Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash - Mechanicsville

Mechanicsville, Maryland - On June 27, 2015, at 1:00 PM, deputies responded to the report of a serious motor vehicle crash on All Faith Church Road in the area of New Market Turner Rd. Deputies located a 1993 Dodge Dakota pickup truck off the roadway in the woods.  The operator and sole occupant of the truck, identified as Eden Elizabeth Elrod, age 42 of Mechanicsville, was pronounced dead on the scene by Emergency Medical Services personnel.

St. Mary’s County Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.  The preliminary investigation indicated the truck was traveling northbound on All Faith Church Road. The driver lost control while negotiating a sharp turn on the wet pavement and left the roadway.  The truck traveled over a guardrail and struck a tree.  

The investigation into this crash is ongoing. Speed is believed to be a factor in this crash. At this time, it is unknown if the driver was impaired by drugs and or alcohol. Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call Deputy First Class Brandon Foor ID#235 at 301.475.4200 x 2265. 

     

Friday, June 26, 2015

Arrests 6-26-15

Disorderly Conduct - On June 14, 2015, Deputy S. Cameron responded to a residence in the 46000 block of Midway Drive in Lexington Park, for a fight in progress. While investigating, a female began yelling at Deputy Cameron to leave. When Deputy Cameron advised her, he was conducting an investigation and was not going to leave, she began to curse loudly. The female was moved from the immediate area by her friends, however she continued to yell at deputies who were trying to conduct an assault investigation. After several warnings to stop yelling and cursing, Deputy Cameron placed Rebecca Leigh-Ann Fowler, age 25, of Lexington Park. under arrest. Flower was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Failure to Obey Lawful Order. CASE #34794-15

Rebecca Fowler


Theft - On June 16, 2015, Deputy First Class Foor responded to a residence in Leonardtown, for a reported theft. The victim alleged 11 firearms had been stolen from his home, valued at over $7,500. During the investigation, DFC Foor obtained information identifying Louis Steven Fenwick, age 37, of Leonardtown, as a suspect. Fenwick was subsequently arrested and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft $1,000 to $10,000 and Theft Scheme $1,000 to $10,000 by DFC Foor. CASE #35453-15
Louis Fenwick


Assault - On June 18, 2015, deputies responded to the WaWa located in the 23000 block of Three Notch Road in California, after witnesses reported a man dragging a female to a vehicle. Callers advised the vehicle left traveling southbound on Three Notch Road and provided a description of the vehicle as a black Mitsubishi. Deputy Lawrence located the vehicle and conducted a vehicle stop. The driver was identified as Troy Gregory Lastinger, age 20, of Lusby. Deputy Lawrence observed injuries on the victim. Lastinger was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #35871-15

Troy Lastinger

Detectives Make Arrests in Smash & Grab Commercial Burglaries

Between 6/9/15 and 6/22/15, Patrol Officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to various businesses throughout the county for burglar alarm activations.  Upon their arrival, officers observed the front glass entrance doors to the businesses had been shattered. Once the glass had been broken, suspects entered the businesses and removed various items of value to include “scratch off” tickets and U.S currency. Subsequently, the investigations were transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division (CID).
  
Detectives were able to connect the suspects, Kabriahna Bonds, 22 years old, of Lexington Park, Kevin Proctor, 19 years old, of Lexington Park, and Robert Proctor, 26 years old, of no fixed address, with property taken from one of the businesses. Search and seizure warrants were executed at a residence in Lexington Park and on a vehicle used in the burglaries resulting in the recovery of evidence implicating the suspects.
 
Both Kabriahna Bonds and Kevin Proctor were charged with four counts of second degree burglary, one count of attempted second degree burglary, one count of theft $10,000 to under a $100,000, three counts of theft $1,000 to under $10,000 and five counts of malicious destruction of property.  Both remain incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.  Bonds is being held on a $50,000 bond and Proctor is being held on a $90,000 bond.

         An arrest warrant has been issued for Robert Proctor.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at 301-475-8008 or the investigating Detective, Melissa Hulse at 301-475-4200 ext 1996.


The investigation is on-going and charges are anticipated on other individuals involved. 
Kevin Proctor

Kabriahna Bonds


WANTED: Robert Damon Proctor

UPDATE 7-20-15: Proctor was apprehended on July 17th.

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help in locating ROBERT DAMON PROCTOR, age 26, of no fixed address. Proctor is currently wanted for Failure to Appear in Court on an ARMED ROBBERY charge.  




 Anyone with information regarding Proctor's whereabouts is asked not to approach him and to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to '"CRIMES" (274637). Or call the Sheriff's Officer at 301.475.4040. 
You may also contact Detective Melissa Hulse at 301.475.4200 x 1996. 

