Monday, November 30, 2015

Incident Briefs 11/26/2015 – 11/30/2015

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on the 22000 block of Laurel Glen Road in California. CASE# 68771-15

Strong Armed Robbery – An unknown suspect struck a victim in the face and then stole the victim’s wallet. The case is being investigated by Deputy First Class Potter. CASE# 68797-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on the 20000 block of Langley Road in Great Mills. CASE# 68848-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 42000 block of Carriage Court in Leonardtown. CASE# 68922-15

Theft of Motor Vehicle – An unknown suspect stole a vehicle from the 22000 block of St. Leonard’s Circle in Great Mills. CASE# 68898-15

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – An unknown suspect entered a vehicle on the 38000 block of Wanda Lane in Mechanicsville. Nothing appeared to be stolen. CASE# 68908-15

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – An unknown suspect entered a vehicle on the 29000 block of Carol Lane in Mechanicsville. Nothing appeared to be stolen. CASE# 68927-15

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – An unknown suspect entered a vehicle on the 29000 block of Carol Lane in Mechanicsville and stole property. CASE# 68919-15

Burglary – An unknown suspect entered a residence and stole property on the 29000 block of Burton Road in Mechanicsville. CASE# 69247-15

Burglary to Motor Vehicles – Multiple vehicles were entered, and property was stolen on Barbara Court in Mechanicsville. CASE# 69313-15, 69299-15, 69302-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a shed and stole property in the 44000 block of Louisdale Road in California. CASE# 69292-15

Burglary – While investigating another incident, a deputy observed a vacant residence that displayed signs of forced entry in the 41000 block of Foxes Point Lane in Leonardtown. Nothing appeared to be stolen from the residence. CASE# 69340-15 
                                                                                
Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 45000 block of Novosel Court in California. CASE# 69488-15

 As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame.
Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.

If you have any information regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. 1922 or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Ongoing Investigation

On November 25th, 2015, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies responded with rescue personnel to a home in Lexington Park for a medical crisis. Upon arrival, it was determined two male subjects within the home overdosed after consuming opioids. One of the male subjects (Age 42) was revived as a result of a Narcan administration and was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was recovering. The second male subject (Age 39) was also administered Narcan and other lifesaving efforts. However, all were unsuccessful. The family of the deceased has been notified, and no additional identifiers will be released. The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted jointly between the Criminal Investigation Division and the Vice/Narcotics Division of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. 

Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200, ext. 1918.




Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sheriff Tim Cameron Announces Maximum Deployment Operation

On Friday, November 27, 2015, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be out in full force beginning with a roll call in the Walmart parking lot located in California, MD. Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the #SMCSO will have an increased presence around shopping areas, on roadways, and in the neighboring communities to ensure St. Mary’s County Shoppers are safe during this year’s shopping season.

The Sheriff’s Office will provide live updates via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram under the handle @firstsheriff. Notifications will be posted on Twitter to inform followers of when the #SMCSO is live on Periscope.


              

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Vehicle Pursuit Update

On November 23, 2015, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Sheriff’s Office Corporal Jamie Davis responded to a reported traffic complaint in the area of Point Lookout Road in Loveville, St. Mary’s County. Several citizens observed a vehicle operating in a reckless manner and on the wrong side of the roadway. Corporal Davis located the vehicle in the area of Rt. 242 at Rt. 234 and initiated a vehicle stop. During the vehicle stop, the driver of the vehicle attempted to elude officers by fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed. After traveling on Rt. 242, toward the seventh district, the driver made in abrupt U-turn and headed back toward Leonardtown. Deputies deployed stop sticks in an attempt to disable the vehicle which was successful at slowing the speeds. As the pursuit continued onto Washington Street in Leonardtown, the driver struck a police vehicle being operated by Corporal J. Vezzosi. The suspect continued on Washington Street, striking another vehicle operated by a citizen at which time deputies used their vehicles to prevent the driver from fleeing further allowing them to take the suspect into custody. The suspect was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The citizen, whose vehicle was struck by the suspect, was not injured in the low-speed collision. Corporal Vezzosi was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released. The suspect, James Robert Gillespie, age 63, of Leonardtown, was released from the hospital and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Resisting Arrest, Driving Under the Influence, Driving without a License, Fleeing and Eluding, and multiple traffic offenses.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Suspects Identified in Bank of America and Cedar Point Federal Credit Union Robberies

On November 9 at 7:25 p.m., officers responded to the Bank of America located in the 700 block of Charles Street in La Plata for the report of a robbery of a citizen. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who reported that, after she had driven up to the ATM machine, a suspect armed with a long gun entered the back seat of her car and demanded money. A second suspect then entered the front passenger seat. The suspects ordered the victim to withdraw money from the ATM and then drive them to a nearby location where they fled. The victim was not injured and notified police immediately. 

