Elkton Police Department

  • Agency: Elkton Police Department
  • Address: 100 Railroad Avenue, Elkton, 21921 MD
  • Chief: William Ryan (Chief of Police)
Phone: (410) 398-4200
Fax: 410-398-3645
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Elkton Police Department is located at 100 Railroad Avenue, Elkton, 21921 MD. The Chief of Police of the department is William Ryan. The Elkton Police Department phone number is (410) 398-4200.

Elkton Police Department News

**********Homicide – Arrest******** On May 3, 2015 at 1:30 am, officers with Elkton Police Department responded to 170 E. Village Road in the Buckhill Farms neighborhood for two gunshot victims. Upon arrival, officers found the two victims, Derrick Smith, 38, and Tayonna Russ, 22, deceased. Officers on scene, made contact and located a third occupant of the residence. This subject was Smith’s live-in girlfriend and mother of Tayonna, who was upstairs when the double-murder occurred. Smith’s live-in girlfriend did not hear anyone enter the home, nor did she see a suspect when she went downstairs and found her slain boyfriend and daughter, after hearing the gunshots. Detectives assumed the investigation developing and following up on numerous leads. As a result of numerous leads and information received, detectives developed Erik John McNeely as a suspect in the homicides and began investigating his involvement. Throughout the course of the investigation it was learned that Derrick Smith and Erik McNeely were acquaintances and that Smith owed McNeely an undisclosed amount of money. After multiple failed attempts to obtain money from Smith, McNeely left his residence on May 3, 2015 shortly after the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather boxing match occurred and drove to Smith’s residence where Smith and Russ were then gunned down. Investigators believe that Smith was the primary target, however it is believed Tayonna Russ was gunned down after waking up and observing McNeely inside the home. On October 31, 2018, the investigation culminated with an indictment and arrest warrant being issued for McNeely’s arrest. On November 6, 2018 at 10:45 am, the suspect, Erik John McNeely was arrested as a result of the nearly three and a half yearlong investigation. McNeely was arrested by the Maryland State Police Apprehension Team at his residence on Thatch Court in Elkton, MD. McNeely’s charges include: 2 counts of Murder- First Degree, 2 counts of Conspiracy Murder –First Degree, 2 counts of Murder- Second Degree, 2 counts of Conspiracy Murder –Second Degree, Assault – First Degree, Conspiracy Assault First Degree, and Firearm use – Violent Crime, Anyone with additional information that might be important to investigators is asked to call lead Detective Lindsey Ziegenfuss at Elkton Police Department at 410-398-4200 ext. 41 Arrested: Erik John McNeely (38 years of age) Thatch Court Elkton, MD 21921

The Elkton Police Department is happy to announce that our very own CPL Todd Finch was recognized this past Friday Night at the Cecil County First Responders Appreciation Dinner sponsored by the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce. Todd was chosen for his commitment to helping the citizens of Elkton, his loyalty to his fellow police officers and dedication to excellence in police work. Pictured with CPL Finch is Chief Matthew Donnelly who was on hand to congratulate CPL Finch.

