Thursday, September 22, 2022

Non-Specific Threats Under Investigation

 


The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating non-specific and generalized threats of violence regarding the St. Mary’s County Fair and public high school football games and other school activities. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office wants to assure the public our agency has numerous uniformed deputies and staff monitoring and working the St. Mary’s County Fair and other public events this weekend.

We continue to work with our allied agencies to assess and evaluate online threats and staffing a unified command post for the fair. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and law enforcement partners are striving to ensure a safe and happy 75th county fair.

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.

 


Lexington Park Man Arrested for Assault and Reckless Endangerment

 

On September 22, 2022, at 5:12 a.m. Deputy Fleenor responded to the 21900 block of Baja Lane in Lexington Park, for the reported shots fired. Contact was made with the victim who advised Reginald Tre Brown, age 31 of Lexington Park, arrived at the residence in a vehicle and brandished a shotgun. Brown pointed the weapon at the victim and another individual and fired a shot as the victims fled on foot. Brown then got into a vehicle and left the area.

Deputies quickly located the unoccupied vehicle utilized by Brown at a residence in the 21900 block of Rosewood Terrace in Lexington Park. Brown was confirmed to be inside the residence and was ultimately taken into custody without issue within an hour of the incident, and a shotgun recovered.

Brown was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown and charged with two counts of Assault First and Second Degree and Reckless Endangerment. Brown remains incarcerated at the detention center on a no-bond status.

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.

Reginald Tre Brown

 


St. Mary's Sheriff's Office Crime Lab Provides Forensic Support

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Crime Lab: Megan Roberts, Jazmin Summers, Brittany Groat, Carleigh Ruleman and Jessica Barnard (not pictured) 


The Ninth Annual National Forensic Science Week is this week, Sept. 18-24, 2022, and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating the hardworking men and women that make up forensic laboratories around the country, including our own Crime Lab. 

Forensic Science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws and plays a critical role in the criminal justice system. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab is located at the District 3 station in California and is currently staffed by four Crime Lab Technicians, one Fingerprint Technician, and one Crime Lab Supervisor. Technicians are available to respond to calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Crime Lab Technicians are specially trained in various aspects of forensics and all hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a physical science. Technicians respond to crime scenes to identify, document, collect and preserve items of evidence.

When not in the field, technicians are busy in the laboratory processing evidence. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab maintains a high standard for quality work and seeks to continuously advance the laboratory with modern technology. Recently, the laboratory procured the most advanced image capturing system in the world, the Full Spectrum Imaging System (FSIS). The FSIS utilizes different wavelengths of light and filters, to allow technicians to see and digitally capture, high resolution images, in real time, evidence otherwise invisible to the naked eye including: altered documents, urine, semen, saliva, blood, GSR, dye-stained prints and obliterated serial numbers. In addition, technicians process evidence for latent prints and touch DNA, conduct presumptive testing, test fire confiscated firearms for NIBIN entry, obtain and review video surveillance, extract digital media and much more.

“The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab is a dedicated and professional team," said Captain Edward Willenborg, Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division. "Our detectives in the Criminal Investigations Division could not successfully complete their investigations without the outstanding work of our Crime Lab.”  


Jazmin Summers at the Full Spectrum Imaging System 

Brittany Groat takes a photo of evidence 

Crime Lab Supervisor Megan Roberts looks into the contents of a smart phone 

Carleigh Ruleman using a bullet trap 


Wanted Individual- Robert Mandley Jr.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Robert Alan Mandley Jr., age 32 of Leonardtown. Mandley absconded from a court ordered treatment program on September 12, 2022; his original arrest was for the charge of assault first degree. Mandley is a white male, 5’10” and weighs 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Robert Alan Mandley Jr., is asked to contact Detective Joseph Bowling at (301) 475-4200 extension 71959 or by email at Joseph.Bowling@stmaryscountymd.gov. For immediate assistance contact the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at (301) 475-8008.

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.

Robert Alan Mandley Jr. 


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Report Check/Mail Fraud through Citizens Online Reporting System

 


The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office continues to receive reports of check fraud through the US Mail. Citizens across Southern Maryland have reported multiple incidents of check fraud, where personal and business checks have been intercepted in the US Mail and altered to fraudulent amounts. 

The St. Mary's Sheriff's Office continues to assist in these cases which have been forwarded to the United States Postal Inspection Service for investigation. 

