Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Incident Briefs 10-22-14

10-21-14 THEFT - A victim, who resides on Huntt Road in Mechanicsville, reported unknown suspect(s) stole property from the residence during a party. Case remains open. Case #56810-14

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween 2014 SAFETY TIPS

ARRESTS 10-21-14

ASSAULT – On October 9, 2014, Deputy Wesner responded to a residence on Kilbeggan Court in Great Mills, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Anthony James Cookson, 45, of Great Mills, struck the victim in the face with his fist. The victim was transported by ambulance to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injury to the face. Cookson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
Anthony Cookson

ASSAULT/RESISTING ARREST – On October 9, 2014, Deputy Bowen responded to a residence located on Catalina Lane in California, after several witnesses reported a vehicle passing a stopped school bus with red lights flashing. Deputy Bowen made contact with suspect Joyce Marie Rulapaugh, 50, of California, who matched the description provided by witnesses. Rulapaugh refused to provide Deputy Bowen with her driver’s license and registration information so he may issue her a traffic citation. Eventually, Rulapaugh retrieved her driver’s license only to hold it up in the air refusing to allow Deputy Bowen to see it. Deputy Bowen warned Rulapaugh several times if she did not provide the information to him she would be arrested. Rulapaugh ignored all warnings. She subsequently resisted arrest and pushed Deputy Bowen. Rulapaugh was placed under arrest after a brief struggle. She was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Obstructing/Hindering, 2nd Degree Assault, and Resisting Arrest.

Joyce Rulapaugh

ASSAULT – On October 12, 2014, Deputy Flerlage responded to a residence on Johnson Road in Hollywood, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Darleen Lyn Johnson-Taylor, 47, of Leonardtown, kicked the victim in the abdomen and hit the victim in the face during an argument. Deputy Flerlage observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim. Deputy Flerlage located Johnson-Taylor and placed her under arrest. She was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
Darleen Johnson-Taylor

VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER – On October 6, 2014, Deputy Logue made contact with the victim who alleged suspect Anthony Marico Wilson JR, 26, of California, called the victim 18 times from the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he is incarcerated. Wilson called the victim in violation of an active protective order. Wilson was charged with 18 COUNTS Violation Protective Order.

Anthony Wilson JR.

VIOLATION PROTECTIVE ORDER – On October 14, 2014, Deputy Dale Smith made contact with a victim at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters. The victim alleged suspect Shawn Lee Morgan, 41, of Arlington, VA, contacted the victim by text and email in violation of an active protective order. Deputy Smith located Morgan, while he was at District Court in Leonardtown and placed him under arrest. Morgan was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 4 COUNTS Violation Protective Order.

Shawn Morgan

THEFT – On October 14, 2014, Deputy Roszell responded to Kmart located on Three Notch Road in California, for a reported theft in progress. Kmart employees observed a white male, wearing a white tank top, remove a television set from the packaging, then exit the store with without paying. Deputy Roszell saw a male suspect in the parking lot matching the description provided by store employees. He was identified as the suspect who stole the television. Suspect Martin Roland Abell, 38, of Valley Lee, was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft Under $1,000 and 2 COUNTS of Property Destruction.      

Martin Abell

BURGLARY – On October 14, 2014, Deputy Wesner responded to a residence on Cabot Place in Lexington Park, after a witness reported a burglary to an unoccupied residence. Deputy Wesner located 2 suspects inside the residence, identified as Divon James Chase, 23, of Lexington Park, and Jordan Tyler McGee, 19, of Virginia. Neither suspect had permission to be inside the residence. Chase and McGee were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. They were charged with 4th Degree Burglary.

Divon Chase

Jordan McGee

Thomas Henry Brown, 35, of Charlotte Hall, 10-12-14 by Deputy Manns NP

Terri James Junior Dyer, 26, of Lexington Park, 10-12-14 by Deputy Fennessey
Terri Dyer

Brandy Sue Springer, 39, of Valley Lee, 10-15-14 by Deputy Schultz
Brandy Springer

Community Alcohol Coalition Reminder

Incident Briefs 10-21-14

10-20-14 Property Destruction - Corporal Rogers responded to Cecils Mill Country Store located on Indian Bridge Road, for reported damage to the building. Unknown suspect(s) appeared to have been driving recklessly through the parking lot causing rocks to strike the glass windows. 3 of the windows were damaged. Case #55951-14

Monday, October 20, 2014

Health Fair: The Way to Wellness - Informational Flyer

Health Fair: The Way to Wellness Public Service Announcement


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, 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