On November 11, 2015, at approximately 9:15 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to Cedar Point Federal Credit Union, located at 30330 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, for the report of an armed robbery. While using the ATM, the victim observed two male subjects approach his location. Subsequently, the suspects obtained items of personal property from the victim. While attempting to flee to a local business, the suspects fired a weapon toward the victim. Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Lab responded to the scene and assumed the investigation
St. Mary’s and Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigators collaborated to determine the same suspects were responsible for both robberies. The property stolen from both victims was recovered in Washington, DC. The suspects, David Terry “Lucky” Luckett, age 36, of Southeast, Washington, D.C., and Charles Nathaniel Thomas, Jr., age 40, of Southeast, Washington, DC, were positively identified as the suspects in both robberies.

Investigators from St. Mary’s and Charles County, with the assistance of members of the Investigative and Patrol Divisions of the Washington D.C Metropolitan Police Department, as well as the U.S. Marshall’s Service, were able to locate and arrest both suspects for their involvement in both of the related robberies.                                                                                                                 

Suspects Luckett and Thomas are currently being held in Washington D.C pending their extradition back to the State of Maryland.



David Terry "Lucky" Luckett, age 36, of Washington, D.C.



Charles Nathaniel Thomas, Jr., age 40, of Washington, D.C.

    

Arrests 11/23/2015

11-13-2015 – Theft – Deputy T. Wesner responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way in California (Wal-Mart), for the report of a theft. The suspect, Karin Jeanne Kless, age 40, of Mechanicsville, attempted to exit the store without paying for merchandise. Further investigation revealed, Kless opened packages of merchandise and removed the contents.  Kless was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft Less than $100 and Malicious Destruction of Property less than $1000. CASE# 66303-15

Karin Jeanne Kless
11-13-15 – Theft – Deputy J. Vezzosi responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way in California (Wal-Mart), for the report of a theft. The suspect, Stacey Michelle Lowe-Graves, age 44, of Lexington Park, attempted to exit the store without paying for merchandise. Lowe-Graves was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft less than $100 and was also served an active Bench Warrant. CASE# 66383-15

Stacey Michelle Lowe-Graves

11-14-2015 – Assault – Deputy K. Krum responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, for the report of an assault on correctional staff.  Correctional Officer M. Graves asked the suspect several times to wear his shirt properly. The suspect, Tyler Patrick Springer, age 22, of Leonardtown, intentionally and actively resisted. Correctional Officer Graves made several attempts to gain control of Springer and a physical struggle ensued. Subsequently, Springer intentionally struck Correctional Officer Graves with a closed fist and then spit on his face. Springer was charged with Second Degree Assault on a DOC Employee. CASE# 66551-15


Tyler Patrick Springer

11-13-2015 – Child Abuse – Deputy T. Synder responded to Lexington Park Elementary School, for the report of alleged child abuse. The juvenile displayed injuries consistent with child abuse.  The suspect, Latasha Shervonne Carter, age 32, of Lexington Park was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Second Degree Child Abuse and Second Degree Assault. CASE# 66294-15


Latasha Shervonne Carter


11-12-15 – Handgun in Vehicle – While conducting surveillance in the area of Great Mills Road and FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, Deputy Cole observed a vehicle fail to come to a complete stop. Subsequently, a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. During the traffic stop, the deputy detected what appeared to be a moderate odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The suspect, Michael Fitzgerald Dobbins, Jr., age 28, of Lexington Park, was asked to exit his vehicle. An investigation of the vehicle revealed a handgun, bullets, and an expired learner’s permit.  Dobbins was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Handgun in Vehicle, Handgun on or about a person, Possessing Regulated Firearm, Obliterate the Manufacturer's Identification Number on the Firearm, Driving Motor Vehicle without a License and Failure to Display License on Demand.


