Sheriff’s Office saw continued success in the second quarter of 2016. The newly
created Crime Suppression Team (CST) continues to prove its value. CST deputies
are in various neighborhoods addressing traffic complaints, thefts from autos,
and other reported concerns from citizens. CST deputies also assist with speed
enforcement initiatives and supplement Patrol deputies when they are short
staffed on Patrol. Most recently, members of the CST executed a traffic stop in
the northern end of Calvert County where a convicted felon was found to be in
possession of a loaded handgun and enough controlled dangerous substances to be
charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute.
Bureau K-9 teams continue to locate illegal drugs on traffic stops at
unprecedented levels. In this quarter K-9 teams generated 93 positive alerts for
illegal drugs on our roadways. Patrol deputies arrested 125 individuals for
Bureau deputies assigned to the Towns of North and Chesapeake Beach were tasked
with ensuring the safety of the public at numerous outdoor events to include;
the 2016 opening of the North Beach Farmer’s Market, the North Beach water front
concert series, the Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival, the North Beach
4th Annual End Hunger Dragon Boat Festival, and the annual Chesapeake Beach
Independence Day fireworks display. These events collectively draw thousands to
from the Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) made two arrests this quarter
related to gun violence. One suspect was arrested for shooting a subject who
attempted to rob him of his drugs and money. The victim nearly died and is still
hospitalized. The second came after an extensive manhunt. The suspect eluded
capture for several days, after opening fire into a bedroom window of a townhome
occupied by his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend, and small children. After an
around the clock investigation by detectives, the suspect was located at a
residence in Owings. The suspect barricaded himself in the residence and then
made an escape attempt out of a second story window that resulted in an arrest
by the Patrol Bureau and K-9 personnel.
Enforcement Investigators (DEU) did their share and then some in this quarter.
On May 10th, members of the DEU were conducting surveillance/mobile
surveillance on an individual who was suspected of distributing heroin that
resulted in the fatal overdose of a heroin user on April 24th.
During the surveillance/mobile surveillance, members of DEU observed the suspect
travel to P.G. County and meet up with an unknown subject near Forest Village
mall. Once the brief contact was over, the suspect was observed returning to
Calvert County where he was observed meeting up with two vehicles being operated
by unknown individuals. DEU members contacted Dfc. Livingston who conducted a
traffic stop based on the observations of DEU members who obtained a body search
warrant for the primary suspect’s person. A search of his person revealed
suspected illegal drugs, paraphernalia, and other related evidence.
suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Sheriff’s
Office where he was interviewed by a DEU detective. While the suspect was being
interviewed, members of DEU along with members of SOT executed a search warrant
at his residence located in Prince Frederick. A search of the residence revealed
un-prescribed medications, random pills, and drug paraphernalia.
lost two K-9’s this quarter. K-9 Narco died of natural causes and K-9 Manny died
of a yet to be determined medical event.
promotions took place this quarter:
Lieutenant David Payne was promoted to Captain
Detective Sergeant Tim Fridman was promoted to
Corporal Jason Dean was promoted to Sergeant
Deputy First Class John Harms was promoted to Corporal.
of Administration and Judicial Services was busy this quarter. AJSB staff had
applicants for Deputy Sheriff apply this spring. 59 applicants were tested and
of those, 29 made it to the oral boards. After polygraphs and background
investigations four new recruit deputies, were selected to begin the academy on
Saturday, July 30th. Five new Deputy Sheriff’s graduated from Police
Entry Level Training Program (PELTP Session 42) on June 3, 2016.
Brian Bowen conducted one of the largest Sheriff’s Sales in the history of the
Sheriff’s Office by auctioning off most of the contents of the Striped Rock
restaurant in Solomons.
President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first full week of May as National
Correctional Officers Week. In observance, the Calvert County Detention Center
employees enjoyed a flag raising ceremony, a luncheon and were able to invite
family for tours of the facility. The Detention Center staff was also presented
with a proclamation from the County Commissioners in honor of the annual event.
Sgt. Joshua Underwood was recognized by the Maryland Correctional Administrators
Association for his Calvert County Corrections Officer of the Year Award in June
at the annual conference in Ocean City. The Emergency Response Team graduated
CFC Chris Gray, CFC Danial Hamilton, CFC John Ashley, CFC Erik Snyder and CO1
Christopher Oliver as new members of the special operations unit. The eventful
quarter continued with CFC Dayania Carroll receiving the Officer of the Second
Quarter award. She was recognized for her outstanding work on the floor and
dedication to her job and co-workers. The Team of the Second Quarter is Team 4
consisting of: Sgt. Scott, Cpl. Commodore, Cpl. Jones, CFC Cook, C.O.1 Strain,
Hamilton, Hernandez, Ashley, Brooks, Zalusky, Lanier, and Musegades.
Congratulations to the supervisors and officers of Team 4 on this
Center staff participated in several community projects this quarter. The
Jailhouse Rockers held a successful golf tournament in May raising proceeds
toward fighting cancer. The 2016 contribution from the Jailhouse Rockers
surpassed last year’s donation to the Calvert County Chapter of Relay for Life.
The Detention Center remains thankful to the many staff who participate and
continue to give to this important cause.
quarter, the Families Reading Together program continued to provide a vital
conduit between community children and incarcerated inmates. Inmates who work
and study to achieve the privilege of participating in this program are rewarded
by being able to connect through literature compositions with their children.
Joshua Underwood was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and Cordell Jones was
promoted to Corporal; Congratulations are extended to both of these fine
supervisors. Cpl. Ryan McGaffin was recently reassigned as the Work Detail
Supervisor and is poised to make great strides in the program. The Detention
Center would like to extend congratulations to Sgt. Arlisa Mason-Buck and CFC
Mike Shaw, both of whom recently retired and will be truly missed. Thank you
both for your outstanding service to the community and the Agency.