Friday, October 30, 2015

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Donates Money to Support National Breast Cancer Month

In observance of National Breast Cancer Month, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office raised $780.00, which was donated to the Brem Foundation and will directly pay for three women to receive mammograms.  Each year 1 in 8 women is diagnosed with breast cancer. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year.

Traditionally, police officers wear a black band over their badges when mourning one of their fellow officers killed in the line of duty. For the month of October, deputies proudly wore pink mourning bands in honor of those and their families who have been affected by breast cancer. Sheriff’s Office employees showed their support by donating toward pink bracelets displaying the hashtag #arrestbreastcancer. Each person was asked to make a minimum donation of $5.00.

The money will directly benefit the Brem Foundation, started by Dr. Rachel Brem to educate women from all backgrounds about breast cancer risk factors and diagnostic options. The Brem Foundation believes, “If properly educated, and inspired, women have the power to take control and save their own lives.” The donation will aid local low-income women ensuring early detection through biopsies and for underinsured and uninsured women in the area, for whom no other program exists.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office had the honor of presenting the donation at “Survivor Saturday,” an educational and inspirational event hosted by Forever Eden Organics, a local organic health and wellness manufacturer in St. Mary’s County. The Sheriffs’s Office Donation was presented to Dr. Brem, who was the keynote speaker for the event.

“This was a tangible way for us to give back to our community. The fact that our donation will directly benefit three women makes me proud of our employees’ commitment to our community,” stated Sheriff Tim Cameron.

The Sheriff’s Office will make this an ongoing effort each October to honor those affected by breast cancer.

For more information about the Brem Foundation visit www.bremfoundation.com. To learn more about next year’s “Survivor Saturday” go to www.ForeverEdenOrganics.com.


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Incident Briefs 10/30/2015

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) stole property from a construction site located at Spring Ridge Middle School in Lexington Park. CASE# 63309-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 17000 block of Whitestone Drive in Piney Point. CASE# 63378-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 48000 block of Owens Lane in St. Inigoes. CASE# 63368-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a motor vehicle and stole property on the 41000 block of Sara Ann Court in Leonardtown. CASE# 63461-15 

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 41000 block of Sara Ann Court in Leonardtown. CASE# 63465-15

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Arrests 10/15 – 10/28

10-21-2015 – Property Destruction – Deputy T. Wesner responded to the 22000 block of Cornwall Drive in California, for the report of a property destruction in progress. The victim alleged the suspect, Evelyn Silvianne Taylor, age 63, of California, removed a piece of the victim’s privacy fence. The victim also alleged Taylor assaulted the victim during a confrontation. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Taylor was arrested and charged with Malicious Property Destruction and 2nd Degree Assault. CASE# 61763-15


Evelyn Silvianne Taylor

10-22-2015 – Theft – Deputy S. LeFave responded to the Best Buy in California, for a reported theft in progress. The suspect, Gina Patricia Kennedy, age 26, of Chaptico, attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise. Kennedy presented a false Maryland Identification Card to the officer during her arrest. A search of Kennedy revealed strips consistent with Suboxone. Kennedy was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft under $1000, CDS Possession: Not Marijuana, and False Statement to Officer. CASE# 62020-15


Gina Patricia Kennedy

10-25-15 – Theft – Deputy T. Siciliano responded to the 21000 block of Liberty Street in Lexington Park, for the report of theft. Further investigation revealed, suspects Ashley Nicole Tippett, age 23, of No Fixed Address and Tami Marie Tompkins, age 40 of Lexington Park, stole personal items from several different victims. The suspects were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.  Ashley Nicole Tippet was charged with Two Counts of Theft $1000 to under $10,000, Theft Less than $1000, Three Counts of Less than $100, Theft Scheme $1,000 to under $10,000 and Destruction of Property Less than $1000. Tami Marie Tompkins was charged with Two Counts of Theft $1000 to under $10,000, Theft Less than $1000, Three Counts of Less than $100, Theft Scheme $1,000 to under $10,000 and Destruction of Property Less than $1000 and served an Active Bench Warrant. CASE# 62632-15


