Monday, February 29, 2016

Incident Briefs 2/26/2016 -2/29/2016


Vandalism – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) damaged a mailbox and fence at two residences on Bishop Road in Loveville. CASE# 10279-16, 10283-16

Theft – On 2/22/2016, unknown suspect(s) removed property from a wooded area on the 21000 block of Olen Mattingly Road in Avenue. CASE# 10312-16

Vandalism – Unknown suspect(s) damaged property at the Car Wash on Callaway Village Way in Callaway. CASE# 10281-16

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Sometime during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) entered multiple vehicles on the 39000 block of Hiawatha Circle in Mechanicsville. CASE# 10290-16

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Between 2/22/2016 and 2/25/2016, unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 21000 block of Joe Baker Court in Lexington Park. CASE# 10300-16

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – During the overnight hours of 2/27 and 2/28, unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 21000 block of Liberty Street in Lexington Park. CASE# 10787-16



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 questions 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.

Serious Motor Vehicle Collision in the area of Three Notch and South Sandgates Road

On February 26, 2016, at 10:34 P.M. patrol units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Three Notch Road and South Sandgates Road for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Units arrived on scene to discover the operator was trapped in the vehicle and was unresponsive.  Due to the severity of the injuries, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit were requested.

Preliminary investigation revealed Michael Sullivan Bauckman, age 41, of California, was traveling southbound on Three Notch Road in a 2012 Nissan Murano.  For unknown reasons, Bauckman’s vehicle left the roadway and entered the culvert in the median.  As the vehicle traveled up the culvert, it was launched into the air before rolling over and coming to rest on the northbound shoulder.  Bauckman was transported to Prince George’s County Shock Trauma by Trooper 7, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Speed appears to be a factor in the collision.  At this point, it is unknown if drugs or alcohol are a factor in the collision.  Anyone with any information regarding the collision is asked to contact DFC. Beyer #246 at 301-475-4040 or Christopher.Beyer@stmarysmd.com. 

  

Friday, February 26, 2016

Incident Briefs 2/26/2016



Burglary – Sometime during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the 46000 block of Valley Drive (Avis Rent-A-Car) in Lexington Park and stole property. Corporal Snyder is investigating. CASE# 10065-16

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence on the 23000 block of Three Notch Road in California. Deputy Ball is investigating. CASE# 10089-16

Theft of Motor Vehicle – Sometime during the overnight hours, a motor vehicle was stolen from a residence on the 21000 block of Enterprise Road in Lexington Park. Deputy Lawrence is investigating. CASE# 10104-16


Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) removed property from a residence on the 43000 block of Deer Run Court in Lexington Park. There were no signs of forced entry. CASE# 10205-16



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 questions 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, February 25, 2016

Incident Briefs 2/25/2016



Theft – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the sales lot and stole property at the Winegardner in Leonardtown. The case remains open.

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence on the 44000 block of Medleys Neck Road in Leonardtown. Nothing was reported stolen. CASE# 9905-16



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 questions 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, February 24, 2016

Incident Briefs 2/24/2016




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 Frank Hayden Lane in Great Mills. The case is being investigated by Deputy First Class Potter. CASE# 9672-16

Fraud – Unknown suspect(s) fraudulently used a victim’s credit card in Bowie, Maryland. The case is being investigated by Corporal Foor. CASE# 9687-16


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 questions 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.




Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Incident Briefs 2/23/2016



CDS Violation – A suspect was found to be in the possession of dust cleaner, and there are no signs he was using the can for huffing. The case is being investigated by Deputy Smith. CASE# 9487-16
Theft – Within the last ten days, Unknown suspect(s) stole the front and rear registration plates for a victim’s car on the 48000 block of Hillside Drive in Lexington Park. The case is being investigated by Corporal Foor. CASE# 9484-16

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence on the 22000 block of Pope Street in Leonardtown and stole property. The case is being investigated by Deputy Bare. CASE# 9513-16