E.P.D. Weekly Activity Report

**********Assault First Degree********** On Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 0153 hours, officers with the Elkton Police Department responded to the 300 block of West Main Street across from Whalen’s Storage Facility for a stabbing. Prior to arrival, officers received information stating a female victim could be located at 395 West Main Street and that two suspects, one male and one female, had fled the scene on foot. Upon arrival, officers learned the identity of the two suspects, a Robert Patterson and a Carrie Sturgill. Additional units began to cavass the area for the suspects. While on scene, officers located a male and female victim. The female victim was found to have a laceration that began at her chin and went towards her neck. She also had a deep laceration to the top of her right hand. The male victim sustained injuries to his left hand and wrist from a knife attack. Officers were able to gather the following information from the two victims: On the above date and time, the two victims were staying in a vacant cargo transport trailer located in the 300 block of West Main Street across from Whalen’s Storage Facility. The suspects, Patterson and Sturgill made contact with the victims at this location. Patterson and Sturgill began to argue with and accuse the victims of stealing property belonging to the suspects. The argument became very heated and escalated to a physical confrontation. At some point during the physical attack, both victims received slashing type injuries. The victims indicated Paterson to be the one wielding the knife. EMS provided on scene treatment to both victims and subsequently transported the victims to the hospital. A short time later, officers were able to locate both suspects in room 40 at West End gardens. Both Patterson and Sturgill were placed under arrest and charged accordingly for the attack. Arrested: Robert John Patterson (40 years of age) West Pulaski Hwy. Elkton, MD 21921 Charges: Assault – First Degree Assault – Second Degree Reckless Endangerment Con-Assault-First Degree Con-Assault-Second Degree Con-Reckless Endangerment Arrested: Carrie Elisa Sturgill (32 years of age) West Pulaski Hwy. Elkton, MD 21921 Charges: Assault – First Degree Assault – Second Degree Reckless Endangerment Con-Assault-First Degree Con-Assault-Second Degree Con-Reckless Endangerment

E.P.D Weekly Activity Report

**********Drug Arrest / Search Warrant********** In the early part of October 2018, the Elkton Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit (SCU) began an investigation into the illegal sale of narcotics and firearms. A Christopher Wayne Thompson was developed as the main target of this investigation. The investigation revealed Thompson was distributing narcotics and firearms from a location in West End Gardens, 205 West Pulaski Hwy. As a result of this investigation, officers obtained a search & seizure warrant for 205 West Pulaski Hwy room #42 the residence of Christopher Wayne Thompson. During the early afternoon hours on Monday, October 8, 2018 officers with the Elkton Police Department executed the search and seizure warrant on the above address. Upon execution of the search warrant officers found Thompson inside. Thompson was found in possession of ten (10) clear Ziploc baggies containing white powdery substance of suspected heroin mixed with fentanyl, and $163.00 in U.S. currency in small bills consistent with illegal drug distribution activity. Thompson was taken into custody without incident. Upon execution of the search warrant, the following items were found in the residence: - Sig Sauer .22 caliber handgun – loaded with 10 rounds (Reported Stolen) - Eastern Arms Company Shotgun – loaded with 1 round with the barrel cut down less than 16 inches. - Geha Bolt Action Shotgun - New Carolina Break Action Shotgun - Chipmunk Mfg. Inc. 22 caliber - Assorted Ammunition consistent with the firearms found - 15 bags of suspected heroin mixed with fentanyl - Clear baggie containing 2.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine - 8 small baggies containing suspected methamphetamine - 1 Ziploc baggie containing brown substance of suspected heroin - 2 purple bags filled with orange strips of suspected Suboxone - Fentanyl patch - Suboxone strip - Multiple items of drug paraphernalia All the items seized are indicative of illegal drug distribution activity. NOTE: Due to Thompson’s criminal history, he is prohibited from possessing firearms. This arrest is the product of the Elkton Police Department’s continuing high enforcement effort to reduce the illegal drug trade in the Town of Elkton. Investigations into this type activity are ongoing and more arrests are expected. Arrested: Christopher Wayne Thompson (30 years of age) West End Gardens Elkton, MD 21921 Charges: 31 charges related to drug distribution and illegal firearms possession. Capt. J. V. Zurolo Executive Officer Elkton Police Department 410-398-4200 Ext 18

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE NO PARKING AREAS FOR THE STREET SWEEPER - THANK YOU • Main Street- between Bridge and South Streets > No parking between 0600-0630 hours on TUESDAYs and FRIDAYs along both sides • East High Street- between Booth and North Streets > NO Parking between 0600-0630 hours on TUESDAYs along the North Side of the street (board of Education side) • East High Street – between Booth and North Streets > NO Parking between 0600-0630 hours on FRIDAYs along the South Side of the Street (Main Street Side)