To report incidents of check or mail fraud to the Sheriff's Office, please use the Citizens Online Reporting System at https://www.firstsheriff.com/citizenreport/  Mail fraud, mail theft and other postal issues can be reported to the US Postal Inspection Service at https://www.uspis.gov/report 



On View Arrests/Warrants/Criminal Citations/Juvenile Referrals

On View Arrests:

Assault- On September 8, 2022, Dep. Tasciotti responded to the St. Mary's County Detention Center and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Logan Garrett Blado, age 22 of Mechanicsville, pushed the victim and struck the victim multiple times. Blado was charged with Assault 2nd Degree. 

Logan Garrett Blado

Burglary- On September 10, 2022, Dep. Kril responded to the 46400 block of Kay Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported burglary. Investigation determined Sergio Rashaad Rice, age 40 of Hollywood, entered the victim's home uninvited, and assaulted the victim by lifting the victim off the ground. The victim did not sustain any injuries. Rice was arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd and 4th Degree and Assault 2nd Degree. 

Sergio Rashaad Rice

Disorderly Conduct/Trespassing/Resisting Arrest- On September 10, 2022, DFC. Wynnyk responded to the 45200 block of Abell House Lane in California, for the reported disturbance. Investigation determined Samantha Meiaza Matthews, age 26 of Lexington Park, entered the business, stood on a piece of furniture and began yelling and causing a disturbance as well as yelled at customers inside the business. Matthews was issued a notice not to trespass for the business and refused to leave as directed by deputies on the scene. Matthews began yelling and disturbing customers in the parking lot and was placed under arrest. Once under arrest Matthews would not follow directions  and refused to remain seated in the police vehicle. Mathews was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Fail to Obey Reasonable/Lawful Order, Resist/Interfere with Arrest, and Trespass: Private Property. 

Samantha Meiaza Matthews 

Assault- On September 10, 2022, DFC. Wynnyk responded to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Robert Francis Wayne Bridgett, age 33 of Lexington Park, grabbed one victim by the neck and threw the victim to the ground. Bridgett then assaulted a second victim who attempted to intervene by strangling the victim, and holding the victim against a wall. Bridgett was arrested and charged with Assault 1st and 2nd Degree. 

Robert Francis Wayne Bridgett

Assault- On September 12, 2022, Cpl. White responded to the 24600 block of Fielding Road in Hollywood, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Kristopher Ray Gunther, age 36 of Hollywood, assaulted one victim by pushing the victim to the ground, causing visible injury to the victim's knee. Gunther also grabbed a second victim's neck. Gunther was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. 

Kristopher Ray Gunther

Theft- On September 12, 2022, Dep. Tasciotti responded to the 45400  block of Miramar Way in California, for the reported theft. Investigation determined Ashley Renee Harvey, age 28 of Lexington Park, placed numerous items inside her purse as well as hid an item on her person before being confronted by employees. Harvey also had several outstanding warrants for her arrest. It was also determined Harvey had stolen numerous items from the business the month prior. Harvey was arrested and charged with Theft and served the outstanding warrants. 

Ashley Renee Harvey

Assault- On September 12, 2022, deputies responded to the 45700 block of Oregon Way in Great Mills, for the reported disturbance. Investigation determined James Nathaniel Watkins, age 39 of Great Mills, assaulted the victim by punching the victim several times, causing injury to the victim's face and ribs. Watkins was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.

James Nathaniel Watkins

Theft- On September 12, 2022, Dep. C. Hill responded to the 45100 block of First Colony Way in California, for the reported theft. Investigation determined Robert Darnell Willett, age 59 of no fixed address, left the business with numerous items that were not purchased. Willett also had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. Willett was arrested and charged with Theft and served the outstanding warrants. 

Robert Darnell Willett

Assault- On September 14, 2022, DFC. Fenwick responded to the 40300 block of Duke Street in Leonardtown, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Luke Edward Canter, age 63 of Mechanicsville, assaulted the victim leaving visible injuries to the victim's back. Canter was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. 

Luke Edward Canter

Assault/Violate Protective Order- On September 14, 2022, DFC. Hersh responded to the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in California, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Spencer Lee Brown, age 28 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim causing visible injury to the victim's face. Brown is also prohibited by a protective order from assaulting the victim or being at the victim's residence. Brown was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Violate Protective Order. 

Spencer Lee Brown

Theft/Resist Arrest- On September 15, 2022, DFC. Raley responded to the 40000 block of Merchant's Lane in Leonardtown, for the reported theft. The victim advised DFC. Raley he observed the suspect, later identified as Randy Demaun Lee, age 47 of Cheverly, enter his vehicle and steal U.S. currency. The victim confronted Lee who fled on foot. DFC. Raley located Lee in the area, and attempted to make contact with him. Lee fled on foot, and in the process ran into the side of a vehicle on Budd's Creek Road, damaging the vehicle. Lee was apprehended and charged with Theft, Rogue and Vagabond, Resisting Arrest, Obstructing and Hindering, and Malicious Destruction of Property. 