Michael Fitzgerald Dobbins, Jr.

11-18-2015 – Violation of Protective Order – During a routine traffic stop, Deputy S. Cameron discovered there was an active protective order in place between the driver and passenger of the vehicle. The suspect, Joseph Myron Taylor, age 36, of Great Mills, was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Violation of a Protective Order. CASE# 67180-15


Joseph Myron Taylor 


11-18-2015 – Assault – Deputy C. Hartzell responded to a classroom at Great Mills High School, for the report of a fight. The suspect,  DaVayus Alex Barnes, age 19, of Great Mills, was involved a verbal altercation with another student during class, which escalated to a physical fight. Barnes struck the other student several times, which hindered the teacher from instructing. Barnes was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault and Disturbing Activites at School. CASE# 67129-15


DaVayus Alex Young 


11-18-2015 – Possession – Sgt. C. Safford observed the suspect, Antonio Wendell Chase, age 29, of Lexington Park, enter the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked in the Family Dollar parking lot, located at 21703 Great Mills Road in Great Mills. A traffic stop was conducted on Chase, at which time Sgt. Safford observed Chase toss a plastic baggie with a knot under the car, believed to be marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed a clear baggie in a purse on the passenger seat.  In the bag was a substance believed to be crack cocaine. Chase was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Possession: Not Marijuana – Crack Cocaine. CASE# 67184-15

Antonio Wendell Chase 


11-19-2015 – Theft – Deputy S. Cameron responded to the Mckay’s Food Store, located at 40845 Merchants Lane in Leonardtown, for the report of a shoplifter. The suspect, Tammy Nannette McGinnis, age 47, of Leonardtown, attempted to exit the store without paying for merchandise. McGinnis was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft Less than $1000. CASE# 67380-15

Tammy Nannette McGinnis



11-19-2015 – Assault – Deputy T. Snyder responded to the 46000 block of South Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of a fight. The victim alleged the suspect, Delontey Montario Butler, age 23, of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim and then fled on foot. The victim alleged the suspect responded to the victim’s residence in violation of a protective order. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Butler was found hiding in a nearby business. He was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital where he was treated for injuries he sustained during the assault. Upon release, he was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Three Counts of Violation of a Protective Order. CASE# 67395-15

Delontey Montario Butler 

Vice/Narcotics Arrests 11/23/2015

Javar Charles Nolan and his twin brother, Lamar Kevin Jarel Nolan (Age 28 of Mechanicsville) were indicted and charged for “Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute” following the execution of  search and seizure warrants. Suspect Lamar Nolan received an additional charge of “Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute”.

Lisa Marie Trossbach (Age 31 of California, MD) was indicted by St. Mary’s County Vice/Narcotics detectives and charged with numerous drug violations. The charges included “Possession of Heroin”, “Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute”, and “Possession of Oxycodone with the Intent to Distribute”.   


Javar Charles Nolan


Lamar Kevin Jarel Nolan


Lisa Marie Trossbach

Incident Briefs 11/20/2015 - 11/23/2015

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence and stole property on the 42000 block of White Point Beach Road in Leonardtown. CASE# 67610-15

Theft to a Motor Vehicle – Sometime between 11/19/2015 and 11/20/2015, construction equipment was stolen from the roadside of Point Lookout Road at Willows Road in Lexington Park. CASE# 67543-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle on the 39000 block of Hearts Desire Lane in Mechanicsville. Nothing appeared to be stolen. CASE# 67670-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 18000 block of Matthew Drive in Lexington Park. CASE# 67793-15

Fraud – An unknown suspect used a victim’s personal information to contact the Social Security Administration and set-up a Tax ID number and business account. The suspect then fraudulently reported employee wages to the SSA. The suspect filed tax returns to obtain refunds. The case remains under investigation. CASE# 67770-15

Burglary – Sometime within the last two weeks, unknown suspect(s) entered a shed and stole property on the 44000 block of Louisdale Road in California. CASE# 67922-15

Burglary – Between 11/19 and 11/22, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a vacant residence. Nothing appeared to be stolen. CASE# 67926-15                                                                           

Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft  – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) attempted to steal a motor vehicle on the 45000 block of Fox Chase Drive in Great Mills. CASE# 67930-15

As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame.
Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.
If you have any information regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. 1922 or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.

