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Media Release, 4/22/19

Citizens with information on any criminal activity in Calvert County, who wish to report it anonymously, can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers online by clicking on the Crime Solvers link at or by calling 410-535-2880.

            Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest 
                                     or indictment of a person involved in criminal activity.

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During the week of April 15 - April 21, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,385 calls for service throughout the county.    


Damaged Property: 19-21925

On April 18, 2019, Deputy Aranda responded to Golden West Way in Lusby for the report of damaged property. The complainant advised sometime between 10 p.m. on April 17 and 11 a.m. on April 18, an unknown suspect egged his vehicle. After washing the eggs off, there appeared to be no damage to the vehicle or the vehicle’s paint.

Theft: 19-21250

On April 15, 2019, Deputy Sturdivant responded to Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant located in Lusby for the report of a theft. The complainant advised $3,500 worth of copper wiring had been stolen between Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12 from the storage facility.

Theft: 19-21939

On April 18, 2019, Deputy Anderson responded to Lower Marlboro Road in Owings for the report of a theft. The complainant advised around 11:30 a.m. he noticed his vehicle registration plate had been torn from the tag bracket. The estimated value of stolen property is approximately $134.


***On April 18, 2019, Corporal Wilson responded to Horseshoe Trail in Lusby for the report of a domestic argument in a car parked in the roadway. As Corporal Wilson exited his agency vehicle, a black male who was later identified as Tyree Jamal Johnson, 23, started charging at him in an aggressive manner. Johnson stood in a fighting position with his hands balled up into fists and shoulders squared up to Corporal Wilson. Corporal Wilson put his hand out to create space between them when Johnson pushed his hand away and retreated back to the vehicle parked in the roadway. Johnson was ordered to exit the vehicle but refused to comply with orders given by Corporal Wilson. Johnson was very combative and argumentative during the incident. Johnson was subsequently placed under arrest then transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Assault Second Degree, and Resist/ Interfere with Arrest.
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                   Tyree Jamal Johnson

***On April 20, 2019, Deputy Lewis responded to Mattapany Road in Saint Leonard for the report of a 911 hang up. Deputy Lewis made contact with the victim on scene who stated the suspect, Charles Edward Chase, Jr., 53, was yelling and screaming inside the home and wanted to fight. The victim stated she exited the home in an attempt to separate herself from Chase. While on scene, Chase was yelling from the front porch at the victim after being instructed to stop yelling profanities and to calm down. Deputy Lewis could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Chase’s breath and person. Chase continued to yell and use profanity, so he was then placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct.
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              Charles Edward Chase, Jr.

***On April 21, 2019, Detective Rector contacted the Calvert Control Center and advised there was a fight in progress in the middle of South Bound Route 4 at Fox Run Boulevard. Deputy Sturdivant arrived on scene to assist Detective Rector. Detective Rector placed the suspect, Branden Lee Barger, 39, in handcuffs and sat him on his knees in the grass. Deputy Sturdivant made contact with Barger, who began yelling obscenities at the driver of the other vehicle then became disorderly and started cursing at deputies on scene. After interviewing witnesses on scene, it was discovered that Barger was weaving throughout traffic, tailgating other vehicles, and aggressively driving. Barger then got out of his vehicle and started banging on the window of the victim’s vehicle with his metal rings, trying to pull the door open to get to the driver. Deputy Sturdivant discovered a switch blade knife in the cup holder of the suspect’s vehicle. Barger was arrested and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Assault 2nd degree, Disorderly Conduct, and Dangerous Weapon- Conceal.
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                   Branden Lee Barger

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