Thursday, April 2, 2020

On View Arrests/Warrants/Criminal Citations



On View Arrests:

Drug Arrest//Resisting Arrest- On March 19, 2020, Dep. Schell responded to the 22200 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance. Investigation determined Gerald Issiah Wade, age 19 of no fixed address, entered the business and began harassing customers and an employee. Wade who was not a guest at the business, retrieved a beverage and began to spill the beverage inside the business. The employee requested Wade leave the business.  Wade refused to leave the business and refused to provide his name to deputies on scene. Wade then emptied the beverage on the ground, near officers' feet and advanced towards officers. Wade was advised he was under arrest and he immediately began to resist arrest and attempted to pull away from deputies and flee. Wade was taken into custody and located on Wade's person was a suspected CDS smoking device containing residue (suspected cocaine). Wade also provided several false names to deputies. Wade was arrested and charged with Resisting Arrest, CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana, CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia, Fraud-Identity to Avoid Prosecution, Disorderly Conduct, and Trespassing. CASE# 16797-20 (No Photograph Available)

Drug Arrest- On March 20, 2020, Dep. Hill responded to the 40600 block of Kavanagh Road in Mechanicsville, to serve an arrest warrant on James Roy Chase Jr., age 32 of Mechanicsville. Chase was arrested on the outstanding warrant and located on his person was a quantity of suspected cocaine, and several pills (suspected Oxycodone).  Chase was served the outstanding warrant and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia. CASE# 17033-20
James Roy Chase Jr. 

Assault/Protective Order Violation- On March 20, 2020, Dep. Fenwick responded to the 25700 block of Long Woods Lane in Mechanicsville, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined John Irvin Eberwein, age 49 of Mechanicsville, assaulted the victim by grabbing the victim around the neck, causing visible injury.  There is a valid court order prohibiting Eberwein from being at the residence.  Eberwein was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Violate Protective Order. CASE# 19277-20
John Irvin Eberwein

Violation of Protective Order- On March 27, 2020, Dep. Raley responded to the 23400 block of Three Notch Road in California, for the reported disturbance. Investigation determined Melvin Craig Koon, age 58 of California, got into a verbal argument with the victim. There is valid court order preventing Koon from having contact with the victim by any means. Koon was arrested and charged with Violate Protective Order. CASE# 18662-20
Melvin Craig Koon

Assault/Malicious Destruction of Property- On March 27, 2020, Dep. Burgess responded to the 20800 block of Wolf Trap Street in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance. Investigation determined Malissa June Jameson, age 36 of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the face with a cellphone and then proceeded to break the victim's phone. Jameson was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Malicious Destruction of Property. CASE# 18637-20
Malissa June Jameson

Robbery- On March 24, 2020, deputies responded to the 22700 block of Three Notch Road in California, for the reported robbery. Investigation determined Zachery William Ruggerio, age 31 of Great Mills, entered the business and handed the victim/employee a note threatening harm if the victim did not give him money. The victim complied and the suspect fled the business on foot. Detectives were able to identify Ruggerio as the individual responsible for the robbery. On March 29, 2020, Ruggerio was arrested by Detective Bare and charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, and Theft. CASE# 18042-20
Zachery William Ruggerio

Burglary- On March 30, 2020, Dep. Burgess responded to the 45900 block of Fox Chase Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance. Investigation determined John Otha Dickens III, age 29 of Lexington Park, entered the victim's residence through a window. Dickens was located on scene and arrested. Dickens was charged with two counts of Burglary 4th Degree. CASE# 19497-20
John Otha Dickens III


Warrants:

03/20/20- Chaude Amore Leaver, age 28 of Mechanicsville- CDS: Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics
by Cpl. Flerlage# 241. CASE# 17024-20
Chaude Amore Leaver

03/27/20- Michelle Ellen Ann Waro, age 47 of Leonardtown- Failure to
Appear/Malicious Destruction of Property by Dep. Raley# 345. CASE# 18745-20
Michelle Ellen Ann Waro 


03/27/20- Valdez Rico Baker III, age 18 of Illinois- Theft and Theft Scheme by Dep. Hersh# 343. CASE# 61407-19
Valdez Rico Baker III