Randy Demaun Lee

Assault- On September 16, 2022, Dep. Marsch responded to the 22000 block of Orchid Bloom Way in Lexington Park, for the reported disturbance. Investigation determined Michael Kevin Smith, age 26 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by pushing the victim, causing the victim to fall to the ground. Smith was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. 

Michael Kevin Smith

Assault- On September 17, 2022, Dep. Tasciotti responded to the 26200 block of Independence Drive in Mechanicsville, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Donna Kay Oliver, age 50 of Mechanicsville, slapped the victim in the face, causing visible injury. Oliver was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. 

Donna Kay Oliver

Warrants Served:

09/07/22- Christine Marie Sanders, age 45 of Lexington Park- Failure to Appear/Driving Without a License by Dep. Jerew# 372. 

Christine Marie Sanders

09/08/22- Bailee Cash Gardiner, age 18 of Bushwood- Possession of Firearm by Minor, Loaded Handgun in Vehicle, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by DFC. Snyder# 342. 

Bailee Cash Gardiner

09/08/22- Laitesha Jonelle Jones, age 30 of California- Failure to Appear/Trespass: Private Property by DFC. Snyder# 342. 

Laitesha Jonelle Jones

09/08/22- Darnell Anthony Jackson, age 56 of Washington, D.C.- Credit Card/Steal Another's and Theft Scheme by DFC. Snyder# 342. 

Darnell Anthony Jackson

09/10/22- Haley Elizabeth Morris, age 23 of Lexington Park- Violation of Probation, Theft, and Trespass: Private Property by Dep. Cucinotta# 393.

Haley Elizabeth Morris

09/10/22- Timothy Eugene Thomas, age 26 of Lexington Park- Malicious Destruction of Property by Dep. Cucinotta# 393. (No Photograph Available) 

09/11/22- Jonathan Patrick Dean, age 32 of Mechanicsville- Theft and Driving Uninsured Vehicle by DFC. Fenwick# 338. 

Jonathan Patrick Dean

09/12/22- Ashley Renee Harvey, age 28 of Lexington Park- Resist/Interfere with Arrest, CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana, CDS: Possession-Paraphernalia, and Theft by Dep. Tasciotti# 398. 

Ashley Renee Harvey

09/12/22- Robert Darnell Willett, age 59 of no fixed address- Theft and Motor Vehicle/Unlawful Taking by Dep. C. Hill# 381. 

Robert Darnell Willett

09/14/22- James Phillip Nelson, age 46 of Hollywood- Assault 1st and 2nd Degree by Dep. Dixon# 380. 

James Phillip Nelson

09/14/22- Tracy Evan Hemsley, age 28 of Lexington Park- Assault 1st and 2nd Degree, and Child Abuse 2nd Degree by Dep. Dixon# 380. 

Tracy Evan Hemsley

09/15/22- William Alexander Lionheart, age 32 of California- Violation of Protective Order by DFC. Raley# 345.

William Alexander Lionheart

09/15/22- Jacqueline Taneka Cole, age 42 of Waldorf- Failure to Appear/Driving While Suspended by Dep. Cucinotta# 393. 

Jacqueline Taneka Cole

09/16/22- Mark Anthony Wathen, age 56 of no fixed address- Sex Offender/Fail to Notify by Dep. Bowling# 327. 

Mark Anthony Wathen

Criminal Citations:

09/10/22- Shawn Michael Miles, age 30 of Newburg- Trespass: Private Property by DFC. Rycyzyn# 350. 

09/14/22- Jason Roy Hoyer, age 33 of Leonardtown- Trespass: Private Property by Dep. Fleenor# 388. 

09/14/22- Melody Lynn Bowen, age 56 of Lexington Park- Trespass: Private Property by Cpl. Holdsworth# 305. 

09/14/22- James Wayne Murphy, age 57 of no fixed address- Trespass: Private Property by Cpl. Holdsworth# 305. 

09/14/22- Laitesha Jonelle Jones, age 30 of California- Trespass: Private Property by Dep. Katulich# 363. 

09/15/22- Kyle Wayne Jones, age 29 of Lexington Park- Disorderly Conduct by Cpl. Teague# 249. 

