Friday, June 23, 2017

Incident Briefs – 6/23/2017




Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a motor vehicle in the 20000 block of Hermanville Road in Lexington Park. Nothing appeared to be stolen. Deputy Muschette is investigating the case. CASE# 32638-17

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle in the 18000 block of Hodges Lane in Valley Lee. Nothing was stolen but the suspect’s caused visible damage to the vehicle. CASE#32641-17

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle in the 21000 block of Spyglass Way in Lexington Park. Nothing appeared to be stolen. CASE#32648-17

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered two motor vehicles and stole property in the 20000 block of Skipjack Court in Great Mills. Deputy McClure is investigating the case. CASE#32660-17

Burglary/Stolen Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a shed and stole a motorcycle in the 36000 block of Owens Drive in Bushwood. Deputy Edwards is investigating the case. CASE# 32684-17


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, June 22, 2017

Arrests 5-31-2017 - 6-7-2017

5-30-2017 - Theft - DFC D. Potter observed the suspect, Steven Ray Lee, California, age 24 of, California, leave the Walmart store without paying for merchandise.  DFC Potter followed the suspect and provided identifying information to responding deputies.   The vehicle was located and the stolen merchandise was recovered.  Lee was charged with Theft Under $1000.

Steven Ray Lee

Criminal Summons and Warrant Services:

05/31/17  - Shannon Elizabeth Johnson, 39, Huntingtown, MD, was charged via Criminal Summons for Assault 2nd Degree and Malicious Destruction of Property. Served by Dep. K. Molitor CASE#18629-17

06/01/17 - Laura Ann Marini, 36, Mechanicsville, MD was charged via Criminal Summons for Theft Less than $100.  Served by Dep. C. Edwards CASE#28430-17

 Adult Arrests 06/01/17

6-1-2017 - Assault - DFC J. Maguire responded to the 44000 block of Watson Lane for a reported domestic assault. The victim alleged the suspect, David William Thompson, age 34, of Leonardtown, assaulted the victim leaving visible signs of injury to the victim's left hand and elbow. Thompson was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center where he was charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE#02849-17
David William Thompson



Adult Arrests 06/05/17

6-2-2017 - Theft - Deputy D. Sidorowicz responded to a reported theft at the Walmart in California. The investigation revealed, the suspect, Daniel Holly Dement, age 50, of Lexington Park, filled a shopping cart with items and utilized a small child to push the cart past all points of sale into the parking lot. Loss prevention made contact with the suspect who then dropped the bags full of merchandise and fled with the child. Using surveillance the suspect was identified and then located. He was charged via criminal citation for Theft Less Than $1000. CASE#29037-17

Daniel Holly Dement



6-2-2017 - Assault on Inmate - Cpl. E Johnson responded to the St. Mary's County Detention Center for a reported assault. The investigation revealed the suspect, Keith Demar Young, age 28, of Waldorf, assaulted another inmate by hitting the inmate on the head, and then continued to hit assault the victim in the head and face. The victim displayed visible signs of injury. Young was charged with Assault on DOC employee and released back to the custody of the detention center. CASE#29070-17

Keith Demar Young


6-10-2017 - Theft - Deputy D. Sidorowicz responded to the Lowe's in California for a late report of a theft. The investigation revealed that on May 10, 2017, the suspect, Evan Thomas Jenkins, age 28, of Mechanicsville,  exited the store without paying for merchandise. The suspect was located and charged for Theft Less than $1000.CASE#24697-17

Evan Thomas Jenkins,

Adult Arrests 06/06/17


6-5-2017 - Assault - Deputy P. Henry responded to the 21000 block of Tammies Drive in Great Mills for a reported assault. The victim alleged the suspect, William Howard Grantham, age 57, of Great Mills assaulted the victim causing visible sign of injury. Grantham was transported to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and charged with Two Counts of Second Degree Assault.CASE#29565-17

William Howard Grantham


Adult Arrests 06/07/17

6-6-2017 - CDS Violation - Deputy E. Edwards responded to the St. Mary's County Detention Center for a reported CDS Violation. The suspect, Steven Rene Tharpe, age 26, of Great Mills, was ordered by the District Court Judge to take a urinalysis test prior to sentencing. During the test, something fell out of the suspect's pants. The correctional officer advised it appeared to be a condom containing an unknown liquid. The suspect was charged with altering a drug/alcohol urinalysis test. CASE#29720-17

