Police say pair stole packages
People urged to track orders
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.