Friday, December 13, 2019

Shop with a Cop 2019



On December 14, 2019, the Optimist Club partnered with the St. Mary’s County Fraternal Order of Police, and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, will be hosting the 16th annual “Shop with a Cop” program. 

Children nominated by St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS), police officers, and other agencies in the community, will be picked up at their homes by local, state, and federal law enforcement officers, as well as members of the United States Coast Guard.  The children will then shop with the officers at Walmart for themselves, family, or friends, and then be treated to breakfast made by members of the Optimist Club of St. Mary’s County.  The children are allotted money to shop with; the money comes from donations from private citizens and businesses throughout the county.

The “Shop with a Cop” program is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization consisting of members of the St. Mary’s County Optimist Club and the St. Mary’s County Fraternal Order of Police. This program is an all-volunteer program with no paid employees.

Due to the generous donations collected throughout the year, this year “Shop with a Cop” will be able to take approximately 100 children shopping to spread Christmas joy. 

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




On View Arrests/Warrants/Criminal Citations


On View Arrests:

Drug Arrest-  On November 22, 2019, detectives from the Vice Narcotics Division executed a search and seizure warrant in the 40600 block of Kavanagh Road in Mechanicsville.  Shane Alan Rodriguez, age 37 of no fixed address, was located at the residence in possession of a digital scale containing suspected cocaine residue. Robert Garry Jones, age 56 of Mechanicsville, was located at the residence and found to be in possession of a suspected CDS smoking device containing suspected cocaine residue. James Roy Chase, age 32 of Mechanicsville, was found at the residence in possession of suspected Oxycodone and a digital scale containing suspected cocaine residue.  Rodriguez and Jones were charged with CDS: Possession- Not Marijuana, and CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia.  Chase was charged with three counts of CDS: Possession- Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia by DFC. Roszell# 296.  CASE# 66182-19
Shane Alan Rodriguez

Robert Garry Jones 
James Roy Chase 


Drug Arrest- On November 29, 2019, Stefanie Christin Brummitt, age 32 of Mechanicsville, was observed in the 30000 block of Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall. Brummitt had outstanding warrants for her arrest for  CDS charges.  Brummitt was taken into custody and was found to be in possession of Clonazepam and Methylphenidate.  Brummitt was served the outstanding warrants and charged with CDS: Possession with Intent to Distribute, and two counts of CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana by Cpl. Flerlage.  CASE# 68198-19
Stefanie Christin Brummitt

Trespassing-  On November 30, 2019, Dep. Baker responded to the 21800 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for the reported trespassing. Lord McClain Milburn, age 64 of no fixed address, was located sitting in a chair on the property. Milburn had previously been served a notice not to trespass at the establishment.  Milburn was arrested and charged with Trespass: Private Property.  CASE# 68629-19
Lord McClain Milburn 

Disorderly Conduct/Property Destruction-  On December 1, 2019, Dep. Baker responded to the 21700 block of North Essex Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance.  Investigation determined Ralph Levi Hawkins, age 30 of La Plata, had damaged the victim's vehicle, as well as was in the roadway yelling and causing a disturbance.  Hawkins climbed onto the victim's vehicle and proceeded to stomp on the front and rear windshield and climbed on the roof of the vehicle, causing damage to the vehicle. Hawkins then ran from the scene into traffic and began to try and stop vehicles.  Hawkins was apprehended and charged with Malicious Destruction of Property and Disorderly Conduct.  CASE# 68667-19
Ralph Levi Hawkins 

Motor Vehicle Theft/Drug Arrest-  On December 5, 2019, Dep. Beyer was in the 21600 block of Susan Lane in Lexington Park, when he recognized a vehicle that had been reported stolen.  In the stolen vehicle was Heather Nicole Hugel, age 29 of Aquasco.  Located on Hugel's person was a suspected CDS smoking device with a quantity of suspected cocaine. Hugel was arrested and charged with Motor Vehicle Theft, CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana, CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia, and Rogue and Vagabond.  CASE# 68678-19
Heather Nicole Hugel 