Tami Marie Tompkins
Ashley Nicole Tippett







10-24-2015 – Disorderly Conduct – Deputy M. Rodgers responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the report of a fight in progress. Deputy Rodgers observed the suspect, Andrienne Oshay Harris, age 22 of Lexington Park, yelling and pushing an unknown subject in the roadway. Rodgers was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Affray. CASE# 62256-15

Andrienne Oshay Harris



10-24-2015 – Trespassing – Deputy A. Cole responded to the IHOP located in Lexington Park, for the report of crowd control with disorderly individuals. The suspect, Joel Lenard Butts II, age 23 of Lexington Park, refused to leave the establishment after several requests from officers. Butts was placed under arrest and was given multiple commands to stop resisting and to put his hands behind his back. Butts was arrested and transported to the  St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespassing, Disturbing the Peace, Failure to Obey and Resisting Arrest. CASE# 1-15-062268

Joel Lenard Butts 



10-24-2015 –  Disorderly Conduct – Deputy G. Mushchette responded to the 21000 block of Card Road in Lexington Park, for domestic disturbance in progress. The suspect, Rico Kinata Keys, Jr, age 20, of Great Mills, was escorted off private property where he was unwelcome. He returned a few moments later and ignored requests from Deputy Muschette to leave the property.  Keys was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Trespassing and Failure to Obey Lawful Order. CASE# 662293-15



Rico Kinta Keys, Jr.

10-27-2015 – Theft – Deputy A. Schultz responded to the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in California, for a reported theft. The suspect was observed going into the bathroom several times with a full bag of items and exiting with an empty bag of merchandise. The suspect, Amanda Lynn Abell-Morgan, age 33, of Callaway, attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise. She was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Morgan was charged with Theft Less Than $1000 and Destruction of Property Less Than $1000. CASE# 62964-15



Amanda Lynn Abell-Morgan 

Armed Robberies

On October 28, 2015, at 10:02 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the CVS located at 26020 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the report of an armed robbery. A black male suspect entered the business armed with a handgun and demanded cash and other items from the victim, an employee of CVS. The suspect was talking to a co-conspirator on a cellphone before fleeing on foot toward a woodline on Maypole Road in Leonardtown. Witnesses who were near CVS at the time of the robbery described a vehicle they had seen in the area during the time of the robbery. Patrol Officers located a vehicle matching the description in the area of Three Notch and Jones Wharf Road in Hollywood. Contact was made with the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle. The driver, Trevone Demone Butler, age 25, Lexington Park, was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. During an interview with detectives, Butler acknowledged he provided transportation to the black male suspect and communicated with him during the robbery. Butler was charged with Armed Robbery and Driving on a Suspended License.


Trevone Demone Butler 


On October 25, 2015, at approximately 2:50 am, a black male suspect entered the Dash-In, located in Leonardtown, Maryland. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded currency.  After obtaining money from the employee, the suspect fled on foot.


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Surveillance Footage from Armed Robbery at the Dash In 



On October 22, 2015, at approximately 12:47 am, a black male suspect entered the Papa John’s, located in Lexington Park, Maryland.  The armed suspect demanded and obtained money from the employees.  The suspect then fled on foot from the business.
On October 21, 2015, at approximately 11:56 pm, a black male suspect entered the Super 8 Motel, located in California, Maryland and stole currency belonging to the business.

 On October 20, 2015, at approximately 11:12 pm, a black male suspect committed an armed robbery of The Sign of the Whale, located in Lexington Park, Maryland.  The suspect demanded and obtained currency.  The suspect then fled on foot from the business.

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded and assumed the investigations.  The same suspects are believed to be involved in all incidents.  The suspect is described as a black male, thin build, and approximately 6’00” tall.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Corporal David Alexander at 301-475-4200,   ext. 1954 or by email at David.Alexander@stmarysmd.com.

Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637). Or call the #SMCSO Duty Officer at 301.475.4040.

