QA Press Release 10/18/2013


If you have information on any of the cases below you are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (410) 758-0770 or email at



DATE / TIME: 10/16/2013 @ 2305 Hours

LOCATION: Kent Towne Market, Chester

VICTIM: Burger King


NARRATIVE: Three subjects, all dressed in black clothing and hooded sweatshirts entered the Burger King demanded money. Two of the suspects displayed handguns. The two employees were taken to the restaurant’s office and an undisclosed amount of currency was taken. The two employees were not harmed.



DATE / TIME: 10/17/2013 @ 0050 Hours

LOCATION: 800 Block of Brownsville Road, Centreville

VICTIM: Male (38) of Centreville


NARRATIVE: Victim reported two or three suspects entered his residence of Brownsville Road demanded his cell phone and was shot once in the upper body by an unknown caliber handgun.


The victim then fled driving himself to Centreville, where he was able to flag down a Centreville Police Officer. Ems responded and the victim was taken to Shock Trauma.


Victim was unable to provide a description of his assailants and no one else was at the residence at the time of the shooting.


Both incidents are being investigated by the Queen Anne’s Office of the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Unit. At this time there is nothing to relate the two incidents together however it has not been ruled out. Persons with any possible information about these two crimes are urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (410) 758-0770.



INCIDENT: Burglary

DATE / TIME: 10/08/2013 @ 1622 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION: 600 Block of Kimberly Way, Stevensville

VICTIM: Michael Connelly of Stevensville


NARRATIVE: Victim reported that an unknown person had taken his Remington 1187 12 Gauge Shotgun, a Stihl Chainsaw and a PSE Primos Edition Compound Bow with arrows from his garage. The last time the items were seen was during the week of September 30th. The items were valued at $1990.


DEPUTY: Deputy Chris Ahearn

CASE: 13-30518


INCIDENT: Stolen Bicycles

DATE / TIME: 10/08/2013 @ 2000 Hours

LOCATION: Joyce Lane Stevensville

VICTIM: Cheemoandia Blake of Stevensville


NARRATIVE: Victim reported two bikes had been stolen from her residence, an blue mountain bike and an orange & silver mountain bike. While on the way to meet with the victim, the deputy saw an orange & silver bike on State Street just a short distance from the victim’s residence. It was also found that the previous shift had recovered an abandoned bike in the 700 block of Old Love Point Road and it had been stored at Sheriff’s Headquarters. Both bikes were identified by the victim as her missing bikes.


DEPUTY: Deputy Charles Harris

ASSIST: Reserve Deputy Mann

CASE: 13-30521


INCIDENT: Burglary

DATE / TIME: 10/09/2013 @ 1216 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION: 1100 Block of Church Hill Road, Centreville

VICTIM: Marvin Coppage of Centreville


NARRATIVE: Victim advised he heard something outside his residence the evening before but didn’t check it out. On the following day he realized someone had broken into a storage shed and stolen his Craftsman 5HP air compressor and a red 2600lb pressure washer. Items were valued at $725.


DEPUTY: Deputy Jennifer Aaron

CASE: 13-30599


INCIDENT: MDOP / Traffic Accident

DATE / TIME: 10/10/2013 @ 1456 Hours

LOCATION: 115 Blue Jay Court, Stevensville

VICTIM: Cracker Barrel


NARRATIVE: Unknown vehicle struck the rear of the building causing a water main to rupture and was leaking a large amount of water into the building. Fire Department personnel on the scene was able to shut the water main off. The damage when it occurred was no observed and the vehicle had left the scene.


DEPUTY: Deputy Charles Harris

CASE: 13-30720


INCIDENT: Theft from Vehicle

DATE / TIME: 10/11/2013 @ 0632 Hours

LOCATION: Prospect Bay / Greenwood Shoals Grasonville

VICTIM: See Narrative


NARRATIVE: Deputy dispatched to 300 Block of Prospect Bay Drive west for a theft from a vehicle. Larry J. Hill reported his passenger window to his 1999 Volvo was broken out and $200 cash had been taken from a day planner. Damage to the car was estimated at $200.


Another call for a similar incident came from 200 Block of Piney Point Landing. A 2006 Chevrolet Silverado belong to Christopher P. Buckingham had a smashed window but nothing appeared to be missing. Damage was estimated at $375.


