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Press Release, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office

On December 31, 2018 Dfc. R. Shrawder conducted a traffic stop on N Solomons Island Road at W Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick. The driver, Shadeeka Wainright (47), had an active warrant through Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Wainwright was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. A search of her purse revealed a Percocet pill. Wainwright was served her warrant and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement.

Shadeeka Wainright

On December 31, 2018 Cpl. Wilson conducted a traffic stop in the area of the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons. When asked for his license and registration, the driver, Eric Scott Shanholtz (27), refused to provide Cpl. Wilson with either. Shanholtz and the passenger, William Ambrose Fenwick (29), were removed from the vehicle and detained. A search of the vehicle revealed a grinder with marijuana residue in it, as well as two bags that contained over 60 grams of marijuana. Shanholtz and Fenwick were placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. Fenwick was charged with CDS: Possession of Marijuana > 10 grams. Shanholtz was charged with CDS: Possession of Marijuana > 10 grams as well as Obstructing and Hindering.

Eric Scott Shanholtz
William Ambrose Fenwick

On January 1, 2019 Dfc. Mohler conducted a traffic stop in the area of Deanne Avenue and Cassell Blvd, Prince Frederick. The driver and passenger were asked to step out of the vehicle. While speaking with the passenger, Walter Gary Radtke (29), Dfc. Mohler smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from his breath. Inside his mouth was a large amount of green chunks of marijuana. Radtke admitted to consuming the marijuana because he saw Deputy Mohler and “panicked”. Radtke was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Obstructing and Hindering.

Walter Gary Radtke

On January 3, 2019 Dfc. Mohler was investigating a disturbance that occurred in the area of the Southern Pines Senior Apartments in Lusby. Upon arrival Dfc. Mohler made contact with Bruce Artis Cobb (20), who stated he was waiting for a ride and sent on his way. While trying to obtain information from another individual regarding the disturbance, Dfc. Mohler noticed Cobb running towards a traffic stop that was being conducted by Cpl. Robshaw and Deputy Deleon. Dfc. Mohler attempted to stop Cobb from interfering. Cobb ignored verbal commands from Deputy Mohler and continued toward the traffic stop. Cobb was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Obstructing and Hindering, Failure to Obey Reasonable/Lawful Order, and Disorderly Conduct.

Bruce Artis Cobb

On January 5, 2019 Deputy Flynt conducted a traffic stop on Southern Maryland Blvd at Ward Road in Dunkirk. While making contact with the driver, Jose Luis Ortiz Velazquez (35), Deputy Flynt detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed nine Suboxone strips, three small bags with white powder residue and a bottle with urine.  A search of his person while at the Detention Center revealed a razor and two small bags with white powdery residue. Deputy Flynt checked his vehicle after transporting Ortiz Velazquez and found suspected Marijuana and Heroin where he was detained.  Ortiz Velazquez was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana, CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Contraband in place of confinement, Alter Drug/Alcohol test.

Jose Luis Ortiz Velazquez

On January 5, 2019 Deputy Bowlan responded to Cove Point Rd in Lusby for the report of a dispute between two neighbors. The suspect, Travis Allan Phifer (38), was heavily intoxicated and uncooperative. Phifer was advised to go inside his residence multiple times, but failed to comply. Deputy Bowlan placed Phifer under arrest and transported him to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct.

Travis Allan Phifer

On January 6, 2019 Deputy Bowlan responded to 7-Eleven in Prince Frederick for the report of a disorderly subject. Deputy Bowlan made contact with the suspect, Brian Anthony Hill (38), who was issued a Trespass citation for 7-Eleven for causing a scene and refusing to pay for his coffee. Hill crushed the citation and dropped it on the ground. Hill was told to leave the parking lot but refused, therefore, he was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Failure to Obey a Reasonable/ Lawful Order.

Brian Anthony Hill

On January 6, 2019 Deputy Freeland responded to the Giant in Lusby for the report of a disorderly subject. Upon arrival he made contact with the suspect, Bruce Craig Bluteau (49), who was hunched over the ATM screaming that he was God. Because a crowd started to gather around, Bluteau was detained. After detaining him, Bluteau refused to comply with Deputy Freeland’s orders and continued to be disorderly. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct.

Bruce Craig Bluteau

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

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...