QA Press Release 6/19





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INCIDENT:          Assault

DATE / TIME:     06/06/2014 @ 2026 Hours

LOCATION:         Kent Town Market, Chester

VICTIM:              Richard E. Horton of Bowie, MD

ARREST:              Jodie Nichole White-Smith (41) of Stevensville

CHARGE:            1st Degree Assault – 2nd Degree Assault


NARRATIVE:       Deputies called to location for a report of a male & female arguing. A witness reported seeing a female driving a black SUV accelerate and turn towards a male standing in front of a white Dodge pickup. The male was able to move and avoid being struck while the SUV struck and damaged the Dodge pickup. The female then left the area.


Investigation indicated that the two had been arguing at her residence and she had thrown his belongings out of the house. Attempts to contact the female were negative.


After a case review with the States Attorney’s Office, an Arrest Warrant was issued for Ms. White-Smith. On 6/16 she was arrested without incident at her residence. After processing she was held on a $20,000 bail amount.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Kevin Fleck

ASSIST:                Dfc. C. Harris

CASE:                  14-18537


INCIDENT:          Theft

DATE / TIME:     6/7/2014 @ 1725 Hours

LOCATION:         Queenstown Outlets

VICTIM:              Gucci

ARREST:              Juvenile (17) from Kent Co., MD

Juvenile (16) from Kent Co., MD

CHARGE:            Theft


NARRATIVE:       Reported thefts being committed by two males from the Gucci Store. Deputy responded and located a possible suspect vehicle and observed several store tags on the ground near the vehicle. The two suspects were located in another store and detained while further investigation was completed. Both denied stealing anything but it was noted that one was wearing a new Gucci green & tan belt while the other had a gray Polo shirt on with fold creases.


Store security video shows the two with a green & tan belt priced at $249 while near some jackets. An employee later located a security sensor in the pocket of one of the jackets. At Polo one of the suspects is shown wearing a red shirt on entry and leaving wearing a gray shirt.


Both subjects were taken into custody and the Gucci Belt and four Polo shirts valued at $180 were recovered. After processing the juveniles were referred to Juvenile Justice and released to parents / guardians.


DEPUTY:             Dfc. Larry Steenken

CASE:                  14-18623


INCIDENT:          Robbery / Assault

DATE / TIME:     06/07/2014 @ 2129 Hours

LOCATION:         2739 Cox Neck Road, Chester


NARRATIVE:       A juvenile was at a carnival when another juvenile asked to use the victims phone. When denied, the suspect juvenile struck the victim in the head and took the $670 Apple I-Phone. The victim refused medical attention and was transported to a family members residence. The case remains open and under investigation at this time.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Kevin Fleck

ASSIST:                Dfc. S. Fraser

CASE:                  14-18649


INCIDENT:          Underage Possession of Alcohol

DATE / TIME:     06/07/2014 @ 2356 Hours

LOCATION:         Mowbray Park, Stevensville


CHARGED:          (4) Kent Island Juveniles


NARRATIVE:       Deputies responded to Mowbray Park for a report of someone breaking bottles there. On arrival deputies checked a passenger car there and found four juveniles from Kent Island in possession of vodka, wine and a flask. All were issued citations and later released to parents / guardians.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Kevin Fleck

ASSIST:                Sgt. E. Johnston

CASE:                  14-18661


INCIDENT:          Theft

DATE / TIME:     06/08/2014 @ 1338 Hours

LOCATION:         500 Block of Chester River Beach Road, Chester

VICTIM:              Jerald H. Manns of Chester


NARRATIVE:       Victim reported that two oyster shucking pans that were sitting behind his garage were now missing. The pans were valued at $300 each.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Brad Martz

CASE:                  14-18707


INCIDENT:          Theft

DATE / TIME:     06/09/2014 @ 2104 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         Birch Road, Stevensville

VICTIM:              Randolph S. Taylor of Stevensville


NARRATIVE:       It was reported that numerous items were found to be missing from the residence after a couple of family members began to stay at the residence. Among the items missing were several grinders, a chain saw, an X-Box 360 and other tools with an estimated value of $2000.


The victim also learned that the items had been pawned at a location in Annapolis. Dfc. Burns placed a hold on all items and investigation remains open at this time.


DEPUTY:             Dfc. Nathaniel Burns

CASE:                  14-18864


INCIDENT:          Theft / Lost Property

DATE / TIME:     06/10/2014 @ 1156 Hours

LOCATION:         Kentmoor Road, Stevensville

VICTIM:              Winney Gochar of Catonsville, MD


NARRATIVE:       Victim reported being at the location for a dinner and afterwards went on the beach for pictures. While taking pictures, she advised she had placed her Apple I-Pad on a towel and forgot it until much later. The restaurant staff was contacted and attempted to locate it without success. The I-pad was valued at $400.


DEPUTY:             Sgt. Mark Carr

CASE:                  14-18938


INCIDENT:          Theft

DATE / TIME:     06/10/2014 @ 1744 Hours

LOCATION:         200 Block of Allegany Road, Stevensville

VICTIM:              Charles E. Vanskiver of Stevensville


NARRATIVE:       Victim reported the theft of scrap air conditioner units from his driveway. The items were last seen around 1800 hours the evening before and were valued at $100 scrap.


DEPUTY:             Dfc. Nathaniel Burns

CASE:                  14-18989


INCIDENT:          Burglary / MDOP

DATE / TIME:     Reported 6/11/2014 @ 1427 Hours

LOCATION:         Edward Kila Court, Stevensville

VICTIM:              Ross Dale of Potomac MD


NARRATIVE:       A Real Estate agent checking the residence discovered a large amount of damage to the house and notified the Sheriff’s Office. Numerous Italian planters had been smashed, glass doors and windows shattered, chandeliers damaged and a bench broken and thrown in the water. Damages were estimated at nearly $20,000.


Investigation indicated that the damage was likely to have occurred sometime between June 7th and the 11th. Investigation remains open.


DEPUTY:             Deputy Chris Ahern

CASE:                  14-19085





Case 14-18671:                On June 8th at 0335 hours, Benjamin Edward Heck (21) of Centreville was charged with DWI after Deputy Fleck stopped a silver Ford Escort for erratic driving on RT 213.  After citations were issued, Mr. Heck was released to a parent.