Friday, November 20, 2015

“Silent Angel” Memorial

The public is invited to attend the Fourteenth Annual Silent Angel Memorial, which will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, 46900 South Shangri-La Drive, Lexington Park, MD, 20653, at 6 p.m. The Silent Angel Memorial was founded in 2002 by Mrs. Eileen Bildman, after her son Kevin was tragically murdered in St. Mary’s County in November of 2001.  During the ceremony, the families of homicide victims place an angel ornament on a Christmas Tree, and the name of each victim is read. Each ornament has the name of the victim and the date they became a “Silent Angel”.  Our hope has been to bring the community together for a memorial service that provides comfort and support to the survivors of homicide.  The foundation is non-profit and is supported solely by the community and sponsored by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. 


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Incident Briefs 11/20/2015

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 28000 block of Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville. CASE# 67433-15                                                         

Burglary to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on the 45000 block of Sunflower Street in Great Mills. CASE# 67426-15
As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame.
Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.
If you have any information regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. 1922 or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

WANTED FOR ESCAPE -- LANCE ALAN FELACTU

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating Lance Alan Felactu. Felactu has an active arrest warrant for Escape Second Degree for failing to return to a place of confinement.


Incident Briefs 11/19/2015

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) stole a package on the 44000 block of Voyage Place in California. CASE# 62743-15

Vandalism –  Unknown suspect(s) spray painted profanities at the Chancellors Run Regional Park in Great Mills. CASE# 67234-15

As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame.

Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is generally based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.

If you have any information regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. 1922 or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Incident Briefs 11/18/2015

Burglary –  Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence and stole property on the 27000 block of Erin Drive in Mechanicsville. CASE# 67021-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 28000 block of Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville. CASE# 67007-15                                                 

Burglary to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 22000 block of Goldenrod Drive in Great Mills. CASE# 67100-15

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Incident Briefs 11/17/2015

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered three vehicles and stole property on the 23000 block of Mountain Laurel Lane in California and the 33000 block of Kimberly Court in Lexington Park. CASE#: 66768-15, 66767-15, 66764-15

Burglary – Between 11/8/2015 and 11/16/2015, unknown suspect(s) made several unsuccessful attempts to enter a vacant residence located on the 37000 block of New Market Road in Charlotte Hall. CASE# 66741-15                                                                                                                 

Reckless Endangerment – On 11/16/2015, multiple units responded to the 22000 block of St. Richards Circle in Great Mills, for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with two victims who advised officers that two unknown black males approached them and one produced a handgun. One of the victims alleged that one of the suspects fired multiple rounds in the victim’s direction. An extensive search of the area was performed, but deputies were unable to locate any casings or projectiles. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Incident Briefs 11/13/2015 - 11/16/2015

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a shed on the 39000 block of Lake Cecil Lane in Leonardtown. Nothing appeared to be stolen. CASE# 66299-15

Burglary – An employee of the Our Lady of the Wayside Church in Chaptico discovered a bookshelf disturbed and a donation box missing. The case remains under investigation. CASE# 66247-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vacant residence and stole property on the 45000 block of Elmbrook Drive in California. CASE# 66296-15

Reckless Endangerment – A victim called police when she heard what appeared to be gunshots in the area of Sue Drive in Lexington Park. No bullet holes or shell casings were located. The case remains under investigation. CASE# 66410-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered three unlocked vehicles and stole property on the 23000 block of Gross Drive in California. CASE# 664533-15

Theft – A suspect was observed concealing merchandise at the Family Dollar on Great Mills Road. The case remains under investigation. CASE# 66444-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 18000 block of Point Lookout Road in Park Hall. CASE# 66494-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 21000 block of Liberty Street in Lexington Park. CASE# 66706-15


Friday, November 13, 2015

Arrests 11-12-2015

11-3-15 – Theft – Sgt. J. Yingling responded to the 40000 block of Merchant’s Lane (Rite Aid) in Leonardtown, for the report of a theft. The suspect, Amy Copsey, age 33, of Mechanicsville, attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise. Copsey was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft under $100. CASE# 64286-15