St. Mary’s County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary's County that leads to an 
arrest or indictment.
Calls to CRIME SOLVERS are NOT RECORDED. 
CALLERS CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

Incident Briefs 6-17-15 to 6-26-15

6-18-15 Burglary - Unknown suspect(s) entered the Bay Mini Mart located in the 16000 block of Three Notch Road by breaking a window. At the time of the report it was undetermined if anything had been stolen. CASE #35718-15

6-19-15 Burglary - Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 26000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville and stole property. CASE #35851-15

6-19-15 Burglary - Unknown suspect(s) entered a shed located in the 27000 block of Baptist Church Road in Mechanicsville and stole property. CASE #35862-15

6-19-15 - Theft of Motor Vehicle - A 2003 Saturn was reported stolen from a driveway in the 25000 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. The vehicle was subsequently located in the parking lot of St. Mary's Hospital. Property had been removed from the vehicle. CASE #35976-15

6-20-15 Burglary - Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence located in the 19000 block of Flat Iron Road and stole property. CASE #36066-15

6-20-15 Burglary - Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a detached garage on Weesies Way in Mechanicsville, and stole property. CASE #36284-15

6-21-15 Burglary - Deputies responded to an alarm at Mr. Tire located in the 21000 block of Great Mills Road. A lock had been pried open by unknown suspects. CASE #36381-15

6-21-15 Multiple Property Destructions - Clarkes Landing Road in Hollywood. 19 mailboxes, a street sign and a field were reported or found damaged in the area of Rustic Way and John Cameron Way. 

6-22-15 Burglary - Deputies responded to an alarm at Village Liquors located in the 25000 block of Budds Creek Road in Chaptico. The front door had been smashed. Unknown suspect(s) entered the business and stole property. CASE #36621-15

6-22-15 Burglary - Deputies responded to an alarm at HV Liquors located in the 22000 block of MacArthur Blvd., in California. The front door had been smashed. Unknown suspect(s) entered the business and stole property. CASE #36625-15

6-22-15 Robbery - 2 victims reported they were walking home in the area of Jillian Court in California at approximately 1:53 AM, when an unidentified suspect approached, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The victims complied and the suspect fled. CASE #36622-15

6-22-15 Vandalism - Unknown suspect(s) shot out the passenger side windows of a vehicle located on Foxchase Drive in Great Mills. CASE #36634-15

6-22-15 Burglary - Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence located on Victorian Drive in California. Once inside, suspect(s) stole several pieces of property. CASE #36710-15

6-22-15 Theft - Unknown suspect(s) stole a Honda Generator form a construction site on Evergreen Way in California. CASE #36719-15

6-22-15 Burglary - Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence located in the 43000 block of St. Andrews Church Road. Once inside, suspect(s) stole several items of property. CASE #36725-15

6-23-15 Theft of Motor Vehicle/Vehicle Pursuit - Corporal Cathcart responded to Morning Dew Lane after a citizen reported 3 black males were stealing a motorcycle from the parking lot. The citizen described the vehicle they were driving as a Chevrolet truck. Corporal Cathcart saw a truck matching the description with 2 motorcycles in the bed and attempted to stop it. The truck did not stop and a pursuit ensued. In the area of Amy Road, the truck left the roadway and crashed into a tree. The 3 suspects fled on foot. After an exhaustive search by deputies and K9 units, the suspects were not located. The 2 motorcycles in the bed of the truck were determined to be stolen from Lexington Park. CASE #36825-15

6-24-15 Burglary - Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence located on Hayden Farm Lane in Leonardtown, sometime between 6-18-15 and 6-24-15 and stole property. CASE #37121-15

6-25-15 - Bomb Threat - On 6-24-15 an employee at the Soup Kitchen located on Langley Road in Great Mills located a bomb threat written on a wall in the bathroom. The next day the threat was reported and deputies responded. The business was cleared by a bomb detecting K9 and nothing was found. CASE #37299-15




  

 

Detectives Arrest 2 Suspects for Multiple Residential Burglaries

On 06-23-15 Nicholas Irwin Sisler 32 yoa of Lexington park and Wendell Ignatius Ford Jr 25 yoa of Lexington Park were identified by Detectives as suspects in several recent daytime residential burglaries in the south end of St. Mary's County. When the suspects were located, they were found in possession of property taken from some of the recently reported residential burglaries.

Nicholas Sisler and Wendell Ford Jr were arrested and charged with burglary, theft and malicious property destruction. Both suspects were transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where they were held on $7,500.00 bond.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges for similar residential burglaries are anticipated.

Captain Edward Willenborg
Commander, Criminal Investigations Division
301.475.4200 x 1998

Wendell Ford JR.

Nicholas Sisler

Who am I? CASE #35352-15

California, Maryland - The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect pictured below. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at 1:40 PM, the suspect placed four (4) boxes of Pampers brand disposable diapers in a shopping cart at Walmart located on Miramar Way. The suspect then left the store without paying. 


