Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Fatal Collision Involving Pedestrian

On August 13, 2018, at approximately 9:24 P.M. law enforcement and emergency medical personnel responded to the 18000 block of Three Notch Road, in the area of Bay Forest Road in Lexington Park, for the report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.  Upon arrival the pedestrian was found deceased.  The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded and continued the investigation.

Initial investigation determined Richard Lee Summers Jr., age 50 of Lexington Park, was walking in the northbound lane of Three Notch Road, while partially covered with a dark blanket.  Summers was struck by a 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Minivan operated by Michelle Miles, age 32 of Lexington Park.  Miles continued to her residence after striking Summers, believing she had struck a deer. Miles determined it was possible a pedestrian had been struck, and 911 was contacted to report the collision.  Miles did not report any injuries from the collision.  At this time, alcohol and Summers being illegally in the roadway, appear to be contributing factors in the collision. 

Anyone who witnessed the collision that has not yet provided a statement to law enforcement is asked to contact Corporal Christopher Beyer at (301) 475-4200 extension *8804, or by email at Christopher.Beyer@stmarysmd.com.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Arrests, Warrants and Criminal Summonses


Arrests: 

Assault: On Aug. 12, 2018, DFC Gerard Muschette responded to the 47000 block of Devin Circle in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. The victim advised that Markell Anthony Robinson, 41, of Lexington Park became angry for not having sexual intercourse with him. Robinson accused the victim of infidelity and used his hands to strangle the victim on the bed. The victim stated that Robinson then grabbed a shotgun, racked the slide, pointed the shotgun at the victim and stated he should kill the victim. The victim attempted to flee the residence but was cornered at the bottom of the steps and was struck multiple times in the face, causing the nose to bleed. The victim was able to escape to a neighbor’s house. Muschette observed the victim’s face was bloody with swelling to the lip. Muschette located the shotgun in the bedroom where the assault occurred. Robinson was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown and charged with First-Degree Assault and Second-Degree Assault. CASE# 42436-18
Markell Anthony Robinson
Neglect of a Minor: On Aug. 8, 2018, Cpl. Elizabeth O’Connor responded to the California Wawa store for the report of a minor motor vehicle accident. Upon contacting the vehicle and its occupants, O’Connor found that the driver and adult passenger appeared to be under the influence of drugs. O’Connor observed two hypodermic needles and a burned and cut soda can inside the vehicle. Upon a further search, O’Connor found several pills without a prescription bottle. In addition, a child’s car seat inside the vehicle was soaked with urine. A relative took custody of the child. Amanda Lynn Wood, 28, of no fixed address, and Jerry Leslie Blackley, 29, of Zebulon, North Carolina were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Neglect of a Minor, CDS Possession Not Marijuana and CDS Possession Paraphernalia. CASE# 41881-18
Amanda Lynn Wood

Jerry Leslie Blackley
Drug Possession: On Aug. 9, 2018, while traveling on Great Mills Road Cpl. James Stone observed a man who appeared to be having a medical emergency. Stone determined that John Edward Wade Jr., 38, of Great Mills was overdosing on synthetic marijuana and also had suspected fentanyl on his person. Wade was arrested, transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown and treated for the overdose and then transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where he was charged with two counts of CDS: Possession, Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession Paraphernalia. CASE# 41996-18
John Edward Wade Jr.
Assault: On Aug. 9, 2018, Dep. Shawn Bowie responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the report of an inmate assault. Observed on surveillance video, Kevin Benjamin Berry, 31, of Lexington Park punched the victim in the face with a closed fist. Berry was charged with Second-Degree Assault. CASE# 42098-18
Kevin Benjamin Berry
Trespassing: On Aug. 4, 2018, Cpl. Timothy Snyder arrested William Alexander Sledge, 61, of Lexington Park for Trespassing on Private Property at Millison Management Inc. in Lexington Park. CASE# 41349-18
William Alexander Sledge
Assault: On Aug. 11, 2018, DFC Gerard Muschette responded to the 47000 block of Park Hall Road in Park Hall for the report of an assault. While investigating, Mia Amanda Jenae Ford, 28, of Park Hall became increasingly agitated and aggressively advanced toward others. Detained inside Muschette’s police vehicle, Ford began banging on the bars. As Muschette opened the rear door to check her welfare, Ford lunged out of the vehicle pushing the deputy in the chest and attempted to advance toward others again. Ford was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Second-Degree Assault. CASE# 42262-18
Mia Amanda Jenae Ford

