Friday, February 24, 2017

Arrests - 2/24/2017

2-13-2016 – Burglary – Deputy A. Budd responded to the 46000 block of Lynch Lane in Lexington Park for the report of a burglary in progress. The victim stated the suspect, Carlonte Antoine Knott, age 25, of Hollywood, entered the residence without permission. A probable cause search was conducted on Knott, which revealed suspected Adderall in the suspect’s possession. The investigation revealed Knott did not have a prescription for the pills. He was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Fourth Degree Burglary, CDS Possession – Not Marijuana, and Theft Under $1000. CASE# 8311-17


Carlonte Antoine Knott 

2-15-2017 – Possession – Deputy M. Mccuen responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for the report of a controlled dangerous substance violation. The suspect, Samantha Marie Shadrock, age 34, of Mechanicsville, was at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital being treated for a medical condition in the custody of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. It was discovered during the hospital visit, that Shadrock was attempting to conceal a baggie containing various pills including suspected Xanax and Suboxone. She was charged with Possession in a place of confinement and CDS Possession – Not Marijuana. CASE# 8594-17

Samantha Marie Shadrock

2-20-2017 – Possession – Deputy D. Potter was conducting a motor vehicle stop for a cracked windshield on Route 246 and Sheriff Miedzinski Way in Lexington Park when he observed an open package of suspected Suboxone in the passenger seat of the vehicle. During the vehicle stop, the driver, Justin Darrell Biscoe, age 29, of Leonardtown was found to be in possession of suspected Suboxone not prescribed to him.  Biscoe was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Possession: CDS Not Marijuana. CASE# 9735-17



Justin Darrell Biscoe
2-20-2017 – Child Abuse – Deputy G. Muschette responded to the 20000 block of Poplar Ridge Road in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Ralph Nicholas Lafollete, age 37, of Lexington Park slapped the juvenile victim in the face with an open hand, placed the victim in a headlock, and then strangled the victim.  Lafollette was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Child Abuse Second Degree and Second Degree Assault.  The victim was removed from the home. CASE# 9807-17

Ralph Nicholas Lafollete


2-18-2017 – Assault – Corporal J. Stone responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Ashawna Nicole Baker, age 25, of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim during an argument causing physical injury. Baker was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where she was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 9322-17

Ashawna Nicole Baker

2-19-2017 – Disorderly Conduct – Deputy J. Davis responded to the 48000 block of Mayflower Drive in Lexington Park for the report of a domestic disturbance with no assault. The suspect, Nikema Maranda Cunningham, age 38, of Lexington Park, was outside of a home in a residential neighboorhood during the early morning hours being very disruptive.  Several neighbors were disturbed and came outside to observe. Cunningham continued to act in a disorderly fashion and refused to be handcuffed. Cunningham was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where she was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Failure to Obey Lawful Order, and Resist/Intere with Arrest. CASE# 9479-17



Nikema Maranda Cunningham


2-15-2017 – Theft – Deputy D. Potter responded to the Walmart in California for a reported theft. The suspect, Jessica Nicole Michael, age 26, of Charlotte Hall attempted to conceal merchandise and exit the store, but was stopped by an asset protection employee. While being arrested, it was discovered Michael was in possession of suspected Suboxone and paraphernalia, including hypodermic needles. Michael was arrested and charged with Possession – CDS Not Marijuana and Theft Under $100. CASE# 8690-17


Jessica Nicole Michael
2-21-2017 – Possession – Deputy J. Bare responded to PNC Bank located in the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Great Mills in regards to trespassing. Witnesses observed the suspect, Steven Wayne Carter, age 58, of Mechanicsville, knocking on the door prior to the bank’s opening. Carter had an active notice not to trespass at the bank. Carter left before deputies arrived and he was located walking down Great Mills Road with an open alcohol beverage in his hand. A search of Carter revealed suspected crack cocaine in his possession. He was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Trespass: Private Property, CDS Possession – Not Marijuana, and Consume Alcoholic Beverage. CASE# 9874-17

Steven Wayne Carter








#SMCSO Now Offering Citizens Web-Based Method to Report Minor Crimes

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is now offering citizens a web-based method to report minor crimes where there is no suspect information or other investigative leads. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Online Reporting System can be used to report any suspicious incidents, lost property, theft, or vandalism, where no suspect is known or seen.

Residents should use the Online Reporting System to report suspicious incidents, lost property (such as cell phones, wallets, and other items of value), theft and vandalism – so long as there is no suspect or investigative information. Otherwise, residents should continue to call the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 301-475-8008 for a deputy to be dispatched.

As always, if there is an emergency, a crime in progress, or an immediate need for medical assistance, dial 9-1-1.

“The online reporting system is a valuable adjunct to direct contact with the Sheriff's Office in situations where the citizen reporter does not know who committed the crime,” said Sheriff Tim Cameron. “This new program will save the community time when reporting, and allow deputies to perform their investigations more efficiently.”

Citizens can access the reporting system by entering the following address in their internet browser, www.firstsheriff.com/citizenreport, or through the Sheriff’s Office website at www.firstsheriff.com on the home page or under resources.


