QA Press Releases


Date:                    June 4, 2012

Incident:             Burglary Investigation Arrests

Location:             John Brown Rd. Queenstown, MD

Victim:                 Central Sod, of Queens town MD.

Suspects:            Tyler Lee Bull (20) of Centreville MD.

                              Juvenile Male (17) of Centreville MD

                              Juvenile Male (17) of Centreville MD

                              Juvenile Male (17) of Stevensville MD

Charges:              Burglary – Second Degree

                              Burglary – Fourth Degree

                              Theft: Value $1,000 to $10,000

                              Theft: Value under $1,000


Narrative:           Sheriff R. Gary Hofmann reports that on May 24, 2012, Detectives of the Criminal Investigations Division recovered a stolen go-cart from a Grasonville MD residence.  The go-cart had been observed by a patrol deputy who recognized the go-cart matching the description of a go-cart reported stolen in April 2012.  Information obtained during the recovery of the go-cart subsequently lead to the execution of a search and seizure warrant at the Bryce Rd. Centreville MD address of Tyler L. Bull.


The investigation then revealed that there were at least three juveniles who assisted Bull with two burglaries of Central Sod of Queenstown in early April 2012.  The investigation revealed that Bull, on both burglaries, and combinations of the three juveniles entered outbuildings of Central Sod and stole guns, GPS equipment, a cell phone, a go-cart and several other items.


               Sheriff Hofmann reports that detectives also learned that Tyler Bull, Daniel Sutch (18) of Stevensville MD and two juveniles used the stolen guns listed above to shoot and kill livestock, a school, parked cars and numerous other items of random property in Jefferson County West Virginia near Berkeley Springs after the Central Sod burglaries. Detectives of the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff learned that Bull, Sutch and the two juvenile males caused approximately $15,000 to $20,000 worth of damage in Jefferson County WV.


               Bull was arrested and held in lieu of $30,000 bond at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center on May 30, 2012 in reference to the Central Sod burglaries.  Criminal charges for the juveniles identified are pending.  Additional charges are pending for other subjects in the Central Sod burglaries.  Sheriff Hofmann reports that detectives have recovered several guns, a GPS unit, a go-cart and other stolen items from the Central Sod burglaries.  This case remains open for continued investigation.


Investigating Deputy:     Det. Jeremy Gardner

Assisting Personnel:        D/Sgt. Bruce Layton, D/Cpl. S. Stouffer, the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force 




1)     Trooper Perry (WV State Police) @ (304) 725-9779

2)     Prosecutor Ralph Lorenzetti (Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office) @ (304) 728-3243






INCIDENT:           Burglary / Theft

DATE / TIME:      04/04/2012 @ 0649 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         920 John Brown Road, Centreville, MD. (Central Sod)

VICTIM:               William F. Warpinski of Centreville


NARRATIVE:        Victim reported finding a window at the location broken out and entry had been made to the building. Further inspection indicated that three long guns were missing, ( a Remington 11-87, a Remington 870, and a Savage Youth Model .22), a yellow 2-seat Go Cart, two Garmin GPS units and a Samsung cell phone. The theft amount was estimated at $2,200 and damage at $150.


The suspects are described as three white males possibly driving a maroon SUV seen in the area around 8:30 to 9:00 PM. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (410) 758-0770 or by email at .


DEPUTY:              Dfc. Chris Schwink

CASE:                    12-09694





INCIDENT:           Theft

DATE / TIME:      05/23/2012 @ 1641 Hours

LOCATION:         200 Kent Landing, Stevensville

VICTIM:               K-Mart 

ARREST:               Nicholas Thomas Barnes (32) of Chester

CHARGE:              Theft under $1000


NARRATIVE:        K-Mart security observed a suspect attempting to steal a pellet rifle by cutting the security sensors from the item. Security also advised the suspect had been taped on 5/19 stealing similar items. Prior to arrival the suspect had left in a black Dodge truck with Virginia plates. Upon running the tag, deputies were familiar with the suspect and knew of a local address. As a result of the investigation, Barnes was charged with the theft of three pellet pistols, a pellet rifle and three packs of BBs having a value of $368.00


On May 29th an arrest warrant was issued for Barnes and the following day he was taken into custody at the Parole & Probation office in Centreville.


DEPUTY:              Dfc. Michael Jordan

CASE:                    12-14730


INCIDENT:           MDOP

DATE / TIME:      05/24/2012 @ 0855 Hours (Reported)                    

LOCATION:         300 Old Love Point Road, Stevensville ( Old Love Point Park)

VICTIM:               QAC Department of Public Works


NARRATIVE:        Several areas on picnic tables and pillars on the snack bar had been marked with graffiti with racial comments. Damages were estimated at $250 and occurred sometime between 5/18 and 5/24.


