Monday, October 18, 2021

Sheriff's Office Systems Administrator Retires After More Than 31 Years of Service

 

Sheriff Tim Cameron and Bob Johnston, Systems Administrator 

Bob Johnston, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Systems Administrator, retired today, Oct. 18, 2021, after more than 31 years of dedicated and professional service. His peers and coworkers wished him well last week as he moves into the next chapter of his life with a defense contractor. 

"We appreciate you very much," Sheriff Tim Cameron told Johnston, "and all of the excellent work you've done for us over the decades." 

"Since I started here in 1990 as a college intern, the Sheriff's Office has been my second home," Johnston said. "I want to thank all the law enforcement officers, correctional officers and civilians with which I have had the pleasure to work. It has been an honor to work with all of you to make St. Mary’s County a better place to live." 

Chief of Staff Marvin Butler and Bob Johnston 

Capt. Eric Sweeney, Johnston and Capt. Richard Gray 




Thursday, October 14, 2021

On View Arrests/Warrants/Criminal Citations

 On View Arrests:

Trespass- On October 6, 2021, Cpl. Roszell responded to the 22000 block of Valley Estates in Lexington Park, for the reported trespassing. Investigation determined Tristao NMN Commodore, age 42 of no fixed address, was told by the victim and deputies on previous calls to leave the victim's property. Commodore continued to return to the property and continued knocking on the door. Commodore was arrested and charged with Trespass: Private Property. 

Tristao NMN Commodore 

Handgun Arrest- On October 8, 2021, DFC. Ball  responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, regarding a separate investigation. While investigating the other incident, it was revealed on September 29, 2021, Deandre Marquise Robinson, age 30 of Bowie, discharged a handgun numerous times in the air, with several citizens in close proximity. Robinson was arrested and charged with Firearm-Possession with Felony Conviction, Handgun on Person, and Loaded Handgun on Person. 

Deandre Marquise Robinson

Assault- On October 9, 2021, Dep. Salas responded to the 46400 block of Midway Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Edwin NMN Solis, age 65 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by grabbing and squeezing the victim's face, causing visible injury. Solis also struck a second victim in the hand. Solis was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. 

Edwin NMN Solis

Firearm/Convicted Felon- On October 12, 2021, deputies from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office responded to the 23100 block of Primrose Way in California, for service of court paperwork and a welfare check on Brian Nicholas Wooldridge, age 42 of California. Wooldridge was observed inside the residence, and a witness advised deputies he was in possession of a rifle. Wooldridge refused to open the door and make contact with deputies. Wooldridge also had an active warrant through another agency for his arrest. A rifle was recovered and Wooldridge is prevented from possessing firearms due to a previous conviction. Wooldridge was arrested and charged with Possession of Rifle/Shotgun by Convicted Felon. 

Brian Nicholas Wooldridge 


Warrants Served:

10/05/21- Natasha Maureen Kelly, age 35 of Lexington Park- Failure to Appear/False Statement to Officer and Theft by Dep. Schell# 359. 

Natasha Maureen Kelly

10/06/21- Brandon Marshall Wehler, age 22 of Hollywood- Theft by Dep. N. Hill# 361. 

Brandon Marshall Wehler

10/07/21- Aleksandar Andreev Ivanchev, age 39 of Lexington Park- two counts of Murder 2nd Degree and Negligent Manslaughter by Cpl. Green# 218. 

Aleksandar Andreev Ivanchev

10/07/21- Tyree Jamal Stewart, age 26 of Lexington Park- Obstruction of Justice by Cpl. Reppel# 141. 

Tyree Jamal Stewart 

10/07/21- Bryan Wayne Duvall, age 52 of Lexington Park- Harass/Course of Conduct, Damage/Remove Property Marker, and Theft by Cpl. Hartzell# 97. 

Bryan Wayne Duvall

10/07/21- Richard Wayne Summers, age 52 of Lexington Park- Theft and Possess/Issue Forged Currency by Cpl. Green# 218. 