A third victim called from Greenwood Shoals was received. Euthokia C. Nagel reported her 2013 Audi had a smashed window and a yellow leather wallet containing her driver’s license, credit cards, a safe deposit key and a $1000 Nordstrom’s gift card had been stolen. Damages and loss was estimated at $2200.


A 2005 Lexus at the 200 block of Prospect Bay West owned by Thomas K. Burke had also been broken into and a $300 jacket stolen. Damage was estimated at $400.


Heather Tranquill on Sycamore Court noticed her window to her vehicle was smashed out and that $200 from her purse had been taken.


Two more victims were also located on Greenwood Shoals, Linda Showalter’s 2013 Subaru had a smashed window and $40 taken. James Bowser Sr.’s 2006 GMC truck was also damaged by having the window broken out. Nothing was reported missing from the truck. Each of these vehicles had an estimated $400 damage.


DEPUTY: Deputy Charles Harris

CASE: 13-30776


INCIDENT: Medical Emergency

DATE / TIME: 10/12/2013 @ 0320 Hours

LOCATION: Grasonville

VICTIM: Male (39) of Grasonville


NARRATIVE: Deputies responded to a residence in Grasonville for an intoxicated male upset over a divorce and threatening to harm himself, stating he was going to get his ex-spouse’s firearm. Victim was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center for assistance.


DEPUTY: Dfc. Jason Rickard

ASSIST: Cpl. S. Russell / 1st Sgt. M. Meil

CASE: 13-30866


INCIDENT: Medical Emergency

DATE / TIME: 10/12/2013 @ 1230 Hours

LOCATION: Queenstown

VICTIM: Male (46) of Queenstown


NARRATIVE: Deputies responded to a Queenstown residence after a female reported her husband was threatening to harm himself as well as their teen age child. Contact was made with the man who came out of the residence at the deputies request. After interviewing the man, he was transported to Easton Memorial for treatment. The child was not injured.


DEPUTY: Dfc. Michael Jordan

ASSIST: Deputy C. Neal / Cpl. J. Davidson / MSP

CASE: 13-30909



DATE / TIME: 10/12/2013 @ 1258 Hours

LOCATION: 200 Kent Landing, Stevensville


ARREST: Alexander Randall Pinder (19) of Stevensville



NARRATIVE: Store Security reported observing a male subject in the show department trying on boots. The male then placed his old shoes in a box and then put the box on the shelve. Wearing the new boots, he then was see placing candy bars in a backpack. He then went to the checkout and purchased a soda and two additional candy bars and left the store where he was stopped by security.


When Deputy Harris arrived the man was searched and the four candy bars and boots were recovered. The search also resulted in the seizure of a smoking device with suspected marijuana residue. The man was identified as Alexander Pinder and transported to Sheriff’s Headquarters for processing. He was later released on his own recognizance by a District Court Commissioner.


DEPUTY: Deputy Charles Harris

CASE: 13-30910



DATE / TIME: 10/12/2013 @ 2225 Hours

LOCATION: 400 Thompson Creek Road, Stevensville

VICTIM: Sunoco Gas Station

ARREST: James Ronald Pumphrey (26) of Stevensville

CHARGE: Strong Arm Robbery / Theft / Assault


NARRATIVE: Store Employee at Sunoco reported a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a green shirt came into the store and placed a piece of candy on the counter. When the employee went to ring it up, the suspect reached around the counter, took currency from the till and then fled on foot.


When the store manager arrived, store security footage was reviewed and manager recognized the suspect advising he was in earlier and had stated he worked at a nearby restaurant. Dfc. Rickard went to the restaurant and located the suspect, now identified as James Pumphrey. When asked if he had all of his belongings, the restaurant manager advised the deputy he had just cleaned the women’s bathroom and left a black hooded sweatshirt and a green shirt there. The clothing was seized and the male returned to the Sunoco Station where the store employee identified Mr. Pumphrey as the robber.


Mr. Pumphrey was placed under arrest and told deputies the stolen money was hidden in the restaurant’s walk-in freezer where it was recovered.


He has been detained at the QA Detention center on a $50,000 bail.