DEPUTY:              Deputy Maria Bassaro

CASE:                    12-14772


INCIDENT:           Theft

DATE / TIME:      05/24/2012 @ 1429 Hours

LOCATION:         QA County High School, Centreville

VICTIM:               Adriana Proctor of Queenstown


NARRATIVE:        Victim reported leaving her IPOD on her desk under a shirt when she left the classroom. Upon returning a short time later her IPOD was gone. The IPOD is valued at $250


DEPUTY:              Dfc. Chris Parkinson

CASE:                    12-14805


INCIDENT:           Possession of CDS / Alcohol

DATE / TIME:      05/25/2012 @ 1643 Hours

LOCATION:         RT 50 @ Thompson Creek Exit, Stevensville

ARREST:               Cristin Jose Reyes (19) of Kensington, MD

                              Fiorella Karina Montoya (19) of Kensington, MD

CHARGE:              Possession of CDS (Marijuana) / Possession of CDS Paraphernalia / Underage Possession of Alcohol


NARRATIVE:        A red Dodge passenger car occupied by two persons was stopped by Dfc. House for a minor traffic offense. During the stop, Dfc. House had his K9 scan the car and a positive alert occurred when the K9 was at the trunk area. The occupants of the car admitted that there was a bottle of rum and some marihuana in the trunk. A search of the car also resulted in the seizure of smoking device from the pocketbook of the passenger and 33 unknown prescription pills from the center console. Both subjects were released following the stop. On May 27th both subjects were served a criminal summons for the CDS violations. Montoya also was issued a civil citation for underage possession of alcohol.


DEPUTY:              Dfc. Zack House

ASSIST:                 K9 Nero

CASE:                    12-14980


INCIDENT:           Possession of CDS

DATE / TIME:      05/25/2012 @ 2208 Hours

LOCATION:         Pullman’s Crossing Grasonville

ARREST:               Pending

                              Female (50) and Female (52) both of Grasonville

CHARGE:              Possession of CDS


NARRATIVE:        Dfc. Kellogg saw a black Chevrolet Avalanche in the area and knew the registration was suspended on the truck. She after stopping the truck, Dfc. House arrived and scanned the vehicle with K9 Nero ending with a positive alert. Search of the truck resulted in the seizure of an unmarked bottle of suspected clonazepam, a baggie of suspected Cocaine, a baggie of suspected marijuana and several unidentified pills from the two occupant’s purses. In addition a butcher knife was also located and seized from one of the purses. Subjects were released at the scene pending charges.


DEPUTY:              Dfc. Jessica Kellogg

ASSIST:                 Dfc. Z. House and K9 Nero

CASE:                    12-15027


INCIDENT:           MDOP

DATE / TIME:      05/26/2012 @ 0130 Hours

LOCATION:         410 Thompson Creek Mall Stevensville

VICTIM:               Americantina Restaurant

ARREST:               Anthony James Rivera (18) of Stevensville

                              Male (17) of Stevensville

CHARGE:              MDOP


NARRATIVE:        A Clerk of a neighboring business reported seeing a white male with a baseball bat smashing the windows of the Americantina Restaurant, then fleeing in a dark passenger car driven by another suspect. A search of the area resulted in locating the car and several suspects parked at a nearby business. A search of the car resulted in the seizure of two baseball bats and a container of beer. Two passengers in the rear seat area reported the suspects had been drinking, drove to the area and the passenger then exited the car and began to smash windows. The passenger a 17 year old had a noticeable laceration to his hand which required EMS and stiches. The juvenile and Rivera admitted to being upset with the business after recently being terminated.


Rivera was issued a citation for possession of alcohol and charged with MDOP. He was later released by a District Court Commissioner. The 17 year old juvenile was released to a parent and referred to Juvenile  Justice for MDOP and underage possession. A second juvenile was also issued a citation for underage possession and released to a parent. The forth subject in the car was released without charges. Damages to the business was estimated at $2000.


DEPUTY:              Dfc. Jason Rickard

ASSIST:                 Dfc. House, Trooper Resh, Trooper Flamma

CASE:                    12-15052


INCIDENT:           DWI

DATE / TIME:      05/26/2012 @ 0440 Hours

LOCATION:         RT 213 @ RT 544

ARREST:               Jerard Robert Petrie (28) of Chestertown

CHARGE:              DWI


NARRATIVE:        Deputy Neal saw a black Chevrolet pickup flashing it’s high beams several times at on-coming traffic and then turned into the Royal Farms store parking lot. The driver was contacted and advised he did not have his license in his possession. Further inquiry revealed he was suspended. Deputy Neall noticed an odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath when talking with him and requested field sobriety tasks. As a result, Mr. Petrie was placed under arrest for DWI. After being transported to Centreville for processing and charging documents he was released on his signature.


