Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled for Thursday, August 31, 2017

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of other agencies, will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint during the evening of Thursday, August 31, in central St. Mary’s County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills three people every two hours, according to the United States Department of Transportation. In partnership with the Maryland State Police, officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. 

The funds for this checkpoint are provided by the Maryland Highway Safety Office.



Saturday, August 26, 2017

Vice/Narcotics Arrests

Dayshawn Nolan

On May 2, 2016, Deputy D. McClure of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division made contact with Dayshawn Martel Nolan (age 24 of Lexington Park), who was an occupant of a vehicle parked in the rear lot of Lancaster Park located at 21550 Willows Rd. in Lexington Park, Maryland. Dep. McClure subsequently placed Nolan under arrest for an outstanding warrant for trespassing. A search incident to arrest of the vehicle revealed suspected heroin and cocaine packaged for resale and a loaded .22 caliber revolver. McClure identified the vehicle’s operator as Deuan Manuel Herndon (age 31 of Lexington Park).

Numerous items of evidence found in proximity to the revolver were analyzed and determined to be both heroin and cocaine. 

The facts of this investigation were presented to the Grand Jury for St. Mary's County, Maryland, by a detective assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division. As a result, both Nolan and Herndon were indicted on one count each of the following: possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, wear, carry, and transport a handgun on person, and possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

Nolan was subsequently served the five-count indictment while already incarcerated on an unrelated matter at the St. Mary’s County Detention & Rehabilitation Center (SMCDRC) in Leonardtown, Maryland.

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On the evening of August 14, 2017, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to the front lobby of the SMCDRC in Leonardtown and made contact with Herndon. Upon being informed of the active arrest warrant regarding the indictment, Herndon fled on foot in an attempt to elude the uniformed deputies prior to being apprehended. Along with being served the five-count indictment, Herndon was additionally charged with resisting arrest and issued a civil citation for possession of less than ten grams of marijuana.

Deuan Manuel Herndon



Vice/Narcotics Arrests

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division received complaints about drug activity at a residence on St. Lo Place in Lexington Park. As a result of the investigation, a search and seizure warrant was obtained for the residence.

The search and seizure warrant was executed on August 17, 2017 with the assistance of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team, and Sheriff’s Office K-9 resulting in the recovery of a large quantity of suspected cocaine, Alprazolam pills, Oxycodone pills, US currency, and digital scales and packing material indicative of drug distribution.

Three Pit Bulls were removed from the residence by Animal Control due to the improper shelter. One of the dog’s choke collar was so tight it was embedded into his neck.

Charles A. Plater, age 31, of Lexington Park, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine. Additional charges are pending a review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz.

Charles Plater

Thursday, August 24, 2017

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Armed Robbery




On Monday, August 21, 2017, at approximately 8:30 PM, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol division responded to Queen Anne Park Apartment Complex in Lexington Park for an armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver. The suspects, described as three teenage black males, fled on foot from the area. 

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Corporal Teague at 301-475-4200, ext.*8128 or by email, Trevor.Teague@stmarysmd.com.

Incident Briefs - 8/24/2017


Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a cell tower site in the 29000 block of Point Lookout Road in Helen and stole property. Deputy Shelko is investigating the case. CASE#44612-17

Burglary to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property in the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in California. CASE#44659-17

Burglary – Sometime during the past week, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a shed in the 27000 block of Stanton Way in Mechanicsville. Deputy First Class Schultz is investigating the case. CASE# 44671-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 47000 block of Jacksons Run Road in Lexington Park. Deputy First Class Lawrence is investigating the case. CASE# 44701-17

As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame.

Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.

If you have any questions regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. *1922, or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8-22-2017 - Arrests, Criminal Summons, Warrant Services, and Juvenile Arrests

Criminal Summons: 

07/28/17-Possession of CDS Not Marijuana- Charles Edward Summers, age 34, of California was charged via a criminal summons by Deputy G. Muschette for Possession of CDS Not Marijuana. 

07/28/17-Burglary 4th Degree-Kyle Steven Bryant, age 19, of Charlotte Hall, was charged via  Criminal Summons by Lieutenant Stephen Simonds for Burglary 4th Degree. 

07/28/17-Assault 2nd Degree-Lester Marvel Scriber, age 44, of Valley Lee was charged via a criminal summons by Deputy M. Beyer for Assault 2nd Degree. 

