The following reports were compiled from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick barrack and court records.
Man allegedly flees from police
On May 30 at 2:26 p.m., Tfc. Stull located a lookout vehicle from a hit-and-run accident previously called out by Calvert Control Center on southbound Route 4. The vehicle turned onto Plum Point Road and continued to travel, failing to stop even after Stull had activated her vehicle’s lights and siren. Tfc. Harrod arrived to assist and the vehicle eventually stopped on the shoulder of the road. The driver was repeatedly ordered to step out of the vehicle and failed to comply. Harrod then opened the driver’s side door and removed the driver. The driver failed to put the vehicle in park and it then rolled forward and struck Harrod’s vehicle, according to police reports.
Justin Gregory Lemer Brown, 29, of Huntingtown was arrested and taken to the Calvert County Detention Center. He was charged with failure to obey a lawful order, negligent driver, attempt by driver to elude police by failure to stop, failure by driver to drive to curb by signal by police vehicle and leaving an unattended vehicle without stopping engine.
Brown was released on $1,500 bond. A district court hearing on the charges is scheduled for July 19.
Driver reportedly asleep with drugs
On May 31, Deputy Nicholas Savick conducted a traffic stop on Lower Marlboro Road in Huntingtown. The driver, Michael Edwin Swearingen, 27, of Lusby, almost struck multiple vehicles and was seen falling asleep while driving, according to police reports. A search of the vehicle revealed Suboxone, Lorazepam and Klonopin. Swearingen was arrested and taken to the Calvert County Detention Center, where he was charged with controlled dangerous substance possession not marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance and faces an Aug. 1 hearing in district court.
Man on tractor charged with disturbance
On June 2, deputies responded to 7-Eleven in Huntingtown for the report of an intoxicated person. The complainant advised that someone arrived on a lawn tractor with a 12-pack of beer strapped to it. Sgt. Eric Basham observed the subject driving the mower on the shoulder of North Solomons Island Road at Old Town Road in Huntingtown and made contact with him.
Walter Jay Brown Sr., 60, of Huntingtown, was slurring his speech and was incoherent, according to police reports. Brown was arrested and taken to the Calvert County Detention Center, where he was issued a trespass warning from the 7-Eleven and charged with intoxicated public disturbance and possession of an open container.
Sliding glass door is damaged
On June 1, Deputy James Sturdivant responded to Eighth Street in Chesapeake Beach for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised sometime between April 28 and 31 someone damaged the sliding glass door to her basement.
The estimated value of the damaged property is $600.
On May 29, a male responded to the sheriff’s office to report a theft. The complainant advised sometime between May 23 and 24 someone stole both tags from his deceased mother’s vehicle that was parked in the driveway.
On May 29, Dfc. Andrew Ostazeski responded to Rawhide Road, Lusby for the report of a theft. The complainant advised sometime between last summer and this April someone stole the capacitor from his air conditioning unit.
The estimated value of the stolen property is less than $100.
On May 30, Deputy Samuel Grierson responded to the Exxon gas station in Lusby for the report of a theft. The complainant advised on May 29 someone entered the store, took a bottle of Hennessey cognac off the shelf, stuck it down his pants and exited the store without paying. The value of the stolen property is $35.99.
On May 30, Deputy Howard Anderson responded to Evergreen Drive in Lusby for the report of a theft. The complainant advised sometime between May 26 and 30 someone stole seven of her garden statues from her front yard. The value of the stolen property is $70.
On May 31, Dfc. Galen Gott responded to Holiday Drive in Solomons for the report of a theft. The complainant advised sometime between May 22 and 31, someone removed the registration sticker from his 2006 Ford truck.
The value of the stolen property is $30.