Friday, August 28, 2015

Vandalism in Leonardtown Square - August 28

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help regarding recent vandalism in Leonardtown Square. The incident occurred sometime around 2:30 a.m., August 28. Both Oga’s Asian Cusine and the Leonardtown Post Office have been spray painted with obscenities, including a swastika and anarchy signs.

Anyone with information regarding the vandalism is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637) or call  Corporal Smolarsky at 301.475.8008.

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


Incident Briefs 8-26-15 to 8-28-15

Incident Briefs 8-26-15

8-26-15 Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle located in the 21000 block of  Newtowne Neck Road in Leonardtown and stole property. CASE# 49790-15

8-27-15 Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 45000 block of Mill Cove Harbor Road in California and stole property.  CASE# 50085-15

8-27-15 Vandalism – Unknown suspect(s) vandalized three vehicles in the area of Bayside Way on California, MD CASE# 50129-15

8-27-15 Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle in the 22000 block of       St. Johns Circle in Great Mills. No property appeared to be removed. CASE# 50196-15

SCAM ALERT - Scammers are posing as 'support technicians" in an attempt to gain remote access to a computer.

SCAM ALERT – Scammers are posing as ‘support technicians’ in an attempt to gain remote access to a computer.

The Sheriff’s Office has received complaints from the community regarding scammers making unsolicited contact using pop-up messages. The scammers pose as ‘support technicians’ claiming a problem exists on the consumer’s personal computer and offering to fix the problem remotely.  The scammer will request credit card information claiming to charge for services.

Several variations of this scam exist, such as:

1.     A fraudulent email providing a link or attachment that claims to start the Windows 10 installation process.

2.     An unsolicited internet pop-up attempting to guide the consumer through the installation process.

3.     A phony phone call from someone posing as a Microsoft employee, who offers to assist with an upgrade to Windows 10 or ‘help’ with any other Microsoft product.

Microsoft offers solutions if you are already a victim or are targeted by one of these scams:

1.     Do not follow the instructions, click on links or open attachments. If you received the information by email, delete the message.

2.     Report the fraudulent communication to Microsoft:

Visit the Microsoft Safety and Security Center - - for more information and resources dedicated to helping keep your PC safe from threats, including viruses, malware, and phishing attempts.

WANTED by #SMCSO for ESCAPE - Bruce Edward Burroughs

BRUCE EDWARD BURROUGHS is WANTED by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office for ESCAPE. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of BRUCE EDWARD BURROUGHS is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637).
or call the #SMCSO Duty Officer at 301.475.4040
St. Mary's County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary's County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Stolen Firearms --- Coltons Point, Maryland

Between August 14th and August 17th, two firearms were stolen from a residence in Coltons Point, Maryland.  The firearms are described as an Armalite AR-50 and a semi-automatic Browning M1919.  Both firearms are listed as stolen in the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) database.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637). You may also contact Detective Corporal Michael Boyer at 301.475.4200, ext. 9120.

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. Calls to CRIME SOLVERS are NOT RECORDED.

Stock Photo of an Armalite AR-50

Stock Photo of a Browning M1919

DUI ARRESTS - 8/25/2015

Byron Keith Green 2nd, age 22, of Waldorf, on 8/1/2015 by Corporal E. Johnson

Byron Keith Green 

 Crystal Diane Fletcher, age 32, of Mechanicsville, on 8/2/2015 by Corporal J. Graves

Crystal Diane Fletcher

Jekenia Marie Ross, age 44, of Tall Timbers, on 8/7/2015 by Deputy J. Vezzosi

Jekenia Marie Ross 

Tiffany Ann Vest, age 34, of Lexington Park, on 8/8/15 by Deputy J. Vezzosi

Tiffany Ann Vest

Kevalyeh Teville Af West, age 28, of Great Mills, 8/9/15 by Corporal D. Corcoran

Kevalyeh Teville Af West

Luciano Monsivas Tenorio, age 37, of Lexington Park, 8/8/2015 by Deputy D. Smith

Luciano Monsivas Tenorio

Brandon Michael Clark, age 36, of Mechanicsville, 8/16/2015 by Deputy B. Foor

Brandon Michael Clark 

Anthony Gabriel-Leano Obedoza, age 34, of California, 8/16/2015 by Deputy J. Wilson

Anthony Gabriel-Leano Obedoza

Gregory William Kasalo, age 46, of Calgary, Canada, 8/16/15 by Deputy B. Fennessey

Gregory William Kasalo

Leroy Logan, age 43, of Lexington Park, 8/13/15 by Deputy S. Tirpak

Leroy Logan 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY – Saturday, August 29, 2015

 The Chaptico Classic 5K/10K will take place this Saturday. There will be increased pedestrian traffic on Route 234 and Route 238, the area surrounding the Chaptico roundabout, from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m. Citizens should use caution as they approach the area.

Deputies Respond to Fight at Great Mills High School

This morning at 10:10 AM, Corporal Kristi Nelson, School Resource Officer for Great Mills High School, responded to a fight involving 3 students inside the school. Corporal Nelson immediately attempted to break up the fight and was assaulted. Corporal Nelson called for additional officers to respond. Several additional officers arrived at the school within minutes and the 3 students involved in the fight were taken into custody. No serious injuries were reported. All police officers have left and the school has resumed normal activities.

Motor Vehicle Collision on Patuxent Beach Road

On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at approximately 1:30 p.m members of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported serious motor vehicle collision on Patuxent Beach Road in the area of North Patuxent Beach Road.

Deputies arrived on scene to discover a head-on, two vehicle collision.  Preliminary investigation determined a 2009 Toyota Rav 4, operated by Diane Vanaman of Great Mills, was traveling south on Patuxent Beach Road when her vehicle crossed the center line and entered the northbound lanes.  Vanaman's vehicle then struck a 2011 GMC Acadia operated by Genevieve Piatt of Lusby.  Vanaman was pronounced dead on the scene.  Piatt was transported by Maryland State Police Trooper 7 to Prince George's Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.  The cause of the collision remains under investigation. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, and has not already provided a statement, is asked to contact Deputy Vincent Pontorno at 301-475-4040.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Joshua Scott Schellhase, age 31, of Leonardtown, Maryland today to six years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for distribution of heroin.  A close friend of Schellhase died as a result of using the heroin distributed by Schellhase.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; and St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron.
According to his plea agreement, during 2012 Schellhase was close friends with an individual with whom Schellhase used heroin or other opiates on a daily basis.  Schellhase and the individual would provide heroin to each other as they were able to obtain it.
On October 11, 2012, the individual contacted Schellhase by text message and Schellhase agreed to give the individual some heroin that Schellhase had recently purchased.  During the early evening, Schellhase drove to a residence in Calloway, Maryland.  The individual came out of the house and Schellhase gave the individual a small amount of heroin and two cigarettes.  The individual went back into the house, went into the bathroom and ingested the heroin he had received from Schellhase.  About 15 minutes later, the individual’s girlfriend knocked on the bathroom door, but received no response.  She opened the door and discovered the individual slumped over and non-responsive.  Emergency medical personnel were called and attempted to revive the individual, but the individual died.
The cause of death was determined to be morphine intoxication.  The victim died as a result of ingesting the heroin provided by Schellhase.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the DEA and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Deborah A. Johnston and Leah J. Bressack, who prosecuted the case.

Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200 x1918.