 Warrants:

Jeffery Paul Kolbe, 29, of no fixed address was arrested on Aug. 9, 2018 for several outstanding warrants dating from 2012: Issue Counterfeit Order, Theft: $1,000 to under $10,000, Forgery: Private Document, two counts of Theft less than $1,000, two counts of child support and two counts of Tampering with Water Supply Property/Equipment. CASE#s 45460-12 and 36243-12
Jeffrey Paul Kolbe

Criminal Summonses:

James Francis Goddard, 31, of Valley Lee was charged on Aug. 8, 2018 with Theft: $100 to under $1,500 and Theft: Less than $100 by DFC Sheena Tirpak. CASE# 39724-18 

Jackie Lorraine McKeever, 34, of Mechanicsville was charged on Aug. 9, 2018 with Second-Degree Assault by DFC Dale Smith. CASE# 40404-18

Christina Lynn Rivas, 45, of Hollywood was charged on Aug. 9, 2018 with Theft: Less than $100 by DFC Dale Smith. CASE# 39577-18

Jordan Kathryn Bridgman, 30, of Lexington Park was charged on Aug. 9, 2018 with three counts of Second-Degree Assault by Cpl. Brian Connelly. CASE# 39792-18

Crystal Haley Tippett, 31, of Hollywood was charged on Aug., 10, 2018 with Threat of Arson by Dep. Matthew Beyer. CASE# 40952-18

Darius Timothy Woodland, 42, of California was charged on Aug. 10, 2018 with Harass: A Course of Conduct by Cpl. Brandon Foor. CASE# 33907-18

Danyelle Tameka Reed, 32, of La Plata was charge on Aug. 10, 2018 with Theft: $100 to under $1,500 by DFC Rachael Roszell. CASE# 14404-18

Identities Needed for Theft Suspects

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is seeking the identity of two individuals in two separate thefts.

On Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:30 p.m., at the Sheetz convenience store in California, the victim left a phone on the counter. The clerk working at the time gave the phone to the suspect, believing it belonged to him. The suspect then left the store in a silver Volvo which was last seen at the corner of North Essex Drive and Saratoga Drive in Lexington Park. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Dep. Andrew Budd at 301-475-4200, ext. *8013 or email Andrew.Budd@stmarysmd.com. CASE# 25035-18


On Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 at 5:15 p.m., an unknown suspect pushed a cart containing a plastic tub full of food and clothing items out the door of the California Walmart store. The suspect fled after being stopped by loss prevention staff. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Dep. Benjamin Raley at 301-475-4200, ext. *8076 or email Benjamin.Raley@stmarysmd.com. CASE# 41470-18


Thank You for Making National Night Out a Success


Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office would like to express their profound thanks to those who volunteered their time and participated in National Night Out on Aug. 7, 2018. 
St. Mary’s County had 23 communities participate, whose message was clear: Awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity is important. Most pivotal is the police/community relationships and citizen involvement that builds the strong and safe communities we have right here in St. Mary’s County.
“To all of the individuals, businesses, community organizations, church groups, and district fire departments, thank you for your show of support,” Sheriff Tim Cameron said. “You were a pivotal part of making National Night Out a success. The spirit of neighborhood and partnerships was very evident throughout the evening and could be seen and heard in happy faces and laughter from adults and children in attendance,” the sheriff said.
Again, thank you for your continued support and involvement in all of our communities! 


