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𝘊𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦.
Case Number: 20-42466
Incident: Civil Citation - Marijuana less than 10 grams
Date & Time: 11/23/2020 at 10:36am
Location: Route 8 at Batts Neck Road, Stevensville, MD 21666
Charged: Hayley Nichole Rines, 25 years old, Stevensville, MD
Deputy Matthews performed a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 62 MPH in a posted 50 MPH zone. Upon making contact with the driver, Hayley Rines, of Stevensville, Dep. Matthews detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the drivers side window. A probable cause search was conducted and marijuana less than 10 grams was located inside the vehicle. Rines was charged with a Civil Citation Marijuana less than 10 grams and given a warning for the traffic violation then released on signature.
Deputy : Dep. Matthews assisted by Dep. Johnston
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Case Number: 20-42508
Incident: Controlled Dangerous Substance not Marijuana
Date & Time: 11/23/2020 at 4:22pm
Location: Bennett and Cohey, 5639 Church Hill Road, Church Hill, MD
Victim/Complainant: Billy Coxon (Owner)
Arrested: William Lee Mercer, 54 years old, Beaufort, SC 29902
Charges: Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance Not Marijuana
Deputy Baitsholts responded to Bennett and Cohey, located at 5639 Church Hill Road, in Church Hill, to assist Emergency Medical Services for an unresponsive person. Upon arrival, Dep. Baitsholts made contact with the subject, William Mercer, from Beaufort, SC, who was awake and talking. When Mercer stood up, a vial of suspected heroin was located and he was then placed under arrest and transported to the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff for processing. Mercer was then transported to the District Court Commissioner’s Office and was released on a $2000 unsecured bond for one count of Controlled Dangerous Substance Not Marijuana.
Deputy: Dep. Baitsholts assisted by DFC Ahearn and Cpl. Creason
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Case Number: 20-42514
Incident: Suspicious Activity
Date & Time: 11/23/2020 at 6:23pm
Location: 700 block of Everett Road, Marydel, MD 21649
DFC Iman met with the complainant at the 700 block of Everett Road, in Marydel, who advised that upon returning to his home, he noticed his rear window of his residence was broken. The complainant stated that it is possible that the wind may have damaged the window due to the high winds and that the window had blown out before due to the weather. There were no signs of foul play but the complainant requested a police report incase any activity had occurred in the area.
Deputy: DFC Iman
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Case Number: 20-42054
Incident: Fraud
Date & Time: November 20, 2020 at 12:34pm
Location: 200 block of Old Line Drive, Centreville, MD 21617
DFC Bradley responded to the 200 block of Old Line Drive, in Centreville, in reference to a past fraud. The victim stated that both his Lowes and Home Depot credit cards had fraudulent purchases over $6,000, and his Chase credit card had a $28 fraudulent charge. The victim had already spoken with all three credit card companies and it was determined that the fraudulent purchases were attempted in Ohio. The victim was given a case number for his records
Deputy: DFC Bradley
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Case Number: 20-42145
Incident: Theft
Date & Time: 11/20/20 1041 PM
Location: Mears Point Marina, 428 Kent Narrows Way N, Grasonville, MD
The victim reported to the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff where he advised that Mears Point Marina informed him that his boat and trailer were discovered missing, while they were moving other vessels during winter storage. Items missing were a 2012 Monterey 264 SFX bow rider, black and white in color, and a 2012 Venture tandem axle galvanized boat trailer. The victim last saw his boat on 11/13/2020, at Mears Point Marina. The boat and trailer are valued at approximately $45,000.
Deputy: Cpl. Steenken
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Case Number: 20-42118
Incident: Controlled Dangerous Substance Possession – Not Marijuana
Date & Time: 11/20/20 at 8:14pm
Location: Royal Farms, 32303 Queen Anne Highway, Queen Anne, MD
Charged: Ryan Lee Bosley, 36 years old, Dover Bridge Road, Preston, MD 21655
Charges: Controlled Dangerous Substance Possession – Not Marijuana, Controlled Dangerous Substance Administering Equipment Possession, Controlled Dangerous Substance Possession Paraphernalia
Deputy Patchett made contact with a suspicious vehicle located at the Royal Farms, in Queen Anne, where he observed a white male slumped over the center console of the vehicle. The Deputy also observed suspected drug paraphernalia in plain view and later identified the suspect as Ryan Bosely, of Preston, while waking him up and having him exit the vehicle. DFC Patikowski, along with K9 Tiger, arrived on scene and conducted a K9 scan of the vehicle which yielded a positive alert. A probable cause search was conducted and Deputy Patchett located five clear capsules containing suspected heroin, along with eight needles, and a burnt bottle cap containing suspected heroin residue. Bosley was placed under arrest and was taken to the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff for processing before being transported to the District Court Commissioner, where he was held without bond.