Burglary – Between 2/17/2016 and 2/22/2016, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a victim’s shed and stole property on the 17000 block of Jutland Drive in St. Inigoes. CASE# 9521-16

Property Destruction – Unknown suspect(s) damaged the tires to a victim’s car on the 21000 block of Ronald Drive in Lexington Park. CASE# 9636-16



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 questions 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.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Arrests 2/19/2016

2-5-2015 – Assault – Deputy A. Schultz responded to the 45000 block of Indian Walk in Lexington Park, for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Robert Anthony Elam, age 38, of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim during a fight. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Elam was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 6186-16


Robert Anthony Elam 

2-5-2015 – Assault – Deputy A. Schultz responded to the 21000 block of Liberty Street in Lexington Park, for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Brian Alan Hicks, age 34, of Lexington Park, scratched the victim's ear after placing his hand over the victim's mouth. Hicks was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 6240-16

Brian Alan Hicks 

2-4-2016 – Possession – Deputy T. Snyder responded to the 46000 block of Midway Drive in Lexington Park, for a fight inside a residence involving mutiple people. Upon his arrival, Sgt. Safford observed two females and two males fighting each other in seperate locations within the living room. The deputies successfully separated the males and females from fighting each other. Further investigation revealed the suspect, Patrick Shawn Daly, age 26, of Lexington Park, grabbed a knife from the kitchen and demanded the two females to stop fighting. Subsequently, Daly became involved in a seperate fight with the male who attempted to take the knife from Daly. During the investigation, a witness alleged that Daly stole Xanax medication from the victim’s prescription bottle. A search of Daly during the arrest revealed a prescription medication bottle with suspected Xanax pills. Daly was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Theft Less than $1000, and CDS Possession: Not Marijuana. CASE# 6047-16


Patrick Shawn Daly 

2-5-2016 – Theft – Corporal D. Corcoran responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way (Wal-Mart) for the report of a theft. The suspect, Patrick Leon Short, Sr., age 48 of, Lexington Park, attempted to exit the store with a cart full of merchandise without paying for the items. When approached by loss prevention, Short fled the store. He was located a short distance from Wal-Mart and deputies escorted short back to the store to be identified by the prevention officer. Short was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Theft Less than $1000. CASE# 6313-16

Patrick Leon Short 

2-7-2016 – Assault – Corporal D. Corcoran responded to the 48000 block of Compass Circle in Lexington Park, for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Geary Allen Bish, age 37, of Lexington Park, kicked the victim several times, struck the victim with a bar stool, and slapped the victim. The victim displayed injuries consistent with the allegations. Bish was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 6612-16

Geary Allen Bish

2-10-2016 – Disorderly Conduct – Corporal D. Corcoran responded to the 21000 block of Morris Drive in Lexington Park, for the report of an assault. The victim stated, Delante Anthony Moore, age 33, of Mechanicsville, arrived at the victim’s residence uninvited and requested to see his daughter. Moore sustained a cut on his hand from a fight with another male who was also visiting the victim. At the request of the victim, Moore was asked to leave by Cpl. Corcoran. After being asked to leave several times and refusing, Moore was placed under arrest. After resisting arrest, Moore was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. CASE# 7272-16

Delante Anthony Moore 

2-11-2016 – Deputy R. Roszell responded to the 44000 block of Dry Creek Lane in Leonardtown, for a welfare check. A delivery driver came in contact with a young child in their pajamas while delivering oil at the child's residence. The driver suggested the child inside their house because of the cold temperatures. After exiting the residence for a second time, the driver attempted to make contact with the homeowner which yielded negative results. After several attempts, the driver made contact with the child’s mother who was sleeping in the bedroom. Deputy Roszell observed what appeared to be bottles of liquor and wine scattered throughout the house. Child Protective Services was contacted and Meads was placed under arrest. She was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Meads was charged with  Neglect of Minor. CASE# 7381-16