07/24/17-Theft Less than $100-Markus Anthonio Carter, age 20, of Lexington Park was charged via criminal summons by Deputy T. Siciliano for  Theft Less than $100

On-View Arrests:

07/30/17 – Assault – Corporal J. Yingling responded to the 40000 block of King Drive in Mechanicsville for  a reported assault.  The investigation revealed the suspect, Paul Richard Stewart, age 62, of  Mechanicsville assaulted the victim leaving visible signs of injury.  The suspect was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where he was charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE # 40127-17

08/01/17 – Assault –  Deputy S. Shelko responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for a reported assault on a corrections officer. The investigation revealed the suspect, Joseph Martin Swann, age 36, of Waldorf, assaulted a corrections officer by shoving and then actively resisting being detained. The suspect was charged with Assault 2nd Degree DOC Emp. CASE #40391-17
Joseph Swann

07/31/17 – Burglary – Deputy First Class S. Tirpak responded to the 17000 block of Three Notch Road in Dameron for a reported burglary in progress. The investigation revealed the suspect, Jonathan Stephen Hoyer, age 24, of no fixed address, broke into the victim’s residence several times, stealing the property of the victim, as well as causing damage to the victim’s property.  The suspect was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where he was charged with three counts of Burglary 4th Degree, Theft Less than $100 and Malicious Destruction of Property, Value less than $1000.  CASE# 40294-17

Jonathan Hoyer

08/01/17 – Assault on a DOC Inmate – Corporal J. Davis responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for a reported inmate on inmate assault.  The investigation revealed, Adam Thomas Wilkins, age 21, of  Lexington Park, assaulted another inmate.   He was charged with Assault 2nd Degree DOC.


Adam Wilkins


07/31/17 – Theft Less than $1000 – Deputy First Class R. Steinbach responded to the Kohl’s Department Store for the report of shoplifting in progress. The investigation revealed the suspect, Kayla Marie Preddy, age 21, of  Mechanicsville, stole a bag full of merchandise. She was issued a Criminal Citation for Theft Less than $1000.00.




Criminal Summons:

07/22/17-John Edward Butler, Jr., age 41 of Mechanicsville, was charged via Criminal Summons for Assault 2nd Degree by Corporal P. Handy.

08/01/17-Jerome Anthony Hicks, age 48, of Loveville, was charged via Criminal Summons for Assault 2nd Degree, Destruction of Property and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle by Corporal P. Handy

08/01/17-David Logan Scopin, age 31, of Waldorf, was charged via Criminal Summons for Malicious Destruction of Property and Theft Less than $100 by Corporal J. Davis.

08/01/17-James Allan Winters, age 37 of Great Mills, was charged via Criminal Summons two charges of Assault 2nd Degree by Corporal D. Corcoran.

08/01/17-Byron Lee Bowling, age 40 of Mechanicsville, was charged via Criminal Summons two counts of Theft Less than $100, One count theft Scheme Less $1000 by Corporal D. Snyder.

07/31/17-Daniel Holley Dement, age 50, of Lexington Park, was charged via Criminal Summons for theft Less Than $1000 by Deputy A. Budd.

07/31/17-Maurice Delonte Stoney, age 52, of Leonardtown, was charged via Criminal Summons for Theft Less Than $1000, Theft Less than $100 by Deputy First Class R. Steinbach.

On-View Arrests:

08/03/17 – Assault –Deputy M. Beyer responded to the 45000 block of Great Mills Court for a reported disturbance. The investigation revealed the suspect, Reginald Leon Brown, Jr., age 25, of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim leaving visible signs of injury.  He was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and Rehabilitation Center where he was charged with Assault 2nd Degrees.  CASE # 40774-17

Reginald Brown
Criminal Summons:

08/02/17-Shauna Nicole Doherty, age 18 of Lexington Park, was charged via Criminal Summons for Theft Under $500, Malicious Destruction of Property Less Than $1000 by Corporal J. Kirkner.

08/02/17-Kevin McGlaughlin Casey, age 21 of Great Mills, was charged via Criminal Summons for Malicious Destruction of Property Less than $1000  Corporal. D Reppel.

08/02/17- Mark Andrew Alvey, age 25 of Lexington Park, was charged via Criminal Summons for Assault 2nd Degree by Deputy J. Bare.

Juvenile Arrests:

07/31/17:  A 17-year-old male juvenile of Mechanicsville was arrested for Possession of CDS Not Marijuana and was also charged with possession of CDS Marijuana L/T 10 Grams on a Civil Citation.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Corporal S. Kerby.  CASE # 40252-17.

07/27/17:  A 15-year-old male juvenile of Dameron was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Deputy P. Henry.  CASE #39617-17

08/08/17 A 14-year-old male of Lexington Park was arrested and charged with Destruction of Property.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Deputy G. Muschette.  CASE #33384-17

08/08/17:  A 13-year-old female of Lexington Park was arrested and charged with Destruction of Property.  The juvenile was arrested and charged by Deputy G. Muschette.  CASE #33384-17

On-View Arrests:

08/06/17 – Sex Offender Registry Fail to Notify – On July 12, 2017, the suspect James P. Payne, age 33, of Leonardtown, reported to Corporal M. Hulse that he was homeless.   On August 6, 2017,  Corporal Teague responded to the 44000 block of Deerfield Road for an investigation.  Upon arrival, Teague observed the defendant in the residence and the investigation confirmed Payne was living at that residence. He was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center, where he was charged with Sex Offender Regist. Fail – Notify/Include.  CASE # 41505-14





08/09/17 – Assault –  Deputy D. Smith responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a reported Assault on a corrections officer. The investigation revealed the suspect, James Stephon Hoover-Freeland, age 24, of Waldorf, had assaulted a corrections officer by biting, causing visible signs of injury to the officer, requiring medical attention.  The suspect was charged with Assault 2nd Degree, as well as Assault 2nd Degree DOC Emp.  CASE #42017-17

James Hover-Freeland
Criminal Summons:

08/09/17-Casey Michael Shores, age 25, of No Fixed, was charged via Criminal Summons for Burglary 1st Degree, 3rd Degree, 4th Degree, Theft Under $1000, Theft Under $100 by Deputy D. Smith

07/27/17-John Edward Nichols, age 49, of Mechanicsville, was charged via Criminal Summons for Assault 2nd Degree Deputy S. Shelko.

