Calvert County Times September 07, 2017 - Page 7

Thursday, September 7, 2017 The Calvert County Times Deputies Receive Highway Safety Award Maryland Highway Safety Office host- ed its annual awards luncheon Aug. 29 at Bayfront Club, Sparrows ac- knowledge outstanding law enforcement efforts during the 2017 Maryland Aggres- sive Driving Enforcement Program. Awards were given to law enforcement professionals from all over the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Calvert County Deputy Kirk T. William- son and Deputy Robert T. Shrawder both were 1 st year award recipients. Program Coordinator Sherry Draheim received her third award for assisting with the program. Sheriff Mike Evans stated, “These two deputies have done an outstanding job, I look forward to them assisting in our ef- forts to keep Calvert County safe.” From CCSO (left to right) are Deputy Kirk T. Williamson, Ms. Sherry L. Draheim, Deputy Robert T. Shrawder, and Lieutenant Roscoe N. Jones. Photo fro CCSO. Cops & Courts 7 Calvert Man Possessed Hundreds of Child Porn Images By Guy Leonard Staff Writer A Huntingtown man was indicted late last month for possessing hundreds of im- ages of child pornography, some of which showed sex abuse against infants and tod- dlers, according to police. The investigation into the alleged activi- ties of John Steven Earman involving the possession of child pornography began last year when Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Detective Mike Mudd received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about the upload- ing of five illicit images from an e-mail address later found to belong to Earman. Those initial five images showed adult males in sex acts with prepubescent fe- males, charging documents stated. In April of this year, detectives searched Earman’s residence and confiscated nu- merous electronic devices and data disks. The disks were found to contain hun- dreds of various child pornography im- ages, police reported. When police interviewed Earman’s girl- friend at the residence she said “she knew why we had searched her home… it was because of John viewing pornography” The girlfriend told police “since she has known John he has had an interest in porn.” She told police, though, that she thought Earman only watched adult pornography.” Later, Earman admitted he had pos- sessed child pornography, police stated in court papers, but he had deleted it. Nearly all of the 13 CD/DVD disks re- trieved from the residence were found to have “contained a large amount of illegal child porn,” Mudd wrote in court papers, including images of sex acts performed on infants, toddlers, pre-pubescent children, both male and female. Some of the images found included im- ages of bestiality, police reported. Police stated that Earman’s activities continued from November of last year to June of this year; he faces one count of promoting or distributing child pornog- raphy and one count of possessing child pornography. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report During the week of August 21 – August 27 – deputies of the Calvert County Sher- iff’s Office responded to 1, 246 calls for service throughout the community. Damage Property -- On August 21, 2017 Deputy First Class Weems respond- ed to the Harbor Island Marina Gas dock, Lusby, for a report of damaged property. The complainant stated someone broke out the glass in a window in the rear of the building. Estimated damage is $20 Damage Property -- On August 24, 2017 Deputy First Class Kreps responded to Lacrosse Ct. Dunkirk, for a damaged property report. The victim stated on Au- gust 23 rd they heard a loud noise around 3 a.m. When they woke up in the morn- ing they discovered the front windshield of their vehicle had been shattered. The estimated damage is $500. Damage Property -- On August 26, 2017 Deputy First Class Burggraff re- sponded to the 1100 block of HG Trueman Rd. Lusby, Md. for a damaged property call. The complainant stated that some- one forcibly broke the basement door. No property was taken. Theft -- On August 24, 2017 Deputy First Class Kreps responded to Grovers Turn Rd. Owings for a theft complaint. The victim stated that between August 1, 2017 and August 24, 2017 (7) fiber rod rotational grazing posts have stolen from their property. The value of the stolen property is $35 Theft -- On August 24, 2017 Deputy Spalding responded to Sandy Point Rd. Prince Frederick for a theft report. The victim stated someone stole their 4ft Sil- ver Oxygen tank from the residence. The Oxygen tank was last seen on August 17, 2017. The value of the stolen property is $150 On August 27, 2017 Deputy William- son was dispatched to a theft in progress at Walmart-Dunkirk MD. It was reported that the suspect fled the scene in a vehi- cle heading north on Rt. 4. The vehicle proceeded to drive through Anne Arun- del County and Prince George’s County where he was apprehended. The suspect was identified as Tyler Goins (25) of Lus- by, MD. Mr. Goins was charged with theft less than $100 and traffic charges. On August 22, 2017 Deputy N. Buckler observed a vehicle at the 2/4 Liquor Store in Huntingtown with a driver passed out behind the wheel. Deputy Buckler Groff called for EMS to respond. The driver was identified as Ryan Groff (26) of Huntingtown, MD. After EMS checked out the driver Deputy Buckler located CDS in the vehicle. Mr. Groff was arrested and charged with CDS possession not marijuana (Heroin) and possession of paraphernalia. On August 25, 2017 Deputy Barger responded to DeForest Dr. Chesapeake Beach for a suspicious person that was damaging property. Deputy Barger lo- cated the person matching the description and began to speak to him. The person he located was stumbling around and also passed out while officers were speaking to him so EMS was called to assist. While obtaining his identification from his bag Deputy Callison located CDS. The sus- pect was identified as Tyier Brooks (27) of Lothian, MD. Mr. Brooks was arrested for CDS possession not marijuana (pre- scription medication), possession of para- phernalia and destruction of property less than $1,000. On August 25, 2017 Deputy Parks initiated a traffic stop at Rt. 4 and Plum Point Rd. Huntingtown, Md. Deputy Parks was speaking with the occupants of the ve- Dearstine hicle when a Sher- iff’s Office K9 conducted a scan of the vehicle and alerted to narcotics. Deputy Parks searched the vehicle and located marijuana and pills. Ryan Dearstine (22) of Chesapeake Beach, MD was arrested and charged with CDS Possession not marijuana (Adderall). On August 26, 2017 Deputy First Class Hardesty was dispatched to the Giant Food Store in Lusby, Md. for a person slumped over the wheel in a vehicle. Deputy Gray Hardesty made contact with the individual to check their welfare. The driver wa s identified as Don- ald Gray (50) of Lexington Park, Md. and the passenger was identified as Rosette Abelende (48) of Piney Point, Md. A Sher- iff’s Office K9 was utilized to scan the ve- hicle. The K9 alerted positive to narcotics. A search of the vehicle was conducted and CDS was found along with stolen mer- chandise from Giant. Donald Gray was arrested and charged with CDS possession not marijuana (barbituates,Benzedrine) and Rosette Abelende was charged with CDS possession not marijuana (barbitu- ates, Benzedrine), possession of parapher- nalia, CDS Administer equipment pos- sess/distribute and theft less than $100. On August 26, 2017 Deputy First Class Ostazeski transported a sub- ject to the Calvert County Deten- tion Center. Once he arrived a more thorough search Weeks was conducted and CDS was located. Tavaughn Weeks (24) of Lusby, Md. was charged with CDS pos- session not marijuana (Oxycodone), pos- session contraband-place of confinement, poss/rec CDS while conf/det, CDS opiate w/o Prescription. On August 26, 2017 Deputy First Class Rediker transported a sub- ject to the Calvert County Detention Center. Once he arrived a more thor- ough search was Fowler conducted and CDS was located. Trent Fowler (26) of Lex- ington Park, Md. was charged with CDS possession not marijuana (cocaine), poss/ rec CDS while conf/det, possession con- traband-place of confi