Misty Marie Meads


2-12-2016 – Possession – Deputy D. Potter responded to the McKay’s in Hollywood, for the report of a female slumped over the steering wheel of a car. Deputy Potter made contact with the suspect, Melissa Jill Mirfield, age 28, of Hollywood, who appeared to be under the influence. Potter asked Mirfield to step out of the vehicle for a sobriety test. While she was exiting her vehicle, Deputy Potter observed a large bump in Mirfield’s shirt. The suspect removed three needles from her shirt that contained suspected heroin. A search of the vehicle revealed a plastic wrapper containing a powdery substance consistent with heroin. Mirfield was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with CDS Possession: Not Marijuana and Paraphernalia. CASE# 7605-16


Melissa Jill Mirfield 


2-16-2016 – Malicious Destruction of Property – Deputy R. Steinbach responded to the Vulcan Materials Company quarry located on Abell’s Wharf Road in Leonardtown, for the report of a burglary to a set of the buildings located on the quarry grounds. A witness discovered that two buildings on the property, a warehouse and shop, were being broken into by unknown suspects. The suspects forced entry into the buildings by cutting the master padlocks. Three individuals arrived at the property to retrieve their personal property from the buildings when they saw two pick-up trucks flee the area. Using the license plate numbers, deputies were able to make contact with the operators of the trucks.  The drivers, Matthew William Baumann, age 19, of Leonardtown and Philip Charles Weiser, age 19, of Leonardtown, were both identified as suspects in the thefts. On scene, investigation revealed that a large black gate was destroyed in an attempt to gain access to the second warehouse. Both Weiser and Baumann were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Baumann was charged with Two Counts of Second Degree Burglary, Theft Less Than $100, and Malicious Destruction of Property $1000+. Weiser was charged with Four Counts of Second Degree Burglary, Theft Less Than $1000, and Malicious Destruction of Property Value $1000+. CASE# 8404-16


Matthew William Baumann
Philip Charles Weiser 








Incident Briefs 2/19/2016 - 2/22/2016


Attempted Robbery – A juvenile was approached by several other juveniles while riding a four-wheeler in the area of Frank Hayden Road in California. The juvenile suspects attempted to steal the four-wheeler by removing the keys from the victim. Witnesses attempted to make contact with the suspects, who fled on foot.  The case remains under investigation by Deputy Roszell. CASE# 8992-16

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence and stole property on the 22000 block of Wainwright Court in California. CASE# 8973-16

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered multiple vehicles and stole property on the 45000 block of Belvoir Road in Great Mills. The case remains under investigation by Cpl. Vezzosi. CASE# 9268-16

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered two vehicles and stole property during the overnight hours on the 45000 block of Boatner Drive in Great Mills. The case remains under investigation by Deputy Roszell. CASE# 9302-16

Burglary to Motor Vehicles –  Unknown suspect(s) entered vehicles and stole property on the 45000 block of Boatner Drive in Great Mills. The case remains under investigation by Deputy Roszell. CASE# 9305-16

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property on the 22000 block of Callahan Drive in Great Mills.

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 questions 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, February 19, 2016

Vice/Narcotics Arrest

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives began conversing with Wayne Jerome Biscoe (Age 47 of Valley Lee, MD) regarding the sale of several firearms. The negotiations between the two were a specific sum of money for an AK 47 semi-automatic rifle (which is a regulated firearm) and two handguns. When a price was agreed upon, the undercover detective met suspect Biscoe, and the transaction was completed. Suspect Biscoe was stopped and arrested without incident by Vice/Narcotics Support Team and Patrol deputies. Suspect Biscoe is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing any firearm.

Detectives executed a search and seizure warrant on suspect Biscoe’s residence and additional firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a quantity of marijuana was recovered. Suspect Biscoe was charged with several firearms violations to include “Unlawful Sale/Transfer of a Regulated Firearm” and “Transporting a Handgun in a Vehicle.” Additional charges are pending a review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz. 



