Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Incident Briefs – 2-24-2017 to 2-28-2017


2-24-2017
Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered two vehicles in the 45000 block of Strickland Road in Great Mills; nothing appeared to be stolen. Deputy T. Siciliano is investigating the case. CASE# 10451-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 39000 block of Doctor Johnson Road and stole property. Deputy First Class K. Flerlage is investigating the case. CASE# 10453-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 26000 block of Dixon Way in Mechanicsville and stole property from the shed. Deputy T. Payne is investigating the case. CASE# 10491-17

2-26-2017
Burglary – Between 2/19 and 2/25, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence and stole property in the 23000 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown. Deputy J. Bare is investigating the case. CASE# 10763-17

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) stole property from a residence in the 17000 block of Piney Point Road in Piney Point. Deputy M. Beyer is investigating the case. CASE# 10779-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 23000 block of La Grande Estates in Leonardtown. Deputy M. McClure is investigating the case. CASE# 10918-17

2-27-2017
Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 50000  block of Holly Point Road in Dameron. Deputy D. Smith is investigating the case. CASE# 11091-17


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.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Arrests - 2/24/2017

2-13-2016 – Burglary – Deputy A. Budd responded to the 46000 block of Lynch Lane in Lexington Park for the report of a burglary in progress. The victim stated the suspect, Carlonte Antoine Knott, age 25, of Hollywood, entered the residence without permission. A probable cause search was conducted on Knott, which revealed suspected Adderall in the suspect’s possession. The investigation revealed Knott did not have a prescription for the pills. He was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Fourth Degree Burglary, CDS Possession – Not Marijuana, and Theft Under $1000. CASE# 8311-17


Carlonte Antoine Knott 

2-15-2017 – Possession – Deputy M. Mccuen responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for the report of a controlled dangerous substance violation. The suspect, Samantha Marie Shadrock, age 34, of Mechanicsville, was at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital being treated for a medical condition in the custody of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. It was discovered during the hospital visit, that Shadrock was attempting to conceal a baggie containing various pills including suspected Xanax and Suboxone. She was charged with Possession in a place of confinement and CDS Possession – Not Marijuana. CASE# 8594-17

Samantha Marie Shadrock

2-20-2017 – Possession – Deputy D. Potter was conducting a motor vehicle stop for a cracked windshield on Route 246 and Sheriff Miedzinski Way in Lexington Park when he observed an open package of suspected Suboxone in the passenger seat of the vehicle. During the vehicle stop, the driver, Justin Darrell Biscoe, age 29, of Leonardtown was found to be in possession of suspected Suboxone not prescribed to him.  Biscoe was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Possession: CDS Not Marijuana. CASE# 9735-17



Justin Darrell Biscoe
2-20-2017 – Child Abuse – Deputy G. Muschette responded to the 20000 block of Poplar Ridge Road in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Ralph Nicholas Lafollete, age 37, of Lexington Park slapped the juvenile victim in the face with an open hand, placed the victim in a headlock, and then strangled the victim.  Lafollette was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Child Abuse Second Degree and Second Degree Assault.  The victim was removed from the home. CASE# 9807-17

Ralph Nicholas Lafollete


2-18-2017 – Assault – Corporal J. Stone responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, Ashawna Nicole Baker, age 25, of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim during an argument causing physical injury. Baker was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where she was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE# 9322-17

Ashawna Nicole Baker

2-19-2017 – Disorderly Conduct – Deputy J. Davis responded to the 48000 block of Mayflower Drive in Lexington Park for the report of a domestic disturbance with no assault. The suspect, Nikema Maranda Cunningham, age 38, of Lexington Park, was outside of a home in a residential neighboorhood during the early morning hours being very disruptive.  Several neighbors were disturbed and came outside to observe. Cunningham continued to act in a disorderly fashion and refused to be handcuffed. Cunningham was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where she was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Failure to Obey Lawful Order, and Resist/Intere with Arrest. CASE# 9479-17



Nikema Maranda Cunningham


2-15-2017 – Theft – Deputy D. Potter responded to the Walmart in California for a reported theft. The suspect, Jessica Nicole Michael, age 26, of Charlotte Hall attempted to conceal merchandise and exit the store, but was stopped by an asset protection employee. While being arrested, it was discovered Michael was in possession of suspected Suboxone and paraphernalia, including hypodermic needles. Michael was arrested and charged with Possession – CDS Not Marijuana and Theft Under $100. CASE# 8690-17