Steven Rene Tharpe 















Incident Briefs – 6/22/2017





Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a victim’s motor vehicle in the 25000 block of Elderberry Way in Lexington Park; nothing appeared to be stolen. Deputy Payne is investigating the case. CASE# 32453-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into an outside storage area at the Habitat for Humanity in Lexington Park. Deputy Bush is investigating the case. CASE# 32453-17


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, June 21, 2017

Incident Briefs – 6/21/2017



Property Destruction – Unknown suspect(s) damaged property at the Pathways Group Home in Lexington Park. Dep. Bowie is continuing the investigation. CASE#32283-17
Property Destruction – Unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry into the AutoZone in Great Mills. Dep. Davis is continuing the investigation. CASE#32417-17


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, June 19, 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies recognized for roles in schools

On Wednesday, St. Mary’s County Public Schools expressed their appreciation for the support of law enforcement at their schools and on their safety teams. During a ceremony, they recognized Safety and Security Assistants, Maryland State Police, and deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for their public safety efforts in the public school system. Principals who submitted nominations, commanders and members of the school board, along with Superintendent James Scott Smith and Safety & Security Director, Mike Wyant, bestowed the awards.

“For every day of this school year, there has been at least one unsung hero,” Wyant said. “Law enforcement officers have helped make a difference in a child’s life, and the partnerships we continue to forge provide confidence in our systems.”

Following an opening by Smith, Sheriff Cameron said, “Our partnerships create a great synergy, and we have a positive relationship that exists today.”

The following officer from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was nominated for Adopt-A-School Officer of the Year: Timothy Snyder, Lexington Park Elementary, and George Washington Carver Elementary School.

“Deputy Snyder grew up in Lexington Park and finds his life experiences a benefit in supporting the children in the community regardless of their age,” Dr. Rebecaa Schou, Principal of Lexington Park Elementary said. “Deputy Snyder also finds time to support his community as a member of the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, providing care and comfort to families who are experiencing a medical emergency.”

“The Carver team wishes to express our utmost gratitude for the hard work Deputy Timothy Snyder has displayed in safeguarding the school, staff, and students,” Principal Deanna Mingo of George Washington Carver Elementary School said. “He has shown to the Carver community the highest professionalism in every interaction. Deputy Snyder’s concerted effort exceeds expectation.”

The following officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were nominated for School Resource Officers of the Year: Corporal Andrew Holton, Chopticon High School; Corporal Kristi Nelson, Great Mills High School; and Corporal Gray Maloy, Leonardtown High School.

Selected for School Resource Officer of the Year was Corporal Andy Holton, Chopticon High School and Margaret Brent Middle School

“Holton is always on time, always on duty, and always interacts with students with nothing but respect and support,” Mark Priner of Chopticon High School said. “Every interaction I have with him is marked by professionalism, respect and a steady focus on the task of ensuring that Chopticon is run as safely as possible.”

“He is firm, consistent, and holds students to high expectations,” Principal Janet Fowler of Margaret Brent Middle School said. “However, he also provides a safe outlet for students to confide in him. He models appropriate behavior for our young men and women, and his positive impact reaches beyond the walls of our building into our community.”

Sheriff Cameron, along with the men and women of the sheriff’s office, extends congratulations to every individual who was nominated and received an award. The Sheriff’s Office also thank the board of education, Superintendent Smith, St. Mary’s County Public School staff, and the principals of our local schools for honoring the nominees and winners.




 Adopt-A-School Officer of the Year: Corporal Snyder & Sheriff Cameron 
School Resource Officer of the Year: Corporal Andrew Holton & Sheriff Cameron 
                                             






Incident Briefs – 6/16 – 6/19


6/17/2017

Burglary – Sometime during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into Jerry’s Carryout in Great Mills and stole cash. Deputy McClure is investigating the case. CASE# 31578-17

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property in the 46000 block of Valley Court in Lexington Park. Deputy Beyer is investigating the case. CASE#31761-17

Burglary – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) entered a shed and stole property in the 27000 block of Neale Court in Mechanicsville. Cpl. Flerlage is investigating the case. CASE# 31813-17

6/18/2017

Burglary – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 21000 block of Kearsarge Place in Lexington Park. Deputy McClure is investigating the case. CASE# 31938-17

6/19/2017

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Sometime within the last week, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a motor vehicle and stole property in the 45000 block of Elkton Lane in California. Deputy Bare is investigating the case. CASE# 32068-17



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, June 16, 2017

Juvenile Arrests: 5/26/2017 - 6/09/2017



05/26/17: A 13 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Second Degree Assault at Esperanza Middle School.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by School Resource Officer Cpl. C. Hartzell. CCN# 27716-17

