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PRESS RELEASE

 
INCIDENT:               Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS)
DATE / TIME:          8/08/18 at approximately 11:12 am
LOCATION:             Route 301 Southbound at Outlet Center Drive in Queenstown, MD
DRIVER:                  Daniel Dunn, 34yo male from Dover, DE
PASSENGER:          Andre Howard, 31yo male from Brooklyn, NY
DETAILS:                 While in the area of Route 301 Southbound at Outlet Center Drive, Sheriff Hofmann observed a 2017 Hyundai Accent driving above the posted speed limit. Sheriff Hofmann conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Daniel Dunn. Sheriff Hofmann detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver and the passenger were asked to exit the vehicle based on probable cause. Deputy Bush and Deputy First Class (DFC) Ahearn responded to the scene as well. Deputy Bush searched Dunn and did not find any dangerous controlled substances. DFC Ahearn conducted a search of the passenger, identified as Andre Howard, and found a piece of plastic containing suspected marijuana and less than ten grams of marijuana. Sheriff Hofmann issued Dunn a traffic citation for driving over the speed limit and Deputy Bush issued Howard a civil citation for possession of less than ten grams of marijuana. The controlled dangerous substances were confiscated.
DEPUTY:                  Sheriff G. Hofmann, Deputy D. Bush, and Deputy First Class C. Ahearn assisted by Maryland State Police: Trooper Mathewson, Corporal Esh, and Senior Trooper Abey
CASE:                        18-24364
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INCIDENT:               Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS)
DATE / TIME:          8/08/18 at approximately 10:27 am
LOCATION:             7/11 convenience store, 212 Grange Hall Road, Queenstown, MD
DRIVER:                   Thomas Torrence, 32yo male from Wye Mills, MD
DETAILS:                 Deputy Bush was conducting a patrol check of the 7/11 gas and convenience store when he observed a red 2003 Infiniti G35S enter the parking lot. A check through the Motor Vehicle Administration was conducted to verify the registration of the vehicle. The check revealed that the registration tags were registered to a 2000 Dodge Truck. While speaking with the driver, identified as Thomas Torrence, Deputy Bush detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was completed and less than 10 grams of marijuana and a glass smoking device containing raw marijuana were recovered. Torrence was issued a civil citation for the possession of marijuana and traffic citations.
DEPUTY:                  Deputy D. Bush
CASE:                        18-24363
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INCIDENT:               Theft
DATE:                         08/08/2018 at approximately 1:55 pm
LOCATION:             1900 Block of Stevens Drive, Chester, MD
VICTIM:                    60yo male of Frederick, MD
DETAILS:                 Deputy First Class (DFC) Pack responded to the above address in reference to a past theft. The preliminary investigation revealed that a tailgate was recently stolen from a 1994 Toyota Tacoma truck. The tailgate was estimated to have a value of $50. This investigation is ongoing. If you have any information in reference to this incident, please contact Deputy First Class Pack at 410-758-0770 ext. 1959 or lpack@qac.org.
DEPUTY:                  Deputy First Class L. Pack
CASE:                         18-24379
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INCIDENT:               Driving Under the Influence
DATE / TIME:           08/09/2018 approximately 7:55 pm         
LOCATION:              Route 301 Northbound and Cherry Lane in Centreville, MD          
ARRESTED:             Carol Tantardini, 27yo female from Rockville, MD
DETAILS:                 While conducting traffic enforcement, Corporal Martz observed a gray 2013 Subaru passenger vehicle driving above the posted speed limit. Corporal Martz conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Carol Tantardini. While speaking with Tantardini, Corporal Martz smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle and Tantardini’s breath. Tantardini admitted to having a shot at a bar where she worked.  Corporal Martz conducted standardized field sobriety tests on Tantardini. Based on the test results, Tantardini was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. After all the proper paperwork was issued, Tantardini was released to a sober person.
DEPUTY:                  Corporal B. Martz
CASE:                        18-24535