Jessica Nicole Michael
2-21-2017 – Possession – Deputy J. Bare responded to PNC Bank located in the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Great Mills in regards to trespassing. Witnesses observed the suspect, Steven Wayne Carter, age 58, of Mechanicsville, knocking on the door prior to the bank’s opening. Carter had an active notice not to trespass at the bank. Carter left before deputies arrived and he was located walking down Great Mills Road with an open alcohol beverage in his hand. A search of Carter revealed suspected crack cocaine in his possession. He was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Trespass: Private Property, CDS Possession – Not Marijuana, and Consume Alcoholic Beverage. CASE# 9874-17

Steven Wayne Carter








#SMCSO Now Offering Citizens Web-Based Method to Report Minor Crimes

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is now offering citizens a web-based method to report minor crimes where there is no suspect information or other investigative leads. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Online Reporting System can be used to report any suspicious incidents, lost property, theft, or vandalism, where no suspect is known or seen.

Residents should use the Online Reporting System to report suspicious incidents, lost property (such as cell phones, wallets, and other items of value), theft and vandalism – so long as there is no suspect or investigative information. Otherwise, residents should continue to call the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 301-475-8008 for a deputy to be dispatched.

As always, if there is an emergency, a crime in progress, or an immediate need for medical assistance, dial 9-1-1.

“The online reporting system is a valuable adjunct to direct contact with the Sheriff's Office in situations where the citizen reporter does not know who committed the crime,” said Sheriff Tim Cameron. “This new program will save the community time when reporting, and allow deputies to perform their investigations more efficiently.”

Citizens can access the reporting system by entering the following address in their internet browser, www.firstsheriff.com/citizenreport, or through the Sheriff’s Office website at www.firstsheriff.com on the home page or under resources.


Anyone with questions is asked to contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 301-475-8008.

Incident Briefs – 2/24/2017



Property Destruction – Unknown suspect(s) threw food on vehicles parked in the 22000 block of Clipper Drive in Great Mills. Corporal J. Stone is investigating the case. CASE# 10248-17, 10285-17, and 10278-17

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a motor vehicle and stole property on Patuxent Beach Road and S. Patuxent Beach Road in California. Deputy J. Maguire is investigating the case. CASE# 10337-17

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a motor vehicle and stole property in the 26000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville. CASE# 10350-17


 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.



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Incident Briefs – 2/23/2017


Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a shed and stole property in the 38000 block of Chaptico Road in Mechanicsville. Deputy C. Ball is investigating the case. CASE# 10140-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 18000 block of Matthew Drive in Lexington Park. Nothing appeared to be stolen. Corporal J. Vezzosi is investigating the case. CASE# 10137-17


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 Detectives Charge Suspect with Sex Abuse of a Minor

On February 21, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a ten-year-old female who was being sexually abused by a family member. The Criminal Investigations Division in partnership with Child Protective Services continued the investigation. The suspect was identified as Jay Thomas Martin, age 60, of Callaway, Maryland. 

On February 22, 2017, detectives arrested Martin and transported him to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where he is being held on a no bond status.

Martin was charged with Sex Abuse of a Minor.

Anyone with further information can contact Detective David Alexander at 301-475-4200, ext. *1954.


Jay Thomas Martin

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

On Friday, February 17, 2017, three Correctional Officers graduated from the 56th 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, honoring their graduation.

Correctional Officer Tiffany Smith, along with Correctional Officer Trey Brown from Charles County Sheriff’s Office, were selected as the class speaker by their peers.

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 56th Session graduates:

Correctional Officer Monica Moncivais-Romero
Correctional Officer Tiffany Smith
Correctional Officer Thomas Bowen


(L-R) Correctional Officer Thomas Bowen, Correctional Officer Tiffany Smith, and Correctional Officer Monica Moncivais-Romero 
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS: http://bit.ly/2mbE4p0

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Stabbing in Lexington Park (UPDATED- SUSPECT IDENTIFIED)

Update – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives worked throughout the evening to develop a suspect identified as Joseph Charles Swales, age 55, of Lexington Park. He was taken into custody and is being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center on a no-bond status.