CASE # 35352-15

 Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect or about this crime in general is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to '"CRIMES" (274637). 
You may also contact Deputy Siciliano at 301.475.4200 X 9109. 

St. Mary’s County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary's County that leads to an 
arrest or indictment.
Calls to CRIME SOLVERS are NOT RECORDED. 
Callers can remain ANONYMOUS. 


Thursday, June 18, 2015

UPDATE: 7-Eleven Robbery Witness HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED & CONTACTED

UPDATE 6-18-15: The witness has been identified and contacted by detectives. We appreciate our media partners and the public who shared the post. The witness was from another state, but eventually saw the news online asking for him to call the Sheriff's Office. 

Press release 6-17-15:
Detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, Criminal Investigations Division, continue to request the public's help in identifying a witness who provided a 7-Eleven employee information after the business was robbed at 4:04 AM, on June 13th.

The witness appears to have been operating what may be a larger sport utility vehicle. The vehicle can be viewed in the video driving across the top left portion of the screen. 

Original Press Release 6-16-15 :
Mechanicsville, Maryland - On June 13th, a witness provided information to a 7-Eleven store employee after the business was robbed at 4:04 AM. The witness left the store prior to deputies arriving on the scene and he did not provide contact information.

The witness was a white male, with short brown hair, possibly in his 20's, wearing a white t-shirt and black ball cap with an unknown logo on the front.   

The witness was unable to make a purchase because the robbery had just occurred. 

Detectives are asking for anyone with information regarding the identity of this witness or, if you are this witness, to please call the Sheriff's Office Duty Officer at 301.475.4040 or Detective Cory Ellis at 301.475.4200 x 9125 or email at cory.ellis@stmarysmd.com.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Suspects Use Stolen Debit Card at Walmart - Do You Know Us?

UPDATE 7-6-15: Both suspects HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

California, Maryland - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects pictured below. 

On May 22, 2015, at 10:20 PM, the suspects used a stolen debit card to purchase a PS4 game console and game cd from Walmart. They were seen leaving the parking lot in a dark colored passenger car. 
Fraud CASE #33472-15

Anyone with information regarding the identity of these suspects or about this crime in general, is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to '"CRIMES" (274637). 
You may also contact Corporal J. Vezzosi at 301.475.4200 x 1943. 

St. Mary’s County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary's County that leads to an 
arrest or indictment.
Calls to CRIME SOLVERS are NOT RECORDED. 
CALLERS CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

Vice Narcotics Commander Attends Convening on Trafficking and Child Welfare at White House

On June 10th and 11th, Captain Daniel Alioto, St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Commander of Vice/Narcotics, attended the National Convening on Trafficking and Child Welfare. The event was hosted by the White House and sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau. 

This event provided support for the States in preparing for implementation of new mandates under the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014. These mandates represent significant new requirements for State child welfare agencies, and effective implementation will require inter-agency and crisis systems partnerships to successfully provide services for the prevention and protection of children and youth who are at-risk of or are victims of sex trafficking. The convening brought together representatives from each state that have a role in implementing the new mandates and providing support to victims and those at risk. Attendees included judges, representatives from Court Improvement Program (CIP) grants, State Child Welfare Directors and representatives from law enforcement. 

Captain Alioto was the only law enforcement official invited to attend from Maryland. 

"Sex trafficking is a real problem. It's happening in our cities and counties. The convening brought together the groups who can effect change for at-risk youths and give support to victims of sex trafficking. We can learn from eachother best practices; what works and what doesn't to combat this crime. I was humbled to have been asked to attend and look forward to working with other officials as we implement the Act's mandates" - Captain Daniel Alioto.  



For inquiries or comments, contact Captain Alioto at 301.475.4200 x 1918.


VIDEO and PHOTOS of Robbery Witness and his Vehicle - 7-Eleven

UPDATE 6-18-15: The witness has been identified and contacted by detectives. We appreciate our media partners and the public who shared the post. The witness was from another state, but eventually saw the news online asking for him to call the Sheriff's Office. 

Press release 6-17-15:
Detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, Criminal Investigations Division, continue to request the public's help in identifying a witness who provided a 7-Eleven employee information after the business was robbed at 4:04 AM, on June 13th.

The witness appears to have been operating what may be a larger sport utility vehicle. The vehicle can be viewed in the video driving across the top left portion of the screen. 

Original Press Release 6-16-15 :
Mechanicsville, Maryland - On June 13th, a witness provided information to a 7-Eleven store employee after the business was robbed at 4:04 AM. The witness left the store prior to deputies arriving on the scene and he did not provide contact information.

