QA Press Releases 5/23/2013


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(410)486-3101 or 1-800-525-5555
(QUEENSTOWN, MD) – Maryland State Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect who disguised himself before robbing a Queen Anne’s County jewelry store last weekend.

The suspect is described only as a male, about six feet tall, with a thin build, possibly weighing 180-200 pounds, and possibly having short dark hair. He was wearing an oversized suit jacket, a backpack on his chest, a dark wig, a fake beard, sunglasses, and a ball cap. He was operating a white Yamaha sport motorcycle with silver stickers.

At about 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013, the suspect entered the Ultra Diamonds jewelry store, in the 100-block of Outlet Center Drive, Queenstown, Md. He displayed a handgun and stole dozens of pieces of jewelry from the store. No one in the store was injured during the robbery. The suspect left the store on foot to an area behind the shopping center where he took his disguise off. He fled the area on the Yamaha motorcycle and was seen wearing a green and black riding jacket, with a multi-colored helmet that had yellow/green duct tape holding the face shield on.

The suspect was seen abandoning the motorcycle and fleeing into a wooded area on Nesbit Road in Grasonville. Maryland State Police, Natural Resources Police, and Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office personnel set up a perimeter around the area. K-9 units and a State Police helicopter responded to assist with the search. Although an intense search of the area was conducted, the suspect was not located.

The motorcycle was recovered where the suspect abandoned it. It was found to have been stolen from Washington, D.C. in 2010. The motorcycle also had a stolen registration plate displayed on it.

State Police investigators believe the suspect was seen by a number of people in the shopping center parking lot before he committed the robbery. According to evidence developed, the suspect obviously turned his head and attempted to avoid people he encountered while making his way toward the store. His actions may have made his appearance and behavior even more obvious to people in the area.

Investigators believe the suspect’s ‘disguise’ was clearly fake and would attract the attention of people who encountered him. Police are hoping anyone who saw him or who was in the area of Outlet Center Drive in Queenstown on the evening of May 19th will call them immediately at the Centreville Barracks, at 410-758-1101. Callers may remain confidential. Investigators would also like to speak with anyone who observed any suspicious vehicles or persons in the area of the Chesapeake Motel, Nesbit Road, Blackbeard Road, Winchester Creek Road, Hissey Road and Route 50 in the Grasonville area during the past weekend. Citizens should not consider any information or observation they have to be insignificant.

CONTACT: Greg Shipley, Office of Media Communications, 410-653-4236






DATE / TIME: 05/17/2013 @ 1224 Hours

LOCATION: 2600 Block of Cox Neck Road, Chester

VICTIM: Ashley Felton of Chester

ARREST: Tylanvis Teran Nicholson (26) of Chester

CHARGE: Assault 2nd Degree

NARRATIVE: Deputies responded to residence on Cox Neck Road for a reported domestic. First unit on the scene was advised that by the victim that Tylanvis Nicholson had come to the residence and an argument between 6the two had occurred. At some point Nicholson allegedly had grabbed Felton by the arm, dragged her outside and then threw her to the ground. Felton had visible minor abrasions on her right arm and back. Residents at the location advised Nicholson had fled prior to arrival in a gray Honda. A second unit responding saw and stopped the car on Cox Road near Postal Road and took Nicholson into custody.

Nicholson was taken to Sheriff’s Headquarters for processing and a District Court Commissioner held him on a $10,000 bond which was later posted by a bail bondsman.

DEPUTY: Deputy Kevin Parks

ASSIST: Deputy Chad Hartmetz

CASE: 13-14420


INCIDENT: Burglary

DATE / TIME: 05/17/2013 @ 1330 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION: 41 Matthew Drive, Crumpton

VICTIM: Daniel P. Welch of Crumpton

NARRATIVE: Victim reported that he had discovered unknown person(s) had broken into his shed behind his residence and had taken an estimated $650 of property. Items missing included DeWalt cordless tool set with drill, circular saw and work light attachments, a Stihl chainsaw and a 50CC Quad ATV. Damages to the shed were estimated at $50.

DEPUTY: Sgt. Stephen Stouffer

CASE: 13-14427



DATE / TIME: 05/17/2013 @ 1342 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION: Cooper Court, Centreville

VICTIM: Davidson Development Inc.

NARRATIVE: Mr. Davidson reported he is building two houses at the location and on Thursday the 16th an employee was at the houses doing work inside until 1100 hours. When arriving the next day, they found that all exterior wiring cut and removed along with copper tubing and ground wires from the HVAC units. The wires and tubing were only valued at about $50 however the damage to repair was estimated at $2000.

