Friday, May 26, 2017

05/26/17 - On-View Arrests

On-View Arrests

Queen, Amber Nicole
05/24/17 – Assault 2nd Degree and Malicious Destruction of Property – Deputies responded to the 22000 block of Mill Creek Drive in Bushwood, MD, for an alleged assault.  The investigation revealed the suspect, Amber Nicole Queen, age 22, of Bushwood, MD, became enraged during a verbal altercation with the victim that led to the suspect slamming a barstool against a bedroom door, causing a piece of the barstool to break off and strike the victim in the left eyebrow.  Deputy T. Payne observed injuries consistent with the victim’s account of the incident.  The suspect was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where she was charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Malicious Destruction of Property – CCN# 27396-17.

Warrick, Javone Lawrence
05/24/17 – Assault 2nd Degree on DOC Inmate – Deputy J. Smith responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for an assault between inmates.  The investigation revealed the suspect, Javone Lawrence Warrick, age 25, of California, MD, stood up and utilizing his food tray, struck the victim in the back of his head while the victim was preparing to eat his breakfast.  The assault appeared to be unprovoked and the suspect was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree on a DOC Inmate.  The suspect was released back to the custody of the detention center – CCN# 27315-17.

05/11/17 – A 15-year-old male juvenile of Avenue, MD, was issued a Juvenile Civil Citation for possession of Marijuana less than 10 grams while at Chopticon High School.  The case was investigated by School Resource Officer, Corporal A. Holton.  CCN# 24899-17
05/18/17 – A 16-year-old male juvenile of Lexington Park, MD, was arrested and charged with Disturbing School Operations while at Great Mills High School.  The case was investigated by School Resource Officer, Corporal K. Nelson.  CCN# 26284-17
05/22/17 – A 14-year-old female juvenile of Lexington Park, MD, was arrested and charged with Malicious Destruction of Property and Disturbing School Operations while at Great Mills High School.  The case was investigated by School Resource Officer, Corporal K. Nelson.  CCN# 27027-17
05/22/17 – A 12-year-old male juvenile of Mechanicsville, MD, was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Disturbing School Activities while at Margaret Brent Middle School.  The case was investigated by School Resource Officer, Corporal A. Holton.  CCN# 26278-17

05/23/17 – Two 12-year-old male juveniles, both of Leonardtown, MD, were arrested and charged with Assault 2nd degree for their involvement in a fight that occurred on a school bus.  The case was investigated by Corporal J. Davis.  CCN# 27201-17

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Incident Briefs – 5/25/2017


Theft – Unknown suspect(s) stole a victim’s dirt bike in the 19000 block of Carter Lane in Lexington Park. Dep. Bare is investigating the case. CASE# 27350-17

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.



St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Correctional Officers

On Friday, May 19, 2017, fifteen correctional officers graduated from the 57th Corrections Officer Entrance Level Training Program held at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy. The program requires each Correctional Officer to complete an eight-week, 320 hour Basic Corrections Academy, which exceeds the state minimum for all Correctional Officers working in local Correctional Facilities across Maryland.

Sheriff Tim Cameron congratulated the graduates and conferred their certificates of completion. Command representatives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office joined the family, friends, and guests of the graduates.

On behalf of Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, it is our pleasure to welcome the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy 57th Session graduates:

Correctional Officer Julia Callahan

Correctional Officer Bradley Kirscht


(L-R) CO Julia Callahan, Sheriff Tim Cameron, Bradley Kirscht


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7 - Police Week Memorial Service

On Thursday, May 18, the solemn sound of bagpipes could be heard at the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7, in Great Mills, Maryland, as law enforcement officers and lodge members gathered to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

FOP Vice President, Scott Ruest began the ceremony with opening remarks and the introduction of St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Charles Wharton, who led all in attendance in prayer. The Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard Members included: Cpl. David Alexander, Sgt. Michael Boyer, CFC Benjamin Luffey, and DFC Joshua Krum. They provided the presentation of the colors and the lowering of the flags to half-mast in honor of their fallen brothers and sisters.

At the posting of flags, the beautiful voice of Trinity Alexander, daughter of Cpl. David Alexander sang out above the background noise of passing cars. Those in the audience hummed along to her singing of the National Anthem.

“Is there a lesson to be learned from their sacrifice? A message or knowledge they want to impart? If they were here and could speak to us, what would they say?” Captain Steven Hall asked. “Would they not give anything to be with us here, encouraging us all to be prepared mentally and physically… or remind us just how fleeting our time is and how important our families are; we truly honor them by letting the way we serve be worthy of their sacrifice.”

FOP President Michael Boyer, who is also a Detective Sergeant with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, added, “Like the Brothers and Sisters who have given the ultimate sacrifice to our nation in the service of law enforcement, we have dedicated ourselves to the preservation of law and order. We stand here in their absence to renew our dedication and assure them that they did not die in vain.”

As FOP Secretary, Lieutenant Edward Evans laid the floral offering, symbolic of our love and affection, between the flags. Joseph Crawford, a senior at Great Mills High School, played taps signaling their end of duty. A low bell rang out after Margit Miller, Associate Delegate for FOP Lodge 7, read each name of Lodge members who have passed away over the years, followed by her reading of the names of associate FOP members who have passed.

As Boyer concluded the ceremony, the bagpipes played one more time for the men and women who have served, and Chaplin Wharton closed in prayer with Ezekiel 22:30, “And God looked for someone to stand in the gap between good and evil…reminding us that we are our communities’ sheepdogs, and their call we shall always answer.”

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office joins other law enforcement agencies around the country in recognizing National Police Memorial Day and National Police Week, which honors the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement officers.












05/18/17 - 05/23/17 - On View Arrests, Criminal Summons Services, Warrant Services and Juvenile Apprehensions















Ulmer, Nicole Denise
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05/18/17 – Theft under $100 – Corporal W. Ray responded to the Go Green Thrift Store, located in the 21000 block of Tulagi Place for a reported theft.  The investigation revealed the suspect, Nicole Denise Ulmer, 31 of St. Inigoes, MD, entered the business and stole merchandise having a value less $100.  Corporal W. Ray issued the suspect a Criminal Citation charging her with Theft under $100 – CCN# 26306-17  








Reed, Jessica Helen
05/20/17 – Possession CDS: Not Marijuana and Possession of CDS Paraphernalia – Deputies responded to the Burger King located in the 21000 block of Great Mills Rd., Lexington Park, MD, in an attempt to locate a reported missing person.  Deputy First Class B. Gaskill found the missing person and the suspect, Jessica Helen Reed, age 22 of Mechanicsville, MD, inside a parked vehicle.  Deputies observed in plain view a loaded syringe containing suspected heroin, in addition to CDS paraphernalia.  The suspect was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where she was charged with Possession CDS: Not Marijuana and Possession of CDS Paraphernalia – CCN# 26648-17.

Webb, Devin Eric
05/21/17 – Possession of CDS; not Marijuana; Possession of CDS Paraphernalia and Three Warrant Services for Burglary 1st Degree; Theft $1000 to under $10,000; Malicious Destruction of Property valued over $1000; Violation of Probation – Deputies responded to a residence in the 27000 block of Mill Seat Dr., Mechanicsville, MD, in an attempt to locate the suspect, Devin Eric Webb, 30 of Mechanicsville, MD.  Deputies located the suspect hiding behind a bush at the rear of the residence.  The suspect was apprehended and placed under arrest without further incident.  Deputies discovered a green bandana containing a used syringe and burnt spoon with suspected heroin residue in Webb's possession.  The suspect was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was served three Circuit Court Arrest Warrants for Burglary 1st Degree; Theft $1000 to under $10,000; Malicious Destruction of Property valued over $1000; Violation of Probation – CCN# 50452-16  The suspect was also charged with Possession of CDS; not Marijuana and Possession of CDS Paraphernalia – CCN# 26856-17    
Price, Jennifer Maria
(file photo)
05/22/17Theft less $100 – Corporal J. Vezzosi responded to the Sheetz located in the 20000 block of Old Great Mills Rd., Great Mills, MD, for a reported shoplifting.   Upon arrival, he met with staff who observed the suspect Jennifer Maria Price, age 35 of California, MD, conceal several food items inside of her pocketbook.  After concealing the items she paid for two additional items she was holding, however, failed to pay for the food hidden in her purse.  The suspect was issued a Criminal Citation for Theft less $100 by Cpl. J. Vezzosi and the items were returned to the store.  CCN# 26986-17

Barnes, George David
Sams, Steven Wayne

05/22/17 – Assault 2nd Degree and Assault on DOC Inmate – Deputy First Class D. Lawrence responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for the report of an assault between inmates.  The investigation revealed the suspects, George David Barnes, 38 of Lebanon, PA, and Steven Wayne Sams, 37 of Waldorf, MD, were engaged in a verbal fight that turned physical.  The suspects were both charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Assault on DOC Inmate and released back to the custody of the detention center.  CCN# 27042-17
Solomon, Elrico Cojuan
05/22/17 – Assault 1st and 2nd Degree – Deputies responded to the 46000 block of Yorktown Rd., Lexington Park, MD, for the report of an assault.  Deputy First Class R. Steinbach met with the victim who advised a verbal altercation ensued between the victim and the suspect Elrico Cojuan Solomon, 25 of Lexington Park, MD.  The argument escalated when the suspect presented a knife and stabbed the victim in the right hand; then fled the scene. The suspect was located a short time later and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Assault 1st and 2nd Degree – CCN# 27067-17
Russell, George Houston
(file photo)
05/23/17 – Violation of Protective Order – Deputies responded a residence in the 46000 block of Chapman Dr., Lexington Park, MD for a reported violation of a Protective Order.  The investigation revealed the suspect, George Houston Russell Jr., 47 of Hollywood, MD, violated an active Protective Order by making contact with the victim through another family member.  The Protective Order is active through May 30, 2017.  Deputy First Class D. Lawrence located the suspect placed him under arrest and transported him to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Violation of Protective Order – CCN# 27190-17.

 

 

 

Warrant Service:

Russell, James Lambert III
05/22/17 – James Lambert Russell III, 35 of Mechanicsville, MD, was arrested on a District Court Arrest Warrant for (two counts) of Violating a Protective Order; Camera in Private Residence//Illegal Possession of a Registered Firearm – CCN# 27008-17.  Warrant served by Deputy S. Shelko
Criminal Summons Services:
05/16/17 – Christopher Michael Dean, 30 of Hollywood, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Animal Cruelty and (five counts) of Aggravated Animal Cruelty – CCN# 806-17.  Served by Corporal J. Yingling
05/19/17 – John Elmer Chase, 56 of Lexington Park, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Assault 2nd Degree - CCN# 19957-17.  Served by Corporal T. Snyder
05/19/17 – Simone Deyshaun Glover, 25 of Lexington Park, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for False Statement to an Officer – CCN# 5262-17.  Served by Deputy D .McClure
05/20/17 – Rodta Edward Maddox, 19 of Lexington Park, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Assault 2nd Degree – CCN# 19811-17.  Served by Deputy J. Smith
05/22/17 – Maurice Delonte Stoney, 50 of Lexington Park, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Theft less $1000//Malicious Destruction of Property valued over $1000//Attempted Theft less $1000 – CCN# 20573-17.  Served by Kenneth Flerlage
05/22/17 – Carlonte Antoine Knott, 26 of Hollywood, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Theft Scheme: Less $1000 – CCN# 20638-17.  Served by Deputy J. Davis
05/22/17 – Patrice Nicole Lucas, 35 of Lexington Park, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Assault 2nd Degree – CCN# 24374-17.  Served by Deputy J. Davis
05/22/17 – Paul Vincent Berry Jr., 61 of Lexington Park, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for 4th Degree Sex Offense and Harassment – CCN# 20641-17.  Served by Deputy D. Smith
05/22/17 – Shanti Yvonne Gray, 29 of California, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Harassment – CCN# 20545-17.  Served by Deputy First Class A. Schultz
05/23/17 – Frank Dennis Morgan, 69 of Chesapeake, VA, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Assault 2nd degree – CCN# 25157-17.  Served by Deputy S. Shelko
05/16/17 – A 15 year old male juvenile, of California, MD, was arrested for Destruction of Property valued at less $1000, at Esperanza Middle School.  The case was investigated, and the arrest was made by School Resource Officer, Cpl. Chad Hartzell.
05/17/17 – A 14 year old male juvenile, of Great Mills, MD, was arrested for numerous traffic violations to include: attempting to elude police by failing to stop; operating motorcycle without required head protection; driving without required license; driving uninsured vehicle; unauthorized use and display of registration plate; reckless driving; negligent driving; speed greater than reasonable. He was arrested by DFC. V. Pontorno
05/19/17 – A 13 year old female juvenile, of Lexington Park, MD, and a 12 year old female juvenile, of Lexington Park, MD, were arrested at Spring Ridge Middle School after they both engaged in a physical fight during recess.  They were both charged with second-degree assault. The females were arrested by Deputy D. Sidorowicz. CCN# 26492-17.  
05/20/17 – A 15 year old male juvenile, of Tall Timbers, MD, was arrested for Assault 2nd Degree within the community. He was  arrested by Deputy G. Muschette. CCN# 26703-17.
05/21/17 – A 15 year old male juvenile, of Chaptico, MD, was arrested for Burglary and Theft less $100 from Dynard Elementary School . He was arrested by Corporal E. Johnson. CCN# 23953-17
05/18/17 - A 16 year old male juvenile, of Hollywood, MD, was arrested for Telephone Misuse and Harassment of another juvenile while at Leonardtown High School . He was  arrested by Corporal G. Maloy. CCN# 23905-17.
05/17/17 - A 14 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park, MD, was arrested for Assault 2nd Degree on another student at Spring Ridge Middle School. She was arrested by Corporal C. Hartzell. CCN# 23880-17. 






05/19/17 - On View Arrests, Warrant Services and Summons Services




Taylor, Charles Edward
05/16/17 – Littering - Deputy First Class V. Pontorno observed the suspect, Charles Edward Taylor, 31 of Lexington Park, MD, in front of Big Lots in Millison Plaza, Lexington Park, MD, panhandling.  Deputy First Class V. Pontorno made contact with the suspect and issued him a “No Trespass” notice for the property and warned him of future panhandling behavior.  As the suspect walked away, he intentionally discarded the No Trespass paper onto the parking lot of Millison Plaza.  Deputy First Class V. Pontorno re-engaged the suspect and issued him a Criminal Citation for Littering.  CCN# 25895-17 



Butler, Diamante Raquan
05/16/17 – Assault 1st. Degree and Two Warrant Services for Assault 1st and 2nd Degree – Deputies responded to the area of Lexwood Dr., Lexington Park, MD, for a reported assault.  The victim advised an unknown subject approached the victim.  The unknown suspect brandished a handgun, threatening the victim and demanding information on where the victim’s brother was located.  The victim fled and was uninjured.  Deputies canvased the area, and Deputy D. Sidorowicz observed a suspect matching the description provided by the victim.  The suspect was identified as Diamante Raquan Butler, 19 of Lexington Park, MD. The investigation revealed the suspect had in his possession an air pistol. A positive ID was made of the suspect, and he was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Assault 1st Degree.  The suspect also had two Circuit Court arrest warrants for Assault 1st and 2nd Degree, which was served at that time.  CCN# 25873-17 and CCN# 19891-17 - Arrested by Deputy D. Sidorowicz


  
Trossbach, Lisa Marie
(file photo)
05/17/17 - Theft under $100 – Deputy S. Bowie responded to the Weis Market located in the 45000 block of Alton Ln, California, MD, for a reported theft.  Upon arrival, loss prevention provided surveillance video of a white female with brown hair, wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and yellow pajama pants enter the business.  The suspect within a short period of time concealed several items in her sweatshirt and waistband and then exited the business, passing all points of sale without attempting to pay for the concealed items.  With the assistance of the community, the suspect was identified as Lisa Marie Trossbach, 32 of California, MD.  Deputy S. Bowie responded to the suspect's residence and issued a criminal citation for Theft under $100.  CCN# 22127-17 


Courtney, Travon Markell
05/17/17 – Assault 2nd on DOC Inmate – Corporal J. Davis responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center in reference to an alleged assault.  The investigation revealed the suspect Travon Markell Courtney, 18 of Leonardtown, MD, and the victim another inmate were involved in a verbal altercation.  The suspect was observed approaching the victim and then swung at the victim in an attempt to hit him.  Corrections Officer M. Myers entered the recreation area where the suspect and victim were located and was able to stop any further altercation.  The suspect was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree, then released back to the custody of the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.   CCN# 26162-17 



Warrant Services:
Swain, Charles
05/16/17 – Charles (nmn) Swain, 55 of Suitland, MD, was arrested on an active Arrest Warrant for Assault 2nd Degree – CCN# 25164-17.  Arrested by Deputy G. Muschette
Rimer, Charles Earnest III
05/16/17 – Charles Earnest Rimer III, 47 of Lusby, MD, was arrested on an Arrest Warrant for Child Abuse: Custodian – CCN# 11341-17.  Arrested by Deputy T. Payne
  
Bailey, Romaine Antonio
05/18/17 – Romaine Antonio Bailey, 26 of Mechanicsville, MD, was arrested on an Arrest Warrant for Assault 1st and 2nd Degree and Concealing a Dangerous Weapon.  Arrested by Deputy First Class D. Potter - CCN# 24982-17




Criminal Summons:
05/16/17 – Alexa Taylor Smith, 21 of St. Inigoes, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Theft less $1000 – CCN# 21878-17 - Served by Deputy J. Smith
05/16/17 – Paul Jason Lucas, 38 of Mechanicsville, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Theft under $100 and Theft Scheme less than $1000 – CCN# 19814-17 and 19817-17 – Served by Corporal J. Kirkner
05/17/17 – Clinton Maurice Gantt, 40 of Lexington Park, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Violation of Protective Order.  CCN# 25395-17 - Served by Deputy G. Muschette
05/17/17 – Carlonte Antoine Knott, 25 of Hollywood, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Theft under $1000.  CCN# 24461-17 – Served by Corporal J. Davis
05/18/17 – Mark Edward Turkaly, 46 of Lexington Park, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Assault 2nd Degree.  CCN# 9353-17 – Served by Deputy P. Robinson

Incident Briefs – 5/24/2017



Vandalism – A victim advised unknown suspect(s) shot at their window with a BB gun while they were driving in the area of Jay Dee Court in Great Mills. Cpl. Vezzosi is investigating the case. CASE# 27146-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 21000 block of Windsor Drive in Lexington Park and stole property. Cpl. Worrey is investigating the case. CASE# 27256-17

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, May 23, 2017

Incident Briefs – 5/19/2017 – 5/23/2017



5/20/2017

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 26000 block of Wakefield Lane in Mechanicsville. Nothing appeared to be missing or stolen. Cpl. Flerlage is investigating the case. CASE# 26539-17

Burglary – During the evening of May 18, unknown suspect(s) entered a garage and stole property in the 22000 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. Dep. McClure is investigating the case. CASE# 26575-15

5/21/2017

Between 5/17 and 5/21, unknown suspect(s) entered a garage and stole property in the 21000 block of Pegg Road in Lexington Park. Dep. Bare is investigating the case. CASE# 26821-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered “On Your Own” located in the 41000 block of Fenwick Street in Leonardtown. There were no signs of forced entry. Cpl. Flerlage is investigating the case. CASE# 26700-17

Property Destruction – At approximately 11:10 p.m., Cpl. Johnson was traveling southbound on Chaptico Road in the area of Timothy Court when something struck his driver’s side hood and front windshield. When Cpl. Johnson pulled over and examined the vehicle, he found eggs had been thrown at his patrol car. His efforts to locate the suspects were unsuccessful. Cpl. Johnson is continuing the investigation.

5/22/2017

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter an outside storage shed at Sweet Frog in California, Maryland. It does not appear the suspects were able to gain entry and nothing was stolen from inside the storage shed. Dep. Bush is investigating the case. CASE# 26895-17

Animal Cruelty – The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported incident where a complainant saw a social media post circulating on Facebook describing an incident that took place on May 19 near La Quinta Inn in California. According to the post, an individual witnessed a subject causing harm to a kitten. The case is being investigated by Cpl. J. Kirkner. CASE# 26876-17


Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter a residence in the  23000 block of Dahlia Circle in the Wildewood Neighborhood. DFC. Schultz is continuing the investigation. CASE# 27025-17


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, May 22, 2017

Suspect Charged with Trespassing at Lexington Park Library


On May 21, 2017, suspect Kathleen K. Crank, age 55, of Bowie was arrested by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies at the Lexington Park Library.

The investigation revealed, Crank registered for a class being held at the library as a teenager. When she arrived, she was denied entry into the class. Crank refused requests to move from her location and caused a disturbance.

She was arrested and charged with Trespassing on public property, disturbing the peace, hindering passage, and failure to obey a lawful order by Corporal T. Snyder of the Lexington Park COPs Unit.





St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Suspicious Person


On April 17, 2017, patrol deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious incident in the Willow Woods subdivision of Lexington Park. The preliminary investigation revealed a juvenile in the neighborhood was approached by an adult female in a dark sedan, who was unknown to her. The juvenile became concerned and reported the incident to her family members. 

The investigation was continued by the Criminal Investigations Division. Through their investigation, detectives obtained additional information including part of the interaction captured by a surveillance camera in the area. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of the adult female or additional information is asked to contact Detective Scott Ruest at 301-475-4200, ext. *2297 or by email, Scott.Ruest@stmarysmd.com.




Saturday, May 20, 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Sex Offense


On the afternoon of May 19, 2017, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a report of a sex offense involving a juvenile female, after initially responding to a private residence in Mechanicsville for a reported disturbance.

Detectives and Crime Lab Technicians from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) were contacted and continued the investigation. As a result of their investigation, suspect Anton Cortez Queen, 22, of Mechanicsville was later arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor. 

Cortez is being held at the Detention Center on a no bond status.

Anyone with additional information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Skyler LeFave at 301-475-4200, ext. *1983 or by email, skyler.lefave@stmarysmd.com. 

Callers may also call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333 (callers can remain anonymous, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637).



Friday, May 19, 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Participates in Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, along with Triad/SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together), held their annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in Hollywood, MD.
The  St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office presented the colors, followed by the National Anthem, sung by students from the Leonardtown Middle School Chorus. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Chaplin Steve Kooy led the invocation, memorial service, and benediction.
Assistant Sheriff Major Michael Merican addressed the audience before congratulating the award recipients.
“We have your back and salute you [the community], for your support for us.” He said.
He commended the deputies and correctional officers for the challenging work they do every day and their families for the sacrifices they make.
 “May the last name on the wall remain the last name on the wall,” Merican said.
Several officers recognized from the law enforcement agencies within St. Mary’s County. The local leadership, including elected officials, showed their support by presenting each of the law enforcement officers with citations.
On behalf of Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office, congratulations to all of the award recipients:
Deputy First Class Brandon T. Foor, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office
Correctional Officer Michael A. Labanowski, Jr., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Corrections Division
Public Safety Officer Angelene Colas, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Department of Public Safety
John A. Nelson, Deputy Fire Marshall, Maryland State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office
Trooper First Class Christopher Ditoto, Maryland State Police – Leonardtown Barrack “T”
Corporal Wesley Tillack, Patuxent River Police Department, Public Safety
Sergeant Steven B. Koch, Maryland State Police Aviation Command
Rick Starliper, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, Southern Region – Area 4
Petty Officer Second Class Gary S. Kovak, United States Coast Guard, St. Inigoes
Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Hill, Office of the State’s Attorney
Douglas Kuykendall, Lead Public Safety Coordinator, College of Southern Maryland, Department of Public Safety

Congratulations to all of the Law Enforcement Appreciation Day award recipients from Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office. 
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Hogan Administration Launches “Before It’s Too Late” Web Portal to Provide Resources, Raise Awareness of Opioid Crisis

Courtesy of the St. Mary's County Government, Public Information Office, working in cooperation with the Office of the Governor 

ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Hogan-Rutherford administration launched “Before It’s Too Late,” a new web portal designed to provide resources and raise public awareness of the rapid escalation of the evolving heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis in Maryland.

“For nearly three years, our administration has been focused on combating the heroin and opioid crisis from every angle, including prevention, treatment, and recovery," said Governor Larry Hogan. "This new web portal is another tool to raise awareness and provide critical resources to all Marylanders so that we can save thousands of lives before it’s too late.”

The new website, BeforeItsTooLateMD.org, is a one-stop shop for individuals, families, educators, and health care professionals to get the educational resources they need to prevent this epidemic from spreading—because education goes hand-in-hand with prevention. This public awareness effort also includes a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.

“Education and public awareness go hand-in-hand with prevention, and are an essential component of our efforts to turn the tide in this heroin and opioid crisis,” said Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford. "The Before It's Too Late portal will provide addicts, family members, educators, and health professionals with the resources they need to get help, understand the disease of addiction, and reduce stigma, in order to save lives."

The “Before It’s Too Late” tagline is derived from a PSA the governor released featuring actor Michael Kelly in March. The launch follows the Regional Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit, which featured Governor Hogan, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe as speakers, and the first-ever Maryland Heroin and Opioid Educational Forum for students at Westminster High School in Carroll County, hosted by Lt. Governor Rutherford. 

In March, Governor Hogan declared a State of Emergency in response to the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis ravaging communities in Maryland and across the country. This declaration
activated the governor’s emergency management authority and enables increased and more rapid coordination between the state and local jurisdictions. The governor also announced $50 million in new funding to address the crisis, as well as the appointment of the governor’s senior emergency management advisor Clay Stamp to lead the Opioid Operational Command Center, which is mobilizing all available resources for effective prevention, treatment, and recovery.

The new website, BeforeItsTooLateMD.org, can be accessed through the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office website at www.firstsheriff.com.

05/09/17 - 05/12/17 - On View Arrests, Warrants, Criminal Summons Services, and Juvenile Arrests




Sanders, Keon Williams
05/09/17 - Trespassing Private Property – Deputy First Class V. Pontorno observed the suspect Keon Williams Sanders, age 29, of Lexington Park, MD, on the property of Millison Plaza after being duly notified not to do so via a “No Trespass” notice issued by Deputy First Class V. Pontorno.  The suspect was issued a Uniform Criminal Citation for Trespassing on Private Property.   CCN# 24611-17


Stokes, Erin Neveal
05/10/17 –Possession CDS, not Marijuana and Possession Paraphernalia – Deputy First Class D. Potter observed a  passenger vehicle occupied by two subjects parked on the side of the road.  The deputy was passing back through the community when he saw the subjects  still inside of the vehicle.  A check of the vehicle's temporary registration revealed there was no record found through the Motor Vehicle Administration. An additional investigation revealed the vehicle's temporary registration was expired and the vehicle was unregistered.  While the deputy was speaking with the occupants, he observed the suspect pick up a folded white piece of paper from the cup holder in the vehicle and drop it between herself and the driver side seat.  The driver, suspect Erin Neveal Stokes, 25 of Lexington Park, MD, initially provided a family member's name instead of her own.  The investigation revealed the true identity of the suspect and that the folded piece of paper contained suspected Heroin.  The suspect was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where she was charged with Possession CDS, not Marijuana and Possession paraphernalia.  CCN# 24737-17


Williamson, Brian Alan
05/10/17 – Fail to comply with a Peace Order – Deputies responded to the 21000 block of Liberty St., Lexington Park, MD, for a reported violation of a Peace Order.  Deputy First Class R. Beyer located the suspect Brian Alan Williamson, 48 of Lexington Park, MD, within the residence.  The investigation revealed a Peace Order was served on the suspect on May 10, 2017, at  6:30 p.m. by Deputy J. Smith.  The suspect was then located at the residence on May 10, 2017, at approximately 9:06 p.m., in direct violation of the Peace Order.  Deputy First Class R. Beyer arrested the suspect and transported him to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Violation of a Peace Order.   CCN# 24800-17

Huffin, Tavon Irving

Peterson, Brandon DJ
05/11/17 – Possession of CDS, not Marijuana – Deputy Sidorowicz responded to the Comfort Inn located in the 21000 block of Three Notch Rd., Lexington Park, MD, for the report of two subjects passed out inside of a truck in the parking lot.  Witnesses report that although the vehicle was parked, the driver's foot was stuck on the peddle causing it to accelerate.  When deputies arrived on the scene, the fire department was putting out a fire underneath the hood of the vehicle, and both suspects were alert and sitting on the curb. The investigation revealed both suspects were unconscious inside the vehicle and the engine area was on fire when fire personnel arrived.  Fire department personnel woke both suspects, identified as Tavon Irving Huffin, 25 of Lexington Park, MD, and Brandon DJ Peterson, 31 of Mechanicsville, MD.  Fire department personnel identified Peterson as the operator of the vehicle and Huffin as the passenger.  Deputy D. Sidorowicz confiscated suspected Heroin and related paraphernalia from the suspects and inside the vehicle.  Both suspects were arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where they were charged with Possession of CDS, not Marijuana. CCN# 24940-17

Gates, Earle Emerson
05/11/17 – Assault 2nd Degree – Corporal D. Reppel responded to the 18000 block of Wood Rd., Lexington Park, MD, for the report of assault and property destruction. The investigation revealed the suspect and victim were involved in a verbal fight that escalated when the suspect struck the victim in the face.  The victim then proceeded to damage numerous items within the residence including the suspect's vehicle.  The victim left before the deputies arrival but was located a short time later.  The victim displayed visible injuries consistent with the victim’s account of what happened.  The suspect, Earle Emerson Gates, 56, of Lexington Park, MD, was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  The suspect was also provided directions on how to file charges against the victim for the destruction of property. CCN# 24969-17  
Fuller, Mary Lee
05/12/17 – Assault 1st Degree – Deputies responded to the 41000 block of Courthouse Dr., Leonardtown, MD, for a reported domestic disturbance.  Deputies made contact with the parties involved who indicated they were engaged in a verbal fight. The victim advised the suspect, Mary Lee Fuller, 29 of Leonardtown, MD, threw the victim’s belongings into the hallway.  The suspect still enraged, grabbed a kitchen knife lunging several times at the victim in an attempt to stab the victim.  The victim was able to exit the residence and call 911 after the suspect threw hot coffee in the victim's face.  At the conclusion of Deputy M. McCuen’s investigation, he placed the suspect under arrest and transported her to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where she was charged with Assault 1st Degree.  It was also discovered the suspect had an active Arrest Warrant for Assault 2nd Degree, which was served at the time of arrest.  CCN# 25201-17
Savoy, Machiavelli Tyzhae


05/12/17 – Assault 2nd Degree – Deputy First Class V. Pontorno responded to the 46000 block of Midway Dr., Lexington Park, MD, for an alleged assault. The investigation revealed the victim was angry with the suspect, Machiavelli Tyzhae Savoy, 19 of Lexington Park, MD, and threw his clothes into the trash can.  The suspect then donned a boxing glove and punched the victim in the face twice.  Deputy First Class V. Pontorno arrested the suspect and transported him to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Assault 2nd Degree.   CCN# 25138-17


Warrant Services:
Knott, Carlonte Antoine
05/11/17 – Carlonte Antoine Knott, 25 of Hollywood, MD, was arrested on a District Court Warrant for Theft of $1000 to under $10,000.  Arrested by Deputy T. Payne – CCN# 23485-17







Armstrong, Latasha Renee
05/11/17 – Latasha Renee Armstrong, 30 of Lexington Park, MD, was arrested on a District Court Warrant for Confining Unattended Child.  Arrested by Deputy G. Muschette – CCN# 19748-17







Criminal Summons Services:

Tifany Nycole Gross, 41 of Lexington Park, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Threats of Arson.  Served by Deputy J. Davis – CCN# 23741-17

Clifton Leon Shorter Jr., 25 of LaPlata, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Theft less $1000.  Served by Deputy D. Holdsworth – CCN#7130-17

Anthony (nmn) Young, 49 of St. Leonard, MD, was charged on a Criminal Summons for Assault 2nd Degree.  Served by Deputy P. Henry – CCN# 24410-17









04/26/17 – 14-year-old male juvenile of Mechanicsville, MD, was arrested at Chopticon High School for Assault 2nd Degree and Disruption of School Activities. Arrested by School Resource Officer, Corporal A. Holton - CCN# 22214-17