonald’s


NARRATIVE:       Manager reported that a customer had reached into the cash register and taken cash while employees weren’t watching. The cash drawer when balanced out was $33 short. The suspect is a thin white male, possibly in his teens wearing jeans, a black sweatshirt and an orange baseball cap. He may be driving a late 1990’s white Ford pickup.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Mitch Jones

CASE:                  14-04154


INCIDENT:          Burglary

DATE / TIME:     02/10/2014 @ 1141 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         201 N. Church Street, Sudlersville

VICTIM:              Sudlersville VFD


NARRATIVE:       Complainant reported finding a broken window and an unsecured door to the building. Further inspection found several lights on and the heat turned up. The break-in occurred sometime between 8PM on 9th to 1140 AM 0n the 10th.


DEPUTY:             Cpl. Sean Hampton

CASE:                  14-04212


INCIDENT:          Underage Possession of Alcohol

DATE / TIME:     02/02/2014 @ 0144 Hours

LOCATION:         Castle Marina Road, Chester


CITATION:          Cody Bay Boss (18) of Chester

CHARGE:            Underage Possession of Alcoholic Beverage


NARRATIVE:       Deputies checking parked vehicles at the Cross Island Trail made contact with an occupant of a truck identified as Cody Bass. Noting an odor of alcohol, deputies observed a box of Twisted Tea on the back seat. The “tea” was poured out and Bass issued a civil citation for possession. Bass was not allowed to drive from the area and called a sober individual to pick him up.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Brad Martz

ASSIST:                Dfc. Larry Steenken

CASE:                  14-03261


INCIDENT:          Missing Persons

DATE / TIME:     02/02/2014 @ 0231 Hours

LOCATION:         McDonald’s @ Chester Plaza, Chester

VICTIM:              Female (15) of Rockville

Male (16) of Rockville


NARRATIVE:       Local taxi driver flagged down a patrol car reference to two young persons in McDonalds. Deputies talked with the two, ran their names and learned that both were missing persons from Montgomery County. Both juveniles were taken to the sub-station at Kent Narrows to await their parent’s arrival. Montgomery County was advised of the two being located.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Brad Martz

ASSIST:                Dfc. Larry Steenken

CASE:                  14-03265


INCIDENT:          Medical Emergency

DATE / TIME:     02/02/2014 @ 0504 Hours

LOCATION:         Cloverfields Development, Stevensville

VICTIM:              Male (47) of Stevensville


NARRATIVE:       Deputies responded to the residence for a subject threatening to harm himself. On arrival the man opened the door while holding a .357 handgun at his side. Deputies were able to convince the man to put the gun down and was taken into custody. In addition to the loaded handgun a shotgun was also removed from the house. The man was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Kevin Fleck

ASSIST:                Deputy B. Martz, Dfc. Larry Steenken

CASE:                  14-03270


INCIDENT:          Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle

DATE / TIME:     02/02/2014 @ 0826 Hours

LOCATION:         100 Block of Collier Road, Grasonville

VICTIM:              Lakisha Y. Garner of Grasonville

ARREST:              Ray Angelo Bordley (57) of Grasonville

CHARGE:            Unauthorized Use of MV / Driving while suspended


NARRATIVE:       Victim reported lending her vehicle, a 2007 GMC Yukon to Ray Bordley the evening before with an arrangement to return and pick her up in Easton. The victim advised she had attempted to call Mr. Bordley several times without success. Once the vehicle was reported stolen, On Star was able to track the vehicle from College Parkway in Anne Arundel County, across the Bay Bridge and onto RT 8 where it was stopped and Ray Bordley was taken into custody.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Kevin Fleck

ASSIST:                Deputy Chris Neall

CASE:                  14-03276


INCIDENT:          Burglary / Possession of CDS

DATE / TIME:     02/02/2014 @ 1549 Hours

LOCATION:         300 Block of Claiborne Fields Drive, Centreville

VICTIM:              Gayle Peterson of Centreville

ARREST:              Justin Charles Marsigla (18) of Queenstown

Male (16) of Queen Anne’s County

Male (15) of Queen Anne’s County

CHARGE:            Burglary, Possession of CDS- Marijuana, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia


