Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Reminder...


Arrests 12-31-14

1st DEGREE ASSAULT – On December 29, 2014, Deputy John Davis responded to a residence in the 28000 block of Point Lookout Road for a disturbance. The victim alleged suspect Lawrence nmn Taylor JR, 49, of Morganza, approached the victim with a machete during an argument. Taylor also pushed a second victim inside the residence as the second victim attempted to intervene. Taylor was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2 COUNTS of 1st Degree Assault. CASE #69302-14
Lawrence Taylor JR

ASSAULT – On December 25, 2014, deputies responded to a residence on Allston Lane in Hollywood, to assist EMS. The victim alleged suspect Joshua Michael Stone, 31, of Hollywood, picked up then threw the victim into a recliner during an argument. The victim had visible injury. Stone was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #68716-14

Joshua Stone

1st DEGREE ASSAULT – On December 25, 2014, Deputy D. Smith responded to a residence on Thornbury Drive in Hollywood, for a disturbance. The victim alleged suspect Bryan Douglas McDonald, 20, of Hollywood, grabbed 2 knives from the kitchen during an argument. The suspect then threw one of the knives at the victim. McDonald was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 1st Degree Assault. CASE #68748-14
Bryan McDonald


THEFT – On December 25, 2014, Corporal J. Somerville responded to the Clover Hill Dairy located on Woodburn Hill Road in Mechanicsville, for a theft in progress. The complainant reported 2 male suspects loading several pieces of equipment, (electric motors, 12 foot steel pipe, small assorted pieces of steel), into a utility trailer being towed by a red Nissan pick up. Corporal Somerville located the vehicle while responding to the call. The suspects were identified as Hugo Armando Lopez-Najera, 32, of Hyattsville, and Mynor Humberto Reyes-Lopez, 22, of Hyattsville. The same two suspects also stole materials from the same business on December 22, 2014. Both suspects were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

Both were charged with Theft Under $1,000, Theft Under $100 and Theft Scheme Under $1,000.
Hugo Lopez-Najera

Mynor Reyes-Gomez

ASSAULT – On December 26, 2014, Deputy Steinbach responded to a residence on Eastwick Lane in Leonardtown, for a conservator of the peace. On arrival, the victim alleged suspect Rajahn Delmon Hampton, 35, of Leonardtown, strangled and kicked the victim in the ribs during an argument over the use of a vehicle. The victim had visible injuries from the assault. Hampton was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #69017-14

Rajahn Hampton



1st DEGREE ASSAULT – On December 27, 2014, Deputy Steinbach responded to a residence on Leesa Court, for an assault. Four (4) victims alleged suspect Charles Timothy Moore, 33, of Lexington Park, followed them in his vehicle after they left the scene of a fight in Callaway. The victims had left operating a Ford Taurus when they believed Moore was following them in a Chevrolet Tahoe traveling southbound on Point Lookout Road. The driver alleged Moore drove into the northbound lanes in an attempt to run the victim’s vehicle off of the road. Moore continued to chase the victim’s vehicle. Deputies subsequently saw Moore in his vehicle pull out from Take It Easy Ranch Lane onto Piney Point Road at a high rate of speed after the victim’s vehicle. Deputies stopped Moore and placed him under arrest. Moore was charged with 4 COUNTS of 1st Degree Assault and 4 COUNTS of 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #69189-14.
Charles Moore





   

UPDATE: Witness LOCATED


UPDATE 12-31-14: The witness was located and contacted by detectives. 

Original Press Release 12-30-14:
The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, Criminal Investigations Division, is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a possible witness to a crime which occurred in the early morning hours of August 16, 2014.

Detectives are attempting to identify and locate a white male who spoke with a British accent, possibly named "John"The witness was at the ABC Liquor and Lounge located in the Hickory Hills Shopping Center in California, Maryland. He left the lounge near closing time on 8-16-14 and later went to an apartment in the Greens at Hilton Run Apartments located on Hilton Run Drive in Lexington Park, with several additional persons.

The witness may have been picked up from the apartment by a local cab company and dropped off at a residence in Drayden, Maryland.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of this witness or if you are John, please contact Detective Corporal M. Boyer at 301.475.4200 X 9120.

Incident Briefs 12-31-14

12-31-14 THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Belvoir Road, reported unknown suspect(s) stole his 1992 burgundy Chevrolet Suburban from the driveway. Case remains open. CASE #69640-14


HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

We Need Your Help - #DeondreHawkins MURDER


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Incident Briefs 12-30-14

12-29-14 THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Winding Way, reported unknown suspect(s) stole his 1999 white Toyota 4Runner. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy J. Smith. CASE #69340-14

12-29-14 PROPERTY DESTRUCTION - A victim reported unknown suspect(s) slashed the tires on his vehicle while it was parked at Mayfaire Apartments in Lexington Park. Case remains open. CASE #69394-14

12-29-14 PROPERTY DESTRUCTION - Sometime during the night, unknown suspect(s) spray painted graffiti on the Cheseldine Automotive on Miramar Way. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy D. Smith. CASE #69332-14

12-30-14 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT (FLY OUT) - at 8:53 PM, deputies responded to a residence in the 15000 block of Point Lookout Road in St. Inigoes, for a person injured in a motor vehicle accident. The investigation revealed Thomas Franklin Clarke, 59, of St. Inigoes, had exited his vehicle when it began to roll backwards. The vehicle ran over Clarke's leg and then struck a tree. Clarke was flown to an area hospital with a possible leg injury. CASE #69428-14






Detectives Need Help Identifying Witness - LOCATED


UPDATE 12-31-14: The witness was located and contacted by detectives. 

Original Press Release:
The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, Criminal Investigations Division, is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a possible witness to a crime which occurred in the early morning hours of August 16, 2014.

Detectives are attempting to identify and locate a white male who spoke with a British accent, possibly named "John"The witness was at the ABC Liquor and Lounge located in the Hickory Hills Shopping Center in California, Maryland. He left the lounge near closing time on 8-16-14 and later went to an apartment in the Greens at Hilton Run Apartments located on Hilton Run Drive in Lexington Park, with several additional persons.

The witness may have been picked up from the apartment by a local cab company and dropped off at a residence in Drayden, Maryland.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of this witness or if you are John, please contact Detective Corporal M. Boyer at 301.475.4200 X 9120.

Monday, December 29, 2014

ARRESTS 12-29-14

ASSAULT – On December 16, 2014, Deputy Krum responded to a residence on Elegant Court for a reported domestic assault in progress. The victim alleged suspect Daniel Holley Dement, 47, of Lexington Park, struck the victim in the face during an argument. Dement was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault. CASE #66892-14
Daniel Dement

ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER – On December 16, 2014, deputies responded to the area of Castaway Circle in Lexington Park for a disturbance. While placing another suspect under arrest, suspect Kamisha Raquel Thomas, 22, of Lexington Park, approached Deputy L. Johnson and Deputy Teague in an aggressive manner. She was ordered to calm down, however she continued to attempt to communicate with the other arrested suspect. Thomas’s actions caused a large crowd to form. She was advised if she did not stop her disorderly conduct she would be placed under arrest. Thomas continued her conduct and was advised by Deputy Teague she was under arrest. At which time, she swung her fist at Deputy Teague and pushed him as he placed her in handcuffs. After Thomas was handcuffed she continued to kick Deputy Teague several times. Thomas was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Hindering, 2nd Degree Assault (Police Officer), Resisting Arrest, and Failure to Obey Lawful Order. CASE #66789-14
Kamisha Thomas
 
BURGLARY – On December 17, 2014, Deputy Padukiewicz responded to a residence in the 22000 block of Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for a burglary in progress. The victim reported he is in the process of moving in to the residence. The victim arrived at the residence and found a light on upstairs and the door was unlocked. The victim entered the residence and found two suspects sleeping in an upstairs bedroom. Neither suspect had permission to be inside the residence. Deputy Padukiewicz  located both suspects and placed them under arrest. Suspect Benjamin Francis Stein, 27, of no fixed address, and suspect Leslie Ann Alvey, 23, of Bushwood, were charged with 4th Degree Burglary. CASE #66949-14

Benjamin Stein

Leslie Alvey



DISORDERLY CONDUCT – On December 21, 2014, Deputy Pontorno responded to a residence on Eric Road for a disturbance. On arrival, Deputy Pontorno heard a male’s voice yelling inside the apartment complex. He located suspect Tyrone Lamar Anderson, 35, of Lexington Park, yelling and covered in blood from an unknown source. Deputy Pontorno gave Anderson several loud commands to place his hands behind his back and he refused. Anderson was subsequently placed under arrest after a brief struggle with deputies. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Failure to Obey a Lawful Order. CASE #68145-14   
Tyrone Anderson

Vice Narcotics Arrest - James Hughes JR


Detectives identified a residence in Leonardtown as a distribution point for prescription medications. A search and seizure warrant was obtained and executed with the assistance of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team, Narcotics Support Team members and K-9 deputies. Detectives recovered Xanax, marijuana, Suboxone, a drug ledger which documented distribution activity, more than $700.00 in cash, packaging material and cell phones. Arrested on the scene was James Wesley Hughes Jr. aka “Big Man” (Age 26). Suspect Hughes was charged with the drug violations and additional charges and arrests are pending a review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz.

James W. Hughes JR



Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200 x1918.

Incident Briefs 12-23-14 to 12-28-14

12-23-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on King James Parkway in Lexington Park, reported a white male suspect was attempting to force entry into her home. The suspect was gone on the arrival of deputies. Case remains open. Case #68366-14

12-23-14 BURGLARY -  A victim, who resides on Mallard View Lane in St. Inigoes, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his residence and stole property. Case remains open. CASE #68378-14

12-23-14 ATTEMPTED ROBBERY - The owner of Yummy's Korean and Japanese Restaurant located on Great Mills Road, reported an unidentified black male suspect entered the store and assaulted him while demanding money. When the owner refused to hand over money the suspect fled. Case remains open. CASE #68432-14

12-24-14 BURGLARY - A complainant reported seeing a broken window on the Mission located on 21015 Great Mills Road. The complainant saw a black male suspect inside. The suspect was gone on the arrival of deputies. Case remains open. CASE #68475-14

12-24-14 BURGLAR MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Teddy Way, reported unknown suspect(s) entered 2 of his unlocked vehicles and stole property. Case remains open. CASE #68524-14

12-24-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Oak Court, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked vehicle and stole property. Case remains open. CASE #68528-14

12-24-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Teddy Way, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her unlocked vehicle. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. Case remains open. CASE #68528-14

12-25-14 Motor Vehicle Accident/DUI - Deputies responded to the end of Clark's Landing Road for the report of a vehicle in the river. The investigation revealed, Douglas Scott Berkshire, 38, of Austin, Texas, drove a 2011 BMW 335I, 300-400 feet off of the roadway into the water. He was subsequently arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence. CASE #68688-14

12-25-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Mattapany Road, reported unknown suspect(s) stole property from the residence by reaching through a window. Case remains open. CASE #68761-14

12-26-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Nancy Lane in Great Mills, reported she loaded a tv into her vehicle and went back inside. When the victim returned minutes later the tv was gone. Case remains open. CASE #68786-14

12-26-14 THEFT - A large amount of mail was found discarded on Wigeon Place in Mechanicsville. Case remains open. CASE #68921-14

12-27-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Horsehead Road in Great Mills, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his garage and stole property. Case remains open. CASE #69003-14

12-27-14 VANDALISM -  Unknown suspect(s) damaged trash cans and lights at the 7th District Park on Colton's Point. CASE #69085-14

12-28-14 PROPERTY DESTRUCTION - A victim, who resides on Steer Horn Neck Road reported unknown suspect(s) damaged her mailbox with what appeared to have been a shotgun round. Case remains open. CASE #69233-14



Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fatal Vehicle Accident - Mechanicsville

Mechanicsville, Maryland - On November 28, 2014 at approximately 12:35 PM, Sheriff's Office patrol units responded to the area of Point Lookout Road and Birch Manor Drive for the report of a motor vehicle accident.  Investigation revealed a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, operated by Denice Dickens, 47, of Huntington, Maryland, was preparing to turn left onto Birch Manor Drive from northbound Point Lookout Road. A 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, operated by Crystal Edelen, 20, of Abell, Maryalnd, was traveling north on Point Lookout Road and struck the rear of the Jeep Cherokee. Thomas Kidwell, 82, of Mechanicsville, a passenger in the Jeep, was flown from the scene to PG Shock Trauma with serious injuries.  On  December 10, 2014, Kidwell died as a result of his injuries while in the hospital.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Team assumed the investigation. At this time, alcohol or speed do not appear to be a contributing factor(s). Anyone who may have witnessed the collision and has not already been interviewed is asked to call DFC Brandon Foor ID #235 at 301.475.4200 X 2265. 

Help SMCSO ID Fraud Suspects - Target

California, MarylandThe St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the two suspects pictured below. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2015, at 3:00 PM, both suspects were involved in the theft of a cell phone from a counter inside the Target store located at 45155 First Colony Way. 

Suspect #1 has very long braids worn under a black knit cap and was wearing a black leather jacket. 
SUSPECT #1

SUSPECT #2

Anyone with information regarding the identity of either of these two suspects or about this crime in general is asked to call Deputy McClure at 301.475.4200 x 9038. CASE # 67103-14. 

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary's County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about this crime may contact CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, (callers can remain anonymous), or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to '"CRIMES" (274637). 

Incident Briefs 12-17-14 to 12-23-14

12-17-14 PROPERTY DESTRUCTION - A victim, who resides on Linden Court, reported unknown suspect(s) punctured the tires on his vehicle. CASE #66980-14

12-17-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Rogers Drive, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole property. CASE #67065-14

12-18-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides in the 17000 block of Piney Point Road, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his home and stole property. CASE #67195-14

12-18-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Louisdale Road, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her shed and stole property. CASE #67218-14

12-19-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle while parked at the Quick Shop in Lexington Park. CASE #67308-14

12-19-14 THEFT - A victim, who resides in the 17000 block of Point Lookout Road, reported unknown suspect(s) stole packages from her porch. CASE #67438-14

12-20-14 THEFT - A victim, who resides on Rogers Drive, reported unknown suspect(s) stole an air conditioning unit from his residence. CASE #67781-14

12-20-14 MAIL TAMPERING - A victim, who resides on Waterview Drive reported finding her mail discarded along the roadway. CASE #67803-14

12-20-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE -  A victim, who resides on Richard Circle, reported unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked vehicle and stole property. CASE #67808-14

12-21-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE -  A victim reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole cash while she was shopping at various businesses. CASE #67870-14

12-21-14 PEEPING TOM - A victim, who resides on Preference Way reported seeing a person in dark clothing with a flashlight near her home. There may have been a second person. CASE #67974-14

12-22-14 VANDALISM A victim reported he was driving on Town Creek Drive when he vehicle was struck with a paintball. CASE #67860-14

12-23-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Colton Street in Leonardtown, reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his residence. However nothing appeared to have been stolen. CASE #68300-14

Do You Know Me? - Family Dollar Theft Suspect

Lexington Park, Maryland - The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect pictured below. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 6:00 PM, the suspect loaded a hand basket with food and merchandise from the Family Dollar store located at 21703 Great Mills Road. The suspect then left with the basket of items without paying. The suspect was last seen walking towards the area of the Patuxent Homes neighborhood in Lexington Park. 

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or about this crime in general is asked to call Deputy Rogers at 301.475.4200 x 1949. CASE #64134-14. 

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary's County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about this crime may also contact CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, (callers can remain anonymous), or text a tip to "TIP239" plus your message to '"CRIMES" (274637). 


Detectives Investigating Death of Infant

Lexington Park, Maryland - On December 23, 2014 at 7:09 AM, deputies and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a residence on Radford Lane for a 4 month old male not breathing. First responders immediately began CPR and the infant was transported to MedStar St. Mary's Hospital by ambulance. At 8:00 AM, the infant was pronounced dead by emergency room doctors. 

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and assumed the investigation.

Additional details will be released as they are developed.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint tonight (12-19-14)
 in the southern end of St. Mary's County.

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office remind everyone to find a sober ride and don't drink and drive. Have a wonderful and safe holiday season!
 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Arrests 12-18-14

ASSAULT – On December 17, 2014, Deputy McClure responded to the Car Wash located on Great Mills Road. Deputy McClure located the victim and suspect Edwin Foote JR., 52, of Lexington Park, outside of the car wash. The victim alleged Foote pushed the victim to the ground and grabbed the victim by the throat during an argument. Deputy McClure observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim. Foote was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

Edwin Foote JR.


TRESPASSING – On December 13, 2014, Deputy K. Molitor responded to the Walden Sierra located in California, for a disturbance. Deputy Molitor made contact with suspect Roy Mitchell Jones, 38, of no fixed address, who had been asked to leave the premises after he violated the program rules. Deputy Molitor provided Jones with a ride to the Wawa and was told not to return to Walden Sierra. A short time later, Walden Sierra staff reported Jones had returned to the property. Deputy Molitor located Jones in the gazebo and placed him under arrest. Jones was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Trespassing and Failure to Obey a Lawful Order.

Roy Jones

ASSAULT – On December 13, 2014, Deputy Steinbach responded to a residence on Hermanville Road for a reported assault. The victim alleged suspect Judy Nickole Jones, 30, of Lexington Park, pushed the victim in the face with her hand. Deputy Steinbach observed fresh evidence of injury on the victim. Jones was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. She was charged with 2nd Degree Assault.
Judy Jones


DRUG POSSESSION – On December 12, 2014, Deputy Grusholt responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a contraband complaint. Corrections staff located a cigarette and a baggie containing methadone pills in the shoe of suspect Timothy Lee Pilkerton, 40, of Mechanicsville, upon his return to the detention center from work release. Pilkerton was charged with Possess Contraband in Place of Confinement and Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance – not Marijuana. 

Timothy Pilkerton

Detectives Make Arrests in Armed Robbery - Lexington Park

UPDATE 12-19-14 1624 PM: Suspect Cepada Hicks has been located and arrested.

Lexington Park, Maryland - On December 10, 2014, deputies responded to the area of North Shangri La Drive for the report of an attempted armed robbery. Deputies made contact with the male victim who stated he was in the area of Sheriff Miedzinski Way when he was approached by two black males, one of which produced a knife and demanded his money. The victim refused to hand over money at which time the suspect swung the knife cutting the victim's jacket. The victim was able to flee on foot from the area and call 9 1 1.


Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.  Two suspects were identified during the investigation and warrants were issued for thier arrest. 

On December 17, 2014, suspect Tyriel L. Gantt, age 18, of no fixed address, was located by members of the Lexington Park COPS Unit and placed under arrest.  Gantt was transported to CID where he was interviewed by detectives. Gantt was later transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree and incarcerated under a $30,000 bond.
Tyriel L. Gantt

A second suspect in the case has been identified as Cepada J. Hicks, African American Male, age 20, 6’00 tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds with shoulder length braided black hair.  Hicks is known to frequent the Lexington Park area and also has ties throughout Southern Maryland. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Hicks is asked to contact Detective Corporal Michael Boyer at 301.475.4200 X 9120 or citizens may contact Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333.  Citizens may also text tips to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637).

Cepada J. Hicks
ARRESTED & IN CUSTODY


Captain Terry L. Black
Commander
Criminal Investigations Division

301-475-4200 Ext. 1925

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sheriff Cameron Announces Next Max Deployment Operation























Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the #SMCSO will have an increased presence in and around shopping areas, on roadways, and in our communities to ensure St. Mary's County shoppers are safe during prime shopping time. 

Corporal E. Keith Fretwell Memorial Unveiled at Mission BBQ

California, Maryland - On December 15, 2014, Sheriff Tim Cameron, members of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team, (EST), and the family and friends of Corporal E. Keith Fretwell gathered at Mission Barbecue in San Souci Plaza for the official unveiling of a memorial in his honor. 

The memorial was unveiled by Keith's mother, Diane Fretwell, his sister Twania Fretwell, and nephew Andy Fretwell. Proudly displayed on the wall to the left side of the Mission Barbecue restaurant is Keith's Class "A" jacket. Displayed on the jacket are his Corporal stripes, EST wings, and badge. Above the jacket is Keith's original EST helmet - all personal possessions very dear to Keith. 

Corporal E. "Keith" Fretwell, was an Air Force veteran, an original member of the EST, a dedicated well respected police officer, who was well liked by citizens and his fellow officers. Keith had an amazing personality which enabled him to connect effortlessly with anyone. He was responsible for mentoring many of his fellow officers especially those on his patrol group and on EST. 

Keith lost his battle with cancer on March 24, 1999, and left a substantial void in the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. As time has gone by, many of the deputies who were privileged to have worked with Keith continue to think of him often. We share great stories and wish he were still here. 

THANK YOU Mission Barbecue for remembering a great man who remains to this day important to so many.

Sheriff Richard Voorhaar, Corporal Keith Fretwell, & Colonel David Mitchell 

Sheriff Cameron and members of the EST



clockwise: Sheriff Cameron, Andy Fretwell, Twania Fretwell, & Diane Fretwell







   

Incident Briefs 12-15-14 to 12-17-14

12-15-14 PROPERTY DESTRUCTION - A victim, who resides on Baja Lane, reported unknown suspect(s) slashed the tires on her vehicle during the night. CASE #66416-14

12-16-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Premier Lane in Lexington Park, reported unknown suspect(s) broke a window on her vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Siciliano. CASE #66588-14

12-16-14 THEFT - A victim, who resides on Elmer Way, reported packages were stolen from her mailbox. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy L. Johnson. CASE #66752-14

12-16-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Poplar Ridge Road, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy D. Smith. CASE #66754-14

12-16-14 BURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE - A victim, who resides on Poplar Ridge Road, reported unknown suspect(s) entered her vehicle and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy D. Smith. CASE #66733-14

12-16-14 PROPERTY DESTRUCTION -  A victim, who resides on East Edinview Court, reported unknown suspect(s) broke the rear window out of her truck. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Bare. CASE #66710-14

12-16-14 BURGLARY TO MOTOR VEHICLE -  A victim reported unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his work van and stole tools, while the vehicle was parked at the Food Lion in Charlotte Hall. Case remains open and is assigned to Deputy Bare. CASE #66799-14

12-17-14 BURGLARY - A victim reported unknown suspect(s) entered a detached garage on St. Andrew's Lane and stole property. Case remains open and is assigned to Corporal Rogers. CASE #66843-14

12-17-14 BURGLARY - A victim, who resides on Autumnwood Drive, reported unknown suspect(s) entered here vehicle and stole property. Case remains open ans is assigned to Deputy Murphy. CASE #66824-14


Vice Narcotics Make Arrests "Operation Season's Greetings"

Vice/Narcotics detectives, assisted by Support Team members and patrol deputies, conducted a two day sweep dubbed “Operation Season’s Greetings”. The following arrests were made.

Detectives received information regarding a fraudulent prescription for Promethazine-Codeine in the name of “Victoria Myles” which was passed at a local pharmacy. Promethazine-Codeine is mixed with soda and is known on the street as “Purple Drank”. Detectives arrested Corey Richard Benford (Age 29 of Bowie, MD) for “Obtaining a Prescription by Fraud”. Suspect Benford is under investigation in other jurisdictions for the same criminal offenses. This investigation continues and additional charges are expected.  

Corey Benford


Jerome Antonio Herbert aka “Big Mac” (Age 28 of Lexington Park) was indicted and charged with “Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute”.

Jerome Herbert




Jessica Lynn Grannis (Age 27 of Lusby, MD) was indicted and charged with “Distribution of Oxycodone”.

Jessica Grannis

Barbara Jean McGuinnis aka “BJ” (Age 50 of Leonardtown) was indicted and charged with “Possession of Oxycodone with the Intent to Distribute”.
Barbara McGuinnis

  
Husband and wife, William Anthony West (Age 39) and Lisa Marie West (Age 45) both of Lexington Park, were indicted for “Distribution of Oxycodone” and “Conspiring to Distribute Oxycodone”.
William West

Lisa West



Joshua Alan Moore (Age 25 of Mechanicsville) was indicted and charged with “Possession with the Intent to Distribute Hydromorphone” and “Possession of Alarazolam with the Intent to Distribute”.
Joshua Moore


William Justin Horton (Age 23 of Sunderland, MD) was charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia after being involved in a fight in Leonardtown.
William Horton


Crystal Lee Carter (Age 42 of Lexington Park) was indicted and charged with “Manufacturing Marijuana” after several marijuana plants and growing items were seized from her home.
Crystal Carter


Francis Terrell Robinson (Age 32 of Piney Point, MD) was indicted by the Charles County Sheriff’s at the conclusion of their narcotics investigation. The indictment was for charges which included “Possession of Cocaine and Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute”. Charles County Narcotics detectives discovered Suspect Robinson was in possession of a handgun as well. That handgun was stolen from a residence in St. Mary’s County. The additional charge of “Theft under $1,000” was placed on Suspect Robinson by St. Mary’s County deputies. 
Francis Robinson


Detectives served a Charles County indictment for “Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute” on Suspect Laura Renee Johnston (Age 48 of Mechanicsville). NP


Vaughn Jerome Chase (Age 47 of Upper Marlboro, MD) was arrested on an open warrant for “Intimidating a Witness”. Suspect Chase is a defendant in a cocaine distribution case which is awaiting trial and has threatened a witness in the case against him. This was done on several occasions over the last several weeks, one of which was in the presence of a Deputy Sheriff.

Vaughn Chase


Jeramie Davon Neal (Age 21 of Deltona, Florida) was indicted after being found in possession of nearly $1,400 of counterfeit money. The counterfeit currency was in both $50 and $20 dollar bills. 

Jerome Neal



Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200 x1918.