DEPUTY: Deputy Chris Ahearn

ASSIST: Dfc. Jason Rickard

CASE: 13-30942


INCIDENT: Found Property

DATE / TIME: 10/14/2013 @ 0939 Hours

LOCATION: Cross Island Trail near Old Love Point Park, Stevensville

VICTIM: Unknown


NARRATIVE: After a report of abandoned bicycles on the trail, Deputy Burns walked until he located two youth size bikes. Both bikes were taken to Sheriff’s Headquarters for storage. If the owners wish to reclaim the bikes, call the Sheriff’s Office Property Room at (410) 758-0770 and provide the bicycle’s description.


DEPUTY: Deputy Nathaniel Burns

ASSIST: Reserve Deputy Mann

CASE: 13-31041



DATE / TIME: 10/14/2013 @ 1121 Hours

LOCATION: 900 Block of Petinot Place, Stevensville

VICTIM: Linda M. Wehland of Stevensville


NARRATIVE: Victim reported unknown person had scratched her husband’s 2008 Ford Super Duty truck while parked at their residence. The truck was scratched several times, 2-3 foot long marks on both front and rear driver side doors. Damages were estimated to be over $1000.


DEPUTY: Deputy Nathaniel Burns

CASE: 13-31049





DATE / TIME: 09/29/2013 @ 1200 Hours

LOCATION: 106 Outlet Center Drive, Queenstown

VICTIM: Sharon Nichols of Queenstown & McKaylee Prochazka of Berlin MD.


NARRATIVE: While in the GAP store, both victim stated they had been “crowded” by a group of female and afterward realized one of them had gone into their purse and taken their wallet. One of the women later located her wallet underneath a clearance rack and it was missing about $200 cash. In the second incident the victim stated her wallet contained about $150.


One of the suspects was described as a white female wearing a white shirt, black pants and carrying a large black purse and last seen going into ladies rest room. An witness stood by waiting for the woman to leave, however it appears the woman changed her clothing and appearance and walked out without the witness recognizing her.


DEPUTY: Dfc. Jason Richard

CASE: 13-29483


INCIDENT: Recovered Property

DATE / TIME: 09/29/2013 @ 1330 Hours

LOCATION: Round Top Road, Chestertown

VICTIM: Unknown


NARRATIVE: A child playing in the woods found a plastic sunfish container with costume jewelry. The container appeared to have been outside for a long time. The owner can claim the items by contacting the Sheriff’s Office and describing the items.


DEPUTY: Dfc. Larry Steenken

CASE: 13-29486


INCIDENT: Medical Emergency

DATE / TIME: 09/29/2013 @ 1800 Hours

LOCATION: Centreville

VICTIM: Male (47) from Centreville area


NARRATIVE: Deputies were dispatched to a residence for a report of a man wanting to harm himself and family members. Last report was he had left the house armed with a shotgun. Family members advised he had been yelling and then a shot was heard. The man was located exiting the woods still in possession of the shotgun. He dropped the weapon and was taken into custody without further incident. He was taken to Easton Memorial Hospital by Patrol Car for assistance.


DEPUTY: Deputy Jeremy Gardner

ASSIST: Cpl. S. Russell, Sgt. E. Johnston Dfc. L. Steenken

CASE: 13-29498



DATE / TIME: 09/29/2013 @ 1759 Hours

LOCATION: 900 Love Point Road, Stevensville

VICTIM: Michael J. Wright of Stevensville


NARRATIVE: Victim was attending a meeting at the high school and as he was leaving, his 2005 Jeep had the window smashed and his wallet taken from the center console. In addition to cards and ID, $30 in cash was taken. Damage was estimated @ $150-200.


DEPUTY: Deputy Joey Timms

CASE: 13-29504



DATE / TIME: 09/30/2013 @ 0654 Hours

LOCATION: Jarmen’s Branch Road, Centreville

VICTIM: Mark A. Mildenberger of Centreville


NARRATIVE: Victim reported someone overnight had taken his Makita Sawzall, battery pack & Charger and a Bosch Hammer Drill in a case from an exterior toolbox on his work truck. The items were valued at $450.


DEPUTY: Sgt. Mark Carr

CASE: 13-29528



DATE / TIME: 09/30/2013 @ 1022 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION: 900 Block of Monroe Manor Road, Stevensville

VICTIM: Barbara Marmion of Stevensville


NARRATIVE: Victim reported her neighbor had located her two light fixtures disconnected and left in another yard and on the roadway. The light fixtures had been securely on posts near her driveway for about 12 years and were valued at $500.