Richard Wayne Summers

10/07/21- Kese Eman Lyles, age 40 of Baltimore- Failure to Appear/Possession Not Marijuana, Violate Conditions of Release, and Theft by Cpl. Hartzell# 97. 

Kese Eman Lyles

10/08/21- Oliver Henry Woods Jr., age 60 of Waldorf- Failure to Appear/Theft, Trespass, and Rogue and Vagabond by Cpl. Kerby# 242. 

Oliver Henry Woods Jr. 

10/08/21- Jasmine Marie Dixon, age 22 of Lexington Park- Assault 2nd Degree by Cpl. Holdsworth# 305. 

Jasmine Marie Dixon

10/08/21- Franklin Earl Robinson, age 53 of Brandywine- Malicious Destruction of Property by DFC. Hersh# 343. 

Franklin Earl Robinson

10/09/21- Amber Nicole Connelly, age 27 of no fixed address- Theft by Cpl. Pontorno# 257. 

Amber Nicole Connelly

10/10/21- Dayshawn Martel Nolan, age 28 of no fixed address- Driving Without a License by Dep. Lawrence# 279.

Dayshawn Martel Nolan

10/10/21- Davon Amonie Barnes, age 25 of California- Violation of Probation/Assault 1st and 2nd Degree and False Imprisonment by Dep. Schell# 359. 

Davon Amonie Barnes

10/10/21- Edwin NMN Solis, age 65 of Lexington Park- Violate Protective Order and Peace Order/Fail to Comply by Dep. Salas# 358. 

Edwin NMN Solis

10/11/21- April Lynn Phipps, age 35 of Lexington Park- Obstruction of Justice by Dep. Jerew# 372. 

April Lynn Phipps

10/12/21- Gregory Charles Conden, age 41 of California- Violate Protective Order by Cpl. Roszell# 296. 

Gregory Charles Conden

Criminal Citations Issued:

10/07/21- Susan Christal Rapczynki, age 51 of Mechanicsville- Theft by Dep. Hill# 361. 

10/08/21- Zachary Kenneth Lengfield, age 28 of Piney Point- Theft by Dep. Walker# 366. 

Missing Person-Lavonte King

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Lavonte Devow King, age 30 of Lexington Park. King is described as a black male, 6’1” and weighs 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lavonte Devow King is asked to contact Detective Trevor Teague at (301) 475-4200 extension 78128 or by email at Trevor.Teague@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.

Lavonte Devow King 


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Identity Needed for Theft and Fraud Suspect



The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft and fraud investigation. On Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at noon, the suspect took the victim's wallet from a shopping cart at the Harris Teeter store in California. The suspect then used the victim's credit cards to make purchases in St. Mary's, Charles and Prince George's counties and Washington DC. The suspect was seen driving a 2005-2007 gold Honda Odyssey.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Deputy Benjamin Luffey at 301-475-4200, ext. 72335 or email benjamin.luffey@stmarysmd.com. Case # 48376-21

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.



Tuesday, October 12, 2021

UPDATE: Shooting in Great Mills Under Investigation

 

UPDATE: On Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, Deandre Marquise Robinson, age 30 of Bowie, was arrested and charged in connection with the shooting that occurred on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Robinson was charged with the following:

Attempted First and Second-Degree Murder

Assault First and Second Degree

Firearm Use/Felony-Violent Crime

Handgun on Person

Robinson remains incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown, on a no-bond status.

Original Release: On Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at approximately 12:44 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 45700 block of Horsehead Road in Great Mills, for the reported shots fired. Deputies arrived on scene and located a male victim, age 33 of Lexington Park, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by helicopter to an area trauma center for treatment.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and crime lab personnel responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Edward Vogt at (301) 475-4200 extension 78145 or by email at Edward.Vogt@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.

Deandre Marquise Robinson 

 



Monday, October 11, 2021

Lexington Park Man Arrested for CDS Distribution

 

On October 7, 2021, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division, along with assistance from the Emergency Services Team (EST) and the Lexington Park COPs Unit, executed a search and seizure warrant in the 21900 block of Spring Valley Drive in Lexington Park.  