Amy Marie Copsey 


11-4-15 – Theft – Deputy S. Cameron responded to the 45000 block of First Colony Way (Target) in California, for the report of a theft. Further investigation revealed, the suspect, Ilana Antwanette-Nicole Graham, age 19, of Lexington Park, had been involved in a theft scheme with a former Target employee since October 14, 2015. Graham was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft $1,000 - $10,000 and Theft Scheme $1,000 - $10,000. CASE# 64494-15

Ilana Antwanette-Nicole Graham


11-7-2015 – Deputy First Class J. Kirkner responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, for the report of an assault. The suspect, Aaron R. Simms, age 26, of Fort Washington, was observed pushing another inmate into a wall. Approximately 45-minutes later, Simms was observed striking the victim in the face with a closed fist. Simms was charged with Two Counts of Second Degree Assault and Two Counts of Assaulting a DOC Employee. CASE# 1-15-65007


Aaron Ryan Simms


11-8-2015 – Deputy J. Kerns responded to the 30000 block of Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, for the report of a disturbance. The victim alleged the suspect, Donald E. Walker, age 27, of No Fixed Address, attempted to assault the victim after a confrontation over damage to the victim’s truck, believed to be caused by Walker. Walker was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property over $1000. CASE# 65342-15




Donald Earl Walker 


11-9-15 – Rogue and Vagabond – Deputy D. Mcclure responded to the 23000 block of Esperanza Drive in Lexington Park, for an attempted burglary. The suspect, Casey Michael Shores, age 23, of Lexington Park, was observed attempting to gain access to multiple vehicles. Shores was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Three Counts of Rogue and Vagabond.CASE# 65425-15


Casey Michael Shores 










Incident Briefs 11/13/2015

Burglary – Around 11/1/15, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a vacant residence and stole property on the 45000 block of Elmbrook Drive in California. CASE# 65746-15


Theft of Motor Vehicle – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) stole a vehicle on the 22000 block of Colton Point Road. CASE# 66036-15

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Armed Robbery Under Investigation

On November 11, 2015, at approximately 9:15 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to Cedar Point Federal Credit Union, located at 30330 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall, for the report of an armed robbery. While using the ATM, the victim observed two black male subjects approach his location. Subsequently, the suspects obtained items of personal property from the victim. While attempting to flee to a local business, the suspects fired a weapon toward the victim. Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Lab responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

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 301.475.8008.

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 11/11/2015 – 11/12/2015

Suspicious Incident – The Sheriff’s Office received anonymous information regarding a shooting believed to occur over the previous weekend. The investigation is ongoing and an automated premise check has been established. CASE# 65785-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a home and stole property on the 22000 block of Timberline Court in Leonardtown. CASE# 65748-15/65806-15

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on the 37000 block of Mohawk Drive in Charlotte Hall. CASE# 65759-15

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on the 39000 block of Lady Baltimore Avenue in Leonardtown. CASE# 65794-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect entered a home on the 21000 block of Endeavor Street in Lexington Park. No property was removed from the residence. The case remains under investigation.
Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on the 22000 block of Meadow Lane in Leonardtown. CASE# 65843-15

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) stole property from the parking lot of Economy RV, located on the 29000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville. CASE# 65849-15

Burglary – Between 11/7 and 11/11, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence on the 44000 block of Deerfield Road in Leonardtown. CASE# 65905-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Between 11/10 and 11/11, unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on the 27000 block of Carrie Buckler Lane in Mechanicsville.                      

Burglary – An unknown suspect attempted to make entry into a residence on the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Great Mills. CASE# 65950-15

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Participates in the 13th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail

In October, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office conducted a warrants sweep targeting suspects of crimes related to domestic violence. The effort was held in conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the National Family Violence Apprehension Detail. The final report has been calculated with 499 participants in 36 states. In 2015, 2631 law enforcement members participated and a total of 1759 warrants were served.

Those arrested face charges ranging from assault, violation of protective orders, stalking, telephone misuse, and other domestic-violence-related charges.

The National Family Violence Apprehension Detail is an annual event in its 13th year; it includes several law enforcement agencies across the country. The collaborative effort helps raise awareness of family and domestic violence problems in the community and demonstrates to offenders that they will be held accountable for their actions.