03/28/20- Nathan Lee Davis, age 28 of Lusby- CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and five counts of Theft by Dep. Walker# 366. CASE# 18954-20
Nathan Lee Davis

03/30/20- Davante Daris Brooks, age 26 of Lexington Park- Assault 1st and 2nd Degree and Reckless Endangerment by Dep. Burgess# 355. CASE# 19477-20
Davante Daris Brooks

03/31/20- Travis Dimitri Smoot, age 34 of no fixed address- Rouge and Vagabond by DFC. Muschette# 303. CASE# 19662-20
Travis Dimitri Smoot 


Criminal Citations:

03/24/20- Jovan Denise Fenwick, age 26 of Lexington Park- Trespass-Private Property by Dep. Schell# 359. CASE# 17947-20

03/28/20- Conrad Blyden Noble Jr., age 40 of no fixed address- Trespass-Private Property by Dep. Gardiner# 369. CASE# 19036-20

03/30/20- Jovan Denise Fenwick, age 26 of Lexington Park- Trespass-Private Property by Cpl. Beyer#246. CASE# 17969-20


Hollywood Man Charged with Theft




The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of an individual knocking on doors in the Hollywood area, claiming to need money for a family emergency or to visit a hospitalized family member. Many citizens provided this individual with checks or money. An investigation has determined the suspect was providing false information to citizens in order to obtain money and checks. The individual was described as a white male, operating a white Hyundai sedan.

The suspect has been identified as Carroll Ignatius Norris Jr., age 46 of Hollywood. On March 23, 2020, Norris was charged via a criminal summons for the reported thefts. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any additional victims who wish to report a theft involving Carroll Norris, to contact Deputy First Class Dale Smith at (301) 475-4200 extension 78098 or by email at Dale.Smith@stmarysmd.com.

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).  Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

For official news and information, follow the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter @firstsheriff.



Carroll Ignatius Norris Jr. 


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Seniors Need to be Vigilant Against Scams

* Social Security benefits continue uninterrupted
The Social Security Administration reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency also reminds everyone to be aware of scammers who try to take advantage of the pandemic to trick people into providing personal information or payment via retail gift cards, wire transfers, internet currency, or by mailing cash, to maintain Social Security benefit payments or receive economic impact payments from the Department of the Treasury.

The United States Department of the Treasury will soon provide information about economic impact payments under the recently enacted law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. The Treasury Department, not Social Security, will be making direct payments to eligible people. Please do not call Social Security about these payments as the agency does not have information to share.

 * Seniors also need to be aware of the increase in email and phishing scams. 
From the St. Mary's County Department of Information and Technology: 
"Please be aware of an increase in email-based attacks and suspicious emails, even if they are sent from a known contact.

If an email arrives from a known contact, but includes links/attachments/CLICK HERE buttons, you should exercise due diligence to confirm the legitimacy of the email. Reach out to the contact in person or by phone to confirm they are the sender before opening. This includes things like prayer chains and COVID-19 information.

-Do not open suspicious emails
-Do not click links contained within
-Do not post sensitive information online, or provide usernames, passwords and/or personal information to any unsolicited request."

* Scams related to federal stimulus checks:
From the Federal Trade Commission:
"1. The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing.
2. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.
3. These reports of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.
So, remember: no matter what this payment winds up being, only scammers will ask you to pay to get it. If you spot one of these scams, please tell the Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/complaint. We’re doing our best to stop these scammers in their tracks, and your report will help."















 


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Great Mills Man Arrested for Robbery



On March 24, 2020, at approximately 6:40 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported robbery in the 20800 block of Callaway Village Way.  Investigation determined an unknown male wearing a hooded jacket, entered the business and brandished a knife. The suspect assaulted the victim and stole currency from the cash register and fled the scene in a black vehicle.

During the robbery investigation, deputies were notified of an assault involving a similar vehicle, in the 45600 block of Buckshot Way in Lexington Park. Investigation determined the suspect, later identified as Devon Tyler Lee, age 18 of Great Mills, was operating a black Tahoe and repeatedly rammed the victim’s occupied vehicle. When deputies arrived on scene the Tahoe was located abandoned. It was later determined the Tahoe had been reported stolen several days prior to the robbery and assault. Through the course of the investigation it was determined Lee was the suspect in the robbery and the stolen vehicle had been used to flee the robbery scene.