The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Joseph Charles Swales



On February 22, 2017, at approximately 7:03 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to the 21000 block of Dana Court in Lexington Park for a reported stabbing. Deputies arrived at the scene and located a victim suffering from stab wounds to the upper torso. The victim was transported via Trooper 7 to a shock trauma center for treatment.

The Criminal Investigations Division responded and is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Scott Ruest at 301-475-4200, ext. 2297 * or by email, Scott.Ruest@stmarysmd.com.

CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637). Calls to CRIME SOLVERS are NOT RECORDED.CALLERS CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Do you know ME? The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating the following suspects with OUTSTANDING CDS (CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE) WARRANTS.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects is asked to contact Deputy Hannah Smith at 301-475-4200, ext. *8123 or by email, Hannah.Smith@stmarysmd.com.


Keith Martin Beard



Darien Marcel Bush



Garea Beonna Goodall


Francis Xavier Hill


Robert James Hudson III


Justin Sawyer Mefford


Michael Anthony Moran


Jefferson T Radcliffe Nelson


Albert Len Striegel Jr. 


Ronnie Gray Allen

Vice/Narcotic Arrests

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives were notified of a possible fraudulent prescription being passed at a Charlotte Hall pharmacy. Detectives arrived and detained suspect Daniel Ligolo Ongele (Age 27 of Upper Marlboro, MD) who attempted to obtain “Promethazine/Codeine syrup.” He was found to be in possession of a USB thumb drive and a cellular phone, both of which were seized pending a forensic analysis. He was charged with “Attempting to obtain Promethazine/Codeine by fraud” and “Identity Theft”. 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.

Daniel Ligolo Ongele





Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Vice/Narcotics Arrest

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives identified Gregory Trmyne Shingles aka “6-9” (Age 31 of Mechanicsville, MD) as a distributor of cocaine in the King Kennedy Estates neighborhood. Detectives conducted undercover purchases of cocaine, and suspect Shingles was indicted. Detectives observed suspect Shingles conducting a drug transaction on Independence Drive before being stopped by a uniformed patrol deputy. Suspect Shingles discarded a plastic bag under a parked vehicle and when recovered, it was found to contain 45 individual baggies of “crack” cocaine. 
The cocaine was valued at nearly $1,000. Also recovered were two cellular phones, over $300 in cash and a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. 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.




Gregory Trmyne Shingles

Sex Offender Registry Violation

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old registered sex offender, Steven Wayne Goldsmith. Goldsmith is a Tier I registered sexual offender, meaning he will remain on the registry for ten years. There is an active warrant for Goldsmith’s arrest stemming from a violation involving his sex offender registry status.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at 301-475-4200, ext. *1996 or by email, Melissa.Hulse@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). 

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.



Steven Wayne Goldsmith

Incident Briefs – 2/17/2017 – 2/21/2017




2-17-2017

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s)  attempted to enter a motor vehicle parked at the Rite-Aid in Charlotte Hall on Triangle Drive. Deputy J. Davis is investigating the case. CASE# 9331-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a shed and removed property in the 27000 block of Millseat Drive in Mechanicsville. Corporal J. Davis is investigating the case. CASE# 9297-17

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) removed the registration plates from a vehicle parked in a driveway on the 27000 block of Baptist Church Road in Mechanicsville. Deputy J. Davis is investigating the case. CASE# 9280-17

2-19-2017

Attempted Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry into a residence in the 48000 block of Spring Ridge Road in Lexington Park. Corporal O’Connor is investigating the case. CASE# 9489-17

2-20-2017

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 46000 block of Chapman Drive in Lexington Park and stole property. Deputy D. Smith is investigating the case. CASE# 9607-17


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.


Vice/Naroctics Arrests

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives identified James Wesley Hughes (Age 28 of Lexington Park) as a distributor of “oxycodone.” Multiple undercover purchases of “oxycodone” were made and suspect Hughes was indicted and subsequently arrested. He was originally held in a “No Bond” status.

Francis Xavier Hill aka “Opossum” (Age 47 of Lexington Park) was indicted after undercover purchases of cocaine were conducted by Vice/Narcotics detectives. He was also charged with “Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine.” He was originally held without bond.


