Thursday, March 23, 2017

Warrant and Summons Services 3/8/2017 - 3/14/2017

Warrant Services:
03/08 – James Elton Price, 40 of Hollywood, MD, arrested on an Arrest Warrant for Assault 2nd Degree and    Malicious Destruction of Property less $1000.  Arrested by Deputy First Class B. Gaskill.

03/15 – Charles Ernest Kenny, 42 of Mechanicsville, MD, arrested on a District Court Arrest Warrant for Peeping Tom and Private Place – Prurient Intent.

03/17 – Rosanne Elizabeth Nial, 39 of Lexington Park, MD, arrested on an Arrest Warrant for Burglary 4th Degree.  Arrested by Deputy M. Beyer.


Summons Services:
03/07 – James Douglas Dennison, 39 of California, MD, charged via criminal summons for Assault 2nd Degree. 

03/09/17 – Marcus Devon Shorter, 29 of Mechanicsville, MD, was charged via criminal summons for Assault 2nd Degree.

03/10 – Heather Marie Stone, 25 of Callaway, MD, was charged via criminal summons for (2 counts) CDS Possession: Not Marijuana and (2 counts) CDS Possession: Paraphernalia.

03/10 – Aaron Jamaal Hudson, 22 of Lexington Park, MD, was charged via criminal summons for Assault 2nd Degree.

03/11 – Courtney Lauren Turner, 24 of Lexington Park, MD, charged via criminal summons for Credit Card: Steal another’s, Credit Card of another’s: Charge less than $1,000, Credit Card – Personation less than $1,000, and Theft: Less $1,000.

03/11 – David William Thompson Jr., 34 of Leonardtown, MD, charged via criminal summons for Unauthorized removal of property.

03/13 – Eric Lee Robinson, 31 of Lexington Park, MD, charged via criminal summons for Assault 2nd Degree.
03/14 – Linda Marie Short, 40 of Leonardtown, MD, charged via criminal summons for Assault 2nd Degree.

Arrests 03/08/17 through 03/15/17

On View Arrest:

Pires, Nicole Elizabeth

03/08/17 – Assault 2nd Degree – Deputy S. Shelko responded to the 41000 block of Jesse Drive in Mechanicsville, MD for a reported disturbance.  Upon arrival, Deputy S. Shelko met with the victim who advised he and the suspect, Nicole Elizabeth Pires, 44 of Mechanicsville, were involved in an argument that turned physical.  During the argument, the suspect who was found to be intoxicated allegedly scratched the victim’s neck with her fingernails.  Pires was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where she was charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  Case #13133-17 




Goodwin, William Joseph



03/09/17 – Trespassing – Deputy T. Snyder responded to the Lexington Park Methodist Church in reference to the suspect William Joseph Goodwin, 50 of Lexington Park, on the property after being issued a “No Trespass Notice” by Deputy Snyder on March 8, 2017.  Goodwin was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Trespassing on Private Property. Case #13330-17






Otto, John Eugene
Thompson, James Brian 














03/09/17 – Affray/Disorderly Conduct/Possession of CDS: Not Marijuana – Deputy First Class V. Pontorno and Corporal J. Graves were in the area of 21000 Great Mills Road in  Lexington Park when they heard yelling coming from the parking lot in front of the Quick Stop.  Deputies observed the two suspects, James Brian Thompson, age 21, of Lexington Park and suspect John Eugene Otto, age 21, of Lexington Park, on the ground fighting.  The fight and yelling caused patrons from inside of the Quick Stop to exit the business to watch the altercation.  Corporal Graves pulled suspect John Otto off of suspect James Thompson, who in turn attempted to flee the scene.  After a brief foot pursuit, Deputy First Class Pontorno apprehended Thompson.  A search incident to arrest of Thompson revealed suspected marijuana residue, a grinder and suspected Alprazolam pills in suspect Thompson’s possession. The suspects, Otto and Thompson, were arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.  Thompson was charged with Affray/Disorderly Conduct/Possession of CDS: Not Marijuana.  Otto was charged with Affray and Disorderly Conduct. CCN #13378-17


Underwood, Nicole Corine


03/10/17 – Violation of Protective Order – Corporal J. Stone responded to the 20000 block of Shadrick Street in Leonardtown, MD, for a reported disturbance.  Cpl. Stone's investigation revealed the suspect, Nicole Corine Underwood,  age 26 of Leonardtown, entered the victim’s home in violation of a final protective order issued by District Court Judge, Karen Chesser on January 24, 2017.  Underwood was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where she was charged with Violation of Protective Order.  CCN #13141-17