Anyone with questions is asked to contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 301-475-8008.

Incident Briefs – 2/24/2017



Property Destruction – Unknown suspect(s) threw food on vehicles parked in the 22000 block of Clipper Drive in Great Mills. Corporal J. Stone is investigating the case. CASE# 10248-17, 10285-17, and 10278-17

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a motor vehicle and stole property on Patuxent Beach Road and S. Patuxent Beach Road in California. Deputy J. Maguire is investigating the case. CASE# 10337-17

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a motor vehicle and stole property in the 26000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville. CASE# 10350-17


 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, February 23, 2017

Incident Briefs – 2/23/2017


Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a shed and stole property in the 38000 block of Chaptico Road in Mechanicsville. Deputy C. Ball is investigating the case. CASE# 10140-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 18000 block of Matthew Drive in Lexington Park. Nothing appeared to be stolen. Corporal J. Vezzosi is investigating the case. CASE# 10137-17


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.



St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Charge Suspect with Sex Abuse of a Minor

On February 21, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a ten-year-old female who was being sexually abused by a family member. The Criminal Investigations Division in partnership with Child Protective Services continued the investigation. The suspect was identified as Jay Thomas Martin, age 60, of Callaway, Maryland. 

On February 22, 2017, detectives arrested Martin and transported him to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where he is being held on a no bond status.

Martin was charged with Sex Abuse of a Minor.

Anyone with further information can contact Detective David Alexander at 301-475-4200, ext. *1954.


Jay Thomas Martin

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Correctional Officers

On Friday, February 17, 2017, three Correctional Officers graduated from the 56th Corrections Officer Entrance Level Training Program, held at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy. The program requires each Correctional Officer to complete an eight-week, 320 hour Basic Corrections Academy, which exceeds the state minimum for all Correctional Officers working in local Correctional Facilities across Maryland.

Sheriff Tim Cameron congratulated the graduates and conferred their certificates of completion. Command representatives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office joined the family, friends, and guests of the graduates, honoring their graduation.

Correctional Officer Tiffany Smith, along with Correctional Officer Trey Brown from Charles County Sheriff’s Office, were selected as the class speaker by their peers.

On behalf of Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, it is our pleasure to welcome the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy 56th Session graduates:

Correctional Officer Monica Moncivais-Romero
Correctional Officer Tiffany Smith
Correctional Officer Thomas Bowen


(L-R) Correctional Officer Thomas Bowen, Correctional Officer Tiffany Smith, and Correctional Officer Monica Moncivais-Romero 
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS: http://bit.ly/2mbE4p0

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Stabbing in Lexington Park (UPDATED- SUSPECT IDENTIFIED)

Update – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives worked throughout the evening to develop a suspect identified as Joseph Charles Swales, age 55, of Lexington Park. He was taken into custody and is being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center on a no-bond status.

The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Joseph Charles Swales



On February 22, 2017, at approximately 7:03 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to the 21000 block of Dana Court in Lexington Park for a reported stabbing. Deputies arrived at the scene and located a victim suffering from stab wounds to the upper torso. The victim was transported via Trooper 7 to a shock trauma center for treatment.

The Criminal Investigations Division responded and is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Scott Ruest at 301-475-4200, ext. 2297 * or by email, Scott.Ruest@stmarysmd.com.

CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637). Calls to CRIME SOLVERS are NOT RECORDED.CALLERS CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Do you know ME? The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating the following suspects with OUTSTANDING CDS (CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE) WARRANTS.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com.


Keith Martin Beard



Darien Marcel Bush



Garea Beonna Goodall


Francis Xavier Hill


Robert James Hudson III


Justin Sawyer Mefford


Michael Anthony Moran


Jefferson T Radcliffe Nelson


Albert Len Striegel Jr. 


Ronnie Gray Allen

Vice/Narcotic Arrests

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives were notified of a possible fraudulent prescription being passed at a Charlotte Hall pharmacy. Detectives arrived and detained suspect Daniel Ligolo Ongele (Age 27 of Upper Marlboro, MD) who attempted to obtain “Promethazine/Codeine syrup.” He was found to be in possession of a USB thumb drive and a cellular phone, both of which were seized pending a forensic analysis. He was charged with “Attempting to obtain Promethazine/Codeine by fraud” and “Identity Theft”. Additional charges are pending a review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz. 

Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200, ext. 1918.

Daniel Ligolo Ongele





Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Vice/Narcotics Arrest

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives identified Gregory Trmyne Shingles aka “6-9” (Age 31 of Mechanicsville, MD) as a distributor of cocaine in the King Kennedy Estates neighborhood. Detectives conducted undercover purchases of cocaine, and suspect Shingles was indicted. Detectives observed suspect Shingles conducting a drug transaction on Independence Drive before being stopped by a uniformed patrol deputy. Suspect Shingles discarded a plastic bag under a parked vehicle and when recovered, it was found to contain 45 individual baggies of “crack” cocaine. 
The cocaine was valued at nearly $1,000. Also recovered were two cellular phones, over $300 in cash and a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. Additional charges are pending a review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz.   

Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200, ext *1918.




Gregory Trmyne Shingles