Friday, April 20, 2018

Special Olympics


The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office was honored to be a part of the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Leonardtown High School.  The Special Olympics offer year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics provide athletes with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, learn new skills, and share their unique gifts with family, friends, and the community.













 
 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Homicide Update


Updated Press Release


Evidence indicates the victim, Britain Jeremy Gill, age 29, of Lexington Park, and the suspect, had a confrontation; at this time the Sheriff's Office is not releasing the name of the suspect.   During the confrontation, the victim sustained a gunshot wound from a shotgun; the victim later succumbed to his injuries at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Scott Ruest at (301) 475-4200 extension * 2297, or by email at Scott.Ruest@stmarysmd.com. Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).  Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment. 

 

Original Press Release

 
 On April 18, 2018, at approximately 5:44 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Liberty Street, in Lexington Park, for the report of a subject shot. A male victim was located, and transported to a local hospital; the victim has since succumbed to his injuries. The investigation has been continued by detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division, (CID).

 
The investigation is on-going and no further information will be released tonight. Additional information will be released as is appropriate during the course of the investigation.

 

Drug Arrest-Great Mills High School


On April 18, 2018, at Great Mills High School, located in Great Mills, Maryland, a school employee became aware a student was ill and possibly suffering from an overdose, due to eating a brownie which contained THC/CBG, which is derived from marijuana plants. Corporal Kristi Nelson was notified and a joint investigation with the St. Mary’s County Public Schools and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was initiated. The investigation determined a fifteen year old female student made the brownies containing marijuana and subsequently sold them at school.  Numerous students consumed the brownies and became ill.  Two students were ultimately transported to a local hospital for treatment.  The juvenile suspect who made and sold the brownies was charged with the following:


.  CDS: Distribution School Property

.  CDS: Distribution of Marijuana

.  CDS: Possession of Marijuana

.  Reckless Endangerment

.  Disruption of School Activities


The investigation is on-going and has been continued by detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Michael Labanowski at (301) 475-4200 extension *8033 or by email at Michael.Labanowski@stmarysmd.com. Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.
                                                

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Homicide Investigation

On April 18, 2018, at approximately 5:44 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office responded to the 21000 block of Liberty Street, in Lexington Park, for the report of a subject shot.  A male victim was located, and transported to a local hospital; the victim has since succumbed to his injuries.  The investigation has been continued by detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division, (CID). 

The investigation is on-going and no further information will be released tonight.  Additional information will be released as appropriate during the course of the investigation.

Weapons Violation



On April 18, 2018, deputies and detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, along with Special Agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, (NCIS), responded to Park Hall Elementary School located on Hermanville Road, in Park Hall, for the report of a student with a handgun. Upon arrival officers made contact with a school official who advised a student alerted a staff member another student was in possession of a handgun. The school official made contact with the student in question and later located a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the student’s book bag. Investigation determined an eight year old student brought the weapon to school after he discovered it inside the residence. The student’s residence is located in an off base military housing community and both parents are currently active duty.

The student was placed under arrest and charged as a juvenile with the following criminal offenses:
. Dangerous Weapon on School Property

. Handgun on Person

. Disturbing School Operations


This investigation will be continued by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service to determine how the student had access to the gun.

Friday, April 13, 2018

On View Arrests/Warrants/DUIs

On View Arrests:

Drug Arrest- On March 1, 2018, Cpl. Potter was investigating a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot located on Miramar Way, in California, when he located Zachery Garrett Christian, age 24, of Hollywood, in the vehicle.  Located in the vehicle with Christian was suspected heroin.  Christian was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS-Not Marijuana.  CASE# 10958-18
Zachery Garrett Christian


Drug Arrest/Contraband- On March 2, 2018, Cpl. Stone responded to the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center, in Leonardtown,  for a report of contraband.  Investigation determined Amanda Lynn Kinder, age 33, of Lexington Park, reported to the facility as part of her pre-trial agreement, and attempted to provide an altered urine sample, which was in a container hidden on her person.  A oxycodone pill was also discovered on Kinder's person in a chap-stick container.  Kinder was arrested and charged with CDS: Possess-Not Marijuana, Possess: Contraband Place of Confinement, and Alter Drug/Alcohol Test.  CASE# 11378-18
Amanda Lynn Kinder

Assault- On March 3, 2018, Cpl. Stone responded to the 45000 block of Knott's Drive in Callaway, for a reported assault.  Upon arrival contact was made with the victim who had visible injury; the victim indicated the injuries were caused by Twain Balfonite Harrod, age 61, of Callaway.  The victim displayed injury to the arm and throat area.  Harrod was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 11566-18
Twain Balfonite Harrod