Wayne Jerome Biscoe 

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



St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Scam Alert

The #SMCSO has received complaints of scam-artists calling local citizens and demanding immediate payment through credit card or bank account numbers for back taxes and late fees. The scammers, who represent themselves as IRS officials, frequently prey on elderly citizens.Please share this alert with your family and friends.

If you feel the IRS call is a scam do not give out any information and hang up immediately. If you send money to the scammers, please report the incident to the Sheriff’s Office at 301-475-8008. Otherwise, contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration – use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” webpage or call 800-366-4484. Report it to the Federal Trade Commission – use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on https://www.ftc.gov and add “IRS Telephone Scam in the notes.

Here is a message from the IRS:

IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam

An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS but are not. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling.

Victims are told they owe money to the IRS, and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting.

Or, victims may be told they have a refund due to try to trick them into sharing private information.

If the phone isn't answered, the scammers often leave an “urgent” callback request.

Note that the IRS will never: 

1) call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill;
2) demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe;
3) require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card;
4) ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone; or,
5) threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Law Enforcement Continues Ongoing Efforts to Reduce Disorderly Crowds at Local Businesses

On the evening of February 5, 2016, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Coordinator, Lexington Park COPs Unit, Leonardtown COPs, and the K9 Division responded to several locations throughout the evening regarding large, disorderly crowds. Several violations of drinking alcohol in public and smoking suspected marijuana were observed. As a result, several civil citations were issued and multiple arrests were made for disorderly conduct.
This is the latest in reports of large, unruly groups forming, typically generated after local bars close on the weekend. Business owners have stated that crowds become unmanageable for them and it’s common for fights to break out. There are also reports of merchandise being stolen.
These crowds travel in packs of vehicles from business to business and are often observed driving recklessly and speeding. 
These actions create a public disturbance and a safety issue for customers and employees. The Sheriff’s Office continues to work will local businesses to alleviate the problem. Law Enforcement continues to TAKE ACTION against those who fail to obey the criminal and traffic laws, and the community can expect an increased police presence during these times.
Anyone with questions is asked to contact Sergeant Clay Safford, Lexington Park COPs Unit, at 301-481-9557 or Clay.Safford@stmarysmd.com.


Incident Briefs 2/18/2016


Burglary – Between 1/21/2016 and 2/13/2016, unknown suspect(s) entered St. Michaels School in Ridge and stole an undisclosed amount of money.

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole prescription medication and an undisclosed amount of cash on the 37000 block of Mount Wolf Road in Charlotte Hall. CASE# 8587-16


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 questions 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, February 17, 2016

Incident Briefs 2/12/2016 – 2/17/2016


Theft – Between 2/5/16 and 2/12/16, unknown suspect(s) stole the front registration plate from a vehicle on the 21000 block of Ricky’s Drive in Lexington Park. CASE# 4628-16 

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property on the 45000 block of St. George’s Avenue in Piney Point. There were no signs of forced entry. CASE# 8146-16

Reckless Endangerment – A victim reports hearing a single gunshot and then heard something strike their residence. Deputies responded to the scene and discovered a single bullet on the 44000 block of Buck Redman Road in Callaway. CASE# 8191-16

Motor Vehicle Theft – Unknown suspect(s) stole a motor vehicle on the 45000 block of Catalina Drive in California. Deputy Lawrence is investigating. CASE# 8338-16

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter a residence in the 38000 block of Golden Beach Road in Mechanicsville. Unknown suspect(s) entered a shed on the property, but nothing appeared to be stolen. CASE# 8355-16



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 questions 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.








Tuesday, February 16, 2016

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Possible Hit and Run in Hollywood

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible hit and run involving a pedestrian, which occurred on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, around 2 a.m. in the area of Toots Bar, located on Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood.

The victim remains in critical condition at Prince George's County Shock Trauma.

Anyone who may have witnessed, or who may have information, is asked to contact Sgt. William Watters (#188) at William.Watters@stmarysmd.com or 301-475-4200, ext.*8114.



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.