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Theft Suspects-ID Needed

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the individuals pictured.  On August 8, 2018, the male suspect removed items from their packages and left the Target Store, located on First Colony Way in California, with the merchandise.  At the time of the theft, the male suspect was accompanied by the female pictured, and the parties were last seen getting into a white vehicle.

Anyone with information on the identity of the individuals pictured is asked to contact Deputy Shawn Bowie at (301) 475-4200 extension *8066, or by email at Shawn.Bowie@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.  CASE# 41936-18

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


Possession of Firearm Arrest

On August 4, 2018, at approximately 10:30 P.M. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Lee Drive in Lexington Park, for reports of a fight in progress with shots fired.  Investigation determined Tyrell Marquice Birdine, age 17 of Lexington Park, was carrying a firearm on his person and discharged the weapon after a physical confrontation at a party.  According to witnesses, Birdine retrieved a firearm from his waistband and proceeded to fire several rounds into the crowd outside.  Two residences in the immediate area were struck with projectiles. No injuries have been reported from this incident.  Birdine fled the area on foot, and was ultimately apprehended on August 6, 2018, and charged as an adult with the following offenses:

Assault 1st Degree
Reckless Endangerment
Handgun on Person
Firearm Use/Felony-Violent Crime
Threat of Mass Violence
Possession of Firearm/Minor
Dangerous Weapon Conceal
Assault 2nd Degree

Birdine is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Skyler Lefave at (301) 475-4200 extension *1983 or by email at Skyler.Lefave@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. 
Tyrell Marquice Birdine 
                                               

Reckless Endangerment/Assault 1st Degree Arrest

On August 8, 2018, at approximately 11:30 P.M., Deputy Westphal responded to the 47000 block of Rosemary’s Lane in Park Hall, for a report of shots fired.  Investigation determined Jens Edwin Hanson, age 42 of Leonardtown, confronted the victim, brandished a firearm, and fired a shot near the victim while the parties were outside.  The victim proceeded into a residence, at which point Hanson fired several additional shots; the victim’s residence was struck as well as property outside the residence.  Hanson left the scene and was located in his vehicle a short time later, and arrested.  Hanson was charged with the following offenses:

Firearm in Commission of a Felony
Reckless Endangerment
Malicious Destruction of Property
Assault 1st Degree
Assault 2nd Degree

Hanson is awaiting an appearance before the District Court Commissioner at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Deputy Tyler Westphal at (301) 475-4200 extension *8017 or by email at Tyler.Westphal@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. 
                                                
Jens Edwin Hanson

Arrest for Attempted Murder

On August 4, 2018, at approximately 4:00 P.M., Corporal Stone responded to the 21000 block of Endeavor Street, in Lexington Park, for a reported disturbance.  Investigation determined Ted William Taylor Jr., age 28 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim with brass knuckles.   Taylor also obtained and threatened the victim with a knife. Taylor was arrested on a warrant and charged with the following:

Attempted 1st Degree Murder
Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
Assault 1st Degree
Assault 2nd Degree
Conceal-Dangerous Weapon
Dangerous Weapon-Int/Injure

Taylor is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status.  Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Corporal James Stone at (301) 475-4200 extension *8064 or by email at James.Stone@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. 
                                                                    

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

National Night Out 2018

Pictures of National Night Out 2018; the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is already looking forward to NNO 2019!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Remembering Retired K-9 Barry


Retired K-9 Barry, who faithfully served the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office for over four years, died peacefully of natural causes, at the age of 15 on August 5, 2018.  K-9 Barry retired in July of 2011, and remained with his handler Corporal Elizabeth O'Connor until his death.  "K-9 Barry was a wonderful dog and the best friend I could have ever asked for," said Cpl. O'Connor.  K-9 Barry was a cross trained Belgian Malinois, (Patrol/Narcotics Detection), who loved the water, and traveled yearly to the Outer Banks with Cpl. O'Connor and her family.  K-9 Barry is fondly remembered and will be missed by all at the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. (K-9 Barry Photo collage by Rose Borisow Grafx)