08/08/17- John Edward Nichols, Jr., age 27, of Mechanicsville, was charged via Criminal Summons for Assault 2nd Degree by Deputy S. Shelko.

08/08/17-Alexa Taylor Smith, age 21, of Leonardtown, was charged via Criminal Summons for Theft Scheme $1,000-10,000, Theft $1000-Under $10,000 by Cpl. K. Nelson.

8/08/17-Creighton Shields Perkins, age 34, of Lexington Park, was charged via Criminal Summons for Assault 1st Degree, and Assault 2nd Degree by Cpl. K. Nelson.

On-View Arrests:

08/03/17 – Alter Drug Alcohol Test –  Deputy C. Edwards responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for a reported Altering of a Drug Alcohol Test.  The suspect, Shawn Michael Clark, age 35, of Mechanicsville, attempted to submit another fluid besides his urine during a test.  He was charged with Alter Drug/Alcohol Test.  CASE # 40848-17
Shawn Clark

08/04/17 – Trespass –  Deputy S. Bowie responded to Canopy Liquors for a subject begging in the parking lot.  When officers approached the suspect, he gave the name of Adam Jones.  The suspect was advised the owner did not want him back on the property. When Bowie went inside to complete the written Notice Not to Trespass, the suspect fled the area.  A short time later, the property owner called to advise the suspect had returned. The suspect was taken into custody for trespassing and the investigation revealed he had an MD identification on him showing his name to be Justin Daniel Baker, age 34, of no fixed address.  The suspect was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where he was charged with Trespass:  Private Property, False Statement to Officer.  CASE #41063-17
Justin Baker

Philip Ford
08/03/17 – Possession – Deputies from the Lexington Park Cops Unit witnessed the suspect, Philip Jerome Ford, age 60, of no fixed address and Tyeisha Lakia Mackall, age 27, smoking from what appeared to be a CDS Smoking device. Upon being approached by uniformed officers, Mackall passed the smoking device to Ford, who tossed it behind him.  Deputy First Class V. Pontorno approached Mackall and gave commands for him to stop reaching behind him. Mackall did not comply and Ford then hit Pontorno in the chest.  The suspects were taken into custody and A K9 search of the area revealed a suspected CDS Smoking device.  A further search of Mackall revealed another suspected CDS Smoking Device. Ford was charged with Assault 2nd Degree, CDS Possession of Paraphernalia, CDS Possession Not Marijuana.  Mackall was charged with CDS Possession of Paraphernalia, CDS Possession not Marijuana.  CASE #40944-17

Tyeisha Mackall

08/08/17 – Malicious Destruction of Property – Deputy B. Fennessey responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for a reported attempted escape.  The investigation revealed the suspect, inmate, Jeffrey Ronald Kindle, age 36, of Leonardtown, attempted to escape the Detention Center by removing drywall and metal inside of a bathroom.  The suspect was charged with Escape 1st and 2nd Degree, Malicious Destruction of Property $1000 Plus, Malicious Destruction of Property Less than $1000.     CASE #41727-17


Jeffrey Kindle

Warrant Service:


08/06/17-Wilfredo Vasquez Jr., age 59, Leonardtown, was arrested on a Circuit Court Indictment for three counts of CDS Possess Not Marijuana by DFC D. Lawrence.


Criminal Summons:

08/05/17-William Michael Dement, age 22, of Lexington Park, was charged via Criminal Summons for Theft $1,000.00 to Under $10,000 by DFC D. Lawrence.

08/02/17-Shauna Nicole Doherty, age 18, of Leonardtown, was charged via Criminal Summons for Theft under $500.00, Malicious Destruction Of Prop/Value Less than $1000 by Cpl. Kirkner.

08/03/17-Katherine Rose Duncanson, age 18, of California, was charged via Criminal Summons for Theft under $1000 by Corporal Kirnker.

08/05/17-Christopher Robert Angus, age 31, of Lexington Park, was charged via Criminal Summons for Obstructing & Hindering and Theft Less Than $100 by Deputy S. Bowie.

08/03/17-Andrew NMN Kaselemis, age 23, of Leonardtown, was charged via Criminal Summons for Theft Less than $1000 by Deputy M. Beyer.

08/06/17-Eric Ramon Holt, Sr., age 47, of Mechanicsville, was charged via Criminal Summons for Theft Less than $100 by Deputy First Class M. McCuen.

