Sheriff’s Report Through July 19

Easton – On July 14, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on Black Dog Alley near Dover Road for suspicion of drug activity. An investigation had begun several weeks earlier directed at Christopher Lee Baker, 28 of Easton, MD, who was believed to be transporting heroin into Talbot County from Delaware. A search and seizure warrant was obtained authorizing the search of Baker’s vehicle which was executed after a surveillance of Baker and the vehicle revealed a trip to Seaford, DE on this date. During the search of the vehicle, Baker was found to be in possession of fifty-one (51) individual packets of suspected heroin. An additional search of the vehicle and a passenger, Tracy Earl Sherwood, 44 of Easton, MD revealed drug paraphernalia and a small amount of crack cocaine. Baker and Sherwood were charged with possession of CDS with the intent to distribute, possession of CDS and paraphernalia. Both were ordered held at the Talbot County Detention Center pending bond reviews.

Easton – On July 18, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office observed a 1995 Honda driving erratically on the Easton Bypass near Oxford Road. The vehicle was stopped and the operator, Willis Shepley Kemp, 33 of Easton, MD was found to be driving while intoxicated. A search of Kemp and his vehicle was conducted and an amount of marijuana and a smoking device were located in the vehicle. Kemp was charged with possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and driving while intoxicated. Kemp was taken before a District Court Commissioner and released.

Easton – On July 19, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a 2007 Hyundai for an equipment violation. Upon contact with the operator, the Deputy noted an infant in the rear of the vehicle not seated in a child safety seat. Further questioning of the occupants led to the request for a consent search, which was granted. A search revealed a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia, which a passenger, Jennifer Helen Finamore, 23 of Jessup, MD admitted ownership. Finamore was issued a criminal citation charging her with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and released on her signature.

Sheriff’s Report – June 16

Cordova – On June 12, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Cordova Country Park in reference to suspicious activity. Upon arrival Deputies located several individuals and a burgundy Dodge pickup truck parked in the area. While attempting to identify the individuals, a 17 year old male identified himself as the vehicle operator. While retrieving his identification, Deputies noted the odor of burning marijuana in the vehicle and a search was conducted. The Deputies located a large glass smoking device and an amount of marijuana in the vehicle which the juvenile and Brandon Anthony Ciallella, 20 of Cordova, MD admitted owning. The juvenile was referred to juvenile services and released to his father. Ciallella was arrested, processed and released after signing a criminal citation. Both were charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Easton – On June 13, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 8000 block of Swann Haven Road for a domestic assault. Contact was made with Crystal Lynn Robertson, 42 of Easton, MD who advised she had been assaulted by her live in boyfriend, Bruce Douglas Bradley, 43 of Easton, MD. Robertson had injuries consistent with an assault and was escorted to the District Court Commissioner who issued an arrest warrant and a protective order. Deputies were able to locate and arrest Bradley without incident. Bradley was processed and taken before a District Court Commissioner who ordered him held on a $15,000.00 bond.

Easton – On June 13, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a black Honda Civic for traffic violations on Ocean Gateway near Rabbit Hill Road. Upon contact with the operator, Adam Jacob Greenbaum, 29 of Forest Hills, NY, the Deputy detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The operator and a passenger, Jeanne Marie Romano, 24 of Manhattan, NY were asked to exit the vehicle and a search of the vehicle was completed. Located within the center console was a small baggie of marijuana and a small glass smoking device. Greenbaum and Romano were charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, being released on criminal citations. Greenbaum was also charged on a traffic citation with failing  to make lane change for emergency vehicle.

 

Sheriff’s Report-June 13

Easton – On June 11, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kathryn Elizabeth Meehan, 57 of Easton, MD on an outstanding warrant issued by a District Court Commissioner. Meehan was charged with harassment, stalking, theft, rogue and vagabond, unlawful taking of motor vehicle, telephone misuse and personate a police officer. The charges were obtained as a result of a complaint filed by Amanda P. Derosier of Easton, MD to the District Court Commissioner. Meehan was ordered held on a $7,500.00 bond.