Francis Xavier Hill aka “Opossum”


Javar Charles Nolan (Age 30 of Mechanicsville, MD) was indicted on multiple additional felony charges based on a search and seizure warrant executed on a Leonardtown residence. As a result of the execution of that warrant, a quantity of heroin packaged for sale was recovered.


Javar Charles Nolan

Jefferson Canallero Cabral (Age 18 of California, MD) was indicted and arrested for “Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute”.


Jefferson Canallero Cabral


Heather Jeanette Dickerson (Age 46 of Mechanicsville, MD) was served an indictment for “Possession of Oxycodone with the Intent to Distribute”.



Heather Jeanette Dickerson


Gina Marie Krouse-Boswell (Age 32 of Prince Frederick, MD) was served an indictment for multiple counts of “Attempting to Obtain Oxycodone by Fraud”.


Gina Marie Krouse-Boswell 


Durez Lindell Creek (Age 28 of Lexington Park) was served an indictment for “Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute”.


Durez Lindell Creek

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


Friday, February 17, 2017

Incident Briefs – 2/17/2017


Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 21000 block of Stoney Brook Court in Lexington Park. Deputy M. Beyer is investigating the case. CASE# 8878-17

Breaking and Entering to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property in the 45000 block of Tulip Way in Lexington Park. Deputy D. Holdsworth is investigating the case. CASE# 8867-17


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.



Thursday, February 16, 2017

“Rebound” Rivets Audiences Young and Old in St. Mary’s County

Though more than 400 people were packed into the auditorium at Leonardtown High School Tuesday, Jan 24, there was no shuffling of feet, no whispering, and no extraneous noise at all. All attention was fixed on the stage, as Chris Herren, once a rising star in the NBA, told the story of his addiction and how he lost everything he had once dreamed of in the hunt for one more high.

Entire families eagerly absorbed every word of Herren's poignant story of addiction and his journey through recovery. Herren chronicled his early experiments with alcohol while still a freshman in high school, behavior that he said was nothing out of the ordinary in his hometown. His addiction really began to spiral out of control. Even so, he managed to be drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1999; he then was traded to the Boston Celtics after his rookie year. Achieving his life-long dream did nothing to curb his continuing need for drugs, however.

Herren hit rock bottom after suffering several overdoses and did not achieve sobriety until 2008. He now travels the country telling his story in the hope that he can help others who are struggling with the temptation to abuse drugs or alcohol. He recently made a stop in St. Mary’s County.

Chris Herren's presentation to the community was made possible through the efforts of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, partnering with the St. Mary’s County Public School system and the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services. A portion of this event was paid for with grant funds from Aging & Human Services and monies seized from local drug dealers by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division.

Capt. Daniel Alioto, Vice/Narcotics Captain at the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, commented, “When I saw Chris Herren a few years ago, I made it my goal to bring him here to present to our local youth and their families. Anytime we can facilitate conversations surrounding drug misuse and abuse the chances of us being successful in our fight against the drug epidemic increases immensely.”

In addition to the presentation for the community at large, Herren also spoke to juniors and seniors at each of St. Mary's County's high schools.

“Chris Herren presented to packed gymnasiums in all three of our high schools. You could have heard a pin drop as he asked 5,000 teenagers why they would need to use alcohol or drugs to have a good time with their friends. He recounted his insecurities that drew him to drugs to forget and asked that each person there look inside themselves and ask “why” they are doing what they are doing - whether it be drugs or alcohol, or making choices that they are embarrassed or ashamed to share. Chris definitely had an impact, and we are thankful for a community of partners who made that happen,” said Superintendent Scott Smith.

Locally, 59% of middle and high school students have used alcohol in the last 30 days. Twenty percent (20%) of those are under the age of 13 and 32% claim to be currently using. Nationally, young adults (age 18 to 25) are the biggest abusers of prescription opioid pain relievers, ADHS stimulants, and anti-anxiety drugs. In 2014 alone, more than 1700 young adults died from prescription drug overdoses.