The witness was a white male, with short brown hair, possibly in his 20's, wearing a white t-shirt and black ball cap with an unknown logo on the front.   

The witness was unable to make a purchase because the robbery had just occurred. 

Detectives are asking for anyone with information regarding the identity of this witness or, if you are this witness, to please call the Sheriff's Office Duty Officer at 301.475.4040 or Detective Cory Ellis at 301.475.4200 x 9125 or email at cory.ellis@stmarysmd.com.



Incident Briefs 6-16-15 to 6-17-15

6-16-15 Burglary - Unknown suspect(s) entered a barn on Trapp Road in St. Inigoes. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. CASE #35312-15

6-16-15 Burglary to Motor Vehicle - Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle parked on Chapman Drive in Lexington Park, and stole property. CASE #35317-15

6-17-15 Burglary - At 12:53 AM, deputies responded to the Vino 2 Wine Liquors in Charlotte Hall for an alarm activation. Deputies discovered the front glass door had been shattered. Unknown suspects entered the store and stole property. Deputies and K9 units conducted a search of the area with negative results for suspects. CASE #34256-15




Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Arrest Domestic Related Stabbing - Thomas

Lexington Park, Maryland - On June 12, 2015, deputies responded to a residence on Windward Circle, for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Kendra Anna Thomas, age 33, of Lexington Park, engaged in an argument. Thomas fled downstairs and retrieved a knife. She returned to the victim and began slashing the victim with the knife. The victim sustained lacerations on the left side of the face and left forearm. The wounds were not life-threatening. Thomas was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center. She was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault by Deputy D. Smith. CASE #34318-15

Kendra Thomas


Incident Briefs 6-15-15 to 6-16-15

6-15-15 - Theft of Motor Vehicle - Unknown suspect(s) stole at black and silver 2002 Yamaha YZF R1 motorcycle from the apartment parking lot on Morningside Lane in Lexington Park. CASE #34980-15

6-15-15 Burglary to Motor Vehicle - Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle located in the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road in Ridge and stole property. CASE #35074-15

6-15-15 Burglary to Motor Vehicle - Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle located in the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road in Ridge and stole property. CASE #35077-15




Detectives Need HELP Contacting WITNESS in 7-Eleven Robbery

Mechanicsville, Maryland - On June 13th, a witness provided information to a 7-Eleven store employee after the business was robbed at 4:04 AM. The witness left the store prior to deputies arriving on the scene and he did not provide contact information.


The witness was a white male, with short brown hair, possibly in his 20's, wearing a white t-shirt and black ball cap with an unknown logo on the front.   

The witness was unable to make a purchase because the robbery had just occurred. 

Detectives are asking for anyone with information regarding the identity of this witness or, if you are this witness, to please call the Sheriff's Office Duty Officer at 301.475.4040 or Detective Cory Ellis at 301.475.4200 x 9125 or email at cory.ellis@stmarysmd.com.  




Do you know me? Theft of Wallet - Rod N Reel

Lexington Park, Maryland - On Tuesday April 28, 2015, at 4:26 PM, a customer left his wallet on the counter at the Rod N Reel Fishing & Hunting store located at 18161 Three Notch Road. 

The suspect pictured below, picked up the wallet, placed it in his pocket, and left the store. The suspect was possibly wearing a Carolina Panthers baseball hat. This is best possible image quality.  

SMCSO CASE #24622-15

Deputy Roszell is asking anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect or about this crime in general to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to
 '"CRIMES" (274637). 
You may also contact Deputy Roszell at 301.475.4200 X 9108. 

St. Mary’s County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary's County that leads to an 
arrest or indictment.
Calls to CRIME SOLVERS are NOT RECORDED. 
CALLERS CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Todd May Charged with 3 Armed Robberies by Detectives

On June 14, 2015, at approximately 9:00 PM, suspect Todd O'Neil May, age 44, of Brandywine, turned himself in at Sheriff's Office Headquarters after seeing himself on the internet and learning a warrant had been issued for his arrest in connection with the Burchmart, Dollar General, and 7-Eleven armed robberies. 

May was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was served an arrest warrant charging him with:

3 COUNTS - Armed Robbery
3 COUNTS - Robbery
3 COUNTS - 1st Degree Assault
3 COUNTS - 2nd Degree Assault
3 COUNTS - Theft Under $1,000

May remains incarcerated on NO BOND. 

Todd O'Neil May

Incident Briefs 6-12-15 to 6-15-15

6-13-15 Burglary to Motor Vehicle - Unknown suspect(s) broke a window to a vehicle parked in front of the Lexington Park World Gym. Suspect(s) stole a purse. CASE #34659-15

6-14-15 Burglary to Motor Vehicle - Unknown suspect(s) broke a window to a vehicle parked at the Maximun Gym located in the San Souci Plaza. Suspect(s) stole a purse. CASE #34752-15

6-14-15 Arson - Deputies responded to a residence on Fox Chase Drive to assist the fire department with an apartment fire. Investigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshall's Office responded and assumed the investigation. CASE #34789-15



  

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Robbery Suspect Todd May IN CUSTODY

The suspect wanted for the robberies to the Burchmart, Dollar General, and 7-Eleven in Mechanicsville, Todd O'Neil May, IS IN CUSTODY.