Burglary-  On December 7, 2019, Dep. Fretwell responded to the 24800 block of Hill Drive in Hollywood, for the reported burglary. Investigation determined Dylan Marshall Hill, age 27 of no fixed address and Lisa Marie Deal, age 36 of no fixed address, forced their way into the victim's residence and damaged the victim's property during the burglary.  Hill and Deal were located nearby and arrested.  Hill and Deal were charged with Burglary 1st, 3rd, and 4th Degree and Malicious Destruction of Property.  CASE# 70116-19
Dylan Marshall Hill 

Lisa Marie Deal 


Theft/Drug Arrest-  On December 6, 2019, Cpl. Connelly initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a stolen registration plate.  The operator of the vehicle was Erica Katherine Dayton, age 28 of Great Mills. Dayton was found to be in possession of a cut straw containing suspected cocaine.  Dayton was arrested and charged with Theft and CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana.  CASE# 69846-19
Erica Katherine Dayton 

Assault-  On December 7, 2019, Cpl. Handy responded to the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Steffen Zachary Monger, age 29 of California, assaulted the victim by punching the victim several times and throwing the victim to the ground during an argument.  Monger was charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 70143-19
Steffen Zachary Monger

Drug Arrest-  On December 7, 2019, Dep. Schell located Katelynn Lee Beavers, age 33 of no fixed address in the 21700 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park.  Beavers was wanted on an outstanding warrant.  Located on Beaver's person was a cut straw containing suspected cocaine residue.  Beavers was served the warrant and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana.  CASE# 70128-19
Katelynn Lee Beavers

Assault-  On December 8, 2019, Dep. Lawrence responded to the 46400 block of Chapman Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance.  Investigation determined Shawdaye Shaquita Banks, age 26 of Lexington Park, punched the victim several times, causing visible injury to the victim.  Banks was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 70209-19
Shawdaye Shaquita Banks 




Warrants:


12/05/19- William Lamont Barnes, age 37 of Lexington Park- FTA/CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana (four counts), CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia, and Driving Motor Vehicle on Highway or Public Use Property on Suspended License and Privilege by Dep. T. Snyder# 342. Barnes was also served a warrant for  Driving Uninsured Motor Vehicle by Cpl. Seyfried# 217.  CASE# 69720-19/69663-19
William Lamont Barnes

12/06/19- Monroe Maurice Gantt, age 52 of Lexington Park- Possess-Open Container by DFC. Budd# 325.  CASE# 69790-19
Monroe Maurice Gantt 

12/06/19- Kristina Ann Himes, age 35 of Great Mills- FTA/Trespass Private Property by Dep. Hersh# 343.  CASE# 69847-19
Kristina Ann Himes

12/06/19- John Wesley Lonkert IV, age 40 of Ridge- Burglary 1st, 2nd, 4th Degree, Theft and Theft Scheme by Dep. Westphal# 337.  CASE# 57764-19
John Wesley Lonkert IV

12/06/19- Timothy Jerome Baker, age 53 of Lexington Park- FTA/Child Support by Cpl. Worrey# 152.  CASE# 69831-19
Timothy Jerome Baker

12/06/19- Mark Allen Nalborczyk, age 31 of Jessup- CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia by DFC. Budd# 325.  CASE# 69826-19
Mark Allen Nalborczyk 

12/07/19- Shannon Elisabeth Lane, age 39 of Mechanicsville- FTA/two counts of Theft by Cpl. Maloy# 137.  CASE# 70175-19
Shannon Elisabeth Lane 

12/08/19- Aubrey Robbie Robinson, age 27 of no fixed address- Theft by Dep. Henry# 333.  CASE# 66636-19
Aubrey Robbie Robinson 

12/09/19- Zachary Alan Kiger, age 30 of Lexington Park- Violation of Probation/Driving Under the Influence by Cpl. Flerlage# 241.  CASE# 70523-19
Zachary Alan Kiger

12/09/19- Walter Loyd Jr., age 60 of Lexington Park- Driving on Suspended License by Dep. Forbes# 341.  CASE# 70606-19
Walter Loyd Jr. 

