Friday, April 28, 2017

UPDATED: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Locates Suspect Involved in Motor Vehicle Pursuit in Ridge

On April 27, 2017, at 7:38 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies located a stolen 2001 Buick Regal in the area of Route 5 and Route 235. The investigation revealed the suspects were involved in a theft from a vehicle in the parking lot of Giant in California, Maryland. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office units attempted to stop the vehicle which continued traveling on South Route 5 before striking a tree on Rodo Beach Drive in Scotland, Maryland.

The driver, identified as Shandra Etzweiler, age 33, of Pennsylvania was placed in custody while the passenger continued to elude police by fleeing on foot in the area of Ridge, Maryland. The driver was flown to shock trauma for the treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver and passenger are both residents of Pennsylvania.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office did not have information that the subject was armed.

The search concluded the morning of April 28 when the suspect was located in a dollar store in Ridge, Maryland.

The Sheriff’s Office thanks the Maryland State Police and Maryland State Police “Trooper 7” for their assistance in the investigation, along with residents for their cooperation, and the dollar store for providing information that led to the apprehension of the suspect.

George Barnes, age 38, of Lebanon, PA

The investigating officer has applied for an application of charges for suspect Etzweiler, pending processing by the District Court Commissioner.