08/06/17-Rebecca Leann Wathen, age 18, Bushwood, was charged via Criminal Summons for Theft Less than $100 by Corporal S. Kerby.











Incident Briefs – 8/22/2017


Burglary – During the overnight hours of 8/20 into 8/21, unknown suspect(s) removed the lock from a shed and moved items around in the 39000 block of Emmart Lane in Mechanicsville. Nothing appeared to be stolen. Deputy Holdsworth is investigating the case. CASE#44298-17

Burglary – During the overnight hours of 8/20 into 8/21, unknown suspect(s) removed the lock from a shed and moved items around in the 27000 block of Baptist Church Road in Mechanicsville. Nothing appeared to be stolen. Deputy Holdsworth is investigating the case. CASE#44309-17

Burglary – During the overnight hours of 8/20 into 8/21, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a victim’s shed and stole property in the 27000 block of Baptist Church Road in Mechanicsville. Corporal Somerville is investigating the case. CASE#44326-17

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – During the overnight hours of 8/20 into 8/21, unknown suspect(s) entered two motor vehicles in the 22000 block of Three Notch Road in California. Nothing appeared to be stolen from the vehicles. Corporal Foor is investigating the case. CASE# 44287-17


As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame.

Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.

If you have any questions regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. *1922, or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.




Monday, August 21, 2017

Overview of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will receive $19,464 in grant funds per the Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: FY2017 Local Solicitation (CFDA #16.738). As part of the application’s requirement, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is providing the citizens the opportunity to comment before the application submission.

 Overview of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program:

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.  This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence.

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to States and units of local government. BJA will award JAG Program funds to eligible units of local government under this FY 2017 JAG Program Local Solicitation.  In general, JAG funds awarded to a unit of local government under this FY2017 solicitation may be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice, including for anyone or more of the following: law enforcement programs; prosecution and court programs; prevention and education programs; corrections and community corrections programs; drug treatment and enforcement programs; crime victim and witness initiatives (other than compensation); and mental health programs and related law enforcement and corrections programs, including behavioral programs and crisis intervention teams. 



8-21-2017 - Arrests, Criminal Summons, Warrant Services & Juvenile Arrests


Criminal Summons:
7-13-2017 – Sylvia Nicole Freddie Marjanowics, age 46 (6-19-1971), of Leonardtown, served a criminal summons for second-degree assault, by Deputy P. Robinson. CASE#33796-17

On-View Arrests
07/20/17 – False Identification – Deputy First Class D. Potter stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Pegg Road and Westbury Blvd in Lexington Park.  The operator, later identified as suspect, Joseph William Smith, age 24, of Lexington Park, gave a false name.  Potter was able to determine the defendant’s real identity, and the defendant was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with providing a false name and issued other traffic violations.   CASE#38088-17

Joseph Smith



Juvenile Arrests:
07/19/17 - A 17-year-old male was arrested on an active arrest warrant for First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment and Malicious Destruction of Property, by Deputy J, Smith. CCN# 37855-17

Warrant Services:
7-1-2017 - Jeffery Allen Purdy, age 47, of Dumfries, Virginia, was arrested on an active arrest warrant for Violation of a Protective Order, by Deputy D. Sidorowicz. CASE#37230-17


Jeffrey Purdy


Criminal Summons:
7-19-2017 – Jeffery Allen Purdy, age 47, of Dumfries, Virginia, was arrested on a criminal summons for Second Degree Assault, Harass: A course of conduct, and Harass following with the intent to alarm after warning to desist, by Deputy D. Sidorowicz. CASE#36847-17 and 34992-17




On-View Arrests:
07/12/17 – Alcohol Violation – Corporal W. Ray and Corporal T. Snyder were in the area of Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park when they observed defendants Joseph W. Young, age 62, of Lexington Park and James A. Courtney, age 59, of no fixed address, consuming alcoholic beverages in a public place.  Suspect Courtney was charged on a Uniformed Criminal Citation for Possession of an open alcoholic beverage. When approached, Young became disorderly and was placed under arrest by Snyder and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct/Public Disturbance, and Failure to Obey a Lawful Order.  CASE#36640-17

Joseph Young 

James Courtney


Warrant Services:
07/17/17 - Lawrence Alvin Hoffman, age 23, of Hollywood, was arrested by Corporal K. Nelson on an outstanding District Court Warrant for Second Degree Escape. CASE#37068-17

Criminal Summons:
07/17/17- April Marie Quade, age 20, of Mechanicsville, was charged via Criminal Summons by Corporal S. Kerby, for Delivery of Contraband in Place of Confinement.  CASE#36004-17

On-View Arrests: 
07/17/17 – Theft –Corporal T. Seyfried responded to the Leonardtown McKay’s Foodland for a reported theft. The investigation revealed the suspect, Taneesha Shantel Washington, age 25, of Leonardtown, had failed to pay for crab legs. She paid for other items, but not the two packages of crab legs.  Washington fled the area but was located a short time later and placed under arrest for the Theft Less than $100, as well as for an open District Court Warrant Theft $1000 to Under $10,000. She was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. CASE # 37614-17

