Monday, October 20, 2014

Health Fair: The Way to Wellness - Informational Flyer


Health Fair: The Way to Wellness Public Service Announcement

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COPs UNIT, CID Make Quick Arrest in Robbery Attempt

ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY/FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT – On October 17, 2014, Deputy Beasley responded to the Burger King located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for a reported armed robbery. The victim, an employee of the restaurant, reported an unknown suspect drove up to the drive thru window after ordering food. The suspect suddenly pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded money. The employee ducked down behind the counter and alerted the manager. The suspect, described as a white male operating a small red pick-up truck, immediately left the scene.

A short time later, Sergeant Clay Safford, assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, observed a truck matching the description provided by the victim. Sergeant Safford stopped the truck on Spring Valley Drive. Detective Corporal David Alexander from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the vehicle stop and additional investigation was conducted. The driver, identified as Jake Travis Marble, 29, of no fixed address, was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’ s County Detention Center. He was charged with Attempted Armed Robbery and First Degree Assault.    
Jake Travis Marble 


Sheriff’s Office Offering Medication Collection at Health Fair


Hollywood, Maryland - The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will offer a prescription collection service at the annual Health Fair: "The Way to Wellness" being held on Friday, October 24th at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center located at 44219 Airport Road from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Admission is FREE. 

This service will allow citizens to safely dispose of unwanted and/or expired medications. This is a safe and eco-friendly way to dispose of your medications. Toxins from drugs that are disposed of into landfills or down toilets and sinks can pollute the environment and pose health hazards.

What medications can be collected?
All non-prescription over the counter medications, prescription medications, and pet medications; in the form of pills, liquids, ointments, and lotions will be accepted. Syringes, inhalers (containing medications in aerosol canisters), and chemotherapy drugs either in IV liquid or oral form WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  

Information will also be available relating to prescription medications and opiates.

"We really encourage people in the community to dispose of medications properly. Failing to dispose of medications properly will not only damage the environment, but can also make you a target for crime. This event will work two-fold; we will not just collect expired medications, but we will also have deputies educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. We are making this a priority by offering this service at the Health Fair, in addition to the 24/7 drop-off located at the Sheriff’s Office. We are hoping to expand this service to those in the community with a moderate or severe disability that prevents them from disposing of their medications at our 24/7 disposal in the future" -- Captain Daniel Alioto, Commander, Vice Narcotics Division

The Health Fair will offer activities, screenings, and exhibits aimed at promoting health and wellness for all ages. No pre-registration is required. 

Reminder: Citizens can continue to drop off their unwanted medications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the collection box located inside the lobby of Sheriff's Office Headquarters located at 23150 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown. 


For more information, contact Jennifer Stone at 301.475.4200 X 1073. For more information visit, www.stmarysmd.com/aging or like and share the Facebook page, keyword: Way to Wellness.

Motorcycle Recovered - SMCSO still looking for suspect

UPDATE 10-20-14: The 2007 Suzuki GSX 600 pictured below has been recovered. SMCSO still needs the public's help with solving this crime. If you have any information regarding this crime, please call Deputy Schultz at 301.475.4200 X 1953. THANK YOU. 

Original Press Release:
Lexington Park, Maryland - On Thursday, September 11, 2014, unknown suspect(s) stole a black 2007 Suzuki GSX 600 motorcycle (pictured) from the parking lot of the Green's Apartments located on Hilton Drive. Anyone with information regarding this crime can is asked to call Deputy Schultz at 301.475.4200 X 1953



Two Time THEFT SUSPECT - IDENTIFIED

UPDATE 10-20-14: The suspect in this case HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED.

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:
Lexington Park, Maryland - The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect pictured below. 
Monday, October 6, 2014, at 12:51 PM, and on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 2:30 PM, the suspect stole merchandise from the Wawa Food Market located at 22530 Three Notch Road. The suspect was wearing the same clothing on both occasions. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or about the crime in general is asked to call Deputy Matthew Rogers at 301.475.4200 x 1949. CASE #53732-14.         

Fraud Suspect HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED

UPDATE 10-20-14: The suspect involved in this crime HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED.


ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:
Charlotte Hall, Maryland - The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect pictured below.
Monday, October 7, 2014, at 5:00 PM, the suspect used a stolen credit card at the Wawa Food Market located at 30320 Three Notch Road. The credit card was stolen from the victim’s car while it was parked at the World Gym in Mechanicsville. Suspect(s) smashed the passenger window of the victim's vehicle to make entry. 
The credit card was also used at the Food Lion store in Charlotte Hall at 4:55 PM, and again at Dj’s One Stop in Mechanicsville at 5:32 PM.
The suspect is described as a white female, approximately 21 years of age, with dark hair and wearing a black t shirt and blue jeans. She has piercings on her lips and ears. She was seen in a maroon Ford Taurus. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect or about this crime in general, is asked to call Deputy First Class Flerlage at 301.475.4200 x 2237. CASE #53759-14.