Hill, Francis Xavier
03/10/17 – Violation of Protective Order – Deputy G. Muschette observed the suspect Francis Xavier Hill, age 21, of no fixed address, in the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Deputy Muschette confirmed Hill had three open arrest warrants for Violation of Protective order and Burglary 4th Degree.  Deputy Muschette made contact with the suspect at an apartment on Great Mills Road and placed him under arrest for the warrants.  It was subsequently learned that the suspect was actively in violation of a protective order, which protected an occupant within the residence from contact with the suspect.  Hill was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where he was charged with Violation of Protective Order and served three outstanding warrants. CCN# 13468-17/5794-17/7559-17


Raley, Justin David
03/10/17 – Burglary 4th Degree – Deputy J. Bare responded to a vacant residence in the 19000 block of Tippett Road in Lexington Park in an attempt to locate wanted suspect, Justin David Raley, 29 of Lexington Park.  Suspect Raley was wanted on six open warrants for Burglary 1st and 2nd Degree, Rogue and Vagabond, and Theft: Less $1000.  Upon arrival, deputies searched the vacant residence locating suspect Raley inside the home.  Deputies contacted the homeowners of the residence, who advised they had not given the suspect permission to be in the residence.  Raley was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Burglary 4th Degree and served all outstanding warrants.  CCN # 13568-17/4323-17/62240-16/63695-16/9713-17/7894-17/7871-17


Sullivan, Kenneth Wayne
03/11/17 – Assault 2nd Degree – Deputy First Class D. Potter responded to a residence in the 46000 block of Sell Drive in Lexington Park for a reported disturbance.  Upon arrival, one of the witnesses claimed to have been locked out of the residence by the victim and needed police assistance.  Suspect Kenneth Wayne Sullivan, 55 of Lexington Park, MD, intervened by taking ahold of the victim by the arms and moved the victim away from the door so the witness could enter.  Deputy First Class Potter determined there was no crime and left the residence.  The Sheriff’s Office received another call for a reported active disturbance within the residence.  Upon arrival, it was reported that the verbal altercation continued and escalated when suspect Sullivan threw a piece of hot pizza at the victim, striking the victim in the face. Due to the visible signs of injury to the victim, and obvious continuing course of conduct in the household, Sullivan was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where he was charged with Assault 2nd Degree. CCN #13758-17 


Brown, Alehandro Jerry
03/13/17 – CDS Possession: Not Marijuana – Corporal. J. Stone responded to the area of Chancellors Run Apartments in Great Mills for a reported Domestic Assault.  Upon arriving, Cpl. Stone observed a vehicle leaving the scene at which time he attempted to stop the vehicle to ensure the occupants were not related to the domestic assault report. However, the vehicle refused to stop attempting to elude Cpl. Stone.  The vehicle subsequently stopped and Corporal Stone detained all occupants, making contact with the driver, suspect Alehandro Jerry Brown, 44 of Great Mills, MD.  Corporal Stone observed the suspect to have suspected white powder cocaine residue on the front of his black jacket and on the crotch of his jeans.  Sitting in the suspect's lap in plain view was a torn plastic baggie with suspected powder cocaine residue, as well.  Additionally, the investigation revealed the suspect did not possess a valid Maryland license and his license and privilege through the state of Georgia were suspended.  Brown was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where he was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule II, to wit cocaine. CCN #14154-17



03/13/17 – Theft Less Than $1,000 – Deputy First Class A. Schultz responded to Walmart in California, MD for the report of a shoplifter in custody.  The investigation revealed that suspect Angela Lois Dias, 51 of California, MD was observed by Walmart loss prevention at a self-checkout register scanning only some of the items she had for purchase.  The suspect then walked past all points of sale and began to exit the store when she was confronted by loss prevention.  The suspect further emptied her purse of additional stolen items.   Dias was served a “Notice Not to Trespass” for Walmart and charged via Criminal Citation for Theft less than $1,000.  CCN # 14115-17





Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Incident Briefs – 3/17/2017 – 3/21/2017


3/17/2017
Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into Cadillac Jacks in Lexington Park and stole property. Deputy D. Smith is investigating the case. CASE# 14807-17

3/18/2017
Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence in the 19000 block of Point Lookout Road in Lexington Park and stole property. Deputy D. Smith is investigating the case. CASE# 15018-17


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, March 17, 2017

#SMCSO to present at Health Awareness Seminars at NAS Patuxent River

  • By Sherry L. Baker Career Development Division Total Force Strategy & Management Department, retrieved from the Tester newspaper.
Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in response to the rising heroin, opioid and fentanyl crisis across the state of Maryland March 1.

As reported in January 2017, Maryland is experiencing a rise in deaths from the use of potent and cheap synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, which is 80 times more potent than morphine, approximately 40 to 50 times stronger than street-level heroin and is being mixed with heroin to increase its potency.