St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron added, “This presentation, combined with the “Chasing the Dragon” event that was held a few months ago, helps to showcase our commitment to drug awareness and prevention efforts in St. Mary’s County. The partnership of our co-sponsors at the Board of Education, St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services and the St. Mary’s County Health Department has been extremely beneficial, and we appreciate their collaboration.”

Captain Alioto of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office adds, “The positive feedback we have received as a result of Chris’ presentation highlights the importance prevention and education play in the commitment all of us share in addressing this critical topic. We are already planning our next event.”

Chris Herren's presentation was held during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, which was launched by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities that teach teens what science, has learned about drug use and addiction. Since 2010, one week of each year has been set aside in an effort to link students with scientists and other experts who can counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, and from friends. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner starting in 2016, and alcohol was added as a topic area for 2017. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health.


(L-R) Sheriff Tim Cameron, Chris Herren, and Superintendent Scott Smith 
(L-R) Sheriff Tim Cameron and Chris Herren 


















St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Charge Suspect with Child Abuse

On February 10, 2017, Detective M. Hulse of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office responded to the Charles Regional Medical Center located in La Plata, Maryland for the report of child abuse. The investigation revealed a three-year-old juvenile victim received serious injuries while in the care and custody of 21-year-old Elijah Holmes Jr, of Lexington Park, Maryland. Due to the severity of the victim's injuries, he was transported to another hospital for further medical treatment. 

The initial account of events provided by Holmes on how the victim received the injuries was not consistent with medical reports. Subsequently, an additional interview was conducted. At that time, Holmes admitted to shaking the victim out of anger until he became lifeless. 

Holmes was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center on February 15, 2017, where he was charged with the following: 

Child Abuse 2nd Degree-Custodian 

Assault Second Degree 

Additional charges may be forthcoming pending a review with the State’s Attorney. Holmes is being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center on a no bond status. 


Elijah Holmes, Jr.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Incident Briefs – 2-8-2017 – 2-15-2017

2-8-2017
Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property in the 21000 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. Deputy T. Siciliano is investigating the case. CASE# 7240-17

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a motor vehicle parked at Avis Rent-A-Car in Lexington Park. Corporal E. O’ Connor is investigating the case. CASE# 7331-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 22000 block of MacArthur Boulevard in California and stole property. Corporal J. Vezzosi is investigating the case. CASE# 7353-17

2-9-2017
Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered multiple motor vehicles at the Avis Rent-A-Car in Lexington Park and caused damage. Corporal J. Stone is investigating the case. CASE# 7560-17 and 7563-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 20000 block of Sawgrass Drive in Lexington Park. Deputy J. Davis is investigating the case. CASE#7537-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 46000 block of Lucca Way in Lexington Park. Nothing appeared to be removed from the residence. CASE# 7521-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) are suspected of tampering with the electric meters in the 26000 block of South Sandgates Road in Mechanicsville. Additionally, unknown suspect(s) forced entry and removed property from the residence. Corporal J. Davis is investigating the case. CASE# 7581-17

2-10-17
Attempted Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry into a residence in the 20000 block of Sawgrass Drive in Lexington Park. Entry was not made and nothing appeared to be removed. Deputy M. Beyer is investigating the case. CASE# 7537-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and damaged property in the 21000 block of Suwanne Place in Lexington Park. The case is being investigated by Deputy M. Beyer. CASE# 7744-17

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 49000 block of Demko Road in Lexington Park. The case is being investigated by Deputy D. Holdsworth. CASE# 7728-17

Property Destruction – Sometime between 2-6-2017 and 2-10-2017, unknown suspect(s) damaged and vandalized property at Elms Beach in Lexington Park. The case is being investigated by Deputy M. Beyer. CASE# 7726-17

2-11-2017
Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence and stole property in the 24000 block of Cougar Court in Hollywood. Deputy D. Holdsworth is investigating the case. CASE# 7877-17

2-12-2017
Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a parking lot and stole property at the business, A-Plus Paving, and Concrete. The case is being investigated by Deputy B. Fennessey. CASE# 8048-17

2-13-2017
Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a shed and stole property in the 30000 block of Triangle Drive in Charlotte Hall. Deputy J. Davis is investigating the case. CASE# 8220-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 40000 block of Port Place in Leonardtown. The case is being investigated by Corporal J. Davis. CASE# 8120-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry into a vacant residence in the 46000 block of Marshall Boulevard in Lexington Park. The case is being investigated by Deputy J. Davis. CASE# 8203-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 24000 block of Morgan Road in Hollywood. Deputy C. Ball is investigating the case. CASE# 8405-17

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, February 14, 2017

Vice/Narcotics Arrest

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives identified Joseph Allen Milburn Jr. (Age 28 of Dameron, MD) as a distributor of heroin. Undercover purchases by detectives resulted in suspect Milburn’s indictment and he was subsequently arrested for “Distribution of Heroin.” He was initially held without bond.

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


 Joseph Allen Milburn Jr.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Vice/Narcotics Arrests

Mark Alphonse Holt Sr. (Age 32 of Lexington Park, MD) was indicted after St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives made undercover purchases of cocaine from him. He was originally held without bond.

Mark Alphonse Holt Sr.

Suzanna Marie Fowler (Age 31 of Lexington Park) was indicted and subsequently arrested after undercover purchases revealed she was distributing heroin for a co-conspirator. She was charged with “Distribution of Heroin” and “Conspiracy”. She was originally held without bond.

Suzanna Marie Fowler

Antwaun Marquis Somerville (Age 27 of Great Mills) was indicted and subsequently arrested pursuant to an investigation that occurred on November 27, 2016.  During the incident, Antwaun Somerville reportedly pointed a handgun at a female acquaintance while he was following her in a separate vehicle as she was attempting to elude him. Deputies from the Patrol Division located Somerville in the area and he was found to be in possession of three (3) handguns, more than 120 grams of marijuana, digital scales, and packaging material indicating an intent to distribute the controlled dangerous substance.

As the investigation continued, deputies discovered an active protection order between Somerville and the female victim which prohibits Somerville from contacting the victim.  Somerville was arrested on scene, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center at which time he was held with no bond.

The facts of the investigation were presented to the Grand Jury for St. Mary’s County at which time an indictment was issued for Somerville, charging him with first and second degree assault, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of a regulated firearm during a drug-trafficking crime, and possession of a regulated firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime.  He was arrested and held without bond on February 8, 2017.



Antwaun Marquis Somerville 

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

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

On February 9, 2017, at approximately 11:23 AM, patrol officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Radio Station Way for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered a single vehicle off the roadway and into a tree. The operator of the vehicle suffered severe injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded and continued the investigation.

A preliminary investigation determined a 2010 Ford Edge operated by Patrica Ann Smith, 55, of Charlotte Hall, MD was traveling south on Point Lookout Road in the area of Radio Station Way when for unknown reasons Smith’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a mailbox. The vehicle continued off the road until it struck a tree. Neither speed nor alcohol appears to be a contributing factor in the collision. 

Anyone with any information regarding the collision is asked to contact Sgt. William Watters at 240-925-6573.

Traffic Advisory: Thursday, Feb. 9 – Friday, Feb. 10

Beginning Thursday, February 9, 2017, motorists should anticipate slow moving traffic, turning vehicles, foot traffic and an abundance of public safety vehicles from multiple jurisdictions in the Hollywood and Leonardtown areas from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. during prayers for Nolan Scully.

Additionally, on Friday, February 10, 2017, there will be heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic in Leonardtown Square and along Hollywood Road until approximately 2 p.m. when the funeral procession travels from Hollywood Road to Charles Memorial Gardens in Leonardtown for a private service. 

Traffic updates will be provided through the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Facebook and via Nixle throughout Thursday and Friday. Additional information regarding the services can be accessed through the Nolan Scully community page on Facebook at, NolanStrong.

Thank you in advance for respecting the privacy of the family during this difficult time.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Incident Briefs – 2/8/2017




Burglary – During the overnight hours of 2/6 into 2/7, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the Avis Rent A Car in Lexington Park and stole property. Deputy M. Beyer is investigating the case. CASE# 7095-17

Burglary – During the overnight hours of 2/6 into 2/7, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the Wendy’s on Great Mills Road and stole property. Deputy J. Bare is investigating the case. CASE# 7096-17

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property at the America’s Best Value Inn and Suites in Lexington Park. Deputy T. Siciliano is investigating the case. CASE# 7240-17

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.