St. Mary's County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards 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 10/29/2015

Property Destruction – Unknown suspect(s) painted graffiti on the roadway on the 22000 block of Timberline Court in Leonardtown. CASE# 63132-15

Theft – An unknown suspect stole property on the 30000 block of Curtiss Road in Charlotte Hall. CASE# 63125-15

Property Destruction – An unknown suspect threw a metal item at the front window of a residence on the 22000 block of Leonard Street in Leonardtown. CASE# 63105-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered motor vehicles and stole property on the 44000 block of Beaver Creek Drive in California. CASE# 63087-15/63085-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 44000 block of River Otter Drive in California. CASE# 63192-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 23000 block of Rosewood Court in California. CASE# 63185-15                                 

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 44000 block of Gray Wolf Street in California. CASE# 63187-15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wanted for Escape - Donald James Clark

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance locating Donald James Clark.  Donald Clark has an active arrest warrant for Escape Second Degree for failing to return to a place of confinement. 


Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637). Or call the #SMCSO Duty Officer at 301.475.8008.
St. Mary's County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards 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 10/28/2015

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 22000 block of Gore Street in Leonardtown. CASE# 62903-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 20000 block of Poplar Hill Creek Lane in Leonardtown. CASE# 63015-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered Haircuts Inc. on the 16000 block of Three Notch Road in California and stole cash. CASE# 63065-15                                                                                       

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 22000 block of Gore Street in Leonardtown. CASE# 63057-15

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Detention Center Holds Orientation for Volunteers

On October 15, 2015, the Corrections Division of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office hosted a volunteer orientation. Lieutenant Bernard Mayor, Correctional Officer First Class Kristie Ardire, and Ms. Glenda Thompson, Administrative Coordinator, have teamed up to provide the St. Mary's County Detention Center Volunteer Orientation, which includes topics on:

- Facility Fire Safety Awareness – Volunteers learn about the emergency action plan, which details what to do when a fire occurs, and a fire prevention plan, which describes what to do to prevent a fire from happening.

- Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) – Federal law established to address the elimination and prevention of sexual assault and rape in correctional systems. 

- Detention Center Safety and Security Rules and Regulations – Understanding how the safety and security rules of the detention center protect inmates, staff, and volunteers. 

Detention Center volunteers assist staff with prison ministries, work release, help inmates with earning a GED, Narcotics and Alcohol Anonymous, and lead many other groups that benefit the inmates currently serving at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. 

“We are grateful for the assistance provided by our volunteers. Their safety is critical to us and to the detention center as a whole” said, Michael Merican, Commander of the Detention Center. 

If you are interested in becoming a Detention Center Volunteer or if you are currently a volunteer and have not signed up for a Volunteer Orientation, please contact Ms. Glenda Thompson, Administrative Coordinator, at 301-475-4200, ext. 2250 or email Glenda.Thompson@stmarysmd.com.



Armed Robbery at Dash In (Leonardtown)

Armed Robbery at Dash In (Leonardtown)
On October 25, 2015, at 2:55 a.m. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to the Leonardtown Dash In on the 26000 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, deputies determined one suspect armed with a handgun, demanded money from the clerk. The suspect fled the business on foot.  Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation.  The suspect is described as having a thin build and approximately six feet tall.

Incident Briefs 10/27/2015

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered Victory Baptist Church on the 29000 block of Eldorado Farm and stole property. CASE# 62710-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vacant residence on Old Rolling Road in California. Nothing appeared to be stolen. CASE# 2269-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 45000 block of Stoney Run Drive in Great Mills. CASE# 62706-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle on the 45000 block of Dogwood Lane in Great Mills. Nothing appeared to be stolen. CASE# 62715-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered outbuildings on a property located on the 48000 block of Sea Side View Road in Ridge and stole property. CASE# 62797-15                                                    

Recovered Property – A shotgun was found at the gate of the Oakville Transfer Station. CASE# 62794-15

Monday, October 26, 2015

Arrests 10/15 to 10/21

10-19-2015 – Assault – Deputy R. Steinbach responded to the 22000 block of Grand Harvest Lane in Lexington Park, to assist another deputy on a reported domestic assault. As the investigation concluded, the suspect, Albert James Belford, age 26 of Lexington Park, physically charged another victim with his chest and had to be physically removed from the residence. Belford was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Obstructing and Hindering an Investigation. CASE# 61262-15