Lekuarius Clifford Plater, age 39 of Lexington Park, was located at the residence in possession of a quantity of suspected cocaine and fentanyl packaged in sufficient quantity to indicate distribution.

Plater was arrested and charged with three counts of CDS: Possession With Intent to Distribute Narcotics and CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana.

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

 

Lekuarius Clifford Plater 

Thank You to Our Faith and Blue Community Event Partners

 

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Chaplain Corps, Rev. Gregory Syler, Capt. Steve Hall and Sheriff Tim Cameron 

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office was pleased to participate in the national Faith and Blue Weekend with community partners on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Lexington Park. 

Hosted between the Sheriff's Office District 4 Station and the Church of the Ascension, the local Faith and Blue community event featured a foam machine for both children and adults. The event was a success and we thank the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Chaplains Corps, Rev. Gregory Syler and the Church of the Ascension, Relevant Church, the Maryland State Police and the St. Mary's County Health Department for their coordination and participation.  

Capt. Steve Hall and Pastor Charlie Wharton

 


Dr. Meena Brewster, St. Mary's County Health Officer

Rev. Syler of the Church of the Ascension 




Fatal Collision in Mechanicsville Under Investigation

 


On October 9, 2021, at approximately 8:00 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27000 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported serious motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and located a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado truck with two occupants, that had collided into a commercial building. The operator of the truck, William Gregory Baker, age 40 of Mechanicsville, and passenger Nina Marie DiGregorio, age 39 of Leonardtown, were pronounced deceased at the scene. Members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined Baker was traveling southbound on Old Village Road when he failed to negotiate a turn in the roadway, crossed the centerline, struck a guardrail, and continued into the building.

Speed has been determined as a factor in the collision. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy First Class Shawn Shelko at (301) 475-4200 extension 78147 or by email at Shawn.Shelko@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.

 


Thursday, October 7, 2021

Sheriff's Office Announces 2nd Quarter Awards for 2021

Sheriff Tim Cameron and Command Staff congratulated employees of the Sheriff's Office this week for outstanding service during the second quarter of 2021. 

Deputy of the Quarter: Corporal Daniel Holdsworth 

Capt. David Yingling and Cpl. Daniel Holdsworth 

Cpl. Holdsworth was nominated for his professional attitude, polite communications and his response to a high number of calls for service. During the second quarter of this year, Cpl. Holdsworth located a subject passed out in a vehicle. After conducting a search, Cpl. Holdsworth recovered a large amount of Controlled Dangerous Substances which prevented its distribution into the community. 

Correctional Officer of the Quarter: Correctional Officer First Class Dale Wade

CO Dale Wade

CFC Wade was nominated for his work in community supervision, pretrial release and transports, while always bringing a positive attitude. CFC Wade has shown in this quarter how he can handle the fast-paced and ever-changing work assignments and still manage to complete his regular duties.  

Civilian of the Quarter: Rhonda Wathen, Senior Administrative Coordinator 

Rhonda Wathen

Wathen was nominated for her continued teamwork and diligence to her duties and beyond. Wathen's willingness to not only work hard but to take on extra work again proves her work ethic and her dedication to the Office of the Sheriff and the Corrections Division. 

Sheriff's Salutes: 

Sheriff Cameron and CO Debra Rosenstadt 

CO Rosenstadt was nominated for a Sheriff's Salute for locating and identifying Controlled Dangerous Substance on an arrestee, preventing the introduction of contraband into the St. Mary's County Rehabilitation and Detention Center. 

Sheriff Cameron and CO Jordan Wagner 

CO Jordan Wagner was nominated for his actions and thorough search skills and attention to detail, recovering contraband on several occasions at the Rehabilitation and Detention Center. Because of his actions, CO Wagner prevented contraband from being introduced into the facility, preventing potential overdose and injury to inmates and staff. 

Sheriff Cameron and Bridget Wimberly, Booking Specialist

Booking Specialist Bridget Wimberly successfully intervened in a life-threatening situation with an inmate at the Rehabilitation and Detention Center. Wimberly was awarded for her attention to detail and by going beyond her duties. 