Trappe –  On June 9, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a concerned citizen in reference to a suspicious person possibly involved in distributing illegal drugs at the Windy Hill Landing. Responding Deputies observed Brandon Lee Greene, 20 of Trappe, MD exiting the Landing on a bicycle acting in a suspicious manner. Greene was carrying a backpack which he consented to have searched. The Deputies located hidden in a zippered compartment, an eleven inch long serrated knife, a pistol style air pistol, marijuana and paraphernalia. Greene was placed under arrest, processed and taken before a District Court Commissioner who released him on his personal recognizance.

Easton – On June 10, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 28000 block of Pleasant Valley Drive for a 911 hang up. Upon arrival, the Deputies observed a silver Toyota Corolla occupied by Charles Lee Lattea, 31 of Easton, MD, who was driving erratically towards the Deputies.  Lattea was ordered to stop and became confrontational with Deputies. The Deputies observed Lattea had a self inflicted wound to his wrist and again ordered him out of the vehicle. Lattea accelerated and attempted to drive away; however Emergency vehicles blocked his path. Lattea was apprehended and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and was released to Easton Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

Sheriff’s Report-June 9

Trappe – On May 30, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a white Chevrolet pickup truck for speeding on Ocean Gateway near Beaver Dam Road. As the Deputy approached the passenger compartment, he observed the passenger, Gregory Michael Chmielewski, 22 of Bel Air, MD holding a marijuana cigarette. Deputies conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located additional amounts of marijuana and seven packaged gummy like food substance laced with CDS. The Deputies also located approximately $1,000.00, which was confiscated with formal forfeiture proceedings being sought. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Nathaniel Charles Gilpin, 22 of Bel Air, MD who admitted co-ownership of the marijuana and money. Chmielewski and Gilpin were placed under arrest and charged with possession of CDS with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of CDS and possession of CDS paraphernalia. Chmielewski and Gilpin were both released by the District Court Commissioner on their personal recognizance.

Trappe – On June 2, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office responded to a personal injury accident on Chancellor Point Road near Money Make Road. Deputies discovered a Volkswagon Jetta being operated by Daniel Bittner Ingham, 43 of Trappe, MD overturned in the roadway. Investigation determined Ingham was traveling in excessive speed and was unable to negotiate a curve in the roadway, driving off the right side of the road, overcorrecting to the left and overturning in the roadway. Ingham was transported to Easton Memorial Hospital and found to be under the influence of alcohol. Ingham was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of CDS and negligent driving.

police-lightsEaston – On June 5, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office observed a GMC Cierra failing to operate in a single lane. A traffic stop was initiated and the operator, Dan McGraw Calwell, 47 of Denton, MD was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Calwell was placed under arrest and a search of his vehicle revealed a loaded 9mm handgun behind the driver’s seat along with a pistol bb gun. Calwell was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and  transporting handgun in a motor vehicle. Calwell was processed and taken before a District Court Commissioner who released him on his signature.

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Sheriff’s Report-June 4

Easton – On May 31, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a silver Chrysler Pacifica on Dover Neck Road near Barker’s Landing Road for speeding. The Deputies made contact with the operator, Eric Antoine Brice, 29 of Easton, MD and discovered Brice was not in possession of a driver’s license. After a brief conversation the Deputy returned to his patrol vehicle and initiated a records check on Brice discovering his privilege to drive a motor vehicle had been revoked and an outstanding warrant was on file for his arrest. As the Deputy exited his patrol vehicle, Brice accelerated in his vehicle and fled from the scene with two Deputies in pursuit. During the pursuit the Deputies observed Brice driving in a reckless manner on several back roads and onto Dover Road, where he crossed into Caroline County. The Deputies requested assistance from the Maryland State Police and the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office. Talbot County Deputies continued the pursuit to Popular Neck Road where Brice lost control and crashed the vehicle into a tree. Brice exited the vehicle and ran from the scene on foot; however he was apprehended by the Talbot County Deputies after a brief foot chase. Brice was taken into custody and a passenger in the vehicle, Aaron Lamont Brice, 24 of Easton, MD was checked for injury and also found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant through Worcester County Circuit Court and taken into custody. Eric Brice was ordered held on a $50,000.00 bond and Aaron Brice was turned over to authorities from Worcester County. The Maryland State Police conducted the traffic accident investigation.

