Press Releases

 

PRESS RELEASES

 

With Talbot County schools being back in session, the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office is asking that those traveling the roads with our school buses know the importance of school bus safety laws.  Many times the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office receives complaints about motorists who fail to stop for school buses operating red flashing lights.  This will result in aggressive enforcement by our Deputies and motorist will be cited “no exceptions”.  When a motorist is cited, it will cost them $570.00 and a three point penalty on their driver’s license.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2009 to 2018, there were 249 school-age children killed nationally in school transportation-related crashes: 52 were occupants of school transportation vehicles, 92 were occupants of other vehicles, 100 were pedestrians, four were pedal cyclists and one was another non-occupant. Also, more school-age pedestrians were killed from 6 to 8 a.m. and from 3 to 4 p.m. than any other hour of the day, according to the NHTSA.

To stay on top of your school bus safety game, the Maryland Center for School Safety (MCSS) encourages Marylanders to:

  • Always pay attention when driving, especially in school zones and during school bus stops;
  • Always stop when a bus stops; it is illegal to pass a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop-arm extended when it has stopped to load or unload students;
  • Always ensure that any mask or face shield that you wear out in public does not prevent you from maintaining a clear line of sight when operating a motor vehicle or walking near moving vehicles; and
  • Always remember that children’s brains are still developing – don’t expect them to behave as you would when entering, exiting, or in a school bus; therefore, maintain a safe distance from school buses at all times.

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CDS/Disturbing Peace Arrest: On August 13, 2021 at approximately 10:30 pm, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested Donte Lamont Foster, 43 of Trappe, MD. Deputies responded to calls for service of a male on Murrays Lane, Trappe, MD attempting to enter vehicles and residences. Deputies located the male, identified as Foster and found him to be disoriented and under the influence of drugs and alcohol.  Foster would not comply with any lawful commands and continued to disturb the public peace. Foster was placed under arrest and transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner. Foster was held on the charges of disturbing the public peace, failure to obey a lawful order, intoxicated endangerment and possession of a controlled substance.

Warrant Arrest: On August 14, 2021, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff's Office stopped a motor vehicle on N. Washington Street near Chapel Road for a moving violation. Deputies identified the driver as Juan Carlos Morales-Arreaga, 20 of Easton, MD.  A records check revealed an arrest warrant had been issued by the Talbot County District Court for failing to appear for a scheduled court hearing on the original charge of driving without a license. Morales-Arreaga was placed under arrest and charged with driving while intoxicated and driving without a driver’s license.  Morales-Arreaga was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Morales-Arreaga was held pending further action by the courts.

Warrant Arrest: On August 16, 2021, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff's Office arrested Mason Scott Kelley, 21 of Easton, MD. On August 9, 2021, the District Court for Caroline County issued an arrest warrant charging Kelley with failing to appear for a scheduled court date on the original charge of rogue and vagabond, theft, theft scheme and possession of rifle/ shotgun after conviction of a disqualifying crime.  Kelley was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Kelley was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.  

CDS Arrest: On August 17, 2021, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff's Office stopped a motor vehicle on the Easton Bypass near Oxford Road for a moving violation.  Deputies identified the driver as Lisa Raye Swann, 58 of Denton, MD and developed probable cause to conduct a search of the vehicle with the assistance of the Easton Police Department K-9. The search revealed controlled substances and paraphernalia. Swann was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia. Swann was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Swann was released on her personal recognizance.

Warrant Arrest: On August 17, 2021, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff's Office arrested Jesse James Williams, 68 of Easton, MD. On August 6, 2021, the District Court for Talbot County issued an arrest warrant for Williams charging him with failing to appear for a scheduled court date on the original charge of possession of a controlled substance. Williams was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Williams was released on an unsecured personal bond of $1,500. 

Warrant Arrest: On August 18, 2021, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff's Office arrested Marco Antonio Camacho Jr., 22 of Trappe, MD. An arrest warrant was issued by the Talbot County Circuit Court for failure to comply with conditions of his release on the original charges of assault and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Camacho was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Camacho was ordered held without bond pending further action by the Circuit Court. 

Destruction of Property:  On August 24, 2021, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff's Office, School Resource Unit responded to the St Michaels High School for a report of malicious destruction of property to the school. Investigation revealed unknown person(s) entered the school grounds overnight and spray-painted parts of the school. If anyone has any information, please contact the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office at 410-822-1020; by email at sheriff@talbotcountymd.gov; or thru Facebook at Talbot County Sheriff’s Office.

Warrant Arrest: On August 25, 2021, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff's Office arrested Nicholas Alexander Goldstein, 25 of Easton, MD. On July 22, 2021, the Talbot County Circuit Court issued an arrest warrant charging Goldstein with failing to comply with probation orders on the original charge of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Goldstein was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Goldstein was ordered held pending further action by the Circuit Court.

 Burglary Arrest: On August 25, 2021 at approximately 9:44 pm, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff's Office responded to the 30000 block of Gene Gibson Road, Easton, MD for a burglary in progress. Deputies identified the suspect as Carolyn Marie Draper, 40 of Queen Anne, MD, who was still on the scene. Investigation revealed Draper was previously trespassed from the property from a prior incident. Draper entered the property without permission and attempted to gain access to the residence, causing damage to the several screens, windows and doors. Draper assaulted the occupant of the residence when told to leave the property. Draper was placed under arrest and charged with burglary, assault, malicious destruction of property and trespassing.  Draper was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Draper was ordered held pending further action by the courts.

 Warrant Arrest: On August 26, 2021, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mallory Kevin Winstead Jr., 31of Queen Anne, MD. On June 28, 2021, the Talbot County Circuit Court issued an arrest warrant for Winstead charging him with violation of orders on the original charge of child abuse. Winstead was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Winstead was ordered held at the Talbot County Detention Center pending further action by the Circuit Court.

 Warrant Arrest: On August 26, 2021, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested Thomas Lee Bailey, 33 of Trappe, MD. On August 16, 2021, the Talbot County Circuit Court issued an arrest warrant charging Bailey with violation of probation on the original charge of armed robbery. Bailey was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Bailey was ordered held pending further action by the Circuit Court.

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