Thank you to all of our media partners and social media followers. Your shares and views helped tremendously.

Triple Armed Robbery Suspect IDENTIFIED by Detectives - Todd May

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division, have identified Todd O’Neil May, age 44 of Brandywine, as the suspect responsible for 3 recent armed robberies which occurred at the Burchmart, Dollar General, and 7-Eleven in Mechanicsville.  A warrant has been issued for May’s arrest and detectives are actively attempting to locate him.

On June 14, 2015, patrol deputies and members of the Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit located a suspicious Dodge Ram pickup truck parked near a business in Lexington Park. Detectives determined the truck belonged to May. A search and seizure warrant was executed on the truck and evidence was recovered. 
  
Anyone with information regarding May's whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Duty Officer at 301.475.4040, Detective Cory Ellis at 301.475.4200 x9125, or CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 – callers to CRIME SOLVERS can remain anonymous and calls are not recorded. If you see May, DO NOT APPROACH him and call 9 1 1 immediately.  

Detectives are also urgently requesting a WITNESS who provided information to employees immediately following the armed robbery at the 7-Eleven call the Sheriff's Office Duty Officer at 301.475.4040 or Detective Cory Ellis at 301.475.4200 x9125. The witness is described as a white male in his 20’s, wearing a black baseball cap and white t-shirt.  



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Mechanicsville 7-11 Robbed - PHOTOS of SUSPECT

Mechanicsville, Maryland - On June 13, 2015, at 4:04 AM, a white male suspect entered the 7-11 located in the median on Three Notch Road, armed with a knife. The suspect encountered the clerk and demanded money from the register. The clerk complied and the suspect fled out of the store. 

The suspect was seen entering a silver, possibly Dodge Ram truck. 

The suspect was described at being approximately 5'10" to 6'00" in height, with a heavy set build, and walking with a limp. He was wearing blue jeans, a black long sleeved shirt, a blue bandanna covering the crown of his head, and a red bandanna covering the lower portion of his face. **The photos below are from the robbery. 

Deputies responded to the scene and conducted an extensive search of the area for the suspect with negative results. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation. The investigation is ongoing at the time of the publishing of this press release. 

Detectives are asking for the witness, who provided first responding deputies with information to please contact the Sheriff's Office Duty Officer as soon as possible at 301.475.4040 or Detective Cory Ellis as 301.475.4200 x 9125.

Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying this suspect. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect, about this robbery, the robbery of the Mechanicsville Burchmart on 6-10-15 or the Dollar General Store robbery from 6-11-15, to call the Sheriff's Office DUTY OFFICER at 301.475.4040, Detective Cory Ellis at 301.475.4200 x 9125, or CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 - callers to CRIME SOLVERS can remain ANONYMOUS and calls are not recorded.   




 

Friday, June 12, 2015

UPDATE: Better VIDEO & Updated Description Mechanicsville Robbery Suspect

UPDATE 6-12-15 at 1:45 PM: This video can also be found on SMCSO YouTube Channel @ St Marys Sheriff or copy and paste the link into your browser https://youtu.be/02vfEUyKseU

After further review of video surveillance and interviews with witnesses, detectives believe the same suspect is responsible for both robberies. Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying this suspect. Please, take another look at the video below, which is better quality.   

UPDATED DESCRIPTION: The suspect is a white male in his late 30's to early 40's, approximately 6 feet 1 inch in height, with a large build, and graying facial hair or short beard. The suspect may also walk with a altered stride or wide gate.  

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Detective Cory Ellis at 301.475.4200 x 9125. Callers may also call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333. Callers can remain ANONYMOUS and calls are NOT RECORDED. 

video

Original Press Release: 
On June 10th, at 11:53 PM, the Burchmart on Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, was robbed.

On June 11th, at 8:25 AM, the Dollar General store on Old Village Road in Mechanicsville, was robbed. 

In both robberies, the suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing blue jeans, a dark long sleeved shirt, with a bandanna on the top of his head. The suspect threatened cashiers and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. 

The following video footage and still images are of the suspect from the Dollar General robbery. The second video clip is the same footage in slow motion. 

The Criminal Investigations Division is asking for patrons, who may have been at the Burchmart, Dollar General, or in the area of either business around the time of the robberies, to contact Detective Cory Ellis at 301.475.4200 x 9125.  



