Police Blotter

Kent County Sheriff

THEFT. Cpl. Kasey Griffitts is investigating a July 2 theft of construction equipment on West Edge Road, Millington. Estimated value of the equipment is $4,000, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

ASSAULT. Beth Taylor Sissom, 56, Millington, on July 3, was served a district court summons for second-degree assault. She was released on personal recognizance.

ASSAULT. Herbert Rayme Ratliffe, 67, Chestertown, on July 3, was charged with second-degree assault. He initially was held in the Kent County Detention Center without bond. The offense is alleged to have occurred in the 8900-block of Georgetown Road, near Chestertown. The complainant was transported to a hospital for treatment of lacerations, according to a sheriff’s office news release. 

THEFT. Deputies, on July 4, located a 2020 Kia Rio in the  8700-block of Georgetown Road near Chestertown that had been reported taken from the 21000-block of Civic Center Drive, Rock Hall.

ASSAULT. Sgt. Sean Maloney is investigating a reported assault July 6 in the 13000-block of Charlestown Road, Worton. The complainant reported being assaulted by a known suspect, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

ASSAULT. Cpl. Dave Nolan is investigating a reported assault July 7 in the 20000-block of Bayside Avenue, Rock Hall. According to a sheriff’s office news release, it was reported that a large group of people were involved in a fight. Maryland Natural Resources Police and Maryland State Police assisted.

THEFT. DFC Michael Piasecki, on July 7, responded to the Shore Stop convenience store in Rock Hall for a reported theft. Subsequently, Richard Derek Coleman, 36, Rock Hall, was charged with theft, $100 to less than $1,500.

At the time of his arrest, Coleman was in possession of suspected cocaine and paraphernalia, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Coleman also was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not cannabis and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

He initially was held in the Kent County Detention Center without bond.

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