Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Incident Briefs 7/26/2016


Burglary – During the overnight hours, unknown suspects forced entry into St. Joseph’s Church and stole property in the 29000 block of Point Lookout Road in Morganza. The case is being investigated by Corporal E. Johnson. CASE# 38330-16

Property Destruction – On July 23, 2016, unknown suspect(s) damaged an outside air conditioning unit at the St. Mary’s City Visitor’s Center in the 18000 block of Hogaboom Lane. CASE# 38361-16

Burglary – Between 7/23/2016 and 7/25/2016, unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 21000 block of Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills. The case is being investigated by Deputy G. Muschette. CASE# 38376-16

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 21000 block of Sanners Lane in Lexington Park. The case is being investigated by Deputy T. Payne. CASE# 38386-16


As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame.

Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.

If you have any questions regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. 1922, or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Incident Briefs 7/25/2016




Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 21000 block of Autumn Court in Leonardtown. The case is being investigated by Deputy D. Smith. CASE#38760-16

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence on the 29000 block of Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall. Nothing appeared to be missing from the home. CASE# 37893-16

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a motor vehicle and stole property in the 21000 block of Mattie Lane in Lexington Park. The case is being investigated by Corporal J. Mezzos. CASE#38056-16

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a shed and stole property in the 44000 block of Louisdale Road in California. The case is being investigated by Deputy C. Ball. CASE#38078-16

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) removed an outside air unit from a vacant residence in the 38000 block of Point Lookout Road in Mechanicsville. The case is being investigated by Deputy M. Pleisse. CASE#38258-16



As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame.

Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.

If you have any questions regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. 1922, or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Arrests 7-22-2016

7-15-2016 – Assault – Deputy M. Beyer responded to the 48000 block of Leachburg Road in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Angela Marie Forrest, age 23, of Ridge, struck the victim with a motor vehicle. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment, and Forrest was placed under arrest for First and Second Degree Assault. CASE# 36733-16


Angela Marie Forrest

7-18-2016 – Assault – Deputy L. Johnson responded to the 46000 block of Chapman Drive for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Fritzie Hazel Vasquez-Flores, age 31, of Lexington Park bit the victim on the back multiple times and once on the arm. The victim displayed fresh bite marks. Vasques-Florez was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 37101-16


Fritzie Hazel Vasquez-Flores

7-17-2016 – Possession – Deputy D. Potter was on another call at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital when he was approached by a nurse in the Emergency Room concerned for a patient in another room who became unresponsive. She advised the suspect, Matthew Christopher Holiva, age 24, of West Bend Wisconsin, was in the room with the victim prior to becoming unresponsive. Holiva was located in a nearby restroom, with an uncapped hypodermic syringe containing a slightly red substance in his possession. A search revealed in his possession was also a metal spoon, a piece of cotton, and hypodermic syringes being used to prepare suspected heroin. Hovila was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance: Heroin, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia. CASE# 36948-16


Matthew Christopher Holiva


7-16-2016 – Deputy J. Kerns responded to the 24000 block of Three Notch Road in Hollywood for the report of a domestic dispute. The suspect, Becky Lynn Gould struck the victim with a frying pan and a piece of wood she broke off from a door. She then unsuccessfully attempted to assault the victim with a stun gun. The victim had visible signs of injury and Gould was placed under arrest and charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 36790-16


Becky Lynn Gould

7-16-2016 – Possession – Deputy Bush responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road for the report of a possible wanted subject observed by another officer. The suspect, Patrick Neal Boothe, age 27, of Drayden, was located in his vehicle and appeared to be under the influence. In his possession, was a bent aluminum can with holes containing suspected crack cocaine. Boothe was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS Possession: Not Marijuana – Cocaine, CDS Possession Paraphernalia, and served an arrest warrant. CASE# 36864-16


Patrick Neal Boothe

7-18-2016 – Assault – Deputy C. Ball responded to the 46000 block of Chapman Drive in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Fritzie Hazel Vasquez-Flores, age 31, of Lexington Park, scratched the victim and made threatening remarks during an argument. Flores was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. CASE# 37127-16


Fritzie Hazel Vasquez-Flores

7-14-2016 – Escape  Deputy S. Bowie arrested the suspect, Leo Walton Wagner, Jr., age 36, of Mechanicsville, for failure to report as ordered for incarceration as directed by the sentencing judge. He was charged with Second Degree Escape and Retake Warrant. CASE# 37324-16