UPDATE: Domestic Assault/Stabbing - Rustic Way

UPDATE 6-12-15: 

On June 4, 2015, Corporal Doug Harris, Domestic Violence Coordinator, submitted an application charging suspect Robert Steven Lacey, SR., age 35, of Hollywood, with 2nd Degree Assault. An arrest warrant was issued by the District Court Commissioner. Lacey is referred to as the older male in the original press release.

On June 9, 2015, Lacey was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where the warrant was served.  


Robert Lacey, SR., 
Original Press Release
Hollywood, Maryland - On June 3, 2015, at 10:26 PM, deputies responded to a residence on Rustic Way for a reported stabbing. The investigation revealed a 35 year old male who resides at the address came home intoxicated. He began to argue with a female victim in the home. The argument turned physical when the male began to strike the female repeatedly then drag her from the bed. A 14 year old male, who also resides in the home, retrieved a knife and stabbed the older male in the back several times. The older male was subsequently transported to MedStar St. Mary's Hospital by the female for treatment, prior to deputies arriving on the scene. He was then transferred to an area hospital for further treatment; his wounds were not considered to be life-threatening. The case was reviewed by State's Attorney's Office personnel who advised to charge the male juvenile with 2nd Degree Assault. The juvenile was charged and released to a relative. The investigation into this incident is ongoing. CASE #32559-15

Additional details will be released as they are developed.    

Incident Briefs 6-11-15 to 6-12-15

6-11-15 Burglary to Motor Vehicle - Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle behind Rondevous Bar on Point Lookout Road, and stole a wallet. CASE #34195-15

6-12-15 Counterfeit - An unidentified black male suspect attempted to pass counterfeit bills at the Pizza Hut located in St. Mary's Square. CCN 34256-15 

6-12-15 Burglary to Motor Vehicle - Unknown suspect(s) shattered a window to a vehicle parked in front of Maximum Gym in San Souci Plaza and stole a purse. CASE #34262-15



2 Suspects Arrested for Burglary & Theft of Jewelry - Calub, Jaxel

Mechanicsville, Maryland - In March 2015, deputies responded to a residence in the 38000 block of Chaptico Road, for a burglary. The victim reported her residence had been burglarized sometime between December 18, 2014 and March 26, 2015, and over 100 pieces of jewelry were stolen valued at over $50,000. 

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division assumed the investigation and developed Kyle Matthew Calub, age 25, of Mechanicsville, and Ashley Lorene Jaxel, age 26, of Mechanicsville, as suspects. Detectives learned several of the pieces of jewelry had been sold to Max Gold Buyers in Charles County by suspect Jaxel. Search and seizure warrants were executed and additional evidence was recovered. 

Calub and Jaxel were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center by Detective Corporal David Alexander. Both were charged with 1st Degree Burglary and Theft $10,000 to $100,000. CASE #17534-15
Kyle Calub

Ashley Jaxel 

Suspect Charged With Home Invasion, Assault With a Knife - Winters

Ridge, Maryland - On May 14, 2015, Deputy Logue responded to MedStar St. Mary's Hospital for the report of a domestic assault, which occurred on May 1st at a residence on Airdele Road. The victim and suspect Wayne Darnell Winters, age 43, of Lexington Park, engaged in an argument, while the victim was standing at the front door holding the screen door open. Winters approached the victim and slammed the screen door shut, but continued to walk out of the home down the porch stairs. The victim told Winters to leave, at which time he turned and began walking back toward the front door. The victim was trying to lock the front door, when Winters kicked it in. Winters then produced a pocket knife, opened the blade, and held it to the victim's chest. The victim fell backward to the floor. Winters stood over the victim with the knife until another person in the home entered the room with a sledgehammer and told him to leave. Winters then fled out of the residence. The victim was treated for a non life-threatening head injury as a result of falling backwards on the floor.

On June 8, 2015, Winters was charged with Home Invasion, 3rd Degree Burglary, 4th Degree Burglary, 1st Degree Assault, and 2nd Degree Assault by arrest warrant. CASE #27931-15

Wayne Winters  

UPDATE: Booking Photos Added to Arrests 6-10-15

Booking photos have been added to Arrests 6-10-15 Press Release.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

McKays Theft Suspect from May 21 - Identified.

UPDATE 6-11-15: The suspect pictured below HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED. He saw himself on social media and turned himself in to the Sheriff's Office. 

Original Press Release: 
Leonardtown, Maryland - The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect pictured below. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 7:20 PM, the suspect removed 2 bottles of liquid-gel Robitussin capsules from the shelf at the McKay’s Foodland store located on Merchants Lane. The suspect then walked to a different part of the store, opened the bottles, and hid the capsules in his clothing. He discarded the packaging then walked out of the store without paying. CASE #29694-15


Detectives Need Help Identifying Robbery Suspect - VIDEO & PHOTOS

On June 10th, at 11:53 PM, the Burchmart on Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, was robbed.

