Saturday, March 28, 2015

UPDATE: MISSING PERSON - Devin Purdy

UPDATE: Missing person Devin Purdy has been located and is safe. Thank you to our social media followers, our media partners, and allied law enforcement agencies for your assistance. 


Friday, March 27, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Arrests 3-26-15

Solicitation of a Minor – On March 9, 2015, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division began an investigation after receiving information, John Allen Combs SR., age 42, of Lexington Park, a tier 1 registered sex offender, had posted child pornography on his social media sites.

During the investigation, Combs began communicating with a 15 year old girl via a social media website. Over the course of several days, the communication continued and lead to Combs sending nude photos of himself to the 15 year old girl. Combs then requested the girl have sexual intercourse with him.

On March 18, 2015, Combs responded to a predetermined location to meet with the 15 year old girl and was placed under arrest by detectives.    

Combs was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Felony Sexual Solicitation of a Minor and 2 COUNTS of Sex Offender Violation. CASE #14637-15
John Combs SR.


Disorderly Conduct – On March 15, 2015, deputies responded to the Pegg Road Shell station located at 22141 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for a disturbance. On arrival, they located Kyle Derrell Howell, age 24, of Newark, New Jersey, inside the store throwing items on the floor and he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Prior to the deputies arrival, Howell chased an employee around the store. Howell was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center by Deputy Murphy. He was charged with Property Destruction Under $1,000, Disorderly Conduct, and Possession Alcoholic Beverage. CASE # 14556-15
Kyle Howell


Assault & Resisting Arrest – On March Deputy D. Smith responded to a residence on Jay Dee Court in Great Mills, for a domestic assault in progress. The victim alleged suspect Robert Alan Mandley JR., age 28, of Charlotte Hall, was intoxicated and struck the victim in the face with his fist. Mandley then struck a second victim in the face. He had also damaged property in the residence prior to the assault. Deputy Smith placed Mandley under arrest and in handcuffs. While walking Mandley to the patrol car he attempted to flee from deputies. Mandley was quickly apprehended and placed in the patrol car. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 2nd Degree Assault, Property Destruction Over $500, Failure to Obey Lawful Order, and Resisting Arrest. CASE #14583-15
Robert Mandley JR.


Assault – On March 16, 2015, DFC Bowen responded to a residence on Rowan Knight Drive in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Stephan Domont Alston, age 54, of Lexington Park, strangled the victim with his hands during an argument. The victim was able to get free and call 9 1 1. DFC Bowen observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim’s throat. Alston was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #14926-15
Stephan Alston


Violation Protective Order – On March 16, 2015, Deputy LaFave responded to a residence on Frank Hayden Lane in California, for a reported violation of a protective order. The victim alleged suspect Michael Jonathan Reeb, age 28, of Great Mills, contacted the victim on social media via third party in violation of an active protective order. Deputy LaFave located Reeb and placed him under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Violation Protective Order. CASE #14957-15

Michael Reeb


Assault – On March 17, 2015, Deputy H. Smith responded to the Circuit Courthouse in Leonardtown, for an assault. On arrival, Deputies assigned to court security had two suspects in custody identified as Josephine Bernetta Tippett, age 19, of California, and Angela Rose Tippett-Wedding, age 36, of California. Deputies heard a disturbance in the hallway and found the suspects kicking the victim. Deputies separated the parties and placed Josephine Tippett in handcuffs after she refused to cooperate and continued to act in a disorderly manner.

The investigation revealed the suspects assaulted the victim as she exited the courtroom with suspect Angela Tippett-Wedding’s ex-husband. Tippett-Wedding struck the victim in the face with her forearm and pushed her backwards to the floor. The victim was able to stand up after others intervened. At that time, Josephine Tippett struck the victim in the forehead while Tippett-Wedding bit the victim’s leg. Deputies arrived and broke up the fight.

