Police and Fire briefs, July 8, 2020

Submitted photo/RFC
On Sunday morning at 10:54 a.m., crews from Rescue Fire Company responded to 800 Bayly Road in Cambridge, where a car had collided with a house. The driver was reported to have fled the scene.

Heroin and Cambridge men
On June 25, at approximately 2:30 a.m., deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office observed a suspicious vehicle at the High’s Dairy Store in Trappe. Deputies observed several criminal indicators and a K-9 scan was initiated.
K-9 Buc of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office gave a positive alert to the scan and a search of the vehicle revealed heroin and paraphernalia. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jonathan Elizondo, 42 of Cambridge and the passenger was identified as Sean Coughlin, 52 of Cambridge, who were both placed under arrest.
Elizondo and Coughlin were taken to Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing, being charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to distribute. Additionally, Coughlin was found to have three open arrest warrants from Baltimore City and Harford County, which were served.
Elizondo was released by the District Court Commissioner on $5,000 unsecured bond. Coughlin was held pending further action by the courts.

Hurlock man arrested
On June 25, deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested Trey Short, 33 of Hurlock for violation of probation. Short was picked up from the Anne Arundel County Detention Center and returned to Talbot County.
Short is charged with violating his probation on an original charge of assault second degree. Short was held at the Talbot County Detention Center pending a hearing in Circuit Court.

Violation of probation
On June 23 at approximately 10:15 a.m., deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Leo Reyes, 41, of Easton for violation of probation. Reyes was taken to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

Violation of probation
On June 23, deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tanner Dixon Barrow, 27 of Tilghman, for violation of probation. Barrow was served at the Talbot County Detention Center where he was being held on other charges causing the violation of his probation.

Naked intruder
On June 23, deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 31000 block of Bruceville Road, Trappe, in reference to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, deputies were advised by the tenant that when he arrived at the residence, he discovered a broken window and a naked female lying on the floor.
The female was identified as Brandi Leigh Wright, 34, of Easton. Wright was placed under arrest and transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing and an initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner. She was charged with burglary, malicious destruction of property and trespassing on posted property.

CDS, pills
On June 26, deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on St. Michaels Road near Lincoln Avenue for an equipment violation. Deputies identified the driver as Chad Paul Butterworth, 45 of Easton. Deputies identified criminal indicators which led to a K-9 scan by the Easton Police Department, K-9 Murph, leading to a positive alert for the presence of narcotics.
A search of the vehicle revealed prescription pills without a valid prescription. Butterworth was placed under arrest and charged with illegal possession of prescription pills and related paraphernalia.
Butterworth was transported to the Talbot County Central Booking Facility for processing and his initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Butterworth was released on a $2,000 unsecured bond.

Fire & Rescue Institute
Registration is now open for the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute’s new course, “Building Construction for the Fire Service,” which will be piloted Sept. 9-29.
The course will be delivered through Zoom and is open to students across the state. To register, visit zone.mfri.org.

Handgun/CDS Arrest
On June 30, at approximately 8:46 p.m., deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office stopped a motor vehicle on Ocean Gateway near Rabbit Hill Road for moving violations. Deputies identified the driver as Eugene Beaty 3rd, 28 of Salisbury, and discovered he was driving on a suspended license.
Deputies developed probable cause to search the vehicle, where they located marijuana and a loaded handgun. Beaty was placed under arrest and transported to the Talbot County Central Booking facility for processing.
Beaty was charged with loaded handgun in a vehicle, handgun in a vehicle and knowingly altering firearm serial number. Beaty was released on $5,000 unsecured bond.

Brush fire
In the early-morning hours of July 4, Taylors Island Volunteer Fire Company, with the assistance of Madison VFC & Church Creek VFC, extinguished a large brush fire on Bayshore Road. “Please remember to provide support for your local volunteer firefighters,” a statement from the social media site, “Taylors Island Maryland” said.

Puppy scam
A warning from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack said, “We have seen a recent increase in on-line scams related to puppies (Yorkies and Pomeranians) for sale on various websites such as Facebook, Craigslist, etc., where the seller requests payment be sent via gift cards, cash apps, etc., but the buyer never receives the animal.
“Don’t become a scam victim! No legitimate seller should ever request payments (for any service or product) via giftcards, and you should only use payment apps with people you know and trust!
“According to Fraud.org, it is seeing P2P (Peer-to-Peer payment platforms — such as Zelle, Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Facebook Payments and Cash App) payment services used by scammers who place bogus online classified ads for merchandise, or tickets to concerts and sporting events. They’re also becoming an increasingly popular payment method for puppy scams, fake check scams and romance scams.
“Victims can lose hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars. Do not use P2P apps to send money to someone you don’t know. If you are a victim of a fraud, contact your local police department.”

Linkwood-Salem VFC
There will be a hot and tangy chicken barbecue on July 10, 10 a.m. until sold out, following COVID-19 precautionary measures. No admittance to the building. Half chicken with bread, $7; platters $9, half chicken and bread, with homemade macaroni salad and a bag of chips. Pre-orders encouraged, carryout only.
Cutoff for orders via voicemail, email or Facebook is 8 p.m. on July 9. No guarantee orders can be filled after that.
Station is on U.S. 50, nine miles east of Cambrdige. Call 410-221-0169, email LSVFC@gmail.com.