Leo Walton Wagner, Jr
7-19-2016 – Possession –  Captain Daniel Alioto was off duty when he observed Hope Gover Beggs, age 60, of Lexington Park, operating a motor vehicle in the Great Mills area. Suspect Beggs was stopped and detained. Members of the COPS Unit arrived to assist. Suspect Beggs was observed attempting to discard an item, which when retrieved was found to be a straw with cocaine residue. She was charged accordingly.  
Hope Gover Beggs

Incident Briefs 7/22/2016



Vandalism – Unknown suspect(s) utilized construction equipment to drive through the fields damaging portions of grass and two stationary park grills in the Country Lakes subdivision in Mechanicsville. The case is being investigated by Corporal J. Kirkner. CASE# 37692-16

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a vacant home in the 44000 block of Medleys Neck Road. The case is being investigated by Deputy T. Siciliano. CASE# 37705-16

Reckless Endangerment – A victim advised they believed shots were fired at their residence in the 21000 block of Stoney Brook Drive in Lexington Park. The case is being investigated by Deputy L. Johnson. CASE# 37831-16



As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame.

Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.

If you have any questions regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. 1922, or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.



Thursday, July 21, 2016

Incident Briefs 7/21/2016



Theft – Between 8/1/2015 and 7/9/2016, unknown suspect(s) stole property from the 28000 block of Gosling Court in Mechanicsville. Corporal J. Kirkner is investigating the case. CASE# 37522-16

Vandalism – Unknown suspect(s) spray painted graffiti in the 45000 block of Foxchase Drive in Great Mills. Deputy T. Payne is investigating the case. CASE# 37493-16

Burglary – From 7/12/2016 to 7/20/2016, unknown suspect(s) entered a bus parked on a victim’s property and stole property in the 21000 block of Arthur Lane in Great Mills. Deputy B. Gaskill is investigating the case. CASE# 37557-16

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – During the overnight hours of 7/19 into 7/20, unknown suspect’s entered a motor vehicle and stole property at the Extended Stay America in Lexington Park. Deputy D. Holdsworth is investigating the case. CASE# 37566-16


As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame. 

Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information. 

If you have any questions regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. 1922, or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Incident Briefs 7/20/2019




Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 45000 block of Sea Side View Road in Ridge. Deputy S. Shelko is investigating the case. CASE# 37379-16

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a garage and stole property in the 19000 block of Point Lookout Road in Great Mills. Deputy S. Shelko is investigating the case. CASE# 37428-16


As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame.

Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.

If you have any questions regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. 1922, or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SMCSO Announces 33rd Annual National Night Out Celebration

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce that on Tuesday, August 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. neighborhoods across St. Mary’s County can join in the celebration of National Night Out.

“You don’t have to have a lot of money (if any) to organize a National Night Out celebration in your neighborhood,” said Corporal Angela Delozier. She added, “The Sheriff’s Office supports the neighborhoods and will participate in their National Night Out celebrations by bringing law enforcement officers, incentives, and giveaways – compliments of the Sheriff’s Office.”

National Night Out is a crime prevention event sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. 

The Sheriff’s Office is always seeking out new neighborhoods interested in participating. To register, all you need is the desire to meet and have fun with your neighbors, a kick-off packet, and to register your community by July 25, 2016. 

National Night Out is designed to:

- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.

- Generate support for, and participation, in anti-crime efforts.

- Strengthen Neighborhood Spirit and police/community partnerships.

- Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized.

To register for National Night Out contact Corporal Angela Delozier at Angela.Delozier@stmarysmd.com, or by phone at 301-475-4200, ext. *8094.

“Remember, a neighborhood that invests time and care into each other is a safe and informed community,” noted Cpl. Delozier.


St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Suspicious Suspect with Handgun

