Sheriff’s Corner

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On 11/18 at 1:17 pm, Deputies responded to Polo Ralph Lauren, at the Queenstown Outlets, for a theft in progress. The store manager advised that a black male came into the store wearing a black beanie cap, a dark navy jacket, blue jeans, pulled out a large sum of cash, and proceeded to count it near the front door of the store. The manger advised that two black females came into the store and one of them gave the male a hug. Immediately following, all 3 subjects began grabbing items, ran out of the store without paying, and got into an Audi Q5 passenger vehicle. Amount of stolen goods is approximately $7924.


Arrested: James Hampton, 35yo from 715 Roberts Station Rd, Church Hill, MD
Charged: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While Impaired by Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Reckless Driving.

On 11/4 at 11:30pm, Dep Colburn conducted a traffic stop in the area of Rt 8 and Bay City Rd, in Stevensville. Upon making contact with the driver, James Hampton, Dep Colburn detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath. Hampton was asked to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests which he failed. Hampton was placed under arrest and submitted to a chemical breathalyzer test resulting in a .18 BAC. Hampton was charged accordingly


Drug Arrest


Arrested: Elijah Brown, 23yo from Rochell Ave, District Heights, MD
Charged: Possession of CDS, Possession of CDS With Intent to Distribute
On 10/29 at 12:35am, DFC Betts observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Rt 301 at Del Rhodes Ave, in Queenstown. Upon making contact with the driver, Elijah Brown, DFC Betts detected a strong odor of Cannabis coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted and 159 grams of Cannabis was located inside the vehicle. Brown was arrested and charged accordingly. He was later transported to the Court Commissioner where he was held on $10,000 bond.

Fraudulent Purchase 

7-Eleven, Grange Hall Rd in Queenstown -- The suspects pictured here attempted to make a purchase using fraudulent cash.
Can you identify either of the suspects? Call our anonymous tip line at 410-758-6666.