12/09/19- Chester Arnold Lanehart IV, age 19 of Mechanicsville- Assault 2nd Degree by DFC. Holdsworth# 305.  CASE# 70622-19
Chester Arnold Lanehart IV 

12/10/19- Daniel Leon Lindsey Jr., age 32 of Chaptico- Arson/Threat and Violate Protective Order by DFC. Holdsworth# 305.  CASE# 69676-19
Daniel Leon Lindsey Jr. 

12/10/19- William Thomas Douglas, age 38 of Lexington Park- Assault 2nd Degree by Cpl. Flerlage# 241.  CASE# 70738-19
William Thomas Douglas

12/10/19- Shannon Lee Flanagin, age 38 of Lexington Park- Failure to Appear by Dep. Luffey# 352.  CASE# 70647-19
Shannon Lee Flanagin 

12/10/19- Stefanie Christin Brummit, age 32 of Mechanicsville- CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana by Dep. Manns# 275.  CASE# 70760-19
Stefanie Christin Brummit 

12/10/19- Alexander Holley Gough, age 61 of Lexington Park- FTA/Assault 2nd Degree by Cpl. Kirkner# 133.  CASE# 70756-19
Alexander Holley Gough

12/10/19- De'Aundre Tyrique Keys, age 22 of Lexington Park- two counts of CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana by Dep. Manns# 275.  CASE# 70742-19
De'Aundre Tyrique Keys 

12/11/19- Corey Coneil Contee, age 48 of Annapolis- two counts of Violation of Probation by Dep. Fenwick# 338.  CASE# 70999-19
Corey Coneil Contee 

12/12/19- Thomas Emanuel Gross, age 34 of Lexington Park- CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana by Dep. Graves# 354.  CASE# 71054-19
Thomas Emanuel Gross 

Criminal Citations:

12/05/19- Richard Edward Wood Jr., age 35 of Mechanicsville- Theft by DFC. Holdsworth# 305.  CASE# 69712-19 (No Photograph Available)

12/08/19- Anthony Michael Scott, age 46 of Lexington Park- Theft by Dep. Henry# 333.  CASE# 70351-19 (No Photograph Available)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Wanted Individuals- Failure to Register



The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of the following convicted sex offenders who have failed to comply with the Maryland rules and regulations of the sex offender registry.

Gary Ignatius Branson, age 34 of Lexington Park
5’11” 230 pounds, brown eyes, black hair

Roger Glenn Chin, age 32 of Lexington Park
5’8” 170 pounds, brown eyes, brown hair

Phillip Chainey Farrell, age 33 of Coltons Point
5’9” 150 pounds, blue eyes, brown hair

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Branson, Chin, or Farrell is asked to contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at (301) 475-8008 or Detective Melissa Hulse at (301) 475-4200 extension *1996 or by email at Melissa.Hulse@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.



Gary Ignatius Branson

Roger Glenn Chin 

Phillip Chainey Farrell 

Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019


The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police and the Maryland State Highway Administration, will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint on Friday evening, Dec. 13, 2019, in central St. Mary’s County.

The sobriety checkpoint will be conducted on Route 235 on Friday night in the California/Lexington Park area.

At the checkpoints, law enforcement officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Drivers will also be checked for other traffic infractions.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that roadside sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and efficient tools used in efforts to combat impaired driving. Advance notification of sobriety checkpoints gives motorists the opportunity to make better decisions by preventing and deterring impaired driving in the first place. Advance notifications are also required by law for the validity of a sobriety checkpoint.

Sheriff Tim Cameron requests that everyone drive safely and sober, no matter what the occasion.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

DUI Arrests


DUI Arrests:


10/11/9- Shawnese Ciera Taylor, age 29 of Lexington Park- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Dep. Hersh# 343.  (No Photograph Available)

10/13/19- Janice Marie Barnett, age 47 of Great Mills- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by DFC. D. Smith# 297.
Janice Marie Barnett

10/26/19- Samantha Delores Salzman, age 30 of Lusby- Driving While So Far Impaired by Drugs & Alcohol Incapable of Driving Safely, and Driving While Impaired by Controlled Dangerous Substance by Dep. Salas# 358.
Samantha Delores Salzman

10/26/19- Caleb Andrew Jardeleza, age 25 of California- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by Dep. Salas# 358. 
Caleb Andrew Jardeleza 