Sheriff’s Report for April 29

On January 27, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 100 block of Bonfield Avenue for a reported burglary in progress. The Sheriff’s Office originally responded to assist Oxford Police Department; however upon their request assumed the lead on the investigation.

Information was obtained from the occupants that at approximately 4:00 am they were awakened by noise in the residence and upon inspection discovered their television had been removed from the residence. The occupants observed a maroon in color passenger vehicle fleeing the residence and one of the occupants followed the vehicle out of Oxford. The occupants were able to obtain a partial registration number from the vehicle and a partial description of three occupants in the vehicle.

Follow up investigation revealed the suspects as Debonaire Devalle Stewart, 20 of Ridgley, MD, Kevin Mackenzie Fields, 20 of Cordova, MD and Jorian Travon Edwards, 18 of Snellville, GA. Arrest warrants were obtained for all three suspects on March 26th with Fields and Stewart being located locally. Edwards had returned to Georgia and with local police assistance, Edwards was located and taken into custody. The Talbot County Sheriff’s Office responded to Gwinnett County, GA and took possession of Edwards who had signed a waiver of extradition and agreed to return to Talbot County, MD to face charges.

Stewart, Fields and Edwards were each charged with burglary in the first, third and fourth degree; theft, less than $1,000; malicious destruction of property; conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit theft. Upon his return from Georgia, Edwards was ordered held at the Talbot County Detention Center pending further court action. The Talbot County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving all issued arrest warrants and routinely travels to other parts of the country to bring fugitives back to Talbot County to face criminal charges brought by this Office and the citizens of Talbot County.

On April 23, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on Ocean Gateway near the intersection of Hiners Lane for an equipment violation. The Deputy concluded the stop with a probable cause search of the vehicle locating suspected marijuana in the passenger compartment. None of the three occupants claimed ownership of the marijuana and as a result, Bradley James Cole 18, Brooke Renee Hoyt 32 and Kevin Eugene Michaels 51 all of Easton, MD were charged on criminal citation with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Cole was additionally charged with driving a motor vehicle on a revoked license. All were released upon their signature on the criminal citations.

Two Persons with Outstanding Warrants Located, Charged

On April 5, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, acting on a citizen tip, located a wanted person at a local hotel chain.

Brooke Treasure Cummings, 31 of Tilghman, MD had an outstanding warrant for failing to pay restitution in Talbot County, MD. When Deputies located Cummings, she was in the company of Tresa Lynn Nichols, 45 of Tilghman, MD and they were found in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Cummings was also found in possession of a large amount of currency which was seized and will be processed for forfeiture. Cummings was charged with possession of marijuana and 2 counts of paraphernalia. After processing, Cummings was taken before a District Court Commissioner and ordered held on a $6,000.00 bond. Nichols was issued a criminal citation for possession of marijuana and released upon her signature on the citation.

On April 7, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ryan Lee Bosley, 29 of Easton, MD at his residence on an outstanding warrant issued by the Circuit Court for Talbot County.

Upon his arrest, Bosley was found to be in possession of heroin and paraphernalia commonly used to inject heroin into the body. Bosley was placed under arrest and charged with possession of heroin and paraphernalia. Bosley was processed and taken before a District Court Commissioner who ordered him held at the Talbot County Detention Center pending a bond review.

Sheriff’s Report March 18

Easton – On March 14, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a white VolksWagon on the Easton Bypass near Oxford Road due to the driver talking on her cellular phone while driving. Upon approach, the Deputy detected the odor of marijuana and a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed an amount of marijuana in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, Pamela Denise Raynor, 46 of Magnolia, DE was charged with possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs/alcohol and utilizing a handheld device while driving. The passenger in the vehicle, Ronald E. Killen, 67 of Felton, DE was also charged with possession of marijuana. Both were released upon signatures on the criminal and traffic citations.

