George Gerlach’s April Fool’s Adventure leads to DUI and drug charges
LUSBY, MD. Calvert Sheriff Mike Evans reports that on April 1, 2015 at 10:11 p.m. while on patrol a citizen advised DFC M. Velasquez that he observed a vehicle on the side of the road with a driver who appeared ill. Velasquez made contact with the driver of the subject vehicle, which was on the side of the road on Little Cove Point Road and Rudolph Lane in Lusby.
Police say that the deputy found the driver, George Frederick Gerlach, 54, of Yew Court in St. Leonard, to be under the influence of alcohol. Gerlach was arrested and charged with DUI, two counts of CDS possession; Suboxone and Diazepam and possession of drug paraphernalia; a smoking device.
The Calvert County States Attorney let Gerlach off easy on Feb. 26, 2014 with probation before judgment on a charge of DUI by a controlled substance (drugs) as he motored on Broomes Island Road near Grays Road on Nov. 3, 2013 when arrested by a Calvert Sheriff’s Deputy.
Gerlach was also charged with possession of pot and paraphernalia that same time and entered a guilty plea with no fine and no time. In a plea deal on the DUI charge, Gerlach was given 20 days in jail with all of the time suspended and a fine of $192.50, which if the court actually collected, would be that much less funds he had available to buy more drugs.
Gerlach was represented by Prince Frederick attorney Ted LeBlanc and God only knows which prosecutor in the States Attorney’s Office is responsible for this lame deal but he or she likely plays golf with LeBlanc.
Gerlach lives at the same residence on Yew Court with George Lewis Gerlach who, according to court records, got a great plea deal himself to an indictment in Calvert County Circuit Court for manufacturing and distributing drugs.
On May 2, 2005, George Lewis Gerlach entered a guilty plea and the Calvert County States Attorney had allowed no fine, no time and one year’s probation to the drug dealing rap. Even that light sentence was the target of an effort for a “reconsideration” of the sentence in 2008.
Burglar will be heading to the pawn shop
ST. LEONARD, MD. — Calvert Sheriff Mike Evans reports that sometime between March 27 and 28 someone broke into a garage in the 6600 block of Ben Creek Road in St. Leonard and stole two gas powered Stihl chainsaws and a gas powered backpack leaf blower. Dep. L. Kelly is investigating.
Tools which will be sold cheap for drugs stolen from house
HUNTINGTOWN, MD. — Dep. W. Rector is investigating the burglary of a home in the 500 block of Armiger Road in Huntingtown that occurred sometime between March 20 and 30. A Graco pressure washer and floor buffer and a HVLP paint sprayer were stolen. The items are valued at $13,000.
CHESAPEAKE BEACH, MD. — Sometime overnight between March 30 and 31 someone entered a vehicle parked outside a home in the 7700 block of C Street in Chesapeake Beach and stole a socket wrench and first aid kit. The vehicle owner advised he thought the car was locked but no damage was noted on the vehicle. DFC T. Buckler is investigating.
Petty crime in the beach
CHESAPEAKE BEACH, MD. — The rear drivers’ side window on a vehicle was smashed while it was parked outside a home in the 2900 block of Karen Drive in Chesapeake Beach between 10:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on March 31. Dep. A. Curtin investigates.
Lock it, keep it
DUNKIRK, MD. — This victim must not have had to pay for the laptop. Police say that an unknown suspect stole a HP Probook silver laptop computer from an unlocked vehicle parked behind Jerry’s Subs and Pizza in Dunkirk on March 31 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. DFC M. Quinn is investigating.
Bumbling prowler knocked over grill on Sitting Bull
LUSBY, MD. Calvert Sheriff Mike Evans reports that a homeowner in the 11200 block of Sitting Bull Circle in Lusby reported to DFC J. Migliaccio that sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. on April 1 he was awakened by a noise outside but did not get up to investigate. Later that morning he found the gate to his backyard and the door to his shed both open and his grill had been knocked over. Nothing was damaged.
Tools into drugs program prospers in North Beach
NORTH BEACH, MD. Tools become drugs once again as the local heathen element of North Beach robs and steals at night to fuel their drug habits. The good news is that many drug addicts will soon take up heroin and eventually get some really powerful stuff and expire.
DFC C. Fox is investigating the theft of property from two unlocked vehicles on Dayton Avenue in North Beach between 11:00 p.m. on March 31 and 6:00 a.m. on April 1. A TomTom GPS and a DeWalt cordless drill were taken. The investigation is continuing.
Jimmy Cracked Corn and Donnell Don’t Care
LUSBY, MD. Not too much is in the industrial park so it’s a good place to smoke crack. On April 2 at 10:03 a.m. Cpl. A. Moschetto conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling south on H.G. Trueman Road near the Patuxent Business Park in Lusby. He found the driver, identified as Donnell Wayne Wallace, 25, of Lusby, to be in possession of suspected drugs. Wallace was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia; a digital scale.
During the week of March 30 through April 5 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,432 calls for service throughout the community.
Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website.
Go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.