Saturday, September 20, 2014

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOICE? - GMHS 9-18-14

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division are asking for the public to listen to audio of the caller, who reported a shooting was going to take place at Great Mills High School on 9-18-14.


Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Detective Mike Boyer at 301.475.4200 X 9120 or CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 (callers can remain anonymous), or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to '"CRIMES" (274637). 

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Original Press Release 9-18-14


Great Mills, Maryland - On September 18, 2014 at 8:25 AM, a male subject called the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) and reported people in the school had guns and were going to start shooting at 10:00 AM. The school was immediately contacted and locked down in accordance with SMCPS emergency protocols. Several Sheriff's Office deputies and troopers from the Maryland State Police arrived at the high school within minutes. A perimeter was established and the parking lot was closed to vehicular traffic. The entire school was systematically searched inside and outside for weapons. All lockers were searched as well. At approximately 12:25 PM, the search was complete and no firearms were found. The school returned to normal at short time later. 

Traffic Delays Leonardtown for Parade

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the traveling public of the PARADE going on today from 10:30 AM to approximately 11:30 AM on Route 5 and the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds.

Expect traffic delays. Please lookout for pedestrians in the area all weekend. THANK YOU.

Friday, September 19, 2014

2 Arrests for Robbery and Assualt

Mechanicsville, Maryland - On September 13, 2014, Sheriff’s Office Patrol units responded to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for a reported assault.  Deputies learned a male victim had entered the hospital seeking treatment for an injury he received while involved in a fight at a residence located on Laurel Court. The victim was subsequently transported to Prince George's Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries.  The Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and assumed the investigation.

Detectives determined the victim was attending a party when he saw a friend being assaulted and robbed by several male subjects.  When the victim attempted to help his friend, several of the suspects began beating him causing serious facial injuries. 
 
Further investigation revealed the victim in the original fight had been approached by several male subjects who insinuated they were armed and demanded he remove everything from his pockets. When he refused, the suspects began assaulting him, knocking him to the ground, then reaching into his pockets stealing money and a cell phone.

Detectives learned the identity of the suspects and obtained warrants for their arrest.  On September 17, 2014, detectives arrested Kairon (NMN) Hawkins, age 19 of Lusby, charging him with Robbery, 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault and Theft less than $1,000.
 
On September 18, 2014, detectives arrested Emory J. Baldwin IV, age 19, of St. Leonard, and charged him with Robbery, 1st Degree assault, 2nd Degree Assault and Theft less than $1,000. 
 
Both were incarcerated in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

Emory Baldwin IV
 
Kairon nmn Hawkins
 

Incident Briefs 9-17-14 to 9-19-14

9-17-14 BURGLARY - A victim , who resides on Deerhaven Lane in California, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his garage and removed property. Case remains open. Case #49949-14

9-17-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Lynndale Court in Oakville, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his residence, however nothing appeared to be missing. Case remains open. Case #49979-14

9-17-14 Reckless Endangerment - Deputies responded to the area of Radford Lane for a report of shots fired. No suspects were located. Deputies checked with the residents of area homes who reported no injuries or property damage. Case remains open. Case #50058-14

9-18-14 THEFT - A victim, who resides on Military Lane in California, reported unknown suspect(s) stole the registration plates from his vehicle. Case #50108-14

9-18-14 BURGLARY -  A victim, who resides on Smith Nursery Road in Hollywood, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his shed and stole property. Case remains open. Case #50139-14

9-19-14 - BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Pin Oak Court, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her unlocked vehicle. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case #50213-14

9-19-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on King Way, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole property. Case #50236-14

9-19-14 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT - Deputy L. Johnson conducted a traffic stop on Great Mills Road near Langley Drive. The vehicle Deputy Johnson stopped rolled backward and struck the police car. Neither Deputy Johnson or the operator of the vehicle were injured.
 
 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Deputies Respond to Threats at Great Mills & Leonardtown HS

Great Mills, Maryland - On September 18, 2014 at 8:25 AM, a male subject called the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) and reported people in the school had guns and were going to start shooting at 10:00 AM. The school was immediately contacted and locked down in accordance with SMCPS emergency protocols. Several Sheriff's Office deputies and troopers from the Maryland State Police arrived at the high school within minutes. A perimeter was established and the parking lot was closed to vehicular traffic. The entire school was systematically searched inside and outside for weapons. All lockers were searched as well. At approximately 12:25 PM, the search was complete and no firearms were found. The school returned to normal at short time later.  

Leonardtown, Maryland - On September 18, 2014 at 11:48 AM, a female subject called Leonardtown High School and reported a bomb was going off in the school at 11:30 AM. The school was placed on lockdown in accordance with SMCPS emergency protocols and deputies responded. The caller subsequently called again and indicated the bombs were going to go off. A perimeter was established and the parking lot was closed to vehicular traffic. The entire school was systematically searched by bomb detecting K9s and no devices were found. The school returned to normal at approximately 1:00 PM. 

Additional details will be released as they are developed.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to call the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Duty Officer at 301.475.4040 or CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 (callers can remain anonymous), or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to '"CRIMES" (274637). 

Deputies Investigating Threat at Great Mills High School

A short time ago, the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a single phone call reporting an unsubstantiated verbal threat at Great Mills High School. As a result, the school was immediately placed on lockdown. Sheriff's Office School Resource Officers, K9 units, and several additional patrol deputies are on the scene. The school will remain on lockdown until the situation is resolved.