Albert James Belford 

10-16-2015 – Assault – Deputy K. Molitor responded to the 21000 block of Missouri Street in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Damon Antione Ford, age 36, of Lexington Park, held a knife to the left side of the victim’s throat twice. After fleeing on foot, Ford was located and placed under arrest. He was charged with 1st Degree Assault. CASE# 60892-15

Damon Antione Ford

10-14-2015 – Disorderly Conduct – Corporal D. Corcoran responded to the 21000 block of Liberty Street in Lexington Park, for a fight involving several subjects. Corporal D. Corcoran observed two females who appeared to be running to a vehicle when he arrived on the scene. As the deputy approached the vehicle, the suspect Nathan Thomas Chase, age 23, of No Fixed Address, began to yell and approach the deputy. After several requests to calm down, Chase was placed under arrest with assistance from Deputy D. Smith, for Hindering an Investigation and Disorderly Conduct. During his arrest, Demetrius Lackies Butler, age 27 of Lexington Park, began yelling at the deputies because they were arresting Chase. During the same time, Chase became very aggressive and intentionally resisted arrest, while Butler continued to approach officers in an aggressive manner. Butler refused to leave the scene and go back to his apartments, after being asked several times by officers. Additional officers were called to the scene and placed Butler under arrest at which time suspect, Jared Vaughan Hardy, age 23, of No Fixed Address, inserted himself between officers and Butler in an attempt to hinder his arrest. All suspects were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Jared Vaughan Hardy was charged with Hindering an Arrest and Resisting Arrest. Demetrius Lackies Butler was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Hindering and Obstructing and Resisting Arrest.  Nathan Thomas Chase was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Hindering and Obstructing and Resisting Arrest. CASE# 60233-15

Jared Vaughan Hardy

Nathan Thomas Chase

Demetrius Lackies Butler



10-16-2015 – Burglary – Deputy H. Smith responded to the 45000 block of Rose Lane in Great Mills, for a report of a burglary in progress. A victim alleged the suspect, Patrick Sinclair Doss, age 36, of Chesapeake Beach, attempted to enter a residence by breaking the window. A different victim claimed Doss stole property from a motor vehicle parked outside of the victim’s residence. Further investigation revealed, Doss was in violation of a protective order. Doss was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 3rd Degree Burglary, Rogue and Vagabond, Theft Less than $1000 and Violation of a Protective Order. CASE# 60933-15



Patrick Sinclair Doss



10-15-2015 – Theft – Deputy A. Cole responded to the Family Dollar in Lexington Park, for a reported theft. After watching surveillance from the Family Dollar store, a lookout was placed for a suspect who left the store without paying for merchandise. Sgt. Safford of the Lexington Park COPs Unit, observed a suspect matching the description from the Family Dollar theft in front of the library. The suspect, Keon Williams Sanders, age 27 of Lexington Park, was placed under arrest. Further investigation revealed, Sanders had three active arrest warrants through St. Mary’s County. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Theft Less Than $100  and was served his three active arrest warrants. CASE# 60609-15




Keon William Sanders 


10-19-15 – Theft – Deputy First Class J. Kirkner responded to the 45000 block of Kmart in California, for the report of theft. The suspect, Kevin Jerome Graham, age 31 of, Lexington Park, an employee of the store was observed stealing cash from the register. Graham was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Two Counts of Theft under $100, Theft Under $1000 and Theft Scheme Under $1000. CASE# 61397-15


Kevin Jerome Graham

10-20-2015 – Assault – Deputy J. Kerns responded to the Charles Regional Medication Center where a victim alleged the suspect, John Devonte Gale, age 21, of Ridge, placed a hot knife on the victim three different times. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Gale was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with First Degree Assault and Second Degree Assault. CASE# 61610-15


John Devonte Gail
10-19-2015  – Theft – Deputy J. Smith responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way (Wal-Mart) in California, for a reported theft. The suspect, Katie Jo Hamilton, age 21 of Lexington Park, attempted to exit the store without paying for merchandise.  Hamilton was arrested and charged with Theft Less Than $1000. CASE# 61359-15



Katie Jo Hamilton


10-21-2015 – Domestic Assault – Deputy R. Steinbach responded to the 46000 block of Crowder Lane in St. George’s Island. The victim alleged the suspect, Richard Gorman Swann, Jr, age 40, of St. George’s Island bit the victim’s hand during an argument. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Swann was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 61816-15

Richard Gorman Swann, Jr.