DO YOU KNOW ME? - Wawa Counterfeit Suspect

Mechanicsville, Maryland - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect pictured below. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 9:05 AM, the suspect passed a counterfeit $100.00 bill at the Wawa located at 27605 Three Notch Road. He was last seen getting into a dark blue or black Ford Crown Victoria. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or about the crime in general is asked to call Deputy Murphy at 301.475.4200 X 9052. CASE #52087-14. 




JOINT PRESS RELEASE SMCSO AND WALDEN SIERRA

The St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners has authorized onetime funding of $35,000 to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to provide for Correctional Level 2.1 Intensive Outpatient Services for female inmates at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. These services will utilize a trauma informed approach linking to community outpatient and/or residential care as needed which will be provided by Walden. Walden will provide assessments and substance abuse treatment. Walden holds both State and National accreditation to provide correctional level services and currently works with male inmates requiring substance abuse treatment.

"This grant funding provides much needed treatment for female inmates with emphasis on coordinated care that will help them return to the community, stay in the community, and not re-offend” -- Tim Cameron, Sheriff, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

“This grant opportunity expands on the longstanding partnership between Walden and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. These dollars will provide for more intensive treatment interventions as well as helping female inmates transition back into the community reducing the likelihood they will return to the detention center” -- Walden’s CEO, Dr. Kathleen O’Brien.

It is expected that in FY 16 funding will be available to continue this project through the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Primary Outcome Indicators:
  • Increase in the number of female inmates remaining in treatment and having a successful follow up with treatment in the community after their release.
  • Decrease in the recidivism rate for the one year following release for female inmates receiving IOP services.

Process Measures:
  • Number of female assessments for IOP services
  • Number of females participating in IOP services
  • Number of women receiving Trauma Informed Care
  • Number of women transitioning to community based outpatient/residential treatment

To help support this project Walden recently was awarded a Byrne Justice Memorial Assistance Grant. This grant in the amount of $50,000 will provide residential treatment access which will be prioritized for female inmates participating in the IOP program and provide coordinated access to residential services both helping to relieve overcrowding and ensuring a transition to community based services.

About Walden
Walden offers a comprehensive array of behavioral health treatment, and recovery services to individuals and families throughout the community. These services include crisis intervention, psychiatric and mental health therapy, trauma services related to relationship abuse or sexual assault, drug and alcohol services and community and recovery support services such as the free and open to the public Beacon of Hope and The Cove/DFZ Recovery and Wellness Centers.


For more information about how Walden can help, please visit www.waldensierra.org, contact the 24-hour crisis hotline at 301-863-6661 anonymously, or call the appointment line at 301-997-1300/888-912-7366. Walden can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. 


Incident Briefs 10-11-14 to 10-19-14

10-11-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Pin Cushion Road in Leonardown, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her garage and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Murphy. Case #54443-14

10-11-14 THEFT/VANDALISM - Unknown suspect(s) damaged and stole street signs in the Woodland Park area of the Wildewood subdivision. Case #s 54428-14, 54424-14, 54426-14, and 54434-14

10-12-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Maddox Road reported unknown suspect(s) entered his residence and stole property. Case #54528-14

10-14-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Winding Way in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her residence and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Beasley. Case #54929-14

10-14-14 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Oakley Road in Avenue, reported unknown suspect(s) attempted to make entry into her residence by kicking the back door. Case #54947-14

10-15-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Evergreen Park Drive in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his shed and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Knott. Case #54990-14

10-15-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Oak Ridge Drive in Mechanicsville, reported an unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle. The suspect fled when the victim came outside.  Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case #55037-14

10-15-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides in the 19000 block of Three Notch Road in St. James, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his residence and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Lawrence. Case #54992-14

10-15-14 ATTEMPTED BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Primrose Way in California, reported unknown suspect(s) attempted to entered his residence through the back door. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Beyer. Case #55280-14

10-18-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Morning Dew Lane in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her residence and stole property. Case remains open. Case #55702-14

10-19-14 STRONG ARMED ROBBERY - A victim reported 2 unidentified black males threatened the victim and stole the McDonald's food he had just purchased along with other personal items, while he was walking on Great Mills Road. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Connelly. Case #55740-14

10-19-14 STRONG ARMED ROBBERY - A victim reported he was walking in the area of Lei Drive in Lexington Park when he was approached and beaten by 3 unidentified black male suspects. The suspects took the victim's backpack and fled on foot. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Cameron. Case #55764-14

10-19-14 VANDALISM - 5 vehicles were damaged while parked at the AMC Theater. Suspect(s) appeared to have jumped on the engine hoods and roofs and or broke out windows to 5 vehicles. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Connelly. Case #55779-14

10-19-14 BURGLARY - A victim reported unknown suspect(s) stole a headlight assemble from his Toyota Sequoia while it was parked at the La Quinta Inn on Three Notch Road. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy John Davis. Case #55824-14