Vice/Narcotics Arrest

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Vice/Narcotics detectives identified Maurice Dewayne Davis aka “Marty” (Age 42 of Lexington Park) as a distributor of heroin. Detectives made several undercover purchases of heroin from suspect Davis and he was subsequently indicted and a warrant was issued for his arrest. 

A Vice/Narcotics Support Team Deputy located and arrested suspect Davis. The indictment included multiple counts of “Distribution of Heroin” and “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin”. He was originally held without bond.




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



Maurice Dewayne Davis

Vice/Narcotics Arrest

Deputies from the Lexington Park COPS Unit increased their patrols in a specific area of Great Mills Road, due to a recent increase in calls for service. During their patrols, they observed a vehicle occupied in the rear area of an establishment. Deputies contacted the operator and sole occupant and immediately detected an odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle.

As deputies attempted to continue their investigation, the operator, later identified as Dione Jamar Davis (Age 26 of Lexington Park) placed the vehicle into drive and fled the scene. During his escape, suspect Davis nearly struck a pedestrian and a chase ensued. Suspect Davis fled into a residence in the 46000 block of Valley Court. Deputies surrounded the residence and made contact with an occupant. At that time, suspect Davis leaped from a top floor balcony and was met by Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Nero” and apprehended. Deputies from the COPS Unit and Patrol Division discovered a quantity of marijuana the suspect had discarded and requested assistance from the Vice/Narcotics Division.

Detectives obtained two search and seizure warrants which were executed on the above-mentioned residence and the vehicle suspect Davis was operating. Numerous items of evidence were recovered to include multiple individual baggies of marijuana, packaging material and nearly $300.00 in cash. Body armor in the form of a “bulletproof vest” and a cell phone was also recovered. Suspect Davis was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment before being formally charged. Additional charges are pending a review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz.


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




Dione Jamar Davis















Thursday, February 11, 2016

Incident Briefs 2/11/2016



Theft – Unknown suspect(s) removed property from the 22000 block of Taylor Lane in California. CASE# 7205-16

Attempted Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry into a residence on the 14000 block of Point Lookout Road in St. Inigoes. Entry was not successful, and nothing appeared to be missing from the residence. CASE# 7248-16


Assist Other Agency – The Sheriff’s Office assisted the Maryland State Police with a missing person. CASE# 7283-16


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 questions 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, February 10, 2016

#WantedWednesday

#SMCSO is asking for the public's assistance identifying a suspect involved in a theft investigation. 


On Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 2:40 P.M, the suspect picked up a victim’s wallet that was left on the register counter inside the Blimpie Sub Shop. The Blimpie is in the Sunoco gas station located at the intersection of Three Notch Road and Hermanville Road in Lexington Park, MD. 

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect and/ or about this incident is asked to contact Deputy Molitor at 301-475-4200, ext. *8061 or by email Kevin.Molitor@stmarysmd.com 

Ref. CCN 2709-16.             







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 2/10/2016


Theft of Prescription Medication – Between 1/28 and 1/29, unknown suspects stole prescription medication from a victim. The cases are being investigated. CASE# 6961-16


Theft – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) removed property from a yard in the Hickory Hills Subdivision in California. CASE# 6971-16, 6976-16



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 questions 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.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Responds to Disorderly Crowds in St. Mary’s County

In response to concerns about disorderly crowds, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Lexington Park COPs Unit coordinated an enforcement effort the night of February 5. Assisting in the effort were members of patrol, the K-9 division, alcohol enforcement coordinator, Leonardtown COPs officer, and Maryland State Police.

Deputies responded to calls in several locations throughout the evening regarding large disorderly crowds loitering, fighting, CDS, and alcohol citations. These areas included a private party at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD), The Lexington Lounge, Pegg Road Shell Station, and IHOP.

As a result of the joint effort, several violations and arrests were issued:

- Two marijuana civil citations were issued by Deputy First Class A. Beishline on February 5. One was at the HVFD and the other at the Lexington Lounge.