Incident Briefs 10/24/2015 – 10/26/2015

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) stole a mountain bike that was located in front of the Lexington Park Library. CASE# 62352-15

Counterfeit Complaint – Unknown suspect(s) used counterfeit money at Alan’s Factory Outlet located at the Farmer’s Market in Charlotte Hall. CASE# 62329-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 39000 block of Syringa Court in Mechanicsville. CASE# 62379-15

Property Destruction – Unknown suspect(s) vandalized a car that was parked on the 37000 block of New Market Turner Road (Lettie Dent) in Mechanicsville. CASE# 62415-15

Motor Vehicle Theft – Unknown suspect(s) stole a motor vehicle on the 19000 of Fall Court in Great Mills. CASE# 62518-15

Property Destruction – Unknown suspect(s) broke a window on a vehicle parked on the 22000 block of FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park. CASE# 62522-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on the 45000 block of Summer Lane in Lexington Park. CASE# 62531-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle on the 19000 block of Summerwood Court in Great Mills. No property appeared to be removed. CASE# 62558-15

Property Destruction – Unknown suspect(s) used a pellet gun to shoot a vehicle’s window on the 21000 block of F.D.R. Boulevard (Lexington Park Library) in Lexington Park. CASE# 62573-15


Friday, October 23, 2015

Maryland Sex Offender Registry -- Failure to Notify

On October 22, 2015, members of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Unit executed a search and seizure warrant for a residence located on Hillside Drive in Lexington Park, Maryland. 

Located in the residence was James David Moore Sr., a Tier III lifetime registered sex offender.  The investigation revealed Moore had been staying at that residence for a prolonged period of time without notifying the Maryland Sex Offender Registry, which is required by statute.  Moore was taken to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was charged with failing to notify the Maryland Sex Offender Registry of an address where he habitually resides. Moore was held without bond pending a hearing before a District Court Judge.

People with information or questions about registered sex offenders are encouraged to contact the St. Mary's County Sex Offender Compliance Unit at 301-475-4200, ext. 1958.

Anyone with information regarding registered sex offenders is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637). Or call the #SMCSO Duty Officer at 301.475.8008.

 St. Mary's County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards 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.
James David Moore, Sr.

National Teen Driver Safety Week

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Proudly Supports National Teen Driver Safety Week 

In observance of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 18th – 24th) the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted seatbelt and cell phone compliance checks at all three area high schools. During these checks, a total of 29 violations were observed.  

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office remind all teen drivers to fasten their seat belts and refrain from using the cell phone while driving. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to conduct traffic enforcement in the future.




Underage “Compliance Checks” conducted by St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office

On October 22, 2015,  the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Coordinator, Cpl. James Stone conducted underage “Compliance Checks” at various business establishments possessing liquor licenses throughout St. Mary’s County. During these compliance checks, underage informants entered random establishments and attempted to purchase alcohol beverages. The following six establishments failed the compliance checks. Also, the retail locations will be cited for sale of liquor to minors and will face possible fines and/or suspension of their liquor licenses.

