QA Press Release 9/18


INCIDENT:  Theft: Less than $1,000 from M/V and MDOP

DATE CRIME OCCURED:  9/15/17 sometime between 1200-1500 hrs

INCIDENT REPORTED:  September 15, 2017 at 1600 hrs

LOCATION:  100 Blk of Forest Rd in Grasonville

DETAILS:  On 9/15/17 at 1600 hrs, deputies responded to the above address and made contact with the victim.  The victim reported that unknown suspects have been loitering around his vacant home and were smoking marijuana.  The victim reported this is an ongoing issue and the suspects are juveniles.  The victim stated nothing was damaged at his home, but one of his vehicles was tampered with.  The victim reported that at least a ½ tank of gasoline was cyphered out of the gas tank and that it appears that they attempted to enter the vehicle.  The estimated value of the theft and damage are approximate $210.


CASE:  17-27829


INCIDENT:         Theft less than $1,000.00

DATE AND TIME REPORTED:            9/15/17     1915 hours

LOCATION:     Old Love Point Park Stevensville, MD 21666

VICTIMS:                    28 year old female of Annapolis, MD

68 year old male of Stevensville, MD

NARRATIVE:   On 9/15/17 at 1915 hours, the victim parked her vehicle in the main lot at Love Point Park. She returned later to find that her front window had been smashed and her purse was stolen. The purse was described as a leather purse valued at $100.00 and the only item of value in the purse was $20.00 in cash. The total damage amount is estimated at $1,000.00. This case remains open at this time.

INVESTIGATOR:         Dfc. Davidson

CASE NUMBER:                     17-27854



INCIDENT:         CDS Arrest

DATE AND TIME REPORTED:            9/15/17     2305 hours

LOCATION:     Parking lot under the Kent Narrows Bridge

NARRATIVE:   On 9/15/17 at 2305 hours, Deputies were patrolling in the parking lot under the Kent Narrows Bridge. Deputies observed a vehicle parked away from the other vehicles. Deputies observed two subjects inside the vehicle ducking down in the front seat. Deputies then made contact with the occupants and detected the odor of burnt Marijuana. A subsequent search led to the recovery of Marijuana less than ten grams. Both parties were identified as juveniles and issued the appropriate citations. Both parties were later released to parents at the scene.

ARREST                    16 year old male from Chester, MD

16 year old female from Centreville, MD

INVESTIGATOR:         Dfc. Davidson

ASSISTED BY:             Dep. Mike Piasecki and K9 Zora

CASE NUMBER:                     17-27879



INCIDENT:         CDS Arrest

DATE AND TIME REPORTED:            9/15/17     2126 hours

LOCATION:     Love Point Park Stevensville, MD

NARRATIVE:   On 9/15/17 at 2126 hours, deputies were patrolling Love Point Park in Stevensville, MD. Deputies observed a vehicle in the park after hours. Deputies approached the vehicle and observed several subjects walking away from the vehicle. Deputies made contact with the driver and later detected the odor of Marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A subsequent search resulted in the recovery of Marijuana less than ten grams. The driver was later released on citation.

ARREST                    Richard Maldonado of Chester, MD


INVESTIGATOR:         Dfc. Davidson

ASSISTED BY:             Dep. Sackrider & Dep. Cooper

CASE NUMBER:                     17-27874



INCIDENT:         CDS Arrest

DATE AND TIME REPORTED:            9/16/17     0301 hours

LOCATION:     Woods Rd Chestertown, MD

NARRATIVE:   On 9/16/17 at 0301 hours, deputies were patrolling the area of Woods Rd and Burchard Sawmill Rd in Chestertown. Deputies observed a vehicle parked at the end of Woods Rd in the cul-de-sac. The vehicle was later stopped and a K9 scan was performed on the vehicle. After a positive alert, the vehicle was searched and deputies located Marijuana less than 10 grams. The subject was later released on citation.

ARREST                    Holden Drake-Morris of Chestertown, MD

INVESTIGATOR:         Dep. Jarrett

ASSISTED BY:             Dep. Piasecki & K9 Zora

CASE NUMBER:                     17-27892


INCIDENT:     Motor Vehicle Accident (Single Vehicle)

DATE / TIME:     09/16/17 @ 08:01 AM

LOCATION:     Perry’s Corner Road near Holly Acres Lane

DRIVER:     43 yr. old female from Grasonville, Md.


DETAILS:     The driver advised she was traveling east bound on Perry’s Corner Road in the area of Holly Acres Lane.  Driver advised she swerved to avoid an unknown animal in the roadway.  The vehicle swerved left and crossed over the center line into the West bound lane, and continued across ditch.  The vehicle ultimately struck a telephone pole and continued into a tree where it came to rest.  The driver was not injured.  The vehicle was towed from the scene by Parks Tire Company.  No citations were issued.

