Sheriff’s Corner

QA Press Release 3/30

 

Press Release

Incident: Disturbance / Assault

Date & Time Reported: 03/17/2020 2315 Hours

Location: 7000 Block of Maryland Ave. Queenstown MD 21658

Arrested: KILSON, Latrell D.

Charges: Assault 2nd Degree

Narrative: Deputies were dispatched to 7112 Maryland Ave., Queenstown for a disturbance. Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with KILSON, who was intoxicated. Deputies tried to separate KILSON from getting into a physical altercation with another male at that location. KILSON then assaulted Deputy Bradley . KILSON was taken into custody and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.

Deputy: J. Bradley

Assisted By: Dep. Sachs, DFC Gore, DFC Goodman, Maryland State Police

Case Number: 20-10088

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Incident: Stolen Vehicle

Date & Time Reported: 3/18/2020

Location: 600 blk Dominion Road

On March 18, 2020, at approximately 1139 hours, Deputy Argubright responded to Dominion Road, Chester, in reference to a theft of a motorcycle.

Upon arrival deputies made contact with the victim and his neighbor. The victim’s neighbor advised that the morning of March 18th, around 0500 hours he had vehicle headlights shining into his bedroom, so he went outside to look. The neighbor also advised as he was coming outside and he saw a blue or black pick up truck take off down Dominion Road. He was unclear if there was anything in the truck or not.

The victim advised that he got off work at 0030 hours on 3/18/2020 and saw his Black, 2009, Suzuki, model GSXR1000, with a maroon gas tank in his drive way covered up. The victim advised he woke up around 1130 hours and ran outside and saw the motorcycle was gone. If anyone sees this motorcycle please contact Dep. Argubright at 410.758.0770 x1220.

Deputy Argubright

Case Number: 20-10139

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Incident: Tobacco Compliance Checks on Retail Stores in Queen Anne’s County

Date & Time Reported: 03/18/20 @ 1600 hrs.

Location: County Wide (Multiple Locations)

Narrative: On Wednesday, 03/18/2020, deputies from the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff conducted several tobacco compliance checks. These are checks of county business establishments that sell tobacco products as well as electronic smoking device products. The goal is to confirm that the establishment would refuse the sale of tobacco products to either an underage customer, or a customer who is not able to provide valid identification.

During this assignment the Compliance Check Team was able to check 12 businesses which sell tobacco products in Queen Anne's County. The following are the results:

Cafe Inc. @ 310 Links Lane, Queenstown, MD

Successfully passed - Did not make sale

Kent Towne Liquors @ 20 Kent Towne Market, Chester, MD

Successfully passed - Did not make sale

L & L Liquors @ 226 Shopping Mall Center Road, Stevensville, MD

Successfully passed - Did not make sale

Thompson Creek liquors Inc. @ 340 Thompson Creek Road, Stevensville, MD

Successfully passed - Did not make sale

Sunoco Truck Stop @ 400 Thompson Creek Point Road, Stevensville, MD

Successfully passed - Did not make sale

Silver Swan Bayside @ 412 Congressional Drive, Stevensville, MD

Business was closed. The business was later checked and found to be in compliance

Kent Point marina @ 107 Short Road, Stevensville, MD

Business was closed. The business was later checked and found to be in compliance

Hill Side Gas & Motel @ 107 Short Road, Stevensville, MD

This business had previously failed the compliance check. A second check was conducted and found to be in compliance

Shore Stop @ 201 Romancoke Road, Stevensville, MD

This business had previously failed the compliance check. A second check was conducted and found to be in compliance

Bakers Liquors @ 1500 Postal Road, Chester, MD

This business had previously failed the compliance check. A second check was conducted and found to be in compliance

In total, 12 businesses were checked, all of which were found to be in compliance. Nothing further at this time.

Deputy: Sgt. Jeremy Davidson, Dfc. Steve Gore, Cadet Kyle Brittingham

Case Number: 20-10148

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Incident: Fraud/ID Theft

Date & Time Reported: 3/20/20 at 10:30AM

Location: 700 Block of Mooring Circle, Stevensville

Arrested: Unknown suspect(s)

Narrative: Sgt. Green, while at QACSO HQ, was notified by telephone of a past fraud/id theft complaint. The victim advised that on 3/16/20 around 5PM, an unknown person called her phone claiming to be with the Census Bureau. During the conversation, they requested her Social Security Number, which she provided. Upon realizing her mistake, she immediately ended the call. She contacted the actual Census Bureau and confirmed that they DO NOT ask for SSN’s. At this time, her info has not been used fraudulently, but she has been referred to contact the Social Security Administration (Balt Office) to confirm that.