Taneesha Washington

07/17/17 – Burglary – Corporal  J. Davis responded to the 40000 block of Coles Drive in Hollywood for a reported burglary.   Davis observed the suspect, James Russell Boley, age 39, of no fixed address, exiting the residence. The investigation revealed the suspect had been evicted by the Sheriff’s Office Eviction Unit, and there were several signs of forced entry to several of the residence’s door locks.  It was confirmed by the Sheriff’s Office eviction unit that the damage was not present at the conclusion of the eviction.  The suspect was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Burglary 1st Degree, Two counts of Malicious Destruction of Property and having a Concealed Deadly Weapon.  CASE #37569-17

James Boley


Criminal Summons:
07/19/17-Ronald Keith Raley, age 38, of Piney Point, was charged via Criminal Summons by Corporal E. Johnson, for Harass, Failure to Obey  Lawful Order, Disturb the Peace, Violation of an Ex Parte. CASE#29860-17

07/19/17-Kyree Truvell Miles, age 20, of Great Mills, was charged via Criminal Summons by Deputy First Class C. Beyer for Assault 2nd Degree. CASE#37392-17

07/19/17-Amber Michelle Coppage, age 23, of Charlotte Hall, was charged via Criminal Summons, by Deputy C. Edwards,  for Theft Less Than $1000. CASE#30689-17


On-View Arrests:
07/24/17 – Assault on Police – Deputy P. Robinson initiated a traffic stop on Great Mills Road in the area of Chancellors Run Road for a motor vehicle that failed to come to a complete stop at a flashing red light.  The operator of the vehicle, Carla Evette Blanton, age 47, of Lexington Park,  was determined to have an outstanding criminal warrant with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. While being placed under arrest, she resisted and assaulted two deputies. Deputies also determined her privilege to drive in the state of Maryland was suspended.  She was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with two counts of Assault 2nd Degree on Law Enforcement Officers, one count of Resisting/Interfering with Arrest, as well as Driving While Suspended.  CASE #38939-17


07/24/17 – Alter Drug Test – Corporal J. Kirkner responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a reported altering of a urine test.  The suspect, Daniel Holley Dement, age 50, of Lexington Park, was required to provide urine samples as a condition of his pretrial release.  It was determined that he was using a device that allowed him to provide an alternate urine sample. He was arrested and charged with Altering a Drug/Alcohol Test.  CASE# 38967-17

Daniel Dement 

Juvenile Arrests:
07/24/17: A 17-year-old male juvenile of Leonardtown was arrested for Assault 2nd Degree. The juvenile was arrested by Cpl. J. Kirkner. CASE#39020-17

Criminal Summons:
07/24/17-Marcus DeVon Shorter, age 29, of Mechanicsville, was charged via Criminal Summons by Deputy D. Sidorowicz for Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE#32753-17

07/24/17- Markus Antonio Carter, age 20, of Lexington Park, was charged via Criminal Summons, by Deputy T. Siciliano for Theft Less Than $100.  CASE#16979-17

On-View Arrests:
07/25/17 – CDS Violation – Deputy First Class D. Potter was on foot patrol in the 45000 block of Fox Chase Drive when he observed several subjects with open containers of alcohol.  Upon approaching the subjects, one of them,  James Price, age 55, of Great Mills, stepped back and on the ground was a suspected CDS Smoking Device, along with a bag of suspected CDS; Not Marijuana. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Possession of CDS Not Marijuana and Possession of CDS Paraphernalia.  CASE # 39091-17

James Price


07/25/17 – CDS Violation – Deputy J. Bare was on foot patrol in the 45000 block of Fox Chase Drive when several subjects were observed with open containers of alcohol.  When deputies approached the subjects, one of them, Wendell Lavon Blackiston, age 30, of Leonardtown, fled the area on foot. Bare gave chase and observed the suspect throw items, which were recovered by another officer.  The baggie that was recovered contained several pills of suspected CDS. Bare was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with two counts of Possession of CDS:  Not Marijuana.  CASE# 39090-17

Wendell Blackiston
Criminal Summons:

07/25/17-Kelley Marie Busby, age 36, of Great Mills, was charged via Criminal Summons by Deputy T. Siciliano for Assault 2nd Degree. Served by Deputy T. Siciliano. CASE#16393-17

07/20/17-Irvina Nicole Dyson, age 42, of Piney Point, was charged via Criminal Summons by Deputy D. Holdsworth for Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE#31842-17

07/20/17-Misael Connery Guy, age 18, of Mechanicsville, was charged via Criminal Summons by Corporal A. Holton for Assault 2nd Degree. CASE#26541-17

07/20/17-Ian Patrick Jones, age 18, of California, was charged via Criminal Summons by Deputy D. Holdsworth for Sex Offense:  4th Degree Sexual Contact.  CASE#34484-17

07/20/17- Louis Windfield Price, age 60, of Great Mills, was charged via Criminal Summons by Corporal D. Reppel for Assault 2nd Degree. CASE#31157-17

