Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Awards Presented to Employees

April is National County Government Month; as part of St. Mary's County's observance, commissioners presented this year's People's Choice Awards. County employees voted on fellow workers who consistently exhibit professionalism and service to the public and fellow employees. Also recognized during the meeting were county employees with ten years of service or more.  Winners of the People's Choice Awards  from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office included Michael Klotz (Not pictured), Ret. Lt. Saraha Norris, Ms. June Smith, Ms. Glenda Thompson, Ms. MaryAnn Thompson, and Ms. Rhonda Wathen.  Sheriff's Office employees recognized for years of service are as follows:

10 years:
Cpl. Austin Schultz-Not pictured

15 years:
Lt. Eva Jones- Not pictured
Cpl. William Rishel

20 years:
Cpl. Chad Hartzell
Cpl. Julie Yingling

25 years:
Sgt. Stephen Myers
Sgt. Harold Young
CFC. Earl Young

30 years:
Lt. Michael Gardiner
Sgt. Mark Porter



                                                    People's Choice Award Winners
(Left to right ) Glenda Thompson, Rhonda Wathen, Saraha Norris, MaryAnn Thompson, June Smith
 
 
 
 
 
Length of Service Recipients
(Left to Right)  Sgt. H. Young,  Cpl. Rishel, Sgt. Myers, Major Merican, Cpl. J.Yingling, Cpl. Hartzell, CFC. E. Young, Lt. Gardiner, Sgt. Porter, and Sheriff Tim Cameron
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Family Dollar Theft


The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured.  On April 22, 2018, at the Family Dollar Store, located on Great Mills Road, in Lexington Park, the pictured suspect grabbed money from an open register, as well as a pack of cigarettes.  The suspect then fled the store.  The suspect is described as a black male, with acne scars and possible dark spots or tattoos on his face.  The suspect was wearing a black hat, gray hooded sweatshirt, and torn jeans. 

 Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact DFC. Holdsworth at (301) 475-4200 extension *8089, or by email at Daniel.Holdsworth@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.

 


Theft Suspect


The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured.  On April 5, 2018, at the Weis Markets store, located in St. Mary’s Square, in Lexington Park, the pictured suspect placed items in a bag, and left the business without purchasing the items.
 
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to call DFC. Pontorno at (301) 475-4200 extension *2337, or by email at Vincent.Pontorno@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.  CCN# 17542-18

Theft Suspect


The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured.  On March 30, 2018, at the Walmart store located on Miramar Way, in California, the pictured suspect picked up $300 which fell from the victim’s purse.  The suspect then left the store with the money. 

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Deputy Fenwick at (301) 475-4200 extension *8140, or by email at john.fenwick@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.

 

Burglary Suspect-ID Needed


The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured.  On January 22, 2018, the pictured suspect damaged a hunting trailer while attempting to break into the trailer, and also damaged a trail camera, in the 21000 block of Olen Mattingly Road, in Avenue. 

 
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact DFC. Jason Smith at (301) 475-4200 extension *2328, or by email at Jason.Smith@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.

 



Narcotics Arrests

 

Detectives with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division, identified Reginald “Ricky” A. Price, age 52 of Clements, as a distributor of controlled dangerous substances, (CDS). Search and seizure warrants were obtained for his residence and a neighboring residence on Horseshoe Road in Clements, MD. The search warrants were executed on April 19, 2018, with the assistance of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K-9, Vice/Narcotics Support Team Deputies, and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team. 

 
As a result of the search warrants, a large quantity of suspected heroin, (approximate street value of $8,500), suspected cocaine, (approximate street value of $29,180), suspected crack cocaine, (approximate street value of $2,160), suspected Suboxone, (approximate street value of $40), suspected marijuana, (approximate street value of $5,275), US currency, and other items indicative of drug distribution were recovered. Fifteen (15) dogs were located and removed from the property with the assistance of St. Mary’s County Animal Control Officers.  

 
After execution of the search warrants, the following three individuals were charged:

 
Reginald “Ricky” Alan Price, was arrested and charged with two counts of CDS possession not marijuana (heroin and cocaine) and two counts of possession with intent to distribute (heroin and cocaine).

                                                         
Melvin Jerome Price, age 55 of Clements, was arrested and charged with CDS possession not marijuana (cocaine) and CDS possession paraphernalia.

 

Megan Lee Maxwell, age 37 of Clements, was arrested and charged with CDS possession not marijuana (Suboxone).

 
Additional charges are pending review with State's Attorney Richard D. Fritz.


                                        Reginald Alan Price             Melvin Jerome Price
Megan Lee Maxwell


                                                               


                                                          

Friday, April 20, 2018

Special Olympics


The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office was honored to be a part of the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School.  The Special Olympics offer year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics provide athletes with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, learn new skills, and share their unique gifts with family, friends, and the community.













 
 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Homicide Update


Updated Press Release


Evidence indicates the victim, Britain Jeremy Gill, age 29, of Lexington Park, and the suspect, had a confrontation; at this time the Sheriff's Office is not releasing the name of the suspect.   During the confrontation, the victim sustained a gunshot wound from a shotgun; the victim later succumbed to his injuries at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Scott Ruest at (301) 475-4200 extension * 2297, or by email at Scott.Ruest@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. 

 

Original Press Release

 
 On April 18, 2018, at approximately 5:44 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Liberty Street, in Lexington Park, for the report of a subject shot. A male victim was located, and transported to a local hospital; the victim has since succumbed to his injuries. The investigation has been continued by detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division, (CID).

 
The investigation is on-going and no further information will be released tonight. Additional information will be released as is appropriate during the course of the investigation.

 

Drug Arrest-Great Mills High School


On April 18, 2018, at Great Mills High School, located in Great Mills, Maryland, a school employee became aware a student was ill and possibly suffering from an overdose, due to eating a brownie which contained THC/CBG, which is derived from marijuana plants. Corporal Kristi Nelson was notified and a joint investigation with the St. Mary’s County Public Schools and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was initiated. The investigation determined a fifteen year old female student made the brownies containing marijuana and subsequently sold them at school.  Numerous students consumed the brownies and became ill.  Two students were ultimately transported to a local hospital for treatment.  The juvenile suspect who made and sold the brownies was charged with the following:


.  CDS: Distribution School Property

.  CDS: Distribution of Marijuana

.  CDS: Possession of Marijuana

.  Reckless Endangerment

.  Disruption of School Activities


The investigation is on-going and has been continued by detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Michael Labanowski at (301) 475-4200 extension *8033 or by email at Michael.Labanowski@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.
                                                

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Homicide Investigation

On April 18, 2018, at approximately 5:44 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office responded to the 21000 block of Liberty Street, in Lexington Park, for the report of a subject shot.  A male victim was located, and transported to a local hospital; the victim has since succumbed to his injuries.  The investigation has been continued by detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division, (CID). 

The investigation is on-going and no further information will be released tonight.  Additional information will be released as appropriate during the course of the investigation.