Po­lice say pair stole pack­ages

Peo­ple urged to track or­ders

The Calvert Recorder - - Front Page - By MEGHAN CADY [email protected]­news.com

Two women face theft and drug charges af­ter po­lice say they al­legedly stole sev­eral pack­ages from var­i­ous res­i­dences around Calvert County.

Inga Lee Savoy-Howes, 50, of Ch­e­sa­peake Beach and Ash­ley Marie Howes, 32, were both charged with the re­ported pack­age thefts and with al­leged il­le­gal drugs, ac­cord­ing to a Calvert sher­iff’s of­fice release.

On Dec. 19, po­lice were on a look­out for a four-door black Saturn Vue with tinted win­dows

and a sticker for Washington’s NFL team in the back win­dow. Det. Wayne Wells iden­ti­fied the ve­hi­cle as the main sus­pect ve­hi­cle in sev­eral al­leged thefts of pack­ages at var­i­ous res­i­dences around the county, the release states. A thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Wells also de­vel­oped Savoy-Howes and Howes as pos­si­ble sus­pects.

While off duty, Dfc. Bradley Boerum ob- served the sus­pect ve­hi­cle turn­ing onto Breezy Point Road in Ch­e­sa­peake Beach, and fol­lowed the ve­hi­cle un­til the Calvert County Sher­iff’s Of­fice Crime Sup­pres­sion Unit was able to ar­rive in the area. Dfc. Tim Mohler sub­se­quently lo­cated the ve­hi­cle, al­legedly ob­served traf­fic vi­o­la­tions and con­ducted a traf­fic stop on Dares Beach Road at Good Day Mar­ket. Both sus­pects were lo­cated in the ve­hi­cle, po­lice re­port. Dfc. Christo­pher Chil­dress’ po­lice dog part­ner con­ducted a sniff and was met with a pos­i­tive alert.

A sub­se­quent search of the ve­hi­cle re­vealed an al­leged con­trolled dan­ger­ous sub­stance.

From there, po­lice say Wells was able to ob­tain a confession and re­sponded to an ad­dress in Prince Fred­er­ick, where sev­eral pieces of stolen prop­erty were re­port­edly re­cov­ered. Both sus­pects were charged with the thefts and the il­le­gal drugs.

“It was the quick re­sponse by not just one in­di­vid­ual or unit, but the Calvert County Sher­iff’s Of­fice as a whole that re­sulted in this case clo­sure,” Sher­iff Mike Evans (R) said in the release. “Both civil­ian and sworn per­son­nel in­volved should be commended for the ac­tions dur­ing this in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

Res­i­dents are urged to be vig­i­lant for pack­age thefts, es­pe­cially around the hol­i­days, and to keep track of what pack­ages they are ex­pect­ing and when they ex­pect them. Above all, po­lice stress, they should re­port any­thing that seems sus­pi­cious.



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