NEWS IN BRIEF
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.