QA Press Release 9/11


INCIDENT:          Suspicious Vehicle

DATE / TIME:     9/6/2017 1140

LOCATION:       Board of Education Warehouse on Ruthsburg Road


DETAILS:           On 9/6/2017 DFC Ahearn was informed by a teacher’s aide, who responded to the Sheriff’s Office, of a suspicious vehicle observed across from the QACHS at the beginning of the school day. The vehicle was described as a green Dodge pickup truck with a cap. Units began to canvass the area looking for the suspicious vehicle and located it at Board of Education Warehouse Facility on Ruthsburg Road. The owner of the vehicle was located and interviewed. While speaking with the subject, Deputies learned that the subject had an active protective order and was not allowed to possess firearms or ammunition.  During the investigation a box of ammunition was observed in plain view within the subject’s vehicle.  After consulting with the States Attorney’s office about the observation of the ammunition and the existing protective order, a detailed search of the vehicle was conducted resulting in the seizure of numerous weapons. The subject was advised that he was not allowed on any school property and released pending possible charges. Investigators will be meeting with the States Attorney’s office in reference to the charges in the near future.


DEPUTY:              DFC Swell, DFC Ahearn, Other members of the Sheriff’s Office Resource Units, CIU

CASE:                   17-26765





INCIDENT:          Warrant Service (additional charges are pending)

DATE / TIME:     09/09/17 at approx. 2:40PM

LOCATION:      area of Main St and Dominion Rd, Chester, Md. 21619

DETAILS:      QACSO units responded for a tip of a wanted person on foot. The wanted person was Joseph Anthony Lanfranchi of Little Creek Rd., Chester. Deputies approached Lanfranchi who attempted to flee on foot. Deputies gave chase and captured Lanfranchi a short distance away, next to the Exxon station on Dominion Rd. He apparently swallowed a Controlled Dangerous Substance prior to being caught and as a precaution EMS was called and responded. Upon EMS’ arrival, Lanfranchi was evaluated and then was taken, by ambulance, to Anne Arundel Medical Center for further observation. Law enforcement (QACSO and MDTA PD) remained with Lanfranchi at all times. When he was released from the hospital, he was then transported to QACSO for service of the warrant. Lanfranchi was taken to the QAC Detention Center , awaiting an appearance in court.


DEPUTY:   Dfc. M. Jones assisted by Dep. Matteson. QAC EMS. MDTA PD.

CASE:        17-27135




DATE / TIME:   09/09/2017 approximately 1045 hours         

LOCATION:       300 Block of Nentego Acres Chestertown, MD


VICTIM:             24yo male from Chestertown

  DETAILS:           Deputies were dispatched to the 300 Block of Nentego Acres in Chestertown, in reference to an alleged MDOP. Upon arrival, Deputies  spoke to the victim, who stated someone had broken the windshield and rear driver’s side window on his vehicle. Investigation to continue. If anyone has further information to assist with this investigation, it is requested that you make contact with Dfc. Prince.


DEPUTY:             Dfc. Prince          

CASE:                   17-27119