St. Mary's Public Schools will be issuing an alert to parents.

Additional information will be released as it is developed.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

VICE/NARCOTICS Arrests 9-17-14

Detectives conducted undercover purchases of prescription medication from suspect Ryan Patrick Sullivan (Age 30 of California). As a result of the investigations, St. Mary’s County Grand Jurors indicted suspect Sullivan for “Distribution of Suboxone” and “Distribution of Dilaudid”.

 
Ryan Sullivan


Detectives identified William Terrence Campbell aka “Funk” (Age 38 of Lexington Park) as a distributor of cocaine. Undercover purchases were made and subsequently a search and seizure warrant was executed on his home where a significant amount of drugs were seized. Suspect Campbell was indicted for “Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute” and “Distribution of Cocaine”.

William Campbell
 

James Thomas Tawney (Age 51 of Lexington Park) was indicted for “Possession of Oxycodone with the Intent to Distribute”, “Possession of Alprazolam with the Intent to Distribute” and “Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone”.


 
James Tawney


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

Arrests 9-17-14


FLEEING AND ELUDING/DRUG POSSESSION/Warrant Service – On September 13, 2014, the Sheriff’s Office received information on the whereabouts of Michael Issiah Harrison, (age 28 of no fixed address), who was wanted on a felony warrant from Charles County for failure to appear in court on a THEFT 10K to 100K charge.
 
Deputy Flerlage and several other deputies responded to the Target parking lot to attempt to locate Harrison. A citizen advised Harrison had just left operating a silver Hyundai passenger vehicle. Deputy Flerlage spotted the vehicle being operated by a male subject matching the description of Harrison. He initiated a vehicle stop and the Hyundai stopped on Route 235 near the Toyota of Southern Maryland dealership. Deputy Flerlage approached the vehicle and attempted to speak to Harrison when suddenly he drove off, made a U turn, and headed northbound on Route 235. Harrison turned into the WaWa parking lot on Rue Purchase Road and came to a stop. Deputy Flerlage quickly approached the vehicle as Harrison opened the vehicle door. Harrison was taken into custody without further incident.
 
Numerous items used to smoke and inject controlled dangerous substances were found in his possession. These items contained suspected cocaine and heroin residue. A check of Harrison’s driver’s license revealed his privilege to drive in Maryland was suspended.
 
Harrison was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS): Not Marijuana (Heroin), Possession CDS: Not Marijuana (cocaine), Fleeing and Eluding Police, and Driving While Suspended. Harrison was also served with 2 criminal summonses from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office stemming from two earlier incidents.  

Michael Harrison
 
ASSAULT – On September 13, 2014, Deputy Potter responded to a residence on Esquisite Court in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Danielle Lynnette Adams, 27, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the head with a hammer. Deputy Potter observed a fresh injury on the victim’s head. Adams was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

 
Danielle Adams


VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER – On September 14, 2014, Corporal Ross responded to a residence on Oxford Court in Lexington Park, for a reported violation of a protective order. Suspect Ashley Marie More, age 30 of Lexington Park, was found at the residence in violation of an active protective order. Moore was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with the violation.

Ashley Moore
 

1st DEGREE ASSAULT – On September 14, 2014, Deputy L. Johnson responded to a residence on Midway Drive in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged he was with suspect Patrick Shawn Daly, 24, of Lexington Park, when Daly became disorderly inside the Food Lion store in Lexington Park. Daly was intoxicated and acting in a disorderly manner inside the store. He began to argue with store security when the victim intervened and tried to get Daly to leave. When Daly refused to leave, the victim left the store and returned to his residence on Midway Drive. A short time later, Daly arrived at the victim’s residence and began to argue with the victim. Daly suddenly produced a knife and lunged at the victim, cutting him on the abdomen. The victim then fled from Daly on foot and called police. The victim sustained a minor injury. Daly was located and placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault.

 
Patrick Daly


ASSAULT – On September 14, 2014, Corporal E. Johnson responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect Douglas Ivan Cantrell, 27, of Hollywood, struck the victim in the face with his fists. Cantrell was charged with 2nd Degree Assault DOC Employee (inmate).  

 
Douglas Cantrell


PROSTITUTION – On September 15, 2014, Deputy LaFave responded to a vacant lot on Hermanville Road in Lexington Park, after a citizen reported seeing two subjects parked in the area. Deputy Lafave located both subjects in the woods near the vehicle. The investigation revealed suspect Ashley Nicole Thomas, 27, of Newtown, Virginia, and the male with her were engaging in a sexual act for money. Thomas was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Prostitution. Charges are pending against the male involved.  

Ashley Thomas

Incident Briefs 9-17-14

BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Spring Ridge Road, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his residence and stole a safe. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Roszell. Case # 49894-14

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Detective Asking for HELP to Solve ROBBERY - King Drive


Mechanicsville, Maryland - On September 15, 2014 at 1:28 AM, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to a private residence on King Drive, for a reported burglary which had just occurred.  Deputies determined two black male suspects, dressed in all dark clothing and wearing face masks, forced entry to the residence.  Both suspects were armed with handguns and ordered the occupants of the residence to the floor.  They demanded to know where specific items were located within the residence.  After being unable to locate the requested items the suspects fled the residence on foot.

The Criminal Investigations Division assumed the investigation and is asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Detective Corporal Scott Ruest at 301.475.4200 X 2297.  Callers can also remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at (301) 475-3333, or by texting their tips to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637).