Easton – On March 15, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office observed a Chevrolet Suburban on Dover Road near Elliott Road with an altered temporary registration plate. Upon contact with the vehicle operator, Jayvon Dontrey Mosley, 25 of Bridgeville, DE, the odor of marijuana was detected. A search of Mosley and the vehicle was conducted and an amount of marijuana was located. Mosley was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle while license suspended and knowingly inserting false information on temporary registration plate. Mosley was processed and taken before a District Court Commissioner who released him on his personal recognizance.

Cordova – On March 15, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle parked at the Cordova Country Park occupied by two males. Upon contact with the occupants, the Deputy detected the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and an amount of marijuana was located. The passenger in the vehicle, Javier Jevonte Michaux, 19 of Lawrenceville, GA admitted to possessing the marijuana and was issued a criminal citation for possession of marijuana. Michaux was released upon his signature.

Easton – On March 16, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 10000 block of Cordova Road in reference to a domestic assault. The Deputies contacted Paul Robert Callahan, 25 of Trappe, MD who had obvious injuries to his eye and face. The Deputies were informed Callahan had been assaulted by his fiancé, Megan Renee Endzel, 24 of Trappe, MD after an argument. Endzel was placed under arrest and charged with assault in the second degree. Endzel was transported to the Office for processing and taken before a District Court Commissioner who ordered Endzel be held in lieu of a $5.000.00 bond. Callahan was transported to Easton Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Easton – On March 16, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 300 block of Dover Road in an attempt to locate and serve a warrant on Albert Edward Dallam Jr, 32 of Tilghman, MD. Dallam was located and arrested, upon a search of his person the Deputies located drug paraphernalia. The Deputies served the warrant for violation of probation, a criminal summons for theft and a criminal citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.

St Michaels – On March 17, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office were notified by a concerned citizen of two males walking around an abandoned residence in the 200 block of Madison Avenue. Responding Deputies observed one of the males at the rear of the residence and when contact was attempted, the male ran from the area. After a short foot pursuit, the male was taken into custody and identified as William Howard Fleetwood, 25 of Chestertown, MD. It was determined Fleetwood and an accomplice had broken into the crawlspace of the residence and were removing copper pipes. Footprints in the snow were tracked, which led to the High’s Store, and one of the Deputies recalled a pickup truck parked there which had left the area. A lookout was broadcast and Deputies located and stopped the vehicle, identified as a blue in color Mazda pickup registered to Fleetwood. The occupants were identified as Bryan Justin Hickman, 25 of Queenstown, MD and Tara Michelle Knapp, 25 of Chestertown, MD. Hickman was verified as the second male involved in the burglary and was placed under arrest. As a result of the investigation, Fleetwood and Hickman were charged with Burglary, theft and malicious destruction of property. After being seen by a District Court Commissioner, Fleetwood was ordered held on a $6,500.00 bond and Hickman was released to the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office on a separate warrant. Several burglary tools were recovered as well as stolen property, which was returned to the owner. Knapp was not charged in the incident.

Sheriff’s Report December 6

On November 25, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office charged Jamie Lynn Vickers, 31 of Easton, MD for bringing contraband into the Talbot County Detention Center. Vickers was incarcerated at the Detention Center and appeared for a Court hearing where it was determined her incarceration would continue. A search of Vickers was completed at the Detention Center and it was discovered she was concealing contraband upon her return. Vickers was charged with bringing contraband into a detention facility and remains incarcerated.

Easton – On November 27, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 9000 block of Black Dog Alley for a domestic assault. Upon arrival, Deputies contacted Christopher Lee Mauk, 27 of Easton, MD with injuries to his face. Christopher advised he had an argument with his wife that turned physical and she caused the injuries. The Deputies located Billie Jean Mauk, 35 who admitted striking her husband. Billie Jean Mauk was arrested and charged with second degree assault. Billie Jean Mauk was processed and taken before a District Court Commissioner who ordered her held on a $7,500.00 bond.