DEPUTY:     Deputy Pack

CASE:     17-27902


INCIDENT:     Malicious Destruction of Property

DATE / TIME:     09/16/17 @ 11:18 AM

LOCATION:     2000 Block of Cecil Drive, Chester, MD

VICTIM:     76 yr. old white male, Chester, MD

INVOLVED VEHICLE:  2001 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, MD

DETAILS:     Victim advised his vehicle described above had received damage to the driver’s side window (window busted out, estimated damage is $400).  Victim assumed the damage occurred sometime between 4:00 PM on 09/15/17, and the time of this report on 09/16/17.  Victim advised nothing was taken from inside the vehicle and no other vehicles were damaged.  A neighborhood canvas yielded negative results for any leads.  Investigation is ongoing.

DEPUTY:     Deputy Pack

CASE:     17-27931


INCIDENT:      Recovered Property

DATE / TIME:     09/16/17 @ 08:35 AM

LOCATION:     2000 Block of Cox Neck Road, Chester, MD

VICTIM:     17 yr. old white male juvenile, Stevensville, MD

DETAILS:     A passerby located a cell phone (black IPhone) in the roadway on her way home.  The phone was turned over to Deputy Bush.  Later in the day, the owner of the phone (17 yr. old male) responded to the Sheriff’s Office.  Arrangements have been made to return the property to the owner.

DEPUTY:      Deputy Bush

CASE:     17-27905


INCIDENT:      CDS Arrest

DATE / TIME:     09/16/17 @ 12:49 PM

LOCATION:     Route 8 Park and Ride, Stevensville, MD

ARRESTED:     Kirby, Joseph Coleman 25 yr. old white male, Stevensville, MD

Schmid, Amber Marie 27 yr. old white female, Stevensville, MD

DETAILS:     Deputy Bush conducted a welfare check at the Park & Ride lot who were parked in a blue Ford F150.  Deputy Bush approached the vehicles to check on the welfare of the occupants.  Deputy Bush approached the passenger side of truck and engaged the occupants in conversation.  The two occupants immediately had conflicting stories regarding their meeting at the Park & Ride.  Deputy Bush observed suspected CDS and paraphernalia on the center console.  A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the following:

(6) clear plastic capsules containing heroin

(3) clear vials with purple tops containing powder cocaine

(5) syringes

(1) metal spoon with heat markings and powder cocaine residue

Both occupants were arrested for the violations

DEPUTY:     Deputy Bush

CASE:     17-27943


INCIDENT:         Theft of a dirt bike                  

DATE AND TIME REPORTED:            9/16/17     1909 hours

LOCATION:     200 block of Whittington Ln Grasonville, MD

NARRATIVE:   On 9/16/17 at 1909 hours, deputies responded to the above address for a report of a stolen dirt bike. The bike was stolen during the day between 9/15 and 9/16. The dirt bike is black 1999 Honda CR250. No other items were reported stolen. This case remains open at this time.

VICTIM:       30 year old male of Grasonville, MD

INVESTIGATOR:         Dep. Piasecki

CASE NUMBER:                     17-27973


INCIDENT:     Burglary

DATE / TIME:     09/17/17 @ 08:35 AM

LOCATION:     3000 Block of Ruthsburg Road, Centreville, MD

VICTIM:     Bridgetown Methodist Church, 3000 Block of Ruthsburg Road, Henderson, MD

DETAILS:     Complaint advised that upon arriving to the church at approximately 7:30 AM, he noticed papers lying just inside the front door.  As he walked inside further he discovered the air conditioner that had been in the window was missing (it was later located still on the property).  The window which had held the air conditioner appeared to be the point of entry.  Further investigation showed 3 plastic bags missing from the first pew bench, valued at $10 a piece.  Inside each bag were the following items:  one hand towel, one wash cloth, one comb, one metal nail file, one bath size bar of soap, one toothbrush, six adhesive bandages, one other plastic bag, and $1 dollar bill to purchase toothpaste.  The bags had been prepared by the church to be sent to hurricane victims.  The complainant advised the church was last opened on Wednesday, 09/13/17 at approximately 12:00 PM.  Investigation is ongoing.

DEPUTY:     Deputy J.  Lewis

CASE:     17-28019


INCIDENT:     Motor Vehicle Accident

DATE / TIME:     09/17/17 @ 01:16 PM

LOCATION:     900 Block of Chester River Drive, Grasonville, MD

VEHICLE 1 DRIVER:     68 yr. old male from Port Orange, Florida

VEHICLE 1:     2014 Chrysler 300 passenger car


VEHICLE 2:     1999 Lexus 4door passenger car

DETAILS:     Vehicle 1 was traveling west on Chester River Drive.  Vehicle 1 then drifted into the east bond lane and struck the front passenger side of vehicle 2, which was parked in a driveway.  Vehicle 1 continue approximately 15 feet where it struck striking a mailbox where the vehicle came to final rest.  The driver of vehicle 1 was evaluated by EMS personnel and taken to local hospital for further care.  Vehicle 1 was towed from the seen by TEDS Towing.  Vehicle 2 remained on scene at a residence and was not towed.  No citations were issued.

DEPUTY:     Deputy L. Pack
CASE:     17-28044