- Four alcohol citations were issued by Corporal W. Ray, Deputy First Class V. Pontorno, and Deputy First Class A. Beishline. Three were at the HVFD, and one was outside the Lexington Lounge.


Dontevious Trevon Dorsey, age 22, of Lexington Park, who was charged with assault on officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest at the IHOP, by Deputy First Class A. Beishline

Dontevious Trevon Dorsey, age 22, of Lexington Park

Kentwuan Lionel Wills, age 18, of Great Mills, who was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct, at the IHOP by Sergeant C. Safford. 



Kentwuan Lionel Wills, age 18, of Great Mills


Michael Andrew Dorsey, Jr., age 25, of Lexington Park, who was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct at the IHOP, by Deputy First Class V. Pontorno.


Michael Andrew Dorsey, Jr., age 25, of Lexington Park


Michelle Angela Dorsey, age 26, of Lexington Park, who was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct at the IHOP, by Corporal J. Stone. 



Michelle Angela Dorsey, age 26, of Lexington Park

Steven Michael Ryan, age 26, of Lexington Park, who was charged with disorderly conduct and littering, on Great Mills Road, by Corporal J. Stone


Steven Michael Ryan, age 26, of  Lexington Park 


James Nathaniel Watkins, age 32, of, Lexington Park, who was arrested for multiple outstanding warrants, at the HVFD by Deputy J. Bittner.


James Nathaniel Watkins, age 32, of Lexington Park 




St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Hosts 2016 Maryland Canine Workshop


Similar to law enforcement officers, police dogs must be tested and evaluated before they are approved for street duty. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office hosted the 2016 MD Canine workshop, which offered  IPWDA (International Police Work Dog Association) certifications. From January 11-15, over thirty-five law enforcement officers from various agencies – including Veterans Affairs, the Anne Arundel County Police, the Annapolis City Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) – attended the training.


Corporal Todd Fleenor, Sheriff’s Office Master Trainer, organized the training. Corporal Fleenor is one of only two master trainers for IPWDA in the state of Maryland.

“This is the first time the Sheriff’s Office hosted the training event,” said Corporal Fleenor.

The training helped local and federal law enforcement canine teams sharpen their skills in obedience, aggression control, tracking, building, area searches, evidence & article search, explosives, and narcotics detection.

“The agencies often collaborate at different locations in the region to learn from each other and practice real-world scenarios,” said Corporal Fleenor.

In addition to certification, the workshop offered the teams a chance to problem solve through scenario-based training. 

The workshops included:
  •  Tactical Movement and Shooting with Canine Partners
  •  Introduction to Explosives and IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices)
  •  Canine Legal Update and Court Preparations

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has five canine teams. The teams are certified to conduct building searches, recover evidence, track suspects, drug detection, and apprehend violent offenders. Canines used for explosive detection investigate bomb threats and perform premise checks before large-scale events, such as the Christmas Tree Lighting in Leonardtown.

While teams train weekly to maintain their sharpness, each team has to undergo a recertification every year. The St. Mary's County Sheriff’s Office canine teams passed the 2016 recertification process.  

Corporal Fleenor explained that the training creates a fellowship between the canine teams. “This is a very tight-knit group within the agency,” He said.

Aggression Control - Three main parts include recall, termination of chase, and handler protection. 



Explosive Test - During this test, ten distractor odors and ten clean odors are randomly inserted into blocks. This purpose of the test is for canine teams to demonstrate odor recongnition skills.




Luggage Test - Durin this test, canine teams are trained to detect suspicious packages.







