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CEN­TRE­VILLE — A Dover man was charged with il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of a hand­gun af­ter a traf­fic stop on Mary­land Route 304 near the Caro­line County line.

Dfc. Mike Pi­asecki of the Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice said he stopped a ve­hi­cle for speed­ing at 11:01 p.m. July 12; it crossed the county line and pulled over near Cut­off Road. The only oc­cu­pant was the driver, Dar­ron Lau­rice Henry, 35, of Dover. Pi­asecki said he ob­served mar­i­juana on Henry’s shirt. He asked Henry to get out of the ve­hi­cle and searched it, po­lice said.

He found a Glock model 32 .357 cal­iber hand­gun and two fully loaded mag­a­zines of am­mu­ni­tion in a back­pack style bag be­hind the driver’s seat, po­lice said.

Pi­asecki con­tacted the Mary­land Gun Cen­ter to run a records check on the hand­gun. Deputy J. Jar­rett ad­vised the hand­gun could not be within reach of the driver and that the am­mu­ni­tion must be stored sep­a­rately from the gun un­less the owner had a hand­gun per­mit.

Henry was ar­rested and charged with pos­ses­sion of a hand­gun. At his ini­tial ap­pear­ance, a Queen Anne’s County Dis­trict court Com­mis­sioner re­leased Henry on his own re­cog­ni­zance.

CH­ESTER — A 17-year-old Cen­tre­ville girl was cited with pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana, un­der 10 grams, af­ter a traf­fic stop July 16. fice is in­ves­ti­gat­ing a se­ries

Dfc. Brad Martz of the of thefts from ve­hi­cles that Queen Anne’s County Sher- oc­curred on the 7200 block of iff’s Of­fice stopped an east- Main Street in Queen­stown bound Hyundai pas­sen­ger car be­tween 10:30 p.m. July 14 on U.S. Route 50 near Piney and 9:30 a.m July 15. Creek Road at 9:05 p.m. for Four separate ve­hi­cles hav­ing a head­light out, po­lice were bro­ken into, and three, said. Martz re­ported smelling be­long­ing to An­gela Shor­tall, mar­i­juana when he spoke with Ju­lia Daniel and Joel Dil­lon, the driver. He scanned the car had prop­erty taken from with his part­ner, K-9 Spike. them. To­tal loss is es­ti­mated

K-9 Spike alerted to the pres­ence at $131. of mar­i­juana, and Martz Any­one with in­for­ma­tion searched the car, find­ing a pill is asked to call Cpl. Amelia bottle with the name of one of VanSant at 410-758-0770, ext. the pas­sen­gers on it that had a 12171. small amount of mar­i­juana in­side, po­lice said.

The pas­sen­ger was is­sued a ju­ve­nile ci­ta­tion and re­leased on the scene to her mother, po­lice said.

KINGSTOWN — An Eas­ton woman was cited for pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana, un­der 10 grams, af­ter a traf­fic stop July 16.

Dfc. Doug Prince was con­duct­ing a sta­tion­ary traf­fic en­force­ment de­tail on Route 544 at Deep Land­ing Road at 1:27 p.m. when he no­ticed a Hyundai Ac­cent with what ap­peared to be il­le­gal tint. He stopped the car and spoke with the driver, Faye Ann Car­son, 46, of Eas­ton. Prine no­ticed a strong odor of mar­i­juana and searched the ve­hi­cle, find­ing a small amount of mar­i­juana, po­lice said.

Car­son was cited for mar­i­juana and is­sued a re­pair or­der for the tint. She was re­leased at the scene. QUEEN­STOWN — The Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of-

STEVENSVILLE — Sgt. Jeremy David­son of the Queen Anne’s County Sheirff’s Of­fice is in­ves­ti­gat­ing re­ports of ma­li­cious de­struc­tion of prop­erty at the Cove Creek Club com­mu­nity golf course.

Some­time overnight July 9 to July 10, some­one re­moved flags from the prac­tice range, poked holes in the green, threw prac­tice balls all over, and used the golf carts to dam­age the greens, po­lice said. Dam­ages are es­ti­mated at $500 to $700.

CEN­TRE­VILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sion­ers unan­i­mously ap­proved the ap­point­ment of Ja­son Tuel to fill an un­ex­pired term on the Kent Nar­rows De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion dur­ing the July 11 meet­ing. The com­mis­sion­ers’ ac­tion con­firmed the KNDF board’s June 27 elec­tion of Tuel.

Term will be­gin im­me­di­ately. He re­places Judy Wink on the 13-mem­ber board and will serve the re­main­der of her term, end­ing Dec. 31, 2019.

The Kent Nar­rows De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion was cre­ated in May 1990 to fa­cil­i­tate the re­vi­tal­iza­tion of the Kent Nar­rows, a 955-acre wa­ter­front area, which as been iden­ti­fied as a strate­gi­cally im­por­tant as­set for the county.

The Foun­da­tion’s mis­sion is to pro­vide guid­ance and over­sight for the for­mu­la­tion of a strat­egy to bal­ance new eco­nomic growth, com­mu­nity re­de­vel­op­ment, sup­port for the county’s fish­ing and seafood in­dus­tries, and pub­lic ac­cess to wa­ter­front ac­tiv­i­ties and ameni­ties.

The Foun­da­tion is also con­cerned that en­vi­ron­men­tally sen­si­tive ar­eas within the Kent Nar­rows be pre­served and con­trib­ute to the char­ac­ter of the Eastern Shore life.

CEN­TRE­VILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sion­ers unan­i­mously ap­proved the ap­point­ment of An­drew McLean of Cen­tre­ville to serve on the county’s Soil Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict Board of Su­per­vi­sors.

McLean will re­place Wil­liam Riggs III, who passed away on June 26.

A rec­om­men­da­tion was made to the com­mis­sion to ap­point McLean by the Soil Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict Board of Su­per­vi­sors.

McLean has pre­vi­ously served as an as­so­ci­a­tion board mem­ber the past two years.

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