According to state data, heroin and fentanyl killed 1,468 Maryland residents in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 62 percent from the same period in 2015. The data also showed many of those who overdosed started out abusing prescription painkillers and other opioids.

Hogan’s executive order activates the emergency management authority and enables increased and more rapid coordination between state and local jurisdictions to develop effective plans and strategies to address this issue. The order also provides $50 million in funding over a five-year period to support prevention, recovery and enforcement efforts across the state.

Hogan called for an “all hands on deck approach” to the growing rates of heroin, opioid and fentanyl use: “Ultimately, this is about saving lives, and it will take all of us working together in a collaborative, holistic approach to achieve that,” he said. Hogan also called for federal and local governments and nonprofits to step up, as the state cannot bear the entire burden itself.

To learn more about the impact of this crisis and what the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and other community resources are doing to address this issue locally:

  • Join us at the Health Awareness Seminars on Substance Abuse at the Patuxent River Center Stage Theater March 28 from 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m.


The Sheriff’s Office will also be on site with amnesty boxes to collect expired or unused prescription medication during each session.








Baker, S. L. (2017, March 16). Maryland declares state of emergency in heroin, opioid, fentanyl crisis . Tester. Retrieved March 17, 2017, from http://www.dcmilitary.com/tester/tenant_profile/maryland-declares-state-of-emergency-in-heroin-opioid-fentanyl-crisis/article_ee45eaf3-0cfa-51dc-a0cd-c91321c2675d.html

Results of St. Patrick’s Day Sobriety Checkpoint

On March 16, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Maryland State Police hosted a sobriety checkpoint in Charlotte Hall near the St. Mary’s/Charles County line.

A total of 409 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. No operators showed signs of impairment; however, an operator was issued a citation for the possession of marijuana.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office thanks the public for their patience and cooperation, and the Maryland State Police for their assistance. They also remind citizens that saturation patrols will begin this evening, March 17, and extend through Sunday.

Residents who believe an operator is driving under the influence are urged to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 301-475-8008 and provide them with a location and tag number, if possible.


Lastly, motorists are asked to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day weekend responsibly.  

Incident Briefs – 3/17/2017



Attempted Burglary – An alarm sounded at the Cadillac Jacks in Lexington Park. Upon arrival, officers observed that an unknown suspect attempted to forced entry into the business. The case is being investigated by Deputy D. Holdsworth. CASE# 14765-17


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, March 16, 2017

DUI Arrest - January 2017


01/04/2017  - Michael Emmanuel Beal, age 26 of Clinton, MD,  Arrested by Corporal D. Corcoran 



01/06/2017  Brian Edward Thompson, age 34 of Clements, MD, Arrested by Deputy A. Budd



01/07/2017 - Marcel Dewayne Thomas, age 30 of Hollywood, MD,  Arrested by Deputy First
Class R. Steinbach



01/13/2017 - Melvin Vincent Fenwick Jr., age 23 of St. Inigoes, MD, Arrested by Deputy S. Bowie


01/16/2017 - Edgar Humberto Gonzalez, age 43, of Lexington Park, MD,  Arrested by Deputy C. Ball
               
                                           
01/18/2017 - Delonte Andre Medley, age 25, of Lexington Park, MD, Arrested by Corporal D. Corcoran 



01/20/2017  - Deanna Lynn Howeth, age 47, of Lexington Park, MD,  Arrested by Deputy S. Shelko 


01/20/2017  - Thomas Matthew Dorsey, age 46, of Mechanicsville,  MD,  Arrested by Deputy S. Shelko 



01/21/2017 - Ronald Devon Young, age 43, of Lexington Park, MD,  Arrested by Deputy S. Bowie 



01/22/2017 - Rossario Ferreras, age 53, of Pascogoua, MS. Arrested by Corporal J. Stone 



01/23/2017 - Sabrina Nicole St.Marie, age 30, of Lexington Park, MD,  Arrested by Deputy H. Smith



01/28/2017 - Tyler Patrick Lydon, age 25, of California, MD, Arrested by Corporal J. Kirkner 


01/28/2017 - Shane Edward Mason, age 34, of Mechanicsville, MD,  Arrested by Deputy First Class R. Steinbach



01/28/2017 - Alijah Dijaus Robinson, age 18 of Lexington Park, MD was charged on a Criminal Summons for a motor vehicle accident and DUI that occurred on 10/18/16.  Arrested by Deputy K. Molitor 



01/29/2017 - Jennifer Lorraine Weston, age 28 of Waldorf, MD was issued citations for a DWI/DUI and a motor vehicle accident that occurred on 11/05/16.  Charges issued by Corporal J, Somerville 

DUI Arrests - February 2017


02/03/17 -Theotis Lee Bedonie, age 40 of Firmington, NM, Arrested by Corporal J. Stone