Easton – On December 2, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on Ocean Gateway near Hiners Lane for exceeding the posted speed limit by 30 mph. The vehicle was identified as a 2002 red Ford Focus being operated by Erin Mary Kolle, 19 of Derwood, MD. Upon approach, the Deputy detected the odor of burning marijuana and a search of the driver and vehicle revealed an amount of marijuana and a glass smoking device. Kolle was issued a criminal citation charging her with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Kolle was released upon her signature on the criminal citation.

Easton – On December 2, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office served two outstanding warrants on Ashley Marie White, 29 of Trappe, MD for violation of probation. A search incident to arrest was completed and a syringe used for injecting heroine was located on her person. White was processed and taken before a District Court Commissioner who ordered White held on a $10,000.00 bond. White was issued a criminal citation for possession of paraphernalia.

Easton – On December 3, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office were called to the intersection of Locust Grove Road and West Point Road for a trespassing. The caller advised a white truck with trailer left the property heading towards Oxford and was subsequently located and detained by the responding Deputies. The occupants were identified as John DeRochbrune Wharton, 53 of Easton, MD and Franklin DeRochbrune Wharton, 18 of Oxford, MD. It was determined the Wharton’s were trespassing on the property for firewood. John and Franklin Wharton were issued criminal citations, charging them with trespassing on posted property and released with their signature.

 

Sheriff’s Report Nov. 26

ST Michaels – On November 15, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office served a criminal summons on Travis Holt Johnson, 19 of St Michaels, MD charging him with numerous counts of theft and credit card fraud. An investigation conducted by this Office revealed between October 9th and October 23rd, Johnson utilized a credit card issued to another on several occasions with the intent to fraud the credit card company. Johnson was released upon his signature on the criminal summons.

Easton – On November 14, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 10000 block of Hailem School Road for a possible burglary in progress. Responding Deputies located Michelle Jeanette Dahlman, 28 of Trappe, MD who witnesses observed enter a residence in the area. A check of the residence showed evidence of a burglary, and Dahlman was placed under arrest. After obtaining additional witness statements and gathering evidence, Dahlman was charged with burglary and malicious destruction of property. Dahlman was processed and taken before a District Court Commissioner who ordered her held on a $7,500.00 bond.

Easton – On November 14, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a black Toyota Highlander  on Easton Parkway near St Michaels Road for an equipment violation. Upon contact with the operator, Drew Parker-Knod Hansen, 19 of Easton, MD, the Deputy detected the odor of burning marijuana. After calling for assistance, the Deputy had the operator and passenger, Zachary Alan-Benner Williams, 18 of Easton, MD exit the vehicle and a search was conducted. The Deputies located marijuana and smoking devices in the vehicle. As a result, Hansen was charged with two counts of possession of paraphernalia and Williams was charged with possession of marijuana and two counts of paraphernalia. Both were issued criminal citations and were released upon their signatures.

Tilghman – On November 17, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Elmer Street for a dispute which resulted in a malicious destruction of property. The Deputies made contact with Glen Marshall Foster who advised he had a dispute with Joseph Edward Schwartz Jr, 23 of Tilghman MD over his dog. Foster stated his dog had gone to Schwartz’s residence due to a dog at this residence being in heat. Foster stated he observed injuries on his dog which appeared to be made from a BB gun. As Foster responded to Schwartz’s residence to retrieve his dog, he observed Schwartz in possession of a BB gun and an argument ensued. Foster stated as he was leaving Schwartz’s residence in his vehicle, Schwartz ran towards his vehicle smashed out his passenger window and broke the passenger side rear view mirror. Schwartz was issued a criminal citation for malicious destruction of property and released upon his signature.

Royal Oak – On November 19, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 5000 block of Poplar Lane for a theft of a registration plate. Responding Deputies discovered someone had utilized tin snips to cut the corner off a trailer registration plate and took the renewal sticker. The complainant, George Edward Holley supplied possible suspect information to the Deputy, who was able to respond to the residence of Howard Keith Turner, 51 of Royal Oak, MD and locate the stolen property. Turner admitted to stealing the registration plate due to his vehicle registration being expired. Turner was charged with theft and malicious destruction of property, being released upon his signature on the charging document.