Incident Briefs 11/10/2015

Burglary/Arson – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and place property on a hot stove top. Subsequently, causing the property to catch on fire. The Fire Marshal’s Office assumed the investigation. CASE# 65535-15

Burglary – An unknown suspect attempted to enter a residence on the 22000 block of Meadow Lane in Leonardtown. CASE# 65526-15                                                                                                 

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 23000 block of Cobblestone Lane in Lexington Park. CASE# 65557-15

Monday, November 9, 2015

Arrests 10/28/2015 to 11/2/2015

10-30-2015 – Theft – Deputy R. Roszell responded to Wicomico Shores in Mechanicsville, for the report of suspicious persons. The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received an anonymous call stating suspicious subjects were walking along Army Navy Drive in Mechanicsville looking into windows and houses. Deputy Roszell made contact with a victim who advised the deputy that cash was removed from his vehicle. The suspects, Rondell Devondre McClary, age 23 of Mechanicsville and Diamante Raquan Butler, age 18 of Lexington Park, were found and placed under arrest. They were charged with Rogue and Vagabond and Theft Less Than $100. CASE# 63530-15


Rondell Devondre McClary


Diamante Raquan Butler 

11-1-2015 – Deputy D. Lawrence responded to the 22000 block of Gloucester Court in Lexington Park, for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Adrian Cordrell Gray, age 26, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the chest with a closed fist during an argument. He then attempted to strangle the victim. Further investigation revealed, Gray damaged the television in the living room. Gray was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Destruction of Property under $1000. CASE# 63905-15


Adrian Cordrell Gray 

10-31-2015 – Robbery – Deputy S. Cameron made contact with a victim at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, who advised he was just robbed. The victim alleged the suspect, forcibly removed clothing from the victim and attempted to remove a phone from the victim’s hand. The suspect Dimitri Paul Brooks, age 20, of Lexington Park, was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Robbery and Theft Under $100. CASE# 63834-15


Dimitri Paul Brooks 

10-31-2015 – Burglary – Deputy A. Manns responded to the 23000 block of Bushwood City Road in Maddox, for a reported disturbance. The victim alleged the suspect, Howard Arthur Miller 3rd, age 34, of Leonardtown, kicked in a door to a residence at which he did not live. Miller attempted to resist arrest. He was charged with 4th Degree Burglary, Four Counts of Malicious Destruction of Property and Resisting Arrest. CASE#63824-15


Howard Arthur Miller 3rd 


10-27-2015 – Deputy A. Manns responded to the 21000 block of Mayfaire Lane in Lexington Park, for a reported disturbance. The victim alleged the suspect, Quashae Denise Moody, age 23, of Lexington Park, who the victim had an active protective order against, caused property destruction to the victim’s vehicle. Moody was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Violation of Protective Order and Malicious Destruction of Property. CASE# 62845-15


Quashae Denise Moody 


10-30-2015 – Assault – Deputy R. Schultz responded to the 45000 block of Foxchase Drive in Great Mills, for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Caleisha Sharnay McLaughlin, age 23, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the arm with a baseball bat. McLaughlin was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE# 63539-15


Caleisha Sharnay McLaughlin




10-31-15 – Deputy K. Molitor responded to the 21000 block of Lee Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of a domestic disturbance. The victim alleged the suspect, Kirk Vondel Swales, age 33 of Mechanicsville, struck the victim in the neck with an open hand. Swales was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 63663-15

Kirk Vondel Swales

10-31-2015 – Trespassing – Sgt. C. Safford observed suspect Francis Xavier Hill, Jr., age 19, of No Fixed Address, enter the parking lot of Canopy Liquors in Lexington Park. Before Sgt. Safford could make contact with Hill, he left the area but was located a short distance away in St. Mary’s Square. Hill was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespassing –  Posted Property. CASE# 63746-15


Francis Xavier Hill 


11-2-2015 – Transporting a Firearm – Deputy B. Gaskill responded to the Bob Evans in California, for the report of a subject who had just been robbed. A witness alleged, Corey Michael Arias, age 23, of Mechanicsville, told the witness he had been robbed and was going to shoot the subject who robbed him with a shotgun located in his vehicle. A shotgun was recovered during a search of his vehicle. Arias was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Transporting a Firearm. CASE# 64096-15


