Friday, January 21, 2022

Wanted Individual - Amanda Renea Wedding

 

Amanda Renea Wedding 

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is seeking the whereabouts of Amanda Renea Wedding, age 36 of Lexington Park, for Second-Degree Escape from the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown. Wedding failed to enter a court-ordered inpatient treatment program. 

Wedding is a white female, 5'9" tall, weighing 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wedding is asked to contact Detective Cpl. James Bare at 301-475-4200, ext. 8118 or at james.bare@stmarysmd.com

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact the St. Mary’s County 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.


Thursday, January 20, 2022

Wanted Individual- Karen Granville

 The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Karen Anne Granville, age 32 of Mechanicsville. Granville is wanted for the charge escape for removing her GPS tracking device while on pretrial supervision. Granville’s original charges were violation of probation/robbery and theft. Granville is a white female, 5’1” and weighs 135 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Karen Anne Granville is asked to contact Detective Tyler Payne at (301) 475-4200 extension 78010 or by email at Tyler.Payne@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.

For official news and information, follow the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter @firstsheriff

Karen Anne Granville 




Missing Persons Sought



The St. Mary’s County Sheriff's Office is seeking the whereabouts of Anna Garcia Guillen, age 19, and Dunia Yulissa Garcia Guillen, age 17, of Mechanicsville. Both girls were last seen in December at their residence. Anna Guillen is 5’6”, weighs 140 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. Dunia Gillen is 5’6”, weighs 130 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

The two were last known to be traveling together, possibly out of state.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Anna Garcia Guillen and Dunia Yulissa Garcia Guillen is asked to contact Detective First Class Daniel Sidorowicz at (301) 475-4200 extension 78043 or by email daniel.sidorowicz@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.

For official news and information, follow the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter @firstsheriff.


Anna Garcia Guillen

Dunia Guillen 










Increased Traffic Enforcement Along Rt. 235 this Month

 


For the remainder of January 2022, motorists can expect to see increased traffic enforcement by St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies along Three Notch Road/Route 235 in the California/Lexington Park area. Three Notch Road is the busiest highway in St. Mary’s County with more than 50,000 vehicles traveling on it every day.

Sheriff’s Office deputies will be patrolling for speeding, aggressive driving, seatbelt compliance, drivers evading traffic signals and drivers illegally using their cellphones.

Deputies will also be enforcing Maryland’s Move Over law, which requires drivers to slow down and change lanes to give emergency responders, tow trucks and other service vehicles adequate room to operate safely on the side of the road. 

Traffic fines are steep for violations. Motorists are advised to pay attention to their driving and others around them this month and every month.

“Drivers on Route 235 and St. Mary’s County highways need to reduce their speed, put their phones down and pay attention to traffic conditions to ensure that we all get to our destinations safely,” Sheriff Tim Cameron said.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

On View Arrests/Warrants/Criminal Citation/Juvenile Referrals

 On View Arrests:

Drug Arrest- On December 17, 2021, Dep. Wimberly conducted a traffic stop in the  21800 block of FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park.  The operator of the vehicle was identified as Arlon Charles Menchion, age 58 of Lexington Park. Located in the center console of the vehicle was a rock like substance, (suspected cocaine). Menchion was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana. 

Arlon Charles Menchion

Drug Arrest- On December 21, 2021, detectives from the Vice/Narcotics Division executed a search warrant, in the 23900 block of North Patuxent Beach Road in California. The warrant was for the person of James David Moore Sr., age 44 of Lexington Park, as well as his residence. Moore was located in a vehicle near the residence and located in the vehicle were numerous baggies containing suspected fentanyl, as well as a digital scale with residue and several baggies for packaging CDS. Located in the residence was suspected alprazolam and buprenorphine. Moore was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana, Possession With the Intent to Distribute, and CDS: Production Equipment. 

James David Moore Sr. 

Assault/Resist Arrest- On December 27, 2021, Dep. Rycyzyn responded to the 22000 block of Valley Estates Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported assault. While conducting the investigation Ondo Ebendeng Mike, age 27 of Lusby, exited the residence and was combative with deputies on scene. Mike was advised he was under arrest, at which time he began to actively resist, striking  two deputies on scene and pulled a body camera and mount off a deputies vest, breaking the body camera mount. Mike attempted to flee from deputies on scene while handcuffed, at which time a bag of suspected marijuana was located on the suspect. The initial victim of the assault advised deputies Mike had grabbed the victim by the victim's neck and threw the victim to the ground. Mike was charged with Assault 1st Degree, three counts of Assault 2nd Degree, Fail to Obey a Lawful Order, Resist/Interfere with Arrest and Malicious Destruction of Property. 