Incident Briefs 2/9/2016



Threats – A known suspect made threats via social media. Contact was made with the suspect, and the threats were determined to be unfounded. CASE# 6800-16

Theft of Medication – Unknown suspect(s) stole property from a victim on the 39000 block of Potomac Avenue in Leonardtown. CASE# 6824-16


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 questions 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.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Incident Briefs 2/5 - 2/8



Property Destruction – Unknown suspect(s) damaged property on the 41000 block of Courthouse Drive in Leonardtown. CASE# 6163-15

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle and stole property at the Pizza Hut on Great Mills Road. CASE# 6685-16

Violation of a Protective Order – A known suspect made threats against a victim in violation of a protective order. The case is being investigated. CASE# 6699-16                                                    

Assist in Vehicle Pursuit – Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Maryland State Police with a vehicle pursuit in Mechanicsville. CASE# 6597-16



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 questions 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, February 5, 2016

Arrests 2/4/2016

1-29-2016 – Possession – Deputy J. Kerns responded to the 23000 block of Three Notch Road in California, for the report of an accident that occurred in the parking lot of Outback Steakhouse. A strong odor of suspected marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. Further investigation revealed the suspect, Lauren Ashley Mahon, age 22, of Charlotte Hall, appeared to under the influence of alcohol. A search of Mahon’s car revealed paraphernalia consistent with marijuana use. Mahon was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Two Counts of CDS Possession – Paraphernalia. CASE# 4806-16


Lauren Ashley Mahon, age 22, of Charlotte Hall 

1-30-2016 – Disorderly Conduct – Deputy D. Mcclure responded to the 21000 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, for crowd control due to a large gathering. The suspect, Troy Markel Hebb, age 31, of Lexington Park, was observed attempting to fight another male. Hebb was asked several times to calm down and stop yelling. He refused to comply and continued to yell and push towards the victim. Hebb was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct. CASE# 4864-16

Troy Markel Hebb, age 31, of  Lexington Park


1-31-2016 – Theft – Deputy T. Siciliano responded to the 45000 block of Alton Lane (Food Lion) in California, for a reported theft. The suspect, Tammy Nannette Mcginnis, age 47, of No Fixed Address, attempted to conceal merchandise and exit the store without paying. Mcginnis was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Theft less than $100 and served an active Bench Warrant. CASE# 5254-16


Tammy Nannette Mcginnis, age 47, of No Fixed Address 


2-1-2016 – Trespass – Deputy A. Manns responded to the 30000 block of Three Notch Road (Exxon) in Charlotte Hall, for a welfare check. The suspect, Joseph Aubrey Dement, age 41, of No Fixed Address, was observed laying on the sidewalk. Dement was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with Trespass(ing). CASE# 5517-16


Joseph Aubrey Dement, age 47, of No Fixed Address 

2-1-2016 – Theft – Corporal M. Smolarsky responded to the 40000 block of Merchants Lane (Family Dollar) in Leonardtown, for the report of a theft in progress. The suspect, Stacey Ann Murphy, age 29, of Mechanicsville, was observed concealing merchandise and attempting to leave the store without paying.  She was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Murphy was charged with Two Counts of Theft less than $1000 and Theft Scheme Less Than $1000. CASE# 5472-16


Stacey Ann Murphy, age 29, of Mechanicsville 


2-4-2016 – Assault – Deputy D. Mcclure responded to the 48000 block of Park Pines Road in Lexington Park, for the report of a disturbance. The victim alleged the suspect, Shandelle Topaz Henson, age 24, of Lexington Park, struck the victim several times with a closed fist, retrieved a knife, and then attempted to stab the victim. Henson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with First Degree Assault and Second Degree Assault. CASE# 5953-16

Shandelle Topaz Henson, age 25, of Lexington Park 

2-3-2016 – Trespass – Deputy T. Siciliano responded to the 45000 block of Bolden Court in Lexington Park, for the report of a civil dispute. While the deputies were assisting with the dispute the suspect, Sharaine Marie Francis Wood, age 23, of Lexington Park, became very disorderly. She created a public disturbance, screamed, and used foul language several times. Deputies asked Wood several times to calm down. Wood was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with Failure to Obey Lawful and Reasonable Order and Trespass(ing) Private Property. CASE# 5938-16


Sharaine Marie Francis Wood, age 23, of Lexington Park