QA Press Release 8/16/2013

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INCIDENT: Joint Narcotics Operation

DATE / TIME: August 9th, 2013 @ 1830 Hours

LOCATION: Northern Queen Anne’s County


ARRESTED: David DeWayne Hicks (29) of Bridgeville DE. (formally of Crumpton, MD)

CHARGES: Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

Possession of CDS – Cocaine

Possession of CDS Paraphernalia


ARRESTED: Daryll Lamont Brooks (31) of Centreville, MD

CHARGES: Possession of CDS (Cocaine) with Intent to Distribute

Possession of CDS (Marijuana) with Intent to Distribute

Possession of CDS (Cocaine)

Possession of CDS (Marijuana)

Possession of CDS Paraphernalia

Fleeing & Eluding

Child Endangerment




NARRATIVE: Sheriff Gary Hofmann is reporting that on August 9th, the Office of the Sheriff conducted a joint operation with the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force in northern Queen Anne’s County to address citizen complaints of suspected drug trafficking and other quality of life crimes.


At 1830 hours Dfc. Rickard and Deputy Draper observed two subjects acting in a suspicious manner in Pinkney Park located near Crumpton. Contact was made with the two subjects and further investigation resulted in the seizure suspected crack cocaine individually packaged for street level sales from one of the subjects (identified as David D. Hicks). Hicks, who has a prior history of felony drug distribution was taken into custody and subsequently held at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond. The suspected crack cocaine and $30 was seized and placed into evidence. Charges are pending on the second subject.


At 1945 hours detectives of the drug task force observed the driver of a Cadillac make several traffic violations and followed the vehicle until a marked unit arrived to make the traffic stop. The Cadillac was stopped in the 400 block of Pine Tree Road, Chestertown (QA). As the deputy approached the car, the driver threw a black plastic bag from the car and drove off. The Cadillac drove about a mile on Pine Tree Road, failed to negotiate a curve ending up in a ditch. The driver identified as Daryll Lamont Brooks was taken into custody. A ten month old female was located unsecured in the rear seat. The child was checked by paramedics at the scene and then released into the custody of a grandmother who had responded to the scene.


The bag that Brooks had thrown was recovered and found to contain over 100 grams of suspected cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and a working digital scale. Brooks who has a felony drug charge history was taken into custody and held by a District Court Commissioner on a $350,000 bond at the QA County Detention Center. In addition to the CDS, the 2002 Cadillac Coupe-de-Ville and $145.00 cash was seized.


DEPUTY: Sgt. Steve Stouffer

ASSIST: Dfc. J. Rickard, Dep. R. Draper, Dfc. M. Jordan, Dep. N. Burns, Dep. M. Jones and Detectives of the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force.

CASE: 13-23750





INCIDENT: Burglary (Reported)

DATE / TIME: 08/11/2013 @ 0728 Hours

LOCATION: 3265 Romancoke Road, Stevensville

VICTIM: Blue Heron Golf Course


NARRATIVE: Employees arriving for work found that the golf cart shed had been broken into and two carts had been taken, used on the course and then returned with damage. In addition they located damage to some of the greens. Damages were estimated at $665.


DEPUTY: Deputy Andrew Neall

ASSIST: Dfc. J. Kellogg

CASE: 13-23963


INCIDENT: Burglary (Reported)

DATE / TIME: 08/11/2013 @ 1553 Hours

LOCATION: 200 Block of Price Station Road, Church Hill

VICTIM: William S. Tulowitzky of Church Hill


NARRATIVE: Victim reported unknown person(s) had broken into a storage shed and removed a blue 2007 Yamaha TTR 90 dirt Bike valued at $1500.


DEPUTY: Deputy Andrew Neall

CASE: 13-23995



DATE / TIME: 08/11/2013 @ 2134 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION: Hess Frontage Road, Grasonville

VICTIM: Leon R. Washington of Grasonville


NARRATIVE: Victim reported missing a .40 caliber semi-auto Mini Firestorm handgun and two gold chains from his residence. The items were valued at $600.