List of violations:
1.      Abell’s Tavern – 20281 Piney Point Rd, Callaway MD
2.      Chiefs Bar – 44584 Tall Timbers Rd, Tall Timbers MD
3.      Russells Store – 44894 Medleys Neck Road, Leonardtown, MD
4.      Hermanville C-Store – 21141 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park MD
5.      Stop N Shop – 21036 Great Mills Road, Great Mills, MD
6.      Sign of the Whale – 21899 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD

Below is a list of establishments that passed the alcohol compliance checks:
1.      Beacon Liquor, Callaway, MD
2.      Piney Point Market, Piney Point, MD
3.      St. Marys Fine Wine and Spirits, Great Mills, MD
4.      Canopy Liquor, Lexington Park, MD
5.      County Liquors, Lexington Park, MD
6.      Niko’s Pizza, Lexington Park, MD
7.      International Beverages, Great Mills, MD
8.      Pegg Road Shell, Lexington Park, MD
9.      Blue Wind, California, MD
10.  Jug Heads, California, MD
11.  California Wine and Spirits, California, MD

Any questions regarding the compliance checks can be directed to the Special Operations Division of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Coordinator Cpl. James Stone at 301-863-8416, ext. 1458 or James.Stone@stmarysmd.com.


Alcohol Seized During Underage Buy 

Incident Briefs 10/23/2015

Theft – An unknown suspect entered the Super 8 Motel in California and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. The investigation is ongoing. CASE# 61878-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 18000 block of Chestnut Street and stole property. CASE# 61945-15                                                                                 
Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 26000 block of Crescent Lane in Mechanicsville. CASE# 62030-15

Thursday, October 22, 2015

COPS TRADE IN HANDCUFFS FOR GOURMET BURGERS

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies will trade their handcuffs and badges for gourmet burgers and aprons at Red Robin® this Saturday, October 24 during the annual Tip-A-Cop event to benefit Special Olympics from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


During the event, which is in its 10th year, officers will help serve guests at Red Robin restaurants and collect tips to benefit Special Olympics.  100% of the tips raised by officers will benefit Special Olympics.

Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events. Funds raised benefit the local Special Olympics.


DUI Arrests – 10/22/2015

Sylvester William Niblet, age 43, of Washington, DC, 9/23/15 by Deputy B. Fennessey

Sylvester William Niblet






Jose Eugene Josh Gonzales, age 36, of Mechanicsville, 9/25/15 by Deputy P. Gawlik
Jose Eugene Josh Gonzales






Brian Carl Cain, age 48, of Charlotte Hall, 10/4/15 by Deputy H. Smith
Brian Carl Cain 






Kimberly Ann Welch, age 41, of Bushwood, 10/4/15 by Deputy S. Kerby
Kimberly Ann Welch






Heather Ann Thompson, age 22, of Nanjemoy, 10/8/12 by Corporal E. O’Connor
Heather Ann Thompson






James Robert Gillespie, age 63, of Leonardtown, 10/8/15 by Deputy J. Wilson
James Robert Gillespie






Jessica Joy Rifenberg, age 32, of Mechanicsville, 10/10/2015 by Deputy J. Kerns
Jessica Joy Rifenberg

Rodil Kenil Hernandez Garcia, age 28, of California, 10/13/2015 by Deputy D. Smith
Rodil Kenil Hernandez Garcia 






Noah Christopher Reed, age 29, of South Carolina, 10/7/2015 by Deputy First Class V. Pontorno
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Francis Leonard Hall, age 55, of Ridge, 10/9/2015 by Deputy J. Smith
Francis Leonard Hall 





Zacahry Kenneth Lengfield, age 22, of Piney Point, 10/17/15 by Corporal D. Corcoran
Zachary Kenneth Lengfield 






Brandon Lee Null, age 27, of Pennslyvania, 10/18/15 by Deputy K. Molitor
Brandon Lee Null






Michelle Lynn Turner, age 30, of Lexington Park, 10/15/15 by Deputy First Class J. Kirkner 
Michelle Lynn Turner

Arrests September 29 - October 15

10-5-2015 – Possession – Suspect Billy Dean Garner, age 25, of Leonardtown, was placed under arrest by Deputy L. Johnson for a bench warrant. A routine search of Garner revealed paraphernalia consistent with Fentanyl. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Possession – Not Marijuana and Driving without a License. CASE# 58645-15
Billy Dean Garner 

10-5-2015 – Domestic Assault – Deputy J. Smith responded to the 46000 block of Hilton Run, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Brian Patrick Horton, age 38, of Lexington Park, threw the victim into a couch after an argument. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Horton was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE# 58636-15