Ondo Edendeng Mike

Assault- On December 28, 2021, Dep. Walker responded to the 24800 block of Pt. Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Arielle Marie Ferguson, age 22 of Lusby, scratched the victim's face during an argument while the victim was driving. Visible injury was observed to the victim and Ferguson was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. (No Photograph Available)

Assault/Resist Arrest- On December 31, 2021, Sgt. Fleenor responded to the 23200 block of Pt. Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported threats. Investigation determined Meghann Emily Abraham, age 30 of Leonardtown, was arguing with a neighbor regarding her dog. Sgt. Fleenor made contact with Abraham who began yelling and screaming profanities at him and then proceeded to grab his outer vest carrier, and pulled off his badge. Abraham was advised she was under arrest, at which time she began to actively resist and attempted to flee under the residence. During the arrest, Abraham also kicked Sgt. Fleenor. Abraham was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest. 

Meghann Emily Abraham

Violation of Protective Order- On January 1, 2022, Dep. Walker responded to the 45900 block of Indian Way in Lexington Park, for the welfare check. Paulette Michele Johnson, age 31 of Lexington Park, was located on scene in violation of a valid court order. Johnson was arrested and charged with Violate Protective Order. 

Paulette Michele Johnson

Drug Arrest- Om January 2, 2022, Cpl. Roszell responded to the 40900 block of Merchant's Lane in Leonardtown, for the reported fraudulent prescription. Investigation determined Francisco Nico Saavedra, age 21 of Laurel, attempted to pick up a prescription for promethazine/codeine cough syrup, that was fraudulently phoned into the pharmacy. Saavedra was advised he was under arrest, at which time he pushed a deputy in the chest and fled the store. Saavedra was apprehended outside the store and charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Resist Arrest, Prescription Obtain by Fraud, and CDS: Possession With Intent to Distribute. 

Francisco Nico Saavedra

Assault- On January 3, 2022, Dep. Haas responded to the 24000 block of Hollywood Road in Hollywood, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Christine Faye Gray, age 49 of Hollywood, struck the victim in the face, causing visible injury to the victim. Gray was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. (No Photograph Available)

Drug Arrest- On January 3, 2022, Dep. Fleenor responded to the 21400 block of Exquisite Court in Lexington Park, to serve an outstanding warrant. Contact was made with David William Hower Jr., age 26 of Lexington Park. Hower was found to have a piece of a straw containing suspected fentanyl residue on his person. Hower was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia. 

David William Hower Jr. 

Drug Arrest- On January 5, 2022, Dep. Rycyzyn made contact with Irvin Joseph Branson III, age 40 of no fixed address, to serve an outstanding warrant. Located on Branson's person was individually wrapped packages containing suspected marijuana, and a plastic bag containing suspected cocaine. Branson was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession With Intent to Distribute, CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession-Marijuana More Than 10 Grams. 

Irvin Joseph Branson III

Assault- On January 7, 2022, Dep. McLean responded to the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Dinah Marie Baker, age 59 of Lexington Park, threw a package of napkins at the victim and kicked the victim in the legs when being escorted to her cell. Baker was charged with Assault 2nd Degree. 

Dinah Marie Baker

Assault- On January 9, 2022, Dep. Jerew responded to the 45800 block of Ketch Court in Lexington Park, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Jaysen Alexander Jones, age 21 of Lexington Park, pushed and struck the victim, causing visible injury to the victim. Jones was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. 

Jaysen Alexander Jones

Violation of Peace Order- On January 12, 2022, Dep. McLean responded to the 45600 block of Bethfield Way in California, for the reported peace order violation. Investigation determined John Christopher Miedzinski, age 36 of Lexington Park, was on the victim's property after being served a valid court order preventing any contact with the victim. Miedzinski was arrested and charged with Peace Order/Fail to Comply. 

John Christopher Miedzinski

Warrants Served:

12/12/21- Brian Christopher Hancock, age 43 of Leonardtown- CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana by Dep. N. Hill# 361. 

Brian Christopher Hancock 

12/16/21- Daryl Douglas Dennison, age 43 of Lexington Park- CDS: Possession With Intent to Distribute, Firearm Drug Trafficking Crime, Possession of Production Equipment, and Firearm Possession With Felony Conviction by Cpl. D. Smith# 297. 


Daryl Douglas Dennison

12/20/21- Stephanie Mae Taylor, age 25 of Great Mills- CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana by Dep. Budd# 325. 

Stephanie Mae Taylor

12/21/21- Marcus Jerome Hicks, age 25 of Lexington Park- CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession With Intent to Distribute by Dep. Hunsinger# 386. 

Marcus Jerome Hicks

12/24/21- Walead Othman, age 54 of Lexington Park- CDS: Distribute Narcotic and CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana by Dep. Hunsinger# 386. 

Walead Othman

01/11/22- Destiny Nicole Green, age 27 of Lexington Park- Disorderly Conduct and Indecent Exposure by Dep. Burgess# 355. 

Destiny Nicole Green 


Criminal Citation Issued:

01/13/22- Linda Marie Eaton, age 63 of Valley Lee- Theft by Dep. Edelen# 330. 

Juvenile Referrals: 

01/09/22 - A nine-year-old male and 11-year-old female of Park Hall were referred to Juvenile Services for Fourth-Degree Burglary by Deputy Fleenor #388. 



