Calvert Sheriff Police Beat: Gina Gear and Joe Fabian join the future Over Dose Club; Dosey-doed in Walmart with the shoplifting two-step
PRINCE FREDERICK, MD. – Calvert Sheriff Mike Evans reports that two people managed to stand out from the normal zoology of those who wander into Walmart on any given day.
Police say that on January 6, 2018, Calvert Sheriff’s Deputy Yates responded to the Walmart, Prince Frederick for the report of a theft and two subjects in the store who was possibly under the influence of narcotics.
Deputy Yates made contact with the first individual later identified as Gina Gear, 25, of 12595 Southern Md. Blvd., Dunkirk, Md., who appeared to be disoriented and slurring her speech.
As Deputy Yates was speaking to Gear, the second individual identified as Joseph Steven Fabian Jr., 32, of 110 Calvert Beach Road, Saint Leonard, Md., began to speak with Gear as well. Deputy Yates was made aware that Fabian had removed an item out of a box and placed it in his jacket, and Gear possibly had stolen some clothing items while in the changing room. A search of Fabian was conducted, and the stolen item was located as well as narcotics. A search of Gear was conducted, resulting in the stolen property, narcotics, and paraphernalia. Fabian was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Jail and charged with CDS: Possession-Not marijuana (Alprazolam) and Theft Less Than $100.
Gear was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (Alprazolam), CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia, and Theft Less Than $100.
Gear, even though she was disoriented when arrested, was released on her own recognizance, if indeed, she recognized herself. She is applying for a taxpayer-provided free attorney for her trial on March 21, 2018, in Calvert County District Court.
On Jan. 4, 2018, Gear posted on her Facebook page that she got her job and was going “to the main office for a drug test”.
Fabian also recognized himself enough to be released on his own recognizance in spite of his booking photo. He has the same court date as his Walmart dance partner and has also applied to have the taxpayers provide him with an attorney.
- Fabian was arrested for DUI on drugs while operating a 2016 Chevy van on Rt. 260 at Limerick Lane, by Calvert Sheriff Deputy Woodford on Aug. 29, 2017. Fabian was living at 3211 Quail Drive in Huntingtown, Md., at the time of that arrest. Fabian is represented by LaPlata attorney Hammad Matin for trial on Jan. 24, 2018.
- Fabian was indicted on several criminal counts on Aug. 1, 2014, including reckless endangerment, assault, use of a firearm in a violent crime. On Jan. 6, 2015, his attorney, Hammad Matin worked a plea deal with Calvert County States Attorney Laura Martin. THE DEAL: Fabian entered a guilty plea to reckless endangerment, in exchange for a sentence of 5 years in jail with all but 2 months and 28 days suspended. All other charges were dropped. On Aug. 31, 2017, court records show that Fabian had violated his probation.
Fabian entered a guilty plea to theft in Charles County District Court and in a plea deal with Charles County States Attorney Anthony Covington, burglary charges were dropped, and he was sentenced to 50 days in jail on May 14, 2013.
- Fabian was arrested for DWI by Charles County Sheriff’s Officer Belfield on July 25, 2010, while driving a 2005 Toyota northbound on Rt. 301 at Rt. 6 in LaPlata. In a plea deal with the Charles County States Attorney on June 14, 2011, Fabian was sentenced to a year in jail.
- Fabian got another DWI and a plea deal with the Charles County States Attorney when charged with DWI by a Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy as he operated a 2006 Ford Explorer on Rt. 5 at Renner Road, south of Waldorf, Md. THE DEAL: Fabian pleaded guilty to DWI on Oct. 23, 2006, with a verdict of Probation Before Judgment, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 84 days suspended and fine of $92.50.