On July 17, 2016, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office units, Deputy J. Lacey, Deputy J. Bare, Deputy D. Potter, Deputy B. Foor, and Sgt. H. Young, responded to the Lexington Lounge located at 21736 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, the officers were told the suspect was hiding in the wood line near the Lexington Lounge. Officers located the suspect, who was later identified as Jonathan Mclain Barnes, age 24, of Callaway.  Deputies also recovered a hat, mask, and handgun (not loaded) near the suspect in the woods.
The officers made contact with bouncers of the Lexington Lounge, who advised the suspect was walking outside the business in a suspicious manner. The bouncers asked everyone to enter the business to avoid the suspect. The suspect then approached the bouncers, produced a handgun, and held it to the throat of one of the bouncers while making threatening statements. The suspect lowered the gun and then fled across the street to a woodline behind a local business, where the bouncers kept an eye on him until officers arrived.
Barnes was taken into custody without incident and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Two Counts of First Degree Assault, Two Counts of Second Degree Assault, Handgun on Person, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime of Violence, Possession of a Regulated Firearm after Being a Person Convicted of a Disqualifying Crime, Possession of a Regulated Firearm after Being a Person Convicted of a Crime of Violence.
Barnes has been remanded to the Detention Center and is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Jonathan Mclain Barnes


Incident Briefs 7/19/2016



7/16/2016 –  On 7/15/2016, unknown suspect(s) entered a garage and stole property in the 45000 block of Buttercup Lane in Great Mills. Deputy First Class T. Teague is investigating the case. CASE# 36666-16

7/16/2016 – Burglary – Between 7/15/2016 and 7/16/2016, unknown suspect(s) entered ransacked a residence in the 21000 block of Jettison Court in Lexington Park. There were no signs of forced entry, and Deputy J. Bare is investigating the case. CASE# 36579-16

7-16-2016 – Counterfeit Complaint – Deputy McClure responded to WaWa for a counterfeit complaint. A counterfeit $5 bill was recovered. The case remains under investigation. CASE# 36744-16

7-16-2016 – Vandalism – A realtor’s lock was cut from the door of a vacant residence in the 42000 block of Ridge Road in Ridge. Corporal L. Johnson is investigating the case. CASE# 36847-16

7-17-2016 – Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s() entered a motor vehicle and stole property in the 45000 block of Settlers Lane in California. Deputy D. McClure is investigating the case. CASE# 33498-16

7-18-2016 – Robbery – Unknown suspect(s) knocked a victim to the ground and demanded money. The victim fell to the ground, and the suspects stole the victim’s wallet and necklace, then fled the scene. Corporal J. Sommerville. CASE# 37050-16


 As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame.

Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.

If you have any questions regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. 1922, or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.



SMCSO Correctional Officer Recognized at the Maryland Correctional Administrators Association (MCAA) Conference

On Sunday, June 5, Correctional Officer First Class Kristie Ardire, St. Mary’s County Detention Center, was recognized for her achievement as the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer of the Year at the 41st Annual Maryland Correctional Administrators Association Conference.

In July 2015, CFC Kristie Ardire was assigned to a support team that was tasked with investigating the feasibility of developing an alternative to incarceration.  Recognizing only half of the jails in Maryland facilitated a pretrial system of various sorts, CFC Ardire, and the team visited different sites to develop a working system for St. Mary’s County. Meanwhile, CFC Ardire maintained her current duties as the detention center re-entry program officer.

After thorough planning, research, development, and approval by the judiciary, State’s Attorney and the public defender; CFC Ardire was transitioned to supervise and coordinate the new pretrial program which has been responsible for conducting over 680 intakes and maintaining an average daily participation of 40 inmates being monitored outside the confines of the jail. CFC Ardire is also responsible for the direct intake of inmates into substance abuse inpatient/outpatient treatment. Because of her tenacity and exceptional work ethic, CFC Ardire exceeded projected annual results in only two months. The pretrial services program anticipates cost savings in the first year of a least $400,000.

A critical key component the pretrial services program offers are one of community public safety. CFC Ardire is vigilant in the monitoring of inmates released to the community through various technologies including GPS, as standard “cash” bail release provides for no monitoring of offenders returning to neighborhoods.

CFC Ardire’s constant contact with offenders ensures public safety through prevention of further criminal activity and reduction in court “failure to appear” thus reducing the need for additional police resources caused by the result of increased criminal investigations and warrant services.

The program currently reports an 80% success rate which is directly attributable from her many countless hours of overtime, commitment, professionalism and compassion.

Captain Michael R. Merican, Corrections Division Commander, states, “The system of “Cash” for pre-trial release has become ineffective as many folks in Maryland and across the country languish in jail on low bonds they simply cannot afford in today’s economic and social climate.  This comes at a significant cost to the taxpayer and burden on the judicial system infrastructure.  The monitoring of persons through a pretrial program allows for folks to continue a productive lifestyle, with public safety interests at the forefront, until their respective case is adjudicated in court typically several months after initial arrest.”



Correctional Officer First Class Kristie Ardire