02/05/17 - Kristopher Allen Foster, age 24 of Hughesville, MD, Arrested by Deputy A. Budd 


02/07/17 - Jerome Irving Boyenga, age 56 of Leonardtown, MD, Arrested by Corporal D. Ray


02/07/17 - Dylan Marshall Hill, age 25 of Hollywood, MD,  Arrested by Corporal B. Foor


02/09/17 - Timothy Augustus Stephens, age 57 of Terre Haute, IN, Arrested by Deputy S. Bowie 


02/11/17 - Zachary Kenneth Lengfield, age 23 of Piney Point, MD, Arrested by Deputy First Class  K. Flerlage 


02/13/17 - David Michael Goad Jr., age 35 of Mechanicsville, MD, Arrested by Corporal S. Kerby


02/15/17 - Robert Cornelius Combs 3rd, age 24 of Leonardtown, MD, Arrested by 
Deputy M. McCuen 


02/15/17 Debra Anita Dyer, age 52 of Ridge, MD, Arrested by Deputy M. Beyer 


02/18/17 - Virginia Frances Piotrowski, age 37 of Great Mills, MD,  Arrested by Deputy H.Smith


02/19/17 - Patrick Francis Wohlgemuth, age 29 of Norfolk, VA, Arrested by Deputy S. Bowie


02/25/17 Shelley Denise Trahan, age 33 of Mechanicsville, MD, Arrested by Cpl. J. Sommerville


02/26/17 - James Patrick Mcgrath, age 54 of Great Mills, MD, Arrested by Corporal B. Foor

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02/26/17 - Orlando Lamon Robinson, age 47 of Great Mills, MD, Arrested by Deputy B. Fennessey



02/27/17 - Burton Darrell Moody Jr., age 30 of California, MD,  Arrested by Corporal E. O’Connor 

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Child Support Enforcement Unit Recognized for Achievements

On Friday, March 4, 2017, the staff of the St. Mary’s County Child Support Enforcement Unit received the coveted Bronze Golden Plate Award as well as the much sought-after Executive Director’s Most Improved Award.  These awards were given to the St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services in recognition of the work performed by the Child Support Enforcement Unit.

Notably, St. Mary’s County is the only jurisdiction to have achieved this annual goal in all four performance metrics. Those measures include the establishment of paternity, the establishment of court orders, collections on current support and cases paying on arrears.

Present at the ceremony were several representatives of the St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services and their partners: Sheriff Tim Cameron, Major Michael Merican, Captain Steven Hall and deputies working in the Child Support Enforcement Unit, as well as representatives from the St. Mary’s County State Attorney’s Office and the St. Mary’s County Court System.

Leyla Layman, Acting Executive Director, presented the awards on behalf of the Maryland Department of Human Resources Child Support Enforcement Administration. Layman stated, “It takes a tremendous amount of work to reach this achievement,” and commented that “a new executive award was created specifically because St. Mary’s County was the only Maryland jurisdiction to have met all four of its performance goals for federal fiscal year 2016.”

Ella May Russell, Director of St. Mary’s Department of Social Services, added, “None of this could have happened without the relationships between the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, the State Attorney’s Office, the Clerk’s Office, and the St. Mary’s County Court System. Our partnerships are crucial, and we are grateful for them.”





Barricade in Leonardtown Ends Peacefully

On March 15, 2017, at approximately 8:58 a.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 21000 block of Arbor Court in Leonardtown in an attempt to serve a retake warrant on James Patrick Yates, age 54, of Leonardtown.

Yates barricaded himself in his residence and refused to speak with deputies. A perimeter was established and deputies certified in Crisis Intervention Team training responded to the scene and attempted to communicate with Yates for a period of time prior to the Emergency Services Team entering the residence. 

Yates was taken into custody, and there were no injuries as a result of this incident. He was served the retake warrant and charged with misdemeanor escape.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office thanks the Maryland State Police for their assistance during this incident.

James Patrick Yates



Incident Briefs – 3/16/2017



Suspicious Activity – "Employees" of Maryland Gas and Electrical were going door to door trying to sell the company’s services on Cochise Court in Mechanicsville. The subjects were identified and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is working to verify the employment status of the subjects. Corporal J. Somerville is investigating the case. CASE# 14506-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a shed and stole property in the 45000 block of Carefree Way in Great Mills. The case is being investigated by deputy First Class K. Flerlage. CASE# 14489-17


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.



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

#WantedWednesday: OUTSTANDING THEFT WARRANTS

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 THEFT WARRANTS:


Skyler Justice Crowe
Perry Dwight Brown

Michael Wayne Dement

Dominique Jamar Dyson

John Paul Frederick

Kasha Lashon Hill

Christy Lynn Locklear

Christopher Pennington

John Ignatius Robinson


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.