07/20/17- Dwayne Maurice Young, age 46, of Hyattsville, was charged via Criminal Summons by Corporal E. Johnson for Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE#31157-17

07/21/17 Francis Xavier Curtis, Jr., age 19, of Leonardtown, was charged via Criminal Summons by Corporal S. Kerby for Theft Less than $1000. CASE#35972-17

07/22/17- Maxwell Lewis Scroggs, age 26, of Mechanicsville, was charged via Criminal Summons by P. Handy for CDS Possess Not Marijuana. CASE# 36908-17

07/22/17- John Edward Butler, age 41, of Mechanicsville, was charged via Criminal Summons by Corporal P. Handy for Assault 2nd Degree. CASE#36738-17

07/23/17-Garry Victor Shubrooks, age 49, of St. Inigoes, was charged via Criminal Summons by Deputy S. Bowie for Malicious Destruction of Property Under $1000.  CASE#28126-17

07/23/17- Kevin Adam Howell, age 33, of California, was charged via Criminal Summons by Corporal G. Knott for Possession CDS Not Marijuana. CASE#19110-17


On-View Arrests:

07/26/17 – Theft – Deputy First Class R. Steinbach responded to the Kohl’s Department Store in Lexington Park for a reported theft. The investigation revealed, the suspect, Richard Howard Tucker, age 32, of California, concealed clothing and left the store without paying for the merchandise.  He was issued a Criminal Citation.  CASE # 39373-17



07/26/17 – Assault 2nd Degree on DOC – Deputy C. Ball Responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for a reported assault.  The investigation revealed the suspect, Adam Thomas Wilkins, age 21, of Lexington Park, assaulted the victim.  He was charged with second-degree assault on an inmate and released back to the custody of the Detention Center.  CASE #39431-17


Adam Wilkins 

07/26/17 – Burglary 4th Degree – Deputy First Class M. McCuen responded to the 46000 block of Kent Drive in Lexington Park for a reported burglary.  The investigation revealed the suspect, Martin NMN Garcia, age 49, of Lexington Park, had entered the victim’s residence for unknown reasons; the victim was not familiar with the suspect. The suspect fled on foot and was later located before being transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with Burglary 4th Degree.  CASE #39310-17

Martin Garcia 

Warrant Services:
07/27/17-Garret Brady Harim, age 21, of Colton’s Point, was arrested on an outstanding District Court Warrant for Assault Second Degree, Violation of a Protective Order by Corporal J. Davis.CASE#37052-17

 On-View Arrests:

07/29/17 – Burglary – Deputy First Class D. Potter responded to the 21000 block of Castaway Circle in Lexington Park for a reported burglary.  Upon arrival, it was determined Martel D Angelo Morgan, age 29, of Mechanicsville, entered the victim's residence without their permission to assist a co-suspect who had also come into the victim's residence to assault the homeowner.  Morgan was forced out and retreated to his vehicle retrieving a weapon before entering the residence to attempt to assault the victim, again.  The suspect was arrested by Potter and was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where he was charged with Burglary 1st and 3rd and Assault 1st and 2nd Degree.  CASE #39986-17



Martel Morgan


07/29/17 – Possession – The St. Mary’s Emergency Communications Center broadcasted a lookout for a vehicle involved in a hit and run involving property damage to a lawn.  Deputy D. Holdsworth responded to the last known address of the vehicle involved and observed the vehicle in the driveway with what appeared to be fresh mud on it.  No one answered the door, and a short time later Deputy Holdsworth observed the vehicle again being operated by the suspect, later identified as Amanda Marie Stewart, age 32, of Mechanicsville. The investigation revealed the motor vehicle left the roadway in the same area as the first accident.  Holdsworth stopped the vehicle and made contact with Steward. She was placed under arrest for driving while under the influence and was found to be in possession of suspected CDS Not Marijuana.  She has transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where she was charged with the traffic charges as well as Possession of CDS; Not Marijuana.  CASE #39987-17


Amanda Stewart

07/29/17 – Assault – Deputy D. McClure responded to the 45000 Block of Lois Marie Lane in Piney Point for a reported Assault.  While conducting that investigation, it was determined the suspect, Richard Alan Miner, age 49, of Grantsville, had an active warrant.  The suspect refused to comply with orders to put his hands behind his back and actively resisted being arrested.  During the struggle, the suspect grabbed Deputy McClure’s hand and attempted to injure him.  The suspect was eventually taken into custody and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where he was charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Resisting Arrest.  CASE #39960-17


Richard Miner

07/30/17 – Assault on DOC – Deputy D. Holdsworth responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for a reported assault on an inmate. The investigation revealed the suspect Diamante R’quan Butler, age 19, of Lexington Park, assaulted another inmate leaving visible signs of injury.  He was charged with Assault 2nd Degree/DOC and remains in custody at the Detention Center.  CASE# 40146-17.