09/18/22- Joshua Antoine Miles, age 34 of Newburg- Theft by Dep. Palmer# 373. 

Juvenile Referrals:

09/05/22- Male age 15 of Lexington Park- CDS: Possession With Intent to Distribute by Cpl. Muschette# 303. 

09/07/22- Two females age 14 of Lexington Park- Assault 2nd Degree by DFC. Wynnyk# 351. 

09/08/22- Male age 15 of Lexington Park- Burglary 2nd, 3rd and 4th Degree and Malicious Destruction of Property by Dep. Reynolds# 394. 

09/09/22- Female age 15 of Charlotte Hall, male age 14 of Charlotte Hall, male age 15 of Mechanicsville, four males age 16 of Mechanicsville, and Avenue, and a 17 year old male from Charlotte Hall, arrested for Assault 2nd Degree and Disruption of School Activities by Cpl. Gaskill# 274. 

09/09/22- Male age 16 of California- Malicious Destruction of Property and Disruption of School Operations by Cpl. Davis# 197. 

09/09/22- Male age 15 of Lexington Park- Assault 2nd Degree by Cpl. Muschette# 303. 

09/10/22- Female age 17 of Leonardtown- Theft and Malicious Destruction of Property by Dep. Cucinotta# 393. 

09/12/22- Male age 15 of Lexington Park- Assault 1st and 2nd Degree by Dep. Palmer# 373. 

09/17/22- Male age 16 of Lexington Park- Theft by Dep. Marsch# 397. 

09/17/22- Male age 14 of Lexington Park- Assault 2nd Degree by Dep. Kirscht# 395. 

09/19/22- Male age 15 of Piney Point and male age 16 of Lexington Park- Disruption of School Operations and Electronic Harassment by Cpl. Davis# 197. 

09/20/22- Female age 14 of Leonardtown- Assault 2nd Degree and Disorderly Conduct by Dep. Walker# 366. 

09/20/22- Female age 16 of California- Disorderly Conduct by Dep. Dixon# 380. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Lexington Park Man Arrested With Stolen Handgun

 

On September 20, 2022, DFC. Wimberly conducted a vehicle stop in the 21900 block of Spring Valley Drive in Lexington Park. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Rondell James Thompson, age 23 of Lexington Park. During the vehicle stop, Thompson proceeded to drive away, and ultimately stopped the vehicle and fled on foot. Thompson was quickly apprehended and located in the vehicle was a loaded handgun with a 50 round drum magazine (high-capacity magazine). Investigation determined the handgun recovered was reported stolen in August of 2021. In the trunk of the vehicle was a bookbag which contained a sufficient quantity of suspected marijuana.

Thompson was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown and charged with the following:

Regulated Firearm: Stolen

Assault Weapon/Magazine Use

Loaded Handgun on Person

Handgun in Vehicle

CDS: Possession of Firearms

Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person

Thompson remains incarcerated at the detention center on a no-bond status.

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.

Rondell James Thompson

Recovered Handgun and Drum Magazine






 


Identity Needed for Serial Theft Suspect


The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured and the drivers of the affiliated vehicles in a serial-theft investigation. On Monday, July 4, 2022, and Saturday, July 9, 2022, the suspect loaded up carts with merchandise and fled the California Target store without paying for them. On both occasions, the suspect had others pick him up in the vehicles pictured. On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 7 pm, the suspect once again entered the Target store and loaded up a cart with items and was headed for the exit when he abandoned the cart and fled the store. 

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects or these incidents is asked to call Deputy James Morgan at 301-475-4200, ext. 78170 or email james.morgan@stmaryscountymd.gov. Case numbers 33937-22, 35482-22 and 38600-22 

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.

2009 Toyota Camry CE with Maryland tags

2005 Buick LeCrosse with Maryland tags 


  


Monday, September 19, 2022

Theft Suspect-ID Sought

 

On July 31, 2022, at 2:22 a.m. the pictured suspect utilized a stolen credit card to make purchases at the Wawa located in the 22500 block of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park. 

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Deputy Max Schell at (301) 475-4200 extension 78175 or by email at Max.Schell@stmaryscountymd.gov.

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.


 


Theft Suspect- Identification Sought

 

On June 25, 2022, at approximately 7:45 p.m. the pictured suspect left the Lexington Park Big Lots located in the 21800 block of North Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, with items he did not purchase. A store employee followed the individual outside and recovered the stolen items.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Deputy Robert Chase at (301) 475-4200 extension 78079 or by email at Robert.Chase@stmaryscountymd.gov.

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.