On March 27, 2020, Lee was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center.  Lee was charged with the following:

Armed Robbery
Robbery
Dangerous Weapon-Conceal
Dangerous Weapon-Intent/Injure
Assault First Degree
Assault Second Degree
Theft
Motor Vehicle-Unlawful Taking


Lee remains incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Trevor Teague at (301) 475-4200 extension 78128 or by email at Trevor.Teague@stmarysmd.com.

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).  Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

For official news and information, follow the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter @firstsheriff.






Monday, March 30, 2020

Telephone Reporting Available



As part of the statewide and national response to ongoing Coronavirus concerns, Sheriff Tim Cameron has authorized Telephone Reporting for certain crimes. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office encourages the public to utilize the telephone reporting system to minimize social contact. 

Telephone reporting through the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be available by contacting our dispatch Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at (301) 475-8008. The following crimes may be reported utilizing telephone reporting:

·         Malicious Destruction of Property/Vandalism
·         Burglary to Motor Vehicle/Attempted
·         Fraud
·         Harassment/Threat/Telephone Misuse
·         Single Vehicle Property Damage Accident/Deer Strike
·         Trespassing (Not in Progress)
·         Theft


Non-violent crimes may also be reported online at www.firstsheriff.com.


Friday, March 27, 2020

On View Arrests/Warrants


On View Arrests:

Violation of Protective Order- On March 25, 2020, Dep. Burgess responded to the 23500 block of Black Oak Court in California, for the reported disturbance. Investigation determined Samuel Lee Craddock, age 45 of California, violated a valid court order by having contact with the two victims which was prevented by the active order.  When Dep. Burgess arrived on scene Craddock was in the presence of both protected parties/victims. Craddock was arrested and charged with two counts of Violate Protective Order.  CASE# 18262-20
Samuel Lee Craddock 

Assault- On March 25, 2020, Dep. Wilhelmi responded to the 23500 block of Black Oak Court in California, for the reported disturbance. It was determined during a verbal altercation, Stephanie Lynn Edwards, age 65 of California, bit the victim on the arm causing visible injury to the victim. Edwards was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. CASE# 18255-20
Stephanie Lynn Edwards 

Violation of Protective Order- On March 26, 2020, Cpl. Flerlage responded to the 26500 block of Loveville Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported protective order violation. Investigation determined Ashley Nicole Barber, age 31 of Mechanicsville, violated an active court order by making repeated telephone calls to the victim. Barber was arrested and charged with Violate Protective Order. CASE# 18504-20
Ashley Nicole Barber 

Warrants:

03/25/20- Edilberto NMN Moyett Jr., age 53 of Great Mills- Child Abuse 2nd Degree and Assault 2nd Degree by Cpl. Nelson# 202. CASE# 15801-20
Edilberto NMN Moyett Jr. 

03/26/20- Shawn Randall Schroeter, age 50 of Waldorf- Burglary 2nd and 4th Degree and Theft by Cpl. Flerlage# 241. CASE# 67153-19
Shawn Randall Schroeter 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

On View Arrests/Warrants/Juvenile Referrals


On View Arrests:

Robbery/Assault- On March 21, 2020, Dep. M. Graves responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault. Investigation determined the victim made contact with Leroy Christopher Neal, age 44 of Mechanicsville, to purchase an item. While the victim was counting money, Neal and another subject began assaulting the victim, and stole property from the victim. The victim fled the scene and contacted law enforcement. Neal was arrested and charged with Robbery, Assault 2nd Degree and Theft. CASE# 17257-20
Leroy Christopher Neal 

Assault/Disorderly/Resisting Arrest- On March 22, 2020, Cpl. Graves responded to the 21600 block of Liberty Street in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance. While deputies were standing by to allow one party to gather items and leave the residence, Stephen Alfonzo Banks Jr., age 26 of Lexington Park, stood in the doorway and began yelling.  Deputies gave Banks orders to cease his behavior, however Banks continued creating a disturbance causing many neighbors to come outside. Deputies attempted to take Banks into custody, at which time he slammed the door striking a deputy. Banks was taken into custody and charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Disorderly Conduct, Fail to Obey a Lawful Order, and Resisting Arrest. CASE# 17409-20
Stephen Alfonzo Banks Jr. 