Brian Patrick Horton
10-6-2015 – Possession – The Emergency Communications Center broadcasted a lookout for a vehicle bearing Delaware registration operating in a reckless manner. Deputy G. Mushchette observed a vehicle matching the description traveling Southbound on Three Notch Road. Deputy Muschette confirmed the registration tags on the vehicle were stolen. The suspect, Lennard Ray Frayer, age 54, of Cheltenham, was placed under arrest. During a routine search, Deputy Muschette located a small bottle of liquid on Frayer. A field test revealed the bottle contained suspected Phencyclidine (PCP). Frayer was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with CDS Possession – Not Marijuana and Theft Less than $1000.00. CASE# 58729-15

Lennard Ray Frayer
10-8-2015 – Theft – Deputy D. Smith responded to the Best Buy Store in California, for a reported theft. The suspect, Vernon Earl Grinder, age 47, of Lusby, was observed attempting to steal merchandise by placing it in his jacket and leaving the store without paying. Grinder was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft Less Than $1000.00. CASE# 59188-15
Vernon Earl Grinder
10-8-2015 – Possession – Corporal Elizabeth O’ Connor responded to the 24000 block of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood, for a reported suspicious vehicle. Corporal O’Connor located a vehicle parked in a driveway blocking several other vehicles. Further investigation revealed, Heather Ann Thompson, age 22, of Nanajemoy as the driver of the vehicle, who appeared to be under the influence. A field sobriety test was performed on Thompson and she was  placed under arrest. A search of her vehicle revealed paraphernalia consistent with Xanax and Subutex. Thompson was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Two Counts of Attempting to Drive A Vehicle while Impaired, CDS Possession – Paraphernalia and Two Counts of CDS Possession – Not Marijuana. CASE# 59113-15
Heather Ann Thompson 

10-11-2015 – Domestic Assault – Deputy A. Logue responded to the 21000 block of Liberty Street in Lexington Park, for the report of a domestic assault in progress. The victim alleged the suspect, Demetrius Lakies Butler, age 26, of Lexington Park, pushed the victim to the ground and held her down during an argument. The victim also alleged Butler struck the victim in the face causing a laceration on the victim’s eye. Butler was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE# 59785-15
Demetrius Lakies Butler
10-10-2015 – Theft – Deputy G. Mushchhette responded to the Wal-Mart in California, for a reported theft. The suspect, Dilante Bobby Lee Haley, age 19 of Hughesville, attempted to return merchandise he did not purchase. Haley was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft under $1000.00. CASE# 59640-15

Dilante Bobby Lee Haley

10-12-2015 – Disorderly Conduct  – Deputy D. Smith responded to the 46000 block of Flower Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of a disturbance. Deputy Smith observed the suspect, Jay Vockay Williams, age 37, of Lexington Park, screaming in the middle of the street. Williams appeared to be extremely intoxicated and was having trouble speaking.  Williams disregarded several requests from officers to stop screaming and return home. Williams became aggressive with officers and was placed under arrest. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct. CASE# 59981
Jay Vockay Williams

10-13-2015 – Assault –  Deputy J. Krum responded to the Sheetz in California, for a reported domestic assault in progress. The victim alleged the suspect, Travis Devon Floyd, age 27, of Great Mills, punched the victim several times during an argument. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Floyd was placed under arrest and a search revealed a tablet consistent with ecstasy. Floyd was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. During initial processing, officers discovered the name Floyd provided was false. His actual identity was determined through fingerprint identification and deputies discovered Floyd had an active warrant for his arrest. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault, CDS Possession – Not Marijuana, Malicious Destruction of Property, False Statement to Police Officer and Obstructing & Hindering. CASE# 60030-15
Travis Devon Floyd

10-14-2015 – Assault – Deputy K. Flelage responded to the 39000 block of Birch Manor Drive in Mechanicsville for the report of property destruction. The victim alleged the suspect, Christopher Nicholas Bologna, age 30 of Mechanicsville, hit the victim in the head with a bat. Bologna was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Assault. CASE# 60407-15
Christopher Nicholas Bologna