11/09/19- Megan Marie Sarikaya, age 25 of Lusby- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by Dep. Raley# 345.
Megan Marie Sarikaya

11/11/9- Dienal Reginal Proctor, age 52 of Newburg- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by Cpl. Pesante# 153.
Dienal Reginal Proctor 

11/12/19- Lisa Marie Lytle, age 56 of Lusby- Driving Vehicle While So Far Impaired by Drugs Cannot Drive Safely and Driving Vehicle Impaired by a Controlled Dangerous Substance by Dep. Forinash# 344. (No Photograph Available)

11/13/19- Wilian NMN Carillo Hernandez, age 43 of Lexington Park- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While Impaired, and Attempting to Drive Motor Vehicle on Highway Without Required License and Authorization by Dep. Hersh# 343. (No Photograph Available)

11/14/19- Chester Elwood McMahan IV, age 36 of Lexington Park- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by DFC. Budd# 325.
Chester Elwood McMahan IV

11/16/19- Christopher James Finn Jr., age 28 of Lexington Park- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Driving While Impaired by Dep. Forinash# 344. (No Photograph Available)

11/17/19- Ronald Stewart Deitch, age 65 of Lexington Park- Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by Dep. Chase# 346. (No Photograph Available)

11/22/19- Luis Alonzo Sedillo, age 49 of Callaway- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by Dep. Salas# 358.
Luis Alonzo Sedillo

11/23/19- Roy Lee Morris, age 42 of Leonardtown- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by DFC. D. Smith# 297. 
Roy Lee Morris 

11/24/19- Christian Robert Trujillo, age 21 of Leonardtown- Driving Vehicle While so Far Impaired by Drugs & Alcohol Cannot Drive Safely, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by Dep. Schell# 359.  (No Photograph Available)

11/24/19- Jeffrey Lee Cosgrove, age 36 of Piney Point- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by Dep. Wynnyk# 351. (No Photograph Available)

11/25/19- Claude Lester Nelson Jr., age 31 of Leonardtown- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by Dep. Bowling# 327.
Claude Lester Nelson Jr. 

11/26/19- Octavia Jure Broadnax, age 21 of Lexington Park- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se, and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by Dep. Graves# 354. (No Photograph Available)

11/26/19- Andri Joseph Skarwecki, age 24 of Anne Arundel- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by Cpl. Hartzell# 97.  (No Photograph Available)

11/27/19- Kyle Jeffrey Clark, age 29 of Great Mills- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by Dep. Forinash# 344. 
Kyle Jeffrey Clark

12/01/19- Nickeela Danielle Holston, age 38 of Lusby- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by DFC. Beyer# 319.  (No Photograph Available)

12/05/19- Adam Christopher Pruitt, age 31 of Lexington Park- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by Dep. Forinash# 344.
Adam Christopher Pruitt

12/06/19- Jacobo Herrera Hernandez, age 28 of Lexington Park- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol by Dep. Shelko# 326.
Jacobo Herrera Hernandez

12/06/19- Johnathan Michael Giannone, age 24 of Lexington Park- Driving, Attempting to Drive Vehicle While So Far Impaired by Drugs Cannot Drive Safely and Driving Vehicle While Impaired by a Controlled Dangerous Substance by Dep. Baker# 349. (No Photograph Available)

12/06/19- Trisha Ann Boger Evans, age 37 of Bushwood- Driving Vehicle While Impaired by a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Driving Vehicle While So Far Impaired by Drugs Cannot Drive Safely, and Person Driving Motor Vehicle on Highway on Suspended Out of State License by Det. Fennessey# 292.
Trisha Ann Boger Evans 

12/10/19- Gregory Darnell Johnson, age 31 of Waldorf- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se by Dep. Luffey# 352.  (No Photograph Available)



Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Traffic Tip Tuesdays: Headlights and Windshield Wipers



Sec. 22-201.2 

“If a driver of a vehicle on a highway operates the vehicle’s windshield wipers for a continuous period of time because of impaired visibility resulting from unfavorable atmospheric conditions, the driver shall light the vehicle’s headlamps.”  In other words, if it’s raining or snowing, the vehicle’s headlights should be on while driving.

Enforcement is a secondary action and the fine is not to exceed $25.