Deputy: Deputy Patchett assisted by DFC Patikowski and K9 Tiger
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Case Number: 20-42211
Incident: Controlled Dangerous Substance Not Marijuana and Resisting Arrest
Date & Time: November 21, 2020 at 10:30am
Location: Pine Ridge Court, Church Hill, MD 21623
Charged: Daniel Lee Cole Jr., 37 years old, Blake St, Easton, MD
Charges: Controlled Dangerous Substance Possession Not Marijuana, Controlled Dangerous Substance Possession Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, and multiple Traffic Related Citations
DFC Barlow conducted a traffic stop on a Blue Chevy van for a violation of driving on tags that belonged to another vehicle. The driver, Daniel Cole, had two open warrants and was asked to step out of the vehicle, and while being placed into custody, Cole pulled away from the Deputy and took off on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, Cpl. Neall was able to catch Cole and take him to the ground where he was placed into handcuffs. Upon search of the area where Cole was handcuffed, Cpl. Neall located a plastic chewing gum container wrapped in tin foil and inside the container were 8 gel capsules with suspected heroin. Cole was taken to the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff for processing before being held at the Detention Center by the District Court Commissioner for the warrants as well as the charges issued to him..
Deputy: DFC Barlow assisted by Cpl. Neall and DFC Bradley
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Case Number: 20-42226
Incident: Theft of Registration Plate
Date & Time: November 21, 2020 at 1:24pm
Location: 200 block of Creekside Commons Court, Stevensville, MD 21666
Deputy Wagner responded to the 200 block of Creekside Commons Court, in Stevensville, in reference to a theft of a registration plate. The victim advised that sometime this morning her license plate was stolen and she believes that the theft occurred while she was at the Food Lion in Stevensville. Deputy Wagner canvassed the businesses in the area for surveillance camera footage, where her car was parked, with negative results. The victim was provided a case number and told to contact the Motor Vehicle Administration about getting replacement license plates. The plate numbers were entered into the National Crime Information Center as stolen.
Deputy: Dep. Wagner
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Case Number: 20-42230
Incident: Theft of Trailer Tag
Date & Time: November 21, 2020 at 2:45pm
Location: 200 block of Three Creeks Drive, Centreville, MD 21617
DFC Bradley responded to the 200 block of Three Creeks Drive in reference to a theft of a trailer tag. The victim stated that the last time he saw the tag was on 11/18/2020. The license plate was entered into the National Crime Information Center as stolen.
Deputy: DFC Bradley
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Case Number: 20-42323
Incident: Driving Under the Influence\
Date & Time: 11/21/20 at 4:17am
Location: Route 301 northbound at Outlet Center Dr, Queenstown, MD 21658
Suspect: Harry J. Neighbors, 48 years old, Fallen Horse Circle, Queenstown, MD 21658
While conducting routine patrol, Cpl Steenken located a vehicle stopped in lane two of Route 301 northbound. After contacting dispatch, Cpl Steenkan went to approach the driver when the suspect placed the vehicle in reverse and struck Cpl Steenken’s patrol vehicle. The driver was ordered to stop the vehicle and place it in park. After backup units arrived on scene, the driver was removed, identified as Harry Neighbors, of Queenstown, and it appeared that he was under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. Cpl Steenken also detected an odor of marijuana and witnessed a suspected vial of PCP in the driver’s door. A probable cause search resulted in locating suspected PCP in the back of the vehicle, less than 10 grams of marijuana, and the driver's cell phone. Neighbors was issued several uniform citations that included Driving Under the Influence and a Civil Citation for Marijuana Less than 10 grams. The suspected PCP will be sent to the Maryland State Police crime lab for testing. The driver’s vehicle was towed from the scene.
Deputy: Cpl Steenken assisted by Sgt Bassaro, DFC Means, DFC Argubright, Deputy McGinnis, and Maryland State Police
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Case Number: 20-42350
Incident: Controlled Dangerous Substance Possession not Marijuana
Date & Time: November 22, 2020 at 10:24am
Location: 700 block of John Powell Road, Sudlersville, MD 21668
Charged: Thomas Lee Hanifee, 38 years old, Sudlersville, MD
Charges: Controlled Dangerous Substance Possession not Marijuana, Controlled Dangerous Substance Possession Paraphernalia
DFC Bradley stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation where the driver was observed, using LIDAR, going over the posted speed limit. The driver, Thomas Lee Hanifee, of Sudlersville, had a suspended driver’s license and a District Court warrant for his arrest. Due to other indicators observed by DFC Bradley, a K9 scan was conducted with K9 Boss, which resulted in a positive alert. DFC Bradley located suspected Controlled Dangerous Substance and Controlled Dangerous Substance Paraphernalia, within the vehicle. Hanifee was placed under arrest and transported to the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff for processing. Hanifee was held on no bond at the Detention Center.
Deputy: DFC Bradley and K9 Boss assisted by Deputy Sullivan
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Case Number: 20-42410
Incident: Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance Marijuana Over 10 grams
Date & Time: 11/22/20 at 10:43pm
Location: Wilson Rd at Agnes Rd, Church Hill, MD 21623
Suspect: Ahmad Ryshon Gray, 22 years old, 578 Crusade Circle, Conway, SC 29526. Temporary local address is 243 New St, Church Hill, MD 21623.
Charged: Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance Marijuana Over 10 grams and Possession of Paraphernalia
Deputy McGinnis initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for exceeding the posted speed limit and when he approached the vehicle, he detected a strong odor of marijuana. A probable cause search was conducted and marijuana, individual packaging, $4,438 in cash, and a cell phone was recovered and seized. The driver, Ahmad Gray, was taken into custody and transported to the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff for processing. Upon arrival, Gray was provided his Miranda Warning and he advised that he did not wish to answer any questions. Gray was transported to the District Court Commissioner where he was held without bond and transported to the Detention Center.
Deputy: Dep McGinnis assisted by DFC Argubright