Friday, July 25, 2014

Sheriff Discusses Leadership with Campers

Leonardtown, Maryland - On July 22, 2014, students attending the Middle School Leadership Academy Camp came to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office for a tour. The students met with Captain Steve Hall, Commander of the Patrol Division and graduate of the FBI National Academy, for an impromptu question and answer session on what it means to be a leader.

During the tour, students were able to see the duty officer, Sergeant Stephen Myers, in action. They met the Sheriff's Office Crime Analyst, Jim O'Neil, and Crime Laboratory technician, Megan Roberts, who explained what they do to solve crime.
 
The visit culminated with and in depth discussion with Sheriff Tim Cameron about leadership. So many great questions were asked of the Sheriff. Sheriff Cameron explained how by simply attending the Leadership Academy Camp all of the students were already leaders. One of the students asked what is the best part of being Sheriff. Sheriff Cameron replied, "helping people, seeing the members of this agency do great things, and meeting young people like you."


This group of young men and women were so impressive. Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Barbara Ives and her students for visiting and wish them continued success throughout their lives.        
 

 
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COPs UNIT Issues ALCOHOL VIOLATIONS 7-24-14


ALCOHOL VIOLATION – On July 24, 2014 at 6:10 PM, Deputy Al Beishline assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, observed suspects Sarah Louis Smith, 33, of Lexington Park, and Joanne Marie Dimuzio, 54, of California, on the property of Millison Plaza drinking alcoholic beverages. Both were charged with the alcohol violation by criminal citation.
Sarah Smith
 
Joanne Dimuzio
 

ALCOHOL VIOLATION – On July 24, 2014 at 7:20 PM, Deputy Al Beishline assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, observed suspect Joseph Michael Curtis, 54, of Great Mills, on the property of Millison Plaza drinking an alcoholic beverage. Curtis was charged with the alcohol violation by criminal citation.
Joseph M. Curtis

 
ALCOHOL VIOLATION – On July 24, 2014 at 10:10 PM, Deputy Al Beishline assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, observed suspect Anthony Charles Wright, 45, of Lexington Park, on the property of Canopy Liquors drinking an alcoholic beverage. Wright was charged with the alcohol violation by criminal citation.  
Anthony Wright

Incident Briefs 7-24-14 to 7-25-14

7-24-14 LITTERING - A complainant reported unknown suspect(s) are using his property on Florence Lane in St. James to dump trash. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Teague. Case #40257-14

7-24-14 PROPERTY DESTRUCTION - Suspect(s) damaged the gate to Myrtle Point State Park. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Cole. Case #40275-14
 
 

Vice/Narcotics Make Arrests for Drugs and Handgun

During the past several months, Travis (NMN) Richardson (age 28 of Leonardtown, MD) was identified as a distributor of cocaine and detectives obtained a search and seizure warrant for his home and person. Detectives, assisted by members of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Vice/Narcotics Support Team, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team, and K-9 deputies executed the search warrant which revealed numerous items of evidence. The evidence indicated suspect Richardson was using the residence to manufacture and package crack cocaine and the recovered items included digital scales, plastic bags, a quantity of cocaine, a .38 caliber handgun and "cutting agents." 
Travis Richardson

A second suspect, identified as Michelle Shavon Mobley (age 23 of Leonardtown) was also located inside the residence and was found to be in possession of marijuana which was prepared and packaged for distribution. Detectives seized Mobley's 2008 Saturn Vue pending forfeiture proceedings.

Michelle Mobley
 
Richardson is a convicted felon with a long criminal history and prohibited from possessing a regulated firearm. Additional charges are expected pending a review by State's Attorney Richard Fritz.

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

Thursday, July 24, 2014

DUI Arrests

Tracy Lavell Holliman Jr., 23, of La Plata, on 7-20-14 by Deputy Murphy

Tracy Holliman Jr.

Gilbert Hernandez Cortoba, 29, of Lexington Park, on 7-20-14 by Deputy Logue

Gilbert Cortoba

Dana Leigh Belkov, 30, of Mechanicsville, on 7-23-14 by Corporal Watters NP

Andrew Nathan Patton, 22, of Chaptico, on 7-24-14 by Corporal E. Johnson NP

ARRESTS 7-22-14 TO 7-23-14


DOMESTIC ASSAULT – on July 23, 2014, Deputy L. Johnson responded to a residence on Morningside Lane in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect John William Kegley, 31, of Lexington Park, strangled the victim with his hands during an argument over property. The victim blacked out during the assault. Deputy Johnson observed evidence of injury on the victim. Kegley was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

John Kegley
 

TRESPASSING – On July 23, 2014, DFC Beishline assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, observed suspect Joseph Kenneth Morgan, 50, of Lexington Park, on the property of Lex’s Apartment’s. Morgan had been served with a no trespass notice for the property on 9-13-14 by DFC T. Snyder. Morgan was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespass: Private Property.

Joseph Morgan

PUBLIC INTOXICATION – On July 22, 2014, DFC Beishline assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, was flagged down by citizens on South Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park. Citizens reported seeing a white male subject with long gray hair walking in the roadway. He was nearly struck by vehicles. 3 additional callers to 9 1 1 reported seeing the same subject intoxicated in the roadway. DFC Beishline subsequently located suspect Steven Wayne Carter, 55, of no fixed address, sleeping in the back parking lot of the Bay District Fire Department. Carter appeared to be extremely intoxicated. DFC Beishline placed Carter under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Alcoholic Beverage Intoxication: Endangerment.  
 
Steven Carter


THEFT SCHEME – On July 23, 2014, Deputy Potter responded to the BJ’s Wholesale Club in California, for a reported employee theft. The store manager alleged suspect Patrick Louis Campbell, 20, of Lexington Park, stole nearly $16,000 in cash, gift cards, and merchandise while employed from 3-5-14 to 7-22-14. Campbell would purchase a low price item and then use the receipt to create a fraudulent return for cash or gift cards. Campbell was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft Scheme $10,000 to $100.000.  
Patrick Campbell
 

Incident Briefs 7-23-14 to 7-24-14

7-23-14 FRAUD - A victim, who resides on Midway Drive in Lexington Park, reported he received a phone call from a Hispanic male suspect claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The suspect told the victim he needed to pay $2,500 immediately to avoid being arrested. The victim purchased (5) $500 Green Dot cards and provided the suspect with the information. Case #40112-14

7-23-14 THEFT - Unknown suspect(s) stole the air conditioning unit from a building in the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, sometime during the last week. Case #40114-14

 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

COPs UNIT Assists Elderly Driver

Lexington Park, Maryland - On July 22, 2014, DFC Tim Snyder and DFC Al Beishline assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, observed a green passenger vehicle traveling the wrong direction on Great Mills Road. The vehicle then parked in Millison Plaza where the operator was contacted by DFC Snyder and DFC Beishline. The operator was a 76 year old female from Dale City, Virginia. She left her home to go shopping at approximately 10:00 AM, when she became confused and got lost. She had been driving for over 12 hours, ending up in St. Mary's County. Deputies contacted her daughter who was about to file a missing person's report in Virginia. DFC Snyder and DFC Beishline then assisted in returning her safely to the Virginia State line where she was reunited her family.   





 
 

COPs UNIT Arrests 7-22-14

On July 22, 2014, Deputy Al Beishline observed Anthony Charles Wright, 45, of Lexington Park, on the property of St. Mary's Square after having been served a no trespass notice for the property. Wright was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespass Private Property.

Anthony Wright


On July 22, 2014 at 9:36 PM, DFC Tim Snyder observed suspect Robert Keith Long, 54, of Lexington Park, drinking an alcoholic beverage on the property of the Checkers restaurant in Lexington Park. Long was charged with the Alcohol Violation by criminal citation.

On July 22, 2014 at 10:29 PM, DFC Al Beishline observed suspect Robert Keith Long, 54, of Lexington Park, on the property of Lex's Apartments located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, drinking an alcoholic beverage. Long was charged with the Alcohol Violation by criminal citation.
Robert K. Long
 

On July 22, 2014, Deputy Al Beishline arrested William Cornelius Curtis, 55, of Lexington Park, on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear in Court. The original charge was Trespassing Private Property.
William Curtis
 

On July 22, 2014, Deputy Krum arrested Eric Dwayne Dickerson, 41, of no fixed address, on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear in Court. The original charge was Trespass Private Property.
Eric Dickerson
 

GRAB & GO CRIME - PROTECT WHAT'S YOURS

Recently, St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office has seen a spike in burglary/theft crimes from motor vehicles. In the overwhelming majority of these cases the vehicles had been left UNLOCKED by the owner. Just within the last week, property was stolen from unlocked vehicles located at residences in the area of Route 234 at Route 5 in Leonardtown.  

Typically, there are two scenarios which burglars who commit these crimes look for.

ONE - Burglars pull on door handles looking for a vehicle that has been left UNLOCKED. When they find one, go in and steal anything they can get their hands on.

TWO - Burglars who WINDOW SHOP by looking in the windows of vehicles for property that has been left IN PLAIN VIEW. When they find something they want, they BREAK IN and TAKE IT.

These GRAB & GO crimes are avoidable. Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office remind citizens to LOCK YOUR CAR, TAKE YOUR KEYS, AND HIDE YOUR BELONGINGS.
 
DON'T BE A VICTIM. PROTECT WHAT'S YOURS.