On June 11th, at 8:25 AM, the Dollar General store on Old Village Road in Mechanicsville, was robbed. 

In both robberies, the suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing blue jeans, a dark long sleeved shirt, with a bandanna on the top of his head. The suspect threatened cashiers and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. 

The following video footage and still images are of the suspect from the Dollar General robbery. The second video clip is the same footage in slow motion. 

The Criminal Investigations Division is asking for patrons, who may have been at the Burchmart, Dollar General, or in the area of either business around the time of the robberies, to contact Detective Cory Ellis at 301.475.4200 x 9125.  

video

video




 Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect or about this crime in general is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to '"CRIMES" (274637). 
You may also call Detective Cory Ellis at 301.475.4200 x 9125. 

St. Mary’s County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary's County that leads to an 
arrest or indictment.

Calls to CRIME SOLVERS are NOT RECORDED. 
CALLERS CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS.


Burglary Suspect Runs Over Deputy's Foot is Apprehended After Vehicle Pursuit - Assaults Police K9

California, Maryland - On June 9, 2015, at 1:53 PM, Deputies responded to an assault in progress at a residence on Halsey Court. While responding, the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) advised the suspect, identified as Anthony Fitzgerald Greenwell, age 48, of Great Mills, had forced his way into the home and assaulted a male victim. The ECC further provided the description of the car being driven by Greenwell; a blue 2001 Infiniti.

While responding, Corporal Keith Moritz saw a car matching the description exiting Halsey Court and stopped in front of it, causing the driver to stop as well. Corporal Moritz exited his patrol car and recognized the driver as Greenwell from previous law enforcement contact. Corporal Moritz told Greenwell to put the car in park, at which time he took his foot off the brake and the car began to move forward. Corporal Moritz ordered Greenwell to stop and he refused. Greenwell then suddenly accelerated and made a sharp left turn around the patrol car. The driver's side rear tire of the Infiniti ran over the back heal and outside portion of Corporal Moritz's right foot. Corporal Moritz was not incapacitated and immediately pursued Greenwell in his patrol car. Greenwell refused to stop and entered a residential neighborhood located off of Norris Road. Greenwell made several circles through the neighborhood - dangerously close to pedestrians. As he circled the neighborhood passing deputies, Greenwell openly smoked from a glass pipe, (later determined to contain crack cocaine). Deputy Skyler LaFave deployed STOPSTICKS which successfully deflated all 4 tires.  The vehicle's speed was greatly reduced, however Greenwell turned onto Chancellors Run Road and then onto Pegg Road; still operating in a reckless manner, refusing to stop on his own.

Several officers, who were in the area performing their regular duties, to include Natural Resources Police, Maryland State Police, and Sheriff's Office detectives assisted by blocking roadways leading into residential neighborhoods and shutting down traffic with their patrol cars as the pursuit progressed. They also blocked Greenwell from potentially striking a school bus.

Lieutenant David Yingling determined the car needed to be stopped before Greenwell injured a citizen, police officer, or himself or got out on Three Notch Road. At that time, Lieutenant Yingling forced Greenwell's car off of the roadway into a grass ditch where it came to a stop.

Deputies gave Greenwell loud commands to show his hands and exit the car. He refused and at one point held a sharp metal object in his hand. Corporal Heath Adams deployed his K9 partner, Nero, through the passenger side door. Greenwell began fighting Nero at one point grabbing him by the neck and violently pushing his head into the roof of the car. Corporal Adams was able to pull Greenwell from the car as he continued to resist. Several officers were needed to place Greenwell in handcuffs. Greenwell was taken to MedStar St. Mary's hospital for treatment of the bite wounds, prior to being incarcerated at the St. Mary's County Detention Center.

After the pursuit was over, detectives returned to the residence on Halsey Court and determined Greenwell had driven his car right up the front door, over the lawn. He was confronted by a female, who was outside at the time. Greenwell pushed her to ground and entered the home without permission looking for someone who allegedly owned him money. A second male victim confronted Greenwell and was punched in the face. After not finding who he was looking for, Greenwell fled the scene in the Infiniti.  

Corporal Moritz and K9 Nero were not badly injured. No citizens were injured as a result of this incident.