Corey Michael Arias

Incident Briefs 11/6/2015 to 11/9/2015

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered the sheds located outside the Charlotte Hall Library and stole property. CASE# 64861-15

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) entered an employee’s office and stole property on the 21000 block of Peabody Street in Leonardtown. CASE# 65067-15

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) removed a rear tag from a vehicle on the 44000 block of King Way in California. CASE# 65081-15

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) removed a bicycle from an apartment on the 44000 block of Woodlake Court in California. CASE# 65089-15

Attempted Vandalism – It was reported that numerous locations within Indian Creek Estates had nails spread across the roads. The nails were removed from the roadway. The case remains open. CASE# 65217-15                                                                                                                                             

Theft – An unknown suspect stole property from Fred’s Liquors on the 30000 block of Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall. CASE# 65269-15

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Motor Vehicle Accident -- Colton Point Road

On November 6, 2015 at 9:13 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Colton Point Road and Jenny Lynn Lane for the report of a serious motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.  Units arrived on scene and discovered the pedestrian had succumbed to his injuries.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene.  The investigation revealed, James Ashley Gates, age 34 of Mechanicsville, ran out of gas in his vehicle.  He pulled off the roadway and was awaiting assistance when, for unknown reasons, he walked into the roadway.  Roger Lee Smith 3rd, age 36 of Mechanicsville, was driving southbound on Colton Point Road in his 2004 Dodge Ram 1500.  Smith attempted to avoid Gates. However, his truck struck Gates with its side view mirror.  Gates remained in the roadway as a 2005 Ford Explorer being operated by a juvenile from Compton was driving southbound behind Smith.  The juvenile attempted to avoid Gates, however, was unable to do so and struck him.


Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the accident.  Anyone with any information in regards to the accident is asked to contact Deputy First Class Vincent Pontorno #257 at 301-475-4040. 



Friday, November 6, 2015

Incident Briefs 11/5/2015 – 11/6/2015

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on the 22000 block of Boaz Street in Lexington Park. CASE# 64529-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 23000 block of Gunnell Drive in Leonardtown. CASE# 64540-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and rummaged through the property on the 45000 block of Oregon Way in Lexington Park. Nothing appeared to be stolen. CAS# 64544-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence on the 44000 block of Aspen Lane in California. CASE# 64675-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 44000 block of Aspen Lane in California. CASE# 64684-15

Attempted Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter a residence on the 45000 block of Knockeyon Lane in California. CASE# 64683-15

Burglary – A suspect entered a residence and stole property on the 21000 block of Suwanne Place in Lexington Park. CASE# 64427-15                                                                                             

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a vacant home on the 21000 block of Hancock Road in Lexington Park. CASE# 64795-15

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Second Suspect Arrested in CVS Armed Robbery

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.

Witness information led to the quick location and arrest of one suspect in the armed robbery, Trevone Demone Butler, age 25, of Lexington Park. Detectives determined Butler was the driver of the vehicle used to facilitate the robbery. However, the identity of the second suspect who had entered the CVS remained under investigation by Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID).
On November 4, 2015, CID Detectives, assisted by members of the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team (EST), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Washington/Baltimore High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence in Leonardtown MD. Quantaz Lamar Shields, age 28, of Prince George's County, was located inside the residence and subsequently placed under arrest. Detective’s search of the residence resulted in the recovery of evidence from the CVS robbery.
Shields was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with:
·        Armed Robbery
·        Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery
·        Theft $1,000 to less than $10,000
·        Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony/Violent Crime
·        Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Person

Quantaz Lamar Shields, age 28, of Prince George's County

The investigation into this and similar armed robberies continues by detectives and the FBI. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Corporal David Alexander at 301-475-4200, ext 1954.


Motor Vehicle Accident in Lexington Park


On November 3, 2015, Deputy J. Bare responded to the 21000 block of Rodine Way in Lexington Park, Md. for the report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Deputy Bare made contact with witnesses who advised they observed a white Ford F-150 truck leave the roadway and strike a residence causing significant damage to the residence. The vehicle then fled from the scene.  Deputies located the striking vehicle unoccupied on Chancellor’s Run Road in Lexington Park. The owner of the vehicle, Jeffrey Nicholas Sams, age 36, of Mechanicsville, was subsequently located a short time later after abandoning the vehicle on Pegg Road in Lexington Park. Sams was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with multiple traffic citations related to the accident.