Tippett-Wedding and Tippett were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Both were charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #15074-15
Josephine Tippett

Angela Tippett-Wedding


Violation Protective Order – On March 17, 2015, Deputy K. Molitor responded to a residence on Goldenrod Drive in Great Mills, for the report of a protective order violation. The victim alleged suspect Deena Jo Neville, age 47, of Great Mills, contacted the victim by calling the victim’s phone and sending text messages in violation of an active protective order. Deputy Molitor located Neville and placed her under arrest. Neville was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Violation Protective Order. CASE #15217-15
Deena Neville


Theft – On March 20, 2015, DFC Knott responded to the Taco Bell located on MacAurthur Boulevard in California, for a reported employee theft. The investigation revealed suspect Taneesha Shantel Washington, age 23, of Leonardtown, was in charge of depositing the money from the business in her capacity as the assistant manager. The district manager indicated deposits totaling over $3,800 were not dropped by Washington between March 17 and March 20. Washington was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2 COUNTS Theft $1,000 to Under $10,000. CASE #15822-15
Taneesha Washington 



First Degree Assault – On March 20, 2015, Deputy Cole responded to a residence on Jay Dee Court in Lexington Park, for a man with a gun. The victim alleged he was stopped at a traffic light on Great Mills Road, when suspect Charles Timothy Moore, age 33, of Lexington Park, pulled his vehicle next to him. The victim and Moore began to argue. They proceeded to drive to the residence on Jay Dee Court where both got out of their vehicles and the argument continued. Moore suddenly walked back to his vehicle and retrieved a black handgun. He then pointed the handgun at the victim and indicated he was going to kill him. Moore then stopped and walked inside the residence with the handgun. The handgun was determined to be a BB gun, which the victim believed to be real. Moore was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #15864-15  
Charles Moore


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Patrol Deputies Arrest 2 for Burglary

St. Mary's City, Maryland – On March 20, 2015, at 4:35 PM, deputies responded to a residence on Morning Glory Lane, for a reported burglary to an occupied residence. The Emergency Communications Center received a description of the suspect vehicle and provided it to responding deputies. Corporal J. Graves observed the vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex located in the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road in Ridge. Corporal Graves and additional deputies attempted to locate the occupants of the vehicle while Deputy T. Wesner responded to the scene of the burglary.

The burglary victim alleged he heard noises coming from the basement. When he entered the basement he found the exterior doors wide open and the suspect vehicle pulling out of the driveway. The victim was able to see the driver and a passenger in the vehicle. Deputy Wesner determined suspects forced entry into the residence through the basement door damaging the door and frame. However, the homeowner interrupted the suspects before anything was stolen.


Meanwhile, deputies at the apartment complex were able to determine which apartment belonged to the operator of the suspect vehicle. Deputies subsequently searched the apartment and located suspects Deandre T. Keys, age 18, of Lexington Park, and Terrance Marquis Savoy, age 22, of Ridge, hiding in the attack under insulation. Keys and Savoy were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Both were charged with 1st Degree Burglary and Malicious Destruction of Property Under $1,000. CASE #15855-15

Deandre Keys

Terrance Savoy


WANTED - Jamar Moss has been APPREHENDED

UPDATE 3-25-15: Jamar Moss was located and arrested on 3-24-15.

Original Press Release:
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Jamar Daron Moss, age 33. Moss is known to frequent St. Mary’s and Calvert County. He is 6-01, 210 lbs, and was last known to have a shaved head with a beard.


Moss currently has two outstanding arrest warrants for failure to appear in the Circuit Court of St. Mary’s County for a 3rd degree sex offense and for nonsupport of a child. 