DEPUTY:              Deputy Chris Neall

CASE:                    12-15054


INCIDENT:           Found Child

DATE / TIME:      05/26/2012 @ 0809 Hours

LOCATION:         1600 Bayside Drive, Chester

VICTIM:               Male (4) of Chester


NARRATIVE:        Deputies responded to area after residents located a small child in the yard of an elderly couple and who were not home. The child could only say that his name was Bobby and he parents were sleeping. A canvas of the immediate area was begun by deputies assisted by MSP and KIVFD. After several neighbors suggested a residence on Seward Court, Deputy Harris went to the residence and found an open door. After several attempts to get a response, Deputy Harris entered the home. In a rear bedroom Deputy Harris located the child’s parents asleep. Upon waking them, they advised this wasn’t the first time “Bobby” had slipped out. Child was returned to his parents with Social Services advised for follow-up.


DEPUTY:              Deputy Charles Harris

ASSIST:                 Deputy C. Ahearn, MSP, KIVFD

CASE:                    12-15064


INCIDENT:           Theft / MDOP

DATE / TIME:      05/26/2012 @ 0927 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         3700 Main Street, Grasonville

VICTIM:               Berrang Family Motors


NARRATIVE:        Mr. Berrang reported that a Pontiac Trans Am parked in the rear of his lot had been broken into by smashing the window and the rear taillights stolen. Damages were estimated at $200 and the taillights valued at $500.


DEPUTY:              Deputy Charles Harris

CASE:                    12-15066


INCIDENT:           Theft

DATE / TIME:      05/26/2012 @ 1552 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         807 Old Love Point Road, Stevensville

VICTIM:               Christina L. Baker of Stevensville


NARRATIVE:        Victim reported that she last used her E-Z pass device on March 22nd and then placed it in her glove compartment. On her recent account activity report she saw that the device had been used seventeen times at the Bay Bridge and seven additional times on the Key Bridge. After reading the statement she checked her car and found the device was missing.


DEPUTY:              Deputy Chris Ahearn

CASE:                    12-15114


INCIDENT:           MDOP

DATE / TIME:      05/26/2012 @ 2011 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         200 Block of Riverview Road, Chestertown

VICTIM:               Melissa Cleaves of Chestertown


NARRATIVE:        Victim reported someone had damaged her 2000 VW “Bug” while it was parked. Damages included keying portions of the car and a tire was slashed. Damages were estimated at $660.


DEPUTY:              Deputy Whitney Elliott

CASE:                    12-15130


INCIDENT:           Traffic Arrest

DATE / TIME:      05/27/2012 @ 2002 Hours

LOCATION:         RT 302 / Templeville Road, Marydel


ARREST:               Keren Evelyn Funes (36) of Barclay

CHARGE:              Driving without Proper Driver’s License


NARRATIVE:        A tan GMC Yukon driven by Keren Funes was stopped for having only one operating headlight. Upon checking with MVA, it was found that Funes did not have a driver’s License. She was taken into custody, transported to Sheriff’s Headquarters, processed and taken before a District Court Commissioner who released her on her recognizance.


DEPUTY:              Deputy Whitney Elliott

CASE:                    12-15281


INCIDENT:           Theft

DATE / TIME:      05/27/2012 @ 2107 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION:         100 Block of Station Lane Grasonville

VICTIM:               Ashley M. Jackson of Grasonville


NARRATIVE:        Victim reported she last saw her orange and black BMX bike laying alongside the chain link dog kennel in the front yard on 5/27 at 1530 hours. She later left the residence and returned at about 2040 hours and the bike was gone. The BMX bike is valued at $50 and had a green rear rim and a red front rim.


DEPUTY:              Deputy Chris Neall

CASE:                    12-15291


INCIDENT:           Medical Emergency

DATE / TIME:      05/27/2012 @ 2159 Hours

LOCATION:         1800 Block of McGinnis Road, Chestertown

VICTIM:               Female (33) of Chestertown


NARRATIVE:        Family member reported that the victim was walking up and down RT 544, talking to herself, taking numerous showers a day and threatening to harm herself. Victim was located and transported to Chester River Hospital by Patrol Car for treatment.


DEPUTY:              Dfc. Zack House

CASE:                    12-15296


INCIDENT:           DWI Arrest

DATE / TIME:      05/28/2012 @ 0103 Hours

LOCATION:         Rolph’s Wharf Road, Chestertown


ARREST:               Manly Paul Calhoun (29) of Baltimore

CHARGE:              DWI


NARRATIVE:        Deputies had been to Ralph’s’ Wharf Marina for a disturbance on the beach. After the call they were still in the area and saw a gray Chevrolet HHR leaving the location at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped on Schrader Road. The driver, Manly Calhoun stated he was upset with his passenger and that he had drinks about an hour ago. After attempting several field sobriety tasks, he was placed under arrest for DWI. Calhoun was issued several citations including DWI and released at the scene to a sober friend.


DEPUTY:              Sgt. John Meyers

ASSIST:                 Dfc. Zack House

CASE:                    12-15311