Arrests briefs are courtesy of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

On December 10, 2019, Deputy Parks responded to Walmart in Prince Frederick for the report of a theft. The complainant advised they observed Paul Oburke (41) take barcode stickers from his pocket and stick them to items he was placed in his shopping cart. While checking out, the complainant took the shopping cart from Oburke and observed the false barcode stickers on 6 of the items in the cart.

Deputy Parks made contact with Oburke in the parking lot and observed several Walmart shopping bags on the passenger side of the vehicle. Oburke stated that he bought the $1,110 worth of items for $60 using the fake barcodes at the Walmart in Dunkirk, and was attempting to purchase additional items totaling $2,269 from the Walmart in Prince Frederick using the false barcodes. Oburke was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Theft Scheme: $1,500 to <$25,000 and Theft: $1,500 to under $25,000.

On December 12, 2019, Deputy Bowlan responded to Great Clips in Dunkirk for a welfare check. The complainants advised a woman, Theresa Sue Haley (53), who was behind the store screaming that she was having a heart attack and would die if the police got involved. They also advised that Haley was referencing the Marshall’s store next door.

Upon making contact with Haley and the Marshall’s employees, it was determined that Haley attempted to steal a cart full of merchandise valued at $483.96 and exit the back door of the store. When approached by employees, Haley fled from the store wearing a pair of shoes that she had also stolen. Haley was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where she was charged with Theft: $100 to under $1,500.

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...