DEPUTY: Deputy Steve Matthews

CASE: 13-24016



DATE / TIME: 08/12/2013 @ 0126 Hours

LOCATION: Main Street Grasonville


ARREST: Simon John Hellyer (37) of Grasonville



NARRATIVE: Sgt. Stouffer was traveling on Main Street just east of Oyster Cove and located a 2003 Lincoln off the roadway and into the marsh. About thirty feet further on the road was a male walking could be seen. While talking with the man, identified as Simon Hellyer it was noted that the odor of alcohol was present, he was swaying while standing and had mud on his legs. When asked if he had wrecked his car and he replied he had pulled off the road. The Lincoln was found to be registered to the man.


Hellyer was charged with DWI and later released on his signature. The Lincoln was towed from the scene.


DEPUTY: Sgt. Steve Stouffer

CASE: 13-24041



DATE / TIME: 08/12/2013 @ 0552 Hours

LOCATION: 800 Block of Clannihan Shop Road, Church Hill

VICTIM: Kevin Boone of Church Hill


NARRATIVE: Victim reported leaving his red 2008 Honda 250 (4×2) four wheeler in his back yard around 11 PM. As he was leaving for work in the morning, he realized that the four-wheeler was gone. The Honda was valued at $4000.


DEPUTY: Dfc. George Sewell

CASE: 13-24052



DATE / TIME: 08/12/2013 @ 0750 (Reported)

LOCATION: 900 Block of White Marsh Road, Centreville

VICTIM: Suzanne Spencer of Centreville


NARRATIVE: Victim reported that someone had entered two of their vehicles during the night taking $200 cash from one of the vehicles. A witness reported seeing a red four wheeler and a small blue motorcycle at the end of the driveway around 0130 hours.


DEPUTY: Dfc. Larry Steenken

CASE: 13-24057



DATE / TIME: 08/12/2013 @ 0905 Hours

LOCATION: 1000 Block of Hope Road, Centreville

VICTIM: Crop Production Services


NARRATIVE: Thomas Engle of Crop Productions reported someone had stolen a tailgate from a white 2003 Ford F-250 parked on the grass near RT 301. The tailgate was valued at $500.


DEPUTY: Dfc. Larry Steenken

CASE: 13-24062



DATE / TIME: 08/13/2013 @ 1923 Hours

LOCATION: Calvert Road, Chester

VICTIM: Michelle Thomas of Chester


NARRATIVE: Victim reported missing her engagement and wedding rings valued at $4350 from her residence. Victim was able to advise of a possible suspect name which was checked in the various pawn records. It was learned that the suspect had pawned the rings in Annapolis for $500. Charges are pending.


DEPUTY: Deputy Chris Ahearn

CASE: 13-24201


INCIDENT: Burglary

DATE / TIME: 08/13/2013 @ 1931 Hours

LOCATION: 1000 block of Hope Road, Centreville

VICTIM: Robert M. Smith of Centreville


NARRATIVE: Victim reported that someone had entered his garage sometime during the day and took about 100 pounds of copper welding leads valued at $500.


DEPUTY: Deputy Jeremy Gardner

CASE: 13-24204



DATE / TIME: 08/13/2013 @ 2221 Hours

LOCATION: RT 18 west of the Kent Narrows, Chester


ARREST: Patricia Elizabeth Partlow (41) of Arnold



NARRATIVE: Deputy responding to a non-emergency call saw a pickup stopped on the side of the road appearing to be disabled. Once stopped he could see a white Kia passenger vehicle in the marshy area with the lights on. The driver was still in the car when contacted and identified as Patricia Partlow by her MD driver’s license. Driver advised she was ok and only had a few drinks. Strong odor of alcohol and other indicators led the deputy to conduct field sobriety tasks. The result was the arrest of Ms. Partlow.


After charging documents and related paperwork was issued, she was released to a sober adult.


DEPUTY: Deputy Chris Neall

CASE: 13-24219