CALVERT POLICE BEAT: Crackhead ex-boyfriend Matthew McCormack busted into woman’s home, scooped up spare change and stole her truck, say police

ST. LEONARD, MD. – Some guys just can’t take being booted out of a woman’s life. Calvert Sheriff’s media staff reports that on July 22, 2019, Calvert Deputy H. Anderson responded to Parkers Wharf Road in St. Leonard for the report of a motor vehicle theft.


Police say that the complainant advised her ex-boyfriend, Matthew Robert McCormack, 35, of 8195 Deer Chase Lane, Chesapeake Beach, Md., entered her home and stole change from a jar then stole her white F-250.

At approximately 3:00 AM the truck was located at the Dash-In in Prince Frederick and McCormack was driving. A search of his person revealed a pack of cigarettes with a crack pipe in it.

McCormack was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Jail where he was charged with felony Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle, CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia and Theft less than $100.  

Taxpayers will be overjoyed to know that they are picking up the tab for the free attorney, Luke Woods, of the public defender’s office to represent him in court on Oct. 2, 2019, and in the meantime,  he was able to post bond to be sprung from the jail.

McCormack has a real disdain for bothering with driving with a valid permit or attending driver improvement programs after serious violations. On Jan. 29, 2018, Calvert Deputy J. Wahlgren arrested McCormack when he was stopped on Md. Rt. 4 at Main Street in Prince Frederick when he was clocked at operating a Chrysler at 104 mph.

McCormack entered a guilty plea to possession of heroin or cocaine equipment in a plea deal with former Calvert States Attorney Laura Martin on July 29, 2016. THE DEAL: Two years in jail with all the jail time suspended and probation which ended on July 29, 2019, which should result in this new arrest causing the backup time to be reinstated, if anyone in the Calvert States Attorney’s Office is paying attention.

Matthew Robert McCormack entered a guilty plea to theft, and a felony first-degree burglary charge was dropped in a plea deal with States Attorney Laura Martin on May 11, 2015. THE DEAL: six years and six months in prison suspended to only six months and work release was allowed, credit for 126 of time served and probation for four years. A bench warrant was issued on July 24, 2019, for violation of probation.

McCormack was arrested in 2013 for stealing a vehicle, and the charge was dropped.

McCormack entered a guilty plea in Anne Arundel Circuit Court to felony theft, and a burglary charge was dropped in a plea deal. THE DEAL: two years in jail with credit for 107 days of time served, probation for two years and ordered to pay restitution of $2500.

Lotroy found sneaking around the sewage plant – just call him ‘stinky’


CHESAPEAKE BEACH, MD. – Getting some of that good stuff at the sewage plant, perhaps? Police say that on July 22, 2019, Deputy Gilmore responded to E Street in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a suspicious person on the paved access road for the Chesapeake Beach Sewage Plant. Deputy Gilmore located the suspect, Lotroy Lynelle Hall, 39, and called his name. Hall took off running toward the North Beach Volunteer Fire House. Deputy Idol located Hall soon after and detained him. Hall was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Trespassing on Posted Property.

Junkie Lauren Jackson took her kids with her on a DWI wild ride; was stocking up her urine for piss test in a baby bottle


DUNKIRK, MD. –  Who needs a babysitter when out for scoring some dope, those kids gotta learn the life sooner or later.  Police say that on July 24, 2019, Deputy Boerum conducted a traffic stop on Ward Road at Manning Circle in Dunkirk. The driver, Lauren Elizabeth Jackson (35), had slurred speech and stumbled when exiting the vehicle. Jackson had her 3-month-old twins in the back seat. A search of the vehicle revealed 2 prescription methadone bottles with urine inside of them. There was also a baby bottle with urine inside of it. Jackson was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Jail where she was charged with Neglect of Minor, Altering Drug/Alcohol Test and multiple traffic citations for driving under the influence.

Junkie Aaron Stairs was hiding his heroin in his briefs


DUNKIRK, MD.  – It won’t be long before the hyenas of the Maryland General Assembly legalize the use of heroin, and then local junkies will be able to get all they want until they overdose.  Police say that on July 24, 2019, Deputy Crum conducted a traffic stop in the area of Southern Maryland Blvd and Country Plaza in Dunkirk. Deputy Crum asked all three subjects to exit the vehicle, and a K9 scan was conducted, which resulted in a positive alert.