********Drug Arrest – Search Warrant******** In late September, the Elkton Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit (SCU) began an investigation into the illegal distribution of drugs from a subject later identified as Diamere Fields. Subsequently the investigation led to a search and seizure warrant for his person. On Friday October 5th 2018, at 1700 hours, members of SCU observed Diamere in the 200 block of Hollingsworth Manor. Upon seeing Officers, Fields fled on foot, officers gave chase and apprehended Fields after a brief foot chase. Officers discovered Fields in possession of 2.7 grams of crack/cocaine. Subsequently to the above apprehension, Fields asked officers to get his cellular phone from his apartment at 242 B Hollingsworth Manor. Fields gave permission to Officers on scene to enter the above residence. Officers located the cellular phone on the couch in the living room; also on the couch was a large amount of currency and a digital scale with a white powdery substance, suspected crack cocaine. At this time, officers cleared the residence for additional persons and obtained a search warrant for the residence. Upon serving the search warrant, officers located and collected the digital scale, cellular phone, 13 bags of heroin/fentanyl, .25 cal. ammo, and $1452 in U.S. Currency. Arrested: Diamere Lamar Fields (27 years of age) 242 apt B Hollingsworth Manor Elkton, MD 21921 Charges: 13 Charges consistent with drug distribution

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**********Suspicious Person******** Igor G. Levykin Florida Tag: JVWY46, Champagne colored Mercedes Benz On 10/3/18, Mr. Levykin in the vehicle pictured was seen taking photographs of elementary students at a bus stop located in the neighborhood of Patriots Glen. Mr. Levykin fled in his vehicle when he was approached by parents.The Elkton Police Department is currently looking to speak with Mr Levykin about this incident. If anyone has any additional information and/or knows of Mr. Levykin’s whereabouts or has current contact information for Mr. Levykin, contact Detective Zigenfuss at 410-398-4200 ext. 41 or 260@elktonpd.org

**********Drug Arrest********* On the morning of October 01, 2018, the Elkton Police Department’s Street Crime Unit (SCU) conducted a traffic stop, on a 2007 Honda Accord bearing Maryland tag 3DJ3229, in the area of Route 213 between Whitehall Road and Route 40. The vehicle was observed failing to stop as it exited the parking lot of the Royal Farms. During the traffic stop, officers observed drug paraphernalia was in plain view. At this time, the driver, James Adkins, was identified and detained for further investigation. During the course of the traffic stop, officers located two “bundles” (19 baggies) of suspected Heroin and Fentanyl, along with $206.00 in U.S. Currency on Adkins person. Upon further investigation, officers were able to glean information indicating Adkins to be involved in the illegal distribution of drugs and using his residence in the 200 block of Buttonwoods Road to facilitate his distribution activity. As a result of this information, officers obtained a search & seizure warrant for Adkins’ residence. During the early afternoon hours on Monday, October 01, 2018, the Street Crime Unit executed the search and seizure warrant on the above address. Upon serving the search & seizure warrant the following was items were discovered and confiscated: Approximately 40 grams of Marihuana -74 “Bundles” (1010 individual bags) of Heroin/Fentanyl with an estimated street value of $10,000 - $15,000 -Taurus .38 Special revolver -$5,170 in U.S. Currency -Cellular phones -CDS paraphernalia, drug ledger The amount of heroin, fentanyl, marijuana and U.S. currency found are consistent with illegal drug activity and sales. Subsequently, Adkins was arrested and charged accordingly. This arrest is the product of the Elkton Police Department’s continuing high enforcement effort to reduce illegal drug activity. This is a direct product of our zero tolerance enforcement approach. The investigation into the illegal drug trade is ongoing. Arrested: James Gilmer Adkins (39 years of age) Buttonwoods Road Elkton, MD 21921 Charges: Multiple charges (16) related to Drug Distribution and Firearm Possession

****PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT******** Please avoid the area surrounding Delaware Avenue today due to high water. PLEASE NOTE**************10:30 AM UPDATE ------ IF YOU ARE PARKED ALONG HOWARD STREET PLEASE MOVE YOUR VEHICLE AS THE CREEK IS STARTING TO CREST. Avoid this area also.

E.P.D. Weekly Activity Report