Thursday, August 17, 2017

Suspect Charged with Sex Abuse of a Minor


On August 13, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received information pertaining to a possible sex offense involving a seven-year-old female. An initial investigation was conducted by St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office patrol deputies and based on the allegations, the investigation was continued by the Criminal Investigations Division. With assistance from Child Protective Services, the investigation revealed, Mark Anthony Wathen, 51 years old of no fixed address, performed a sex act on the juvenile female. 

Wathen was located in Charles County, Maryland and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center without incident. He was charged via an arrest warrant with the following criminal violations:

Sex Abuse of a Minor
Sex Offense Second Degree
Third Degree Sex Offense
Fourth Degree Sex Offense-Sex Contact

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Mellissa Hulse at 301-475-4200, ext. *1996 or by email, Melissa.Hulse@stmarysmd.com.





Mark Anthony Wathen









Incident Briefs – 8/17/2017


Burglary – Between 08/09 and 08/16, unknown suspect(s) entered a shed and stole property in the 22000 block of Valley Estates Drive in Lexington Park. Deputy M. Beyer is investigating the case. CASE# 43358-17

Breaking and Entering to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property in the 21000 block of Tulagi Place in Lexington Park. Deputy Sidorowicz is investigating the case. CASE# 43379-17

Theft – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) stole a driver’s side door from a motor vehicle at Tom Hodges in Hollywood. Deputy Holdsworth is investigating the case. CASE# 43372-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 45000 block of Langley Park Way in Lexington Park. Deputy McClure is investigating the case. CASE# 43509-17


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, August 16, 2017

Incident Briefs – 8/11/2017 – 8/16/2017

8-11-2017

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 18000 block of Point Lookout Road in Park Hall and stole property. Deputy Beyer is investigating the case. CASE#42462-17

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) stole property from outside a residence in the 22000 block of Bayside Road in Leonardtown. Deputy Holdsworth is investigating the case. CASE# 42457-17

8-12-2017

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) rummaged through a motor vehicle in the 46000 block of Lynch Lane in Lexington Park; nothing appeared to be stolen. Deputy Bush is investigating the case. CASE#42481-17

Burglary to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) stole a package from a motor vehicle on North Essex/Saratoga Drive in Lexington Park. Deputy First Class Potter is investigating the case. CASE# 42627-17

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) entered the employee break room at the Petco in California and stole property. Deputy Beyer is investigating the case. CASE# 42602-17

Theft – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) stole a rear registration plate from a motor vehicle in the 38000 block of Pleasant View Drive in Charlotte Hall. Deputy Fennessey is investigating the case. CASE# 42580-17

8-13-2017

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a motor vehicle in the 22000 block of Armsworthy Court in California. It does not appear anything was stolen from the motor vehicle. Deputy Muschette is investigating the case. CASE# 42721-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered an apartment and stole property in the 22000 block of Iverson Drive in Great Mills. Deputy Beyer is investigating the case. CASE# 42862-17

8-14-2017

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) made entry into a residence in the 22000 block of Valley Estates Drive in Lexington Park. It does not appear anything was stolen from the residence. Deputy Robinson is investigating the case. CASE# 42976-17

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) stole an ATV from a residence in the 29000 block of Hearts Desire Drive in Mechanicsville. Deputy Ball is investigating the case. CASE#43201-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence and stole property in the 21000 block of Scarborough Drive in Lexington Park. Sergeant Watters is investigating the case. CASE# 43038-17

Reckless Endangerment – A victim reported hearing gun shots in the 39000 block of Thomas Drive in Mechanicsville after having an argument from the front porch with subjects stopped in front of the victim’s residence. Deputy Smith is investigating the case. CASE#43605-17

Assist Other/Reckless Endangerment – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Maryland State Police with a shooting complaint at Dorsey Park in Leonardtown. Maryland State Police are continuing the investigation. CASE# 43041-17

8-15-2017

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a detached garage in the 37000 block of Asher Road in Mechanicsville and stole two motorcycles. Corporal Handy is continuing the investigation. CASE# 43167-17

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle in the 26000 block of Lynndale Court in Mechanicsville and stole property. Deputy Ball is continuing the investigation. CASE# 43179-17


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, August 14, 2017

Cheer on the #SMCSO at the Southern Maryland Dragon Boat Races!

Come cheer on the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office at the Southern Maryland Dragon Boat Festival! 


Sheriff Cameron has challenged Sheriff Mike Evans, of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office and he accepted! 

The #SMCSO team, #BeTheFirst, will race in dedication to Honorary Captain Sgt. Cara Grumbles, who is battling cancer. Food and fun for the whole family. We hope you join us! 



Friday, August 11, 2017

Incident Briefs – 8/11/2017



Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered Metal Scrap Inc. in the 27000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville. Corporal Synder is investigating the case. CASE#42203-17

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.



National Night Out Brings Communities Together

Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office would like to express their profound gratitude to those who volunteered their time and participated in National Night Out on August 1, 2017.

St. Mary’s County had 19 participating communities whose message was clear: awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity is vital. Most importantly is the police-community relationships and citizen involvement that builds strong and safe communities.