Jeffrey Nicholas Sams

Incident Briefs 11/4/2015

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on the 45000 block of Clarks Mill Road in Hollywood. CASE# 64219-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) entered motor vehicles and stole property on Heritage Court and Heritage Lane in St. Inigoes. CASE# 64229-15, 64234-15, and 64236-15.

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 48000 block of Mulberry Lane in St. Inigoes. CASE# 64332-15                                                                                                                                             

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 48000 block of Mulberry Lane in St. Inigoes. CASE# 64340-15

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Incident Briefs 11/3/2015

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property in the Town Creek Subdivision. CASE# 64031-15, 64049-15, 64067-15

Theft of Motor Vehicle – While investigating an unoccupied suspicious green vehicle on Sewell Road in Prince Frederick, the owner of the vehicle called in to report it stolen. The vehicle was returned to the owner. CASE# 64039-15

Burglary – Between 10/28 and 11/02, unknown suspect(s) entered a building and stole property on the 27000 block of Holly Lane (Cape St. Mary’s Marina) in Mechanicsville. CASE# 64047-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property on Havirland Road in Lexington Park. CASE# 64064-15

Theft – During the daytime hours, an unknown suspect entered a garage and stole property on the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. CASE# 64094-15

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) entered a shed and stole property on the 20000 block of Hermanville Road in Lexington Park. CASE# 64114-15                                                                                   

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence on the 45000 block of Halsey Court in Lexington Park. Nothing appeared to be missing from the residence.  CASE# 64130-15

Monday, November 2, 2015

Suspect Charged with Resisting Arrest and Assault

On October 31, 2015, Deputy R. Steinbach responded to Woodmere Street in Leonardtown, for the report of an intoxicated subject causing property damage to a residence. Upon arrival, Steinbach observed the suspect assaulting a female victim, holding a baby, by pushing her into a wooden mantle. The suspect, Walter Lee Payne, age 27, of Mechanicsville, was advised he was under arrest at which time Payne actively resisted the arrest.  While resisting arrest, Payne kicked the deputy in the leg and then spit blood in his face. Further investigation revealed, Payne allegedly destroyed a television during an earlier dispute. Payne also grabbed the victim’s baby and squeezed the baby with both hands, causing the baby to cry. Payne was subsequently taken into custody, transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital where he was treated and released.   Payne was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Three Counts of Second Degree Assault, Resisting/Interfering with Arrest, and Destruction of Property under $1,000.  Payne is currently being held on a $7500.00 bond. 



Walter Lee Payne, age 27 of Mechanicsville 

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Incident Briefs 11/2/2015

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 41000 block of Loker Court in Leonardtown. CASE# 63476-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 41000 block of Kentucky Court in Leonardtown. CASE# 63475-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 30000 block of Pine Street in Charlotte Hall. CASE# 63481-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into Seabreeze restaurant located on the 27000 block of South Sandgates Road. CASE# 63498-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle on the 41000 block of Kentucky Court in Leonardtown and stole property. CASE# 63505-15

Burglary – Unknown suspects(s) forced entry into a residence on the 22000 block of Lawrence Avenue in Leonardtown. No items appeared to be stolen. CASE# 63552-15

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 43000 block of Ridge Circle in Leonardtown. CASE# 63568-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 45000 block of Halsey Court in California and stole property. CASE# 63575-15/63587-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 44000 block of St. Andrews Circle in California. CASE# 63611-15

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 13000 block of Point Lookout Road in Ridge and stole property. CASE# 63571-15

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 20000 block of Deer Wood Park Drive in Leonardtown. CASE# 63598-15

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 2000 block of Deer Wood Park Drive in Leonardtown. CASE# 63598-15

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspects(s) entered a motor vehicle on the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Great Mills. Nothing appeared to be stolen. CASE# 63645-15

Burglary – Between October 27 and October 30, 2015, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a vacant residence. Nothing appeared to be stolen. CASE# 63707-15                                                                 

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle on the 20000 block of Point Lookout Road and stole property. CASE# 63804-15