05/23/17: A 13 year old male juvenile of Leonardtown was arrested for Second Degree Assault by Cpl. J. Davis. CCN#27716-17

05/22/17: A 17 year old female juvenile of Lexington Park was issued a juvenile civil citation for Possession of Marijuana by Cpl. J. Stone.  CCN# 27046-17

05/29/17: A 14 year old male juvenile of Clements was arrested for Burglary at Dynard Elementary School.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Cpl. E. Johnson. CCN#23953-17

05/18/17: A 13 year old female juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Assault Second Degree at Esperanza Middle School.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by School Resource Officer Cpl. C. Hartzell. CCN# 25867-17

5/22/17: A 13 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Assault Second Degree, as well as Disturbance of School Operations at Spring Ridge Middle School.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Cpl. C. Hartzell. CCN# 26089-17

05/23/17: A 13 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Assault Second Degree, as well as Disturbance of School Operations at Spring Ridge Middle School.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Cpl. C. Hartzell. CCN# 26089-17

05/26/17: A 14 year old female juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Assault Second Degree.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Cpl. M. Worrey.  CCN# 27767-17

05/26/17: A 10 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Assault Second Degree.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Cpl. M. Worrey.  CCN# 27767-17

05/27/17: A 15 year old male juvenile of Hollywood was arrested for Assault Second Degree.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Deputy C. Ball. CCN# 27836-17

05/25/17: A 16 year old female juvenile of Drayden was arrested for Assault Second Degree and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Dep. P Henry. CCN#27793-17

05/28/17: A 17 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Assault Second Degree.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Cpl. J. Vezzosi.  CCN# 28047-17


06/02/17: A 15 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Assault Second Degree.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Deputy D. McClure. CCN# 29085-17

06/02/17: A 16 year old male juvenile of White Plains was arrested for four counts of Burglary, Vandalism and Theft.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Cpl. D. Alexander.  CCN# 28267-17, 28293-17, 28297-17, 28303-17.

06/07/17: A 14 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Theft.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Deputy M. McCuen.  CCN#29801.

06/06/17: A 12 year old female juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Assault.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Deputy C. Ball. CCN# 29708-17

06/07/17: A 16 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Theft.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by DFC R. Steinbach. CCN# 29806-17

06/06/17: A 7 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Vandalism.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by DFC R. Steinbach.  CCN# 29746-17

06/06/17: A 16 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Theft.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Cpl. M. Worrey. CCN# 29733-17

06/06/17: A 16 year old male juvenile of Lexington Park was arrested for Assault, Disturb School Operations at Great Mills High School.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by School Resource Officer Cpl. K. Nelson.  CCN# 29697-17

06/07/17: A 9 year old male juvenile of California was arrested for five counts of Vandalism.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Dep. D. Holdsworth. CCN# 29916-17,29902-17,29898-17,29989-17,29990-17

06/09/17: A 16 year old male juvenile of Leonardtown was arrested and charged with Sex Offense 2nd and 4th Degree and Assault.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Lt. E. Jones CCN# 27846-17

Arrests: 5/23/2017 - 5/29/2017

5-25-2017 – Alcohol Violation – Cpl. W. Ray was on patrol on Great Mills Road in the area of Checker’s Restaurant when he observed the suspect, James Calvin Morgan, age 51, of Lexington Park, consuming a beverage out of a brown paper bag and in a public place. He was issued a citation for possession of an open container in public. CASE# 02754-17

James C. Morgan 

5-28-2017 – Theft – DFC A. Schultz responded to the Walmart in California for a reported theft. While traveling to the store, he observed the loss prevention officer from Walmart pointing towards a male walking down the sidewalk parallel to MD Route 235. Further investigation revealed, the suspect Calvin Parker Broxson, age 41, of Great Mills attempted to conceal electronics and exit the store without paying. When confronted by loss prevention, Broxson dropped the bag containing the merchandise and fled on foot. He was charged with theft under $1000. CASE#028041-17