DEPUTY: Sgt. Mark Carr

CASE: 13-14428


INCIDENT: Burglary

DATE / TIME: 05/17/2013 @ 2054 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION: 42 Matthew Drive, Crumpton

VICTIM: Elaine Morel of Crumpton

NARRATIVE: Victim reported arriving home to find her rear door unlocked and partially open. She then checked her residence finding a Remington 870 Express Shotgun and two lock boxes with documents missing. Items taken were valued at $260.

DEPUTY: Deputy Mitch Jones

CASE: 13-14471



DATE / TIME: 05/18/2013 @ 0900 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION: 500 Conquest Beach Road, Centreville

VICTIM: QA County Parks

NARRATIVE: Several fence posts and fence rails were removed at the park, later located in a field. A passing motorist advised he had seen several 4-wheel trucks in the parking lot around 0100 hours that morning. Damages were estimated at $300.

DEPUTY: Sgt. Stephen Stouffer

CASE: 13-14549


INCIDENT: Trespass on Cultivated Field / MDOP

DATE / TIME: 05/18/2013 @ 1646 Hours

LOCATION: 140 Graham Farm Lane, Chestertown (QA County)

VICTIM: Margaret J. Graham of Chestertown

ARREST: Pending


NARRATIVE: Sgt. Carr patrolling in the area, observed a 2004 gold colored Ford Expedition with Delaware tags spinning around in a field (Donuts). When Sgt. Carr drove onto the farm lane, the Expedition left the field driving away from Sgt. Carr at a high rate of speed. The Expedition was stopped near the barn area of the farm. The driver was identified a 31 year old female from Chester Harbor in Chestertown QA County and a passenger, a 27 year old male from the same area. After identifying the subjects they were released at the scene.

Investigation included checking land records to identify the owner of the field found to be Ms. Graham. Her son advised the field was posted no trespassing and had just been planted with corn and after seeing the area estimated the damage to be about $100.

Charges are pending.

DEPUTY: Sgt. Mark Carr

CASE: 13-14588



DATE / TIME: 05/18/2013 @ 1807 Hours

LOCATION: 431 A Outlet Center Drive, Queenstown

VICTIM: Sunglass Hut

NARRATIVE: Store Employee advised two African Americans (Male & Female) had taken a pair of Versace Sunglasses valued at $190 and left the store without paying. Security video shows the two suspects, a heavy set female and a taller thinner male. Attempts to locate the suspect in the Outlets was unsuccessful.

DEPUTY: Dfc. Stephen Fraser

CASE: 13-14592



DATE / TIME: 05/18/2013 @ 2136 Hours

LOCATION: 100 Block of Little Neck Road, Stevensville

ARREST: Geoffrey Mitchell Price (61) of Stevensville


NARRATIVE: Deputy Burns was dispatched to location for a possible single vehicle accident. On arrival, a green Chevrolet pickup was located sitting in the driveway of a residence on Little Neck Road. The driver, identified as Geoffrey Price appeared to have bloodshot and glassy eyes and slurred speech. The odor of alcoholic beverage was also present. The driver was asked to step from the truck and appeared to have additional indicators of possible DWI. When he exited the truck, a shotgun was seen on the front seat and found to be loaded with two shells.

Mr. Price was placed under arrest for DWI and a search of his person resulted in the seizure of a small glass tube pipe. Price was charged with DWI and later released to a sober family member. Additional charges are pending.

DEPUTY: Deputy Nathaniel Burns

CASE: 13-14615



DATE / TIME: 05/19/2013 @ 1300 Hour

LOCATION: 900 Block of Cloverfields Drive, Stevensville

VICTIM: Harriett Morrison of Stevensville

NARRATIVE: Victim reported finding her mailbox missing from the post as she left for church. She recalled hearing a loud noise the night before around 2300 hours. The mailbox was located damaged and was valued at $125.

DEPUTY: Deputy Kevin Parks

CASE: 13-14662




DATE / TIME: 05/19/2013 @ 2330 Hours

LOCATION: 1107 Butterworth Court, Stevensville

VICTIM: CS Lawn Service of Stevensville

NARRATIVE: Owner of the company reported on Monday morning that his white 20 foot Shadowmaster utility trailer was missing from the parking lot on Butterworth Court. The trailer was last seen around 2300 Hours the night before. The trailer contained a large amount of lawn equipment including a 60” cut Lazer riding mower, a 60” walk behind Lazer mower, a 60” walk behind Exmarte mower, Echo trimmers, edger’s and blowers. A second trailer at the location had been broken into and five Echo blowers were missing. The stolen equipment was valued at nearly $45,000 and the trailer at another $10,000.

Video Surveillance shows two suspects walking in the area just before midnight. A short time later a white pickup is seen backing up and then leaving with the trailer.

DEPUTY: Dfc. Jason Rickard

CASE: 13-14715