Jamar Moss

Announcing 2015 CAMP DARE



Incident Briefs 3-20-15 to 3-25-15

3-20-15 Theft - A victim, who resides in Lexington Park, reported an unknown suspect(s) stole money from his bank account. Case remains open. CASE #15834-15

3-20-15 Burglary Motor Vehicle - A victim, who resides on Point Lookout Road in Helen, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his car and stole property. Case remains open. CASE #15836-15

3-22-15 Burglary - A victim, who resides in Valley Lee, reported unknown suspect(s) entered the unsecured residence and stole property. Case remains open. CASE #16056-15

3-23-15 Fraud - A victim, who resides on Cryer Road, reported unknown suspect(s) used his personal information to file income taxes and receive the return. Case forwarded to CID. CASE #16253-15

3-25-15 Vandalism - A victim, who resides on Horseshoe Road in Clements, reported unknown suspect(s) damaged her vehicles when they spun tires causing rocks and dirt to strike the vehicle. Case remains open. CASE #16653-15




Tuesday, March 24, 2015

**WANTED** - Jamar Moss APPREHENDED

UPDATE 3-25-15: Jamar Moss was located and arrested on 3-24-15. 

Original Press Release:
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Jamar Daron Moss, age 33. Moss is known to frequent St. Mary’s and Calvert County. He is 6-01, 210 lbs, and was last known to have a shaved head with a beard.


Moss currently has two outstanding arrest warrants for failure to appear in the Circuit Court of St. Mary’s County for a 3rd degree sex offense and for nonsupport of a child. 

Jamar Moss


Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of MOSS is asked to call 
CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message 
to '"CRIMES" (274637). 
IF YOU SEE MOSS, call the Duty Officer immediately at 301.475.4040.
CALLERS CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

St. Mary’s County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary's County that leads to 
an arrest or indictment. 


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fatal Vehicle Crash - Leonardtown

Leonardtown, Maryland - On March 22, 2015, 3:38 AM, deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash on Point Lookout Road in the area of Juniors Court. Deputies located a 1996 Cadillac Seville resting in the woods against a tree. The operator, identified as Daniel Mark Boarman, age 50, of Mechanicsville, was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Members of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Preliminary investigation indicated the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a tree. Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash. 

Anyone with information regarding this crash and who has not already been interviewed, is asked to call Deputy C. Beyer at 301.475.4040.


Friday, March 20, 2015

**NEW PHOTOS** of FRAUD Suspects Targeting Elderly

UPDATE 3-20-15 12:40PM:
California, Maryland - A citizen was recently in the Wildewood development and approached by the two female suspects pictured below. The citizen purchased magazines from the women but later felt they were not legitimate due to recent #SMCSO social media posts and news reports. He located the two, (who were still in Wildewood), and demanded his money be returned. When the two suspects refused, the citizen took these photos of them as they posed. 




The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help in identifying these two fraud suspects. 

Anyone with information regarding the identity of these suspects, about these crimes in general is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to '"CRIMES" (274637). 

CALLERS CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS.
Or call Corporal O’Connor at 301.475.4200 x 9075. Refer to CASE #14893-15

If you see either of these suspects please call 9 1 1 immediately. 

St. Mary’s County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary's County that leads to an arrest or indictment. 



Original Press Release:
Lexington Park, Maryland - The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public to be on the lookout for the two fraud suspects pictured above. These suspects are believed to be targeting elderly citizens living in senior living facilities; however they could be targeting anyone, anywhere. They are entering these secured buildings by following closely behind a resident. They may also attempt to gain entry by contacting apartment residents using the exterior keypad. They then use some type of ruse to prompt the resident to let them in. We also need your help in identifying them. 

On Friday, March 13, 2015, at 5:07 PM, the suspects entered the Victory Woods senior apartments located on FDR Boulevard, (behind Kohl's Department Store), by following a resident into the secured building. Once inside, they began knocking on doors identifying themselves as college students selling magazines, or raising money for the VFW, or St. Jude’s Hospital - changing their story every time they approached another apartment resident.  

While inside one victim’s apartment the suspects stole a credit card, which was later used. 

Both suspects are white females possibly in their twenties. The taller suspect, wearing a black hooded jacket and white shirt, spoke with a speech impediment. The heavier suspect, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, had tattoos on both forearms. CASE #14893-15