On May 25, 2016, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers responded to Myrtle Point Park in California, for the report of underage drinking and fighting on the beach. While responding to the scene, a witness called 911 advising multiple suspects were breaking into motor vehicles and stealing property. Upon arriving on the scene, Cpl. James Stone observed two of the suspects inside a vehicle and determined it to be one they had broken into earlier. Stone attempted to detain them at which time, one suspect ran and a foot chase ensued. Maryland State Police Trooper Evan Krenik detained the second suspect, Christian Jamal White, age 20, of Waldorf, who remained at the vehicle.
Sgt. Clay Safford gave chase and apprehended a 17-year-old male suspect from Waldorf, MD.
In their possession were a large amount of small plastic containers containing suspected marijuana and multiple suspected Alprazolam tablets, in addition to suspected stolen property—including cell phones.
Further investigation revealed, a total of six suspects. One of the six suspects stole an iPhone off a beach towel, and all of the suspect(s) were witnessed selling suspected marijuana.
Two additional suspects Damon Lamont Pleasant Jr, age 18, of Waldorf, MD, and Jelonnie Dujuan Johnson, age 19 of Waldorf, MD, were located a short time later by DFC Vince Pontorno in the same area. Johnson initially provided a false name and identification to DFC Pontorno.
A fifth suspect, a 17 year-old-juvenile, was located later at Elms Beach in St. James. In his possession were materials indicating he was selling narcotics out of his bookbag.
All five suspects were arrested and charged with various criminal and drug offenses. The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's help locating the sixth suspect, who deputies believe was operating a dark colored Honda Civic at the time of the thefts.
Deputies recovered multiple stolen items believed to have been taken from a minimum of six vehicles and returned them to their owners. However, there is still stolen property which has not been claimed.
Deputies believe the suspects are responsible for additional thefts from motor vehicles and beach towels at Myrtle Point Park. If you believe you have been a victim of theft or have additional information, please contact Corporal James Stone at James.Stone@stmarysmd.com or 301- 997-8531.
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|Jelonnie Dujuan Johnson|
|Christian Jamal White|
|Damon Lamont Pleasant, Jr.|