Press Release, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office

On December 19, 2018, a lookout for a 4 door black Saturn Vue with tinted windows and a Redskins sticker in the back window. Detective Wayne Wells identified the vehicle as the main suspect vehicle in several thefts of packages at various residences around the county. A thorough investigation by Detective Wells also developed Inga Lee Savoy-Howes (B/F 08/26/1968) and Ashley Marie Howes (W/F 02/23/86) as possible suspects.

    While off duty, DFC. Bradley Boerum observed the above vehicle turning onto Breezy Point Road in Chesapeake Beach. DFC. Boerum followed the vehicle until the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Unit was able to arrive in the area. DFC. Mohler subsequently located the vehicle, observed traffic violations and conducted a traffic stop on Dares Beach Road at Good Day Market. Both suspects were located in the vehicle. DFC.

Inga Lee Savoy-Howes

Childress and his K-9 partner conducted a sniff and was met with a positive alert. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a controlled dangerous substance. Detective Wayne Wells was able to obtain a confession and responded to an address in Prince Frederick, where several pieces of stolen property was recovered. Both suspects have been charged with the thefts and the illegal drugs.

Ashley Marie Howes

Sheriff Evans stated, “It was the quick response by not just one individual or unit, but the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office as a whole that resulted in this case closure.” He added, “Both civilian and sworn personnel involved should be commended for the actions during this investigation.” Citizens are urged to be vigilant for package thefts, especially around the holidays. Keep track of what packages you are expecting, and when you are expecting them. Above all, report anything and everything suspicious.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Detective Wayne Wells at 410-535-2800 ext. 2595, or email at

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David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...