QA Press Releases 2/3/2012

INCIDENT: Violation of Protection Order

DATE: 1/20/2012 to 1/25/2012

VICTIM: Heather R. Johnson of Chestertown

ARREST: Joseph Thomas Johnson (43) of Queenstown

CHARGES: Violation of Protection Order (38 Counts), Electronic Mail Harassment, Telephone Misuse

NARRATIVE: After the court issued a Protection Order on January 20th preventing Mr. Johnson from contacting his spouse began to call and text her within an hour of being served. Additional attempts to make contact thru other persons , calls and texts occurred on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th. The victim also reported that the tags on her vehicle were taken while parked at Chesapeake College and that on the morning of the 21st she found a tire on her car was flattened during the night.

An Arrest Warrant was issued on the 25th and served on January 31st in Queenstown. Johnson was taken into custody and processed at Sheriff’s Headquarters. A District Court Commissioner set a $7500. Bail and held at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center. On 2/1 he was released after securing a bail bondsman.

DEPUTY: A/Cpl. Larry Steenken

CASE: 12-02885


INCIDENT: Failure to Obey Court Order

DATE: 02/01/2012

ARREST: Joseph Thomas Johnson (43) of Queenstown

CHARGES: Failure to Obey a Court Order

NARRATIVE: District Court issued a Bench Warrant on 2/2/2012 for Joseph Johnson after he failed to appear in court as notified to do so. Johnson was taken into custody in Centreville on 2/2 at 1207 hours. At an initial Appearance before a District Court Commissioner, Johnson was held on a $250,000 Bond. Later in the day at a Bail Review it was changed to Held without Bail.

DEPUTY: Deputy Steve Matthews

CASE: 12-02885



DATE: 1/30/2012 @ 1711 Hours

VICTIM: Phyllis Johnson of Queenstown

NARRATIVE: Victim reported that she had been informed that an auger left on her property on Forest Road in Grasonville had been stolen by two men in a green pickup. The auger is valued at $4000. The theft remains under investigation.

DEPUTY: Deputy Whitney Elliott

CASE: 12-02782



DATE / TIME: (Reported) 01/31/2012 @ 1058 Hours

LOCATION: Queen Anne Marina, Congressional Drive, Stevensville

VICTIM: Nelson W. Lober Jr. of Queenstown

NARRATIVE: Victim reported that sometime between 12/1/11 and 1/31/12 someone had removed several items from his boat slip at the marina. Missing are several ball and tubular fenders, fender lines and dock lines with a total estimated value of $2691. Mr. Lober advised he moved his boat on 12/1 to another location and returned today to retrieve his items and found them missing. The Marina manager advised someone may have taken them from the empty slip thinking they were abandoned.

DEPUTY: Deputy Whitney Elliott

CASE: 12-02842


INCIDENT: Reported as a Pedestrian struck by vehicle

DATE/TIME: 2/01/2012 @ 1947 Hours

LOCATION: 200 block of Warwick Road, Chestertown

VICTIM: Female (21) of Chestertown

NARRATIVE: Patrol Units were dispatched to location for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. On arrival, Deputy Sewell located a female laying at the edge of a driveway in a position that she appeared to be sleeping. Upon waking the female up, she had no idea what was going or how she got there. There was a strong odor of alcoholic beverage and other indicators that she was intoxicated. The female advised she recalled talking to a male friend and leaning on his car when he pulled away. EMS was contacted and she refused assistance and had no visible injuries. The female went into her house and all units cleared.

DEPUTY: Deputy George Sewell

CASE 12-03003



DATE / TIME: 02/02/2012 @ 1039 Hours

LOCATION: 364 Thompson Creek Mall, Stevensville

VICTIM: Ace Hardware

NARRATIVE: Victim reported finding a plastic wrap from a 100 foot coil of wire in the store and reviewed security video. The video showed a white female in her 20’s and estimated at 200 pounds taking the wire, valued at $90. Additional information showed she was driving a Hyundai vehicle which was registered to a subject in Caroline County. Investigation continues.

DEPUTY: Deputy William Schepleng

CASE: 12-03055