On May 7, 2018 Deputy Ridgely responded to District Court for the report of a subject altering a drug test. The Correctional Deputy advised while watching the subject later identified asBrian Melkus (32)of Catonsville take the court ordered drug test, he observed Melkus attempting to shield his body in an attempt to hide what he was doing.

Brian Melkus

It was determined Melkus had someone else’s urine attached to his body in an attempt to alter the test. Once Melkus was transported back to the jail and searched again, it was determined he had cocaine concealed on his persons. Melkus was charged with Alter Drug/Alcohol Test, CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (Cocaine), Possession Contraband- Place of Confinement, and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.


On May 11, 2018 Dfc. Boerum conducted a traffic stop in the area of S Solomons Island Road and Broomes Island Road. Dfc. Boerum made contact with the driver later identified asBryan Gatton Jr (32)of Prince Frederick and advised him of the reason for being stopped. A check through Emergency Communications revealed Gatton was driving on a suspended license.

Bryan Gatton Jr

Dfc. Boerum conducted a search of the vehicle and his persons, and located paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Gatton was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with two counts of CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.


On May 11, 2018 Deputy Ridgely was patrolling the area of N. Solomons Island Road and W. Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick when he was given a lookout for a female subject that possibly had a knife. Deputy Ridgely made contact with the female later identified asJessica Hawk (20)of St. Leonard walking down the side of the road.

Jessica Hawk

While making contact with Hawk it was determined she had a butterfly knife concealed in her left hand. Hawk was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Dangerous Weapon-Conceal.


On May 12, 2018 Deputy Yates conducted a traffic stop at the WaWa, Prince Frederick. Deputy Yates made contact with the driver later identified asDarren Hopkins (33)of Prince Frederick for the reason he was being stopped. While speaking with Hopkins, Deputy Yates could smell the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Darren Hopkins

Hopkins was asked to exit the vehicle for a search to be conducted. A search of the vehicle was positive for narcotics. Hopkins was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (Oxycodone).


On May 13, 2018 multiple deputies responded to the Holiday Inn, Prince Frederick for the report of a fight in progress. As units were arriving on scene Sergeant G. Shrawder observed two vehicles attempting to leave from the scene. Corporal Harms stopped one of the vehicles with three occupants inside that were being disorderly. While trying to make contact with the occupants of the vehicle Deputy Yates could smell the odor of burnt marijuana and alcohol coming from inside of the vehicle. All occupants were removed from the vehicle and later identified asLarawnn Dicks (31)of Upper Marlboro,Nerissa Snyder (31)of Upper Marlboro, andQuentin Wilbert (31)of Colorado.

While trying to place Dicks into handcuffs he continued to resist and fight with deputies. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Assault-Second Degree. Snyder was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Fail Obey Resonable/Lawful Order of Law Enforcement Officer. Wilbert was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct.