Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Traffic Tip Tuesdays: Seat Belts and Child Safety Seats


Mandatory seat-belt use was enacted into law in Maryland starting in 1997.

While Sheriff’s Deputies enforce seat-belt laws every day, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing patrols this week for seat-belt enforcement.

Maryland Motor Vehicle Law requires that the driver and all passengers of a motor vehicle must wear a seat belt or be restrained in a child safety seat if applicable.

All children under age eight must ride in an appropriate child safety seat, unless the child is 4’9” or taller. The restraint must be used in accordance with the child safety seat and vehicle manufacturer’s instructions. Child safety seats include car seats, booster seats or other federally approved child safety devices.

The fines for not wearing a seat belt or using a child safety seat in a motor vehicle are $83. You can be pulled over for not wearing a seat belt, or for passengers not wearing them.

In Maryland, seat belt compliance was 90.3 percent in 2018, a decrease from 92.1 percent in 2017, according to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.

Monday, November 18, 2019

On View Arrests/Warrants


On View Arrests:

Drug Arrest/Fraud-  On November 6, 2019, Dep. Burgess responded to the 21700 block of Saratoga Drive in Lexington Park for a reported disturbance.  Contact was made with Amber Lorraine Salgado, age 29 of no fixed address.  Salgado provided deputies on scene with a false name and it was later determined Salgado had an outstanding warrant through Prince Georges County.  Salgado was arrested and served the outstanding warrant and also charged with Fraud-Person/Identity to Avoid Prosecution.  While at the detention center a suspected CDS glass smoking device with suspected cocaine residue was located hidden on Salgado's person. Salgado was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and Possess Contraband at Place of Confinement.  CASE# 63652-19
Amber Lorraine Salgado

Motor Vehicle Theft-  On November 7, 2019, Dep. Forinash was conducting a premise check in the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, and observed an occupied vehicle.  The vehicle fit the description of a vehicle reported stolen.  Contact was made with Aaron Jacob Windsor, age 24 of no fixed address. Windsor was seated in the driver's seat of the vehicle that was determined to be the stolen vehicle.  Windsor was arrested and charged with Motor Vehicle/Unlawful Taking and Theft.  CASE# 63597-19
Aaron Jacob Windsor

Property Destruction- On November 7, 2019, Cpl. LeFave responded to the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center located in Leonardtown, for the reported property destruction. Investigation determined Leonard William Morehead, age 49 of Lexington Park, broke a sprinkler in the cell, causing the cell to become flooded. Morehead was charged with Malicious Destruction of Property.  CASE# 63812-19
Leonard William Morehead 

Trespassing-  On November 8, 2019, Dep. Fretwell responded to the 37500 block of Lockes Crossing Road in Mechanicsville, for the reported trespassing.  Investigation determined Katherine Marie Greene, age 37 of Mechanicsville, had been instructed to leave the residence and not return. Greene returned to the residence and was taken into custody and charged with Trespass: Private Property.  CASE# 64074-19
Katherine Marie Greene

Property Destruction/Trespassing-  On November 10, 2019, Dep. Henry responded to the 21600 block of Chancellor's Run Road in Great Mills, for the reported disturbance.  Contact was made with Sergio Rashaad Rice, age 37 of Great Mills, who was creating a disturbance at the establishment, and Rice refused to cease his behavior or leave the scene.  Rice was issued a notice not to trespass and was instructed numerous times to leave, and he refused to do so.  Rice was arrested and once at the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center Rice became combative and punched the window of a cell door, shattering the window.  Rice was charged with Malicious Destruction of Property and Trespassing.  CASE# 64333-19
Sergio Rashaad Rice 

Assault/Fraud-  On November 10, 2019, Dep. Wynnyk responded to the 47400 block of Lincoln Avenue in Lexington Park, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Zeolaunte Monticello Hilliard, age 29 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by punching the victim in the face multiple times, causing visible injury.  Hilliard fled the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement and was located walking nearby.  Hilliard initially provided deputies with a false name to avoid apprehension. Hilliard was positively identified and charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Fraud-Person/Identity to Avoid Prosecution.  CASE# 64410-19
Zeolaunte Monticello Hilliard 

Assault-  On November 11, 2019, Dep. Baker responded to the 22500 block of Old Rolling Road in California, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Steffen Zachery Monger, age 29 of California, struck the victim in the head with a dish during an argument.  Monger is the respondent of a valid court order which stipulates Monger is not to assault the victim.  Monger was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Violate Protective Order.  CASE# 64455-19
Steffen Zachery Monger

Theft/Trespassing-  On November 12, 2019, DFC. M. Beyer responded to the 20900 block of Point Lookout Road in Callaway, for the reported theft.  Investigation determined Kerri Marie Hall, age 37 of Callaway, left the business with property that had not been purchased and Hall was previously served a notice not to trespass for the business. Hall was arrested and charged with Theft and Trespassing.  CASE# 64664-19
Kerri Marie Hall

Possession of Contraband-  On November 13, 2019, Dep. Raley responded to the St. Mary's County Detention  and Rehabilitation Center located in Leonardtown, for the reported found contraband.  Investigation determined Anthony Albern Rice, age 18 of Leonardtown, is an inmate in work release, and was discovered to have suspected K2 (Synthetic Marijuana) hidden in an item of clothing. Rice was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and Possess Contraband in Place of Confinement.  CASE# 64938-19
Anthony Albern Rice 

Trespassing-  On November 13, 2019, Dep. Rycyzyn responded to the 45200 block of Barefoot Drive in California, for the reported trespassing.  Investigation determined Michael Anthony Deep, age 26 of no fixed address, failed to leave the residence after being instructed to do so.  Deep was arrested and charged with Trespass: Private Property.  CASE# 64928-19
Michael Anthony Deep

Possession of Contraband-  On November 14, 2019, Dep. Raley responded to the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for the reported found contraband. Investigation determined David Richard Speakman, age 25 of Leonardtown, a work release inmate, was found to be in possession of cigarettes.  Speakman was charged with Possession of Contraband in Place of Confinement.  CASE# 64978-19
David Richard Speakman

Motor Vehicle Theft/Concealed Dangerous Weapon-  On November 15, 2019, Dep. Fretwell responded to the 27500 block of Gold Lane in Mechanicsville, for the reported vehicle theft.  Investigation determined William Oliver Briscoe, age 30 of Mechanicsville, took the victim's vehicle without permission.  Dep. Fretwell made contact with Briscoe regarding the vehicle and located on Briscoe's person was a set of metal "brass" knuckles. Briscoe was arrested and charged with Motor Vehicle/Unlawful Taking and Dangerous Weapon-Conceal.  CASE# 65184-19
William Oliver Briscoe 


Warrants:

11/06/19- Amber Lorraine Salgado, age 29 of no fixed address- Prince George's County warrant- two counts of Prostitution by Dep. Burgess.  CASE# 63652-19
Amber Lorraine Salgado

11/13/19- Michael Ryan Norfolk, age 30 of Lexington Park- Violation of Probation- Burglary 4th Degree by Dep. Shelko# 326.  CASE# 64901-19
Michael Ryan Norfolk

11/13/19- Iyonna Kashae Baker, age 19 of Lusby- Robbery and Escape 2nd Degree by Dep. Raley# 345.  CASE# 14411-19
Iyonna Kashae Baker 

11/13/19- Darius Antonio Varlack, age 39 of Hollywood- Charles County warrant-Theft by Cpl. Worrey# 152.  CASE# 62327-19
Darius Antonio Varlack

11/14/19- William Hernandez-Carillo, age 43 of Lexington Park- Assault 1st and 2nd Degree by Dep. Salas# 358.  CASE# 36042-18 (No Photograph Available)

11/14/19- Dawn Lorretta Cooper, age 45 of Chaptico- Driving on Highway without Required License by Cpl. Tirpak# 270.  CASE# 65093-19
Dawn Lorretta Cooper 

Friday, November 15, 2019

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 fraud and theft case. On Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at 8:30 pm, the suspect rented a Husqvarna leaf blower and a magnetic sweeper, charging the items to someone else’s account at the Ace Hardware store in Charlotte Hall. The suspect never returned the items. The suspect was seen leaving the business in a Dodge pickup (also pictured). Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Cpl. Gray Maloy at 301-475-4200, ext. *8035 or email gray.maloy@stmarysmd.com. Case # 65067-19




Theft Suspect Identified

Nov. 19, 2019 update: The suspect has been identified. 

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft case. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 at 5:50 pm, the suspect picked up a pair of athletic shoes and a hooded jacket and left the Kohl’s store in Lexington Park without paying for the items. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or this incident is asked to call Deputy Alexander Wynnyk at 301-475-4200, ext. *8020 or email alexander.wynnyk@stmarysmd.com. Case # 64925-19 








Thursday, November 14, 2019

On View Arrests/Warrants/Criminal Citations


On View Arrests:

Burglary-  On November 1, 2019, Dep. Forbes responded to the 47900 block of Cedar Lane Road in Lexington Park, for the reported burglary.  Investigation determined Sean Michael Vosburgh, age 18 of California, entered the victim's garage and attempted to force his way into the victim's residence.  While the victim was holding the door attempting to stop Vosburgh from entering the home, Vosburgh began pushing the victim away from the door, attempting to enter the victim's home. Vosburgh then fled the area when the victim advised law enforcement was being contacted. After a search of the area, Vosburgh was located and arrested.  Vosburgh was charged with Burglary 3rd and 4th Degree, Rouge and Vagabond, and Trespassing: Private Property.  CASE# 62668-19
Sean Michael Vosburgh

Robbery-  On August 8, 2019, deputies responded to the 21900 block of Chancellor's Run Road in Great Mills, for the reported robbery.  The victim advised officers an unknown male had robbed him and pointed a firearm at the victim during the robbery.  A suspect was identified and on November 3, 2019, Dawayne Anthony Harvell, age 25 of Great Mills was located and arrested.  At the time of Harvell's arrest he was the respondent in an active court order.  The petitioner/protected person was found at a residence with Harvell.  Harvell was charged with Violate Protective Order, and also charged with Robbery, Armed Robbery, Assault 1st Degree and Theft from the robbery that occurred in August.  Arrest handled by Dep. Manns# 275.  CASE# 45381-19
Dawayne Anthony Harvell


Assault-  On November 4, 2019, Dep. Rycyzyn responded to the 47200 block of Thurman Davis Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Nicholas Scott Hurley, age 23 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by punching the victim in the face, causing visible injury.  Hurley was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 63152-19
Nicholas Scott Hurley

Assault-  On November 4, 2019, Dep. Fenwick responded to the St. Mary's County Detention and Rehabilitation Center located in Leonardtown, for the reported assault.  Investigation determined Charles Vaselee Freeman, age 35 of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim by pushing the victim.  Freeman was charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE# 63195-19
Charles Vaselee Freeman 

Trespassing/Fail to Obey Lawful Order-  On November 5, 2019, Dep. Shelko responded to a business located in the 21700 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported trespassing.  Sergio Rashaad Rice, age 37 of Great Mills, was directed to leave the business by an employee as well as law enforcement.  Rice returned to the scene and began leaning on a Sheriff's Office vehicle and spotlight, causing the spotlight to bend under Rice's weight.  Rice was directed to not lean on the spotlight/deputy's vehicle and he refused to comply.  Rice was arrested and charged with Trespass: Private Property and Fail to Obey Reasonable/Lawful Order.  CASE# 63383-19
Sergio Rashaad Rice 




Warrants:


11/02/19-  Leonard William Morehead, age 49 of Lexington Park- Home Invasion, Burglary 3rd, and 4th Degree, Assault 1st and 2nd Degree, and Disorderly Conduct by Dep. Burgess# 355.  CASE# 62890-19
Leonard William Morehead

11/03/19-  Knealand Antonio Strain, age 37 of Washington, D.C.- Illegal Possession of Ammunition, CDS: Possession of Firearms, Regulated Firearm-Illegal Possession, Firearm-Possession with Criminal Conviction, Loaded Handgun on Person, Handgun on Person, Loaded Handgun in Vehicle, Handgun in Vehicle, and two counts of Fleeing and Eluding by Dep. Burgess# 355.  CASE# 63001-19
Knealand Antonio Strain

11/04/19-  Sean Michael Vosburgh, age 18 of California- Burglary 1st, 3rd, and 4th Degree, and Theft by Dep. Shelko# 326.  CASE# 62867-19
Sean Michael Vosburgh 

11/05/19-  Francis Stefan Miles, age 57 of Lexington Park- Violate Protective Order by Dep. Rycyzyn# 350.  CASE# 63337-19
Francis Stefan Miles

11/05/19-  Lisa Marie Thompson, age 30 of Hollywood- Escape 2nd Degree by Dep. Fenwick# 338.  CASE# 63407-19
Lisa Marie Thompson

11/06/19-  Charles Edward Summers, age 36 of California- Violation of Probation by Dep. Manns# 275.  CASE# 63669-19
Charles Edward Summers 


11/06/19-  Michael Issiah Harrison, age 33 of Leonardotwn- Violation of Probation-Theft and CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia by DFC. Roszell# 296.  CASE# 63583-19
Michael Issiah Harrison

11/06/19-  Harvey Leonard Stewart Jr., age 30 of California- FTA/Person Driving Motor Vehicle on Highway on Suspended License by Cpl. Kerby# 242.  CASE# 63503-19
Harvey Leonard Stewart Jr. 

11/06/19-  Anthony Wayne Wright, age 52 of Virginia- Stalking by DFC. Roszell# 296.  CASE# 63559-19
Anthony Wayne Wright 

11/06/19-  Andre Tayvon Gross, age 25 of Prince Frederick- Assault 1st Degree by DFC. Roszell# 296.  CASE# 63572-19
Andre Tayvon Gross 

11/07/19-  Darren Matthew Bivens, age 32 of Piney Point- Stalking, Electronic Mail-Harassment, Harass: a course of Conduct by DFC. T. Payne# 320.  CASE# 34384-19
Darren Matthew Bivens

11/07/19-  Lisa Marie Trossbach, age 35 of Callaway- Three Counts of Theft and Theft Scheme by Cpl. LeFave# 264. CASE# 50940-19
Lisa Marie Trossbach 


11/08/19-  Eris Melissa Rivers, age 22 of Lexington Park- two counts of Assault 1st Degree by Cpl. Handy# 132.  CASE# 63963-19
Eris Melissa Rivers 

11/09/19-  Megan Elaine Edwards, age 29 of Lexington Park- Driving While Suspended by Dep. Fretwell# 348.  CASE# 64095-19
Megan Elaine Edwards 

11/10/19-  Richard Wayne Summers, age 50 of Lexington Park- FTA/Possess/Issue Forged Currency by Dep. Henry# 333.  CASE# 64288-19
Richard Wayne Summers

11/12/19-  Tyler Allen Messick, age 27 of Mechanicsville- FTA/Assault 2nd Degree by Dep. Luffey# 352.  CASE# 64617-19
Tyler Allen Messick 

11/12/19-  William Andrew Burwell, age 29 of Lexington Park- FTA/Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by Cpl. Kirkner# 133.  CASE# 64615-19
William Andrew Burwell


Criminal Citations:

11/05/19-  Patricia Lynn Taylor, age 55 of Lusby- Theft by Cpl. Connelly# 151.  CASE# 63292-19 (No Photograph Available) 

11/11/19-  Kacey Grace Medeiros, age 27 of St. Inigoes- Theft by Cpl. Seyfried# 217.  CASE# 64495-19
Kacey Grace Medeiros 

11/12/19-  Steveland Morris Penn Stewart, age 30 of Lexington Park- Theft by Dep. Manns# 275.  CASE# 64724-19
Steveland Morris Penn Stewart 




No Shave November/December

No Shave November

You may have noticed that some of our deputies have more facial hair than usual.

St. Mary's County Sheriff' Tim Cameron and some Sheriff's Office personnel are participating in No Shave November/December. No Shave November is an annual charity event where men don't shave or cut their facial hair for the entire month of November, raising awareness and money to fight cancer. The St. Mary's deputies and correctional officers participating in No Shave November are donating their money to local charities of their choice. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office will also continue the event through the month of December.

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is advising citizens that the agency is not soliciting money on behalf of this event from the public, so please contact (301) 475-8008 to report any suspicious person(s) who claim to be collecting for this event.

Deputy John Fenwick and Deputy Shawn Shelko 



St. Mary's Sheriff's Office Hosts K-9 Workshop

This week, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit hosted a canine skills workshop for several jurisdictions from across Maryland.

The workshop, held at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, provided certification opportunities in obedience, aggression control, tracking, building and area searches, evidence/article searches, explosives and narcotics detection. Training in tactical shooting and K-9 first aid were also provided. 




K-9 Dino and Cpl. Brandon Foor on a building search