Greenwell was charged with 1st Degree Assault, Harm Law Enforcement Animal, 1st Degree Burglary, 3rd Degree Burglary, 4th Degree Burglary, Theft Under $1,000, 3 COUNTS 2nd degree Assault, Resisting Arrest, 2 COUNTS Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance: Not Marijuana, 2 COUNTS Possession Paraphernalia, Fleeing and Eluding, Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving, and Driving While Impaired by Controlled Dangerous Substance,

Anthony Fitzgerald Greenwell 

Incident Briefs 6-8-15 to 6-11-15

6-9-15 Burglary - Unknown suspect(s) entered the Teariffic Cafe located on MacArthur Blvd., in the San Souci Plaza by smashing a window. Suspect(s) stole the cash register. Numerous deputies and K9 unit conducted an extensive search with negative results. CASE #33652-15

6-9-15 Attempted Burglary - at 4:10 AM, deputies responded to Cook's Liquors located on Point Lookout Road for an alarm activation. Deputies located a piece of concrete outside the business which appeared to have been thrown at the glass door. No entry was made into the business. CASE #33654-15

6-9-15 Burglary to Motor Vehicle - Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle on South Pembrook Drive in Leonardtown and stole a wallet. CASE #33694-15

6-10-15 Theft Motor Vehicle - The owner of a 1997 Chevrolet truck reported the truck stolen from the A&E Motel located on Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. A short time later, the truck was found by Corporal Cathcart unoccupied on Frank Hayden Lane. The truck was returned to the owner. CASE #33842-15

6-10-15 Theft - Unknown suspect(s) stole 2 trail cameras from the property of a residence on Harpers Court in Mechanicsville. CASE #33901-15

6-10-15 Burglary to Motor Vehicle - Unknown suspect(s) entered the trunk of a vehicle on Compton Street in Leonardtown, and stole property. CASE #33912-15

6-10-15 Injured Subject - Deputies responded to a residence on Onion Fields Lane for a male subject shot in the hand. The investigation revealed the man accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning a handgun. He was treated at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital; the injury was not life- threatening. CASE #34011-15

6-10-15 Armed Robbery - At 11:23 PM, deputies responded to the Mechanicsville Burchmart for a robbery. A white male suspect entered the business, indicated he had a weapon, and demanded money. The suspect then fled on foot. Numerous deputies and K9 units conducted a search with negative results for the suspect. The Criminal Investigations Division has assumed the investigation. CASE #34074-15 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Arrests 6-10-15 - BOOKING PHOTOS ADDED

Assault on Correctional Officer – On June 4, 2015, Correctional Officer Graves was serving inmates meals through the food chute at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center when inmate Joseph Desales Thomas, age 51, of Great Mills, kicked the door. When Thomas kicked the door, the food chute door struck CO Graves’ hand. Thomas was charged with 2nd Degree Assault on Law Enforcement by Deputy Jason Wilson. CASE #32530-15
Joseph Thomas


Assault – On June 5, 2015, Deputy Kerns responded to a residence on Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville, for a domestic assault in progress. The victim alleged suspect Sandra Dee Widmayer, age 44, of Mechanicsville, pushed and scratched the victim during an argument. Deputy Kerns observed injuries on the victim’s nose. Windmayer was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #32805-15

Sandra Widmayer


1st Degree Assault – On June 7, 2015, Deputy Fennessey responded to a residence on Spinnaker Circle in Lexington Park, for an assault. The victim alleged suspect Sandra Renee Johnson, age 28, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the head from behind with an unknown object. Deputy Fennessey observed a laceration on the right side of the victim’s head. The victim was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance with non life-threatening injuries. Deputy Fennessey determined Johnson used a claw hammer to hit the victim in the head. She also threw a shaving cream container at the victim, which struck the victim in the head. Johnson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Officer. She was charged with 1st Degree Assault and 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #33367-15

Sandra Johnson


Theft – On June 8, 2015, Deputy Steinbach responded to the Best Buy Store located on Worth Avenue in California, for a reported shoplifter. Loss prevention personnel alleged suspect Madison Rae Bateman, age 18, of Mechanicsville, concealed several pieces of merchandise and left the store without paying. Bateman was placed under arrest and a search was conducted. Additional stolen merchandise from Petco and Old Navy was recovered from inside her handbag. Bateman was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 2 COUNTS Theft Under $1,000, Theft Under $100, and Theft Scheme Under $1,000. CASE #33572-15
Madison Bateman


*Booking photos are not available at this time. Photos will be posted when they are accessible



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Do you know us? - Walmart Theft Suspects

California, Maryland - The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the 2 suspects in the images below. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 4:38 PM, the suspects conspired to steal clothing from the Walmart store located on Miramar Way. Suspect #2 is wearing the black t shirt with "hustle gang" in white letters. At this time, we do not have a better image of suspect #2. CASE #31195-15

suspect #1

suspect #1

suspect #2 on left

 Anyone with information regarding the identity of either of these suspects or about this crime in general is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to '"CRIMES" (274637). 
You may also contact Deputy Potter at 301.475.4200 X 9037. 

St. Mary’s County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary's County that leads to an 
arrest or indictment.
Calls to CRIME SOLVERS are NOT RECORDED. 
CALLERS CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS.