News Release, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office
During the week of February 4th, 2019 – February 10th, 2019 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,333 calls for service throughout the community.
On February 4th, 2019 Dfc. Gott conducted a traffic stop in the area of Route 4 and Dowell Road in Lusby. The driver, identified asRyan Ford Gallagher (41), nervously handed Dfc. Gott an open container of warm beer, to which the contents were poured out. A short time later, Dfc. Childress and his K9 partner Flip conducted a scan on the outside perimeter of the vehicle which resulted in a positive alert.
Gallagher was later found to be in possession of an opened Zubsolv package and stated that it was not prescribed to him. A search of the vehicle revealed a prescription bottle that contained one half of a white pill identified as Zubsolv and two unopened packets of Zubsolv. The prescription bottle found did not belong to Gallagher. Gallagher was arrested and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession- Not Marijuana.
On February 5th, 2019 Dfc. Pounsberry responded to Silverton Lane in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a burglary in progress. The Calvert Control Center advised the subject was Brandon Lovell Jackson (31). Upon arrival, Dfc. Pounsberry observed Jackson’s vehicle leave the area. An investigative stop was conducted on Jackson’s vehicle and at that point he admitted that he had disestablished residency from Silverton Lane several weeks prior.
Witnesses stated Jackson was seen attempting to gain entry into the residence by tugging on the back door and screaming at the individuals inside. Jackson proceeded to rip the screen door off the hinges and threw several pieces of deck furniture causing damage. Jackson was arrested and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Malicious Destruction of Property less than $1,000.
On February 5th, 2019 Deputy Crum conducted a traffic stop located at Apple Way and Route 4 in Dunkirk. While making contact with the driver, William Eugene Estep Jr. (71), Deputy Crum could detect an odor of Marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed (3) clear plastic containers of suspected Marijuana in the amount of less than ten grams and a metal bowl tip pipe with black burnt residue.
While searching throughout the vehicle a very strong chemical odor was emitting from the trunk. A search of the trunk revealed a wrapper containing a wet, brown filtered cigarette inside with suspected PCP. Estep was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession- Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession Paraphernalia.
On February 5th, 2019 Deputy Parks responded to Saint John Vianney Catholic Church for the report of a theft. The complainant advised they were contacted by their bank who stated a suspect, later identified as Ronald Lee Russey-Thyes (19), had attempted to cash two checks totaling $120 but was unsuccessful.
Deputy Parks canvassed the area in attempt to locate Russey-Thyes at which point he was located a short time later near KFC in Prince Frederick. Russey-Thyes was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Theft $100 to under $1,500.
On February 6th, 2019 Dfc. Gilmore responded to the North Beach Town Center Senior Apartments for a trespassing complaint. The complex manager told responding deputies that the suspect, identified as Michael Raymond Culligan (61), had been evicted from his apartment earlier in the day and was told by Dfc. Jacobs he was not to return to the complex. At approximately 4 p.m. Culligan was observed entering the front door of the apartment complex in attempt to gain access to the building.
Culligan was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center. After processing Culligan for trespassing, Dfc. Gilmore was contacted by a Sergeant at the Detention Center and advised they located a cut straw with suspected cocaine which resulted in an additional charge of CDS: Possession Paraphernalia.
On February 8th, 2019 Dfc. Pounsberry conducted a traffic stop located Old Town Road and South Solomons Island Rd in Huntingtown. Upon making contact with the driver, Deon Lamont Jones (28), Dfc. Pounsberry could observe in plain view, a clear bag crumpled in the center console, a cut straw with a powdery residue around it, and a roll of US Currency. Jones was asked to exit the vehicle, where a clear capsule containing suspected heroin was located in the driver seat. A further search of the vehicle revealed a clear capsule with suspected heroin and an opened capsule of suspected heroin.
The Sheriff’s Office advised the vehicle was not registered, that the registration belonged to another car and the vehicle did not have insurance coverage. The Calvert Control Center advised that Jones was on supervised release and his license was suspended. Jones was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.
On February 9th, 2019 Deputy Crum conducted a traffic stop located at Route 4 and Chaneyville Road in Owings. The driver, identified as Ronald De’Ageo Murray(22), was found to be operating the vehicle under a suspended license and was issued the proper citations. A consent to search the vehicle was given at that time, where Deputy Crum located a backpack containing suspected Marijuana above 10 grams and a round scale.
The passenger, later identified as Brandon Scott Collier (20), had provided a false name upon request to Deputy Crum. The Calvert Control Center advised that Brandon Collier had a warrant from Virginia for Failure to Appear. Murray and Collier were both transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where they were both charged with CDS: Possession with Intent to Distribute, CDS: Possession of Marijuana 10 grams or more and CDS: Paraphernalia.