Weekly News Media Briefs – Week Ending March 22, 2008

From the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office: Weekly News Media Briefs – Week Ending March 22, 2008:

On March 18, 2008, Deputy C. A. Heywood stopped a vehicle for a reckless driving speed violation.  During the stop, Deputy Heywood detected an odor associated with marijuana coming from the vehicle, upon investigating further, Scott Anthony, 26, of Fredericksburg, was charged with reckless driving and possession of marijuana.  A court date is set on May 14, 2008.

On March 18, 2008, Lieutenant J. H. Crowder responded to a vehicle in the ditch near 994 Swann Lane, Ruther Glen.  Upon investigating, Bernard McCargo, 46, of Beltsville, MD, was arrested for driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a breath test.  He was held under a $2000 bond and an arraignment date of March 19, 2008 was set.

On March 19, 2008, Deputy M. J. O’Connor responded to a Ruther Glen address for a domestic assault call.  After investigating, Cantrell Green, 19, of Ruther Glen was charged with domestic assault.  He was released on a personal recognizance pending a March 25, 2008 court date.

On March 19, 2008, Deputy G. J. Hamilton responded to a Ruther Glen address for a disturbance call.  After investigation, Lloyd V. Ferguson, 49, Ruther Glen was arrested for being drunk in public and was later found in possession of a metal smoking device containing residue of cocaine.  Ferguson was held on a $1000 secure bond, and a trial date of May 28, 2008 was set.

On March 19, 2008, Deputy C. M. Polliard stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction.  After investigating, Robert P. McMullen, 37, of Mechanicsville, MD was charged with driving under the influence, open container of an alcoholic beverage and speeding.  He was held on a $1500 secure bond and a court date of March 26, 2008 was set.

Caroline County Sheriff’s Office Wrap Up

According to Sheriff Tony Lippa, Caroline Deputies made 10 drug arrests, 1 DUI arrest, 9 domestic violence arrests, and 45 other criminal arrests during the past week.  The deputies served 200 civil papers, issued 139 traffic summonses, handled 4 motor vehicle crashes, responded to 29 alarm calls, and dealt with 12 juvenile offenders.  The Sheriff’s Office Communications Center dispatched 363 calls for service and handled 1,012 telephone inquiries.  The CCSO also logged 25 calls assisting outside agencies and had 199 self initiated calls.

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