Deputy: Sgt. C.J. Green

Case Number: 20-10365

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Incident: Recovered Property

Date & Time Reported: 3/20/20 at 10:22AM

Location: 6500 blk Friles Rd., Queenstown, Md. 21658

Arrested: Unknown suspect(s)

Narrative: QACSO unit responded to the area of 6500 blk of Friels Rd., Queenstown, for the report of a change machine in the woods. Dep. Argubright found a change machine in the woods that had obvious damage done to it and recovered an amount of money from it. The machine was seized and stored at the Sheriff’s Office Evidence Unit. Currently, the owner of the machine and where it was taken from is unknown. Anyone with info. contact QACSO

Deputy: Dep. Argubright

Assisted By: Cpl. Schwink

Case Number: 20-10354

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Incident: Malicious Destruction of Property over $1,000

Date & Time Reported: February 28, 2020

Location: Grasonville, MD

Victim: 41yo female from Grasonville, MD

Charged: 17yo female juvenile Grasonville, MD

Charges: Malicious Destruction of Property over $1,000, Malicious Destruction of Property under $1,000

Narrative: On February 28, 2020 Detective Rickard was contacted by the victim’s husband due to having a past history with Det. Rickard on other cases. It was brought to Detective Rickards attention by the complainant that his 17 year old daughter had caused approximately $1,000.00 in damage to his wife’s vehicle. After consulting with family member’s, the victim, and the suspect, it was decided that the juvenile would be charged criminally for the act. There were several pieces of evidence to link the suspect to the crime.

Deputy: Detective Jason Rickard

Assisted By:

Case Number: 20-9162

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Incident: Disturbance/Trespassing

Date & Time Reported: 3/22/20 at 8:06AM

Location: 125 Shoreway Dr., Queenstown, Md. 21658

Arrested: Jong, Moy Tjin

Charges: Trespassing

Narrative: QACSO units responded to the Queenstown ER for a disturbance complaint. Upon arrival, contact was made with ER Security, who advised that Mr. Jong had been a patient earlier and was still in the lobby. After a several hours, they had asked Mr. Jong to leave and he refused. Deputies advised Jong he needed to leave or be arrested. Jong still refused to leave and as a result was arrested without incident for trespassing. He was taken before a District Court Commissioner and he was held until a court appointed attorney was available.

Deputy: Dep. B. Sachs

Case Number: 20-10529

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Incident: Theft under $1,000

Date & Time Reported: 3/22/20 at 11:05AM

Location: 1000 Block of Price Station Rd., Church Hill

Narrative: Dfc. Gore responded for the theft of a MD license plate and the theft of a sticker off of a separate license plate. The thefts occurred sometime between 1/1/20 and 3/21/20, by unknown suspect(s). Both items were stolen off of the property at the above location.

Deputy: DFC. Gore

Case Number: 20-10548

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Incident: Past Burglary, MDOP under $1,000.

Date & Time Reported: 3/25/20 at 12:10pm

Location: Fisher Manor, Grasonville, Md. 21638

Victim: QAC Housing Authority

Narrative: Dep. Sachs responded for the complaint of a past burglary. Upon arrival, contact was made with the caller, who advised that sometime between 3/24/20 at 8PM and 3/25/20 at 11:45AM, unknown suspect(s) gained entry into the Community Room and damaged a table, valued at approx. $80. At this time, it is unknown if anything was stolen, however the suspect(s) did vandalize the room. Anyone with info contact QACSO.

Deputy: Dep. Sachs

Assisted By: Dep. Steinmetz

Case Number: 20-10548

QAC COVID Update

 

Update on Information that will be released from Queen Anne’s County

Since March 21, 2020, Queen Anne’s County Maryland has reported five positive cases of COVID-19. The majority of Queen Anne's County cases have not had travel history or a known connection with another positive case. This means that there is a community spread of COVID-19 in Queen Anne's County. With community spread, everyone is at some risk for COVID-19, and everyone is expected to stay at home as much as possible and take precautions.

All of the five confirmed cases in Queen Anne’s County are improving and recovering at home. Tests results are coming in and reporting time varies. The health department has no control as to when the laboratory results are received.

Queen Anne’s County has partnered with the other mid-shore counties (Talbot, Caroline, Kent, and Dorchester) to establish an alternate testing site at Chesapeake College, which started on March 20, 2020. This testing site was set up to relieve the local hospitals and emergency rooms. Patients are only being tested after a referral by their primary care physician. Since the first day of testing at Chesapeake College, 117 people from all 5 counties have been tested.

Any person who is experiencing significant health issues should contact their primary care physician for medical guidance. If the primary care physician decides the person could have a COVID-19 test, they will write them a referral. If that test does come back positive the QAC Health Department will conduct an investigation. The health department communicable disease staff has received extensive training on case investigations. The staff has many years of investigatory experience in dealing with other contagious diseases that are mandated to be reported to the health department. Examples are Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, and Rabies.

We are aware that there has been a delay in updating cases on the Maryland Department of Health website and we are looking into that. Moving forward as multiple positive cases are confirmed we will provide a general update every Monday or as conditions change.

COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease of the lungs. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. COVID-19 is spread by contact with an infected person, usually through coughing and sneezing or between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet). It is also possible that a person can become infected by touching a surface or an object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose and possibly eyes. COVID-19 is a new virus in humans; most people have little or no immunity.

All County residents are instructed to continue with social distancing of at least six feet and if you are having symptoms to contact your primary care physician. Persons who have been exposed to the virus have the potential to infect others before they display symptoms. If you have sick family members recovering at home please use this link for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Queen Anne's County Health Department has set up an information line for the public to call with questions about COVID-19. Staff will be available by phone from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, 443-262-9900 qaccovid19.callcenter@maryland.gov

Queen Anne’s County Government has set up an information line for questions about county departments and services during COVID-19. This line is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am till 4:30 pm. Call 443-786-9529

This is a rapidly changing event so follow us on social media @QACGOV and qac.org online for the latest updates to county government. For the latest information on COVID-19 follow Queen Anne’s County Department of Health @QADOH and qahealth.org