Violate Protective Order- On March 23, 2020, DFC. Budd responded to the 44700 block of Emma Lane in Hollywood, for the reported protective order violation. Melvin Craig Koon, age 57 of Hollywood, was served an order not to contact the three victims by any means.  DFC. Budd arrived to find Koon on the victims' property. Koon was arrested and charged with three counts of violate protective order. On March 24, 2020, Dep. Rycyzyn responded to the same address for the reported protective order violation. Investigation determined Koon phoned the victims' residence in violation of a valid protective order. Koon was arrested and charged with three counts of violate protective order. CASE# 17993-20/17699-20
Melvin Craig Koon

Trespassing- On March 23, 2020, Dep. Salas responded to the 21700 block of South Coral Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported trespassing. Contact was made with Oliver Henry Woods Jr., age 59 of Waldorf. Woods was directed by deputies to leave the area.  Approximately two hours later deputies were again dispatched to the same address for Woods trespassing. Woods was arrested and charged with Trespass: Private Property and Trespass: Public Agency. CASE# 17708-20
Oliver Henry Woods Jr.



Warrants:

03/20/20- Terrence Darnell English Jr., age 20 of Lexington Park- Robbery, Assault 2nd Degree,and Malicious Destruction of Property by Dep. Jerew# 372. CASE# 55663-20
Terrence Darnell English Jr. 

03/20/20- Ronald Paul Colvin, age 43 of no fixed address- Malicious Destruction of Property by Dep. Jerew# 372. CASE# 16953-20
Ronald Paul Colvin 

03/24/20- Michael Kevin Abell, age 58 of Leonardtown- two counts of Rape 2nd Degree, Sex Offense 3rd Degree, and Sex Abuse Minor by Dep. Fenwick# 338. CASE# 14036-20
Michael Kevin Abell

03/25/20- Ashley Nicole Barber, age 32 of Mechanicsville- Violate Protective Order, Harassment, and Trespass: Private Property by Dep. Wilson# 370. CASE# 16758-20
Ashley Nicole Barber 



Juvenile Referrals:

02/14/20- Male age 15 of California- Malicious Destruction of Property by Cpl. Delozier# 160. CASE# 9282-20

02/25/20- Female age 15 of Lexington Park- Assault 2nd Degree and Disruption of School Activities by DFC. Muschette# 303. CASE# 7225-20

02/27/20- Male age 16 of Great Mills- Assault 2nd Degree and Disruption of School Activities by Cpl. Holton# 73. CASE# 12025-20

02/27/20- Female age 16 of Ridge- Assault 2nd Degree and Disruption of School Activities by DFC. Muschette# 303. CASE# 12008-20

02/28/20- Male age 15 of Callaway- Assault 2nd Degree and Disruption of School Activities by Cpl. Holton# 73. CASE# 12025-20

02/28/20- Male age 13 of Mechanicsville- Disruption of School Activities and Resisting Arrest by Cpl. Davis# 197. CASE# 12278-20

02/29/20- Male age 14 of Lexington Park- Theft by Dep. Henry# 333. CASE# 5464-20

03/01/20- Juvenile male age 16 of California- Unauthorized Removal of Vehicle and Theft by Dep. Wimberly# 357. CASE# 8498-20

03/05/20- Male age 14 of Mechanicsville- Assault 2nd Degree by Dep. Raley# 345. CASE# 13839-20

03/05/20- Male age 13 of Mechanicsville- Malicious Destruction of Property by Dep. Walker# 366. CASE# 13601-20

03/06/20- Male age 13 of Lexington Park- Dangerous Weapon on School Property by Dep. Palmer# 373. CASE# 11866-20

03/06/20- Female age 10 of Lexington Park- Assault 2nd Degree by Dep. Palmer# 373. CASE# 11802-20

03/08/20- Male age 16 of California- Theft by Dep. Hill# 361. CASE# 14387-20


Identity Sought in Robbery Case

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured whose nickname is “Cali,” as a possible suspect in a robbery that occurred on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 1 pm, at an apartment at the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Deputy Michael Graves at 301-475-4200, ext. 78101 or email michael.graves@stmarysmd.com. Case # 17257-20

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.