DEPUTY: Deputy Rudy Draper

CASE: 13-29559


INCIDENT: Fraudulent Checks

DATE / TIME: 09/30/2013 @ 1100 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION: Outlet Center Drive, Queenstown

VICTIM: Kay Jewelers & BCBG Max Azria of Queenstown


NARRATIVE: Asst. Manager at BCBG Store reported an African American female had purchased clothing, shoes and a jacket on 9/28 and paid by a check from a Wells Fargo Bank in the amount of $923.44. The clerk had verified the check thru verification service. Kay Jewelers also located at Queenstown Outlets advised the female had purchased a Rolex watch using a check which was verified but later found to be fraudulent. The watch was sold for $7,511. Investigation remains open.


DEPUTY: Cpl. Chris Green

CASE: 13-29566



DATE / TIME: 09/30/2013 @ 1413 Hours

LOCATION: 200 Kent Landing , Stevensville


ARREST: Kira Renee Woodus (25) of Grasonville



NARRATIVE: Deputies were called to K-Mart for a Theft in progress. While responding, deputies were advised the suspect, an African-American female wearing a green top and blue jeans had fled the store and had run into a nearby wooded area. A search resulted in locating the female about 5 feet into the brush.


Store Security footage showed the female placing items into a cart then exiting the store without paying. The suspect was stopped by store security and returned to the store with them. Upon learning law enforcement had been called she then ran out of the store.


Items in the cart included two bed sets, four jugs of motor oil, two jugs of Anti-freeze, three jugs of laundry detergent and a box of Crystal Light. Items had a value of $382.26.


Woodus was taken into custody and transported to Sheriff’s Headquarters for processing. She later was released after posting a $1500 bond.


DEPUTY: Deputy Scott Hogan

ASSIST: Dfc. J. Kellogg

CASE: 13-29587



DATE / TIME: 09/30/2013 @ 1918 Hours

LOCATION: 300 Block of Wilson Road, Grasonville

VICTIM: Helen Arlington of Grasonville


NARRATIVE: Victim reported her mailbox had been dented in on one side and the door damaged as well during the day. The mailbox was valued at $50.


DEPUTY: Deputy Mitch Jones

CASE: 13-29618



DATE / TIME: 10/02/2013 @ 0944 Hours

LOCATION: Second Street Crumpton

VICTIM: Joseph King of Crumpton


NARRATIVE: Victim was balancing his checkbook and discovered several check out of sequence and had been cashed in Millington. A check at locations in Millington determined the suspect to be a family member of the victim’s after records indicated the family member had used a MVP card in their name.


Charges are pending.


DEPUTY: Dfc. Larry Steenken

CASE: 13-29743


INCIDENT: Medical Emergency

DATE / TIME: 10/02/2013 @ 1339 Hours

LOCATION: Millington, (QA) MD

VICTIM: Female (29) of Millington


NARRATIVE: Victim upset over a family issue was threatening to harm herself. On arrival she was located with a cocked large caliber handgun. The woman was talked into handing over the gun and was then transported to Chester River Medical Center for treatment.


DEPUTY: Dfc. Larry Steenken

ASSIST: MSP Troopers

CASE: 13-29765



DATE / TIME: 01/02/2013 @ 1658 Hours

LOCATION: Pullman’s Crossing, Grasonville

VICTIM: Hector Flores of Grasonville

ARREST: See Narrative


NARRATIVE: Hector Flores reported being robbed of his cell phone and El Salvador ID Card by two African American females armed with a knife. Investigating Deputy drove the victim around in Grasonville and attempted to locate the suspects. In the 4500 block of Main Street, the victim saw a possible female suspect. Contact was made and she advised that Mr. Flores earlier had been at her house knocking on the door wanting to use a phone.


A check of Mr. Flores determined there was a warrant for his arrest for failure to appear on a charge from MdTA Police. He was taken into custody and transported to Sheriff’s Headquarters for processing. Flores was held on an ICE Immigration Detainer pending deportation hearing.


