Calvert Co. State Police blotter; Prince Frederick barrack; 15-NOV-2023

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Handgun Violation: On 10/26/2023 at approximately 0052 hours, TFC Backus #6648 conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota SUV at MD RT 4 at Calvert Beach Road, Saint Leonard, MD for a speed violation. TFC Backus made contact with the driver, Christopher Leif Rice, 63, male of Owings. Rice was carrying a Ruger-5.7x28mm handgun on his person. Rice displayed signs of impairment and was asked to perform a field sobriety test. The test was conducted poorly and Rice was subsequently placed under arrest for DUI. Rice was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center for processing. Rice was charged with DUI, Concealed Dangerous Weapon, and Carrying, Wearing, or Transporting Handgun While under the Influence: Alcohol or CDS.

Handgun Violation: On 10/18/2023, at approximately 0427 hours TFC Kreczmer #6916 responded to the residence of Kirk Wayne Langley, White, male, 58 of Solomons for an attempted Warrant Service. Langley had an Active Arrest Warrant for failing to appear for his court date on 10/16/2023 for harassment and telephone misuse. Langley had answered the door with his body canted away with his right arm behind his back out of sight. TFC Kreczmer identified himself and advised him of his visit. Langley was asked if he had a firearm due to his body language and the sound of putting something heavy down on the table. Langley stated he did have a firearm. He was advised to step away from the firearm and he complied. TFC Kreczmer then located a Ruger LCP .380 (serial number 37018180) on the table next to where Langley was standing. TFC Kreczmer secured the firearm and advised the PCO on duty about the firearm’s information. Langley was then placed under arrest for his open arrest warrant. A METERS/NCIC query on the firearm showed it was not on file and not stolen. The Maryland Gun Center was contacted and stated that Langley is prohibited from possessing any firearms due to prior violent convictions: One count of battery on 7/17/1984, one count of battery on 5/11/1989, and one count of second degree assault, domestic related on 5/12/2014. Langley stated he was unaware of his firearms restrictions. Langley was asked if he had any other firearms in the residence. He stated he did not, however, wouldn’t tell the Trooper if he did. Langley was then transported to Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with Firearms - Possession with felony conviction, served his warrant, and was left to await his initial appearance in front of the District Court Commissioner.

Possession of Controlled Substance On 11/07/2023 at approximately 0252 hours, Trooper Sivic #7673 conducted a traffic stop on a Grey Hyundai Sonata at MD Rt. 4 at Mountain Trail in Prince Frederick for an inoperative right tag light. Driver was identified as Steven Smith, African American, male, 12/05/1988. Smith was informed of the reason for the stop and was asked for his license and registration. Smith stated he did not have his license. A license and wanted check was run through the Prince Frederick Maryland State Police Barrack. The PCO on duty advised Smith’s license status was revoked in the State of Maryland as of 01/23/2019. It was shown that Smith has been stopped 7 times previously and cited for driving on a revoked license. Smith was then placed under arrest for driving on a revoked license. A search incident to arrest was conducted of Smith’s person, while doing the search a folded dollar bill containing white residue/ suspected cocaine in Smith’s front pocket. At that time Trooper Hernandez #7266 and Trooper Sivic conducted a probable cause search of Smith’s vehicle. The probable cause search led to the discovery of three (3) cut straws and three (3) broken pieces of a glass smoking device both containing white residue suspected cocaine. Smith was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center for driving on a revoked license. Smith was also charged with the possession of CDS not Cannabis and the possession of CDS paraphernalia.

DUI Arrests

Date of Arrest
Location of Address​
Arresting Trooper
Mazzullo, Mark
Trooper Custis​
Rice, Christopher
Trooper First Class Backus​
Kozitza, Harlan
Chantilly, VA​
Trooper First Class Backus​
Ament, Evan
Port Republic​
Trooper First Class Bauer​
Issalbacher, Joshua
Trooper Snyder​
Hurley, Mark
Trooper Barrientos​

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