Theft – On March 31, 2015, a witness called the Emergency Communications Center and reported seeing suspect Denise Marie Goldring, age 32, of Waldorf, walking between vehicles in the St. Mary’s Square Shopping Center located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Goldring was seen holding Arizona Temporary registration plates, which she then placed on her vehicle. Deputy Cole, assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, located and stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Great Mills Road and Pacific Drive. Deputy Cole observed a Maryland registration plate in the back seat of the vehicle. A computer check revealed the Maryland plate had been reported stolen earlier on 3-31-15. Goldring was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Rogue and Vagabond, Theft Under $1,000, and issued several traffic citations. Goldring had an active arrest warrant through the Charles County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear in court, which was served as well. CASE #17979-15
First Degree Assault – On March 31, 2015, Deputy Steinbach responded to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, for a domestic assault. The victim alleged suspect Dewayne McClain Milburn, age 35, of California, pushed the victim onto the couch during an argument. Milburn then got on top of the victim and proceeded to punch and kick the victim in the chest, ribs, and stomach. As the victim attempted to fend off the suspect, Milburn picked up a broken glass bottle and began to cut the victim. The victim sustained injuries on the hands, elbow, and head. Milburn also took the victim’s cell phone. Deputy Steinbach located Milburn and placed him under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, and Theft Under $1,000. CASE #18083-15
Theft – On March 31, 2015, Deputy Bowen responded to the Kohl’s Department Store located in Lexington Park, for a reported theft. A loss prevention employee reported seeing suspect Amanda Lynn Abell-Morgan, age 33, of Lexington Park, enter the store at 6:17 PM. Abell-Morgan selected several items of merchandise and entered the fitting room where she concealed the items in her handbag. She then exited the store with the items and got into a vehicle with a male co-defendant. At 6:51 PM, the co-defendant entered the store and attempted to return the stolen merchandise for a refund. Abell-Morgan had also been issued a notice not to trespass for the store on 11-16-2012. She was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Abell-Morgan was charged with Theft Under $1,000 and Trespass Private Property. CASE #18044-15
Burglary/Assault/Resisting Arrest – On March 31, 2015 at 10:33 PM, a female victim, who is 86 years old, called 9 1 1 and reported a man was banging on her door demanding to be let inside. The victim did not know who the man was. Corporal Corcoran responded to the victim’s residence located on Iverson Drive in Great Mills. Prior to deputies arriving on scene, the male suspect attempted to force entry into the victim’s apartment. Corporal Corcoran located the suspect, identified as Steven Thomas Miller, age 37, of Great Mills, standing on the sidewalk nearby. Miller was holding a metal tipped umbrella and started to walk away as Corporal Corcoran approached. Miller had a blank stare on his face and refused to answer any questions. Miller was ordered several times to drop the umbrella and sit down and he refused. Miller then began to walk toward Corporal Corcoran with the umberella. He refused all orders to stop. As Miller was about to strike Corporal Corcoran with the umbrella, Corporal Corcoran deployed his TASER. However, Miller continued to charge Corporal Corcoran and was taken into custody with the assistance of additional deputies and after a struggle on the ground.
Miller was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. While being booked, Miller jumped up and grabbed Correction Officer Michael Graves by his shirt in the chest area. Miller continued to violently resist until Deputy Steinbach deployed his TASER, which ended Miller’s assault and allowed officers to gain control over him.
Miller was charged with 4th Degree Burglary, 2 COUNTS 2nd Degree Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct. CASE #18078-15
Disorderly Conduct/Assault/Resisting Arrest – On April 1, 2015, Deputy Beishline assigned to the Lexington Park COPs UNIT, was at the Family Dollar located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, investigating a theft. Suspect Amber Maria Poisson, age 36, of Lexington Park, burst into the store and began yelling at one of the suspects in the theft. Deputy Beishline advised Poisson to step away, stop cursing, and lower her voice and she refused. Poisson then attempted to strike Deputy Cole with her hand. Deputy Cole was able to jump back and avoid being hit by Poisson. Again, deputies ordered Poisson to calm down and step out of the store. Poisson refused. Deputy Beishline advised Poisson she was under arrest and directed her to place her hands behind her back. Poisson refused all orders and actively resisted arrest as deputies attempted to gain control and place her in handcuffs. After a brief struggle, Poisson was handcuffed and placed in the patrol car. She was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 2nd Degree Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest. CASE #18216-15
Assault – On April 1, 2015, Deputy Pontorno responded to a residence on Church Drive in Great Mills, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect John Clifton Jones, age 37, of Great Mills, pulled the victim out of the apartment by the arm causing the victim to fall to the ground. Deputy Pontorno observed an injury to the victim’s elbow. Jones was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #18282-15