DEPUTY: Deputy Kevin Parks

ASSIST: Det. Amelia Vansant / ICE

CASE: 13-29797


INCIDENT: Burglary

DATE / TIME: 10/03/2013 @ 1320 Hours

LOCATION: 300 Block of Timber Lane, Grasonville

VICTIM: Charles O’Donnell of Grasonville


NARRATIVE: Victim reported a family member had left the house for a short time in the afternoon and upon returning found a rear door unsecured and their dog on the porch. An iPod Touch and a jar of coins was missing. The total estimated loss was $370. Case remains under investigation.


DEPUTY: Deputy Chris Ahearn

CASE: 13-29884


INCIDENT: Theft from a Vehicle

DATE / TIME: 10/03/2013 @ 2009 Hours

LOCATION: Monroe Court, Stevensville

VICTIM: Steven Webb of Stevensville


NARRATIVE: Victim reported going to his car to retrieve his cell phone and saw a slim white male with short hair attempting to gain access to a family members car. The victim then chased the male as far as the pool house on Nichols Manor before losing sight of him. A check of the car showed several expensive items in the vehicle left in open view. A search of the area by police failed to locate the suspect.


DEPUTY: Deputy Charles Harris

CASE: 13-29915


INCIDENT: Domestic

DATE / TIME: 10/03/2013 @ 2204 Hours

LOCATION: Buckingham Drive, Stevensville


NARRATIVE: Husband and wife arguing and both reported physical contact. Neither of the subjects reported injury or had visible markings. Female advised she was leaving to stay with family out of state and had bags packed. The husband advised he had refused to give her keys to drive a vehicle and they had struggled over the keys.


Due to alcohol consumption, a cab was requested to transport the female to a destination. Deputies remained at the residence until the female party had left.


DEPUTY: Deputy Charles Harris

ASSIST: Sgt. E. Johnston

CASE: 13-29935



DATE / TIME: 10/04/2013 @ 1247 Hours

LOCATION: 425 Outlet Center Drive, Queenstown



NARRATIVE: Store Manager reported a theft that had occurred the previous day and verified on store security video when two African-American males had stolen two belts and a sweater from the store. The items had a value of $1137.


DEPUTY: Deputy Scott Hogan

CASE: 13-30007


INCIDENT: Attempted Burglary

DATE / TIME: 10/04/2013 @ 1404 Hours

LOCATION: 200 Block of Timber Lane, Grasonville


NARRATIVE: A grandmother watching her two small grandchildren at the residence observed an African-American male walk out of the woods, cross the back yard and attempt to enter the residence. Upon seeing someone was at the residence the male fled. He was described as 6’00 – 150 pounds wearing a green hat, dark shirt and black shorts. He was last seen running towards White House Road.


A search of the area by deputies and detectives assisted by a K9 from AA Co. Police was done without locating the suspect. Investigation continues.


DEPUTY: Deputy Rudy Draper

ASSIST: Det. Chase Armington

CASE: 13-30009


INCIDENT: Burglary

DATE / TIME: 10/04/2013 @ 1455 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION: 100 Abruzzi Drive, Chester

VICTIM: Adams Ribs


NARRATIVE: Mr. Fred Hill of Adams Ribs reported that a storage shed behind the restaurant had been broken into and a Burkel Meat Slicer and 8-10 stainless steel water pans had been stolen sometime between 1130 on 10/3 to 1400 on the 4th. The items were valued at $800.


DEPUTY: Dfc. Seth Ambrose

CASE: 13-20013



DATE / TIME: 10/05/2013 @ 0046 Hours

LOCATION: 70 Kent Towne Market, Chester

VICTIM: Diana D. Holloway of Chester


NARRATIVE: Ms. Holloway reported she and a juvenile female were in the drive-thru lane at Taco Bell. The vehicle in front of them had been taking a long time at the drive thru window and Ms. Holloway honked her horn. At that time the male driver exited the car and walked back to her car and began to yell at her. A female passenger also waked back and struck the juvenile female in the face. Both subjects then returned to their car and drive off. The juvenile did not require any medical attention at the scene.


The suspects were described as white male in his 30’s and about 5’10”. The female was described as older possibly 50, 5’4” 180 pounds. The suspect car was a small black sedan with a spoiler and partial tag of 90931 (Unknown State).


DEPUTY: Dfc. Stephen Fraser

CASE: 13-30078