NARRATIVE:       Neighbors reported a suspicious vehicle at a vacant residence. Deputies responded and found a door ajar and entered the house. They detected a strong smell of burnt marijuana and located three males upstairs with several smoking devices. The three were taken into custody and the CDS items seized. The homeowner was contacted and advised no one was to be in the residence. The juveniles were referred to Juvenile Services and later released to parents / guardians. Marsigla was held on a $15,000 bail at the QA Detention Center.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Joey Timms

ASSIST:                Deputy Jeremy Gardner

CASE:                  14-03304



DATE / TIME:     02/03/2014 @ 1554 Hours

LOCATION:         Golden Eye Court, Chester


NARRATIVE:       Several residents on Golden Eye Court reported finding their car antennas bent sometime before February 1st. Damages of the three vehicles was estimated at $75 total.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Mitch Jones

CASE:                  14-03407


INCIDENT:          Medical Emergency

DATE / TIME:     02/07/2014 @ 0755 Hours

LOCATION:         Grasonville, MD

VICTIM:              Male (37) of Grasonville


NARRATIVE:       Deputies responded to the residence after a family member reported a male acting strangely, unable to sleep and going outside without being fully clothed. The man would also get agitated at times. He was transported to Easton Memorial Hospital by Patrol car without incident.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Mitch Jones

CASE:                  14-03833


INCIDENT:          Underage Possession of Alcohol / Disturbance

DATE / TIME:     02/08/2014 @ 0035 Hours

LOCATION:         Kimberly Way, Stevensville


NARRATIVE:       Deputies were dispatched to the area for a disturbance called in by neighbors. On arrival 8-10 juveniles began to flee from the house running into a near-by woods. Two juveniles were detained as there were running thru a yard.


When deputies attempted to enter the residence, the occupants refused to open the door. A neighbor contacted family members who responded and allowed deputies to enter. Through-out the house numerous beer bottles, Twisted Tea and whiskey were observed. In an upstairs bedroom numerous individuals were located with assorted bottles of alcoholic beverages.


Parents were contacted and requested to respond to the location to take custody of their children. The individual who lives at the location was released to family members as his parents were on vacation.


Citations were issued to ten juveniles between the ages of 15 to 17, all from Kent Island area. Additional charges are pending.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Rudy Draper

ASSIST:                Deputy K. Fleck / Deputy C. Neall

CASE:                  14-03929





02/02/2014 @ 0218 Hours:        Brett Lynne Bargerstock (31) of Chester

Charges:                           DWI, Consuming Alcohol while Driving, Negligent & Reckless Driving, Speeding (99 in a 50 MPH Zone)





02/04/2014 @ 0328 Hours          Nicole Erin Raker (27) of Mercersburg, PA

Charge:                             Driving Motor Vehicle without a License





Sheriff Gary Hofmann proudly announced that the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff has been awarded the prestigious “Certificate of Accreditation” by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. CALEA states the Sheriff’s Office has fully demonstrated its voluntary commitment to law enforcement excellence by living up to a body of standards deemed essential to the protection of the life, health, safety and rights of the citizens it serves.


Major James Williams who serves as the Accreditation Manager further explains “Being awarded a Certificate of Accreditation means we have met specific standards of excellence and operates according to “best practices” by experts in the public safety field”.


Issues that the Office had to prove compliance include: proper use of force, fiscal responsibility, property management, disciplinary procedures, recruitment, selection and training, patrol operations, criminal investigation, handling of critical incidents and Homeland Security.

CALEA was created in 1979 as a private, non-profit organization in an effort to advance law enforcement professionalism. Standards were developed to increase public safety agencies capabilities to maintain order, agency effectiveness and efficiency in delivery of services, cooperation and coordination with other public safety agencies and citizen and employee confidence in the agency.


Sheriff Hofmann said  “Several years of work have gone into this process not only in written directives but an off-site review of standards by a team of assessors and then an on-site review of documentation. Employees were interviewed, building and vehicles were inspected and observation of employees both at headquarters and in the field. Comments were fielded from the public by written correspondence, in an open forum, telephone call-ins and media relations.”


It was noted by Major Williams that “the entire process took three years to accomplish with several deputies assisting in writing policies and directives. In order to prove compliance it took the cooperation of all agency personnel.”


Sheriff Hofmann in conclusion stated “It’s a great honor to be awarded accreditation status and that it is a testament to the professionalism of the Office of the Sheriff and our employees.”