Thursday, August 21, 2014

Incident Briefs 8-20-14 to 8-21-14

8-20-14 PROPERTY DESTRUCTION - A victim, who resides on Liberty Street, reported unknown suspect(s) broke a window out on his vehicle. Case remains open. Case #45028-14

8-20-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Spyglass Way, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole property. Case #45027-14

8-20-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Driftwood Court, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole property. Case #45034-14

8-20-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Spyglass Way reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case #45119-14

8-20-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Spyglass Way, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole property. Case #45112-14

8-20-14 FRAUD - A victim, who resides  in Hollywood, reported unknown suspect(s) filed state income taxes in multiple states using her personal information. Case #45064-14

8-20-14 THEFT - A victim, who resides on Ledford Lane, reported unknown suspect(s) stole registration plates from 2 trailers he owns. Case #45111-14

8-21-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Millstone Landing Road, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into their home and stole property. Case #45170-14

8-21-14 BURGLARY - Unknown suspect(s) kicked in a door to a residence on Chancellor's Run Road. A washer and dryer were stolen. Case#45135-14









Wednesday, August 20, 2014

UPDATE 8-20-14 4:15 PM - Thomas has been LOCATED

UPDATE 8-20-14: Steve Lovell Thomas has been LOCATED and is in custody of the SMCSO.

Steve Lovell Thomas
Date of Birth 5-24-70
6'01" 180 lbs.
NO FIXED ADDRESS


Original Press Release 8-20-14
Detective M. Green from the Criminal Investigations Division is asking for the public's help in locating a suspect WANTED for Felony Burglary and Theft stemming from a burglary committed on June 28, 2014.

SMCSO Blood Drive to be Held 9-2-14


WANTED: Steve Lovell Thomas

Detective M. Green from the Criminal Investigations Division is asking for the public's help in locating a suspect WANTED for Felony Burglary and Theft stemming from a burglary committed on June 28, 2014.

 
Steve Lovell Thomas
Date of Birth 5-24-70
6'01" 180 lbs.
NO FIXED ADDRESS

 
Anyone with information on the location of Thomas is asked to call Detective Green at 301.475.4200 X 1996 or the NON-EMERGENCY line at 301.475.8008. DO NOT approach Thomas. Please call SMCSO.

Incident Briefs 8-18-14 to 8-20-14

8-18-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides in the 21000 block of Point Lookout Road, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Schultz. Case #44726-14

8-18-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Adkins Road, reported unknown suspect(s) gained entry into her residence by breaking a window and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy S. Cameron. Case #44778-14

8-18-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Corvette Way in Great Mills, reported unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered her residence and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Pleisse. Case #44788-14

8-19-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Nats Creek Road, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his home and stole several items of property. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal O'Connor. Case #44924-14

8-19-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Liberty Street in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his home and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Pleisse. Case #44930-14



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SMCSO Investigating Suspicious Incident - Country Lakes

Mechanicsville, Maryland - On August 18, 2014, deputies responded to the Country Lakes Subdivision after the Emergency Communication Center (ECC) received a single report of a suspicious incident at 5:26 PM. A 9 year old male alleged an unidentified white male, (no further description), driving a white Chevrolet S-10 truck with an unknown colored light bar on top stopped and spoke to him. The investigation revealed the driver had a brief conversation with the juvenile before driving off. At no time during this conversation did the driver ask or tell the juvenile to get into the truck. The incident was alleged to have occurred sometime between 1:30 PM and 1:40 PM.

Numerous deputies conducted an extensive canvass of the Country Lakes Subdivision and surrounding area but were unable to locate the truck. During follow up interviews conducted 8-19-14, deputies received conflicting accounts from the juvenile complainant and juveniles who alleged to have witnessed the incident. 

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to report any suspicious activity. If you have any information regarding this incident contact the Duty Officer at 301.475.4040. Report suspicious activity to the NON-EMERGENCY LINE 301.475.8008 or in the event of an emergency call 9 1 1.     

SMCSO Investigating Suspicious Incident in Wildewood

California, Maryland - On August 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM, deputies responded to the area of Widewood Parkway and Dahlia Drive for a suspicious incident. The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a single report that a male juvenile was riding his bicycle when he heard a male voice say, "Hey, get in here." The juvenile turned to see 2 male subjects inside a silver truck with cap (no further description). The passenger door of the truck was open and the passenger, described as having black hair, light beard, wearing a gray or black tee shirt was looking at the juvenile. The juvenile rode away on his bicycle, returned home, and told his parents. The truck did not follow him. No description of the driver is available.

Numerous deputies conducted an extensive canvass of the Wildewood subdivision and surrounding area but were unable to locate the truck. Deputies returned to the subdivision today and conducted additional crime prevention and neighborhood canvassing.

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to report any suspicious activity. If you have any information regarding this incident contact the Duty Officer at 301.475.4040. In the event this incident is a potential misunderstanding, we request the 2 subjects involved contact the Sheriff's Office in order to clarify what took place.

Report suspicious activity to the NON-EMERGENCY LINE 301.475.8008 or in the event of an emergency call 9 1 1.      

Monday, August 18, 2014

Self-Defense for Seniors at Victory Woods Senior Housing

The concept of self-defense for seniors deals more with not showing distress than with techniques to physically hurt an offender. Strength to protect oneself comes from an awareness of surroundings, a confidant presence, and an understanding of your abilities.
 
On Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 2:00 PM, Triad/SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) of St. Mary’s County will host a Self-Defense Seminar at Victory Woods Senior Apartments, 22611 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park, Maryland. The presenter will be Wayne Dean, owner of Dean’s Okinawan Martial Arts and Self Defense. Mr. Dean will focus his presentation on Self-Defense for seniors which will include:

-          Break-Away Techniques: the skills and techniques to break-away and protect you in aggressive situations where one has been threatened or physically assaulted.

-         Pressure Point Areas: the ability to locate “pressure point areas” on the human body to defend oneself.

-         Cane-Fu Self Defense: seniors with and without disabilities will learn how to use a cane to defend themselves from physical harassment and assault.
There is one important psychological factor to remember regarding self-defense.  You are strengthening yourself and becoming more equipped to handle hostile situations!

Registration is not required, but encouraged. This event is open to the public and FREE of charge. To register, call 301-475-4200, ext. 1073.

Vice/Narcotics Drug Arrest



During the course of an overdose death investigation, Thomas Jay Willingham (Age 59 of Leonardtown) was found to have distributed Morphine to several individuals in the days leading up to the death of John Warren Cleveland Jr.. Evidence recovered indicated that suspect Willingham distributed Morphine to both John Cleveland and Lena King in the days leading up to victim Cleveland’s death. He was charged with two counts of Distribution of Morphine and originally held without bail.
 


Thomas Willingham



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

Death Investigation - Mechanicsville

Mechanicsville, Maryland - On August 16, 2014, at 8:19 PM, deputies responded to a private residence for the report of a person deceased inside the home. On arrival, deputies located a 33 year old, male, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The Criminal Investigations Division was contacted, responded to the scene, and assumed the investigation.
 
Detectives determined the deceased’s family had been unable to contact him over a short period of time. Family members contacted another relative who lives in the area to check on him. The relative responded to the residence and after getting no response at the door, forced entry into the home. The relative found the deceased in the living room and called police. The deceased was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy will be performed.  Foul play is not suspected at this time in the investigation.

 
Captain Terry L. Black
Commander
Criminal Investigations Division
301-475-4200 Ext. 1925