Cpl. William Buckler 

Cpl. William Buckler conducted a scheduled search of the Rehabilitation and Detention Center and located a knife near the front desk. 

CFC Brianna Edelen

CFC Edelen assisted in a cell check that resulted in the location of tattoo paraphernalia. 

CO Devin Absher 


CO Absher located contraband upon a search of an inmate, preventing its introduction into the facility.  

Other Sheriff's Salutes: Cpl. Michael Labanowski Jr., Sgt. Todd Fleenor and Crime Analyst Kelly Castle. 

Commendations: 

Sheriff Cameron and Crime Lab Technician Carleigh Ruleman 

Crime Lab Technician Carleigh Ruleman was nominated for her willingness to provide assistance, not only to the Crime Lab, but other units within the Sheriff's Office. 

Other commendations: Deputy Richard Forbes, Cpl. Daniel Holdsworth, Cpl. David Long and Deputy Travis Wimberly. 


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

On View Arrests/Warrants/Criminal Citations

 On View Arrests:

Drug Arrest- On September 22, 2021, members of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Vice Narcotics Division executed a search and seizure warrant on Michael Timmy Harrod, age 23 of Lexington Park, and the vehicle Harrod was utilizing. Located in the vehicle was suspected cocaine, marijuana, fentanyl, as well as a loaded firearm. Also in the vehicle was Lekeisha Tanae Barber, age 30 of Prince Frederick. During a search of the vehicle Barber was found in possession of suspected oxycodone pills and suspected heroin. Harrod was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession- Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession of Marijuana plus 10 grams, CDS: Possession With Intent to Distribute Narcotics, CDS: Possession Large Amount, Manufacture CDS-Narcotic and Firearm Possession-Crime of Violence/Felony Conviction. Barber was arrested and charged with two counts of CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana. 

Michael Timmy Harrod

Lekeisha Tanae Barber

Escape/Drug Arrest- On September 24, 2021, Dep. C. Hill conducted a traffic stop in the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Inside the vehicle was Christiana Lynn Crivella, age 36 of Lusby. Crivella was wanted on an outstanding warrant for escape for removing her GPS tracking device while on pretrial release. Crivella was arrested and located in her purse was a suspected CDS smoking device, and a plastic baggie containing suspected cocaine. Crivella was served the outstanding warrant and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana, and CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia.

Christiana Lynn Crivella

Assault- On September 24, 2021, Dep. Gardiner responded to the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Austin Dylan Winbush, age 22 of Capitol Heights, assaulted the victim by pushing the victim to the ground and hitting the victim several times. Winbush was charged with Assault 2nd Degree. 

Austin Dylan Winbush

Drug Arrest- On September 28, 2021, Dep. Graves conducted a traffic stop in the 20800 block of Great Mills Road in Great Mills.  A probable cause search of the vehicle and purse belonging to Faith Marie Styles, age 18 of Hollywood, revealed a quantity of suspected cocaine. Styles was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana. 

Faith Marie Styles

Assault- On October 1, 2021, Dep. N. Hill responded to the 30000 block of Tomahawk Court in Mechanicsville, for the reported disturbance. Investigation determined Brandon Ryan Harris, age 22 of Mechanicsville, assaulted the victim by pushing the victim to ground, causing injury to the victim's knee. Harris was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. 

Brandon Ryan Harris

Assault- On October 1, 2021, Dep. Myers responded to the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Daniel Allen Spooner Jr., age 31 of no fixed address, struck the victim in the face. Spooner was charged with Assault 2nd Degree. 

Daniel Allen Spooner Jr. 

Violate Protective Order- On October 3, 2021, Dep. Edelen responded to the 45000 block of Woolsey Manor Drive in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle collision. While investigating the accident, it was determined the victim was in a vehicle with Jermaine Alexander Carter, age 33 of no fixed address, in violation of a valid court order. Carter was arrested and charged with Violate Protective Order. 

Jermaine Alexander Carter

Violate Protective Order- On October 3, 2021, Dep. C. Hill responded to the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown, for the reported protective order violation. Investigation determined Divante Quintil Kyler, age 30 of Lusby, contacted the victim by phone, in violation of a valid court order. Kyler was charged with Violation of Protective Order. 

