The following incidents and arrests are reported by the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack:
Possession With Intent to Distribute: On 6/30/14 at 7:41 pm, Trooper Riddle stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 4 in Sunderland. An overwhelming odor of marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 47 grams of marijuana. Devon T. Totaram, 20 of Huntingtown, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
Possession With Intent to Distribute: On 7/1/14 at 2:43 am, Trooper Newcomer while conducting a patrol check of the 7-11 in Sunderland, checked a vehicle at the pump that an NCIC/MVA check revealed the owner’s license was valid but only for employment and medical purposes. Trooper Newcomer made contact with the driver and a strong odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from the vehicle and drug paraphernalia was observed. The driver was a juvenile. A probable cause search revealed 57 grams of marijuana. The juvenile was arrested. An appearance before the Commissioner resulted in the juvenile being transported to Cheltenham Youth Facility in Cheltenham.
Possession of Marijuana: On 7/3/14 at 1:25 am, Trooper Newcomer stopped a vehicle on Main Street north of Armory Rd. in Prince Frederick for traffic violations. Upon contact with the driver, the strong odor of burnt marijuana was detected. A probable cause search revealed marijuana. Zachary R. Smith, 21 of Huntingtown, was arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing.
Open Warrant / Possession of Suboxone: On 7/3/14 at 7:42 pm, Trooper First Class Lewis located a vehicle matching a lookout description on Boyds Turn Rd. and Rt. 260. A passenger in the vehicle, Timothy A. Knukle, 25 of Huntingtown, was to have an open warrant through the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. He was found to be in possession of Suboxone which he did not have a prescription for. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
Public Intoxication/Disorderly Conduct: On 7/3/14 @ 11:49 pm, Trooper First Class Costello responded to Hospital Rd. in Prince Frederick for a reported person in the roadway. Tanisha A. Wynne, 42, was found sitting in the road. Wynne was extremely intoxicated and became disorderly. She was subsequently arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
Unauthorized Use of Vehicle: On 7/4/14 at 4:50 am, Trooper Rucker stopped a vehicle at Rt. 4 and Commerce Lane after observing it being operated recklessly all over the roadway. The driver and passenger were found to be juveniles. Both appeared to be intoxicated. They were transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing. One juvenile was charged with Motor Vehicle/Unlawful Taking and driving without a license. The other was charged with giving a False Statement to Police Officer and was subsequently released to a parent.
Possession of Marijuana: On 7/4/14 at 7:12 am, Trooper First Class Matthews responded to the 14000 block of Pennington Court for a report of found CDS and drug paraphernalia in the residence. Investigation revealed the marijuana belonged to a juvenile that was currently being processed at the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick. The juvenile was additionally charged with Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. After processing of both cases, the juvenile was released to her parents.
Possession With Intent to Distribute: On 7/4/14 at 6:05 pm, Trooper First Class Lewis stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on Rt. 231 near Williams Dr. in Prince Frederick. When making contact with the driver, a strong odor of raw marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 17 grams of marijuana in eleven separate individual baggies showing intent to distribute. Markko D. Morsell, 24 of Prince Frederick, was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
Theft: On 7/4/14 at 19:08 hrs. Trooper First Class Barlow responded to the Walmart in Prince Frederick for a theft complaint. Unknown suspect(s) had removed a Bostitch Cordless Drill, a Bostitch socket set and a laundry detergent from the store. Investigation continues.
Disorderly / Public Intoxication: On 7/5/14 at 4:30 pm, Trooper First Class Barlow responded to the Prince Frederick Shopping Center for a check welfare of a person sleeping on the sidewalk. Upon awakening, Joseph L. Cranford 3rd, 41 of Baltimore, being extremely intoxicated and became disorderly yelling obscenities and drawing the attention of numerous people in the area. He was arrested and incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
Possession of Marijuana: On 7/6/14 at 12:02 am, Trooper First Class Barlow responded to Rt. 4 near Stoakley Rd. in Prince Frederick to assist with a traffic stop. A probable cause was initiated based on the odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. Marijuana was recovered. Jesse J. Herberson, 22 of Prince Frederick, was arrested and transported to the MSP Barrack in Prince Frederick for processing.
Disorderly / CDS Arrest: On 7/6/14 at 2:29 am, Trooper First Class Oles responded to the area of the Tiki Bar in Solomons for a report of destruction of property. Daniel B. Garris, 26 of California, MD, was located with his right hand bleeding from where he was observed punching out a vehicle window. While speaking with Garris, drug paraphernalia was observed sitting on the trunk of the vehicle containing marijuana residue. Garris made several suicidal statements and was transported to the hospital for observation. Application of Statement of Charges has been requested charging Garris with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia, and Disorderly. Case remain open pending arrest.
- Garris was charged with operating a vehicle on a suspended license on Rt. 2 at Langley Road in Solomon’s and on April 16, 2014 filed a guilty plea in a deal to secure probation before judgment, meaning he would have to obey all laws for one year. Only three months of that deal have passed.
- On Aug. 26, 2013, Garris was charged with possession of marijuana and on Dec. 18, 2013 he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to ten days in jail with all of the time suspended, but placed on probation until Dec. 18, 2016.
DUI Arrests –
Steven Vandevander is a former St. Mary’s Deputy Sheriff.
|Name||Age||Date of Arrest||Address||Arresting Trooper|
|Steven M. Vandevander||45||07/01/14 @ 11:16 pm||Prince Frederick, MD||TFC C. Esnes|
|Troy M. Thomas||34||07/01/14 @ 02:53 am||Chesapeake Beach, MD||TFC W. Costello|
|William A. Elliton III||25||07/04/14 @ 01:03 am||Dunkirk, MD||TPR. T. Newcomer|
|Silas L. Young Jr.||55||07/05/14 @ 02:15 am||Takoma Park, MD||TFC S. Lewis|
|Claire K. Piason||55||07/05/14 @ 02:42 am||Solomons, MD||MST/TPR M. Gill|
|Andre B. Jones||34||07/05/14 @ 02:45 am||Temple Hills, MD||TPR. T. Newcomer|
|William V. Gray||63||07/05/14 @ 03:26 am||Prince Frederick, MD||TFC W. Costello|
|Dustin W. Layman||26||07/05/14 @ 09:40 pm||Reston, VA||Sgt. J. Chirichella|
|Ronnie Glenn||51||07/05/14 @ 09:51 pm||St. Leonard, MD||TFC S. Barlow|