Arrest briefs and mugshots courtesy of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office

On September 23, 2019, Deputy Grierson responded to the Calvert County Detention Center for the report of a CDS Violation.

Deputy Scott reported that a clear capsule containing suspected heroin was found and is suspected to belong to Joseph Anthony Lanfranchi (32). Lanfranchi was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement.


On September 27, 2019, Deputy Gilmore and Deputy Wood conducted a welfare check in the area of Breezy Point Road and Blue Heron Drive in Chesapeake Beach. A citizen advised there were two individuals asleep in the vehicle while stopped at the stop sign.

Upon making contact with the occupants, Kelly Lynn Emmell (29)and Joseph Carl Meade (51), Deputies observed several hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia. Emmell and Meade were removed from the vehicle and a search of the vehicle was conducted which resulted in containers with suspected Heroin and suspected Crack Cocaine, crack pipes, a metal spoon with Heroin residue, cotton swabs, water, and a tourniquet.

Emmell and Meade were placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where they were each charged with CDS: Possession- Not Marijuana, CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia, and CDS: Administer Equipment- Possess/Distribute.


On September 28, 2019, Deputy Anderson conducted a traffic stop in the area of Southern Connector Boulevard and Margaret Taylor Road. Upon making contact with the owner of the vehicle, Thomas Darnell Evans Jr. (20), Deputy Anderson noticed the strong odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

Evans and three other occupants were removed from the vehicle and a search of the vehicle was conducted which resulted in a loaded .40 Caliber Hi-Point Model JCP handgun, a clear plastic capsule with white powder residue, and a small digital scale. Evans was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Possession of a Concealed Deadly Weapon and CDS: Possession of Marijuana 10 grams+.


On September 29, 2019, Corporal Denton responded to Sweet Sue’s Bake Shop and Coffee Bar in North Beach for the report of trespassing. The complainant advised that Frederick Emmett Donahue (59)was at the business after being banned, but was not present at the time Cpl. Denton arrived.

Donahue was located walking out of the Post Office adjacent to Sweet Sue’s, and it was confirmed that Donahue was banned from Sweet Sue’s on September 28, 2019, by Sergeant Phelps. Donahue was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Trespassing on Private Property.   


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...