Diamante Butler



07/30/17 – Assault – Deputy M. Beyer responded to the 22000 of Parkview Drive in California for a reported assault.  The investigation revealed the suspect, Sherry Lynn McManus, age 44, of California, assaulted the victim with an edged weapon causing visible injuries. McManus was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where she was charged with Assault 1st and 2nd Degree.  CASE #40112-17


Sherry McManus

07/29/17 – Escape 2nd Degree – Deputy D. McClure responded to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center for a reported escape. The suspect, Tamika Danielle Stewart, age 33, of Mechanicsville, failed to report to the detention center as ordered by a District Court Judge.  CASE#39932-17

Tamika Stewart

Warrants:

7/29/17 – Burglary and Assault – Deputy First Class D.  Potter responded to the 21000 block of Castaway Circle in California for a reported burglary.  Upon arrival, it was determined the suspect, Rodene Lee Foster, age 29, of No Fixed Address, came into the victim’s residence uninvited and assaulted the victim.  Potter applied for a warrant, which was served on July 30, 2017.  The suspect was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center where he was served the District Court Warrant which charged him with Burglary 3rd and 4th Degree, as well as 2nd Degree Assault.  CASE #39986-17

Rodene Foster


07/28/17-Assault 2nd Degree-Joseph Eimyad Young, age 19, of  Lexington Park, was served a District Court Warrant by Deputy D. McClure for Assault 2nd Degree. CASE#21345-17

Criminal Summons:

07/28/17-Possession of CDS Not Marijuana- Charles Edward Summers, age 34, of California was charged via a criminal summons by Deputy G. Muschette for Possession of CDS Not Marijuana. CASE# 17380-17

07/28/17-Burglary 4th Degree-Kyle Steven Bryant, age 19, of Charlotte Hall, was charged via Criminal Summons by Lt. Stephen Simonds for Burglary 4th Degree. CASE# 35280-17

07/28/17-Assault 2nd Degree-Lester Marvel Scriber, age 44, of Valley Lee was charged via a criminal summons by Deputy M. Beyer for Assault 2nd Degree.  CASE#24937-17











Incident Briefs – 8/18/2017 – 8/21/2017

8-18-2017

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 46000 block of Pegg Lane in Lexington Park. Nothing appeared to be stolen from the residence. Deputy Payne is investigating the case. CASE# 43710-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 21000 block of Kearsarge Place in Lexington Park. Deputy Payne is investigating the case. CASE# 43771-17

Robbery – Unknown suspect(s) stole a victim’s wallet in the 22000 block of MacArthur Boulevard in California. Deputy First Class Tirpak is investigating the case. CASE# 43804-17

Attempted Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter a residence in the 44000 block of Hunting Meadows in Callaway. Deputy First Class Tirpak is investigating the case. CASE# 43808-17

8-19-2017

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 23000 block of Sugar Maple Court in California. Corporal Worrey is investigating the case. CASE# 43882-17

Reckless Endangerment – A bullet hole was found in a victim’s residence in the 23000 block of Hollywood Road in Leonardtown. Corporal Knott is investigating the case. CASE# 43909-17

Attempted Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) attempted to force entry into a garage at the Church of the Ascension in the 21000 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Deputy Payne is investigating the case. CASE# 43923-17

Arson – A burned motor vehicle was located in the 29000 block of Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall. The Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.CASE#43924-17

Arson – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Fire Marshal’s Office with an arson investigation at the Southern States in Charlotte Hall. CASE# 43937-17

8-20-2017

Reckless Endangerment – Deputies responded to the IHOP on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park for the report of a fight when deputies heard approximately five to six shots nearby believed to have come from the area of FDR Boulevard. No shell casings were located, and Deputy First Class McCuen is continuing the investigation. CASE# 44058-17

Reckless Endangerment – A victim discovered damage to a window frame and a .45 caliber projectile in the victim’s living room floor. Deputy Smith is continuing the investigation. CASE#43985-1

Suspicious Incident – While walking in the area of Lynn Drive in Lexington Park, a resident discovered pieces of paper containing news articles. Corporal Seyfried is continuing the investigation. CASE# 44111-17

Burglary – Sometime between 7/26/2017 and 7/30/2017, unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 22000 block of Cartwright Road in Leonardtown. Deputy Payne is investigating the case. CASE# 44115-17


As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame.

Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.

If you have any questions regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. *1922, or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.


Friday, August 18, 2017

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Job Openings



The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office has openings for the following positions:
  • Law and Corrections Recruiter 
  • Crime Analyst 
  • Booking Specialist
  • Cadets
  • Correctional Officer(s)
  • Deputy Sheriff(s)
For more information or to download an application visit, http://www.stmarysmd.com/hro/vacancies.asp


Incident Briefs 8/18/2017



Breaking and Entering to Motor Vehicle – During the overnight hours of 8/16 into 8/17, unknown suspect(s) entered two motor vehicles and stole property in the 21000 block of Barkentine Court in Great Mills. Corporal Foor is investigating the case. CASE# 43534-17

As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated timeframe.

Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.

If you have any questions regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. *1922, or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.