 According to police, a search of one of the passengers, Aaron Edward Stairs, 31, of 3930 6th Street Apt. B, North Beach, Md., resulted in one capsule with heroin hidden in his boxer briefs. Stairs was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Jail where he was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia.  Stairs was arrested for DWI by Calvert Deputy N. Buckler on May 11, 2019, at 4:17 pm as he operated a 2006 Chevy on 1st Street at Dayton Ave.

John Francis Tippett Jr. still trying to live up to his burglar/murderer father’s image

SOLOMON’S ISLAND, MD. – Continuing to build on his own criminal record, Johnny Tippett Jr. added more to his arrest resume in Calvert County, reports the Calvert Sheriff.  John Tippett Sr. was a famous burglar in St. Mary’s County until he killed his burglary partner at Scotland Beach. Up until the slaying of Dino DeCarlo, Tippett was able to trade information to get charges dropped. That changed, Tippett Sr. was convicted of murder and served time in the Big House until he was paroled with a case of terminal cancer and soon joined his old burglary partner in the graveyard.

On July 25, 2019, Deputy Grierson responded to the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomon’s to assist Deputy Shrawder with a subject who was possibly wanted through Virginia. Upon arrival, Deputy Grierson made contact with two subjects, April Christine Chedester, 39, and John Francis Tippett Jr., 43. Tippett was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Jail where he was served with an active warrant for being a Fugitive from Justice in Virginia.  On July 26, 2019, Tippett was released from the Calvert Jail.

Chedester advised she had drugs on her person and handed over a cardboard fold with cocaine inside. Chedester was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Jail, where she was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana.

Tippett, of 48551 Havirland Road, Lexington Park, Md., was out of the Calvert Jail in record time and on July 29, 2019, at 12:13 am, he was cited by Maryland State Trooper John Preston for speeding on All Faith Church Road at Pilkerton in Huntersville, Md., while operating a Hyundai Elantra with Maryland tags 03464OT.

John Francis Tippett Jr. entered into a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz on June 30, 2015, for a charge of possession of drugs such as heroin or cocaine. THE DEAL: four years in prison and a charge of dealing drugs was dropped. Court records reflect a sealed secret status was removed from the case on July 1, 2015. The use of a calendar reveals that Tippett didn’t spend four years in prison.

Following his indictment by the St. Mary’s County Grand Jury, Tippett entered a guilty plea to felony theft in Circuit Court on April 3, 2015. THE DEAL: in yet another Master of Illusion of court tricks, St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz let Tippett off with ten years in prison. Tippett was given credit for 94 days of time served and allowed to be sent to the Maryland nuthouse for prisoners, the Patuxent Institution. Naturally, Tippett didn’t serve ten years and was back out on the streets.

Prince Benjamin got the Royal Cell in Hotel Calvert


On July 26, 2019, Deputy J. Ward responded to Walmart in Dunkirk for the report of disorderly subjects. While making contact with the subjects, Deputy Ward noticed the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle they were in. The owner of the vehicle, Prince Benjamin Talbott (19), advised there was marijuana in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed numerous glass smoking devices and a Ziploc bag with approximately 30 grams of marijuana. Talbott was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession of Marijuana > 10 grams.

Four District women nabbed after an expensive shoplifting spree in a rural store down in the sticks of Calvert County

DUNKIRK, MD. – Doesn’t DC and PG hold any attraction for shoplifters or were these alleged purloiners of fancy sports garb on the lookout for any particular items?

Police say that on July 26, 2019, Deputy Rzepkowski responded to Olympia Sports in Dunkirk for the report of shoplifting. Emergency Communications advised 4 females entered the store, stole athletic merchandise and left without paying in a gray passenger car.

 Deputy Rzepkowski conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on Southern Maryland Blvd and detained all 4 subjects, later identified as Chareah Angelica Payne, 20, of 200 I (Eye) Street, Washington, D.C.; Brittany Denise Darden, 30, of 1241 Valley Avenue, SE, 302, Washington, D.C.; Unique Ebony Owens, 26, of 814 Southern Avenue, SE 101, Washington, D.C.; and Jamia Antionae Williams, of the same address as Owens. A search of the vehicle revealed two baggies with suspected marijuana and over $1,200 in athletic merchandise.

