QA Sheriff Press Releases – 11/16/2012

INCIDENT: Burglary

DATE / TIME: 11/08/2012 @ 1741 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION: First Street, Queen Anne

VICTIM: Paul R. Russell of Queen Anne


NARRATIVE: Victim reported returning home from work and finding his exterior door open and the interior door forced open. Nothing was reported to be missing but several items in the residence had been moved or damaged. The incident occurred sometime during the daylight hours. Damages were estimated at $550.


DEPUTY: Deputy Nathaniel Burns

CASE: 12-31606


INCIDENT: Medical Emergency

DATE / TIME: 11/09/2012 @ 0512 Hours

LOCATION: 1900 Block of Harbor Drive, Chester

VICTIM: Male (60’s) of Chester


NARRATIVE: Victim was reporting seeing imaginary persons in his bedroom and was experiencing other confusion reported by family members. Subject was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center for assistance.


DEPUTY: Deputy Chris Neall

CASE: 12-31642


INCIDENT: Domestic – Unregistered Sex Offender

DATE / TIME: 11/09/2012 @ 1252 Hours

LOCATION: 211 Riverside Drive, Chester


NARRATIVE: After responding to the residence for a reported domestic, it was learned that one party had fled the area upon learning that police had been called. The suspect was identified as Bernard Lee Riddick and was found to be wanted in Delaware for failing to register as a sex offender in Delaware. Was it was established that Riddick had been living on Riverside Drive since June or July, that information was given to CIU who followed up and requested a warrant for failing to register in Maryland.


Riddick is a 50 year old African American male – 6’0” / 220 Pounds (Picture Attached)


DEPUTY: Deputy Chase Armington

ASSIST: D/Cpl. Steve Stouffer

CASE: 12-31676 & 31686


INCIDENT: Underage Possession of Alcohol

DATE / TIME: 11/09/2012 @ 2140 Hours

LOCATION: RT 50 @ Queenstown


CITATION: Alexander James Baker (18) of Queenstown

John Quinton Parsons 3rd (18) of Queenstown

CHARGE: Underage possession of alcohol


NARRATIVE: Silver Ford truck was observed using a RT 50 crossover blocked by orange construction barrels. Vehicle was stopped at a nearby convenience store. Driver was identified as Alexander Baker with front seat passenger identified as John Parsons and rear seat passenger Female (15) of Chestertown. Also in the rear seat area was two open boxes of Bud Light beer. Investigation indicated that the 15 year old girl had been dropped off by parents at a another residence where she was picked up by the two 18 year olds. No indication she had consumed any beer but the boxes had “Quinton” written on one and the other had “Alex” on it. Driver was issued traffic citations and a citation for Alcohol Possession. The male passenger was also issued a citation for alcohol possession. The female was detained at the stop location until a parent arrived. 26 cans of beer was seized and destroyed.


DEPUTY: Dfc. Larry Steenken

CASE: 12-31721


INCIDENT: Assault / Disorderly

DATE / TIME: 11/10/2012 @ 0255 Hours

LOCATION: Royal Farms Store – Chestertown

VICTIM: Brandi M. Stansbury of Chestertown

ARREST: Pending

CHARGE: Assault /Disorderly


NARRATIVE: Victim reported she and friends were at the Royal Farm Store and observed a male known as Theron Wright fighting with a female. Ms. Stansbury advised she went over and attempted to break up the fight and Theron Wright started to scream at her and then struck her with his fist hitting her in the head and knocking her “out” causing her to fall to the pavement. At the Chester River Hospital later, Ms. Stansbury was treated for cuts on her cheek, bruising, swelling and several loose teeth.


An arrest warrant has been issued for Theron Deniz Wright (28) of Millington. Wright is described as an African-American male 6’00 250 Pounds.


DEPUTY: Dfc. George Sewell

CASE: 12-31743



DATE / TIME: 11/10/2012 @ 1016 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION: Gunners Rest Lane, Chester

VICTIM: Lee D. Karwacki of Baltimore


NARRATIVE: Victim reported that an unknown person had taken his black Remington 50 Cal. Model 700 Muzzleloader from his grandfathers unlocked barn. The rifle was located in a Koplin case and valued at $410. It was left in the barn during October and only recently discovered to be missing.


DEPUTY: Deputy Chris Ahearn

CASE: 12-31765



DATE / TIME: 11/10/2012 @ 1127 Hours

LOCATION: 1900 Block of Roberta Drive, Chester

VICTIM: Lorraine E. Bridenstine of Chester


NARRATIVE: Victim reported finding all four tires on her 1993 Ford Ranger damaged while parked in her driveway overnight. Each tire had a puncture on the sidewall of the tires which were valued at $800.


DEPUTY: Deputy Chase Armington

CASE: 12-31770


INCIDENT: Burglary

DATE / TIME: 11/10/2012 @ 1128 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION: 2500 Block of Busic Church Road, Marydel

VICTIM: Eric Peterson of Bell Nursery


NARRATIVE: Victim reported that an employee had discovered someone had broken into a building at the business and that several items were missing including an air compressor, diesel generator, welder, chainsaw, leaf blower, a cordless drill and assorted hand tools. Further inspection of the building revealed that an office located upstairs had also been broken into with file cabinets and desks ransacked. Damages were estimated at $400 and theft loss over $8,000.


DEPUTY: Deputy Charles Harris

CASE: 12-31771



DATE / TIME: 11/10/2012 @ 1220 Hours (Reported)

LOCATION: 700 Goldsboro Road, Barclay

VICTIM: William M. Knight Jr.


NARRATIVE: Victim reported that copper wire from his irrigation system had been cut and stolen. The system was last observed to be in working condition in early October. The wire was valued at $1000.


DEPUTY: Deputy Charles Harris

CASE: 12-31775



DATE / TIME: 11/11/2012 @ 1409 Hours

LOCATION: 300 Block of Wilson Road, Grasonville

VICTIM: Aaron Wingard of Grasonville


NARRATIVE: Victim reported missing his orange & white Stihl chainsaw from his storage area. The chainsaw was seen the evening before in its proper location. It was valued at $960.


DEPUTY: Deputy Chase Armington

CASE: 12-31874