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Police said the vehicle was going 75 mph in a 40 mph zone. The driver was a 17 year old boy from Grasonville. A 17 year old boy from Centreville was a passenger.
Police said the deputy noticed an odor of an alcoholic beverage on the two boys. Police said alcoholic beverages were found in the vehicle. The boys were charged on a juvenile citation and released to a parent. Nancy Mae Patterson, of Worton, told police she left her purse on top of the bar. She later discovered that her Kodak Easy Care Camera, valued at $500, was missing from her purse. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 410 758 0770, or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1 866 7LOCKUP.
CHURCH HILL A Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s deputy escaped injury when his police car hit a deer on state Route 213 early Feb. 15. when a deer ran in front of the car and was hit. Becker was not injured in the accident. The deer was killed. The car was driven from the scene. Police said the accident investigation is under review.
QUEENSTOWN A man stole eight dresses valued at $1,040 from a store in the Prime Outlets and tried to return the stolen goods three days later for a cash refund.
The theft at the Polo Ralph Lauren store occurred Feb. 10. The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office was notified three days later after store employees discovered the theft. Police said a surveillance camera showed a black man taking eight dresses off the rack and putting them in a bag, then leaving the store without paying for them. On Feb. 13, the same man came back to the store and tried to return the dresses for money, but the cashier refused. The man took the dresses and got in a silver colored passenger car and left the area.
Traffic stop leads to drug charge
GRASONVILLE A driver stopped by a state trooper on Feb. 21 was charged with drug possession, according to Maryland State Police. when he was stopped because the car’s license plate light was out. Police said the trooper allegedly saw marijuana in the car as he approached the car. The trooper searched Wright and allegedly found marijuana. Wright was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, then released on his own recognizance. Route 301 north, south of Rolling Bridge Road, on Feb. 13. Police said Nicholas T. Barnes, 29, of Millington, had a suspended driver’s license and was arrested. Police searched the truck and allegedly found a partially burnt marijuana cigarette.
Police said Nicholas Barnes and a passenger in the truck, 30 year old Robert C. Barnes of Millington, were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Nicholas Barnes was also charged with speeding and driving on a suspended license. He was released on $3,000 bond. Robert Barnes was also charged with a seat belt violation. He was released on his own recognizance. Route 50 on Feb. 21 was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Maryland State Police said Joseph M. when he was stopped by a trooper. Police said the Jimmy was going 71 mph in a 55 mph zone. Police said O’Connell was charged with driving on a suspended license, driving under the influence, speeding and other traffic violations. He was released on his own recognizance.
Electronic items taken from vehicle
CHESTER Electronic items valued at $688 were stolen from a vehicle on Feb. 13.
The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office said Queenstown residents Thomas J. Pivec and Michael Pivec reported an Apple iPod, valued at $250, was stolen from their vehicle on Feb. 13 when they stopped at the Xtra Mart on Piney Creek Road to buy a drink. The Pivecs later drove to the park and ride lot on Thompson Creek Road, Stevensville, and parked the vehicle to be picked up later. The Pivecs later discovered that two other items were taken from the vehicle, a Tom Tom GPS unit valued at $188 and a Sony PSP game valued at $250.
Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 410 758 0770 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1 866 7LOCKUP.
STARR No injuries were reported in a two car crash involving a car driven by a Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s deputy.
The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Iris Foster was driving a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria police car west on state Route 309, west of Poplar School Road, on Feb. Police said Foster got a call for service on Fox Meadow Road. She made a U turn to head east on Route 309. The Ford collided with a 2008 Lexus ES 350 near Poplar School Road. Kenneth L. Strauss, of Selbyville, Del., was driving the Lexus west on Route 309.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Police said the accident investigation is under review.
BARCLAY Barclay resident Carl A. Tucker reported an e mail scam to police in which someone was using his name to try to get people to send money to an address in the United Kingdom.
Tucker told the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 13 that an e mail scam letter was sent to persons in his computer address book. The e mail stated Tucker was stranded in the United Kingdom and he wanted his friends to send him a specific amount of money by a money transfer to an address in the United Kingdom. Police said Tucker sent his friends in his e mail address book a real e mail alerting them of the scam and telling them he didn’t send out the fraudulent e mail asking for money.
CENTREVILLE Maryland State Police investigators from the Centreville Barrack said DNA evidence linked a 40 year old Baltimore man to a rape that occurred almost three years ago.
State police said in a news release that William Dryden of the 1300 block of Patapsco Avenue was charged with second degree rape, second degree assault, false imprisonment and carjacking.