Calvin P. Broxson


5-25-2017 – Burglary – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Units responded to a reported burglary in progress in the 45000 block of West Point Comfort Lane in Piney Point, MD. A victim called and advised he was notified that his home intrusion alarm was sounding. When the victim remotely accessed his home’s security cameras, he observed a suspect inside of his garage. He also provided additional identifying information to include a description of the suspect’s vehicle. Patrol units located the vehicle in the area of MD-249 and Driftwood Drive in Tall Timbers. Deputies made contact with the suspect, Vernon Frederick Hammer, age 44, of Lexington Park, who advised he was dropping signs off at a model home for his employer, but the key he was given didn’t work. He decided to use a credit card to gain access. While inside the residence, he removed a grill and propane tank that was inside of the garage. Those items were recovered from the back of the suspect vehicle. Further investigation revealed the suspect had in entered the wrong residence, despite the model home being clearly marked. The suspect was placed under arrest by DFC Blaine Gaskill and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he charged with 2nd Degree Burglary, 4th Degree Burglary, Theft Less than $1000, as well as Driving while Suspended and Driving while Revoked. CASE# 027490-17

Vernon F. Hammer 




5-26-2017 – Assault – Dep. D. McClure responded to a reported domestic assault in progress in the 46000 block of Yorktown Road in Lexington Park. Upon arrival, he made contact with the victim who alleged the suspect, Anthony Macio Wilson, age 44, of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim several times leaving visible signs of injury. Wilson was placed under arrest and charged with Second Degree Assault. CASE#027654-17


Anthony M. Wilson


5-27-2017 – Violation of a Protective Order – DFC D. Lawrence responded to the 20000 block of Willows Road in Lexington Park for a reported violation of a protective order. The investigation revealed, the suspect, Craig Wesley Norton, age 46, of Lexington Park, violated several conditions of a valid protective order. He was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Violating a Final Protective Order. CASE#027860-17


Craig W. Norton

5-27-2017 –Possession – Deputy C. Ball responded to a reported theft in the 27000 block of Gold Lane in Mechanicsville. The investigation revealed the suspect, Matthew Joseph Lusby, age 44, of Mechanicsville, stole a victim’s medication. Deputies recovered the medication from a trash can at a nearby gas station. Lusby was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Theft Less than $1000 and Possession of CDS – Not Marijuana. CASE#027865-17 


Matthew J. Lusby

5-23-2017 – Indecent Exposure – Deputy D. Sidorowicz responded to the 48000 block of Beachville Road in California for a reported indecent exposure complaint. The investigation revealed the suspect, Kenneth Allen Woodburn, age 32, of St. Inigoes exposed himself to a victim several times. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Indecent Exposure. CASE#027339-17 

Kenneth A. Woodburn 











Incident Briefs – 6/16/2017



Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence and stole copper piping in the 41000 block of Camalier Drive in Leonardtown. Deputy Edwards is investigating the case. CASE# 31427-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a shed in the 21000 block of Syndney Drive in Lexington Park and stole property. Cpl. Vezzosi is investigating the case. CASE# 31459-17

 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, June 15, 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Handlers Earn Certifications

On May 31, DFC Lacey Johnson and K-9 Brix finished the Basic Canine Handler Course and were certified at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Center by Master Canine Trainer Todd Fleenor. Master Canine Trainer Brian Fleig from the Anne Arundel County Police and Rene Cuyler from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office also witnessed the certification.

The Basic Canine Handler Course started on Feb. 13 and ended on June 2. The Canine Team is now certified in the areas of Patrol and Narcotics Detection. In order to be certified in those areas, the canine team had to demonstrate obedience, agility, tracking, building searches and aggression control for patrol and vehicle searches, open area searches and building searches for narcotics detection.

(L-R) Cathcart, Fleenor, Layla, Johnson, and Cpl. Rishel
At the traditional K-9 pinning ceremony on June 6, Johnson received the canine team’s certificates. Corporal Shawn Cathcart was presented with a certification as an Assistant Canine Trainer in the areas of patrols, narcotics and explosives detection.

During the ceremony, Fleenor congratulated Johnson by saying, “I am super proud; she did an awesome job.”

He also thanked Cathcart for his leadership in assisting and serving as a mentor to Johnson. After, Layla, an 11-year-old who raised $1300 for the unit was thanked for her selfless efforts.

"I think DFC Johnson and Laya displayed some of the most important and valuable things," Captain Steven Hall said, "time, due to how little we have of it, and effort because the measure given is often the difference between reaching a goal or falling short.”

Johnson will be formally certified and recognized in November with the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWDA) at the 2017 Maryland Canine Workshop. Cathcart will attend the 2017 IPWDA Canine Nationals in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He will then undergo written testing and an interview board to become a Canine Trainer with the organization.

Please join Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in congratulating Cathcart on his certification as an Assistant Canine Trainer and Johnson and K-9 Brix for completing the Basic Canine Handler Course.