Thursday, August 17, 2017

Suspect Charged with Sex Abuse of a Minor


On August 13, 2017, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received information pertaining to a possible sex offense involving a seven-year-old female. An initial investigation was conducted by St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office patrol deputies and based on the allegations, the investigation was continued by the Criminal Investigations Division. With assistance from Child Protective Services, the investigation revealed, Mark Anthony Wathen, 51 years old of no fixed address, performed a sex act on the juvenile female. 

Wathen was located in Charles County, Maryland and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center without incident. He was charged via an arrest warrant with the following criminal violations:

Sex Abuse of a Minor
Sex Offense Second Degree
Third Degree Sex Offense
Fourth Degree Sex Offense-Sex Contact

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Mellissa Hulse at 301-475-4200, ext. *1996 or by email, Melissa.Hulse@stmarysmd.com.





Mark Anthony Wathen









Incident Briefs – 8/17/2017


Burglary – Between 08/09 and 08/16, unknown suspect(s) entered a shed and stole property in the 22000 block of Valley Estates Drive in Lexington Park. Deputy M. Beyer is investigating the case. CASE# 43358-17

Breaking and Entering to Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle and stole property in the 21000 block of Tulagi Place in Lexington Park. Deputy Sidorowicz is investigating the case. CASE# 43379-17

Theft – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) stole a driver’s side door from a motor vehicle at Tom Hodges in Hollywood. Deputy Holdsworth is investigating the case. CASE# 43372-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence and stole property in the 45000 block of Langley Park Way in Lexington Park. Deputy McClure is investigating the case. CASE# 43509-17


As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame.

Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.


If you have any questions regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. *1922, or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Incident Briefs – 8/11/2017 – 8/16/2017

8-11-2017

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a residence in the 18000 block of Point Lookout Road in Park Hall and stole property. Deputy Beyer is investigating the case. CASE#42462-17

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) stole property from outside a residence in the 22000 block of Bayside Road in Leonardtown. Deputy Holdsworth is investigating the case. CASE# 42457-17

8-12-2017

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) rummaged through a motor vehicle in the 46000 block of Lynch Lane in Lexington Park; nothing appeared to be stolen. Deputy Bush is investigating the case. CASE#42481-17

Burglary to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) stole a package from a motor vehicle on North Essex/Saratoga Drive in Lexington Park. Deputy First Class Potter is investigating the case. CASE# 42627-17

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) entered the employee break room at the Petco in California and stole property. Deputy Beyer is investigating the case. CASE# 42602-17

Theft – During the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) stole a rear registration plate from a motor vehicle in the 38000 block of Pleasant View Drive in Charlotte Hall. Deputy Fennessey is investigating the case. CASE# 42580-17

8-13-2017

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a motor vehicle in the 22000 block of Armsworthy Court in California. It does not appear anything was stolen from the motor vehicle. Deputy Muschette is investigating the case. CASE# 42721-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered an apartment and stole property in the 22000 block of Iverson Drive in Great Mills. Deputy Beyer is investigating the case. CASE# 42862-17

8-14-2017

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) made entry into a residence in the 22000 block of Valley Estates Drive in Lexington Park. It does not appear anything was stolen from the residence. Deputy Robinson is investigating the case. CASE# 42976-17

Theft – Unknown suspect(s) stole an ATV from a residence in the 29000 block of Hearts Desire Drive in Mechanicsville. Deputy Ball is investigating the case. CASE#43201-17

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a residence and stole property in the 21000 block of Scarborough Drive in Lexington Park. Sergeant Watters is investigating the case. CASE# 43038-17

Reckless Endangerment – A victim reported hearing gun shots in the 39000 block of Thomas Drive in Mechanicsville after having an argument from the front porch with subjects stopped in front of the victim’s residence. Deputy Smith is investigating the case. CASE#43605-17

Assist Other/Reckless Endangerment – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Maryland State Police with a shooting complaint at Dorsey Park in Leonardtown. Maryland State Police are continuing the investigation. CASE# 43041-17

8-15-2017

Burglary – Unknown suspect(s) entered a detached garage in the 37000 block of Asher Road in Mechanicsville and stole two motorcycles. Corporal Handy is continuing the investigation. CASE# 43167-17

Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle – Unknown suspect(s) entered a motor vehicle in the 26000 block of Lynndale Court in Mechanicsville and stole property. Deputy Ball is continuing the investigation. CASE# 43179-17


As part of our continued effort to increase public awareness, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office provides a daily (excluding weekends) report called Incident Briefs. The report contains selected crimes, which are of interest to the residents of St. Mary’s County. Addresses shown indicate blocks and not specific locations. This report is not a comprehensive list of every police event in St. Mary’s County during the stated time frame.

Note: The information contained in the Incident Brief report is based on initial reports made to the Sheriff’s Office. Follow-up investigations may reveal different information.


If you have any questions regarding information contained in the Incident Report contact Jennifer Stone, Public Information Officer, at 301-475-4200, ext. *1922, or by email at Jennifer.Stone@stmarysmd.com.