Calvert Sheriff’s Arrests for December 11, 2019

Arrest briefs and mugshots are courtesy of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

On December 4, 2019, Deputy Crum responded to Pushaw Station Road in Sunderland for the report of a burglary and welfare check. The complainant advised that Crystal Kay Sweeney (38), attempted to enter her residence through the front door.

Crystal Kay Sweeney (38)

Upon making contact with Sweeney in the area of Trouble Lane in Sunderland, Deputy Crum detected a strong chemical odor emanating from Sweeney’s person and observed her be lethargic and confused. Sweeney was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and a search was conducted resulting in a clear plastic Ziploc bag containing suspected marijuana that had been laced with PCP. Sweeney was charged with 3rd and 4th Degree Burglary, and CDS: Possession- Not Marijuana.


On December 6, 2019, Deputy N. Buckler responded to E Chesapeake Beach Road in Chesapeake Beach for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, deputies observed glass on a rear door was broken and located Richard McGrath (48) hiding in the upstairs of the residence.

Richard McGrath (48) 

McGrath was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with 4th Degree Burglary.


On December 7, 2019, Deputy N. Buckler conducted a traffic stop at Tyler’s Tackle Shop on Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach. Upon making contact with the driver, Jordan Johnson (20), and the passenger Mikhi Jackson (19), Deputy Buckler detected the strong odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

Jordan Johnson (20)

Both Johnson and Jackson refused multiple commands from deputies to exit the vehicle, and after briefly resisting and shutting Deputy Buckler’s arm in the window, Johnson and Jackson were detained. A search of the vehicle was conducted which resulted in a pill bottle with Johnson’s name containing a small black plastic bag of suspected marijuana.

Mikhi Jackson (19)

Johnson and Jackson were placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where Johnson was charged with Failure to Obey a Reasonable and Lawful Order, Resisting/ Interfering with Arrest, and 2nd Degree Assault to a Law Enforcement Officer. Jackson was charged with Failure to Obey a Reasonable and Lawful Order.


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