Divante Quintil Kyler

Assault- On October 4, 2021, Cpl. Roszell responded to  Azalea Way in California, for the reported check the welfare. Investigation determined William Lawrence Gaines, age 29 of California, assaulted the victim by hitting the victim in the head, causing visible injury to the victim. Gaines was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. 

William Lawrence Gaines

Protective Order Violation- On October 4, 2021, DFC. Raley responded to the 23600 block of Kingston Creek Road in California, for a check the welfare. Contact was made with the victim at the residence and investigation determined there was an active protective order preventing John Andrew Wilson, age 45 of California, from being at the victim's residence. Wilson was located at the residence, arrested and charged with Violation of Protective Order. 

John Andrew Wilson

Warrants Served:

09/17/21- Craig Alan Brooks, age 42 of Leonardtown- Indecent Exposure by Dep. Salas# 358. 

Craig Alan Brooks 

09/23/21- Dante Dean Thomas, age 35 of Callaway- CDS: Distribution-Narcotics and Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics by Dep. Luffey# 352. 

Dante Dean Thomas 

09/24/21- Christina Lynn Crivella, age 36 of Lusby- Escape 2nd Degree and Malicious Destruction of Property by Dep. C. Hill# 381. 

Christina Lynn Crivella

09/26/21- Eddie NMN Carter, age 24 of California- Sex Abuse Minor/House-Family by DFC. Fenwick# 338. 

Eddie NMN Carter

09/30/21- Divante Quintil Kyler, age 32 of Lusby- Assault 2nd Degree by Cpl. Beishline# 252. 

Divante Quintil Kyler

09/30/21- John NMN Money, age 48 of Avenue- Animal Cruelty and Animal Cruelty/Fail to Provide by Sgt. Fleenor# 145. 

John NMN Money

10/01/21- Hillary Michelle Vallandingham, age 27 of Park Hall- Malicious Destruction of Property by DFC. Edwards# 335. 

Hillary Michelle Vallandingham

10/01/21- Jokavia Renee Davis, age 20 of Lexington Park- Driving Motor Vehicle on Highway Without Required License by Cpl. Green# 218. 

Jokavia Renee Davis 

10/01/21- Bobby Tracy Bailey, age 55 of no fixed address- Driving Motor Vehicle on Highway Without Required License by Cpl. Green# 218. 

Bobby Tracy Bailey

10/01/21- Keon William Sanders, age 33 of Charlotte Hall- Failure to Appear/Burglary 4th Degree by Dep. Jerew# 372. 

Keon William Sanders

10/03/21- Patrick Wayne Brooks, age 34 of Mechanicsville- Theft by Dep. N. Hill# 361. 

Patrick Wayne Brooks

10/04/21- Stephen Charles Vallandingham, age 33 of Leonardtown- Harass: Course of Conduct, Electronic Communications/Harass and Violate Protective Order by Dep. Myers# #364. 

Stephen Charles Vallandingham

10/04/21- Wilian NMN Carrillo-Hernandez, age 45 of Lexington Park- Failure to Appear/Assault 1st and 2nd Degree and Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol by DFC. Shelko# 326. (No Photograph Available)

10/04/21- Phillip Jae Han Tayag, age 20 of Leonardtown- Sex Abuse of a Minor by DFC. Raley# 345. 

Phillip Jae Han Tayag

10/05/21- Virginia Leigh Bissett, age 26 of Lexington Park- Failure to Appear/Theft by Dep. Schell# 359. 

Virginia Leigh Bissett

10/05/21- Ryan Michael Clark, age 37 of Hollywood- Assault 2nd Degree by Dep. Salas# 358. 

Ryan Michael Clark 

Criminal Citations Issued:

10/02/21- Kaitlin Marie Campbell, age 23 of Mechanicsville- Theft by Cpl. Green# 218. 

10/02/21- Rebecca Leeann Wathen, age 23 of Park Hall- Theft by Cpl. Flerlage# 241.