Drug Arrest- On March 4, 2018, in the 22000 block of Three Notch Road, in California, Cpl. Stone was investigating a suspicious vehicle.  Inside the vehicle was Joseph Gary Carter, age 51, of Lexington Park, and Maurice Lidell Jones, age 32, of Hughesville. Through the course of the investigation, paraphernalia was located as well as numerous baggies, and one baggie containing suspected Oxycodone pills.  Jones, and Carter were arrested and were charged with CDS: Possession not Marijuana and CDS: Possession Paraphernalia.  CASE# 11592-18              
                                          Joseph Gary Carter                 Maurice Lidell Jones

Drug Arrest- On March 4, 2018, in the 22000 block of Mercedes Drive, in California, a premise check was conducted at a business.  An occupied vehicle was located and the occupant was identified as James Tolson Walker, age 44, of Lexington Park.  Visible in the vehicle were open containers of an alcoholic beverage, suspected cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.  Walker was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana, CDS: Possession Paraphernalia, and Consume Alcoholic Beverage in Public by Cpl. Stone.  CASE# 11735-18

James Tolson Walker

Theft- On March 5, 2018, Cpl. Foor responded to the 45000 block of Miramar Way, in California, for a reported theft.  Contact was made with Anthony Charles Verras, age 25, of Great Mills, who attempted to leave the business without paying for various items.  Verras was charged with Theft via a Criminal Citation.  CASE# 11924-18  (No Picture Available)


Assault- On March 6, 2018, Dep. Forinash responded to the 44000 block of Deerfield Road, in Leonardtown, for a reported assault.  Investigation determined the victim was struck in the face by Jennifer Ann Byrnes, age 30, of Leonardtown.  The victim had visible injury as a result of the assault, and Byrnes was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 12148-18

Jennifer Ann Byrnes


Warrants:


2/28/18- Dalton Nathaniel Zimmerman, age 19, of Mechanicsville, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for US-Army-Federal Felony Deserter by DFC. Holdsworth#305.  CASE# 10886-18 (No Photograph Available)

3/1/18-  William Tyrone Curtis, age 56, of Great Mills, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Trespass: Private Property, and additional warrants from Charles County for Assault 2nd Degree, Theft, and Trespass: Private Property by Cpl. Kirkner# 133.  CASE# 11067-18

William Tyrone Curtis

3/1/18- Anthony Joseph Walton, age 44, of Rose Haven, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Child Support by Dep. Edwards# 335.  CASE# 11088-18
Anthony Joseph Walton

3/1/18- Jaime Leonel Perez, age 36, of Lexington Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for FTA/Driving W/O a License by Cpl. Potter# 255.  CASE# 10898-18
Jaime Leonel Perez

3/2/18- Leslie NMN Young, age 23, of Lexington Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for CDS: Possess-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession with the Intent to Distribute by Cpl. Potter# 255.  CASE# 12352-18
Leslie NMN Young

3/2/18- Steven Wayne Goldsmith, age 28, of Hollywood, was arrested on an outstanding Garrett County warrant for Sex Offender Fail to Register by Cpl. Kerby# 242.  CASE# 11381-18
Steven Wayne Goldsmith

3/3/18- Crystal Lynn Hancock, age 33, with no fixed address, was arrested on an outstanding Charles County Child Support warrant by Cpl. Stone# 183.  CASE# 11430-18 (No Picture Available)
 

3/5/18- Justin Dewayne Jordan, age 40, of Great Mills, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Driving While Suspended by DFC. Muschette# 303.  11819-18
Justin Dewayne Jordan

3/6/18- Marc Ryan Gill, age 38, of Leonardtown, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Forgery, and CDS-Not Marijuana by Dep. Payne# 320.  CASE# 12068-18
Marc Ryan Gill

3/6/18- Christina Marie Johnson, age 24, of Leonardtown, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Forgery by Dep. Payne# 320.  CASE# 12078-18
Christina Marie Johnson


3/6/18- Latres Javontae Cockerham, age 20, of Lexington Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for FTA/ Disorderly and Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 12058-18
Latres Javontae Cockerham


3/6/18- Warren Duane Hayes, age 47, of Washington, DC, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Armed Robbery by Det. Hulse# 218.  CASE# 12088-18
Warren Duane Hayes

3/6/18- Sarah Elizabeth Holloway, age 34, of Hughesville, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Theft Scheme, Credit Card Fraud, and Theft by Cpl. Kirkner# 133.  CASE# 12123-18
Sarah Elizabeth Holloway


DUIs:

3/3/18- Michael Erik Sheriff, age 48, of St. Leonard, was arrested and charged with Driving Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence, and Driving While Intoxicated by Cpl. Stone# 183.  CASE# 11542-18
Michael Erik Sheriff


3/6/18- Demarcus Antion Spears, age 28, of Hollywood, was arrested and charged with Driving While Impaired by Alcohol and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by Dep. Chase# 346.  CASE# 11983-18
Demarcus Antion Spears