Sheriff’s Corner

QA Press Release 9/4


INCIDENT:                Littering

DATE / TIME:           8/20/19 at approximately 9:30

LOCATION:              Brierley Mill Road and Crane Swamp Road in Barclay, MD

DETAILS:                  Deputy Brown responded to the above location in reference to a littering complaint. The preliminary investigation revealed that someone dumped approximately 50 damaged tires on the side of the road. Deputy Brown also located 30 more damaged tires on Devers Branch and Fogwell Roads. If you have any information in reference to this incident, please contact Deputy Brown at 410-758-0770 ext.1243 or

DEPUTY:                   Deputy R. Brown

CASE:                         19-24433


INCIDENT:                Theft

DATE / TIME:           8/20/19 at approximately 6:15 pm

LOCATION:              Anne Arundel Diagnostics in Chester, MD

VICTIM:                     31yo female from Centreville, MD

DETAILS:                  Deputy First Class (DFC) Burns responded to the above location in reference to a theft. The victim advised that her wedding band, with a channel setting and three diamonds, was missing. The victim advised that she placed her wedding band in a locker. Later on that day, she checked her belongings and noticed that her wedding band was missing. If you have any information in reference to this incident, please contact DFC Burns at 410-758-0770 ext.1296 or

DEPUTY:                   Deputy N. Burns

CASE:                         19-24494


INCIDENT:                Theft

DATE / TIME:           8/23/19 at approximately 10:55 am

LOCATION:              Park and Ride located at Route 300 and Route 301

VICTIM:                     21yo male from Sudlersville, MD

DETAILS:                  Deputy First Class (DFC) Cooper responded to the above location in reference to a theft. The victim stated that someone cut out the catalytic converter out of his red 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck. The victim advised that he parked his vehicle at the park and ride on August 20th and didn’t notice the damage until August 22nd. If you have any information in reference to this incident, please contact DFC Cooper at 410-758-0770 ext.1263 or

DEPUTY:                   Deputy First Class A. Cooper

CASE:                         19-24799


INCIDENT:                Theft

DATE / TIME:           8/24/19 at approximately 6:26 pm

LOCATION:              Safeway Grocery Store in Chester, MD

VICTIM:                     43yo male from Washington, D.C

DETAILS:                  Deputy Means responded to the above address in reference to a theft. The victim advised that he left his wallet in a cart at the Safeway grocery store between 4:30 pm and 5 pm. If you have any information in reference to this incident, please contact Deputy Means at 410-758-0770 ext.1242 or

DEPUTY:                   Deputy N. Means

CASE:                         19-24988


INCIDENT:                Driving under the influence

DATE / TIME:           8/28/19 at approximately 2:00 am

LOCATION:              Main Street and Cemetery Road in Church Hill, MD

DRIVER:                    Daniel Davis, 27yo male from Church Hill, MD

DETAILS:                  Corporal Steenken observed a vehicle strike a curb, travel on the centerline of the roadway, and cross into other lanes. Cpl. Steenken conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Daniel Davis. While speaking with Davis, Cpl. Steenken observed an open beer can in the vehicle. Davis also did not have his license with him. When exiting the vehicle, Davis had difficulty keeping his balance. Cpl. Steenken conducted standardized field sobriety tests on Davis. Based on the test results, Davis was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Davis was later released to a sober party.

DEPUTY:                   Corporal L. Steenken

CASE:                         19-25532


INCIDENT:                Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS)

DATE / TIME:           8/29/19 at approximately 1:42 am

LOCATION:              Main Street south of Rt. 300 in Church Hill, MD

DRIVER:                    Jessica Pelly, 30yo female from Queen Anne, MD

DETAILS:                  Deputy Patchett observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit. Deputy Patchett conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Jessica Pelly. While speaking with Pelly, Deputy Patchett observed a smoking device in the vehicle, he also detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Deputy Patchett conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located suspected marijuana in the smoking device. Deputy Patchett also learned that Pelly’s license was suspended and that her vehicle’s registration had expired. Pelly was issued the appropriate traffic citations and was not permitted to drive her vehicle.

DEPUTY:                   Deputy A. Patchett

CASE:                         19-25529



Sergeant Jeremy Davidson Conducts Vaping Presentation

Did you know that Nearly 1 of every 5 high school students and 1 of every 20 middle school students reported that they used electronic cigarettes? Did you know that e-cigarettes, sometimes referred to as “vaping” or “JUULing, contain nicotine?
Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development which continues into the early to mid-20s. Using nicotine in adolescence can harm the parts of the brain that control attention, learning, mood, and impulse control.
Sergeant Jeremy Davidson of the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff conducted a vaping presentation for the teachers at Queen Anne’s High School regarding the dangers of vaping and other drug paraphernalia. We highly recommend parents talk to their children about the consequences of vaping.

The Sheriff's Office gets a new Cadet...




Please join us in welcoming the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff’s newest cadet, Benjamin Kane. Kane is an honor graduate from North Caroline High School where he was the commander of their ROTC program. Kane aspires to become a sworn deputy at our office and to serve his community. He credits his Sheriff’s Office school resource officer for informing him about the agency cadet program. Within the agency program, cadets are required to register in college level classes. Kane is currently enrolled in sociology courses at Chesapeake College. If he successfully completes the cadet program, Kane will enter the police academy as a Deputy Recruit.
For the time being, you will see Cadet Kane in our office offering a variety of administrative services, free smiles, and shadowing the officers.

Ten things you can your neighbors can do to keep your community safe


  • Work with public agencies and other neighborhood-based or community-wide organizations, on solving common problems. Don’t be shy about letting them know what your community needs.
  • Make sure that all the youth in the neighborhood have positive ways to spend their spare time, through organized recreation, tutoring programs, part-time work, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Set up a Neighborhood Watch or a community patrol working with police. Make sure your streets and homes are well lighted.
  • Build a partnership with police, focused on solving problems instead of reacting to crises. Make it possible for neighbors to report suspicious activity or crimes without fear of retaliation.
  • Take advantage of “safety in numbers” to hold rallies, marches, and other group activities to show you’re determined to drive out crime and drugs.
  • Clean up the neighborhood! Involve everyone; teens, children, senior citizens. Graffiti, litter, abandoned cars, and run-down buildings tell criminals that you don’t care about where you live or each other. Call the city public works department and ask for help in cleaning up.
  • Ask local officials to use new ways to get criminals out of your building or neighborhood. These include enforcing anti-noise laws, housing codes, health and fire codes, anti-nuisance laws, and drug-free clauses in rental leases.
  • Form a Court Watch to help support victims and witnesses and to see that criminals get fairly punished.
  • Work with schools to establish drug-free, gun-free zones; work with recreation officials to do the same for parks.
  • Develop and share a phone list of local organizations that can provide counseling, job training, guidance, and other services that neighbors might need.