To all of the individuals, businesses, community organizations, church groups, and district fire departments, thank you for your show of support. You were a pivotal part of making National Night Out a success. The spirit of neighborhood and partnerships was quite evident throughout the evening and could be seen and heard in the happy faces and laughter from both adults and children in attendance.

As an additional thank you, we had the Sheriff’s Office Command Staff autograph a set amount of toy baseballs and footballs. These baseballs and footballs were signed by all four of our Commanders from each division in the sheriff’s office. Additionally, several balls were signed by the Sheriff and the Major. If you received one of these balls, you are in for a treat! A basket comprised of items from Mission BBQ, Target, SMECO, and the sheriff’s office awaits you! Please contact Cpl. Angela Delozier at (301) 475-4200 ext. *8094 or email angela.delozier@stmarysmd.com to pick up your basket!




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Incident Briefs -- Incident Briefs – 8/8/2017 – 8/9/2017


Burglary – Sometime between 8/1/2017 and today, unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 39000 block of Cathy Circle and stole property. Deputy Edwards is investigating the case. CASE#41803-17

Assist other Agency – The sheriff’s office assisted the Charles County Sheriff’s Office with a stolen vehicle. Deputy Edwards conducted the investigation. CASE#41828-17

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.




Six Suspects Indicted on Murder Charges in Connection to Drug Overdose Deaths in St. Mary’s County

Pursuant to a long term investigation conducted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Maryland State Police, certain drug dealers, were identified, who caused the death of six citizens throughout the distribution of illicit drugs in St. Mary’s County.

As a result, State’s Attorney Richard Fritz has secured six separate indictments on individuals for second-degree murder, manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and additional distribution and possession charges. 

The six individuals charged include: 

Latece Cantelle Greer
Latece Greer is currently incarcerated with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services - Division of Corrections (DOC), where she is serving a sentence related to drug trafficking crimes in St. Mary’s County. The criminal indictment for Latece Greer has been provided to the DOC and her appearance in the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County is anticipated in the near future at which time a bond hearing will be held.

Latece Cantelle Greer



Geoffrey Walter Uhall
On August 2, 2017, Geoffrey Uhall was apprehended by members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division and Special Operations Division’s COPs Unit.  Uhall was located and arrested at his residence in Leonardtown, MD.  He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention.  At his bond hearing in the Circuit Court, he was held on a “no bond” status pending trial.

Geoffrey Walter Uhall



Marcell Davon Blackiston
Marcel Blackiston is currently incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center, where he is serving a sentence for failing to pay child support.  The criminal indictment for Marcell Blackiston has been provided to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and his appearance in the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County is anticipated in the near future at which time a bond hearing will be held.

Marcell Davon Blackiston
Tyreise Divron Nelson
On August 3, 2017, Tyreise Nelson was apprehended by members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division.  He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.  At his bond hearing in the Circuit Court, he was held on a “no bond” status.

Tyreise Divron Nelson


Christina McCauley Granados
On August 2, 2017, Christina McCauley was apprehended by members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division and Special Operations Division’s COPs Unit.  McCauley was located and arrested at her residence in Leonardtown, MD.  She was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention.  At her bond hearing in the Circuit Court, she was held on a “no bond” status pending trial.


Christina McCauley Granados


Desmond Lamar Sloan
On August 8, 2017, Sloan was apprehended by the United States Marshals Service in Norfolk, Virginia. He remains in Norfolk where he awaits extradition to St. Mary’s County.


Desmond Lamar Sloan








Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Multiple Suspects Indicted on murder charges in connection with drug overdose deaths in St. Mary’s County

Governor Larry Hogan, Sheriff Tim Cameron, State's Attorney Richard Fritz, Colonel William Palozzi, Maryland State Police, and Captain Eric Sweeney, St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office will hold a press conference beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow announcing the identification of particular drug dealers, who caused the death of six citizens through the distribution of illicit drugs in St. Mary's County.

As a result, State's Attorney Richard Fritz has secured six separate indictments on the individuals for second-degree murder, manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and additional distribution and possession charges.

The press conference will be streamed live on the Governor's Facebook (Larry Hogan), as well as several news sites in St. Mary's County.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Incident Briefs – 8/4/2017 – 8/7/2017


8-4-2017

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) left five-gallon buckets inside a residence in the 27000 block of Oxley Drive in Mechanicsville. It does not appear anything was stolen from the residence. Corporal Snyder is investigating the case. CASE# 41246-17

Vandalism – Unknown suspect(s) threw a rock through a driver’s side window in the 46000 block of Valley Court in Lexington Park. There was no entry gained. Deputy First Class Maguire is investigating the case. CASE# 41253-17

8-5-2017

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter a residence in the 39000 block of Middleton Lane in Clements. No entry was made and nothing appeared to be stolen. Deputy Shelko is investigating the case. CASE# 41115-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a shed in the 36000 block of Pratt Road in Bushwood. Nothing appeared to be stolen. Deputy First Class Schultz is investigating the case. CASE# 41202-17
8-6-2017

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle in the 22000 block of Rose Hill Drive in Leonardtown. Deputy Ball is investigating the case. CASE# 41379-17


Vandalism – While conducting a neighborhood canvas, deputies located a broken window at a residence in the 41000 block of Miles Court in Leonardtown. No entry was made to the residence. Corporal Knott is investigating the case. CASE# 41379-17


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.