All 4 subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Jail where they were charged with Theft: $100 to under $1,500.

A court date for the four undocumented shoppers is set for Sept. 16, 2019, in Prince Frederick.

Taxpayers will be paying for a free attorney for this traveling band of alleged fraudsters.

Brittany Denise Darden likes to shop in the suburbs and was arrested by Montgomery County Police Officer J. Scharf on Feb. 21, 2017.  Darden entered a guilty plea in Montgomery County District Court on May 9, 2017, to a theft charge and got herself a plea deal from Montgomery County States Attorney John McCarthy.  THE DEAL: a verdict of Probation Before Judgement with unsupervised probation, a jail term of 18 months, all of which was suspended and ZERO fine.  Two charges of carrying a concealed deadly weapon, a valuable tool when stealing from stores, were dropped.  Darden had a free public defender in that case.

As was typical under former Prince Georges County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, when Darden was charged with theft on Dec. 22, 2016, (Christmas Shoplifting), the charges were dropped by the prosecutor.

Disposition in District of Columbia vs. Jamia A. Williams 2016

10/24/2017          Event Resulted – Release Status: PR, AAG A. Levine present on behalf of OAG, Atty A. Cade was appointed as Defense counsel. The Government revoked the diversion offer of remedy and 16 hours of community service at this time. For the Defendant to show good faith, the Government provided the Defendant with a community service agreement. Defense counsel is to reach out to the assigned AAG to explore renewing the diversion offer. Status Hearing date set.

The following event: Bench Warrant Return Hearing scheduled for 10/24/2017 at 12:00 pm has been resulted as follows:

Result: Hearing Held

Judge: BRANDT, RAINEY    Location: Courtroom 120

JAMIA WILLIAMS (Defendant (Criminal)); Mr ANTHONY D CADE (Attorney) on behalf of JAMIA WILLIAMS (Defendant (Criminal)); Judge RAINEY BRANDT  

10/24/2017          Community Service Placement Filed – 7th District    

10/25/2017          4 Hours of Community Service Completed at Crowder Owens Food Bank. 

10/26/2017          4 Hours of Community Service Completed at Crowder Owens Food Bak.   

11/02/2017          Community Service Hours Completed Successfully at Crowder Owens Food Bank confirmed by Carl Jackson.       

11/07/2017          Defendant Enrolled in Diversion

A Sensitive Burglar


HUNTINGTOWN, MD. – Sometimes a burglar just has a bad day. Police say that on July 27, 2019, Deputy Lewis responded to Cox Road in Huntingtown for the report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, other deputies were escorting the suspect, Corey James Eugene Patten (28), out of the residence. The victim advised she was in her residence when Patten opened the back door, came inside and began crying in her kitchen.

Patten was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Jail. While at CCDC Patten, police say he broke the handcuff and chain that secured him in the holding cell. Patten was charged with 4th Degree Burglary and Malicious Destruction of Property.

A trio of Undocumented Shoppers Looted Walgreens but tracked to their lair by Calvert Deputy, say cops

LUSBY, MD. – That stuff about money and credit cards just don’t make sense to some of the indigenous population of Lusby who may believe they are just entitled to free stuff.

Calvert Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kristen Leitch reports that on July 27, 2019, Deputy Gott responded to Walgreens in Lusby for the report of a theft.

 The complainant advised three females entered the store, put items in their purse, and left without paying.

One of the females was identified as Dana Lynn Dougherty, 38, of 12039 Settlers Trail, Apt. 2, Lusby, Md. Deputy Gott went to Dougherty’s residence and found the three females.

Emergency Communications advised Dougherty had an active warrant through the sheriff’s office, and she was placed under arrest by Deputy Mark Robshaw. Dougherty has a court date set for Aug. 29, 2019, and was released from the slammer on July 29, 2019.  

Another female, Marlee Lynn Stokes (33), had an active warrant through the Maryland State Police and she was also placed under arrest. A search of her person revealed Alprazolam, Amphetamine salts and a plastic straw with CDS residue inside.

All three women were issued trespass warnings for Walgreens. Dougherty and Stokes were transported to the Calvert County Jail where Dougherty was charged with Theft-Less than $100 and Trespassing on Private Property, and Stokes was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana.

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