Fourteen Businesses Pass Alcohol Compliance Checks

 


On Friday afternoon, Jan. 14, 2022, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Alcohol Enforcement Unit conducted a series of covert compliance checks at local businesses, using an underage individual. The underage individual entered the businesses without identification and attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages.

During this covert compliance check operation, the Alcohol Enforcement Unit visited 16 businesses in St. Mary’s County. Fourteen of the stores were compliant, requiring identification from the underage individual and did not complete the sale. Two of the businesses were negligent in their responsibilities, did not ask for identification and sold alcoholic beverages to the underage person.

The non-compliant businesses and clerks who sold the alcoholic beverages to the underage person will receive summons to appear before the St. Mary’s County Alcohol Board for possible sanctions.

The 14 compliant businesses were: Abell’s Tavern in Callaway; Beacon Liquors in Callaway; Canopy Liquors in Lexington Park; St. Mary’s Fine Wine & Spirits in Great Mills; Stop & Shop in Lexington Park; County Liquors in Lexington Park; International Beverage in Lexington Park; Bob’s Sunoco in Callaway; Wildewood Fine Wine and Spirits in California; Marketplace Wine & Spirits in California; California Wine & Spirits in California; Jughead Liquors in California; ABC Liquors in California and 2000 Liquors in Lexington Park.

The two non-compliant businesses were Cook’s Liquors & Deli in Park Hall and PAX Fine Wine & Spirits in California.

Process Server Wayne Guy Retires After Decades of Service

 

Wayne Guy, longtime Process Server, retired from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office at the end of 2021 after more than 24 years of service with the agency. Before joining the Office of the Sheriff, Mr. Guy already served 25 years with the Maryland state government, many of those years with the Department of Juvenile Services. Mr. Guy also served in the Vietnam War in the US Army. 

"Mr. Guy is a model of hard work and humility," said Captain Steven Hall, Commander of the Special Operations Division which oversees the Civil Process unit. 

Capt. Hall said Guy's career is an excellent example of "a life well lived and worked."  

"I had a lot of support here," Mr. Guy said. "It's been interesting. I've met so many people." 

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office wishes Mr. Guy the best upon his retirement. 


Friday, January 14, 2022

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting in Lexington Park

 

January 14, 2022 UPDATE: Latres Javontae Cockerham, age 23 of California, has been arrested in connection with the shooting and murder and charged with the following:

Murder First Degree

Murder Second Degree

Attempted First Degree Murder (5 counts)

Attempted Second Degree Murder (5 counts)

Numerous Handgun Charges and Assault Charges

Latres Javontae Cockerham 


January 13, 2022 UPDATE: The deceased victim has been identified as Joseph James Oakes, age 19 of Lexington Park.

 

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 3:21 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21400 block of Pegg Road, in the area of Westbury Boulevard in Lexington Park, for the reported shooting. Deputies arrived on scene and located two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Lifesaving measures were attempted, but a 19-year-old victim from Lexington Park, was pronounced deceased on scene. A 17-year-old victim, also from Lexington Park, was flown to an area trauma center for treatment. Detectives and crime lab personnel from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

 

Preliminary investigation determined the victims were traveling in a vehicle in the area of Pegg Road and Watt Drive in Lexington Park when they were shot. The vehicle continued onto Westbury Boulevard and ultimately came to a rest after striking the median.

 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Taylore Nauman at (301) 475-4200 extension 78109.

 

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.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Victim Identified in Lexington Park Shooting

 

January 13, 2022 UPDATE: The deceased victim has been identified as Joseph James Oakes, age 19 of Lexington Park.

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 3:21 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21400 block of Pegg Road, in the area of Westbury Boulevard in Lexington Park, for the reported shooting. Deputies arrived on scene and located two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Lifesaving measures were attempted, but a 19-year-old victim from Lexington Park, was pronounced deceased on scene. A 17-year-old victim, also from Lexington Park, was flown to an area trauma center for treatment. Detectives and crime lab personnel from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined the victims were traveling in a vehicle in the area of Pegg Road and Watt Drive in Lexington Park when they were shot. The vehicle continued onto Westbury Boulevard and ultimately came to a rest after striking the median.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Taylore Nauman at (301) 475-4200 extension 78109.

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, January 12, 2022

Shooting in Lexington Park Under Investigation

 

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 3:21 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21400 block of Pegg Road, in the area of Westbury Boulevard in Lexington Park, for the reported shooting. Deputies arrived on scene and located two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Lifesaving measures were attempted, but a 19-year-old victim from Lexington Park, was pronounced deceased on scene. A 17-year-old victim, also from Lexington Park, was flown to an area trauma center for treatment. Detectives and crime lab personnel from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined the victims were traveling in a vehicle in the area of Pegg Road and Watt Drive in Lexington Park when they were shot. The vehicle continued onto Westbury Boulevard and ultimately came to a rest after striking the median.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Taylore Nauman at (301) 475-4200 extension 78109.

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.